John Andrew Cope

1781–1844 (Age 62)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Andrew

When John Andrew Cope was born on 4 November 1781, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Philip Cope, was 30 and his mother, Catherine B Harrowood, was 15. He married Margaret Bostian on 8 May 1804, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 24 June 1844, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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John Andrew Cope
Margaret Bostian
Marriage: 8 May 1804
Thomas Cope
Phillip Cope
John Cope
Daniel Cope
George Cope
Cecelia Cope
Lydia Cope
Jacob Cope
Celia Cope
James Cope
Penelope "Penny" Cope
William Cope
Elizabeth S. Cope

Spouse & Children

8 May 1804
Rowan, North Carolina, United States


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+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 2

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 8

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 18

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

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)

  • Andrew Cope in entry for George Cope and Julia Ann Corl, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Cope, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Cope, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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