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1655; William, 15 Nov. 1656; John, 10 Feb. 1659; Lydia, 31 May
1661; Ephraim, 17 Jan. 1665; Hannah, 25 Feb. 1668; Richard, 11
July 1672; and Abigail, 1674. This last m. 23 Nov. 1715, says
Thayer, but the name of her h. is, I think, an impossib. one. Ephraim,
his s. d. unm. of smallpox on board a ship of his fleet, bef. the sail. of
the disastrous exped. of Sir William Phips, 1690; he d. 30 Dec. 1699,
b. says the rec. "in the reign of our gracious sov. Queen Elizabeth of blessed
mem." Farmer, wh. was much indebt. to Ch. Just. Sewall's fondness
for instances of unusual longevity, refers to his diary, as saying he was
110. Perhaps this is mistake. In the diary of Marshall, call. Fairfield's
by Dr. Harris, when he present. it to the Hist. Soc. I read, under
date 1 Jan. 1700 (so that it seems he was wise enough to be half a
century ahead of the law in reckoning the beginning of a yr.)" old
Lawrence C. bur. aged 100 yrs. wh. d. last Saturday." M. was a townsman,
and his authority may be sufficient; but the gr.st. also says 30 Dec.
1699, 100 yrs. old. His w. Lydia, d. 8 Jan. 1685. THOMAS, Braintree,
s. of the preced. was one of brave capt. Johnson's soldiers in Dec. 1675,
m. 3 Feb. 1692, wid. Mehitable Atwood, had Mary, b. 24 Nov. foll. and
his w. d. 2 Nov. 1695, aged a. 30 yrs. His sec. w. Mercy d. perhaps
without ch. 20 Feb. 1699; and he m. 17 May foll. Mary, d. of John
Arnold, had Thomas, 10 Apr. 1700; Sarah, 23 Dec. 1701; Nathaniel,
30 Apr. 1704, d. at 2 yrs.; and Elizabeth 18 June 1706; and he d. 6 June
preced. WILLIAM, Braintree, br. of the preced. m. 13 Apr. 1694,
Mary, wid. of Christopher Webb, jr. d. of John Bass, had William, b. 7
Mar. 1695; Ephraim, 1 Feb. 1697; Ebenezer, 16 Feb. 1698; Jonathan,
31 Aug. 1701; David, 15 Apr. 1704; Joseph, 18 May 1706;
Benjamin, 5 Oct. 1708; Moses, 28 May 1710; and Mary, 28 May 1713.
Nine pages of Thayer's Genealogy are fill. with descend.

    COPIE, JAMES, prob. of Braintree, freem. 13 May 1640.

    COPLEY, THOMAS, Springfield, s. of a wid. Elizabeth wh. m. 1650, Nathaniel
Phelps of Windsor, and with her h. rem. to Northampton, where
her d. Elizabeth m. 1665, Praisever Turner, and sec. Samuel Langton in
1676, and for third h. had David Alexander. But the s. was of Springfield
1672, m. at Westfield, 13 Nov. 1672, and had Thomas, b. 28 July
1678; rem. to Suffield 1679, there d. 29 Nov. 1712, leav. Thomas,
Matthew, and Samuel.

    COPP, DAVID, Boston, s. of William, freem. 1670, by w. Obedience,
d. of Clement Topliff of Dorchester, wh. he m. 20 Feb. 1660, had
David, b. 8 Dec. 1661, d. soon; David, again, 2 Mar. 1663; Jonathan,
23 Feb. 1665; William, 14 Mar. 1667; Sarah, 1 Mar. 1669; and
Samuel, 15 Apr. 1671; was rul. Elder of sec. ch. and d. Nov. 1713,
aged 78. JONATHAN, Boston, br. of the preced. by w. Margaret had