Suffield Historical Society

Family history of Thomas Copley

 

 

++++++++++++    FIRST  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

1              Thomas Copley       

 

                b. ca. 1643, England; d. 3 Dec 1712, Northampton, MA; son of Elizabeth nln; m. (1) 15 Nov 1672, Westfield, MA, Ruth Denslow; dau. of Henry Denslow & Sasannah nln; b. 19 Sep 1653, Windsor, CT; d. 5 Oct 1692, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Matthew Copley, b. 11 Nov 1673, Westfield, MA; d. 3 Jan 1674, Westfield, MA.

    2‑2       Thomas Copley, b. 28 Jul 1675, Westfield, MA; m. Mary Marshall.

    3‑3       Matthew Copley, b. 14 Apr 1679, Suffield, CT; m. Hannah Huxley.

    4‑4       Samuel Copley, b. 20 Sep 1682, Suffield, CT; m. Abigail Kent.

 

                m. (2) 25 May 1693, Suffield, CT, Ruth Cogan; dau. of Thomas Cogan & Joanna nln; b. ca. 1651, Taunton, MA; d. 3 Nov 1724, Suffield, CT.

 

                Ruth Cogan was the widow of Samuel Taylor of Springfield, MA.  Ruth had seven daughters from her first marriage six survived at Samuel death: Rebecca, Anna, Mary, Martha, Ruth, & Thankful.

 

                Reference Documents: 157, 177

 

 

++++++++++++    SECOND  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

2              Thomas Copley       

 

                b. 28 Jul 1675, Westfield, MA; d. 20 Aug 1751, Suffield, CT, ae. 75 yrs.; son of Thomas Copley & Ruth Denslow; m. 24 Oct 1717, Suffield, CT, Mary Marshall; dau. of Edmund Marshall & Martha nln; b. ca. 1679; d. 15 Aug 1751, Suffield, CT, ae. 72 yrs..

                Children:

    5‑1       Thomas Copley, b. 9 Jan 1718/19, Suffield, CT; m. Jemima Barker.

       2       Mary Copley, b. 6 Oct 1720, Suffield, CT.

    6‑3       Ebenezer Copley, b. 22 Feb 1722/23, Suffield, CT; m. Abigail Rising.

 

                Thomas Copley & Mary Marshall m. int. 16 Aug 1717

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 157

 

 

3              Matthew Copley       

 

                b. 14 Apr 1679, Suffield, CT; d. 18 Feb 1763, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Copley & Ruth Denslow; m. 20 Feb 1701/02, Suffield, CT, Hannah Huxley; dau. of Thomas Huxley & Sarah Spencer; b. 3 Feb 1681, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

    7‑1       Nathaniel Copley, b. 25 Nov 1702, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Mary Gaylord; m. (2) Esther Griswold; m. (3) Mary Crane.

    8‑2       Matthew Copley, b. 8 Mar 1703/04, Suffield, CT; m. Rebecca Owen.

       3       Thomas Copley, b. 27 Jul 1706, Suffield, CT; d. 9 Sep 1706, Suffield, CT.

    9‑4       Hannah Copley, b. 8 Nov 1707, Suffield, CT; m. William Spencer.

   10‑5      Thomas Copley, b. 19 Oct 1710, Suffield, CT.

       6       Moses Copley, b. 28 Dec 1712, Suffield, CT.

       7       Noah Copley, b. 12 Feb 1713/14, Suffield, CT; d. 18 Feb 1713/14, Suffield, CT.

   11‑8      Sarah Copley, b. 19 Aug 1715, Suffield, CT; m. Joshua Preston.

   12‑9      Elizabeth Copley, b. 16 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT.

       10     Noah Copley, b. 28 Nov 1721, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 157

 

 

4              Samuel Copley       

 

                b. 20 Sep 1682, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Copley & Ruth Denslow; m. 4 Feb 1713/14, Suffield, CT, Abigail Kent; dau. of John Kent & Abigail Dudley; b. 28 Sep 1690, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Samuel Copley, b. 16 Jan 1715/16, Suffield, CT.

   13‑2      Daniel Copley, b. 23 Jul 1718, Suffield, CT; m. Mary Wright.

       3       Abigail Copley, b. 26 Apr 1723, Suffield, CT.

       4       Elisha Copley, b. 26 Aug 1728, Suffield, CT.

 

                Samuel Copley & Abigail Kent m. int. 18 Sep 1713.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 157, 164

 

 

++++++++++++    THIRD  GENERATION    ++++++++++++

 

 

5              Thomas Copley       

 

                b. 9 Jan 1718/19, Suffield, CT; d. 15 Apr 1744, Hartford, CT; son of Thomas Copley & Mary Marshall; m. 22 Dec 1742, Suffield, CT, Jemima Barker; dau. of Oliver Barker & Mary Bodurtha; b. 18 Jun 1720, Springfield, MA; d. 1 Oct 1807, Bernardston, MA, ae. 87 yrs..

                Children:

   14‑1      Thomas Copley, b. 28 Dec 1743, Suffield, CT; m. (1) Phenix Lane; m. (2) Mary Holcomb.

