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arn] was appointed Governor of the Territory of Ar- 
kniisas ir) the ^viutfe^ of 1830, by AtS'irew •»api<son. 
He was twice mar'-ied, liad one diild by his first wife 
\Thoui he called Florida. Slic nianied a Mr. Cocke, 
l.y whom !^hKi liad <-u)e child, a d.aiia;hter. This 
l)ranch of tlie Pope family h now entirely extinct. 
His second wife u as th.e widow o'' General Walton, of 
Springfield, Kentr.cky, an elderly lady of talent and 
culture. These three disliuijuished citizen.s of Wash- 
ington county died manv years ago, an(i are buried 
in the Ceoietery at vSuringfield, a fine luonuuient 
marking the place where ther rej-ose. 


The second sou of ttie old pi»neer, was a wealtliy 
fr.rnier in the vicinity of Louisville, a man of splen- 
did business talents and great irniustry, by tlie Juii- 
cious employment of which he amassed a con-i'iera- 
ble fortune. He was a man of sterling integrity and 
a high sense of honor in ail his dealings ixnl trans-. 
actions with hi's fellow-nnan. He married Cynthia 
Sturgus, by whom he had eight sons and one dall^Mi- 
ter — Jidin, William, Nathatiiel, Minor, James, Kob- 
*ert, Godfrey, Charles and Ann. Ann married Larz 
Anderson, ."Oil of Col. Kichard C. Anderson, of Jef- 
ferson county, of Revolutionary memory. >^he lived 
but a few years and died, leaving one s )n, who was 
named Piioliard C. Anderson, in lionor of his grand- 
father. Kichard died in 187S. His v.dte was Miss 
Agnes Thompson, by whom he liad four children, 
three living, Kate, Sallie and Richard. John Pope, 
the eldest s(»n, married Miss Maria Preston, dangb.ter 
of Major I'reston, and si.sti^rof General Wm. Preston. 
She was noted for dignttv, aiu\ oo!aman<Ung app^ar•^ 
ance. Her husband regarded her, and justly, too, as 
one of the smartest women in Kentucky, She was 
remarkable for wit and the[)ness and severity of 
her rejiartees. Her father was one of the finest look- - 
ing men in the State, a gimt in .size. When mounted 
upon Ids large and splendid '^ seemed a.s if the 
very earth trembled beneatli his stately tread. John 

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lived but a few years afier marriage, leaving one 
child that died in innuicy. He was' a graduate of 
Harvard University, ptudied law, but was unfortun- 
ately cut ('ii in tlie morning of life, with con<uiii})- 
tion, a b'-reditary disease in his mother's family. 

William H. Pope, second son of the wealtiiy farm- 
er, marrifd Miss Mary \Vilson, daugiiter ot Dv. Dan- 
iel Wilson, of Louisville, an amiable lady, v.ell *|uai- 
ifird to be the maternal head of a large family with 
which she was blessed. She had twelve children of 
the P(.pe lineage — Cynthia, Ann, Wallace, Tiiumas, 
Henrietta, Minor, Mary, Lucmda;, Kate, Wiiiia;a, 
Plenry and Charles. Cvnthia married Richard At- 
kinson, by whom she bad three sons, Williari] Kich- 
ard and Clifton. Wallace married Theresa Steele, of 
Oldham county, ano they have six children living^ 
\VilIiam, Arinie, W^al lace, Samuel, Theresa ard JKich- 
ard. Henrietta married T. P. Jacob, of Louisville, 
and has had ten children; of whom five are living — 
John, Thomas, Charles, Donald and Lucy. Her 
iiusband is tlie descendant of one of the old and 
wealthy families of Louisville, always lionor d and 
respected for their public spirit and integrity. Lu- 
cinda married Nicholas Smith and died, leavi-ig but 
one ciiild, a daughter, who survived her but a sliort 
time- Henry married twice. His first wife was Alice 
Miller, by whom he had one child, a daughter, Anna. 
Hi.s second wife, Anna, daughter of W\ Brooks, who 
bore him a posthumous child named Henry. But five 
of William H. Pope's children married, and but 
three are nuw living, Henrietta, W^allace and Miiuir. 
The la^i a bachelor. 

