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Modified Register for George Washington COPE

First Generation

1.     George Washington COPE was born 16 Jul 1811 in Richmond County, NC. He died 17 Aug 1879 in Itasca TX and was buried in Prairie Dale Cemetery.

Census: 1850 Pike Co., AL

1860 Census Upshur County, TX

1870 Census Hill County, TX

 

BIOGRAPHY: Description of George on Amanda's Army Pension:

Medium height

Dark hair

Grey eyes

Weight about 160 pounds

George fought in Indian Creek War and discharged {June}1837 and Amanda received 160 acres as a land grant for such

 

George married Amanda M. ALLEN on 23 Dec 1841 in Indian Creek, Al. Amanda was born 1 May 1828 in Georgia. She died 2 Mar 1905 and was buried 1905 in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

BIOGRAPHY: POSTMASTER TOM GREEN/STERLING AUG 28 1890

Received land grant 160 acres Nov 21, 1892 in Sterling County

 

They had the following children:

+              2    F           i.    Mary Ann COPE was born 23 Feb 1844 and died 25 May 1917.

+              3    M        ii.    John Everett COPE was born 1846 and died 1 Nov 1919.

                4    M       iii.    William COPE "Billy" was born 1848.

Census: William was on 1860 Upshur Census. In 1870 Hill County Census, he was not there. Assumption is, he died sometime in between these two dates

 

+              5    M       iv.    Reuben Taylor COPE was born 13 Nov 1848 and died 13 Oct 1920.

                6    F          v.    Ann COPE was born calculated 1852 in Pike Co. Al.

ANN COPE WAS ON THE 1860 UPSHUR COUNTY CENSUS BUT NOT ON THE 1870 HILL COUNTY CENSUS. EITHER MARRIED AND STAYED IN UPSHUR OR DIED

 

Census: Ann was on 1860 Upshur Census as 8 years old. In 1870 Hill County Census, she was not there. Assumption is, she died sometime in between these two dates.

 

                7    F         vi.    Elizabeth P. COPE was born calculated 1854 in Upshur Co, TX.

BIRTH: First of George Washington Cope's children born in Texas

 

+              8    M      vii.    Thomas Henry COPE was born 1 Mar 1856 and died 24 Sep 1911.

+              9    F       viii.    Alice H. COPE was born 3 Mar 1858 and died 19 Jan 1929.

+            10    F         ix.    Martha Permelia COPE was born 1860.

              11    F          x.    Rebecca B. COPE "Becky" was born 15 Dec 1863 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas. She died 23 Apr 1917 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

BIOGRAPHY: As of 2003, there is no record of Rebecca being married. She is buried in Foster Cemetery as Rebecca Cope.

 

+            12    F        xii.    Ophelia COPE was born 1865.

+            13    F       xiii.    Lucy Allen COPE was born 1866 and died 1937.

              14    F       xiv.    Georgia Olivia COPE was born 1869 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas. She died 1951.

Georgia married Thomas Isaac MORGAN on 23 Dec 1891 in Sterling City, TX. Thomas was born 1866. He died 1946.

              15    F        xv.    Adeline COPE was born 1870 in Circa Hill Co, TX. She died 1940 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

Census: Adeline appears on 1880 Coleman County Census but only a child named May on 1900 Sterling County census. I assume that May was Adeline’s middle name and it was Adeline on this 1900 census

 

Second Generation

2.     Mary Ann COPE "Glory" (George Washington) was born 23 Feb 1844 in Pike Co. Al. She died 25 May 1917 in Saragosa, Reeves Co. TX.

Glory married James Clayton CONGER, son of Henry Hart CONGER, on 14 Sep 1865 in Upshur Co., TX. James was born 6 Aug 1843 in Cobb Co., GA. He died 23 Jun 1907 in Grand Falls, TX.

They had the following children:

+            17    M         i.    George Washington CONGER was born 10 Aug 1866 and died 18 Mar 1926.

              18    F          ii.    Mary Ann CONGER was born 23 Feb 1869 in Upshur Co, TX. She died 26 Feb 1877 in Navarro Co. TX.

              19    M       iii.    William Taylor CONGER was born 22 Oct 1870 in Hill Co., TX. He died 11 May 1938 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

William married Maud KENNEDY. Maud was born 18 Oct 1872. She died 28 Oct 1957 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

              20    M       iv.    James Hart CONGER was born 21 Feb 1873.

James married Hattie Josephine SMITH.

              21    M        v.    Robert Taylor CONGER was born 8 Apr 1875 in Hill Co., TX. He died 11 Feb 1935 in El Paso, TX.

Robert married Rosa Bell DOWNLEY. Rosa was born 1877. She died 1969.

              22    M       vi.    John Henry CONGER was born 16 Mar 1877 in Navarro Co. TX,. He died 11 Oct 1925 in Saragosa, Harden Co. TX.

              23    F        vii.    Amanda E. CONGER was born 3 Jul 1879 in Coleman Co. TX. She died 20 Oct 1906 in Ryan Jefferson Co.

Amanda married Joseph S. DOWNLEY.

              24    F       viii.    Crit Ophelia CONGER was born 4 Dec 1881. She died 13 Dec 1936 in Altus, Ok.

Crit married Hues BAKER.

