[The Homestead in Better 
Days - The Summer of 1914]
[From Homestead Stationary]
In the Summer of 2001, the farm that was home for five generations of Coppocks was sold from the family. This site remembers the Coppock Homestead in Monroe Township, Miami County, Ohio, its family and their history.
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  • Who are these Coppocks? The Monroe Township Coppocks were among several Coppocks and many other Quakers that made their way from the Newberry area of South Carolina to Ohio in the first decade of the 19th century. James Coppock and wife Hannah (Pugh) Coppock reportedly arrived in Ohio with son Moses in 1806. Moses Coppock married Lydia Jay soon after arriving, and they eventually had eight children: Elizabeth, Hannah, James, Samuel, Jane, Rebeckah, John and Mary. Samuel purchased land in 1856 near where he was born 39 years earlier, and he and wife Delana (Blickenstaff) Coppock built the Homestead there. They had six children: Moses A., Jacob, John Wesley, Mary, Elias and Elizabeth. The Homestead was eventually purchased by John Wesley and wife Mary (Heikes) Coppock. They also had six children; Chester, Iva D., Harley, Claude, Xury and Hazel. Harley and wife Olive (Pearson) Coppock bought the Homestead in 1920, and eventually passed it on to their youngest son in 1943. The last Coppock living at the Homestead died in early 2000, and the farm was sold in July, 2001.
Family Tree
JAMES
1758-1838

Hannah Pugh
MARTHA
William Thomlinson
PHOEBE
Ellis Pugh
MARY JANE
Unknown
REBECKAH
Unknown
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LOT
Unknown
MOSES
1787-1877

Lydia Jay; Mary Ann Elleman
RUE
Unknown
JOB
Unknown
DAVID
Unknown
SUSANNA
Unknown
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ELIZABETH
Unknown
HANNAH
Enoch Pearson
JAMES
Susanna Jones Jay/
Eleanore Evans
SAMUEL
1817-1901

Delana Blickenstaff
JANE
Gainer A. Pierce
REBECAKAH
Unknown
JOHN
Susanah Inman
MARY
Zimri Coppock
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MOSES A.
1842?-1925?

Isabel Iddings
JACOB
1844-1925

Susan Studebaker
JOHN WESLEY
1848-1928

Mary Catherine Heikes
MARY
1851?-1937

Alexander G. Martindale
ELIAS
1854?-1927

Elizabeth Wells; Nancy Horst
ELIZABETH
1861-1934

Martin P. Eidemiller
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NO CHILDREN
MARY EFFIE
1869-1941

Hubert Bashore Landis
NANCY MAY
1870-1898

John S. Flory
SAMUEL
1874-1875
NETTIE DELANA
1881-1958

Sumner Senseman
FERN ELIZABETH
1885-????

Galen Knepper Walker
DAUGHTER
1885-1885
CHESTER
Before 1876?
IVA D.
1876-1951

Amelia ?????
HARLEY MELVIN
1884-1967

Olive Elsie Pearson
CLAUDE VINING
1885-1966

Ethel Oakes/
Gertrude ?????
XURY LANDON
18??-1974

Martha Evans
HAZEL DELANY
1891-19??

Oliver Clark Sollenberger
DORA
abt. 1872
CHARLES
1874-1960
SAMUEL
1878-????
UNKOWN
DAUGHTER
????-????

William Holinger
CHARLES
????-????
J. HOWARD
????-????
HOMER
????-????

This family tree begins with the first generation of Coppocks (James Coppock) from South Carolina that eventually settled in Monroe Township, Miami County, Ohio. It continues through the generation that survived through the mid-20th century.

  • Samuel Coppock is the "father" of the Homestead. His obituary is transcribed here as it appeared (typos and all) in what was probably a Miami County newspaper, soon after his death in 1901.


  • The earliest known photo of the house was probably taken between 1885 and 1890. Although there is no identification on the photo, the persons pictured are likely Samuel Coppock (second from right), Delana Blickenstaff Coppock (seated, in white) and their children and two grandchildren. The house's new owners are restoring it.


  • The earliest known photo of the barn was taken in 1906, according to Xury Coppock. Xury is at far left in the photo. John Wesley Coppock stands behind the wooden gate, and Mary (Heikes) Coppock and Hazel Delana Coppock are to his left. This picture may have been taken on or near the 50th anniversary of the building of the barn, but this is purely speculation. Other photos date from around 1925 (photo , photo 2 and photo3), 1955, 1976, 1980 and 1996. The barn was demolished on November 1, 2005, likely at age 148 years, to make way for new housing.


  • The only known close-up photo of Samuel Coppock and wife Delana is found on a 1911 Coppock Reunion postcard. Other Reunion postcards that have been found date from 1910, 1917 and 1919.


  • In what may have been their last time together, the six children of Samuel and Delana Coppock posed for this photo on the front porch of the Homestead house on August 15, 1915. In little more than 20 years, all would be gone.


  • Samuel Coppock was a minister and elder in the German Baptist Church. This newspaper article (circa 1934) tells of his and wife Delana's affiliation with the Middle District Church of the Brethren.


  • Other Genealogical Information

  • Plat maps for Monroe Township, Miami County, Ohio are available for 1857, 1871, ca. 1875, 1894, and 1911.

CoppockHomestead.com first appeared on April 16, 2001