Hiram Cooper, farmer, P.O. South Solon, was born in Stokes Township, Madison County, Ohio, October, 1830, and was a son of William and Elizabeth (Merryman) Cooper. William was born in North Carolina, and Elizabeth was born in Fayette County, Ohio. He emigrated to Ohio while young, and was married in 1828, and settled in Madison County, where he lost his wife in 1865. Hiram was united in marriage with Elizabeth Hogue, October 21, 1855; she was born in Fayette County April 10, 1837. He has been engaged in farming and trading in stock through life. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper are the parents of seven children, of whom five are living — John F., Melissa, Joseph, Lillie and George. they reside on a farm of 150 acres of land.


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