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The COPPERS of
Kent County, MD.

Most of the information in this file was researched by
Carolyn Cooper & Cheryl Copper Klein


George COPPER, Sr was born about 1669 in Unknown and died in 1754 in Kent Co. MD. about age 85.

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: Lord's Gift, 1698, Kent Co. MD.. Original Patent Kent Co Deed #27/362 Dec. 1694
300 acres "Lord's Gift" between Grays Inn Creek and Langford Bay to Col. John Hynson.

Kent Co. Deed M:13 abt. 1696
John Hynson and wife conveyed to their daughter, Mary Hynson Glanville and husband William, 300 acres of "Lords Gift", lying between Grays-Inn Creek and Langford Bay.

Kent Co. Deed #3/638, 1698
William and Mary (Hynson) Glanville sold to George Copper, Sr. the above 300 acres of "Lord's Gift".

Kent Co. Deed #2/357, 1714
George Copper sold 50 acres to John Cleaver

Kent Co. Wills #2/357 1754
Will of George Copper left
100 acres of "Lord's Gift" to son William
50 acres of "William's Lot" to son Charles
100 acres of "Lord's Gift" to son George and remaining land.

• He signed a will on 7 Jan 1746 in Kent Co. MD.. Liber 29, folio 353
7 Jan. 1746
COPPER, GEORGE, Sr., Kent Co.
To son William Copper, 100a on the W line of Lords Gift, negro man Peter, 10 sheep, & 2 cows & calves.
To son Charles Copper, 50a at the last end of Williams Lott, 50a at the E end of Lords Gift, where my dw. is, & negro boy Joe.
To son George Copper, the rest of my land, negro man Trump, livestock, & a gun.
To dau. Rachel Glann, negro man Squash, a bed, 2 iron pots, a Holland table, & 1000 lb. tob.
To dau. Mary Gleaves, negro woman Hagar & negro boy Peter.
To grddau. Sarah Gleaves, negro boy Will, to stay with her mother, Mary Gleaves, till Sarah is of age 16 or mar.
To grdson Joseph Copper, a horse & £3 when he is 18.
To 2 chldn. & extrs., Charles Copper & Mary Gleaves, equ. div., the residue of my p. e.
Witn: Vincent Hutcheson, W[illiam] Hynson, Chas. Hynson, Jr.
9 Nov. 1754, sworn to by all 3 witn.

George married Mary MOSS  on 31 Dec 1700 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD. Mary died in Unknown. They had eight children: William, George, Rachel, Charles, Sarah, Martha, Joseph, and Mary.

William COPPER, Sr was born on 3 Aug 1702 and died in 1759 in Kent Co. MD. at age 57.

Noted events in his life were:

• He owned land "Lord's Gift" in 1754 in Kent Co. MD.. Inherited 100 acres of "Lord's Gift" from father's will, dated 7 Jan 1746. Kent Co. Wills #2/357

• Deed: "Lord's Gift", 1755, Kent Co. MD.. Kent Co. Deeds #8/14 1755
Deeded 100 acres to son William, Jr

William married Mary Elizabeth RINGGOLD [MRIN: 394] about 1725. Mary died in Bef 1756. They had six children: George, Rebecca, William, Mary, Sarah, and Charles.

George COPPER II was born on 13 Jul 1726 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and died on an unknown date in Unknown.

George married Patience . Patience died on an unknown date. They had one son: Samuel.

Samuel COPPER was baptized on 27 Jun 176 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and was buried on an unknown date.

Rebecca COPPER was born on 16 Aug 1729 in Kent Co. MD. and died in Unknown.

William COPPER, Jr was born on 13 Aug 1732 in Kent Co. MD., was baptized in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, died on 20 Dec 1792 in Kent Co. MD. at age 60, and was buried in Private Farm, Kent Co MD.

Noted events in his life were:

• He owned land "Lord's Gift" in 1758 in Kent Co. MD.. Kent Co Deeds #8/14 100 acres of "Lord's Gift" received from father, William Sr. 1755
Kent Co. Deeds #8/289 William Jr. sold 100 acres of "Lord's Gift" to uncle Charles Copper, 1758.

William married Mary DUNN  in 1762. Mary died in Unknown.

Mary COPPER was born on 13 Jul 1735 in Kent Co. MD. and died in Unknown.

Sarah COPPER was born on 22 Jul 1736 in Kent Co. MD., was baptized in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, and died in Unknown.

Sarah married Thomas PUINER [MRIN: 395] in 1775. Thomas died in Unknown.

Charles COPPER was born in 1740, died in 1803 at age 63, and was buried in Hynson's Chapel.