+            25    M        ix.    Ephraim Barnett CONGER was born 31 Oct 1884 and died 13 Dec 1942.

              26    M         x.    M.E. CONGER was born 10 Sep 1887 in Coleman Co. TX. He died 20 Sep 1887 in Coleman Co. Tx.

              27    F         xi.    Juddie E. CONGER was born 5 Mar 1889. She died 1964 in OK.

Juddie married Somebody DONAHUE.

3.     John Everett COPE (George Washington) was born 1846 in Pike County, Al. He died 1 Nov 1919 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried 1919 in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, TX.

BIOGRAPHY: John Everett Cope was eldest son of George Washington Cope and was the beginning of my Cope line. John was born in Pikes Co. Alabama 1846 and died 1919 in Fort Stockton, Texas. He was a rancher and a businessman in Pecos County. At one time J.E. COPE owned a section of land in east Fort Stockton known as the Cope Estate. He had an interest in two ranches and a gold mine in Mexico. He Married Lucretia J. Ray of Fannin County, Texas about 1868 and had 9 children.

 

BURIAL: John's burial place is unknown but I assume that he was buried in Fort Stockton's East Hill Cemetery and probably in the old Valentine Plot however unmarked.

 

Census: 1850 Pike Co., AL

1860 census in Upshur County

1870 census in Upshur County age 23

1900 Census in Pecos County TX

1910 Census in Pecos County TX

 

BIRTH: Born in Pike County, Al 1846

 

John married Lucretia J. RAY, daughter of James Wilson RAY and Mary GIBSON, on 1868 in Fannin County, Texas. Lucretia was born 1850 in Fannin Co., TX. She died about 1926 in Austin, TX and was buried 1926 in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, TX.

Census: 1870 Census Upshur County Census age 19

1880 Census Coleman County Census

 

BIOGRAPHY: Lucretia J. Ray was the daughter of a wealthy lay preacher James Wilson Ray from Fannin County, TX where he is buried in Coonrod Cemetery. Family records indicate that Lucretia owned a section of land in Sterling County.

 

They had the following children:

+            28    M         i.    Madison Earl COPE was born 7 Aug 1869 and died 1 Oct 1901.

+            29    M        ii.    Thomas Jefferson COPE was born 15 Jan 1871 and died 22 Nov 1932.

              30    F         iii.    Rosa Emma COPE was born 1873 in Sterling City, TX. She died 25 Nov 1938 in Fort Stockton, TX and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, TX.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County

1910 Census Pecos County

 

BIOGRAPHY: Last known address was McCamey, TX. Buried in East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, TX. (Location of grave has not been found)

 

Rosa married R.L. CAMP on 16 Jan 1910 in Pecos County, Texas. R.L. died about 1935.

+            31    F         iv.    Sarah A. COPE was born 1875.

              32    F          v.    Presha Caroline COPE was born 1877 in Texas. She died 5 Feb 1920 in Fort Stockton, TX and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, TX.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County, TX

1910 Census Pecos County, TX

1920 Census Pecos County, TX Living with the Boydstuns

 

BIOGRAPHY: Presha died 1920 never being married and therefore no children, She was a schoolteacher in Fort Stockton, TX.

 

+            33    F         vi.    Mary Safronia COPE was born 1880 and died 1966.

              34    F        vii.    Belle B. COPE was born 1882 in Coleman Co. TX. She died before 1951.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County age 18

 

BIOGRAPHY: Little is known about Bell Cope at this time

 

Belle married1 Victor E. ALLISON on 5 Aug 1900 in Pecos County, Texas. Victor was born about 1880.

Marriage listed in book at Pecos County Library under "Pecos County Marriages"

 

+            35    F       viii.    Johnnie Ethel COPE was born 1884 and died 19 Jul 1957.

+            36    M        ix.    William Edgar COPE was born 5 Jun 1887 and died Aug 1971.

5.     Reubin Taylor COPE (George Washington) was born 13 Nov 1848 in Pike Co. Al. He died 13 Oct 1920 in Silver Valley, Tx and was buried in SILVER VALLEY Cemetery.

Census: 1850 Pike Co., AL

1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

BIOGRAPHY: CAME TO COLEMAN COUNTY, TX Abt 1871

 

Reuben married Rebecca Adelaide CONGER, daughter of Hy Hart CONGER and Mary SOMEBODY. Rebecca was born 14 Feb 1852 in GA. She died 25 Jan 1917 in Coleman Co. TX and was buried in Silver Valley Cemetery.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

They had the following children:

+            37    M         i.    John Robert COPE was born 14 Nov 1868 and died 29 Nov 1916.

              38    F          ii.    Frances COPE "Fanny" was born 1870.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

Fanny married Willard POPNOE.

              39    F         iii.    Lenora COPE "Nory" was born 22 Oct 1871. She died 6 Oct 1920 in Coleman Co. TX and was buried in Silver Valley Cemetery.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

Nory married C.C. POPNOE. C.C. was born 22 Apr 1870. He died 4 Nov 1927 in Coleman Co. Tx and was buried in Silver Valley Cemetery.

