Cooper, Benjamin a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Perry County, Ohio, June 3, 1802. He received a careful religious training; was a bright example of early piety; acquired a good English education; loved the society of the aged and upright from his youth; was very retiring and modest; and in 1827 was admitted into the Ohio Conference, wherein he labored faithfully until his superannuation in 1836. He died May 13, 1846. Mr. Cooper possessed a sound mind, respectable preaching talents, and a sweet spirit. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1846, page 74.