General Notes: Charles Copper was born and raised on the family farm "Lord's Gift" in Lower Langford Bay area. His father's brother, Charles, died in 1775 and left 261 acres of "Lord's Gift" and "William's Lot" to Charles. It was located on the old post road coming out of Piney Neck and NW side of the road leaing Rock Hall. Charles raised his family there. In June, 1775 he took the Oath of Allegiance in Kent Co. and was in the Revoutionary War. He married about 1780. In the 1783 Tax List he was living on the "Lord's Gift" and "William's Lot", owned 14 slaves, 7 horses, 23 black cattle, and 2 pigs. In 1790 he only had 7 slaves. In 1797 Charles had the "Lords's Gift" and "William's Lot" resurveyed for the purpose of devising the lands in his will, which he wrote in 1798. In his will he mentioned that he had purhased ¼ acre of land at the graveyard for the family burial place. In his Administrative Accounting, this payment was made to Hynson Chapel, which was at the corner of Rt. 298 and Ricauds Branch Road. It was built in 1774.
Charles was a farmer, raising the following: wheat, flax, cotton, corn, straw, hay and popatoes. He had hogs, shoats (young pigs), horses, sheep, oxen, cows and several bee hives. His children were minors when he died and were left in the care of their mother, Ann. They continued to live on the farm. The youngest son, Cyrus, is not mentioned in the will, although all of his siblings are. This would indicate Cyrus was born after the will was written in 1798 but before 1800 when he is enumerated on the census.
Charles' eldest son, William Copper was the one who got most of the land and he left it to his nephew Cyrus Copper, whom he raised. William was instrumental in founding several Methodist Churches in the area. Ann was still living in 1810.

Sources:
Charles Copper's will, Kent Co., MD #5/203
Kent Co., MD Deeds
Kent Co., MD 1783 Tax List, MD Historical Society
MD Historical Society Wills #8205
List of Militia and Oaths of Allegiance, Kent Co., MD 6/1775
William Copper's Bible, Evelyn W. Williams
The Garden of Methodism, E. C. Hallma
Kent Co., MD Inventory #11 pges 227, 279, 286, 318 and 450
Administration Account, Kent Co., MD. Charles Copper Jr. #8/82, 1808
Maryland Patent Certificate #62 1807 MD. Archives
MD Census, Kent Co., 1790, 1800, 1850
Proceedings of Kent Co., Md Orphan's Court from 1846-1856, pg 357

Charles married Ann  about 1780. Ann died in Unknown. They had seven children: Cyrus, William, Charles, Elizabeth, John, Ann, and Henry.

Cyrus COPPER, Sr was born between 1798 and 1800 in Kent Co. MD., died in 1841 in Kent Co. MD., and was buried in Kent Co. MD..

General Notes: According to census records, Cyrus was the youngest child, having four older brothers and two sisters. Cyrus was born after 2 Feb 1798 when his father's will was made out. His father died in 1803 and all of Cyrus' siblings appear in the will, although minors. He lived with his mother and the rest of the family near Edesville. He was too young for the war of 1812, though two of his brothers (William and Henry) fought. He married Elizabeth Holdson when he was around 25 yrs old.
It wasn't until 10 yrs. later that he bought his first property in Kent Co., MD, the Savoy Farm on Worton to Flatland Road. In 1830 and 1840 he is living in the 2nd Dist. of Kent Co. and in 1830 had an older woman (possibly his mother, who died prior to 1840) living with him in addition to his wife and children.
Cyrus died in 1841, intestate, leaving a widow and four children. John William was only 3 yrs. old. Cyrus' brother William Copper took Cyrus Jr. to raise. By 1855 only John William and Cyrus Jr were minors and there was a court case to sell the Savoy Farm. It was sold to William Vannort and the money divided between all the children. His widow, Elizabeth, later sold her Dower share for $200 to William Vannort.
Cyrus Jr. inherited the "Lord's Gift" (275 acres)from his uncle William and sold it for $3000 in 1892 to Walter H. Hadaway. It became a part of the "Hadaway Farm". This property had been in the family ever since it was purchased by George Copper in 1698.

Sources:
Copper Family Bible
Kent Co., MD. Marriage Records
William Copper's will JFB 1/385
Kent Co. Chancery Records Lib. JTG#1
Kent Co. Land Records JFG 3/216
Equity Case, Kent Co., MD Lib JFG 1/147
Bond Book FF13/266
Orphans Cour Lib. 5/358
US Federal Census 1800, 1830, 1840
All research provided by Carolyn Cooper, Chestertown, MD. 1998

Noted events in his life were:

• Deed: Savoy Farm, 1833, Kent Co. MD.. William Hayne to Cyrus Copper
JNG 3, folio 256 $400
Deed recorded where Cyrus Copper bought the property known as "Savoy Farm", located in Kent Co, MD, 140 acres. The property had been conveyed to William Hayne by Joseph Redue. Description:
Beginning at a stone on the south side of the public road leading from "Union" Meeting house to "Worton" and running S. 31° W. 141° p to land formerly held by John Bolton, thence as follows, N. 82°, then to "Oregon" then with that tract to a stone then to aforesaid public road then with said straight line to the beginning.

