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          One Copeland Line (Lawrence, William Sr., William Jr. 
                          Lydia & Anna Fassett)

                           First Generation

	1.	LAWRENCE COPELAND was born about 1599 possibly in Scotland.  He died on 30
Dec 1699 age 100 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.1

  According to the Diary of Samuel Sewell, Vol. 1:420, Joseph 
Arnold of Braintree, an octogenarian (a person 80 or between 80 and 89 years old)
testified that Lawrence Copeland was 110 years of age when he died.  There was a
gravestone for Lawrence in the Hancock Cemetery  of that part of Quincy,
Massachusetts which was once the town of Braintree, but this stone has long
disappeared.  It supposedly stood to the rear of the City Hall 2

If indeed Lawrence was 100 years of age or more at the time of his death,
he would have been c53 years of age or more at the birth of his first child and 73 years
or more at the birth of his last offspring.  This would be rare but not biologically
impossible.  If this is so, Lydia Copeland, wife of Lawrence must have been a great deal
younger than her husband.  

Lawrence Copeland  was in the Town of Exeter, NH on 3 April 1638 when he witnessed
an Indian deed of that date.3  He may have been a follower of Rev. Wheelwright.4
Lawrence removed to Braintree, MA before 6 Dec. 1643 when he was fined L2 by the
Court for an offense of converting L65 wages illegally.5

On 5 Aug. 1673 Lawrence and two others of Braintree were discharged from ordinary
training.  This was no doubt because of his age.6  On 29 Oct. 1678, Copeland took the
oath of Allegiance.7 On 18 Mar 1677/78 Lawrence assisted  in laying out a highway in
Braintree.8

Lawrence’s will was dated 20 June 1698, He left his house and other land to son
Thomas Copeland  His son William Copeland received land.  Son John Copeland
received 15 pounds, daughter Lidia White received 6 pounds, daughters Hannah &
Abigail received 10 pounds each plus livestock & household goods.  Land formerly
owned by deceased son Ephraim was to  go to Ephraim’s brothers.  Eldest son Thomas
Copeland was appointed executor and  trusty and beloved friends were appointed
overseers of the estate. The will was witnessed by Joseph Arnold, Jonathan Hayward &
Joseph Allen.9

LAWRENCE married LYDIA TOWNSEND on 12 Oct 1651 in Braintree, Norfolk Co.,10
MA. Lydia died on 8 Jan 1687/1688 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.11

They had the following children:12
	2	M	i.	THOMAS COPELAND was born on 3 Dec 1652 in Braintree, Norfolk
Co., MA. He died on 4 Jan 1653 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.13

	3	M	ii.	THOMAS II COPELAND was born on 6 Feb 1654/1655 in
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 6 Jun 1706 in Braintree, Norfolk
Co., MA14
THOMAS II married (1) (widow)  MEHITABLE ATWOOD. Mehitable
died on 2 Nov 1695 in Braintree, MA.15

THOMAS II also married (2) MERCY. Mercy died on 20 Feb 1699 in
Braintree, MA.16

THOMAS II also married (3) MARY ARNOLD on 17 May 1699 in
Braintree, MA.17

+	4	M	iii.	WILLIAM Sr. COPELAND was born on 15 Sep 1656 and died
on 30 Oct 1716.

	5	M	iv.	JOHN COPELAND was born on 10 Feb 1658 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 7 Aug 1714 in Braintree, Norfolk Co.,
MA.18
JOHN married RUTH NEWCOMB.

	6	F	v.	LYDIA COPELAND was born on 31 May
1661 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. She died on 8 May 1727 in Mendon,
Worcester Co., MA.19 Lydia married JOSEPH WHITE, son of JOSEPH
WHITE & LYDIA ROGERS born 17 Dec. 1662 Weymouth, MA.20 He 
died on 28 Oct 1757 in Mendon, MA.21

	7	M	vi.	EPHRAIM COPELAND was born on 17 Jan 1665 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 9 Aug 1690 on shipboard of smallpox.22

	8	F	vii.	HANNAH COPELAND was born on 25 Feb 1668 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. She died single on 10 Apr 1729 in Braintree, Norfolk
Co., MA.23

	9	M	viii.	RICHARD COPELAND was born on 11 Jul 1672 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 11 Jul 1672 in Braintree, Norfolk Co.,
MA.24

	10	F	ix.	ABIGAIL COPELAND was born about 1673/1674. She died
on 14 Feb 1752 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.25
ABIGAIL married ELEAZER ISGATE on 23 Nov 1715 in Braintree,
MA.26 Eleazer died before 27 Apr 1736 when his will was probated.

