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  • ID: I56060
  • Name: Bethel COOPWOOD 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 MAY 1827 in Lawrence County, Alabama 5
  • Death: 26 DEC 1907 in Austin,Travis County,Texas 6
  • Note:
    MILITARY: In 1847, BETHEL COOPWOOD, age 19, enlisted in Bell's Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers in the war with Mexico. He also commanded a spy company during the Civil War. Bethel was a lawyer and was described as the "Colorful Lawyer".

    BIOGRAPHY: COOPWOOD, BETHEL (1827-1907). Bethel Coopwood, soldier, lawyer, judge, and historian, was born on May 1, 1827, in Lawrence County, Alabama. He moved to Texas in 1846 and fought in a cavalry regiment in the Mexican War.qv In 1854 he moved to California, where he was admitted to the bar. He returned to Texas and became recognized as an able lawyer and Spanish scholar in the lower Rio Grande valley. In 1859 he married Josephine Woodward; they eventually had fourteen children. Coopwood entered the Confederate Army as a captain in the cavalry and served until 1863. After the Civil War.qv he spent a year in Coahuila, Mexico. He contributed articles to and wrote book reviews for early issues of the Texas State Historical Associationqv Quarterly, in which he published "Notes on the History of La Bahía del Espíritu Santo" in 1898-99 and "The Route of Cabeza de Vaca" in 1899-1900. Judge Coopwood died in Austin, Texas on December 26, 1907.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY: Wayne R. Austerman, "`Old Nighthawk' and the Pass of the North," Password, Fall 1982. Austin Statesman, December 29, 1907.




    Father: David E. COOPWOOD b: 1798 in Albemarle, Virginia
    Mother: Elfida CREWS b: 1802 in Tennessee

    Marriage 1 Josephine Delamontagne WOODWARD b: 4 JUN 1841 in Cropswicks, Chesterfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
    • Married: 15 JUN 1859 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California
    Children
    1. Has Children Bethel COOPWOOD II b: 28 MAR 1860 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California
    2. Has No Children William COOPWOOD b: 7 DEC 1861 in Fort Fillmore, Dona Ana County, New Mexico
    3. Has No Children James David COOPWOOD b: 3 JUN 1863 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
    4. Has Children Mary Elfida COOPWOOD b: 15 DEC 1864 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
    5. Has No Children Thomas COOPWOOD b: 9 AUG 1866 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
    6. Has Children Louisa Delilah COOPWOOD b: 6 MAR 1868 in Santa Rosa, Coahuila, Mexico
    7. Has No Children Josephine COOPWOOD b: 19 DEC 1869 in Piedras Negras, Mexico
    8. Has No Children Alice COOPWOOD b: 3 AUG 1871 in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas
    9. Has No Children Annie COOPWOOD b: 13 AUG 1872 in Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas
    10. Has No Children Benjamin Raymond COOPWOOD b: 29 NOV 1873 in Austin, Travis County, Texas
    11. Has No Children Emma COOPWOOD b: 25 MAR 1875 in Austin, Travis County, Texas
    12. Has No Children Edward COOPWOOD b: 16 DEC 1876 in Austin, Travis County, Texas
    13. Has No Children Ida COOPWOOD b: 7 SEP 1878 in Austin, Travis County, Texas
    14. Has No Children Victor de la Montaigne COOPWOOD b: 18 MAR 1882 in Austin, Travis County, Texas

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1860 U.S. Census
      Note:
      Source Medium: Census

      Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California; Roll M653_64; Page: 624; Image: 10; Family History Library Film: 803064.
      Text: Bethel Coopwood 32, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 19, born New Jersey; Bethel Coopwood 2/12, born California; Almeda Rouse 17, servant, born Canada.
    2. Title: 1870 U.S. Census
      Note:
      Source Medium: Census

      Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Eagle Pass, Maverick, Texas; Roll M593_1597; Page: 524B; Image: 519; Family History Library Film: 553096.
      Text: Bethel Coopwood 42, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 29, keeping house, born New Jersey; Bethel Coopwood 10, born California; William Coopwood 8, born New York; James Coopwood 7, born Texas; Mary E Coopwood 5, born Texas; Louisa Coopwood 2, born Mexico; Wm D Wilson 28, student in law, born Alabama.
    3. Title: 1880 U.S. Census
      Note:
      Source Medium: Census

      Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Austin, Travis, Texas; Roll T9_1329; Family History Film: 1255329; Page: 237.2000; Enumeration District: 135; .
      Text: Bethel Coopwood 52, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 38, wife, born New Jersey; B.Jr. Coopwood 20, son, born California; William Coopwood 18, son, born New Mexico; James D. Coopwood 15, son, born Texas; Mary E. Coopwood 15, daughter, born Texas; L. D. Coopwood 12, daughter, born Mexico; Emma Coopwood 5, daughter, born Texas; Texania Rowe 15, cook, born Tennessee.
    4. Title: 1900 U.S. Census
      Note:
      Source Medium: Census

      Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Laredo Ward 1, Webb, Texas; Roll T623_1678; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 105.
      Text: Bethel Copewood 72, head, born March 1828 in California, married 43 years, lawyer; J Copewood 59, wife, born May 1841 in California, married 43 years, 3 births/2 children living; Victor Copewood 17, son, born Apr 1883 in Californid, in school. [Many inaccuracies in this record. Why?]
    5. Author: National Park Service
      Title: U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      Publication: Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.;
      Repository:
        Name: database online

      Note:
      Source Medium: Ancestry.com

      Page: Film Number: M227 roll 8
      Text: Name: Bethel Coopwood; Side: Confederate; Regiment State/Origin: Texas; Regiment Name: Capt. Coopwood's Spy Company, Texas Cavalry; Rank In: Captain
    6. Title: Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project
      Note:
      Source Medium: Internet

      Page: WALKER - MITCHELL - McCLENNEY - FLOYD FAMILY TREE; Entries: 28952; Updated: 2010-03-01 18:35:09 UTC (Mon) Contact: Gerald D. Walker at gbwalkert1@earthlink.net. Online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=gbwalker4&id=I213
      Text: Name: Bethel COOPWOOD, Sex: M, Birth: 1 MAY 1827 in Lawrence County, Alabama; Death: 26 DEC 1907 in Austin,Travis County,Texas
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