SOPER ANNEX

 

Alberta B. (Soper) Cool Pedigree

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Origin of the surname “Soper:”

 

 

Generation

 

7  

 

6   Augustus/Gustavius Soper

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1774 in Massachusetts.  Died .

 

2. Wife: Polly (?)

 

Born about 1773.  Died 1845.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Maria Soper: Born about 1800.

 

b. Palmer Laurens Soper: Born 1795 in Massachusetts.  Died 8 March 1870 at Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin.  Married Eliza F. Strong on 22 March 1816 at Pompey, Onondaga County, New York and had the following daughter:

 

(1. Maryette Soper: Born 1824 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 27 August 1860 in Depere Township, Brown County, Wisconsin.  Married Charles Henry Phelps on 25 May 1846 at Watertown, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Charles Henry Phelps, Jr.

 

(b. Franklin Hannibal Phelps.

 

(c. Eliza Malinda Phelps.

 

(d. George Byron Phelps.

 

(e. Mary Sophia Phelps.

 

(2. Lorinda M. Soper: Born 1836 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(3. Hannibal D. Soper: Born 1844 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York. 

 

c. Lauren L. Soper: (male) Born 9 April 1797 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 9 March 1879/80.  Married Abigail Grace Pease on 24 October 1824 in Theresa Township and had the following children:

 

(1. Abigail Pease Soper.

 

(2. Olive F. Soper: Born 28 September 1830.  Died .  Married Milo J. Greene on 23 June 1852 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(a. Clark S. Greene.

 

(b. Frank Milo Greene.

 

(c. Ella DeEtte Greene.

 

(d. Helen Pease Greene.

 

d. Schuyler Soper: See generation 5, below.

 

e. Henry H. Soper: Born 1807.  Married Rachel Persell in 1833 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.

 

5   Schuyler S. Soper

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1803/1798 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died .

 

1855 NYS Census: Schyler S. Soper, age 52 (b. Oneida Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided in Theresa Township for 38 years.  He resided in a stone house that was valued at $300.  The household also included his wife, Maryett Soper, age 49 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), who had resided in Theresa Township for 38 years; son, Philo Soper, age 26 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter-in-law, Gederan Soper, age 21 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Osenge Soper, age 18 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Noris Soper, age 8 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and servant, Henry Gasby, age 55 (b. Ireland) and employed as a farmer, who had resided in Theresa Township for 23 years.

 

1860 US Census: Schuyler S. Soper, age 57 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $8,800 and his personal property was valued at $2,200.  The household also included his wife, Mariette Soper, age 54 (b. NYS); son, Norris Soper, age 13 (b. NYS); farm laborer, Henry Gallespie, age 63 (b. Ireland); Abraham Morrison, age 14; John Graham, age 17 (b. Canada); Elisha E. Hubbard, age 19; Heman Clauss, age 19 and employed as a cheese maker; Orsemus Hubbard, age 25 and employed as a farmer; Delia Hubbard, age 17 (b. NYS); William H. Hubbard, age 9 months; Elizabeth Jarvis, age 19 (b. Canada); and Philo E. Jarvis, age 5 months.  Of interest, the household headed by Philo M. Soper, age 31, and his wife, Gertrude Soper, age 25, was enumerated next door.

 

1880 US Census: Schuyler Soper, age 77 (b. NYS) and his wife, Mariette Soper, age 72, resided in the household headed by their son, Norris W. Soper, age 32 (b. NYS) in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2. Wife: Mariette Woodard/Woodward

 

Born about 1806 in New York.  Died .  Married Schuyler Soper in 1824/23 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

3. Children:

 

a. Caltha Ann Soper: Born 5 October 1825 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 21 May 1877.  Married Moses Snell in 1845 in Salisbury Township, Herkimer County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1. George Snell.

 

(2. Schuyler L. Snell.

 

(3. Norris Snell.

