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Cooper, Adam

    He enlisted in Sullivan County, NC (now Tennessee) under Col. Isaac Shelby and was in the battle of Cedar Springs, etc.  He lost his left hand and was badly wounded July 1780 in battle.
    He married Elizabeth Forgery who was born in 1751.  In 1823 they were living in Buncombe County, NC and at that time Isaac Shelby of Lincoln Co., KY testified that Adam Cooper served in his company in 1780.
    He died on April 27, 1830 and is buried in the Old Cane Creek Cemetery at Fairview, Buncombe County, NC and on his tombstone is the following inscription: “Adam Cooper, a Revolutionary departed this life April 27, 1830 whose memory shall be held sacred as long as honor or gratitude live among men.”
    In 1848 James Cooper (probably a son) and one of six children testified to Adam Cooper’s service in the War and in 1855 his heirs received bounty lands.

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