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Dorchester Pope Family. 


With Sketches of other Popes in England and America, 
and Notes upon Several Intermarrying Families. 

Member N. E. Historic Genealogical Society. 




Press of L. Barta & Co., Boston. 




It was predicted of the Great Philanthropist, " He shall turn the 
hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of children to 
their fathers." The writer seeks to contribute something toward the 
development of such mutual affection between the members of the 
Pope Family. He has found his own heart tenderly drawn toward all 
whose names he has registered and whose biographies he has at- 
tempted to write. The dead are his own, whose graves he has sought 
to strew with the tributes of love ; the living are his own, every one 
of whose careers he now watches with strong interest. 

He has given a large part of his recreation hours and vacation 
time for eight years to the gathering of materials for the work ; 
written hundreds of letters ; examined a great many deeds and wills, 
town journals, church registers, and family records ; visited numerous 
persons and places, and pored over a large number of histories of 
towns and families ; and has gathered here the items and entries thus 
discovered. He has traced out each branch of the family as far and 
as completely as possible, endeavoring to be impartial in the chroni- 
cles of each, counting every member of the family worthy of honor. 

He has made a journey to England during the past summer, and 
brought home an extensive array of facts concerning the Pope 
Family, from the time of the Crusades down to the settlement of 
New England ; the chapter containing these records being the first 
connected account of the Pope Family throughout England ever com- 
piled. Articles in the Appendix, upon the individuals of our name 
who were enrolled among the first settlers of America, will be found 
valuable, not only to persons who are of our Dorchester line, but to 
those descended from Joseph of Salem, Thomas of Plymouth, Thomas 
of Elizabeth, N. J., George of South Carolina, and Thomas of Virginia. 

In the Appendix there are also notes upon several pioneers of 
other names, — settlers in Dorchester, Braintree, etc., — the ancestors 
of some of those who have blended their stock with our own. 


In 1862, " The Genealogy of a Portion of the Pope Family " was 
published, being an autobiography of Col. William Pope, of Boston, 
an honored member of our family (see p. 200), and a sketch of " His 
Ancestors and Descendants." Although we have gone back to 
original sources, instead of quoting from that volume (except with 
reference to its author and a part of his family), yet we desire to pay 
a tribute of gratitude to Col. Pope for his creditable pioneering in the 
field in which we have the honor to follow. 

This work aims to furnish a complete genealogy of the Dorchester 
Popes, and such particulars of the Plymouth and Salem groups as 
will make this a good "Pope Book" for them, until some more 
extended genealogies of their branches may be composed. 

With deep consciousness of the imperfectness of his work, he 
commits it to the patient, forbearing consideration of the kindred. 

Thanks are hereby extended to all who have answered our letters 
of inquiry, giving names, dates, and other particulars ; to the N. E. 
Historic-Genealogical Society, for access to its books and manu- 
scripts ; to the registrars of deeds and wills in Suffolk, Middlesex, 
Essex, Norfolk, Bristol and Worcester Counties, Mass., and York 
County, Maine; to the clerks in the manuscript room, at the Massa- 
chusetts State House ; to the clerks of many towns and cities ; to 
the authors of numerous town and family histories ; to the officials 
at the Probate office in Exeter, England, and the librarian of the 
Albert Museum there ; to Mr. W. H. K. Wright, editor " Western Anti- 
quary," Plymouth, Eng., and Mr. R. N. Worth, F. R. S., historian of 
that city ; to Mr. Edward Windeatte, of Tottness ; to the officials of 
the British Museum and Somerset House, London ; to Mr. Henry 
George, Bristol ; to Alfred Pope, Esq., the mayor of Dorchester ; to 
Rev. C. S. Taylor, St. Thomas, Bristol ; to Mr. Franklin Leonard 
Pope, of New York, and Dr. Henry Wheatland, president of the 
Essex Institute, Salem, whose valuable articles appear in our Appen- 
dix ; and to numerous other persons. And deep sense of indebted- 
ness is felt toward many faithful recorders and annalists of the past. 

But especially ought this page to record the great aid received 
from two individuals, viz. : Mr. William Blake Trask, of Dorchester, 
who has brought the treasures of his experience in genealogical 
research to aid our gropings and correct our blunders in many 
instances ; and Col. Albert A. Pope, of Boston, who generously 
furnished the means for our English researches, advanced funds for 
publication, and permits us to date and distribute the book from his 
place of business. 




Concerning the Town of Dorchester .... 9 


Concerning English Popes 18 


The Dorchester Pioneer, John Pope, senior ... 44 


The Second Generation; Patience 2 (Pope) Blake . . 67 


The Second Generation; John 2 Pope, junior ... 73 

Cocks, Woodward, Munnings (Mony). 


The Third Generation; Section i, Thomas 3 ... 91 
Section 2, Ralph 3 99 

Harris, Wilder, Pimer, Vinal, Wardwell. 


The Fourth Generation; Section i, Ralph 4 , jr. . . 111 

Section 2, Elijah 4 118 

Section 3, Lazarus 4 122 

Section 4, Ebenezer 4 124 

Glover, Pike, Littlefield, Balkum, Shed, Vinal, Williams, Collyer, Molton 
(Morton), Jeffrey, Vose, Farrington, St. Medard, Marchant, Bisbee, Rawson, 
Belcher, Houghton. 


The Fifth Generation; 

Section A, Descendants of Ralph 4 , jr 129 

Section B, Descendants of Lazarus 4 .... 140 
Section C, Descendants of Ebenezer 4 .... 144 

Farrington, Morse, Cutter, Richards, Hunt, Wild, Washburn, Holbrook, 
Vose, Bond, Glover. 


CHAPTER IX. page. 

The Sixth Generation; Section A 149 

Section B 180 

Section C 189 

Atherton, Weeman, O'Brien, Hill, Beals, Mellish, Shepard, Noble, Ayres, 
Battles, Spear, Blaisdell, Nash, Elkins, French, Hussey, Lowell, Kettendorf, 
Newcomb, Briesler, Bass, Bisbee, Packard, Billings, Sanborn, Fay, Metcalf, 
Smith, Littlefield, Jones, Barnard, Drake, Baker, Whitney, Glover, Martin, 
Hall, Nelson, Edwards, Reed. 


The Seventh Generation ; Section A .... 194 
Section B 227 

West, Cushing, Davis, Pettigrove, McGregor, Foster, Hall, Faxon, Young, 
Waters, Pray, Bacheller, Wesselhoeft, Gowell, Deane, Drake, Sprague, West, 
Tilden, Seeley, Belcher, Boyden, Derby, Sloan, Greulich, Mace, Pratt, Brackett, 
Cushing, Hall, Brown, Howard, Beal, Loring, Cochrane, Gorham, Frye, Smith. 


The Eighth Generation ; Section A 238 

Section B 262 

Hurd, Carruth, Furber, Harris, Hawley, Salmon, Frank, Cumner, Whiting, 
Dodge, Blanchard. 


The Ninth Generation; Section A 266 

Section B 269 


Addenda; Revolutionary Notes, etc. .... 270 


A. Notes upon Various American Popes .... 274 

B. The Plymouth Pope Family . 280 


C. Joseph Pope, of Salem 297 

Some of his Descendants ...... 299 


Further Revolutionary Notes 3 12 

D. Notes upon Intermarrying and Related Families. . 314 

Mellish, Talbot, Pumpelly, Pierce, Grenaway, Fry, Fessenden, Locke, 
Cheney, Clarke, Blake, Simpson, White, Bird, Baker, Withington, Atherton, 
Clap, Ford, Bachiller, Smith, Tompson, Shepard, Thaxter. 




It represents the " New Hospital in Plymouth," England, where Captain 
Roger Clap says he and his associates of the Dorchester church colony 
" kept a solemn Day of Fasting, spending it in Preaching and Praying ; 
where that worthy Man of God, Mr. John White of Dorchester in Dorset 
was present, and Preached unto us the Word of God, in the fore part of the 
Day; and in the latter part of the Day, as the People did solemnly make 
Choice of and call those godly Ministers the Revd. Mr. John Warham and 
Mr. John Maverick to be their Officers, so also they did accept thereof, and 
expressed the same." 

This took place before March 20, 1629, on which the company set sail in 
"The Mary and John." It was the real organization of the body which, 
six weeks later, begun the first permanent settlement on Boston bay. 

This cut has been made for this volume from a photograph taken some 
years ago for Mr. R. N. Worth's " History of Plymouth " (now out of 
print). The building was taken down in 1859. I* was J ust about com- 
pleted, but not occupied when the " Mary and John " passengers assembled 
in it. Two months later it was formally accepted by the town authorities. 
It was " The Hospital of Poor's Portion," i. e., a work-house. The shadow 
of St. Andrew's steeple fell upon it, but God's smile shone on the enter- 
prise there inaugurated, fulfilling the pious motto chiselled over the main 
doorway of the building, " By God's helpe, through Christ." 

In the Pedigree Table, page 8, each Pope father is named, and his lineage 
and relationship shown, the attached figure marking his generation. The 
story of himself and his family — so far as it has been made known to us — 
is given in the chapter devoted to that generation, which may be found by 
reference to the Table of Contents, pages 3 and 4, where also the names of 
sons-in-law are noted. All the genealogies are arranged according to the 
order of descent, so that by observing the sections and letters, every case 
may be located, and its connections traced. 

The Indexes should also be consulted in the study of each individual. 

Notice Table of Errata, page 339. 


Those in italics left no sons who perpetuated the name. 

ThomaS 3 -{ Thomas 4 ) WRM m 5 I N " H- branch ' furtl >er particulars wanting. 



f Ralph 6 



f Frederick 5 - 

Ralph 4 \ William 5 

Luther Warren 1 
James 7 

Ralphs j Elijah 4 

{ James 5 ■! 

{ Wards 

f Elijah 5 

\ Lemuel 5 

[John 5 H Elijah 


Micajah 5 J 

L Asa 6 

Samuel Ward 6 \ William 7 


' Frederic, jr. 7 

Samuel 7 
James 7 

Frederick, jr. 6 -| Charles7 

William 7 

John 7 
f Alexander 7 
I- William, jr. 7 

(Hiram 7 
Frederic 7 
John 7 

f Luther 7 
I Edmund 7 
-I William' 1 

William 6 

I Elijah 6 


James 8 

Albert 8 

Henry 8 

William Francis 8 

George 8 

Harris Weeman 8 

William Henry 6 

Samuel Ward 8 

Andrew Jackson 8 

James Otis 8 

Edwin 8 

George Washington* 

{Frederic Clinton 8 
Warren Webster 8 

\ Eugene Alexander 8 

\ Charles Henry 8 

f Charles Allen 8 
j Albert Augustus 8 
I Arthur Wallace 8 
( Louis Atherton 8 

( George 8 

\ Edward Waldron 8 

( Frank Gilbert 8 
( Walter Harvey 8 

\ Alexander 8 

( John Foster 8 
1 William Carroll 8 

j George Hiram 8 
I John Frederic 8 

-{ George William 8 

■{ Luther Edmund 8 
-{ Charles Henry 8 

Lazarus 4 -! Ra i p h5 

( John Quincy 8 
| Charles Edward 8 

•{ Norton Quincy 8 

•{ Asa Augustus 8 

'Joseph 6 
Micajah 6 

Lemuel 6 

( Norton Quincy 7 

I Abner B 7 

i Samuel Brown 7 

j Ozias Morse" 1 

' George Washington 

^ Joseph 7 

( Micajah, jr. 7 

| Edward Randall 7 

-j Micajah Clark 7 ■{ Lemuel Clark 8 

Benjamin Franklin 8 
Caleb Gould Lovell 8 

■ Ebenezer 4 

f Lazarus 6 
(Lazarus 5 j Thomas0 

[ Otis 6 
John 5 Ralihfi 

Ral P h5 [Ebenezer* 

, Ebenezer 6 
{ Edmund 5 J Edmund 6 

Samuel 6 

Rufus Spurr 7 
Franklin Manser 7 

Charles Greenwood 8 
Frederic Austin 8 

■{ Thomas Richardson 7 -| Charles Richardson 8 

-{ John Tolman 7 
-{ John Alfred 7 



Dorchester is now a district in the southern part of Boston, 
Mass., but was originally settled as a separate " plantation," 
and maintained its town existence 240 years. It seems fitting 
that a short sketch of its history be prefixed to this story of one 
of its oldest families, identified with its best life from colonial 
days until now. 

The settlement at Dorchester was the third on Massachusetts 
soil, leaving out of view temporary and individual locations. 
The " Mayflower " pilgrims, in 1620, at Plymouth, were the fore- 
most ; the Cape Ann and Salem settlers were second, 1624- 
1629; and the Mattapan or Dorchester colony, in the spring of 
1630, came next. The Tremont or Boston colony did not arrive 
until a month later. 

Two motives led these English people to the founding of a 
new country. One was the adventurous spirit of their race, 
which had moved westward from the Asiatic cradle of human- 
ity, centuries before the Christian era ; then swept onward from 
the shores of the Baltic and the North Sea in the Danish and 
Anglo-Saxon expeditions of the fourth to the eleventh centuries 
of our era ; then pushed still further in transatlantic explora- 
tions and fishing voyages, through the fifteenth and sixteenth 
centuries. The spirit of the West of England had been rising 
with its Cabots, Drakes, and Raleighs ; and the " Merchant Ad- 
venturers " of Bristol, the " Plymouth " (England) "Council," 
and the " Dorchester " (England) " Company " were organized 
expressions of this adventurous spirit. 


The commencement in Virginia had been somewhat encour- 
aging. Fishing-vessels were coming to the Bay of Maine and 
the Gulf of St. Lawrence every year by hundreds ; and the New 
Plymouth colony was doing fairly well ; Pemaquid and Popham 
in Maine were advancing. The rival nations, Spain and France, 
had been still more prosperous in their New World ventures. 
No wonder that we find that 

"1623, Dec. 8, the king" [James I.] "addressed a note to 
the Lords Lieutenant of Cornwall, Somerset, and Devon, 
and to the cities of Bristol and Exeter, urging them to 
persuade persons of quality to adventure their private estates 
and fortunes for planting a colony in New England," because 
he believed it would prove advantageous to England. [State 

But the second and deeper motive, impelling the persons who 
came over here to live, was 

" That they might worship God according to the light of their 
own consciences!' 

Persecuted and hindered from the study and practice of sim- 
ple Bible religion by the mistaken zeal of the rulers of the es- 
tablished Church of England, they sought religious liberty ; and 
they believed that the country they should found would be a 
means of helping forward the cause of God and humanity. Of 
this motive Rev. John White of Dorchester, England [see 
Appendix], was the most efficient expounder, a man who 
has been well called the " Father of New England " ; and the 
church colony, which came to Dorchester, New England, 
was the finest embodiment, — excepting only the Plymouth 

Let us read what was written by one of the ancestors of the 
Pierce-Pope branch of our family, the historian, James Blake 
(born 1688, died 1750), in " The Annals of Dorchester." 

"When many most Godly and Religious People that Dissented from 
the way of Worship then Established by Law in the Realm of Eng- 
land, in the Reign of King Charles the first, being denied the free 
exercise of Religion after the manner they professed, according to 
the light of God's word and their own consciences, did under the In- 
couragement of a Charter, Granted by the said King Charles, in the 
Fourth Year of his Reign, A. D. 1628, Remove themselves and their 


families into the colony of Massachusetts Bay in New England, that 
they might Worship God according to the light of their own Conscien- 
ces, without any burthensome Impositions, which was the very 
motive and cause of their coming; 

Then it was that the First Inhabitants of Dorchester came over, 
and were the first Company or Church Society that arrived here, next 
to the Town of Salem who was one year before them. 

In the year of our Lord 1629, Divers Godly Persons in Devonshire, 
Somersetshire, Dorcetshire and other places, proposed a Remove to 
New England, among whom were two Famous Ministers, viz., Mr. 
John Maverick* (who, I suppose, was somewhat advanced in Age) 
and Mr. John Warhamf (I suppose a Younger Man), then a preacher 
in the city of Exon or Exeter, in the county of Devon. 

These good People met together at Plymouth, a Sea-port Town in the 
county of Devon, in order to ship themselves and Families for New 
England, and because they designed to live together after they should 
arrive here, they met together in the New Hospital in Plymouth 
[see frontispiece] and Associated into Church Fellowship and Chose 
the said Mr. Maverick and Mr. Warham to be their Ministers and 
Officers, keeping the Day as a Day of Solemn Fasting and Prayer, 
and the said Ministers accepted of the Call and Expressed the same ; 
the Revd. Mr. John White, of Dorchester in Dorcet, (who was an 
active Instrument to promote the Settlement of New England and, 
I think, a means of procuring the Charter) being present and 
Preaching the fore part of the Day, and in the latter part of the Day 
they performed the work aforesaid. 

This people being too many in number to come in one Vessel, they 
hired one Captain Squeb to bring them in a large ship of 400 Tons ; 
they set Sail from Plymouth the 20th of March, 1629-30,$ and arrived 
at Nantasket (now Hull) the 30th of May, 1630, having a Comfort- 
able tho' long Passage, and having Preaching or Expounding of 
the Scriptures every Day of their Passage, performed by their 

*The registers of the Bishop of Exeter give us evidence of the " apostolical succession " of 
these two pastors of the Dorchester Church. "Johannes Maverick, literatus," John Maverick, 
an educated person (not a University graduate), was ordained deacon and presbyter by the 
Bishop at Exeter, July 26, 1597. 

t" Johes Warham, in artibs mags," i.e., John Warham, master of arts, was ordained bv the 
bishop at Silferton, May 23, 1619. Silferton is near Cullompton ; and we may naturally con- 
nect the following. Marriage license granted John Warham, of Witheridg, gen., and Cecilia 
Hatch, of Cullompton, gen., June 17, 1619. 

JThere is no list of these passengers extant. Only a few persons are certainly known to 
have been of the number, though a large number have been guessed to be. 


They found out a neck of Land Joyning to a place called by the 
Indians Mattapan (now Dorchester) that was a fit place to turn their 
Cattle upon to prevent their straying. 

They began their Settlement here at Mattapan the beginning of 
June, I suppose, or thereabouts, A. D., 1630, and changed the name 
into Dorchester, calling it Dorchester Plantation. 

Why they called it Dorchester I never heard, but there was some 
of Dorcet Shire and some of the Town of Dorchester that settled 
here ; and it is very likely it might be in honour of the aforesaid Rev. 
Mr. White of Dorchester.* 

Our People were Settled here a Month or two before Governor 
Winthrop and the Ships that came with him arrived at Charlestown, 
so Dorchester Plantation was settled next to the town of Salem in 
the Massachusetts Colony, being before Charlestown or Boston. 

And the Church of Dorchester the oldest in the Colony Except 
Salem ; and I suppose the only Church that came over in Church 
Fellowship, the other churches being gathered here. . . . 

These first Settlers took up every one his spot to set down upon, 
pretty thick together at the northerly end of the Town next to the 
aforesaid neck of Land and on the Easterly side next to the Sea."t 

Early in July, 1630, the ship " Lyon," Captain Pierce, was 
chartered by Governor Winthrop to return to the mother coun- 
try for provisions. She arrived on her return "from Bristol," 
England, Feb. 8, 163 1, says the "History of Dorchester," 
bringing some new colonists to Dorchester. A larger accession 
came a year and a half later, according to Winthrop. 

"July 24, 1633. A ship arrived from Weymouth with about 80 pas- 
sengers and 12 kine, who sate down at Dorchester. They were 12 
weeks coming, being forced into the Western Islands by a leak, where 
they stayed 3 weeks and were very courteously used by the Portugals ; 
but the extremity of the heat there, and the continual rain, brought 
sickness upon them. So as — died." 

*Sept. 7, 1630, the "Court of Assistants," the real government of Massachusetts Colony, 
passed this now famous order : " Trimountaine shalbe called Boston ; Mattapan, Dorchester ; 
and the town upon Charles Ryver, Watertown." It would thus appear that the central board 
of management of the company, whose seat of deliberations had been the English City of 
Dorchester, bestowed that name on this plantation, the settlers, no doubt, favoring the course. 

t The region of this earliest settlement is roughly stated as lying between Dudley Street 
Railway Station and the Old Burying Ground at Upham's Corner, and eastward of that 
section. The " Five Corners " is an ancient land-mark. Willow Court, running west from 
Boston Street, is pretty well established by tradition and calculation, as the spot where Roger 
and Edward Clapp and John Pope first lived. 


Neither the name of this ship, nor any list of her passengers, 
has come to light. We shall see, below, presumptive evidence 
that Aquila Purchase and Bernard Capen were among them. 
There is, in the British Museum, a manuscript diary which 
Mr. James Phinney Baxter, of Portland, Maine, had copied, and 
has kindly permitted us to examine and make extracts from. 

The author is William Whiteway, of Dorchester, England, 
and the entries date from November, 1618, to April, 1634. The 
following passages will help one to realize the "making of New 
England," and bring our ancestors vividly before our minds : — 

" 1624, March 31st met the committee chosen for the New England 
busyness at the free school. 

S r Walter Erie, 

Govno r - 

M r- Humphreys Esq. 

Tres r- 

S r Richard Strode. 

M r - John Hill. 

S r Arthur Smithyes. 

M r - Wm. Derby. 

M r - John Browne. 

M r - James Gould. 

Doctor Bradish. 

W m Whiteway, jun r - 

M r - John Keate. 

M r> Henry Maniford, 

M r - Giles Greene. 

■T$ -T$ -JP 

M r - Edw Clarke. 

^ ^ w 

" Aprill, 1630. The beginning of this moneth, many of the towne 
went to plant in New England, and among the rest Mr. Sandford. 

" Feb. 26, 1632. This day Christopher Gould married with Rachell 
Beake & shortly after when Aquila Purcess,* Bernard Gapesf & others 
went for New England, he was by Mr. White chosen clarke of Trinity 
parish & by the towne made schoolmaister of Trinity school. 

" February 1633. This moneth Sr Richard Sutton started with 
John Humphrey & others of the chiefest of the New England Plan- 
ters were sent for to the consell tabell and were required 1 to take the 
oath. 2 the oath of supremacy. 3 to suscribe to the discipline of the 
Church of England. The two oaths they took but refused to subject 
unto our discipline, saying they went unto New England principally to 

* " Purcess" is doubtless Purchase. " The Widow Purchase " is mentioned in Dorches- 
ter Records, Aug. 5, 1633 ; " Oliver Purchase," later, apparently her son. This " Aquila " is 
likely to have been the " widow's " husband, and companion on the voyage. 

t " Gapes," combined with " Bernard," points pretty certainly to Bernard Capen, ancestor 
of all the Dorchester Capens. Capin, Gapin,and Gapen, are ancient styles of the spelling of 
the name. " Shortly after " Feb. 26 is the date when the Weymouth ship mentioned above 
sailed for Dorchester, and it seems altogether probable that this company were of her pas- 


decline that. Whereupon after some consultation they were dis- 

"Mr. Pope of Mannton died 12 Feb 1634.* 

"April 17, 1634, Mr. Newburgh of Marthwoodvale and many 
others set saile from Waimouth towards New England & the 27th of 
the same Mr. John Humfreys with his wife, the lady Susan Fries, set 
saile likewise for the same place. This somer there went over to that 
plantation at the least 20 saile of ships and in them 2000 planters." 

These jottings of Mr. White way appear to be worthy of con- 
fidence, though some statements, like the concluding one, must 
be regarded not as historical records, but as the current talk of 
the day. 

Wood, in his " New England Prospect," said, in 1631 : — 

" Dorchester is the greatest towne in New England ; well wooded 
and watered ; very good arable grounds and Hay ground, faire Corne- 
fields and pleasant Gardens. In this Plantation is a great many Cat- 
tle, as Kine, Goats and Swine. This Plantation hath a reasonable 
Harbour for ships." 

Capt. John Jocelyn, who visited the New England settle- 
ments in 1670, states that there were then "two hundred and 
more houses " in the town, and speaks of it in a complimentary 

The General Court assessed taxes upon the towns of Massa- 
chusetts Colony, October, 1633, rating Dorchester at ^80, 
while Boston, Roxbury, Newton, and Watertown were taxed 
but ^48 apiece, and Salem only £28. This shows the relative 
rank of Dorchester in those days. 

We may properly make another extract from "Blake's An- 

" 1635. This year arrived here on Aug. 16th, the Revd. Mr. 
Richard Mather that was a long time after Pastor of this Church, and 
with him a great Number of Godly people that Settled here with him. 
There came with him 100 Passengers & 23 Seamen, 23 Cows & Heifers, 
3 Sucking Calves, & 8 Mares, & none Died by the way, though they 
met with as terrible a Storm as was almost ever heard of." 

* Perhaps this record may pertain to George Pope, Esq., of Manston, whose epitaph in 
the church there states that he died Feb. n, 1633. 


About the time of the coming of these Lancashire immi- 
grants, many of the original Dorchester settlers joined in a new 
settlement at Windsor, Conn. In fact, they went a second time 
as a church-colony, taking along one of the pastors, both of the 
deacons, and the clerk, Matthew Grant (ancestor of General 
and President U. S. Grant ). 

Yet so many of the "first-comers" remained in Dorchester, 
and continued religious and civil life on the original location, 
that the town and church never lost their right to date from the 
organization in the New Hospital at Plymouth, in March, 1630, 
and the inauguration of work and worship in Mattapan, in June 

Dorchester the first town in the American sense. 

Here is one of the acts in which we may presume our 
ancestor had a part. 

" An agreement made by the whole consent and vote of the Plan- 
tation, Mooneday, 8th of October, 1633. 

Imprimus it is ordered that for the generall good and well-ordering 
of the affayres of the Plantation their shall be every Mooneday be- 
fore the Court by eight of the clocke in the morning, and presently 
upon the beating of the drum, a generall meeting of the inhabitants 
of the Plantation att the meeteing house, there to settle (and sett 
down) such orders as may tend to the generall good as aforesaid ; and 
every man to be bound thereby without gaynesaying or resistance." * 

Four months later Charlestown organized in a similar way, 
and others followed. 

Our Dorchester pioneers are also celebrated for devising and 
establishing the Town School System, since the first vote on 
record, laying a direct tax on the property of the people of a 

* Our pilgrims, in this action, reproduced ideas of their mother-town in England. " 1414. 
At a Law Court held at Dorchester before Thomas Wyke and William Forde, bailiffs of the 
same, twenty-four good and lawful men of the aforesaid borough did say and ordain " various 
matters relating to the public good; and some twenty years before the migration, the mer- 
chants and tradesmen were enrolled into a company entitled '• The Governor, Assistants and 
Freemen of the Borough of Dorchester." Thus our ancestors did not originate the idea of 
"town-meeting government," but the "Dorchester Company," which received the Massa- 
chusetts Bay grant of land and became its " General Court," incorporated ideas in vogue at 
their home ; and the citizens of the namesake made early application of the same principles 
in a fashion which was the prophecy of our democratic government. 


town for the support of a school free to all its children, was 
passed by the Dorchester town-meeting, May 20, 1639. It set 
apart the revenues arising from Thompson's Island (a portion 
of the territory of the town), for school purposes. 

Two years later the inhabitants, jointly and severally, pre- 
sented the Island to the town as such, the better to secure this 
object. And the deed or "Petition" wherein this was done is 
recorded on the town book, with its priceless autographs. Our 
John Pope, Senior, is one of the signers, his trembling hand 
only allowing him to make the initial P, while some friend wrote 
the name; but he had before signed his name in full to the 
church covenant, as we are glad to find. 

The old town extended from " Dorchester Point" (now called 
South Boston Point) to within 160 rods of the line of Rhode 
Island ; about 35 miles " as the road goeth." It was subdivided 
from time to time, setting off Milton in 1662 ; part of Wrentham, 
1724; Stoughton, 1726 ; Sharon, 1765 ; Foxborough, 1778; Can- 
ton, 1779. A strip was also set off to Dedham in 1739, one to 
Boston in 1804, and another in 1855. Quincy, the northern- 
most of the towns which grew up in the territory of ancient 
Braintree, received a strip in 1820 and another in 1855 ; so that 
all of old Squantum now falls within her lines. In 1870, after 
240 years independent existence, Dorchester united with and 
was merged into Boston, being ward 24 of the city. 

It is still a post-office and a "place," and should never 
cease to be definitely and particularly recognized, honored and 

While its settlers were Puritans in doctrine and character, 
they were notably free from harshness or bigotry. They burn- 
ed no witches, harried no Quakers, antagonized nobody ; but 
stood by their faith and did their duty. " With malice toward 
none, with charity toward all." 

For at least two hundred and twenty years a farm on the 
Squantum peninsula remained in the possession of one branch 
of our family. 

From a very early date our name has rested on one of its fair 
knobs, " Popes Hill" at whose base the Old Colony Railroad 
has now a station of that name. It was in the great lot origi- 
nally laid out to Christopher Gibson, but conveyed by him to 


John Pope in an "exchange of land," in 1642, as we shall see 
more fully in a later chapter. 

In a deed of Joseph Leeds to his son Samuel, in 1714, the 
locality is stated to be "commonly called Pope's Hill," although 
the land had passed out of the ownership of persons of the 
name half a century before. 

On account of our direct ancestor, then, and of those other 
pioneers to whom we are related through maternal lines, we 
all have a right to feel great interest and some family pride in 
the history of the "good old town of Dorchester." 



We trace our ancestry back to England, although our " pil- 
grim-father " left us no scrap of writing to show whence he 
came, because (i) the colony, of which he was an early and 
honored member, was clearly English ; because (2) his connec- 
tions with church and state, the trade he followed, the articles 
mentioned in the inventory of his estate, and many other 
circumstances incidentally prove that he was a Briton ; and be- 
cause (3) his own name and those of his family are so often 
found in English records. 

As we have not yet been able to fix with certainty on the 
very spot which gave him birth, it is proper for us to consider 
the history of all the families bearing our name throughout 
England, before and in his day. This chapter contains an 
abstract of all that we have found upon the subject; and it is 
here presented as a nucleus for a history of the Pope Family or 
Families in England. 

No such work has heretofore been printed — or attempted, so 
far as can be learned. English genealogists, in general, have 
sought to trace the pedigree of celebrated or ambitious individ- 
uals, and have purposely omitted to follow out the untitled or 
inconspicuous members of a family. The so-called "Visita- 
tions " of the several counties are all thus limited, defective ; for 
the persons who make them copy out items concerning those 
they suppose to belong to the " upper families," and coolly pass 
by other records which relate to persons of whose standing 
they happen to be ignorant, or whom they believe to belong to 


the poor or working classes. Thus flagrant omissions charac- 
terize all such books. 

Our American theory of genealogy is broad, comprehensive, 
regarding every brother as a BROTHER, and follows St. 
Paul's charge, " Mind not high things, but condescend to men 
of low estate. Be of the same mind one toward another." 

In England and in America the children of rich and noble 
families have often been reduced to poverty, and compelled to 
get a living by menial servitude, while the children of obscure 
parents have often gained wealth and rank. Genuine family 
affection clasps every relative's hand. 


The word appears at first sight to be the same as the title of 
the head of the Church of Rome, and many writers have stated 
that it was originally given as a nickname, referring to "the 
Pope." This title, pope, is the French pape, the German papst, 
the Latin papa, the Greek pappas (vocative, pappa), the "baby- 
word " for father. The title was applied at an early period to 
all Christian ministers or priests, because of their fatherly rela- 
tion to the churches. It was then restricted by certain depart- 
ments of the church to the bishops or patriarchs of leading 
dioceses, then claimed exclusively by the bishop of Rome, when 
that official assumed to be father of the whole Christian family- 
It is, however, still used by the heads of the Greek and Syrian 

The common people of Russia (belonging to the Greek 
Church) call a parish priest "pope." 

But there is another word from which our name is far more 
naturally derived, the Greek and Latin word pdpa, meaning 
"the priest who slays the victim." This term was applied in 
Italy before the introduction of Christianity, before the birth of 
Christ, and is certain to have gone with Roman colonists wher- 
ever they carried their "household gods." Of course, they 
took priests with them into France, Germany and England. 
The name Poppe (which is still common in Germany) may have 
been derived from that Latin word for a priest, in days when 
" Germania " was a Roman province. The Danish ( Norse ) 
name Bopp seems to be akin. 


All these appear to be completely distinct from the term by 
which the head of the Church of Rome was called. 

The conclusion seems to me reasonable that our family name 
has nothing to do with the title, " Pope of Rome " ; that it is 
an older word than that office ; and that it was either coined in 
Britain, in the days of Roman occupation, i. e., before the year 
465, and handed down through all subsequent revolutions, or 
brought across the North Sea by Saxons, who had themselves 
derived it from the same Italian source, or from a still older 
Aryan word. 


In the " Domesday Book," a survey of England made under 
the orders of William the Conquerer, completed A.D. 1086, we 
find a passage which is of foremost importance to us, relating 
to a parish in Hampshire, a dozen miles or so north of Win- 

" In Miceldevre Hundred, Abbatia Sancti Petri de Wincestre in 
dominio, quatuor liberi homines ienuerunt de abbatia, Tempore Regis 
Edwardi pro quatuor maneriis, Granborue, Draitone, Straitune, Pope- 
ham ; et nequiverunt recedere cum terra ; sicut testantur homines ejusdem 

"In Micheldever Hundred," — township, — "in possession of the 
Abbey of St. Peter of Winchester, foicr free men held from the abbey in 
the time of King Edward the four manors of Granborue, Draitune, 
Straitune, Popeham ; and they are unable to remove with the land," 
— cannot retain ownership if they remove, — " so testify the men of 
that hundred." 

According to the laws of the formation of English words, 
" Popeham " is derived from the surname of a family, Pope and 
the Saxon word ham, equivalent of the German heim and our 
home ; it must signify, the home of the Pope family. So we 
notice Clapham, Fordham, etc., of similar composition. The 
word " ham " or "the hams " is used by farmers in the county 
of Southampton, where Micheldever is situated, to describe the 
field containing or adjoining the house.* 

The manor has been called " Popham " for many centuries, 
and a family of that name has long lived there. Gilbert Pop- 

*The other manors became respectively, Granborough, Drayton and Stratton. 


ham was there in 1251. But this is evidently a surname taken 
from the family residence, as so many have been, — John de 
lane, Henry de forest, William Lake, etc., etc. ; so that it is fair 
to say that the Popham * family must have sprung from the 
ground of the Pope family. The word, with the record quoted 
in " Domesday Book," prove that a free man, of our name, 
occupied that farm and manor-house before the year 1066, or 
more than eight hundred years ago, and altogether before the 
Norman Conquest ; that he was prominent enough to have the 
place called by his name. 

The oldest Hampshire records show the name of Pope at 
Whitchurch, Christchurch, Newport (on the Isle of Wight), 
Portsmouth, and Fording-bridge, and Ringwood in the New 
Forest. Mr. T. S. Pope, architect, of Bristol, in the West of 
England, is of the Fording-bridge family ; says that " some 
of his ancestors were head foresters ; that a member of the 
family was a secretary of the Royal Society ; that they were 
related to Sir Christopher Wren." 


In the British Museum's collection of manuscripts [addi- 
tional charters, 9576] there is a little piece of parchment, some 
nine inches by five or six, with a round cake of dark green wax 
attached by a parchment tape, which is the oldest relic and 
memorial of any individual of our name that we have discov- 
ered. Under its beautiful penmanship and hard Latin words, 
we find a deed of land made, signed and sealed by a Pope, five 
hundred and seventy-one years ago. 


Ralph Pope of Benetlye [Bentley], in the county of Suffolk, con- 
veyed lands in Bentley near lands of Geofrey Ovilkyne and adjoining 
other lands of his own, " in fee forever," warranting the title, to 
" Pauline, daughter of Thomas of Frestone." The deed bears the 
names of the following witnesses: "John de ffreston, Thomas de 

* Another parish called Popham exists in North Devonshire, and may have been a colony 
from that we have been considering. In the vicinity of each there have been Popes living, 
from time immemorial. 



Wolferton, Ryngild, Haman de ffreston, Hugo Talemasch, Edmund 
de Chatesham, William the priest, son of Ralph, Stephen Michaeleboy, 
Roger Underwood, John le Scherrend, William del Waldenne, Alex- 
ander de ffrestone." 

It is dated " at Benetlye, Monday, the morrow after the day of St. 
Mark the Evangelist, in the ninth year of the reign of Edward the 
son of Edward" [Edward II., A. D. 1316]. 

The seal is interesting, because, at that period, coats of arms 
were little known or used, while seals were often heirlooms, 
greatly prized, the motto and device frequently expressing a 
memorial of some important event in the family history, or 
some deep purpose or strong characteristic of the owner. 


The name, Ralph, is particularly attractive to us, because it 
was given by our second sire, John 2 of Squantum, to that son 
who perpetuated the line in Massachusetts, who in turn gave 
it to one of his sons ; and it has been a favorite name in several 
subsequent generations. 

Yet this does not prove that Ralph of Bentley, in 1316, was 
our ancestor ! 

We note " William the priest, son of Ralph." We find men- 
tion of one who seems to be the same in other documents. In 
papers of Queen's College, Oxford, there is 

" The account of Sir William Pope, priest, and Brother Reginald 
de Cottesdone, Serjeants of God's House at Southampton, for 
Michaelmas, 9, Edward II," 


the same year, 13 16, as the deed just described. The title, 
" Sir," is important, showing the rank of the family. " W. 
Pope " is a witness to the payment of rental in Southampton, 
in the year 1325 ; doubtless the same. 

Bentley is five and one-half miles south of Ipswich, and Fres- 
ton is one and one-half miles west. 

Another MS. [9,641], at the British Museum, is a deed of 
" John Pope, capellanus," who, with Margaret his wife, and 
John his son, deeded a " messuage " [homestead], "in Freston, in 
the county of Suffolk, in the year 1367. It would not be strange 
if the elder of these Johns were that " John de ffreston," one of 
the witnesses in the former document ; it was so common in 
those days for a man to write his Christian name and that of 
his residence without giving his surname. 

MS. 8,564 contains the name of " Robert Pope" at Milden- 
hall, Suffolk, as one of the witnesses to a deed, July 8, 

Passing into the county immediately north of Suffolk, we find, 
by means of another Br. Museum document [14,009], that 
" Thomas Pope and Margaret, his wife, of Shortesham in the 
county of Norfolk," bought houses and lands in Fordamhytte 
and Helgley, May 10, 1381. 

It is but a step beyond these parishes to Paston, in the 
adjoining county of Lincolnshire, where "William Pope" was 
vicar, in the year 1447, as we learn from his witnessing MS. 

About as far westward, in Northamptonshire, is Higham 
Ferrers, which may be supposed to be the " High Ferris," near 
which was "Newton," where "James Pope " subscribed as a 
witness, in 1462 [MS. 223]. 

Speaking of Northamptonshire, there was a Walter Pope, 
M.D., in Fawsley in that county, who published, June 22, 1666, 
a book entitled, " The Eclipse of the Sun," and later " The Life 
of Seth Ward, Bishop of Salisbury," and " The Old Man's 
Wish," in 1697. He was half brother to Dr. Wilkins, Bishop 
of Chester ; was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and 
Wadham, Oxford. 

" Hockington " was the home of one " Anthony Pope " who 
sold land to Queen's College, Cambridge, Dec, 1560. 



The earliest person of our name I have found mentioned by 
name is " Thomas Pope," one of the witnesses to a deed convey- 
ing a tract of land in the parish of St. Mildred, in the county 
of Oxford, "in the 13th year of King Edward I," 1287. The 
tract afterward became the property of Exeter College, at Ox- 
ford, in whose history this bit of our genealogy (?) occurs. 

In the parish church at Dedington, in the county of Oxford- 
shire, and near this city of Oxford, there is a memorial window to 
John Pope, Margaret his wife, and Gabriel and Anne, their 
children. The mother died in 1401. Locally, they seem to be- 
long to Thomas of Oxford, the witness of 1287 ; but the names 
remind us of the Freston couple, who bought property thirty-four 
years before : a mere conjecture, of course. 

In the records of the Ewelme Almshouse, in Oxfordshire, for 
the 1 2th year of King Henry IV. (141 1), there is a " Court Roll 
of the Manor of Connok," of which Sir Thomas de la Pole was 
said to be the lord. 

It is stated that "Thomas Pope, the lord's naif by blood, has 
eloigned himself from the demesne," — which means, I suppose, 
that Thomas Pope's mother was a sister of Sir Thomas de la 
Pole, and that he had not taken possession of the manor, 
for some reason of which we are ignorant, "though it was his law- 
ful right, and so his nearest relatives are ordered to bring him 
into court." The memorandum follows that " John Pope and 
Phillip Pope " were fined for failing to produce the missing 
youth. Seventy-five years later, "3 Ric. III. " [1485], Connok 
Manor was leased to "W. Pope and Joan, his wife," at a yearly 
price of ^22. 

We may note that the Pole family figures prominently in the 
history of those times. Michael de la Pole, son of a wealthy 
merchant of Hull, became chancellor in 1382, and was created 
Earl of Suffolk. Reginald Pole was a kinsman of Henry VIII., 
who educated him ; but when he wrote a book against the 
king's divorce, and stayed on the continent to escape the royal 
wrath, Henry executed his mother and brother for correspond- 
ing with him. What the relationship was we do not know, but 


we shall see that Henry gave an important trust to one of the 
Oxford Popes, and perhaps the relationship extended to them 
as well. 

The History of Dedington gives a pedigree which includes 

i. John, who married Grace Simpson. 

2. William, their son, who married i, Julian Edmonds, 2, 

Margaret Yate ; he possessed land in D., and died in 
1523, leaving his estate to his widow for her widowhood, 
then to his youngest son, Thomas, at that time fourteen 
years of age. An older son was 

3. John, who married successively Anne Stavely, Elizabeth 

Brockett and Jane Wyndham, whose home was at Wrox- 
ton [Rockston]. He died in 1583. [See pp. 30, 31, 32.] 

4. William, his son, was knighted and afterward created Earl 

of Downe and Baron of Beltirbet, in Ireland. His arms 
were " Topaz, two chevronels Ruby ; on a canton of the 
second a mullet of the first," which we shall discover 
to be the coat of the Kent and Sussex Popes, in effect, 
differing only in the terms used to describe the colors ; 
and nearly the same as that of the Dorset branch. 

5. Thomas, one of his sons, succeeded to the earldom, and 

was followed by the son of his brother William, who had 
died during their father's lifetime. 

6. Thomas, third Earl of Downe, married the daughter of John 

Dutts, of Sherborne in Co. Gloucester. Their only 

7. Elizabeth, who married 1, Sir Francis Henry Lee, 2, 

Robert Bertie, Earl of Lindsay. 

Thomas, second Earl of Downe, brought a large force of 
troops over from Ireland to assist King Charles I. in his conflict 
with the Parliamentary troops, in 1643. But later he was on 
such terms with the Cromwell party as to have a pass for 
foreign travel, June 3, 165 1. 

Nothing has come to our sight concerning other branches of 
the family of John, 3 though there were probably many in the 
successive generations. John Pope, LL. B., was named for 
warden of All Soul's College, Oxford, by Cardinal Pole, in 1558, 
but died before entering: on the office. 



But we must return to that youngest son of William, 2 Thomas, 
who became one of the foremost men of his day. He was 
educated at Banbury and Eton, became a lawyer of good repute, 
a member of Gray's Inn, London. When King Henry VIII. 
resolved to check the power of the priests and monks, by sweep- 
ing their wealth into his coffers, he chose this " Thomas Pope, 
Esquire," to " have charge of the relics of the suppressed mon- 
asteries," giving him the title of "Treasurer of the Augmenta- 
tions." This appointment was made July 6, 1536. 

He was knighted and received the following grant of arms : 

The Arms of Sir Thomas Pope of Oxford. 

" Party per pale, or and azure, on a chevron between three 
gryphons' heads erased, four fleurs de lis, all countercharged." 
The crest is "two gryphons' heads erased." 

He retained the favor of Henry's successors, Edward VI., 
Mary and Elizabeth ; was the " keeper " of the princess Eliza- 
beth for a number of years before Mary's death, residing with 
her at Hatfield House. There he received " the answer of the 
Lady Elizabeth, given at Hatfield to Sir Thomas Pope, as to 
the proposal of marriage made by the King of Sweden " ; which 
proposal she authorized her guardian to decline in her name. 


His greatest deed was the endowment of Trinity College, 
one of the collateral institutions of Oxford University, in 


He died at Clerkenwell, Jan. 29, 1558-9, was buried at Wal- 
brook by the side of his second wife, Margaret, and his only 
child, Alice, but removed later to the chapel of Trinity College, 
where a large tomb was erected with this inscription : 

Hie jacent corpora Thomce. Pope militis, fundatoris hujusce collegii 
Trinitatis et dominae Elizabethce et Margaretce uxoris ejus ; qui quidem 
Thomas obiit xxix die Januarii MDL VIII. 

" Quod taciturn velis nemini dixeris." 

This motto, " Whate'er you wish untold to no one tell," was 
probably a favorite one with the statesman ; and such prudent 
keeping of his own counsel, joined with fidelity to the trusts 
reposed in him, doubtless made him the successful man he 

He left no child. 


is said to have stated that his father was of a gentleman's 
family in Oxfordshire, the head of which was the Earl of Down, 
whose sole heir married the Earl of Lindsay. The exact 
relationship has not been traced. He was born May 21, 1688, 
at his father's house in Plough Court, Lombard Street, London. 
This building was demolished in i860, and a small piece of 
its wainscoting is in the possession of the N. E. Historic-Gene- 
alogical Society, No. 18 Somerset Street, Boston, the gift of 
G. A. Somerby, Esquire. His father was born in 1643, and 
died in 171 7, being thus contemporaneous with the first 
generation of our family born in this country. 

The poet lived and died at Twickenham, London, on the 
Middlesex bank of the Thames ; there the grotto he constructed 
remains, and an obelisk he erected to the memory of his 
mother. She was the daughter of Rev. Mr. Turner, a minister 
of the Established Church, whose sons were martyrs to the 
Royalist cause. Of his services to Literature, to Ethics, in 
his poems, nothing need be said here, further than to call 



attention to the fact that we may cherish the hope that he was 
a scion of the very stock from which we have sprung ; and we 
may feel a family interest in his life and works. He died May 

30, 1774- 


Hasted, in his History of Kent, says that there was a family 
of Popes at High Halden, a younger branch of the same at 
Hockeridge, in the parish of Hawkhurst, and at Maidstone, 
in Kent. Their arms are described as, 

The Arms of the Popes of Kent. 

" Or, two cheverons gu., a canton of the last charged with a 
mullet ar. Crest, an heraldic tiger, statant, ppr., ducally gorged 
and chain reflexed over the back, or." 


At Rye, one of the " Cinque Ports," " Thomas Pope was a 
bailiff in the 10th year of Henry II," [1422,] as we find by his 
signature to a document, June 10th of that year ; the same 
name occurs in 143 1 and 1435 in Rye documents, and as buyer 
of Thomas Dobyll's property there in 1455. 


2 9 

Thomas Pope of Little Horsted, said by Berry to have been 
a member of the Privy Council of Henry VI., married Jane 
Weston, a descendant of Ralph of Wistoneston, Wiston, or 
Weston, who received a grant of that manor from William de 
Braose, in the 20th year of William the Conqueror. She 
brought him Hendal in Buxtead. The Weston arms are, 
" Ermine on a bend, Azure, three lions' heads erased, or." 

The arms of the Hendal family are : 

The Arms of the Sussex Popes. 

" Or, two cheverons gu., on a canton of the last a mullet of 
the field. Crest, On a chapeau gu., turned up erm, a talbot, 
statant, ar., collared sa., ringed and studded or." 

The line of this family runs thus : 

Thomas, 1 and Jane Weston. 

John 2 . 

Edmund, 3 died in 1530. 

Nicholas 4 . 

Thomas 5 ; and John, 5 who married Barbara Onley. 

Rafe 6 [Ralph]. 

Sackville 7 . 


The will of this Ralph is on file at Somerset House, London. 
Sons, Sackville and Nicholas ; daughters, Susan and Cicilia ; 
son-in-law, John Foster of Eastborne, and brother, Thomas 
Pope, of Staple Inn. Enumerates " the manors of Hendall and 
Francklin," and property in " Buckstead, Mayfield, Wevelsfield, 
Lynfield, Cuckfield, and Ditchinge, in the County of Sussex." 
The will was probated Aug. 21, 1621. 

The following year his brother Thomas died, and his will is 
also at Somerset House, leaving his estate to his brother's 
children. One of the witnesses is " Jo : Pope " (an abbreviation 
for Johannes, the Latin for John, often seen in ancient writings). 

"John Pope was buried Aug. 31st, 1641." (Staple parish 

John Pope, one of the owners of a vessel against which a suit 
was brought at Rye, June 8, 1558, may, very likely, belong to 
this family. 


"John Pope of London, gentleman," and "Anthony Foster of 
the same, gentleman," sold a messuage in the parish of St. 
Margaret, London, to Thomas Archer of the same, 27 Sept. 36 
Henry viii [1544]. Two seals are attached to the deed [Ad. 
Ch. 5317], that over against John Pope's signature a medallion 
likeness of a head. 

After the foregoing was in type, our kinsman, John Tolman Pope, men- 
tioned "an old Pope deed" he had seen, in the possession of Mr. David 
Pulsifer, of Boston, an eminent antiquary. On examination, the writer found 
it to be one made by the very persons mentioned above. Mr. Pulsifer 
bought it several years since, along with other literary curiosities. 

By the great kindness of Mr. Pulsifer we have been permitted to have a 
photo-engraving made of this ancient piece of vellum, so that all may be 
able, by the aid of magnifying glasses, to read its Latin words, and observe 
the elaborate work of the scrivener. We fail to show the two dangling 
cakes of wax, each bearing the impression of the seal of one of the grantors. 
We translate the opening phrases of the deed, and give an abstract of the 
remainder : 

11 To all the Faithful of Christ to whom this present writing may come, 
John Pope, gentleman, and Anthony Foster, gentleman, send Greeting in 
Lord Everlasting; Whereas our sovereign lord, King Henry the Eighth, by 
the grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, defender of the 
faith, and of the church in England and Ireland, Supreme head, by his letters 
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twenty-sixth day of September, in the thirty-sixth year of the said present lord 
the King, did, for a certain sum of money paid to him by me the said John 
Pope, grant and release to us the aforesaid John Pope and Anthony Foster 
a certain enclosure or precinct lately the Priory of the Preaching Brethren 
in the town of Beverly, in the county of York," — lands, buildings, orchards, 
gardens, etc., described ; — all that estate they sell to Richard Faircliff, 
gentleman, for the sum of sixteen pounds sterling, and authorize James 
Cransmore and Anthony Ferrour, as their attorneys, to give possession of 
the premises. On the back of the deed is the memorandum that the transfer 
was made, Oct. 2, 36, Henry VIII. [1544]; witnesses noted, " William 
Brakenbury, gentleman, John Kychen, clerk, Roger Taylor, Richard Stamp, 
Richard Watson, Robert Carter, William Harrison, Hugh Kyrfott, and 
William Statord, with many others." 

Was it the same " John Pope " who bought a large quantity 
of land in and about the city of Dorchester, in 1544? 

" 36 Henry VIII ; six messuages in All Saints and St. Peter's 
parish, parcel of Bindon, and other messuages, parcel of Cerne, 
Abbotsbury, and Dorchester monasteries, were granted unto 
John Pope for ^996, 14s., 4d." We have the bare mention in 
Hutchins that lands in Stalbridge, Dorset, "belonged to Mr. 
Pope after the time of Henry VIII." Was there any connec- 
tion between the " Treasurer of the Augmentations " and this 
buyer of property lately owned by monasteries ? 

Paul Pope, of London, notary, and his son, Edmund, bought 
property in Northamptonshire, Bedford, Huntington, Devon, and 
Somerset, July 12, 1570. [Ad. ch. 6136.] 


John and Joanna Pope, residence not given, sold, in 1523, 
certain lands in Tyneham, Dorsetshire, inherited by Joanna 
from the Russel-Chyke family, to John Williams ; and their 
son, "Thomas Pope, citizen and merchant taylor of London, 
dwelling at a house called the Sign of the White Lion, in 
Watling Street, near Paul's gate, in the city of London," sold 
to Henry Williams, son of John Williams, the reversion of the 
same lands, May 22, 1563. 

"At Marnhull was formerly an ancient and respectable family 
named Pope who had a considerable estate here, but are now extinct. 
They have a pedigree of three generations in the Visitation book of 


1627, commencing with John Pope of Southampton, father of Robert 
Pope, who, by Joan, daughter of Thomas Polden of Marnhull, was 
father of George and John Pope ; the latter married Catherine, 

daughter of Buckler of Woolcombe in the county of Dorset. 

Their arms were Argent, two chevronels within a bordure gules, on a 
Canton an escallop." "In 1608 Robert Pope, of Marnhull, died, 
seized of a capital messuage and lands there ; Robert, his grandson 
and heir, aet. 16." Robert Pope, baptized 1559. John, son of Mr. 
John and Elizabeth Pope, baptized 1683. Robert, son of the same, 
baptized 1685. Edward, son of Robert Pope and Margaret his wife, 
baptized 1683 ; Robert, do., 1685. John Pope, gentleman, buried 
1653. Mr. John Pope, buried 1693." [Hutchins' Hist. Dorset.] 

The will of " George Pope the elder, of Stowerton Cawndell 
in the county of Dorset, yeoman," is at Somerset House, 
admitted July 31, 1620. Wife, Elizabeth; sons, George and 
James ; daughters, Dorothy Remye and Christian Davidge. 

At Manston, Dorset, is this epitaph : 

" Here lieth the body of George Pope counsellor in the lawe who 
died the n day of February 1633, being of the age of 70 years." 

Hutchins' statement that this family " is now extinct," means 
only that no representatives of it were living in the vicinity, 
claiming the estates, titles, etc. If some members of the family 
had emigrated to America, they would have been likely to drop 
correspondence, or to have been forgotten, and counted as if 

At Corsecombe, Toller, and Kingcombe (Kentcomb), Dorset, a 
family of Popes has had good standing for two centuries and a 
third. Alfred Pope, Esq., at present Mayor of Dorchester, is of 
this branch, as are Revs. William John Pitfield Pope and Edward 
J. Pope, of the neighborhood. The earliest parish registries of the 
family extant are the marriage of William Pope, Jan. 15, 1654, at 
Bristol, to Ann Phillips ; and baptisms of their children at Corse- 
combe, in 1665, et seq. William, John, and Thomas were favorite 
names in the family. They may have descended from the wealthy 
proprietor at Dorchester, in 1544, or from some other progenitor. 

In the museum at Dorchester (Dorset) there is a manuscript 
"Visitation Book of Dorsetshire," completed in 1623. 

Here is a copy of page 215 (the shield being facsimile)'. 




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In Wiltshire there have been numerous Popes. At Salis- 
bury, in 1650, there was a "William Pope" living, as appears 
from a deposition of William Palmer and others in Massachu- 
setts General Court, Oct. 16th of that year. 


The Probate files of Taunton contain several wills of persons 
of this name, as the indexes show ; but the documents are too 
passe to admit of examination. A recent article in the " Western 
Antiquary," of Plymouth, gives an account of an enterprising 
man we may be glad to reckon a relative. James Hurley Pring, 
M.D., quotes from Hakluyt, vol. iii, p. 7. 

"A brief extract of a patent to M. Thomas Gregory, of Taunton, and 
others for traffic between the river Nonniaand the rivers Madradumba 
and Sierra Leona, on the coast of Guinea, An. 1592. 

In May, the thirty-four yeere of our gracious soveraigne, Queene 
Elizabeth, a patent of speciall license was granted to Thomas Gregory 
of Taunton in the county of Somerset, and to Thomas Pope and cer- 
taine other marchants, to traffique into Guinea from the Northern- 
most part of the river Nonnia to the Southernmost parts of the rivers 
Madradumba and Sierra Leona, and to other parts, as well to the 
Southeast as to the Northwest, for a certain number of leagues therein 
specified, which amount to an hundred leagues or thereabout." 

Mr. Pring goes on to say, that, in his opinion, there can be no 
doubt but that this Thomas Pope founded the almshouses in 
Taunton, on whose gate this inscription stands: 

" pope's 



The Taunton Popes were strongly in favor of the Puritan 
cause, and " Humphrey Pope " was one of the supporters of 
Lord Monmouth's Rebellion in 1685, who were transported for 
their part in that struggle against religious tyranny. 

"Christopher Pope of Combe St. Nicholas, Somerset, hus- 
bandman" ; his will was probated April 6, 1627, at Somerset 


House, London. Wife, " Kathereen "; son, John ; son, Leonard,, 
and his two gr.-, sons John and Stephen. Winifred Pope, widow, 
one of the witnesses. This couple's license to marry is on the 
bishop's register, at Exeter : "Christopher Pope, of Combe in Co. 
Somerset, and Katherine Bevis of Culliton in Co. Devon," Aug. 
17, 1626. 

At Norton Small Reward (or Malreward), in the northern 
part of the county, and close by the city of Bristol, there lived 
a John Pope, whose daughter Sarah married Clement Miner 
about 1620. The author of the "Miner Family" Genealogy 
gives as his arms the shield of Sir Thomas Pope of Oxford ; 
whether from the family's actual use, or from his own belief 
that there was some relationship between the families, one can- 
not tell. 


and vicinity there were numerous persons of our name, at the 
period of American settlement. St. Thomas' parish had a 
large number. Michael married in 1603 ; Richard m. in 1630, 
to Ann Deane ; "John Pope, pinmaker," buried in 1637, and 
many others ; but none who " fit in " to our pioneer's history. 
"Mr. James Pope," of this parish, was a distinguished citizen; 
his son James, born Aug. 30, 1682, went to Madeira, it is said, 
and acquired a large fortune, which he left, in 1747, in trust, to 
his nephew, James Barrett, to pay legacies to his widow and to 
his sister, Barrett's mother, and for Barrett's use ; after his 
death, if he left no children, " to the family of the Popes, his rela- 
tives." Rumor estimates this property, still in "Chancery" 
(Probate Court), at ;£ 800,000. But none of the English Pope 
families have been able to establish claim thereto. It is not 
worth while for American wearers of the name to entertain the 
remotest expectation of succeeding in any suit for it. There 
are many of our name now living in Bristol and vicinity ; one 
of the most prominent of these is Mr. George H. Pope, treas- 
urer of the ancient and honorable society of Merchant Adven- 

" Robert Pope of the hundred of Barclay," 1599, bequeathed 
property to William, Giles and Thomas, his sons, Elenor his 
daughter, and Elizabeth his wife. No other wills there seem 


significant, unless one of the Isaacs may prove to have been 
a connection, as that name appears in the early generations of 
the Plymouth (America) Popes. " Isaac Pope, mariner," will 
1703; no clue to home or relatives in the document. "Isaac 
Pope," 1722. No examination made. 

At Leigh, Gloucestershire, the parish registers give the burial 
of "John Pope, Feb. 19, 1560;" the baptism of "John, the son 
Richard Pope, Jan. 26, 161 3," and the marriage of "John Pope 
and Margerie Bro , April 8, 161 6." 

Herefordshire and Shropshire have had families of our name 
within the past century, but perhaps not anciently. The crest 
of the Salop (Shropshire) family is given, as " In hand ppr. a pair 
of scales, or. Motto, Mihi, tibi." In some delineations the 
scales are held by " a cubit arm vested, gu., cuffed ar." Two 
forms of their shield are given by Burke : " 1. Or, two chevrons, 
the uppermost gu., the under one az." " 2. Or, two chevrons 
gu., a canton az." 


"Francis Pope" sought to collect a bill from "the lady 
Cecilia," April 6, 1566. 

" Henry Pope's " invention of a process of roasting ores was 
recommended by the council of the Royal Mines Company for 
Cumberland, 1572. 

"Nov. 26, 1653, John Pope, of Clifford's Inn, attorney, was 
buried." This was in London. 

John Pope was prebendary of S. Decumen in the See of Bath 
and Wells, in 1497. 

In 1607, John Pope, of Plymouth, refers to his son John as "of 
London"; whether he returned to Plymouth or continued to live 
in London until his death, or removed elsewhere, deponent saith 

Mary Pope, residence not stated, was the author of two quar- 
tos published in London : "Treatise of Magistracy," 1647, and 
" Behold, here is a Word," 1649. 

James Pope, London, 1646, composed " The unveiling of Anti- 


We wish more might come to light concerning these two Puri- 
tan writers, who may have been related to those of our name 
that came to America. 

