The Harper Copeland Family came from Lowndes County,
Miss. in 1852 to the town of
Smithfield in Polk County. Mr. Copeland was a blacksmith by trade and later moved near
the present day Goodrich, Texas where he purchased 200 acres in the A. Viesca 7 League.
He served as Justice of the Peace 1854-1864, and 1866-1868. He was also a County
Commissioner from 1868-1872. The family cemetery was located on his property and was
in use from 1880-1915. After the property was divided up by his grandchildren the cemetery
was not maintained and markers exist on very few graves today.
Location: At the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and FM 2665
near Goodrich, Texas, go east
on FM 2665 for 4.4 miles. The cemetery is on the right .25 miles in the woods.
Copeland, Eliza Jane, born: 1852 Miss. died:
prior to 1880,
daughter of Harper & Elizabeth Copeland.
Copeland, Elizabeth S. (Morris), born: 1820 S.C. died: Mar. 1900,
married on Nov. 14, 1839 Lowndes Co. Miss. by William Halbert, M.G. to Harper Copeland.
Copeland, Harper, born: 1818 Ala. died: Nov. 1898,
Private, Co. D, 1st Regiment Infantry, C.S.A.
Copeland, James "Jim" Buchanan, born: 1858 Tx. died: 1886,
married on Oct. 4, 1883 to Victoria "Torrie/Tory" Williams.
(Note: Victoria W. Copeland, 1862-June 29, 1950, was buried at Peebles Cemetery).
Copeland, Thomas A. "Billy", born: 1856 Tx. died: prior to 1880,
son of Harper & Elizabeth Copeland.
Hirams, J. W., born: Feb. 1851 Tx. died: Mar. 1900,
husband of Sarah "Sallie" Copeland.
Hirams, Sarah "Sallie" (Copeland), born: Dec. 1853, died: Jan.1904,
married on Mar. 4, 1875 to J. W. Hirams.
Lamb, J. H., born: 1843 Tx. died: 1933,
husband of Lenora Copeland and Margaret S. Copeland.
Lamb, Lenora "Nora" (Copeland), born: 1861 died: 1889,
married on Aug. 19, 1888 to J. H. Lamb.
Lamb, Margaret S. (Copeland), born: 1845 Miss. died: 1915,
married on July 20, 1890 to J. H. Lamb.
Reid, John, died: 1929, married on Nov. 11, 1875 to Martha "Mattie" Copeland.
Reid, Martha "Mattie" (Copeland), born: 1855 Tx. died: after 1933
There also may be infants in unmarked graves in this cemetery.
Family known to be buried elsewhere:
John S. Copeland, (son of Harper & Elizabeth Copeland) and his wife Jane (Barfield)
Copeland are buried in the Bold Springs Cemetery.
Victoria (Williams) Copeland, wife of James "Jim" Buchanan Copeland was buried at the
Peebles Cemetery on FM 1988.
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