• Land Sold: 2½ acres of Savoy Farm, 3 Nov 1840, Kent Co. MD.. Cyrus Copper to Sandy Steward (free Negro)
JNG 7 folio 199 $55.00
Sold to Sandy Steward, a free negro the property adjoining the manor and adjoining the lands formerly belonging to Ephram Armstrong, containing 2½ acres, called 'A Part' near "where I now live" or what ever name it may be. Mentions Elizabeth Copper as Cyrus' wife.

• Land Sold: Chancery Records, 16 Jan 1855, Kent Co. MD.. Chancery Records
Lib. JG 1/147
Charles Copper and Wife (Racheal Jane) vs John A Foreman and wife Araminta, Cyrus Copper and John William Copper
Charles Copper and Racheal Jane, his wife, tell that a certain Cyrus Copper, late of Kent Co., deceased, was in his life time, seized and possesed of a certain real estate, consisting of a farm or plantation lying in Worton, containing from 155 to 160 acres called "Savoy Farm"....................."
About the year of 1840 or 1841, Cyrus Copper departed this life, intestate, leaving a widow named Elizabeth Copper and your orator, Charles Copper, Araminta Copper (since married with John A. Forman), Cyrus Copper, and John William Copper, his only children and heirs at law, to whom said real estate descended and the said Cyrus Copper and John William copper are infants. The property is not large enough to devide[sic].
[Charles is trying to have the real estate sold and divide the money.)
Property is occupied by John A Foreman.
July 1852 the Formans agree to sell and a trustee is appointed for the sale. It was surveyed and found to be 150½ acres, and was sold for $1259.00, subject to a Dower for Elizabeth Copper, widow.
Description: "Beginning at a stone on the south side of the public road leading from Union Meeting House to Worton..........etc. etc."
After the sale the money was distributed as follows:
To Charles Copper for ¼ $275.06
To John A. Forman for ¼ $275.06
and Araminta
To Cyrus Copper for ¼ $275.06
To John William for ¼ $275.06
The farm was sold to William Vannort in 1855

Elizabeth Copper, widow of Cyrus Copper to William Vannort
Land Records JFG 3/216 9 Jun 1853

Cyrus Copper departed, intestate about 1840 or 1841, owning the "Savoy Farm", containing 140 acres, conveyed to him by William Hayne 6 Dec 1833 [JNG 3/256-258]. Elizabeth is entitled to Dower by decree of Court 11 Jan 1853. The property was sold by George Vickers, trustee, to William Vannort......
William Vannort purchased Elizabeth's Dower right for $200.

Cyrus married Elizabeth HOLDSON on 27 Feb 1823 in Kent Co. MD. Elizabeth died in Kent Co. MD.. They had four children: Cyrus, Charles, Araminta, and John William.

Cyrus COPPER, Jr was born on 4 Feb 1835 in Kent Co. MD., died on 22 Dec 1910 in Baltimore, MD. at age 75, and was buried on 24 Dec 1910 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. The cause of his death was Acute Bronchitis, Apnaea.

General Notes: Cyrus is found in the 1850 Census living with his uncle William and (third wife) Susan A. Rigby COPPER, Dist. 1 Kent Co. MD.

Noted events in his life were:

• His obituary was published in the Baltimore American on 24 Dec 1910 in Baltimore, MD.. DIED NINE HOURS APART
Husband Succumbs In Baltimore and Wife In Darlington
Mr. Cyrus Copper, for many years superintendent of Mount Carmel Cemetery, and his wife, Mrs. Kate E. Copper, who lately resided with a sister at Darlington, Md., died Thursday within a few hours of each other. Mr. Copper died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John P Hiltz, 3522 Bank street, Highlandtown, while his wife succumbed to cancer.
Mr. Copper some months ago resigned his position and he and his wife left for Darlington, where they purchased a farm. When Mr. Copper got sick, a few days ago, he returned to Baltimore. On Thursday the news came from Darlington that Mrs. Copper had died about 3 o'clock in the morning and about noon the husband passed away.
Mr. Copper will be buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock, members of King David Lodge, A.F. and A.M. acting as pallbearers, while Mrs. Copper's funeral is to take place at Darlington about the same time.
Mr. Copper was nearly 80 years of age and was born at Kent conty, coming to Baltimore in his early youth. He was also amember of the Junior Order of Mechanics and the Order of the Red Cross. He is survived by three daughters (Mrs. John P. Hiltz, Mrs. John Biemiller and Mrs. Lillian Vardy) and three sons (Messrs. John, George and Ezra Copper) and 10 grandchildren.
The Baltimore American, Dec. 24, 1910

