Cooper, David (1836)

David Cooper was the son of Joshua Cooper and Amy George (Pequot) of Montville, Connecticut and a member of the Mohegan tribe.  He and his wife Lucy Brushel Pease had seven children, two of whom are known: Lucy and Amy.  Cooper was a mariner and sailed out of New London several times.   On crew lists, his height is noted at 5'4.  His name also appears on a Mohegan petition to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1836.  Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 92.  New London Crew Lists, Online Collections and Research, Mystic Seaport.