COPE, Samuel, 1789-1871
From Quaker Dictionary
Samuel Cope (February 28, 1789 - November 11, 1871) was an elder and minister from Chester County, Pennsylvania.
|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 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.
- The Friend (Phila.), 45(1871):112.
- Cope, A record of the Cope family, pp. 41, 65.
- Piety Promoted, 12th part, p. 418.
- Phila. Y. Mtg., Memorials concerning deceased Friends, 1875, p. 179.