Jannie B Watts Cooper was born about 1860, in South Carolina, the daughter of Daniel W. Watts and Jane Elizabeth Grooms.
1870 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on August 15, 1870, Daniel W Watts (51), Jane Watts (42), Susan Watts (18), Mary Watts (16), John Watts (11), Jane Watts (9), Harry Watts (7), Lewis Watts (5), and George A Grooms (12), lived in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina. Daniel W. Watts was a farmer.
1910 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on April 16, 1910, James B Cooper (47), owned a home in Wateree, Kershaw County, South Carolina, with his wife of 26 years; Jane Cooper (45), stepson; Barney B Cooper (16) and servants; Benjie Humphries (52) and Laura Wadkins (15). It was reported the household members were all born in South Carolina. James B Cooper was a merchant of general merchandise, Barney B Cooper and Benjie Humphries were laborers on the home farm, and Laura Wadkins was a cook for the family.
1930 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on April 9, 1930, Barney B Cooper (36), owned a home in Pontiac, Richland County, South Carolina, with his wife, Anatis Cooper (34), and their son, Barney Cooper Jr. (10), and his mother, Janie Cooper (60). It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina. Barney B Cooper was a farmer on a general farm.
1940 Census Information:
According to the United States census reported on May 12, 1940, Anstis Morgan Cooper (42), owned a house on Church street with her son, Barney Belton Cooper (20) and her mother-in-law, Janie Watts Cooper (79) It was reported the family members were all born in South Carolina and lived in rural, Richland County on April 1, 1940. Anstis Morgan Cooper kept house, Barney Belton Cooper was employed as a assistant mechanic, and Janie Watts Cooper did not work.
The funeral for Mrs. Jane B. Cooper, 73, widow of J. B. Cooper of Blaney, who died Sunday (June 7, 1943) at her residence after a long illness, was held at 5 p.m. June 9, 1943 at Union Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Gordon Johnston, pastor. The remains were held at McCormick’s Mortuary until the hour of the services. Interment was in the churchyard.
Honorary pallbearers will be; Walter Rose, J. T. Ross, W. D. Sanders, C. R. Bowen, E. R. Bowen. F. E. Ross, W. O. Epting and Henry Branham.
Surviving is one grandson, Barney Cooper, now in the United States Army in Delaware.
Her son, Barney Belton Cooper, Sr preceded her in death.