Copeland, Edmund a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Braintree, Vermont, July 3, 1811. He was converted in 1825, licensed in 1829, and joined the New Hampshire Conference in 1833. In 1834 he was ordained deacon, and in 1836 elder. He was a successful preacher and pastor, and filled several of the best appointments in the conference. In 1852 that body sent him as a delegate to the General Conference. When on Middlesex and Montpelier Circuit he was prostrated by excessive labors, from which he never recovered. He died at Barre, April 16, 1881. Mr. Copeland was modest, retiring, prudent, thoughtful, and devoted. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1881, page 94.