Hi Jane, darn I wish I had htis info yesterday because I just sent out a long letter to the Cope-L group today listing who I believe is William Whitaker on the 1768 tax list. If you would like to see this long letter about the Copes' and Empsons of England let me know. The Copes' and Empsons' have several Coat of Arms impaled/Quartered together in England. The Copes' lived in Northants CO same time as the Empsons 1490s. President George Bush SR and JR were recently listed desc.s of these Copes' thru the Cope and Spencer family who are related to the Empsons. David C. Cope Crowcope@aol.com -e-mail me and I will send you this listing.