I missed this message, we were headed for Belize when it came in.
Charles A. Wyly wrote:
I just noticed that not all were always moving west. Seems my Ancestor
John Copeland was born in Ireland in 1748 and wife Margaret Blakely was
born in Ireland in 1788. John died in Duncan Creek Presbyterian Cemetery,
South Carolina in 1826, but Margaret's mom, Rachael Orr Blakely,
daughter of William John Blakley was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Marian
Alabama. Did Margaret ever live in Alabama then move East to Clinton,
S.C. or both with roots in Mecklenburg County , N.C. and the older
parents going west after John and Margaret were married and had moved to
Duncan Creek. ?
I'm showing Margaret's mother, Rachael Orr Blakely, being married to
John (NMN) Blakely, and that both are buried at Clinton, Laurens Co. SC.
I have a Copeland Family History for the 1930's Copeland Reunion
Clinton , S.C. which lists down to Grandmother Nancy Hipp Carey ,
daughter of Charles Madison Hipp and Sarah Copeland of Huricane Baptist
Church, S.C.It had all of Grandmother Carey's grandchildren born before
that listed in the records printed in South Carolina.
Does your referenced Copeland Family History list Margaret's parents? It
should show them as Rachel Orr and John Blakely.
Also, Do you have the connection to the Carleton's Store in
or the Community of Carleton or the Carleton or Blakley lady who taught
our daughter in Walnut Springs first Grade? She lived between the Hwy and
the at Park and was retired from Malakoff Schools. She lived next door to
Retired Merchant Marine Capt. Mitchell Massey and a block from us.
No connection known, unless you might be talking about Mattie Laura
"Top" Blakely, who was married to James Carradine Farmer. She was a long
time sales lady at Cox's Department Store in Stephenville. I don't know
who the Blakley lady was who taught your daughter in Walnut Springs. My
mother, Vinita Blakley, taught in some rural schools in the area in
1918-1922 time period, and later she was a substitute teacher, but I
think that was at Iredell. We didn't live at Walnut, and I don't know
who that might have been.