Phillip and Catherine met aboard ship that arrived in New York around 1848. They married and resided in Rome, New York. Family lore has it that a school teacher wrote down the Goob name as Cope and it became that thereafter. Their children were Joseph 1850, Francis 1852, Henry Phillip Cope 1852, George M. Cope 1855, Charles Cope 1855, Amelia Cope 1862 and Alice Catherine Cope, my Grandmother, born 1865, married 1887 Ernest Gardner Scripture Swift and died in Detroit in 1938.
Very little information is available on Phillip and Catherine with regard to their immediate families although it appears that one of their mothers whose name was Margaret appears on the 1850 census in Rome, New York. Was she a Beck or a Cope as indicated on the census.
Any info would be appreciated.