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Lucy Ann Hitchcock Cooper was born in Paulding County, Georgia to John M. Hitchcock and Mary (Polly) Roberts Hitchcock on January 20th, 1846. She got married to her school teacher, James Neighbors Cooper, on September 13th, 1860. Her new husband left at the beginning of the War Between the States to serve in the Georgia 7th Infantry with his father and brother during the following spring and left her at home to look after the family and home matters. According to her grandson, Herman Hunt, she went to Virginia to visit him during the war and had the attached picture taken while she was there for a visit. Later in the war, Sherman’s army marched through Paulding County and engaged in battles at New Hope Church, Pickett’s Mill, and Dallas. Before leaving the county, the Union army paid the Cooper farm a visit and helped themselves to family’s food and valuables according to family stories.
She became the mother of seven children that included Robert Lee, Cornelius (Neil), Daugherty, Marcus, Arthur, Allen Foster, Minnie Ola, and Eldridge Walter Cooper. When the family moved to the Pleasant Hill Community around 1891, Robert, Neil, Marcus, and Arthur remained in the community as adults. Daugherty and Minnie Ola moved out of state and Eldridge and Allen died when they were young.
After James died suddenly in 1901, she continued to live on the Cooper farm with her son, Arthur. She applied for an Oklahoma Confederate widow’s pension in 1915 and the original application is on file at the state library in Oklahoma City. Her granddaughter, Alcie Cooper Breedlove, stated that she was the perfect grandmother. She died on June 6th, 1917 and is buried with the Cooper family in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.