Pope Cemetery, Sneads, Jackson Co FL

Pope Cemetery, Sneads, Jackson Co FL

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From: [email protected]
Just thought it might be of interest that Pope's was the name of one of Jackson County's original settlements (Sneads later grew near this site). Mr. Pope was also a subagent to the small bands of Indians who still lived in the area in the 1820s and 1830s. In fact, one of the more important treaties involving these bands was signed at his home.
Dale Cox

Subj: William Stuart Pope (1789-1837) and Harriet Pope (1804-1888)
From: [email protected] (Geoffrey S. Pope)

Dear Betty Mae:
They were my great-great-grandparents. Said William settled in Jackson County, probably (??) from Beaufort Co. SC around 1823. His and Harriett's children included William Samuel Pope (1824-1904) whose wife Mary E. Pope (1841-1882) was born in Georgia. William Samuel and Mary had, or at least they raised, 8 children: John Henry Pope(1862-1944); my paternal grandfather William Stuart Pope [Sr.] (1864-1949); May POpe (1870-1957); Harriet Pope Roberts (1874-1973); Thomas Hunter Pope (1874-1920); Margaret S. POpe (1877-1931); and Elizabeth Pope Reaves (1880-1966).

The Pope Cemetery in Sneads, FL holds the remains of all my ancestors named above, as well as those of my paternal grandmother, Macie Queen Pope (nee Ivester in Habersham Co., GA). William Stuart Pope, Sr. (b. 1864) married only around age 50 and had 7 children (the last died shortly after birth) all the rest of whom survive: Mildred [Wilson] (b. about 1914); Catherine [Kingry] (c. 1916) twins Mary Caryl [Veal] and Annette [Nicholson] (1919) my father William Stuart Pope, Jr. (b. 1922) and his brother the Rev. Ivester A. Pope, Sr. (b. c. 1923). The cemetery in Sneads, which I understand to have been first established by my forebears, has burial plots reserved for my dad and all his siblings, but as of last week they were all still in this vale of tears!

I am interested in filling out the family tree, but also in searching further back than William Stuart Pope b. 1789, settled in Jackson Co. in the early 1820s. If you have any knowledge, resources, correspondents with like interest etc. would you kindly e-mail me?

With thanks and kind regards.
--Geoffrey Stuart Pope
White Plains, New York
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