Hello, I have been doing some research/DNA testing of my Cope line. It appears that the paper trail and DNA trail diverge around James Cope (1784 VA) or his son Reuben Cope (1818 TN). I am a very close y-DNA match to 2 descendants of Owen Breen (abt 1800 Armagh or Louth, Ireland d. Australia).
Does anyone know of a line of Breen/Brien that may have been in or around Montgomery County VA or Hawkins/Hancock County TN in that timeframe? Any known connections to the Cope family?
Thank you in advance for helping me discover more of my paternal bloodline.