Compiled by Roy Lee Thompson

 

 

 

POPE

FAMILY

DATA

 

 


 

POPE FAMILY INFORMATION

 

William Pope is the 8th great grandfather of Roy Lee Thompson.William had a brother names Nathaniel.Nathaniel was the great great grandfather of George Washington.Therefore William and Nathanielís father (his name is not know) was the 3rd great grandfather of George Washington and the 9th great grandfather of Roy Lee Thompson.

 

Records show that William Pope patented land in Nensemond County, Virginia in 1656.This is the earliest record concerning him.He was a Quaker.

 

The 11 generations from William Pope to Roy Lee Thompson

William Pope

Henry Pope 1663-1728

John Pope 1700- ????

Sampson Pope 1725- ????

Henry Pope1746-1800

Jacob Pope1773-1837

Dolpin Aldolpus Pope 1800-1864

Henry Hampton Pope 1850-1929

Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby 1878-1977

Kinnie Lee Kirby Thompson 1908-2000

Roy Lee Thompson 1941

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Fayette District, Robeson County, NC - 1790 Census Submitted to the USGenWeb Archives by Alice Ohlsson Tatum frendlysky@aol.com 1790 Fayette dist, Robeson Cty, NC census

Fayette District, Robeson County North Carolina - 1790 Census

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SURNAME

 

 

 

 

 

FIRST NAME

Free white male of 16 years and upward including heads of families

 

 

 

 

Free white males under 16

 

 

 

 

 

Free white females

 

 

 

 

All other free persons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slaves

Pope,

Zedeliah

1

1

2

0

0

Pope,

Henry

2

3

4

0

16

Pope,

Jesse

1

0

2

0

0

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Marion County, MISSISSIPPI: 1820 Census Index

POPE 80

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Marion County, MISSISSIPPI: 1830 Census Index

POPE 113-114-119-120

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Marion County, MISSISSIPPI: 1840 Census Index

POPE 116-118-123


 

Royís note: Jacob Pope (born: Feb 24, 1773), married Sarah Lee was born and grew up and married in Robeson County, North Carolina.He and his brother John moved to Marion County, Mississippi in 1812.

He settled on a farm about 20 miles south of Columbia, Mississippi.Lived and died there about 1837.The old house place now belongs to a man by the name of Ernest Ford.His address is Route 5 Box 132, Columbia, Mississippi.(This was in 1962)

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Royís note: At the time they came and settled in 1812, Mississippi was the western section of the Mississippi Territory.Alabama was the eastern section.Mississippi was admitted to the union as the 20th state in Dec. of 1817.Along about this time the United States and England were fighting the War of 1812 (Second War of Independence).This War ended in 1814 but a large battle was fought near New Orleans, Louisiana (not so far away) in Jan. of 1815.Donít know if any of these folks got involves.

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Royís note: Dolphin (born 1800) Jacobís son was born in Robeson County, North Carolina.Moved with his fatherís family to Marion County, Mississippi in 1812.Married Elizabeth Mixon there Nov 11, 1825.See the Marion Co. Census for 1850.Moved to Columbia County, Arkansas in 1853.

 

Royís Note: Dolphin A. Pope and 2 of his brothers and one deceased brotherís family were in Marion County in 1850 according to the census.There may be other brothers but I am not sure.

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Royís Note: Looking closely at the Marion Co. Marriage Records: I find marriage records of:

1.       Benjamin (1818)

2.       James (1818)

3.       Dolphin (1825)

4.       John (1827)

5.       Jacob (1836)

6.       Clarissa (1830)

7.       M.A.E. (1856, second marriage)

 

These are some of the children of Jacob (born: Feb 24, 1773), and Sarah who moved to Marion County, Mississippi in 1812.

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Marion County, MISSISSIPPI 1850 Federal Census†† 20th day of August, 1850,

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

172 172

Pope Jacob Jr.

24

M

farmer

MS

1826

 

Pope B

19

F

 

MS

1831

 

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

worth

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

173 173

Pope Esther

40

F

$5,000

N.C.

1810

 

Pope D.

22

M

farmer

MS

1828

 

Pope Jos

19

M

farmer

MS

1831

 

Pope Sarah

17

F

 

MS

1833

 

Pope Henry

15

M

farmer

MS

1835

 

Pope Amanda

11

F

 

MS

1839

 

Pope A. B.

9

M

 

MS

1841

 

Pope W. S.

7

M

 

MS

1843

 

Pope Salona

6

F

 

MS

1844

 

Pope Albert

4

M

 

MS

1846

 

Pope C

2

F

 

MS

1848

Royí note: It appears that she was a widow in 1850 with a batch of kids, but worth a little money and running a farm.Her husband was Sampson Pope, Brother to Dolphin, maiden name Barnes.

LEWIS, L†††††††† POPE, Solonia 1866 July,04†††††† ††††Marion Co. Mississippi marriage records.

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

worth

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

219 220

Pope Jacob Sr.

35

M

$500

farming

MS

1815

 

Pope Nancy

35

F

 

NC

1815

 

Pope R. R. R

9

M

 

MS

1841

 

Pope Sarah

7

F

 

MS

1843

 

Pope Eliza

4

F

 

MS

1846

 

Pope A. W

2

M

 

MS

1848

 

Pope E. L.

9 mo.

F

 

MS

1849

 

Pope Harriet

10

F

 

MS

1840

 

Pope Mary

8

F

 

MS

1842

Royí note: Brother to Dolphin POPE†††††† POPE Jacob††† LEE, Nancy 1836 February,24Marion Co. Mississippi marriage recordsNote that he was born in Mississippi

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

220 221

Pope Hardy

29

M

Farmer

MS

1821

 

Pope M.

20

F

 

MS

1830

 

Pope J. H

2

M

 

MS

1848

 

Pope H. R

8 mo.

M

 

MS

1850

 


 

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

221 222

Pope Edith

49

F

 

NC

1801

 

Pope Jacob

16

M

farmer

MS

1834

 

Pope Ed.

20

M

farmer

MS

1830

 

Pope D.

13

M

 

MS

1837

 

Pope Henry

21

M

farmer

MS

1829

 

Pope E.