Abigail Copeland was admitted to full communion in the First Church
of  Braintree 9 Mar 1700 27  She was the third wife of Eleazer Isgate. 
She received the use and improvement of her husband's property during
her lifetime, as well as 1/3 of his movable estate.  Eleazer’s will was
dated 24 Sept.1718 and proved 27 Apr. 1736 28



                          Second Generation

	4.	WILLIAM Sr. COPELAND (LAWRENCE) was born on 15 Sep 1656 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 30 Oct 1716 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.29

William Copeland resided in Braintree, MA where he farmed the land and
raised his family.  On 6 Jan. 1690 William Copeland, aged 30 years and Thomas
Copeland, age 34 years or thereabouts made oath that on the 8 Sept. they saw
Joseph & John Green of Weymouth cut and carry away some of the grass that was
grown on a parcel of meadow land within bounds of the town of Braintry which
had been in possession of Joseph Arnold for about 20 years.30  In 1696 William served
his town in the office of field driver.31  In Jan 1697/98 William signed a petition to
defend Braintree from any usurpers from Boston 32

In 1691 William is recorded as having dissented with Samuel Thompson Jr.
from the vote of the town to pay the minister his full salary of L80, half in
money, half in farm produce.33

William Copeland hired a farm in Braintree upon which he was visited by
Samuel Sewell on 22 Apr. 1709.34

On 31 Dec. 1716, Mary Copeland, widow of William Copeland, yeoman of
Braintree was made administratrix of her husband's estate. She gave bond with
Joseph Bass, brewer and Christopher Webb, taylor of Boston.35

WILLIAM married MARY BASS WEBB , daughter of JOHN BASS and RUTH
ALDEN, and widow of CHRISTOPHER WEBB, on 13 Apr 1694 in Braintree, Norfolk
Co., MA.36 Mary was born on 11 Feb 1669/1670 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.37 She
died 10 Apr.1725 and is buried Randolph, MA.38

Mary, wife of William Copeland, was admitted to full communion at the
First Church in Braintree on 5 Sept. 1697.39

On 12 May 1718 Mary Copeland made the following prenuptial agreement with
her then husband to be Ebenezer Spear, "Whereas there is a marriage, by Gods
Grace, shortly to be solemnized between me Ebenezer Spear, Mary Copeland both of
Brantrey in New England, now know all men by these presemts that I the sd
Ebenezer Spear do covenant, promise, grant and agree to, with the sd Mary
Copeland, that if it shall so happen that the sd marriage shall take effect,
that I do freely, fully, clearly, absolutely give, grant, convey, confirm unto her the sd
Mary  Forty acres of Woodland being one share situate and lying in the limits of
Brantrey aforesaid lying in the sixth division in the third lot bounded northerly on the
widow Abigail Thayers land, westerly on ye land belonging to Dorchester, southerly on
land of Joseph Payne, easterly on Bendels farm, and further I promise that all the
household moveables that she shall bring with her shall together with the sd land be
returned to her, her heirs, assigns.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand, seal
this twelfth day of May in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven-hundred and
eighteen and in the fourth year of his Majesties Reign - EBENEZER SPEAR 
- signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of us Solomon Very, Joseph Parmenter 
Suffolk - ......Boston for and within the County of Suffolk on the first Tuesday of May
Anno Dom 1719.40

WILLIAM and MARY had the following children:41

+	11	M	i.	WILLIAM Jr. CROPLAND was born on 7 Mar 1695 and died abt
1774.

	12	M	ii.	EPHRAIM COPELAND was born on 1 Feb 1697/1698 in
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA and was christened on 19 Sep 1697 in
Braintree, MA. He died on 3 Nov 1765 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA.42
Ephraim married Mercy Verien on 25 Jul 1723 in Boston, MA.43Mercy 
was born 4 Dec. 1700 daughter of THOMAS & HANNAH VERIEN.44 
She died on 22 Feb 1776.45

	13	M	iii.	EBENEZER COPELAND was born on 16 Feb 1698/1699 in
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA and was christened on 9 Apr 1699 in Braintree,
MA. He died about 1772.46 Ebenezer married DEBORAH WHITE on 17
Feb 1726 in Bridgewater, MA.47 Deborah, daughter of SAMUEL
WHITE & DEBORAH PENNIMAN was born 5 Apr 1703 Braintree,
MA48Deborah died about 1773.49

