T. S. Cooper, farmer, P.O. South Solon, ws born in Madison County, Ohio, November 20, 1836, and is a son of William and Martha (Slaughter) Cooper, who were both natives of North Carolina. They were married in Greenville, Ind., August 18, 1835. William emigrated to Ohio in 1823, then went to Indiana, and was united in marriage with Martha Slaughter, and soon afterward he returned to Ohio, and settled in Madison County, where she died in April, 1874. He still resides in Madison County, and is a retired farmer. T. S. Cooper was united in marriage with Isadore Lucas, October 21, 1862. She was born in Fayette County, Ohio, August 5, 1844, and is a daughter of John Lucas, whose sketch is in this work. to this union have been born seven children, of whom six survive – Thaddeus W., Thomas A., Stella May, William E., Raymond L. and Nellie F. Our subject, when nineteen years of age, engaged in clerking in a store and thus continued for two years. Then he took a course in Antioch College, Ohio, after which he returned home and taught school ten years, beginning in 1860. He farmed in the summer season of the year, and in 1867 he bought land, to which he has since added fifty acres. He has been Township Clerk of Stokes Township twelve years, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.


From HISTORY OF MADISON COUNTY - W. H. Beers [Chicago, 1883]