COPE, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854

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'''Thomas Pim Cope''' (August 26, 1768 - November 22, 1854) was a merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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==Vitals==
==Vitals==
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* '''Name:''' Thomas Cope<br/ >
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* '''Name:''' Thomas Pim Cope<br/ >
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* '''Alternative names:''' <br/ >
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* '''Alternative names:''' Thomas Cope, Thomas P. Cope, T.P. Cope<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Gender:''' M<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 26 August 1768<br/ >
* '''Birth date:''' 26 August 1768<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Lancaster Co., Pa.<br/ >
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* '''Place of birth:''' Lancaster County, Pa.<br/ >
* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
* '''Nationality:''' US<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Mary Drinker<br/ >
* '''Spouse(s):''' Mary Drinker<br/ >
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* '''Children:''' at least two sons and two daughters<br/ >
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* '''Children:''' Henry (b. 1793), Francis (b. 1794), Caroline (b. 1796), William Drinker (b. 1798), Caroline Rachel (b. 1802), Alfred (b. 1806), Eleanor (b. 1807)<br/ >
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* '''Meeting:''' <br/ >
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* '''Meeting:''' Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District<br/ >
* '''Branch:''' <br/ >
* '''Branch:''' <br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Disowned date:''' --<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 22 November 1854<br/ >
* '''Death date:''' 22 November 1854<br/ >
* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
* '''Place of death:''' <br/ >
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* '''Works by:'''  
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* '''Works by:''' Speech: ''T.P.C. on Banks and Currency'' (1838)
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==Biography==
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===Personal Life===
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Thomas Pim Cope was born on August 26, 1768 in Lancaster County, Pennsylavnia to Caleb and Mary (nee Mendenhall) Cope.  In 1784 or 1785, he apprenticed himself to his uncle Thomas Mendenhall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Cope married Mary Drinker of Philadelphia on May 17, 1792.  The two had four sons and thee daughters.  In 1797, Cope helped in the yellow fever times.  He contracted the disease, but recovered.  T.P. Cope and family transferred membership from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to the Monthly Meeting for the Northern District, but transferred back in 1806.  In 1838, Cope transferred membership to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District.
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===Business===
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By 1790, Thomas Pim Cope partnered with his employer and became a merchant.  His first ship, the "Lancaster" was built in 1807.  In 1821, he established his packet line between Philadelphia and Liverpool, England.  In 1837, Cope was a member of the Convention to amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania.  He favored the constructions of the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, and the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Cope also became President of Philadelphia's Board of Trade.
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===Other work===
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By securing Lemon Hill in 1797, Cope helped to create Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.  In 1801, he helped to furnish abundant water from the Schuylkill.  In 1837, Cope delivered a speech to Constitutional Convention of Pennsylavnia in Philadelphia, which would later be published.  He was on the first board of Haverford College.
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Merchant.<br>
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b. 26 Aug. 1768, in Lancaster Co., Pa., s. of Caleb and Mary (Mendenhall) Cope.<br>
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* Jour. Friends Hist. Soc., 14:24.<br>
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1784 or 1785, apprenticed in Phila. to his uncle Thomas Mendenhall.<br>
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* Die. Am. Biog., 4:421.<br>
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m. Mary Drinker, Phila., 17 May 1792; at least (2 sons and 2 daughters).<br>
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* Chandler, Thomas P. Cope, esq., Taken from Hunt Merchants' Magazine, 201849)=355.<br>
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Transferred membership from Phila. Monthly Meeting to the Monthly Meeting for the Northern District.<br>
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* Lippincott's Biog. Dictionary, p. 712. Sharpless, A Quaker experiment in gov't., 2:275  
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m. (2nd) Elizabeth W, 30 July 1829, at Monthly Meeting.<br>
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* Jos. Smith's Cat., suppl. p. 91.<br>
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1790? a partner with his employer. Became a merchant.<br>
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* Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2.
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1807, built his first ship, "Lancaster." <br>
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1821, established a packet line to Liverpool, 2 Member City Councils. <br>
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1807, sent to Legislatur 1837, member of Convention to amend the Constit
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Pennsylvania.<br>
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On first board of Haverford Coll.<br>
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President of Board of Trade and of the Mercanti<br>
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1797, helped in the yellow fever times; took disease, but recovered. Helped create Fairmount Park
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securing Lemon Hill.<br>
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1801, helped to furnish abunda water from the Schuylkill; favoured construction of Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, and of the Pa. Railroad<br>
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1806, transferred membership from Northern Dist Monthly Meeting back to Phila. Monthly Meeting.<br>
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Author: 1838, Speech T.P.C. on Banks and Currency;<br>
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1837, delivered it in the Constitutional Convention of Pa., in Phila.<br>
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1838, transferred membership to Monthly Meeting the Southern District.<br>
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d. 22 Nov. 1854, aged 86.<br>
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Jour. Friends Hist. Soc., 14:24.<br>
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Die. Am. Biog., 4:421.<br>
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Chandler, Thomas P. Cope, esq., Taken from Hunt Merchants' Magazine, 201849)=355.<br>
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Lippincott's Biog. Dictionary, p. 712. Sharpless, A Quaker experiment in gov't., 2:275  
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Jos. Smith's Cat., suppl. p. 91.<br>
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Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2.
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Revision as of 19:43, 29 May 2007

