POPE-L Archives

Archiver > POPE > 1997-08 > 0871951335


From: <>
Subject: RE: Pope Family Reunion
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 1997 20:42:15 -0400 (EDT)


Janice..I have enjoyed the "Reunion" to date but have been out of town so am
just getting my family involved. I am sending a "long" note to cover my
family, something about myself and my resources.

I have been unable to link to my Pope family beyond my
GreatGreatGrandfather,William Thomas Pope & Julia A. Elizabeth Chestnut (I
have a couple generations back for Chestnuts):

*William Thomas POPE. Born 1 Mar 1826 in Laurens, Co., GA. Residence after
1850 was Omaha, Stewart Co., GA. Died 27 May 1899 in Omaha, Stewart Co., GA.
Buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist C. , in Union, GA, about 10 Miles N. of
Omaha.

He married Julia A. Elizabeth CHESTNUT, daughter of Charles CHESTNUT & Martha
(CHESTNUT) ?, 17 Jan 1850 in Stewart Co., GA. Born 24 May 1833 in Stewart
Co., GA. Died After 1901. Buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist C. with William
Thomas Pope. They had the following children:

2i.William Charlie POPE
3ii.Bryant Thomas POPE (Great Grandfather)*
4iii.Anna POPE
5iv.Mendles (Minter) W. POPE
6v.James Warren POPE
7vi.A POPE
8vii.Rufus J. POPE
9viii.John W. POPE
10ix.Arthur F. POPE
11x.George S. POPE
12xi.Susie POPE

2. William Charlie POPE. Born 1851 in GA.
He married Mattie (Mitt) DARBY, daughter of Mr. DARBY, 24 Nov 1875 in Stewart
Co., GA (Lumpkin & Omaha). Born Circa 1850.
*3. Bryant Thomas POPE. Born 21 Oct 1852 in Stewart Co., GA (Lumpkin &
Omaha). Died 14 Mar 1927. Buried in Pine Grove C. - Section D120, Phenix
City, AL. (Great Grandfather)
He first married Sara Francis (Sally) GILMER, 24 Dec 1873 in Lee Co., AL by
Isaac H. Prince. Born 1852 in GA. Died 5 Mar 1889. They had the following
children:
13i.Silas William POPE
14ii.Toombs Oscar (Toons) POPE
15iii.Velpeau Adolphus POPE
16iv.Walter Appleton POPE (Grand Father)*
17v.Vaster Devest POPE
18vi.Prior Lopez POPE
19vii.Leroy H. POPE
He second married Sara Emma HALL, 20 Jun 1889. Born in GA. Died 24 Dec 1896.
They had the following children:
20i.Albert L. POPE
21ii.Tinnie Mae POPE
22iii.Alven B. POPE
23iv.S. L. POPE
24v.J. D. POPE
He third married Cynthia Missouri (Pinkie) COLEMAN, daughter of William P.
COLEMAN & Sarah Catherine LIVINGSTON, 10 May 1897 in Lee Co., AL. Born 5 Oct
1854 in Muscogee Co., GA. Died 12 Feb 1933 in Russell Co., AL. Buried in Pine
Grove C. - Section D120, Phenix City, AL. Remarks Baptist (Central Baptist
Church).

4. Anna POPE. Born 1856 in GA. Died in Died Soon After Marriage. She married
Jeff TINSLEY.

5. Mendles (Minter) W. POPE. Born 12 Jul 1860 in GA. Res. in Omaha, GA. Died
13 Feb 1914 in Columbus, GA.
She married George Thomas (Tom) DARBY, son of Mr. DARBY, 29 Dec 1875 in
Stewart Co., GA (Lumpkin & Omaha). Born 20 Oct 1856. Died 15 Feb 1925. They
had the following children:
25i.Ada DARBY
26ii.Phyletus William DARBY
27iii.Martha (Mattie) Omega DARBY
28iv.Thomas Paul DARBY
29v.Willie Lee DARBY
30vi.Laura B. DARBY
6. James Warren POPE.Born 3 Mar 1861. Died 22 Nov 1943.Buried in Pleasant
Grove Bap. C.,Omaha, Stewart Co., GA.

