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Personal data Bethel Coopwood 

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Household of Bethel Coopwood

He is married to Josephine Delamontagne Woodward on June 15, 1859 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California, he was 32 years old.


  1. Bethel Coopwood  1860-1923 
  2. William Coopwood  1861-1883
  3. James David Coopwood  1863-< 1907
  4. Mary Elfida Coopwood  1864-1920 
  5. Thomas Coopwood  1866-1867
  6. Louisa Delilah Coopwood  1868-> 1907 
  7. Josephine Coopwood  1869-1870
  8. Alice Coopwood  1871-1871
  9. Annie Coopwood  1872-1872
  10. Benjamin Raymond Coopwood  1873-1874
  11. Emma Coopwood  1875-1942
  12. Edward Coopwood  1876-1887
  13. Ida Coopwood  1878-1879
  14. Victor de La Montaigne Coopwood  1882-1937

Notes by Bethel Coopwood

MILITARY: In 1847, BETHEL COOPWOOD, age 19, enlisted in Bell's Regiment, Texas Mounted Volunteers in the war with Mexico. He also commanded a spy company during the Civil War. Bethel was a lawyer and was described as the "Colorful Lawyer".

BIOGRAPHY: COOPWOOD, BETHEL (1827-1907). Bethel Coopwood, soldier, lawyer, judge, and historian, was born on May 1, 1827, in Lawrence County, Alabama. He moved to Texas in 1846 and fought in a cavalry regiment in the Mexican War.qv In 1854 he moved to California, where he was admitted to the bar. He returned to Texas and became recognized as an able lawyer and Spanish scholar in the lower Rio Grande valley. In 1859 he married Josephine Woodward; they eventually had fourteen children. Coopwood entered the Confederate Army as a captain in the cavalry and served until 1863. After the Civil War.qv he spent a year in Coahuila, Mexico. He contributed articles to and wrote book reviews for early issues of the Texas State Historical Associationqv Quarterly, in which he published "Notes on the History of La Bahía del Espíritu Santo" in 1898-99 and "The Route of Cabeza de Vaca" in 1899-1900. Judge Coopwood died in Austin, Texas on December 26, 1907.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Wayne R. Austerman, "
Old Nighthawk' and the Pass of the North," Password, Fall 1982. Austin Statesman, December 29, 1907.

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  1. "," supplied by Stewart, 10 jan 2016.Gedcom : rootsweb, Descendants of Jean Mousnier de la MONTAGNE (1595-1670), compiled by Lois Stewart Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,]
  2. 1880 U.S. Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Austin, Travis, Texas; Roll T9_1
    Bethel Coopwood 52, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 38, wife, born New Jersey; B.Jr. Coopwood 20, son, born California; William Coopwood 18, son, born New Mexico; James D. Coopwood 15, son, born Texas; Mary E. Coopwood 15, daughter, born Texas; L. D. Coopwood 12, daughter, born Mexico; Emma Coopwood 5, daughter, born Texas; Texania Rowe 15, cook, born Tennessee.
  3. 1870 U.S. Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Eagle Pass, Maverick, Texas; Rol
    Bethel Coopwood 42, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 29, keeping house, born New Jersey; Bethel Coopwood 10, born California; William Coopwood 8, born New York; James Coopwood 7, born Texas; Mary E Coopwood 5, born Texas; Louisa Coopwood 2, born Mexico; Wm D Wilson 28, student in law, born Alabama.
  4. 1900 U.S. Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Laredo Ward 1, Webb, Texas; Rol
    Bethel Copewood 72, head, born March 1828 in California, married 43 years, lawyer; J Copewood 59, wife, born May 1841 in California, married 43 years, 3 births/2 children living; Victor Copewood 17, son, born Apr 1883 in Californid, in school. [Many inaccuracies in this record. Why?]
  5. 1860 U.S. Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: San Bernardino, San Bernardino, C
    Bethel Coopwood 32, lawyer, born Alabama; Josephine Coopwood 19, born New Jersey; Bethel Coopwood 2/12, born California; Almeda Rouse 17, servant, born Canada.
  6. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865, National Park Service, Film Number: M227 roll 8
    Name: Bethel Coopwood; Side: Confederate; Regiment State/Origin: Texas; Regiment Name: Capt. Coopwood's Spy Company, Texas Cavalry; Rank In: Captain
    / database online
  7. Rootsweb's WorldConnect Project, WALKER - MITCHELL - McCLENNEY - FLOYD FAMILY TREE; Entries
    Name: Bethel COOPWOOD, Sex: M, Birth: 1 MAY 1827 in Lawrence County, Alabama; Death: 26 DEC 1907 in Austin,Travis County,Texas

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