Cope, David a minister of the Society of Orthodox Friends, was born at East Bradford, Chester County, Pennsylvania, January 24, 1787. His first appearance as a minister occurred in his own monthly meeting, when he was about twenty- four years old, but he was not fully approved as such until 1814, four years thereafter. His ministerial labors were mostly within the limits of Philadelphia, but in 1852 he visited the subordinate meetings of Ohio. He died September 24, 1864. See Memorials, etc., for Pennsylvania, 1879, page 479.