              40    M       iv.    Earley C. COPE was born 9 Jan 1874. He died 4 Apr 1909 in Coleman Co. Tx and was buried in Rough Creek Cemetery, COLEMAN Co. TX.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

BURIAL: Coleman County, TX

Rough Creek Cemetery

(MASONIC & WOW)(DS)

 

BIOGRAPHY: CAME TO COLEMAN COUNTY 1888

 

DEATH: MASONIC & WOW (CS)

 

Earley married Lottie E. GRIMES "Lottie", daughter of J.M. GRIMES and Mary SOMEBODY. Lottie was born 27 Jun 1877. She died 15 Aug 1965 in Coleman Co. Tx and was buried in Rough Creek Cemetery, COLEMAN Co. TX.

              41    F          v.    Lula C. COPE was born 25 Oct 1877 in Coleman Co. Tx. She died 22 Feb 1879 in Coleman Co. Tx and was buried in Gibson Cemetery.

              42    F         vi.    Lucy Ellan COPE was born 1880.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

Lucy married George WAGONER.

8.     Thomas Henry COPE (George Washington) was born 1 Mar 1856 in Upshur, Tx. He died 24 Sep 1911 in Itasca, Tx.

BIOGRAPHY: POSTMASTER AT STERLING AUG 8, 1896

 

BIOGRAPHY: See notes on Thomas's daughter-in-law Jacqueline Mitchell, Cope

 

Census: 1900 Hill Co., TX census

 

Thomas married Laura Belle UNDERWOOD on 26 Nov 1884 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas. Laura was born 17 Aug 1868. She died 19 Aug 1957 and was buried in Itasca, Hill County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+            43    F           i.    Ettie Ophelia COPE was born 13 Feb 1887 and died 16 Aug 1955.

+            44    M        ii.    George Washington COPE was born 4 Nov 1891 and died 10 Jul 1968.

              45    M       iii.    David Bascum COPE was born about 1892. He died 1895 in Died In Infancy.

+            46    M       iv.    William Thomas COPE was born 10 Nov 1893 and died 1 Aug 1956.

+            47    M        v.    Reuben Taylor COPE was born 29 Nov 1895 and died Mar 1981.

+            48    M       vi.    John Underwood COPE was born 19 Dec 1899 and died Jun 1972.

+            49    M      vii.    Earl Austin COPE was born 21 Apr 1902 and died 5 Aug 1966.

+            50    M     viii.    Mildred Manor COPE was born 31 Oct 1904 and died 10 Oct 1977.

9.     Alice H. COPE (George Washington) was born 3 Mar 1858 in Upshur Co, Tx. She died 19 Jan 1929 in Coleman Co. Tx.

BIOGRAPHY: POSTMASTER TOM GREEN/STERLING NOV 11, 1890

 

Alice married William George TEAGUE, son of William Gunnels TEAGUE and Parthena RENEAU, on 3 Dec 1891 in Sterling City, Tx. William died 7 May 1931.

They had the following children:

+            51    M         i.    Barney William TEAGUE Sr was born 17 Dec 1892 and died 3 Aug 1951.

+            52    M        ii.    George Cope TEAGUE was born 2 Apr 1894 and died 1 May 1938.

              53    F         iii.    Gladys Rebecca TEAGUE was born 23 Apr 1896. She died 19 Sep 1918.

10.   Martha Permelia COPE (George Washington) was born 1860 in Pittsburg, Upshur Co, Tx.

BIOGRAPHY: Martha P. marriage to G.R. Couch listed in Colman County Marriages.

 

Martha married2 George Ruben COUCH, son of John Archibald COUCH and Sarah Jane HOOSER, on 26 Apr 1883 in Coleman Co. Tx. George was born 27 Apr 1859 in Bedford Co., TN.

BIOGRAPHY: ID: I551117786

Name: George Ruben COUCH

Given Name: George Ruben

Surname: Couch

Sex: M

Birth: 27 Apr 1859 in Bedford County, Tennessee

Occupation: Surveyor

BIOGRAPHY: Father: John Archibald "Archie" COUCH b: Abt 1832 in Bedford County, Tennessee, USA

Mother: Sarah Jane HOOSER b: 1 Mar 1836 in Tennessee, USA

 

BIOGRAPHY: Marriage 1 Martha "Mattie" COPE b: 1859

Married: 1883 in Coleman County, Texas, USA

 

They had the following children:

              54    M         i.    Alva R. COUCH.

              55    F          ii.    Florence A. COUCH.

              56    F         iii.    Leland COUCH.

              57    M       iv.    Joseph E. COUCH.

              58    F          v.    Allene COUCH.

              59    M       vi.    George R. COUCH.

13.   Ophelia COPE (George Washington) was born 1865 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas.

Ophelia married3 Martin Davis SUTHERLIN on 30 Dec 1884 in Coleman Co. Tx.

Coleman County Marriages

 

 

Martin and Ophelia had the following children:

+            60    M         i.    Grover Martin SUTHERLIN was born 13 Oct 1885 and died 20 Jun 1963.

