Comments: Born in Wayne County, Ky. He married Ann Etta Cooper in Wayne Co., Ky sometime before he was age 23 and she as age 19. They do not appear in the 1860 census of Wanye Co., so sometime in between they migrated to Arkansas. There were many cooper families in Wayne County. A small post office and creek were named after them. The old patriarch of the family was Frederick Cooper. He was born in York Co., PA and served in the Revolutionary War with a Pennsylvania company where he drove a service wagon taking supplies to George Washington's army. Then he left that service after those first battles and moved to Rowan Co., N.C. In 1880, where records of the county show he enlisted as a corporal in Capt. Enoch's company. Later, under General Gates, he was captured by the British but managed to escape in a few days. He served under General Morgen at Cowpens and at Eutaw Springs. After the close of the war he married Dorothy Brown and moved to Wayne County, KY in 1799. He was the grandfather (or great-grandfather) of Ann Etta Cooper who married Joseph William Rector.
Spouse: Ann Etta Cooper (Married)
Children: Marshall Rector, Kansas William Rector, Etta Rector, Granville Simpson Rector, Elizabeth Rector, Joseph Rector
Parents: Samuel Rector, Ruth Simpson
Siblings: Polly Rector, Jesse Rector, Sarah Rector, Elizabeth Rector, Rueben Simpson Rector, James Rector, Samuel Rector, Isaac D. Rector