	14	M	iv.	JONATHAN COPELAND was born on 31 Aug 1701 in
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA and was christened on 7 Sep 1701 in Braintree,
MA. He died on 11 Sep 1790 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., MA.50
Jonathan married BETSEY SNELL on 14 Jan 1723/1724 in
 Bridgewater, MA.51 Betsey   daughter of THOMAS Jr. SNELL &
ABIGAIL KINSLEY was born abt 1706 and died on 5 Sep 1775 in 70h
year in Sharon, MA.52

	15	M	v.	DAVID COPELAND was born on 15 Apr 1704
in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA and was christened on 4 Jun 1704 in
Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. He died 15 Apr 1750 Milton, MA53 

DAVID married ELIZABETH BENT on 21 Dec 1725 in Milton, MA.54 
Elizabeth, daughter of JOSEPH BENT & RACHEL FULLER  was born
13 Jan. 1707/08 Milton, MA.55   Elizabeth m2 EBENEZER SUMNER
 in Milton, MA in 1760.56 Elizabeth died July 1774, AE 64 in Warren
Maine.57

	16	M	vi.	JOSEPH COPELAND was born on 18 May 1706 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA and was christened on 15 Jun 1706 in Braintree, MA. He
died on  Feb 1793 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA.58
Joseph married ELIZABETH TOLMAN on 20 Jul 1735 in Scituate,
MA.59 Elizabeth, daughter of BENJAMIN TOLMAN & ELIZABETH
PERRY born 5 Nov. 1713 in Scituate, MA60  She died on 13 Nov 1798 in
Scituate, MA.61

	17	M	vii.	BENJAMIN COPELAND was born on 5 Oct
1708 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 4 Nov 1790 AE 84 yrs
 in Norton, Bristol Co., MA.62Benjamin married SARAH ALLEN on 21
Nov 1724 in Braintree, MA.63 Sarah, daughter of BENJAMIN ALLEN
& SARAH THOMPSON born 15 Apr 1709 Braintree, MA.64 Sarah died
on 20 Mar 1801, AE 90  in Norton, MA.65

1790 MA cn Bristol Co. Norton, 49 1-0-1

	18	M	viii.	MOSES COPELAND was born on 28 May 1710 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA, probably died young.

	19	F	ix.	MARY COPELAND was born on 28 May
1713 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. She died after Aug. 1784 when she
received her widow’s portion of her husband’s estate and before 7 Sept.
1786 when she was called deceased when the estate was distributed.66
Mary married EPHRAIM JONES on 2 Dec 1731 in Braintree, MA.67
Ephraim,  son of EPHRAIM  JONES  &  MARY SPEAR was born 23
Apr. 1709 at Braintree, MA.68  He died  before 22 May 1778.69

MARY COPELAND nee BASS m1 CHRISTOPHER WEBB, son of
CHRISTOPHER WEBB & HANNAH SCOTT on 24 May 1686
Braintree, MA.70 Christopher Webb was born Billerica, MA 25 Mar.
1663.71   Christopher Webb died of small pox off Nantucket (at sea) Mar
1689/90.72 Children:73  i. Hannah b 16 Dec. 1686, ii. Sarah b. 10 Dec.
1688, iii. Christopher b 19 Aug. 1690

MARY COPELAND m3 as second wife,  EBENEZER SPEAR,
son   of GEORGE SPEAR & MARY HEATH. Ebenezer was
born 3 Aug. 1654 at Braintree, MA.74  He died 21 Mar. 1719
Braintree, MA 75


                          Third Generation

	11.	WILLIAM Jr. COPELAND (WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on 7 Mar 1695
in Braintree, Norfolk, MA. He died abt  1774.76

William Copeland served in several town offices in the Town of Braintree.
He was chosen hogreeve Mar 1724/5; tithingman Mar 1730/31; fence viewer 5 Mar
1732/33; highway surveyor 3 Mar 1734/35; and constable 16 Aug. 1734.77 
According to Sprague he was one of the founders of the South Precinct
Church of Braintree, now Town of Randolph Church.

William & Mary Copeland on 2 Apr. 1739/40 sold for the sum of L400 about 58 acres of land
located in Braintree to Barak Jorden of Hingham.  The land was bounded on the south by land 
owned by John Niles, north on land of Joseph Spear lately belonging to Samuel Niles and  easterly
on land owned by John & Samuel Niles.  The land was bounded on the west by land owned by
Ebenezer Niles. 78

WILLIAM married MARY THAYER, daughter of RICHARD 2d THAYER and
REBECCA MYCALL, on 15 Jun 1718 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA.79 Mary was born Feb.
1689 Braintree, MA.80 She died after 1739/1740.81

They had the following children:82

+	20	F	i.   REBECCA COPELAND was born on 16 Mar 1719.

