Janet Cooper (nee McMicking) was born 1739 at New Luce, Wigtonshire, Scotland and died November 22, 1809 at Clifton, Lincoln Co., Upper Canada.  She was the daughter of Thomas McMicking (III) (1710-1756) and Janet Mulwain (1712-1784).  In Scotland in 1768 or 1769 she married first John Cooper (1773-1772).  In Upper Canada she married second Wullie Bruin (William Brown).

 

She arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 with her mother (Janet Mulwain McMicking) and her two sons, Thomas and James.  She met up with her two brothers Thomas and John in Tryon Co., Upper New York before fleeing north to Canada at the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

 

"Janet married a "Wullie Bruin".  Transcribed as William Brown. They owned a farm near where the suspension bridge now crosses the Niagara.  She died there, a short time previous to the  war of 1812"...E L Dennis

 

 

Children with John Cooper:

 

1 Thomas Cooper*  (1768-1811)  - married Ann Conkle (1772-?)

James Cooper  (1770-1856)

 

*Thomas died from wounds received during the outbreak of The War of 1812 in Niagara

 

 

 

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Sources:

Records of R G McMicking Collection

Records of D Meighan  (Email to Reg McMicking)

Records of D McClellan  (Email to Reg McMicking)

Document: List of the Scots Colonists -

                   Family members on board "The Jackie" departing from Stranraer, Scotland to New York, May 31, 1775

 

 

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