James Cope

1815–1893 (Age 78)
Rowan, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Cope was born on 15 July 1815, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Andrew Cope, was 33 and his mother, Margaret Bostian, was 44. He married Margaret Melissa Plunket on 16 January 1838, in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1870 and Deweese, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1880. He died on 16 September 1893, at the age of 78, and was buried in Robinson Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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James Cope
Margaret Melissa Plunket
Marriage: 16 January 1838
Robert Wilson Cope
James William Cope
Mary Jane Cope
Sarah Elizabeth Cope
Charles Franklin Cope
John Samuel Cope
Margaret M. Cope

Spouse & Children

16 January 1838
Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States


  • Robert Wilson Cope


  • James William Cope


  • Mary Jane Cope


  • Sarah Elizabeth Cope


  • Male1845–1925Male

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Indiana is the 19th state.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 21

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James Cope, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Cope, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Cope, "United States Census, 1850"

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