Godfrey, another son of the wealthy farmer, mar- 
ried Miss ^.'annie Mirior, of Nelson county, Kentucky, 
by v.hom he had three children, >[ary, Anna and 
Sarah. Mary died at the age of fourteen, Sarah died 
in infancy; Anna married James W'. Bowles, c.-f Lou- 
isville, and has four children living, Joshua, Nannie, 
Grace and Julia, 

Robert Pope, another son of the old farmer, died 
recently, an old baohelur. The rest of the sons, iNa- 

thaniel. Minor, James and Charles, died leavin^^ no 
children. Godfrey died durinr: the war with Mt:^ico. 
So of this jiaturally prolific branch of tlie Poiie fam- 
ily hut four descendants, all in the line of ^Valiace, 
survive to perpetuate tlie name. 


The tliird son of Colonel William Pope, was one of 
the ori^dnal lawyers of the Louisville bar. lie v»a.s a 
man of considerable ability, equal to ar.y of his co- 
temporarie.s in the legal profession. By his practice 
he made a competency for his family, and died ai 
the age of about tlfty, leaving liis family in good cir- 
cumstances. II's wife was Patsey Fountaijr one oi 
the daughters of Captain Fountain, well known to 
the old inhabitants ef Louisville as one of tne most 
respectable ruen of that day. They had five children, 
two sons and three daughters, Henry, Fountain, Ma>< 
ria, Martha and Penelope. Henry and Fountain 
never married, and -were both killed in duels; the 
first near Jefferson ville, by a young man by the name 
of Gray, of I^ouisville, and the second by young No- 
land, of Little Kock, Arkansas. Maria married Dr, 
Allen P. Elston; ^Llrtha married Charles Pope, and 
after his death she married Edward P. Humphrey, a 
distinguished Presbyterian clergyman, by whom she 
has but one child, a son, Aleyander Pope Humphrey, 
now 32 years old, who is s[token of as being a man of 
superior talents, a«d one of tlie best lawyers of his 
age at the Louisville bar. He recently married a 
tlaughter of Alexaiidt^r Pope Churchill, 

Penelope Pope, the third daugiiter of Alexander 
Pope the old lawyer, married Williiuu Prather, s<3n 
of Thomas Prather, one of the oUl an<l wealthy mer- 
chants of Louisville. She died, leavitig seven daugh- 
ters, Kale, Juiia, Susan, Matilda, Murgaret. Penel- 
ope and Martlia. Kate married Orville Winsted, of 
Covington, Ky.; Susan marrietl John Zanor.e, of 
Louisville; Matilda married Goldborough KobinsoTi, 
of Louisville; Juiia and Martha died young, and 
Margaret and Penelope are unmarried. 


Thus it will be seen that the name of Pope has long 
KJnce ceased in Alexander Pope's branch of the fam- 
ily. By tlie false and irrational idear, of southern 
chivalry the male members of the family lost their 

The fourth son ol Colonel William Pope, wap an em- 
inent lawyer, studied the French language when 
young, and located, in the be£cinning of this century, 
in the old French town of Kaskaskia, Illinois. He 
soon became one of the most popular lawyers of the 
new Territory, so much so that he wais appointed a 
District Judge of the United States Couri by Jatoes 
Monroe, which ofiice he held for many years. He 
died at an advanced age. He had two sons and four 
daughters, William, John, Penelope, Elizabeth, La- 
cretia and Cynthia. William married Eii7:a Doug- 
las, of St. Louis, and died in 1835, leaving live chil- 
dren, Nathaniel, Douglass, John, Cornelia and Lu- 
cretia. Nathaniel is Superintendent of Indian Atfaks 
for New Mexico; Douglass is Secretary of the Galena 
and S{)ringfit Id Railroad, Illinois, and John is Lieu- 
tenant in the United States Army. Cornelia married 
William Brown, of Springfield, Illinois, and Lucretia 
is unmarried. 

John Pope, second son of Nathaniel Pope, the 
United States Judge, is a General of the United States 
Army, widely known in military circles, having a 
national reputation as a thoroughly educated officer 
of the regular army, brave and patriotic. At this 
wi-iting he is in command of the Department of the 
West, with his hemi jua-tei's at Leavenworth, Kansas. 
He married a daughter of the Hon, V. B. Horton, of 
Ohio, in the year, 1859. by whom he h-is three chil- 
dren, Korton, John and Lucretia. 

