Re: George Coppen
Well today is August 25th, 2002 and a few things have been discovered. Number one discovery is a cousin with whom I have been talking. Number 2 is the fact that I can now trace the Coppen name back as far as 1750 and the town or village of Linton, Kent UK. Now I would like to find out just who John Coppen married and did they have any children?? As a matter of fact there were 3 persons by the name of John Coppen. Dates I have are 1750 to 1831, 1786 to 1857 and 1809 to 1853. Now again I repeat I do not know who these guys married or if they had any children.
One thing for certain is that I can now go back to my Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather. Pretty good considering a year ago I couldn't get back past my Grandfather.
Another startling fact is that I have been told that I have a relative that was 1st mate on the ship Mayflower. I looked it up on the net and there he was, now all I have to do is trace back to hetime and confirm the fact.
Thanks to all for the help.