Margaret's mother was a Copeland, born in NC. Her father was irish, and he returned to Ireland after the death, in or immediately after childbirth, of Margaret's mother; that was about 1816. He took with him her red-haired twin. Margaret stayed with maternal relatives in Chatham County; we don't have the name of the person who raised her, but that appears to have been Elizabeth Copeland. I'm looking for those missing names, as well as any information about what happened to the Wilkerson father and the twin sister after their return to Ireland. I believe that the surname "Wilkinson" may have transformed to "Wilkerson" in North Carolina due to local pronunciation.