Abraham Copal
(tombstone photo)
Pewee Valley Cemetery, Oldham Co., KY

The gravemarker reads:
Feb --1821
Apr. 9, 1914
Co. I
Scott's Regt.

Abraham Beauregard Copal (Koppal) was born near Hamburg, Germany on Feb. 22, 1822. He served with the VA 44th Infantry - Co I, during the Civil War. Abraham's first wife, Prudence Elizabeth Newcomb Copal was from Charlotte Co., VA. They married on Oct. 30, 1844. Abraham and Prudence had four daughters and one son.

Their daughters and spouses were : (1) Sarah Ann Clementine Copal - Lindsey and Joseph Samuel Lindsey of Charlotte Co., VA. (2) Margaret Copal - Wilkerson and Thomas C. Wilkerson, last known in 1880 Union Co., KY. (3) Fannie Prudence Copal - Thomas and Charles E. Thomas of Dunkin Co., MO. (4) Kate Copal - Newcomb and Charles Newcomb of Charlotte Co., VA. Their son - David Flournoy Copal and his wife Susan Anna Chisum Copal of Charlotte Co., VA

Abraham's wife, Prudence, died in Charlotte Co., VA on Mar. 2, 1884. Abraham remarried Mary E. Aronburgh on Jan. 20, 1889 in Union Co., Ky. Abraham and Mary had two daughters, Polly and Nannie Copal. Nannie was married to Lloyd Lee Poulter on Jan. 27, 1913.

Abraham was accepted in the KY Veteran Home in Pewee Valley on Mar. 5, 1904. According to the hospital register at the Veteran home, Abraham was laster listed as a widower in 1904.

Abraham lived at the Ky Veteran Home until his suicide on Apr. 9, 1914. The records show he had cut his throat with the same pocket knife he had carried since the Civil War. His grave is in the Pewee Valley Cemetery, in Oldham Co., Ky. His grave is on Row #1, Space#12, at the front of the cemetery, near the entrance.

This photo of Abraham Copal's tombstone was taken by Linda Thomas-Robinett of Memphis, TN. Photo and information about Abraham was submitted by Boyd & Shirley Copal of Vinton, VA. Abraham is Boyd & Shirley's great great grandfather.

Last Updated on 5:58 PM 8/13/2002
By Maria Troutman

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