Johann (John) Friedrich Cope

1754–1822 (Age 67)
Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Johann (John) Friedrich

When Johann (John) Friedrich Cope was born on 18 April 1754, in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johann Nicholas Cope, was 37 and his mother, Anna Catharina Gabel, was 26. He married Elizabeth Ratts in 1792, in Rowan, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 30 January 1822, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Cooleemee, Davie, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann (John) Friedrich Cope
1754–1822
Elizabeth Ratts
1770–1852
Marriage: 1792
Frederick Cope
1793–1860
Adaline Cope
1810–
Mary Magdalena Cope
1795–1879
Philip Cope
1801–
Rebecca Cope
1804–1874
Susan Cope
1806–1863
Magdline Cope
1808–
Sophie or Sophia Cope
1809–1860
Elizabeth Cope
1811–1822
Henry Cope
1813–1861
Sandy Alexander Cope
1816–
Enoch Taft Cope
1817–1864

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1792
Rowan, North Carolina, United States
children

(12)

  • Male1793–1860Male

  • Mary Magdalena Cope

    Female1795–1879Female

  • Male1801–Male

  • Rebecca Cope

    Female1804–1874Female

  • Susan Cope

    Female1806–1863Female

+7 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1789

Age 35

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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.

Story Highlight

Johann Friedrich Cope memories

Johann Friedrich Cope/John Frederick Cope (LCLY-73Z) John Frederick, son of John Nicholas Cope, was born in 1754. He was married Elizabeth Rattz/Rattes/Ratts; She died in 1844. John was one of 75 peo …

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Sources (3)

  • John Cope in entry for Henry Cope and Elizabeth McDaniel, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Cope in entry for Henry Cope, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"
  • John Cope in entry for Henry Cope and Elizabeth Mcdaniel, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"

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