+	21	F	ii.  LYDIA COPELAND was born on 25 Oct 1720 and died about 1746.

	22	M	iii.  WILLIAM COPELAND was born on 19 Mar 1722 in Braintree,
Norfolk Co., MA. He died on 29 Jun 1727 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.

+	23	M	iv.   JAMES COPELAND was born on 19 Mar 1724 and died after 1801.


	24	F	v.    MARY COPELAND was born on 31 May 1726 in Braintree, Norfolk
Co., MA.

+	25	F	vi.    ANNA COPELAND was born on 4 Aug 1728 and died on 18 Oct
1801.

+	26	M	vii.   WILLIAM COPELAND was born on 6 Dec 1730 and was buried 16
Aug 1797 AE 66.


                           Fourth Generation

	20.	REBECCA COPELAND (WILLIAM Jr., WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on
16 Mar 1719 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA.

REBECCA married ISAAC PARKS on 21 Mar 1739/1740 in Uxbridge, MA.83

Isaac Parks & Rebeckah his wife communicants of Killingly Church from Brookline
(Brooklyn) by letter 176384

1790 CT cn Windham Co. Killingly Isaac Parks 1-3-2

ISAAC and REBECCA had the following children:85

	27	M	i.  ISAAC PARKS was born on 15 Apr 1743 in Pomfret, CT.

	28	F	ii.   REBECKAH PARKS was born on 1 Apr 1746 in Pomfret, CT.

	29	F	iii.  MARY PARKS was born on 10 Jan 1748/1749 in Pomfret, CT.

	30	F	iv.    LUCE PARKS was born on 24 Dec 1752 in Pomfret, CT.

	31	M	v.     ABEL PARKS was born on 13 Jun 1755 in Pomfret, CT.

	32	F	vi.    OLIVE PARKS was born on 1 Nov 1757 in Pomfret, CT.

	33	F	vii.   THEODE PARKS was born in May 1760.

	21.	LYDIA COPELAND (WILLIAM Jr., WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on 25
Oct 1720 in Braintree, Norfolk, MA. She died She died before 8 Dec. 1746 when Benjamin
Jr. married. Elizabeth Garret Tucker in Pomfret, CT  

LYDIA married BENJAMIN Jr. FASSETT, son of BENJAMIN Sr. FASSETT and
ELIZABETH PARK, on 29 Oct 1740 in Brooklyn, Windham Co., CT.86 Benjamin was
born on 6 Feb 1716/1717 in Canterbury, Windham Co., CT and was christened on 17 Mar
1717 in Canterbury First  Ch .87 He died on 6 Nov 1771 in Pomfret, Windham Co., CT.88
SEE FASSETT GENEALOGY BY COMPILER

BENJAMIN and LYDIA had the following children:89

	34	M	i.   SAMUEL FASSETT was born on 8 Nov 1741 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT. 

	35	M	ii.  WILLIAM FASSETT was born on 30 Jan 1744/1745 in Pomfret,
Windham Co., CT.

	36	M	iii.  BENJAMIN FASSETT was born on 27 May 1746 in Pomfret,
Windham Co., CT. .


	23.	JAMES COPELAND (WILLIAM Jr., WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on 19
Mar 1724 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. He died after 1801.90

1790 CT cn Brooklyn 3-2-3

JAMES married SARAH INGALLS on 26 Feb 1756 in Pomfret, CT. Sarah died after
1772.91 Sarah was probably the daughter of STEPHEN INGALLS &  REBECCA
GROW born  7 Nov. 1735 in Pomfret, CT.92

JAMES and SARAH had the following children:93

	37	M	i.   PHEBE COPELAND was born on 19 Nov 1756 in Pomfret, CT.

	38	F	ii.  AMASA COPELAND was born on 22 Apr 1758 in Pomfret, CT.	

	39	F	iii.  SARAH COPELAND was born on 4 May 1760 in Pomfret, CT.

	25.	ANNA COPELAND (WILLIAM Jr., WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on 4 Aug
1728 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. She died on 18 Oct 1801 in Brooklyn, Windham Co.,
CT.94

ANNA married ADONIJAH FASSETT, son of BENJAMIN Sr. FASSETT and
ELIZABETH PARK, on 4 Nov 1745 in Pomfret, CT.95 Adonijah was born on 23 Sep
1720 in Canterbury, Windham Co., CT.96 He died on 29 Dec 1800 in Brooklyn,
Windham Co., CT.97 SEE FASSETT GENEALOGY BY COMPILER[

ADONIJAH and ANNA had the following children:98

	40	F	i.   ANNA FASSETT was born on 6 Oct 1746 in Pomfret, CT.  9 Apr 1841 

	41	F	ii.  ELIZABETH FASSETT was born on 14 Jun 1749 in Pomfret,
Windham Co., CT.   
.
	42	M	iii.  ADONIJAH FASSETT was born on 15 Nov 1751 in Pomfret,
Windham Co., CT,  died young.

