Samuel Copeland

about 1810–1883 (Age 73)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Samuel

Samuel Copeland was born about 1810, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States as the son of Samuel Copeland and Pharoby Templeton Cotton. He married Martha Freestone on 2 August 1831, in Wayne, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne Township, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died in 1883, at the age of 73.

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Samuel Copeland
Martha Freestone
Marriage: 2 August 1831
Melissa J Copeland
Isaac O Copeland
Elizabeth Ann Copeland
Daniel Copeland

Spouse and Children


    Martha Freestone


2 August 1831
Wayne, Indiana, United States


    Melissa J Copeland


    Isaac O Copeland


    Elizabeth Ann Copeland


    Daniel Copeland


Parents and Siblings



+12 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Age 6

Indiana is the 19th state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 20

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

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)

  • Samuel Copeland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Samuel Copeland in entry for Melissa Seofer, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Samuel Copeland, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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