COPE, JOHN M.
JOHN M. COPE
...John M. Cope was born in Ill. Jan. 5, 1827 died at Abilene, Tex., July 14, 1902. He married Rachel Smith Nov. 7, 1850. She was born July 25, 1834 in Ohio; died Apr. 18, 1889 Taylor Co., Tex.
One informant said his middle name was ?Miles”, another said “Mantler”; I have no verification. He went thro’ the Civil War as a private, I was told; was a farmer, a Baptist; his parents both from Ky. They had 9 or 10 children all born at Copeville, Collin County, Tex., I am told, as follows:
Elizabeth - 1851 - 1902 married a Brummet a Bap preacher
William E. - 1854 - 1943
Willey D. or Wiley L. or Milly D. - 1856
Russell F. - 1857 - 1890
Charles Henry - 1860
Mahalah - 1862
Miles C. - 1863
Levi Bailey - 1866 - 1941 - my grandfather...
One name I have, Mary E. Cope may have been a second wife.
James M. - 1868 - 1892
COPE, JOHN MILES
My gt-grd father was John Miles Cope for which the town of Copeville was named after. I am trying to locate info on his parents Mason W. Cope and Anna (McCoy) Cope...
Mason W. Cope and John Miles were born in Kentucky. When Mason was 30 years old he moved his family to (1834) Clinton Co., Missouri. Wiley Cope Mason’s father, went with Mason to Missouri and died in Davies Co., Mo. in 1848. 8 of Wiley’s 9 grown children moved to Mo. at the same time. Around 1844 Mason and his brother-in-law James McCoy moved to Nacogdoches Co., Texas. They were the only ones in that family that I have found to move there.
The 1850 Cherokee Co., TX census shows Mason and family living there. By 1851 Mason and family were living in Collin Co. The 1860 Collin Co., census shows Mason and 2 sons and 2 married daughters living there. The 1870 census does not show Mason and Anna in the county. I do not know what happened to them....
I would like to add that John Miles and his brother James were in the 16th Tex Cav in the Civil War. I have found 22 battles listed with the 16th Tx Cav. involved. From Jenkins Ferry to Millikens Bend....
John was still in Collin Co. in 1880 but in 1889 he was living in Cedar Gap, Taylor Co., Tex. John died in 1902 and is buried in the Cove Cemetery outside of Tuscola, Taylor Co., Tx. 2 sons William E. and James M. Cope are buried with him.
My grd-parents Levi B. Cope and Loula (Anderson) Cope are buried in the Roscoe Cemetery in Nolan Co., Tex. My father and mother were both born in Texas. Erwin Truman Cope (1909) and Frankie Louise Applegate (1918). Erwin died in 1988 and Frankie died in 1995 in California. ...The Anderson family came to Texas in 1833 from Tennessee. My gt-grd father George W. Anerson was born near the Alamo (1835). 5 months before the Alamo battle. I found a militry record of his father David Anderson killed by Comanches in 1840.
JOHN M. COPE
1. John M. Cope was born Jan 5, 1827
2. Rachel Cope was born July 25, 1834
3. Elizabeth Cope was born Sept. 29, 1851
4. William E. Cope was born Feby 28, 1854
5. Wiley D. Cope was born Jan. 16, 1856
6. Russell F. Cope was born Nov. 8, 1857
Charles H. Cope was born July 16, 1860
Mahalah M. Cope was born Apr 25, 1869
Miles C. Cope was born Sept 24, 1863
Levi B. Cope was born July 10, 1866
James M. Cope was born Mar. 28, 1868
John M. Cope and Rachel Smith was married November 7, 1850
Mahalah Ann Cope Died Oct 11, 1862
Rachel Cope Died April 18, 1880
Russell Cope Died May 7, 1890
James M. Cope Died April 5, 1892
Mary E. Cope Died
Elizabeth Brummett Died March 25, 1902
John Miles Cope Died July 14, 1902
JOHN MILES COPE
Family Group Sheet.
John Miles Cope b. Jan 1, 1827 Perry Co., KY d. July 14, 1902 Tuscola, Taylor Co., TX
buried Cope Cemetery, Tuscola, Texas father Mason W. Cope mother Anna McCoy
m. Nov. 7, 1850 Cherokee Co., TX
Rachel Smith b. 25 July 1834 Medina Co., OH? d. 18 Apr 1889 Tuscola, Taylor Co.,TX
buried Cope Cemetery, Tuscola, TX father C. A. Smith m. Kasiah
m.2 Mary E. in 1890s buried Cope Cemetery, Tuscola, TX
Children with Rachel:
Elizabeth b. 29 Sep 1851 Collin Co., TX d. 25 Mar 1902
m. 1 Feb 1870 Collin Co., TX
Andrew J. Brumett
Mary b. 1871
Minnie J. b. 1876
Rachel b. 1879
William Enoch b. 28 Feb. 1854 Millwood, Collin Co., TX d. 10 Feb 1949 Taylor Co., TX
m. 1 Oct 1872 Collin Co., TX
Jesse R. b. 1876 d. 1955
Melvin R. b. 1878 d. 1937
Charles H. b. 1879
Samuel A. b. 1887 d. 1904
Stella b. 1897 d. 1906
Wiley L. b. 16 Jan 1856 Collin Co., TX d. 4 Sep 1935
Mary b. 1875
Russell F. b. 8 Nov. 1857 Collin Co., TX d. 7 May 1890
Charles Henry b. 16 Jul 1860 Collin Co., TX d. 6 Sep 1930 Parker Co., TX
Mahalah Ann b. 25 Apr 1862 Collin Co., TX d. 11 Oct 1862
Miles C. b. 24 Sep 1863 Collin Co., TX d. 13 July 1933
Levi Bailey b. 10 July 1866 Copeville, Collin Co., TX d. 3 Dec. 1941 Nolan Co., TX
m. 1 May 1889 Taylor Co., TX
Loula Alice Anderson
Minnie Lea b. 1890 d. 1959
Myna Ann b. 1891 d. 1939
Charles Nugent b. 1894 d. 1933
Alvin Roscoe b. 1897 d. 1903
Russell Bailey b. 1899 d. 1980
Willie Ralph b. 1902 d. 1903
Wert Rhea b. 1904 d. 1987
Orval Leland b.
Erwin Truman b. 1909 d. 1988
Wenona Daugherty b. 1913 d.
James M. b. 28 Mar 1868 Copeville, Collin Co., TX d. 5 Apr 1892 Taylor Co., TX