In March 1743, Obadiah "Jr." married young Maria Fonda at the Albany Dutch church. Two children were christened in the church before Maria died in April 1748. He then took his family to Fishkill where he married Esther Terbos in April 1749. By 1767, eight of their children had been christened in Fishkill. However, he seems to have retained his Albany connection as he was a pewholder and regular baptism sponsor in Albany into the 1750s..
This Obadiah Cooper finally settled in Dutchess County and died in Fishkill on April 21,1776. He had lived almost fifty-five years.
Sources: The life of Obadiah Cooper is CAP biography number 455. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 9/15/07