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Descendants of John & Marjorie Cope
James Cope and his wife Mahalia Whis(s)man Cope
Joseph and Amanda Cope
John and Marjorie Bostian Cope were early settlers in what is now JerseyCounty, and John is buried in the old City Cemetery. They had sixteenchildren, some born in Rowan County, North Carolina and some in Jersey County – see History of Jersey County Illinois for additional information. Many early Jersey County families count John and Marjorie as ancestors. I have already posted a picture of son George and wife Lucinda Bullard Cope. Attached are pictures of James Cope and his wife Mahalia Whis(s)man Cope and of Joseph and probably his second wife. I have her name as Melvina Warner but name in a will is listed as Amanda. Pictures were obtained from descendants of James and Joseph. Note below that three of the Cope brothers married Bullard sisters. Mike Mourning
Descendants of John Cope
1. John COPE, born 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died February 25, 1852 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. Married Margaret (Marjorie) BOSTIAN born Abt. 1778 in Rowan County, North Carolina and died 1852 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. John and Margaret married May 3, 1804. Children:
…. 2.  Henry Cope, born 1805 in Salisbury District, Rowan County,North Carolina, died October 7, 1880 in English Township, Jersey County, Illinois. Henry married (1) Eliza WALKER, (2) Lucinda Elizabeth WHISMAN. Lucinda was born in Virginia(?), died Abt. 1868 in Jersey County, Illnois. Henry and Lucinda were married April 15, 1830.
…. 2. John Cope, born 1806 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina. John married Anna RUSSELL, born Bet. 1800 – 1830.
…. 2. Jacob Cope, born December 25, 1808 in Salisbury, Rowan County,North Carolina, died June 15, 1892 in Carrollton, Illinois. Jacob married Ollve (Ollie) McKENNEY, born July 4, 1816 in Virginia, died June 25, 1862 in Jerseyville, Illinois. They married on June 9, 1831.
…. 2. Elizabeth (Betsy) Cope, born January 1, 1811 in Salisbury,Rowan County, North Carolina, died February 18, 1877. Elizabeth married Samuel HENSON, born September 23, 1811 in Richmond County, Virginia, died February 18, 1892. Elizabeth married June 21, 1833.
…. 2. George Cope, born January 1, 1812 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina, died November 27, 1880 in Jersey County, Illinois. George married Lucinda (Lucy) Lee BULLARD, born April 10, 1817 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, died October 9, 1917 in Cameron, Missouri. George married April 17, 1836.
…. 2. Mary Margaret (Polly) Cope, born August 11, 1813 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, died December 14, 1837. Mary married Joshua ALLEN, born October 9, 1806 in Jefferson County, New York, died August 9, 1885 in Jersey County, Illinois. They married August 11, 1833.
…. 2. Eliza (Lith) Cope, born June 17, 1815 in Salisbury, RowanCounty, North Carolina, died December 14, 1897 in Grafton. Eliza married Moses AMBURG on June 11, 1837.
…. 2.  Joseph Cope, born 1816, died March 9, 1874. Joseph married (1) Martha PATSY BULLARD, born March 15, 1823, died June 28, 1862 m: July 16, 1840. (2) Melvina WARNER Aft. 1862
…. 2. James Cope, born July 7, 1817 in Salisbury District, Rowan County, North Carolina, died in Jersey County, Illinois. James married Mahalia (Haley) WHISMAN, born August 1, 1823 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois or West Virginia. They married on August 1, 1839.
…. 2. Lewis (Lute) Cope, born March 7, 1821 in Greene County, Illinois, died March 26, 1890 in Neosho, Missouri. Lewis married Nancy BULLARD, born March 1821 in Kentucky, died 1884. They married on November 21, 1844.
…. 2. Nathan Timothy Cope, born May 21, 1821 in Green County, Illinois, died January 25, 1903. Nathan married Malinda Elaine DAY, born July 15, 1828, died November 27, 1901 in Jersey County, Illinois. They married on October 28, 1847.
…. 2. Dilly Cope, born 1826 in Jersey County, Illinois. Dilly married Louis Johnson on April 15, 1846.
…. 2. Isabella (Belle) Cope, born May 13, 1829 in Green County, Illinois, died December 26, 1908 in Jersey County, Illinois.
…. 2. Melinda Cope, born 1831 in Green County, Illinois. Melinda married Joseph BIGGS.
…. 2. Lucinda Cope, born 1833 in Greene County, Illinois, died in Jersey County, Illinois. Lucinda married Josephus MOORE, born March 19, 1826, died January 26, 1895. They married on March 20, 1848.
Contributed by Mike Mourning, [email protected]