COPE, Samuel, 1789-1871
From Quaker Dictionary
|Birth date:||28 February 1789|
|Place of birth:||East Bradford Township, Pa.|
|Death date:||11 November 1871|
|Place of death:||East Bradford Township, Pa.|
|Spouse(s):||Mary Ann Pusey|
Samuel Cope (February 28, 1789 - November 11, 1871) was an elder and minister from Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Samuel Cope was born on February 28, 1789 in East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania to Abiah and Jane (nee Morris) Cope. Samuel married his first wife, Mary Ann Pusey, in 1821. Pusey died in 1822. In 1835, Samuel Cope married Ann Williams and the two had six children. He was an elder by 1828 and by 1835 a minister. In this capacity, he visited three Yearly Meetings besides his own, as well as all of the meetings of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (some of them several times). Cope is credited with having had a ready Irish wit. He possessed a strong constitution and was for many years favoured with good health, though ten years before his death he became almost blind.
- Friend (Phila.), 45(1871):112.
- Cope, Gilbert. A record of the Cope family: As established in America, by Oliver Cope, who came from England to Pennsylvania, about ... 1682, with the residences, dates of births, deaths and marriages of his descendants as far as ascertained (Philadelphia, PA: King & Baird, Printers, 1861), pp. 41, 65.
- Piety promoted, in a collection of dying sayings of many of the people called Quakers : Volume fifth, 12th part, p. 418.
- Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Memorials Concerning Deceased Friends, 1875, p. 179.