Col. Stephen Calvin Copeland

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Col. Stephen Calvin Copeland

Also Known As: "col"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Chatham, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: Died in Overton County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Union Hill, Overton, Tennessee, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Abel Copeland and Sarah Jane Copeland
Husband of Sarah Jane Copeland
Father of Sarah Copeland; Amelia Elizabeth Poston; John Townsend Copeland; Solomon Copeland; Stephen Washington Copeland, Jr. and 5 others
Brother of Zacheus Copeland II; Isabel Copeland; Reverend Richard "Ricketts" Copeland; Solomon Copeland, Sr.; Mary Allen and 3 others

Occupation: Colonel Revolutionary War
Managed by: Patrick John Janis
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About Col. Stephen Calvin Copeland

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA (Soldier). DAR Ancestor # A084175

COPELAND, STEPHEN, colonel; b. in Virginia, and served in the Revolutionary War; captain of a Sullivan County company under Gen. Joseph Martin, in the Chickamauga Campaign of 1788. Commissioned Lt., Col., commander, Tennessee Militia, May 30, 1807. Colonel Third Tennessee Regiment, 1814; commandant, 25th Regiment, Overton County, 1818.

One of the first settlers in Overton County, Tennessee.He was good friends with the chief of the band of Cherokee Indians that lived nearby, Nettle Carrier. Laid out the plan for the Roaring River church house.

A Captain during the Revolutionary War soldier and a Colonel during the War of 1812 Dec 1800, Smith County court ordered John Overturf, John Black, Samuel Huff, Abraham Denton, and Stephen Copeland be appointed jury to view mark and lay off a road where Kentucky road intersects Line Creek. The nearest and best way to Captain Stephen Copeland on Roaring Creek and report the same to ensuring court. Stephen, Sr. was the first white settler in Overton County, in the spring of 1799. He was granted 640 acres and chose to settle near the headwaters of the Roaring River. He did not know that the land laid out partly belonged by treaty to the Cherokees. He became good friends with local chief Nettle Carrier (tala-dane-gisks) and was allowed to stay.

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Col. Stephen Calvin Copeland's Timeline

1756
1756
Chatham, Orange County, North Carolina
1778
1778
Age 22
North Carolina
1783
1783
Age 27
Chatham Co.,North Carolina
1785
1785
Age 29
Overton, Tennessee, United States
1786
1786
Age 30
Jefferson County, Tenn.
1788
April 15, 1788
Age 32
Tennessee
1790
1790
Age 34
Jefferson County, Southwest Territory, United States
1791
1791
Age 35
Overton Co.,Tennessee
1792
1792
Age 36
Overton Co.,Tennessee