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Martha Elizabeth Taff was born Abt 1796 Jefferson Co., Tennessee and died Abt 1865 Maries Co., Missouri and buried at Vaughan Cem., Maries Co., Missouri. She married Willam M. Copeland Sr. 23 Oct 1815 Jefferson County, Tennesse.
"Historical Records of East Tennessee, Jefferson Couty, Dandridge Edition V. 1 ,Marr Records 1792 to 1851," by Lucy Kate McGhee. Wm Copeland and Elizabeth Taff 23 Oct 1816.
King's History of Maries county, p. 330 and 331 has Martha, daughter of Peter Taff, whom he married in either Roane or Blount Co. Tenn, several years before comming to MO.
1870 Census Maries Co MO Jackson Twp Fam # 106: Peter Copeland 44 TN, wife Nancy 21 MO, Amos m. 1. MO, and Elizabeth 74 TN widowed.
1850 Census Osage Co MO Jackson Twp Fam # 202: William Copeland 54 OCC:
Farmer 700 Tenn wife Elizabeth 53 TENN, TENN: Davis 32, Peter 25, William 20,
Callaway 15 MO, Sarah 27 Ten, Mary E. 13 MO, Joseph Shockley 4, MO, next door
to Solomon Copeland 44 and family TEN,
1860 Census Maries Co MO Jackson Twp Fam # 272: William Copeland 65 TN wife
Elizabeth 65 TN, Peter 40 (sic 35), Jos. Shockley 14.TN.
1870 Census, Maries Co, Jackson Twp, MO #106
Copeland, Elizabeth, female, age 74, w/o occup, born TN
(Living with Peter Copeland and his wife Nancy)
1860 Census, Maries Co, Jackson Twp, Mo House #276
Copeland, William, age 65, Farmer $1500/$1200, born TN
Copeland, Elizabeth, age 64, female, born TN
Copeland, Peter,male, farmhand, $0/$200, age 40, born TN
Shockley, Jos, age 14, male, born TN