14.   Lucy Allen COPE (George Washington) was born 1866 in Itasca, Hill County, Texas. She died 1937 in El Paso, TX and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

Lucy married Thomas Jefferson STRALEY Sr, son of Charles STRALEY and Betsy MCCOMAS, on 2 Dec 1884 in Coleman County. Thomas was born 1861 in TX. He died 1937 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

Coleman County Marriages

 

 

Thomas and Lucy had the following children:

              61    M         i.    Harry Artmas STRALEY was born 2 Nov 1885 in Lampasas, Tx. He died 1953 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

Harry married Catherine BERRY on 31 Dec 1931.

              62    F          ii.    Sadie Allen STRALEY was born Sep 1888 in Lampasas, TX.

              63    M       iii.    Thomas Jefferson STRALEY Jr was born 25 Mar 1890 in Lampasas, TX. He died 1953 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

              64    M       iv.    Charles Spurgeon STRALEY was born 6 Sep 1892. He died 1974 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

              65    F          v.    Alice STRALEY was born 1896 in Lampasas, Tx.

              66    F         vi.    Myrtle Willie STRALEY was born 20 Aug 1897 in Sterling City, TX.

              67    F        vii.    Lucy Ophelia STRALEY was born 2 Aug 1899 in Sterling City, TX.

              68    M     viii.    George Leland STRALEY was born 12 Mar 1902 in Sterling City, TX.

              69    F         ix.    Bingham Reba STRALEY was born 24 Dec 1903 in Sterling City, TX. She died 1953 and was buried in Ancho NM Cemetery.

              70    F          x.    Thelma Ethel STRALEY was born 21 Mar 1906 in Sterling City, TX.

              71    M        xi.    John Cope STRALEY was born 31 May 1907 in Sterling City, TX.

              72    M       xii.    Thurman Earnest STRALEY was born 1 Oct 1911 in Sterling City, TX.

Third Generation

17.   George Washington CONGER (Mary Ann COPE, George Washington) was born 10 Aug 1866 in Upshur Co, Tx. He died 18 Mar 1926 in TX.

George married Erie FOSTER on 13 Jan 1891 in Sterling City, Tx. Erie was born 2 Jan 1876. She died 11 Sep 1943.

They had the following children:

              73    M         i.    William Floyd CONGER was born 1893. He died 1943.

William married Mary Louisa LYLES. Mary was born 1895. She died 1974.

              74    F          ii.    Annie Frances CONGER was born 1895. She died 1988.

Annie married Buryl A. AUSTIN.

              75    F         iii.    Bobbie CONGER was born 1897. She died 1967.

              76    M       iv.    George Foster CONGER was born 1899. He died 1967.

George married Ina HUNTON. Ina was born 1902.

              77    M        v.    Finous CONGER was born 1901. He died 1987.

Finous married Pauline SINGLETON. Pauline was born 1901. She died 1966.

              78    M       vi.    Thomas Fred CONGER was born 1903. He died 1951.

Thomas married Pauline MAYBEN.

              79    M      vii.    Aaron Bezella CONGER was born 1905. He died 1906.

              80    M     viii.    Foster CONGER.

Foster married Ina HUNTON.

25.   Ephraim Barnett CONGER (Mary Ann COPE, George Washington) was born 31 Oct 1884 in Colman Co., TX. He died 13 Dec 1942 in Big Lake, TX and was buried in Big Lake, Tx.

Ephraim married Ada Melanie HARBERT on 20 Dec 1905. Ada was born 8 Jun 1889. She died 3 Dec 1971 in Big Lake, TX and was buried in Big Lake, TX.

They had the following children:

              81    M         i.    Taylor Lee CONGER was born 11 May 1908. He died Jun 1963 in Big Spring, TX.

              82    M        ii.    James Barnett CONGER was born 27 Jul 1911. He died 1 Jun 1980 in Del Rio, TX and was buried in Big Lake, TX.

              83    F         iii.    Vivian Maude CONGER was born 1 Mar 1914 in Saragosa, TX. She died 20 Jun 2002 in Hurst, TX.

              84    F         iv.    Frances CONGER was born 10 Mar 1921 in Saragosa, TX. She died 26 May 1986 in Best, TX.

28.   Madison Earl COPE "Matt" (John Everett, George Washington) was born 7 Aug 1869 in Fannin Co., TX. He died 1 Oct 1901 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried in Old Fort Cemetery.

DEATH: Matt also known as M.E. Cope is buried in the Old Fort Cemetery in Fort Stockton. He was drug to death by his horse in Oct 1, 1901. His tombstone reads 1902, however death records indicate 1901.

 

Census: 1870 Upshur County Census age 1

1900 Census Pecos County

 

BIRTH: Madison Earl was Born in Fannin County, Tx. 1869

From Birth Certificate of his son Thomas Everett Cope

 

BIOGRAPHY: Madison was married Oct 1896 to Matilda Brown (per Sterling early marriage records). His Mother bought a ranch in Fort Stockton, TX as a wedding gift.

Matt was killed on his anniversary 1901 on this ranch and ranch was traded to Bud Price for a ranch in Sterling County and willed to Madison's heirs being Thomas Everett, Matterson Earl, and Ernestine.

