Cooper, Wb

Cooper, W.B.

a Baptist minister, was born in Abbeville District, S.C., in 1807. He received a good early education under the direction of his father; a man of rare culture and intellect, and graduated from Columbian College in 1837. He was ordained in Augusta, Georgia, in 1838, and in 1839 or 1840 went to Florida, taking up his residence at Madison Court-House. For a period of about thirty-eight years he labored chiefly in Middle Florida, sometimes itinerating in Georgia. He accomplished much for his denomination, which frequently called him to preside at conventional and associational meetings. He died in 1878. See Cathcart, Baptist Encyclop. page 277. (J.C.S.)

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