Coppage, More

From: Ken and Laurie Huffman [[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2003 11:48 AM
To: Barbara Elersich
Subject: RE: Brown County (mp)

Dear Barbara,

This appears to be a difficult problem. Starting with the marriage :

MOORE, ETHAN ALLEN COPPAGE, ELIZA CATHERINE  07/25/1847 A&B/0000382 BROWN      

 

I got the full names. Assuming they stayed in Brown County, hereís the closest thing to their names in the 1850 Census:

 

33

  757

762

More

Eaton

25

m

no occ

 

Unknown

 

 

 

34

 

 

 

Eliza

25

f

 

 

Va

 

 

 

35

 

 

 

James

2

m

 

 

Ill

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

Manirva

1

f

 

 

Ill

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

Eaton Francis

15

m

 

 

Ill

 

 

Name may be Eaton Francis

 

38

  758

763

Coppage

Westley

50

m

Laborer

 

Va

 

 

 

 

 

Notice that there is a Westly Coppage next door. This strengthens the possibility that these are the same people. Census people were notorious for misspelling and interpolating names, so Ethan could become Eaton. Iím not too surprised at the differences. They have two children both who could have been conceived and born after the marriage date, not that this is real important but it strengthens the assumption. Some quick calculations: 9 months after the marriage is April 1848. The Census calculates from June 1850. One year and 9 months from that date is October 1848. So they can easily fit into the rime between Jul 1847 and June 1850.

 

They appear to have left before the 1860 Census. They do not appear in the 1860 or 1870 Censuses. They also do not appear to be buried in any of the Brown County Cemeteries. You might try to find them in the nearby counties, unless you have information that might lead you to somewhere else.

 

I found this in the 1860 Illinois AIS Census Index:

Name: Moore, E. A.  Year: 1860

Gender:          Age:

County: PUTNAM CO.         State: IL

Page: 520        Location: GRANVILLE TWP

Cause of Death:

Occupation:

Comments:

 

Here is another in Kansas:

Name: Moore, E. A.  Year: 1860

Gender:          Age:

County: WYANDOTTE CO. State: KS

Page: 052        Location: QUINDARO TWP

Cause of Death:

Occupation:

Comments:

 

Hopefully, these will give you places to look and possibly find them.

 

With respect to your question about Suzann Holland. Many people give their emails out and then change them and forget to keep me up to date. You could try using www.411.com to see if you can find her.

 

Sincerely,

Ken Huffman

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Barbara Elersich [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 2:34 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Brown County (mp)

 

Hi Ken:
Enjoy your web site, been helpful.  I've send 2 e-mails to Suzann
Holland, borh returned. I'm looking for My gr-gr-gr-grand mother, Louis
Cathern Coppage, born Abt. 1826 in Palmer Hampton Mass.  Married Ethan
Allen Moore .

Thank you, Barbara Elersich