John Pope of Ribchester, 1641 ; John Pope of Whittingham, 
1562 ; R. Pope of W., 1589 ; wills in Arch-Deaconry of Richmond 
files, now removed to London. Not seen. At Somerset House 
further wills not reached in our inspection. Richard, 1597; 
Thomas, 1604, 1605, 16 12, 16 14 ; Robert, 1605, 1608 ; John, 161 2, 
1614, 1617, i63o;Guinne, 1609; Arthur, 1614 ; Cecilia, 1614; 
Thomasyne, 1617; Walrom, 1617 ; Axicicia, 161 7; Roger, 162 1, 
1629; James, 1623; Louis, 1623; Matthew, 1624; Margaret, 
1625; Peter, 1626; Alexander, 1627 ; Israel, 1627. 


In Exeter, Devon, and in its vicinity there have been very 
many Popes from a remote antiquity. 

Walter Pope, bailiff, Exeter, 1430; sheriff 1432, mayor 1452, 
Hugh, bailiff, Exeter, 1544; sheriff 1 561, was chosen mayor 
in 1562, but declined and paid his fine. 

John, sheriff 1566; receiver 1574; sheriff 1575. William, 
sheriff 1597. This same William was Master of the Guild, or, 
as it was technically called, " The Company of Weavers, Fullers, 
Tuckers and Shearmen," an association of clothmakers. The 
society is very ancient, and its records, though imperfect, are 
full of value to the student of history. By the payment of a fee 
to the lawyer who chances to be secretary of the Guild — not now 
at all connected with manufactures, but the holder of considerable 
property — the writer was allowed to search these records : but no 
other person of our name appeared there, save William referred 
to above, and there was no statement of the residence of any 
of the members ; probably some of them, like this "Master," lived 
in the city, but others carried on their business in neighboring 
towns, such as Crediton. 

" Crediton was a market town, 
When Exeter was a furzy down," 

says an old rhyme, and was the home of many Popes, as we shall 
presently show. It was the seat of the bishop during Saxon 


days ; and in its parish church one may see remnants of the 
stone " stall-work " of the ancient cathedral, which was erected 
a thousand years ago, probably. 

One of the Dorchester pioneers, Captain Roger Clap, left a 
brief autobiography, in which he states that he was born in 
Salcombe [ Regis ], twelve miles from Exeter ; and describes his 
experience, while living at Exeter, and the interest taken by him- 
self and others, who were parishioners of Rev. John Warham, 
of Exeter, in the scheme of a New England colony. There 
were so many parishes in the city at that time, and the people 
who remained took so little interest in those that emigrated, that 
no evidence has yet been found of the particular parish in which 
Mr. Warham and these people lived. I entered on no search 
after this matter, but turned, rather, to the files of the Probate 
Office. In these there are wills and administrations of more 
than one hundred Popes, from the middle of the sixteenth to 
the middle of the seventeenth century. Twenty-six of these 
persons bore the name of John ; twelve that of Thomas ; four, 
of William; then there were Robert, Bartholomew, Stephen, 
Mary, Henry, Peter, Margaret, Christian, Thomasine, Elizabeth, 
Nicholas, Joane, Edward, Christopher, Alice, Matthew, James, 
Agnes, Richard, Elinor, Margerie, Methusael, Michael, Gregory, 
Edissa, Wilmote, Samuel, Gilbert, some of the names repeated. 
Several wills indexed are lost, nearly all before 1600. Careful 
examination of many of these was made. Below the chief 
points of these are noted : 

1. Bartholomew of Ashcombe, wife, Margery. July 10, 1548. 

2. Robert, Cheriton Bishop, mentions John, Robert, Richard, and 

Christian Pope. Dec. 26, 1586. 

3. John, Cheriton Bishop ; wife, Mary ; children, Robert, Steven, 

Beth ; brother of foregoing. Feb. 6, 1595. 

4. John, Sandford ; wife, Elizabeth ; children, Matthew and Anne 

Cox. June 22, 1671. 

5. Thomas, Exeter, merchant ; wife, Marie ; son, Thomas ; dau., 

Marie Battishill. Gave bequest to " the poore of the city tiiat 
work." Dec. 20, 1619. 

6. Thomas, Exeter, merchant ; wife, Wilmote ; dau., Mary. Dec. 

7, 1627. [This will at Somerset House.] 

7. John, Mamhead ; bequest to Thomas Pope. 1608. 


8. Thomas, Dawlish ; "All to Thomas Pope, the younger of Daw- 

lish, being his brother." Dec. 14, 1617. 

9. Peter, Kenton ; wife, Mary ; Thomas P., co-bondsman. October, 


10. Thomas, Kenton ; wife, Joane ; children, Peter, Joane, Wilmont. 

April 17, 1624. 

11. Johan, widow, Powderham ; children, Hugh, Susan, Margaret. 

April 17, 1639. 

12. John, Plymouth; wife, Dorothie ; children, "John Pope of Lon- 

don," Thomasyne, Dorothy, wife of John Stone, Alice, wife of 
Nicholas Tuchill. June 26, 1607. 

13. Jane, widow, Kingscarswill ; child, Richard ; mentions Thomas 

and John Pope. March 20, 1591. 

14. John, the elder, Torbrian; "wife"; children, John, Samuel, 

Joan. Oct. 7, 1606. 

15. John, the elder, Torbrian; son, John ; sons-in-law, Roger Codner 

and Richard Bully. Refers to John Pope, of Denbury. April 

5> l62 3- 

16. John, Denbury; wife, Elizabeth; children, Jacob, Marie Bonne, 

and Agnes Longe. July 16, 1632. 

17. John, Buckf astleigh ; brothers, Symon and Peter. Jan. 12, 1609. 

18. John, batchelder, Ashburton ; mentions Matthew, son of Gilbert 

P. Aug. 3, 1619. 

19. Thomas, yeoman, Staverton ; wife, Mary; children, Thomas, Hugh 

(minor), Thomasyn ; grandchildren, John, Elizabeth, Thomas, 
and Mary Pope ; mentions Thomas Pope. June 13, 1639. 

20. Nicholas, Bratton Fleming ; wife, " Garthrude " ; daus., Helene 

and Mabby. June 22, 16 12. 

21. Alice, widow, Highbray; son, "Henry Pope, of Bratton Flem- 

ing, husbandman." Nov. 28, 162 1. 

22. John, yeoman, Barnstaple; wife, Thomasyn. July 16, 1623. 

23. Margery, Shebbear ; granddaus., Prudence Pope and Grace 

Buse; mentions Richard Pope. July 27, 1636. 

Later than the emigration considerably is the following, but 
of interest from the business of the testator and the persistence 
there of those family names so much used before, and also 
employed by our family in this country : 

24. William, clothier, Revelstock ; wife, Mary ; " kinsman, John, son 

of John Pope, deceased, and William, son of Thomas Pope, 
deceased." May 9, 1743. 

Highbray, mentioned in the list, is close by the Devonshire 


The " search clerk " of the Probate office remarked, when the 
examination of these wills was completed and the student 
longed to see more: "/ think you have seen a goodisJi few 
already ! " 

From the registers in the office of the bishop's secretary, at 
Exeter, several items may be added to this section. 

William Pope of Uplyme was ordained at Exeter, by the bishop, 
Sept. 29, 1601. (Uplyme is near the border of Dorsetshire, not far 
from Axminster.) This is, presumably, the rector of Bundleigh, 
whose will has just been noted. 

Leonard Pope, of Axminster, and Mary Poor, of the same, were 
licensed to marry, without banns, Leonard Pope and John Pope his 
brother, of Wambrook, in Co. of Dorset, giving surety, Nov. 29, 161 1. 

Nicholas Pope, of Crediton, and Arminella Canesbye, of the 
same, licensed Jan. 13, 1624. Philip Pope, of Morehard Bishop, and 
Thomasine Gover, of Sandford, May 27, 1626. 

Henry Pope, of East Bundleigh, and Martha Rabyant, of the 
same, Jan. 6, 161 1. Banns to be declared in St. Nicholas' church, 

John Pope, of Dow St. Mary, and Arminella Hill, of Clanabor- 
oughe, Dec. 29, 1617. 

The Popes of ancient Crediton and vicinity have for three 
centuries kept a steady existence, as a "good, old, country 
family." Relationship is known to exist between some 
branches, others do not know of any ; but none are reported 
to possess family registers of great date, or any wide knowledge 
of the Popes in general. There is no collection of items 
names or facts, of which I could learn, touching the connection 
as a whole. They are exceedingly intelligent, worthy, respec- 
table, so far as known. For example, John Pope, Esq., a 
retired lawyer in Exeter, with sons rising in the professions of 
law and medicine, is a gentleman of excellent standing in 
society, and of extensive property. Rev. Henry Pope, of Sand- 
ford, is a Congregational minister, well approved. Many large 
estates are held by others of the clan. 

No coat of arms is reported, nor any theory as to the origin 
of the family. One suggestive point in the local history is 
this : " Mr. John Pope preached at Crediton, after having been 


silenced elsewhere, and became pastor of a Presbyterian con- 
gregation there when King James II. gave liberty to Dissen- 
ters. He removed to Exeter in 1668, and died there the next 
year." [Nonconformist Ministers, vol. 1, p. 425.] 

Was he of the Crediton connection ? and was there such a 
feeling among the Popes of Devonshire in 1630? Would not 
such a spirit take deep and practical interest in the planting of 
a Christian colony in a new country, where free worship might 
prevail ? 

All is left to conjecture. Our ancestor may have been of 
this Devonshire group, though no particular place appears to 
show good enough evidence to claim him as a native. 

Plymouth and its suburbs have had representatives of our 
"folks" from remote antiquity. A recent branch is that de- 
scended from Charles and Thisbe (Kirby), married in Plymstock, 
March 2, 1776. She was daughter of Richard Kirby, and baptized 
July 25, 1749. Their son Charles, born Dec. 18, 1781, married 
Mary Chown, in Plymouth, Jan. 13, 1805, and, in 18 18, came to 
New York with five children. One of these is Dea. Thomas 
Pope, a prosperous and honored citizen of Ouincy, Illinois. 

Several eminent divines, also, have graced the list of our 
Plymouth " cousins," besides manufacturers, ship-builders, and 
at least one musical professor, very clever and successful in 
spite of the affliction of blindness. 

Altogether the name Pope has excellent representatives in 
England, both in the annals of former centuries, and in the lists 
of the present day. And we of America, legitimate successors 
of the same ancient stock, count ourselves most happy in recog- 
nizing and fraternizing with our " English Cousins," whom it 
will give us great pleasure to know more fully hereafter. 

There yet remains a large field to be explored ; for instance, 
in the parish registers of the towns and cities where these 
persons lived ; in the wills on file at Blandford in Dorsetshire, 
Salisbury in Wilts, and Wells in Somerset, with parishes which 
will be suggested in them. 

At any point the inquirer may suddenly discover birth-rec- 
ords, or allusions in a will, or some other definite proof of 
identity ; or long search may be necessary before any clue is 
gained ; or there may not be any documents extant which will 


settle the question. The writer hopes, however, that the quest 
will be pursued by somebody, and believes it will prove success, 
ful, his own experience in the discovery of important facts 
regarding the Clapp family [see Appendix, Clapp] having 
greatly encouraged him in this hope. 

The problem of the inter-relationship of the various families 
of Popes in England is not easy of solution, although the 
prevalence of the Christian names, Thomas, John and Wil- 
liam, strongly suggests that all are branches of one ancient 
stock. The writer believes that there are data extant for the 
ascertaining of this point, and that it will yet be made clear. 


To sum up what has been gleaned as to English Popes. 

I st - We find evidence in " Domesday Book," in the descrip- 
tion of Popeham, that a freeman, named Pope, had his home in 
Hampshire before the Norman conquest. 

2 d - We have a Thomas Pope, in Oxfordshire, in 1287 ; Ralph 
and William, in Suffolk, in 13 16 ; John and Margaret, in the 
same, a little later ; Thomas, in Sussex, a bit further on ; and 
by 1450 we see persons of the name in several other counties, 
as far west as Devonshire. 

3 d - Thenceforward, definite family groups are found in all 
the coast counties, from the Wash to the Plym, and inland 
from Northamptonshire to Shropshire, and southward. 

4 th - The families have been highly respectable, as a rule, — 
merchants, yeomanry, tradesmen, in the majority of cases ; 
frequent instances of wealth, learning, statesmanship, enter- 
prise, being on record. 



The earliest official document in which our forefather's name 
has yet been found, is the Records of the governing body of the 
Massachusetts Colony, in the list of " Freemen* made att the 
Gen all Court September 3, 1634." Fifty-four persons were so 
honored, their names being given, but not their residences. 
Among them we read 

"John Pope." 

" Tho : Newbury," " Thomas Thorneton " and " Matthias 
Sension," are the only other Dorchester names given. 

This record of freemanship is valuable as showing that one 
was a man of good standing in the community, a member of the 

* What was a " Freeman ? " 

The charter which King Charles gave in 1628 to the Massachusetts Bay Company, 
provided that the patentees (incorporators) " and all such others as shall hereafter be ad- 
mitted and made free of the Company and Society]' 1 should constitute " one body corporate 
and politique in fact and name"; — "should pass lawes not contrarie to the lawes of this 
our realme of England"; and in other respects should maintain the government of the 


It was enacted by the General Court, (that is, the representatives of the Massachusetts 
Bay Company in New England,) at the session in May, 1631, 

" In order that the body of the commons may be preserved of good and honest 
men," ..." that, for the time to come, none should be admitted to the freedom of the 
body politic, but such as were church members." Application must be made by an individual, 
accompanied with his minister's certificate of good standing in the church ; and then per- 
mission being given by the Court, the freeman's oath must be taken before a magistrate. 

The " freeman " had a right to vote in elections of governor, deputy and assistants ; and, 
before the representative system commenced, was a member of the General Court. He might 
become a magistrate, officer, juryman, etc., etc., and he had peculiar rights in the distribution 
of lands. 



church, a brother in that band which had organized four years 
and a half before in Plymouth, England. Whether he had 
come at the first or within a few months before his application 
for freemanship, nothing here shows ; as we know that some 
were here several years before applying. 

Here is the obligation which was assumed at the day mentioned : 

"The Oath of a Freeman." 
[Adopted as a " newe oath," May 14, 1634.] 

" I. A. B. being, by God's providence, an inhabitant and ffreeman 
within the jurisdiccion of this comonweale, doe freely acknowledge 
my selfe to be subject to the govermt thereof, and therefore doe 
heere sweare, by the greate and dreadfull name of the everlyveing 
God, that I wilbe true and faithfull to the same, and will accordingly 
yeilde assistance and support thereunto, with my /son and estate, as 
in equity I am bound, and will also truely indeavr to maintains and 
preserve all the libertyes and privilidges thereof, submitting my selfe 
to the wholesome lawes and orders made and established by the 
same ; and furthr that I will not plott nor practise any evill against 
it, nor consent to any that shall soe doe, but will timely discover and 
reveale the same to lawfull aucthority nowe here established, for the 
speedy preventing thereof. 

Moreover, I doe solemnly bynde myselfe, in the sight of God, that 
when I shalbe called to give my voice touching any matter of this 
state, wherein ffreemen are to deale, I will give my vote and suffrage, 
as I shall judge, in my owne conscience may best conduce and tend 
to the publique weale of the body, without respect of p[er]sons, or 
favor of any man. 

Soe helpe mee God, in the Lord Jesus Christ." 

The Dorchester Town Records are the principal source of our 
information concerning the first, second, and third generations 
of the Pope family in Dorchester. By the liberality of the 
Boston city government, these chronicles of its oldest suburb 
were printed in 1880, from the original MS. book. Many a 
chimera of a former period gives way, now, to clear, connected 

We find in this book eighty-nine persons mentioned, before 
anything like our surname appears. Then, on the 12 th page of 
the old journal, we read thus : 


" November 3d, 1634. It is ordered that the common 

gates shall be forthwith made and set up sufficiently with the pales 
belonging to the same one at M r - Woolcotts one at Walther Filers 
one at Goodman* Poapes, one at Goodman Grenwayes, and to be 
palled betwixt Horsefords lott and the Creeke." 

"November 22 th ' 1634. 

It is ordered that John Poape and Thorn : Swift shall have each 
of them five acres of ground adjoyning to the lotts of Witchfeild, John 
Newton f etc : " 

"The 4th of January 1635. It is ordered the p'tyes here under 
written shall have great lotts at the bounds betwixt Roxbury and Dor- 
chester at the great hill betwixt the sayd bounds and above the marsh 
as foil not to inclose medowe." 

Seventy names are given, among them 

"John Pope" "20 acres." This "great lott "was after- 
ward exchanged for another in 1642. 

The colony of Dorchester now passed through a peculiar 
experience, in the removal of a large part of its earliest members 
to form a new settlement. But one of those who staid by the 
original plantation, and helped to reorganize the town and 
church, was our ancestor. Let me quote the account given by 
the annalist, James Blake : 

" This year (1636), made great alteration in the Town of Dorches- 
ter, for Mr. Mather & the Godly people that came with him from 
Lancashire, wanting a place to settle in, some of the People of Dor- 
chester were willing to remove and make room for them, & so Mr. 
Warham and about half the Church removed to Winsor in Connecti- 
cut Colony, and Mr. Mather & his people came & joined with Mr. 
Maverick and that half of the Church that were left, and from these 
people so united are the greatest part of the present Inhabitants de- 
scended. When these two Companies of people were thus united, 

*The Puritans, strictly speaking, gave the title, " Goodman," to a specially prominent 
church-member, of mature years. Only four persons had been so entitled in these records 
before this entry. Frequently, however, it became a mere easy handle to a name otherwise 

f " 5 Aug : 1633. It is consented unto, that John Witchfeild, and John Newton shall have 
all that plott of Marish ground, that lyeth betweene Nicholas Denslowe and the brooke next 
to Rockesbury equally to be devided betweene them." 


they made one Church, having the said Revd. Mr. John Maverick, 
& the said Revd. Mr. Richard Mather for their pastors, and entered 
into the following Covenant, viz : 


MADE THE 23 d , DAY OF THE 6 MONTH 1 636. 

We whose names are subscribed being called of God to Join our- 
selves together in Church Communion; from our Hearts acknowledge- 
ing our own unworthiness of such a privilege, or of the least of Gods 
mercies ; and likewise acknowledging our disability to keep Cove- 
nant with God, or to perform any Spiritual Duty which he calleth us 
unto, unless the Lord Jesus do enable us thereunto by his Spirit dwell- 
ing in us ; Do in the name of Christ Jesus our Lord, & in trust 
and Confidence of his free Grace assisting us, freely covenant & Bind 
ourselves, Solemnly in the presence of God himself, his Holy Angels, 
and all his Servants here present ; That we will by his Grace Assist- 
ing, endeavour constantly to walk together as a Right Ordered Con- 
gregation of Christ, according to all the Holy Rules of a Church 
Body rightly established, so far as we do already know it to be our 
duty, or shall further understand out of God's Holy Word : Prom- 
ising first & above all to cleave unto him as our Chief and only Good, 
and to our Lord Jesus Christ as our only Spiritual Husband & Lord, 
& our only High Priest & Prophet & King. 

And for the furthering of us to keep this blessed Communion with 
God & his Son Jesus Christ, & to grow up more fully herein ; we do 
likewise promise by his Grace assisting us, to endeavour the Estab- 
lishing amongst ourselves all his Holy Ordinances which he hath ap- 
pointed for his Church here on Earth, and to observe all & every 
of them in such sort as shall be most agreable to his Will, opposing 
to the utmost of our power whatsoever is contrary thereunto, and be- 
wailing from our Hearts our own neglect hereof in former times, and 
our poluting ourselves therein with any Sinful Invention of men. 

And lastly, we do hereby Covenant & promise to further to our 
utmost power, the best Spiritual good of each other, & of all and every 
one that may become members of this Congregation, by mutual In- 
struction, Reprehension, Exhortation, Consolation & Spiritual watch- 
fulness, over one another for good. And to be subject in and for the 
Lord to all the Administrations & Censures of the Congregation, so 
far as the same shall be guided according to the Rules of God's most 
holy word. Of the Integrity of our Hearts herein, we call God the 
Searcher of all Hearts to Witness ; Beseeching him so to bless us in 


this & all our Enterprises, as we shall sincerely endeavour by the 
assistance of his Grace to observe his Holy Covenant in all the 
branches of it inviolable for ever ; and where we shall fail, there to 
wait upon the Lord Jesus for Pardon and acceptance & healing for 
his Name's sake. 

Richard Mather, JVatha'l Duncan, 

George Minot, Henry Withington, 

Thomas Jones, John Pope.' " 
John Kinsley, 

These seven are spoken of by contemporary writers as "the 
seven pillars of the Church." A council called in April did not 
feel ready to recognize the persons who then offered themselves. 
It is not known who they were, but the second council, in 
August, wholly approved of these seven. 

The church records do not give the original autographs, but 
a copy of them ; yet there is no doubt that each man's signa- 
ture is copied correctly. 

There is no list of the other members who " entered into 
covenant " at this reorganization, nor any orderly history of 
church proceedings for several years. But previous to June, 
1639, the following entry was made : 

" The names of such as since the constituting or gathering of the 
church at Dorchester have been added to the church and joyned 
thereto as members of the same body, by profession of faith and 
Repentance and taking hould of the Coven't before the Congrega- 

. . . . " Jane Capin, Radigan Capin, jfane Pope" etc., etc. 

No other person of the name of Pope is mentioned in the 
church records after this couple, John and Jane, until more 
than fifty years have passed. 

Returning now to the town records, we read : 

"January 16, 1636. . . . "Ordered that all the hoame* lotts 
shall be sufficiently paled by the first of March." 

Individuals were designated to examine fences in specified 
localities, among them : 

* " Hoame " — home. 


" William Sumner, Goodman Hawes to vew the feild where they 
dwell " ; and next following comes this : 

"John Poape* and Edward Clap to vew their feild." 

Does this imply a relationship of the Pope and Clap fami- 
lies, or simply a friendly combination ? 

"The 2d of January, 1637," a large amount of business was trans- 
acted " By a meeteing of 20 men Chosen to order all the affayres 
of the Plantation." 

The list of this board of Selectmen (much larger than usual, 
for reasons connected with the departure of the Windsor 
colony) contains the name, "John Pope." 

In a special committee named in the report of this meeting, 
we find the name, John Poape, associated with three others who 
have been mentioned in the list of the " 20 "; this fact, together 
with others, shows that this was actually a sub-committee of the 
Selectmen, and therefore proves the identity of this man, John 
Poape, with the person named in the list of selectmen as 
John Pope, 

In a subsequent part of the record of this meeting, we read : 

" It is ordered that John Poape have an acre of land behind Good : 
Sampford to one veud by Goo : Gaylor and Good : Dyer. 

It is ordered that he have more 2 akers of meddow p' Goo : Mun- 

The next entry (containing this name) gives a list of the por- 
tion of land each man was to have, in certain tracts which had 
been " Commons" up to this date. Among the 104 named 
with their proportions comes "John Pope, 4 akers, 18 rodes." 

A map of the " Meddows beyond the Naponset river," made 
about the year 1637, is given in the Town Book. One lot is 
marked " Pope, 4 a." 

"October 31 th , 1639." " ^ * s ordered that John Pope shall have 2 
akers of marsh towards foxe poynt in lew of some land taken fro him 
for making the way to the neck." 

*" Poape" — Pope. Similar variations in these records are '■'■Foard" "ford" "Ford"; 
" Warham" " Waram " ; " Grenway" " Greenway" " Grinway." 


At the town meeting held the 

" 12 of i mo. 1641." 

" Jo Pope, Jo Holman," were elected overseers for a piece of 
fence-building. This abbreviation was not an uncommon one 
for John in these records. 

One of the signatures to the celebrated Thompson's Island 
Petition, "the seventh day of the 12th month 1641," in a 
style of signature very frequent at that day, shows that through 
dimness of vision, or because somehow out of the habit of 
writing at that time, our ancestor only made his initial, and 
another person, at his request, wrote the full name. It was 
counted quite a different thing from " making one's mark," 
and considered a legal "signature." In 1636 John Pope had 
subscribed his name to the Church Covenant, as we have seen, 
and showed his ability to write. 

Another year reveals an interesting document on the Town 
Records, " 24 of 3 mo 1642." 

" Agreemente maide betwine John Pope and Christopher Gibson 
Aboute the Exchange of land, John Pope is to have the great lott of 
Christofer Gibson with in the pale containeing ten acors more or lese : 
which lyes on the south side of the saide John Pope, with the house 
wood and timber ; except some wood that is Cut out and some wood that 
lies in the boundes for the feyor. And the said Christofer Gibson is to 
have all John Popes propriety without the peale excepte Fourty Roods 
Ajoyneinge to the fence Containeing nineteene Acores and three quar- 
ters bee it more orlese, which 40 roods hee is to have forever ; and the 
parseil of meddow at the est end of Mr. Israeli Stoughtons Lott, con- 
taineing one Acore more or les duering life of Christofer Gibson, the 
saide John Pope is to have the old wood that is downe, or may be 
blowne downe Twenty Roodes from the fence and hee is to have 
six years to take it Away in and he is to have the goeinge of Six 
swine for six yeares after the 29 th Septemb next 1642 : for the afore- 
said land."* 

[No signatures.] 

* Deeds and similar agreements between citizens were often thus entered on the records 
of the town ; transfers of property must have been made, however, in numerous cases 
without any writings ; possession alone, in an orderly community, being sufficient evidence 
of lawful ownership. 


A period of three years and eight months now passes, during 
which the town clerk does not favor us with a single item. 
But he makes up for his deficiencies when that time has passed. 
Here is a common-place statement about the appointment of 
fence- viewers, — an office of considerable importance in a farm- 
ing community, where cattle and crops were both so precious, — 
but in this conventional chronicle of a town election, the clerk 
gives us a golden link for the two first generations of our line 
in America, an evidence that the " Goodman," " Freeman," and 
"Pillar of the Church" we have been following, was the father 
of one universally admitted to be our ancestor. 

" 27 th of the 11 mo : 45." 
" Of the great lotes and captines neck Jo : Phillips John Smyth 
Henrie Way and John Pope senior." 

The meaning of this phrase is, in my opinion, this : 

The John Pope of whom we have been learning had a son John, 
now at least twenty-one years old, living at this ti}ne in Dorches- 
ter, and therefore it had become necessary for the clerk to spec- 
ify which of the two he meant. 

We note this the more eagerly, because some historians, who 
had not read this statement of the clerk, have doubted whether 
John Pope, the first, of Dorchester, was the father of John Pope, 
the second. But this word " senior " is very strong. To be sure, 
some cases have been observed in records of that half century 
in England and America, where the word senior was applied 
to the elder of two brothers of the same Christian name; but 
these were so rare, and usually explained by those who men- 
tioned them, that they need hardly be brought into the account. 
And, after examining the Dorchester journal carefully, refer- 
ring to the known history of the persons called senior therein, 
we cannot find any case ( unless this be one ) where it does 
not signify the father of a namesake. So we consider this a 
definite proof of such relationship. 

But the clerk did not have to use the title again, for " Father 
Pope" was near the close of his life. It was an unhealthy sea- 
son, as the pastor of the church at Roxbury, close by ( Rev. 
John Elliot, the saintly missionary to the Indians ), wrote in his 
church record : — 


" This winter we had much sickness in Roxbury & greater mortal- 
ity than ever we had before in so short a time, 5 dyed in 8 days & 
more followed as appeareth in the record." 

Whatever the disease was which cut off the " Goodman," he 
had a Puritan's faith to buoy up his soul in the last struggles, 
and a bright glow of hope over the western sky through which 
he passed. He had been a pilgrim from Old England to New 
England, and had helped to lay the foundations of a coming 
republic which was to become " The land of the free and the 
home of the brave." But now he passed trustfully over a wider 
sea, to a land still less known than America had been, a land, 
however, seen through "the telescope of faith," and longed 
for as the perfect home. 

All that was mortal of the pilgrim was laid, we may be sure,. 
in that "decent burying place bounden in upon the knapp" 
[knob] "by Goodman Grenwayes," which had been set apart by 
the town, Nov. 3, 1633, which is the upper corner of the "Old 
Burying-ground " at the junction of Boston and Stoughton 

No stone remains to mark the spot (although in that ground 
one bears the date of 1644). Perhaps our family affection 
may some day rise to the point of erecting a suitable monument 
to his memory. Surely we owe a large debt of respect and 
gratitude to him for being so good and faithful a man, and for 
transplanting our stock from the repressing conditions of the 
old England he left to the delightful and uplifting conditions of 
the New England he helped to found. 

The only evidence of his death we have exists in the docu- 
ments which describe and devise his property. 

We are exceedingly fortunate in having on file, in Boston, the 
following document. It is in Docket, No. 82 ; is not recorded. 


" The Last Will and Testament of John Pope ) ^ ^ 
who dejfe/ed the 12 of the second month. ) 

Item I give unto my wif all my Land and my howse in the great 
Lots .-35 Ackers in the great Lots : and Two Ackers of Meadow in the 
Calves pasture, And nine Ackers by the mill : And nine Ackers by the 2 a 


Acker Lots : more my 20 Acker Lote more also 12 Ackers of Land L bough / 
of Mr Borne: And my flight in all the Common of the meadow : also own 
Acker at Mr. Stoughton's great Lots end of meadow : Ltem L give unto 
my Daughter my dwelling howse and ground belonging to it : provided that 
she be willinge that hir mother should Abide in Lt As long as Mr mother 
doth se Cause : if she be not Willing : hir mother shall have the disposing of 
it as she do se Caicse and all my goods Ltem L give unto my sarvant 
mayd Ane Wellmoton 15 shillings and unto my sarvant Hannah Jan- 
son 5 shillings at the end of hir time Also unto William Smead,* my 
Littell boye my Lomes and such Taklinge as do belong unto them which is 
to the vallew of three pound : provided that he be willing to dwell with my 
wife after his time is out also provided that he be willing to Learn my 
Trad : and that their be A comfortable Agrement mad betwene the After- 
ward: Also L do Consider Stephen LLoppen, in Regard of his meannes~\ 
and also in regard of his Willingness tow the Trade to set him in A way of 
worke L do give unto him a Lome that L have that is half mad and like 
wise a Reed that L have which L do vallew in 5 shillings : And to my Bro- 
ther Thomas my new stufe sut of Azell : And to my Brother Joshua my 
sister's husband L give tozv uper Coats, and som other Azell. 

Witnes henry kibbe 


Taken uppon oath 5 (4) 49 before the Court by the aforesaid Henry Kib- 
by a?id John Pierce. 

William Aspinwall, Recorder. 

The above sd Henry Keeby & John Pierce further witnes that the tes- 
tator did declare to them that it was absolutely his will that his wife should 
have his goods and dispose of the same, whether his daughter be willing 
that her mother abide in the house or no : 

Testifyed uppon their former oathes in presence of 

Lncrease Now ell Secret" 

There was a custom in the south and west of England, 
known as "Borough English," in accordance with which a 
father gave wild or " assert " lands to his eldest son (at his 
majority, often), but gave the homestead to his youngest. We 

* We find in Suffolk Probate files an Inventory of the estate of the " Widow Smead," of 
Dorchester, dated " 18 ; 3d : 1639 "; it contains this item. " Payd to John Pope, of Dorchester, 
w th William Smeed, wch is repayed into y e Deacons hands, £32." This undoubtedly relates 
to the apprentice mentioned in the will. 


shall be informed in a court order regarding the division of the 
estate of the second John Pope, that he had given " a quantity 
of land " to his eldest son, Thomas, before his death, and the 
home place went to the youngest, Ralph. So this Ralph gave 
his eldest and third sons their portions in the " New Grant '* 
(Stoughton), while he bequeathed bis " homestall " to the 
second and youngest sons. From these facts it may be fairly 
judged that the Pope family habit was to give the eldest son a 
portion in outlying lands, and to let the home estate pass to 
the younger child or children. The " Goodman " had undoubt- 
edly drawn a share of land at Squantum, as other of the earliest 
settlers did, although there is not any record of the grant. 

And John, junior, who must have been of age before the 
clerk felt constrained to note the father as " senior," had, in all 
probability, received a generous farm and means; so that he had 
neither claim nor desire to be mentioned in his father's will. 
If there were other sons, they do not appear at Dorchester, nor 
do we have a hint of other daughters, though there may have 
been. No will proves the non-existence of persons not named 
in it ; but there is evidence in the added statement of the 
witnesses, about the widow's having the goods and disposing of 
them, whether the daughter was dutiful or not, that there were 
other heirs to whom the widow would give the property if 
Patience was not kind to her ! 

We note that the trade of " John Pope, senior," was that of a 
weaver, and that one kind of cloth he wove was " azell," or hazel- 
colored cloth, a term found by us in only one other place, 
namely, in the will of " William Clapp, the younger," brother of 
Roger and Edward Clapp of Dorchester, who lived at Salcombe, 
near Exeter, Devonshire. 

A straw, this, suggesting that region as our forefather's old 
home. Then the fact that William Pope, of Exeter, was 
master of the Weaver's Guild in that city only a generation 
earlier, and that trades generally descended in families, give 
further hints in the same general direction. 

Another matter exceedingly interesting, is the mention of a 
brother, Thomas, carefully distinguished from a brother-in-law. 
Thomas Pope, of Plymouth, is undoubtedly the person referred 
to. [See Appendix B.] 


This is a "nuncupative" will, not signed by the testator, 
and naturally incomplete. To illustrate how such wills were 
often made, we will give an abstract of the endorsement made, 
at its probating, on the nuncupative will of that near neighbor, 
Edward Clap,* with whom our ancestor's name was early 

Two sets of appraisers labored on this work, for some unex- 
plained cause. Notice here the word "senior" again applied 
to the deceased. 

The will was not taken to court until three years had 
passed ; perhaps then only because of the daughter's claiming 
more than her mother thought best to allow, — as the final 
testimony of the witnesses would seem to indicate. But the 
property was duly appraised, as we learn from the following 


"An Inventory of all the goods and chattels of John Pope 
senior (of Dorchester) defeaffed. Taken upon the first off 
June : 1649 : by us whose names are hereunder written : 

£. s. d. 

Item: His wearing apparell of all sorts 04 10 00 

Item In the room called the parlor one Bed- 
stead 2 hassock beds, 1 bolster 3 pil- 
lows 1 payr sheets 1 rug greene with 

1 payre of greene curtains 04 05 00 
2 greene cushions 00 04 00 
A trundle bedstead a table a form a 

stoole a table a chayre 1 payr boad/es 
one bedstead 2 tubbs 00 10 00 

Item In the chamber over the parlor 1 trunk 

2 tubs 1 box 1 bucket the lanterne 00 07 06 

* [Abstract.] The testimony of Roger Clap, Jno Capen and Nicholas Clap. We, every 
one of us, being present at the house of " Edward Clappe " on the 3d. day of January 1664, 
did hear the writing now presented read unto the said Edward Clap, now deceased, he 
approved of it to be his will and he caused it to be read again in the hearing of his wife to 
see if she had any exception to make ; and appointed it to be writ fairly out again, which 
accordingly was done. And we coming, to the intent to have it perfected, were informed 
that he was asleep ; and, it being late in the night, — went away and forbore at that time. 
And afterward it was neglected to be presented ; " so nothing else was done concerning 
settling his estate that we know of." 



//. a litle flok bed and 4 bags 

1 payer of blanketts 

2 payer sheetes at 10 s and 6 s 
4 payer of pillow byes att 

1 table-cloth 2 napkins 

2 baggs and 2 small winow sheets 
Old Iron in the chamber 

skales & waights at 
1 furne att 

1 trunk 1 boxe 2 tubs 1 churne 2 bere 
barels 2 keelers 1 paile 3 trays 2 linen 

In the chitchen 1 bed one bolster one 
Item 3 brasse kettles 14 s 3 brassepans 11 s 

2 brasse skillits 1 warming-pan and one 

2 brasse pots 

a morter and pestle 

Pewter of all sorts 

1 frying pan att 

2 seins 2 stools 

1 grt Copper kettle 
1 coverlidd sold att : 
Item In tools of all sorts 

muskett sword bandelies vest 
ffor loombes and Tacklinge with it 

1 yoke of oxen 

2 steers exchanged for 2 cows 
Cart plow and wheels 

1 yoke 2 chains 
1 plow sold 
a fanne att 
depts owing to him 

Humphrey Atherton 
Walter Harris 
hopestill ffoster 































x 5 





























l 9 
































ffor the corne on the ground 

2 piggs 

ffor other small things unseene 











£. s. d. 

Item 35 Ackers of Land within great lotes & 

the house 45 00 00 

It. 18 Ackers of commons and a 20 acker 

lote 14 00 00 

It. 12 Ackrs the land bought Mr. burne 08 00 00 

77. 2 acres of meadow in Calves pasture one 
acre at mr. Stoughtons lotes end & 3 
acres at Commons meadow 05 00 00 

It. His dwellinge house given to his daugh- 
ter & orchard & acr of land 40 00 00 
Sum a totalis of the goods & land is 184 12 06 

Geo : Weekes 
Richard Baker 

A bill of the debts owing to John Pope as by the perticulars appere. 

paid more in legasyes to the some of 
More for debts as by the p'ticulars 













66 10 06 

In Edward Bullock's will, dated the 25th of the fifth month, 
1649, there is a list of his debts ; one line reads thus : — 

" To Jane Pope vidzt 20 shills. 15J in Rye & 5 pecks of peas." 
At the close of the list one of those named " overseers " of the 

will adds this minute : — 

"The five shillings Widdow Pope was to receive of the sume 

above said, she doth owe Hannah Johnson 5J she says yt it shall pay 

hir more, she says yt I, George Weekes shall have 2 s 6 d in Corne 

Rye, of what is due to her above said 9 shill : 8 d ." 

The Inventory of the estate of Henry Sandyes, which is on 
file in Suffolk Probate Office, dated "7 : 11 : 165 1," stated that 
the estate was indebted, among others, to " Goodm Pope, Dor- 
chester " ; most likely a reference to John, senior. 

After the Death of John Pope, senior, we find in the 
town records references to his widow and to the property he had 


"2 of the 12 mth 1646:" the proprietors of the "grett lotts, 
the capttens neck, the 6 aker lotts and other proporsions of land 
now within the same fence " found it necessary to appoint " ar- 
bitrators " to settle some " matters in controversy." One of 
the fifty-five names subscribed to the paper which these propri- 
etors left on record is "Jane pope." 

The report of the referees, recorded the 23d of the same 
month, gives a list of the same fifty-five persons, but varies 
titles, abbreviations, spelling, etc., somewhat ; and here we 
read " widow pope," with specification of the length of 
fence for which her property was assessed, viz., "14 rod — 3 

Another extract from the Town Records will show the 
locality of one piece of the real estate of the family. 

Fence-viewers were yearly appointed for the various districts 
of the town. 

The description of one of these districts for the years 165 1, 
1652, and 1653, runs thus : 

" That part of the great lotes called Captayne's Neck, and 
so round about Rocky Hill untill you com to the West end 
of widow Popes lote." And the two following descriptions 
in succeeding years point to the same, at least in part : 

" From Mrs. Holland's and so Round Westward and end so 
far as Widow Popes Lott," and " From Daniel Prestons and 
soe round Westward and end so farre as the Widow Pope's 

"11 (1) 1660 or 1661." "|Appointed to view the fence in 
the common corne feilds for this year 1661. * * * 

The great lotts from Daniel Prestons soe ) -,-, -, -d , 
& / Edward Brecke. 

round westward soe farr as the widow > ^. , , „ ,, 

Pope's lott. ) 

~, , r , , . , , , \ Thomas Tolman. 

The rest of the great lotts \ „ 

( Thomas Trott. 

"10: 1 : i66}4. 

Great lotts from Daniel Prestons unto popes ( Richard Leads. 

lot. I John Smith." 

n-L. 4. 4. *.!. r> • ( Abraham How. 
The rest to the River \ ___.„. , . „ 

William Robinson. 


Now notice the omission of the family name in the following 
entry, made a few weeks after the widow's death. 

"9 (12) 1662." 
Great lot from Daniel Prestons unto Thomas ( Steven Minott. 
Tolmans house ( Samuel Rigbey. 

From Thomas Tolmans unto the River ] an ' 

( Thomas Tilstone," 

We have still more definite location of this " great lot," in 
" Suffolk Deeds, Liber II. p. 274." Joseph Twitchell of Dor- 
chester sells to Stephen Minott of the same place, "24th (3d), 

" A parcell of land in Dorchest r , being twelve acres more or 
lesse, with all the fruit trees thereon and apipurrces thereof, 
Lyeing within the feild commonly called the great Lotts : 
being bounded p'tly with the lands of George Proctor, and 
p'tly with the land of Jane Pope on the North p'te, and 
the land of m r . George Minott in p'te & the Marsh of 
Abraham How in p'te on the South p'te, one end butts upon 
the Land of Thomas Tollman on the East p'te the other end 
butts upon the highway leading to Naponsett mill on the West 

This inquiry into the localities of John Pope, senior's, 
broad acres will be aided by one other extract from the Town 

William Stoughton purchased individual " rights in the land 
yet undivided commonly called the New Grant," and on the 
8th of March, 166%, made a report of them to the selectmen, 
in order that the town might confirm to him a general title to 
the entire tract. Among the names he gives of those whose 
" proporsion " he had bought, he names two together. 

acres, qrers. Pole. 
"John Pope's & Whetcome's 8 3 28" 

At a later time Mrs. Stoughton, reporting the same lands, 
specifies, on the south side of Neponset river, "4 acres, iS 
rods " as having originally belonged to "John Pope." 


And now the well-thumbed volume, whose first entries were 
made in 1658, gives us this brief record : 

"Jane Pope dece/sed the 12 (11) 1662." 

We turn again to the Probate archives to a file marked, evi- 
dently, by the recorder on its first folding, " The Widow Popes 


" The Laft will and Tej "lament of Jane Pope of Dorchester. 

I, Jane Pope, of Dorchester, widdow, in good health, make my 
will, 18 April, 1662. 

First, I give and bequeath my soul into the hand of the Lord and 
my body to a decent buryall in the earth. 

And for this world's goods which God have given me, my will is 
first, that all debts dew from me to any p'son shalbe faithfully paid 
and my funerall discharged. Secondly my will is (that my whole 
Estate being justly and equally prized) that my Daughter Patience 
Blake shall have ^40 at her own disposing, Unto her children, when 
it shall please God to take her away by death ; if she dye before 
they Com to Age and make no disposall thereof, then my will is that 
it be equally divided amongst her children as they com to the age of 
16 years, each child. 

But if my dau. Patience Live Longer and at Last make a disposall 
of it, then it shall be in her power to dispose of it to her Children 
as she shall Judge meete. For the other part of my Estate over 
and above this forty pound, my will is that it be equally divided 
amongst the children of my dau. Patience, only Jane Blake, her 
Daughter shall have five pounds more than any one of the other 

My will is, that Mary Blake have my feather Bed and bolster and 
Bible as pt. of her portion, and my pewter shall be divided between 
Sarah and Jane as part of their portion. If any of the children dye, 
them that survive shall have it equally divided between them, and at 
the age of 16 years each child shall have the benefitt of their portion 
for their own Advantage, and in the meantime he or they in whose 
hands this Estate shall remain, shall give good security for the 
p'formance of the premises. 

And that this my will may be p'formed and my e/tate justly and 
truley prized I doe desier and appointe my loveing friends John Capen 
& John Gornell to be over/eers heerof, and I doe appoint my son-in- 


law, Edward Blake, to be executor of my whole estate in witnes 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year 
above said. 

JANE POPE. -5 seal 

Signed Sealed and dl 
in presence of us w 

John Capen 
John Gornell 
Mary Capen 

the marke of Increase Clap."* 

Endorsed on the Margin. 

" Jno Capen & John Gurney have subscribed their names as wit- 
nesses to this paper were present & did both hear & see on the day 
of the date hereof the aforesaid Jane Pope to signe seale & publish 
it for the same as hir last will & Testament and that when she so Did 
she was of a disposing minde. 

Edw. Rawson Record. 


" An Inventory of the goods & Estate of Jane Pope of Dorchester 
widdow who dyed the 12th day of January 1662. 

Taken & apprized by us whose names are under written the 16th 
day of January 1662. 

£. s. d. 
Imp r In money in the house 1 14 03 

It one feather-bed & bolster 05 00 00 

// on flock bed on feather pillow & 4 other 

pillows & pillow bys, on pair plankits 
3 Curtains on rugg 03 18 04 

// on bedsteed & cord seven sheets on blan- 

kit 2 table cloths a pa of pillow bys 5 
napkins 1 trugle-bedsted & cord & 
other small things 04 06 10 

*Increase Clap was a son of Thomas, a son of Richard, of Dorchester, England. Edward 
Clap's first wife, Prudence, was a sister of Thomas. John Capen, another of the witnesses, 
had married Redigon Clap, daughter of a brother of Thomas and Prudence, for his first 
wife ; Mary, who signed above, was his second wife. 


£■ S. d. 

It fouer pewter platters i flagon five frute 

dishes two drinkeing bowles i salt & 

other small things of pewter oo 19 06 

It on worming pan : 3 brass-pans 2 kittles 

on pot on Candlestick all of brass 01 12 06 

It on yron pott & kittle 00 09 00 

// of white earthen ware, spoons, trenchers, 

some butter and other small things 00 13 02 

It 4 chayres on Chest on smalle table 00 12 00 

It on cubberd 1 Trunk two bonds 1 Carpitt 

& a pa of cards 01 05 00 

It on small hogg, pease malt, salt, meale & 

Indiane Corne bags & other things 03 09 00 

It on fry-ing pan, pot-hooks & hangers, 

Cobb-yrons, Spit, scales & weights, on 

bible & other household implements 
// more wheate, pease & Indian 

// land broken up & unbroken within fence 

& in Common 
It meddow Ground 

It several depts dew to the Estate 
The total summe is 
beside wearing apparell prized at 
which some say that the widdow said should be for her daughter. 
Severall depts dew to be paid out of the 

Estate 09 09 07 

Edward Clap 

The marke of 

Thomas Lake 
It more dew to the Estate 00 06 06 

At a meeting of the magists the 2 d April 1663 Edward Blake 
deposed that this is A true Inventory of the Estate of the late Jane 
Pope of Dorchester widdow to the best of his knowledge that when he 
knows more he will deliver the same. 

Edw. Rawson Record." 

Note. Those who have studied wills need not be told that 
they are usually very incomplete documents. They do not al- 
ways mention all the relatives of the testator ; no list of one's 
children can be made from such a document with safety ; they 














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do not always show the entire property one had possessed, nor 
all that remained in possession at the time the will was made. 
Property might be willed to certain heirs, and the Inventory 
show other property not designated or devised; as the "wearing 
apparell," " which some say that the widow said should be for her 
daughter." The fact that no mention is made by Jane Pope of 
John, junior, is no evidence, therefore, that he was not her 
child, or that he was not living at the time she made her will. 
It may be she was his step-mother. Of course there may be 
another explanation. But at all events he lived in "that field" 
ten years afterward, according to Elder Topliff's " Information," 
and very likely he was entirely satisfied with matters. 

Traditions respecting the location of Captain Roger Clapp's 
first house have remained in Dorchester from time immemorial, 
and have been carefully verified. As John Pope, senior, lived in 
the same field with Edward and Roger Clapp, we may join with 
the Clapp family in the veneration of that spot. It is on Wil- 
low Court, which runs westerly from Boston Street, a little way 
north of the " Five Corners." All about there the first settlers 
" took up each one his spot to set down upon, at the northerly 
end of y e town, next to y e aforesaid neck of Land." 

The Inventory of the estate of Thomas Swift, of Dorchester, June 
18, 1675, mentions "4 acres of land called pops lott." 

In an agreement made between the heirs of Thomas Swift, re- 
corded in the second volume of the town records, April 8, 1679, ^ 
was stipulated that 

" William Grenow and John Whit together is to have pops lot at 
the price of forty pounds." 

Joseph Leeds conveys to his son Samuel, Jan. 4, 17 14, several 
parcels of land, among them one described thus : " A Lott of upland 
and some salt meadow the whole Seven Acres more or lefs, at a 
place commonly called Popes hill, being butted and bounded East- 
erly upon a Salt Cr.eek, Westerly upon the land of Joseph Leeds 
junr, Northerly upon the land of Timothy Tilstone and Southerly 
upon the Land of Ebenezer Paul." [Lib. 29, p. 70.] 

Whence and When did John Pope, senior, come to Dorchester ? 

We do not find any record which answers either of these 
questions ; in an absolute sense, it must be admitted that we do 
not know. 


But we have reason to believe, 

i st, That he came from England ; because the colony was 
composed of Englishmen, from the counties of Dorset, Somer- 
set and Devon, chiefly, as we have testimony. The movement 
was one which included very few others at the first, and when 
persons of Scotch, Irish or other nationalities were spoken of 
in the town or church records of Massachusetts towns, during 
the first half-century, it was customary to specify their origin. 
The surname, too, was a well-known one in England, at that 
time, but has not been found in the annals of either Scotland, 
Wales or Ireland of the period. Further, his prominence in the 
church and town, the articles of property inventoried, and the 
contents of his will, all involve the same. We have full reason 
to believe he was a native of England. 

2d. We have testimony that he was living in Dorchester, 
Massachusetts, November 3, 1634. Then, identifying "Good- 
man Poape " with the " John Pope " made freeman September 
3, 1634, (as no other person appears to compete for the honor, 
in any other plantation,) we are certain that he had been 
some time in the colony and had been admitted to the 
church. We cannot limit this period. Roger Clap, who 
came, it is certain, with the first company, was only made free- 
man the 14th of May of that very year, 1634; and other per- 
sons are known to have been here several years before applying 
for the privilege. So that all that can fairly be deduced from 
this is the general statement, 

"He lived in Dorchester in the autumn of 1634." 

Referring to the chapter on the town of Dorchester, it will 
be noticed that a ship from Weymouth, Dorsetshire, had arrived 
there July 24, 1633, with a large number of passengers ; an 
earlier re-enforcement had come in the " Lyon," which arrived 
from Bristol, Feb. 8, 163 1 ; and earliest of all was the "Mary 
and John," the ship which brought the church-colony to land, 
May 30, 1630. He may have been a passenger in either of 
these ; certainly he was in Dorchester before the colony was 
three years and a quarter old ; it may be he was one of the very 
first company. 

We know that he was one of the selectmen and one of the 
"pillars" of the church, in the reorganization of the colony 


after the Lancashire contingent arrived, in 1636 and 1637 ; 
which gives most gratifying proof that he was considered by 
his fellow-citizens a man of ability and virtue : and we need not 
be concerned at the lack of particulars on other points. 

As to the part of England from which our ancestor came, we 
have no knowledge. The writer has found some facts which 
look as though Exeter, in Devonshire, or its vicinity was the 
former home of the " Goodman " ; while other considerations 
seem to point to Dorchester, in Dorsetshire. But as, in the 
matter of time, we are narrowed down to the limit of about 
three years, so, in the locality of our ancient English family 
home, there is no wide range, for all the probabilities shut us 
into a region easily spanned in an afternoon's railway ride. 

How Many Children Had John Pope, senior? 

We answer, 

First, John, junior, who must have been born in England, 
whence he may have come with his father, or at a later time. 

Second, Patience, also born in England, very likely. Yet the 
date of her marriage might not require this, and she may have 
been born after the family arrived in America. 

These two, were they both children of Jane? Evidence is 

Had They Other Children ? 

The Court Record of births, marriages, and deaths " from the 
year 1630 until the fifth of the first month, 1644," a summary 
of reports from all the towns, contains these three entries. Like 
the others in the book, the latest relating to a surname is given 
first, then the earliest, and so down. 

"Thomas the son of John Pope & Alice his wife was Born 
27 th (io tb ) 1643. 

"John the son of John Pope & Jane his wife was born 30th 
(4 th ) 1635. 

"Nathan the son of John Pope & Jane his wife born and 
dyed (5 th ) 1641." 

Were John and Nathan children of John, senior, and Jane, 
his wife ? Or was this " Jane " the first wife of John, junior, 
and this "Alice " his second wife ? 

If the former, then we have John, senior, naming two sons 
"John " — a rare, but not unknown thing. 


But we know that this Thomas was the son of the younger 
John, for we can trace his history clearly. And it would seem 
very strange, if one of these entries referred to one and the 
other to another "John Pope," that the clerk should give no 
distinguishing mark to their names, as by calling the one 
"senior" or the other "junior." 

But if the father were one and the same person, and the 
mother, only, different, then the clerk would feel no necessity 
for adding any other token than the simple change of maternal 
name. Is not this the probable explanation ? 

It is not to be forgotten that the ambiguity of this record has 
led more than one student of Dorchester history to conclude 
that the two John Popes were not father and son ; but the word 
" senior," in town records and probate papers, cannot be neg- 
lected ; a word which former writers on this subject had not 
seen, I am persuaded. 

While admitting the difficulties of the case, I have been led 
to adopt the second theory, " as a working hypothesis " : viz, 
that the three entries all refer to John, junior s, children. 

Perhaps the " Goodman " had other children beside John and 
Patience. Several other persons of our name were in the col- 
onies at the time of his death, whose age and other circum- 
stances make it easy to adjust them to this family. 

Thomas, the Plymouth pioneer, may be believed to have been 
his brother, from a number of particulars in the history of the 

Several items suggest that the Salem pioneer, Joseph, may 
have been either a brother or a son. 

Thomas, of Stamford, Conn., who named his son John, who 
was associated with a colony, members of which went from 
Watertown, may have been a son, also. Yet these are guesses, 
only. Documents may yet come to light which will give us 
facts on these points. At present we will be thankful for 
what we have. 



Patience, 2 daughter of John Pope, senioi% and probably of 
Jane, his wife, was mentioned in the wills of both parents, as we 
have seen ; her husband being named as the executor of the 
second document. 

It is proper that we should give what has come to light in 
authentic documents concerning this couple. 

Edward 11 Blake, husband of Patience 2 (Pope), was a son of 
the immigrant, William Blake, who, with his wife, Agnes, and 
his children, came from England to Massachusetts at a very- 
early date, and was one of the most valuable citizens of 

The exact time of the family's arrival in New England is not 
absolutely determined at present, nor are the dates of the chil- 
dren's birth, within our reach. Neither have we the time of the 
wedding of Edward and Patience. His name first appears in 
the town records in 1656, on the occasion of his being chosen 
one of the " fence-viewers," which proves him to have been at 
least twenty-one years of age then. But he was probably mar- 
ried before that date, since three of his children are mentioned 
in the will of their grandmother Pope in 1662, the youngest of 
whom we know to have been born in 1658. 

In 1657 the Dorchester Register of Births, Marriages, and 
Deaths was burned in the house of Thomas Millett ; so we have 
only a few facts in this line concerning the pioneers before 
1658. But the book then opened is extant, and from that date 
forward a majority of these items are recorded. 



In 1657, Edward and his family removed to the adjoining 
town of Boston ; a fact which we learn from the record of his 
" bond " on the Boston Town Book. The colonists believed it 
was indispensable for them to receive persons to their settle- 
ments with extreme care, and even when all probabilities were 
in favor of a new comer, they insisted on his giving some guar- 
anty that he would not become a burden to them ! 

"The 27th of the 2d month, 1657." 
" Edward Blake is admitted an Inhabitant, and John Blake is 
heerby bound in the sum of twenty pounds sterll to save the town 
from any charge either from the sayd Edward or his family. And 
this attested by his hand. 

John Blake." 

Edward Blake was elected in Boston, a " constable " and a 
" culler of staves," at various subsequent times. His cooper- 
shop was spoken of in the reports of the inspectors. He was a 
member of the " 2 d church," and was thought worthy to be en- 
trusted with a license to " keepe a house of publique entertain- 
ment," the 25th of April, 1670. 

The following birth registers are found in the Boston Book : 

" Jane, of Edward and Patience Blake, born Sept. 29, 1658." 
" Susanna, of Edward and Patience Blake, born July 20, 1661." 
"Abigail, of Edward and Patience Blake, born Nov. 10, 1663." 
" Edward, of Edward and Patience Blake, born Oct. 16, 1666." 
"Mercy, of Edward and Patience Blake, born March 26, 1670." 
Dorchester Records now give the following : 
" Jonathan, sone of Edward Blake (baptized) 7. 5. 72, his father 

being formerly a member of this church, & after joyned to y e second 

church in Boston, & now dwelling in Melton." 
"Edward, the son of Edward Blake, died September 30th, '76." 
In 1678, we find the name of Edward Blake in the list of the seven 

persons who united in forming the church at Milton, with this 

memorandum, "Member of the 2 d church in Boston." 

The will of "Edward Blake of Milton," dated August 31, 
1692, is on file, Suff. Prob. lib. 13, fol. 59, from which we learn 
of his "son Jonathan," his "son Solomon," and his daugh- 
ters, "Mary Picher," " Sarah Talley," " Jane Kelton," "Susanna 


Wales," and " Abigail Blake." He constitutes his " two sons- 
in-law, viz., Richard Talley & Nathaniel Wales," the executors 
of his will. The inventory was taken " 3d of November, 

No mention is made, it will be noticed, of either the wife, 
Patience, or the daughter, Mercy, and it is not improbable that 
they had died before this date. 

We learn from a deed (below) that Patience was living in 
1684 ; further no record showeth. An interesting token of her 
home feeling for old Dorchester, appears on the church book 
there : 

" 24, 4, 83. Patience, y e wife of Ed. Blake, owned y e Cove- 
nant in o r Church, though her husband a member at Melton." 

Boston records attest that 

"Jonathan Blake and Elizabeth Candage were married by 
Mr. Cotton Mather, Feb. 16, 1699"; and 

"Solomon Blake and Abigail Arnold were married Aug. 24, 

We may do well to construct the following family register, 
although it must necessarily be very incomplete. 

Patience, 2 daughter of John 1 Pope, senior, and [probably] 
Jane, his wife, born [it is likely] in England, mar- 
ried Edward? son of William 1 and Agnes Blake, 
born in England, died in Milton, in September or 
October, 1692. She died some time after August 6, 


Mary Blake, b. ; m. Pitcher. 

Sarah Blake, b. ; m. Richard Talley. 

Jane Blake, b. Sept. 29, 1658 ; m. *-& — t- Kelton. 
Susanna Blake, b. July 20, 1661 ; m. Nathaniel Wales. 
Abigail Blake, b. Nov. 10, 1663 ; single in 1692. 
Edward Blake, b. Oct. 16, 1666; d. Sept. 30, 1676. 
Mercy Blake, b. March 26, 1670. 
Jonathan Blake, baptized Sept. 5, 1672 ; m. Elizabeth 

Candage, Feb. 16, 1699. Was a shoemaker ; lived in 

Boston, in 1722. 


In the Bangor Historical Magazine for July, 1886, there is a 
very readable article upon the descendants of this man, by Rev. 
Chas. M. Blake, M. D., of San Francisco, Cal. It has been 
brought to our notice too late to be quoted from satisfactorily 
here. Suffice it to say, that a large and honorable posterity 
descended from this child of our aunt Patience. 

9. Solomon Blake, b. ; m. Abigail Arnold, Aug. 24, 

1704. Was a cooper, living in Boston in 1720. His will 
is on file, dated Sept. 26, 1740, proved Aug. 25, 1741. 
Bequeaths to his wife Abigail, sons Joseph and William, 
daughters Abigail H olden and Elizabeth Russell, and 
grandson Solomon Russell, son of Skinner Russell. 

A beautiful little volume entitled, " A Record of the 
Blakes of Somersetshire," etc., "Boston, 1881, Pri- 
vately Printed," a work edited by W. H. Whitmore, 
Esq., from matter collected by the late celebrated geneal- 
ogist, Mr. Somerby, contains an account of the descen- 
dants of Solomon*" Blake through his son Joseph 4 down 
to the present time. A number of names very favor- 
ably known in Boston, Worcester, and elsewhere appear, 
and several of national reputation ; the most distin- 
guished among them being the late Commodore Blake, 
eminent for valuable coast survey services, and for his 
able superintendency of the Naval Academy. The 
English matter in Mr. Whitmore's book will be referred 
to in our Appendix under the title, Blake. 

Incidental interest attaches to the deed, on record in Boston, 
wherein "Jonathan Blake, cordwainer, and Solomon Blake, cooper, 
of Boston," with their wives, Elizabeth and Abigail, convey " lands 
inherited from their grandfather, William Blake, late of Dorchester, 
deceased," under date of Dec. 6, 1720. 

