William Copeland was born on 7 Mar 1694/5, in Braintree, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He was the son of William Copeland and Mary Bass.
William was married to Mary Thayer in Braintree on 15 Jun 1718 by Rev. Samuel Niles.
↑ Boston, MA: Marriages, 1700-1809. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006), Originally published as: Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston, Containing the Boston Marriages from 1700 to 1751 (Vol. 28), Boston, Municipal Printing office, 1898. Records Relating to the Early History of Boston, Containing Boston Marriages from 1752 to 1809 (vol. 30), Boston, Municipal Printing Office, 1903., p. 304: https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/boston-ma-marriages-1700-1809/image/?volumeId=7456&pageName=304&rId=248396476 (accessed 24 Apr 2017)
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