Timothy Cooper


Timothy Cooper was born in April 1644. He is said to have been the son of Thomas and Sarah Cooper of Springfield, Massachusetts.

In October 1664, he married Elizabeth Munson. By 1672, the marriage had produced four children.

During the 1670s, he re-located to Albany and entered the fur trade. His business partners or associates included his father, Springfield developer John Pynchon, and another Albany newcomer named Robert Livingston.

In 1675, he was admitted as a "burgher" in Albany. He served on a number of Albany juries. He purchased and sold several properties within the Albany stockade. In 1679, his name was included on a census of Albany householders. His residence was on Johnker (State) Street.

In November 1679, the Albany court minutes noted that Timothy Cooper had died in New Jersey and that his horse was roaming unsupervised in the Albany pasture. In 1680, his widow liquidated Cooper's real estate holdings.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Timothy Cooper is CAP biography number 514. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 4/20/06