I have detached my 7th great grandmother, Elizabeth, widow of perhaps Thomas Copley, married second to Nathaniel Phelps from the parents Thomas Copley and Elizabeth Griswold.
I was contacted by the Griswold Surname Project on FTDNA to join the project on the basis of the tree I uploaded from Geni. Whoops. This is in interesting bad side effect of having left erroneous parents -- known to be erroneous -- on the Geni tree, that I had not considered previously.
I looked around and it appears that her ancestry remains uncertain. She is mentioned in The Great Migration Begins, with an unknown birth surname.
my mother was a copley, my copley's are from west virgina, ,also virginia till west virginia became a state i believe in 1866. there is a copley's familt page on facebook that you are very welcome o join if you do i hope it can help you