The following deeds are also important here : 

" Edward Blake of Boston Cooper " conveys to " John Minott of 
Dorchester yeoman," " Patience Blake ux " [or], also signing, " ten 
acres of upland Bee it more or less in Dorchester bounded with the 
lands of the aforesaid Edward Blake and Thomas Trott on the North 
pt. of the same and the land of the said John Minott on the South 
pt. of the same, one End Butts on the lands of Mr. George Minott 


and Sam'l Humphrey on the East, the other End Butts upon a high- 
way leading to Naponsett Mill toward the West," etc., etc. " And 
the said Edward Blake the day of the date hereof is and standeth 
lawfully seized to his own use of land in the said Bargained premi/ses 
and Every part thereof in a good, perfect and Absolute Estate of 

11 The eight day of June in the year of our lord one thousand Six 
hundred sixty and three." 

[Both names signed in full.] 

" Edward Blake of Boston in Suffolke in the Mattathusets collony 
of New England Cooper, & patience his wife," convey to John 
Minot " eight Acres of plantingl and more or le/se lying & being 
in a certain field commonly called y e great lotts in Dorchester afore- 
said Bounded with y e land of Thomas Trott on y e north pte. of y e 
same y e land of y e said John minot on y e south pte. of y e same one 
end buts upon a piece of Land formerly sold by y e said Edward 
Blake unto y e said John Minot toward the west, the other End Butts 
upon y e land of James Humphrey toward y e East." " A good, perfect 
and absolute estate of Inheritance in fee simple " is alleged on the 
part of the sellers, and the wife's " right of dower " is also pledged. 

Jan. 5, 1663. 

" Edward Blake of Boston Cooper and Patience his wife " convey 
to "Thomas Pearse of Dorchester, Husbandman" "a parcell of 
upland lying & being in a feild commonly called the great Lotts in 
Dorchester aforesaid, & Containeth by estimation seven Acres & 
an half Acre, bee it more or le/s and is bounded by the land of 
Thomas Tolman Southerly and by the Land of Thomas Trott North- 
erly and butteth on the highway leading from the Towne aforesaid 
toward neponsit mill Easterly and on the Lands formerly in the ten- 
nor and occupation of Thomas Birch Westerly and foure rods of 
fence lying at the weft End of the Land formerly in the Tennure of 
mr. John Glover, deceased." 

The same "estate of inheritance" is'affirmed, and Patience gave 
up her " right to the thirds " in the property. 

July 14, 1667. 

Patience Blake also joins her husband in a deed to Robert Bad- 
cock, of " his now dwelling-house and out-houses ; Together with 
sixty acres of land," etc., in Milton. In similar terms it is stated 
that he held the land as an inheritance. 

Aug. 6, 1684. 


"Jonathan Blake of Boston, cordwainer," conveys to John King, of 
Taunton, his right in lands in the divisions of Dorchester, " once the 
property of John Pope, deceased (the Grandfather of the sd Jona. 
Blake)." Acknowledged before Samuel Thaxter, Justice of the Peace, 
Jan. 9, 1722. 

Here is a token that the estate of the " widow Pope " had 
been duly set off to the grandchildren, according to her will. 

N. B. In the study of this family great care needs to be 
exercised, because the Blakes of Dorchester, Boston and 
Milton had so many children bearing the same Christian 



The earliest record concerning this man, which we absolutely 
know applies to him, is that in the Court Book of Marriages and 
Births, which has been quoted near the close of the chapter on 
John Pope, senior : 

" Thomas the son of John Pope & Alice his wife was Born 
27 th (\o th ) 1643." 

This son's life is easily traced, and he is altogether certified 
as a son of John of Squantum. It was not common in those 
days for a man to call his oldest son by any other name than 
his own : we naturally look for an older child than this, to 
whom the father gave his own name, John. And, as we have 
seen in the passage referred to, there was a "John, son of John 
Pope & Jane, his wife, born 30 th (4 th ), 1635," an< ^ a "Nathan, 
son of John & Jane, born and died (5 th ), 1641." These things 
look to me like tokens that our second John Pope had been 
married to a wife named Jane, who bore him two boys, and then 
died soon after the birth and death of the younger ; that he had 
then married a second wife, the "Alice" of the entry at the 
head of this chapter, who was the mother of Thomas, and pos- 
sibly of other children. 

But perhaps this supposition is not correct, and that John and 
Nathan were the children of John, senior, and the Jane who 
survived him. If that be the case, we may presume that they 
called their boy in 1635 for his father, although the name had 
been given long years before to another son ! But the only 
way that could come to pass would be, that the older namesake 


had remained in England when his father came to Massachu- 
setts, and was not expected to come over here.* Supposing 
thus, we might be justified in guessing that they were surprised 
a few months later by the arrival of John, No. i ! 

In a list of passengers for "Virginia" — indefinitely used, 
sometimes, for some American port not specified — we read : 

"2i Si! August, 1635, in the George, Jo : Severne master, . . . 
Jo: Pope." 

This is the precise abbreviation for John which we have 
noticed in Dorchester Town Records and in the signature of a 
witness to the will of Thomas Pope of Sussex. 

We find no mention of any John Pope in Virginia in those 
times, although Popes of other cognomens were there, and it is 
possible that this passenger was our John 2 Pope, jr. 

At whatever time he came, he was surely born in England, 
at least seven or eight years before the founding of Dorchester 
Colony, or as early as 1622. It may be he was considerably 
older, and that he married before coming. The Dorchester 
Birth, Marriage, and Death book, destroyed in 1657, undoubtedly 
contained the evidence which we want on these points. 

There is much likelihood that he is the person alluded to 
in the following passage we copy from the Dedham Town 
Records : 

"At a meeting of Inhabitants in 1639, the 25th of y e Month corn- 
only Called March," among the votes passed is the following : 

" John Pope entertayned unto a twelve acre Lott p'vided y* he sub- 
scribeth to our orders & assureth us of comeing to inhabit w th us 

Was this after the death of his first wife, Jane (if he had 
one !), and did he contemplate making his home in some new 
region ? And did he fail to comply with the conditions given 
above, because his father deeded him a handsome estate on the 
sunny slope of the Squantum hill ? 

Enough of conundrums. 

Again we turn to entries which belong to this man beyond 
all question. 

* Such a double-naming took place in the Littlefield family in Wells, about this period. 


The first item in the Town Journal relating to any Pope 
beside John, senior, and his widow, is the following : 

"Account of the Rates gathered in the yeare 1651," . . . Dis- 
bursed as followeth." ..." It. to Alee pope for laks child, 3* 
14X, and for cloths ios. 4 11 ' 4s, o d " 

The next year's account gives : 
"Itm. to John Popes wife about Ales Lakes childeren, o li 10s 8 d " 

Many families of the town thus took care of poor children 
(or adults), and were paid out of the town treasury. 

In the list of " Divisions in the Cow walke," or shares in the 
pasture lands (in the second town book), a list made in the year 
165 1, you may see the lines : 

" No 67. John Pope, 8a, 30, 2&r," and among the holders of lots 
in the " Second Division," " No. 54. John Pope, 8a, ^ar, 28r." 

One of the earliest lines in the town book opened immedi- 
ately after the Millet fire, is this : 

"John Pope the sonne of John Pope was borne the 1:5: 1658." 

This babe lived, grew to manhood, married, begot three 
daughters, and died in 1698. 

Other children must have been born soon after, who come 
into the annals later ; and it was not easy to feed all and find 
cash for taxes. 

"The 12 of the (12 Mo) 1665," "There was a warrant granted 
to the Constable Thomas Trot to levie upon John Pope, and Thomas 
Wilkinson, for what they are behind to the Rate of the Ministery for 
severall years. John Pope -is behind for 3 years 1 — 18 — n 
Thomas Wilkison for 4 yeers. 1 — 17 — " 

The son does not seem to have followed in the footsteps of 
his father in zeal for religion ; we have reason to believe he was 
not a member of the church, and not a " freeman." Let us 
hope he was not trying to evade the payment of his lawful taxes, 
but that some good excuse for his delinquency existed, either in 
his family expenses or otherwise. 


There is evidence that he owned his Squantum estate at this 
time, though no proof that he lived there, although that may be 
the case. 

From the Town Records, Second Volume. 

" We whose names are underwritten, being appointed by the Se- 
lectmen in Dorchester to view the highway which goes over the land 
of John Pope at Squantum's Neck, upon his desire of removing the 
highway, upon condition that he may have the land that liesbetweene 
Goodman Leeds his medow and the said highway ; we judge meet 
that he have the sayd land home to the common-land southward ; al- 
ways allowing passage unto Goodman Leeds and his successors to his 
medow, as his or their occasions shall require from time to time. 

In witness whereof we have set our hands and seals this on and 
twenty of March, 1665. 

William Sumner, 
John Minott, 
Roger Billing. 

By order of the Selectmen entred & examined 

by me, 

William Pole, Recorder." 

The next chronicle shows our ancestor suffering annoyance 
from the application of a rigid rule which all Massachusetts towns 
had adopted. We will first note the order adopted by the 
town in 1658. 

" Wheras the generall Court hath taken care what strangers shall 
Reside in this jurisdiction and how lisenced as by the law title strang- 
ers it doth appeare, but have taken noe order for families ore p'sons 
that remove from one towne in this Jurisdiction to another : now to 
p'vent such inconvenience as may come if every one be at liberty to 
receive into this towne whom they please. It is ordered therfore 
by the select men of this towne that if any maner of p'son ore p'sons 
in this towne shall intertaine any sojorour ore inmate into his or ther 
house ore habitation above one weeke, without lisence from the select- 
men ore the major parte of them first had and obtained, shall forfeit 
five shillings, and for every weekes Continuance three shillings foure 

*ln 1666 William Chaplin was rebuked for entertaining his brother, and finally gave bonds 
in the sum of twenty pounds to secure the town from charges. 


Now comes practical application. 

"It was agreed upon — 13. 10. 1669 — that ther should be an order 
sent to John Pope (the Select men understanding that a daughter of 
his is come from Boston into his famely) that he doe forthwith come 
to the Select men and give Security to save the Towne harmles from 
Damedg or els to expect the penalty which the towne order lays upon 
such as entertain Inmats."* 

John Pope, jr's, eldest daughter Margaret, who some- 
time married Peirce, may have been by this time 

in her teens, and an inmate of some family, — Edward 
Blake's, naturally, or, possibly, a home of her own, — in 
Boston ; and now, visiting her father's house, gave oppor- 
tunity for the town authorities to levy a small bill upon 
him, — at least to enforce, impartially, the General Court's 

In 1674 another of the strict laws of the period was brought 
to bear on the family. 

It was ordered that " John Pope himself and such of his chilldren 
as are of Capaccetie for learning doe appeare before the Select men 
at their next meeting." 

Six weeks later he was again " warned to Come before the 
Select men with such of his children as are of Capacetie to be 

And in order that he might not feel lonely, they added, " And 
John plum is then to appeare alsoe." 

The town officers were enforcing a recent edict of the 
general government, and must be vigorous and impartial. 
So " 12. 2. 75 " we are relieved to learn that 

"John Pope appeared before the Select men to give an acct of the 
Education of his Children by way of Cattechizing who p'mised to 
Endeavor for time to come to be more dillegent that way to attaine 
instruction for them." 

*Boston Records, "The 25th 7th mo. 54.— Farnham is fined five shillings for Receiving 
goodman Wales into his house as an inmate." Yet this was a "freeman " who had been an 
honored citizen of Dorchester twenty years, and was now in process of removing with his 
family to a town only four miles away ! 


To add to the size of the class to be catechized, another 
birth occurred a little later, as the town record shows. 

" Jane the Daughter of John Pope, Born May 23 : 77." 

Then, two years later, a son came, who staid long enough to 
receive a name, perhaps a token of kinship with the Salem 
pioneer, Joseph Pope, and passed up tc a higher school : 

"Joseph the son of John Pope was Born October 17 th ' & Died 
the 24 th day of the same month, 1679." 

Now a passage in the town book points to the building of a 
house. In order to get clear-logs which might be split into 
clove-boards, our ancestor sought permission to cut on the town 
lands ; for large, fine timber was now growing scarce in private 
tracts. So we find that, 

" The 10. 3. 80 It is granted to John Pope libertie to git 1400 
Clobords out of the Common Swamps belonging unto Dorchester." 

A quantity, by the by, sufficient to " weatherboard " quite a 
respectable mansion. Very likely a primitive house on the 
Squantum hillside now gave place to the " home-stall," which 
sheltered the family for long years afterward. 

We look in vain for other items regarding this father's life. 
He was probably a hard-working husbandman, full of care 
and toil to supply the wants of his large family. He brought 
his farm to a good state, and left a large property. We do not 
find his name among town officers or notables. He seems less 
religious, less efficient than his father had been. But who 
knows what his inner life was ? 

Presently comes the record : 

"John Pope died October: 18 : 1686." 

With no delay the following documents were duly filed in 
the Probate Office. 


" By the hon ble Joseph Dudly Esq r - Presid 4 of his Majestys 
Territory & Dominion of New Eng d in America. Full Power and 
Authority to administer all and Singular the Goods Estate and 


Credits of John Pope late of Dorchester Decease* 1, is Graunted unto 

Margaret Pope his relict Widdow, she having given Bond and 

Security to administer the Same according to Law, Boston n 

Novemb r 1686. Attest 1- 

Daniel Allin, Cler." 

" Mrs. Margaret Pope Relict Widdow of John Pope late of 
Dorchester Decs d ' William Sumner, and Preserved Capen of Dor- 
chester " gave bonds Nov. 11 th ' 1686, for her performance of the 
duties of administratrix of the estate of her late husband. 

" Margaret Pope Administratrix personally appearing made Oath 
that the within ac 00 contains a just & true Inventory of the estate 
[of which] her late husband J n0, Pope Dyed Seized & is yet come to 
her hands & that when more appears she will cause it to be added. 

Boston, 11 Novemb r 1686. Jurat coram preside 

Attest 1 Daniel Allin, Cler." 

In the following Inventory notice "on" for one; "to" for 
two ; and other peculiarities. Observe, too, that the date of 
his death is written "19," while it stands " 18" in the town 
record; which probably shows that he died during the night, 
when the 18 th was passing into the 19 th - 

" November the 3 1686 

Inventore of the e/tat of John Pope Senior de/e^ed 

October 19 1686. 

Taken by us whos names are under written. 

Three fether beds on rug 

fower blankets on sheet & three bedsteds 

On musket on sword & belt 

on table on form & chest 

on tabell cloth & three napkins 

on great chest old cupboard on mixing 

to spinning whells three chaiers 
on churn to payls & on tub milkinge 
fower pewter platers three glass bottles 
on warming pan on chamber pote with 

other t'ming waer 
to iron pots on trowel! to andierns fier 

shovell and tongs on payer of belos 








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on brasse Ketall earthen drinking cups, 

dishes and spouns & trenchers to jars 
in miln Corn 
in ry and barly 
in wheat and oats 
on Cart and whels plow irons other 

on panell and on ladell 
to Cows and fower yong Cattell 
on hors to maers and on Colt 
in swin 

land in tilladg 43 acres 
on hous and barn with fower acers land 

Joyning to the hous 
sixteen acers of pastuer land 
on cannen with other things 

the sum totall 260 o o 

depts from the estate with several charges 

the sum totall 14 13 3 

Thomas Pears 

Henry Leadbetter 

Roger Billeng." 

Somehow the business of settling the estate did not prosper 
to the satisfaction of all. After thirteen years new appraisers 
were appointed and went over the estate, and the Probate 
Court issued a detailed order by means of which all points were 
covered well, and all parties satisfied, it would appear. 


" Wee whose names are hereunto subscribed, being nominated and 
appointed by the Hon We William Stoughton Esq : Jugg of Probate 
for and in the County of Suffolke 

To apprise the housing & Lands of John Pope of Dorchester De- 
ceased Intestate accordingly we have mett this 18 of feb y lf§§ & 
have Apprised as followeth. 

£ s. d. 
House & Barne 50 00 00 

Six Acres of Land lying about the house 24 00 00 

Twenty acres of Land Lying on the North side 

of the Paralell Line 60 00 00 


Twelve Acres of Land Bounded with Daniel £. s. d. 

preston's Land on the north and south 40 00 00 
Twelve Acres of Land lying near to a place called 

the Chappell * 36 00 00 
fourteen acres of Pasture Land on the south side 

of the paralell line 28 00 00 

The whole Two hundred thirty eight pounds £238 

Henry Leadbeatter 
Samuel Topliff 
Saml Robinson." 

"Boston Feb y 29 1699 

The above written Apprismt was then exhibited by Henry Leadbetter 
Samuel Topliff and Saml Robinson the three Subscribers as their ap- 
prisemt of the housing and land of John Pope late of Dorchester deced. 

at tr Jas Addington. 

And now we come to a document of remarkable value, better 
than a will, because it necessarily alludes to matters a will 
might have omitted. 

" Order for Settling the Houses and Lands of John Pope of Dorchester dece'd upon his 
son Ralph Pope. 

Suffolk ss. By the Hon ble William Stoughton Esq r : Judge 
of Probate &c. 

Whereas, It having been represented and made to appear unto me 
that the Estate in Houses and Lands of John Pope, late of Dorches- 
ter, in the County of Suffolk, aforesaid deceased Intestate, could not 
be divided among all the children of said deceased without great 
prejudice to or spoiling of the whole : the same by virtue of an order 
from me hath been apprized by Samuel Topliffe, Henry Leadbetter 
and Samuel Robinson three sufficient Freeholders by me appointed 
and sworne for that purpose, at the sum of two hundred and thirty- 
eight pounds, as by the return of the apprizers and the records 
thereof doth and may appear. And whereas there hath been pro- 
duced and shewn forth unto me a writing under the hand and seal of 

* Pattee, in " Old Braintree and Quincy " says that an " Abrupt pile of rocks, known by 
the name of ' the Chapel,' at the northeast extremity of the peninsula of Squantum,'' was the 
mark referred to in Mr. Roger Ludlow's grant, in 1634, as " Musquantum Chapell." 

In the early part of the present century the Dorchester fishermen used to offer for sale 
what they called " Chapel Eels," caught near this rock." 


Thomas Pope deceased, eldest son of the s d Intestate, wherein he 
doth acknowledge to have had and received a certain quantity or 
parcel of Land therein mentioned, in full of his part and share and 
portion of his Father's Estate, and in consideration thereof doth release 
and quit all further claim to any part of the same. So that the children 
of the s'd Intestate and their legal representatives who now have a 
right and interest in his Estate are as hereafter named, That is to say, 
The Children of his sonn John Pope deceased, his sons William Pope 
and Ralph Pope, Margaret Peirce only child of his Daughter Margaret 
Peirce dece'd ; and his Daughters, Susanna Cox wife of John Cox ; 
Mary Cox widow, Thankful Woodward wife of Smith Woodward ; and 
Jane Munney wife of John Munney : To each of whom an equal part 
or portion of the s'd Intestates Estate doth belong. 

And whereas it hath also been represented unto me That the s d 
John Pope ^Second Son of the s d Intestate is deceased without having 
left any male heirs ; and that the s d William Pope the third Son of 
the Intestate hath sold his Interest in his s d Father's Estate, and is 
gone beyond Sea, and hath not been heard of for several years. 

Pursuant therefore to the Act of the General A/sembly Intitled An 
Act for the Settlement and Distribution of the Estates of Intestates, and 
by virtue of the power and authority to me thereby granted, I do by 
these presents order and assigne the whole Estate of the s d John 
Pope first above named, in houses and Lands, mentioned in the 
Return of the before named Apprizers, To wit, The s d Intestates 
house and Barne ; Six acres of Land lying about the Same ; Twenty 
acres of Land lying on the North side of the Paralel Line ; Twelve 
acres of Land bounded with Daniel Prestons Land on the North and 
South ; Twelve acres of Land lying near to a place called the Chappel ; 
and Fourteen acres of Pasture Land on the South Side of the Paralel 
Line ; Together with the rights, members and appurtenances to the s d 
Housing and Lands belonging unto the beforenamed Ralph Pope, fourth 
Son of the said Intestate, and to his heirs and assignes forever {Saving 
unto Margaret Pope late Wife of the s d Intestate her Dower or Thirds 
in the s d Houses and Lands during the terme of her natural life). 

The s d Ralph Pope paying unto his Brothers and Sisters and the 
Legal Representatives of such of them as are deceased the respective 
sum and sums of money herein after mentioned and expressed. That is 
to say — To the Children of his s d Brother John Pope dece'd or 
their lawful Guardian the sum of ^"19, 16s., 8d., being the single 
share of two-third parts of the value of s d Estate, accrueing unto 
them in right of their s d Father ; To his s d Brother William Pope 
or his legal Representative or assignes, the like Sum of .£19, 16s., 


8d., being the Single Share of two third parts of the value of the 
sd Estate belonging to the s d William : To Margaret Peirce only 
child of his s d Sister Margaret Peirce dece'd or her lawful Guardian, 
the like sum of £19, 16s., 8d., being the Single Share of two Third 
parts of the value of s d Estate accrueing unto her in right of her s d 
Mother ; and to his s d Sisters Susanna Cox, Mary Cox, Thankful Wood- 
ward and Jane Munney the like Sum of £19, 16s., 8d., each; being 
their respective Single Shares of two third parts of the value of the s d 
Estate in Houses & Lands of their before named Father : Or giving 
good Security to pay the s d respective Sums unto his beforenamed 
Brothers and Sisters, Children of the sd Intestate, or their respective 
Guardians, legal Representatives or assignes as aforesa d within the 
Space of two years next ensueing, Together with allowance for the 
same in the interim after the rate of six pounds per cent per annum, 
as by the afore recited Act is provided. 

The said Ralph Pope also giving good Security to pay further at 
and upon the decease of the s d Margaret late Wife of the s d Intes- 
tate, as follows Viz 1 . To the Children of his s d Brother John Pope or 
their lawful Guardian the Sum of £9, 18s., q.d., being the Single Share 
of the remaining third part of the value of said Houses and Lands, 
accrueing unto them in right of their s d Father ; To his s d Brother 
William Pope ; To the s d Margaret Peirce only Child of his s d 
Sister Margaret Peirce ; And to his s d Sisters, Susanna Cox, Mary 
Cox, Thankful Woodward and Jane Munney, or to the legal Repre- 
sentatives of such of them as may then be deceased, or the Guardians 
duly appointed for any of them that may be under age ; the like Sum 
of £9, 1 8s., 4d. each, being the Single Share or portion of the remain- 
ing third part of the value of the Houses and Lands of the sd Intes- 
tate, of right accrueing unto his s d Children respectively or their 
respective legal Representatives as afores d at the decease of the s d 
Wife of the Intestate. (The part of his s d houses and Lands 
belonging to her for her Dower or Thirds therein during her natural 
life, then also falling to the s d Ralph Pope by virtue of the before 
written Settlement of the whole of the same upon him.) 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the Seal of 
the Court of Probate for the County aforesaid the fourth day of April 
Anno Domini 1700. Wm. Stoughton." 

" Entered and Security taken for the within named Ralph Pope paying unto his Brothers 
and Sisters or their legal Representatives their respective portions out of the houses and 
Lands settled upon him by the before written Order, according to the true intent and meaning 



As to the children here mentioned, we note first, Thomas, 
whose birth has been chronicled ; the next chapter is devoted 
to his life and his family. 

Second, John ; Lancaster chronicles his marriage, Septem- 
ber 20, 1683, to Beatrix Houghton, a native of Lancaster, born 
in 1665, daughter of John and Beatrix Houghton. 

Three daughters are registered as having been born there, 
though the dates of their births are not given ; they were living, 
we see, in 1700, and one we discover considerably later, when 
she received some property as an heir of her father. He was a 
corporal in the company of Capt. John Withington, in the 
French and Indian war, from 1690 onward. He seems to have 
come to Dorchester to live, after his discharge, and to have died 
there. At least, this is the natural inference from the Probate 
papers, which were filed in Boston. 

"Beatrix Pope of Lancaster, in the County of Midd x ' Widow & 
John Houghton of Lancaster yeoman & Smith Woodward of Dor- 
chester in the county of Suffolke yeoman," gave bonds in the sum of 
fifty pounds, June 16, 1698, for her administration of the estate of 
" her husband John Pope late of Dorchester above s d husbandman." 

" An Inventory of the lands and Estate of John Pope sumtime of 
Lancaster, late of Dorchester Deceased June 14th, 1698. 

Apprized by John Houghton 

Jonas Houghton." 

On the back this is endorsed, " Exhibited by Beatrix Pope Relict 
widow & admin 131 of the Estate of John Pope, late of Dorchester." 

The township of Ashburnham, or "Dorchester Canada," as it 
was first called, was granted by Massachusetts to the members 
of Captain Withington's Company, after the war. In the year 
1736, " Susanna, the wife of Thomas Wilder, of Lancaster," 
received a tract of land there " in the right of her father, the 
late John Pope." We have no further account of the family. 

The third son has left several memorials. 

On the tax-list of Marlborough for the year 1688, his name 
is found, taxed for " 1 s., 8d." "May 21, 1692 Mary daughter 
of William and Mary Pope was born," is the solitary item of 
family history we have been able to glean. 


In Suffolk deeds there is confirmation of the statement made 
in the Court Order : 

" William Pope of Marlborough, in his Majesty's Province in New 
England," deeded to " Smith Woodward of Dorchester," for the sum 
of eighteen pounds, " All that right which I have in any part of that 
estate which was formerly the Estate of my father John Pope late of 
Dorchester desc'd, both of housing, Lands and moveables, all that 
part of his Estate that belongeth unto me, the said housing and 
Lands lying and being within the township of Dorchester at a 
certain place commonly called and known by the name of Squantum 
neck. . 

" Acknowledged Nov. 27, 1695, in presence of John Blake, Hannah 
Blake and Jonathan Pitcher, by William Pope." 

The deed was entered and recorded, April 24, 17 17, doubtless by 
some member of the Woodward family. 

Having the note in the Court Order above that William had 
"gone beyond the sea and hath not been heard of for several 
years," the writer made search in England for probate papers 
which might give further information of him. Here was one 
noted : 

" William Pope of Stockly English, yeoman " ; wife, Mary ; chil- 
dren, William and Mary, minors at date of will. Brother-in-law John 
Bradford, and Edward and William Pope mentioned. Feb. 6, 1698. 
No hint of the relationship of Edward and William. 

Another William came to light in " Barton Regis, in the co. of 
Gloucester," also a " yeoman." Date, Jan. 19, 1699. Wife not men- 
tioned. Children, Abraham, William, John, Ann Barrows, Mary, and 
Elizabeth ; brother-in-law, Richard Jeffries. Presented for probate 
by Elizabeth Granger, Jan. 28, 1715. 

I contribute this material to any other inquirer who may feel 
like pursuing this member of the Squantum family : 

Ralph, the fourth son, will have suitable notice in a chapter 
devoted to himself and family. 

Margaret, eldest daughter, evades all our investigations ; not 
a clue is found as to herself, her husband, or her child, beyond 
those given in the order above. 

As to the other daughters of John Pope, junior, we have a 
number of facts. 


After the death of her husband, the widow, Margaret, joined 
the church. The entries in the church book from that time 
forward furnish us numerous pieces of information upon the 
family, — children and grandchildren as well. 

"May 15, 92, Widow Pope admitted." 

" Susannah pope, mary pope, thankfull pope, Jane pope, thes four 
owned the covenant : and were Baptised 29, May 92." 

N. B. It is noteworthy that the three elder of these sisters 
were already married, and yet the clerk here recorded them by 
their maiden names. The next entry plainly shows this ; and 
we know that Thankful had been the wife of Smith Woodward 
nearly a year. 

" 5 March 169^. Margratt, Mary, Sarah, John, thankfulll, thes 5 
wer the children of susannah Cocks the dau of goody pope she hav- 
ing owned the Covenant." 

" Ebenezer son of Goodman Cock whose wife is daughter to sist r 
pope baptized May 10 96." 

"James son of John Cock Grandchild of o r sister the widow Pope 
— baptized 18 th 4 th m0 1696, being thanksgiving-day for our King's 

" Elizabeth Cocks, sist r Popes Grand child 26. 7. 97." 

02P" " Ralph Pope son of sister Pope Nov. 28. 97." Jgij 

" Thomas Cocks Grandchild of sister Pope 9. 3. 98." 

" The Double Seat at y e right hand of y e Pulpit " was the place 

where ten old ladies regularly sat, in " the new seating," " 5 (10) 98." 

Among them was "Widow Pope." 

We find, further on, record of the baptism of " Susanna Cock" 
April 9, 1699; of "Submit," March 28, 1703, and of "Benjamin," 
April 1, 1705. The town Birth Register tells us that a child 
"Joseph," was also born to John and Susanna, April 8, 1700; 
and a second " Susanna," Sept. 20, 1702, testifies to the death 
of the child baptized three years before. The historian of the 
Cox family, — the modern spelling of this name, — must wrestle 
with the problem, whether any of these " grandchildren of Sister 
Pope" were Thomas and Mary's offspring, or whether all filled 
the " quiver " of John and Susanna, — a baker's dozen of them ! 


The incomplete statements of the registrars leave me in doubt, 
but with an inclination to the latter theory. 

The fourth daughter, Thankful, became the wife of Smith 
Woodward, July 29, 1691, and sixteen children blessed their 
union. Like her older sisters, she had a home adjoining the old 
farm, and there she died. Her will, dated May 24, 1738, is on 
file in Boston, as are the administration papers of her husband's 
estate, a year earlier. 

Of Jane, fifth daughter, we have only these two facts ; that 
she was born May 23, 1677, and was married to John Munnings, 
April 2, 1698. * 

Did they live at the " Moon," a crescent-shaped island, in 
Boston Harbor, which John's grandfather first owned? 

Of the mother, Margaret's, parentage we are totally ignorant. 
Her marriage to John Pope, jr., must have been, of course, 
some time after 165 1, when Alice is noted as his wife. We be- 
lieve she was the mother of all the children whose names have 
come down to us, later than Thomas. 

The clerk of the church alludes to her in a way that makes 
her seem an honored member of that body. 

She survived her husband sixteen years, during which, as we 
have seen, she joined the church and saw a large number of her 
children and grandchildren also gathered into the fold. With a 
son for a "right hand man " at the old home, and married 
daughters with their families all about her, she may be supposed 
to have had a serene old age. 

We find her joining her son Ralph in a deed to Nathaniel 
Butt, March 22, 1700, conveying 

" Twelve acres of land lying in that place called and known by the 
name of Squantum Neck, bounded Easterly and Westerly by the sea 
Northerly with the land of Nathaniel and Hezekiah Butt." 

March 22, 1701, Ralph bought of Daniel Preston (and Abigail his 
wife), for " forty-eight pounds current of New England," " two pieces or 
parcels of land situated within the township of Dorchester, at a place 
commonly called Squantum's Neck, one of said pieces containing ten 
acres more or less, and is butted and bounded as followeth, viz : North- 
erly with the meadow of Smith Woodward, southerly with the mount- 
bay, easterly with the land of Roger Billings, westerly with the meadow 
of Nichols and Pratt. The other piece of land mentioned is bounded 


northerly with the parallell line, southerly with Mount bay, easterly 
and Westerly with the land of Ralph Pope and is in quantity one 
acre three quarters and twenty rods, more or less." . . . 

" Memorandum that before the signing and sealing of the within in- 
strument it is mutually agreed by and between all the parties concer- 
ned that Margaret Pope widow and relict of John Pope shall have 
and retain her third in the land bought of Daniel Preston in lieu of 
her third in that land which is sold to Nathaniel Butt during the time 
and term of her natural life." Nathaniel Butt with his wife Sherebiah, 

The document was not "acknowledged," until Oct. 17, 1718. Long 
before that date the widow ceased to need what her thoughtful son 
secured to her in this document. 

In the Old Burying Ground in Dorchester there remained, 
until a few years ago, a stone which bore the following inscrip- 
tion (copied, with others, by that worthy genealogist, Mr. 
William Blake Trask, for the " Genealogical Register," Vol. I.). 

"Sere lyes y e Sod/y of 

Mct7~ga7'et 'Pope 7i>ife to 

John Pope Aged about 

7/f. years died October 

ye 20 fh 1702 " 

In addition to the names given in the Court Order there is 
another, a son, to be added. When Ralph 3 made his will in 1744 
he bequeathed to his son Ebenezer all his " right in the new 
Township granted by the Government to the Officers and 
Soldiers that served in the expedition against Canada, under the 
command of Captain John Withington ; he fulfilling the condi- 
tions of said grant." 

This would seem to indicate that Ralph 3 had been a boldier 
in that expedition, which set out when he was about seventeen 
years of age: not impossible in the nature of the case, but 

Au contraire, we discover in the Massachusetts Archives, 
Book 114, p. 193, a list of "Persons admitted as Settlers 
or Grantees into a New Township, Granted by y e Great 


and General Court of Massachusetts Province in New Eng- 
land on Petition of Thomas Tilston Esq. in behalf of y e 
Officers and Soldiers who served in y e Expedition to Can- 
ada, under y e Command of Capt. John Withington of Dor- 

Among the persons mentioned there is, " Pope, Ralph, in the 
right of His Brother Ebenezer Pope of Dorchester." 

In a list of the company published in the History of 
Dorchester, the name of Ebenezer Pope is found. Putting this 
fact along with Ralph's bequest, we can do no other than give 
this additional son a place in the list of John 2 Pope, jr.'s, 
children. He may have been only a little older than Ralph, 
and not yet married when he enlisted ; he may have fallen in 
battle or camp. He cannot have left heirs, or they would have 
been noticed in the settlement of the estate of his father. His 
name is one which was a favorite in the Salem Pope family, 
and passed down along that line, as well as in ours. It 
also occurred among the early generations of the Plymouth 

The Register of this second family of Dorchester Popes 
is a very imperfect one truly ; but we will put it into due 

N. B. Where birth dates are wanting, the order of the 
children is conj ectural in part ; that is to say, the Order of 
Court gives the sons and daughters separately. 

John 2 Pope, junior, son of John 1 Pope, senior, born in Eng- 
land, married (i st ) [?] Jane . 


I. John, 3 b. June 30, 1635 ; d. . 

II. Nathan, 3 b. July , 1641 ; d. July, 1641. 

He married (2 d ) Alice . 


III. Thomas, 3 b. Nov. 27, 1643 ; d. before 1700. [See fol- 
lowing chapter.] 

John 2 married (3 d ) Margaret ; b. in England in 

1628 ; d. Oct. 20, 1702. 



IV. Margaret, 3 b. ; m. Peirce ; Child, Margaret 


V. John, 3 b. March 5, 1658; m. Beatrix Houghton, Sept. 

20, 1683 ; d. in 1698. Children, 1. Susanna, 4 m. 
Thomas Wilder ; 2, Beatrix 4 ; 3, Margaret 4 . 

VI. Susanna, 3 m. John Cock [Cox]. 

VII. William, 3 m. Mary . Child, Mary, 4 b. May 21, 

VIII. Mary, 3 m. Thomas Cock [Cox]. 
IX. Ebenezer, 3 d. before 1700. 
X. Thankful, 3 m. July 29, 1691, Smith Woodward; d. in 

XI. Ralph, 3 b. in 1673 ; d. Feb. 2, 1744-5. [See following 

XII. Jane, 3 b. May 23, 1677 ; m. April 2, 1692, John Mun- 
XIII. Joseph, 3 b. Oct. 17, 1679 5 d - Oct 24, 1679. 





Only two sons of John 2 Pope, jr., had sons, and perpetu- 
ated the family name (unless William, 3 of whom all trace was 
lost by his mother and brethren, left such heirs). 

The oldest of these, Thomas, 2 had but one son of whose mar- 
riage we have evidence, and this son became a resident of New 
Hampshire, where his descendants have lived. By some means 
they failed to report or to be sought out ; and there has never 
been any communication between them and the posterity of 
Ralph 3 . By assiduous search the writer has learned a number 
of facts about these " cousins," and will give, in this section, 
what he has gathered, not placing them in the following chap- 
ters, along with our own representatives of succeeding genera- 
tions, because so little is known about them. 

Thomas, 3 son of John, 2 junior, and Alice , born in Dor- 
chester, Nov. 27, 1643, married (i st ) in 1669-70, Elizabeth, 
dau. of Henry Merrifield, baptized 16 th of April, 1649. 

Deprived of his mother at an early age, and not properly 
" catechized " by his father, as the " town's husbands " felt, this 
boy had much to keep him back, little to develop his best qualities, 
it may be conjectured. When he was twenty-four years old the 
selectmen were minded to admonish certain "young men not 
under the Government of famyles according as the law en- 
joins " ; and though not called to the lecture-room for a warn- 


ing, Thomas was "privately" cautioned that he must have a 
place as an obedient child under his father's roof, or find some 
other home. The result was, he found a bride in the daughter 
of the farmer who cultivated part of the Clapp lands. 

When on the threshold of majority he put his name to a 
petition of the inhabitants of the town, addressed to King 
Charles the Second. New Englanders had been strong sympa- 
thizers with the Cromwell party during the Revolution and 
Commonwealth ; now they feared that the son of a beheaded 
monarch would revenge himself on them by taking away some 
of their liberties and privileges. So the colonists sent over 
humble, submissive words to the Restored Stuart. The docu- 
ment is given in the " Genealogical Register," Vol. v. p. 393. 

He was chosen "fence-viewer" at about the time of his mar- 

In 1675 the town 

"granted to Thomas Pope libertie to git about 2 or 300 of railes 
out of the 500 acrs " ; and four years later they gave him permission 
to cut and haul from the same town lands " soe much timber as to 
build a hous of 18 foot long and 16 wide." 

His father had furnished ground for the home to rest upon, 
and to cultivate, as we have learned. 

He was not rich ; and when the legacy of Jane Burges to the 
needy people of the town was distributed, he received a share, 
as did also his father-in-law. 

Meanwhile several children had been born, of whom we shall 
presently speak ; and while they were all very young, their 
mother passed away. Exactly when, we do not discover, but 
the town clerk tells us of a second marriage, which involves the 
parting of the first by death. 

(2d.) " Thomas Pope & Margaret Long were married by the 
Worshipfull Humphrey Davy Es Q November 18 th 81." 

We next learn of arrangements for emigration to another 
colony ; and though it is poor policy for a man to get into debt 
to many neighbors, it certainly reflects credit on one who is 
about to remove, that he arranges to pay all his creditors. He 
bonded or sold his property to Increase Sumner, and gave him 


a list of the debts he was to pay out of the proceeds. We 
will print this list of names, because it has historical value, 
by reason of the location of so many individuals at that date. 
Of course the spelling is no better than that of the town 
clerks of that day ! 

"An Account of my due Debts to be paid by increase Sumner 
upon the account of a bond Due unto me Thomas Pope of 23 
pounds to be paid on or before the last of October 1683," etc. 
[We omit the respective sums.] 

"Left Caipin, Mr. Cowile sign 01- - 

Samuel Topliffe, John Bull, 

Samuell Caipin, wido george, 

John pason, Mr. Miriam, sign r > 

Mrs. poole, Samuell Sumner, 

Roger Billing, Richard baker, 

wido Smith, Thomas Tolman, 

phillip Withington, israell How, 

obadiah Swift, Ezra Clapp, 

Joseph Crosbe, Daniell preston, sign r> 

georg minot, Edward pason, 

Charles Danford, incres Sumner, 

David Jones, John Tolman." 

John Breck witnessed, and apparently wrote the paper ; and 
it was preserved among Breck Family documents. 

Freed from debt, — altogether, it is to be devoutly hoped, — 
Thomas set out for the Connecticut valley, where he spent a 
number of years. Suffield records give the death of a "John 
Pope, Aug. 20, 1683," who, not being otherwise accounted for, 
may be believed to have been the first babe of the second wife. 

At all events, we know of one child of this marriage, born in 
that town. 

" Mindwell, dau. of Thomas Pope and Margaret his wife was 
born Sept. 12, 1687." 

But the family found their way up the valley a year later ; 
and Springfield records tell us that 

" Margaret, wife of Thomas Pope was sicke and died Dec. 28, 


Further travel brought further trouble ; for in Northamp- 

"Experience Pope died Sept. 20, 1689." 

Whether the widower betook himself to Lancaster, the home 
of his brother John, we know not ; but there, years afterward, 
his youngest daughter, Alice, was living, the wife of John 

But she was in Dorchester, "Jan. 17, 96," when she joined 
the church, in company with " Eliz. Maudsley dau. of Eben r 

And the father was there two years later, when he had a 
"right" laid out to him, July 29, 1698, in "the 12 divisions of 
land in the New Grant beyond the Blew Hills," — that is, in 
Stoughton. His name is coupled in the town list with that of 
Samuel Rigbee ; why, we cannot understand. 

" Lott Name Acres 

sc j Samuell Rigbee 39 

( Thomas Pope 18 " 

Where and when he died we do not find ; but the Court 
Order in 1700 attests that he had " deceased " before that 

After many years, public documents resume the thread of 
this family's history. In Suffolk Deeds, under date of Oct. 3, 
x 739> w e find a conveyance by 

" Thomas Pope of Haverhill yeoman " to " Smith Woodward of 
Dorchester," of " The one Fourth part of the Land laid out by the 
proprietors of Dorchester and Stoughton unto the right of his late 
Father Thomas Pope deceased in the Sixty Sixth Lot in the Twelve 
Divisions of Land so called, . . . laid out in common with the 
rights of Samuel Rigbee " ; also, one-fourth of the fifty-third lot ; 
also one fourth of the twenty fifth lot in the Cedar Swamps ; also one- 
fourth of the forty-first lot in the Division of Meadow Bottom ; also 
one-twelfth of the land that was laid out to " Henry Merrifield 
deceased (grandfather by the Mother's side unto the said Thomas 

Oct. 9, 1739, " John Harris of Lancaster in the county of Worces- 
ter, . . and Alice his wife (who is daughter to Elizabeth Pope 
deceased and grandaughter to Henry Merrifield late of Dorchester, 


deceased)," sold her one-twelfth part of the Merrifield property 
referred to above, to Thomas Bird. 

Smith Woodward seems to have been a man of excellent 
business qualities ; and if other heirs survived, their deeds should 
have been obtained and recorded in that same county. In de- 
fault of such we infer that Thomas was the only surviving son. 

The Register of this family has serious gaps, but we must 
systematically arrange what we have. 


I. Thomas, 4 b. in Dorchester, Nov. 26, 1670. (See below.) 

II. Wilmonton, 4 b. do., May 21, 1672. 

III. Henry, 4 b. do., Dec. 20, 1673. 

IV. Experience, 4 b. do., June 21, 1675; d. Sept. 20,1689. 

V. Alice, 4 b. do., Dec. 23, 1676; married John Harris, of 

VI. John 4 [supposed child of Thomas 3 and Margaret (Long)], 
d. Aug. 20, 1683. 


VII. MiNDWELL, 4 b. in Suffield, Conn., Sept. 12, 1689. 

The only one of these whom we can follow into the next gen- 
eration is 

Thomas, 4 son of Thomas 3 and Elizabeth (Merrifield), b. Nov. 
26, 1670 ; m. in Roxbury, Jan. 2, 1705-6, Margaret Downing. 

" Thomas Pope, adult, was baptized and owned y e Covenant, Oct or 
28, 1705." 

Among the adult persons baptized at the New South Church, Bos- 
ton, Oct. 30, 17 19, " Margaret Pope." 

But somewhere Thomas 4 married a wife " Mercy," of whom 
we have information in a town on Cape Ann. 

"1727-8, Received to full communion, Feb. 25th, Mercy Pope," 2d 
Church, Gloucester ; children of the family, too, join this Church : 

it T 1 i.u ( Eliz a Pope 

!737> July 10th ■< 
ion j 3 (Hannah Millett." 

" August 7 th i Ann Steele l> ife of Wm -J 

(. Margaret Pope." 


In 1740 part of the family removed again. 
-" Dismissed March 15th 1740-1 Mercy Pope to Haverhill 2 d 
Ch h -" 

But one daughter, certainly, remained behind. 

"Married by Rev. Richard Jaques, Gloucest 1 * Jan: 15th. 1740-1, 
David Haskell & Eliz a Pope, of Gloucesf-" 

The boundary line between Massachusetts and New Hamp- 
shire was finally established in 1741, and was found to pass 
through Haverhill. Thomas Pope was mentioned in the Haver- 
hill records as one of those inhabitants whose homes were on 
the north side of that line, and, consequently, the family made 
a transfer from one State to another — without actually travel- 

The records of the Second Church of Haverhill (afterward 
Plaistow, N. H.) note, "Nov: 1 : 1741. 

" Mercy, the wife of Thos : Pope, Received by a Letter of Dismis- 
sion from 2 d Chh of Gloucester." 

Now, over in the adjoining town of Methuen, we learn that 

" Thomas Pope of Haverhill, and Hannah Austin of Methuen 
were married by the Rev. Mr. Christopher Sargent, Pastor of the first 
church in Methuen, October 14, 1742." 

This bride seems, from comparison of persons mentioned in 
the records, to have been 

" Hannah Austin, the daughter of Thomas Austin and Sarah, his 
wife, born April 8, in the year 1722." 

Returning to Plaistow, we find Thomas and Hannah " owned 
the covenant, Feb. 26, 1743," and among the children baptized : 

"June 3, 1743, Hannah, d. of Thomas Pope jr." 
" 1746, Apr. 20, David, s. of Thomas Pope, jr." 
" 1750, Nov. 4, Betty, d. of Thomas Pope." 

The father had become aged, but was alive a little later 
than this, as we know from his bill for a pair of stockings 
and shoes, costing the startling sum of "3 pounds fifteen 


" Thomas Pope, junr., of Plastow, yeoman," with " Hanah Pope 
his wife " sold land in Plastow — " 40 Acres be it more or less " — to 
Daniel Poor, the 14th of April, 1750. 

And now this enterprising, efficient, God-fearing man be- 
comes one of the pioneers of a new town. 

" Thomas Pope jun r of Plasto " bought Lot number 53 in Goffs- 
town, New Hampshire, of Thomas Hall of G., May 2d, 1753. 

" Thomas Pope of Goffestown so-called, in the province of New 
Hampshire, yeoman " sold to Thomas Karr of the same place, Lot 
No. 54, in this same new town, April 25, 1757. 

The leaving off the word junior may indicate that his father 
had meantime died. 

" Thomas Pope " and " David Pope " signed a " Petition of the 
Inhabitants of the Place called Number Six of the Line of Towns ; 
or New Marlborough in the Province of New Hampshire," March 
14th, 1768 : [N. H. Town Papers], 

" David Pope is entered in the Roll of Capt. Aaron Adams' Com- 
pany, 1776," while "Thomas Pope" is upon "A Larm List for 
Henniker" of the same date. 

In a Petition for the location of a new meeting-house in 
Henniker, Sept. n, 1786, these two also joined, together with 
" Simion Pope." 

Hopkinton people petitioned the legislature in favor of a 
certain justice of the peace .... and one of the peti- 
tioners is " simeon pope." 

Weare soldiers, mustered by Col. Moses Kelley July 20, 1779, 
had among them " Simeon Pope," whom the editor of the 
N. H. Town Papers marks, "lived in Henniker." 

From the History of Henniker we learn that Thomas 5 died 
there Nov. 12, 1806, and we learn of another child of his, 
Jesse, 6 beside those we have already discovered. A few notes 
on the descendants of this New Hampshire pioneer are added. 

David 6 married Lucy Saltmarsh, who died Jan. 20, 1858, 
having resided on the homestead. 

William 7 and David, 7 their sons, married sisters by the name 
of Emerson, of Hillsborough. David removed to Bradford, 
where he died, leaving several daughters. 


John 8 Pope, a grandson of David, 6 a blacksmith, lived in 
Henniker until a few years since, but moved West, so making 
it impracticable for the historian to obtain further details of the 
family history. 

We trust, however, that the publication of this book, with its 
account of the history of the Pope family prior to the founding 
of Henniker, — details entirely unknown heretofore to the 
family there, — may be a means of bringing to light much more 
information respecting the descendants of Thomas 5 . 

[The author will be gratified to correspond with any of the 
family who may chance to read these lines.] 

[The following, received soon after publication, corrects the closing statements of pages 97 
and 98, and is additional thereto. Welcome to our newly-found cousins !] 

DAVID POPE, son of Thomas 5 and Hannah (Austin), b. in 
Plaistow, N. H., March 13, 1746, m. (probably in Henniker) 

Clark. He lived on the old homestead, which his father 

had originally located, on the south side of " Craney Hill," 
Henniker's highest eminence. He died about 1820. Children : 

I. Hannah, 7 b. Sept. 4, 1774; m. Elisha Brown. 
II. Thomas, 7 b. Jan. 18, 1776. [See below.] 

III. Betty, 7 b. Feb. 7, 1777 ; m. Jonathan Kimball, of We are ; d. 

Sept. 11, 1865. Children: Jesse, Susanna, William, Miriam, 
and Sarah Kimball. 

IV. Sarah 7 [Sally], b. April 16, 1780; d. about 1865. 

V. David, 7 Jr., b. April 5, 1782 ; d. May 31, 1861. [See below.] 

VI. Susanna, 7 b. Aug. 2, 1784; m. Stoning. 

VII. Ada 7 [Edith], b. April 24, 1786; d. about 1865. 

VIII. Mehitable, 7 b. Feb. 25, 1789 ■ m. Jonathan Collins, of Weare. 

IX. William, 7 b. March 17, 1791. [See below.] 

X. John, 7 b. 1793 ; d. young. 

THOMAS 7 [see above, II.] removed to Weare, N. H., and 
later to Washington, Vt, where he bought land, Sept. 5, 
1799, and spent the remainder of his life. Children, recorded 
in Washington, Vt. : 

1. John 8 , b. Nov. 5, 1797; m. Lucy Saltmarsh [correction of error 

on page 98]. He d. Jan. 20, 1858. 

2. Hannah, 8 b. Dec. 9, 1799. 

3. Ralph, 8 b. May 14, 1802. 

4. LuciNA, 8 b. Sept. 25, 1806. 

5. Elisha Brown, 8 b. Feb. 13, 1809. 

6. Maria,s b. Sept. 23, 1814. 

7. Sally, s b. May 14, 1820. 

DAVID, 7 Jr. [see above, IV.], m. Feb. i, 1809, Susanna, dau. 
of Dr. Peter and Molly (Muzzy) Emerson * b. in Hollis, N. H., 
Dec. 10, 1 78 1, d. Dec. 20, 1865. He was a farmer on the old 
place; d. May 31, 1861. Children, b. in Henniker, N. H. : 

1. William Clark, 8 b. Nov. 23, 1809 ; m. Mrs. Persis (Warren) 

Lane; d. Dec. 16, 1874. Child: 

(1.) Warren Lane 9 , b. in Roxbury, Dec. 5, 1842 ; m., Aug. 25, 
1864, Mary Harriet, dau. of Shubael and Mary Hammond 
(Parker) Treat, b. in Waltham July 1, 1846. 

2. Mahala, 8 b. July 7, 181 1 ; d. Aug. 20, 1865. 

3. Zeresh, 8 b. Oct. 27, 1812 ; d. Sept. 24, 1813. 

4. Daniel Emerson, 8 b. July 31, 1814; m., Aug. 3, 1837, Sophia, 

dau. of Reuben and Rebecca (Davis) Barker, of Acton, Mass., 
b. July 10, 1815. He learned the trade of machinist, but has 
been a merchant more than forty years in Waltham. Children : 

(1.) Susan Sophia, 9 b. July 3, 1838 ; d. Nov. 11, 1841. 

(2.) George Barker, 9 b. May 4, 1842 ; m., Jan. 22, 1867, Sarah 
Field, dau. of Lester and Sarah (Whipple) Mason, of 
Rutland, Vt., b. in 1842. He is a merchant in Waltham. 
Children : (a). George Frederick, 10 b. Dec. 14, 1868. 
Is a student at Cornell University, (b). Florence Whip- 
ple, 10 b. Feb. 16, 1873. (c). Richard Emerson, 10 b. July 
31, 1877. (d). Philip Mason, 10 b..Nov. 28, 1884. 

(3.) Francenia Rebecca, 9 b. Dec. 28, 1843; m, > J une 5> I 87i, 
James Davis Hosmer, son of Abel and Olive (Davis) 
Hosmer, of Concord. 

* Thomas Emerson was a pioneer at Ipswich. His son, Rev. Joseph, was minister at 
York in 1648; resided in Wells in 1653, minister there from 1664 to 1667; was made a 
' freeman of the colony in 1653. Settled in Mendon in 1669, and remained pastor of the church 
there many years ; died at Concord Jan. 3, 1680. He m. Elizabeth, dau. of Rev. Edward 
Buckley, of Concord, who, after his death, became the second wife of John Browne, of 
Reading. Peter, son of Rev. Joseph and Elizabeth (Buckley), b. 1673, m., 1696, Anna, dau. 
of his step-father, John Browne and Anna (Fiske). Their son, Rev. Daniel, b. in Reading 
May 20, 1716, graduated Harvard University 1739; was ordained pastor at Hollis, N. H., 
April 20, 1743; he d. Sept. 30, 1801, after a life of distinguished usefulness. By his wife, 

Hannah , he had several children ; one of these was Dr. Peter, b. in Hollis Nov. 30, 

1749. He was a surgeon in Col. Mooney's regiment in 1779, and a physician in Hillsborough, 
N. H., many years; m. Molly Muzzy. Their oldest daughter, Susanna, b. Dec. 10, 1781, 
became the wife of David 7 Pope; another daughter, Mary, b. June 7, 1786, m. his brother, 
William 7 Pope. 

(4.) Albert Taylor, 9 b. May 26, 1846 ; m., May 26, 1870, Helen 
Priscilla, dau. of Asael and Hannah (Rhodes) Lerned, 
of Cambridge, b. July 4, 1846. Child : Daniel Arthur, 10 
b. April 3, 1 87 1. 

(5.) Anna Martha, 9 b. Dec. 10, 1857. 

5. Hannah, 8 b. March 29, 18 16 ; m., June 14, 1853, Stephen Austin, 

son of Robert and Ruth (Blaney) Austin, b. in Deering, N. H. 
The family name was previously "Allcock" Resides in Man- 
chester, N. H. 

6. Mark, 8 b. Feb. 17, 1818; m. (1), May 22, 1849, Elvira Edith, 

dau. of Luther and Edey (Moore) Johnson, of Nashua, N. H., 
b. Jan. 29, 1823, and d. Dec. 23, 1861. He m. (2), June 6, 
1868, Olive Andrews, dau. of Edmund and Harriet Spear 
(Andrews) Wilson, of Camden, Me., b. July 4, 183 1. He is in 
the painting business in Charlestown. Children of Mark and 
Elvira Edith (Johnson) b. in Charlestown : 

(1.) Cora Lizzie, 9 b. March 10, 185 1. 

(2.) Frank Johnson, 9 b. Nov. 2, 1852 ; m., May 7, 1879, Susan, 
dau. of Joseph M. and Rachel (Cunningham) Waterman, 
of Belfast, Me., b. Aug. 20, 1853. Is a dealer in artists' 
materials in Boston, residing in Charlestown. 

(3.) Everett Moore, 9 b. Feb. 18, 1855; m., March 16, 1881, 
Nellie Frances, dau. of William A. and Jane C. Clark, of 
Boston. He is a machinist, residing at Atlantic, Quincy. 

(4.) Ella Maria, 9 b. Sept. 12, 1856. 

(5.) Frederic Austin, 9 b. Sept. 20, 1859 ; m., June 24, 1885, 
Almira H., dau. of William C. and Ann C. Hamlin, of 
Charlestown. Is a painter in Charlestown. 

7. John Muzzy, 8 b. November, 1819 ; m. Sarah Nichols, of Nashua, N. 

H. He resided at Bradford, N. H. ; d. June 7, 1873. Child : 

(1.) Alfaretta, 9 m. George Cheney. 

8. Luke, 8 b. Jan. 26, 1821 ; d. May 28, 1826. 

9. Albert, 8 b. Sept. 13, 1822 ; m. in Concord, N. H., Feb. 12, 1856 

Alma Stearns, dau. of Dr. Sewall and Judith (Stearns) Seavey,* 
b. in Tunbridge, Vt., Dec. 1, 1825. He was a painter; 
resided at Bristol, N. H. ; d. Sept. 10, 1887. Children : 

* Sewall Seavey, b. in Grafton, N. H., Feb. 17, 1789 ; d. in Bristol, N. H., Feb. 26, 1874. 
Judith Stearns, b. in Plymouth, N. H., Jan. 19, 1795; d. in Bristol April 28, 18S0. They 
were m. March 16, 1815. 


(i.) Burt David, 9 b. in Bradford, N. H., Jan. 20, 1859; m., Jan 
10, 1882, Eliza, dau. of Joseph and Mary D. (Leeman) 
Brown, of Franklin, N. H., b. May 31, 1862. Is a 
jeweller. Lives in Tilton, N. H. Child : Bernice Alma, 10 
b. March 8, 1887. 

(2.) Charles William Wilson, 9 b. in Hebron, N. H., Nov. 10, 
1864. Resides in Charlestown. 

WILLIAM 7 [see above, IX.] m., Dec. 30, 1818, Mary, dau. 
of Dr. Peter and Molly (Muzzy) Emerson, of Hillsboro', N. H., 
b. in Hollis, N. H., June 7, 1786. He was a farmer ; resided in 
Hillsboro', N. H. ; d. Aug. 16, 1875. His wife d. Sept. 12, 
1875. Children: 

1. Sarah, 8 b. Feb. 20, 1820; m., May 31, 1866, George Eastman 

Hoit, b. Aug. 9, 1823. He resides at Hillsboro' Bridge, N. H. ; 
is a farmer. 

2. Ralph Emerson, 8 b. Dec. 24, 182 1 ; was a mechanic ; resided in 

Hillsboro'; d. Feb. 3, 1884. 

3. Frederick William, 8 b. June 17, 1824; m., Dec. 20, 1853, Mary 

Florence, dau. of Calvin and Nancy (Read) Fletcher, b. in 
Amherst, N. H., Feb. 26, 1829. Is a manufacturer of agri- 
cultural implements ; resides at Leominster. Children : 

(1.) Nellie Florence, 9 b. Sept. 17, 1854; m., Nov. 12, 1878, 
Lester Horace Hamblett, son of Theodore Horace and 
Hannah Maria (Jewett) Hamblett, of Westford, b. April 
24, 1852. He is a painter; resides in Fitchburg. 

(2.) Frank Fletcher, 9 b. Aug. 7, 1859. Pursued study at the 
medical department of the University of Vermont and 
graduated from Dartmouth Medical College Nov. n, 
1884. Is a physician, residing at Roslindale (Boston). 
He m., at Burlington, Vt., April 3, 1884, Frances Alice, 
dau. of William Sidney and Caroline Alice (Scott) 
Moody, b. in Middlebury, Vt, Nov. 15, 1857. Child : 
Frederic Walter, 10 b. Feb. 22, 1886. 

(3.) William Frederic, 9 b. Dec. 22, 1864. A clerk in Boston; 
resides at Roslindale. 

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CHAPTER VI. — Continued. 




Ralph, 3 senior, born in the year 1673, was but thirteen years 
old when his father died. Remaining at home, under the care 
of his mother, until he reached maturity, he became a very cap- 
able and successful farmer, or " yeoman " as he calls himself in 
the bond we have examined, the word that probably expressed 
the position in society which his ancestors had generally held in 
England, — owners and cultivators of the soil. 

The name Ralph is worthy of particular notice. It does not ap- 
pear in any other of the American families of Popes, in the early 
generations, to my knowledge ; nor did I discover it in any list of 
English Popes save two cases, — Ralph of Bentley, Suffolk, 13 16 ; 
and Ralph of Buxtead, Sussex, 162 1. It may have come down as 
one of the secondary family names, in that line ; or it may have 
been given for altogether separate reasons in each case. The 
Latin form of the name is Radulphus or Ranulphus, from which we 
have Rudolph, Rodolph, Ralphe, Rollo, Ralph, Raphe and Raph. 

Our Ralph found a bride in the neighboring town of Brain- 
tree, and the parson, Rev. Moses Fiske, tells us within a day 
when he married them. 

" Ralph Pope of Dorch r & Rachel Neale of Bran try, 24 or 5. 1. 

i6 9 r 

Likely enough the second of the two days, which was " Lady 
Day," or Annunciation Day, March 25th, the New Year's Day 
of that period, was the time of their nuptials. 



Rachel was the second child of the name (the former having 
died early) in the large family of Henry Neale, whose grave- 
stone chronicles him the "father of 21 children," and whose will 
gave portions to fifteen surviving sons and daughters. Her 
mother was Mr. Neale's second wife, Hannah Pray, believed to 
have been a daughter of Quinton Pray, who, like Henry Neale, 
was one of Braintree's earliest settlers. 

