James Russell Coplen and George E Copeland were brothers even though they chose to spell their names differently. That seems to be common in that family. The reason why is as much of a mystery as their lives. The earliest records have them in Georgia and they stopped in Alabama for a few years before settling down in Union Parish. A Facebook page has been put up in hope of finding more information on them. If you would like to join it is named The Search for James Russell Coplen and George E Copeland.