|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1608|
Born in England, some sources indicate Edward Coppedge arrived in Virginia Colony as a young man and patented 100 acres of land as early as 1637 on Matapeak Creek, Isle of Kent, Virginia (later part of Maryland), and was followed or arrived with several of his brothers and an uncle. He apparently returned to England circa 1648-1649 to fetch his widowed mother, following the death of his father in 1648 in England, and brought her back to Virginia. His monument/headstone, located by a volunteer in Wicomico Episcopal Parish Church Cemetery, Nothumberland county, Virginia indicates Edward Coppedge as the "Founder of the Coppedge Family in America", (erected by the Coppedge Family Association); although his brother William and other siblings also married and produced offpsring. One brother, John, is said to have died childless.
Edward Coppedge is listed as being a Royalist, signing an Oath to the Commonwealth of England on 5 April 1652 in Isle of Kent, Virginia Colony.
Edward maried Elizabeth Risbey. He was the son of Richard Coppedge and Avis Embury of Wiltshire, Enland. His brothers were John, William, Benjamin, and Thomas Coppedge, who all apparently came to Virginia from England.
Wicomico Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: genie-in-az
Record added: Jul 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73414058
As a descendant of William Coppedge this is in honor of my distant uncle and the first Coppedge in America.|
Added: Apr. 3, 2016
To honor the memory of my 7x-great-grand-uncle.|
Added: Jul. 15, 2011