Perhaps it was when this bride was brought home to the 
Squantum farm, that there seemed to be need of a revised set- 
tlement of the father's estate. But she and " mother Margaret " 
got on together well, we trust, and enjoyed one another for the 
few years that remained to the widow. 

There came a goodly following of little ones, now ; nine with- 
in twenty years. Before the wedding-day Ralph had " owned 
the covenant," on the 28th of November, 1697 ; and Rachel had 
similarly united with the Braintree church, I suppose. So each 
babe was promptly taken to church to be committed to the care 
of a " covenant-keeping God," and to receive on its brow the 
sign of the cleansing procured through the "blood of the ever- 
lasting covenant." 

One of these infants was taken to church on the very day 
of its arrival, by the nurse and the father, as the custom was. 
And a good family they were, too ; four sons grew up to become 
efficient men, fathers of families, and three of the daughters 
worthily presiding over homes of their own. 

A slate-stone in the old burying-ground sums up one brief 

' { John Son • to 

ftalph £ Rachel 

?Pope oiged 5 Wefc s 

& 5 Dayes Died 

JFebu'y ye 21 ?708." 

It is matter of rejoicing that our ancestor has left so many 
waymarks along the line of his life, as a citizen of Dorchester. 

When business requiring good judgment and sagacity was in 
hand, he was frequently called to act on the town's behalf. 


" Maj. Thomas Tilstone, Deacon Jonathan Clap and mr. Ralph 
Pope " were chosen a committee of the town of Dorchester to 
" receive of the treasurer the sum of Fifty Thousand pounds 
last granted to be left in the Tresury for the Town, and let it 
out at six per sent " to suitable persons, in sums of not more 
than ^30 each. 

Another trust* laid upon him at about the same period is here 
indicated : 

" Mr. Ralph Pope " was one of a committee of " proprietors 
of the undivided lands in the town of Dorchester," who con- 
veyed certain lands to " Ebenezer Maudsley of Dorchester, 
Weaver," July 25, 1723. 

In the tax list of Dorchester for 1727, Ralph Pope is taxed 
for 33 acres mowing land, 24 a. pasture, 12 a. tillage land, 3 
oxen, 9 cows, 2 horses and 4 swine : total, the slight sum of 18 
shillings, 7 pence. 

March 2, 1729, Ralph Pope was chosen one of the surveyors 
of highways. 

May 12, 1729, 

" Upon the request of Mr. Ralph Pope it was voted that he have 
liberty to build a pew in the meeting-house, wher y e short Seats for y e 
Women now are, so as to contain about half that Room ; and y e Build- 
ing there to be under y e inspection & Regulation of y e Selectmen." 

In a list of qualified jurors, April 25, 1737, we find " Ralph 
Pope," with the memorandum added, " Excused by the town 
March 6th, 1737." 

The town clerk may in some cases refer to Ralph, senior, 
and in others to Ralph, junior ; but he does not so designate 
either. During the later years of the father's life, his name- 
sake was residing in the adjoining town of Stoughton. 

It is exceedingly interesting to get into the personal matters of 
this father and his family, as we do in the elaborate will he left ; and 
there is not a little of interest in the document which follows, 
which tells how the home place was divided between the two 
sons to whom it was bequeathed. 

The mother, Rachel, survived her husband a good many 
years, "falling asleep," at length, in the spring following her 
eighty-fourth winter. 


How great the contrast between the course of the two 
branches of our family in that third generation ! Thomas, with 
a succession of misfortunes, on devious ways, his children and 
grandchildren also bearing hardships : Ralph happily settled, 
an honored citizen, the happy father of a prosperous family. 

The Will of Ralph Pope. 

[Suffolk Probate, Book 37, page 454, etc.] 

" In the name of God, Amen. This 4th day of October, in the year 
of Our Lord 1744, and in the 18th year of the Reign of our Sovereign 
Lord George the Second, King of Great Britain, I, Ralph Pope, of 
Dorchester, in the County of Suffolk, within his Majesty's Province 
of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, being weak in body, 
but perfect in mind and memory, Blessed be God : But therefor call- 
ing to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is 
appointed unto all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last 
Will and Testament ; that is to say, principally and first, I give and 
recommend my soul into the Hands of God, who gave it, trusting 
alone for salvation in the merits and righteousness of Jesus Christ 
my only Saviour and Redeemer. And my body I recommend to the 
Earth, to be buried in decent Christian burial, at the discretion 
of my Executors hereinafter named ; nothing doubting, but at the 
General Resurrection of the dead, I shall receive the same again, by 
the mighty power of God. 

" And touching such worldly Goods and Estate wherewith it hath 
pleased God to bless me in this life, I give and dispose of the same 
in the manner and form following. 

"Imprimis, I give and bequeath unto Rachel my well-beloved 
wife, the use and improvement of one half of my Dwelling House and 
Cellar, which end thereof she shall choose ; and likewise the use and 
improvement of one third part of all the rest of my Real Estate, 
lying in the Towns of Dorchester, Braintree and Milton. And I 
give her all my Household or indoor Goods and moveables forever. 
And I also give her the use of one of my Cows, which she shall 
choose, and oblige my Executors hereafter named, to find her with a 
Horse for her to ride to meeting and where else she shall find 
occasion, and also to keep the said Horse and Cow well, Summer 
and Winter ; and likewise to find their Mother with sufficient fire- 
wood — brought home to her house, and cut up fit for the fire. And, 
also to carry her Bread Corn to the Mill and bring the meal home to 
her house, from time to time, as she may have occasion. And all 


this to be performed and done for her so long as she shall remain my 
Widow and no longer. And, also, I give her as much pork and beef, 
as she shall see cause to lay in for her own store, for the space of one 
year after my decease. 

" Item, I give and bequeath unto my son, Ralph Pope, and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, (besides what I have heretofore given him,) 
my Lot of Land in Stoughton which I purchased of Benjamin 
Billing, with the one half part of my Saw-Mill in Stoughton, and the 
one half part of my Meadow called Ironmine Meadow ; he allowing 
my son Lazarus to take as much pine timber as shall be necessary 
for the building and finishing his house, out of the Ring Swamp 
called Little Quanticut, lying in the Lot above mentioned : provided 
always, and I give unto my said son Ralph Pope, the lands abov sd 
upon condition, that he do discharge a debt, for which I am bound 
for him unto Edward Winslow, Esq., late High Sheriff of the County 
of Suffolk, so as that my Estate is thereby saved harmless ; which if 
he do not, then I hereby give my Executors of this my last Will, 
full power and authority to make sale of so much of the Land I have 
given him in this my Last Will, as to pay the said debt and charges, 
the bequest aforesaid notwithstanding. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe to my son Lazarus Pope and to his 
heirs and assigns forever, my Lot in Stoughton whereon my Saw- 
Mill stands, with the Dwelling House and Barn thereon, and the 
other half of the said Saw-Mill. He allowing convenient yard room 
about the said Mill for the space of Fifteen Years, after my decease, 
and, also he paying my said son Ralph, for one half of the charge, 
he the said Ralph has been at in providing Saws and other utensils 
for the said Saw-Mill, to be paid within one year after my decease. 
Also I give him all the Land in the 20th Lot in the Twenty-five 
divisions of Land in Stoughton, which I purchased of Robert Royal 
and others ; and likewise the one third part of my Meadow called 
Ironmine Meadow, all of which I give him besides what I have done 
for him heretofore. 

" Item, I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Elijah Pope and 
Ebenezer Pope, their heirs and assigns forever, all my Lands in 
Dorchester, Braintree, and Milton, with my Dwelling House, Barn, 
Orchard and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, to be equally 
divided between them for Quantity and Quality, and to come into 
possession thereof, the one half of the House and two thirds of the 
Lands Immediately after my decease ; (excepting that part of the House 
which I have assigned to my daughter Rachel, as hereafter men- 
tioned). And the other half of my House and one third of my Land 


after the decease of my wife and the expiration of the term I have 
given to my daughter Rachel in my House as is hereafter named. 

" And also, I give them all the remainder of my Personal Estate, 
Cash and Husbandry tools not here particularly mentioned and 
disposed of, by this my Last Will. They my said two sons Elijah 
and Ebenezer paying all my just debts and funeral charges out of 
their own proper portions, and likewise out of their own proper 
portions to pay all the Sums of Money which I give to my children 
and others, in this my Last Will and Testament, and also do and 
perform all that for their mother which I have ordered in this my 
Will during the term of her Widowhood ; and at her decease to give 
her a decent burial : and find my daughter Rachel with firewood, &c. 
as is hereafter expressed. 

" Item. — I give and bequeath to my said son Ebenezer,* and to 
his heirs and assigns forever, all my Right in the new Township 
granted by the General Court to the Officers and Soldiers that served 
in the Expedition to Canada, in year 1690, under the command 
of Captn. John Withington ; he fulfilling the Condition of the said 

" Item. — I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Rachel Pope, her 
heirs and assigns forever, besides what I have done for her already, 
all the Land that was laid out to the Right of Nicholas Allen, in the 
2 1 st Lot in the Twenty-five Divisions of Land in Stoughton, which 
is the 4th Lot in the Subdivision of the 21st Lot among the Proprie- 
tors thereof : also half the Land I have in the 5 th Lot in Subdivision 
aforesaid, that was laid out to the Right of Samuel Rigbee. It being 
about Twelve Acres and a half ; and also the remaining Third part of 
Ironmine Meadow. I also give her the sum of One Hundred Pounds 
Old Tenor to be paid her by my said sons Elijah and Ebenezer, 
within one year after my decease, at the value that Bills of Credit of 
the Old Tenor now pass at. Also the use and improvement of the 
Westerly Chamber in my Dwelling House, that hath a chimney in 
it, so long as she shall remain single and will dwell in the said 
Chamber, and the said Chamber to be kept in repair and sufficient 
firewood to be provided and brought home to her during the said 
term. The said reparation and firewood to be done and found by 
my said two sons Elijah and Ebenezer. 

" Item. — I give and bequeath to my daughter Jerusha Pimer, 
besides what she already hath had, one hundred Pounds in Province 
Bills of Old Tenor ; to be paid within two years after my decease, 

*See list of children of John2, jr. 


and in case she'shall live three years longer, after the first Payment, 
then the like sum of One Hundred Pounds more. And in case she 
live three years longer after the second payment, then the like sum of 
One Hundred Pounds more. All to be paid her by my two 
sons Elijah and Ebenezer, to the value that Province Bills now 
pass at. 

" Item. — I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Jemima Vinal, 
besides what she hath already had, one hundred Pounds in Province 
Bills of Old Tenor, to be paid her within four years after my decease, 
in case she live so long ; but in case she die before the said four 
years are expired, the said sum never to be paid ; and in case she 
should have one or more children, then I give to them all the like 
sum of One Hundred Pounds in Bills of Credit of the old Tenor ; 
provided one or more of them arrive at the age of five years. To be 
paid by my said two sons Elijah and Ebenezer according to the value 
that Province Bills now pass at. 

"Item. — I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Hannah 
Wardwell, besides what I have heretofore given her, the Sum of One 
Hundred Pounds in Bills of Credit of Old Tenor, to be paid her 
within three years after my decease. And in case she live three 
years longer after the said first payment, then I give her the like 
sum of One Hundred Pounds more, in like Bills of Credit ; but in 
case she shall decease before the time appointed for the second 
payment, then I give the last mentioned sum to so many of her 
children as shall arrive at the age of Twenty-one years, to be equally 
divided among them. Provided that if any of her children she shall 
so leave be female, and marry under the said age of twenty-one years, 
then her or their portion of the said sum, to be paid at marriage. 
And all to be paid by my said two sons Elijah and Ebenezer, accord- 
ing to the value the Province Bills now pass. 

" Item. — I give unto my sons Ralph and Lazarus, and to my 
daughter Jemima Vinal, each of them a Cow. 

" Item. — My Will is that my two sons Elijah and Ebenezer, have 
liberty at any time or times within the space of two years after my 
decease, to cut and take out of my Lands in Stoughton, pine or 
chesnut for Boards and Rails to the quantity of two thousand feet of 
Boards and of one thousand Rails. 

" Item. — I give and bequeathe unto my grandson Ralph Pope, 
son of my said son Lazarus Pope, and to his heirs and assigns 
forever, the remaining half of the Land I have in the 5th Lot 
in Stoughton, laid out to the Right of Samuel Rigbee, containing 
about Twelve Acres and a half : but in case he die before he arrive 


at the age of Twenty-One Years, then my Will is, that it go in like 
manner to my grandson Frederick Pope, son of my said son Ralph 

11 Item. — I give and bequeathe unto the Church of Christ in 
Dorchester. The Sum of Twenty Pounds in Province Bills of Old 
Tenor, to be laid out in Plate for the Communion Table, in such a 
manner as the Church shall order ; and to be paid by my said two 
sons Elijah and Ebenezer Pope, within the space of six years 
after my decease, according to the value that Province Bills now 

"And I do constitute and appoint my said two sons Elijah Pope 
and Ebenezer Pope, Co-Executors of this my Last Will and Testa- 
ment. And I do hereby revoke and utterly disallow and disannul 
all and every other former Testaments, Wills and Legacies and 
Bequests, and Executors by me in anywise named heretofore, satisfy- 
ing and confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testa- 
ment. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale, 
this Day and Year first above written. 


"Signed, Sealed, delivered, and declared in the presence of the 
said Ralph Pope, the Testator, to be his Last Will and Testament, in 
presence of us the Subscribers. 

Remember Preston, 

Thomas Bird, 

Ebenezer Moseley, 

James Blake. Examined by A. Belcher." 

" Suffolk ss. By the Hon. Josiah Willard, Esq., Judge of Probate. 

" The within written Will having been presented to me for Probate 
on the 14th of February last by the Executors therein named, on the 
12th of March last Remember Preston, Thomas Bird and James 
Blake made oath that they saw Ralph Pope the subscriber to this 
Instrument sign, &c, and heard him publish and declare this to be 
his last Will and Testament. And that when he did so he was of 
sound disposing mind and memory, according to the deponents best 
discerning, and that they together with Ebenezer Moseley set their 
hands as witnesses thereof in the said Testator's presence. And 


having considered the Objections made to the said Will, together 
with the Answers to said Objections, I do allow and approve thereof 
as the last Will and Testament of the said Ralph Pope Deceased. 

J. WILLARD, Judge of Probate. 
'■'•Boston, March 26, 1745. 

A. Belcher, Register." 

The bequest of so large a sum as twenty pounds to the 
church, was the occasion of an attempt to break the will. 

March 4, 1744, Thomas Pimer, husband of Jerusha, 4 and 
Nathaniel Wardell [Wardwell], husband of Hannah, 4 through 
their attorney, Benjamin Kent, filed their objections to the 
probate of the will of him they affectionately term " Father 
Pope." Their complaint took this form : that the witnesses 
to the will, being church-members, were not competent to act 
as witnesses to a will which conferred a gift upon their society ; 
and that the will was therefore null and void. Elijah and 
Ebenezer replied, through their attorney, that the case had no 
precedent ; that witnesses were not to be doubted without 
strong cause ; that the share of each of these men, if the whole 
legacy were divided up by the church to its members, would be 
but trifling ; and, finally, that the church would no doubt prefer 
to forego the bequest rather than that the will of their deceased 
brother should not be fulfilled. 

After duly weighing the objections and answer Judge Willard 
admitted the will March 26th, and the estate was accordingly 
distributed as the good yeoman had wished. There was formal 
division of lands and buildings, both of the homestead and the 
Stoughton property, and many details of an interesting sort came 
out in the order respecting the shares of Mother Rachel, daughter 
Rachel, Elijah and Ebenezer in the Squantum estate. We quote 
the first section of this order, that relating to Elijah, as a sample 
of the very particular care taken in such matters in those days. 

Extract from the Order of Partition concerning the Squan- 
tum estate. 

"To Elijah Pope we have sett off the whole of the dwelling house of 
the deceased & the Northerly part of the Barn, although a small part 
of it stands upon the land hereafter assigned to the said Ebenezer 


Pope, and the little Building and the Corn Crib, standing near the 
dwelling house : the piece of mowing & tillage land lying on the 
Northerly part of the Homestead of the said Ralph Pope, deceased, 
next to the land of Mr. Remember Preston, containing Sixteen acres 
& twenty-six rods, be it more or less, extending as far south as the 
line we have now made and the fence as it formerly stood, which is 
the southern bounds of the said piece of land, and separates it from 
the pasture land lying on the southeasterly side of the said Home- 
stall, commonly called y e Commons Pasture ; & it extends as far 
west as the wall on the west side of the way, that is used to pass 
from the said Remember Preston's House to y e said Dwelling House, 
as far as that extends southward, and at the end of the said wall, a 
little to the Northward of the well of water, it turns to the West- 
ward, about two or three rods, to the corner of a fence, and 
from thence on a straight line to a stake on the westerly side 
of the Barn, and then through the Barn to a stake on the 
easterly side of it, and then to the corner of the wall on the 
westerly side of the little Orchard, and so down that line on the 
westerly side of the Orchard, about eight or nine rods to a heap of 
stones, and then across the said orchard to a heap of stones on the 
easterly side thereof, and so by the line of the sd Orchard until it 
comes to a heap of stones, the corner of the said Commons Pasture 
being the westerly end of the said line made by us to be the partition 
between the peice now describing and the said Commons Pasture. 
The said Elijah Pope to make and maintain at his own cost & 
charge the westerly half of the division fence between y e s d Ebenezer 
Pope's part of the said Commons Pasture and the above described 
peice set off to Elijah, and the said Ebenezer Pope the easterly half 
thereof ; and Easterly it extends to another peice of y e s d Homestall 
fenced in by itself. 

" He, the said Elijah Pope always allowing unto his sd. brother 
Ebenezer Pope, his heirs and assigns forever, the Liberty of passing 
and repassing at all times of the year, with Horse or Team, or other- 
wise, as he or they shall have Occasion, to & from the Dwelling 
House of the said Ebenezer Pope, over the above described piece of 
Land, where he conveniently can, unto the way that he himself useth 
to go off Squantum Neck and then, in that way, to the Land of the 
said Remember Preston ; and also he the sd. Elijah Pope to allow 
the said Ebenezer Pope Liberty to take away all the stones of an Old 
wall lying within the limits of the above said piece that is not made 
use of, at such a time of the year as may do his Land the least Dam- 
age by going over it. And a piece of Tillage and Mowing Land 


adjoining to the above described piece, on the Easterly side thereof, 
and reaching to the Sea on the Easterly side of the said Squantom 
Neck, containing eight acres one quarter of an acre & seventeen 
rods, be it more or less. And eleven acres, be it more or less, on the 
Easterly side of the said piece of Pasture Land called the Commons- 
pasture, as it is divided and set off by a Line beginning at the 
Northerly side of the said pasture next to the first described piece, 
and turning South three degrees East, (variation of the needle ex- 
cepted) down toward the Sea, until it comes to a heap of stones 
about two rods from the Bank, and then turns westerly keeping about 
two rods from the Bank until it comes between the Springs at the 
Bottom of the Bank, and then leaving two of those springs to the 
Eastward and one to the Westward the line runs down into the Sea 
on the said South side of the Neck. The said Elijah Pope to enjoy 
all the Rockweed that grows against the Land set off to him to the 
Eastward of the above described Line that runs into the Sea between 
the Springs, except that Rockweed that grows on the said South side 
of the Neck, between the line aforesaid by the Springs & the land of 
Mr. Jonathan Davis, which is to belong to the said Ebenezer Pope, 
his heirs and assigns forever : and the said Elijah Pope to allow to 
the sd. Ebenezer Pope the Liberty of Carting said Rockweed over 
his part of the said Commons Pasture if there be occasion ; and the 
said Elijah Pope also to have and enjoy all the stons and slate lying 
upon the Beach against any part of the sd. land set off to him, and 
also one Block of slate lying against the Land set off to the said 
Ebenezer Pope at a place called hard point, upon which the said 
Elijah hath already dug some slate. And three Acres and one half, 
be it more or less, of the piece of Land at little neck so called, lying 
near the said Squantum-neck, at the Southerly end thereof, next to 
the Salt marsh of the said Jonathan Davis, with the priviledge of 
passing over the other part thereof to the Beach as he shall have 
occasion. And the whole of a piece of Salt marsh lying at a little 
distance from the Homestall, containing fourteen acres, be the same 
more or less, and is parted from the Salt marsh adjoining to the said 
Homestall by a little Creek, and the southerly half of a piece of woodland 
lying in Milton, the said half containing ten acres and one half acre, be 
the same more or less. And the one half part of the Pew in the meet- 
ing house in Dorchester, aforesaid ; in full of his, the said Elijah Popes 
half part of the Real Estate of the said Ralph Pope, deceased." 

Four sons are thus pointed out, who lived to perpetuate the 
family, and who will form the subjects of the next chapter. 


For the daughters, a few lines will suffice to record all that 
has come down to us. 

Rachel, 4 the eldest child, passed through fifty-eight years of 
life's joys and trials, without the experience of matrimony. 

Jerusha 4 married Thomas Pimer, of Dorchester, Nov. 30, 
1759, was a widow after eighteen years ; then lived on, almost 
a third of a century longer. 

Jemimah 4 married a Mr. Vinal, of whom no reliable account , 
has come to the writer's knowledge. C^.fhL/4,uuA pUt-zm ^ 

Hannah 4 married Nathaniel Wardwell, Sept. 25, 1740, and 
removed to Bristol, R. I. 


I. Rachel, 4 born Dec. 8, 1699; d. April 21, 1757. 
II. Jerusha, 4 b. Oct. 23, 1701 ; m. Nov. 30, 1739, Thomas 
Pimer of Dorchester ; d. Jan. 4, 1789. 

III. Jemimah, 4 b. Nov. 3, 1703 ; m. Vinal ; d. . 

IV. Ralph, 4 b. Nov. 10, 1705. [See next chapter, 1.] 
V. John, 4 b. Jan. 12, 1707; d. Feb. 21, 1707. 

VI. Elijah, 4 b. April 1, 171 1. [See next chapter, 2.] 
VII. Hannah, 4 b. June 9, 171 3 ; m. Sept. 25, 1740, Na- 
thaniel Wardwell ; d. . 

VIII. Lazarus, 4 b. Oct. 31, 171 5. [See next chapter, 3.] 
IX. Ebenezer, 4 b. May 27, 171 8. [See next chapter, 4.] 





Ralph, 4 son of Ralph 3 and Rachel (Neale), born Nov. 10, 
1705. Married Nov. 27, 1729, Rebecca, dau. of Richard and 
Rebecca (Lobdell) Stubbs, of Hull, Rev. Ezra Carpenter officia- 
ting. She was born in Hull March 18, 1707, not far from 
Nantasket Beach, now so renowned. 

Her father was a substantial farmer of that place, the son of 
Richard Stubbs, senior, one of the pioneers of the town. Isaac 
Lobdell, Rebecca's father, was an associate there. His wife, 
Martha, was a child of Samuel Ward, a wealthy citizen, first of 
Charlestown, then of Hingham ; proprietor of large tracts of 
land at those towns, and at Hull, "Alderton Hill, Strawberry 
Hill, Whitehead, Sagamore Hill, Petty's Island, Bumkin 
Island," (bequeathed to Harvard College, and since called 
" Ward's Island,") and other points. 

Rebecca (Stubbs) Pope named one of her sons for this grand- 
father of hers, and several other descendants have borne the 

Dr. Ralph Pope lived on what was originally called " The 
Road to Dorchester Swamp," or rather on a continuation of 
that road, near the Bridgewater line. It is now called Sumner 
Street. His brother Lazarus lived on an adjoining tract ; his 
house faced in the opposite direction, on the " Bristol Turnpike," 
a parallel road. This tract their father had bequeathed them, 
as we have learned from his will, leaving the mill he had built 
for their joint use. 


These places passed to their sons, and remained long in their 

The first tax-list in Stoughton which bears Ralph Pope's 
name is that for the year 173 1. July 15 th of that year he and 
his wife united with the church (now Canton) and on the 
same day he brought for baptism his daughter, Rebecca. In 
due time each child was taken over- all the seven miles of 
bad road to be christened ; usually when several months old, 
so permitting the mother to participate in the ceremonies. The 
family were "constant worshippers," tradition says, making 
their way to the "meeting-house " on horseback or afoot. 

In a town record of 1747 we read of " Dr. Ralph Pope" ; 
and the name of " Capt. Ralph Pope " occurs on the Stoughton 
Tax List, Aug. 25. 1748. 

The former title indicates his profession, that of physician. 
He may have pursued some studies at Harvard College, but 
was not a graduate ; tradition points to Compton, Rhode Island, 
as the place, and Rev. Richard Billings as the instructor of 
his medical training. Nothing has come down concerning his 
practice of medicine, except that " he always refused fees for 
services on the Sabbath." 

His character left its impress ; his name has stood through 
four generations as " a kind and benevolent man, greatly 
beloved by those who knew him." 

He carried on a farm, and was a partner in the lumber busi- 
ness with his brother. He owned at least one slave. But the 
estimate he placed on him was humane ; as is seen from the 
circumstance that he had the man baptized at the same 
church and on the same day as his own first-born child ! the 
register so proving. It is also on record that " Scipio, a negro 
slave to Dr. Ralph Pope, and Mary Sloame, an Indian, were 
married Dec. 22, 1747." They lived in a house near the mill, 
whose cellar-ruin was known until a recent day as " Scip's 

The origin of the title " Captain " does not come to light. 
The "War of the Spanish Succession" or " King George's War" 
had been involving our English colonies in strife with those of 
France in Canada. Perhaps the Doctor had been, like his uncle, 
half a century before, on a campaign thither ; or, like his son, 



thirty years afterward, he may have served in the defence of the 
coast. But there's history under that word " captain." 

Whether military service had anything to do with shortening 
his days, we cannot tell ; but he died in middle life " of nervous 
fever, Jan. 1, 1749-50." 

The gravestone erected to his memory soon after, is still 
standing in the cemetery at Stoughton village, an interesting 
memorial of a good man. 

In Memory of 

Doct r Ralph Pope, 

he Died Jan 1 "? I st - 

1750 Aged 

44 Years. 

Yoti Reader stay &■= lend a Tear 
Think on the Duft that fhtmbers here 
<5r» when yoit thus my silence see 
Think on the glass that runs for thee. 

The widow, Rebecca, lived to the age of 84, passing through 
many trying scenes, but lovingly cared for by her son Frederick, 
in her declining years. In the feebleness of her last days she 
used to slip out of the house at dusk, saying, "I must go home." 


Otherwise she retained her faculties well till her death, July i, 

Of the children of this couple, one, Samuel Ward, died at six- 
teen ; another, Alexander, (named, very likely, in honor of the 
poet who had but recently died,) born a few weeks after his 
father's death, breathed out his little life at the end of but nine 

But there were three sons and four daughters who survived 
their parents, married, had children and lived as their father 
and mother had taught them, usefully, honorably. In the next 
chapter those of the male line will be noted in particular. We 
subjoin a few facts concerning the others. We come now to 
another valuable document. 

The Will of Dr. Ralph Pope, of Stoughton. 

" In the name of God Amen. This Twenty-fourth day of Decem- 
ber, A.D., 1749, and in the Twenty -Third year of His Majesty's Reign, 
Our Sovereign Lord, George the 2d, King of Great Britain, etc. 

" I, Ralph Pope, of Stoughton, in the County of Suffolk, and within 
His Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay, in New England ; 
Gentleman. Being weak in Body but of perfect mind and Memory, 
Blessed be God, But calling to mind the mortality of my body ; and 
that it is appointed unto all men once to die ; do make and ordain this 
my Last Will and Testament. That is to say, first and principally of 
all, I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of God who gave 
it. Trusting alone for salvation, in the merits and Righteousness of 
Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer. And my body I recommend 
to the Earth to be buried by a decent Christian burial, at the discre- 
tion of my Executors, hereinafter named. Nothing doubting but at 
the General Resurrection of the Dead, I shall receive the same again 
by the Mighty Power of God. 

"And as touching such worldly Estate as it has pleased God to bless 
me with in this Life ; I give and dispose in manner and form following. 

" Imprimis, I give and bequeathe unto my Well Beloved Wife Re- 
becca, the use and improvement of my whole Estate so long as she re- 
mains my widow. But if she should marry, then I give her one half 
my Dwelling House and privilege in the Cellar, with Ten Acres of my 
Land. And I empower my Executrix to sell so much of my Land 

*These particulars were given to the writer by one who remembered her, Susanna (Capen), 
the widow of her son, Elijah,6 f West Gardiner, Maine. 


out of the Eighth Range as shall be necessary to pay all my Just debts 
and Funeral Expenses. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my two sons Frederick Pope and 
Samuel Ward Pope, and to their Heirs and Assigns forever. The re- 
maining part of my Land in the Eighth Range, and also another piece 
of Land lying in the Town of Easton, which I lately bought of Peter 
Sallard, with a Dwelling House and Orchard thereon, containing 
about Eight Acres. Also, 

" I give to my two sons Frederick and Samuel Ward Pope, my 
whole Right and Interest in the Meadow, called Iron Mine Meadow. 
And also, One half my Saw Mill, with all my Right and privilege there- 
unto belonging. Also I give unto my two sons Frederick Pope and 
Samuel Ward Pope, Fifteen Acres of Land out of the Seventh 
Range, at the South West part of the said Range ; and I also give 
them Pine Timber enough to make Three Thousand feet of Boards 
apiece, to build their Houses with. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my two sons William Pope and 
James Pope, and to their Heirs and Assigns forever, All the remaining 
part of my land with my Dwelling House and other Buildings thereon. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Rebecca Pope, and 
to her Heirs and Assigns forever. One Hundred and Fifty Pounds in 
Bills of Old Tenor, to be paid on her Marriage day out of my personal 
Estate. But if she should not marry, the above sum not to be paid her 
until she arrive at the age of Twenty-four years. Also, I give her One 
Hundred and Sixty Pounds in Bills of Old Tenor to be paid her by my 
son Frederick Pope, in Three Years after he comes of age. 

"Item, I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Lucretia Pope, the 
Sum of One Hundred Pounds in Bills of Old Tenor, to be paid her by 
my son Samuel Ward Pope, after he arrives at the age of Twenty-One 
Years ; and in One Year after, the sum of One Hundred Pounds 
more in like Bills of Old Tenor. 

"Item, I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Rachel Pope, the 
sum of One Hundred Pounds in Bills of Old Tenor, to be paid her by 
my son William Pope, in one year after he arrive at the age of Twen- 
ty-One Years, and One Hundred Pounds more in One year after, in 
like Bills of Old Tenor. And in One year after, One Hundred and 
Ten Pounds. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my daughter Hannah Pope, the 
sum of One Hundred Pounds in Bills of Old Tenor ; to be paid her by 
my son James Pope, after he arrive at the age of Twenty-One years j 
And in One year after One Hundred Pounds more in like Bills of 
Old Tenor. And in One year after to pay her the sum of One Hun- 


dred and Ten Pounds in like Bills of Old Tenor. Provided my 
Four sons Frederick Pope, Samuel Ward Pope, William and James 
Pope, or either of them, should refuse to pay either of their sisters, 
what I have ordered them to pay unto them, I hereby give my Execu- 
trix of this my Last Will and Testament, full Power and authority, to 
make sale of so much of the Land I have given them. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my two sons Frederick Pope and 
Samuel Ward Pope, all my Personal Estate and Husbandry Tools. 

" Item, I give and bequeathe unto my two daughters, Rebecca Pope 
and Lucretia Pope, all my indoor movables that are not yet disposed 
of. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my Well Beloved Wife 
to be sole Executrix, of this my last Will and Testament. 

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this day 
and year first above written. 

Signed, sealed and delivered in the Presence of us, 

Elias Monk, 
William Glover, 

" The above written Will being presented by Rebecca Pope, the 
Executrix above named, to the Probate, Elias Monk, William Glover 
and Lazarus Pope made Oath that they saw Ralph sign the above named 
Will, and heard him declare it to be his Last Will and Testament. 
And that they set their^ Hands and seals as witnesses thereof." 

January . . ,1750. 

Concerning the daughters of Dr. Ralph, we take the follow- 
ing from the work of Col. William Pope : 

" Rebecca, the eldest, married Mr. Thomas Glover, of Dor- 
chester, Feb. 20, 1752, and lived in Stoughton, about one mile 
from the first-built meeting house, on the road leading to Easton. 
She had eleven children, all but one of whom married and had 
families. At the time of her death, in 18 12, she had seventy- 


five grandchildren. She was a useful and industrious woman, a 
good wife, and a kind mother. Mr. Thomas Glover died in 
Stoughton, Jan. 5, 181 1 aged 88 years. She survived him, and 
died Aug. 11, 181 2, aged 84 years. 

" Lucretia, the second daughter, married James Pike, of Bos- 
ton, Jan. 16, 1772, and went there to live. He died in Boston, 
leaving two children, viz., James, born about 1774, married Mary 
Whitney, of Newton, Aug. 23, 1802, died in Boston, Sept. 17, 
1835, aged 63; and Lucretia, born in Boston about 1777, who 
married Elisha Tolman, of Concord, and went there to live. 
She had six children, born in Concord, viz., Elisha, Albert, 
James, Lucretia (who married Lysander Bascom), Abby, and 
Benjamin Tolman. 

" Rachel, third daughter, married Daniel Littlefield, of North 
Bridgewater, Aug. 31, 1758, and went there to live. They had 
one son, Ralph Pope Littlefield, born 1760, died young. She 

died in North Bridgewater, , 1760, aged 19 years; and 

Daniel Littlefield married, 2d, Catharine Cole, daughter of Joseph 
and Mary Cole, and sister of Mary, who married Frederick Pope. 

" Hannah, fourth daughter, married Alexander Glover,* Dec. 
28, 1769, and went to Dorchester to live. They had six children 
— three sons and three daughters. She died in Dorchester, Sept. 
28, 1825, aged 81 years. She was a woman of superior abilities." 


I. Rebecca, 5 b. Dec. 29, 1730; m. Feb. 20, 1752, Thomas 
Glover; d. Aug 1, 1812. 
II. Frederick, 5 b. May 15, 1733. [See next chapter, A, 1.] 

III. Samuel Ward, 5 b. Jan. 5, 1734; d. Jan. 31, 1750. 

IV. Lucretia, 5 b. Nov. 11, 1736; m. Jan. 16, 1772, James 

Pike ; d. . 

V. William, 5 b. Feb. 5, 1738-9. [See next chapter, A, 2.] 
VI. Rachel, 5 b. May 1, 1741 ; m. Daniel Littlefield; d. 

, 1760. 

VII. Hannah, 5 b. June 1, 1744; m. Alexander Glover; d. 
Sept. 28, 1825. 
VIII. James, 5 b. Jan. 28, 1749-50. [See next chapter, A, 3.] 

*Son of Alexander and Sarah (White) Glover. 




The older of the two sons who remained on the Squantum 
estate was Elijah, born April I, 171 1. 

As there is no one of his descendants in Dorchester, and 
none elsewhere with whom the writer has been able to com- 
municate ; and as references to himself and his family in public 
documents are very few, the sketch of this branch of the family 
must be brief. Yet, what we know of them, first and last, is 
honorable, and entitles them to a good place in our regard. 

April 19, 1775, the day the battle of Lexington was taking 
place, " Elijah Pope " and " Elijah Pope, junior," were among the 
"minute men " who gathered in Dorchester, and entered into the 
service of their country. The father was sixty-four years old. 
He was twice married, and had fourteen children. He made 
good improvement of his estate, and left a respectable fortune. 

His first wife was Jemima Vose, of Milton ; they were 
married in Boston, Oct. 7, 1730, by Samuel Checkley, Esq. 

She died March 24, 1760. Going to the town where his 
brother Ralph had found his bride, he married, Jan. 2, 1761, a 
second wife, Ann Stubbs, a relative of Rebecca. His residence 
is given in Boston, by the parson who performed the ceremony, 
Rev. Samuel Veazie. He died Oct. 4, 1777. His estate was 
administered on by his widow and son Elijah. 

The Court Order for division assigned one-third to the 
widow, "Anna " ; a double portion of the remainder to Elijah, 
Jr. ; and equal shares of the balance to "John, Chloe, Salome, 
Jerusha, Jemima, Hannah, Mary, Anna, Rachel and Lemuel, or 
their legal representatives." 

The widow died in Boston, in December, 1785, and Anna, 
"spinster," also "of Boston," became administratrix of her 


estate, Feb. 21, 1786. Samuel Belcher (the husband of a 
daughter of Ebenezer 4 ), having bought the rights of " Elijah 
John, Mima and Solima " in their mother's estate, had her 
portion " set off " to him, Anna and Rachel afterward ceding 
their shares, also, to him. 

Respecting the children little can be said. 

Elijah? jr., left no son, nor any grandson by the name of 
Pope ; yet quite a posterity through his daughters. 

The following is conjectured to be the subsequent history of 
the widow of Lemuel 5 : 

" Married in Boston, at the New South Church, Oct. 30, 
1803, Ebenezer Phillips and Betsey Pope." 

John b is supposed to be the person to whom the following 
entry in the town records of Lunenburg refers : 

"Elijah Pope, son of John Pope and Frances his wife, was 
born at Lunenburg, Sept. 3d, 1783." 

William, 5 son of Ralph, 4 resided in L. some years, we 
have seen. It would be natural that his cousin should 
follow him there. Did he also remove to Vermont, and 
leave posterity in some fair vale among the Green Moun- 
tains ? Not a note of the man, woman or child yet discovered, 
after this Lunenburg record. Thus we have no evidence of 
any person living now to bear the Pope name after Elijaffi of 

Hannalv* was married, Sept. 29, 1768, in the New South 
Church, Boston, to "Robert Molton." 

He was afterward a resident of Bristol, Maine ; whence 
"James Morton" came, Aug. 25, 1798, to receive ;£ 13, 13s., 6d., 
of Samuel Belcher, for a share in the estate of Elijah Pope ; 
acting as attorney for Thomas Morton of Bristol, carpenter, 
being the sole heir of " Hannah Pope." 

Concerning the others who married, we know little beyond 
the names of their husbands and date of marriage, as is shown 
in the following list : 


I. Elijah, 5 jr., born April 22, 1732 ; married Jan. 1, 
1778, Martha White, of Weymouth, who was born 
April 2, 1732. He died Dec. 11, 1800. 



Children : 

i. Sally Loring, 6 born Nov. 9, 1778. 

2. Patty 6 [Martha], b. Dec. 12, 1780; m. Feb. 23, 

1806, Elijah Glover ; had children, (a) Louisa 
Glover, b. Aug. 5, 1808, who m. Joseph Parshlee, 
of Braintree ; (b) Martha Harriet Glover, b. May 
22, 1810; m. Isaac T. Dyer, of Braintree; (c) 
Mary Smith Glover, b. May 25, 181 3. Patty 6 
{Pope) Glover d. July 16, 18 13. 

3. Polly, 6 b. July 1, 1782 ; m. Cyrus Balkum, of Dor- 

chester, Jan. 23, 1803 ; had children, (a) Martha 
White Balkum, b. April 25, 1804 ; (b) Mary Pope 
Balkwn, b. July 31, 1805 ; (c) Elijah Pope Bal- 
kum, b. Dec. 27, 1808 ; (d) Cyrus Balkum, baptized 
June 2, 181 1 ; (e) Sarah Howe Balkum, b. Sept. 
25, 1820. Mrs. Polly 6 {Pope) Balkum died Sept. 
9, 1824. 

Capt. Cyrus Balkum married (2) Rebecca Preston, April 25, 1826, 
and had other children. 

II. Chloe, 5 b. March 12, 1733-4; m. 1765, Rev. Jona- 

than Vinal ; d. . 

III. John, 5 b. Dec. 19, 1735 ; d. Oct. 14, 1750. 

IV. Lemuel, 5 b. Sept. 15, 1737 ; m. Oct. 22, 1773, Elizabeth 

White; d. 1778. Child: Betsey, b. April 1, 

1774; m. Thomas Shed, Nov. 26, 1795. 

V. Salome, 5 b. July 11, 1739 ; d. . 

VI. Jerusha, 5 b. Feb. 12, 1741-2; m. Feb. 20, 1766, Col. 

Ebenezer Williams ; d. . 

VII. Jemima, 5 b. Oct. 28, 1744 ; m. Dec. 10, 1767, Thomas 

Collyer ; d. . 

VIII. Hannah, 5 b. May 4, 1747 ; m. Sept. 29, 1768, Robert 

Molton [Morton] ; d. . 

IX. Mary, 5 b. Sept. 10, 1749; appears to be the person 
who was "married in Boston, Dec. 30, 1790, by 
Samuel Stillman," to William Jeffrey. 
X. Rachel, 5 b. Jan. 5, 1750 ; d. Sept. 25, 1762. 



XI. (i.) John, 5 b. July 22, 1762 ; m. Frances ; d. 

XII. (2.) Anna, 5 b. Dec. 7, 1763 ; d. . 

XIII. (3.) Sherebiah, 5 b. July 11, 1765 ; d. Sept. 5, 1765. 

XIV. (4.) Rachel, 5 b. July 8, 1768. 

I append to this list an account of a person who seems to 
have belonged to this family, although the fact that she was not 
mentioned among the heirs in the distribution of Elijah, 4 sen- 
ior's, estate appears to bar the possibility of her being his child. 
Yet why should she name her eldest son " Elijah Pope " ? Pos- 
sibly she was an adopted child ; or it may be Elijah, 5 junior, 
had married a wife before Martha White, and that Catharine 
[Katy] was the child of that marriage. 

"Katy Pope," b. 1771, m. Nov. 27, 1788, Mr. William 
Vose of Dorchester, son of William and Hannah Vose, b. Sept. 
14, 1757. "William Vose, cordwainer, and Catharine Vose his 
Wife," join in a deed with other children of Hannah Vose, 
April 11, 1803. 

Children: 1. Stephen Vose, b. Nov. 3, 1789. 2. Sarah 
Williams Vose, b. Nov. 7, 1791. 3. Elijah Pope Vose, b. Nov., 
1802. 4. Albert Vose, b. Jan., 1805. 5. Pamelia Vose, b. 
April, 1807. 6. Hannah Davis Vose, b. Aug. 20, 1809. 7. 
William Vose, . 

The estate of William Vose, blacksmith, was administered 
upon Feb. 4, 1844, an d distribution made to "Stephen Vose, 
brother, Sarah Sweet, niece, Pamelia V. Reed, sister, and 
Hannah D. Baker, sister of the deceased." "Eleaner Vose, 
George W. Vose, and Charles J. Reed " signing the receipts 
with them. 

"Mrs. Katy Vose died July 5, 1817, aged 46." 



Lazarus, 4 son of Ralph 3 and Rachel (Neale), was born Oct. 

3i. 1715. 

Of his youth we know nothing. He married, Jan. 19, 1740, 
Susanna, dau. of John and Susannah (Ellison) Glover, of Dor- 
chester, who was born Jan. 8, 171 5. Quite likely their home 
was in Dorchester until the death of his father, judging from 
the directions in Ralph's 4 will respecting the mill property at 
Stoughton. His name is on the tax list in Stoughton, Aug. 25, 
1748. He was one of the assessors at the time, so we see was 
a man of affairs, public matters claiming his attention some- 
what. He seems to have been successful in business, and to 
have trained up his children in habits of industry and efficiency. 
But, like his brother Ralph, he was cut down early, dying 
of fever, April 4, 1750. 

As one of the witnesses to his brother Ralph's will he has 
left us his beautiful signature. [See page 1 16.] 

He had made no will ; letters of administration were granted, 
March 26, 175 1, to his "widow, Susanna," and his brother, 
"Ebenezer Pope of Dorchester." 

Whether his and his wife's names were placed on the roll of 
the church or not, I have not learned. But Jan. 17, 1768, a 
good deputation of their children with one of their grandchil- 
dren made public confession of their faith, namely : 

"Micajah Pope, Ralf Pope, and Lazarus Pope and Jerusha 
Pope, Martha Fletcher, daughter of Micajah Pope." 

The widow saw her children's children and their children, 
having attained the remarkable age of 89 years. She went to 
her rest Nov. 3, 1803. 

Each of the five children of this family married, and each of 
the sons had children who will be enumerated in the next chapter. 


Susanna 5 married, first, Capt. Joseph Farrington, and, second, 
Peter St. Medard, M.D. The latter is said to have been con- 
nected with the U. S. Navy. 

Jerusha 5 married, first, " Philip Marchant of Boston," and 
second, Samuel Bisbee of Stoughton. 

This second husband was born in West Bridgewater, March 
29, 1757, and died in Canton, May 2, 1845. He served in the 
Revolutionary War. 

We regret the meagreness of our information respecting 
these families. 


I. Micajah, 5 b. June 6, 1741. [See next chapter, B, 1.] 
II. Ralph, 5 b. Oct. 1, 1742. [See next chapter, B, 2]. 

III. Susanna, 5 b. Dec. 27, 1744 ; m. (1) Oct. 5, 1767, Capt. 

Joseph Farrington ; (2) April 12, 1781, Peter St. 
Medard, M.D. ; d. , 1840. 

IV. Lazarus, 5 b. Jan. 19, 1746. [See next chapter, B, 3.] 

V. Jerusha, 5 b. April 18, 1749; m. (1) Dec. 11, 1773, Phillip 
Marchant ; (2) in 1783, Samuel Bisbee. 



Like his father, this youngest son was a " home boy." 
Receiving a half of the old place, he held it through life, and 
his son, Edmund, 5 and that son's son, Edmund, 6 also spent their 
lives there. It has not often happened that five men in line 
have thus lived and died on one farm, in America. 

To be sure, he might have gone elsewhere. When the 
General Court gave the township of "Dorchester Canada" 
(Ashburnham) to the veterans of the expedition of 1690 and 
their heirs, his father passed over to him the share which 
fell to the lot of the deceased uncle whose name he bore ; 
and he became proprietor of " the 32d right or share," or 
the owner of one sixty-third part of the township, which was 
located in "Lot 28, 1st Division, 57, 2d Division, 11, 4th 
Division and 46, Equivalent lot." On these he paid taxes in 


He might have gone, like many a young man of the day, to 

make a home for himself in this " new country," where he had 
so good an outlook. But, four years after his father's death, 
he married Abigail Billings, whom we believe to have been a 
daughter of a son of the pioneer Roger Billings, one of the 
nearest neighbors. 

A Dorchester farm, in good state of cultivation, with 
market near, and neighbors and relatives at hand, had more 
charms for the young man than a hillside or marsh in the 
northern part of Worcester County ; and he brought up his 
family on the old spot and let the wild land remain un- 
trodden. Three sons and three daughters married ; two 
became "old bachelors"; only one child, the first Samuel, 5 
died in childhood. 


Death came to the father the first day of winter, 1787. But 
he was not unprepared. Let us read his well-conceived will, 
kindly copied from the original, for this work, by his descend- 
ant, John Tolman Pope 7 . 

The Will of Ebenezer 4 Pope. 

In the Name of God Amen This First Day of February Anno 
Domini One Thousand Seven hundred Eighty & Four, I Ebenezer 
Pope of Dorchester in the County of Suffolk within the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, Gentleman being in a good mea/ure of 
Health & Strength of Body & of Sound & of Disposing Mind and 
Memory thanks be given unto God Calling to Mind the Mortality of 
my Body & knowing that it is Appointed unto all Men to Die, do 
make & ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say 
Principally and first of all, I give & recommend my Soul into the 
hands of God that gave it, trusting in the Merits of a Glorious Savior 
for Salvation, and my Body I recomend to the Earth, to be Buried 
at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named nothing doubting 
but at the general Resurrection, I shall receive the Same again by 
the mighty Powers of God. 

And touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God 
to Ble/s me in this Life, I give Devise & Dispose of the Same in the 
following manner & form. Imprimis I give Bequeath unto Abigail 
my Beloved Wife a Horse & my Chaise to her own Dispose al/b a 
Cow & so much of my In Door Moveables as to make up one third 
part of my Per/sonal Eftate including the Cow & the Improvement of 
one Third part of my Real Estate so long as she remains my Widow, 
but if she Marray then to be paid Sixty Dollars a Year in Specie by 
my Sons in equal Proportion and to quit my Real Estate. Item I 
Give & Bequeath to my Sons Ebenezer Pope, John Pope, Ralph 
Pope Edmund Pope & Samuel Pope their Heirs and A/signs my 
Real Estate lying in Dorchester, Braintree Milton & A/hburnham 
also my Creaturs excepting two Cows and my out Door Moveables 
re/erving to my Wife the improvement of one third part of my Real 
Estate so long so she remains my Widow, and reserving to my 
Daughters Abigail Pope & Mary Houghton the Widow of Jo/eph 
Houghton improvement of the Ea/terly Chamber in my Dwelling 
House Cellar Room & as long as theay or either of them remain 
unmarried. My Real Estate my out Door moveables &c. I give 
& Bequeath to my Sons before named in equal Proportions theay 
paying my Funeral Charges and Just Debts & to theire Mother if 


she marries again & their Sisters the Sum of Money hereafter given 
them in equal Proportions. 

I give & Bequeath to my Daughter Abigail Pope a Cow a Bed & 
Beding the improvement of the one half of the Easterly Chamber 
in my Dwelling House Convenient Room in my Cellar Convenient 
yard Room & passing & repasing to & from my house as she may 
have occafion & one Cord of Wood yearley to provided for her 
by her Brothers, so long as my Wood shall Laft. The Improve- 
ment of the whole of the Easterly Chamber in my Dwelling house 
if her Si/ter Mary Houghton be Married again or Shall Die be- 
fore her. The Improvement of my Easterly Chamber &c. granted 
her so long as She remains unmarried & no longer. I Give & 
bequeath to my said Daughter Abigail Pope her Heirs & Assigns the 
Sum of Three hundred and forty Dollars in Specie to be paid her by 
her Brothers in equal Proportion within one Year After my Decease. 

Item I Give & Bequeath to my DaughterJMary Houghton the Widow 
of Joseph Houghton besides what I have already given her a Bed The 
Improvement of the one half of the Easterly Chamber in my Dwelling 
House, convenient room in my Cellar & Convenient Yard Room & 
liberty of pa/sing & repa/sing at all times to and from my House, as 
She may have Occa/ion, & one Cord of Wood to be provided for her 
Yearly so long as my Wood Shall last by her Brothers in equal propor- 
tion. The Improvement of the whole of the Easterly Chamber in my 
Dwelling House if Sister Abigail Pope be married or Die before her. 
The improvement of my Easterly Chamber &c granted her so long as 
She remained unmarried & no longer. I Give & Bequeath to my said 
Daughter Mary Houghton, her Heirs & A/signs, the sum of two Hun- 
dred & Eighty Dollars in Specie to be paid by Her Brothers in Equal 
proportion within two years After my Decease : — My Will is that if 
my Daughter Abigail Pope out live her Sister Mary Houghton or her 
Sister be married, that She have two Cords of Wood provided for her 
Yearly by her Brothers in equal Proportion & on the other hand if she 
out live her Sister Abigail Pope or her Sister be married, that she 
have two Cords of Wood provided for her Yearly by her Brothers in 
equal Proportion so long as my Wood Shall Last. 

Item, I Give & Bequeath to my Daughter Rachel Belcher the 
Wife of Samuel Belcher her Heirs & Assigns the Sum of Two Hun- 
dred & Eighty Dollars in Specie besides what I have already given 
her to be paid her by her Brothers in equal Proportion within Three 
Years After my Decease. 

I Give & Bequeath my In Door Moveables, not heretofore Dis- 
posed off to all my Children in equall Proportions. I Constitute 


make & ordain my Sons Ebenezer Pope & John Pope Sole Executors 
of my last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke 
& disannull all & every other former Testaments, Wills, Legacies, 
Bequeasts, & Executors by me in any ways before named Willed & 
Bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my Last 
Will & Testament. In Witne/s whereof I have hereunto set my Hand 
and Seal the Day & Year first Above written. 

Ebenezer Pope & seal. 

Signed, sealed Published Pronounced & Declared by the said 
Ebenezer Pope as his Last Will and Testament in the Presence of us 
the Subscribers. Noah Clap. 

Nathaniel Clap. 
Sarah Clap. 

Suffolk, ss. The above Writing being presented by the Execu- 
tors named, Noar Clap, and Nathaniel Clap made Oath that they 
saw Ebenezer Pope the Subscriber to this Instrument sign and seal 
and also heard him publish and declare the same to be his last Will 
and Testament and that when he so did he was of sound disposing 
Mind and Memory acording to these Deponents best Discerning & 
that they together with Sarah Clap now p'sent set to their Names as 
Witnefs thereof in the said Testator's presence. 

Dorchester, August 7, 1788. 

The widow was alive when her son Ebenezer 5 made his will 
(proved Mar. 6, 1798). 

The dates of her birth and death are, thus far, wanting ; her 
will, dated Dec. 1, 1802, proved March 1, 1803, limits the time 
of her demise, however. John, Edmund, Mary, and Abigail were 
her heirs. 

The Ashburnham lands were sold by the sons, Ebenezer 5 
and John, 5 in accordance with the father's wish (as stated in 
the deeds), as follows : one tract to Samuel Foster, of Ash- 
burnham, Feb. 12, 1790; Lot 57, 2d Division, to Hezekiah Cony, 
jr., of Ashburnham, March 24, 1791 ; the "Equivalent lot" and 
75 acres more, to E. Williams, of Dorchester, Dec. 18, 1797. 

When the battle of Lexington was reported in Dorchester, 
the Popes responded quickly to the gun "heard round the 
world," and either Ebenezer, 4 then fifty-two years old, or his 
son, Ebenezer, 5 twenty-three, was one of the men who instantly 
enlisted for defence of home and rights. 


We have failed in efforts made to obtain full details of the 

families of the daughters, Abigail, 5 wife of Rawson, of 

Milton ; Rachel, 5 wife of Samuel Belcher ; and Mary, 5 who was 
the wife, first, of Joseph Houghton, and, second, of Jonathan 
Rawson, save the following notes upon the children of the 
latter marriage. 


I. Abigail, 5 b. Nov. 16, 1748-9; m. David Rawson ; d. 

Sept. 30, 1806. 
II. Rachel, 5 Jan. 5, 175 1 ; m. Sept. 27, 1772, Samuel 
Belcher ; d. . 

Rachel, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Pope) Belcher, married 
James Lucas, of Boston, afterward of Manchester, Mass. 

III. Ebenezer, 5 b. Dec. 14, 1752; d. Oct. 1, 1798. 

IV. John, 5 b. Jan. 14, 1755. [See next chapter, C, 1.] 

V. Mary, 5 b. Jan. 18, 1757; m. (1) March 29, 1775, Joseph 
Houghton; (2) Feb. 25, 1787, Jonathan Rawson, of 
Braintree; d. March 28, 1831. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary* (Pope [Houghton]) Rawson. 

Ebenezer, b. July 6, 1787. Settled at Townsend, Mass. 

Jonathan, b. Nov. 1, 1789. Settled in Boston. 

Mary, b. Sept. 12, 1791 ; m. Beza Soule. Settled in Quincy. 

Abigail, b. Jan. 12, 1793. 

Samuel, b. Feb. 22, 1794. Resided in the homestead in 

William, b. Aug. 22, 1796. 
Henry, b. Jan. 7, 1798. 
Clarissa, b. July 7, 1800. 
Mrs. Mary (Pope) Rawson died March 28, 183 1. 

VI. Ralph, 5 b. March 14, 1759. [See next chapter, C, 2.] 

VII. Samuel, 5 b. Jan. 14, 1761 ; d. Sept. 21, 1770. 

VIII. Edmund, 5 b. May 6, 1765. [See next chapter, C, 3.] 

IX. Samuel, 5 b. May 27, 1768 ; d. Aug. 6, 1S01. 

He grew to manhood and became a capable business man, 
but died single, Aug. 6, 1801. 








The oldest son in a country home, he had peculiar burdens 
when his father died. Less than seventeen years old, he had a 
great test made of his manliness, and loyalty to his remaining 
parent. We are told that he stood the test finely, and bore his 
new burdens like a hero. The business of the farm was on his 
hands, and as his Uncle Lazarus's death quickly followed his 
father's, the mill, too, came under his care, naturally. 

But he grew up tall, lithe, and strong, unusually composed 
and calm under excitement, able, alike, to command himself and 
others. Not greatly given to speech-making, he was called into 
prominent positions because he knew well how to listen, and 
was a keen reader of human nature. But when he spoke, it 
was to the point. It was said of him, as of his brother William, 
that he was inclined to be sarcastic. 

An instance of this was told us by " Aunt Susanna," widow 
of his son Elijah 6 . 

At one of the town meetings in Stoughton, political feeling 
had run high, and quite a contest had risen over the electing of 
a representative to the " General Court," the legislative assem- 


bly of Massachusetts, in spite of which Colonel Pope had been 
re-elected by a strong majority. As people were coming out of 
the voting-place, one ignorant fellow, grumbling at the result, 

" I don't believe, Colonel Pope, you are the greatest man in 
town. I think /can see through a millstone as far as you can." 
The good-natured colonel, as he strode out, quietly answered, 
" Well, very likely ; and I think you can see as far through a 
millstone as you can through anything." 

He married a Bridgewater girl, Mary, or " Molly," as that 
sweet name came then to be twisted, daughter of one of the old 
Plymouth families. Here is the official record : 

"Married in North Bridgewater, June 8, 1758, by Rev. John Por- 
ter, Frederick Pope of Dorchester to Mary, dau. of Joseph and Mary 

Plymouth registers give us the information that Joseph Cole's 
wife was the daughter of Edward 2 Stephens of that place, 
granddaughter of Edward, 1 who was an early resident of Marsh- 
field. Her mother was Mary, daughter of Eleazer 2 Churchill, 
son of John, 1 who came to Plymouth in 1643, and married Han- 
nah, daughter of William Pontus, an earlier settler. The Cole 
line is not fully traced ; enough is known, however, to place 
Joseph among the descendants of that family whose name is 
memorialized in the widely celebrated " Cole's Hill," in Ply- 
mouth ; and the writer feels certain that the earliest of this line 
in the "old colony " did not come in the " Mayflower" ! 

The bride of Frederick 5 Pope proved to be a wide-awake, 
capable woman, a worthy companion for her spouse. 

One or both of them must have been members of the church, 
for their children were duly baptized, and their home had daily 
worship in it, like those of the former generations. 

The military record of a grandsire is often magnified by tra- 
dition. We have documents to measure that of this hero — in 
a few points only. At the Massachusetts State House there 
exists a precious parchment, entitled, 

" A Muster Roll of the Company in the Colony Service ; Which 
Marched from Stoughton on the alarm on the 19th of April 1775 under 
the command of Capt. Peter Talbot." 



Among the eighty-five names on the Roll, we find James 
Pope, Ralph Pope, and Frederick Pope. 

They were mustered out after less than two weeks' service, 
and received their pay in accordance with a resolve of the 
Council, passed Feb. 20, 1776. 

James Pope was the second lieutenant of the company, Ralph 
Pope one of the corporals, and Frederick Pope is in the list of 

The following extracts from this pay-roll are presented in 
their original form : 




of Travil 

Days in 

of Service 

Amount of 
Travil & Service 

James Pope 
Ralph Pope 
Frederick Pope 

2d Lieut. 



s. d. 
3 2 
3 2 
3 2 



s. d. qr. 

9 5 ° 
5 8 3 

s. d. qr. 

18 2 

12 7 

8 10 3 

"In June (1775,) Capt. Frederick Pope enlisted a company 
of fifty-eight men for one month and nine days' service." [Hist, 
of Norfolk County.] 

In the Massachusetts Military Documents, Vol. 28, Book of 
Militia Officers, p. 64, we find the following : 

" Sea Coast Officers Commissionated. 


May 8 th John Robinson Col : 
John Jacobs Lt : Col : 
Fred k Pope — Major 

of a Battalion to be raised 

for the defence of y e 

Harbor of Boston." 

The family tradition that he was commander of a regiment 
during the Revolutionary War, has not complete verification ; 
yet, with the foregoing voucher for his appointment as Major, 
and the fact that the war continued five years thereafter, we 
may reasonably believe that he rose to higher rank and did 
larger service before its close. His uniform title from that 
time was " Colonel." 

The name of Col. Frederick Pope first appears on the roll of 
the House of Representatives as the colleague of Elijah Dun- 
bar, Esq., May 30, 1787, representing the town of Stoughton. 

The journal of the House does not report any of his speeches, 
but chronicles several of his votes. He voted nay upon the 


question of repealing " The Disqualifying Act, &c, for raising 
troops to be employed in the Western counties, and for pardon- 
ing all persons concerned in the late rebellion, excepting as 
mentioned therein." In short, he was not disposed to pass 
lightly over the conduct of those who had participated in 
"Shay's Rebellion." 