Penelope, llrst daughter of .Judge Pope, mai-ried 
Beverly Allen, of St. L-mi^, who died leaving her in 
afiluence witli four chiUiren, Lucretia, Anne Celesta, 
Penelope and Beverly. Lu(>r..'ti^ married George D. 
Hall, of St. Louis; Anno Ceh,'.^ta o.arried Hon. J. H. 
Sturgeon, of St. Louis, ufid Penelope married J. C. 


Oirick, a lawyer of St. Louis. Beverly re^^ides in St. 
Loui-, and is an enterprising and highly respectable 
business gentleman. Mi^. Peneiope Allen still re- 
fides in tite vicinity of St. Loui.-^, and is a lady of 
strong mind and high socia! position, and is an hon- 
or to her distinguished ancestry. 

Elizabeth, second daughter of Judge P*ope, niar^ 
ried Dr. Thomas D. dope, of Alton, Illinois. Tiie 
Doctor has but one child giown. 

Lucretia, third daughter of Judge Pupe, married 
Thomas Yeatman, a lawyer, now rcsidin.-- iii 2sew 
H liven, Connecticut. 

Cynthia, the fourth and last daughter of Judge 
Pope, married James E. Veatman, of St. Louis. She 
died in 1S5-1, leaving only one child, a son, who wa.- 
named for his grandfather, jSatlianiel Pope Yeatman. 
It will be seen from this branch of the genealogy 
there are six descendants of the Hon, Nat Pope, of 
Kaskaskia, still living to perpetuate his name. 


First daughter of Colonel William Pope, was mar- 
ried twice. Her first husband was Colonel Oldham, 
of Kentucky, who was killed in St. Clair's defeat on 
the 4ih of November, 1791. By Colonel Oldiiam she 
had two 3ons and one daughter, John, Richard and 

John P. Oldham, her first son, married Miss Ma- 
linda Talboc, of liunlsviiie.. Alabania, by wiiom he 
had two son.s and two daughters, William, Talbot. 
Sophia and Susan, William and Tai!>ot died with- 
out having married; Sophia married the lion. AVm. 
F. Bullock, of Louisville, and^usan married Horace 
Hill, one of the old and prominent merchants of Lou- 
isville, John P, Oldham was one of the lawyers oi 
the Louisville bar, and for several years Judge of the 
Circuit Court. His brother, Richard Oldham, was a 
noble-hearted and generous man; was for niany years 
an oi^cer in tlie United States Army, and in his last 
days served as Jailor of Jetlerson county, and died 
in Louisville, leaving several childrt-n, who, with 


their vvido'-ved mother, removed to New Orleanp. 
Abbey, tJie only d;u:g!iter of Col. Oldham, Married 
Samuel Chnrchlll, an aoromplishefl gemleman .nid 
wealthy farmer in tlie neighborhood of Louisville. 
Tiie second hu.sband of Penelope Pope was Henry 
Churchill, a wealthy farmer near Louisville. By 
him she liad three sons and two daughters, Ann.^tead, 
Worden, Alexander, Lucy Jtnd Eliza. Armstead is 
a lawyer and an old resident of Elizabethtown, Ky., 
and was once Judge of the Circuit Court, He is far 
advanced in life, but in good circumstances. Wor- 
den married Mi.^s Mary Prather, a daughter of an 
old and retired merchant of Louisville, of consider- 
able wealth and high respectability. He died wliile 
quite young, leavintr one chiici, a snn. Alexander 
married a daughter of ex-Judge ^^cKinIey, of the 
f. S. Court, by whom lie had several children. Lucy 
never married. Eiiza married a Mr. Payne, of Fay- 
ette county, Ky., by whom she had one son and two 
daughters, James, Elizabeth and Mary. After the 
death of Mr. Payne she married a Mr. Kinney, and 
located in Elizabethto'vn, Ky., where she still resides, 
well in years. 


