Madison County



Data added by transcriber in blue font

Veteran's Name: Cooper, Josephus

Father: Joseph Cooper
Residence:  Father's nativity: Ireland
Occupation: Farmer Mother: Elizabeth Lazier
Date of birth: 28 Mar 1815 Mother's nativity: Scotland
Place of birth: Washington, Pennsylvania Wife: Ethelinda Martin; born Ohio
Date of death: 17 Feb 1916 2nd wife: 
Place of death: Union Township, Madison, Iowa 3rd wife: 
Place of burial: Union Chapel Cemetery, St. Charles, Iowa  
Cause of death: 


  Frank  - Winterset, Madison, Iowa


  William  - Winterset, Madison, Iowa

    Born Va., died 01 Feb 1953 Winterset, survived by 3 sons, Mark of Winterset; George and Frank of Des Moines.

War record
  Rank: Private Company: E Regiment: 14th
  State: West Virginia Organization: Infantry
  Enlistment date: 14 Aug 1862
  Enlistment age:  Residence
  Mustered out: 27 Jun 1865
  Discharged: Special orders, 2 years 10 months service
  Service: Won medal of honor for liberation of prisoners. 2 years 11 months (Unknown what this refers to). No evidence has been found that he won the Congressional Medal of Honor.
GAR membership
  Post name: Pitzer Date joined: 1st Qtr 1891
  Post No.: 55 (179) Age at joining: 
  Place: Winterset Transfers: Sus 2d term 1893
Sources: Post 55 Desc Book: Co E 14 W.Va. Inf Cooper, Josephus age 68 (joined F.6, 1891) Post Desc Book does not show service in Co E * Ind Inf.  /Graves Reg: born 1816, died 1919

1. Death Certificate: Cooper, Josephus; Died 17 Feb 1916, Union Township, Madison, Iowa; born 28 Mar 1815; widower; Informant, William Cooper of Winterset

2. 3rd Edition G. A. R. Muster Roll had: Co K 8th Indiana Infantry (not found in Rept Adjt Gen Indiana)

3. Ex-Soldiers Living Iowa 1886: Cooper, Josephus Prvt E 14 W. Va Inf - res. Winterset/

4. Iowa Census 1895, Madison County, Scott Township, page 518, Cooper, Joseph age 73, born Penn. Farmer, Record Co E 14 Virginia - Linda 67, born Ohio; Frank 25, born Indiana; Sarah 27, born Indiana; William, 31 born Virginia. 1885 Census: Josephus, age 64, born Pa. Farmer, Ethelinda 54, born Ohio. Jospeh 26, Franklin 16, Ida B 14 all born Virginia.


Transcribed by Kent G. Transier 20 Sep 2005.