John Coppock

John Coppock[1, 2]

Male 1709 - 1789  (~ 80 years)    Has 30 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name John Coppock 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born Jan 1709  Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 May 1789  Little Brittain, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I201584  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2001 

    Father Aaron Coppock,   b. 25 Dec 1665, Mobberly, Co. Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1726, East Nottingham, Chester Co., PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Miriam Short,   b. 10 May 1664, Ford Parrish, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1748, New Castle Co., Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 30 Sep 1704  Delaware, Pike, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F60446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret Coulson,   b. 1705, Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1788, Little Britain Mm, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1730  Chester, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Coppock,   b. 18 Nov 1736, Little Britain Mm, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1801, Bush River, Newberry, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Ann Coppock,   b. 24 Aug 1738, Little Britain Mm, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1776  (Age 37 years)
     3. Margaret Coppock,   b. 24 Sep 1740, Little Britain Mm, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1782, Cecil Co., MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     4. Joseph Coppock,   b. 24 Feb 1742, Little Brittain, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1801, Newberry, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     5. Thomas Coppock,   b. 12 Apr 1744, Little Brittain, Lancaster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1808, Dandridge, Jefferson, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     6. Samuel Coppock,   b. Nov 1748, Little Britain Mm, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823  (Age ~ 74 years)
     7. Ellen Coppock,   b. 1756, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1806  (Age 50 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F59510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Wilson,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1769  Little Britain MM, MPa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F82629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • he made a will 17 jan 1786 in Mongoguisie, Cecil, Md, probated 6 Nov 1789 in Mongoguisie;
      he is mentioned as the Son of Aaron Coppock of E Nottingham twp, Chester, Pa, when he married Margaret Coulson; and as Joseph's father when he married Jane Wilson in Little Britain MM, MPa in 1769; John's adress is given as Little Britain, Lancaster Co, Pa at that time. On John & Margaret's wedding certificate, she's mentioned as daughter of Joseph Coulston and Margaret, of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., where John also married.
      Adress changes were sometimes caused by changing boundries, (eg Mason-Dixon line) and Little Britain Pa & Mongoguisie, Cecil, Md, are right on the border, so there is some confusion about their wills & death places; both are given in Little Britain, Pa records, where their children were also born, but other sources have listed Johns death & will in Md. ; both died within a year of each other.
      They were the great-great-grandparents of Edwin & Barclay Coppock, Civil War heros with John Brown in his Raid on the Harper's Ferry Arms Depot, under Rbt E Lee.
      John's will is as follows:
      " Whereas I the Subscriber being Ancient & (conscious) during the uncertainty of my time here being now in perfect mind & memory do make This my last Will and Testament & dispose of What the Lord hath blest me with in my outward Substance in manner following 1st my Will is that my Body be decently buried & my funeral Charges paid & also my debts paid agreeable to an Article of Agreement bearing date the 21st of the 9 mo. 1777 out of my Personal Estate. 2nd my Will is & I give bequeath to my son John Coppock five Shillings & a book called Scrivets (?) History 3rd I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Coppock the sum of Five Shillings 4th I give & bequeath to my daughter Ann (Heny? or King?) the sum of Five Shillings 5th I give & bequeath to my Son Thomas Coppock one half of my homestead Plantation and the Remaining part of my Personal Estate to him his heirs & assigns for ever. 6th I give and bequeath to my Son Samuel Coppock the Remaining half of my Homestead Plantation to be equally divided quantity & Quality between him and his brother Thomas Coppock to him his heirs & Assigns forever. 7th My will is that my two Sons Thomas & Samuel Coppock shall be at equal Expense in Supporting me and my Wife during our lives from this date Also equal in Expense in discharging Funeral Charges. 8th The reason why I gave no more to my sons John & Joseph I have given them before as well as my daughter Ann. Lastly I Constitute my Son Thomas Coppock & my Neighbor Joseph M. Creasy my Executors to this my last Will and Testament and renounce & revoke all other Wills & declare this to be my last Will & Testament. Signed Sealed & declared as such In the presence of us Witnesses present this 17 d of the 1 mo. 1786. John Coppock (Seal) (witnessed by) Joshua Brown, Andrew Johnston and Joseph (Harlan?)
      Lancaster County fs on the sixth day of November 1789 personally appeared before me the Subscriber Joseph (Harland?) one of the Witness in the within writing and upon his Solemn affirmation did declare and say and on the Twenty eight day of October Anno Domine 1790 Joshua Brown another of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within writing and also upon his solemn affirmation did declare and say that they were present and saw and hard John Coppock the Testator herein named sign seal publish pronounce and declare the said within writing as and for his last Will and Testament and that at the time of the doing thereof he was of sound and well disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge observation and belief. James Jacks Reg
      Be it remembered that on the sixth day of November Anno Domini 1789 the last Will and Testament of John Coppock late of Little Britain Township Yeoman Deceased was prove in due form of Law and Letters Testamentary therein were granted to Thomas Coppock the Executor therein named Joseph M. Creasy the Other Executor therein Named also having ( ) he the said John having first been duly qualified well and truly to Administer the Estate of the said deceased and Especially to ( ) a true and lawful inventory thereof into the Register's Office at Lancaster within one month from this date and to render a Just and true account of his Administration on siad Estate within one year or When thereto lawfully Required. Given under the Seal of said Office ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ( ). Recorded & Exam( ) James Jacks Reg( ) (C-1425a)

  • Sources 
    1. [S2775] Martin, Jacob, Will Abstracts, Chester, PA, Martin, Jacob, (c1900).

    2. [S2783] Galbreath, C.B., O.S. Archeological Quarterly, C.B. Galbreath.

    3. [S2270] Beard, B,D&M/Nottingham Qua, Beard, Comp, (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications).


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