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Susan Augusta DeLancey Cooper
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1792
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1852
New York, USA

Wife of James Fenimore Cooper. Daughter of John Peter DeLancey. She married James in 1811. While she is not famous in her own right, were it not for her influence, we might not know the name of James Fenimore Cooper. Apparently it was his habit to read aloud to his wife. After expressing his disatisfaction with a novel and saying he could do better, his wife challenged him to do so. Although his first novel was not a success, he wrote thirty-one more. In 1826, she and James along with their children moved to Europe, where they spent the next seven years living in France, Switzerland, and Italy. When the couple moved back to the United States, they returned to his childhood home in Cooperstown which is named for James' father. There they remained and there they are buried.

The family was listed on September 26 on page 90 of 93 of the 1850 US Federal Census for Ostego, Ostego County, New York as follows: J F Cooper, age 60, author; Susan A, age 58; Charlotte, age 33; Susan A, age 37; Marie, age 31; Paul, age 26; and Amy Clayton, age 33. James was born in New Jersey. Amy Clayton was born in England. The rest were born in New York. 
Family links: 
  John Peter DeLancey (1753 - 1828)
  Elizabeth Floyd DeLancey (1758 - 1820)
  James Fenimore Cooper (1789 - 1851)
  Infant Cooper (1800 - 1800)*
  Susan Augusta Fenimore Cooper (1813 - 1895)*
  Caroline Martha Cooper Phinney (1815 - 1892)*
  Anne Charlotte Fenimore-Cooper (1817 - 1885)*
  Maria Frances Fenimore-Cooper Cooper (1819 - 1898)*
  Paul Fenimore Cooper (1824 - 1895)*
  Susan Augusta DeLancey Cooper (1792 - 1852)
  William Heathcote DeLancey (1797 - 1865)*
  Elizabeth Caroline DeLancey (1800 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Links for parents provided by member 47188697.
Christ Churchyard
Otsego County
New York, USA
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Feb 07, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24453511
Susan Augusta <i>DeLancey</i> Cooper
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- R I P
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014
God Bless You (G B Y) Mrs. Susan Augusta De LANCEY Cooper and all who do as well the ones which come to view here too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 12, 2014

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