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Susan E. Smith (View posts)
Posted: 911131200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McMillin, Copas

Crawford Co. Looking for information on John B.McMillin who was born 1834 in OH and died 1908 in Crawford Co. He is buried in North Clayotn Cemetery.
Also info. on his married sister and brother-in-law, Eva McMillin b.1822 in PA and died 1912 in Clayton, buried in Mock Cemetery in Rolling Ground and her husband John Copas.


Dale Jones (View posts)
Posted: 911476800000
Classification: Query

My brother-in-law is Melin Copus. His father is Buford Copus of Soldiers Grove vacinity. I believe Buford's father was John Copas. Is this line part of yours and does the information you submited relate to Melin?



Vern Erickson (View posts)
Posted: 911476800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McMillin, Copas, Copus
John B. McMillin is the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Smith) McMillin. His siblings were Eve A. (1822-1912), wife of John Copas; Henry (born abt. 1823); James Jefferson (born abt. 1828); Andrew Jackson (born abt. 1830); Michael S. (1831-1892), husband of Susan Dobbs; John B. McMillin (1834-1908), husband of Elisa Ann Parsons; Barbara (born abt. 1835), wife of Stephen Dobbs; and Franklin (born abt. 1838). The McMillin children were born in Middleton, Township, Columbiana Co., OH. They lived in Huntington Township, Gallia Co., OH in the late 1840s and early 1850s and moved to Crawford Co., WI in the mid-1850s. Some of the McMillins later moved to Richland Co., WI. Henry McMillin was born about 1800 in Pennsylvania and married Elizabeth Smith about 1821. He married a second time to Ruth Glenn Adney on 14 Dec.1874 in Crawford Co. This marriage record says his father was John McMillin.

The McMillins were neighhbors of the Copas/Copus family in Columbiana Co., OH, Gallia Co., OH and Crawford Co., WI. Eve A. McMillin married John Copas (1815-1891) about 1842. John was the son of Aaron and Phoebe (Guy) Copas. Aaron was born about 1793 in Virginia and died 14 Nov. 1855 in Huntington T., Gallia Co., OH. Phoebe was born about 1796 in Loudoun Co., VA to Hezekiah and Winifred (Cummins/Cummings) Guy and died about 1842 in Columbiana Co. Aaron and Phoebe married 11 Aug. 1814 in Columbiana Co. and had at least 7 children. The known childen are John, Thomas B. (1818-27 April 1882), Aaron (1822-May 1894), Phoebe (1833-?) and William H. (born abt. 1837). John, Thomas and Phoebe moved to Crawford Co. about 1857 and had large families. Thomas was married to Nancy Ann Cummins on 23 July 1843 in Gallia Co., OH. Phoebe was married to Israel Johnson on 1 Nov. 1853 in Meigs Co., OH.

I am descended from Thomas and Phoebe Copas and have considerable data on the Copas family.


Vern Erickson (View posts)
Posted: 911563200000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Copus, Steiner, Shane
My Copas/Copus files include a Beuford Laurence Copus, born 7 Aug. 1918. He was married to Bertha. His father was John Franklin Copus (1892-1933), husband of Veleta Steiner. John's father was Franklin W. Copus (1857-1939), husband of Margaret Shane. Franklin's father was the John Copas/Copus (1815-1891)I mentioned in the earlier response. Does this look like your brother-in-law's family? I would be happy to exchange data.

Copus Family of Soldiers Grove

Joyce Hill (View posts)
Posted: 914673600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Copus, Dilley, Longmire, Shane, Steiner, Whiteaker


I may be of the Copus family you are interested in. My maternal great-grandmother was Dora Martha (Copus) Longmire. She was the daughter of Franklin & Margaret Jane "Maggie" (Shane) Copus. Dora had a brother named John, which may be your Buford's father. Their siblings were Ole Copus, Ethel (Copus) Dilley, Anna (Copus) Steiner, Nellie (Copus) Whiteaker, and another brother who may have been named William??

I have old family photos in which there is a baby photo of a Buford Copus, if I'm not mistaken, and also photos of Joe Copus and a Clarence Copus, though I'm not sure who these children belonged to, I'm certain they are of this family -- perhaps you will recognize the names.

If this sounds like the family you are interested in, I would be glad to exchange my information. Since I don't have much knowledge of some of the Copus siblings myself, you may be able to help me gather info too.

Please contact me if I can help.

Incidently, I've found a Vernon County death record for a Beauford Frederick Copus, son of Willard and Sarah Inez (Bown) Copus, born: August 10, 1923 (WI), died: Dec. 7, 1988 (of suicide). Could this be your Melin's father instead?? I'm not certain this Beauford was ever married, though, so likely not.

Re: McMillins/Copas

Sandi McMillin Oxley (View posts)
Posted: 1006661515000
Classification: Query
Would they perhaps have also had a brother named Edward - born June 8, 1825 in Ohio?

Re: Copus Family of Soldiers Grove

Barb Earehart (Shane) (View posts)
Posted: 1037652701000
Classification: Query
I found your message by accident. What caught my eye was the surname Shane and Soldiers Grove. My grandfather was James F. Shane born July 13, 1867 in Soldiers Grove Wis. I have had no luck in finding a birth record for him (only death). He married my grandmother Exilda Quimby (Lemieux) but I believe he was married before, as he was approx. 48. I can't go any farther to find his parents names (father may have been James also). Can there be any connections, help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

McMillins/Crawford & Richland Counties

Posted: 1054009637000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McMillin
Susan, your message was so old, but I thought I would give you a try. Thanks to Vern Erickson, I was able to find John Beard McMillin's family on the 1880 census. Nearby were brothers James and Michael. I am still seeking his father HENRY MCMILLIN, exactly where he was born, who were his parents? Did you find anything? Please write back.
JOHN Self M Male W 45 1835 OHIO Farmer IRE. IRE.
ELIZA Wife M Female W 34 1846 OHIO Keeping House VA VA
Emma Dau S Female W 18 1862 ILL At Home OHIO OHIO
Stephen Son S Male W 16 1864 ILL Laborer OHIO OHIO
John Son S Male W 14 1865 ILL At School OHIO OHIO
Electa Dau S Female W 11 1868 ILL At School OHIO OHIO
Charles Son S Male W 8 1872 WISC OHIO OHIO
James Son S Male W 5 1875 WISC OHIO OHIO

Re: Copus Family of Soldiers Grove

Posted: 1082524619000
Classification: Query
My sister-in-law is Sarah Marie (Copus) Field. Her Father was Beauford Fredrick Copus. He was from that part of the state. If you are still searching for info let me know. I will contact Sarah.

Re: McMillins/Crawford & Richland Counties

Posted: 1133725776000
Classification: Query

Obviously I don't check this board too often! I descend from Michael S. McMillen and his wife Susan Dobbs, through daughter Vada. His father Henry was from PA and married twice.
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