Cooper, Peter George

Peter George Cooper, the son of John Cooper, was a member of the Mohegan community of Montville, Connecticut.  In 1829 he married Phebe Waukeet.  Cooper was a mariner who sailed out of New London on several occasions.  His height on crew lists was noted as 5'8. Cooper's name appears on a Mohegan petition to the Connecticut general Assembly in 1836.  Next to his name is a Lucy Cooper, who may have been his second wife, as Phebe died six years earlier.  Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 92.  New London Crew Lists, Online Collections and Research, Mystic Seaport.