info from old donated newspapers to our library
Boston Evening Transcript June 10, 1939
Mary Copeland was the daughter of Thomas Copeland, who married Mehitable Atwood, Feb. 3, 1692. Mary was bron Nov.24, 1692, and was married to Ephriam Thayer, Jr. April 1, 1718 and settled in Braintree. From this marriage there were five children of whom only one survived. Mary born April 27, 1775, married James Packard of North Bridgewater. The line runs. Lawrence (1) Copeland married 12/10/1651 Lydia Townsend, Thomas (2) married 3/2/1692 Mehitable Atwood.
Mary Copeland married 1/4/1713 Ephriam Thayer. Mary Thayer married Deacon James Packard who died 1785 age 75.