Cyrus married Drusilla SHERLOCK [MRIN: 224], daughter of John SHERLOCK and Caroline HARDISTY, on 14 Dec 1858 in Baltimore, MD. Drusilla was born in 1837 in Maryland, died on 16 Aug 1880 in Baltimore, MD. at age 43, and was buried on 18 Aug 1880 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. The cause of her death was Childbirth. They had 12 children: John Thomas, William Jefferson, Susan Elizabeth, George W, Harry Thomas, Eleanor, Ezra Weiderman, Caroline, Cora, Cyrus, Nora D(Rusilla?), and Drusilla.

John Thomas COPPER was born in Nov 1859 in Maryland and died before 1944.

John married Matilda WEBBER [MRIN: 3714]. Matilda was born on 7 Jan 1864 and died on 10 Jun 1936 at age 72. They had six children: Laverne, Harry Turner, Mary E., Daniel Leroy, John Sherlock, and Lloyd Cyrus.

John next married Alverda E. Alverda was born on 13 Jul 1860 and died on 16 Aug 1887 in Baltimore, MD. at age 27. They had two children: Edgar T and George A.

William Jefferson COPPER was born about 1860 in Baltimore, MD., died on 15 Sep 1907 in Germantown, PA about age 47, and was buried in Baltimore, MD.. The cause of his death was Ptomaine Poisoning?.

Noted events in his life were:

• His obituary was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 16 Sep 1907 in Philadelphia, PA.. Supposed Victim of Ptomaine Poisoning
William J. Copper, 38 years old, of 410 West Norris street, a brakeman on the Philadelphia and Reading Railwaywas taken suddenly ill on his train yesterday and died at the Germantown Hospital last evening, supposedly from ptomaine poisoning. Coroner's physician, Dr. Wadsworth, performed a post mortem examination, but was not satisfied with the result. Further investigation will be made to establish, if possible, the exact cause of death.
Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 Sept. 1907

• His obituary was published in the Baltimore Sun on 17 Sep 1907 in Baltimore, MD.. COPPER, William J.
Unconscious on Platform
Mr. W. J. Copper, A Former Baltimorean, Dies In Philadelphia.
While waiting for a train at the Germantown Station, Philadelphia, Mr. William J. Copper, 47? years old, a brakeman on the Reading railroad and formerly a Baltimorean, fell unconscous on the platform.
A train was rapidly rounding the curve leading to the station when Mr. Copper fell, and had it not been for a policeman he would have fallen on the tracks. An ambulance was summoned and the unconscious man was hurried to the Germantown hospital, where he died a short time later.
The coroner's physician, Dr. Wadsworth, performed an autopsy and found traces of poison in Mr. Copper's stomach. The police believe that he had ptomaine poisoning. Dr. Wadsworth held an inquest yesterday.
For a number of years Mr. Copper worked for the Maryland Steel Company, at Sparrow's Point. About seven years ago he went to Philadelphia and got a position with the Reading. His wife and daughter, Miss Florence E. Copper, went with him and they made their home in Germantown. About a year ago a misunderstanding took place between Mr. and Mrs. Copper, and with her daughter, she came to Baltimore. She and her daughter have been boarding on Broadway, near Preston street.
Before his death Mr. Copper asked that his wife be summoned. The authorities at the hospital telephoned news of his death to his wife Sunday, but the details were not told her. The body will be brought to Baltimore.
Mr. Copper was the son of Mr. Cyrus Copper, superintendent of Mount Carmel Cemetery. Besides his widow and daughter, who is 18 years old, he is survived by three brothers - Messrs John, George and Ezra Copper - and three sisters - Mrs. Jacob Bardy, Mrs. J.B. Miller and Mrs. J.P. HiltZ. The funeral services will be held in this city, probably at the home of Mrs. Hiltz.
The Baltimore Sun, Sept 17, 1907

William married Mary E MARSHALL [MRIN: 3711] on 22 Jul 1875 in Baltimore, MD. Mary was born about 1863 and died on 11 Feb 1911 in Baltimore, MD. about age 48. They had four children: Charles E, Louis, William, and John Elmer.

Susan Elizabeth COPPER was born on 29 Dec 1862 in Maryland, died on 15 Nov 1932 in Baltimore, MD. at age 69, and was buried on 19 Nov 1932 in Oaklawn Cemetery, Baltimore, MD..