Notes from Mattie's Will 1903

 

Matt married4 Matilda Ann BROWN "Tilda" on 1 Oct 1896 in Sterling City, Tx. Tilda was born 21 Jan 1878 in Texas. She died 23 Jan 1963 in Sterling City, Tx.

Census: 1910 Sterling County, TX Census house #106

Mattie re-married a man named Lantham after Matt was killed

 

 

They had the following children:

              85    F           i.    Ernestine COPE was born 6 Aug 1897 in Circa Pecos County, Tx. She died 18 Aug 1921 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

Census: 1910 Sterling Co., TX Census

 

Ernestine married Ransom Byron HOUSE about 1915 in Unknown. Ransom was born 11 Jun 1896. He died 4 Jun 1965 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

              86    M        ii.    Thomas Everett COPE "Peb" was born 16 Nov 1899 in Fort Stockton, TX. He died 3 Mar 1984 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Everett Cope (Peb) was born about 1899 in Fort Stockton, Texas. He was the son of Madison Earl Cope and Matilda Brown. After the death of his Father, Peb moved to Sterling County and lived the remainder of his life there as a rancher. He died in 1986 in Water Valley, Texas near Sterling City.

Peb's Mother married a man named Lantham in Sterling Co. This man raised Ernestine, Peb and Earl had three other sons of his own.

 

Census: 1910 Sterling County, TX Census house #106

 

Peb married Bernice BENGE on 1 Mar 1926. Bernice was born 6 Jun 1907. She died 30 Sep 1982.

              87    M       iii.    Matterson Earl COPE was born 29 Apr 1902 in Sterling City, TX. He died 6 Jul 1985 in Georgetown, Williamson Co., Tx.

Census: 1910 Sterling County, TX Census house #106

 

Matterson married Lucy Gracey SANDERS on 16 Jun 1925 in San Angelo, Tx. Lucy was born 19 Dec 1936 in Hereford, Tx. She died 1 Apr 1989 in Georgetown, TX.

29.   Thomas Jefferson COPE (John Everett, George Washington) was born 15 Jan 1871 in Fannin Co., TX. He died 22 Nov 1932 in Rankin, TX and was buried in Fort Stockton (Unmarked Grave).

DEATH: Tom died in McCamey Texas in 1932 and is buried in the "Old Valentine Plot" which is in Fort Stockton's East Hill Cemetery. His grave is unmarked as of this date.

 

Census: 1910 Census Pecos County, TX

1920 Census Pecos County

1930 Census Upton County, TX

 

BIOGRAPHY: Tom Cope was born 1871 probably in Fannin County, Texas. He married Maggie Valentine of Fort Stockton. Maggie died in 1918 and Tom married a Mary Landers. Tom and Maggie had four children, 1 girl and three boys.

Tom Cope was a rancher, large land owner and Commissioner of Pecos County, Texas for about 15 years and died at age 61 in McCamey, Texas in 1932. Tom died 11/22/1932 in Rankin.

 

Thomas married (1) Maggie VALENTINE, daughter of John Sr. VALENTINE and Margaret WILCOX, on 29 Nov 1905 in Pecos County, Texas. Maggie was born Jun 1883. She died 20 Feb 1918 in Fort Stockton, TX and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

Census: 1910 census Pecos County

 

Apparently Maggie was married before 1905 to a man named Teel

 

 

Thomas and Maggie had the following children:

              88    F           i.    Tommy Lee COPE was born about 1907 in Fort Stockton, TX.

Census: 1910 census Pecos County 3 years old

 

              89    M        ii.    Jack John COPE was born 18 Aug 1910 in Grand Falls, TX.

Census: 1920 census Pecos County 9 years old

1930 census Upton County. TX

 

Listed as Veteran US Army Air Force # 38213385

 

              90    M       iii.    Willard Filmarr. COPE was born about 1914 in Pecos County, Texas. He died 1 Aug 1944 in KIA WWII from KILLED IN WWII and was buried 1944 in Unknown.

Willard Cope was killed in WWII and death is recorded in McCamey, Tx Not sure where he is buried.

 

BIOGRAPHY: Willard Filmarr Cope was the Son of Tom and Maggie Cope, born about 1916 and was killed in WWII in 1944.

 

Census: 1930 Census Upton County, Tx 15 years old

 

              91    M       iv.    Jesse Oswin COPE was born 5 Jun 1918 in Pecos County, Texas.

BIRTH: Jessie O. Cope was born same year his Mother Maggie died could have bee cause of death.

 

Census: 1930 Upton County, Tx 12 Years old

 

Listed as Veteran

 

BIOGRAPHY: entered service 8-24-1939

Corporal US Marine Corp #273678

Wounded in Action

Discharged 10-3-1945

 

Thomas also married (2) Mary E. LANDERS. Mary was born calculated 1877.

31.   Sarah A. COPE "Sallie" (John Everett, George Washington) was born 1875 in Texas.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County with Robert Gray (Husband) household

 

Sallie married Robert L. GRAY on 1 Oct 1896 in Sterling City, Tx. Robert was born Aug 1876 in Ark.

