Among the Tennessean Patriots who fought in the War of 1812 were Campbell County residents.
Peter Cooper was one of the early setters to Campbell County, Jane Ayers, one of his descendants said. Cooper was born in North Carolina in 1786, according to the National Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812 membership soldier rosters.
Cooper’s father, Thomas Cooper, was a British soldier in the Revolutionary War who stayed behind and became a citizen, according to Trowbridges in America by Patricia Trowbridge Matthews.
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