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From Linda Bakos, thanks
Years ago while visiting Bloomingdale Cemetery, we met some distant Copner relations. They were kind enough to give us some Copner history, along with a typed copy of an old handwritten letter that they had from Joseph Thomas Copner (1803-1867). I'm attaching the copy. (I love the reference to Mr. Jefferson!) I didn't realize how many little woolen mills there were down along Sugar Creek. FYI: The first Copner that shows up in documents is Cornelius Copner in Fenwick's colony near Salem, New Jersey back in 1690. We've been trying to "connect all the dots" through the generations, but there are a few gaps. I believe the family originally came from Wales.
Also, here's a copy of an old tintype of Joseph Tinley Copner (1828-1913) and Susannah Coombs Copner (1829-1899) date unknown.
My Grandmother told me a few stories about Joseph living with them in the early 1900's for a time. She loved riding in his wagon with him.
Those are stories for another time as Sarah Alice Copner was her Mother and her Father was Rev. Jeremiah Greenleaf Albert so my Grandmother grew up in Attica. I have lots of stuff to send to you for Fountain Co. Genweb in the future.
If you hear anything about Sparks Cemetery, let me know. I will also send an email to West Central Library next week. Again, thanks for all your help. If you would ever need anything researched for Lake or Porter Counties, let me know.