 

b. Philo Milton Soper: Born 8 October 1834 (also seen: b. 1829) in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 2 June 1903; interred Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa Township, Jefferson County.  Married Gertrude Snell (b. abt 1835, d. 1919; interred with Philo.

 

(1. Mary Elizabeth Soper: Born 13 October 1868 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

c. Mary Soper: Born 19 April 1833 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 22 July 1881.  Married Benjamin Goodwin on 22 December 1852 in New York and had the following children:

 

(1. Joseph Henry Goodwin.

 

(2. Benjamin Goodwin, Jr.

 

(3. George Don Goodwin.

 

(4. Frank Goodwin.

 

(5. John William Goodwin.

 

(6. Ervin Shirley Goodwin.

 

d. Osenge/Orange S. Soper: Born about 1837 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died there 1912.  Married Clarissa Ward about 1857 at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County, New York and had the following children:

 

(1. William Smith Soper: Born about 1858 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1934 at Hammond, New York.  Married Emma Pierce and had the following children:

 

(a. Milton George Soper: Born about 1881 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1944.  Married Charlotte Felt.

 

(b. Glendon Soper.

 

(c. Sarah Soper.

 

(d. Norris Soper.

 

(2. Maryette Soper.

 

(3. Elizabeth Soper.

 

e. Emily J. Soper: Born about 1841.  Died 1929; interred Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) Phillips.

 

f. Norris Woodruff Soper: See generation 4, below.

 

4   Norris Woodruff Soper (more info)

 

1. Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1848 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 21 September 1919; interred Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa.  Employed as a farmer in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Moved to the Village of Theresa about 1904.

 

1860 US Census: Resided with his parents in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1870 US Census: Norris M. Soper, age 23 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, resided in the household headed by Dorman Walradt, age 25 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Norris's wife, Sarah J. Soper, age 23 (b. NYS) and Henry Galaspy, age 85 (b. Ireland), who worked on the farm.

 

1875 NYS Census: Norris Soper, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, S. J. Soper, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son [should be daughter], Alberta Soper, age 4 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Lilly Soper, age 1; farm hand, Henry Glospy, age 86 (b. Ireland); farm hand, L. Donland, age 50 (b. ME); farm hand, Myron Walradt, age 21; and domestic servant, Sarah Walradt, age 19.

 

1880 US Census: Norris W. Soper, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sarah J. Soper, age 32 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); daughter, Alberta Soper, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Lily M. Soper, age 6 (b. NYS); daughter, Mariette Soper, age 4 (b. NYS); father, Schuyler Soper, age 77 (b. NYS; parents b. VT) and a retired farmer; mother, Mariette Soper, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. VT); dependent, Henry Gillespie, age 90 (b. Ireland; parents b. Ireland); farm laborer, Hiram Walradt, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); domestic servant, Sarah Walradt, age 25 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS); farm laborer, Terry Dolan, age 50 (b. Canada; parents b. Ireland); and farm laborer, William Snell, age 18 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS).

 

1900 US Census: Noris Soper, age 51 (b. Jul 1848 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Josephine Soper, age 51 (b. Jul 1849 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had 7 children, 5 of whom were still alive; and son, Harry Soper, age 16 (b. Jun 1883 in NYS) and in school.

 

1905 NYS Census: Norris Soper, age 52, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sarah J. Soper, age 52; and son, Harry Soper, age 21.

 

1915 NYS Census: Norris W. Soper, age 67, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

2. Wife #1: Sarah Josephine Tucker (more info)

 

b. Biographical notes:

 

Born 13 July 1847 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York; daughter of Ezekial C. and Sarah (?) Tucker (b. PA) of Theresa.  Died 20 March 1910, age 63, at home in the Village of Theresa.  Married Norris Soper in 1867.

 

b. Children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Norris Soper: Born 1867.  Died 1869, age 2; interred Oakwood Cemetery, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2. Alberta B. Soper: See generation 2, below.

