Note: The children of John and Ann Cooper were: John, Phillip, Tom,
Bennett Cooper married Susan Caroline Carpenter, and Sarah Ann married ___
The children of Samuel Benjamin & Nancy Rice Carpenter were:
(1) John R. (2) Alfred (3) Samuel (4) Betsie (Mrs. Gray Sandifer ) (5) Harriet (Mrs.
William Jolly ) (6) Willie (Mrs. Harvel Denton ) (7) Mary (Mrs. Wm. Stevens )
(8) Fannie (9) Susan Caroline (Mrs. Wm. Bennett Cooper )
Written on the back of the front cover of the Bible is the following:
Susan C. Cooper was b. 19 Jan, 1817
William B. Cooper was b. 1 Nov, 1809
James Lee Walton (1855-1914), who married
Margaret Elizabeth Cooper,
was the son of Enoch Walton (1834-1862) and Saphronia Murrell Walton (b. 1839).
Saphronia's father was Rev. Lee Powell Murrell, a Baptist minister, who with 2
other ministers (Rev. Nathan Clarke & Rev. B. Fore ) in 1867 organized the
Baptist Church in Lake, Scott Co., Ms. with 8 charter members.
Enoch Walton (b. 1834) was the son of James Walton (b. 1800 in Barnwell
Dist., S.C. ; d. 1854) and Nancy Ann Miller Walton (married 1829 in Clark Co., Ala. )
James Walton (b. 1800) was the son of John Walton (b. 1777 in S.C. ; d.
1850 in Newton Co., Ms.) and Sarah McMillan Walton (b. 1778 in S.C. ; d. 1862)
daughter of Nathan McMillan (in 1816 Census living in Clark Co., Ala.)
James Lee Walton & Margaret Elizabeth Cooper Walton were the great
grandparents of Otis Bennett (Ben) Walton III, 1600 Eastover Dr., Jackson,
Ms., present (1974) owner of the Wm. B. Cooper Bible.
See: William W. Rhymes Bible
Nancy Ann Cooper was b. 8 Jan, 1835
Sarah F. Cooper was b. 8 Ap, 1837
Mary J. Cooper was b. 5 Ap, 1839
Susan C. Cooper was b. 12 Oct, the 22 day 1843
Malisa A. Cooper was b. 5 Aug, 1844
Martha E. Cooper was b. 20 Mar, 1847
William T. Cooper was b. 12 Nov, 1849
Hariet O. Cooper was b. 19 Jy, 1853
James M. Cooper was b. 20 Sept, 1855
Margaret E. Cooper was b. 25 Aug, 1859
Nancy A. Cooper d. 30 Dec, 1862 - age 27y 11m 22d
W. B. Cooper d. 18 Feb, 1882 - age 72y 3m 18d
S. C. (Susan Caroline Carpenter ) Cooper d. 3 Ap, 1882 -age 65y 2m 15d
Sarah F. Cooper Alford d. 5 Feb, 1908
Susan C. Cooper Woodard d. 8 Nov, 1898 -age 56y 16d
William T. Cooper d. 31 Mar, 1916 - age 70y 11d
Malissa A. Cooper d. 17 June, 1917 -age 72y 10m 12d
Hariet Ophelia Cooper d. 17 Mar, 1924
Mary Jane Cooper Williams d. 17 Feb, 1925 -age 86
James Monroe Cooper d. 20 Sept, 1939
Note: There is no Marriage Record page in this Bible - perhaps it has
lost. These marriages of the children of William Bennett & Susan Caroline
Carpenter Cooper have been compiled from family papers belonging to Otis
Bennett Walton III:
Nancy Ann Cooper m. Nathan Coleman Jolly
Sarah Frances Cooper m. John Alford
Mary Jane Cooper m. Asbury Bishop Williams
Susan Caroline Cooper m. William Woodard
Malissa Adaline Cooper -
Martha Ellen Cooper m. Bryant Richardson
hariet Ophelia Cooper -
Margaret Elizabeth Cooper m. James Lee Walton
William Thomas Cooper m. 1st Jennie Walton - 2nd Estrilla Barham
James Monroe Cooper m. Alice Stribling
William Wright & Laura Estelle Dye Rhymes Bible Record
Crystal Springs, Copiah Co., Ms.
Note: The parents of Wm. Wright Rhymes were Elisha Franklin Rhymes (b.