BIOGRAPHY: Last known residence in Arizona

 

They had the following children:

              92    M         i.    Henry R. GRAY was born5 Jul 1897.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County age 2

 

              93    M        ii.    Abraham R. GRAY was born Dec 1898 in Pecos County, Texas.

33.   Mary Safronia COPE (John Everett, George Washington) was born 1880 in COLEMAN Co. Tx. She died 1966 in New Mexico.

BIOGRAPHY: Last known residence in New Mexico

 

Mary married Oscar Judson BAGWELL on 19 Jan 1900 in Sterling City, Tx. Oscar was born 19 Apr 1879 in Rome, Floyd Co., Ga.

They had the following children:

              94    M         i.    Clay R. BAGWELL was born in El Paso, TX.

              95    M        ii.    Edward BAGWELL.

              96    F         iii.    Fae BAGWELL.

              97    M       iv.    John BAGWELL "Scoop".

              98    F          v.    Lillian BAGWELL.

              99    F         vi.    Lucy BAGWELL.

            100    M      vii.    Meryl BAGWELL.

            101    M     viii.    Phillip H. BAGWELL.

            102    M        ix.    Percy Cope BAGWELL was born 31 Oct 1903 in Sterling City, TX. He died 20 Oct 1985 in Albuquerque, NM.

35.   Johnnie Ethel COPE (John Everett, George Washington) was born 1884 in Sterling City, TX. She died 19 Jul 1957 in Pecos County, Texas and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

Census: 1910 Census Pecos County, TX

1920 Census Pecos County

 

BIOGRAPHY: Lived in Fort Stockton, TX until her death at 507 Gillis Street

 

Johnnie married James Noble BOYDSTUN Sr on 31 Oct 1906 in Pecos County, Texas. James was born 1870. He died 1932 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

1930: Listed in Pecos County 1930 Census

James Noble Sr.    Age 59

Johnnie Ethel      Age 45

Bennie Belle       Age 21

James Noble Jr.    Age 19

Mary Ethel         Age 11

 

They had the following children:

            103    F           i.    Benny Bell BOYDSTUN was born 14 Jan 1909. She died 5 Feb 1955 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried in East Hill Cemetery.

Benny married (1) James SULLIVAN.

Benny also married (2) Maurice Lafayette STEWART about 1937.

            104    M        ii.    James Noble BOYDSTUN Jr was born 27 Sep 1910. He died 11 Mar 1949 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried in East Hill Cemetery.

            105    F         iii.    Mary Ethel BOYDSTUN was born about 1919.

Mary married Somebody HILL.

            106    M       iv.    John BOYDSTUN was born 1912. He died 1912 in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

            107    M        v.    Allan BOYDSTUN was born 1915 in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx. He died 1917.

            108    M       vi.    Billy BOYDSTUN was born 1913 in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx. He died 1918.

36.   William Edgar COPE "Willie" (John Everett, George Washington) was born 5 Jun 1887 in Sterling City, Tx. He died Aug 1971 in Odessa, Tx and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

Census: 1900 Census Pecos County, TX

1910 Census Pecos County, TX

1920 Census Pecos County, TX

1930 Census Pecos County, TX

 

BIOGRAPHY: William Edgar Cope was born in Sterling City, TX 1886. He married Mary Isabelle Backus of Corpus Christi, Texas in 1912. They had one son John Edgar Cope.

William (Willie) was a Pecos County Deputy for about 30 years in Fort Stockton, Texas and died 1971. He is buried at East Hill Cemetery in Fort Stockton, Tx. There is also evidence that he was, at one time, a Texas Ranger

 

Willie married Mary Isabelle BACKUS "Murry", daughter of Author BACKUS and HENRIETTA SOMEBODY "Hattie", on 5 May 1912 in Pecos County, Texas. Murry was born Dec 1895 in Gainesville, TX. She died 3 Oct 1964 in Fort Stockton, TX and was buried in San Angelo, TX.

They had the following children:

            109    M         i.    John Edgar COPE was born 1914 in Corpus Christi. He died 31 May 1994 in Fort Stockton, Tx and was buried in East Hill Cemetery Fort Stockton, Tx.

BIOGRAPHY: John Edgar Cope was born 1914 in Corpus Christi, TX. He is listed in the 1920 Census of Pecos County. John married Emma Elizabeth Yockey in 1939. Born to this union were three children, two girls and one boy. John lived most of his life if Fort Stockton, Texas where he died in 1994.

 

Census: 1920 Pecos County, TX Census

1930 Pecos County, TX Census

 

John married Emma Elizabeth YOCKEY, daughter of Archie Newton YOCKEY and Florence E. ROBERTS "Potsy", on 1939 in Monahans, Tx. Emma was born 2 Oct 1922 in Alpine, Tx.

1930: Archie Yockie and family were listed in dwelling 92 in Pecos County 1930 Census.

Archie   Age 33

Florence Age 29

Emma     Age 7

Thelma   Age 6

 

Census: 1930 Pecos County, TX Census

 

Married in Ward County, TX

 

37.   John Robert COPE (Reuben Taylor, George Washington) was born 14 Nov 1868. He died 29 Nov 1916 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

Census: 1880 Coleman Co., TX census

 

BIOGRAPHY: Data from John R. Cope, Jaynell Bodine & Cathryn Kessler

 

John married Ida Melinda BIRDWELL. Ida was born 3 Aug 1875 in Texas. She died 20 Apr 1926 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

They had the following children:

            110    F           i.    Ernestine Ruby COPE was born 15 Mar 1894 in Coleman Co. Tx. She died 23 Sep 1974 in San Antonio, Tx and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

Ernestine married Noble Knight FISK. Noble was born 1887. He died 1955.

