WILLIAM COOPER, was born in Brunswick County, Va., January 11, 1802, and died at Tuscumbia, Ala., August 16, 1887. He was educated at Nashville, Tenn., there studied law and was admitted to the bar. He located first in the practice of his profession at Russellville, Ala., from which place, at the end of three years, he moved to Tuscumbia, where he spent the rest of his life. From an almost obscure youth, without the benefit of financial inheritance, he rose to be one of the most prominent attorneys in the State and, prior to the war, one of the wealthiest men in the South. He continued the practice of his profession up to within a very few days of his death. He was a prominent member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows fraternities.

[SOURCE: Northern Alabama Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Smith and De Land, Birmingham, Ala. 1888., p. 432] Typed for inclusion on this site by Linda Ledlow.

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