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John (Nicholas) Copeland

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Death: Died in Nansemond County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Joseph Copeland; John Copeland; Sarah Copeland; Sarah Ratcliff and Sarah Ratliffe
Husband of Elizabeth Williams and Elizabeth Copeland
Father of Ann Phillips Atkinson; Joseph Jefferson Copeland; Nicholas Copeland I; John Copeland; Mary Outland and 4 others
Brother of Joseph Copeland; Hannah Copeland; Sarah Sanbourne; Grace Copeland; James Copeland and 1 other
Half brother of Christian Copeland and Charles Copeland

Managed by: Lana Sue (Robinson) White
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About John (Nicholas) Copeland

John (Nicholas) Copeland

  • Birth: 1642 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 1 2
  • Death: 1693 in Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 1
  • Father: John "Jo" Copeland b: 24 Feb 1612 in Dolphin Leigh, Dolphinholme, York County, England c: 24 Feb 1612 in Saint Mary's Church, Lancaster Parish, Lancashire County, England
  • Mother: Sarah Ratcliffe b: 1620 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634

Marriage

  1. Elizabeth Taberer b: 10 Dec 1663 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia. She survived him and married Thomas Womble 2nd, John Williams 3rd

Their children

  1. Ann Copeland b: 1676 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
  2. Joseph Copeland b: 1677 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
  3. John Copeland b: 1679 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
  4. Mary Margaret Copeland b: Abt 1680 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
  5. Thomas Copeland b: Abt 1681 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia
  6. William Copeland b: 1683 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia

notes

In the unnamed document also provided to me by Frank Luckett in January 1977 has the following:

From "The William and Mary College Quarterly", Vol. 7, page 212: " After the restoration of King Charles II in 1660, the Quakers had a strong following -especially in the upper Parish (Virginia). the able lawyer and preacher, Thomas Story of Philadelphia, came in 1699 and in 1705 and held many open and comfortable meetings in this and other parts of Virginia. And a Chuckatuck, he met his anciet friend, Elizabeth Webb of Gloucestershire, England, and John Copeland, who at his request, showed him his mutilated ear, he being one of the first of those who had their right ear cut by the Presbyterians, or Independents of New England." (JP: Note-the Copeland Manuscript says this was John the son of Joseph and Mary Woodley)

"Jo Copeland, age 19" is listed as one of the 218 "passengers for Virginia 1635 in New England and Historical and Genealogical Record, Vol. 5," and may be the "John, a Quaker who came to Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts on the 'Speedwell' in 1656 and was whipped and driven from the Colony on account of his religion".

These records fit so near completely that it is believed that Joseph Copeland, grandson of Thomas Taberer, was also the grandson of John Copeland. And that this John, who was beaten and run out of Plymouth Colony about 1656, is the same as Jo, who took passage for Virginia in 1635- and the same as John, who showed his mutilated ear to Thomas Story in 1699 or 1705 at the home of his cousin Eliazbeth Copeland Webb of Gloucestershire, Engalnd . . . and another beneficiary under the Will of Thomas Taberer in Chuckatuck, Virginia, at which time John was about 78 years old.

(JP Note: various records agree that it was John, Sr, who departed on the Assurance for Virginia stayed in Isle of Wight, and was deceased in 1682. Thus making it impossible for him to be at either meeting. I believe that it is more likely the person that was the Speedwell passenger or at the meeting was either this John, Jr., the before mentioned son of Joseph or an entirely different John Copeland.)

From the Encylcopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol VI-Virginia: page 22 " Annual meeting in 1680 was in John Copeland's house in Chuckatuck. (Virginia)"

page 28 1680, 8, 7-John a meeting was held in his house in Chuckatuck., 1688, 3, 29. John a meeting was held in his house. ( JP NOTE:Since one John Copeland lived 1616-1682 and his son lived 1652-abt 1712 I have listed this section on both more sheets as the book does not distinquish which John it was speaking about. If the manuscript is speaking of John's son that would help prove that he either had two sons John and Nicholas, or one son that was John Nicholas or Nicholas John since different genealogist disagree as to this sons name.)


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Born: CA 1645 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia

  • Parents: John Copula & ?
  • Married: Elizabeth Taberer(daughter of Thomas Taberer & Margaret

Womble.)

Children married to Born Died Thomas died unmarried CA 1672 Mar.1728 Joseph Mary Woodley CA 1675 CA 1726 Mary Benjamin Chapman LA 1680 Ann Thomas Phillips(1712)

  • Died: before 1694
  • Buried: probably Isle of Wight County, VA

Not much is known about Nicholas as information was rather sketchy in this time period, and he didn't live a very long life.