Second daughter of Col. William Pope, married 
Major Abner Field, wlio was also a very early settler 
of the State, and one i/f its nrst Representatives in 
he Virginia House of Barire-=se3, by whom she had 
>even sons and tive daughters, Gabriel, William, 
Abner, Alexander, Xathaniet, John. Charles, .Judith, 
Penelope, Eleanor, Hester and Eiizabetii Gabriel 
was a Lieutenant in tht [J. S. Regular Army, and 
died at Council Bluffs, in 1822, aged 2S vears. Wil- 
liam married .Miss Mildred Banks, of Spottsylvania 
countv, Va., by whom he had one son and four 
daughters, Benjamin, Ann, Jane, Ellen and Mary 
Frances. Benjamin i.s not married. Ann married 
Charles Ka[)iev, a m reliant of Little R(jck, Ark. 
Jane, married Gov. Henry Rector, of that State. 
Ellen married a .Mr. Duval, a lawyer of Ft. Smith, 

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and Mary Frances married a Mr. Lewis, of Texas. 
Their father was once Sheriff of Jetlerson coantv, 
Ky., and emigrated to Arkans.i.; in 1830, haying re- 
ceived tb.e appointment from General Jackson of 
Clerk of the United States Court for that territory. 
He died in Little Rock in 1864. 

Abner Field, second son of Major Abner Field, 
went to Illinois in 1819, and was appointed Clerk uf 
Union connty. He was elected Treasurer of State, 
and after his term of service expired he was elected 
Clerk of Joe Davis county, and died at Galena aboui 
the year 1832, He was married in 1823 to Miss 
Maria James, daughter of Judge James, of Missouri. 
He never had but one child, whom he named Jane. 
She married a Dr. Edmondson, of Missouri, by whom 
she had several cliildren. She and Dr. Edmond-on 
are both dead. Her mother preceded to tlie grave 
several years, 

Alexander, the fourth son of Major Abner Field, 
studied law with Judge Nat Pope, of Kaskaskia, 111., 
located at Jonesboro, county seat of Union, in 1S2'J, 
was elected to the Legislature in 1823; was subse- 
quently elected Secretary of State, and in 1841 was ap- 
pointed by John Tyler Secretary of Wisconsin; prac- 
ticed law over twenty years in Xew Orleans; was 
elected Attorney General of the State, which office 
he held at the time of his death, August 19, LSTo, in 
the 77th year of his age. He was married three 
times. His first ^vit'e was Miss Elizabeth Kalfus, 
daughter of an old and reputable farmer of Jetl'er* 
son county, Kentucky. By her he had one ol\ild, a 
daughter, Eleanor, who is still living but not mar^- 
ried. His second wife was Miss Eliza Owings, of St. 
Louis, daughter of Colonel Owings of that city, by 
whom he had fuor children, Alexander, Eugene, Alice 
and Julia. Alexander died young and was never 
married. Eugene is married and resides i;-: St. Louis. 
Alice married a Mr, Snilth, and Julia a, Mr. Dutch- 
er, who also reside in vSt. Louis, all business men, of^ 
ficially connected with iuiportnnt railroad:.!. The 


third wife was Minnie E. Miller, of Ohio, by wlioiu 
he had no ch.ildren. 

Dr. Nathaniel Field, fifth pon of Maj. Abner Field. 
Tuarried Miss vSarah Ann Lawe.s, of Jefferson connty, 
Ky., daughter of Tuptnas Lawes, an old settler of 
Kentucky, and one of tlie tnost benevolent men that 
eyer lived. Thi.^^old couple have lived together ftfiy- 
two years, and have five living children, four sons and 
one daughter, Natiianiel, Worden, Davis, .John and 
Penelope. Nathaniel married Miss Mollie Arm- 
stronsr, of Jeffersonville, daui<hter of Hon. Wrn. G. 
Armstrong, ex-member of the State Senate, and first 
President of the .JetFersonviile and Indianapolis Rail- 
- road. She died recently, leaving three children, 
William, Robert and PenoLpe. Worden married 
Miss Laura BottortT, resides in Indianapolis, and has 
three children, two .sons and one dangiiter, Sallie, 
Jolin and Worden. Davis married Miss Alice M. 
Taggart, daugliterof Dr. James Taggart, of Charlea'- 
town, Ind. He has two children, iNtarcu.s and Maud. 
John is not married. Penelope married Dr. Wra. 
Morrow, of Jefferson"ilie, by whom she has two liv- 
ing children, Nathaniel and Fannie, wlio married 
James S. Van Natta, of Shelby ville, Ky. 

