My COPELAND connection is Sarah COPELAND, wife of Joseph Marion STRAIN. There is a Sarah STRAIN in Vernon Co., MO living with the family of William GRAY in 1900. She is listed as his mother-in-law. Presently I am trying to determine if the Sarah is the widow of Joseph Marion STRAIN.
Another question to be answered is if this Sarah is the daughter of Joseph and ?? COPELAND, of Osage Co., MO. A quick examination of Vernon Co. census seems to indicate that this COPELAND family relocated to Vernon Co. from Osage Co. about 1860.