LYNDAL B. COOPER, born December 12, 1813, in Davidson County, Tenn., is a son of Edmund and Martha (Jackson) Cooper. His father died when he was very young, and consequently his educational opportunities were limited.

In 1832 he settled in Tuscumbia and began the study of law with his brother, William Cooper; was admitted to the bar in 1834, and on January 1, 1836, located in the practice at Courtland, Lawrence County, this State. In 1838 he returned to Tuscumbia, where he has lived ever since, and practiced law. Since the war, in connection with his law business, he has conducted a farm.

Mr. Cooper was married January 3, 1839, to Frances M. Harrington, daughter of Burt Harrington, who came to this county in 1827. They had born to them seven children, viz.: Martha E. Ross; Burt H., farmer; John P., farmer; Samuel J., physician; William W., physician, in Indian Territory; Harriet C. and Langston M. The family are members of the Presbyterian Church, and Mr. Cooper is an A. F. & A. M.

Edmund Cooper, the father of our subject, was born at Petersburg, Va., April 18, 1760. When a young man he was a cabinet-maker by trade, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. About 1815 he migrated to Tennessee, settled in Davidson County, and engaged in farming. Later on, he became an inspector of tobacco in Nashville, a position he held until his death in January, 1822. He was a prosperous business man, and his main object in going to Nashville was to educate his children. His third wife, who was the mother of our subject, was born in Brunswick County, Va. The Coopers came originally from Great Britain, and the Jacksons from Ireland.

[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 439-40.] Typed for inclusion here by Linda Ledlow.

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