Susan married George W STEWART on 18 Nov 1880. The marriage ended in divorce on 8 Jan 1900. George died on an unknown date. They had four children: William Ezra, Annie Drusilla, Cyrus Copper, and Charles Penbrook.

Susan next married Jacob P VARDY on 16 Dec 1900. Jacob was born in Feb 1861 in Baltimore, MD., died on 26 Feb 1911 in Washington, D.C. at age 50, and was buried on 27 Feb 1911 in Maryland.

George W COPPER was born in Nov 1864 in Maryland and died before 1944.

George married Elizabeth (Lizzie) ANGEL. Elizabeth was born in Dec 1869 and died on 30 Mar 1932 at age 62. They had two children: William E and Hilda V.

Harry Thomas COPPER was born in 1867 in Baltimore, MD., died on 26 Apr 1899 in Baltimore, MD. at age 32, and was buried on 28 Apr 1899 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. The cause of his death was Consumption.

Harry married Anna Marie REHMERT, daughter of Gottlieb Daniel REHMERT and Anna Marie SCHAUB, about 1889 in Baltimore, MD. Anna was born on 8 Apr 1870 in Baltimore, MD., died on 28 Sep 1916 in Baltimore, MD. at age 46, and was buried on 11 Jan 1917 in Oaklawn Cemetery, Balto., MD.. They had six children: John T., Bertha M, Cyrus, Marie Clara, Harry Thomas, and (No Given Name).

Eleanor COPPER was born in 1868 in Maryland.

Ezra Weiderman COPPER was born in Jul 1868 in Maryland and died in 1955 in Pennsylvania at age 87.

Ezra married Margaret Ella/Ellen BOWDEN, daughter of Samuel BOWDEN and Sarah, on 14 Nov 1888 in Baltimore, MD. The marriage ended in divorce between 1905 and 1910. Margaret was born in Jul 1868 in Maryland and died on 8 Feb 1926 in Baltimore, MD. at age 57. They had seven children: Cyrus William, Ezra Harry, Raymond E, Edmund Samuel, Helen, Glenn Henley, and Unnamed.

Ezra next married Catherine W KUNTZ on 12 Jun 1918 in Wilmerding, Allegheny Co PA. Catherine was born in 1873 in Pennsylvania, died in 1954 in Pennsylvania at age 81, and was buried in Historic Brush Creek Cemetery Hempfield Twp. Westmoreland Co. PA.

Caroline COPPER was born in May 1870 in Maryland and died on 31 Mar 1951 at age 80.

Caroline married John BIEMILLER about 1891. John was born in Dec 1856 in Maryland, died on 20 Nov 1932 in Baltimore, MD. at age 75, and was buried in Parkwood Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. They had eight children: John, (No Given Name), Elizabeth (Lizzie), Nora D, Marguerite E, Harry, Cyrus Copper, and Edna.

Cora COPPER was born in Nov 1873 in Baltimore, MD., died about 15 Dec 1877 in Baltimore, MD. about age 4, and was buried on 17 Dec 1877 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. The cause of her death was Pneumonia.

Cyrus COPPER, 3rd was born in Aug 1876 in Maryland, died on 7 Mar 1877 in Baltimore, MD., and was buried on 8 Mar 1877 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. The cause of his death was "Teething."

Nora D(Rusilla?) COPPER was born in Sep 1877 in Maryland and died on 20 Jul 1963 at age 85. Another name for Nora was Eleanora.

Nora married John Philip HILTZ , son of John HILTZ and Mary. John was born on 16 Jun 1874 and died on 1 Mar 1930 in Baltimore, MD. at age 55. They had two children: Marie (Maggie) and Francis F.

Drusilla COPPER was born about 16 Aug 1880 in Baltimore, MD., died about 19 Sep 1880 in Baltimore, MD., and was buried on 21 Sep 1880 in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. The cause of her death was *"Marasmus."

Medical Notes: *A gradual wasting of the tissues of the body from insufficient or imperfect food supply or from poor absorption of a good food supply.

Cyrus next married Mary Elizabeth FRAZIER [MRIN: 3699], daughter of John FRAZIER and Jane CULLEN, on 13 Jan 1881 in Baltimore, MD. Mary was born about 1841, was baptized in Feb 1841 in East End Methodist Cong., Canton, Baltimore Co., MD, died on 9 Jun 1898 in Baltimore, MD. about age 57, and was buried on 11 Jun 1898 in MT Carmel Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.. The cause of her death was Paralysis.

