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Martha Coppock (Lester)

Birthplace: Old Berkeley County, Province of Carolana
Death: Died in Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Peter Lester and Mary Lester
Wife of William "Moses" Coppock
Mother of Rebekah Evans (Coppock); Mary Jane Coate; Phebe Pugh; Martha Tomlinson (Coppock); James Coppock and 1 other
Sister of Hannah Griffith; John Lester; Catherine Ball; William Lester; Priscilla Lester and 2 others

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About Martha Coppock

Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Martha Lester

Name: Martha Lester

Parents: Peter Lester, Mary Duncalf

Birth Place: Berkeley, SC

Birth Date: 1719

Marriage Date: 1740

Death Place: Bush River, Newberry, SC

Death Date: 28 Feb 1797


U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about Martha Lester

Name: Martha Lester

Gender: Female

Birth Place: PA

Birth Year: 1703

Spouse Name: Moses William Coppock

Spouse Birth Place: PA

Spouse Birth Year: 1708

Marriage Year: 1740

Marriage State: PA

Number Pages: 1

Martha and her husband (Moses) lived in Granville county, N.C. from 1754 through at least may of 1763 when Moses signed a petition and was on tax lists and militia rolls for that county. By Dec. of 1767 Moses likely died (in an Indian raid?). Martha is listed in some sources as being killed by Indians, but this is a confusion with her husband (Moses). A William Mendenhall sometime in the mid-1900's passed down his family tradition about her this way, "Martha (Lester) Coppock ... had to go to a wedding with in the city, leaving at home, Mary, her brother and her husband, who were killed along with 15 others of the city with one exception Mary...."then along came Marmaduke to provide ransom, marry her Indian fashion, then return her to her home." This does not mention the four girls that were taken captive. On 12/30/1771 she witnessed her daughter Martha's (Tomlinson) wedding ceremony in the Bush River Meeting, N C . JAT 5/19/2008 In Martha's will she left her son James 300 acres and to her daughters Rebekah Evans, Mary Coats, Phebe Pugh and Martha Tomlinson she left 2 Pounds each. Her Will, written Nov. 13, 1794, was probated on Feb. 28,1797. JAT 5/26/2008

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Martha Coppock's Timeline

Old Berkeley County, Province of Carolana
September 1740
Age 21
Bush River, Newberry, South Carolina, USA
November 6, 1743
Age 24
Bush River
December 21, 1750
Age 31
Bush River, South Carolina
January 20, 1755
Age 36
Bush River, Newberry County, Province of South Carolina, (Present USA)
December 15, 1758
Age 39
Province of South Carolina
February 28, 1797
Age 78
Bush River, Newberry County, South Carolina, United States