22

F

 

MS

1828

Royís Note:Appears to be a widow, but I do not know who was the husband.

POPE, Henry T††††††† WADDLE, Elizabeth 1850 June,06Marion Co. Miss Marriage records

POPE, Edmond††††††† WADLE, Sarah 1852 January,21†††† Marion Co. Miss Marriage records

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

222 223

Cowart Z

63

M

Farmer

NC

1787

 

Cowart S.

53

F

 

GA

1797

 

Cowart J. W.

17

M

Farmer

MS

1833

 

Cowart A.

14

F

 

MS

1836

Royís note: donít know if this family is related to the Popes or not. Wedged in between Pope families_______________________________________________________________________

Royís Note: Data from the POPE Family Bible

Dolphin Pope

March 3, 1800

Dec.28, 1864

Elizabeth Mixon

Nov. 1808

 

Were married Oct 1, 1825

 

 

 

 

Their children:

 

 

1

Francis

Dec 17, 1826

 

2

Sarah

March 21, 1828

 

3

Calvin

††††††††††††††††† 1831

Oct. 8, 1848

4

Elizabeth

Apr. 19,1833

 

5

Kindnys Breedlove

June 7, 1835

 

6

Jacob Jasper

Apr. 19, 1837

 

7

Mary Ann

Apr. 10, 1838

June 2, 1876

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Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

223 224

Pope Dolphin

50

M

Farmer

$1,270

NC

1800

 

Pope Elizabeth

42

F

 

GA

1808

 

Pope Elizabeth

18

F

 

MS

1832

 

Pope Kindness Breedlove

16

F

 

MS

1834

 

Pope I. J.

14

M

 

MS

1836

 

Pope M. A

12

F

 

MS

1838

 

Pope Elmyra

10

F

 

MS

1840

 

Pope Andula

8

F

 

MS

1842

 

Pope L.

6

F

 

MS

1844

 

Pope J. J

4

M

 

MS

1846

 

Pope H.

2

F

 

MS

1848


 

Royís note: this census was taken in Aug. of 1850, Henry Hampton Pope was born in Nov of 1850. This bunch is his Mom and Dad and older 2 brothers and 7 sisters.Two more sisters had left home and one older brother had died , see note below.They moved to Arkansas some time after this census was taken. (around 1853)

 

Royís Note: Two older girls Francis (Dec 17, 1826) and Sarah (March 21, 1828) were probably married and had gone from home by the time of the 1850 census.A son Calvin (1831- Oct. 8, 1848) had passed away.See data of Pope family Bible records.

 

Royís Note: I think that I. J. Pope (born 1836) was Jacob Jasper Pope who died at or near Memphis, Tennessee, during the Civil War.J. J. Pope (born 1846) was John Jamison Pope.

 

Royís Note: Marion Co. Mississippi marriage records:

POPE, Dolphus MIXON, Elizabeth 1825 November,24 or

Married :Oct 1, 1825 according to Pope Family Bible.

 

Royís Note: Marion Co. Mississippi marriage records:

POPE, Frances 1845 December,04††† TAYLOR, Henry J

 

Royís Note: Marion Co. Mississippi marriage records:

POPE, Kindness B 1853 September,05††† STOKES, Samuel W

 

Royís Note: It appears that Henry Hampton Pope is the 13th child of this union.If my counting is correct.

 

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

Occupa-tion

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

278 282

Pope Harris

31

M

overseeing

MS

1819

 

Pope S. A.

21

F

 

MS

1829

 

Pope N

3

M

 

MS

1847

 

Pope C. V.

1

F

 

MS

1849

 

 

 

Number

 

 

NAME

 

 

AGE

 

 

SEX

 

worth

PLACE OF BIRTH

NOTE:

App. Year of birth

370 375

Pope John M.

45

M

Farmer

$2,500

NC

1805

 

Pope C. A

39

F

 

SC

1811

 

Pope Everitt

19

M

Farmer

MS

1831

 

Pope M. A.

11

F

 

MS

1839

 

Pope John

7

M

 

MS

1843

 

Pope Sarah

5

F

 

MS

1845

 

Pope Saphronea

2

F

 

MS

1848

Royís note: this is John Milton Pope brother to Dolphin Pope (born 1800)

Royís note: Marion Co. Miss. Marriage records,

POPE, John M††† WISE, Sueleyann 1827 December,19

Royís note: Marion Co. Miss. Marriage records

POPE, Everett†† REGAN, Rebecca E 1856 December,18

POPE, M.A††††††† FORD, E L 1856 March,20


 

Early Marriage Records of Marion Co. Mississippi prior to 1900

MALES

POPE, Albert TAYLOR, W A 1896 September,28

POPE, Albert L FORTINBERRY, Mary C 1869 August,26

POPE, Benjamin BARNES, Polly 1818 April,20(he was a brother to Dolphin Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Dolphus MIXON, Elizabeth 1825 November,24(Dolphin Pope bn.1800)

POPE, E L GINN, Otho 1897 September,08

POPE, Edmond WADLE, Sarah 1852 January,21

POPE, Elijah TONEY, Eliza 1899 February,17

POPE, Everett REGAN, Rebecca E 1856 December,18

POPE, Harris PITTMAN, Nancy J 1855 July,11

POPE, Henry LOWE, Cordelia 1870 October,25

POPE, Henry PITTAN, Margaret 1866 December,26

POPE, Henry R RAWLS, Matilda 1838 October,

POPE, Henry T WADDLE, Elizabeth 1850 June,06

POPE, J E JACOB, Ann 1891 May,02

POPE, J S WILLOUGHBY, Ora 1886 February,03

POPE, Jacob LEE, Nancy 1836 February,24†† (he was a brother to Dolphin Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Jacob H FORTENBERRY, Missouri 1868 August,08

POPE, James BARNES, Edah 1818 November,14†† (he was a brother to Dolphin Pope bn.1800)

POPE, James S FORTENBERRY, Adaline 1873 November,26

POPE, James S FORTENBERRY, Adeline 1873 November,29

POPE, John M WISE, Sueleyann 1827 December,19 (he was a brother to Dolphin Pope bn.1800)