John Field, sixth son of Major Abner Field, stud- 
ied law with his uncle .loim I*ope, while Governor of 
Arkansas, located at VV''a.shington, Hemstead county, 
in that State, was soon made .Judge of the Circuit 
Court, and died in the fnll tide of professional pros- 
perity. He married Mi'^s Hilary Mitchel, of that 
.State, a lady of tine intellectual culture and high so- 
cial position. He left one .son and tv/o daugther8, 
William, Mollie and Louisa. Mollie married Dr- 
Walkcr, of Washington, Ark., and Louisa married a 
Mr. Grin.stead of Charitan county, },fo. They are 
both talented women, eminently worthy of their 

Charles Field, the seventh son of Maj. Abner Field, 
died very y(»ung. 

Judith, the eidtst daughter, \Ta3 never married, but 
died in the 22d year of her age. 

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Penelope, tlie second daughter, ninrn'ed James Le- 
ma-^ter, of JetTer.<oii coanty, Ky.. and is >ri]l living 
in the neigliborhood of Memphis. She has but two 
living children, Ann and Xathai^iel- Her son ^Vil- 
liain married and died leaving -fjftrchihlren. Marg-a- 
ret married a Mr. Guion, and died leaving i'^son^ 
Her husband, Mr. Lema~ter, died a few year? ago ai 
an advanced age, Ife v.a.s a noble man, generon:-' . 
and brave, scrn}»«*Joi;.'']y honest and honorable in 
hi^ busines-s transactions 

Eleanor, the third daughter of Major Abner Field, 
married Wm. II. Vance, ex-Mayor of Louisville, and 
son of a popular Frefbyterian clergyman in his day, 
and a superintendent of a pri-. ate Academy where 
nearly hll the young men of Jefferson county were 
educated. She died at Columbtis, Ky., leaving but 
two living children, Anna and Elba. Anna married 
a Mr. Ford, of Columbus, who died soon afterv,'ards 
with consumption. She then married a Mr. Brown. 
Ella married a Mr. Custar, and lives at Humboldt. 

Hester, the fourth daughter of Major Abner Field, 
married Arnold Wisotzki, a gentleman of P<dish ex^ 
traction but a native of Maryland. They have four 
living children, Nathaniel, John, Jame.s and Nannie. 

Elizabeth, the tifth daughter, never married. She 
has been dead several years 


The third daughter of Colonel William Pope, mar- 
ried General George Trotter, of Lexington, Ky , by 
whom she had two child'-en. both .^ons, John and 
Tames, John married, but died wldle young, leav- 
ing no children. James never married, and also died 
voung. Many year? after the deatii of G-en. Trot er, . 
his widow married Nathan U. Hall, a distinguished 
Presbyterian clergyman, then pa.stor of a church 
at Lexington, Ky.' She had one or two cliildren by 
Mr. Hall, wiio settled in MisMv.sri, to which State he 
he had a call to preach, and where he and his wife 
both died. 

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The fourth dnughter of CoI('iiel V»'il]iatn Pfipe, mar- 
ried Prea.^ly Edwarris, a lawyer of Eus.sellville. Ky,, 
and brother of Niiuan Edward:^, either the fir^i or 
second Governor of Illinois, Thev had several chil- 
dren, but only two lived to adult age — a son and a 
daughter, Mary, who married a Jolm Slaugliter, and 
died soon afterwards, leaving no children, George 
T. Edwards, the only survivor of the family, is an 
attorney at law, and resides in the vicinity of Kus- 
sellville, is married, lias four cfiildren, two sons and 
two daughters, George, James, Hettie and Bettie. 
Ilettie married Dr John G.Sinclair, and Bettie mar- 
ried Arnos B. Duncan. Both of these gentlemen re- 
side in Nashvil'e. He is a man of high standing, 
having tlie confidence of every one who knows him. 
At the last State election he was chosen State Senator 
from Logan county. 


