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Abraham Beauregard Koppal(Copal)

Updated March 27, 2002

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Abraham Beauregard Koppal (later spelled Kopal, Kapal, Copel, Copell & finally Copal) born in Germany, Feb. 22, 1822.(Death Record shows 1820) Married Prudence E. Newcomb (father-Thomas Newcomb mother-Polly Hendrick) on Oct. 30, 1844. Abraham Copal enlisted in the Confederate Army in Charlotte Co., VA on May 8, 1861 (44th VA Infantry Co.I - The Mossingford Rifles)

Then in the Clerk's Office in Charlotte Co., Va, Abraham "Copell" appears on a sale of land deeded on Sept. 14, 1903. Later the sale was notarized from Union Co., KY with the signature of his "second wife" Mary E. Copell.

The last entries found of Abraham Copal was on the 1910 Oldham Co., KY census. He was residing in Pewee Valley, Ky in The Confederate Veterans Home. His death at the Home is dated April 9, 1914. He was 93 years old.

QUESTIONS: WHEN DID ABRAHAM ENTER THE USA FROM GERMANY? WHERE IN GERMANY WAS HE BORN?(he listed German Dutch on 1910 census) WHEN DID HE BECOME A WIDOWER AS STATED ON THE HOSPITAL
RECORDS IN THE CONFEDERATE HOME IN
1905?


LATEST UPDATE:
DISCOVERED THROUGH CHARLOTTE CO. DEATH RECORDS 1853-1899-Reel 7----
PRUDENCE COPAL DIED MARCH 4, 1884, 66 yrs. old and CAUSE- Unknown.
*This was recorded by her son, D.F. Copal, in Charlotte Co., Va.

ACCORDING TO THE 1900 UNION CO., KY CENSUS (STURGIS TOWNSHIP), ABRAHAM AND MARY ARONBURGH-COPAL HAD "2" DAUGHTERS, POLLY, BORN IN MARCH 1885 & NANNY, BORN IN JAN. 1895.
THEIR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE SHOWS
THEY WERE MARRIED IN UNION CO., KY
ON JAN. 10, 1889. ABRAHAM WAS 66
YEARS OLD & MARY WAS 27 YEARS OLD.

NANNIE COPAL, LATER MARRIED LLOYD L. POULTER ON JAN. 27, 1913, IN CLARK
CO., INDIANA. THEY WERE LIVING WITH
LLOYD'S PARENTS IN MIDDLETOWN,
JEFFERSON CO., KY IN 1914.

ABRAHAM TOOK THE OATH OF CITIZENSHIP ON MAY 7, 1855, IN CHARLOTTE COURT HOUSE. HE STATED HE WAS A NATIVE OF
GERMANY, NEAR HAMBURG (RECORDED IN THE COURT ORDER BOOK IN CHARLOTTE CO., VA's CLERK's OFFICE).

ACCORDING TO ABRAHAM'S DEATH RECORD:
ABRAM COPAL, WIDOWED, WHITE, MALE,
BIRTH: FEBRUARY 22, 1820 - GERMANY
AGE AT DEATH: 93 YRS-1 MONTH-17 DAYS
PARENTS: ABRAM COPAL - GERMANY
FANNIE COPAL - GERMANY
LENGHT OF TIME AT CONFEDERATE VETERANS HOME, KY (PLACE OF DEATH)
9 YRS-1 MONTH-3 DAYS
FORMER RESIDENCE: UNION CO., KY Note**ABRAHAM's Death Record is the
only place his birth has been noted
as Feb. 22, "1820" and not "1822"
as stated on the censuses in
Charlotte Co., Va and the 1900
Union Co., Ky census.

 
Family Photos
  • Abraham Copal and ?? (109 KB)
    This is a picture of Abraham Copal. His gggrandson, Boyd Copal, does not know who the woman or little girl may be. This picture was handed down to his family years ago and Boyd's father, John D. Copal does not recall the people's names. CAN ANYONE HELP US??
  • ABRAHAM COPAL (younger photo) (30 KB)
    THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN OF ABRAHAM DURING THE YOUNGER YEARS OF HIS LIFE. WE BELIEVE PHOTO WAS TAKEN WITH HIM WEARING HIS CONFEDERATE UNIFORM. HE ENLISTED AS A PRIVATE IN THE 44TH VA INFANTRY-CO. I "THE MOSSINGFORD RIFLES" IN CHARLOTTE CO., VA
  • CONFEDERATE VETERANS HOME, KY (43 KB)
    PHOTO OF THE CONFEDERATE VETERAN HOME IN PEWEE VALLEY, KY (1914) ABRAHAM COPAL's LAST "HOME" THE LAST YEARS OF HIS LIFE!
 
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