	43	M	iv.   ADONIJAH II FASSETT was born on 3 Apr 1753 in Pomfret,
Windham Co., CT. 

	44	M	v.    JESSE FASSETT was born on 15 Mar 1756 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT.
 
	45	M	vi.   JOAB FASSETT was born on 11 Jun 1758 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT. 

	46	F	vii.   LOIS FASSETT was born on 15 Aug 1760 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT.  
.
	47	M	viii.   JOAB II FASSETT was born on 2 Mar 1763 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT. 

	48	F	ix.     MARY FASSETT was born on 26 Feb 1766 in Pomfret, Windham
Co., CT. .

	49	M	x.      PEARLY FASSETT was born about 1768/1769. .

	26.	WILLIAM COPELAND (WILLIAM Jr., WILLIAM Sr., LAWRENCE) was born on 6
Dec 1730 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., MA. He was buried 16 Aug 1797 AE 66 in
W.Thompson Cem., W.Thompson, Windham Co., CT.99

           1790 CT cn Windham Co. Thompson, 58  l-1-2

WILLIAM married (1) MARY SMITH on 3 May 1753 in Pomfret, CT.100

They had the following children:101

	50	M	i.   PHINEAS COPELAND was born on 14 May 1754 in Pomfret, CT.

	51	M	ii.  WILLIAM COPELAND was born on 5 Aug 1755 in Pomfret, CT.

	52	M	iii.  JONATHAN COPELAND was born on 27 Sep 1757 in Pomfret, CT.

WILLIAM also married (2) SARAH SMITH. Sarah was born about 1736. She died 3 Aug
1786, AE 50 102

They had the following children:103
	53	F	iv.	THANKFUL COPELAND was born on 17 Apr 1760 in
Canterbury, CT.

	54	M	v.	ASA COPELAND was born on 22 Feb 1763 in Canterbury, CT.

	55	M	vi.	ABNER COPELAND was born on 16 Nov 1765 in Canterbury,
CT. He died on 16 Nov 1765 in Canterbury, CT.

	56	M	vii.	DAVID COPELAND was born on 21 Feb 1768 in Canterbury,
CT.

	57	M	viii.	DELANO COPELAND was born on 12 Jul 1770 in
Canterbury, CT. He died on 26 Feb 1773 in Canterbury, CT.

	58	M	ix.	SMITH COPELAND was born on 15 Jan 1773 in Canterbury,
CT.

	59	F	x.	ANNE COPELAND was born on 21 May 1775 in Canterbury,
CT.

WILLIAM also married (3) SARAH HALL ORMSBY widow of THOMAS ORMSBY
on 19 Dec 1786 in Thompson, CT Congr. Church.104

They had the following children:105
	60	M	xi.	EBENEZER COPELAND was born in 1777 in Killingly, CT.

