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Joseph Matthew Copeland
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Birth: May 27, 1825
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1899
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA

Joseph Matthew Copeland was the youngest of 6 children of James Dugal Copeland & Catherine Gillis Copeland.

Joseph married Sarah Wade Cypert on November 1, 1843 in Wayne County, Tennessee.

They had 7 children:
Jemima Catherine (m. Robert Henry Clay Sims)
Matthew Elihu (m. Zerilda Minerva Puckett)
Nancy Jane "Lizzie" (m. Joseph Noah Davis)
Thomas Newton "Tom", m. Margaret Florence Furgeson, Fannie Carr
Sarah Virginia Ann (m. John Millard King)
Lydia Alice (m. Joseph Barton Lay)
Miranda Belle (a school teacher who never married, came down with typhoid fever & died shortly afterwards at the age of 25.)

In the book, "The Pariss Sims Family and Related Families 1765-1965," on page 60, Joseph M. Copeland is mentioned, "Joseph M. Copeland, was a very prosperous farmer and trader. At one time he owned over 1,000 acres of land, much of the Francis Cypert Grant. As each of his children married, he gave them a good farm from his holdings." 
Family links: 
  James Copeland (1791 - 1866)
  Catherine Flora Gillis Copeland (1796 - 1883)
  Sarah Wade Cypert Copeland (1826 - 1893)
  Jemima Catherine Copeland Sims (1845 - 1921)*
  Matthew Elihu Copeland (1848 - 1904)*
  Nancy Jane Copeland Davis (1849 - 1906)*
  Thomas Newton Copeland (1853 - 1948)*
  Sarah Virginia Ann Copeland King (1855 - 1910)*
  Lydia Alice Copeland Lay (1858 - 1936)*
  Anna Belle Copeland (1861 - 1887)*
  Mary Jane Copeland Harrison Duncan (1812 - 1859)*
  Thomas S. Copeland (1815 - 1904)*
  Daniel Gillis Copeland (1817 - 1867)*
  James Dugal Copeland (1820 - 1905)*
  William J. Copeland (1822 - 1872)*
  Joseph Matthew Copeland (1825 - 1899)
*Calculated relationship
Cypert-Copeland-Lay Cemetery
Wayne County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Gay Hobt Morton
Originally Created by: Cameron Disney
Record added: Sep 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58221444
Joseph Matthew Copeland
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- Gay Hobt Morton
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
Rest~In~Peace to my maternal Great-Great Uncle Joseph!
- Julie {Palmer} Clark
 Added: Apr. 28, 2013
my great, great, great grandfather, and father to Nancy Jane Copeland Davis
- Gay Hobt Morton
 Added: Apr. 27, 2013
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