One of the brother.; of Colonel William Pope, had 
three sons, Benjamin, George and Worden. He also 
had several daughters who died young. If they 
were married oi- left any children it is unknown to 
any of the survivors of that branch of the family. 

Benjamin Pooe turned his attention to asfriculture. 
George was early ai);)oinLed Clerk of BulMtt countys 
and Worden Clerk of Jetil-rson county, which otrice, 
they held during liie, and no two nien were eyer 
more useful and t.npular than they ^-ere. After the 
death of Worden, tlie duties of the oirioe were divided 
between tiie (.circuit ar.d Cor.nty Court;-, and as a tes- 
timonial of the iuuHi apprcciatio!! o! the t-ervioes arid 
integrity of the father the County Cjun ci nJ'erred 
the oiiices on two of his sons, Currand and Pendle- 
ton. The former v.-as made Cltrk of the County 
Court, and the latter of th-i Circuit ('ourt. 

The old clerk, njairie>i ICli^abedi Thruston, daughter 
of John Thrusion, who itpreoented Kentucky in the 

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Virginia Le^'fislatiire before it boeanie a vState. He 
liad tv.elve ofiiklren, but at the lime cl liis deatn 
there ^vere but four living— Patrick H., luimund P.," 
Curran snd Hamilton. 

Pati-ick married Miss Sarah F>ro\vn, daughter of 
Janiea Pirown, a wealthy and influential farmer of 
Jeflerson connty. Pie wa.s a young iawer of fine tal- 
ents and ?reat promise; was elected to Congress about 
the year 1837. and died in the midst of prosperity, 
leaving five children, Elizabeth, Urath, Ellen, Mary 
Anna and Worden. EHzabetii married Dr. W. R. 
Gait; Urath, .J. Fry Lawience; Ellen, Dr. John 
Thruston, and Mary Anna, George Nicholas, all of 
Eouisville. AVorden unfortunately enlisted under 
Gcreral William AValker, the notorious filiibuster. 
and ^Tas killed in ^Sicaragua. Many other .unsus- 
pecting young men shared the same fate under the • 
"gray-eyed mait ot destiny," who finally paid the 
penalty of his own folly in Honduras. 

Edmund P. married Nancy Johnson, daughter of 
Colonel James Johnsoij, of Kentucky, a survivor (>•' 
the battle of Tij)pacanoe, and uicmber of Congress. 
Edmund P., or Pendleton as he was generally called, 
had seven children, Edwar<l, Aima, Sally, Alfred, 
"NVorden, Elizabeth ami HamlltDn. Pendleton died 
in th? meredian of life, leaving a wife and these 
seven children to battle with the world. Edwar,! 
died of consumption unu.arried. .-\iina niarried L', 
P. Douglass, of (/urydon. Ind., and died of tiie -anie 
disease. Elizabeth married a son of e.K-Guvernor 
Kobinson, of Kentucky, and also died of c("!:sumi'- 
tion. All these victims o/ that terriole disease in- 
lierited it from their mother. Alt'red is living, atid 
i.^ Vice Chancellor of the LouisvilleCiiancery Court, 
and married the d.-^ughter of Curran Pope. Worden 
graduated at West P()int, and is nov/ in the C'nited 
States Army, and fi Might under General Milfs in .-ov- 
eral of his Indian battles. H.ifailLojj. tureatene<! 
with consummation, v.ent to Colorado, where is doing 
well a. a farmer, an'l is a rising ma.T. 

Curran Pope marrit-d Matilda P. Jncob, daughter 

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of Jolm 1. Jacob, a proniitiejit citizen anil generally 
kuuwn as a wealthy whc.le^ale inercliaiit of Louisville. 
Pie graduated at West roint, and on the breakin- 
GUI of the late civil war, he took the side of the Orov- 
crnment, raised a regiment, the Fifteen fh Kentucky, 
which fought bravely at Perryville, standing the 
brunt of the battle. His Lieutenant Colonel George 
W. Jouett, and Major Campbell, fell by his Ade; he 
lijjijself was wounded, and died at the house of Dr. 
^^'^-f^dward P. Huniphrey, at Danville. He had ju^l., 
-recovered from an attack of typhoid fever, an.d wa%* 
advise<i to remain at Louisville until I;is health wa> 
fully restored,- but in his great an:^iet\ to do his duty 
he disregarded the advice of his friends and headed 
his regiment in the advance of the amiy under Br.el! 
against tlie Confederate (xenerai Brngg. The excite- 
ment of the battle-Held, hi.s feeble health, and severe 
wound were too much for iiis physicial strength. 
2vo bi-aver and more patriotic soldier ever gave lii- 
lif« for his country than Colonel Curran Po])e. He 
had three children, John Jacob, Patrick and Mary: 
bHt at the time of hi.s death Mary was the only one 
living. She married Alfred T. Pope. 