He voted yea on the adoption of a " Bill for the continuance 
of and in addition to an act entitled, An Act for suspending 
the laws for the collection of private debts under certain limita- 
tions." — Nov. 13, 1787. 

Oct. 25, 1787, the house considered the Proposition for as- 
sembling a State convention for the consideration of the pro- 
posed Federal constitution ; and although he was not a mem- 
ber of that convention, yet he was one of those who considered 
in the Legislature the great problems of the infant Republic, 
and aided in shaping " the Massachusetts idea," which entered as 
a strong factor into the composition of the general government. 

He was sole representative in 1788, and continued in 1789. 
He voted against the constitutional right of persons to seats in 
the Legislature when holding such Federal offices as were a 
disqualification for the Legislature by State statute. It was 
decided as he believed right, by a strong vote, Jan. 22, 1790. 

In March, 1790, James Endicott, Esq., succeeded him ; but 
he was returned again in 1791, and re-elected in 1792. In 1793 
Elijah Dunbar, Esq., was returned. 

" In 1794 a novel experiment was tried for supplying the 
town treasury, by voting that the person who should be chosen 
representative should serve for 6s. yd. per day, and if the Gen- 
eral Court should fix a higher rate, ' y e over-plus is to be re- 
turned to the town.' Col. Frederick Pope was chosen, and ac- 
cepted the condition prescribed." At the next election the 
plan was dropped. 

In 1795, Mr. Elijah Crane was the representative ; but in 
1796 Col. Pope held the office again, making seven terms in all 
that he thus served his native town. 

His death occurred Aug. 20, 181 2, in the midst of the 
stirring events of the " Second War with Great Britain," and 
no obituary notice has come to light, though it is well known 
that he was highly esteemed as a citizen of Stoughton. 


He was buried in S., but afterwards re-interred in the tomb 
of his sons, Frederick 6 and William, 6 in Dorchester, where also 
his wife's dust reposes. She followed her husband " into the 
silent land," Dec. 24, 1823. 

All of their eight children mentioned in church and town 
records, reached maturity. Five of the six sons left families 
of which particular account will be given in the next chapter. 


I. Ralph, 6 b. 1760. [See next chapter, A, 1.] 
II. Rachel, 6 b. 1761 ; m. Feb. 2, 1786, George Lyon Far- 
rington, son of Joseph and Eva (Thorp) Farrington, of 
Roxbury, b. April 14, 1764. 

III. Samuel Ward, 6 b. Feb., 1763. [See next chapter, A, 2.] 

IV. Alexander, 6 bapt. May 1, 1764, has left but few 

memorials. When, after the Revolutionary War, 
Charleston, South Carolina, was thriving prosperously, 
he went thither, in company with his two older 
brothers, and entered upon the business of house- 
building. There he is said to have married and had 
a daughter, and there^his death is reported as taking 
place, April 7, 1797. But the attempts made by his 
nephew, Col. Wm. Pope, to gather further points in 
the matter, proved unsuccessful. It appears to be 
certain that he left no issue in the male line. 
V. Frederick, 6 born Aug. 20, 1772. [See next chapter, 

A, 3-] 
VI. William, 6 b. Nov. 12, 1774. [See next chapter, A, 4.] 
VII. Mary, 6 bapt. May 17, 1778 ; m. Feb. 24, 1800, Stoughton 
Morse, son of Joshua Morse, of Clinton, N. Y., born 
April 3, 1776. They resided some time in Massa- 
chusetts, then removed to Manlius, N. Y., where Mr. 
Morse died, April ''20, 1822. [See Morse Genealogy.] 
Children : Charles Morse, was clerk for his father's 
brother, Samuel Adams Morse, of Machias, Me., a few 
years ; but went to? New York to the family home. 

Mary Morse, married, . Resided at some place 

in N. Y. State. 
VIII. Elijah, 6 born June 10, 1780. [See next chapter, A, 5.] 




WILLIAM, 5 son of Ralph 4 and Rebecca Stubbs, was born 
in Stoughton, Feb. 5, 1738-9. Married Mary Kingman of 
Easton, born about 1743. 

We have few traces of their early married life. Their 
home was in Stoughton for several years. Their daughter, 
Mary, was born June 3, 1768, and we learn of the baptism of an- 
other daughter : "1776, March 17, Rebecca, Daughter of Wil- 
liam Pope," [Stoughton Church records,] who appears to have 
died young. But he had already bought a piece of land in a 
"border" settlement, we discover, and thither he soon after re- 

"William Pope of Lunenburg," bought land in L. of Peter Page 
and Amos Kendall, Nov. 2 d , 1770. 

Philip Goodridge and Daniel Steward of Lunenburg, deed land in 
L. to William Pope of L., Oct. 3, 1777. 

"William Pope of Lunenburg in the county of Worcester and 
state of Mafsachusetts, gentleman," and "Molly Pope his wife," deed 
land in L. to Amos and Asa Nelson and David Mighill of Rowley, 
May 3, 1780. 

" William Pope of Jaflrey in the county of Cheshire in the State of 
New Hampshire, Gentleman," and " Molley Pope " sign another deed, 
Feb. 15, 1783, conveying land in Lunenburg, Mass., to Silas Snow 

But while living in Lunenburg, he was reaching farther north 
for a home ; we trace him along by public documents and deeds, 
and fully identify the man. 

Among the petitioners for the incorporation of Hillsborough, 
N. H., Feb. 15, 1770, we find the name of "William Pope." 

" Will m Pope " was credited with ten pounds for service in 
the "Experdishon to Proverdance or Rodisland," Aug. 8, 1778, 
in the roll of Hillsborough soldiers. 

In 1780 he signed a petition for authority to tax non-resident 
property owners, and was also a signer to a petition concerning 
the Drawing of Town Lots, which the New Hampshire Legis- 


lature acted upon Feb. 17, 1785. A little later Jaffrey had 
become his home, for we find his name on a protest of the citi- 
zens of this place, May 24, 1787, against setting off a portion of 
the town. 

We are grateful for the information in the " History of Jaff- 
rey, N. H.," by Dr. Daniel B. Cutter, of Peterboro, N. H. 

" William Pope (Captain) came to Jaffrey at an early date, and 
settled on Lot 20, Range 6, now owned by Joseph Davis. He was 
in service during the Revolution, and on committees to procure pro- 
visions for the army ; member of the board of selectmen, and held 
other offices of honor and trust. Of his origin we have no knowl- 
edge. He married Mary , who died May 7, 182 1, aged 78. He 

died Nov. 16, 1820, aged 80. One child, Polly, married Nathan Cut- 
ter, of New Ipswich. 

"Nathan Cutter came from New Ipswich, where his father, 
Nathan, a grandson of Ephraim. died March 6, 1778, aged 42, and 
settled on Lot 20, Range 6, now owned by Addison Pierce. The 
time of his settlement in Jaffrey is not precisely known, but some 
time previous to 1785. About 1812 he removed to Shoreham, Vt., 
and died about 1818. 
" His children were : 

I. Polly Cutter, d. in Jaffrey, Dec. 29, 1798. 
II. William Pope Cutter, b. in Jaffrey, June 13, 1785 ; graduated at 
Dartmouth College in 1805 ; studied medicine, and settled 
in Shoreham, Vt. ; m. Prudence Evans, March 24, 1808 j d. 
at Shoreham, Vt., July 8, 1815. 

III. Rhoana Cutter, b. in Jaffrey ; m. Nicanor Needham, of Shore- 

ham, Vt, physician ; d. . 

IV. Orinda Cutter, m. Darius Cooper, farmer. 
V. Abdilla Cutter. 

VI. Rosina, m. Leander Cass ; had a son and daughter. 
VII. Nathan Cutter. 

William Pope Cutter (Dr.) had children : 

I. Dorothy Cutter, b. Sept. 20, 1809; m. Daniel Abbott; d. Nov. 
19, 1862 ; had one daughter. 
II. William Pope Cutter, b. Nov. 23, 1811 ; d. 1822. 
III. Rhoana N. Cutter, b. in Hartford, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1814; m. 
Walter Robbins, of Leicester, Vt, Dec. 31, 1838; had chil- 
dren : 


i. Milo N. Robbins, b. Dec. 9, 1840 ; m. Annie P. Whittier, 
Sept. 17, 1866; real-estate dealer, in Boston, resides at 
Melrose; one son, b. May 19, 1869. 

2. Hannah M. Robbins, b. April 15, 1843. 

3. Emma R. Robbins, b. Sept. 4, 1845 ; m. Edwin H. Hub- 

bard, Feb. 24, 1864. 

4. Thirza L. Robbins, b. 1849. 

5. Mary J. Robbins, b. Sept. 19, 1852. 

6. Julia A. Robbins, b. May 22, 1855." 

" Captain Pope," as he was called, was often in office in Jaff- 
rey, and was spoken of by one who knew him, as " a man of fair 
talents, considerable acquirements, strict integrity, sound 
judgment," and original in his ideas. He was a Free Mason. 


JAMES, 5 son of Ralph 4 and Rebecca (Stubbs), b. July 31, 
1746; m. May 19, 1772, Sarah, dau. of David and Relief 
Capen, who was b. Oct. 22, 1753. 

A very active, intelligent, faithful man, often called to the 
lead in public matters in Stoughton, and much respected by his 
neighbors, — such is the report which has come down to us 
regarding this third son of "Dr. Ralph" Pope. How he passed 
his youth, and what the details of his life were, we should be 
glad to learn ; but the burning of a chestful of old papers has 
robbed us of private mementos and records, while public docu- 
ments have yielded but few particulars. 

We have already given in full the record of his beginning of 
military service, in the foregoing section. He took rank as 
lieutenant, while his older brother, Frederick, was enrolled as 
private. Perhaps this was a sign of his greater personal popu- 
larity among the young men of his acquaintance ; it may be 
that both he and his brother had previously seen service in 
some of the campaigns of the long French and Indian War. 
Tradition cannot be followed here. 


After the war the brother passed as colonel and he as 
captain, memorials, I suppose, of the rank each had reached 
before the long contest had come to an end. 

He and his wife were also faithful in religion, and the 
baptisms of several of their children are recorded. 

The first four little ones died in early childhood. Then 
came a daughter, Milly, 6 who lived to the age of twenty-two, 
but died without having fulfilled the hopes of fond love, whose 
plan was thus written on the town book : 

" Marriage is intended between Jonathan Belcher and Milly Pope 
of Stoughton. May 31, 1801." 

She "faded away" Sept. 20, 1801. The next child to Milly 
was a fourth boy, Luther, 6 who lived but three and a half 

Azor, 6 Relief, 6 Anna, 6 and Ward, 6 the children next in order, 
passed safely through the diseases incident to childhood, and 
came to maturity and parent life : but meantime one other boy, 
Rufus, 6 had been born only to die " of canker," as the " Bill 
of Mortality " reported, at the age of two years. Thus four 
only of the ten children furnish materials for memoirs here. 
Yet who does not look hopefully for the future biography of 
those who have been early taken from the poor chances of 
earth's school to the magnificent advantages of the School 
Supreme ! 

Each child born is worthy of our registration, and recognition 
and hope. 

Another " Bill of Mortality " has a paragraph for us. 

" 1798, September 26, Capt. James Pope, JE. 52. By a fall from a 
loaded wagon." 

So there was another shock of grief for one often afflicted, 
and another " light in the window." 

Administration on the estate was granted, at her request, to 
Samuel Talbot, and Lemuel Gay became the guardian of the 
children, Nov. 6, 1798. The division of the property was 
announced Aug. 7, 1804. 

The widow died Jan. 18, 1816. 



I. James, 6 b. March 23, 1773; d. Oct. 8, 1778. 

II. Oliver, 6 b. Nov. 2, 1774; d. Dec. 30, 1777. 

III. Rebecca, 6 b. March 2, 1776; d. Oct. 21, 1778. 

IV. Elijah, 6 b. Dec. 20, 1777; d. Oct. 25, 1778. 
V. Milly, 6 b. Aug. 24, 1779; d. Sept. 20, 1801. 

VI. Luther, 6 b. April 8, 1781 ; d. Oct. 20, 1801. 
VII. Azor, 6 b. May 6, 1783. [See next chapter, A, 6.] 
VIII. Relief, 6 b. April 21, 1785 ; m. March 27, 1804, Capt. 
Thomas Pownal Richards, of Sharon ; d. Jan. 23, 
1 82 1. The children of this couple were : 

1. Milly Pownal Richards, b. 1804; became the wife of 

Capt. James Hill, son of John and Susanna Hill ; 
d. March, 1883. 

2. Relief Richards, m. April 20, 1840, Nathaniel Smith, 

of Easton. 

3. Thomas Richards, m. Anna Kepley ; children : Mary 

Richards, Benjamin Richards, Augusta Richards, 
Elizabeth Richards. One of these daughters is the 
wife of Charles Bartlett, and lives in California. 

4. Pownal Richards, m. Sally Beals. 

5. Benjamin Richards, d. in early manhood. 

6. William Richards. 

7. Nathaniel Richards, m. Mary Hayden. 

IX. Anna, 6 b. May 3, 1787; m. Jan. 7, 1807, Barney 
Richards, of Sharon, brother of Thomas P. Rich- 
ards, who d. June 5, 1857. He was b. May 11, 1776, 
and d. March 31, 1837. Their children : 

1. Sarah Ann Richards, b. July 8, 1809; m. Luther 

Southworth ; she d. July 3, 1874. 

2. Barney Richards, b. Dec. 18, 18 10; d. Feb. 3, 181 1. 

3. Mary Richards, b. Nov. 23, 181 2; m. Henry Drake, 

of Sharon, Nov. 28, 1833. They (Henry Drake 
and Mary) removed to Sharon soon after. He d., 
after great suffering from rheumatism, in May, 1885. 
Mrs. Drake is full of vigor in mind and body, as 


these lines are penned, and has taken great interest 
in the preparation of these annals of her mother's 
family. Children of Henry and Mary {Richards) 
Drake: (i.) Margaret Drake, m. July 6, 1856, 
Charles, son of Daniel and Elizabeth Hill, of Boston. 
They have a son, Charles Webster Hill, b. July 9, 
1857, residing in Stoughton. (2.) Henry Albert 
Drake. (3.) Herbert Drake. 

4. Barney Richards, b. Nov. 14, 1814; d. Feb. 16, 1815. 

5. Nelson Richards, b. Jan. 13, 1816; died May 5, 1880. 

6. Martha Richards, b. July 26, 18 18; d. Oct. 5, 1822. 

7. Albert Richards, b. March 25, 1824; m. Sarah Buck- 

lin, of Marlboro, Oct. 19, 1853; d. Nov. 8, 1853. 
Just three weeks of wedded life. 

X. Ward, 6 b. April 4, 1789. [See next chapter, A, 7.] 
XI. Rufus, 6 bapt. Nov. 16, 1794; d. July 28, 1796. 


I. MICAJAH 5 ; 2. RALPH 5 ; 3. LAZARUS 5 . 



MICAJAH, 5 eldest son of Lazarus 4 and Susanna (Glover), 
was born June 6, 1741. At twenty-five years of age he gave his 
heart and hand to Sarah Whitney, of the neighboring town of 
Braintree. The date of their marriage is not given, but, Jan. 
17, 1768, he was admitted to the Stoughton church, in company 
with several others of the family, and brought his babe, 
" Martha Fletcher," for baptism. 

This child, Martha Fletcher? was " married to Anthony 
Hunt, of Braintree, by Rev. Ezra Weld, Nov. 13, 1786," or 
when a few days more than eighteen years of age. 

The life he lived passed rapidly away, with what special suc- 
cesses we do not know; nor are we certain on what day it 
closed. Probate files reveal to us his will, dated Dec. 2, 1773, 
bequeathing his property to his wife, " Sarah," and to his "two 
beloved children, John Pope and Martha Fletcher." The will 
was presented in court March 10, 1774 ; so his death fell 
between these two dates. 

About that time another child was born, whom the widow 
presented for baptism, April 21, 1776. 

In 1789 she removed to Braintree, where her sons grew up 
to be a comfort to her old age ; and where she closed her eyes 
in the sleep that knows no waking, Dec. 19, 1800. 



I. Martha Fletcher, 6 b. Nov. i, 1767; m. Nov. 13, 1786, 

Anthony Hunt. 

II. JoHN, 6 bapt. April 23, 1769. [See next chapter, B, 1.] 
III. Asa, 6 bapt. April 21, 1776. [See next chapter, B, 2.] 

B, 2. 

RALPH, 5 the second son of Lazarus, 4 senior, and Susanna 
(Glover), was a man of considerable force, judging from three 
circumstances. First, he took the stand of a church-member, 
Jan. 17, 1768 ; second, he was chosen corporal in the company 
of volunteer infantry, which organized under the captaincy of 
Peter Talbot, on the day of the Lexington alarm ; and, third, 
he was chosen " tything-man," (or meeting-house policeman,) 
in Braintree, March 7, 1785. 

His wife was Hannah, daughter of David and Hannah 
(Talbot) Gay ; and Jan. 1, 1771, was their wedding day. Five 
children cheered their hearts, all spared to adult and family life. 

Of these one, only, was a daughter, Nancy 6 ; who married, 
June 12, 1796, Joshua Wild of Randolph. A son, George, and 
a daughter, Sarah, survive them. 


I. Joseph, 6 born Oct. 4, 1771. [See next chapter, B, 3.] 
II. Micajah, 6 b. May 5, 1774. [ B, 4.] 

III. Nancy, 6 b. June 12, 1776; m. June 12, 1796, Joshua 

Wild; d. . 

IV. Ralph, 6 b. Feb. 18, 1779. [See next chapter, B, 5.] 

V. Lemuel, 6 b. Oct. 12, 1781. [ B, 6.] 

B, 3- 

LAZARUS, 5 third son of Lazarus 4 and Susanna (Glover), was 
born on the 19th of January, 1746. 

He seems to have been a person of refined sensibilities and 
of good "capacitie for learning"; for in the list of scholars at 
" William Billing's Sacred Music School at Stoughton," in the 


year 1774, his name is enrolled as "one of the singers of 

Four years earlier he had taken his place as a Christian ; and 
we may imagine him a person well esteemed in the community, 
when he was able to win in marriage the hand of Mrs. Mary 
(Swan) Spurr, whose husband, Thomas Spurr, jr., had some 
time before passed away. 

The date of the marriage is missing ; so are those of the 
births of the nine children who graced the union of the tenor 
singer and the young widow. 

Perhaps the climate of that region was malarial. The chroni- 
cles of Stoughton tell us that " Lazarus Pope died March 16, 
1802, of fever," as his father and uncle had done before him. 
Like them he was still at an age where force and vigor should 
naturally be in full tide; but the "husbandman," as Probate 
records designate him, was done with earthly sowing and 

The widow survived him not many years ; " consump- 
tion," says the record, was the name the doctors gave to the 
merciless messenger of death which touched her beyond 
their curative skill, Sept. 28, 1807; and May 9, 1809, public 
documents furnish their latest mention of her name, when her 
eldest son, Lazarus, made report as administrator of her estate. 


T. Mary (Polly, Pally), 6 b. 1778; d. Dec. 25, 1846. 

II. Susanna, 6 b. 1780; d. . 

III. Lazarus, 6 b. April, 1782. [See next chapter, B, 7.] 

IV. Ebenezer, 6 b. 1784; d. . 

V. Sarah, 6 b. 1787; d. . 

VI. Abigail, 6 b. 1789; married, first, Dec. 9, 1807, Isaac 
Washburn, of Kingston, Mass. He died March 27, 
1828, a. 53 yrs. She m., second, Samuel Wales, of 
Stoughton, Nov. 23, 1836. She died Nov. 9, 1861. 


I. Susan St. Medard Washburn, b. March 23, 1809; 
m., Jan. — , 1829, Sumner I. Ruggles, of Dor- 
chester. She died June 27, 1858, a. 49 yrs- 


Children: Cynthia Maria Ruggles,b. , 183 1 ; 

m. G. V. Nordstrom, of Boston. Frank Sumner 

Ruggles, b. , 1833 J m - Emmeline Summer- 

hayes. Mary Emma Ruggles, b. , 1845 > m - 

Granville M. Fiske, of Dorchester. 

2. Cynthia Bradford Washburn, b. June 6, 181 1; m. 

Nov. 27, 1834, Sumner A. Hayward, of North 
Bridgewater (now Brockton). He died June 20, 
1883. Children : 

(1.) Sarah Washburn Hayward, b. Nov. 24, 1839; 
m. Aug. 5, i860, Portus B. Hancock of Coven- 
try, Vt. ; child, Sumner Hayward Hancock, b. 
Sept. 17, 1876. 

(2.) Abbie Wales Hayward, b. May 14, 1842; d. 
Sept. 16, 1864. 

(3.) Maria Chilton Hayward, b. April 27, 1845 J d. 
Oct. 27, 1858. 

(4.) Lora Standish Hayward, b. July 10, 1848 ; m. 
May 21, 1876, Charles W. Sumner, of Fox- 
boro ; child, Warren Ellis Sumner, b. May 8, 

(5.) Julia Bradford Hayward, b. Oct. 5, 1850; m. 
April 23, 1873, William M. Thompson, of 
Brockton ; child, Edgar Hayward Thompson, 
b. June 10, 1879. 

3. George Hiram Washburn, b. March 7, 181 5 ; d. June 

28, 1843. 

4. Sarah Washburn, b. March 5, 18 17 ; d. April 17, 


VII. Jerusha, 6 b.1790; m. May 11, 1809, Ichabod Holbrook, 

jr. ; d. . 

VIII. Thomas, 6 b. 1792. [See next chapter, B, 8.] 
IX. Otis, 6 b. Oct., 1795. [See next chapter, B, 9.] 


OF I, JOHN, 5 2, RALPH, 5 3, EDMUND. 5 



JOHN, 5 son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Billings), born Jan. 22, 
1755, married, June 17, 1799, Sarah, dau. of Elijah and Lydia 
Davis, born Jan. 12, 1764. 

Colonel John Pope was a very prominent man in his day, of 
whom many facts of interest ought to be told here. But efforts 
to secure them, in any definite form, have proved unsuccessful. 


I. Abigail, 6 b. July 19, 1799, m. Feb. 5,1826, Mr. Robert 
Vose, son of Reuben and Polly Vose, b. March 28, 
1798, who has left a famous name as a schoolmaster in 
Dorchester ; a man skilled in business affairs, and an 
honored citizen. Children: 

1. Robert Vose, jr., b. Jan. 26, 1827 ; m. Abbie Ann, 

dau. of Wilder and Sarah Harding, of Dorchester, 
June 28, 1853. Resides in Washington, D. C. 
Child, Mary Wilder Vose, b. July 19, 1854. 

2. John Pope Vose, b. June 15, 1829 ; d. March 24, 1872. 

3. Sarah Pope Vose, b. Sept. 3, 1831 ; d. June 2, 1836. 

4. Andrew Jackson Vose, b. July 6, 1833 ; m. Dec. 29, 

1870, Abbie Tibbets, dau. of Jacob and Catherine 
(Rogers) Buzzell, of West Newfield, Maine. Re- 
sides on the old place in Dorchester. Child, Sadie 
Lizzie Vose, b. March 26, 1873. 

5. Reuben Vose, b. July 7, 1837 ; d. Nov. 30, 1843. 

II. Caroline, 6 b. ; d. March 22,1847. 

III. Sarah, 6 b. Dec, 1805. 


C, 2. 


RALPH, 5 son of Ebenezer 4 and Abigail (Billings), was born 
March 15, 1759. 

" Ralph Pope of Dorchester and Elizabeth Nash of this 
town were married by Rev. Anthony Wibird, Oct. 25, 1786." 
[Braintree records.] 

" Ralph Pope " was one of the company of Capt. Oliver 
Billings, organized in Dorchester, April 19, 1775, to hasten 
to the relief of the militia who had been attacked at Lexington 
and Concord. He probably engaged in service subsequently, 
during the war. He became a very sagacious and adventurous 
merchant. Associated with his brothers at Dorchester, and 
opening a store in company with a brother and brother-in-law, 
at Petersburg, Va., he carried on a large business. After his 
death in 1798, and that of his brother Samuel, Aug. 6, 1801, his 
sons and Mr. George H. Jones, also of Petersburg, Va., con- 
tinued the business under the style of " Popes & Jones," the 
brother Ralph managing the business in Boston, while 
Ebenezer and Jones attended to matters in Virginia. 

" Ralph Pope of Boston " made will, dated at Quincy, Sept. 9, 1798. 
Bequeaths to sons Ebenezer and Ralph the estate inherited from his 
father Eben r . Pope ; to wife Elizabeth a third of the remainder j to 
Mrs. Sarah Hill, widow of Edward Hill, a suit of mourning ; to " my 
three children, viz. : Ebn r ., Ralph, and Elizabeth," the remainder 
of the estate. Desires his brother Samuel Pope appointed guardian 
to his two sons, and Dea. Jona. Webb, guardian to his daughter. 
Speaks of his brother Samuel as " of Petersburg in Virginia," whom 
he appoints executor jointly with Jona. Webb of Quincy, and Paul 
Nash of Richmond, Virginia. 

Amos Stetson ") 

John Pope and >- witnesses. 

Sarah Hill. ) 

The Inventory calls him " Merchant," the business carried on by 
him and his brother Samuel being the shoe business and grocery 
combined. " The real and personal estate at Dorchester left by 
will to the two sons " is one of the items. 


" Moses Hall of Boston, Distiller, and John Pope of Dorchester," 
were bondsmen with the executors, Paul Nash and Samuel Pope, 
Oct. 9, 1798. 

Feb. 15, 1847, " Thomas B. Bond " sells to "Thomas H. Bond, 
Maria A. Bond, Ada Bond and Atrobus Bond, all of Petersburg, in 
Virginia," all his title to a tract of land in Quincy ; and immediately 
afterward " Thomas H. Bond, merchant," sold to Wm. R. Belzer, of 
Quincy, one fourth part of the same land, " being the estate which 
descended to me from my mother, Elizabeth Bond, as one of her 
heirs at law." 

Elizabeth 6 Pope, it thus appears, married Thomas B. Bond 
of Petersburg, Va., and had children, as the foregoing document 

Mrs. Bond visited the relatives of her father and mother in 
Dorchester and Quincy, within the memory of some now living, 
and was highly esteemed by them. 

The "cruel war" destroyed many records in Virginia, and 
perhaps obliterated registers which would have greatly helped 
the details of this sketch. But family affection is unchanged ; 
and we should be glad to renew the ancestral bond with any 
who may survive in this branch of our Dorchester Pope family. 


I. Ebenezer 6 . 
II. Ralph 6 . 
III. Elizabeth 6 ; m. Thomas B. Bond; d. before 1847. 

C, 3- 

EDMUND, 5 son of Ebenezer 4 and Abigail (Billings), born 
May 27, 1765 ; married, March 20, 1808, Susanna (Suky), 
daughter of Dyer and Suky (Webb) Rawson, born Feb. 4, 

He was a diligent, faithful man, a worthy successor to his 
forefathers' estate, and left a good name. As he did not marry 
until nearly forty, his children saw comparatively little of 


him after they reached years of understanding, and have 
brought down but little knowledge of his peculiarities and 

Being almost the youngest child of a large family, and the 
son of one who was the youngest, and he the son of one who 
was next to the youngest, he furnishes, so to speak, a bridge 
across the generations ; for his daughter, Mrs. Abigail 6 (Pope) 
Glover, now living, is only the great-granddaughter of the first 
Ralph, 3 whose father was born in England. Only five steps 
back from our contemporary, Mrs. Glover, to the English 
cradle ! The average length of a generation in that branch of 
our family has been forty-six years ; while the average length in 
another branch, now represented in its tenth generation, has 
been but twenty-six years. 

Edmund 5 Pope lived in a house built by his father, a little 
way from the site of the first house of which we know as the 
family home, the cellar of that most ancient one, dug above two 
centuries ago, being still visible in the field hard by. The old 
spring, too, has been re-opened since the place passed into 
other hands, and its water, forced by a windmill through many 
feet of pipe, has supplied a mansion on the hill beyond. 

The S quantum Estate now in the Town of Quincy. 

When Quincy was enlarged, in 1820, by the establishment of 
the Neponset River as the boundary line between that town 
and Dorchester, this clause was inserted in the legislative en- 
actment : 

" Provided, nevertheless, that John Pope, Edmund Pope, Moses 
Billings, and Oliver Billings, with their respective families, and all 
their lands and estates lying in said Squantum and the Farms . . . 
shall remain annexed to the town of Dorchester." 

But in 1855 "so much of the town of Dorchester . . . near to and 
at the place called Squantum, and including the estates now owned 
and occupied by George B. Billings, Edmund Pope, and George W. 
Billings " was annexed to Quincy. 

Here we see "instead of the fathers — the children." 
Feb. 27, 1840, Edmund, 5 sen., passed away. His widow lived 
until Aug. 31, 185 1, when three adult children and the widow 


and two daughters of the fourth child were her heirs. Their 
only daughter was 

Abigail, 6 born May 21, 18 10, who married, March 27, 1832, 
John Glover, son of Alexander and Jemima (Tolman) Glover, 
grandson of Alexander and Hannah 4 (Pope) Glover, who was 
born in Dorchester, Sept. 28, 1804, and died April 14, 1868, in 
the city of San Francisco, Cal. 

He succeeded to his father's business, saw-mill and wharf and 
wood, etc., etc. Built a house next his father's, and lived there 
until fire destroyed the mill. Then he bought an estate in 
Quincy, where he resided for a while, till, in 1852, he went to 
California. For a number of years their home was in a lot they 
owned on Market Street, opposite the present site of the " Pal- 
ace Hotel." In spite of poor health, the loss of an arm, through 
accident, and many other misfortunes, Mr. Glover kept resolute 
and diligent, and " conquered fortune." He returned to Massa- 
chusetts, only to long for the climate of California ; yet there he 
yielded up his life too soon for her who had spent so many 
eventful years as his helpmeet. 

Mrs. Glover resides at Atlantic, in Quincy. 


I. Ebenezer, 6 b. Aug. 5, 1808. [See next chapter, C, 1.] 

II. Abigail, 6 b. May 21, 18 10; m. John Glover. 

III. Edmund, 6 b. Sept. 3, 1813. [See next chapter, C, 2.] 

IV. Samuel, 6 b. March 30, 18 17. [See next chapter, C, 3.] 




LIAM 6 ; 5. elijah 6 ; 6. azor 6 ; 7. ward 6 . 


RALPH, 6 eldest son of Col. Frederick 5 and Mary (Cole), was 
born in the year 1760, the statement of his age at the time 
of his death being our only clue to this date. 

He was spoken of in town as "Ralph Pope, 2 d ," his father's 
cousin, the son of Lazarus, 4 being " Ralph Pope, I st ," who 
also gave the name to his son, Ralph, 6 jr. 

Over in Dorchester there was still another Ralph, who was 
the son of Ebenezer 4 ; and it will not be strange if some facts 
relating to one of these four should be transferred to the ac- 
count of some other. 

The subject of the present article, Ralph, 6 son of Col. Fred- 
erick, is pretty certainly known to have served in the Revolu- 
tionary War, on the staff of his father, and also in some other 
capacity ; but his rank is not known. 

It is altogether probable that he was the " Ralph Pope " who 
was enrolled as a member of the company of which Eliphalet 
Sawen was captain, in the regiment commanded by Col. William 
Mcintosh, "for guard in Massachusetts Bay, Aug. 24th, 1778." 

He had learned the trade of carpenter, and " went to Charles- 
town, S. C, to engage in house-building, soon after the close of 



the War ; he remained there but a short time. The climate in- 
jured his health, and he returned to his family in Stoughton." 

He had married, while the war was still in progress, viz : 
Aug. 17, 1780. His bride was Abigail Swan, born Nov. 19, 
1761, whose father, Major Robert Swan, with Rachel (Draper), 
his wife, had come from Dedham to Stoughton some years pre- 
vious, and made a home there. 

The strain of business in a Southern climate, with habits of 
activity acquired in the North, told upon him ; and he fell a 
victim to the disease which has laid low so many sons of New 

The " Mortality " record is this: "1797, April 25, Ralph 
Pope, 2 d , se. 37. Consumption." 

The widow had no slight care, with six children, the eldest a 
daughter of but sixteen years, to bring up. But a mother and 
children working together can accomplish wonders ; and the 
family did well. 

Abigail, 7 born Dec. 5, 1786: married, Feb. 28, 181 1, Mr. 
Samuel Atherton, of Stoughton, born Sept. 9, 1784. He died 
Feb. 11, 1877. She died, March 19, 1868. Children: 

1. Mary Atherton, b. Aug. 21, 181 1 ; m. W. S. Belcher, of 

Stoughton ; d. Aug. 25, 1849. 

2. Vesta Atherton, b. June 17, 181 3; m. James Swan, of 

Stoughton ; d. Dec. 10, 1882. 

3. Samuel Atherton, b. Jan. 26, 181 5 ; m. Susan M. Hotteru_J g 

of Boston, where he resides. Is president of the W2 
New England National Bank. V 

4. Abigail Atherton, b. Nov. 13, 18 17 ; m. Joseph T. Swan, 

of Dorchester; d. May 7, 1859. 

5. James Atherton, b. May 6, 1819; m. Mary Marshall, Qr\ 3* 

Boston ; d. March 4, 1879. \j* 

6. William Atherton, b. Jan. 20, 1821 ; m. Mary B. Dwight, 

of Brooklyn, N. Y. Resides in Boston. 

Tyla, 7 dau. of Ralph 6 and Abigail (Swan), b. June 4, 1787, 
was married in Stoughton, July 19, 1812, to Jesse Weeman, 
who was born in Durham, Me., in 1786. They settled in Har- 
mony, Me., where their numerous children were brought up, 
and where they " entered into rest " after long and worthy lives. 



He d. Jan. 8, 1855, aged 69 years. She d. March, 1877, a. 
90 years. Children : 

1. Mary R. Weeman, b. June 4, 181 3 ; m. March 11, 1840, 

Ira Hurd ; d. July 8, 1874. 

2. Harris Weeman, b. Sept. 29, 1815 ; d. Apr. 19, 1864. 

3. Abigail Weeman, b. March 9, 18 17; d. May 25, 


4. James Pope Weeman, b. March 18, 1818; m. Jan. 11, 

1843, Elizabeth True. James Pope Weeman resided 
many years in Freeport, Me., carrying on the hard- 
ware business. In 1865 he removed to Brunswick, 
Me., where he still resides. Childre7i: (1) Harriet 
Elizabeth Weeman, b. 1 845 ; (2) Annie Bell Wee- 
man, b. 1847 ; (3) Abbie Caroline Weeman, b. 

5. Harriet Newell Weeman, b. March 9, 1820; m. June 

19, 1838, Thomas S. Mitchell; d. Sept. 29, 1844. 
Jesse Weeman, b. Apr. 5, 1822; m. Oct. 27, i860, 

Fannie Hurd. 
Abigail Swan Weeman, b. Nov. 18, 1824; m. Sept. 28, 

1852, Rev. John B. Newell. 
Luther Warren Weeman, b. Nov. 2, 1826; m. June 2, 

185 1, Mary Elizabeth Bailey ; d. April — , 1880. 
9. Joseph Weeman, b. Nov. 2, 1829; m. Sept. 22, 1851, 

Elizabeth Newell ; d. April, 1881, a. 52. 

After her children were grown, the widow of Ralph 7 married 
a second time, giving her hand to Mr. Lemuel Bird, of Stough- 
ton, March 5, 1812. She died "Nov. 19, 1852," aged 91 years. 


I. Vesta, 7 b. 1781 ; d. Oct. 6, 1801. 
II. Luther Warren, 7 b. 1783. [See next chapter, A, 1.] 

III. Abigail, 7 b. Dec. 5, 1786; m. Feb. 28, 181 1, Samuel 

Atherton ; d. March 19, 1868. [See above.] 

IV. Tyla, 7 b. 1787; m. July 19, 1812, Jesse Weeman; d. 

March, 1877. [See above.] 
V. Samuel, 7 b. 1790; d. Jan. 13, 1796. 
VI. James, 7 b. Aug. 29, 1792. [See next chapter, A, 2.] 


A, 2. 


SAMUEL WARD, 6 second son of Colonel Frederick 5 and 
Mary (Cole), was born in Stoughton, in February, 1763. 

Being a dozen years old when the Revolutionary War broke 
out, he was probably a valuable " aid " to his mother, at home, 
while his father and older brother took part in the battles for 
Independence. It seems likely that before the war closed his 
youthful ardor prompted him to enter the army ; but there are 
no records to verify the family tradition. 

Soon after the war was over he went to South Carolina with his 
brothers, to engage in house-building. He found a fair bride there, 
Mary Wood, accomplished and well educated, who used to come 
to Stoughton sometimes with her husband and children, but never 
lost her deep love for her native State and city, though she won 
many friends among her husband's relatives and acquaintances. 

But a fever, epidemic in Charleston, seized upon the husband, 
then upon the wife ; and in April, 1797, their three children were 

Good homes were opened at once to the children, at the 
houses of their grandfather in Stoughton and their Uncle Fred- 
erick in Dorchester, with plenty of love and care : though no 
other affection can ever take the place of father-love and mother- 
love, especially to children of such fine organization as were 
these. They grew up, however, developing well ; one to have 
his light quenched at manhood's dawn, but the others to live 
long and useful lives, leaving children who have also proved " life 
worth living." 


I. William, 7 b. March 30, 1787. [See next chapter, A, 3.] 
II. Elizabeth, 7 b. 1790; m. Aug. 4, 1811, Jeremiah O'Brien; 

d. June 11, 1848. 
III. John, 7 b. May 29, 1792; d. in 1813. 

Of the eldest son, " Colonel " William, 7 due notice will be 
given in the next chapter. The youngest son, John, 7 born in 
Stoughton, May 29, 1792, a young man of promise, was the sub- 


ject of a melancholy fate. He sailed from Eastport, Me., in 
1 81 3, in a vessel bound for Lisbon, Portugal. They arrived there 
duly and set sail for Cadiz, — but no further tidings were ever re- 
ceived of vessel, crew or passengers. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Samuel Warcfi and Mary (Wood), was 
born in 1790 in Charleston, S. C. She was educated there and 
at Dorchester ; taught a private school in a room of her Uncle 
Frederick's 6 house in Dorchester, instructing some of his and her 
Uncle William's 6 children with other pupils. She went on a visit 
with her uncle to Machias, Maine, where she was wooed and 
won. She was married Aug. 4, 181 1, in Dorchester, by Rev. 
Thaddeus M. Harris, to Jeremiah O'Brien, of Machias. He was 
a grandson of Maurice and Mary (Kane) O'Brien, who removed 
from Scarboro to Machias, Me., not far from 1770, and a son of 
Captain Gideon and Abigail (Tupper) O'Brien, a prominent citi- 
zen of M. Another of the sons of Maurice was Jeremiah, who 
commanded the little lumber schooner which captured the Brit- 
ish sloop of war, Margarita, off the mouth of the Machias River 
in the summer of 1775, — the first naval battle of the Revolution. 
Gideon O'Brien was the first man to step on board the sloop 
when the grappling irons were over the rails. 

Hon. Jeremiah O'Brien was a prominent and worthy citizen, 
called to represent his native district in State legislature and 
national Congress. Amassed a fortune in commercial pursuits. 

Mrs. Elizabeth 7 (Pope) O'Brien was a woman of mark. 
Stately in person, handsome in face, brilliant in conversation, 
faithful in her family, an ardent Christian, an ornament to the 
society in which she moved. She died very suddenly, June 
n, 1848. Children : 

1. John Gideon O'Brien, b. Sept. 21, 1812; graduated at 

Bowdoin College in 1831; read law at Reading, Pa. ; 
was shipwrecked at Seal Islands, on his way to visit 
his home, Oct. 21, 1834. 

2. William O'Brien, b. Sept. 5, 18 14; preparing for the 

ministry, and giving great promise of usefulness, he 
entered Bowdoin College. But consumption smote 
him down, and he died at Brunswick, Jan. 25, 1836. 

3. Joanna O'Brien, b. Sept. 9, 1820; died December, 1826. 


4. Jeremiah O'Brien, b. Sept. 5, 1818; also became a 

student at Bowdoin, but died before completing the 
course, April 21, 1838. 

5. Mary Elizabeth O'Brien, b. Sept. 1, 1822. Married, 

Sept. 20, 1856, Rev. Henry Fiske Harding, a native 
of Union, Me. 

Mr. Harding is a graduate of Bowdoin College, class of 1850, 
and Bangor Theological Seminary, 1854. Was pastor at Machias 
eighteen years ; took the leading part in the establishment of 
Hallowell Classical School ; spent some years in business, in 
the manufacture of wire, at H. ; resumed ministerial labors, 
and is now minister of the Congregational church at East 
Machias, Me. Children : 

(1.) Elizabeth Pope Harding, born Aug. 29. 1857. 
Married, July 29, 1884, John Washburn, eldest 
son of Algernon Sidney Washburn of Liver- 
more Falls. He is a member of the firm of 
Washburn, Crosby & Co., Minneapolis, Minn. 

(2.) Henry O'Brien Harding, b. March 22, 1859; 
resides in Minneapolis ; is connected with the 
above-named house. 

(3.) Carroll Everett Harding, b. Aug. 23, i860; 
graduated at Bowdoin College, 1881 ; graduated 
at the General Theological Seminary, New 
York, May, 1885 ; married, in Portland, Nov. 
4, 1885, Alice Miriam, dau. of Hon. John H. 
and Isabella G. Philbrick, of Standish, Me. ; 
ordained deacon June 10, priest Sept. 2, 1885, 
by Bishop Neely, of Maine. Is in charge of 
the Chapel of the Holy Evangelists, Baltimore. 
Child: Weston O'Brien Harding, b. Jan. 1, 

(4.) Mary O'Brien Harding, b. Mar. 26, 1862 ; d. 
May 8, 1862. 

(5.) Harriet Walker Harding, b. Nov., 1863 ; gradu- 
ated from Hallowell Classical School, June, 
1883. Jan. 1, 1885, she entered the "New 
Haven Training-School for Nurses." After a 


year there she went to a hospital in New York 
City for special training. Returning to New 
Haven, she entered upon the six months' out- 
side work required of pupils before graduation. 
While caring for one of her patients she con- 
tracted typhoid fever, and died at the Nurse's 
Home, after a few weeks' illness, Aug. 14, 1886. 
" Added to a pleasing exterior, she possessed 
to a great degree the power of winning affection. 
To a remarkable degree she gained the confi- 
dence of teachers, physicians and nurses with 
whom she was associated, but most of all she 
won grateful regard from her patients. For 
her chosen profession she showed great apti- 
tude ; she felt its responsibilities deeply, 
giving up only when her strength failed, and 
dying at the post of duty." 
(6.) Florence Harding, born Nov. 18, 1865. 

6. Harriet Jones Chase O'Brien, b. May 15, 1825 ; m., 
May 29, 1 85 1, George Walker, Esq., a native of 
Fryeburg, Me., a distinguished lawyer; resided 
many years at Machias ; removed to Portland, Me., 
in October, 1875, where he still resides; has been 
mayor of the city. Children : 

(1.) Harriet O'Brien Walker, b. Aug. 17, 1852; d. 
Sept. 2, 1854. 

(2.) William O'Brien Walker, b. Jan. 16, 1856; grad- 
uated at Amherst College, in 1878; is in New 
York with James E. Ward & Co., ship commis- 

(3.) George Pope Walker, b. July 27, 1857; d. Oct. 26, 

(4.) Annetta O'Brien Walker, b. July 7, 1858 ; resides 
with her parents. 

(5.) Robert Wyman Walker, b. Oct. 23, 1861; is with 
Clafiin, Larrabee & Co., dry-goods dealers, Bos- 

(6.) Harold Walker, d. in infancy. 


7. Joseph O'Brien, graduated at Bowdoin College in 1847 ; 
read law, and was admitted to the Washington 
County bar; practiced at Machias ; m., March 19, 
1855, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Adams 
and Ardelia Louisa (Lawrence) Staples, of Machias, 
b. in Groton, Mass., July 3, 1833. He died Oct. 16, 
1869. After the death of Mr. O'Brien his widow 
m. (2), Sept. 22, 1874, Mr. John Fisher Harmon, 
son of Samuel and Mercy (Fisher) Harmon, of 
Marshfield, Me. They reside in Machias, on the 
ancient O'Brien homestead. Children : 

(1.) Josephine O'Brien, b. Sept. 25, 1856; m. Frederic 
I. Campbell, of Cherryfield, Me., son of Hon. 
Alexander and Caroline (Ricker) Campbell. 
Children : Maurice O'Brien Campbell, b. May 
10, 1883 ; Mary Elizabeth Campbell, b. Decem- 
ber, 18.84; Colin Campbell, b. July 16, 1886. 

(2.) Frances Lawrence O'Brien, b. May 11, i860; d. 
July 5, 1864. 

(3.) Maurice O'Brien, b. May 26, 1862 ; d. Sept. 30, 

A, 3. 

FREDERICK, 6 jr., born in Stoughton, Aug. 20, 1772, came 
with a his brother, William, 6 to Dorchester, soon after attaining 
his majority. They went into the wood and lumber trade, acquir- 
ing by industry and economy, wharves, store, and yard at Com. 
mercial Point, and building several vessels for coast trade. The 
names of some of these are remembered by his daughter 
Hannah 7 (Mellish) ; the " Sally Ann," the " Frederick and Wil- 
liam," the " Humming Bird," and the " Dorchester." One of 
these, a good-sized brig, was wrecked on one of the outer islets 
of Boston harbor, since called " Pope's Rock." The firm con- 
tinued in business more than thirty years, under the style of 
"F. and W. Pope." 


At the junction of Adams and East Streets, Frederick built 
two houses alike, about 1804; the corner house became the 
residence and school of the Misses Sanders and Beach. The 
next was his home for a long time, where all his sons were born ; 
it was burned about 1826. 

The firm had the sagacity to see, at an early stage of their 
business, the advantage of securing a hold on the lumber supply; 
so the senior partner, Frederick, 6 went to Washington county, 
in the District of Maine, somewhere about the year 1799, an< ^ 
purchased cargoes of lumber of those who cut and sawed the 
logs. In a few years they established a store at the eastern vil- 
lage of Machias, and one at Lubec ; having for clerks their nephew, 
Luther Warren 7 Pope, son of their deceased eldest brother, 
Ralph, 6 and their brother-in-law, Jonas Pierce, of Dorchester. 
After a while they also took to Machias another nephew, who 
had been some time in their Dorchester office, William 7 Pope, son 
of their second brother, Samuel Ward, 6 who had died in the 
South. Frederick divided his time, henceforward, between Dor- 
chester, where his family was growing and being educated, and 
the scene of his business in Maine. The books of the firm, 
which would have thrown light on the history of these years, 
have, unfortunately, gone to ashes or paper stock. But the 
children of the brother partners are able to establish the facts 
stated in this article. 

" The Embargo," as it was called, greatly crippled commer- 
cial operations, and affected F. & W. Pope seriously. Then the 
" War of 18 1 2 " followed, making still further trouble ; but there 
were compensations to be found in the way of private risks, 
exchange of commodities with parties "over the line" in New 
Brunswick, and so on, which kept up excitement for those who 
engaged in them, — whether this firm did or not. Gradually 
the business altered its character ; Frederick 6 had separate store- 
interests in Maine, William matters of his own in Dorchester. 

Here is a yellow document written in a hand well remem- 
bered by the children now living, — one of the few tokens 
of the man, possessed by his descendants ; let us transcribe it : 

" I Frederick Pope of the Town of Lubec, in the County of 
Washington, in the State of Ma/s. Retailer of Merchandise includ- 
ing Wines & Spirits : hereby make application for a License to retail 


Merchandize including Wines & Spirits, for one year following the 
10 th day of April, 18 15, at my store in the township afore said. 

To Gideon O'Brien Coll r . 

of the Rev. for i st Coll n . 

Dist. of Mass." 

And with this there was found the collector's receipt for the 
following year's license, the clerk's name coming in as a shred 
of circumstantial evidence. 

"Machias October 7 1816 then receved of Frederick pope by 
hand of Capt. pall Crock r Eleven dollars & twentey five Cents for 
Jones Perses Lishens. 

Gideon O'Brien Coll." 

Many Massachusetts officials of that and earlier days, spelled 
in as free a style as this hero* did. 

Lumbering operations carried on in the woods, shipments 
by vessels, frequent journeys from home to business, retailing — 
and growing portly over — the articles specified in the applica- 
tion ; so the years went by. 

He saw his nephew embark on the sea of business and sail 
prosperously ; his brother-in-law settle on a farm ; his niece 
and eldest daughter become wives of two of the most enterpris- 
ing young men of the town ; and his third son domiciled in the 
family of the latter. But he reached premature old age, 
exchanging the fire and vigor which had thrilled his majestic 
form so many years for the good-natured, bland, easy-going 
spirit which delighted all who met him, but brought a paralysis 
upon his business. It was a natural reaction from an intensely 
busy and wearing life. 

And one morning, when the friends at whose house he was 
boarding, in East Machias, went up to his chamber, they found 
him sitting upright in his chair, fully dressed ; peace was written 
on his face, and his eyes were closed in the sleep that knows no 
waking. This was the 16th of December, 1826. His body 
was taken to Dorchester, and laid in the tomb which the firm 
had provided. 

*The hand that so overpowered English orthography struck the first blow in the first 
ocean contest of the Revolution. 


He was above six feet in height, of remarkable strength, and, 
up to fifty years of age, an uncommonly efficient business man. 
He was full of good cheer, a delightful friend, trustful and well- 
disposed toward all about him. 

His son, Samuel, 7 was said to resemble him in appearance. 

He married a little before he was twenty-four, Mary ["Molly"], 
daughter of John and Sarah (Blake) Pierce of Dorchester, born 
Dec. 29, 1776. 

(As Mary Pierce was a sister of Sarah, the wife of William, 6 
and as a very large number of descendants have sprung 
from the two pairs, the writer has thought wise to give 
quite an extended account of the pedigree of these sisters ; 
which will be found in the Appendix, under the title, " Pierce 

She was a sweet woman, by all accounts ; a judicious adviser, 
and kind in repairing troubles which arose from neglect of good 
advice. Her children found great comfort and stimulus in her 
gentle strength ; and they have given much credit to her for 
their training, being left the more to her care because the 
father, who greatly endeared himself to them, was very much 
absorbed in business. 

Of their twelve children, two died in infancy : Charles' 1 b. 
Sept, 29, 1799, d. Sept. 30, 1800; and William? b. June 23, 
1808, d. July 30, 1808. All the others lived to help history. 


I. Sally Pierce, 7 born Oct. 24, 1797, was married, May 
16, 1820, to Obadiah Hill, son of Obadiah and Sarah 
(Harris) Hill, born in Machias, ,Me., where he lived 
an active and prosperous business life, and died Aug. 
14, i860. 
Mrs. Hill was a rare woman ; so quiet and peaceful as 
to make those who saw her entirely ignore her diffi- 
culties and burdens, and bring her theirs, to get help 
from her faith and philosophy. To the little brother, 
James, whom she borrowed from the Dorchester hive, 
and who grew up under her tutelage, to her children, 
and to her neighbors, she was a refining, ennobling 
presence. The waves of business and the cankering 


cares of life swept many a burden upon her, and many 
a trying experience came to her home and heart ; but 
the Lord's peace was within her soul. She "went 
home" Oct. 9, 1850. Children: 

1. Mary Hill, born July 6, 1821, died July 29, 185 1. Was 

very talented ; showed rare gift in literary lines- 
Ill health and other circumstances prevented her 
fulfilling what, evidently, was within reach of her 
powers. But her life made a good mark on her 

2. Warren Hill, b. Jan. 10, 1823. M. Maria Bucknam 

Shaw, of Gouldsboro, Me., Mar. 13, 1857. She was 
born in Gouldsboro, Feb. 17, 1830, dau. of Capt. 
Nathan and Eunice Bradish (Smith) Shaw, of 
Taunton, Mass. Children: (1.) Samuel Warren 
Hill, b. Feb. 8, 1858, m. Jan. 1, 1883, Addie Anne, 
dau. of Martin and Melissa Holmes, of East Machias. 
Children: (a) Charles Frye Hill, b. Dec. 15, 1883. 
(b) Carrie Elizabeth Hill, b. Aug. 2, 1885. (c) 
Jeanette Hill, b. July 1, 1887. (2.) Walter John 
Hill, b. Jan. 4, i860. (3.) Sarah Pope Hill, b. 
Oct. 31, 1862. (4.) Edwin Shaw Hill, b. March 5, 

3. Sarah Hill, b. Nov. 25, 1824, died July 8, 1875. A 

woman of calm, dignified character, who filled her 
place in both homes most admirably. M., Nov. 8, 
1854, William Thaxter, son of Marshall and Su- 
sannah (Gardner) Thaxter, of Machias, Me., b. 
Oct. 20, 1 8 16. Lived in Faribault, Minn., and Iowa 
Falls, la. He died March 20, 1871. [Appendix, 

4. Lucy Hill, b. March 14, 1827, d. Oct. 11, 1833. 

5. Caroline Hill, b. Jan. 21, 1829. 

6. Samuel Hill, b. Feb. 22, 183 1. A person of large en- 

dowments, devoted to the highest life-work. Fitted 
for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, but the 
failure of his health obliged him to give up his 
course of study. He went to Faribault, Minn., but 
died there, of consumption, Nov. 21, 1857. 


/John Hill, b. June n, 1832; m. in 1858, Mrs. Maria 
(Bagley) Mills, b. at Fort Edward, N. Y., in 1830. 
Children: Charles Harris Hill, Nathan Henry Hill. 
Sophia Hill, b. June 11, 1832. Was a very ardent 
soul, cordial, hopeful, generous, — a happy Christian. 
After long struggling against consumption, she " fell 
asleep" Dec. 3, 1882, in Vineland, N. J., where she 
and Carrie had made their home. 

II. Charles, 7 b. Sept. 29, 1799; d. Sept. 30, 1800. 
III. Mary, 7 b. Feb. 25, 1801 ; m. Feb. 27, 1825, Thomas 
Beals, of Dorchester, b. May 19, 1800, son of Jacob 
and Hannah (Bird) Beals. She died April 28, 1843. 
He married, second, Sept. 5, 1844, a cousin of his first 
wife, Sarah Blake Ford, dau. of Charles and Lois 
(Pierce) Ford, b. Sept. 15, 1805, d. July 1, 1884. He 
died Jan. 10, 1881. 

Thomas Beals, born May 19, 1800, died Jan. 10, 1881. He 
was son of Hannah (Bird) and Jacob Beals. Of his family on 
the Beals side no record has been preserved. Hannah Bird 
was born Nov. 30, 1770, married Jacob Beals, Nov. 24, 1791, 
died Nov. 3, 1825. He died April 22, 18 12, aged 48. She was 
daughter of Thomas and Mary (Clap) Bird. Thomas Bird was 
born Sept. 14, 1722, married Mary Clap, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Hannah, Dec. 14, 1749, died Aug. 28, 1772. She died 
May 16, 1808, aged 82. He was son of Thomas Bird, who was 
born Jan. 1, 1692-3, married Mary Clap, Dec. 18, 171 8. She 
died April 6, 1761, in the 62d year of her age. He died May 
3, 1770. He was son of James Bird, who was born about 1647, 
and married for his second wife Ann Withington, Nov. 13, 
1673. She died Sept. 21, 1723. He died Sept. 1, 1723. 
James was son of Thomas Bird, the immigrant, who was born 
in England about the year 161 3, in the reign of James the First. 

Mr. Beals was a music engraver and printer, the first to do 
very extensive work in this department in the city of Boston. 
He was in business by himself some years, then had full charge 
of the publishing department of the widely celebrated firm of 
Oliver Ditson & Co. Was a member of one of the first bands 


organized in Boston for the playing of classic music. He had 
critical taste, especially in regard to instrumental music. 

Mrs. Beals won the hearts of a wide circle of friends, and her 
early death was much deplored. 


i. Mary Beats, b. Dec. 13, 1825, resides in Dorchester. 

2. Thomas Henry Beals, b. Aug. 16, 1827. Resides at 

Sequoia, Cal. 

3. John Pierce Beals, b. Dec. 14, 1828, m. Dec. 14, 1852, 

Harriet Rebecca Hawes, of Dorchester, dau. of Ben- 
jamin and Mary Hawes. Children: (1.) Mary Eliza- 
beth Beals, b. Dec. 1, 1853, m. Edward Hanson, of 
Redwood, Cal., son of Peter and Catharine Hanson, 
b. in Boston, July 5, 1855. Child: Frank Hanson. 
(2.) Charles Henry Beals, b. Sept. 11, 1855. (3.) 
George Edward Beals, b. Aug. 26, 1857. 

4. Elizabeth Yo^e. Beals, b. Dec. 17, 1831, d. Sept. 10, 1833. 

5. Amelia Beals, b. Sept. 5, 1834, m. June 12, 1856, 

Edward R. Hemmenway, son of Benjamin Hemmen- 
way, of Boston, b. in Boston, March 14, 1836, d. 
June 21, 1856. He was a young man of fine qualities 
and large promise, but came to an untimely death by 
falling from the roof of a building where business had 
called him. Mrs. Amelia (Beals) Hemmenway, with 
her sister, Mary Beals, resides in the house their father 
occupied in Dorchester. Child: (1.) Edward Augustus 
Hemmenivay, b. Feb. 4, 1857, m. Alice Henry Todd, 
dau. of Benj. and Sarah A. G. Todd, b. in Bath, 
Me., Aug. 2, 1853. He is a mechanical engineer 
and draughtsman in Boston. Resides in Dorchester. 
Child: Helen Louise Hemmenway, b. Jan. 25, 1884. 

6. Eliza Beals, b. Sept. 29, 1837, d. Sept. 3, 1838. 

7. Sarah Elizabeth Beals, b. July 19, 1839, m. Richard 

Clapp Humphreys, March 5, 1863. He was son of 
Henry and Sarah Blake (Clapp) Humphreys, b. in 
Dorchester, June 10, 1836. Child: Clarence Blake 
Humphreys, b. March 25, 1873. Mr. Humphreys is 
a descendant of Jonas Humphreys, of Wendover, 


Buckinghamshire, England, who came to Dorchester 
at an early day and bought the homestead of William 
Hannum [Hammond], Sept. 10, 1637, — on which 
lineal descendants of the pioneer have continued to 
live, down to the present time. It is at the corner 
of Humphreys and Dudley Streets. Mr. Hum- 
phreys is an administrator of estates. 


Frederic Beats, b. Sept. 11, 1845, d. April 20, 1869. He 
became a winning young man, an efficient person in the 
store with his father, and gave promise of great useful- 
ness. His early death was much lamented. 

IV. Eliza, 7 b. Dec. 1, 1802; d. May 31, 1885 ; never mar- 
ried. She loved all true and beautiful things, and had 
many a helpful word for those about her, especially the 
young. She was an invalid many years. One of the 
earliest members of the Baptist church in Dorchester, 
she maintained an ardent Christian life. She went to 
find the reality of her hopes, May 31, 1885. 
V. Hannah, 7 b. April 13, 1804; m. Sept. 1, 1828, William 
Eaton Mellish, son of Stephen and Roxalina Mellish, 
born in Walpole, N. H., June 16, 1799, died May 1, 
1858. When her older sister was married and went 
to Machias to live, Hannah 7 went to visit her, and 
remained in the town, for a while, teaching a little 
school of which Col. William's 7 older children were 
members. Since the death of her husband she has 
resided in Dorchester, and now has her home with her 
daughter, Mrs. Bird. 
William Eaton Mellish was a cabinet-maker. Learned 
his trade at Walpole, N. H., and came to Dorchester, 
Mass., to work, where he found his wife. Afterward 
he was a dealer in furniture in Boston. He returned 
in 1849 t0 Walpole, N. H., and died there May 1, 1858. 
He was a person of medium size and vigorous tempera- 
ment. He inclined to liberality in theology, and was 
well-famed for fidelity and strict honesty. Children : 


1. Oscar Mellish, b. Nov. 24, 183 1, in Boston, m. 

March 18, 1855, Helen Augusta, clau. of Increase 
Sumner and Esther Guild, b. Feb. 14, 1832, in 
Walpole, N. H. He learned the trade of carver, 
at which he wrought some years very successfully. 
Later he entered upon the making of the finer 
sorts of frame chairs for parlor, office, and dining- 
room use, particularly antique styles. The firm, 
Mellish, Byfield & Co., are extensive manufacturers 
and exporters, with factory on Albany Street, and 
office opposite the Boston & Maine R. R. station. 
His residence is on the hill above Faneuil station, 

2. Orianna Mellish, b. Oct. 29, 1833, m. Sept. 17, i860, to 

Charles Henry Smith, of South Boston. He died 

April 30, 1862. Child: Walter Bradlee Smith, b. 
Oct. 20, 1861. 

