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Granma's sister Kate and husband

Kinseys & Rogers

 

Hazel and Gladys CooperEli Cooper's Orange Grove

    

 

Granma's dog, Tiny with Charles Kinsey Jr

Family group

 

Emily PierceJimmy CooperLibby 9, Clara 9 Months
     
Old FaithfulGranma Cooper and baby Clara

House in Florida where Granma Cooper worked

Telitha Cooper age 80 years

 

  

Eli Cooper on left, Lester & Thomas Cooper

 

Revern Funderburgh & Eli Cooper

Telitha Cooper

Telitha Cooper holding
Bertha Hood

Thomas Eli and Telitha

 

          

Elders Swan and Dustin


LDS Missionaries?

Story told by Ruth Hood Linder

In Florida about 1900 two Mormon missionaries came to the door of Eli and Telitha Cooper's home during a rainstorm. They were soaked to the skin. Grandma had them come in and get by the fire to dry and get warm. That is when the missionaries first began to teach her about the gospel. Later that night Telitha laid a pallet of bedding down on the floor for them to sleep on. A little later grandpa Eli came in from the woods where he had been chasing his cows to make sure they had not wandered off. Grandma Telitha was very excited about what the missionaries had taught her about the gospel and began to tell him she knew it was true because it was like her mother had always taught her. Grandpa Eli said "Do you know who they are? They are MORMONS!" The Mormons during this time were hated and could even get shot in the south even in Florida. Grandma said, "I don't care who they are, I know what they are saying is true." The missionaries from this time forth began to give more lessons to Telitha. Eli was always in the room but never participated. The time soon came that Telitha decided to get baptised. She was taken to the river to be baptised but guess what? Eli was the first one into the water to be baptised!

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My Ancestral Legacy
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