Cooper (Cowper)

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A craftsman who makes and repairs wooden vessels formed of staves and hoops, as casks, buckets, tubs. Also spelled cowper throughout the financial papers.



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William Shaw (died c.1774), a cooper in Alexandria, was appointed an inspector of flour for Fairfax County in December 1769. He inspected numerous barrels of flour for GW in the early 1770s (see ... Read More

Thomas Williams was a cooper.

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