Hi, sure didn't expect a reply that quick. Thanks! First lets address my wife's side, the Thigpens. I only know that my wife's grandfather was born in Coleman, Ok may 10, 1904. His mother was Sarah and maiden name Lewis.Floyd's father was Roy Thigpen. Sorry I have no dates on them.
As for me, my line is (John edgar,William Edgar,John Everett,George Washington, Samuel,William, William). I am the eighth generation of Copes in America. I live in Fort Stockton, Texas where my last three ancestors lived and died. Isn't it strange how this happens. Different lines but the same Copes I'm sure.
I believe that there is a tie between the Thigpen's and the Copes and this is another reason that I am reserching the Thigpen and Lewis sirname.