Jesse Cope

10 March 1812–24 June 1871 (Age 59)
Brownsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Jesse

When Jesse Cope was born on 10 March 1812, in Brownsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Cope, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Kirk, was 40. He married Elisabeth McGrew on 6 December 1833, in Sewickley MM, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years and Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 24 June 1871, in Redstone, Jefferson Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Cope
Elisabeth McGrew
Marriage: 6 December 1833
Rebecca M Cope
Sarah Ann Cope
Caroline Cope
Emily Cope
Mary Cope
James A Cope
Mercy Cope
Albert B Cope
Allen Cope
Lydia Cope
Almira Cope

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1833Sewickley MM, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    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 8
    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.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 18
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English (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 .Americanized form of German Koob or Kopp .

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

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    Sources (37)

    • Jesse Cope in entry for Mercy Cope, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Births and Baptisms, 1520-1999"
    • Jessee Cope, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Jesse Cope, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"

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