LORENZO DOW COOPER was born March 31, 1819, in Daviess County, Ky., and is the only child of Joshua G. and Alice Rowan Cooper. The father was reared on the banks of the Susquehanna River, in Pennsylvania, till a young man; then came to Kentucky, first locating in Ohio County, and soon afterward married Mrs. John Douglas. After making several moves he settled in Ohio County, where he died in 1826; his widow survived until April, 1851. Lorenzo D., while yet a boy, materially aided his mother, and finally became her entire support, and continued so up to her death. At twenty-four years of age he married Mary P. Bennett, and to them were born nine children, only two of whom are now living: Samuel O. and Alice P. (wife of William J. Riley). Mr. Cooper's present wife was Mrs. Elizabeth Henry, nee Polley. They are members of the Methodist Church, of which he is a trustee. He is a Democrat politically, and renders much aid to the furtherance of the temperance cause, having in early life been a Good Templar. He has a fine, improved farm of his own making, upon which he has resided since 1847, and has given over 100 acres to his children.
Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895
Lorenzo Dow Cooper is buried in New Bethel Cemetery.