Copples in the News – Claiborne Copple “smells a rat”

As best as I can determine, Claiborne Copple of Jackson County, Indiana — who, in this article is apparently suspicious of his wife’s fidelity — is a possible distant cousin of mine via his father David (1794 – 1835) and grandfather John (1768 – 1838).

Claiborne was born circa 1827 probably in Kentucky (but possibly in southern Indiana), likely one of at least 10 children.   He married Mary Holt, his first wife, in Clark County, Indiana in 1856, and resided in Clark County at the time of the 1860 census.  By 1863, though, when he signed up for the Civil War draft, he was in Jackson County, Indiana.  His wife died circa 1876, and he remarried to an Elizabeth King in 1877.  

He was found in the 1880 census in Jackson County, Indiana.  (As an aside, I have not found any information on when he died, nor have I found him on the 1850 and 1870 censuses.)  It is apparently wife #2 (Eliza) who was “in the company of James Cole”.

Claiborne Copple

“He Smelt a Mouse,” Jackson County Banner (Brownstown, Indiana), 2 Nov 1882, pg 5, col 4; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 February 2020).

cathymd, “Copple/Wright Line – DNA Kinship — Working Data Tree”, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/62591313/person/36185456378/facts : accessed 7 February 2020).

 

 

 

 

 

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