JOHN COPPOCK, farmer; P. O. West Milton; born in Monroe Township, Miami Co., in the year 1823; is a son of Moses and Lydia Coppock who were born in South Carolina, and with their parents came to Ohio in 1806; they first settled below Dayton, where they remained for awhile, then came to Monroe Township in which he lived till 1840, when he removed to a farm near Laura, on which he lived a number of years, then, old age creeping on, took up his abode with John (our subject), with whom he lived till his decease, which occurred in February 1877, at the age of 89 years and 10 months; his wife, Lydia, departed this life when her son was a mere child; they were parents of eight children, of whom five are living, viz., Elizabeth, James, Samuel, John and Mary; the deceased are Hannah Jane and an infant. John was reared on his father's farm, and labored thereon until he attained his majority, at which time he began life for himself. His marriage with Susan Inman was celebrated in 1844; she was born in 1826, and is a daughter of Eli Inman, who was one of the early settlers. After his marriage he remained on his father's farm for some years, then went to Monroe Township, in which he remained three years, then returned to the place where he now resides; he has 160 acres of good land, of which 100 acres are under cultivation; the balance he is improving and bringing to the same condition; they are the parents of seven children, of whom four are living, viz., Wesley, Moses, James E. and Alice; the deceased are Eli, Mary E. and an infant. Mr. and Mrs. Coppock are members of the denomination of Friends, as are their children, which is a source of satisfaction to their parents. His grandparents were James and Hannah Coppock, who came to Miami Co. in 1806.
From a book of biographical sketches of Miami Co., OH