Cyrus next married Catherine E SAVIN [MRIN: 223], daughter of Patrick Chapman SAVIN and Mary Anna RYAN, about 26 Oct 1898 in Baltimore, MD. Catherine was born in Jun 1854 in Washington Co., MD, died on 22 Dec 1910 in Darlington, Harford Co. MD at age 56, and was buried on 24 Dec 1910 in Darlington Cemetery Harford Co., MD.. The cause of her death was Sarcoma of Axilla and Plura/ Septicemia. They had no children.

Noted events in her life were:

• Her obituary was published in the Baltimore American on 24 Dec 1910 in Baltimore, MD.. DIED NINE HOURS APART
Husband Succumbs In Baltimore and Wife In Darlington
Mr. Cyrus Copper, for many years superintendent of Mount Carmel Cemetery, and his wife, Mrs. Kate E. Copper, who lately resided with a sister at Darlington, Md., died Thursday within a few hours of each other. Mr. Copper died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. John P Hiltz, 3522 Bank street, Highlandtown, while his wife succumbed to cancer.
Mr. Copper some months ago resigned his position and he and his wife left for Darlington, where they purchased a farm. When Mr. Copper got sick, a few days ago, he returned to Baltimore. On Thursday the news came from Darlington that Mrs. Copper had died about 3 o'clock in the morning and about noon the husband passed away.
Mr. Copper will be buried at Mount Carmel Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock, members of King David Lodge, A.F. and A.M. acting as pallbearers, while Mrs. Copper's funeral is to take place at Darlington about the same time.
Mr. Copper was nearly 80 years of age and was born at Kent conty, coming to Baltimore in his early youth. He was also a member of the Junior Order of Mechanics and the Order of the Red Cross. He is survived by three daughters (Mrs. John P. Hiltz, Mrs. John Biemiller and Mrs. Lillian Vardy) and three sons (Messrs. John, George and Ezra Copper) and 10 grandchildren.
The Baltimore American, Dec. 24, 1910

Charles COPPER was born on 29 Jan 1825 in Kent Co. MD. and died 1882 ? at age 57.

Charles married Rachel Jane ARGADINE, daughter of Israel ARGADINE and Mary SERVISON, on 15 Oct 1846 in Kent Co. MD. Rachel died on an unknown date. They had six children: James H, William C, Charles W, Susan, Marietta, and Matilda.

James H COPPER was born in 1848 in Kent Co. MD. and died on 25 Dec 1913 at age 65.

William C COPPER was born in 1851 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

Charles W COPPER was born in Nov 1858 and died on an unknown date.

Susan COPPER was born in 1860 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

Marietta COPPER was born in 1863 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

Matilda COPPER was born in 1869 and died on an unknown date.

Araminta COPPER was born on 8 Apr 1829 in Kent Co. MD. and died from 1865 to 1870 in Kent Co. MD. at age 36.

Araminta married John A. FOREMAN, son of Jacob FOREMAN and Unknown, on 2 Oct 1851 in Kent Co. MD. John was born in 1823 in Kent Co. MD. and died on 9 Jul 1897 at age 74. They had six children: Mary Jane, Jacob Alfred, John J, Alphonza, Sarah Amanda, and Alonza.

Mary Jane FOREMAN was born in Mar 1852 in Kent Co. MD., died after 1900 in Kent Co. MD., and was buried in Union Cemetery, Kent Co MD.

Mary married Philip H MOORE on 27 May 1874 in Kent Co. MD. Philip died on an unknown date.

Jacob Alfred FOREMAN was born in 1853 in Kent Co. MD. and died from 1860 to 1870 in Kent Co. MD. at age 7.

Jacob married someone. Jacob married someone.

Jacob married Rachel. Rachel died in Unknown.

John J FOREMAN was born in 1857 in Kent Co. MD. and died before 1870 in Kent Co. MD..

Alphonza FOREMAN was born in 1859 in Kent Co. MD. and died before 1870 in Kent Co. MD..

Sarah Amanda FOREMAN was born on 5 Apr 1862 in Kent Co. MD., died on 24 Dec 1934 at age 72, and was buried in Union Cemetery.

Sarah married Joseph L FOWLER on 24 Jan 1884. Joseph died on an unknown date.

Alonza FOREMAN was born in Jan 1865 in Kent Co. MD., died on 4 Mar 1937 in Kent Co. MD. at age 72, and was buried in Union Cemetery.

Alonza married Martha HURD on 21 Aug 1889 in Kent Co. MD. Martha was buried on an unknown date.

Araminta next married James Edward BECK on 25 Aug 1846 in Kent Co. MD. James died before 1851.

John William COPPER was born on 4 Jul 1838 in Kent Co. MD., died on 4 Apr 1905 in Kent Co. MD. at age 66, and was buried in Stil Pond Cemetery, Lynch, Kent Co MD.

