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Re: COPELAND (louisiana)
In Response To: COPELAND (louisiana) ()

1900 Census Ward 6, Bossier Parish, LA
Tom Jefferson Head B M b. May 1872 age 28 married 2 yrs b. LA Father LA? Mother VA Occu: Farmer
Phillis Jefferson Wife B F b. Feb 1875 age 25 married 2 yrs 3 children born 3 living b. LA Father VA Mother AL Occu: Farm Laborer
Rachill Jefferson Daughter B F b. Oct 1898 age 1 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Maggie Copeland Step-daughter B F b. Aug 1892 age 7 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Teola Copeland Step Daughter B F b. July 1894 age 5 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA

1910 Census Ward 1, Bossier Parish, LA
Tom Jefferson Head M B 36 married 12 yrs 1st marriage b. LA Father LA Mother LA Occu: Farmer
Phillis Jefferson Wife F B 34 married 12 yrs 1st marriage 8 children born 7 living b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Maggie Jefferson Daughter F B 17 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Viola Jefferson Daughter F B 15 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Raechal Jefferson Daughter F B 11 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Mary Jefferson Daughter F B 8 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Willie Jefferson Son M B 7 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
John D Jefferson Son M B 6 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Tom Bill Jefferson Son M B 4 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA

1920 Census Ward 1, Bossier Co., LA
Thomas Jefferson Head M B 47 married b. LA Father LA Mother LA Occu: Farmer General Farm
Phylis Jefferson Wife F B 44 married b. LA Father LA Mother LA
William Jefferson Son M B 13 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Ella Jefferson Daughter F B 12 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
James Jefferson Son M B 9 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Woodrow Jefferson Son M B 8 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Dewitt Jefferson Son M B 1yr 6mon single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
John Jefferson Son M B 16 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA

1930 Census Ward 1, Bossier Parish, LA
Phillis Jefferson Head F Neg 50 married at age 21 b. LA Father LA Mother LA Occu: farmer
Jim Jefferson Son M Neg 20 married at age 19 b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Woodrow Jefferson Son M Neg 16 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Ella Mae Jefferson Daughter F Neg 18 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
DeWitt Jefferson M Neg 12 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
S. L. Jefferson M Neg 10 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA
Ruby Lee Jefferson Daughter F Neg 9 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA

Note: Jim's wife doesn't appear to be living with them. I'm not sure where Tom was, either, becasue according to tthe lA Death Index he died in 1945. Phillis wasn't listed as widowed in the 1930 census.

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 Record
about Ella Mae Jefferson
Name: Ella Mae Jefferson
Death Date: 15 Nov 1938
Estimated Birth Year: 1908
Age: 30 Years
Gender: Female
Race: Negro
Parish: Bossier
Certificate Number: 13600
Volume: 31

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 Record
about Thomas Jefferson
Name: Thomas Jefferson
Death Date: 18 Aug 1945
Estimated Birth Year: 1858
Age: 87 Years
Gender: Male
Race: Negro
Parish: Bossier
Certificate Number: 2756
Volume: 20
Title: Louisiana Statewide Death Indices 1945-1949

The birth date is way off, but I think this is your Phillis. Always check the original record before ruling it out the transcriber may have incorrectly recorded the year of birth on the record.

Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 Record
about Philis Jefferson
Name: Philis Jefferson
Death Date: 11 May 1939
Estimated Birth Year: 1890
Age: 49 Years
Gender: Female
Race: Negro
Parish: Bossier
Certificate Number: 5973
Volume: 14

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 Record
about Jim Jefferson
Name: Jim Jefferson
Birth Year: 1910
Race: Negro, citizen
Nativity State or Country: Louisiana
State: Louisiana
County or City: Bossier
Enlistment Date: 26 Oct 1942
Enlistment State: Louisiana
Enlistment City: Shreveport
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
Marital Status: Separated, without dependents
Height: 72
Weight: 134

There is one other Copeland family in Bossier in 1900, the family of Tom and Nancy Copeland. I think they might be the parents of Phyllis' Bennie. Their Benny was the only Bennie (there wasn't a Dennie) living in Bossier.

1880 Census Not Stated, Bossier Parish, LA
Tom Copeland Head B M 43 married Farmer b. LA Father SC Mother SC
Nancy Copeland Wife B F 35 married Keeping House b. GA Father SC Mother GA
Susan Copeland Daughter B F 13 single Laborer b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Arthur Copeland Son B M 18 single Laborer b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Wesley Copeland Son B M 14 single Laborer b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Benny Copeland Son B M 11 single Laborer b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Cherry Copeland Daughter B F 9 single Laborer b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Letha Copeland Daughter B F 6 single b. LA Father LA Mother GA
Henrietta Copeland Daughter B F 1 single b. LA Father LA Mother GA

1900 Census Ward 6, Bossier Parish, LA
Tom Copeland Head B M b. Jan 1837 age 63 married 33 yrs b. LA Father SC Mother SC Occu Farmer
Nancy Copeland Wife B F b. Jan 1845 age 55 married 33 yrs 13 children born 11 living b. GA Father GA MOther GA
Henrietta Copeland Daughter B F b. May 1879 age 21 single b. LA Father LA MOther GA
Lucy Copeland Daughter B F b. March 1881 age 19 single b. LA Father LA MOther GA
Rosa Lee Copeland Granddaughter B F b. Nov 1895 age 4 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA

1910 Census Police Jury Ward 6, Bossier Parish, LA
Thomas Copeland Head B M 74 married 44 yrs 2nd marriage b. LA Father blank Mother SC Occu: farmer General Farming
Nancy Copeland Wife B F 65 married 44 yrs 1st marriage 13 children born 7 living b. GA Father GA Mother GA Occu: Farming Labor Home Farm
Rosie Copeland Granddaughter B F 13 single b. LA Father LA Mother LA Occu: Farm Labor Home Farm


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