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Miriam (Short) Coppock (bef. 1664 - aft. 1726)

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Miriam Coppock formerly Short aka Thompson, White
Born before in Ford Parrish, Sussex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 29 Oct 1682 in New Castle, New Castle, Delawaremap
Wife of — married Feb 1688 in New Castle, New Castle, Delawaremap
Wife of — married 30 Nov 1704 in Chichester Mtg House, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Chester, Delaware, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified 31 Jul 2019 | Created 4 Jul 2011
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Miriam was a Friend (Quaker)

Miriam Short was christened 10 May 1664 in Ford Parrish, Sussex, England, the daughter of Henry Shoart and Miriam.[1]

Miriam Short immigrated aboard the Welcome, and along with her siblings was beneficiary of her uncle Isaac Ingram's will, written aboard the ship as he lay dying.

"Not long after the arrival of the Welcome, Miriam Short the younger was married to the Welcome passenger, George Thompson, by a Lutheran clergyman named Lawrence Carolus Lockenius, and both the young husband and the clergyman were charged with violation of the laws of the province."[2]

She married three times: George Thompson, William White, Aaron Coppock (30 Nov 1704 at Chichester Meeting House, Chester, Pennsylvania[3]).

She died some time after her husband's will was probated on 17 December 1726. She is named as the executor with James King to assist, and he names his step-children.[4][5]

Miriam was born circa 1664. She passed away before 1748. [6]


  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Miriam Shoart, 10 May 1664); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 919,118, 416,748, 416,755.
  2. McCracken, George E. The Welcome Claimants Proved, Disproved and Doubtful with an Account of Some of Their Descendants. (Baltimore, Genealogical Pub. Co, 1970), 474-475
  3. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Marriage Records, 1704-1765; Collection: Quaker Meeting Records; Call Number: MR Ph:336
  4. Chester County Wills. Located at the Chester County Archives and Records Service.
  5. Pennsylvania. Chester County. Estate Papers, 1700–1820. Gale Cengage Learning. Microfilm, 85 rolls. Chester County Archives, West Chester, Pennsylvania.
  6. Unsourced family tree handed down to Michael Smith.
  • Source: S-1526116839 Repository: #R-1896716442 Title: Public Member Trees Author: Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created. Page: Ancestry Family Trees Note: Data: Text:

See also:


  • WikiTree profile Short-904 created through the import of LeonardDM.ged on Jan 3, 2012 by D Tripp. S
  • WikiTree profile Short-948 created through the import of partial ancestors.ged on Feb 5, 2012 by Tom Fletcher.
  • WikiTree profile Short-611 created through the import of Cole Coles Cowles Family Tree.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Jeff Cole.
  • This person was created through the import of Weaver.ged on 03 January 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Short-653 created through the import of Dulaney, Kelley Family Tree.ged on Aug 1, 2011 by Christina Marshall.
  • WikiTree profile Short-608 created through the import of Low Family Tree.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Robert Low.
  • WikiTree profile Short-607 created through the import of Low Family Tree.ged on Jul 4, 2011 by Robert Low. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Robert and others.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Miriam by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Miriam:

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On 10 Jul 2019 at 23:00 GMT Michael Smith wrote:

Thanks for posting the Quaker Sticker. Thank you for helping straighten up her profile, and the other profiles associated with her. And, I agree, lots of confusion, but I think we can get it all straightened up!

On 4 Jul 2019 at 03:47 GMT Jennifer (Merritt) Jordan wrote:

Anyone mind if I add the Quakers Sticker to the profile? Her 3rd Marriage to Aaron and Penn Project sources demonstrate she was a Quaker.

P.S. - no ancestor should be allowed to marry 3 times and cause so much confusion ;)

On 13 Feb 2019 at 15:52 GMT Michael Smith wrote:

Short-5496 and Short-607 appear to represent the same person because: I believe these are the same person. Minor differences, child is correct. Please review and thank you.

On 27 Apr 2017 at 04:06 GMT Phillip Rich wrote:

White-30866 and Short-607 appear to represent the same person because: DOD is after Dec. 1726 as shown in husband, Aaron Fraziers Will, not sure where 1709 date came from. Quaker records indicate Aaron Frazier married Mirriam White, but does not mean she was BORN Miriam White.

On 22 Jan 2017 at 18:40 GMT D (Zimmerman) Z wrote:

Short-608 and Short-607 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly same person

On 19 Oct 2015 at 05:03 GMT Vic Watt wrote:

By all means, use a date that has a source. Much better than an unsupported date with contradictory info that has a source.

On 19 Oct 2015 at 03:31 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Is there a source for the July 1709 date of death? If not, is it okay to go with McCracken's date? - Heather

Miriam is 27 degrees from Lizzie Griffiths, 18 degrees from Fred Rogers and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.