POPE, M.A††† FORD, E L 1856 March,20

POPE, Robert McLELLAND, Amanda 1882 January,04

POPE, Thomas E BALL, Rosa G 1885 January,29

POPE, Willman H GRAHAM, Flora E 1881 October,20

FEMALES

POPE, Mary 1898 October,08 BALL, Edward Jr

POPE, Clarissa 1830 December,22 BARNES, Benjamin B (she was a sister to D. Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Amanda 1898 November,16 BROOM, L G

POPE, M A E 1856 March,20 FORD, E L (she was a sister to D. Pope bn.1800, her 2nd marriage)

POPE, Nancy 1829 December,28 FORD, Felix

POPE, Sarah J 1836 March,19 FORD, Solomon R

POPE, Amanda 1886 January,14 FORTENBERRY, E J

POPE, Adelia 1872 October,31 FORTENBERRY, Franklin

POPE, Lucy 1871 February,02 FORTENBERRY, Minde A

POPE, Susan 1885 October,27 HANSON, W H

POPE, Solonia 1866 July,04 LEWIS, L

POPE, Sarah 1889 December,23 LEWIS, Samuel R

POPE, Beulah 1895 January,30 LOTT, T W Jr.a

POPE, Emily Jane 1895 December,30 MAGEE, Luter

POPE, Lula 1898 February,10 MAGEE, Wesley

POPE, Mary 1892 October,29 MAY, W W

POPE, Jane 1874 January,28 PITTMAN, Enoch J

POPE, Amanda 1858 September,15 PITTMAN, Leonidas

POPE, Sarah 1856 January,10 PRITCHARD, Henry L

POPE, Mary 1897 September,15 RANKIN, G M

POPE, Martha 1882 January,02 REGAN, Willis

POPE, Kindness B 1853 September,05 STOKES, Samuel W (she was a dau, of D. Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Frances 1845 December,04 TAYLOR, Henry J (she was a dau, of D. Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Mabel 1883 December,12 THOMPSON, J C

POPE, Elizabeth 1853 October,23†† WATERS, B T(she was a dau, of D. Pope bn.1800)

POPE, Sarah E 1860 May,29 YOUNG, Newton B


 

Columbia Co. Ark.†† Land records

COLUMBIA CO., ARK., FEDERAL LAND RECORDS This file was compiled from the Bureau of Land Management land records and includes Homestead and Cash Entry Patents before 1908 for what is now Columbia Co, AR. This compilation was created by Joy Fisher, jfisher@ucla.edu and is part of the free service called ARGenWeb. The front door is located at http://www.usgenweb.com/ar This file may be freely copied for non-profit purposes. All other rights reserved.

L Name F Name MI Sec No T R Acres Date Remarks

SURNAME

FIRST

SEC. NO

T & R

ACRES

DATE

POPE

Dolphin

32

19S 22W

0

1856/10/10

POPE

Dolphin

33

19S 22W

160

1856/10/10

POPE

Dolphin

33

19S 22W

40

1859/07/01

POPE

Dolphin

33

19S 22W

80

1895/06/24

POPE

Dolphin

4

20S 22 W

40

1859/07/01

POPE

Harris

11

20S 23W

120.38

1861/05/10

POPE

Harris

11

20S 23W

0

1861/09/05

POPE

Harris

11

20S 23W

165.71

1861/09/05

POPE

Henry H.

33

19S 22W

80

1890/05/26

POPE

Jacob

35

19S 23W

0

1860/07/02

POPE

Jacob H.

35

19S 23W

120

1860/07/02

POPE

Jacob J.

5

20S 22W

80

1856/05/01

POPE

John L.

22

19S 22W

0

1904/09/16

POPE

John L.

22

19S 22W

0

1904/09/16

POPE

John L.

27

19S 22W

160

1904/09/16

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DOLPHIN ADOLPHUS POPE

BORN:††† 3 MARCH 1800

WHERE: Robeson Co., NORTH CAROLINA

MARRIED:1 OCT 1825††† Marion Co. MISSISSIPPI

DIED:††††† 28 DEC. 1864

WHERE: Taylor, Columbia Co. ARKANSAS

 

ELIZABETH MIXON POPE†††††††† Royís note:†† married at age almost 16

BORN:††††††† NOVEMBER 1808††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† had 13 children that we know of

WHERE: Effingham Co., GEORGIA

DIED:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1895

WHERE: Columbia Co. ARKANSAS

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HENRY HAMPTON POPE

BORN:††††† 11 NOV. 1850

WHERE: Marion Co. MISSISSIPPI

MARRIED:†††††††††††††† (?)††† ARKANSAS

DIED:††††††† 24 JULY 1929

WHERE: Taylor, Columbia Co. ARKANSAS

 

CHARITY CAROLINE HAYES

BORN:†††† 1 NOV. 1854

WHERE: Athens, Claiborne Parish LOUISIANA

DIED:†††††† 2 APRIL 1937

WHERE: Taylor, Columbia Co. ARKANSAS

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Royís note: While on a visit to Arkansas in Sept of 1970 I recorded this information, My Aunt Vee Emerson (momís older sister) and I made an excursion.I gathered the following information.

 

Sept. 19, 1970

Spring Branch Baptist Church and Cemetery, located on Spring Branch Road about 7 miles from Taylor, Columbia Co. Arkansas.

 

H. H. Pope

Nov. 11, 1850

July 24, 1929

Charity C.

Wife of H. H. Pope

Nov 1, 1854

April 2, 1937

Note:Grannyís (Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby born 1878) parents.H. H. Pope was a Mason, they were members of Pinegrove Methodist Church.

 

Mary Hester wife of

George Cochrell

Born: April 25, 1872

Died: March 3, 1911

George Cochrell

Sept. 2, 1866

Oct. 20, 1930

Note:Grannyís oldest sister and her husband.

C. M. Pope

July 15, 1890

March 21, 1950

Kineth

Son of H.H. and C.C. Pope

Aug. 15, 1892

June 5, 1921

Note: Brothers to Granny.Kinnie Lee Kirby Thompson is names after Kineth.

 

The Hayes Cemetery is located in a field with no markers behind the home of Jupe Pope.This is part of the old Hayes place.It is just off of the old Lewis and Minden Road, about 6 miles from Taylor, Columbia Co. Arkansas.

