According to the US Census for 1850 and 1860 in Upper Dickinson/Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, PA, the following COOVER families lived in close proximity:Adam COOVER (b. Abt. 1811; wife Elizabeth), Stephen B. COOVER (b. Abt. 1815; wife Mary A.), Samuel COOVER (b. Abt. 1828; wife Elizabeth Ocker), Ephriam L. Coover (b. May 1816; wife Hannah ____, and Jacob COOVER (b. Abt. 1785; wife Catharine).
I believe the last couple was Jacob and Catharine Houser COOVER.Adam was likely a son of Christian COOVER and Sarah Houch/Hauck.If this is so, then Jacob and Catharine would be uncle and aunt to Adam.
To me the parents of Stephen B., Samuel, and Ephriam L. remain a mystery.They are not listed in Melanchthon's book.If anyone has any additional information, I would appreciate the help.