Born: Sep 18, 1736, Little Brittain M.M., Lancaster, PA, USA 5
Marriage: SCHELLENGER, Abigail (Skillern) in 1761
Died: Jul 1801, Bush River, Newberry, SC at age 64 6
According to Nottingham M.M. records, John was born the 9th month, 18th day in 1736 to John Coppock and Margaret, his wife.
One correspondent with Mendenhall states that John married Catherine King before marrying Abigail in 1761. They supposedly had three children named Thomas, Samuel and Jonathan. This has no proof to support it at this point in time. (C-1430)
John received a certificate of removal from the E. Nottingham M.M. in Cecil Co., MD on the 26d, 7m, 1777. It stated that he had made amends with the E. Nottingham M.M. several years after marrying out of unity and being disowned for it. It also stated that John currently was living within the "verge" of the Bush River Monthly Meeting in South Carolina when the letter of removal was written.
John's will was written July 19, 1801 and proved Aug. 3, 1801. His administrators were (wife) Abigail, Aaron and John (possible sons) Coppock. Purchasers included Joseph Coppock and Joseph Furnas. (C-884, 1301) He is listed on the same page as his son John in the 1800 Newberry Co., SC census records. His household included he and his wife over 45, and one son between age 16 and 26. (C-931, 1057)
Of his 9 or 10 children, Aaron, John, Susannah Elleman and Abigail Weeks emigrated to Ohio. (C-1017) 7
Noted events in his life were:
• Probate, Aug 3, 1801, Newberry, Newberry, SC.
John married Abigail (Skillern) SCHELLENGER in 1761. (Abigail (Skillern) SCHELLENGER was born about 1742 in Cape May, , NJ 8 and died on May 20, 1818 in New Hope M.M., Greene, TN, USA 9.)
Eli JAY, Centennial Anniversary of W.Branch MM of Friends as presented in the Miami Valleyrecords, Vol. VI, Quaker Records, by Lindsay M. Brien, 1935 Miami Valley Rec, Quaker Rec, Vol.VI, 1935 (c1907).
Diller, Corinne Hannah, Immigrant Ancestors of Miami Valley, Ohio, Quaker Families (Genealogical Aids Bulletin).
3"Chronicles 2:4-6", The Holy Bible, King James Version, c1611.
John T. Humphrey, Pennsylvania Births, Delaware Co, 1682-1800 (Washington D.C.: Humphrey Publications, 1994).
Beard, Comp, Birth, Death and Marriage Records of Nottingham Quakers, 1680-1889. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications).
6Steve Pearson to Linda Coate Sep 5, 1998 at firstname.lastname@example.org (C-1649).
Jacobsen, Phebe R, Nottingham Quarterly and Monthly Meeting Records (Hall of Records Commission, Anapolis MD, Publication #14, Microfilmed books belonging to the Baltimore Yearly Meeting at Stony Run that largely are of the Nottingham M.M. records).
8Almeda Lappin to L. Dudick Letter dated 10/1997 at 4 N. Cypress, Witchita, KS 67206 (C-1304).
J. C. Patty, "The Coppock Story" (Unpublished, 1958).