            111    F          ii.    Jeanette COPE was born 2 Mar 1896. She died 30 May 1974.

Jeanette married Frank Edward WALTON Sr. Frank was born in Del Rio, TX. He died 3 Nov 1972 in Houston.

            112    F         iii.    Johnnie COPE was born 8 Jun 1898. She died 30 May 1901 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

            113    M       iv.    William Earley COPE was born 4 Nov 1900. He died 16 May 1901 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

            114    M        v.    Herbert Leon COPE was born 27 Mar 1902. He died 3 Feb 1962 in Big Lake, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

Herbert married Ruth HUDSPETH. Ruth was born 19 Apr 1908. She died 16 Jul 1979 in Big Lake, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

            115    M       vi.    JI COPE was born 12 Oct 1905. He died 21 Oct 1960 in Sterling City, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

JI married Edwina Buford BYNUM. Edwina was born 3 Dec 1910 in Sterling County, TX. She died Feb 1999 in San Angelo, TX and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

            116    M      vii.    Robert Lloyd COPE was born 12 Oct 1911. He died 12 Dec 1990 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

Robert married Meta Callaway YOUNG. Meta was born 28 Feb 1915. She died 12 Feb 1974 and was buried in Foster Cemetery Sterling City.

BURIAL: Meta was originally buried in Abilene, T and later moved to Foster Cemetery in Sterling County after Lloyd's death

 

43.   Ettie Ophelia COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 13 Feb 1887. She died 16 Aug 1955.

Ettie married Ira Landreth TURNER. Ira was born Oct 1886. He died 5 Sep 1973.

They had the following children:

            117    M         i.    Landreth Holland TURNER was born 18 Jul 1907. He died 11 Dec 1988.

Landreth married (1) Loise NEVILLE.

Landreth also married (2) Vivian GRIMES. Vivian was born 10 Jan 1915.

            118    M        ii.    Marcus Rudolph TURNER was born 20 Jan 1926. He died 1983.

Marcus married (1) Jimmie Ernestine SISEMORE. Jimmie was born 30 May 1934.

Marcus also married (2) Marilyn SOMEBODY.

            119    F         iii.    Georgia Maydelle TURNER was born 6 Aug 1913.

Georgia married Jack WELLS.

            120    F         iv.    Everald TURNER was born 11 Mar 1911.

Everald married A.J. WALKER.

            121    M        v.    Hiram David TURNER.

Hiram married Josephine SOMEBODY.

44.   George Washington COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 4 Nov 1891. He died 10 Jul 1968.

George married Della HARDING. Della was born 14 Jan 1900. She died Jan 1976.

They had the following children:

            122    M         i.    George Wendell COPE was born 14 Jul 1930. He died 30 Jul 2002.

George married (1) Sue MINISH.

George also married (2) Claudeen MCCLATCHY. Claudeen was born 11 Jun 1928.

            123    M        ii.    Billy Earl COPE was born 15 Jan 1934. He died 21 Mar 1973.

Billy married Martha Frances MILLER. Martha was born 2 Sep 1933.

            124    F         iii.    Peggy Eugenia COPE was born 24 Feb 1936.

Peggy married Dean STEVENSON. Dean was born 11 Feb 1936.

46.   William Thomas COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 10 Nov 1893. He died 1 Aug 1956.

William married Nellie Stone STUBBLEFIELD. Nellie was born 19 Jan 1900. She died 9 Nov 1991.

They had the following children:

            125    F           i.    Dorothy May COPE was born 7 Jun 1924.

Dorothy married Charles C. FINLEY. Charles was born 17 Sep 1925.

            126    F          ii.    Muriel Faye COPE was born 24 Mar 1929. She died 4 Oct 1979.

Muriel married Larry TAYLOR.

            127    M       iii.    Audrey Wayne COPE was born 31 Jul 1935.

Audrey married Wayne WALKER. Wayne was born 25 May 1940.

47.   Reuben Taylor COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 29 Nov 1895 in Sterling County, TX. He died Mar 1981.

Reuben married Jacqueline MITCHELL. Jacqueline was born 29 Oct 1904. She died 18 Sep 2002 in Bront, Texas.

They had the following children:

            128    F           i.    Shirley Frances COPE was born 6 Jan 1933. She died 11 Mar 1972 in Big Spring, TX.

Shirley married Donald LEE. Donald was born 11 Feb 1931.

            129    F          ii.    Jacqueline Mitchell COPE was born 11 Feb 1936.

Jacqueline married JOHN MOONEN.

            130    F         iii.    Corley Jean COPE was born 26 Apr 1942.

Corley married Jerry Leon KRESTA. Jerry was born 18 Aug 1938.

48.   John Underwood COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 19 Dec 1899. He died Jun 1972 in Miles, Runnels, TX.

John married Mary LANDERS.