Hamilton Pope is now the only living child (yf 
AVorden Pope, the old popular and primeval clerk. 
He is an eminent lawyer of the Louisville Bar, and 
though not much of a politician, he has, neverthe- 
less, represented Jeflerson county in the Legislature. 
He married a daug'itor of the late Major \V. B- J^do- 
ker, of ^Va.-hingt(ln couruy. He has no children, but 
*iuite a numbe;- of namesakes, given to their ^oiis by 
relatives and friends, as a testimonial of their great 
regard for him. For he is a noble man, a sun of one 
of the most poj)ular ami honorable men that ever 
lived in Louisville. The name of ^Vorden Pope wu.i 
a household word in Jefferson and adjoining comi- 
ties. HiH name was a synonym of hum^^ty and be- 
nevolence. He diud in a good old age, laden willi 
the honor and esttom of all who knew him. Hin fu- 
TiOrul WHS the larire-t ever seen in Louisville, ft was 
an outpouring of rij! classes of people to do liunor to 
a great and good m;ui. 

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Vv'^ite of Colonel '.Viliiaiu Pope, had two brother? and 
three sisters, George, lienjarain, Elizabeth, Nancy 
aiul Mary Benjamin came to Kentucky at an early 
(lay, and located in the Green River country. He 
was tbe father of l're,s;=ily Edwards, of Russellviile, 
and of Ninian Edwards, either the first or second 
Governor of Illinois, and for whom the town of Ed-, 
wardsville in that State was named. One of hertlMi.!** 
%«*; married Benjamin Helm, of Virginia, who also 
came to Keutucky and seitled in the vicinity of 
Elizabethtown, Kentucky. She was the grandmotjier 
of the Hon. Benj. Helm Bristow^ late ^Secretary of tiie 

With regard toGeoige Edwards and the two 3ister>> 
of Penelope Edwards, nothing is known by the writer. 
The probability is thut they remained in S'irgir.ia 
where they were born. 

From a careful view of the foregoing genealogy it 
will be perceived that the Pope family liave in- 
creased but very little since their .settlement in Ke!i- 
tncky. It is now just 100 year.T since Colonel Wil- 
liara Pope arrived at the Falls of the Ohio, himself 
and four sons composing the male members of the 
family. The increase on tiie basis of five pro- 
genitors in one hundred years ought to have been at 
least 100 males. But instead of that they only num- 
ber nine' The male progeny of Benjamin Pope is 
still less, only five. This i-< remarkable, >.ndean only 
be account-d for on tlie principle of Injudiciou.^ in- 
termarriages with weakly or consumptive families, 
neglecting marriage altogether or lieferring it umil 
far advanced in Ifie. It is' wonderful how rapidly 
ti'.e posterity of the old patriarch Jacob mulliplied 
under all tiie hardsliips of Egyptian slavery. \ 
family blessed with health and strong athletic phy-i- 
cnl constitutions never ought to become exiinst or 
degcnorate. They ought to multiply and repu-nisli 
ihc earth with their name and offspring. Tiie Pope 
family have been apparently iiuiitlerei^t to eelf-j^re- 


f^ervalion. Many f)f them liavediod of CDJisuinption; 
some have fcilk-u in duel- in the riiorniiig of life, and 
'^sonie lia''e died bachelors. In one way or unother 
they hiive fiuled to triinsrnit to the present time their 
name, and the genius of a once g^eat and intiuen- 
tial family. In the lapse of a century, had they ini- 
proved the gifts and the natural blessing., .so bounti- 
fulJy be.-^t<.)wed upon them, they might h.ave tilled th.e 
country with great and useful men. 



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