Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Errata 2 - Copeland AND Finney books

CORRECTION TO ABNER COPELAND'S BIRTHPLACE

In both books - how could this happen?? - in the long list of husband/wife and children, I have the wrong birthplace for Abner Copeland. He was born in Alamance, NC - and NOT Alamance, KS.

Copeland book - page 331
Finney book - page 138

Good grief. No matter how often you look, and your editors look, these things can happen.
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CORRECTION TO INFORMATION ABOUT MARY POLLY LONG FINNEY AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS

I incorrectly cited that Mary Polly Long's Cherokee parents died on the Trail of Tears. This occurred after the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

Lynn Stuter reminded me that Polly was born in 1776 and would have been an adult by 1830 (she died in 1872).

Born: Apr. 2, 1786
Grayson County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 27, 1872
Annapolis
Parke County
Indiana, USA

However, unlike some people who believe that Polly was William Long's daughter by a Cherokee woman, I believe that Polly was full-blooded Cherokee? Why? As a Quaker child, she would have been taught how to read and write. I believe she was adopted as an older child and never could learn to read and write - because she signed her documents with an X, as witnessed in the copies of her application for a War of 1812 pension based on Joseph Finney's military service.

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