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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Family Time Line

James Cope
1815–1893
Margaret Melissa Plunket
1819–1894
Marriage: 16 January 1838
Robert Wilson Cope
1839–1908
James William Cope
1840–1863
Mary Jane Cope
1842–1844
Sarah Elizabeth Cope
1844–1910
Charles Franklin Cope
1845–1925
John Samuel Cope
1850–1919
Margaret M. Cope
1854–1864

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1838
Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States
children

(7)

  • Robert Wilson Cope

    Male1839–1908Male

  • James William Cope

    Male1840–1863Male

  • Mary Jane Cope

    Female1842–1844Female

  • Sarah Elizabeth Cope

    Female1844–1910Female

  • Male1845–1925Male

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Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1816

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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