Copeland (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Still to do of December 28, 2022:

  • Recruit patrilineal descendants of Lawrence Copeland (preferably through his son William) to Y-DNA test and publish their results. Such descendants are encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

Biography

First Generation

William Copeland, son of Lawrence Copeland (II) and Lydia Townsend was born Braintree 15 Nov 1656 and died there 30 Oct 1716. He married Braintree 13 Apr 1694 Mary Bass and they had nine children (Braintree): William (1694/5), Ephraim (1697), Ebenezer (1698/9), Jonathan (1701), David (1704), Joseph (1706), Benjamin (1708), Moses (1710 likely d.y.) and Mary (1713).

Second Generation

William Copeland (II) was born Braintree 7 Mar 1694/5 and died abt 1774. He married Braintree 15 Jun 1718 Mary Thayer and they had seven children (Braintree): Rebecca (1718), Lydia (1720), William (1722-1727), James (17224), Mary (1726), Anne (1728) and William (1730).

Ephraim Copeland was born Braintree 1 Feb 1696/7 and died Boston 3 Nov 1765. He married Boston 25 Jul 1723 Mary Verien and they had at least two children (Boston): Hannah (1724) and Ephraim (1726).

Ebenezer Copeland was born Braintree 16 Feb 1698/9 and died there 15 Dec 1770. He married Braintree 17 Feb 1725 Deborah White and they had four children (Braintree): Deborah (1726), Abigail (1737), Mary (1742) and Hannah (1745).

Jonathan Copeland was born Braintree 31 Aug 1701 and died (West) Bridgewater 11 Sep 1790. He married (West) Bridgewater 14 Jan 1723 Bettie Snell and they had eleven children: Abigail (1724), Bettie (1726), Jonathab (1728), Mary (1731), Joseph (1734), Hannah (1737), Elijah (1739), Daniel (1741), Sarah (1744), Ebenezer (1746) and Bettie (1750).

David Copeland was born Braintree 15 Apr 1704 and died Milton 15 Apr 1750. He married Milton 1 Dec 1725 Elizabeth Bent[1] and they had eight children: Rachel (1729), Mary (1731/2), Hannah (1733), David (1738), Moses (1741), Elizabeth (1743), Joseph (1746) and Rachel (1750).

Joseph Copeland was born Braintree 18 May 1706 and died Scituate 26 Jan 1793. He married Scituate 23 Jul 1735 Elizabeth Tolman and they had fourteen children: Elizabeth (1736), Joseph (1737), Ruth (1738), Mary (1740), Hannah (1742), Rhoda (1745), Lydia (1747), Joseph (1749), William (1751), Ebenezer (1752), Rebecca (1755) Sarah (1758), Elisha (1759) and Huldah (1761-1763).

Benamin Copeland was born Braintree 5 Oct 1708 and died Norton 20 Oct 1790. He married Braintree 21 Nov 1734 Sarah Allen and they had ten children: Benjamin (1736-1749), Sarah (1738), Susannah (1740), Elizabeth, (1742), Eunice (1743), Moses (1745), William (1748), Samuel (1750), Asa (1752) and Lydia (1755).

Third Generation

  1. After David's death, Elizabeth married Ebenezer Sumner (II).

DNA results R1b-M269

The Copeland Surname Y-DNA Project Group 02 Has three individuals (STR matching) once claiming descent from Lawrence Copeland (d. 1699 Quincy, father of William). One of the individuals has only 12 YSTR tested, while the other two have only 25 YSTR tested. Family Tree DNA predicts the family to fall under R1b-M269.[1]


Further DNA testing needed

Further testing of descendants is needed. Any male who believes their patrilineal ancestry goes through Lawrence Copeland of Braintree (later Quincy) is encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com
  1. WikiTree documents two male Coplelands, both claiming Lawrence Copeland (c1590-1651) as their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA) through his son "John Joseph {sic} Copeland" of Virginia. However, these individuals have conflicting Haplogroups (E-M35 and R-M198) and neither match the haplogroup predcition of the individual claiming Lawrence Copeland (II) of Braintree.