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Subject: Re: Sara Elizabeth Copeland
Author: chrisw137
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Classification: Query
Surnames: Copeland , Dial, Shearer, Whiteside

It appears you have a grand bit of knowledge regarding the Copeland family and I am hoping that you may assist me in my search of defining the Copeland ancestoral line my family belongs to. My Grt Grt Grandfather was Reuben Henry Copeland b abt 1864 or 1865 in Illinois and as family lore has it his family was residing in South Carolina when Sherman's army entered and torched the town. My understanding is the plantation they had burned to the ground and all of our family perished except my grt grandfather who was rescued by a slave of the plantation and taken to Golconda Illinois and taken in by family friends David and Hellender Whiteside. I have located my grandfather in a census and this lists the names recently obtained a photo of him from abt 1907 and the family as well. The 1870 census I have lists Reuben's birth in Illinois and that his parents are from Tennessee. I have researched the Whiteside family and found a family connection listed below:


1 Dial
.. +Martha 'Mattie' Copeland
......... 2 Elizabeth 'Esther' Dial 1808 -
............. +David Shearer, Jr. 1808 - 1846 b in Guilford County, North Carolina
.................... 3 Jane Shearer 1810 -
........................ +Thomas Jackson 1807 - b in Tennessee
............................... 4 John L. Jackson
................................... +Cynthia Parker
........................................... 5 Thomas Jackson
............................................... +Mollie Damron
........................................... 5 Rosa Jackson
............................................... +Thomas B. Powell
............................... 4 W. T. 'Buck' Jackson
................................... +Ann Lundy
........................................... 5 Cora Jackson
........................................... 5 Mattie Jackson
............................................... +? Casto
........................................... 5 Ada Jackson
............................................... +? Harris
........................................... 5 William Jackson
........................................... 5 Minnie Jackson
............................................... +William J. Simpson 1870 -
............................... 4 Jacob Feck Jackson
............................... 4 Melissa Jackson
............................... 4 Elizabeth Jackson
.................... 3 Eupha Shearer 1797 - 1862 b in Guilford Co. North Carolina
........................ +John G. Whiteside 1794 - 1855 b in Georgia
............................... 4 Mary Whiteside 1817 - 1859
............................... 4 Elizabeth Ann Whiteside 1823 - 1872 b in Near Eddyville, IL
................................... +Henry Rose
........................................... 5 Charles C. Rose 1858 - b in Hardin County, IL
............................................... +Gracie Ellis
........................................... 5 John Rose
........................................... 5 Katie Elizabeth Rose
............................... 4 Matilda Jane Whiteside 1829 - 1869 b in Glendale, Pope Co. Illinois
................................... +James Armstrong Grissom 1826 - 1869
........................................... 5 Mary Catherine Grissom 1854 - 1871
........................................... 5 James H. Gresham 1855 - 1884 b in Grantsburg, Johnson County, Illinois
............................................... +Margaret Elizabeth Whiteside 1856 - 1892 b in Glendale, Pope Co. Illinois
........................................... 5 India Gertrude Grissom 1865 - 1934
............................................... +David Jasper Jackson 1863 - 1940 b in Johnson County, Illinois
........................................... 5 William Hiram Grissom 1858 - 1935
........................................... 5 Augusta Alice Grissom 1861 - 1952
........................................... 5 John McClellane Grissom 1851 - 1944
............................... 4 James A. Whiteside 1819 - 1878
................................... +Amanda Harvick
............................... *2nd Wife of James A. Whiteside:
................................... +Martha Ann McKee
............................... 4 David C. Whiteside 1821 - 1896
................................... +Helender 'Ellen' Louisa Harper 1822 -
........................................... 5 John Greenleaf Whiteside 1846 - 1894 b in Johnson County, Illinois
............................................... +Margaret Elmina Gilbert
........................................... 5 India E. Whiteside 1847 -
............................................... +Green Waters
........................................... 5 Amanda Catherine Whiteside 1850 -
............................................... +? Sutherland
............................... 4 John Simpson

I do know that Mattie Copeland Dial b in 1777 was sister of John C Copeland born 30 September 1775 in Loudon County, VA and his wife was Sarah Short. I am hoping that someone may have knowledge of a Copeland member from Illinois moving and dying in the civil war in South Carolina. Any assistance is much appreciated.
Chris Copeland Wynn