Solomon Copeland

Solomon Copeland (1799-abt. 1843) was born in 1799 in Sumner Co., Tennessee. He was the son of Stephen Copeland. He married Sara Tippett. He and his family were taught by Wilford Woodruff in 1836 in Tennessee, and Wilford wrote to Solomon in Mar. 1844 to invite him to consider becoming Joseph Smith's running mate as the vice-presidential candidate. He died between May 1843 and Jul. 1845.

Footnotes

Solomon Copeland (L44Z-DYP), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Solomon Copeland, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/solomon-copeland, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Solomon Copeland, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/solomon-copeland, accessed 12 Jan. 2022).

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    April 16, 1835 ~ Thursday Aprail 16th Left Dr Clausell travled to Mr Etherage preached to an attentive Con gregation was blessed with the Spirit of God. from thence to Mr Butterworth. Preached in the evening 10 [miles] April 17, 1835 ~ Friday 17th Left Mr Butterworth travled to Brother Levy Taylor in Henry County Distance 14 miles April 18, 1835 ~ Saturday 18th preached at the Schoolhouse at Mr ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    May 11, 1835 ~ Monday May 11th Rode from Br Crawley's to Br Utleys 8 miles May 12, 1835 ~ Tuesday 12th Rode to Lewis Barkers. Preached at his hous. Br Parrish Baptized 2 persons distance 6 miles May 13, 1835 ~ Wednesday 13th Rode to Mr John Jackson. Preached at his house Baptized 2 one of them at the 11th hour of the Night distance 7 miles May 14, 1835 ~ ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    June 3, 1835 ~ Wednesday June 3rd Rode to Mag Maddens. Preached at his house visited & prayed with the sick then Rode to Mag Beards 25 miles June 4, 1835 ~ Thursday 4th Preached at Mag Burrel Beards then Rode to br Frys 18 miles June 5, 1835 ~ Friday 5th Spent the day visiting the saints on Egle Creek June 6, 1835 ~ Saturday 6th Preached at the ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    July 8, 1835 ~ Wednesday July 8th Spent the day with Br Jackson's July 9, 1835 ~ Thursday 9th Rode to Mr Fosters Preached at his house then RODE to brother Lanes in PaRIS distance 30 miles July 10, 1835 ~ Friday 10th Rode to Col Copelands distance 10 miles July 11, 1835 ~ Saturday 11th Spent the day at Col Copelands & the ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    for me to take the parting hand with Br PARRISH I know not that we shall ever meet again untill we meet in Eternity may the blessings of God crown his days & prepare him for the Celestial Kingdom. O worthy Brother farewell but not forever I am now left alone without human aid to asist me in preaching the gospel[.] my circuit is about 100 miles in extent besides the care of all the Churches within the limits of the same[.] who is weack & I not weack[ ...
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    Part of Journal (December 29, 1833 – January 3, 1838)

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    August 7, 1835 ~ Friday AUG 7th Rode to Mr Fosters Preached at his house receieved 2 sudscribers for the M[essenger] & Ad[vocate] distance 15 miles August 8, 1835 ~ Saturday 8th Rode to Paris & herd of much excitement fearing an insurrection of the dlacks distance 14 miles August 9, 1835 ~ Sunday 9th Sunday Rode to Col Copeland Preached at the Academy distance 10 miles August 10, 1835 ...
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1838 – December 31, 1839)

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    some letters directed by Asahel to him distance of the day 20 miles August 25, 1839 ~ Sunday 25th Sunday I was exeeding feeble & weak & the weather was hot & it had an effect upon me the Thermoneter stood 90 in the shade 112 in the sun. I walked to the grave Yard to visit Br Asahels grave it exhausted me much. I spent the day at the doctors. I wrote 2 letters one to sister Sarah B Foss & the [FIGURE] other to sister
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    August 25, 1839 August 26, 1839 August 27, 1839 August 28, 1839 August 29, 1839 August 30, 1839 August 31, 1839
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    than to have the indians & British upon us & destroy us all. we should grasp all the territory we can and I know, much that I do not tell I have had bribes offered me, but I have rejected them. The government will not receive any thing from me they are self sufficient, but they must go to Hell & work out their own salvation with fear & trembling as soon as texas was annexed I would liberate two or three states & pay them for their slaves & let them go to Mexico whare they ...
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    March 8, 1844 March 9, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    March 10, 1844 ~ Sunday March 10th 1844 Sunday [FIGURES] I mailed a letter to Sister Sarah B. Foss & wrote one letter to Col Solomon Copeland. Brother King Follet was buried this day under Masonic honors he was killed while in a well by having a bucket of stone fall onto him A large assembly of the saints met at the temple & was addressed by President Joseph Smith upon one of the most important & interesting subjects ever presented to the saints ...
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    March 10, 1844
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    Part of Journal (January 1, 1843 – December 31, 1844)

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    March 18, 1844 ~ Monday March 18th I spent the day choreing March 19, 1844 ~ Tuesday 19th I [FIGURE] wrote a letter to Col Solomon Copeland [FIGURE] I went to the printing office & made an arangment to take home 200 Bound T & S March 20, 1844 ~ Wednesday 20th weather gage Cold North wind a snow & hail storm untill 10 oclok continued cloudy & cold wind from the north untill 3 oclock was plesant during the remainder part of the day as ...
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