 

The Pope Cemetery is located about 7 or 8 miles from Taylor, Columbia Co. Arkansas and the same distance from Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana.It is on the old Pope place, the old home site is not far from the cemetery.A two story log house was there at one time.Dolphin Aldolphus Pope and Elizabeth Mixon Pope are buried there.Granny (Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby born 1878) was born at the old Pope place.

 

Royís note: according to the Pope Family Bible

Dolphin Pope

March 3, 1800

Dec.28, 1864

Elizabeth Mixon

Nov. 1808

 

 

Lelia Pope Kirby (oldest son of Joseph Augustus Kirby and Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby) is buried at Harmony Cemetery; Harmony Methodist Church located on Arkansas Hwy. 160, 4 miles from Mecedonia, Arkansas or about 8 miles from Taylor, Arkansas.

Herbert Hayes Kirby is buried by the side of his brother Lelia Pope Kirby.

Both graves have markers.†††††††††††† Royís note: brothers to my mother.


 

The Pope Cemetery is located about 7 or 8 miles from Taylor, Columbia Co. Arkansas and the same distance from Springhill, Webster Parish, Louisiana.It is on the old Pope place, the old home site is not far from the cemetery.

 

Data on the stone markers:

 

Dolphin Adolphus Pope

Born in North Carolina in 1800

Died here in 1866

Elizabeth Mixon Pope

Born in Alabama in 1805

Died here in 1895

 

Royís Note: Data from the POPE Family Bible

Dolphin Pope

March 3, 1800

Dec.28, 1864

Elizabeth Mixon

Nov. 1808

(no death date recorded)

 

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Royís Note: This is my list of all of the Children of this union, it is the best data that I have:

††††††††††† Name†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born:††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married

1

Francis

Dec 17, 1826

 

Henry J. Taylor

2

Sarah (Sally)

Mar, 21, 1828

 

†††††††††† Cox

3

Calvin

?? 1831

Oct. 8, 1848

Died at age 16 or 17

4

Elizabeth

Apr. 19,1833

 

††††††† †††Waters

5

Kindness Breedlove

June 7, 1835

 

Sam W. Stokes

6

Jacob Jasper

Apr. 19, 1837

During Civil War

Eliza Jamison

7

Mary Ann

Apr. 10, 1838

June 2, 1876

††††††††† Flowers

8

Elmyra

?? 1840

 

†††††††††††††† Gish

9

Andula(Julia)

?? 1842

 

Jack Wallis

10

L. (Sofronia)

?? 1844

 

Lewis Franks

11

John Jamison

?? 1847

 

Laura Eudora Blewer

12

Hester

?? 1848

 

Bob Harris

13

Henry Hampton

Nov. 11, 1850

 

Charity C. Hayes

4 boys and 9 girls

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Royís note: This letter and data was sent to me in 1969 by my Aunt Fay (Momís youngest sister) who lives in California.

 

Sebastopol, Ca.

June 7, 1969

 

Dear Roy,

††††††††††† I found your letter most interesting and wish I could be of more help.Perhaps your Mom didnít remember that the Pope Bible is in such poor shape.It was one of the few things found after a cyclone in the early part of the century.Its front cover (leather) is there, but the first pages are gone, and it is almost illegible and crumbling.To my surprise, I found the date and publisher at the end of the old Testament:

 

Charles Gaylord

Boston, Mass.

1832

 

It belonged to my motherís grandmother, Elizabeth Pope, wife of Dolphin.The family record appears to be just theirs and is incomplete, as I donít see Henry Hampton.I have copied it as well as I could.I would strongly urge you to go see my mother about the gaps.I talk to her often, and she has her wits and would love to tell what she remembers, before it is too late.

 

††††††††††† You ask about Gus Kirby.I assume you refer to my father.(His brother Major had a son named Gus also.)My father, Joseph Augustus Kirby was born Sept. 16, 1866 at Leesville, La. and died May 22, 1935 at Tallulah, La. Ė Madison Parish.

 

The data on Joe and me is as follows:

Ila Fay Kirby

Sept. 4, 1919

Taylor, Ark. (Columbia Co.)

 

Joseph Jacob Lemick

July 7, 1910

Chicago, Ill. (Cook Co.)

 

We were married on Feb 1, 1947 at San Francisco, California (city and co. same).

 

††††††††††† You must write me about your family and send a picture.I used to work in the Capitol and at Std. Oil and remember Baton Rouge well.

 

††††††††††† Best of luck in your ancestor hunt.

Affectionately,

Fay

Royís note: see next page


 

Royís note: Data from the Pope Bible.

born†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† died

Dolphin Pope

March 3, 1800

Dec.28, 1864

Elizabeth Mixon

Nov. 1808

 

Were married Oct 1, 1825

 

 

 

 

Their children:

 

 

1

Francis

Dec 17, 1826

 

2

Sarah

March 21, 1828

 

3

Calvin

††††††††††††††††† 1831

Oct. 8, 1848

4

Elizabeth

Apr. 19,1833

 

5

Kindnys Breedlove

June 7, 1835

(Mom remembered her)

6

Jacob Jasper

Apr. 19, 1837

 

7

Mary Ann

Apr. 10, 1838

June 2, 1876

 

I suspect Henry Hampton was next, as he was nearing 90 when he died in the summer of 1929.

There are two more entries that donít make sense:

 

 

Jake (?) Mixon

ďBornedĒ Dec. 16, 1812

 

 

Elizabeth Flowers

ďBronedĒ Sept. 15, 1861

 

 

The first might be Elizabethís brother and the last (in different handwriting) must be the child of a Pope Daughter.

 

I also have a letter dated 1844 to Dolphin Pope at Columbia, Mississippi from Tennessee (cost $.25) before there were stamps. I believe I have the only picture and letter of Major Kirby and also of the entire Hampton Pope family.Also a plate and spoon my parents bought when they married March 16, 1898.Their first son, Pope Kirby born Feb. 2, 1899 Ė died Sept 14, 1904.

 

Royís note: Compare this to the information of the 1850 census of Marion Co. Mississippi

 


 

Royís note: In 1970, through my Uncle Vance (Momís older brother) I made contact with Mrs. Kay Campbell of St. Joseph, Louisiana. This data was a windfall of information about the Pope clan.

