Alpheus B. Copeland

Male22 March 1825–27 August 1913

Brief Life History of Alpheus B.

When Alpheus B. Copeland was born on 22 March 1825, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Copeland, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Snyder, was 38. He married Malinda Fordyce on 22 February 1848, in Greene, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Lee Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 August 1913, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Alpheus B. Copeland
Malinda Fordyce
Marriage: 22 February 1848
Elizabeth Matilda Copeland
Francis Copeland
Francis Marian Copeland
Mary Copeland

Sources (9)

  • A B Copeland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alpheus B. Copeland, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Alpheus B. Copeland in entry for Francies Marion Copeland, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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  • Marriage
    22 February 1848Greene, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Historical Boundaries: 1826: McDonough, Illinois, United States

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 29

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: McDonough, Illinois, United States

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from Copeland in Cumbria or Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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

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