1834 ; d. 22 Ap, 1895) & Narcissa Rosella Haley (b. 26 Aug, 1840 ; d. Nov,
1901) They married 15 Nov, 1860. His grandparents were Little John Rhymes
20 Ap, 1787 ; d. 1 Sept, 1862) and Marium Clower (b. 23 Mar, 1790 ; d. 7
1837) They married 19 Dec, 1815. In early family papers the name is
The parents of Laura Estelle Dye Rhymes were Osmund J. Dye (b. 11 Ap,
1811 ; d. 2 Aug, 1898) and Fannie I. Briley (b. 24 Aug, 1836 ; d. 28 Jan,
William Wright & Laura Estelle Dye Rhymes are buried in County Line
Cemetery, Copiah Co., Ms.
See: William B. Cooper Bible
W. W. Rhymes & L. E. Dye m. 1 Dec, 1887
Virgil Allen & Mabel Rhymes m. 26 Oct, 1913 Jackson, Ms.
Dudley Rhymes & Rita Evans m. 8 Sept, 1926 in Galveston, Tx.
Kelly Patterson & Lucille Rhymes m. 21 Aug, 1927 in Jackson, Ms.
William Wright Rhymes was b. 16 Nov, 1862
Laura Estelle Rhymes was b. 23 Oct, 1867
Mabel Dye Rhymes d/o W.W. & L.E. was b. 22 Ap, 1890
Eugene Franklin s/o W. W. & L.E. Rhymes was b. 26 Dec, 1893
Frances Lucille d/o W. W. & L.E. Rhymes was b. 6 Jan, 1897
Harry Dudley s/o W.W. & L.E. Rhymes was b. 22 Aug, 1899
Eugene F. s/o Wright & Estelle Rhymes d. 14 Jan, 1912 with lockjaw
W. W. Rhymes Sr. d. 17 Mar, 1934 with heart trouble
Laura Estelle Rhymes (our mother) d. May, 1932
Willie Wright Rhymes (Bucky) d. 23 Feb, 1959
Osmond O. Rhymes d. 29 May, 1963
Oliver Osmond s/o W.W. & L.E. Rhymes was b. 3 Oct, 1901
Jesse Norman s/o W.W. & L.E. Rhymes was b. 3 June, 1904 - weight 7 1/2 lbs.
Willie Wright & Estelle (twins) were b. 19 Aug, 1907
Little H.V. s/o Virgil & Mabel was b. 18 Jan, 1915
Willie Rhymes s/o Virgil & Mabel Allen was b. 15 Jan, 1919
Thomas Eugene s/o Virgil & Mabel Allen was b. 22 Feb, 1922 - weight 9 lbs.
Frank Turner s/o Virgil & mabel Allen was b. 20 May, 1925 - 7 1/4 lbs.
Charles Ray s/o Virgil & Mabel Allen was b. 25 Aug, 1927 - 10 1/4 lbs.
Frances Patricia Patterson d/o Kelly & Lucille was b. 25 June, 1930
Laura Ceil d/o Virgil & Mabel Allen was b. 9 Aug, 1930 in Jackson
William Wright s/o Willie Wright & kathryn Malsbury was b. 15 Dec, 1935 - 7
James Kelly s/o Fred & Bebe b. 28 Dec, 1936 - 6 lbs. and 7 _
On a separate sheet of paper:
Harriett Olga d/o Dudley & Rity Rhymes b. Nov, 1939 in Houston, Tx.
William Harmon Wallace s/o Bebe & Fred Wallace b. 3 Feb, 1946 in Jackson,
Otis Bennett III s/o Frances Pat & Otis Bennett Walton Jr. b. 27 Mar, 1954
Frances Kelly Walton d/o Frances pat & Otis Bennett Jr. b. 14 Sept, 1957
On another sheet of paper:
Jesse N. Rhymes & Eugenia Trask m. 10 Sept, 1932 in Lake Charles, La.
Willie Wright Rhymes & kathrym Malsburg m. 3 Feb, 1934
osmond O. Rhymes & Era Jane Reno m. 31 Aug, 1935 in Port Gibson, Ms.
J. Fred Wallace & Estelle Rhymes m. 6 Oct, 1934 at Lucille's home, Jackson, Ms.
Frances Patricia Patterson & Otis Bennett Walton Jr. m. 3 Nov, 1951 Jackson, Ms