Copies of the correspondence

 

May 29, 1970

 

Mr. Roy Lee Thompson

Rt. 1 Box 136-B

Walker, Louisiana 70785

 

Dear ďFifth CousinĒ:

 

My father gave me your letter to answer as I have most of the known history of the Pope family.

 

I hope the enclosed will help you.And that you will be able to read the copies, some of which didnít turn out too good.There is a lot of information in Uncle Jakeís letters so I copied them, too.If youíre ever interested in visiting the cemetery in Mississippi, would you get in touch with me, as I never did find the time to go and think it would be most interesting.

 

As you probably know,Uncle Jake died about 4 or 5 years ago but he did give me all the information he had relative to our family tree.Of which, I was very grateful, as this can be a rather expensive and time-consuming hobby.

 

The ďBlewerĒ history he refers to is rather long and since I wasnít sure you would be interested in that part of the family, I did not copy it.If you are interested, let me know, but I have to impose on others to do the copying as I do not have a machine.A lot of time has gone into this research and money (but from what I understand, Uncle Jake had both!).

The Soutersís that he mentions are my fatherís motherís people and not related to you.I have so much ďstuffĒ and have hurriedly looked through so as to ge this in the mail today.If I run across anything that I think you will be interested in, Iíll forward it on.

 

If youíre ever up in these parts, come by and see us!

 

You will notice, my name has changed.

 

Very truly your,

 

K. Campbell

 

Kay Campbell


Royís note: Mr. Jake Pope was a first cousin to my grandmother (Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby) and a couple of years older than she.

 

J. G. POPE

702 ELM STREET

MINDEN, LOUISIANA

 

March 12, 1956

 

Miss Kay Pope

St. Joseph, Louisiana

 

Dear Niece,

 

††††††††††† I have your letter of March 1st.I have been away over in Mississippi, looking for more information on the Pope family history, or I would have answered sooner.

 

††††††††††† I am sending you a sheet, which will give you about all the information, I have on the family history.You will find the date of John Lewis Popeís birth I donít know the date of his marriage.I would think some of the Souters might have it.The date of his death is on the marker at his grave, but I donít happen to have it.As to the family Bible, I understand Otice has it but it seems to have been destroyed long ago.Pat had a photostatic copy made of one page, containing the date of the birth of all the children of John J. Pope and Laura Eudera Pope.I think Otice has a copy or the original.

 

††††††††††† As to John J. Pope, the J. stands for Jamison.I donít know where the name Jamison came from.I donít find it in the Pope names.It might have come through the family of my grandmother, Elizabeth Mixon.My father John Jamison Pope enlisted in the Confederate Army for the later part of the Civil War.He enlisted at Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas.His brother was in the Confederate Army in the early part of the war and died at or near Memphis, Tennessee, during the war.His name was Jacob, for whom I was named.So far as I can tell there have one or more Jacob Popes in the family at all times during the last two hundred years.I am the last one by my name, that I know of.I find of several in Mississippi and North Carolina where the family came from to Mississippi.Genealogy is interesting work.I donít know much about it but would get a kick out of it, if I were a few years younger.I am too old.Will be 80 on my next birthday.I have make several trips to Mississippi and one to South Carolina in quest of information, when I thought the family came from South Carolina.Later, I found tht they came from North Carolina.

 

††††††††††† I had hoped to see Hulett and Otice before answering your letter but have not.They were both about like the have been for the last year or so.The last time I saw them, which was about a month ago.

 

††††††††††† If I find anything else, that I think you would like to have, I will send it to you.

 

††††††††††† Two Pope women far off cousins, in Mississippi are helping me with the family history now.They are really doing most of the work of late.

 

††††††††††† Glad to have heard from you.Write me again if you feel like it and think of any information, that I have not furnished.

Sincerely, your uncle

J. G. Pope

J. G. Pope


 

 

J. G. POPE

702 ELM STREET

MINDEN, LOUISIANA

 

March 15, 1956

 

Miss Kay Pope

St. Joseph, Louisiana

 

Dear Niece,

 

††††††††††† I sent you a brief family history a day or two ago.In writing it, I forgot to tell you that John, Sampson, and Henry Pope lived in Robeson County, North Carolina at the time of this history.I think John came from Isle of Wight County, Virginia.I may be able to give you more on that later.

 

††††††††††† Jacob Pope, my great grand father, who was born and grew up and married in Robeson County, North Carolina.He and his brother John moved to Marion County, Mississippi in 1812.

 

††††††††††† Dolphin, Jacobís son and my grand father, was born in Robeson County, North Carolina.Moved with his fatherís family to Marion County, Mississippi in 1812.Married Elizabeth Mixon there Nov 11, 1825.Moved to Columbia County, Arkansas in 1853.I have nothing on the family of Elizabeth Mixon.I would like to have it and will keep trying and will let you know if I find anything.

 

††††††††††† You had better make a note on the sheet, of the memorandum, I have written above.Have copies of the sheet made for other members of your family.If I am able to complete the history, I will try to send you a copy.I will be 80 years old at amy next birthday and am to old to get around so well.

 

Sincerely, your uncle

J. G. Pope

J. G. Pope

 

 

 

Royís note: Mr. Jake Pope was a lawyer to my knowledge.His father was John Jamison Pope and his brother Henry Hampton Pope (about 4 years younger) was my grand motherís father.


 

Minden, Louisiana

January 6th,1962

 

Mrs. Kay Pope Osuna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Dear Niece,

 

††††††††††† I received your lettter of December 26th, 1961.I didnít know what had become of you.I will try now try to answer you letter.

 

††††††††††† I spent a lot of time and money getting the information on both the Pope Family and the Blewer Family.You may not know that my mother was a Blewer; family from South Carolina.I am sending you a copy of both family histories, as I have them.As I have only a few copies left, I will expect you to make or have made copies for any other members of the family, who may want one.

