Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, September 25, 2000
Mr. and Mrs. James G. Copeland, St. Paul, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 23.
Mr. Copeland and  Miriam Mobley  were married March 23, 1935, in the Presbyterian parsonage, Greensburg, by the Rev. J. R. Bardelmeier.
Mr. Copeland is a retired farmer.
Mrs. Copeland is a retired teacher.
Parents of  James C. Copeland, Bloomington, and  Christine Copeland, Greensburg.
3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 28, 1905
Page 4 column 6
          In the Shelby Circuit Court, October Term, 1905, No. 4108

          James H. Copeland, administrator of the Estate of  James L. Copeland, deceased VS  John T. Copeland,  Jane Copeland,  his wife;  William A. Copeland,  Matilda Copeland,  his wife;  Charles A. Copeland,  Rhody Copeland,  his wife;  Warren L. Copeland,  Elizabeth Copeland,  his wife;  Nancy I. Drake,  Charles Drake,  her husband;  Elizabeth F. Armstrong,  William Armstrong,  her husband;  Israel L. Copeland,  Fannie Copeland,  his wife;  Ebert Copeland,  Fannie Fern Simpson,  Laura Gladys Simpson,  Elizabeth F. M. Simpson,  William R. Selfridge,  Mary Selfridge,  his wife; Mary Selfridge,  widow of  William R. Selfridge, deceased; the unknown heirs of William R. Selfridge, deceased; the unknown heirs of Mary Selfridge, deceased, widow of William R. Selfridge, deceased.
(Impleaded with others)
          Notice is hereby given that  James H. Copeland, as administrator of the estate of  James L. Copeland, deceased, late of said County and State, has filed in the Circuit Court of Shelby County, Indiana, his petition to quiet the title and sell certain real estate therein described belonging to said decedent, the personal property of said estate being insufficient to pay the indebtedness thereof; and that said Petition will come up for hearing on the 2nd day of November, 1905, being the 22nd judicial day of the October, 1905 Term of said Court; and that unless said defendants appear in said Court on said day and answer or demur to said Petition, the dame will be heard and determined in their absence.
          Witness the Clerk and the Seal of the Shelby Circuit Court, this 26th day of September, A.D., 1905.
                                       M. O. Sullivan     (SEAL)
Contributed by Barb Huff

Supplement  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday October 6, 1898
Page 2 column4
(October 1, 1898)
          Mr. Copeland, of Missouri, and aged uncle of  Mr. A. J. Lee, spent a few days last week with the family of Mr. Lee.  He was en route to attend the soldier’s reunion.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Monday, July 18, 1887
          The court costs including witness fees in the  Copeland  will case, foot up $916.53.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, June 14, 1887
The Suit to Set Aside the Will of the Late
M. L. Copeland on Trial.
          the case of  Eliza C. Summers  vs.  Milton L. Copeland, Jr.,  et al. is on trial to-day, and promises to last the rest of the week.  This is a case where Eliza C. Summers brings suit to set aside the will of her father,  Milton L. Copeland, Sr., who died in November, 1885, on the ground of insanity.  The will which is ging contested was drawn up Oct. 4, 1880, and in it the testator devised the bulk of his property, consisting of 160 acres of land, to his son, the principal defendant in this case, the legatee, Copeland, Jr., entering into a contract with his father to carry out the following bequests:  To pay to  Geo. M. Smith  $1,000,  George Summers  $1,000,  Eliza C. Summers  $500 and to his surviving wife, who was his fourth wife, the sum of $300, which was to be paid out of the $1,000 willed to George Summers, and in addition she was to have a house and lot in St. Paul.  About two hundred witnesses have been summoned and the parties to the suit are represented by the following attorneys:  For the plaintiff,  O. J. Glessner,  J. W. Kern &  Love, Major &  Morrison.  For the defendant,  T. B. Adams  and  Judge Sol Claypool.  The jury who will hear the evidence and "render a true verdict," is composed of the following gentlemen:  Tip Weakly,  C. Means,  J. E. Montgomery,  Stephen Fix,  J. W. Green,  J. H. Leefers,  L. C. Powell,  John Elliott,  S. L. Ricketts,  W. H. Nigh,  Wm. Barlow  and  S. B. Morris.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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