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The following was taken from notes found in the Motte Alston Read Collection, South Carolina Historical Society
Margaret Copplee, her declaration concerning her Marriage
December 8, 1731 - Margaret Copplee appeared before James Ferguson Esq., J.P. for Colleton Co. and declared herself upon oath formerly the lawful wife of Thomas Peter late of aforesaid County dec'd, and stated that on the 16 Sep. 1710, she was delivered by Isabell Ireland Midwife, of a male child to the above named Thos Peter, that the said son was bapt. Samuel by the Rev. Arch. Stobo; thus said Margaret Copplee her said son Samuel an apprentice to Henry Vanderdunck on Long Island in N.Y. and said Margaret Copplee declared that on 4 Nov. 1716 she was by Sarah Dunham her midwife delivered of a female child, (afterwards by the Rev. John Thomas baptised Elizabeth) by the said Thos Peter - and her said daughter Elizabeth by said Thos Peter was on 17 day Oct. 1731 married to John McKeown and the said Elizabeth and her husband both living in County and Prov aforesaid.
Testimony of Rev. Arch. Stobo, that he did marry Thomas and Margaret Dedcoat in 1703, did bapt Samuel Peter, reputed son of Thomas and aforesaid Margaret in 1711 and did marry Elizabeth Peter and John McKeown Oct 17, 1731.
Dated 13 Dec 1731
Recorded 17 Dec 1731