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of Braintree, Massachusetts.
He died in Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, on December 30, 1699.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an online database of Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections which includes a record for Lawrence Copeland that includes the following text:
Copeland, Lawrence Dec. 20 1699 a. 100 (About back of City Hall) Gone since 1904 & before 1930. Cemetery location: Hancock Cemetery of formerly Old Braintree, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts.Also at the NEHGS website is the Braintree Vital Records, which has a death record for Lawrence that reads:
Laurence Copeland a verry aged man born in the Reign of our Gracious Soverreigne Queen Elizabeth of Blessed memory December ye 30th. 1699.There is also a record of his will, signed on June 20, 1698.
John Copeland (1659-1714) was a blacksmith who spent his life in Braintree. He married Ruth Newcomb by 1683, when their first child was born and they had eight children.
Samuel Copeland (1686-1746), husbandman, also spent his life in Braintree. He married Mary Kingman before 1711, when their first child was born, and they had twelve children.
Samuel Copeland, Jr. (1711-1799), cordwainer, spent most of his life in Braintree. He died in New Hampshire. His wife was Mary Owen (they married April 2, 1736, in Braintree) and they had eleven children.
Abraham Copeland (1736-between 1802-1805) is assumed to have been born in Braintree, but moved to Maine and married Elizabeth Tupper in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. He was a sea captain and died at sea in the early 1800's. They had five children, and I am descended from two of them.
Generation 6: Nathaniel Copeland (1765-1803) married Mary Page
Generation 7: Thomas Jefferson Copeland (1801-1877) married Julia Elvira Townsend
Generation 8: Henry Clay Copeland (1832-1912) married Sarah Lowell
Generation 9: Lowell Copeland (1862-1935) married Ethel May Greeley
Generation 10: Lowell Townsend Copeland (1900-1974) married Helen Lysle Hunter
Generation 11: My mother
Generation 12: Me
The second line is as follows:
Generation 6: Mary Copeland (1763-1812) married Micah Ellis
Generation 7: Tryphena Ellis (1781 - between 1850-1860) married Amos Townsend
Generation 8: Julia Elvira Townsend (1808-1868) married Thomas Jefferson Copeland (Generation 7 above)
My source for much of this information is secondary:
Warren Turner Copeland, The Copeland Family: A Copeland Genealogy (Rutland, Vermont: The Tuttle Publishing Company, Inc., 1937), although if I were to mine the Braintree Records at AmericanAncestors.org, as well as explore land and probate records, I could likely find lots of primary source information for this family. I have found some records from the state of Maine but I certainly could explore more Maine records to find out more about generations 5-9 listed above.