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Clay County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Clay County

Index to Locations

  • Orange Park Magnolia Cemetery

    Magnolia Cemetery
    Orange Park, Clay County, Florida
    Politicians buried here:
      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.
      Relatives: Son of Royal Copeland (1790-1861) and Alice (Davis) Copeland (1797-1877); brother of Roscoe Pulaski Copeland; married, July 19, 1835, to Mary Jane Wilson (died 1888); uncle of Royal Samuel Copeland; fourth cousin once removed of George Morey Copeland (1815-1892).
      Political family: Copeland family.
      See also Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society

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