John Cope

1812–
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Cope was born about 1812, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Andrew Cope, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Bostian, was 41.

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Family Time Line

John Andrew Cope
1781–1844
Margaret Bostian
1771–1852
Thomas Cope
1805–
Phillip Cope
1810–
John Cope
1812–
Daniel Cope
1814–
George Cope
1816–1874
Cecelia Cope
1818–
Lydia Cope
1822–
Jacob Cope
1808–1892
Celia Cope
1811–
James Cope
1815–1893
Penelope "Penny" Cope
1818–
William Cope
1825–
Elizabeth S. Cope
1838–1868

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 0

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

Age 0

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 18

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

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.

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