Wills & Administration of Isle of Wight, Va,, Book I. by Blanchi Adams Chapman, pg. 51 (page 350 of will & deed book No. 2). Shows Nicholas as the father of Joseph,

INFORMATION ON HIS CHILDREN

  • Thomas - died unmarried
  • Joseph (see separate page)
  • Mary Copula m. Benjamin Chapman. Letter proving marriage dated 12 day of 3 month 1703, Quaker records-Lower Virginia Meeting, Isle of Wight, Va.
  • Ann Copula daughter of Nicholas, married Thomas Phillips in Essex

County, VA in 1712. (Book W 31 pg. 139)

Cavaliers & Pioneers page 523, Nicholas Copula and Wm West, 1589 acres on N. side of Rappa. Co. about 2 miles f from the river side, 25 Sept. 1665, page 396, (456) . Beg, at corner of Capt. Weirer land and land of Thos Hobson nere a branch side, extending to land of Mr. Wm, Lane, NE etc. crossing Rapp{a, Path, thence S.E. etc. For transporting 32 persons: (names listed)

Parents: John Copeland.

Spouse: Elizabeth Taberer. Children were: Joseph Copeland. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ID: I17888 Name: Joseph Copeland Given Name: Joseph Surname: Copeland Sex: M Birth: 1677 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 1 Death: Bef 22 Aug 1726 in Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 2 3 Burial: Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 _TAG: _TAG2: _PPEXCLUDE: Reference Number: 17888 Ancestral File #: 10J5-01K 4 5 Event: Will Written 23 Feb 1726 Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 Event: Estate Appraisal 22 Aug 1726 Note: This Date Was When The Apprasial Of His Estate Was Made _UID: 5971B4B821F34FED8A03D86B7CCB9E2C670C Change Date: 25 Sep 2013 at 16:57 Note: JOSEPH COPELAND Born: CA 1670 in Isle of Wight County , Virginia - probably later if he is a minor in 1694 Parents: Nicholas Copeland & Elizabeth Taberer Married: Mary Woodley about 1694 in Virginia -daughter of Andrew Woodley . Children Married To Born Died John ? CA 1695 Nov.22, 1736 Nicholas Nancy Lott CA 1697 Abt 1742 Thomas Holland Applewaite CA 1699 William Margery Lott CA 1701 Abt 1789 Elizabeth CA 1703 James Martha Johnson CA 1704 Note: Joseph Copeland inherited the major part of his grandfather's estate. Jospeh's father had died before his grandfather, and Thomas Taberer left John Newman to raise and educate Joseph.

Died: Aug. 22, 1726 at Chuckatuck, Virginia Was when the appraisal of his estate was made.

Buried: same place

He was evidently connected with the Military, in which lie must have gained some distinction; since he bequeathed his silver mounted sword and silver cup to his eldest son John Copeland. He is mentioned in the will of Major Thomas Taberer (his grandfather) written on 24th of Jan., 1692. "and a feather bed I lie on usually to gr. son Joseph Copeland' & "to John Numan the enjoyment of my plantation till gr. son Joseph Copeland comes to age to make no waste upon it and to keep Joseph to school at his own charge till he can write and cipher sufficiently;'

INFORMATION ON HIS CHILDREN:

John Copeland born 1679 - His estate was ordered appraised Nov. 22, 1736 Will Book #4, page 159 and on Oct. 24, 1738 "Paid Thomas his part of his fathers estate." It would appear that he never married. Will Book 4 page 213

Nicholas (see separate page)

Thomas Copeland married Holland Applewaite, daughter of Thomas in 1735, they had children: Thomas Ca 1730; Joseph Ca 1738; Mary(Whitefield) Ca 1729; Martha (Summerell) Ca 1727; Sarah (Duck) Ca 1732; I-,-riiiie (Parker) Ca 1723; & Samuel Ca 1746. (It would appear these dates should be earlier than this?)

Not much is known about son William - in his will made Nov. 11, 1789 in Chatham County, North Carolina lie mentions his sons Richard & John and his wife but not by name. Elizabeth is mentioned in her fathers will. She is also mentioned in the will of John Woodley, that if his children were to die without heirs their estate to go to Elizabeth Copeland. This may indicate that she may have been unmarried and incapacitated in some way.

James - There is a record of a will of Robert Johnson who died Jan. 24, 1761 mentions daughter Martha and son-in-lai-i James Copeland. He is not mentioned in Joseph's will. ______________________________________________________

Notes for JOSEPH COPELAND: Joseph Copeland's Will

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN, February 25, 1725/26, I, Joseph Copeland, of the Isle of Wight County, being indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, do make this my last will and testament in writing as followeth, viz.

