Elizabeth Mason

Born:    5 Mar 1800   North Carolina
Died:    8 Apr 1868   Sparta, White County, Tennessee

Spouse:   Andrew Cope   b. 2 Mar 1781   d. 18 May 1862
Married:    1823 -- (almost certainly) White County, Tennessee

Children of Elizabeth (Mason) and Andrew Cope:
Cope, Andrew Jackson (1823-1847)
Cope, Madison H (1825)
Cope, Sarah (1826-1900)
Cope, Susan (1828-1862)
Cope, Nancy (1829-1871)

Cope, Matilda (1831-1859)
Cope, Charlotte (1832-1918)
Cope, Mason L. (1834-1914)

Cope, Melcena (1936-1918)
Cope, Joshua David M (1838-1910)
Cope, Margaret R (1840-1902)

A brief history of Elizabeth Mason

Elizabeth Mason was born 5 Mar 1800 in North Carolina. [Her parents are unknown.]

In approximately 1823 Elizabeth married Andrew Cope. This was the third marriage for Andrew who had previously been married to a Miss Robertson and Sarah Wallace.

Elizabeth and Andrew had many children including: Andrew Jackson, Madison H, Sara, Susan, Nancy, Matilda, Charlotte, Mason L, Melcena, Joshua David M, and Margaret.

Elizabeth can be located in the 1850 and 1860 U.S. Federal Censuses in District 3, White County, Tennessee with her husband and children.

The Cope family had a close association with the James Johnson family. First Matilda married Stokley D. Johnson, and then following her death in 1859, her younger sister Melcena married Stokley. Then, Elizabeth and Andrew's youngest daughter, Margaret married Stephen W. Johnson.

On May 18, 1862 Andrewe passed away in White County, Tennessee. He was buried in MT Gilead Cemetery in Sparta (White County), Tennessee. Elizabeth (Mason) Cope passed away April 8, 1868 in White County and is also buried in Mt. Gilead Cemetery.

Research References:

1- 1850 U.S. Federal Census -- District 3, White, Tennessee. Listed (Page 4 of 17) Andrew Cope 69, Charlotte Cope 18, Elizabeth Cope 50, Jared M Cope 13, Malinda Cope 14 [I believe this is "Melcena"], Margaret Cope 10, Masou L Cope 16, Matilda Cope 19, Susan Cope 22
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: District 3, White, Tennessee; Roll: M432_900; Page: 31; Image: 60.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls.

2- 1860 U.S. Federal Census -- District 3, White, Tennessee. Listed (Page 4 of 16) Andrew Cope 79, Elisabeth Cope 60, Joshua Cope 22, Funetta Cope 23, Putrict Hunisee 25.
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: District 3, White, Tennessee; Roll: M653_1279; Page: 23; Image: 48. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls.