Benjamin F. Copeland

1872–Male
Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin F.

When Benjamin F. Copeland was born in 1872, in Snow Creek, Franklin, Virginia, United States, his father, William Neblett Copeland, was 40 and his mother, Eleanor Francis Hunt, was 39. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

William Neblett Copeland
1832–1881
Eleanor Francis Hunt
1833–
Martha Copeland
1865–
Charles W. Copeland
1868–
Jesse Thomas Copeland
1870–1932
Benjamin F. Copeland
1872–
Sarah 'Sallie' Fannie Copeland
1874–1946
Lula O. Copeland
1877–1956

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 22

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 31

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from 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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Sources (3)

  • Byamin Cofeland in household of Wm N Cofeland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Benjamin F Copeland in household of Elias Newby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Benjamin F. Copeland - Government record: birth-name: Benjamin F. Copeland

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