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Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, Volume I, 5th ed., 1887
GEORGE COOPER, merchant and postmaster at Palma, Marshall County, Ky., is a native of Trigg County, this State, and was born in 1846. His father, Benjamin Cooper, was born in North Carolina in 1813, where he remained until eighteen years old, at which time he came to Sumner County, Tenn., and after remaining there four years, moved to Kentucky. He located in Trigg County where, in 1842, he married Julia A. McCarty. She was born in 1821 in Clark County, Ky. These parents, with their family, removed to Marshall County in 1870, and are not among the honored citizens of that county, living two miles west of Palma. They reared seven children, viz.: Isaac, George, Lydia E. (deceased wife of H. M. Dix), Sarah E., wife of W. C. Malone; Mary A., widow of W. D. Blewett, Morgan and Martin B. Cooper. George Cooper, whose name introduces this sketch, was reared and educated in his native county, where, in 1870, he married Miss Leah F. Berkley, daughter of Seaborn and Martha (Frizzell) Barkley. Mr. Cooper began merchandising in Palma, Marshall County, in October, 1880, being the postmaster of that place, and serving as a deputy county clerk. He is an honored member of the F. & A. M.