I am seeking biographical and FGR or ancestry info on:
Benjamin COPELAND b abt 1720, Rockingham? Co, VA; d aft 1781; resided Harrison Co WV; m Deborah? children: Benjamin 1752 and Deborah (Shinn) Copeland were brother and sister-in-law to Jacob Copeland, born circa 1745. Ann Copeland may be a sister of Benjamin b 1752 and Jacob b circa 1745.
Benjamin and Sarah Ann _____ Copeland of Augusta Co., VA (Sarah) Ann remarried to a Ralston
1. Hannah Copeland, born ?1740s?, died November 1, 1791 in Kentucky 2. Sarah Copeland, born ?1740s?, died 3. Jacob Copeland, born circa 1745, died 1815 in Garrard Co., KY Ann Henton, born 1748 a. Thomas Copeland, born October 4, 1772 in Augusta Co., VA Nancy Montgomery b. etc. 4. Mary Copeland, born 1743, died James Corry/Curry, born , died at the Battle of King's Mt., SC in 1780 Note: Cousins of James spelling their name Curry went to Harrison Co., VA(WV) 5. Ann Copeland, born circa 1750, died , married 1772 John? Andrew Davisson, born 1746 Middlesex NJ , died 1782, Harrison Co WV a. Julia Copeland/Coplin, born 1775, died 1826 Harrison Co WV m James Nutter b 1773 Nutters Fort Harrison Co WV 6. Benjamin Copeland, born March 28, 1752; died September 5, 1834 Deborah Shinn, lived in Monongalia, then Harrison Co., VA (now WV) a. Ann Copeland/Coplin, born Andrew Davisson, married December 7,1807 Harrison County, VA (now WV) b. Jacob Copeland/Coplin Margaret Davisson, c. Benjamin Copeland/Coplin wife #1 Josanna Mounts wife #2 Nancy Bartlett d. etc.
All the families noted had been in Augusta County, Virginia before moving westward. Benjamin 1752 had ason Isaac who served in the Virginia House of Delegates off and on from 1805-1813.Jacob circa 1745 had a grandson Benjamin whoserved on the state committee in Kentucky to draft the 2nd Kentuckyconstitution. These Copelands first show up in Augusta Co., VA in 1749. In his DAR official statement, Benjamin, brother ofAnn andJacob, said he was born March 28, 1752 in Augusta (now Rockingham) County, Virginia.