Bible of Thomas J. Cooper, Deceased
From transcriptions prepared by W. A. Lyle, of Jefferson County, and subsequently typed and published by the Works Progress Administration under the title Jefferson County Bible Records.
Transcribed for this site from the WPA volume by Doris Kinser Fountain. We are extremely grateful to her.
Researchers Note: this is a transcription of a transcription of a transcription. Therefore, every item must be verified through separate sources.
Possession: Miss Alice Greenlee, who married Mr. Thomas J. Cooper of
New Market, TN
Transcription: Sept. 22, 1937
John Greenlee born in Ireland and settled in Virginia.
James Greenlee, son of John Greenlee, settled in Virginia on the Potomac River in 1775. He married Phoebe Mays, Sept. 19, 1819, died Feb. 22, 1853.
James Greenlee was a Missionary Baptist Preacher who lived in Grainger County.
William A. Greenlee, son of James and Phoebe was born Sept. 8, 1829, near Rutledge, Grainger County, TN.
Herbert Cooper was born in Chatham County, NC, on March 1804, and died Dec. 31, 1879 in East Tennessee.
Pharba Brewer was born in Chattam (sic) Co., NC, March 1811, and died Feb. 12, 1899, in Hamblen Co., East Tennessee.
Herbert Cooper and Pharba Brewer were married in 1831 in Chattam (sic) Co., NC.
Thomas J. Cooper and Lanemia Adaline Witt, daughter of W. C. Witt of Witts Foundry, Hamblen County, were married Feb. 13, 1889, by J. B. Bundren.
Thomas J. Cooper and Alice Greenlee were married at the home of the Bride's mother, Mrs. Mary Greenlee, July 5, 1899, by Rev. J. L. Dance, of New Market, TN