3. Olivia Mellish, b. Oct. 18, 1837, m - Nov. I 7> l86 9> 

John Hosea Bird, b. Aug. 14, 1827, son of 
Isaac and Lydia Bird, died June 8, 1883. Child: 
Florence Bird, b. July 2, 1873. Resides in Dor- 

4. Walter Eaton Mellish, b. June 16, 1841, m. Jan. 8, 

1867, Lizzie Ella Ball, b. July 3, 1846. Lived some 
time in Mechanicville, N. H. Resides in Cambridge. 
He served in the Third N. H. Vol. Infantry during 
the war of the Rebellion ; was commissioned succes- 
sively 2d and 1st Lieutenant. Children: (1.) Walter 
Edward Mellish, b. May 22, 1869. (2.) Annie Laurie 
Mellish, b. May 30, 1878. 

VI. Frederick, 7 jr., b. March 28, 1806. [See next chapter, 

A, 4-] 

VII. William, 7 b. June 23, 1808 ; d. July 30, 1808. 

VIII. Samuel, 7 b. Sept. 11, 1809. [See next chapter, A, 5.] 

IX. James, 7 b. Nov. 23, 181 1. [See next chapter, A, 6.] 

X. Charles, 7 ) b A j2 l8l ( [See next chapter, A, 7.] 

XI. William, 7 S & * ' X [See next chapter, A, 8.] 

XII. John, 7 b. Jan. 6, 18 17. [See next chapter, A, 9.] 


A, 4. 

WILLIAM, 6 son of Col. Frederick 5 and Mary (Cole), b. Nov. 
12, 1774; m. June 16, 1799, Sarah ["Sally"], dau. of John 
and Sarah (Blake) Pierce. She was b. in Dorchester, Dec. 17, 
1 774. [See her pedigree in Appendix, under the title " Pierce 

He passed his boyhood and early youth in Stoughton ; 
joined his brother Frederick 6 in Dorchester, in the lumber 
business, and they did good work in that direction. As they went 
on, each developed qualities the counterpart of the other's : 
Frederick, great push, nerve, fertility of resources; Wil- 
liam, large patience, caution, foresight. Warmly attached to 
each other, their wives, sisters, and the two families like one, 
for many years they had an exceedingly delightful partnership 
and success. The Machias branch of the business drew them 
apart, unavoidably ; other persons and interests occupied each, 
so that there was not so peculiarly intimate a relation existing 
between them as there had been ; yet they loved as brothers to 
the close of life. 

William 6 continued in the business in Dorchester, having 
most capable reinforcements in the persons of his sons, who 
kept the old stand and trade in the family long years after he 
had passed away. 

He was an estimable man in all the relations of life ; a strong 
supporter of church and government ; public-spirited, benevo- 
lent. His presence was dignified and courteous. A long 
article might be written, describing interesting points in his 

He was elected a representative to the State legislature ; was 
repeatedly chosen a member of the parish committee. He 
started the first Sunday school in connection with his church, 
at a time when many excellent persons violently opposed such 
a movement. 

He was punctilious about fulfilling all his obligations, particu- 
larly to the poor and dependent. He died in Dorchester, May 
20, i860. 


His wife was one of the most alert, vivacious, buoyant per- 
sons imaginable ; never tired of toil, till a task was done, nor of 
talking, till her tale was told. A beautiful singer, a member of 
the choir long years, and ready to " substitute " for unfaithful 
choir-members when needed. 

The following item from " The Blake Family " must not be 
left out of this book : 

" Sunday, March 2, 1856, was a very stormy day ; there were so 
few people at meeting,* that we met in the vestry. There were but 
eight of the choir of singers present, and Mrs. Pope, then in her 
82 d year stood up and sung with them through the day." 

She survived her husband many years, attaining almost to the 
full century. She died Feb. 24, 1873, aged ninety-eight years, 
two months and thirteen days. 


I. Hiram, 7 b. March 13, 1800 ; d. April 20, 1802. 

II. Charles, 7 b. April 13, 1801 ; d. Feb. 7, 1822. 

III. Ann, 7 b. Oct. 5, 1803 ; m. Otis Shepard, Oct. 5, 1823. 

IV. Rachel, 7 b. Aug. 3, 1805 ; d. Aug. 12, 1822. 

V. Sarah, 7 b. Jan. 4, 1807 ; m. Hiram Shepard, June 19, 

VI. Alexander, 7 b. March 15, 1808. [See next chapter, 

A, 10.] 
VII. Ad aline, 7 b. April 9, 18 10 ; m. Julius A. Noble, May 15, 
VIII. Elizabeth, 7 b. March 3, 1812 ; m. John Ayres, Aug. 13, 

IX. William, 7 b. Dec. 27, 1813. [See next chapter, A, 11.] 
X. Lucy, 7 b. Dec. 3, 18 15 ; m. Aug. 25, 1840, Jonathan 

XI. Catharine, 7 b. Jan. 25, 1818; d. Feb. n, 1840. 

Ann, 7 eldest daughter of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), b. 
Oct. 5, 1803 ; m. Oct. 5, 1823, Otis Shepard, son of Ralph and 
Nabby (Gay) Shepard, b. March 12, 1797, in Stoughton. He 

* This was the house of the First Parish Church, with which the Pope and Pierce families 
have long been identified. 


taught school in his early years ; he was engaged in the baking 
business in company with his brothers. Was much interes- 
ted in town and public affairs and a very prominent citizen. 
He died Feb. 20, 1859. 

Mrs. Ann (Pope) Shepard lived out a long and useful life. 
With a very large family of children, several of whom were 
quite young when the husband and father was removed, she 
was called upon to exercise a great deal of "faith and patience," 
and she responded to this " call " in a worthy manner. A 
woman of affairs, she kept stirring and striving, never at ran- 
dom, but always to some good purpose. As was said, after she 
had " fallen asleep " : " She possessed remarkable endurance ; up 
early, ever working through these many years in her home, in 
her garden, among her children, among her friends ; sorely 
tried and heavily burdened, yet very brave and strong through 
it all. She was constant in her fidelity to duty. She cared for 
the things of her household with a mother's love, going from 
room to room and from place to place to do whatever her hands 
could find to do, and doing it with her might. She was loyal 
to her church ; we know how glad she always was to join in its 
services, how well she was always supported by her faith in 
God and Christ, ready to do her part in building up the king- 
dom and doing the will." So spoke her pastor, Rev. S. J. 
Barrows, at the funeral. And her son-in-law, Rev. Thomas 
Hill, D. D., added this worthy exhortation and testimony to her 
worth : 

"May this example of unobtrusive goodness show itself yet 
more and more effectively in the lives and characteristics of 
her children and children's children in the present and the 
coming generations, and in the lives of those who were bound 
to her by closer ties than those of mere neighborhood and 
acquaintance. May none of us forget the everlasting distinction 
between the laws of the outer and the inner world : that in the 
world within, our own choice and will have ultimately controlling 
power, and that in order to insure for ourselves the immortal 
blessedness of the saints, we must follow them in virtuous and 
godly living, — follow them in all things in which they followed 

Mrs. Shepard's death took place Jan. 15, 1886. 



1. Otis Shepard, b. Sept. 27, 1824; d. Sept. 27, 1825. 

2. Katharine Amelia Shepard, b. Feb. 3, 1826. Resides 

in Dorchester. Has rendered a large amount of 
service with reference to this family record. 

3. Otis Shepard, jr., b. Sept. 27, 1827; m. May 4 t 

1854, Emily Elizabeth, dau. of John Wheeler and 
Sarah Ann (Badger) Blanchard, of Dorchester. He 
is a lumber dealer ; president of the Shepard & 
Morse Lumber Co., Boston ; resides in Dorchester. 
Children : 

(1.) Horace Blanchard Shepard, b. April 12, 1855 ; m. 
Feb. 14, 1882, Florence Olivia, dau. of Samuel 
Newton and Susan Elliot (Dutton) Gaut, of 
Somerville. Children, Ralph Atherton Shepard, 
b. Jan. 15, 1883 ; Newton Gaut Shepard, b. July 
18, 1884. Is engaged in the lumber business 
with his father. Resides in Brookline. 

(2.) Otis Atherton Shepard, b. March 28, 1859; m - 
July 22, 1884, Susie Lesnow, dau. of Samuel 
Newton and Susan Elliot (Dutton) Gaut, a 
sister of the wife of his brother Horace. Is in 
the lumber business in Boston. Resides in 

(3.) Thomas Hill Shepard, b. Nov. 23, 1866. 

(4.) Emily Blanchard Shepard, b. June 7, 1869. 

4. Charles Alexander Shepard, b. March 12, 1830 ; m. 

March 25, 1858, Ann Maria, dau. of William and 
Catharine (Robbins) Broomhead. She died July 
18, 1887. Children : 

(1.) William Otis Shepard, b. Oct. 25, 1859. 

(2.) Annie Clara Shepard, b. Aug. 26, 1861. 

(3.) Charles Alexander Shepard, jr., b. Aug. 1, 1863. 

(4.) Maud Shepard, b. June 11, 1866; d. Jan. 3, 

(5.) Addie Blanche Shepard, b. March 30, 1874. 


Charles A. Shepard went to California in 1848, and remained 
there ten years. After his return he engaged in lumber business ; 
was in the firm of Mallock & Shepard. Was an active, perse- 
vering business man and a genial friend. He died Jan. 16, 

5. Horace Scudder Shepard, b. Dec. 13, 1832 ; m. Aug. 9, 

1862, Hannah Bartlett, dau. of William and Lucy 
(Gibbs) Spooner. She died March 9, 1885, aged 45 
years. Children : 

(1.) Lindsley Horace Shepard, b. March 27, 1864. 
(2.) Lucy Lindsley Shepard, b. Oct. 27, 1866 ; d. Nov. 

12, 1866. 
(3.) Edward Spooner Shepard, b. Oct. 4, 1868. 
(4.) Harry Bourne Shepard, b. March 7, 1870 ; d. 

March 13, 1870. 

He m. (2d) Oct. 9, 1886, Anna Maria, dau. of George and 
Anna Maria Haines. 

Mr. Horace S. Shepard is treasurer of the Shepard & Morse 
Lumber Co., Boston. Resides in Sharon. 

6. Ann Adeline Shepard, b. May 4, 1835. Graduated at 

Antioch College in its first class ; went to Europe, 
where she spent some time with the family of the 
celebrated Nathaniel Hawthorne ; preparing her- 
self for the professorship of Modern Languages at 
her Alma Mater, which position she filled acceptably 
on her return. Married, Aug. 30, 1859, Rev. Henry 
Clay Badger, son of Joseph and Eliza Mehitable 
(Sterling) Badger, at that time a professor in Anti- 
och College ; now connected with the Library of 
Harvard University. After her marriage she had a 
private school in Boston ; was one of the four ladies 
chosen on the school committee in the city, the first 
time women were elected to that office. Her health 
broke down under the great pressure of cares and 
duties which her talents and capabilities drew upon 
her, in addition to home responsibilities. She died 
Jan. 6, 1874. Children : 


(1.) Theodore Badger, b. June 22, 1863. ' 

(2.) Frederi&Badger, b. Dec. 27, 1865. 

(3.) Ernest Badger, b. July 8, 1869. 

(4.) Katharine Badger, b. Aug. 31, 1872. 

7. Lucy Elizabeth Shepard, b. Sept. 28, 1837. Was 

an exceedingly brilliant and attractive person. 
Graduated from Dorchester High School and 
Antioch College ; taught at Eagleswood and in the 
Cambridge High School. Was peculiarly clear and 
successful as a teacher of Greek and mathematics. 
Fitted more than forty young men for college, giving 
intellectual stimulus to all who came under her influ- 
ence. Lived a long and intense life within a third of a 
century ; m., July 23, 1866, Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., 
son of Thomas and Henrietta (Barker) Hill. Dr. 
Hill was president of Harvard University many 
years ; is at present pastor of the First Parish 
Church, Portland, Me. He is widely known as a 
profound scholar, a judicious writer and a devout 
Christian teacher. Child: Otis Shepard Hill, b. 
Dec. 28, 1868. 

Mrs. Lucy Elizabeth (Shepard) Hill died Feb. 9, 

8. Eliza Frances Shepard, b. March 14, 1840; m. Oct. 

20, 1869, Raphael Pumpelly, son of William and 
Mary (Welles) Pumpelly, then a professor in 
Harvard University. Being an expert in Metallurgy 
and mining engineering, he was sent to Arizona and 
afterward to Japan on a tour of investigation and 
inspection in those matters. His book, "Across 
America and Asia," describing these tours, is full of 
entertainment and information. He was the direc- 
tor of the trans-continental survey of the Northern 
Pacific Railroad route. He is connected with the 
geological department of the United States govern- 
ment. He resides at Newport, R. I. Children : 

(1.) A son, b. April 23, 1871 ; d. same day. 
(2.) Margarita Pumpelly, b. Aug. 6, 1873. 


(3 ) Caroline Eliza Pumpelly, b. May 14, 1875. 
(4.) Anna Pauline Pumpelly, b. June 30, 1878. 
(5.) Clarence King Pumpelly, b. May 12, 1879; d. 

Aug. 12, 1879. 
(6.) Raphael Welles Pumpelly, b. May 23, 188 1. 

9. Amasa Stetson Shepard, h. Sept. 27, 1842; d. Nov. 
20, 1842. 

10. Amasa Stetson Shepard, b. Jan. 21, 1844; d. March 

30, 1844. 

11. Rebecca Kettell Shepard, b. Jan. 21, 1844; m. 

July 7, 1869, George Haven Putnam, son of the cele- 
brated publisher, George Palmer Putnam, and Victo- 
rine (Haven) Putnam, of New York City. Mr. George 
H. Putnam is at the head of the firm of George P. 
Putnam's Sons, who continue the business estab- 
lished by their father. Children : 

(1.) Bertha Haven Putnam, b. March 1, 1872. 
(2.) Ethel Frothingham Putnam, b. Nov. 2, 1873. 
(3.) Mary Corinna Putnam, b. Sept. 27, 1875. 
(4.) Ellen Shepard Putnam, b. July 8, 1878; d. 

Aug. 2, 1880. 
(5.) Dorothy Putnam, b. Oct. 10, 1882. 

12. Rachel Pope Shepard, b. March 2, 1846. 

13. Ellen Grace Shepard, b. May 17, 1849; m - Sept. 2, 

1 87 1, Henry Barker Hill, b. April 27, 1849, son of 
Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., and Ann Foster (Bellows) 
Hill. He is Professor of Chemistry in Harvard Uni- 
versity. Child: Edward Burlingame Hill, b. Sept. 
9, 1872. 

Sarah, 7 daughter of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), born Jan. 
4, 181 1, was married, June 19, 1826, to Hiram Shepard, son of 
Ralph and Nabby (Gay) Shepard, born in Stoughton, Nov. 21, 
1798. "His training under a 'schoolmaster' was quite lim- 
ited, for his father accumulated a fortune in the number of his 
children, not in the size of his exchequer : hence he was thrown 
early upon his own resources." He was a diligent business man, 



associated in the ownership and control of the bakery with his 
brother Otis, the husband of Ann 7 (Pope), sister of his wife. 
His tastes were quiet, and his habits domestic. He was a man 
of excellent repute. He died Sept. 10, 1869. 

Mrs. Sarah (Pope) Shepard saw something of a mother's joys 
and sorrows. Five children came to her arms, but the eldest 
and the fourth failed to reach their first birthday. And when 
the rest were still of tender age, she was parted from them, 
May 18, 1839, to the great grief of her husband and little ones 
and a wide circle of loving friends and relatives. A third child 
died at the age of eighteen, leaving only two to reach maturity. 

Children, born in Dorchester : 

1. Eliza Shepard, b. May 16, 1827; d. Jan. 25, 1828. 

2. Hiram Shepard, b. Nov. 18, 1828; d. Dec. 17, 1846. 

3. William Arthur Shepard, b. June 26, 18315m. in 

Petersburg, Va., in January, 1864, Martha Emma, 
eldest daughter of William T. and Elizabeth Taylor 
Corbin (Beale) Davis, he of Gloucester County, she 
of Westmoreland County, Va., b. March 20, 1839. 
[See below.] 

4. Edgar Shepard, b. Feb. 7, 1834; d. Sept. 23, 1835. 

5. Sarah Pope Shepard, b. Nov. 14, 1836; m. May 3, 1865, 

Henry Augustus Warriner, son of Hezekiah and 
Hannah (Porter) Warriner. He died Nov. 16, 1871. 

" William Arthur Shepard left at the age of fourteen, the school on 

* Meeting-house Hill ' in Dorchester, which had at that time for its 

* master/ Mr. Wm. S. Williams, a most efficient and faithful teacher, 
and became a member of the family of Mr. James B. Williams, drug- 
gist, of Manchester, Conn. He continued with him for more than 
four years, and then entered the Scientific School of Yale College, which 
was at that time officered by the younger Silliman and Prof. John P. 
Norton. It has since become the celebrated Sheffield School. He re- 
ceived the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy at the end of two years, 
in the first class that the school graduated, and was invited by Charles 
B. Stuart, Professor of Chemistry in Randolph Macon College, Boyd- 
ton, Virginia, to open an Analytical Laboratory in connection with 
that College. The offer was accepted. He devoted one half of his 
time to Laboratory work and the other half to the prosecution of the 
academical course in the College, and received the Degree of Bache- 


lor of Arts in 1857. He continued in connection with the College till 
186 1, at which time he entered the Southern Army as a private, where 
he remained until the surrender at Appomattox, having in the mean- 
time risen to the rank of Major. We clip from an editorial of a paper 
published twelve months after the war, the following : 

" ' We recollect a Massachusetts teacher who had been nine years 
South when the war broke out, who enlisted as a private in the 12th 
Virginia regiment, who fought most gallantly in twelve pitched bat- 
tles, never shirked a fight nor guarded the baggage, and was one of 
the few men in his company who went in at Sharpsburg. Massa- 
chusetts may well be proud of Major Shepard.' He was elected to 
the chair of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy of his Alma Mater 
in 1870, now located at Ashland, Virginia, and holds that position 
at the present time. 

"Three years after the death of his first wife, Mr. Hiram Shep- 
ard married (2) Mary Swan Munroe, daughter of John Wiswell Mun- 
roe of Dorchester, by whom he had three children, one of whom is 
now living, Walter, Civil Engineer in the Boston and Albany Rail- 
road Company. He died in 1869 in the house which he had occu- 
pied for more than forty years, and where he had spent all of his married 
life, leaving his widow, three children, and a name that was above re- 

" Sarah (Pope) Shepard married before she was twenty years of 
age, but was not permitted to enjoy a long period in the society of 
her ever kind and gentle husband. Before the thirteenth anniversary 
of her marriage, her spirit had returned unto God who gave it. 
On her 32d birthday, as she was returning home through ' the lane ' 
from an afternoon's visit to her sister Ann, she observed that she spit 
blood. This so alarmed her that in a few days she took to her bed, 
and never left it again except for a brief period at a time. She, like 
her husband, was of a tender, gentle disposition, content rather to be 
at home surrounded by her family than to be mingling much in soci- 
ety. The author of this memorial, though not eight years old when 
she died, remembers distinctly the sweet melodies with which she 
would beguile him to sleep ; and now, after more than two score 
years, the ' Switzer's Song of Home,' ' The Maltese Boat Song,' and 
' Two Orphan Boys of Switzerland ' are often heard in his own house- 
hold. He still recalls, as of yesterday, how she drew him to her bed- 
side, but a few days before her death, and in conversation and in an 
earnest prayer committed him and his brother and sister to the ten- 
der mercies of a covenant-keeping God. The following lines taken 
from the fly-leaf of the writer's Bible, the gift of his grandfather, when 


he was leaving home for life, show that his mother found time even in 
her childhood, to think of other than mere earthly things : 

" ' A present to William Arthur Shepard from his grandfather, hoping 
you will make this Book your daily friend and companion in all of 
your intercourse in life Your mother's anxiety in her last sick- 
ness was not so much on her own account, as for her beloved children 
whom she was going to leave in this world of sin and trial. When she 
was fourteen years of age she could repeat all of the four Gospels.' " 

Adaline, 7 daughter of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), m. May 
15, 1834, Julius Augustus Noble. Mrs. Noble died at New Or- 
leans, April 29, 1 844. Children : 

1. William Pope Noble, b. Dec. 30, 1835 ; m. Fannie Ful- 

lers. Children : 

(1.) Adaline Noble. 

(2.) William Pope Noble. 

2. Lucy Ann Noble, b. March 15, 1841 ; m. July 14, 1861, 

Oliver Allen Peirce, of Medford, Mass., b. April 7, 
1840. Children, born in New Orleans, La.: 

(1.) May Adaline Peirce, b. May 9, 1862 ; m. March 

30, 1884, William Louis Gottschalck, b. 1846. 
(2.) Alice Peiixe, b. Sept. 24, 1863, at Plaquemine, La. 
(3.) Grace Allen Peirce, b. Oct. 10, 1865. 
(4.) Lizzie Spencer Peirce, b. May 25, 1867. 
(5.) Allan Noble Peirce, b. Oct. 23, 1869. 
(6.) Oliver Peirce, b. June 21, 1871 ; d. July 3, 1872. 
(7.) Oliver Peirce, b. May 22, 1873. 
(8.) Lucy Ann Noble Peirce, b. Oct. 7, 1875. 
Mrs. Peirce died March 27, 1876. 

Elizabeth, 7 daughter of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), m. Aug. 
I3» 1835, John Ay res, Truro, N. S., where he was born July 26, 
1807. Children : 

1. Helen Frances Ayres, b. July 3, 1836. 

2. Alice Cleveland Ayres, b. May 17, 1838. 

3. Elizabeth Ayres, b. May 26, 1840 ; d. June 22, 1875. 

4. Mary Adeline Ayres, b. April 16, 1844. They reside 

in Dorchester. 


Lucy, 7 dau. of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), b. Dec. 3, 1815 ; 
was married August 25, 1840, to Jonathan Battles, son of 
Jonathan and Maria (Dickerman) Battles, of Stoughton, born 
Sept. 7, 1812. He was educated first in the common schools of 
his native town, then at the Academy in Milton. He entered 
upon the profession of teaching ; was engaged in the public 
schools of Dorchester and vicinity some twenty-five years, with 
good success. Resides in Dorchester. Children : 

1. Catharine Pope Battles, b. May 23, 1841. 

2. Edward Winslow Battles, b. June 29, 1844 ; d. Nov. 25, 


3. Harriet Augusta Battles, b. April 23, 1856; d. Feb. 9, 


A, 5. 

ELIJAH, 6 son of Frederick 5 and Mary (Cole), b. June 10, 
1780; d. June 25, 1864; m. first, Joanna Tisdale, Aug. 17, 1802. 

Child of First Marriage. 
I. Ebenezer Tisdale, 7 b. Dec, 1802 ; d. June 29, 1832. 

Joanna (Tisdale) died Feb. 13, 1809, in Stoughton. 
He married, second, July 2, 1809, Susanna, dau. of James and 
Zilpah (Cummings) Capen, also of Stoughton, b. Oct. 23, 1789. 

Children of Second Marriage, born in Stoughton. 

II. Joanna Tisdale, 7 b. May 14, 1810; d. Oct. 28, 1845. 

III. Hiram, 7 b. June 29, 181 1. [See next chapter, A, 12.] 

IV. Emily, 7 b. Feb. 5, 18 13 ; m'. William Spear, of West 

Gardiner, Me. Resides in Gardiner. He died May 
21, 1882. 
V. Frederic, 7 b. Nov. 12, 18 14. [See next chapter, A, 13.] 
VI. Marietta Angeletta, 7 b. April 29, 18 16; m. August, 
1849, John Blaisdell, of Gardiner. She d. Dec. 22, 
185 1. Child: Frederic Blaisdell, b. May 25, 185 1. 


Bom in Gardiner, Me. 

VII. William, 7 b. Feb. 23, 1818 ; d. Sept. 17, 1841. 
VIII. John, 7 b. March 2, 1820. [See next chapter, A, 14.] 
IX. George, 7 b. March 16, 1822 ; d. Sept. 4, 1839. 

X. James, 7 b. May 10, 1824; d. May io, 1848. 
XI. Fortina Adelaide, 7 b. Oct. 12, 1826; m. June 27, 
1852, Samuel Nash, of Gardiner, Me. She d. Feb.' 16, 
1858. Child: Clara L. Nash, b. Aug. 12, 1853 ; d. 
June 29, 1874. 
XII. Mary Elizabeth, 7 b. June 8, 1831 ; m. September, 
1850, John French, of Gardiner, Me. She died April 
20, i860. Children : 

1. Elizabeth French, b. Nov. 14, 185 1 ; d. Feb. 14, 1872. 

2. Alberta French, b. Feb. 24, 1855 ; m. Sept. 25, 1879, 

David Bradstreet, of Gardiner, Me. Children : 

(1.) William Plummer Bradstreet, b. July 18, 1880. 
(2.) Carrol Pitkin Bradstreet, b. Sept. 24, 1881. 
_ (3.) Elizabeth Bradstreet, b. Jan. 27, 1885. 

Elijah Pope 6 lived in Stoughton, until 18 16, when he sold 
his property there and removed to Gardiner, Maine. He 
bought a farm in the western part of the town, and conquered 
its forest and rock obstacles with great energy, assisted well by 
his cheerful, industrious, efficient helpmeet. He built, after a 
while, a fine brick house, the product of his toil from the ground 
up, and spent many happy years there with his growing 

He was self-contained and capable, respected in the commun- 
ity which grew up around him. He died in West Gardiner, 
June 25, 1864. 

Mrs. Susanna (Capen) Pope was a typical New England 
mother, who " looked well to the ways of her household," 
and was the reliance of her husband and children, as far as a 
human being can be. Strong religious convictions, high 
purpose for serving God and her generation, and vigorous 
common sense and energy combined with those spiritual 



Cataracts on her eyes rendered her blind for many years, yet 
not helpless. On her 90 th birthday the writer first saw her 
at the home of her son Hiram. She had that day walked quite 
a distance up-hill and up-stairs to pay a call of comfort to a 
neighbor a year younger, who, though not crippled, was too 
feeble to leave the room. 

"Aunt Susanna " had no difficulty in " placing " the stranger 
when informed he was "Frederick's grandchild " ; and instantly 
gave the list of F.'s children in exact order ; describing her 
visitor's father, James, in particular; "I remember," said she, 
" that his sisters thought he was a beautiful baby, because he had 
such long, brown eye-lashes." Then she described Colonel 
Frederick, her husband's father, and told anecdotes of him ; 
and even gave a bit of reminiscence of his mother, Rebecca 
(Stubbs), the widow of Dr. Ralph. 

She was on the point, once, of visiting New York City at the 
request of her son John, to have the services of an eminent 
oculist in an operation for the restoration of her sight. But 
she, at the last, declined positively, fearing that the operation 
might fail of removing her blindness, and leave her " a burden 
upon others." She found ways of relieving the burden of 
others all her life, even to its closing days. She died a few 
days before her92 d birthday, Aug. 29, 1881. 

Four of the eleven children of the second marriage died 
single. Three sons and four daughters lived to achieve some- 
thing in life and leave successors. 

A, 6. 

AZOR, 6 the oldest son of Captain James 5 and Sarah 
(Capen), who lived to maturity, dwelt on the old homestead in 
Stoughton. He was a carpenter in early manhood. He took 
an active part in the militia, and was full of interest in political 

Quick to think of a subject presented to him, he was good at 
repartee and trenchant and humorous in speech. " President 


Pope," a title given to him in sport, became his uniform " sobri- 
quet." He was tall, large-framed, with dark hair. 

When his children were grown he built a new house, near the 
old homestead, and lived there the rest of his life, giving his 
attention to the management of his farm. He kept full memo- 
randa of family and general matters, and had many interesting 
documents, which perished in his " old chest," in one of those 
fearful " house-cleaning " periods which swept over the house 
after his departure. He died March 17, 185 1. 

He married, Dec. 6, 1807, Lucy, daughter of Isaac and Molly 
(French) Bird, of Stoughton, who bore him seven children. 
She died March 4, 1864, aged eighty-one years one month. 

Neither of the daughters married. Sarah 7 died at the age of 
three years, Ada 7 at sixty-six, and Ruth 7 at fifty-four. One of 
the sons also, Asa Bird, 7 failed to enter wedlock, though he lived 
to the age of half a century. 

James 7 married Sarah Holmes, of Stoughton, March 4, 1851. 
They had no children, but legally adopted his nephew, Charles 
Henry, son of Edmund and Abba Pope, of Stoughton, Dec. 14, 
1 861. He d. June 23, 1871. Was a farmer ; a man of medium 
height, dark hair, fair skin ; generous to the needy, though gruff 
in speech and unwilling to be thanked for his kindness. 

Ada 7 and Ruth 7 built a cottage, and lived together many 
years after the death of their father. Ruth died of heart disease, 
while riding home from a visit, one winter's day. 

Asa Bird 7 was a farmer ; never married ; was very fond of 
dumb animals, of excellent judgment about them ; had the full 
blue eye, high forehead, and light complexion characteristic of 
htat branch of the Pope family. 


I. Luther, 7 b. April 29, 1808. [See next chapter, A, 15.] 
II. James, 7 b. Dec. 26, 1809; m. March 4, 185 1, Sarah 
Holmes ; d. June 23, 1871. 

III. Ada, 7 b. Dec. 1, 1811 ; d. June 22, 1879. 

IV. Ruth, 7 b. June 13, 1814; d. Feb. 2, 1868. 
V. Sarah, 7 b. Sept. 12, 18 16 ; d. Jan. 16, 18 19. 

VI. Asa Bird, 7 b. March 7, 18 19; d. May 19, 1869. 
VII. Edmund, 7 b. Jan. 21, 182 1. [See next chapter, A, 16.] 


A, 7. 

WARD, 6 son of Captain James 5 and Sarah (Capen) Pope, m. 
Nov. 30, 1809, Anna Gurney. He was a carpenter; lived in 
Stoughton. He died Nov. 2, 1836, aged 47. She died Jan. 20, 
1828, aged 38. 

Six children were born to them, four of whom died in child- 
hood, and a fifth merely reached womanhood to pass away from 
their grasp. 


I. Mary, 7 b. 1810; d. Oct. 15, 1822. 
II. William, 7 b. December, 1813; d. April 14, 18 17. 
III. William, 7 b. Jan. 11, 1817. [See next chapter, A, 17.] 

' [ Twins, 7 b. Sept. 14, d. Sept. 24, 1819. 
VI. Sarah, 7 b. Nov. 28, 1820; d. June 9, 1839. 




JOHN, 6 son of Micajah 5 and Sarah (Whitney), was born in 
Stoughton, baptized April 23, 1769, but removed to Braintree 
(now Quincy), with his mother and brother Asa, in the month 
of December, 1789. In 1792 he paid a tax, as the assessor's 
books show. He was a farmer and butcher. 

His wife died Aug. 19, 1825. 

He died at the advanced age of eighty, May 18, 1848. 

His estate was administered upon, Aug. 26, following, by his 
eldest son, Norton Quincy 7 ; his nephews, Samuel Brown 7 and 
Ozias Morse, 7 being appraisers. s 


I. A Child, 7 b. Aug. 22, 1799; d. Oct. 2, 1801. 

II. Sally, 7 b. ; m. John Elkins, removed to Illinois ; 

d. . 

III. Norton Quincy, 7 b. Jan. 28, 1804. [See next chapter, 
B, 1.] ' 

, IV. Evelina Derby, 7 b. ; m. April 1, 1827, Harvey 

French; d. Jan. 25, 1872. 
V. A Child, 7 b. December, 1806 ; d. Oct. 25, 1807. 
VI. Sophia, 7 b. Nov. 9, 1809; m. June 2, 1833, Robert 
Hussey. Is still living in South Boston, fresh and 
vigorous in mind, erect and capable, though almost 
fourscore. Mr. Hussey is a carpenter in the Boston 
Water Works. Children : 


1. Eliza A. Hussey. 

2. Sophia M. Hussey, m. Aug. n, 1857, Edward 

Dexter Wadleigh, son of Dexter and Louisa 

Wadleigh. He died . She resides in 

South Boston with her parents. 

3. Fannie W. Hussey ; teaches in one of the city schools. 

VII. Lucy Ann, 7 b. ; m. (1), Oct. 3, 1833, William 

Lowell of Boston. Children : 

1. William F. Lowell, b. Sept. 20, 1834; m. 1856, 

Emeline Moulthrop. Resides in New Haven, 
Ct. Has children, William H. Lowell, Anna L. 
Lowell, and Mary B. Lowell. 

2. Charles C. Lowell, b. April 3, 1836; m. 1866, Kate 

Grondee of New Haven, Ct.; has children : Charles 
E. Lowell, John P. Lowell, George C. Lowell, and 
Daisy C. Lowell. Resides in New Haven, Ct. 

3. John P. Lowell, m. Ellen J. Morse, of Waterbury, 

Ct. Had children, Charles M. Lowell and 
Nellie E. Lowell. He was a captain in the 12th 
Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and was killed 
at the battle of Cedar Creek, Oct. 17, 1864. 
William Lowell d. Oct. 11, 1846. 

Mrs. Lucy Ann 7 (Pope) Lowell m. (2d) Feb. 5, 1849, 
Henry L. Kettendorf, in Providence, R. I. Had a 
daughter, Henrietta Kettendotf, d. , and a daugh- 
ter, Sarah B. Kettendotf, living. 
Mr. and Mrs. Kettendorf reside in New Haven, Ct. 

VIII. Abner B. 7 b. June 6, 1817 ; m. , 1842, Susan E. 

Jacobs. [See next chapter, B, 2.] 
IX. Jane M., 7 b. June 18, 1823 ; d. April 28, 1882. 
X. John, 7 b. ; d. in California. 

B, 2. 


ASA, 6 second son of Micajah 5 and Sarah (Whitney), born in 
Stoughton, Oct. 28, 1775, went to that part of Braintree now 
Quincy, to reside, in 1789. 


We find him appointed a member of a committee to purchase 
a lot for a town hall, July 8, 1816. 

He was a Free Mason, a member of the "Rural Lodge," 
which was compelled to surrender its charter in the Anti-Masonic 
excitement of 1834, but re-opened in 1838, with "Asa Pope" 
as one of its officers. He lived to a good old age, passing away- 
Dee. 20, 1858. 

He married April 9, 1796, Susanna Ripley, who was born 
in Weymouth, Feb. 23, 1772, and who died in Quincy a little 
before her husband, Oct. 5, 1855. 

But one child of this couple failed to grow up, a little one 
whose death is registered as having taken place " Sept. 1. 1803, 
aged 21 months." 

The rest, three sons and three daughters, added to the list of 
the descendants of " Goodman Pope " of Dorchester, as we shall 


I. Lucy, 7 b. April 15, 1798; m. June 3, 1821, John Adams 
Newcomb of Quincy. He was born Oct. 26, 1798. 
He and sons have been engaged in the manufacture of 
boots. Their children are : 

1. Henry Augustus Newcomb, b. April 1, 1823 ; 
who m. June 16, 1844, Ethelinda W., daughter 
of William Parker of , N. H. ; he en- 
listed July 29, 1862, in Co. D, 39th Mass. Vol. 
Inf. ; was made corporal ; was taken prisoner, 
carried to Salisbury (N. Carolina) prison, and died 
there of starvation, Dec. 23, 1864. His grave in 
Salisbury National Cemetery is numbered 2344. 
Children : 

(1.) Lucy Frances Newcomb, b. April 8, 1846; m. 
• Nov. 26, 1869, Jacob H. Hersey. In a milli- 
nery store in Boston. Have child, Alice Her- 
sey, b. Aug. 29, 1870. 

(2.) Charles Henry Newcomb, b. Nov. 6, 1847, died 
Oct. 21, i860. 

(3.) George Eugene Newcomb, b. Sept. 5, 185 1 ; a 
jeweller in Quincy. 


2. Francis Jeremiah Newcomb, b. March 17, 1826, m. 

Abbie C. Robie, of , N. H. ; d. July 5, 1857. 

She d. May 10, 1864. 

3. John Adams Newcomb, b. June 30, 1830. Is a 

painter. Resides in Philadelphia, Penn. Is mar- 

4. George Washington Newcomb, b. Aug. 23, 1834. 

Boot-maker, resides in Quincy. 

II. Samuel Brown 7 . [See next chapter, B, 3.] 

III. A Child, 7 b. Dec, 1801 ; d. Sept. 1, 1803. 

IV. Ozias Morse, 7 b. June 18, 1804. [See next chapter, 

V. Joanna, 7 b. Jan. 19, 1807 ; m. June 6, 1826, George M. 

Briesler ; d. . 

VI. Abigail, 7 b. Oct. 23, 1809; m. April 13, 1828, Isaac 

VII. George Washington, 7 b. March 30, 18 12. [See next 
chapter, B, 5.] 

B, 3. 

JOSEPH, 6 son of Ralph 5 and Hannah (Gay), b. Oct. 4, 1771 ; 
m. March 1, 1796, Betsey Tower, of Milton, b. March 5, 1775. 
She died and was buried at Quincy, Oct. 26, 1840. He died at 
Quincy, Jan. 12, 1845. Children: 

I. Nancy, 7 b. July 28, 1796; m. May 24, 1829, Otis 
Bisbee, son of Benjamin and Milly (Vose) Bisbee. 
Children : 

1. James Otis Bisbee, b. April 20, 1830 ; m. Jan., 1869, 
Laura Faunce, of Bridgewater. Children : 

(1.) Benjamin Stanton Bisbee, b. Sept. 20, 1869. 
(2.) Bertha Alma Bisbee, b. Sept. 7, 1870. 
(3.) Ellsworth Otis Bisbee, b. Oct. 22, 1878. 


2. Benjamin Bisbee, b. April 10, 1832 ; m. Sept. 24, 

1862, Susan Y. P. Monk, of Stoughton. He 
was a soldier in Co. B, 45th Mass. Vol. Inf., 
remaining through the whole period of the 
regiment's service. He resides in Stoughton. 

3. Augusta Bisbee, b. July 16, 1834, was m. Oct. 25, 

1854, to Caleb F. Kimball, of Charlestown. 
Child : 

Alice Augusta Kimball, b. Aug. 13, 1855. 

4. Eliza Ann Bisbee, b. Sept. 1, 1836, m. June, 1869, 

George Mulliken, of Somerville. Children : 

(1.) Fannie Geraldine Mulliken, b. Dec. 2, 1870. 
(2.) Walter Tower Mulliken, b. Aug. 29, 1876. 
(3.) Albion Leslie Mulliken, b. July 22, 1879. 

5. Joseph Pope Bisbee, b. June 26, 1839. Enlisted 

in Co. I, 1st Mass. Vol. Cavalry, in the War 
of the Rebellion ; died at Hilton Head, So. 
Carolina, July 14, 1862. 

II. Eliza, 7 b. Dec. 21, 1798; unmarried. Resides at 
Stoughton, Mass. 

III. James, 7 b. May 9, 1801 ; supposed to have died in S. 


IV. Joseph, 7 b. Sept. 23, 1803. [See next chapter, B, 6.] 

V. William, 7 b. April 29, 1806; m. May 29, 1832, Mary 

Dill, of Hull. He was drowned at Hull. 
VI. Clarissa, 7 b. Dec. 20, 1809; m. William Howard, son 
of Samuel and Rhoda (Wellman) Packard. He d. 
Feb. 11, 1872. She d. July 24, 1875. Children: 

1. Elizabeth Packard, b. Oct. 25, d. Nov. 17, 1828. 

2. William H. Packard, b. Nov. 17, 1834; d. Sept. 

1 1 , 1 840. 

3. Adaline E. Packard, b. July 9, 1836 ; m. Dec. 31, 

1868, Capt. Edward Cole, of South Yarmouth, 
who died March 1, 1882. Resides in South 


4. Henry T. Packard, b. May 9, 1839. Was a soldier 
in the War of the Rebellion, was captured and 
confined in a Southern prison, and d. Dec. 10, 
1864, from disease he had there contracted. 

VII. Thomas, 7 b. May 28, 181 5 ; m. Feb. 16, 1837, Mary 
Ann Eldridge, of Hull. He died in Boston. 
VIII. John, 7 b. July 12, 1819; unmarried. Was drowned at 

B, 4- 

MICAJAH, 6 son of Ralph 5 and Hannah (Gay),b. May 5, 1774, 
in Stoughton ; m. Mrs. Lucinda (Randall) Howard, of Easton, 
b. Jan. 16, 1784. She died in Quincy, May 31, 1874. He was 
a farmer, residing in Quincy. He died of palsy, Jan. 13, 1848. 
Children : 

I. Micajah, 7 jr., b. July 22, 18 17. [See next chapter, B, 7.] 

II. Lucinda Howard, 7 b. Oct. 24, 1820; m. , 1848, 

Lemuel Billings, son of John and Lydia (Faxon) Bill- 
ings ; d. ,1 85 3. Child, Anna Caroline Billings, b. 

Sept. 11, 185 1. Mr. Billings and his daughter reside 
at Wollaston, in the town of Quincy. 

III. Edward Randall, 7 b. March 26, 1823. [See next 

chapter, B, 8.] 

IV. Ann Bird, 7 b. Oct. 11, 1825 ; d. May 7, 1840. 
V. John Bird, 7 b. Dec. 22, 1828 ; d. July 2, 1848. 

B, 5. 

LEMUEL, 6 son of Ralph 5 and Hannah (Gay), born Oct. 12, 
1 781; baptized Oct. 28, 1781 ; m. Jan. 31, 1803, Elizabeth 
(Betsey), daughter of James and Mary (Baxter) Clark, of Quincy, 
born March 7, 1778. He died at Quincy, Feb. 5, 1852. Lem- 
uel Pope, of Quincy, makes a will Jan. 1, 1852 (proved March 


6, 1852). Bequeaths to wife "Betsey, daughter Sarah C. San- 
born, and son Micajah C. Pope." She died at Quincy, March 

10, 1866. Elizabeth Pope, of Quincy, widow, makes will April 
5, 1853, bequeathing her property to her " son Micajah C. Pope, 
and her daughter Sarah C. Sanborn, wife of Joseph W. San- 
born." Will filed March 22, 1866. Children : 

I. Sarah Clark, 7 b. July 3, 1803; m. Nov. 11, 1834, Joseph 
Woodman Sanborn, b. at New Hampton, N. H., March 
10, 1801. Spent some years in Benicia, Cal., having 
his two sons with him, until their untimely deaths ; left 
a good name there, as well as at his Eastern home. He 
d. at Bridge water, Aug. 9, 1868. She d. Dec. 27, 1882. 
Children : 

1. Carlmira ["Mira"] Minot Glover Sanborn, b. Sept. 25, 

1835; m. April 11, 1866, Cary Mitchell Leonard, 
son of Samuel and Mehitable (Bennet) Leonard, of 
Bridgewater, a machinist. 

2. Joseph Woodman Sanborn, jr., b. March 24, 1838 ; d. at 

Benicia, Cal., Nov. 10, i860. 

3. John Baird Pope Sanborn, b. Aug. 16, 1841 ; d. at 

Benicia, Cal., Sept. 9, i860. 

11. Micajah Clark, 7 b. Dec. 3, 181 1. [See next chapter, B, 9.] 

B, 6. 

LAZARUS, 6 son of Lazarus 5 and Mary (Swan), b. April, 1 782, in 
Stoughton, m. in 1808, Elizabeth (" Betsy ") Talbot, dau. of Isaac 
and Susannah (Turner) Talbot of Stoughton. 

For a few years he resided in Stoughton, then in Dorchester, 
and afterward, for many years, in Marlboro, where he died Aug., 
1842. His wife died Nov. 24, 1856. He was a farmer; an 
active, forehanded man ; brought up a large family. Children : 

I. Rufus Spurr, 7 b. in Stoughton, April 2, 1809. [See 
next chapter, B, 10.] 
II. Betsey, 7 b. Oct., 1810; "d. Dec. 5, 181 1, se. 10 months." 


III. Alexander, 7 whose name was afterward changed to 

Franklin Manser, 7 b. Oct. 16, 1814. [See next chap- 
ter, B, 1 1, under the latter name.] 

IV. Caroline, 7 b. in Dorchester, March 11, 1816; m. Cyrus 

Fay, of Westboro, Mass.; d. May 15, 1852. 

Born at Marlboro. 

V. Almira, 7 b. March 6, 18 18 ; d. April 24, 1876. 
VI. Susan T., 7 b. May 10, 1821 ; d. Oct. 2, 1830. 
VII. Sarah M. 7 b. Aug. 7, 1823 ; resides in Marlboro. (A 
kind contributor of statistics for this work.) 
VIII. Philander, 7 j ^ Qct ^ i825 . j d. Aug., 1826. 
IX. Philindia, 7 ) ( m. to Solomon L. Met- 

calf, of Lowell, Vt., Jan. 17, 1861 ; d. June 7, 1872. 
Child, Luman Ellsworth Metcalf, b. May 4, 1865. 
Mr. Metcalf died Oct., 1886. 

B, 7- 

THOMAS, 6 son of Lazarus 5 and Mary (Swan), b. , 1792; 

m. Tyla, dau. of Mather and Silence (Fisher) Holmes, July 3, 18 16. 
He was a carpenter, and worked at the trade several years. After 
his marriage kept the " Swan Hotel," in Stoughton. Lived 
some time in Boston ; then in Newton, where his wife died, 
Nov. 19, 1837. He died in Natick, but was buried beside his 
wife at Watertown. Children : 

I. Anna Maria, 7 b. Dec. 11, 1817; m. Nov. 27, 1856, 

Jesse Smith. Living in Stoughton. No children. 

Has lent material assistance to the writer in gathering 

details respecting this branch of the family. 

II. Thomas Richardson, 7 b. Aug. 2, 18 19. [See following 

chapter, B, 12.] 
III. Harriet Delia 7 , b. Sept. 11, 1825; m. (1) in May, 
1843, in Boston, Aaron Littlefield, jr., of Randolph. 
He died in East Stoughton. Harriet Delia 7 (Pope) 
Littlefield, m. (2) Sullivan Jones, of Randolph, where 
they reside. Children : 


i. Aaron Walter Littlefield, b. June, 1849 ; d - » l8 75- 

2. George Wales Whitfield Littlefield, b. , 1851 ; m. 

Cora Burrell, of East Stoughton. 

3. Franklin Hinkley Littlefield, b. , 1853; m. Lilla 

Burrell, of East Stoughton. Both are dead. 

IV. Lucretia Hammond, 7 b. Nov. 7, 1826 ; m. Joseph Bar- 
nard of Canton, in 1861. He died, 1865. Children : 

1. Charlotte Barnard, b. , 1862. 

2. Edward Forest Barnard, b. March 16, 1865. 

V. Eliza Augusta, 7 b. in Dorchester, May 25, 1828 ; m. 
Nov., 1852, Levi Keith Drake, of Stoughton. She 
died Aug. 28, 1885. Children : 

1. Irving Lawrence Drake, b. June 18, 1856. 

2. Harriet A. Drake, b. Aug. 15, 1861 ; d. Dec. 14, 1862. 

3. Milton Everett Drake, b. May 25, 1866; clerk in 

clothing store. 

4. Eva Ellsworth Drake, b. Dec. 11, 1868. 

B, 8. 


OTIS, 6 son of Lazarus 5 and Mary (Swan), b. October, 1795 ; 
m. Dec. 10, 1821, Mary Hutchins, b. in 1801, in Kennebunk, 
Me. Shed. Sept. 9, 1855. Lived in Boston; was a trader; 
resided at 4 Decatur Street up to the time of his death, Aug. 
30, 1868. His disease was phthisis. Children: 

I. Abigail Frothingham, 7 b. Feb. 11, 1823 ; m. to Benjamin 

Franklin Baker, of Boston, b. Nov. 20, 1824; d. June, 
1879. Children: 

1. Henry Franklin Baker, b. September, 1847. 

2. William Frederick Baker, b. June 6, 1856. 

3. Edward Francis Baker. 

4. Richard Foster Baker. 

5. Walter Frothingham Baker, b. Nov. 18, 1864. 

II. Mary Elizabeth, 7 b. Sept. 2, 1825. 
III. Sarah Jane, 7 b. Dec. 16, 1828. 





EBENEZER, 6 b. on the old place at Squantum, Aug. 5, 
1808, m. April 5, 1832, Hannah, daughter of Stephen and Mary 
(Pierce) Tolman, of Dorchester, who was b. July 18, 1807. He 
lived in a part of the town of Milton called Railway Village, 
near East Milton. 

He was of a stout build, with a pleasant, genial countenance, 
and a commanding presence. He was characterized by his 
general intelligence, sound judgment, accuracy and upright- 
ness in his business affairs. He was elected one of the Select- 
men in 1842, and held the office seven consecutive years, the 
last four as chairman of the board. He was public-spirited, and 
for several years previous to his death was one of the leading 
citizens in all public interests, and was looked and listened to 
for counsel and aid in all matters affecting the interests of the 
town. He was a strong anti-Freemason, and took an active 
part in the anti-Freemason campaign for governor of Massa- 
chusetts during the Morgan excitement. He was the first 
Treasurer of the Dorchester and Milton Samaritan Society, 
formed to clothe and feed fugitive slaves after they reached 
Canada from the South. He was also a warm friend of the 
temperance cause. He was one of the founders of the Congre- 
gational Church in East Milton, was a generous supporter of 
the gospel, and promoted all the good works to which the 
church lent her hand. He was a farmer, was much interested 

in agriculture, and a prominent member of the Norfolk Agri- 



cultural Society. He was devoted to his family. He d. March 
24, 1853. 

Mrs. Hannah (Tolman) Pope was tall and prepossessing in her 
personal appearance. She had a fine mind, and was fond of 
intellectual occupations. She was a sincere Christian, devoted 
to her church and family ; a woman of zeal and activity, ready 
to aid every good work. She entered into her rest in the full 
assurance of a blessed immortality through the pardoning grace 
of Christ, May 19, 1852. 


I. Susanna, 7 b. March 31, 1833 ; d. Jan. 2, 1848. 
II. Hannah Hall, 7 b. July 13, 1835, graduated at Maple- 
wood Institute, Pittsfield ; resides in Dorchester. 
III. Ebenezer, 7 jr., b. April 29, 1838 ; entered Amherst College 
in 1858, and almost reached the close of the course, 
taking very high rank as a scholar and a Christian- 
Was prostrated by sickness, and d. at his home, Oct. 3, 
1 86 1. We append resolutions passed by his class. 

Whereas, It has pleased Divine Providence in its mysterious deal- 
ings to remove by death our beloved class-mate, Ebenezer Pope, 

Therefore Resolved, That in our present bereavement we recognize 
the hand of Him who doeth all things well, and bow in humble 
submission to His will. 

Resolved, That we mourn the loss of a dear brother, whose 
scholarly attainments and consistent life won for him our esteem and 

Resolved, That to his afflicted friends we extend our heart-felt 
sympathies, and desire for them the sweetest consolation of Heavenly 
Grace, confidently believing that this sad dispensation has brought to 
him eternal joy. 

Resolved, That in token of respect to his memory, we wear the 
usual badge of mourning for thirty days. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the friends of 
the deceased, and also be published in the Amherst Express, Spring- 
field Republic, and Boston Journal. 

In behalf of the Senior Class. 

William McGlathey, 

Frank G. Clark, V Committee. 

Joseph C. Clifford, 


IV. Abigail Glover, 7 b. Oct. i, 1840; m. Charles B. Whitney, 

June 5, 1867. 
V. John Tolman, 7 b. Aug. 25, 1844; m. Oct. 10, 1878, Lizzie 
C. Hammond. Resides at Neponset. Is in real estate 
business in Boston. 

C, 2. 


EDMUND, 6 son of Edmund 5 and Susanna (Rawson), b. Sept. 
3, 1813; m. April 2, 1835, Ann, daughter of John and Nancy 
(Harrington) Walker, of Weston, b. March 13, 18 13. His life 
was spent on the ancestral lands, in the occupation of farming. 
He was a man of dignified appearance, of well-balanced faculties ; 
a member of the school committee, and otherwise honored by 
his fellow-citizens. He d. June 1, 1885, °f pleuro-pneumonia. 
Children : 

I. John Alfred, 7 b. Nov. 13, 1836; m. June 30, 1887, Mrs, 
Rebecca (Luce) Stanton, of Vineyard Haven ; resides 
at Atlantic, in the town of Quincy. 
II. Edmund, 7 b. April 11, 1839. Is clerk with T. F. Ed- 
munds & Co., importers, 61 Kilby Street, Boston. 
Resides at Atlantic. 

III. Anna Frances, 7 b. April 1, 1841 ; m. Oct. 27, 1859, 

Thomas Jefferson Glover, son of James Madison and 
Harriet (Gibbs) Glover. Resides at Dorchester 
Lower Mills. Children: 

1. Edmund Thomas Glover, b. July 25, i860. 

2. Herbert Gibbs Glover, b. April 23, 1864. 

IV. Ella Augusta, 7 b. April 29, 1844 ; m. Dec. 1, 1868, Henry 

Ballard Martin, son of Dea. Nathan C. and Augusta 
(Allen) Martin, of Milton Lower Mills. He is a mer- 
chant, clerk of the town of Milton, etc. Children : 

1. Waldo Allen Martin, b. March 7, 1870. 

2. Ella Pope Martin, b. March 4, 1873. 


V. Mary Lydia, 7 b. April 23, 1847; m. July 30, 1872, 
Elijah Glover Hall, son of Elijah and Joanna (Sevey) 
Hall, of East Machias, Me. He is a cabinet-maker; 
his business is in Harrison Square, Dorchester. Re- 
sides at Atlantic station, in Quincy. Children : 

1. Annie Pope Hall, b. May 7, 1873. 

2. Gertrude White Hall, b. March 29, 1875. 

3. Edmund Pope Hall, b. Jan. 21, 1877. 

4. Laura Hall, b. Nov. 11, 1884. 

VI. Susanna Jane, 7 b. Aug. 8, 185 1 ; m. July 7, 1881, 

William Creighton Nelson, son of Angus and Mary 

(Simpson) Nelson, of Boston, b. Aug. 25, 1852. They 
reside at Atlantic, in Quincy. Children : 

1. William Pope Nelson, b. Nov. 29, 1882; d. Feb. 4, 


2. Eleanor May Nelson, b. Jan. 15, 1884. 

C, 3- 

SAMUEL, 6 son of Edmund 5 and Susanna (Rawson), b. March 
30, 1817; m. May 15, 1839, Jane^ dau. of John and Lydia 
(Harrington) Beath, b. in Boston, March 29, 181 7. John Beath 
was b. in Boston, Sept. 27, 1776 ; Lydia Harrington was b. in 
Croyden, N. H. Samuel Pope settled in Milton, upon a farm. 
He went to California in October, 1849, where he engaged in 
gold mining for a short time, but died of bilious fever, Aug. 20, 
1850, at Doten's Bar, on the North Fork of the American 

[Extracts from a letter written by an associate of Samuel 
Pope in California, under date of " Sacramento, Aug. 29, 1850." 
" The ship ' Richmond ' arrived at Benicia on the 6th of April. 
.... The rest of the company arrived in San Francisco on 
the 6th of June, and reached Benicia on the 9th. Mr. Pope 
had been well up to this time, excepting a slight attack of diar- 
rhoea, accompanied by some rush of blood to the head." .... 


After describing their adventures on the way to the mines, and 
their work there, the writer speaks of the continuation of Mr. 
Pope's illness, which ripened into bilious intermittent fever, of 
which he died, Aug. 20, 1850. Then follows a pathetic account 
of the burial. " The miners of the region collected together to 
the number of fifty, when the 90th Psalm was read, after which 
the procession was formed. It consisted first of the bearers 
with the corpse ; then followed Messrs. Harrington and Eaton 
[his partners], next those of his friends who had come out with 
him in the " Richmond," and afterward the other miners, two 
by two. They proceeded to the grave, which was dug near a 
large oak tree, where one other person had been previously bur- 
ied. When the coffin had been lowered the 14th chapter of 
John was read, and the grave was covered." 

It was a terrible shock, indeed, to the family in Quincy, when 
this letter reached them. The widow, however, met her trial 
with Christian fortitude, and brought up her daughters to 
womanhood. Children : 

I. Abigail Glover," b. Feb. 19, 1840, in Milton; m. Sept. 
15, 1870, Henry Edwards of Quincy. They reside in 
San Francisco, Cal. He is a wholesale boot and shoe 
II. Emma Jane, 7 b. April 27, 1841, in Milton; m. Nov. 3* 
1864, Charles Thomas Reed, of Quincy, son of Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Hay ward) Reed of Brain tree. He 
resides in Quincy ; is organist of the Congregational 
church, is a salesman in Hunt & Russell's boot and 
shoe store, 124 Congress Street, Boston. She died 
Dec. 1, 1870. 
III. Samuel Dana, 7 b. July 28, 1846, in Quincy; d. Nov. 28, 





A, i. 


LUTHER WARREN, 7 son of Ralph 6 and Abigail (Swan), 
was born in Stoughton in 1783. He m. Rebecca Edes, dau. of 
James and Rebecca (Edes) Avery, born in Boston, Feb. 11, 1785. 
Joined the church in Dorchester, Nov. 3, 1806, his daughter, 
"Rebecca Trescott," being baptized the same day. A second 
daughter, "Louisa Ann" [afterward called Louisa Atherton], 
was baptized Oct. 25, 1812, her mother joining the church at the 
same time. A third daughter, "Abigail Hammond," was baptized 
Feb. 25, 1816. Not far from that time he removed to Lubec, Me.» 
having been for some time in the employ of his uncles, Frederick 6 
and William 6 . His wife died in the year 1 8 1 8. He m. (2) Nov. 10, 
1 82 1, Mary Walker of Lubec, born March 22, 1799. He died in the 
prime of life, Feb., 1823. His widow d. Aug. 8, 1879. Children : 

I. Rebecca Trescott, 8 b. Sept., 1805, was married to 
William T. West, son of Eliakim and Mary (Hall) 
West, of East Machias, Me., b. Sept. 29, 1803. 

She was a cheery, motherly woman, who had the secret of content- 
ment for herself and comfort for others. This in spite of much 
trouble which came to her ; but she had strong faith and character- 
Mr. West died in Machias in 1842. She afterwar s resided in East 
Machias, where she died of apoplexy, Dec. 30, 1857. Children : 


i. Mary Penniman West, b. June 2, 1827 ; m. Anson 
Wiswell of East Machias ; d. . Had. no children. 

2. Rebecca Avery West, b. Jan. 24, 1830 ; d. May 7, 


3. Gideon O'Brien West, b. in Machias, Sept. 23, 183 1 ; 

married, May, 1855, Almira Louisa Sevey, of East 
Machias. No children. She died, after a beautiful life, 
Aug., 1873. 

4. Rebecca Edes West, b. Feb. 25, 1836 ; d. June 19, 1837. 

5. James Edward West, b. in Machias, Sept. 2, 1838 ; m. 

Feb. 18, 1863, Georgianna Isabel, dau. of Gideon 
Elder and Abbie Sarah (Farnsworth) Morey, of 
Machias. Children, born in Silver City, Idaho Terri- 
tory : Carrie Vinton West, b. April 24, 1867. George 
Edward West, b. Dec. 13, 1868. 

6. Martha Emma West, b. May 3, 1842 ; d. Aug. 3, 1845. 

II. James Edes, 8 b. 1808; grew to manhood ; became mate 
of a brig. His vessel sailed away from her port and 
never returned. The fourth case among the descend- 
ants of Colonel Frederick 5 . He was unmarried. 
III. Harriet Carter, 8 b. April 19, 1810, was married, Nov. 
1, 1833, to Albert Penniman Cushing, son of Perez and 
Sarah (Billings) Cushing, b. in Boston Dec. 1, 18 10. 
He was a blacksmith, worked at Machias some years, 
then at East M. many more. Was a " well-set " man 
in body and mind, alive to all the questions of the day 
in town and nation ; was a critical listener in church 
and elsewhere, and a very intelligent talker ; a good 
neighbor and friend. 

He d. April 30, 1884, after passing the golden 
anniversary of his wedding. Mrs. Cushing resides in 
East Machias. 

Childre?i born in Machias. 

