Wednesday, July 15, 2015


JAMES R. COPPAGE was born March 9, 1833, in Green County, Ky., and is a son of Hardin and Sarah (Robinson) Coppage. The father was born and reared in Marion County, to which county his parents, James and Polly Coppage, had come while yet Kentucky was a part of Virginia. The blockhouse in which they lived, still stands. James R. Coppage was reared on a farm, and given all the advantages the times in that locality afforded. At twenty years of age he rented a farm for three years in Marion County; after making numerous moves throughout Kentucky, and living awhile in Indiana, he finally settled on his present farm, consisting of 150 acres, nearly all of which is under cultivation, and well improved. June 8, 1852, he was united in marriage with Sarah A. Thornton; they have eight children living. Mr. Coppage is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Hudsonville Lodge No. 262. Politically a Democrat, and with his wife a member of the Christian Church.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Mr. Coppage died of cancer 1902 ans is buried in Black Cemetery, Ohio County, KY.  This cemetery is located on the old John Brown farm now owned by a Mr. Webb. From Hartford, go out Highway 69 toward Dundee. Turn right on Hamlin Chapel Road. Go beyond Hamlin Chapel Church (now a Clubhouse) a short distance. Turn left on gravel road where an old two-story frame house is on the right side of the road and a brick house just beyond where you turn back from road on left. Recorded by Mrs. Earl Davis. Typed by Jeff Black and provided on US GENWeb.  NOTE: There is another reference on the internet to this cemetery that refers to it as the Brown Cemetery.

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