I am looking for the parents of Sarah Jane Townsend b 10 Nov 1766 North Carolina, d 11 Aug 1866 Overton County, Tennessee. She married, about 1780 North Carolina, Col. Stephen Calvin Copeland Sr. b 1756, Chatham County, North Carolina, d 9 Jun 1833 Copeland Cove, Overton, Tennessee. They had 13 children, 1st-Joseph b 10 Nov 1780, Nicholas, Agnes, Emily, Stephen Jr., Sarah, Octavia, Martha (my line), Amelia, Mary Ann, Solomon, Marvin, William. Sarah Jane's headstone says she was born in 1776 but if the childrens dates are correct that can't be correct. Some have her as the child of John Townsend b 1730 South Carolin, d 20 sep 1795 and Elizabeth Pearson b 1731 d 1795. I can find no records on Sarah Jane's parents and even John Townsend seems to be a dead end as far as records go on his children. His line is supposed to run; John 1700, John 1661, John 1640, James 1615 England, John 1584. Others have her the daughter of a James or John Townsend b 1740 and Kesiah Tackett b 1740, but I tracked that and have pretty much dismissed it. Can anyone please help me.
Note: This was copied from the unidentified lines Forum. Please see it to respond to Jan. (We're trying to make it an IDENTIFIED line!