1. William Chauncy Cushing, b. Sept. 20, 1836 ; d. same 


2. Edward Kent Cushing, b. May 18, d. May 28, 1839. 

3. Sarah Rebecca Cushing, b. Jan. 30, 1843 ; d. Jan. 31, 



Born in East Machias. 

4. George Henry dishing, b. March 9, 1847 ; m. June 30, 

1870, Sarah Isabelle McGurk, b. in Eastport, Me., May 
19, 1849. He is a telegraph operator at Eastport, Me. 
She d. in Eastport, Nov. 8, 1882. Children : 

(1.) Mary Pope Cushing, b. April 14, 1872. 

(2.) Kate Cushing, b. July 3, 1873 ; d. Aug. 14, 1873. 

(3.) Emily Wood Cushing, b. May 28, 1877. 

(4.) Georgia Isabella Cushing, March 2, 1882. 

5. James Warren Cushing, b. Dec. 26, 1848. Resides at 

Eastport, Me. Furnished the principal part of the 
statistics of his grandfather's family for this book. 

IV. Louisa Atherton, 8 b. June 30, 1812, at Dorchester; 
m. Feb. 25, 1830, at Lubec, Me., Josiah P. Davis, b. 
at Chichester, N. H., Oct. 29, 1804. She d. Nov. 13, 
1883. He d. Feb. 11, 1884; fell dead in the street. 
Children : 

1. Samuel Pope Davis, b. Nov. 27, 1830 ; m. May 3, 1862, 

Belinda S. Robinson, b. May 3, 1838, at Lubec, Me. 
Children : 

(1.) Myrtie U. Davis, b. March 28, 1863. 
(2.) Fannie L. Davis, b. April 27, 187 1, at Strong's 
Prairie, Wisconsin. 

2. Thaddeus W. Davis, b. Aug. 4, 1832 ; d. April 2, 1867, 

at Hillsborough, N. H. ; m. Almira Robinson. 

3. Andrew Jackson Davis, b. Aug. 12, 1835 5 m - March 29, 

1863, Louisa Chaloner Fenwick, b. Jan. 16, 1843, at 
Lubec, Me. Capt. Andrew J. Davis d. at sea, two days 
out of Aspinwall, Nov. 2, 1878. His widow m. second, 
Dr. Harrison Richardson, of Portland, Me. Children : 

(1.) Charles Starbird Davis, b. Dec. 13, 1864. 

(2.) Henry Dewey Davis, b. Oct. 13, 1870, at Mil- 
bridge, Me. 

(3.) Camilla Ursula Davis, b. Aug. 26, 1876, at Mil- 
bridge, Me. 

4. Harriet Maria Davis, b. Sept. 5, 1837 ; m. Nov. 16, 1856, 

Joseph W. Allan, b. in Lubec, May 14, 1834. Children : 


(1.) Sophila F. Allan, b. Jan. 27, 1858, at Lubec, Me.; 

m. March 7, 1877, at Necedah, Wisconsin, to 

William M. Newlin, b. Sept. 14, 1850. 
(2.) Ursula I. Allan, b. Dec. 9, 1859, at Lubec ; m. 

Feb. 6, 1884, at Necedah, Wisconsin, to Edwin 

M. Lawrence, b. Aug. 9, 1857, at Lubec, Me. 

Child, Glenn Allan Lawrence, b. Nov. 24, 

(3.) Nellie A. Allan, b. Oct. 15, 1862 ; m. Feb. 6, 1884, 
to Arthur L. Kingston, b. at. Necedah, Wiscon- 
sin, February, 186 1. Child, Arthur L. King- 
ston, jr., b. Feb. 9, 1885, at Warner, Dakota. 
(4.) Frank W. Allan, b. Feb. 29, 1864, at Lubec, Me. 
(5.) Rena B. Allan, b. Dec. 17, 1869, at Strong's 

Prairie, Wisconsin. 
(6.) Louisa A. Allan, b. Jan. 14, 1872, at Strong's 

Prairie, Wis. ; d. May 26, 1873, at Necedah, 


5. Cyrus Davis, j b April 22> j drowned Jan. 1, 1861. 

6. Silas Davis, ) (d. Oct. 16, 1841. 

7. Ursula I. Davis, b. May n, 1843 5 d. Aug. 25, 1854. 

8. Luther James Davis, b. Jan. 3, 1846; m. Dec. 16, 1869, 

Ella Beyanson, of Lubec, Me., b. Aug. 2, 1850. 

Children, born in Boston. 

(1.) Ella Louisa Davis, b. Nov. 27, 1870; d. May 19, 

(2.) Lillian Estelle Davis, b. Sept. 16, 1872. 
(3.) Ernest Winfield Davis, b. March 19, 1881. 
(4.) Alice Davis, b. Aug. 18, 1883. 

9. Orlando Chester Davis, b. Jan. 10, 1852. 

10. Omer Pasha Davis, b. Nov. 10, 1853 ; m. Dec. 25, 1880, 
at Worcester, Mass., to Lizzie Caroline Bingham, b. at 
Grafton, Mass., Sept. 24, 1861. Child: Myrton Omer 
Davis, b. Dec. 8, 1883, at Worcester, Mass. 

V. Abigail Hammond, 8 dau. of Luther Warren 7 and 
Rebecca (Edes) Avery, b. 1815, was m. to Neal Petti- 
grove. Removed to a Western State. They had 
children. She d. . No particulars received. 

VI. Lemuel Trescott, 8 b. in 18 16; d. in infancy. 



VII. Irene Matilda, 8 b. Jan. 28, 1823, was married first, 
Nov. 25, 1847, to George McGregor, at Lubec. They 
had no children. He d. Oct 2, 185 1. 

She was m. second, Nov. 23, 1880, to Andrew 
Foster, son of Samuel and Comfort (Scott) Foster, 
and grandson of Col. Benjamin Foster, a distinguished 
pioneer of the Machias settlement. He was for many 
years a jeweller at Machias. 

They reside in East Machias, Me. 

A, 2. 

JAMES, 7 second son of Ralph 6 and Abigail (Swan), was 
born in Stoughton, Aug. 29, 1792. His father dying, while yet 
a young man, left him, at the age of five years, with his grand- 
father, Col. Frederic Pope, where he remained some years. He 
afterward went to live with an uncle near by, and when about 
17 years of age went to Dorchester and learned the trade of a 

As a master builder, he was highly esteemed for the excel- 
lence and thoroughness of his work, as well as for his good 
judgment, at a time when the builder was obliged to be his own 
architect. He had an amiable disposition, and was one of the 
kindest and most affectionate of fathers. 

Generous almost to a fault, no one who sought assistance was 
ever refused, and in all charities, public as well as private, he 
was willing to do more than his part. His kindness of heart 
was plainly shown in his face, and his greeting was especially 
cordial. He inherited a strong constitution, all four of his 
grandparents living to an advanced age. His mother lived to 
be ninety years. One sister lived to be eighty-two, and another 
nearly ninety-two years. 

He had a large family, six sons and three daughters, all of 
whom, with the exception of two sons, are now living. 

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He was always constant at church, and for many years was 
Deacon of what is known as the " Third Religious Society " 
of Dorchester, holding that office at the time of his death, 
which occurred on July 17, 1866, of pleurisy fever. 

On Jan. 30, 18 14, he was married to Elizabeth Lake, by 
Rev. Dr. Harris, of Dorchester. She was born in Taunton, 
Somersetshire, England, May 15, 1792, and came to Boston 
when about three years old. When about ten years of age 
she moved to Dorchester, her mother dying shortly after. 
Refined and gentle in manner, through her whole life she 
was thoughtful of others ; and, though caring lovingly for 
those in her own home, was ever a ready respondent to the 
frequent calls of the sick or of those in trouble, carrying 
peace and comfort to many an aching heart. Though very 
small, and never rugged, her unbounded faith, hopefulness, 
and cheerfulness continued through her long, useful, active 
life, busy almost to the last. She was considered a very 
remarkable woman, and her presence sought as much by the 
young as the old. 

Mr. and Mrs. Pope lived together fifty-two years, with 
scarcely a break in their large family circle for half a century. 
Children and grandchildren, more than forty in number, gath- 
ered around them in the old homestead, at the Thanksgiving 
and birthday festivals, making the house ring with merriment, 
never to be forgotten by those who participated. 

She survived her husband twenty years, and died of pneu- 
monia, Feb. 28, 1886, at the age of 93 years 10 months, leav- 
ing a precious memory to all who knew her, to whom she 
seemed to be a very living embodiment of purity and goodness. 

Children, born in Dorchester. 

I. James, 8 b. July 28, 181 5. [See next chapter, A, 1.] 
II. Albert, 8 b. Oct. 10, 18 16. [See next chapter, A, 2.] 

III. Sarah Elizabeth, 8 b. Jan. 12, 1819. Resides in Dor- 


IV. Henry, 8 b. Feb. 26, 1821. [See next chapter, A, 3.] 

V. William Francis, 8 b. Aug. 5, 1823. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 4.] 
VI. George, 8 b. May 18, 1825. [See next chapter, A, 5.] 


VII. Harris Weeman, 8 b. March 24, 1829. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 6.] 
VIII. Mary Jane, 8 b. Oct. 25, 183 1. Has been a teacher in the 
public schools of Dorchester for some years. Has 
assisted much in gathering" materials for this work. 
IX. Maria Louisa, 8 b. Jan. 20, 1833 ; m. in Dorchester, 
Dec. 25, i860, Frank Seabury Hall, son of Timothy 
and Mary (Wentworth) Hall, of Portsmouth, where 
he was born, Feb. 2, 1835. He is manager of the 
New York branch of Baker's Chocolate Manufactur- 
ing Company. Resides at Glenridge, N. J. Children : 

1. Frank Wentworth Hall, b. Sept., 1861 ; d. May 1, 


2. Alice Louise Hall, b. July 21, 1863. 

A, 3. 

WILLIAM, 7 son of Samuel Ward 6 and Mary (Wood), b. March 
30, 1787 ; was married in Boston, by Rev. Charles M. Lowell, D. 
D., Sept. 27, 1 8 10, to Peggy Dawes, dau. of William and Lucy 
(Swan) Billings of Boston, b. March 6, 1788. 

The following extracts are taken from the book entitled 
"Genealogy of a Portion of the Pope Family," published by 
Colonel William Pope in 1862. 

"William Pope, eldest son of Samuel Ward and Mary (Wood) 
Pope, was born in Charleston, S. C, March 30, 1787. . . . 

His parents dying when he was quite young, he was brought up in 
the family of his grandfather until he arrived at the age of eighteen 
years. He then went to Dorchester to live with his uncles, Freder- 
ick and William Pope, who were engaged in the lumber business, 
and resided in Dorchester. He . . . went to Machias, in the 
District of Maine, and established himself in the same business in 
November, 1807. 

. . . With his uncles in Dorchester, he had acquired a consid- 
erable knowledge of the lumber business, which was then the princi- 
pal business of the District of Maine, and he fixed upon Machias as 
his future sphere of business operations. . . . 


He took a vessel, and managed to convey his property to a lean 
market, and with the proceeds, small as they were, he bought a 
small farm, and, with others whom he found ready to join him, built 
a saw-mill, which, with the farm, made plenty of work, but small 
pay. He continued in the farming business several years. . . . 

After having spent three years in Machias, he returned to Boston, 
in the year 1810, and was married to Peggy Dawes Billings, on the 
27th day of September in that year. He returned to Machias again 
after his marriage. . . . 

In the year 182 1, when the Town of Machias was divided, 
Colonel Pope was elected one of the Board of Selectmen of East 
Machias, and continued to be elected to that office until he declined 
nomination. When Governor Kent was chosen Governor of Maine, 
Colonel Pope was elected as one of his Council, and also re- 
ceived the appointment of Justice of the Peace. He held several 
commissions in Maine and Massachusetts under the Governors of 
each State. 

Colonel Pope held many offices in the militia of Maine, from a 
Lieutenant to a Colonel of a regiment, which office he at length re- 
signed, and declined nomination as Brigadier General. . . . 

Colonel Pope lived in Machias thirty-four years, and during the 
whole time he was actively engaged in business of some kind. In 
the war of 18 12, he often joined with others in taking a vessel, and 
going out to sea for the purpose of capturing some of the British 
cruisers on our coast, which were lying in wait to seize on our mer- 
chant vessels ; but without much success. The lumber business, 
however, was his principal pursuit, through all the changes and 
restrictions occasioned by the stringency of the times, furnishing 
dimension timber for large buildings, railroad bridges, factories, etc. 
He removed to Boston in April of 1841, with a part of his family, and 
resided at No. 2 Garland Street. 

After his removal to Boston, he was elected to several offices of 
trust and honor. In the year 1844, he served one term in the 
Common Council ; subsequently, four years in the Board of Alder- 
men ; two years in the Massachusetts House of Representatives ; 
and as Director in the Boylston Bank from its organization in 1845 ; 
was once elected president of the same bank, but declined the honor. 
When he removed to Boston, he took with him his wife and two 
daughters, and three youngest sons, viz. : Andrew J., Edwin and 
George W. Pope ; and left in Machias his four eldest sons, — William 
Henry, Samuel W., John Adams and James Otis Pope, to carry on 
business there. The senior partner purchased a wharf on Harrison 


Avenue, in Boston, which had been stocked by Wra. Pope & Sons 
previous to their removal to Boston, and conducted by Carter and 
Willard. The lumber business was also carried on in Maine, at East 
Machias, Machias and Whitneyville, by William H. Pope, Samuel 
W. and James Otis Pope, under the name and firm of S. W. Pope & 
Co. ; and also by the same firm at Columbia on Pleasant River, Me., 
under the name of George Harris & Co., George Harris owning one 
third of the stock. On the ist day of January, i860, the three 
younger brothers were received into the firm of Wm. Pope & Sons ; 
viz., James Otis, of East Machias, Edwin and George W. Pope, of 

After the discovery of gold in California, the firm sent out a large 
quantity of lumber and other goods consigned to Macondray & Co., 
at San Francisco. Subsequently, in 1849, Andrew J. Pope went out 
there himself, and resumed the business in his own name, which was 
a fortunate movement. The business was then carried on in Boston 
under the name of Wm. Pope & Sons ; in East Machias, Me., by S. 
W. Pope & Co. ; and on the Pacific coast by A. J. Pope, for the com- 
pany of Wm. Pope & Sons, as also at Puget Sound in Washington 
Territory. They have built more or less vessels every year at 
East Machias ; some for coasting and West India trade, some sent 
to the Pacific Ocean, to be managed by A, J. Pope & Co. They 
have had several ships, barques, brigs, schooners, etc. ; some in the 
coasting trade, some in foreign trade with China, the East Indies, 
the Sandwich Islands and Australia. 

The lumber business was conducted by the company of Wm. Pope 
& Sons, for nearly thirty years, keeping no individual accounts be- 
tween themselves and the company until January 1, i860. On 
November 11, 1861, the senior partner, Colonel William Pope, of 
Boston, retired from the company. 

Throughout his whole life, Colonel Pope has developed a firm 
and even character, built upon the sure foundation of honesty, 
truth and justice. Inheriting from his ancestors a mild and com- 
passionate nature, — strict integrity, united with sound judgment, 
in all his acts he has shone forth in the same just and noble traits of 

When he was in the Massachusetts Legislature, the question of 
abolishing capital punishment came up before the House ; he voted 
for it, exposing himself to the censure of many of his friends. 

In his religious views, Colonel Pope was always liberal and modest, 
and believed more in right doing than in much talking about a future 
world. When cast in society among those whose views differed from 


his own, he associated himself with them, and was never afraid to 
listen to the instructions of ministers who maintained more ardent 
and stringent sentiments. He invariably worshipped with religious 
denominations wherever his lot might be cast, and cheerfully con- 
tributed his share for their support from an inherent respect for the 
ministry and public worship, and for their uses in improving and 
advancing the condition of mankind ; and with the belief that it was 
better to educate a family under almost any religious society, than 
without the restraints of any, and also believing that no minister ever 
preached who did not lay down a better rule of action in life than 
man ever followed. 

William Pope was married to Peggy Dawes Billings the 27th day 
of September, 18 10, by Rev. Charles Lowell, D.D. She was the 
daughter of William Billings, of Boston, who was distinguished in his 
time for singing and the composition of music, musical teaching, 
etc. It is said of him that he was the first author and publisher of 
music in this country, and that none have ever come after him who 
excelled him in musical talent or artistic genius. He was the son of 
William Billings, of Dorchester and Stoughton, and Mary (Badlam) 
Billings, of Weymouth, who were married December 13, 1 741-2, and 

settled in Stoughton; grandson of William and (Crehore) 

Billings, of Milton, who were married June 17, 17 17, and settled in 
Stoughton ; and great grandson of Roger and Sarah Billings, of 
Dorchester. William Billings married, 1st, Mary Leonard, of 
Stoughton, and, 2d, Lucy Swan, daughter of Major Robert and 
Rachel (Draper) Swan, of Stoughton (formerly of Dedham), July 26, 
1774, and removed to Boston. Their daughter, Peggy Dawes 
Billings, was born in Boston, March 6, 1788. Her parents dying when 
she was quite young, she went to live in Stoughton with her aunt 
Capen, the wife of Capt. William Capen, and resided there until she 
was eighteen years of age. She died in Boston, at No. 2 Garland 
Street, February 8, 1862, after a sickness of twenty years, aged 73 
years and 11 months. 

Obituary Notice of Mrs. Pope. 

Mrs. Pope was married early in life, and accompanied her husband 
to Machias, Me., where they lived thirty-four years, and had twelve 
children. They then removed to Boston, her native place. She was 
a woman of great energy and activity ; rearing her children and manag- 
ing her large family with great care and industry. Her house might 
emphatically have been called her sphere of action, so constantly and 


untiringly did she labor there, sacrificing her inclination to accompany 
her husband on his business excursions, which were frequent and 
which would have given her the opportunity of visiting her friends and 
relatives, to her conscientious and unostentatious discharge of house- 
hold duties. Nor was she neglectful of her neighbors. The sick 
found her ever ready to contribute to their happiness by her counsel 
and sympathy, while the poor ever found in her a bountiful benefac- 
tress. Her doors were open to all, and her house might almost have 
been called a hotel, so constantly was it filled by friends and even 
strangers visiting that part of the country ; and never will they forget 
her cordial greeting and hospitable attentions. Possessing an affec- 
tionate disposition, great integrity of character, and a genial tempera- 
ment, she was an agreeable companion and friend, until disease laid 
his hand upon her, depriving her of all which could render life a bless- 
ing to herself or her friends. Her sickness was painful and protracted; 
taking from her, her speech, and the entire use of her limbs. Her 
children lose in her one of the best of mothers, and her husband a 
faithful wife." 

Obituary Notice of Col. William Pope. 

"The death of Col. William Pope, which occurred on Sunday, Nov. 
6, has already been noticed in several of the daily papers ; but a more 
extended reference seems due at once to the man himself and to the 
community. A life so honorably and successfully lived deserves the 
tribute of praise ; while, for the good of society, as an eminent exam- 
ple of many worthy qualities, it were unjust to let it pass without some 
special word to enforce its helpful lesson. 

Col. Pope was noted for his modesty, having little faith in noise and 
presumption ; while, with this trait, he showed some of the best ele- 
ments of character — strength, persistence, plainness, integrity, love of 
country and all public interests, practical religion, sincere and endur- 
ing friendship, and great domestic affection. In all these respects he 
stood prominent. He had largeness of nature, with unusual symmetry 
and proportion. None would fail to mark his presence and bearing, 
while, at the same time, it would be difficult to say what was the par- 
ticular trait of character that had arrested attention. His body was 
well inspired by the presence and power of his higher life ; its athletic 
amplitude was still full of beauty ; its ruggedness fitting it for hard work 
and long endurance, was not gross and earthy, but eminently refined 
and finished. Hence with equal fitness of presence, he could stand 
in the midst of the lumber enterprise, at the head of a regiment of 


stalwart Maine militia, or sit with Gov. Kent's Council, or with the 
Board of Aldermen of our own city. 

" Persistence was a ruling trait of his character. He insisted on 
carrying his point, and wind and tide turned against him in vain. His 
will had often to bend during the troublous times of 18 12, when he 
was commencing in life ; it never broke. It rose elastic and turned 
disasters into victories. He out-rode many a commercial gale that 
swept down and ruined the less firm in purpose. 

" He was a man of great moral integrity, and confidence and trade 
came naturally to his counting-room. He was plain and true. None 
doubted his word. He disdained to make commerce a strategy, but 
sought rather to base it on the high principles of industry and justice 
— not a narrow and legal, but a broad and magnanimous justice. 
Business was life with him, and a fit theatre for the exercise of the 
noblest virtues. He gave to it his conscience and heart, and won a 
name from the midst of traffic that stands untarnished by stain or 

" He was an ardent patriot. He entered heartily into the spirit of 
the late national campaign, and saw no honorable course to be pur- 
sued but to conquer rebellion and make liberty and equal rights uni- 
versal, having nothing to do with concession and compromise. He 
was equally friendly to all public interests, civil or social or religious, 
and gave much time and money for their promotion. He loved his 
race. He had a humanitarian heart. He never lost hope in even the 
worst, but believed all would be, at some time, restored to God and 
goodness. His theology was that of the liberal schools, and for many 
years, even up to the Sunday preceding the one on which his death 
occurred, he worshiped with the Universalist parish now occupying 
the Shawmut church. Worship was ever a joy to him. He delighted 
in religious conversation. The conference room he never failed to 
visit while health and strength were spared to him. His piety was 
simple, central, real. He was no sectarian, but of a cathode spirit, 
and could offer his devotions at any altar, with any sincere people. 

" At home he was full of peace and sunshine. He loved his family 
with a constant and generous love, which was gladly and tenderly re- 
quited. He has left them the treasure of a name that shall be 
ever fragrant in their memories — an ' inheritance for his children's 
children.' " 

The writer counts it a high privilege to be able to place on 
record his own testimony to the high worth and honorable life 
of Colonel William Pope. 


He was a man of fine face and form ; his manners dignified 
and polite ; his words well chosen and to the point. He 
possessed great sagacity in business and in public affairs. 
Had complete poise in holding and carrying out his views 
and plans, not troubled with questions or difficulties after 
he had once deliberately chosen a line of belief or a course of 

Few men ever had an experience equal to his, holding 
together six sons with himself — all who lived to maturity — 
in co-operative business life ; and the harmony of that co- 
operation was " not strained," but had the full naturalness of a 
father with his " boys " and brothers with brothers. One of 
the results of this was accumulation of wealth quite remarkable 
for those times and the lines of business engaged in. 

Probably much credit is due to the sons for great energy and 
willingness, as they grew up and cheerfully joined with their 
father in his business and in practical ways ; but chief praise is 
doubtless due to the admirable training and harmonizing force 
of Colonel and Mrs. Pope. 

They lived to enjoy a great deal in their children and grand- 
children, and in the comforts of life. 

Yet they had sorrows, losing their first babe at two months 
old ; another at about the same age ; and a third at five and a 
half years. Still more heart-rending than even these bereave- 
ments was the loss of their son, John Adams 8 . 

He was an excellent scholar, of high promise. Fitted for 
college at twelve years, but thought too young to enter, he 
cared less about study than other things, when a few years had 
passed ; so he entered the firm, and alternated in residence 
between* Machias and Boston, after his father removed to 
the latter place. Popular and attractive, he was elected Colonel 
of the same regiment of militia his father had before com- 

He took passage from Machias in the brig " Martha Ann," 
one of the vessels of the firm, Dec. 5, 1843. In a heavy snow- 
storm which followed, the vessel was badly damaged, as was 
seen by other distressed vessels, but no help reached her, and 
she became a total wreck. No tidings ever came respecting 
any on board of her. It is supposed they all perished. 


Children bom in MacJiias, Me. 

I. William Billings, 8 b. July n, 1811 ; d. Sept. 10, 

II. William Henry, 8 b. Sunday, March 14, 1813. [See 
next chapter, A, 7.] 

III. Samuel Ward, 8 b. Tuesday, March 7, 18 15. [See 

next chapter, A, 8.] 

IV. Lucy Swan, 8 b. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 18 16 ; d. Jan. 27, 

V. John Adams, 8 b. Monday, Jan. 19, 1818 ; d. Dec. 15, 

1843 ; lost at sea. 
VI. Andrew Jackson, 8 b. Thursday, Jan. 6, 1820. [See 
next chapter, A, 9.] 
VII. James Otis, 8 b. Thursday, Feb. 17, 1822. [See next 
chapter, A, 10.] 
VIII. Eliza Otis, 8 b. Thursday, April 1, 1824 ; was married, 
June 9, 1850, in Boston, to Edward Faxon, son of 
Oren and Theodora (Billings) Faxon, b. in Waltham, 
Oct. 12, 1824 (twin brother, Edwin). Mr. Faxon was 
a whole-souled, energetic man. He was a member of 
the Boston Handel and Haydn Society, and foremost 
among its zealous' promoters, while also a very fine 
tenor singer. He was. a dealer in supplies for piano 
manufacture. He died Jan. 10, 1886. Mrs. Eliza Otis 
(Pope) Faxon died May 20, 1869. Children : 

1. Ella Maria Faxon, b. June 26, 185 1, was married 

June 23, 1875, to Donald McLeod Belcher. Chil- 
dren, Edward Faxon Belcher, b. April 7, 1877 ; 
Olive Mills Belcher, b. Feb. 2, 1879. 

2. Gertrude Eliza Faxon, b. Oct. 22, 1853, was mar- 
ried, Oct. 16, 1875, t0 Clarence Ellery Hay, b. July 
31, 1854. Child, Marion Hay, b. June 25, 1881. 

3. Edward Pope Faxon, b. Dec. 30, 1855. 

4. Florence Atherton Faxon, b. Sept. 10, 1859; was 

married Nov., 1885, to George Frederick Spauld- 
ing, b. April, 1859. 

5. George Huntington Faxon, b. Nov. 28, 1864. 


IX. Edwin, 8 b. Thursday, May 30, 1826. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 11.] 
X. Julia, 8 b. Sunday, Oct. 5, 1828 ; d. April 27, 1833. 
XI. George Washington, 8 b. Jan. 30, 1832. [See next 
chapter, A, 12.] 
XII. Harriet Elizabeth, 8 b. Nov. 19, 1834; was married 
in Boston, May 9, 1872, by Rev. William A. Man- 
dell, of Cambridge, to Richard Hopkins Young, son 
of Captain Joseph and Olive (Ames) Young of Cam- 
den, Me., born Sept. 27, 1841. Joseph was one of 
the nineteen children of Ebenezer Young, of Matini- 
cus Island, Me. 

Richard H. Young became a school-teacher. In 1862 
entered the 26th Maine Vol. Inf., as Sergeant Major. 
After the close of its term of service, helped organize 
the eleventh Corps d'Afrique, and served as 1st Lieu- 
tenant and Adjutant of that regiment until 1864. 

Was a phonographer, delivered lectures, etc., until 
difficulty of sight led to a change of occupation. Pur- 
chased an estate in Westboro, and keeps an extensive 
poultry breeding and poulterers' supply establish- 
ment, called " Lilac Hedge Poultry Farm." 

Children born in Boston. 

1. William Henry Young, b. Sept. 26, 1874. 

2. Harriet Pope Young, b. Sept. 2, 1877. 

A, 4. 

FREDERICK, 7 jr., son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), born 
in Dorchester, March 28, 1806; married, May 29, 1829, Sally 
B. Phillips, born in Weymouth, Sept. 29, 1805. 

He learned the carpenter's trade of Mr. Veazie, of Quincy. 
He carried on the business of house-building in Weymouth 
many years. Was elected captain of the militia. 

Was a genial, friendly man, who gained a warm place in the 
hearts of many friends. He died Oct. 5, 1874. Children : 


I. Sarah Ann, 8 b. Aug. 7, 1830; m. May 1, 1852, Theodore 
E. Waters, of Cambridge, Mass. He was a sergeant 
in the 4th Mass. Vol. Inf. ; d. in Cambridge, October, 
1863. Children : 

1. Ella M. Waters, b. Oct. 22, 1853 ; d. November, 1864. 

2. Theodore O. Waters, b. April 12 ; d. August, 1859. 
The mother died at Weymouth, May 25, 1859. 

II. Maria Wesley, 8 b. July 12, 1833 ; m. April 18, 185 1, 
Charles F. Pray, son of George and Octavia Pray, of 
Weymouth. He was captain of Co. E, 18th Mass., and 
fell June 3, 1864. Children : 

1. Ada M. Pray, b. June 27, 1852; m. Jan. 1, 1874, 

George W. Jones, of Quincy. Children : 

(1.) Sadie M. Jones, b. Aug. 26, 1874. (2.) Alfred 
R. Jones, b. April 6, 1878. (3.) Pauline Jones, b. 
Dec. 7, 1879. 

2. Elsie C. Pray, b. Aug. 2, 1854; m. Oct. 7, 1876, 

Henry A. Poe, of Boston. Children : 

(1.) Reine M. Poe, b. Nov. 15, 1877. (2.) Harry C. 
Poe, b. Nov. 30, 1879. (3-) Aubrey L. Poe, b. March 
8, 1882. 

3. Antoinette Pray, b. March 14, 1857. 

III. Frederic Clinton, 8 b. March 15, 1835 ; m. March, 1870, 

Martha Gregory, of Boston. He served his country in 
the War of the Rebellion, being a member of Company 
A, 42d Mass. Vol. Inf. Resides at Weymouth. 

IV. Warren Webster, 8 b. March 5, 1838. [See next chapter, 

A, 13.] 

A, 5. 

SAMUEL, 7 son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), born in 
Dorchester, Sept. 11, 1809; married, June 25, 1837, Sarah Stet- 
son, daughter of Stephen and Roxalina (Eaton) Mellish, of 
Walpole, N. H. 


He was a large, fine-looking man ; had admirable business 
qualities ; was a delightful companion in home and social circles ; 
had the courtly manners of a "gentleman of the old school." 

Spent some of his early years in commercial life, at Worces- 
ter. Resided for a time in Roxbury, but for upwards of thirty 
years in Cambridge, his business being in Boston, or from that 
as a centre, extending somewhat into other States. He retired 
from active business in 1863. He died Feb. 26, 1886. Children : 

I. Frederic, 8 b. June 19, 1838; is an architect. Has 
planned and superintended the construction of a large 
number of buildings in Boston, several of the most 
extensive wholesale stores, blocks of offices, " Back 
Bay " residences, etc. Resides in Boston. 
II. Sarah Emma, 8 b. Aug. 9, 1840. Resides with her mother 
in Cambridge. 

III. Angela, 8 b. July 16, 1842 ; d. Sept. 10, 1843. 

IV. Eugene Alexander, 8 b. Aug. 3, 1846. [See next chapter, 

A, 14.] 

A, 6. 


JAMES, 7 son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), b. in Dorches- 
ter, Nov. 23, 181 1 ; m. in Methuen, Nov. 22, 1835, Eunice, 
daughter of Marshall and Susanna (Gardner) Thaxter, of 
Machias, Me., b. Jan. 10, 1810. 

James 7 was taken by his father on one of his voyages to the lum- 
ber port of Machias, in 1820, and left, for a visit with his eldest 
sister, Mrs. Hill. He became so valuable a member of the household, 
and so happy in the family and town, that he remained permanently. 
He revisited Dorchester more than once, and spent two years at one 
time, but preferred the new State. He was a diligent helper on the 
farm, and afterward in the store of his brother-in-law. On reaching 
his majority, he became first a clerk and then a partner of Dea. 
William A. Crocker, in his store, and in the building and manage- 
ment of coasting vessels. He was a member of the Maine House of 
Representatives in 1841-2, and obtained the charter of the Franklin 
Railroad. Was much in town office, and county treasurer several 
terms. He became the accountant of the Whitneyville and Machias- 


port Mill and Land Company, in 1848 ; joined his East Machias 
cousins, S. W. Pope & Co., in purchasing a large share of that prop- 
erty, the whole business, timber-lands, mills, railroad and wharves 
being consolidated under the style of The Whitneyville Agency. He 
was chosen superintendent. He removed to Whitneyville, May 4, 
1853, and still resides there. 

He sold his interest in the business in 1866, and retired from it 
wholly in 1870. He engaged in trade in Machias for a few years ; 
later he invested in timber-lands and mills at Nictaux Falls, Nova 
Scotia. In 1880 and 1881 he served on the State Valuation Com- 
mittee, at Augusta. 

He married, Nov. 22, 1835, Eunice, daughter of Marshall and 
Susanna (Gardner) Thaxter, of Machias, born Jan. 10, 1810. She 
was educated at Machias and at Washington Academy, East Machias ; 
taught school successfully a number of terms ; kept her intellectual 
life active amid all the cares of motherhood, and was a very earnest 
Christian, at home and in the communities where she lived. She did 
much to stimulate her children and others in the study of all the 
true, the beautiful and the good. Through the loss of many children 
and other relatives, and in her own ill health, her faith grew riper 
and her hope stronger. She fell " asleep in Jesus," Sept. 27, 1861. 

No language can express fitly the love and respect the writer feels 
toward her, — so much to him while living, so great a loss when 
dying, so hoped for in the coming Home ! 

" Our eyes are weak, 
The mists of earth have dimmed them. 

Their chariots of fire 
We see not, — but, to Him who hath redeemed them, 

Our loved ones have gone higher." 


Born in Machias, Me. 

I. A Son, 8 b. and d. Oct. 22, 1836. 

II. James Oscar, 8 b. Sept. 2, 1837. Possessed great 
talent and had many winning qualities. Was 
assistant bookkeeper in the office of his father at 
Whitneyville, a while ; went to California as a sailor, 
but on arriving in San Francisco entered the employ 
of Andrew J. Pope and continued in the firm of Pope 
& Talbot several years. Embarking in business on 


his own account at Carson, Nevada, he prospered 
well ; but was taken ill of climatic difficulty, and died 
in San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 4, 1862. He was 
tenderly cared for by kind friends, especially members 
of the Young Men's Christian Association, in which 
he had been an active worker and officer. 

III. Charles Frederic, 8 b. Dec. 27, 1838 ; d. Nov. 27, 1840. 

IV. Julia Helen, 8 b. March 12, 1840 ; d. June 26, 1847. 
V. Charles Henry, 8 b. Oct. 18, 1841. [See next chapter, 

A, 15.] 
VI. Sarah Hill, 8 b. April 11, 1845 ; d. Feb. 16, 1847. 

" Our Pond Lily." 
VII. William Herbert, 8 b. March 22, d. Oct. 26, 1847. 
VIII. Lucy Emma, 8 b. Oct. 5, 1848 ; a pupil for several terms 
in the school of the Misses Springer, Brunswick, Me.; 
married Joseph Allen Bacheller, son of Rev. Gilman 
and Abigail (Thaxter) Bacheller, of Machiasport. 
Resided in Whitneyville and in Jonesboro. She died 
at Jonesboro, April 30, 1885. One of the most affec- 
tionate and confiding natures, strong in her attach- 
ment to family and church. Mr. Bacheller is a book- 
keeper. Has been in Houlton, Me., since the death 
of his wife, until recently. Resides now in Minneap- 
olis, Minn. Children : 

James Pope Bacheller, b. Jan. 24, 1867. 
Esselle Bacheller, b. April 8, 1869. 
Gilman Bacheller, b. May 27, 1872. 
Charles Henry Bacheller, b. Oct. 2, 1875. 
Susan Thaxter Bacheller, b. March 4, 188 
George Edgar Bacheller, b. Dec. 18, 1882. 

IX. Herbert Leslie, 8 b. Jan. 17, 185 1 ; d. Sept. 24, 1852. 
X. Edgar Marshall, 8 b. Feb. 4, 1853 ; d. March 6, i860. 
A rare boy, who made remarkable attainments in 
learning, yet kept his childish simplicity. He died 
of scarletina after but few days' illness. 

James 7 Pope married, second, Jan. 13, 1863, Lucy Randall, 
daughter of John and Lucy (Randall) Knox, of Whitneyville, 
born in East Machias, Me., June 21, 1833. 



Bom in Whitneyville. 
XL Ellen Hammond, 8 b. June 21, 1866. 
XII. Mary Knox, 8 b. Jan. 30, 1871. 

A, 7. 

CHARLES, 7 son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), born in 
Dorchester, Aug. 12, 18 14, married Aug. 24, 1834, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Captain James and Parley (Nelson) Bogman, of 
Boston, born Oct. 20, 181 2. 

Captain Bogman was one of seven brothers, all but one ship- 
masters, natives of Providence, R. I. He pursued many successful 
voyages, but sailed at length out from the port of Norfolk, Va., only 
to meet one of the violent storms so characteristic of that coast ; was 
" spoken " once, but never heard from again. His widow lived to a 
great age, a most worthy woman. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Bogman) Pope was very finely constituted, with 
strong mental qualities which made her gain wide knowledge and 
exercise vigorous judgment upon questions of public weal ; and with 
practical self-denial which led her to the diligent performance of the 
manifold duties of a wife and mother. She infused great ambition 
and energy for all good into her children, and was a most sagacious 
and loving counsellor. Life brought her many trials, many tasks, but 
she neither flinched from those nor shirked these. Ill health came 
upon her, such as would have been sufficient ground for. inactivity, — 
invalidism ; but she always found some way of being useful. 

She was spared to celebrate with her husband their Golden 
Wedding, in the autumn of 1884. It was a delightful occasion. 
Five of the bridegroom's brothers and sisters were present, the ages 
of the six aggregating 448 years, making an average of 74 years 
apiece. Many other relatives were present, beside a host of friends, 
old and young. All was joy and thankfulness. 

But she had but a few more months to stay in "this earthly house." 
On the 10th of February, 1885, while suffering from acute bronchitis, 
she was seized with paralysis of the heart, and quickly " fell asleep." 

Mr. Charles 7 Pope was in the furniture and feather trade early in 
life. He afterwards engaged in the real estate business, in which he 


continued many years. He also attended to general business, such 
as the settling of large estates. Has been a justice of the peace 
thirty-five years. Resided in Brookline while his family were growing 
up and receiving their education, but has had his home in the city of 
Boston for a considerable period. Children : 

I. Charles Allen, 8 b. June 27, 1835. [See following 
chapter, A, 16.] 
II. Adelaide Leonora, 8 b. Sept. 23, 1837. Was a teacher 
in the public schools of Brookline several years. 

III. Mary Elizabeth, 8 b. Dec. 24, 1840; d. March 4, 1858. 

IV. Albert Augustus, 8 b. May 20, 1843. [See following 

chapter, A, 17.] 
V. Emily Frances, 8 ) b. Feb. 18, 1846. Physicians. 

VI. Caroline Augusta, 8 ) Graduated at the New England 
Female Medical College, Boston, in 1870. Took 
additional studies in hospitals in Paris and London. 
Continued to study in Boston in the New England 
Hospital for Women and Children until 1873, when 
they began practice in Boston. Are attending physi- 
cians at the last-named hospital ; members of the N. 
E. Hospital Medical Society, and of the Massachusetts 
Medical Society. 
VII. Arthur Wallace, 8 born March 9, 1850, married July 
22, 1869, Frances, dau. of William and Frances 
(Walker) Cook, of Brookline, b. Sept. 10, 1850. Is 
head of the firm of A. W. Pope & Co., dealers in 
shoe manufacturers' supplies, in Boston. 
VIII. Louis Atherton, 8 b. Oct. 6, 1852. [See following 
chapter, A, 18.] 

A, 8. 

WILLIAM, 7 son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), born in 
Dorchester, Aug. 12, 1814; married first, Aug. 12, 1840, Mary, 
dau. of James and Parley (Nelson) Bogman of Boston. 

She was a woman of strong, healthy impulses, sympathetic, 
benevolent, affectionate. Her home was a restful place. Though 
devoted to her family, she found time to carry practical help to 


the sick or afflicted in other homes. Delicate and sensitive in 
her feelings, she could summon great resolution and composure 
to, meet trying emergencies. She was a sister of Elizabeth, the 
wife of her husband's twin brother, Charles, 7 and they and their 
two families maintained the most unalloyed harmony. 

While different in physique and mental qualities, the two sis- 
ters were much alike in the force and value of their characters ; 
and each mother contributed greatly to the development and 
happiness of the whole " double " family. 

She died in the triumphs of Christian faith, Dec. 8, 1867. 

Children bom in Boston. 

I. William Francis, 8 b. May 14, 1842 ; d. Sept. 14, 1842. 
II. George, 8 b. Jan. 9, 1844. [See next chapter, A, 19.] 

III. Edward Waldron, 8 b. Nov. 26, 1845. [See next chap- 

ter, A, 20.] 

IV. Mary Frances, 8 b. Jan. 6, 1848; d. Dec. 30, 1851. 

Children born in Brookline. 

V. Sarah Elizabeth, 8 b. Feb. 19, 1849; d. May 8, 1869. 
VI. Warren Herbert, 8 b. Sept. 22, 1851 ; d. June 8, 1852. 
VII. Annie, 8 b. June 5, 1853 ; d. Oct. 6, 1853. 

WILLIAM 7 m. second, Feb. 15, 1871, Mary Jane, dau. 
of John and Hannah K. (Sanderson) Sweeten of Salem, Mass., 
born there March 28, 1826. They had no children. He died, 
July 27, 1876, at Watertown. She resides in Lynn. 

Mr. William 7 Pope was bred to the crockery business, and continued 
in it about forty-five years. Was senior partner in the firm of Pope & 
Waldron for several years. Had a long connection with the house 
of John Collamore & Co., a partner of the same concern, under the 
style of Curtis Collamore & Co., doing a very extensive wholesale 
and retail business. After the dissolution of the firm, he was with 
Richard Briggs in the same line. 

He was an ideal salesman, keeping himself informed as to the his- 
tory of each quality and brand of goods, developing taste akin to that 
of a Palissy or a Wedgwood. 

His habits were quiet, not disposed to long flights. For years he 
followed the round of store, home, church, the house of his twin 
brother, and little else. He loved books and art and nature. In person 


he was below medium height, with pleasant, intellectual face and win- 
ning expression. His voice was gentle and peaceful. It was good 
to meet him, most delightful to be recognized by him as^ one of the 
inner circle. He was a member of the Baptist church, as were his 
brother Charles and their wives, and several of their children. 

A, 9. 

JOHN, 7 son of Frederick 6 and Mary (Pierce), born Jan. 6, 1817; 
married, Sept. 4, 1845, Harriet Maria, daughter of Harvey and 
Clarissa (Mellish) Gilbert, b. at Brownington, Vt., Jan. 3, 1822. 

He learned the trade of harness-maker and trimmer, in Wey- 
mouth. Later, learned the trade of stencil-cutting, with James 
Hall, at No. 8 Dock Square. Went into partnership with him 
in 1 841, bought him out in i860, and continued the business at 
the old stand. His son, Frank Gilbert, 8 learned and joined in 
the business. They have also dealt in brushes and inks for 
stencils. He died, Oct. 31, 1887. 

He needs no eulogy for those who knew him, but deserves 
more than this pen is able to write. Bent by spinal disease in 
his youth, he was never robust, and was a great sufferer much 
of his life, yet, uncomplaining, a cheerer of others. Honest, 
pure, kind and true, he deserved in an unusual degree the title 
borne by our pioneer ancestor, — " Goodman Pope." 

Retiring and domestic in his habits, he was not widely known, 
yet there are few who have come close to him, who will not feel 
deep regret at his loss, and hold him in loving and honorable 
memory, — with hope of joining him in his New Home some day. 


I. Frank Gilbert, 8 b. in Boston, July 7, 1846. [See next 

chapter, A, 21.] 
II. Clara Mellish, 8 b. July 19, 1848; d. April 6, 1872. An 
earnest girl just ripening into beautiful womanhood, 
when called to a higher sphere. 
III. Mary Helen, 8 b. June 1, 185 1; graduated from Cam- 
bridge High School, and has a position in Harvard 
University Library, in the cataloguing department. 


IV. Walter Harvey, 8 b. Oct. 29, 1853; m. July 25, 1877, 
Helen Maria, dau. of James Henry and Frances Theo- 
dora (Tenney) Beane, b. Aug. 23, 1856. He is a sales- 
man in the wholesale boot and shoe store of the Winch 
Brothers, Boston. Resides at Cambridgeport. 
V. Alice Eliza, 8 b. July 25, 1856. Is in the cataloguing 
department of the library of Harvard University. 

A, 10. 

ALEXANDER, 7 son of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), born 
March 15, 1808 ; married, first, Nov. 11, 1830, Elizabeth, dau. 
of John and Elizabeth (Soper) Foster of Dorchester. She died 
June 23, 1832. 

He married second, April 27, 1837, Charlotte Caldwell, dau. 
of Jerome and Mary (Thaxter) Cushing, of Dorchester. 

He was a man of brilliant qualities, enterprising, adventurous, 
efficient. After thorough training in the office of his father, he 
pursued the same business, dealing in lumber, for himself. He 
also erected a number of fine dwellings, on that " Pope's Hill " 
which had been so called from its ownership by our immigrant 
ancestor. He embarked in extensive operations at Ogdens- 
burg, N. Y., in Eagleswood, N. J., and so on, achieving success 
except when general financial revulsions took place. 

With generous, free impulses, he made hosts of friends every- 
where. His latest years were spent in Dorchester, where he 
died of heart disease, June 16, 1878. 

Children of Alexander 1 and Charlotte Caldwell {Cushing), born in 


I. Charlotte Cushing, 8 b. April 6, 1838 ; d. Dec. 27, 1872. 
II. Alexander, 8 jr., b. March 25, 1849. [See next chapter, 
A, 22.] 
III. Sidney Thaxter, 8 b. Dec. 25, 1858. Has a position in 
the office of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Rail- 
road, at Chicago. 


A, II. 


WILLIAM, 7 jr., son of William 6 and Sarah (Pierce), born 
Dec. 27, 1 81 3, married June 8, 1836, Sarah Ann, dau. of John 
and Elizabeth (Soper) Foster of Dorchester, born May 2, 18 13. 

She died Dec. 9, 1887, after only a week's illness. We quote 
the following memorial words : 

" So rare and beautiful an individuality as that of the late Mrs. 
William Pope should not pass away without a word to emphasize the 
memory. Gifted with distinguished grace of person, and with musical 
and artistic talents, everything she did was touched with the subtle 
refinement of genius, and she instinctively sought, in all domestic and 
social surroundings, to express the pure perceptions of the beautiful, 
the picturesque and fitting. With all her appreciation of this life, 
of all the joy and value and grace of domestic affection, and the 
charms of every day's employments and duties, her inner life gave all 
a solidity of purpose and an elevation of aim. As she has passed on, 
the anguish of bereavement is transformed into a pagan of praise for 
the depth and richness of such a life. Although her taste centred in 
her home, where she was a most devoted wife and mother, her large 
heart was ever open to the cry of physical and mental suffering, and 
in her self-reliant nature and wisdom many weaker natures have found 
strength and comfort. There are those who have not forgotten the 
social gatherings in her pleasant home in Dorchester, with Ralph 
Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd 
Garrison, Nathaniel Hall, Samuel Johnson, and others who have 
left us. 

"For several years connected with the homoeopathic hospital, as 
president of the Ladies' Aid Society, in her the hospital loses a kind 
and generous patron, and her co-workers a valued friend." 

Mr. William 7 Pope, jr., received his education in the public schools 
of Dorchester, and his business training in the office of his father. 
He continued the lumber business at the old stand, for many years, 
and has always resided in his native town and parish. He was sev- 
eral years a member of the board of selectmen of Dorchester, and 
has been a member of the Common Council of Boston since the annex- 
ation. His influence has always been for worthy public improve- 
ments and against corrupt and injurious practices and traffics. 


He was one of the incorporators and the president of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Dorchester. 

Is associated with his son in the importing and mining business. 
Children : 

I. John Foster, 8 b. Oct. 20, 1837. [See next chapter, A, 23.] 
II. Elizabeth Foster, 8 b. Oct. 21, 1840; was married, 
Nov. 18, 1863, to Conrad Wesselhoeft, M.D., of Boston, 
born in 1834, in Germany. Widely known as one of 
the most learned and skilful physicians of the Homoe- 
opathic School of Medicine in the city of Boston. 

He was a son of the late Dr. Robert and Mrs. Fer- 
dinanda E. (Hecker) Wesselhoeft. 
III. William Carroll, 8 b. May 8, 1847. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 24.] 

A, 12. 


HIRAM, 7 son of Elijah 6 and Susanna (Capen), b. in Stough- 
ton, June 29, 181 1; m. Dec. 24, 1846, Dorcas A., dau. of 
William and Betsey Blanchard, of Gardiner, Me., b. Feb. 14, 
1827 ; d. Nov. 7, 1884. 

A cordial, sympathetic, hospitable woman, whose home life was 
faithful and her influence in the neighborhood helpful, in every social 
and moral matter; with her husband and his mother in the little 
church, — working dutifully in "the life that now is," and looking 
hopefully toward " the life that is to come." 

Mr. Hiram 7 Pope was in the express business in Boston, with his 
brother Frederic, 7 several years. Then ■ he returned to Gardiner 
and became a farmer, whose fields, orchards, dairy and yards were 
well worth visiting. Of great size and strength, unusually efficient in 
muscular toil, he was also a good thinker, an intelligent, independent, 
Christian patriot. He went to his reunions and reward May 29, 
1886. Children: 

I. George Hiram, 8 b. April 27, 1848. [See next chapter, A, 


II. John Frederic, 8 b. Oct. 4, 1850; m. July 3, 1887, Mrs, 
Ella J. (Ames) Davee. 


A, 13. 

FREDERIC, 7 son of Elijah 6 and Susanna (Capen), b. Nov. 
12, 1814, in Stoughton, m. in Boston, Oct. 19, 1837, Miriam 
Ball, dau. of George and Nancy (Ball) Bridges, b. in Marble- 
head, Jan. 1, 1818. Her father was b. in Marblehead Nov. 8, 
1767, d. July 17, 1 83 1. He owned and fitted out fishing 
vessels to the Grand Banks. He m. Nancy Ball, who was born 
in Marblehead, Sept. 26, 1785 ; d. Dec. 9, 1855. 

Mr. Frederic 7 Pope carried on an extensive piano-moving, 
express, and teaming business in the city of Boston. Like his 
brother, Hiram, he was large and strong, and developed excel- 
lent business qualities. Was much respected. Resided some 
time in Wayland. He d. Feb. 29, 1856. 

Children born in Boston. 

I. Ellen Augusta, 8 b. Oct. 5, 1840; m. Oct. 31, 1858, 
Asa L. Gowell, of Richmond, Me. He is a piano-forte 
maker in Boston. Children : 

1. Frederic William Gowell, b. Jan. 16, i860 ; d. Feb. 24, i860. 

2. Frederic William Gowell, b. March 19, 1861 ; m. Nov. 1, 1885, 

Abby E. Erskine, of Wiscasset, Me., who was b. Nov. 11, 
i860. One child, Nellie A. Gowell, was born to them 
Nov. 6, 1886, but the young mother survived only a few 
days; on the 25th of the same month she "fell asleep." 
Frederic W. Gowell is a piano-forte regulator; re- 
sides in Boston. 

II. Mary Elizabeth, 8 b. March 9, 1843; m. Jan. 1, 1863, 
William N. Gowell, of Richmond, Me. He is a house 
builder in Boston, residing in Weston. She d. Dec. 2, 
1885, of consumption. 

"A dutiful, affectionate daughter, a devoted wife and 
mother, she patiently bore her long illness. Was resigned 
to the will of God." Children : 

1. Florence Ellen Gowell, b. March 31, 1864, in Boston. 

2. Alberta Frances Gowell, b. Nov. 2, 1867, in Weston. 

3. Louis Gowell, b. July 12, 1873, in Weston. 


III. George William, 8 b. April 28, 1845. [See next chap- 

ter, A, 26.] 

IV. Annie Louisa, 8 b. April 23, 1848; resides in Boston 

with her mother. 
V. Emily Frances, 8 b. June 5, 1850 ; d. Feb. 8, 185 1. 

A, 14. 

JOHN, 7 son of Elijah 6 and Susanna (Capen), b. March 2, 
1820; m. (1), in the city of New York, Mary Strongarm, a 
native of Germany. She gave birth to a child, but survived 
only a few days, the child also passing quickly away. 

He m. (2), June 20, 1869, Mary Loomis of New York, an 
artist, and a teacher of painting. Children : 

I. Minga, 8 b. April 4, 1871. 
II. John Russell, 8 b. April 24, 1872. 

For many years his home has been in New York, and there 
he died, Dec. 29, 1880. 

"John Pope, the artist," deserves more than a passing notice. 
Trained to hard work on the farm, in his youth he did the part of a 
helpful son, in humble toil. But he had great taste for the beautiful, 
and desired to do something which would enter into the finer circle 
of production. He set himself about learning how to draw and 
paint, and such were his natural genius and his diligent application 
that he painted portraits of members of the family and of some others 
before he had received any considerable instruction ; and his work 
showed a quality which' commanded respect and gave high promise. 
He found employment and pursued his studies in Boston. 

Then came the announcement that gold had been discovered in 
California. Taking with him two practical men, he went to that 
region, engaging with them in some agreement by which their labor 
and his labor and venture were to be fairly paid. He toiled a few 
years, settled with his associates, came back to Boston, and devoted 
himself anew to art. He felt that he must see the works of Titian 
and Rembrandt and the other old masters of portraiture. He must 
go to Rome to study art. He must give himself up to the training of 
some modem painter, and Paris must be the school where his eye 
should learn to see and his hand to limn " the human face divine." 


He went ; he carried a boy's enthusiasm and a man's steady 
strength of application. When he returned, after several years, his 
relatives obtained commissions for him on the strength of their own 
standing. But one portrait in Boston made him a reputation, and 
henceforward he was sought. One of his grandest productions is the 
full-length portrait of the great orator, Daniel Webster, painted at the 
order of the city of Charlestown, representing Mr. Webster in the 
act of delivering his immortal oration on the completion of Bunker 
Hill Monument. It is in the city library at Charlestown. 

During the years that followed, New York and New Orleans and other 
cities claimed our kinsman, and he took rank among the foremost Ameri- 
can portrait painters. His works have the charm of naturalness ; the 
beholder does not think, particularly, how well the artist has painted, but, 
rather, feels like speaking to the person portrayed. He has enriched 
many a home and gallery with his immortalizings of the loved and 
honored. He was a charming friend, remembered with ardent and 
admiring feelings by a large number of us, his relatives, who had the 
privilege of knowing him, and by a very wide circle of other friends. 

The following obituary, from the Gardiner Home Journal, is 

of interest : 

Gardiner, Me., Jan. 12, 1881. 

Last Wednesday week John Pope, the artist, died at his residence on 
337 Fourth Avenue, New York. He was born in this city, and devel- 
oped his talents before he was sixteen. He went to Paris, and studied 
under Couture, and then went to Italy and studied the works of the old 
masters. He came from there to Boston, and devoted his attention to 
portrait painting. He went from Boston to New York about twenty" 
five years ago, and has done a profitable business in his profession. 

He was elected an Associate of the National Academy, in 1857, 
and was one of the founders of the Artist's Fund Society. ... A 
New York paper thus describes his last moments : 

A man more thoroughly enraptured with his calling never lived. 
He painted while daylight lasted, and then spent the evening in pro- 
ducing the crayon drawings so much admired in the exhibitions at 
the Academy of Design. Though as a portrait painter he excelled, 
the dream of his life was to produce strong figure pictures, in which 
the background landscape would form as effective a part as the fig- 
ures themselves. This was the ruling passion of his life, and as he 
neared the end the passion grew stronger. 

On Wednesday evening, as he lay back on his pillows, very weak 
and ill with hemorrhage of the lungs, his wife, who, with their two 


children, was watching at his bed, was startled by his suddenly rising 
in bed and crying feverishly : 

" Quick ! give me my palette and brush, I must paint. Don't attempt 
to stop me now, for I have just discovered the art through the influence 
of visions of exquisitely graduated music. It is plain as day at last." 

His wife, alarmed at his excitement, made a weak attempt to 
dissuade him, but as opposition only increased his excitement and it 
was evident that his end was very near, she humored him. His 
paints, brushes and canvas were brought to him, and his tearful rela- 
tives arranged the coverings of the bed so that they would look more 
like the drapery of his studio. He began his work with a haste 
amounting almost to frenzy. 

" At last, at last," he cried, " I have found the beauty which all my 
life and over all the world I have been struggling for." 

He painted faster and faster, evidently believing that the canvas 
would show the beauty that he conceived, although it was but a sad 
realization of the conception. It was late in the day when he began his 
deathbed picture. It grew darker and darker as he went on, and his 
sorrowing family sat around him powerless to ease his last moments. 
At last it grew so dark that even he in his excitement noticed it. 

" Let us go to the studio," he exclaimed. 

" No, no ; not to-night. Wait until to-morrow." 

" We must go to the studio," he exclaimed, making an effort to 
rise to his feet. The tax upon his strength was too great ; without 
another word he fell back on his pillows, dead. 

May we not believe that his spirit has entered in that other life, 
where his genius shall find beauties of which it never dreamed, 
where freed from the clogs of earth it shall go on developing, and 
that he has really " at last found the beauty which all his life, and 
over all the world, he had been struggling for? " 

A, 15. 

LUTHER, 7 son of Azor 6 and Lucy (Bird), born April 29, 
1808; married, Oct. 3, 1832, Eunice Maria Collyer, of Canton. 

He was of rather more than medium height, sandy complexion 
and hair. Had a position in Perkins' Iron Works, at Bridge- 
water, 30 years. He died Aug. 28, 1886. She died May 3, 
1877, a. 65 years, 7 months, 11 days. Children : 


I. Lucy Maria, 8 b. in Raynham, Feb. 7, 1834; m. Dec. 16, 
1849, Walter Pratt Deane, son of Francis William and 
Mary Deane, b. in Canton, June 4, 1830. Mr. Francis 
W. Deane was town treasurer, cashier of Neponset 
Bank, etc., for many years, much respected. He was a 
native of Mansfield, but died, as he had lived from 
early manhood, in Canton. Walter P. Deane is a 
machinist and engineer ; set up and ran engines in 
the mines in California, in 1854-5, and on sugar planta- 
tions in Cuba in 1861-2. Resides in Brockton. Chil- 
dren : 

Mary Ella Deane, b. June 24, 1857. 
Frances Waltena Deane, b. Nov. 2, 1859. 
Frank William Deane, b. Oct. 24, 1863. 
Henry Darwin Deane, b. March 7, 1865. 
Ernest Walter Deane, b. May 27, 1866. 
Lucy Maria Deane, b. Jan. 23, 1873. 

II. Luther Edmund, 8 b. Oct. 7, 1836. [See next chapter, 
A, 27.] 

III. Sarah Kingsley, 8 b. July 24, 1840; m. William Massena 

Drake, son of William and Ruth (Warren) Drake, of 
Stoughton. He was a carpenter. He died June 21, 
1876. Mrs. Drake resides in Canton. Child: Nellie 
Kingsley Drake, b. Aug. 31, 1863; m. Sept. 3, 1881, 
Frank Herbert Lane, of Stoughton. Child: William 
Herbert Lane, b. June 16, 1882. 

IV. Ada Frances, 8 b. June 10, 1843 ; m. July 29, 1871, Lin- 

dol Jackson Sprague, son of Waterman and Betsey 
Lincoln (Sherman) Sprague. Children : 

1. Walter Collier Sprague, b. Sept. 9, 1872. 

2. Roy Kinsley Sprague, b. Feb. 2, 1881. 

Residence, Brockton. 

V. Mary Elizabeth, 8 b. Oct. 10, 1845; m. Dec. 6, 1863, 
Frederick West, b. May 5, 1840, in Derby, Derbyshire, 
England, son of Henry and Fannie Elizabeth (Palmer) 
West. He was a carpenter ; died at Cleveland, O., 
Aug. 23, 1883. Mrs. West resides in Brockton. 


A, 1 6. 


EDMUND, 7 son of Azor 6 and Lucy (Bird), b. Jan. 21, 
1 82 1 ; m. in North Easton, in 1843, Abby Ann, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Abigail (Balcomb) Smith, of Norton. He was a 
shoemaker. He d. July 26, 185 1 ; his wife died October, 1859. 
Children : 

I. Charles Henry, 8 b. May 15, 1844. [See next chapter, 
A, 27.] 
II. Edna Florella, 8 b. Sept. 15, 1846; was m. April 9, 
1864, to Loring Tilden, b. in Canton, July 28, 1838, son 
of Abner and Mary (Mansfield) Tilden, of Canton, and 
a descendant of Nathaniel Tilden, of Scituate. He is 
a shoe-laster. Resides at Elmwood. Child: Albert 
Augustus Tilden, b. April 4, 1865 ; m. July 21, 1887, 
Alice Jeane Davis. He is a druggist at Arlington, edu- 
cated at the Boston College of Pharmacy. Mrs. Edna 
F. (Pope) Tilden has been a cheerful helper in gather- 
ing the statistics of her grandfather's family. 

