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COPE, Gilbert, genealogist, born in East Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 17 August, 1840. He was educated at the Friends' select school in West, Chester and at the Friends' boarding-school in Westtown, and for a few years followed farming. He is a member of the Pennsylvania historical society and of the New England historic-genealogical society, and has published" A Record of the Cope Family" (Philadelphia, 1860); "The Browns of Nottingham" (1864)" "Genealogy of the Dutton Family" (West Chester, 1871); and, with J. Smith Futhey, " History of Chester County" (Philadelphia, 1881), and "Genealogy of the Sharpless Family" (1887).
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