 

(3. Lillian "Lily" M. Soper: Born February 1875 in New York.  Died 31 August 1959 in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York; interred there in Oakwood Cemetery.  Married Fred Timmerman (b. Nov 1869 in NYS, d. 1921; interred with Lillian) about 1895 and resided in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Lillian and Fred had the following children:

 

(a. Evelyn R. Timmerman: Born 14 June 1899 at Chaufty's Corners, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 29 November 1991, age 92, at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County.  Employed as a high school teacher.  Married Dr. Earle J. Kelsey.

 

(b. Elner Timmerman: (female) Born about 1911 in New York.

 

(4. Mariette Soper: Born about 1876.  Married Charles Edwin Farrell "Edwin" (b. abt 1873 in NYS, d. ) and resided in LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(a. Viola D. Farrell: Born about 1899 in New York.

 

(b. Ralph E. Farrell: Born about 1901 in New York.

 

(c. Carlton E. Farrell: Born about 1904 in New York.

 

(d. Madison E. Farrell: Born about 1906 in New York.

 

(e. Kenneth Farrell: Born about 1919 in New York.

 

(5. Fred Albert Soper "Albert": (more info) Born 5 August 1877 in New York.  Resided at Theresa, Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1920 US Census: Albert Soper, age 44 (b. NYS) and employed as a dairy farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillian Soper, age 46 (b. NYS); son, Delos Soper, age 6 (b. NYS); step-son, Roscoe Sandmake, age 23 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a chauffeur; nephew, Lynn Eli, age 17 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; and nephew, Harold Eli, age 14 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Albert Soper, age 54 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Theresa Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Lillie B. Soper, age 57 (b. NYS); son, Delos N. Soper, age 16 (b. NYS); and lodger, Bert Linback, age 45 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Albert Soper, age 64 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Alexandria Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His residence was valued at $3,000.  The household also included his son, Delos N. Soper, age 25 (b. NYS).

 

Albert Soper married (1st) Maude M. (?) and resided in Theresa Township, New York.  Albert married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Lillie B. (?) Sandmake and had the following son:

 

(a. Delos N. Soper: Born about 1915 in New York.

 

(6. Harry Soper: Born about 1884 in Theresa Township, New York.  Married Lena F. Dodge (b. abt 1891 in Bolivar Twp, NY), daughter of Wallis and Emma (Meade) Dodge, on 9 January 1912 in Bronx County, New York City, New York.  Subsequently resided in Bolivar Township, Allegany County, New York.

 

3. Wife #2: Hellen Jennett (Jones) Garner

 

Born about 1848 in Michigan; daughter of Ephram F. and Cathyrne (Andrus) Jones.  Died .  Before her 2nd marriage resided at Hartford, Van Van Buren County, Michigan.  Married, as her 2nd husband, Norris Soper on 21 April 1914 at Evans Mills, LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York; license issued the same day.

 

3   Alberta B. Soper:

 

Born 26 January 1871 on the family farm in West Theresa, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 8 December 1962, age 91, in A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County, New York.  Married Jasper Joseph Cool, paragraph 4.g. of generation 3 of the Cool Annex on 28 June 1891.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Soper names:

 

1. Timothy Soper: Born about 1803 in New York.

 

1860 US Census: Timothy Soper, age 57 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township (Cape Vincent PO), Jefferson County, New York.  He did not own real estate.  His personal property was valued at $250.  The household also included his wife, Emeline Soper, age 47 (b. NYS); daughter, Cloe Soper, age 22 (b. NYS); daughter, Minerva Soper, age 20 (b. NYS); son, Albert Soper, age 18 (b. NYS); son, Sylvester Soper, age 15 (b. NYS); daughter, Anna (sp) Soper, age 10 (b. NYS); son, Marcus Soper, age 7 (b. NYS); perhaps sister, Anna (sp) Soper, age 54 (b. NYS); and perhaps sister, Polly Soper, age 45 (b. NYS).

 

 

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