 

††††††††††† Yes, Jacob Pope married Sarah Lee as you will find in the family history.He settled on a farm about 20 miles south of Columbia, Mississippi.Lived and died there about 1837.The old house place now belongs to a man by the name of Ernest Ford.His address is Route 5 Box 132, Columbia, Mississippi.There is a Pope Reunion every year.Generally held at the Prentiss Park just south of McComb, Mississippi.I canít give you the date but it is generally on Sunday, near June 20th.If you will write Ernest Ford in tow or three months, he can give you the date.I donít know that a date has been decided on yet.Mr. Ford will likely know by May.He is also a descendant of Jacob Pope but he knows very little about the family history.If you will find out when the reunion will be held and go over there you will meet a hundred or more of the Popes and Pope relatives.I may go but am not sure about it yet.I am 85 years old and in very good health but most too old to make many trips like that.

 

††††††††††† Jacob Pope was buried by a small creek on the family farm about 20 of his descendants were buried there.None for the last 75 years.The cemetery has grown up in trees and brush and forgotten by most of the family.No markers at any of the graves.We made up money to have the cemetery cleared off and a marker placed there.That has been done and if I get over there again, I expect to go by to see it.I have not been there since the work was done and the marker put in place.

 

††††††††††† There is a cemetery working at Harmony, where most of our people are buried, every year on the second Saturday in May and August.I generally go; especially to the one in May.If you will go up there, you will meet a lot of Pope and Souterrelatives.

 

Sincerely,

J. G. Pope


 

 

Minden, Louisiana

January 16th, 1962

 

Mrs. Kay Pope Osuna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Dear Niece,

 

††††††††††† I noticed your letter was written on Tuesday January 9th.That is the day itsnowed here and the weatherwas bad all the week.We had a temperature of Zero here.Rained Saturday night and melted all the snow that was left.

 

††††††††††† You said that you would make copies of the family history for other members of the family.I gave Fred a copy of the Blewer History.Donít remember whether I gave him a copy of the Pope History or not.You might send him one and send copies to your Aunts in Houston.I donít know their addresses.I have only a few copies left.I have tried to get a copy into each family.In that way it will be available to all, if they are interested enough to get copies made.

 

††††††††††† Let me know if you will be able to go to the Pope Reunion at Prentiss just south of Mc Comb, Mississippi.I will likely see you there, if nothing gets in the way.If I go my wife will likely go with me.She is a good driver and it is not so far over there.Columbia and the Jacob Pope old homestead is forty or fifty miles east of McComb.If I go I hope to be able to go to Columbia on Saturday and go to the old place Saturday afternoon.I would like to go to the old cemetery and see just what has been done.I have not seenit since the work was done and the marker placed at the grave of Jacob Pope and Sarah Lee Pope.There is a nice tourist court about a mile north of Columbiawhere I usually stay.The hotel is a large framed building and I am afraid of it.It looks like a firetrap, If you can come over there Saturday we can meet at some place and go to the old homestead together.You can let me know later about your coming etc.I will not need you to come for me.It is not much father form here, than it is from Baton Rouge.

 

††††††††††† Morris Anderson (Mickie as he was called) was a first cousin to your father.Morris was killed in Japan.His widow, whose name I have forgotten, live in Baton Rouge.Raburn another Anderson boy runs a filling station west of Baton Rouge.I think he is on the road from Baton Rouge to Krotz Springs.I donít have his address.You might be interested in getting in touch with them.

 

Sincerely,

your uncle

J. G. Pope

 


 

Minden, Louisiana

March 8th, 1962

 

Mrs. Kay Osuna

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

Dear Niece,

 

††††††††††† I received a letter from Mrs Gertrude Pope Hullum, Route 2 Box 86 Vicksburg, Mississippi.She said that the Pope reunion will be at the Percy-Quinn Park; Sunday June 17th.In the event we should not get together, before going to the Park, you will find it about four miles south or southwest of McComb, Mississippi.

 

††††††††††† The Jacob Pope Cemetery is about 50 miles due east of McComb, Mississippi and about twenty miles south of Columbia, Mississippi

 

††††††††††† They telephoned me about Fredís death.We intended to go to the funeral but backed out, when we learned that ice was forming in some places in this area.We were afraid we would find ice on the roads.

 

††††††††††† We were at Springhill on Sunday before Fred passed away Monday.Learned from the family that he was in a very serious condition.We went to the Hospital to see Bill Britt.He was in a very serious condition.I have been expecting to hear of his death every day since.

 

††††††††††† If you wish to find out anything more about the reunion at any time, write Mrs. Gertrude Pope Hullum, at Route 2 Box 86 Vicksburg, Mississippi.She is a widow School teacher and very busy but can always find time to help other people.

 

††††††††††† We still expect to go to the reunion and if convenient for you, you might meet us at the tourist court, which is about a mile north of Columbia.I have forgotten the number of the road, but it leads north from the north and of Main Street of Columbia and goes to Prentiss, Mississippi.We should get there about the middle of the afternoon.That would give us plenty of time to go to the Pope Cemetery.Then we could go to Percy-Quinn Park on Sunday morning.We can contact each other about the first of June about that arrangement.

 

Sincerely,

Your Uncle,

J. G. Pope

 


Royís note: data from Jacob Pope of Minden, Louisiana records.

 

Volume 27, Page 57, William & Mary Quarterly

1 st. Series

Library of William & Mary College

 

THREE EARLY LANDOWNERS OF THE COUNTY OF ISLE OF WIGHT, VA.

Jeremiah Exum, Michael MackQwinny, and William Pope

By

Ann Noble Sims (descendant of Henry, son of John Pope of North Carolina

 

WILLIAM POPE

(William & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 27 (1) Pages 61-64)

 

William Pope patented land in Nensemond County, Virginia, in 1656, (a) 1662, (b), as shown by the land grant records in office of the Register of the Land office at Richmond, Virginia.In 1665 (c) he patented land in Isle of Wight County as shown by the records of that county.

In Watersí Genealogical Gleanings, it is stated that in 1665 William Pope received a grant of land in Westmoreland County, Virginia. (d).Mr R. A. Brocek suggest the probability that William Pope of Nensemond and Westmoreland and Nathaniel Pope of Westmoreland Counties, were brothers.(Nathaniel Popeís daughter, Ann married John Washington, great grandfather of George Washington).This suggestion is further borne out by the fact that at least one of the grandsons of Nathaniel Pope of Westmoreland County lived in Isle of Wight County, Virginia.This Richard Pope, to who his brother John gave power of attorney August 9th, 1690 (e), their exact relationship to William Pope is as undetermined.The same may be said of Thomas Pope, whose will was recorded in Isle of Wight County September 27th, 1684 (f).

