COPE, Thomas P. (Thomas Pim), 1768-1854
From Quaker Dictionary
b. 26 Aug. 1768, in Lancaster Co., Pa., s. of Caleb and Mary (Mendenhall) Cope.
1784 or 1785, apprenticed in Phila. to his uncle Thomas Mendenhall.
m. Mary Drinker, Phila., 17 May 1792; at least (2 sons and 2 daughters).
Transferred membership from Phila. Monthly Meeting to the Monthly Meeting for the Northern District.
m. (2nd) Elizabeth W, 30 July 1829, at Monthly Meeting.
1790? a partner with his employer. Became a merchant.
1807, built his first ship, "Lancaster."
1821, established a packet line to Liverpool, 2 Member City Councils.
1807, sent to Legislatur 1837, member of Convention to amend the Constit Pennsylvania.
On first board of Haverford Coll.
President of Board of Trade and of the Mercanti
1797, helped in the yellow fever times; took disease, but recovered. Helped create Fairmount Park securing Lemon Hill.
1801, helped to furnish abunda water from the Schuylkill; favoured construction of Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, and of the Pa. Railroad
1806, transferred membership from Northern Dist Monthly Meeting back to Phila. Monthly Meeting.
Author: 1838, Speech T.P.C. on Banks and Currency;
1837, delivered it in the Constitutional Convention of Pa., in Phila.
1838, transferred membership to Monthly Meeting the Southern District.
d. 22 Nov. 1854, aged 86.
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.