Rev Berry Copeland

6 May 1865–21 August 1953 (Age 88)
Lois, Moore, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Berry

When Rev Berry Copeland was born on 6 May 1865, in Lois, Moore, Tennessee, United States, his father, Massey Copeland, was 41 and his mother, Edith Evelyn Tucker, was 33. He married Nancy Marie Tipps on 20 January 1887, in Lincoln, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Sand Spring, Limestone, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 2 Shoalford, Limestone, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 21 August 1953, in Athens, Limestone, Alabama, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Copeland Cemetery, Copeland, Limestone, Alabama, United States.

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Rev Berry Copeland
Nancy Marie Tipps
Marriage: 20 January 1887
Artie Montgomery Copeland
Ardis Copeland
Deshear Copeland
Willie Copeland
John Copeland Sr
John Copeland
Herbert Copeland
Toredett Copeland
Beulah Mae Copeland
Ronna Copeland
Larmes Copland

Spouse and Children

20 January 1887
Lincoln, Tennessee, United States


    Artie Montgomery Copeland


    Ardis Copeland


    Deshear Copeland


    Willie Copeland


    John Copeland Sr


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William Alexander Copeland


    John Lafayette Copeland


    James Massey Copeland


    Cordelia Copeland


    Franklin Pierce Copeland


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 13

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: habitational name from a place called Copeland, of which there is an example in Cumbria, or from Coupland in Northumberland, both named with Old Norse kaupa-land ‘bought land’, a feature worthy of note during the early Middle Ages, when land was rarely sold, but rather held by feudal tenure and handed down from one generation to the next.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Berry Copeland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Berry Copeland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Benny Copeland, "United States Census, 1910"

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