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Edward Copeland
Highland Twp.

Edward Copeland, son of Joseph and Ann (Kinsley) Copeland, was born in County Wexford, Ireland, June 21, 1826. He was married to Margaret Hayes on April 25, 1850. She is a native of County Wexford, Ireland, and was a daughter of Edward and Katherine (Whitmore) Hayes. A few days after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Copeland embarked for America, and landed at Quebec, Canada. From there they went to Rutland County, Vt., where he followed the mason's trade and farming five years, then removed to McKeithsport, Pa. Four years later they came to Clayton, and settled on a farm on section 29, this township, where they yet reside. Mr. Copeland owns 147 acres in Clayton County, fifteen acres of timber in Fayette County, and ten acres in Volga City, on which there are two houses. He is one of the enterprising, energetic men of the township. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland have had five children - Joseph, who married Marion Probert; Edward, married Arvilla Robbins; John and Minerva are at home; Eliza A., died, aged four years. In politics Mr. Copeland is a Republican, and has held various offices of trust in his township, including that of School Director and Justice of the Peace.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 839
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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