	61	M	xii.	DANIEL COPELAND was born in 1779 in Killingly, CT.


END NOTES
1. Samuel A. Bates, Records of the Town of Braintree, Massachusetts 1640-1793 {Randolph MA, Huxford, 1886} 695.
2. Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree Massachusetts 1640 - 1850 {Boston,  New England Historical & Genealogical Society} hereinafter Sprague
3. Charles H. Bell, History of Exeter, New Hampshire 1888,{Bowie MD, Heritage Books, 1979 Revised Ed.} 24.
4. Ibid
5. Sprague
6. Records of Suffolk County Court 1671-1680 - Massachusetts Colonial Collections Vol. 2:314
7. Ibid Vol., 2:29/30
8. Bates, 28
9. Suffolk PR 14:118 (printed in entirety in the Copeland Family by Warren Turner Copeland {Rutland,Tuttle Pub. Co., 1937} 10-12
10.Bates, 715
11.Bates, 664
12.Bates, 635,636, 818, 645, 547, 649, 650 &  Church  Records NEH&G Register Jan. 1905, 90
13.Ibid,636
14.Ibid 696
15.Ibid,692
16.Ibid,695
17.Ibid,740
18.Ibid,723
19.Mendon MA printed VR, 514
20.Weymouth MA printed VR
21.Mendon MA printed VR, 514
22.Bates, 658
23.Braintree Church Records per Sprague
24.Bates,649
25.Ibid, 736
26.Ubud, 743
27.Church  Records NEH&G Register Jan. 1905, 90
28.Suffolk PR 32:424
29.Bates, 724
30.Massachusetts State Archives Vol.36:327-329
31.Bates, 73
32.Ibid, 37
33.Ibid, 28
34.Samuel Sewell's Diary Vol. 2
35.Suffolk PR 19:239
36.Bates, 721
37.Ibid,  647
38.William S. Pattee, History of Old Braintree & Quincy Massachusetts with a sketch of Randolph & Holbrook {1878} 161
39.Church Records printed in NEH&G  Register Jan. 1905,  89
40.Suffolk Deeds 37:29
41.Bates, 672, 676, 681, 685, 688, 689, 696 & Braintree Church Records
42.Index of Obituaries from Boston Newspapers 1704 -1800 Vol. 2:270:1
COPELAND, EPHRAIM, tailor, 3 Nov. 1765.  Boston Post.
43.Boston VR
44.Copeland Genealogy, 20
45.Index of Obituaries from Boston Newspapers 1704 - 1800 Boston News Letter - widow, Mr. Copeland, tailor, issue of 22 Feb. 1776..
46.Suffolk PR Docket #15200 - Adm. of Estate
47.Bates, 747
48.Ibid, 686
49.Suffolk PR Docket #15299 Adm. of Estate
50.Boston Chronicle - Boston Index of Obituaries  AE 89 years,  father of 12 children 
51.Bridgewater MA printed VR, 85
52.Sharon MA printed VR, 159
53.Milton MA printed VR, 213
54.Ibid
55.Milton MA printed VR, 7
56.Ibid, 104
57.Cyrus Eaton, Annals of the Town of Warren, in Knox County, Maine with the early history of St. George’s Broad Bay, and the neighboring settlement on  the Waldo Patent {Hallowell, Masters & Livermore, 1877}2:630.
58.Boston Obits issue of 14 Feb. 1793, AE 87 yrs. Chronicle
59.Scituate MA printed VR, 75
60.Mayflower Descendant 8:205
61.Scituate MA printed VR
62.Boston Obits - Deacon, AE 84 yrs, issue of  4 Nov. 1790 Chronicle
63.Bates, 752
64.Ibid,688
65.Norton MA printed VR, 365
66.Suffolk PR 16,571
67.Bates, 748
68.Ibid,689
69.Suffolk PR 16,571
70.Bates, 664
71.Billerica MA printed VR, 197
72.Bates, 658
73.Ibid, 664-666
74.Ibid, 635
75.Ibid, 725
76.Braintree First Church Records - NEH&G Manuscript at Boston, 9
77.Bates,  12,141, 175, 186 & 204
78.Suffolk Deeds 59:212
79.Bates, 745
80.Copeland, 20
81.Suffolk Deeds 59:212
82.Bates, 705. 709. 711. 754. 757, 761 & Copeland, 20
83.Uxbridge MA printed VR, 232
84.Killingly CT Church Records on line - NEH&G
85.Barbour Collection CSL
86.Ibid
87.Ibid & Canterbury Church Records
88.Barbour Collection CSL
89.Ibid
90.James died after signing a deed in Brooklyn, CT in 1801 (Mrs. W. C. Barnes - Mayflower Five Generation Project).
91.Sarah died after signing a deed in Pomfret, CT dated 1772 (Mrs. W.C.Barnes - Mayflower Five Generation Project).
92.Barbour Collection CSL
93.Ibid
94.Gravestone Brooklyn CT (Connecticut Gravestone Inscriptions principally from Windham County copied by Kendall  P. Hayward {Hartford, 1948} hereinafter Hayward
95.Barbour Collection, CSL
96.Ibid
97.Hayward
98.Barbour Collection,CSL
99.Gravestone Hale Collection, CSL & William's estate Pomfret Probate Court Vol. 8:277,445-7; 486, 489-90, 502-4. Asa Copeland son was appointed administrator
100.Barbour Collection, CSL
101.Ibid
102.Gravestone West Thompson Cem.
103.Barbour Collection, CSL
104.Church Records, CSL
105.Barbour Collection, CSL
.