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Copeland family

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  Joseph Tarr Copeland (1813-1893) — also known as Joseph T. Copeland — of Port Huron, St. Clair County, Mich.; Orchard Lake, Oakland County, Mich.; Orange Park, Clay County, Fla. Born in Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine, May 6, 1813. Lawyer; postmaster; member of Michigan state senate 1st District, 1850-51; justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1852-57; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; Clay County Judge, 1881. Died in Orange Park, Clay County, Fla., May 7, 1893 (age 80 years, 1 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Orange Park, Fla.
  Relatives: Son of Royal Copeland and Alice (Davis) Copeland; brother of Roscoe Pulaski Copeland; married, July 19, 1835, to Mary Jane Wilson; uncle of Royal Samuel Copeland; fourth cousin once removed of George Morey Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
  See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society
  George Morey Copeland (1815-1892) — also known as George M. Copeland — of Clarendon, Orleans County, N.Y. Born in Norton, Bristol County, Mass., February 23, 1815. Merchant; member of New York state assembly from Orleans County, 1852. Died in Clarendon, Orleans County, N.Y., February 12, 1892 (age 76 years, 354 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Samuel Copeland, Jr. and Mercy Rich (Titus) Copeland; married 1839 to Laura Ann Sturges; married, November 2, 1870, to Charlotte M. Hanson; third cousin once removed of Arthur Corwin Copeland; fourth cousin once removed of Joseph Tarr Copeland and Roscoe Pulaski Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
  Roscoe Pulaski Copeland (1838-1933) — also known as Roscoe P. Copeland — of Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Dexter, Penobscot County, Maine, March 6, 1838. Flour and grain business; village president of Dexter, Michigan, 1880. Died in 1933 (age about 95 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Royal Copeland and Alice (Davis) Copeland; brother of Joseph Tarr Copeland; married, March 6, 1862, to Frances Jane Holmes; father of Royal Samuel Copeland; fourth cousin once removed of George Morey Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
  Arthur Corwin Copeland (1841-1904) — of Rochester, Fulton County, Ind. Born in Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, December 22, 1841. Banker; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1876-79. Died in Rochester, Fulton County, Ind., December 25, 1904 (age 63 years, 3 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josiah Snell Copeland and Katherine Leonard (Guild) Copeland; third cousin once removed of George Morey Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
Royal S. Copeland Royal Samuel Copeland (1868-1938) — also known as Royal S. Copeland — of Bay City, Bay County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich.; Manhattan, New York County, N.Y.; Suffern, Rockland County, N.Y. Born in Dexter, Washtenaw County, Mich., November 7, 1868. Homeopathic physician; university professor; mayor of Ann Arbor, Mich., 1901-03; U.S. Senator from New York, 1923-38; died in office 1938; delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1924 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization), 1936; candidate in Democratic primary for mayor of New York City, N.Y., 1937. Methodist. English ancestry. Member, Sons of the American Revolution; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Shriners; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick; Delta Kappa Epsilon; Maccabees; Knights of Pythias; Elks; American Public Health Association. Died in Washington, D.C., June 17, 1938 (age 69 years, 222 days). Interment at Mahwah Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of Roscoe Pulaski Copeland and Frances Jane (Holmes) Copeland; married, December 31, 1891, to Mary DePriest Ryan; married, July 15, 1908, to Frances Spalding; nephew of Joseph Tarr Copeland.
  Political family: Copeland family.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
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