He married Emily David GRIMES, daughter of David GRIMES & Emily THOMASTON.
Born 20 Aug 1861. Died 15 Nov 1931. Buried in Pleasant Grove Bap C., Omaha,
Stewart Co., GA. They had the following children:
31i.Minnie Lee POPE
32ii.Robert Thad POPE
33iii.Thomas POPE
34iv.Sallie Mae POPE
35v.Hilton POPE
36vi.Susan E. (Susie) POPE
37vii.George POPE
38viii.Emmett Warren POPE
39ix.Maggie Pearl POPE
40x.Ray Simpson POPE
7. A POPE. Born 1862 in AL.
8. Rufus J. POPE. Born 5 Nov 1863. Died 19 Apr 1928. Buried in The Omaha C.,
Omaha, Stewart Co., GA.
He first married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Viola WORTHINGTON, daughter of Watson
Goode WORTHINGTON & Elizabeth ELLIOTT. Born 20 May 1898. Died 9 Sep 1973.
Buried in The Omaha C, Omaha, Stewart Co., GA. They had the following
children:
41i.Hollis Watson POPE
42ii.Elizabeth Mae POPE
He second married Georgia A. JONES, daughter of Daniel J. JONES. Born 17 Dec
1866. Died 13 Dec 1904. Buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist C., Near Omaha, GA.
They had the following children:
43i.Bessie POPE
44ii.Edward Lee POPE
45iii.Dirlie POPE
46iv.Florence (Florrie) L. POPE
47v.Dewey POPE
He third married Willie B. (POPE). Born 8 Jul 1878. Died 4 Oct 1917. Buried
in The Omaha C., Omaha, Stewart Co., GA. They had the following children:
48i.Arthur Dewey POPE
9. John W. POPE. Born 1866. He married Matt RUSH. Born in Columbus, Muscogee
Co., GA. Died in Lived To Be 80 Years Old.
10. Arthur F. POPE. Born 12 Aug 1869 in Crawford, AL. Died 9 Mar 1948 in
Phenix City, AL. Buried in Pine Grove C., Lot C321, Phenix City, AL.
He married Porter Lee HALL, 23 Oct 1890. Born 10 Jun 1873 in AL. Died 10 Nov
1959 in Phenix City, AL. Buried in Pine Grove C., Lot C321, Phenix City, AL.
They had the following children:
49i.Mrs. POPE
50ii.Robert Jackson POPE
51iii.Mrs. POPE
52iv.Arthur Douglas POPE Sr.
53v.Lewis V. POPE
54vi.L. L. POPE
11. George S. POPE. Born Circa 1871. Died After 1927. Buried in Pine Grove
C., Phenix City, AL.
He married Mattie Pearl JAMISON. They had the following children:
55i.George B. POPE Sr.
12. Susie POPE. Born Circa 1873. She married L. MILLER, son of Charlie
MILLER.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
I have further info on 13. - 15. if somone has an interest, please contact
me.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
16. *Walter Appleton POPE. Born 2 Sep 1881 in Augusta, Richmond, Co., GA.

He married Dora Bell CONNELL, daughter of Newton H. CONNELL & Martha A.
(Mattie) BOOTH, Circa 1901. Born Mar 1881 in Autauga Co., AL (Probably
Prattville). They had the following children:

65i.Agnes C.! POPE (Twin)
66ii.Gladys Clanton! POPE (Twin)
67iii.*Clarence Earl (Bill) POPE (Father) married Mamye Lois Golden
(Mother)
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
I have further info on 17. - 55. if somone has an interest, please contact
me.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
Something about me:
I am David Earl Pope, b. 22 Jun 1939 in Opelika, AL. Graduated from
Beauregard High School, Opelika, AL along with my high school 3 year "steady"
girl friend, Betty Jeannelle Lee, b. 22 Jan 1939 and we were married 1 Mar
1958. (About to enjoy our 40th anniversary). I was in the Navy 10 years,
graduated from San Diego State University in 1968 and worked for Shell Oil
Co. 27 years before retiring in mid 1996. We have 2 daughters, Theresa
Jeanelle (Pope) Poehling and Donna Gayle (Pope) Underwood. Each have 2
children (our grandkids).
I have been active in genealogy for the past 10 years and have accumulated a
great deal of information on the Pope, Lee, Golden, Baker, Poehling and Zuber
families.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --
Something about my resources:
I have copies of the below references, as well as many excerpts in my
Reunion- Macintosh genealogy software, and would be happy to send information
or GEDCOM files to requestors or do look-ups as time allows:

- Pope's Plantation: The genealogy of Wiley Pope of Washington, Muscogee &
Talbot Co's. GA by Jean Hitcholk Scrogin (about 400 pages).

- Pope Family History, by Gertrude Pope Hullum. Copied 25-30 pages from the
book located at Washington Memorial Library, Macon Co. GA. The book had a
contact in Springhill, LA for copies of the book. I got her phone # from
Information and called her husband and she passed away last year, her sister
passed away in Jan 1997. He hadn't had time to go through her stuff and
didn't have any particular interest in helping me find a copy.

- Pabst/Bobst/Pobst/Pope, by Jennings Bland Pope. Copied about 50 pages plus
index from the book located at Clayton Memorial Library, Houston, TX. Traces
the 137 year migration of Pope's from Rhineland, Germany in the South. NC,
GA, AL, TN, and TX. The name has changed from Pabst (1st Gen) to Bobst (2nd
Gen) to (3rd Gen) Pobst to 4th (Gen) Pope.

- History of the Pope Family, by multiple authors. I have a complete copy of
this 360+ page book that traces the Pope family from William Pope
(1634-1700), brother of Nathaniel Pope, from Nansemond Co., VA, through
Halifax Co., and Sampson (Duplin before 1784) Co., NC and the families
descendents migration to DeKalb Co. and Haralson Co., GA, to Cherokee Co.,
AL. (Book was provided to me curtesy of Grover Pope of Dyersburg, TN,
, who is also participating in the Family Reunion).

This thread: