Born: about 1614 in England
Died: 02 Mar 1675 in Groton, Middlesex Co, MA (3)
Wife: Elizabeth (4)
Timothy Cooper arrived in North America in 1638 and first settled in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts  
He was married to Elizabeth Unknown prior to 1644. 
He later removed to Groton, Middlesex County, and was killed by Indians there March 2, 1675 
 Robert Charles Anderson: "The Great Migration Directory", page 78
 Charles Henry Pope; "Pioneers of Massachusetts", page 118
GROTON DURING THE INDIAN WARS
By Samuel Abbott Green, M.D., GROTON, MASSACHUSETTS.
Harvard College Library
17 January 1894
Printed by John Wilson and Son,
p.26 GROTON DURING THE INDIAN WARS.
Richard Sawtell, the first Town Clerk of Groton, was living on this site at that time and
his house would have been a convenient rallying point for the neighbors. He probably was
the Richard Sawtell who was a member of Major Appleton's Company in this war.
TIMOTHY COOPER OF GROTON
It is recorded in the Inventory of his estate, on file in the Middlesex Probate Office at
East Cambridge, that Timothy Cooper of Groton, was "Slain by the Indians, the Second day
of March 1675-6." Cooper was an Englishman by birth, and lived, probably, somewhere be-
tween the present site of the Baptist Meeting-House and the beginning of Farmer's Row.
It is not known that there was other loss of life at this time, but the affair was seri-
ous enough to alarm the inhabitants.
They sought refuge in the garrison-houses, as the Indians were lurking in the vicinity. On
March 9, the savages again threatened the beleaguered town and, by a cunningly contrived
ambush, managed to entrap four men at work, of whom one was killed and one captured, while
the other two escaped. This second assault must have produced great alarm and consterna-
tion among the people of Groton. The final and principal attack, however, came on the 13th
when the enemy appeared in full body - thought to be not less than four hundred in number.
The inhabitants at this time all were gathered into the several garrison-houses for pro-
tection. During the previous night the savages scattered throughout the neighborhood, and
the first volley of shot on the morning of the 13th was the signal for the general burning
of the town. And in this conflagration, the first meeting-house of Groton, was destroyed,
together with about forty dwelling-houses. This building, erected at the cost of many and
great privations, was the pride of the inhabitants. With its thatched roof, it must have
burned quickly; and in a very short time nothing was left but a heap of smoking embers.
footnotes: 1. John Cooper of Weston Hall, England, in his Will, written November 21,
1654, and proved the next year, mentions his "brother Timothy Cooper, now in "New
England," with children. The Will is on file in the Registry of Probate, London.
Name: Timothy Cooper
Spouse: , Elizabeth
Birth Date: 1614
Birth Country: England
Death Date: Mar 1659
Death City: Lynn Death County: Essex Death State: Massachusetts Death Country: USA
Born about 1620 in England
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
Husband of Elizabeth (Unknown) Cooper — married about 1641 [location unknown]
Father of Mary (Cooper) Gilson
Died 2 Mar 1675 in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Revised: February 19, 2018