William Pope was a Quaker.His family record has been preserved in the Quaker records and the original manuscript is now in safety deposit in Baltimore, Maryland.The following is an exact copy as published by the Southern History Association (g).

ďWilliam Pope and Mary, his wife, their childrenís Nativities recorded as follows:

William Pope, son of the aforesaid William and Mary was borne on the 15th of the 8th month 1662.

Henry Pope, son of the aforesaid William and Mary was borne on the last day of the 11th month 1663.

Also a daughter of the aforesaid William and Mary was borne on the 8th month of 1667.

John Pope son of the aforesaid William and Mary was borne the 6th of the 8th month 1670.

(a) Land Grant Book #4, Page 89, Richmond, Va.

(b) Land Grant Book #4, Page 406, Richmond, Va.

(c) Land Grant Book of Nensemond County, Va. In the land office in the Capitol at Richmond, Va.Page 106.Part of this land was in Isle of Wight Co., which joined Nensemond Co., see Isle of Wight records 1704-1715, page 48.

(d) Genealogies gleaning, by Henry F. Waters, Vol. 1, page 403.

(e) Isle of Wight Court House, Va. Deed Book 1, page 29.

(f) Isle of Wight Court House, Va. WillBook 2, page 208.

(g) Southern history Association Publications, Vol. 6, page 508


Royís note: data from Jacob Pope of Minden, Louisiana records.

 

Henry Pope was born in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, November 30th, 1663. (a)His will recorded in same county, October 28th, 1728. (b) In addition to the land he inherited from his father (William Pope), Henry Pope received a deed of gift from henry Bozeman (c), February 8th, 1685.He also received many land grants. (d).

 

(a) Southern History Associations Publications, Vol. 6, Page 508

(b) Isle of Wight Will Book 3, page 127

(c) Isle of Wight Grant Book, Page 105 and Book 1662-1715, page 584

(d) Land Office in the Capitol at Richmond, Va. See Grant Book 8, Page 176; Grant Book 106; Grant Book 10, Page110; Grant Book 10, Page 106; Grant Book 10, page 257.

 

Henry Pope made many gifts of land to his children.†† (a) Henry Pope of Isle of Wight, Virginia made a deed to his son, John Pope of Bertie County, North Carolina, in 1776,

 

(f) this deed established the relationship between them.

 

From the will of Henry Pope, May 28th , 1728, we learn this; his wifeís name was Sarah, and that they were the parents of eleven children.

1

William Pope

2

Henry Pope

3

Richard Pope

4

Jacob Pope

5

John Pope,†††††† married Mouring, daughter of Barnaby McKinne

6

Mary Pope,††††† married Williams

7

Jane Pope,†††††† married Brassels

8

Joseph Pope

9

Morning Pope,†† married her cousin, Jacob Pope

10

Thomas Pope

11

Samuel Pope

 


 

Royís note: data from Jacob Pope of Minden, Louisiana records.

POPE FAMILY HISTORY

John Pope Born: about 1700, had the following children:

1

John

 

 

 

2

Sampson

 

 

 

3

West

 

 

 

4

Henry

 

 

 

5

Hardy

 

 

 

6

Arthur

 

 

 

Sampson Pope Born: May 10, 1725, had the following children:

1

Jacob

 

 

 

2

Henry

 

 

 

3

Frederick

 

 

 

4

John

 

 

 

5

Willis

 

 

 

6

Hardy

 

 

 

7

Thomas

 

 

 

Henry Pope Born: May 10,1746 Died: Dec. 9, 1800 Robeson Co. North Carolina

Wife: Delilah Williams, Born: April 23, 1753 Died: Jan 17, 1815had the following children.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born:††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married:

1

Ann

April 11, 1769

No further record

 

2

Charity

Feb. 9, 1771

 

Stephen Lee

3

Jacob

Feb. 24, 1773

 

Sarah Lee

4

Elizabeth

May 29, 1775

No further record

 

5

John

April 19, 1778

 

Elizabeth Reagan

6

Hardy Alexander

Jan. 11, 1782

 

Christy Cope

7

Mary

Jan. 10, 1784

July 5, 1799

 

8

Elizabeth

Oct. 10, 1786

1830

Jacob J.Barnes

9

Willis Henry

Nov 10,1788

1829

Mary Filmore

10

Henry William

July 12, 1792

Sept. 12, 1883

 

11

Sarah Maria

Aug.23, 1794

 

Kenneth Black

Jacob Pope Born: Feb. 24, 1773 Wife: Sarah Lee had the following children.

††††††††††† Born:††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married:

1

James

 

 

Sarah Barnes

2

Benjamin

 

 

Mary Barnes

3

Sampson

 

 

Esther Barnes

4

Mary Ann

 

 

1st John Morgan

2nd Ebenezer Ford

5

Clarissa

 

 

Benjamin Barnes

6

Dolphin Aldolphus

 

 

Elizabeth Mixon

7

Richard

 

No further record

 

8

Jacob

 

 

Bethania McGee

9

John Milton

 

 

Sueley Wise

10

Sarah Ann

 

 

James Ford

 


 

Royís Note: Data from the POPE Family Bible, census and Mr. Popeís information do not always agree.†† Some of Mr Popes data was unreadable.This is a judgement call.Campare the data.

Dolphin PopeMarch 3, 1800 Dec.28, 1864 and Elizabeth Mixon Nov. 1808 had the following children.