Thomas Pim Cope (August 26, 1768 - November 22, 1854) was a merchant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contents

Vitals

  • Name: Thomas Pim Cope
  • Alternative names: Thomas Cope, Thomas P. Cope, T.P. Cope
  • Gender: M
  • Birth date: 26 August 1768
  • Place of birth: Lancaster County, Pa.
  • Nationality: US
  • Spouse(s): Mary Drinker
  • Children: Henry (b. 1793), Francis (b. 1794), Caroline (b. 1796), William Drinker (b. 1798), Caroline Rachel (b. 1802), Alfred (b. 1806), Eleanor (b. 1807)
  • Meeting: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Northern District
  • Branch:
  • Disowned date: --
  • Death date: 22 November 1854
  • Place of death:
  • Works by: Speech: T.P.C. on Banks and Currency (1838)

Biography

Personal Life

Thomas Pim Cope was born on August 26, 1768 in Lancaster County, Pennsylavnia to Caleb and Mary (nee Mendenhall) Cope. In 1784 or 1785, he apprenticed himself to his uncle Thomas Mendenhall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cope married Mary Drinker of Philadelphia on May 17, 1792. The two had four sons and thee daughters. In 1797, Cope helped in the yellow fever times. He contracted the disease, but recovered. T.P. Cope and family transferred membership from Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to the Monthly Meeting for the Northern District, but transferred back in 1806. In 1838, Cope transferred membership to Philadelphia Monthly Meeting for the Southern District.

Business

By 1790, Thomas Pim Cope partnered with his employer and became a merchant. His first ship, the "Lancaster" was built in 1807. In 1821, he established his packet line between Philadelphia and Liverpool, England. In 1837, Cope was a member of the Convention to amend the Constitution of Pennsylvania. He favored the constructions of the Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Cope also became President of Philadelphia's Board of Trade.

Other work

By securing Lemon Hill in 1797, Cope helped to create Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. In 1801, he helped to furnish abundant water from the Schuylkill. In 1837, Cope delivered a speech to Constitutional Convention of Pennsylavnia in Philadelphia, which would later be published. He was on the first board of Haverford College.

Sources

  • Jour. Friends Hist. Soc., 14:24.
  • Die. Am. Biog., 4:421.
  • Chandler, Thomas P. Cope, esq., Taken from Hunt Merchants' Magazine, 201849)=355.
  • Lippincott's Biog. Dictionary, p. 712. Sharpless, A Quaker experiment in gov't., 2:275
  • Jos. Smith's Cat., suppl. p. 91.
  • Hinshaw's Encyclopedia, 2.
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