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Re: POPE'S FROM VIRGINIA TO KENTUCKY
Posted by: Betty Harris Date: August 25, 2000 at 07:37:10
In Reply to: Re: POPE'S FROM VIRGINIA TO KENTUCKY by Ben L. E. Webb of 5392

Ben,
I have Richard in the 1810 Warren Co. Ky Census, with a wife 2 daughters and 5 sons.A deed shows that he bought 106 acres on Buck Creek a branch of Trammel on 10 Jan 1810. When Allen Co. was made from a part of Warren Co. in 1815, on the taxlist he is there on Trammel Creek.

Pope, Richard and Jenny Collins were married 11 Dec 1790 by Stephen Davis. Pt 1, Pg 66,
Caroline Co. VA.

When Jane's father died there was a lawsuit. Jane was mentioned several times as dau of James and Mary Collins, husband of Richard Pope. On her tombstone in the Old Bucks Creek Church Cemetery her tombstone reads Jane Pope, Died Sept 29, 1822 aged 59 yrs, Born Caroline Co., VA. Richard's says Died Jul 1, 1820 aged 56 yrs, born Southampton Co., VA

I found nothing saying that they came with a Harris family although several of his children married Harris girls. There are alot of Harris burials in the cemetery.

I really feel like he and my Elijah were related. I have a deed after Richard's death where my Elijah signed witnessing several of the childrens signatures, including Elijah son of Richard.

I have excerpts from an Allen Co. book that says Buck Creed Methodist Church was organized about 1809 and it was located just south of the present community of Chapel Hill. Lorenzo Dowell had preached a year earlier under a poplar tree near where the church was built. Richard Pope came from Virginia in the early 1800's and settled near Buck Creek Church whre he preached until his death in 1820. He is buried in the old Buck Creek Cemetery, aas is another old pioneer, Amos Harris, born in Virginia in 1771. Robert and David Harris, Jeremiah, George and Hardy Hinton also settled the area.

Also-- Shortly after the Revolutionary War Richard Pope was a traveling Methodist Preacher in Virginia and followed the Hanover and Bedford circuits. He came to Barren County, Kentuckky, before 1802 and traveled about preaching in the area south of the Green River. He was plain, pointed, energetic, and left a lasting impression upon the part of the state in which he lived.

I have a genealogy put together by a White family from Allen Co. That I can't seem to put my hands on at the moment. When I find it I will get it to you.

Hope this helps. Betty


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