John married Rachel Elizabeth ATKINSON on 11 Jan 1860 in Kent Co. MD. Rachel was born on 28 Oct 1839 in Odessa, DE, died on 14 Oct 1922 in New Drop NY at age 82, and was buried on 18 Oct 1922 in Stil Pond Cemetery, Lynch, Kent Co MD. They had three children: James C, Jane Louise (Loula), and John William.

James C COPPER was born in Jan 1861 in Kent Co. MD., died on 22 Aug 1861 in Kent Co. MD., and was buried in Union Cemetery.

Jane Louise (Loula) COPPER was born on 14 May 1861 in Kent Co. MD. and died on 15 Apr 1937 in New Drop NY at age 75.

Jane married Ernest S. HAGEN on 27 Jan 1889 in Kent Co. MD. Ernest died on an unknown date.

John William COPPER, Jr was born on 10 Aug 1862 in Kent Co. MD., died on 1 Apr 1945 in Worton, Kent Co. MD at age 82, and was buried in Stil Pond Cemetery, Lynch, Kent Co MD.

John married Laura Ida ROEDER on 7 May 1884. Laura died on an unknown date. They had three children: Sarah V, Lottie O, and Ruth A.

William COPPER was born in 1781 in Kent Co. MD., died on 11 Apr 1854 in Kent Co. MD. at age 73, and was buried in Private Farm, Kent Co MD.

Noted events in his life were:

• He signed a will William Copper in Kent Co. MD.. JFB #1/385
First paragraph dedicating his body to Christ and mentions being afflicted in body, but not in mind.
ITEM: I give to Susan A. Copper, to hold and receive profits of during her life, the farm where we are now residing, 265 acres. Also to Susan; bed, furniture and bedding, ½ dozen cups, coffee pot she bought, 2 table cloths, and more. Also to Susan $200.00 and a Negro Hannah Amelid to serve until 21 years old and then she shall be free.
ITEM: I give to my niece Elizabeth Atkinson, daughter of my sister Ann Copper and Thomas Brian $100.00 to be paid to her by my nephew Cyrus Copper without interest.
ITEM: I give to my brother, Henry Copper (after the death or marriage of my wife) the sum of $20 annually to be paid by my nephew Cyrus Copper.
ITEM: After the death or marriage of my wife Susan, I devise and bequeath to my nephew Cyrus copper all my real estate, and a Negro boy called Joseph, born 20 Aug 1850, to serve until he arrives at the age of 25 years, then to be set free, to him my said nephew Cyrus Copper and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. But should my nephew, Cyrus Copper die before he arrives at age 21, then and in that event, I give, devise and bequeath all my real estate to my nephew John William Copper and in the event of the death of both Cyrus and John William, my nephews, before they shall attain the age of 21 years, then and in that event I give, devise and bequeath all the real estate to my nephew Charles Copper.
ITEM: Inasmuch as it pleased Almighty God to afflict my servant woman Sarah and her little child Mary, my will and wish is that they remain upon my estate and that they shall be supported thereon in kindness and mercy, by whomever may possess it after I am dead and gone. I do therefore will and bequeath to each of these servants Sarah and her child Mary a home in my kitchen or quarters, good and sufficient elsewhere upon my land during their natural lives, to be properly supported and be always subject to be kept in place as servants should be, giving them the needful food and clothing. If Sarah or the child Mary shall have issue not afflicted they shall be included under the residuary clause of this issue and shall be entitled to their freedom at age 21 years.
ITEM: My woman, Rachel, was born August 30, 1827 and shall be free at age 30 years.
ITEM: I will that my Negro woman, Araminta, be free at age 30 years of age. Also the Negro girls, Hester, Henrietta and Elizabeth.
ITEM: In case my wife Susan A. Copper shall accept the trust which she is appointed as my executrix and direct that she shall keep the said Cyrus Copper, my nephew, along with her provided he shall behave himself in a respectful and becoming manner towards her, but if he shall misbehave to her and disregard her reproof she may then place him in another home.

Signed William Copper
Witnesses:
Benjamin L. Brevitt
Mary Ann Leary
George Leary

William married Ann BRICE on 10 Dec 1807 in Kent Co. MD. Ann died before 1813. They had no children.

William next married Elizabeth DURDING on 11 Feb 1813 in Kent Co. MD. Elizabeth died on 23 Apr 1837 in Kent Co. MD.. They had no children.

William next married Susan A RIGBY on 8 Feb 1838 in Kent Co. MD. Susan died on an unknown date. They had no children.

Charles COPPER was born about 1785.

Elizabeth COPPER was born about 1785 in Kent Co. MD..