 

                Thomas Copley & Jemima Barker m. int. 21 Jul 1742.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 157

 

 

6              Ebenezer Copley       

 

                b. 22 Feb 1722/23, Suffield, CT; d. 1783, Suffield, CT; son of Thomas Copley & Mary Marshall; m. 14 Dec 1752, Suffield, CT, Abigail Rising; dau. of Jonathan Rising & Abigail Bodurtha; b. 31 Aug 1730, Suffield, CT.

                Children:

       1       Abigail Copley, b. 4 Feb 1754, Suffield, CT.

   15‑2      Ruth Copley, b. 4 May 1757, Suffield, CT; m. Ebenezer Chaplin.

   16‑3      Tryphena Copley, b. 16 May 1760, Suffield, CT; m. Joseph Kent.

 

                Abigail death date is recorded as 31 Aug 173_, last part is not readable.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 157

 

 

7              Nathaniel Copley       

 

                b. 25 Nov 1702, Suffield, CT; d. 26 Mar 1773, Wethersfield, CT; son of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley; m. (1) 3 Apr 1730, Windsor, CT, Mary Gaylord; dau. of John Gaylord & Elizabeth Marshall; b. 1706/07, Windsor, CT; d. ca. 1740.

                Children:

       1       Nathaniel Copley, b. 9 Apr 1733, Suffield, CT.

 

                m. (2) 19 Sep 1745, Windsor, CT, Esther Griswold.

                Children:

       2       Noah Copley, b. 25 Jun 1746, Windsor, CT; d. 5 Aug 1765, Wethersfield, CT.

 

                m. (3) 6 Apr 1766, Newington, CT, Mary Crane.

 

                Reference Documents: 157

 

 

8              Matthew Copley       

 

                b. 8 Mar 1703/04, Suffield, CT; d. 8 Feb 1788, Suffield, CT; son of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley; m. 28 Apr 1736, Suffield, CT, Rebecca Owen; dau. of Isaac Owen & Sarah Holcomb; b. 2 Mar 1697, Simsbury, CT.

                Children:

   17‑1      Rebecca Copley, b. 28 Jan 1737/38, Suffield, CT; m. James Halladay.

   18‑2      Anna Copley, b. 30 Jun 1739, Suffield, CT.

 

                Reference Documents: 12, 157

 

 

9              Hannah Copley       

 

                b. 8 Nov 1707, Suffield, CT; d. 1782, Suffield, CT; dau. of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley; m. 12 Jun 1734, Bolton, CT, William Spencer.

                Children:

       1       Hannah Spencer, b. ca. 1735, Bolton, CT; d. 23 Oct 1739, Suffield, CT.

       2       Tryphena Spencer, b. 4 Nov 1736, Suffield, CT.

       3       Elephas Spencer, b. 27 Apr 1738, Suffield, CT.

       4       Thyleta Spencer, b. 14 Sep 1739, Suffield, CT.

       5       Hannah Spencer, b. 26 Aug 1741, Suffield, CT.

       6       Irene Spencer, b. 16 Jun 1743, Suffield, CT.

       7       Alpheus Spencer, b. 11 Feb 1745, Suffield, CT.

 

                Hannah Copley dau. of Matthew, forbid the m. int. of Abel Chadwell & Anna Dwight, 18 Jun 1731, he being under obligation to marry said Hannah Copley.

 

                William Spencer & Hannah Copley m. int. 15 May 1734.

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 157

 

 

10            Thomas Copley       

 

                b. 19 Oct 1710, Suffield, CT; son of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley; m. nfn nln.

                Children:

       1       William Copley, bp. 1 Jan 1743/44, Suffield, CT.

 

                George Drake & Sarah Copley, both of Suffield, m. int 27 Jul 1734.

                Sarah had a son out of wedlock, Joel Copley, by Samuel Smith.

 

                Thomas Blakesley of New Brunswick & Sarah Copley of Suffield m. int. 12 Nov 1742.  

 

                Reference Documents: 157

 

 

11            Sarah Copley       

 

                b. 19 Aug 1715, Suffield, CT; dau. of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley; m. 18 Jan 1753, Canaan, CT, Joshua Preston.

                Children:

 

       1       Joel Copley, b. 27 Aug 1737, Suffield, CT.

 

                George Drake & Sarah Copley, both of Suffield, m. int 27 Jul 1734.

                Sarah had a son out of wedlock, Joel Copley, by Samuel Smith.

 

                Thomas Blakesley of New Brunswick m. int. 12 Nov 1742 Sarah  Copley.   

 

                Reference Documents: 8, 12, 157

 

 

12            Elizabeth Copley       

 

                b. 16 Feb 1718/19, Suffield, CT; dau. of Matthew Copley & Hannah Huxley.

                Children:

       1       Zophar Copley, bp. 9 Sep 1744, Suffield, CT.

 

                Elizabeth had a illegitimate child, father unknown.

 

                Reference Documents: 157

 

 

13            Daniel Copley       

 

                b. 23 Jul 1718, Suffield, CT; son of Samuel Copley & Abigail Kent; m. 24 Mar 1744/45, Suffield, CT, MAry Wright.

 

                Mary Wright was from Long Island.

 

                Reference Documents: 8