††††††††††† Name†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born:††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married

1

Sarah

 

 

††††††††††††† Cox

2

Francis

 

 

Frank Gish

3

Elizabeth

 

 

Henry Taylor

4

Kindness

 

 

Sam Stokes

5

Jacob Jasper

 

 

Eliza Jamison

6

Mary Ann

 

 

†††††††††† Flowers

7

Lizzie

 

 

Tom Waters

8

Julia

 

 

Jack Wallis

9

Sophronia

 

 

Lewis Franks

10

John Jamison

 

Sept 25, 1900

Laura Eudora Blewer

11

Hester

 

 

Bob Harris

12

Henry Hampton

 

 

Charity C. Hayes

John Jamison Pope Born: in Marion Co. Miss. In 1847, Married: Laura Eudora Blewer had the following Children:

††††††††††† Name†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born:††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married

1

Mary Eudora

June 10, 1868

In infancy

 

2

John Lewis

March 11, 1870

 

Lula Souter

3

Sarah Hulett

Dec. 15, 1872

 

 

4

Francis Elizabeth

May 30, 1874

 

1st Ernest Souter

2nd††††††††† Andreson

5

Jacob G. (Jake)

Dec. 25, 1876

 

Ida Stewart

6

Arthur D.

Feb. 14, 1879

 

1st Octavia Sheppard

2nd††††††††††† Reeves

7

Partick Ira

Feb. 12, 1881

 

Fannie B. Hensley

8

Minnie Lee

Sept. 28, 1884

 

Melvin Browning

9

Miza Otis

Jan. 20, 1888

 

Cleveland Britt

Henry Hampton Pope Born: in Miss. Married Charity Hayes, had the following children.

††††††††††† Name†† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Born:††††††††††††††† Died:††††††††††††††† Married

1

Hester

 

 

George Cockerell

2

Bettie

 

 

Peire

3

Leela

 

 

Gus Kirby

4

Mattie

 

 

Bob Stephens

5

Eliza

 

 

John Souter

6

Gus

 

 

Z. Lundy

7

Mixon

 

 

Never married

8

Kenneth

 

 

†††††††† Lundy

By: J. G. Pope


 

Royís note: The following data was supplied by my Aunt Clyde (older sister to my mother).

Her note reads:History of Grandparents

Mother and Daddy of MamaRoyís note Mama in this case is Lelia Caroline Pope Kirby.

First name††††† ††††††††††††† SURNAME†† †††††††††††††††††††††† †††Royís NOTES:

Hampton

Pope

This is Henry Hampton Pope

Charity

Hayes

Charity Caroline Hayes

 

Hester

Pope Cockrell

 

Elizabeth (Betty)

Pope Perry

 

Dolphin

Pope(Died at age 3)

 

Lelia Caroline

Pope Kirby

Born 1878-1977 (Granny)

Mattie

Pope Stevens

 

Eliza

Pope Sauter

 

Augusta (Gus)

Pope(Uncle Gus)

Married: Jupe Ore Lundy

Susan

Pope(Died at 6 months)

 

Mixon(C.M.)

Pope

July-15, 1890- Mar. 21, 1950

Kenneth

Pope

Aug. 15-1892-Jun 5, 1921

Eidth Lundy (Jupeís sister)

My mother (Kinnie Lee Kirby Thompson) was named after him

Hester Cockrell children††† Royís note: George Cochrell, spelling

Kelly

Cockrell

 

Anice

Cockrell Disatele

 

Ruth

Cockrell Benard

 

Grace

Cockrell Dees

 

 

Betty Perry children

Vesta

Perry

 

Fay

Perry

 

 

Lelia Caroline Pope married Joseph Augustus Kirby on March 16, 1898

Children:

Lelia Pope (son)

Kirby

Feb. 2, 1899-Sept 4,1904

Joseph Vance

Kirby

Dec. 28, 1900-

Maggie Clyde

Kirby

Feb.21, 1903

Opie Denver

Kirby

Jan 3, 1905

Charity Vee

Kirby

Nov. 16, 1906

Kennie Lee

Kirby

Dec. 15, 1908-Dec 22,2000

Ivy Orice

Kirby

1912

Herbert Hayes

Kirby

1916-1920

Ila Fay

Kirby

Sept. 4, 1919

 

Mattie Stevens children

Vernon

Stevens

 

Paul

Stevens

 

Carrie

Stevens

 

Derwood

Stevens

 

 

 

Eliza Souters children

Nesbit

Souters

 

Ray

Souters

 

Theodora

Souters

 

Sterling

Souters

 

 

Gus Pope children

Birdie

Pope

 

Garland

Pope

 

Gertrude

Pope

 

Darrell

Pope

 

 

Kinnie Pope children

Jeffie May

Pope

 

Harry

Pope

 

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Arkansas Early Land Records Columbia Co.

 

STOKES SAMUEL W 5 20S 22W 40 1857/12/01

STOKES SAMUEL W 5 20S 22W 0 1859/07/01

STOKES SAMUEL W 5 20S 22W 120 1859/07/01

Royís Note:Son in law of Dolphin A. Pope(moved from Mississippi)

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ROYíS NOTE: The following information was related to me by Joseph Vance Kirby, (brother to Kinnie Lee Kirby Thompson, my Mother) in May of 1970.

 

Henry Hampton Pope, my grandfather was born around 1850 and died around 1929.At one time he was as Justice of the Peace in Columbia County, Arkansas.He was not a big man in statue, in his young years he was thin but became heavier in old age.At on time probably in 1886 or 1887 he was appointed a Special Deputy Sheriff and helped to form a posse to arrest a local outlaw by the name of Jim Coil.The exact nature of Coilís crime is not known to me.Another man in the posse was Luke Mason.The Coil homeplace was located north of Welcome Church.On that morning the posse arrived and surrounded the house in the woods.Coil was called by name and ask to surrender.Instead his mother told him to run, he ran from the house and was crossing a fence when Hamp Popes shot him.Hamp Popeís weapon was a rolling block rim fire .32 caliber rifle.It was a single shot rifle made by Remington.I played with that old gun when I was a kid.Coil fell but returned fire with a pistol.His bullet made its mark also, hitting Pope high in the forehead and splitting his skull.Coil died soon afterwards but Pope had a long and slow recovery.Pope and Coil were related.Henry Hampton Pope and all of the other Popes had a reputation of being rough and tough.Some people were afraid of them.Joseph Augustus Kirby, Popeís son-in-law was not among this group.He stood down Pope on many occasions and the two never did get along very well.Henry Hampton Pope and his wife Charity Christine Hayes Pope are buried at Spring Branch Cemetery.A Baptist Church is located near by.

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