First, I reommend my soul to God that gave it me trusting by the merits of my Savious Christ to attain to the resurrection of life my body to be decently buried at the descretion of my Executrix hereafter named and for such estate as God hath entrusted me with, I give as followeth:

I give and bequeath unto my son, John Copeland, one negro boy called Robin, to him and his heirs forever and I likewise give him my pistols, holsters, and silver hilt sword, I give and bequeath unto my son, John three hogsheads of tobacco I have shipped on board Captain Murren for to purchase a still of forty five gallons and all necessaries belonging t a still and if the tobacco that doth not clear the still my will is that my son John shall pay the remainder out of his estate, my wife haveing half the use of the said still during her natural life.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Copeland one negro boy named Sam and one negro girl named Minnie, which two negroes I give to her and her heirs forever and also one gold ring the posie being "as God decreed so we agreed."

I give and bequeath unto my son Thomas Copeland two negro girls named Jude and Lolo to him and his heirs forever and I give him my silverhead cane.

And my will is that the remainder of my crop and provision killed into my house estate I desire may be appraised and equally divided between my loving wife and children my just debts being in the first place paid and I do make and ordain my loving wife's executirx of this my last will and testament whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of February.

Joseph Copeland (seal)

Signed, sealed, and delivered in the presence of Richard Webb, Lupo Melchezidick (Mark) Dusag.

NAME Copeland, Joseph. DATE 1726 SOURCE Will Book, Vol. 3, 1726-1734 (Reel 23) p. 10. Inv. & Appr. rec. 22 Aug. 1726 p. 62-63. Inv. & Appr. rec. 25 Mar. 1728 p. 8-9. Will pro. 25 July 1726 NOTE Part of index to Isle of Wight County Wills and Administrations (1628-1800) PLACE Isle of Wight County (Va.) FORM Wills. aat. COLLECTION Virginia wills and administrations.

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Father: John Nicholas Copeland b: 1642 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Mother: Elizabeth Taberer b: 10 Dec 1663 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634

Marriage 1 Mary Elizabeth Woodley b: 1675 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Married: 1694 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 6 Note: Reference Number:61080 Change Date: 4 Jan 2011 Children Has Children John Copeland b: 1695 in Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 Has No Children Mary Copeland b: 1696 in Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737 Has Children Nicholas Copeland b: 1698 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Has Children Thomas Copeland b: 1699 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Has Children William Copeland b: 1701 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Has No Children Elizabeth Copeland b: 1703 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Has Children James Copeland b: 1704 in Isle Of Wight County, Virginia Formed 1637 From Warrosquyouke County Formed In 1634 Has No Children Ann 'Nancy' Copeland b: 1710 in Chuckatuck Parish , Nansemond County, Virginia 1643-1737

Sources: Media: Book Abbrev: John W. Copeland 8300 Bar Harbor Lane, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202 sent to J.Lawrence 6/9/97 and his book Copeland Family page Title: John W. Copeland 8300 Bar Harbor Lane, Charlotte,NC 28202 Phone 704-556-1233" Copeland Family History" Media: Electronic Abbrev: Sean Lee Patterson Home Page-FTM search 7/3/97 Title: Sean Lee Patterson Home Page-FTM search 7/3/97 Abbrev: Jan Patterson <glpatter@galstar.com> 9/4/97 Title: Jan Patterson <glpatter@galstar.com> 9/4/97 Abbrev: Bernard Joseph Michael BADE <bbvtech@socket.net> Title: Bernard Joseph Michael BADE <bbvtech@socket.net> Date: 3 Nov 1999 Abbrev: John E. "Gene" Wheeler <gene@gwheeler.com> Title: John E. "Gene" Wheeler <gene@gwheeler.com> Publication: 5111 Solitude Dr. Rockford, Ill. 61114 tel. 815-877-0873 Date: 20 Jun 1997 Media: Book Abbrev: Isle of Wight Wills and Administrations by Blanche Adams Chapman 1647-1800 Title: Isle of Wight Wills and Administrations by Blanche Adams Chapman 1647-1800 Author: Blanche Adams Chapman

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John (Nicholas) Copeland's Timeline

1642
September 1642
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
1673
1673
Age 30
1676
1676
Age 33
Virginia, United States
1677
1677
Age 34
Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
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1678
Age 35
Virginia, United States
1679
1679
Age 36
1680
1680
Age 37
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1681
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Age 40
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States