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Cathy Baumgartner posts on 8/21/2014 11:27:06 AM
Fascinating to find this! I believe the Ben F Copple buried here is Susie's son (1877-1948), not her husband (1832-1911). Ben F Copple (Sr) was my 3rd great-grandpa, born in Indiana. He and his first wife had 3 daughters in Mendocino/Sonoma area, but his wife died in childbirth, and he abandoned those girls, going off to AZ ca. 1873, and (apparently!) having a second family. The Copples are long-time residents of the U.S. (from Germany) since before the Rev War, married to the Wrights (from England), who were Rev War patriots, and preachers. Living descendants are in CA, TX, MO, OR, IN, IA.
doug hayden posts on 5/5/2013 11:39:32 PM
I also suprisingly came accross the gravesites, and much to my suprise i saw my last name... wow i would love to hear ANY history on the Hayden name in this area. thanks for any info. Doug Hayden Sedona az.
Lee posts on 8/2/2012 6:03:30 PM
I came across these graves in about 1980 and made tracings of them at that time. I still have those tracings. Very interesting.
Horace posts on 11/18/2011 3:04:45 AM
I came across the graves two days ago. Incredibly beautiful view. I took photos. I read Zane Grey's books as a child. How I would love to hear the stories your grandmother told.
Sonya Pereira posts on 2/20/2011 10:57:24 PM
In case anyone wonders, Susie Hayden is Ben Copple's mother (my great grandmother), and was full blooded Modoc from N California/Oregon.
ralphie posts on 12/26/2010 8:49:10 PM
Actually, you have the dates wrong. susie Hayden's grave is 1840-1947; she was 93. Benjamin's dates are different, right next to her.
Sonya Pereira posts on 11/29/2008 9:34:11 PM
Ben Copple was my great uncle on my mother's side. I would love to learn more about him. I remember my mother loved to tell the story passed down from her father about Ben being a scout for Zane Grey.
Mark Dolce posts on 4/20/2005 9:51:19 PM
Near Cornville, Arizona on a fairly remote hill is the grave stone of Benjamin Franklin Copple (1847-1940) with the inscription; Guide to Zane Grey. Where can I find information about Copple?
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