I'm Cheryl Copas, descended from the TN/KY Copas' of William Copas who came from Berkeley Co VA, family prior to that Baltimore MD area, John Copas & Manerlin Wright marriage 1742 St. John's Parish Joppa MD, prior to that Thomas & Jane 1703 selling "as heir of John" 100 acres Copus Harbor Baltimore MD, John deceased 1699, probably same John as 1662 Barbados Indenture.
The Copas genealogy book mentioned in a few other posts "From the Mouth of the Shenandoah, Genealogy of the Wm Copas Family of TN & KY" is mine.
About 20 descendants of William are collecting and comparing AncestryDNA matches, accumulating quite a few matches to each other, but also "old" matches to descendants of William's siblings; Greenberry, Isabella & Rachel. There is also a match to a descendant of the Ohio James Nelson Copas, and Elizabeth Copas Murray... so it's getting rather interesting.
Several of us are also uploading to GEDMatch.com and finding useful and intriguing results. One of our group has a PhD in anatomy & biochemistry, has worked in developmental biology, done gene cloning, single gene sequencing & sequence alignment and has graciously offered to collate and compare ALL of our DNA results.
Would any of you like to be part of this Copas AncestryDNA and GEDMatch.com collection & comparison project?
Email, message or post reply here if interested.