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Martha Coppock (Lester)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Old Berkeley County, Province of Carolana
Death: February 28, 1797 (74-82)
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

artha Lester Coppock was the daughter of Peter Lester, Jr. and Unknown and the wife of William Moses Coppock. Excerpts from her will, written in Newberry County, SC, in 1794, estate record book B., p. 82 (will proved 28 Feb, 1797): "I Martha Coppock of Newberry County and State of South Carolina being at this time in my Common State of health proper sense and Sound reason have thought fit to make Ordain and Constitute and do hereby make and constitute this my Last Will and Testament...I give and bequeath until my beloved Daughter Rebekah Evans, the Sum of Two pounds Sterling...I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Mary Coats the Sum of two pounds Sterling...I give and bequeath unto my beloved daughter Phebe Pugh the sum of two pounds Sterling..I give and bequeath unto my beloved Daughter Martha Tomlingson the Sum of Two pounds sterling...I give and bequeath unto my beloved son James Coppock all that Plantation or tract of land whereon I now live Containing three hundred acres more or less and the remainder part of my personal Estate if any remaith (sic) to him and his heirs...I nominate and appoint my Trusty and well beloved son James Coppock and my well beloved son in law Marmiduke Coats (sic) Executors of this my Last will and testament...I have herunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and ninty (sic) four..." Her gravestone is missing.

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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