John COPPER was born about 1787 in Kent Co. MD..

John married Ann. Ann died on an unknown date.

Ann COPPER was born about 1789 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

Ann married Thomas BRYAN in 1808. Thomas died on an unknown date. They had four children: Elizabeth Ann, Carolina, Anna Maria, and Henry.

Elizabeth Ann BRYAN was born in 1815 and died on 24 Sep 1889 at age 74.

Elizabeth married William T ATKINSON on 24 May 1849.

Carolina BRYAN was born in 1810 and died on an unknown date.

Anna Maria BRYAN was born in 1818 and died in 1876 at age 58.

Henry BRYAN died on an unknown date.

Henry COPPER was born in 1796 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

William next married Margaret before Mar 1756. Margaret died on an unknown date.

George COPPER, Jr was born on 12 Dec 1704 in Kent Co. MD., was baptized in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, and died betw Oct-Dec 1758 in Kent Co. MD..

Noted events in his life were:

• He signed a will in Kent Co. MD.. Liber 30, folio 678
25 Oct 1758
COPPER, GEORGE, Jr., Kent Co.
To son Philip Copper, Wedges Recovery 50a.
To son Cyrus Copper, the residue of my lands, which are to b e held by my wife, Rebbecca, till he is 21, but if she mar. before then, to son George Copper.
To dau. Rebecca Copper, negro boy Gloster, a bed, roan horse Rainbow, a bridle & saddle, & her choice of a milch cow.
Extrs: sd. wife, Rebecca Copper, & son George Copper.
Witn: Thomas Slipper, Chas. Ringold, John Arnol.
Proved 9 Dec. 1758 Distribution made 6 or 10 May 1759, sworn to by Slipper, who wrote it, & Arnol.

George married Rebecca DAVIS in May 1735 in Kent Co. MD. Rebecca died after 6 May 1761 in Prob Kent Co. MD. They had seven children: Philip, Rebecca, Samuel, Norris, Gustavus, Cyrus, and Benjamin.

Philip COPPER died on an unknown date.

Rebecca COPPER died on an unknown date.

Rebecca married ARNOLD. ARNOLD died in Unknown.

Samuel COPPER was born on 9 Jan 1741 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and died after 6 May 1761.

Norris COPPER was born on 19 Jan 1743 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and died after 6 May 1761.

Gustavus COPPER was born on 9 Feb 1745 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and died after 6 May 1761.

Cyrus COPPER was born on 14 Dec 1747 in Kent Co. MD. and died on an unknown date.

Benjamin COPPER was born 21 Mar 1751 ? in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD and died after 6 May 1761.

Rachel COPPER was born on 3 Apr 1707 in Kent Co. MD. and died in Unknown.

Rachel married GLENN. GLENN died on an unknown date.

Charles COPPER was born about 1710 in Kent Co. MD. and died in 1775 in Kent Co. MD. about age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

• He owned land "Lord's Gift" in 1754 in Kent Co. MD.. Bequeathed 50 acres of "Lord's Gift" and 50 acres of "William's Lot" in father's will dated 1754 [Kent Co. Wills #2/357]
Bought 100 acres of "Lord's Gift" from nephew William, Jr. Kent Co. Deed # 8/289 in 1758.
Bought 50 acres of "Lord's Gift" back from John Cleaver/Gleaves that father sold in 1714, Kent Co. Deeds #2/357.
Total acreage 250.
"Lord's Gift" re-surveyed for Charles Copper, 213 acres. Original patent was to George Copper for 300 acres of "Lord's Gift". Re-patent now for Charles Copper, "Lord's Gift" re-surveyed containing 213 2/3 acres. Rent Roll Book #1/302 MHR 7 Dec 1771.

Charles married Sarah. Sarah died in Unknown.

Sarah COPPER was born on 1 May 1711 in Kent Co. MD., died before 13 Feb 1714 in St Paul's Parish, Kent Co. MD., and was buried on 13 Feb 1714 in St Paul's Parish, Kent Co. MD..

Martha COPPER was born on 15 May 1714 in Kent Co. MD. and died in Unknown.

Joseph COPPER was born on 22 Dec 1718 in Kent Co. MD., was baptized in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, and died 1754 ? at age 36.

Mary COPPER was born on 18 Apr 1722 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, was baptized on 5 Sep 1725 in St Paul's Parish Kent Co MD, and died in Unknown.

Mary married GLEAVES. GLEAVES died before 1854. They had one daughter: Sarah.

Sarah GLEAVES died on an unknown date.

Mary next married Jonathan LEATHERBURY about 1754. Jonathan was born about 1716 and died before 9 May 1772 in Kent Co. MD..







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