James Cope

14 July 1814–about 1899 (Age 84)
Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James

When James Cope was born on 14 July 1814, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Dickinson Cope, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Cook, was 30. He married Caroline Johnson about 1834. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Brownsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Connellsville Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died about 1899, at the age of 85.

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James Cope
Caroline Johnson
Marriage: about 1834
Martha Jane Cope
Sarah Rebecca Cope
Harriet Ann Cope
Josephine Cope

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Johnson


about 1834


    Martha Jane Cope


    Sarah Rebecca Cope


    Harriet Ann Cope


    Josephine Cope


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 6

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 32

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (common in the Midlands): from Middle English cope ‘cloak’, ‘cape’ (from Old English cāp reinforced by the Old Norse cognate kápa), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who made cloaks or capes, or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive one. Compare Cape .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • James Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Cope, "United States Census, 1850"

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