They had the following children:

            131    M         i.    Reuben Taylor COPE was born 1920. He died 1952.

Reuben married June COVINGTON.

49.   Earl Austin COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 21 Apr 1902. He died 5 Aug 1966.

Earl married Grace CONDER. Grace was born 3 Dec 1906. She died 30 Jun 1978.

They had the following children:

            132    M         i.    Earl Austin Jr. COPE was born 2 Feb 1925. He died 2 Feb 1925.

            133    M        ii.    Dick Neil COPE was born 13 Feb 1932. He died 28 Mar 2004 in Farmers Branch, TX.

Dick married Barbara NANCE. Barbara was born 12 Sep 1932.

            134    F         iii.    Virginia Grace COPE was born 3 Mar 1932. She died about 1990.

Virginia married Richard GUINN.

50.   Mildred Manor COPE (Thomas Henry, George Washington) was born 31 Oct 1904. He died 10 Oct 1977 and was buried 10 Oct 1977.

Mildred married Annie STUBBLEFIELD. Annie was born 16 Oct 1907. She died 7 Jul 1997.

They had the following children:

            135    F           i.    Mary Belle COPE was born 29 Feb 1928.

Mary married Harley Harold HILLIARD. Harley was born 1923.

            136    M        ii.    Richard COPE was born 20 Dec 1932.

Richard married Laura Audean CURRY. Laura was born about 1933.

            137    F         iii.    Norma Joyce COPE was born 5 Oct 1937.

Norma married Jim KNIGHT. Jim was born 7 Feb 1931.

51.   Barney William TEAGUE Sr (Alice H. COPE, George Washington) was born 17 Dec 1892. He died 3 Aug 1951.

Barney married Maude Adele COOKSEY. Maude was born 23 Jul 1894. She died 4 Oct 1967.

They had the following children:

            138    M         i.    Barnett William TEAGUE Jr. was born 29 Dec 1920. He died 11 Jan 1984 in Deming, NM.

Barnett married Somebody HULL.

            139    F          ii.    Somebody TEAGUE was born 24 Feb 1922.

Somebody married somebody RUSHING.

            140    M       iii.    Charles Wilton TEAGUE was born 30 Apr 1923. He died 3 Sep 1990 in Alpine, TX.

            141    M       iv.    Raymond Oscar TEAGUE was born 21 Dec 1925. He died 10 Aug 1986 in El Paso, TX.

Raymond married Somebody GEORGE.

            142    F          v.    Dorothy Elizabeth TEAGUE was born 15 Dec 1926. She died 24 Jun 1993 in Austin, Tx.

Dorothy married Thomas R. HERRINGTON.

            143    M       vi.    Somebody TEAGUE was born 17 Aug 1930.

Somebody married (1) Mary Jo NEELY. Mary died 22 Jul 1963.

Somebody also married (2) Somebody HOFFMAN.

            144    M      vii.    Somebody TEAGUE was born 11 Mar 1932.

Somebody married Marylu RAY. Marylu died 30 Sep 1995.

            145    F       viii.    Somebody TEAGUE was born 10 Jan 1934.

            146    F         ix.    Katherine TEAGUE.

Katherine married Tommy WOODWARD.

52.   George Cope TEAGUE (Alice H. COPE, George Washington) was born 2 Apr 1894 in Sterling City, TX. He died 1 May 1938 and was buried in Resthaven Cemetery, Upton Co., TX

George married Georgia ROBERTS on 26 Sep 1920 in Sterling City, TX.

They had the following children:

            147    M         i.    George Cope TEAGUE Jr "GC" was born 1920.

            148    F          ii.    Myrtle Louise TEAGUE was born 22 Nov 1921. She died about 1959.

Myrtle married Hulon E, STACKER. Hulon was born 23 Apr 1928. He died 30 Apr 2002.

            149    M       iii.    Elton Roberts TEAGUE was born Aug 1924. He died 1997 in El Paso, Tx.

60.   Grover Martin SUTHERLIN (Ophelia COPE, George Washington) was born 13 Oct 1885. He died 20 Jun 1963.

Grover married Elsie Bell PETTY. Elsie was born 24 Dec 1893. She died 24 Feb 1976.

They had the following children:

            150    M         i.    Marvin Foster SUTHERLIN was born 22 Sep 1929.

            151    F          ii.    Alice Ophelia SUTHERLIN was born 15 Oct 1916. She died Oct 1983.

            152    M       iii.    John Grover SUTHERLIN was born 17 Mar 1921. He died 3 Jun 2000.

            153    F         iv.    Margaret Francis SUTHERLIN was born 22 Sep 1929.

            154    M        v.    George Martin SUTHERLIN was born about 1917.

            155    M       vi.    Jack SUTHERLIN was born 1932. He died 1932.


Appendix A  -  Sources



1  Pecos County Marriages.

2  Pecos County Marriages.

3  Davis, Pecos County Marriages. Found in Fort Stockton Library.

4  Sterling County Marriage Records, Sterling County Website. "M.E Cope

   Mattie Brown 1896." Recorded in Sterling County records. "Mr. M. E. Cope and Miss Tilda Brown

   1 October 1896."

5  1900 Pecos County Census, 11b.

 

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