III. Ina Luella, 8 b. Oct. 7, 1848; was m. March 11, 1866, to 

Alden Augustus Seeley, of Stoughton. She d. Dec. 8> 
1869. Child: Louis Edmond Seeley, b. March 16, 

IV. Elva Arminella, 8 b. Feb. 11, 1852; was m. Nov. 29, 

1 87 1, to George Edward Belcher, son of Sarda and 
Eveline (Leighton) Belcher, of Canton. He is a maker 
of models for lasts ; was the inventor of a patent last- 
block fastener. They reside in Stoughton. 

A, 17. 


WILLIAM, 7 son of Ward 6 and Anna (Gurney), b. Jan. n, 
1817; m. Dec. 29, 1836, Hannah, daughter of Aaron and Nancy 
(Wilmarth) Brown, of . She was b. April 20, 181 5. He 


was a baker. He d. in Providence, R. I., Aug. 31, 1885. Chil- 
dren : 

I. Laura Maria, 8 b. Nov. 2, 1837; d. Jan. 19, 1838. 
II. Augustus William, 8 b. Dec. 17, 1839; d. June 21, 
1 841. 

III. Amanda, 8 b. April 3, 1842 ; m. May 12, 1868, Julius Boy- 

den, of Providence, R. I. ; d. Sept. 28, 1868. 

IV. Josephine, 8 b. July 18, 1845 ; d. April 8, 1865. 
V. William, 8 b. March 13, 1856; d. Aug. 21, 1856. 





NORTON QUINCY, 7 son of John 6 and Hannah (Pratt), b. 
Jan. 28, 1802 ; m. (1) Mehitable [Hitty] Jane Perry, b. in 
Portsmouth, N. H., in 1800; d. in Quincy, Sept. 29, 1852. . 

He m. (2), Nov. 17, 1853, Mehitable, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Betsey Leeman, of Wiscasset, Me., where she was born in 


I. John Quincy, 8 b. Oct. 25, 1824. [See next chapter, B, 

II. Ebenezer R., 8 b. June, 1827; d. in California, 1885. 

III. Eliza Jane, 8 b. in 1830; was m. April 24, 1853, to 

Charles P. Derby. She d. Dec. 31, 1866. 

IV. Charles Edward, 8 b. Nov. 13, 1834. [See next chap- 

ter, B, 2.] 
V. Walter Scott, 8 b. July 30, 1840; d. Jan. 29, 1841. 

VI. Jabez Walter, 8 b. , 1841 ; d. Nov. 10, 1844. 

VII. Alexander Perry, 8 b. in 1842; enlisted in the 44th 
Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in the opening of 
the War of the Rebellion ; participated in the battle 
of " Big Bethel " and other stirring engagements, but 
escaped mortal stroke, and lived to be honorably dis- 
charged, after three years' service. 

Mr. Norton Quincy 7 Pope has been spared to a good old age. 
Upon his eightieth birthday a large number of his children and 


grandchildren, with other relatives and friends, assembled at his 
house to pay their respects to him. 
He has always resided in Quincy. 

B, 2. 

ABNER B., 7 son of John 6 and Hannah (Pratt), b. in Quincy, 
June 6, 1817; m. 1842, Susan E., daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth Jacobs, of Frederick, Md. 

He removed to Dayton, Ohio, in the year 1841-2, and has 
resided there ever since. Children : 

I. Norton Quincy, 8 was m. in Brooklyn, N. Y., June 6, 
1887, by Rev. Dr. Talmadge, to Abbie E. Hanscom, of 
Prattville, Mass. Resides in Brooklyn ; a broker ; has 
operated at Chicago and New York, etc. 
II. Carrie E. 8 

III. Jennie M., 8 m. June 6, 1882, J. R. Sloan ; d. Feb. 4, 1885. 

IV. Ella M. 8 

V. Mary, 8 m. Nov. 1, 1877, L. J. Greulich, of Dayton, Ohio. 

B, 3. 

SAMUEL BROWN, 7 son of Asa 6 and Susannah (Ripley), 
b. Dec. 26, 1799; m. first, Oct. 31, 1824, Eliza Everson, of 
Quincy, who was spared to him but a short time. She d. June 
8, 1826, and her ten months' old babe, Caroline M., followed 
her on the 20th. 

He married, second, May 20, 1827, Mary Ann, daughter of 
John Capen, of Dorchester. 


1. Eliza Ann, 8 b. Feb. 28, 1828; m. Sept. 12, 1847, 

Nelson Mace, of Boston. 

2. Susan Catherine, 8 b. Nov. 27, 1829. 

3. Sarah Adeline, 8 b. March 27, 1832. 

[Additional to page 228.] 


Born in Dayton, O., Jan. 7, 1844. At sixteen years of age 
became a commercial traveller. At twenty located in Louis- 
ville, Ky., in the real estate business. In 1873 moved to 
Chicago, 111., where he entered into the grain business with 
Mr. John Hanscom and others. Was never connected in any 
way with the Board of Trade. Retired, after a successful 
career, in the spring of 1885, and removed to Brooklyn, N. Y.» 
where he now resides. 

Mr. John Hanscom, b. in Danville, Me., July 4, 1833. Went 
to Boston, Mass., in his boyhood, and remained there in 
business until 1872, when he removed to Chicago, 111. He m- 
Miss Charlotte E. Pratt, dau. of Hon. Alpheus Pratt, of 
Raynham (Prattville). Their dau., Abby Ellen, b. in Rayn- 
ham, May 13, 1858, was m. to Norton Ouincy 8 Pope (above) 
June 8, 1887. 

Norton Reed Sloan, son of J. R. and Jennie Mead 8 (Pope) 
Sloan, was b. in Dayton, O., Jan. 14, 1885. 

ot Job and Elizabeth Uushmg, b. in Uoftasset, in 1827. 
IV. Sarah O. 8 

V. Nancy M., 8 b. , 1837 ; m. Dec. 30, i860, Charles E. 

Hall, son of Edward and Abigail S. Hall, b. , 

1836. Resides in Hudson. 
VI. Louisa P., 8 m. (1), Charles Brown ; (2), Alonzo How- 
ard. Resides in Quincy. 
VII. William O., 8 b. , 1841 ; d. Jan. 22, 1864. He en- 
listed in the defence of our country against rebellion, 
in Company H, 4th Mass. Vol. Infantry. He took 
part, with his regiment, in the battle of " Big Bethel " 
in Virginia, June 10, 1861, and elsewhere in following 
campaigns. After three years' service, he met his 
death by drowning at Annapolis, Md., Jan. 22, 1864. 


B, 5. 

GEORGE WASHINGTON, 7 son of Asa 6 and Susanna 
(Ripley), b. March 30, 1812 ; m. Sarah Adeline Wiggin. 
Served three months in the army during the War of the Rebel- 
lion. Resided in Quincy until about 1872, when he removed to 
Maiden. Health failing, he entered the Soldiers' Home, at 
Chelsea, where he d. March 20, 1887. Child : 

Abbie Ann, 8 b. in 1841 ; m. Jan. 20, 1864, George F. 
Pratt, b. in 1836, son of Henry G. and Elizabeth G. 
Pratt. Resides in Maiden. 

B, 6. 


JOSEPH, 7 jr., son of Joseph 6 and Betsey (Tower), b. Sept. 
23, 1803 ; m. Feb. 26, 1832, Jane Lovell, b. Feb. 4, 18 14. He 
d. May 29, 1887. Resided at Hull. He was appointed post- 
master in January, 1850, and continued until his death, his 
daughter Bella being his deputy in recent years. She was 
commissioned as his successor Sept. 26, 1887. He was a jus- 
tice of the peace, town clerk, assessor, etc., etc. For forty- 
eight years he was a telegraph operator, using the Semaphore 
signals from 1831 to 1852, then the Morse system. He sig- 
nalled the first European steamer that ever came to Boston 
Harbor. Thus his life was most useful, a faithful service to the 
public good. 

Children bom in Hull. 

I. Joseph, 8 jr., b. Nov. 4, 1832; d. at San Francisco, Cal., 

March 3, 1853. 
II. Jane Lovell, 8 b. March 12, 1835 ; was m. (1), April 15, 
1858, to Nathan Henry Beal. Children : 

1. Eliphalet Lovell Beal, b. Feb. 8, 1859. 

2. Joseph Ellsworth Beal, b. June 29, 1861. 


3. Mattie Clark Beal, b. Feb. 25, 1867. 

4. Arabella Grace Beal, b. Oct. 5, 1871. 

Mr. Nathan H. Beal d. Feb. 14, 1877. Mrs. Jane L. 
(Pope) Beal was m. (2) to Mr. Charles F. Wells, of 
Hingham Centre. 

III. Benjamin Franklin, 8 b. Sept. 23, 1837. [See next chap- 

ter, B, 4] 

IV. Caleb Gould Lovell, 8 b. July 16, 1841 ; m. Nov. 24, 

1864, Martha Ann Gott Clark. He is an experienced 
telegraph operator in the Western Union Company's 
office, in Boston. 
V. Rachel Cushing Loring, 8 b. April 23, 1846; was m. 
Nov. 24, 1864, to Peter Loring, of Edge Hill. Chil- 
dren : 

1. Webster Lovell Loring, b. March 21, 1867. 

2. Arthur Weston Loring, b. Oct. 6, 1869. 

3. Ernest Linwood Loring, b. June 19, 1874. 

VI. Arabella Cushing, 8 b. Jan. 8, 1853 ; resides at Hull; 
has been very much interested in gathering and con- 
tributing details of the history of this branch of the 

B, 7. 

MICAJAH, 7 jr., son of Micajah 6 and Lucinda (Randall) 
[Howard], b. July 22, 1817; m. Elizabeth Bradford, of South 
Boston. He was a machinist ; made and set up engines and 
machinery in Cuba and elsewhere. Became concerned in cot- 
ton manufacturing at Suncook, N. H., and was very successful. 
Child : 

Ann Elizabeth, 8 b. 1847; was m. in Boston, April 18, 
1 871, by Rev. W. H. Mills, to Irad Cochrane, of Oak- 
land, Cal., b. 1 83 1, in Pembroke, N. H., son of Norris 
and Sophia E. Cochrane. 


B, 8. 


EDWARD RANDALL, 7 son of Micajah 6 and Lucinda, b. 
March 26, 1823 ; m. (1) Almira C. Winslow, b. in Abington in 
1827. She d. in Quincy, Nov. 16, 1852. 


I. Ann Bird, 8 b. in Quincy, Aug. 23, 1852 ; d. of consump- 
tion, July 14, 1 87 1. 

He m. (2) Augusta Leavitt, of Bangor, Me. 
He m. (3) Jane Maxwell, who was b. in Pictou, Nova Scotia. 
He d. Feb. 6, 1877. 


II. Edward Randall, 8 jr. 

III. Mary Jane, 8 b. Nov. 21, 1874. 

IV. George Albert, 8 b. Dec. 4, 1876; d. Aug. 26, 1879, °f 

cholera infantum. 

B, 9- 

MICAJAH CLARK, 7 son of Lemuel 6 and Elizabeth (Clark), 
b. Dec. 3, 18 1 1 ; m. (1) Nancy P. Webster, b. in Rumney, N. H., 
in 1805, d. in Quincy, Aug. 7, 1844, having borne five children, 
three of whom survived her. 

He m. (2) Mary Althea Lyon, b. in Augusta, Me., in 1827. 
She d. in Quincy, April 12, 1848. 

He m. (3) Sept. 4, 1850, Hannah C, daughter of John and 
Mary (Prescott) Sanborn, b. in 1826, in Sanbornton, N. H. 
She had two children. 

He resided on his father's former homestead in Quincy until 
1870, when he sold it and bought a farm in Lynnfield Centre, to 
which he removed. There he passed the remainder of his days 
till he went "Beyond the sowing and the reaping," July 6, 1884. 


Children of Micajah Clark 1 and Nancy P. ( Webster), born in 


I. Amos Webster, 8 b. Oct. 12, 1835; d. April 12, 1854. 
II. Lemuel Clark, 8 b. Nov. 21, 1836. [See next chapter, 


III. Silas Hall, 8 b. March 24, 1838; d. July 15, 1873, at 

Lynnfield Centre. 

IV. Daniel Webster, 8 b. June 30, 1840; d. Jan. 30, 1841, 

at Quincy. 
V. Robert Shankland, 8 b. Jan. 19, 1842; d. Sept. 19, 1843. 

Children of Micajah Clark 1 and Hannah C {Sanborn), born in 


VI. Elthea Lyons, 8 b. Oct. 9, 1852. 

VII. Mary Elizabeth, 8 b. Feb. 27, 1854; d. Sept. 27, 1855, 
at Quincy. 

Mrs. Hannah C. (Sanborn) Pope and her daughter, Elthe 1 
L., reside at Lynnfield Centre. 

B, 10. 

RUFUS SPURR, 7 son of Lazarus 6 and Elizabeth, or " Bet- 
sey" (Talbot), b. in Stoughton, April 2, 1809 ; m. Nov. 8, 1835, 
Sarah Brown Parkhurst. She was the daughter of Capt. Silas 
B. and Lydia (Robbins) Parkhurst, of Milford, her mother being 
a daughter of Capt. Benjamin Robbins, b. Nov. 12, 1753, d. June 
22, 1810, and Lydia (Hale), b. Feb. 3, 1755, d. April 15, 1830. 

As the best memorial we can place on record here to the 
memory of this honorable kinsman, we reprint the following 
obituary notice of him, which was published by the Barnstable 
Patriot immediately after his death : 

By the decease of Rev. Rufus S. Pope, the brief announcement 
of which was made in the Patriot last week, a long prominent figure 
has disappeared from our public life. Nearly forty years ago he 
came to Cape Cod in the strength of vigorous manhood, and all these 


have been years of efficient labor. He was called here by a parish 
composed chiefly of clear-headed, energetic and enterprising men. 
They wanted a strong leader in religious thought and life, and they 
found what they sought in him. He was a man of clear perception, 
of positive conviction, of frank utterance, of honest action ; uncom- 
promising in the advocacy of his own opinions, he was characterized 
by large charity for those differing from him, and by profound respect 
for honesty in faith and practice. He was an earnest and faithful 
preacher : did much useful labor in the community in which he dwelt, 
and far and near he went bearing messages of comfort to the afflicted. 

The Register, in its obituary of Mr. Pope, well says : 

" In his death, the Universalist denomination have lost one of their 
oldest and strongest champions — one who was not only a believer in 
its tenets, but whose sympathies embraced the whole human family, of 
whatever faith, condition or race. He was a writer of more than 
ordinary vigor and force ; his style was rather direct and forcible 
than polished and symmetrical, sense and judgment being his prom- 
inent characteristics. He unquestionably exercised a marked influ- 
ence upon the thoughts and opinions of his contemporaries, and it is 
but justice to say that the tendency of his teachings has been to 
liberalize the feelings and enfranchise thought from the fetters of 
bigotry and superstition. As a neighbor, a citizen, a friend, he has 
left many among us who will ever cherish and respect his memory." 

We feel that in the death of Mr. Pope we have sustained a per- 
sonal loss. We have known him ever since we first entered this 
office, some thirty years ago, — and we always found in him a friend 
and an earnest co-worker. Ever since he first came upon the Cape, 
he has been a valued and always welcome contributor to the columns 
of the Patriot, and since we assumed its proprietorship but few num- 
bers have appeared without his " Hyannis Budget," which he 
always made so readable, and which will now be so greatly missed. 

Of Mr. Pope's early life we know comparatively little. He was 
averse to recording its history, feeling that it was of little importance 
that those who came after him should know what seemed to him so 
unimportant. He was born in Stoughton, Mass., April 2, 1809, and 
was consequently, at the time of his death, 73 years, 2 months and 
3 days old. In very early life his father removed to Dorchester and 
thence to Marlboro', where the young man spent his youthful days 
engaged in agricultural pursuits. He received his education in the 
common schools and in the Marlboro' Academy. 

Naturally inclined to religious thought and inquiry he, at quite an 
early age, turned his attention to a candid consideration of the claims 


of Christianity, and to the claims of the many dogmas presented for 
his acceptance to be called Christian. He was drawn toward the 
work of the ministry. His early love for it continued to the end. 
He pursued a course of theological study with the late Rev. Sylvanus 
Cobb, D. D., and early in 1833 entered into the work of his chosen 
profession, preaching his first sermon at South Dedham that year. He 
was settled over the following parishes : South Dedham (now Norwood), 
Milford, Sterling and Hardwick. While settled in Milford he was 
united in marriage with the faithful companion who has shared with him 
all life's toils and its triumphs. These several pastorates covered a 
period of ten years. Early in 1843 tne Universalist Society in Hyannis 
called him to its vacant pastorate. Here he labored faithfully thirty- 
years. Since closing his labors with the Hyannis parish he served the 
church in Orleans three years, and briefly supplied some other parishes. 
His health began to fail some eight or nine years since, and for some 
time he has been unable to perform any ministerial labor. 

Besides his ministerial labors, which have ever been faithfully and 
acceptably performed and fruitful of good, Mr. Pope served Barnsta- 
ble for years very efficiently upon the Board of School Committee, and 
two years (1855 anc ^ ^5^) as representative in the General Court, and 
filled for a considerable time the office of Register of Probate for 
Barnstable County, and was for several years Postmaster of Hyannis. 

On the revival of Fraternal Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, 
nearly thirty-five years ago, Mr. Pope became an active working 
member. His zeal never abated. He successively took all the 
degrees of all the branches of that order within his reach, and was a 
workman of whom his brothers and companions were not ashamed. 
Much of the present prosperity of the Fraternity in this section of 
the State is due to his persistent labor. He was elected Senior 
Warden Jan. 3, 185 1, and Worshipful Master Dec. 5, 1853, which 
latter position he held until Dec, 1862, when he received the appoint- 
ment of District Deputy Grand Master, which office he held for five 
years. He was one of the Charter Members of Orient Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons in 1857, and served as M. E. High Priest from 
1858 to 1866, and again in 1868 and 1869, in all ten years. He was 
knighted in Boston Commandery in 1861, received the Ineffable 
Degrees up to the 32d in 1864 in Boston. Was Chaplain in the 
Grand Chapter of Massachusetts in 1858, 1859, i860, 1861 and 1862, 
when he was elected R. E. Grand Scribe. 

On Thursday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, prayer was offered at Mr. 
Pope's late residence by Rev. C. A. Bradley of Brewster, when mem- 
bers of Fraternal Lodge and Orient Chapter of Hyannis, and James 


Otis Lodge of Barnstable, escorted the remains to the Universalist 
Church, which was filled with citizens of Hyannis and neighboring 
villages. The funeral services were here held, conducted by Rev. 
Mr. Bradley, assisted by Rev. G. W. Fuller of the Baptist Church, 
who offered prayer ; Rev. V. J. Hartshorne, formerly of the Hyannis 
Congregational Church, who made a few appropriate and feeling re- 
marks touching upon his intimate and pleasant relations with the 
deceased ; and the venerable Baptist divine, Rev. Enoch Chase, who 
spoke with much feeling of the deceased, and of his pleasant rela- 
tions with him during the long number of years he had resided in 
Hyannis. Mr. Bradley gave a very feeling and discriminating ad- 
dress, replete with pleasant reminiscences of the deceased, and words 
of sympathy to the family, the church, the fraternal brotherhood, and 
the community. Then followed the Masonic service, Bro. Robert 
Lambert, W. M. of Fraternal Lodge, officiating as Master, and Bro. 
V. J. Hartshorne as Chaplain. 

The Masons took charge of the remains of their departed brother, 
and sent a delegation in company with the afflicted family to Wood 
Lawn Cemetery, near Boston, Friday morning. On arriving there, 
Rev. Dr. Miner made a few appropriate remarks and offered a prayer, 
when the remains were laid at rest beside those of his two sons, 
whose loss he so truly and tenderly mourned. 

The sympathy of the church, of the fraternal brotherhood, and of 
the whole community is with the family, consisting of the companion 
of our late friend, two sons, two daughters, one grandson and one 
sister. The faith he so freely ministered is their consolation. 


I. George Henry, 8 b. at Sterling, Jan. 31, 1837; d. O ct - 

12, 1837. 
II. Ellen Augusta, 8 b. Oct. 14, 1838. 

III. Charles Greenwood, 8 b. Nov. 18, 1840, at Hardwick. 

[See next chapter, B, 6.] 

IV. Milton Granville, 8 b. at Hyannis, July 15, 1845 ; was 

drowned at Campton, N. H., Aug. 22, 1868. 
V. Rufus Spurr, 8 jr., b. Sept. 23, 1847; d. Feb. 12, 1868. 
VI. Elwyn Herbert, 8 b. Oct. 13, 1849 > m - Ada May Adsit. 

Resides at Traverse City, Mich. One child. 
VII. Sarah Hale, 8 b. Nov. 1, 185 1 ; was m. June 27, 1876, 
to Francis A. Gorham, of Barnstable. 
VIII. A Son, 8 b. April 4; d. April 8, 1858. 


B, n. 


FRANKLIN MANSER 7 (christened Alexander 7 ), born 
Oct. 16, 1814, at Dorchester ; married, April, 1850, Emily- 
Sherman. Children : 

I. Ella I., 8 b. April, 185 1 ; d. in 1853. 
II. Frederic Austin, 8 b. May 4, 1853. [See next chap- 
ter, B, 7.] 

III. Carrie Estelle, 8 b. July 28, 1855. 

IV. Nellie Gertrude, 8 b. Sept. 16, 1857. 
V. Addie Louvisa, 8 b. Oct. 16, 1859. 

VI. Lavinia Howe, 8 b. Feb. 16, 1861 ; m. Nov. 30, 1880, 
Chester Frye of Marlboro. Child, Ethel Bruce Frye, 
b. March 17, 1887. 
VII. Emily Louise, 8 b. Oct. 2, 1864. 
VIII. Walter Clifton, 8 b. Jan. 12, 1867. 

Mrs. Emily (Sherman) Pope died in Nov., 1869 ; Mr. Frank- 
lin Manser 7 Pope died at Marlboro, May 12, 1881. 

B, 12. 


THOMAS RICHARDSON, 7 son of Thomas 6 and Tila 
(Holmes), b. Aug. 2, 18 19 ; m. in Boston, Nov. 7, 1844, Nancy 
Ward, dau. of Samuel and Mary Ann (Ward) Leighton, of 
Columbia, Me., b. May 11, 1817 ; d. June 19, 1887. He re- 
sided in Newton, was a builder ; d. Feb. 10, 1861. Children : 

I. Charles Richardson, 8 b. Sept. 25, 1847; m - * n 
Tyngsboro, Oct. 29, 1874, Mary Bridge, dau. of Augus- 
tus T. Pierce, M. D., and Mary P. (Bridge), born in 
Tyngsboro, May 15, 1852. He is a commercial 
traveller, connected with a wholesale woolen cloth 
house in Boston ; resides in Boston. 

II. Augusta Maria, 8 b. June 10, 1849. 

III. Anna Louisa, 8 b. Nov. 14, 1852; m. in Newton, June 3, 
1880, to Eben Smith, a merchant of Barnstable. 






JAMES, 8 jr., son of James 7 and Elizabeth (Lake), b. July 
28, 1814 ; m. Nov. 3, 1 841, Sarah Louisa, daughter of Reuben 
andpRuth (Teele) Swan, of Dorchester, b. in Charlestown, 
Sept. 10, 1822. 

He is a carpenter and builder, living in Dorchester Lower 
Mills. His wife died July, 1887. Children : 

I. Almira Gardner, 9 b. Dec. 13, 1842; m. in Dorchester, 
Feb. 25, 1869, Edward Payson Hurd, son of Julius 
Curtis and Rebecca Ann (Payson) Hurd. He was 
born in Medway, Mass., June 28, 1841. Almira Gard- 
ner (Pope) Hurd died April 19, 1869. 
II. James Francis, 9 b. May 28, 1845. [See next chapter, A, 1.] 
III. Sarah Louisa, 9 b. Aug. 13, 1848; m. Edward Payson 
Hurd, son of Julius and Rebecca (Payson) Hurd (sec- 
ond wife). Mr. Hurd is superintendent of the McKay 
Manufacturing Company, Boston. Children : 

1. EdwardfLawrence Hurd, b. July 21, 1873. 

2. Allie Louise Hurd, b. July 13, 1875. 

3. William Robinson Hurd, b. Oct. 23, 1878. 

4. Malcolm Hurd,\>. Oct. 29, 1884. 



IV. Herbert Webster, 9 b. Oct. 2, 1852. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 2.] 
V. Stephen Augustus, 9 b. Dec. 6, 1855. A carpenter and 

builder, Dorchester. 
VI. Abbott Swan, 9 b. May 8, 1858. On a cattle ranch, near 
Colorado Springs, Col. 
VII. Katharine Tucker, 9 b. Nov. 10, 1863 ; d. June 14, 

A, 2. 

ALBERT, 8 son of James 7 and Elizabeth (Lake), was b. Oct. 
10, 1816; m. Oct. 6, 1841, Harriet Williams, daughter of Spen- 
cer and Harriet (Williams) Johnson of Sharon, b. in Dor- 
chester, June 27, 1820. He is a builder. Resides in Dorches- 
ter Lower Mills. Children : 

I. Charles Albert, 9 b. July 29, 1842. [See next chapter, 

A, 3.] 
II. Arthur Warren, 9 b. Nov. 30, 1846. [See next chap- 
ter, A, 4.] 
III. Harriet Louisa, 9 b. Feb. 26, 1854. 

A. 3. 

HENRY, 8 third son of James 7 and Elizabeth (Lake), b 
Feb. 26, 1 82 1, m. in Dorchester, October, 1853, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Thomas and Abigail (Tucker) French, of Canton, b. in 
Canton, Nov. 29, 1828. He went to California in 1849, when 
quite a young man ; remained about eight years, when he re- 
turned to Dorchester. Failing health caused him to give up 
active business, but after seven years he was appointed post- 
master at Milton, Mass., which office he filled for twenty 


To say that he filled it satisfactorily is not enough, for he 
was called "the beloved postmaster," always cheerful and 
bright, with a kind word and helping hand for all, taking an 
active part in all good works, public and private. His energy 
went beyond his strength, and after an illness of one week he 
died of typhoid fever, Feb. 8, 1880, mourned by the whole 
community, for he was a "thorough Christian gentleman " in 
every sense of the word. 

He has left a precious memory to his family, and brothers 
and sisters, for his life-long devotion to them. His wife, a very 
superior woman, survived him but a few years, dying June 28, 
1883. Children, born in San Francisco, Cal.: 

I. Annie French, 9 b. Aug. 28, 1854; m. Sept. 13, 1877, 
Herbert Shaw Carruth, son of Nathan and Sarah 
(Pratt) Carruth, b. in Dorchester, February, 1854. He 
is a member of the firm of W. B. Clark & Carruth, 
booksellers and stationers, Boston. Children : 

1. Nathan Carruth, b. June 28, 1880. 

2. Henry Pope Carruth, b. April 25, 1884. 

II. Henry Temple, 9 b. Dec. 13, 1864. Student at Harvard 

A, 4. 


WILLIAM FRANCIS, 8 fourth son of James 7 and Elizabeth 
(Lake), was born Aug. 5, 1823; married in Boston, Oct. 11, 
1849, Sarah, daughter of Laban and Catharine (Johnson) 
Adams, of Boston, b. in Boston, Nov. 5, 1824 ; d. in Dorchester, 
Jan. 11, 1881. He enlisted in the 22d Massachusetts Regi- 
ment in August, 1 861 ; was wounded at the battle of Gaines 
Mills, 1862, by a bullet passing through his hip. This was his 
first engagement with the enemy. After lying all night on the 
battlefield, with a companion dead at his side, he was taken as 
a prisoner to Richmond, afterwards exchanged and sent to 






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Fortress Monroe, until able to join his regiment some months 
after, just before the battle of Fredericksburg ; there he was 
killed, Dec. 13, 1863. A few months later his diary was sent 
to his family by a Michigan soldier, who found it on his body, 
with a letter stating that he was shot through the head. He 
left a wife and two young children. He was highly respected, 
a brave, tender and true man. Children : 

I. Charles Henry, 9 b. June 28, 1851; m. in Dorchester, 
Nov. 13, 1882, Mrs. Emma S. Vose, daughter of 
Alfred and Amanda Dearborn, b. in Tuftonboro, 
N. H., Nov. 8, 1854, widow of Mr. Irving Vose, of 
Quincy. [She has two sons. 1, Carlton Juan Vose, b. 
Nov. 29, 1874. 2, Clinton Dearborn Vose, b. Feb. 27, 

Mr. Charles Henry Pope 9 is in the real estate business in 
Boston. Resides in Charlestown. 

II. Walter Francis, 9 b. March 12, 1855. Is a clerk with 
the Houston-Thompson Electric Company of Boston. 
Resides at Dorchester. 

III. Lizzie, 9 b. Nov. 15, 1857; d. Oct. 27, 1861. 

A, 5. 


GEORGE, 8 fifth son of James 7 and Elizabeth (Lake), b, 
May 18, 1826; m. Nov. 5, 1856, Emily Jane, youngest 
daughter of Reuben and Ruth (Teele) Swan, b. in Dorches- 
ter, Aug. 1, 1827. Reuben Swan, her father, was born in 
Charlestown, March 27, 1778, and Ruth (Teele) was born in 
Charlestown, July 30, 1786. He is a carpenter and builder; 
resides in Dorchester. Children : 

I. George Edgar, 9 b. Dec, 1857. In the same business as 
his father. 
II. Jennie Swan, 9 b. Aug. 22, 1861. 

III. William Howard, 9 b. Feb. 6, 1865. Is a clerk in tha 
First National Bank, Boston. 


A, 6. 


HARRIS WEEMAN, 8 sixth son of James 7 and Elizabeth 
(Lake), b. March 24, 1829; m. April 29, 1857, Julia Caroline, 
daughter of William and Jerusha (Arnold) Newcomb, of Quincy, 
born March 1, 1830. She died Sept. 24, 1866. He is a surveyor 
of lumber ; resides at Dorchester. Children : 

I. Fred Harris, 9 b. Feb. 7, i860. [See next chapter, A, 5.] 
II. Henry Arnold, 9 b. July 15, 1863. Postmaster of Milton, 
where he resides. 

A, 7. 

WILLIAM HENRY, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy Dawes 
(Billings), b. March 14, 1813, m. Aug. 16, 1837, Susan, daugh- 
ter of Capt. John and Susan (Phinney) Keller, b. at Thomas- 
ton, Me., May' 3 1, 181 8. He was a good son, husband, father 
and citizen. He was of great assistance to his father during 
his youth. He threw his whole strength into the business of 
the firm. Cautious, scenting danger full early enough, conserva- 
tive, yet untiring, persevering, strong, his judgment was excel- 
lent. His qualities were exceedingly valuable in combination 
with the other partners, particularly his brother Samuel. They 
were as unlike as a right hand and a left hand, and they 
gathered well together. The obituary notice of that brother, 
given on following pages, is in great part applicable to William 
Henry, so far as it describes the business career of the family ; 
and we say less at this point because that article had been 
printed in their father's book, while this son was still living. 

He inherited from his mother's father a strong passion and 
high capacity for music. Was leader of the village choir many 
years, and in this way did a good deal to help the social and 
religious life of the community. 

[Page 242.] 

II. Henry Arnold, 9 b. July 15, 1862. 


He was an excellent neighbor, and had a very kind heart. 
His death, Dec. 13, 1876, was felt deeply by the entire community. 
His widow survives him, and has a home in Boston with her 
daughter. Child : 

I. Julia Antoinette, 9 b. Oct. 19, 1838, was m. June 7, 1859, 
to Thomas Franklin Furber, son of Thomas and Sophia 
(Munroe) Furber, of Boston, Mass., b. July 25, 1830. 

Children, born in Boston. 

1. Henry Pope Furbei, b. Dec. 31, i860; m. in Boston, 

April 4, 1887, Grace Everett, daughter of Edward 
E. Tower, of Boston. 

2. Julia Monroe Farber, b. Feb. 7, 1863. 

3. Franklin Everett Furber, b. Sept. 6, 1865 ; d. Oct. 5, 


4. Everett Howard Furber, ) , AT 0/C0 

. . } b. Nov. 24, 1808. 

5. Edwin Lemist Furber, ) 

They reside in Boston. 

A, 8. 

SAMUEL WARD, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy Dawes 
(Billings), b. March 7, 18 15 ; m. Sept. 20, 1840, Betsey Jones, 
daughter of Micah Jones and Betsey (Rich) Talbot, of East 
Machias, Me., b. Nov. 16, 1816. He died in East Machias, 
Feb. 1, 1862, of gastric fever, terminating with congestion of 
the lungs. 

We make extracts from an obituary notice of this admirable 
man in the "Machias Republican" of Feb. 18, 1862, by George 
W. Talbot, Esq., of Machias ; quoted in full in " The Genealogy 
of a portion of the Pope Family." 

" Putting to practical use a hasty academical education, he entered upon 
his father's business at a time when it was the highest mercantile ambi- 
tion in the town where he lived, to own a quarter of a saw-mill and supply 
goods enough to pay for stocking it with logs and manufacturing the 


All the then inestimable timber lands were held by non-residents, and 
their price rated per acre in cents rather than dollars ; but the lumbermen 
were well enough satisfied if they could screen one half of the timber cut 
upon them from the eyes of the proprietor's agent, and thus escape a pitiful 
assessment of stumpage. While yet in his boyhood, his father's fortunes, 
up to that time fluctuating and marked with many reverses, felt the spell 
of his tireless activity. While other operators asserted that the timber was 
all cut off, Mr. Pope began quietly buying up the timber lands, first by 
sections and then by townships. When other men offered their mills for 
sale, Mr. Pope stood ready to buy them. It early occurred to his father 
and himself that to make the business remunerative, the selling as well as 
the manufacture of lumber must be systematized. Accordingly they 
applied to the principal sources of demand, studied out the wants of 
builders and contractors, and made bargains to supply upon orders the 
kinds and dimensions required for particular buildings, thereby diverting 
to themselves one profit paid to brokers, and selling their own lumber at 
enhanced prices. These special contracts not only employed their own 
mills, but were liberally distributed among other dealers who could pay 
them a commission, and at the same time secure better prices for their 
commodities than the general market afforded, and sometimes sales, in 
seasons when in the general market lumber failed to bring enough to pay 
what it had cost. This system was continued until a branch of the house, 
under the direction of Colonel William Pope, was established in Boston, 
through which the sale of the great quantities of lumber made at their 
various manufactories has been since principally managed. 

Upon the removal of his father to Boston, Mr. Pope became the head of 
the firm, and entered at once upon a career of enlargement and expansion. 
About fifteen years ago he made his first purchase of Mill property at 
Machias and commenced operating here. Since then he has bought for 
himself and partners a share in the mills and railroad at Whitneyville, the 
Harwood mills and wharves at this place, and three entire townships and 
parts of four other townships of timber lands on this river. He joined 
Messrs. Talbot and Harris in the purchase of the fine water power at 
Columbia, and of two townships of land lying upon Pleasant River. . . . 

There may be instances in this part of the State of more daring specula- 
tions than these, but none, we venture to say, in the whole State, where 
boldness of investment has been followed up by the same systematic 
administration, issuing in inevitable success. In the midst of commercial 
embarrassments, casual losses by fires and shipwreck, and in spite of the 
constant requirement of fresh capital for rapidly expanding enterprises, the 
paper of S. W. Pope & Co. has stood as the symbol of solvency and good 

Thoroughly trained in an apprenticeship not unfamiliar with the axe and 
the pickpole, Mr. Pope so carefully calculated the requirements of success 
in the employment in which he was engaged, that failure could only result 
from some extraordinary calamity. 


The cares of large business were borne by Mr. Pope, with an ease that 
showed an almost unbounded capacity for the management of affairs. He 
was never perplexed or confused, but held his large business under an easy 
control. He never pleaded absorption in business as an excuse for being 
unsocial, unpatriotic or uncharitable. He had time enough to be a good 
citizen, a good neighbor, and a good Christian, to study all matters of 
national interest, to intervene actively for the promotion of sound politics, 
to devise means of helping the poor, to promote public improvement and 
moral reform, and to diffuse among the people the knowledge of the 
Christian faith. He recognized the demands his fellow men and his Master 
had upon his increased power of doing good. We cannot, in our regret 
that such a life has been so short, withhold our thankfulness that so short 
a life has accomplished so much." 

To make this sketch more complete, we make extract from an apprecia- 
tive notice of the deceased, furnished in the Machias Union, and from the 
appropriate remarks of the Rev. H. F. Harding on the occasion of the funeral. 

" It was indeed a sad day in this community that recorded the death of a 
man so useful and so eminent, and by it a void has been made in society, 
that cannot well be filled, and that few now living will forget. We have 
other men distinguished in a single walk in life, but Mr. Pope stood 
pre-eminent in many. He turned the faculties God had given him, energy 
and sagacity, to a laudable purpose. 

The poor he aided in the most Christian of all ways, by giving them 
employment and paying them. The sick and distressed he was ever ready 
to relieve by direct aid. 

By his talents and through the medium of his business relations he had, 
and exerted, a large share of political influence. At first a Whig, then, 
when the Temperance issue controlled the politics of the State, he was on 
the side of Temperance ; upon the formation of the Republican party, he 
became one of its most zealous supporters. 

For many years he was an active member of the Congregational Church 
at East Machias, and Superintendent of the Sabbath School. He loved 
the church, not because he could gain distinction or profit from it, but 
because religion was congenial to his nature, and he found pleasure from 
laboring in his Master's cause. . . . 

. . In his domestic relations, he was the pattern and model of a husband 
and father. When he crossed the threshold of his home, all the vexations, 
cares and irritation of the outer world and of daily life, he left behind him, 
and brought with him into the circle of his fireside and the bosom of his 
family only the heart of a true husband and father. With his children he 
became a child again, their friend, companion and equal. And it is a cir- 
cumstance most pleasant to remember and speak of, that almost his last 
hours of health and strength were devoted to them, and were spent in 
sharing their amusements, and heightening their enjoyments. 

He was a firm believer in Jesus Christ, the Saviour and Redeemer of 
mankind. Nor was his belief that vague and general acquiescence in the 


Christian Religion, which all of us cherish, but a deep personal conviction 
and experience of its truth — that living faith which is unto salvation. 
And even in the pressure of weekly business, with all its harassing cares 
and fatigues, he found time for social worship and devotion. 

And those who knew him best, knew well that he was not without the 
inner witness of the Spirit testifying with his spirit that he was born of 
God, and that indwelling of the Spirit which was the seal of his acceptance, 
and the earnest of his glorious inheritance, upon which he has now entered. ' r 


I. William Jones, 9 b. July 24, 1841. [See next chapter, 

A, 6.] 
II. Emily Frances, 9 b. Sept. 25, 1843 ; m. Dec. 15, 1868, 
Austin Harris, son of Peter Talbot and Deborah 
(Longfellow) Harris, of East Machias, Me. He gradu- 
ated from Amherst College, 1863 ; has represented his 
district in each of the branches of the Maine legisla- 
ture. Is engaged in the lumber business at East Machias, 
in partnership with J. O. Pope and others. Children : 

Florence Harris, b. Aug. 14, 1869. 

Edna Pope Harris, b. June 19, 1871 ; d. May 7, 1873. 

Mabel Austin Harris, b. March 11, 1875. 

Samuel Pope Harris, b. Feb. 3, 1878. 

Philip Talbot Harris, b. Feb. 10, 1881. 

Emily Harris, b. May 2, 1882. 

III. Bessie Talbot, 9 b. May 2, 1845; was m - April 9, 1868, 
to William Henry Hawley, who was b. March 10, 1844, 
in Boston, the home of his parents, Truman Ripley 
and Harriet Augusta (Tobey) Hawley. 

He served in the 44th Regiment Mass. Vol. Infan- 
try in the War of the Rebellion. Afterwards he raised 
and commanded a company of men. 

Captain Hawley lived on a farm in Westboro some 
years ; now resides in Maiden. He is a salesman in 
the extensive clothing establishment of Macullar, Par- 
ker & Co., in Boston. Children : 

1. Marion Hawley, b. Feb. 12, 1869. 

2. Augusta Hawley, b. Feb. 25, 1872. 


3. Mary Pope Hawley, b. Sept. 9, 1873. 

4. William Pope Hawley, b. Dec. 13, 1874. 

5. Truman Ripley Hawley, b. Oct. 17, 1876. 

6. Lillian Hawley, b. Oct. 12, 1883. 

IV. Edna, 9 b. Dec. 10, 1849; possessed a finely balanced 
nature, and gave promise of unusual attainments. 
While a pupil of a school in Lexington, she was seized 
with malignant typhoid fever, and died in Boston, Nov. 
16, 1865. 
V. Mary Loring, 9 b. Oct. 26, 1853; m. May 2, 1877, at 
Boston, George Allen Salmon, son of Dr. Ira Allen 
and Maria Whipple (Chaffee) Salmon, of Boston, Mass. 
Child: Bessie Talbot Salmon, b. Aug. 18, 1882, in 
Minneapolis, Minn. 

VI. Alice, 9 b. April 9, i860. Resides in Boston with her 

A, 9. 


ANDREW JACKSON, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy Dawes, 
(Billings), b. Jan. 6, 1820, m. in East Machias, Me., Sept. 6, 
1852, Emily Foster, dau. of Dea. Peter and Eliza (Chaloner) 
Talbot, of East Machias. Mrs. Talbot was a daughter of the 
celebrated physician, Dr. William Chaloner, and his wife Mary 
Dillaway. Dea. Talbot was one of the most highly respected 
and beloved citizens of East Machias, and lived to a ripe old age. 

Children bom in San Francisco, Cal. 

I. Florence Talbot, 9 b. Sept. 20, 1857; m. Sept. 14, 1887, 
to Mr. Frederick A. Frank, of San Francisco, son of 
Augustus S. and Martha M. (Hopkins) Frank, all three 
natives of Granville, Washington Co., New York. He 
is a merchant. 
II. Charles Edward, 9 b. July 27, 1859; d. O ct - 2 3> i860. 


III. Mary Ella, 9 b. Feb. 23, 1862. Resides in San Fran- 

cisco, with her mother. 

IV. George Andrew, 9 b. April 26, 1864. Is a member of 

the firm organized by his father and uncle. 

Mr. Andrew J. Pope was one of the most successful business 
men to whom Maine has given a cradle or California a field. 
Trained in boyhood to help his father in all departments of the 
lumber business, he obtained thorough knowledge and experience 
of practical details. The " pickpole " and "quill" were alike 
familiar tools ; and he could gauge a saw or estimate the price 
of a cargo with equal facility. With habits of honest, " square " 
dealing ; with quiet determination which could tire out obstacles 
from which others would retreat ; with calm confidence in men 
he found trustworthy, but with complete indifference to the 
cajolings of the unworthy, he made a steady march from his few 
hundreds at his majority to his several millions at his death. 

As the representative of the firms of William Pope & Sons of 
Boston, and S. W. Pope & Co., of East Machias, he first went 
to California, to dispose of shipments of lumber. He sent back 
large profits to father and brothers, and after a while began to 
enter into business of his own. He bought lands, which grew 
to be immensely valuable. He opened a store for the sale of 
doors, sashes, and blinds, at the corner of Pine and Battery 
Streets. He took one of the piers in Stewart wharf, when that 
was built, and afterwards moved to larger quarters. 

He associated himself with his wife's brother, Captain William 
C. Talbot, a man of remarkable vigor and enterprise, in the firm 
of Pope & Talbot. They, with others, purchased and erected mills 
at Teekalet (Port Gamble), on Puget Sound, Washington Terri- 
tory, and obtaining vessels from Maine and elsewhere, entered 
upon the exportation of lumber, spars, etc., on a vast scale. Not 
only did they have wharves and store and office at San Francisco, 
but sold many cargoes to other dealers, controlling that market, 
and supplied the demand of many foreign and domestic ports. 

Through all Mr. Pope remained temperate, upright, unosten- 
tatious, inclining to the habits of frugality which had helped 
him to acquire wealth, and never becoming careless or wasteful. 
He was a firm friend, fond of his family, regular at business, at 


church and at home. He was a good citizen, giving his voice 
in private, and his vote and presence in public, and his contribu- 
tions when needed, to help on good and humane causes. Li- 
braries, churches, benevolent societies, individuals, flooded him 
with applications ; and many great gifts and many small ones 
did he bestow. The writer has been a witness of some of these 
kind responses of his to the calls of the needy and claims of hu- 
manity and affection. 

He died Dec. 18, 1878. The following obituary appeared in 
one of the journals of the city he had helped to build. It is a 
suitable memorial of our honored kinsman. 

In accordance with the wishes of the family the funeral obsequies of the 
late Andrew J. Pope were conducted as quietly and unostentatiously as pos- 
sible, at the family residence on Folsom Street, yesterday afternoon, at two 

This was in perfect accord with the habit and manner of the daily life of 
the deceased. Anything like ostentation or display was foreign to his na- 
ture, and at variance with his taste and disposition. The funeral services 
were conducted by Rev. A. L. Stone, pastor of the First Congregational 
Church, to which Mr. Pope and his family were allied. The pall bearers 
were W. F. Whittier, W. F. Babcock, John Taylor, L. S. Adams, G. W. 
Beaver, Jerome Lincoln, J. S. Bacon, and S. H. Harmon. The remains 
were interred in the family ground in Laurel Hill Cemetery. From the 
business community of San Francisco has dropped out one of its most 
prominent and enterprising citizens. His superior judgment, his tireless 
energy, and his rare, extensive knowledge of the business to which his life 
was devoted, will make his loss deeply felt not only by the firm of which he 
was senior partner, but also by all the different branches of the business to 
which this extensive firm is related in the State and on the Coast. 

Mr. Pope has ever been known as a signally upright man, a man whose 
word was as good as his bond, honest in his dealings, and faithful in all the 
relations of life. The relation between the partners in the firm, Messrs. 
Pope and Talbot, has always been of the most harmonious character, and 
for nearly a quarter of a century they have been building up their extensive 
lumber business on this coast. Their warm business relations were cemen- 
ted still more strongly by intermarriages between the two families, Mrs. 
Pope being a sister of W. C. Talbot. 

In fact, we are informed that for more than a century these two families 
have been interlinked by family ties. In his home life Mr. Pope was 
warmly beloved. A kind husband, a tender father, and a faithful friend, 
his loss will be sadly felt by those whose life was made glad by his love. 
In the distribution of his charity as in everything else, Mr. Pope was 
quiet and unostentatious, but a needy, deserving person never applied to 
him in vain. 


A, IO. 


JAMES OTIS, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy Dawes (Billings), 
b. Feb. 17, 1822; m. June 9, 1857, Olive Frances, daughter of 
Simeon and Louisa (Foster) Chase, of East Machias, Me., b. 
June 9, 1835. He was a member of the firm of William Pope 
& Sons, then of its successor in the Maine department of the 
family's business, S. W. Pope & Co., afterward J. O. Pope & 
Co., thus continuing in the business of lumber manufacturing 
and shipping for his whole life, and in the place of his birth nearly 
all of the time. Children : 

I. John Adams, 9 b. May 8, 1858. 

II. Warren Foster, 9 b. March 30, 1861. 

III. Arthur Ward, 9 b. Sept. 13, 1864; d. Oct. 25, 1866. 

IV. Helen Augusta, 9 b. Jan. 6, 1868; d. Oct. 4, 1885, of 

consumption. She was a very promising girl, exceed- 
ingly amiable, and many hearts were made sad by her 
untimely death. She had advanced finely in her studies, 
and had chosen the Great Teacher for her Lord and 
Guide. But the casket proved too frail, and the gem 
was lost to earth ; yet faith expects to find her where 
the Lord " makes up His jewels." 
V. Macy Stanton, 9 b. July 26, 1869. 

A, 11. 

EDWIN, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy Dawes (Billings), b. 
May 30, 1826 ; was m. in Boston, Oct. 25, 1855, to Anna Rice, 
daughter of Robert and Mary Billings (Thayer) Prescott, b. in 
Boston, July 27, 1830. 

Robert Prescott was b. in Carlisle, England, in 1803. Mary 
Billings Thayer was b. in Dorchester, Mass., Aug. 8, 1803. 

[Additional to page 251.] 

III. Walter Burnside, 9 was m., by Rev. M. J. Savage, March 
29, 1886, to Eva Margaret, dau. of James Strawbridge 
and Mary Agnes (Vetter) Maffitt, of Boston, b. in Pitts- 
burg, Pa., July 23, i860. Child : 

1. Gladys, 10 b. Aug. 27, d. Aug. 29, 1887. 


Mr. Edwin Pope, though born in East Machias, Me., has 
spent nearly the whole of his life in Boston. He was associated 
with his father many years, and has continued in the lumber 
business to this time, enjoying the respect and esteem of a wide 
circle of business acquaintances and family friends. 

Children, born in Boston. 

I. Edwin Herbert, 9 b. Dec. 28, 1857. 

II. Arthur Ward, 9 b. Nov. 5, 1859; d - Nov. I2 » l ^3- 

III. Walter Burnside, 9 b. Jan. 29, 1861. 

IV. Nellie Buckingham, 9 b. Dec. 29, 1862 ; was m. by Rev. 

M. J. Savage, Oct. 29, 1884, to Harry Wadley Cumner, 
of Boston, son of Nathaniel Wentworth and Harriet 
Elizabeth (Wadley) Cumner, b. in Manchester, N. H., 
July 18, i860. Child: Marjorie Cumner, b. July 23, 
V. William, 9 b. Oct. 15, 1864; d. Oct. 29, 1864. 
VI. Everett Lincoln, 9 b. Nov. 27, 1865. 
VII. Martha Washington, 9 b. May 23, 1868. 

A, 12. 


GEORGE WASHINGTON, 8 son of William 7 and Peggy 
Dawes (Billings), b. Jan. 30, 1832, m. Nov. 17, 1867, Abigail 
Edwina, daughter of Lemuel Trescott and Zeresh N. (Hoyt) 
Avery, of East Machias, Me. She was great-granddaughter of 
James Avery, Esquire, Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, etc., 
at Machias, in 1785 et seq. Children : 

I. Grace Billings, 9 b. Aug. 1, 1869. 
II. Edith, 9 b. June 9, 1871. 
III. Georgia Washington, 9 b. Feb. 21, 1873. 

George Washington 8 was educated in Boston and trained in 
and into " the firm." 

After the death of his brother, Samuel Ward, 8 the firm at 
East Machias found itself so burdened with cares, especially 


when trade was quickened by the war, that George W. was 
called from Boston to assist. He soon showed himself pos- 
sessed of many of those business and social qualities which had 
distinguished his departed brother, and became a most valuable 
associate of his older brothers, popular with employees and 
neighbors, sagacious and strong in enterprise, affectionate and 
devoted to his family, and a public-spirited citizen. He was 
elected to the State Legislature, and proved a worthy successor 
of his father in public matters. 

A serious rheumatic difficulty came upon him in the midst of 
his activities, and made his elastic spirit bend ; but never did he 
lose his cheerfulness or his delight in others' pleasure. 

Finding, however, that disease was breaking him down pre- 
maturely, he sought every hopeful means of recovery, and was 
en route for the famous Hot Springs of Arkansas when a violent 
attack arrested his progress at St. Louis, where, in spite of the 
best medical aid and the unwearied exertions of his fond wife 
and other ardent friends, he closed his eyes Dec. 9, 1875. 

Thus, in the midst of his prime, with high hopes and expec- 
tations of a wide circle, was another of the "goodly boughs " of 
this " family tree " broken off. 

But he lives in the love of many hearts, who yielded him up 
to the Ever-living Father. 

A, 13. 


WARREN WEBSTER, 8 son of Frederick, 7 jr., and Sally 
B. (Phillips), b. March 5, 1838; m. July 4, 1858, Marrilla 
Thayer of Braintree. He was a soldier in Co. H, 12th Mass. 
Vol. Infantry. Resides in Weymouth. Children : 

I. Sarah E., 9 b. June 30, 1859. 

II. Frederick W., 9 b. April 12, 1861. 

III. Frank H., 9 b. Sept. 6, 1863. 

IV. Edwin L 9 J ig66 - j 

V. Ella F., 9 S Id. Dec. 10, 1868. 


VI. Hubert G., 9 b. July 16, 1869. 

VII. Edna L., 9 b. Sept. 1, 1871. 

VIII. Charles W., 9 b. June 9, 1874. 

IX. Helen L., 9 b. May 30, 1875. 

X. Walter A., 9 b. Aug. 26, 1877. 

XI. Leo E., 9 b. June 24, 1879. 

A, 14. 


EUGENE ALEXANDER, 8 son of Samuel 7 and Sarah 
Stetson (Mellish), b. Aug. 3, 1846; m. April 13, 1876, Ella 
Malora, daughter of Charles M. and Zelida A. (Taft) Browne, 
b. July 7, 185 1. Children : 

I. Frederic, 9 b. Nov. 20, 1877. 

II. George Mellish, 9 b. Feb. 19, 1880. , 

III. Mary Emma, 9 b. Nov. 1, 1881. 

IV. Beatrice Elizabeth, 9 b. Oct. 23, 1886. 

Eugene A. Pope has been connected with the real estate and 
business agency of Charles U. Cotting, Boston, for nearly 
twenty-five years. Resides at Cambridge. 

A, 15. 

CHARLES HENRY, 8 son of James 7 and Eunice (Thaxter), 
b. Oct. 18, 1841, was m. July 31, 1865, in East Machias, Me., 
at the home of the bride, to Elizabeth Leach, daughter of 
the late Niran Bates, M. D., and his first wife, Charlotte Lamson, 
daughter of Colonel John and Elizabeth (Lamson) Dennet, of Exe- 
ter, N. H. She was born in Oldtown, Me., March 16, 1837. 

He fitted for college at Washington Academy ; graduated at 
Bowdoin College in 1862, and Bangor Theological Seminary in 
1865. Was ordained, in company with five classmates, at 


Bangor, Me., July 27, 1865, and went to California the follow- 
ing month, under the auspices of the American Home Mission- 
ary Society. There he labored at Grass Valley, San Mateo, 
and Hydesville ; became pastor of the church at Benicia, May 
11, 1869. After three years he assumed the principalship of 
" The Young Ladies' Seminary, at Benicia," in which he and 
his wife wrought for three years. In 1874 he resumed minis- 
terial labors, taking the pastoral charge of the Second Congre- 
gational Church, Oakland. In 1877 he returned to New Eng- 
land. Was called to the pastorate of the church in Thomaston, 
Me., in December, and remained there until the autumn of 
1882. In February following, he accepted the call of the 
church at Farmington, Me., and removed thither. Was in- 
stalled June 5, 1883. Offered his resignation in May, 1887; 
was given leave of absence for a journey to England ; was dis- 
missed Aug. 9, 1887. Child: 

Niran Bates, 9 b. in Thomaston, Me., July 17, 1879. 

A, 16. 

CHARLES ALLEN, 8 son of Charles 7 and Elizabeth 
(Bogman), b. June 27, 1835 ; m. April 3, i860, Julia Anne, dau. 
of Henry and Sarah (Blackman) Mellish. 

He passed several years of his youth and early manhood on 
the ocean, and visited a great many countries, observing men 
and things with fine discrimination. Spent some time in 
Australia, gold hunting. He settled down in Boston, declining 
the offer of good marine positions. Engaged in a department of 
the hardware business. His wife died Sept. 16, 1867. He died 
Nov. 26, 1868. The two surviving children were brought up in 
the family of their grandfather, Mr. Charles 7 Pope. Children : 

I. Harry Melville, 9 b. Oct. 15, 1861. [See next chapter, 

A, 7-] 
II. Luella Frances, 9 b. March 7, 1864. 
III. Ada Evelyn, 9 b. Jan. 23, 1866; d. Sept. 13, 1867. 


A, 17. 

ALBERT AUGUSTUS, 8 son of Charles 7 and Elizabeth 
(Bogman), b. May 20, 1843 J m - Sept. 20, 1871, Abby, 
daughter of George and Matilda (Smallwood) Linder, of 
Newton, Mass. Mr. Linder came to Boston from England, in 
his early manhood ; was an importer, a well-known and much 
respected merchant. 

Albert A. Pope was educated in the public schools of 
Brookline, and trained in the " leather findings " business 
in the store of Brooks & M'Cuen in Boston. Aug. 22, 
1862, he entered the 35th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, and was 
appointed second lieutenant. In spite of his extreme youth 
he was promoted to first lieutenant, March 23, 1863, and was 
entrusted with a captain's commission, April 1, 1864. He 
was employed upon important detached services, and acted 
as commander of this regiment on many occasions, in the 
absence of its colonel. Organized a regiment of artillery for 
the defenses of Washington ; took part in the chief Virginia 
campaigns, and served under Burnside, in Tennessee. He 
was brevetted major " for gallant conduct at the battle of 
Fredericksburg, Va.," and lieutenant-colonel "for gallant con- 
duct in the battles of Knoxville, Poplar Springs Church, and 
front of Petersburg," March 13, 1865. 

After the war Colonel Pope returned quietly to his former 
employers, but before very long went into business for himself. 
He manufactured slipper decorations, and dealt in shoe manu- 
facturers' supplies in general. He organized and became 
president of "The Pope Manufacturing Company," Boston, — 
in which he owns a controlling interest, — which made and sold 
several patented articles, but which finally became engrossed in 
the manufacture and sale of bicycles and tricycles. He has 
been justly termed "the founder of American bicycle industries." 
He is also president of the Municipal Signal Company, director 
in the Weed Sewing Machine Company, The Boston Cab 
Company, and several other corporations. He resides in 
Boston. Children : 


I. Albert LiNDER, 9 b. July 14, 1872. 

II. Mary Linder, 9 b. March 9; d. June 9, 1874. 

III. Margaret Roberts, 9 b. May 29, 1876. 

IV. Harold Linder, 9 b. Nov. 5, 1879. 
V. Charles Linder, 9 b. Nov. 15, 1881. 

VI. Linder, 9 b. March 23, 1887. 

A, 18. 

LOUIS ATHERTON, 8 son of Charles 7 and Elizabeth (Bog- 
man), b. Oct. 6, 1852; m. Sept. 4, 1877, Imogene, daughter of 
James H. and Miranda (Peirce) Titus, born Dec. 30, 1850. 

He graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., in the 
year 1874. He graduated at Newton Theological Seminary, 
1877. Was ordained and installed pastor of the Baptist church 
at Mansfield, Aug. 30, 1877, an d continued there until Nov., 
1879. Became pastor at Phoenix, R. I., July 4, 1880, and closed 
his labors there March 1, 1884, when he accepted a call to 
Warren, R. I., where he is still settled. Children : 

I. Robert Anderson, 9 b. Aug. 3, 1878. 

II. Atherton Leeson, 9 b. June 29, 1879 ; d. Aug. 29, 1883. 

III. Arthur Upham, 9 b. Feb. 7, 1881. 

IV. Elizabeth Bogman, 9 b. July 8, 1885. 

A, 19. 

GEORGE, 8 son of William 7 and Mary (Bogman), b. Jan. 9, 
1844; m - Nov. 24, 1873, Annie Atwood, daughter of Lathley 
and Mary Baylies (Dean) Rich, of Watertown, b. in Winterport, 
Me., Oct. 24, 1849. 

As a boy he entered the wholesale dry goods house of Wilson, 
Hamilton & Co., Boston, and rose from one position to another 
in the business. In the war of the Rebellion, he enlisted in 

[Page 256.] 

VI. Ralph Linder 9 . 


the 44th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and was in service 
with the regiment until discharged for promotion. He was 
commissioned captain, and placed in command of Company I, in 
the 54th Massachusetts, the first regiment of colored troops 
organized in the Northern States. He remained with it until 
the close of the war. Saw hard service, was wounded ; was pro- 
moted major, Dec. 3, 1864, and lieutenant-colonel, July 11, 1865. 
Since the war he has been in the lumber business for the 
most part ; for several years past has been the Montreal agent 
of The Export Lumber Company, shipping cargoes to many 
ports. He spends the winters in Boston. Child : 

Marion, 9 b. Dec. 18, 1874. 

A, 20. 

EDWARD WALDRON, 8 son of William 7 and Mary (Bog- 
man), b. Nov. 26, 1845 ; m. Sept. 2, 1875, Florence Anna, 
daughter of Augustus Franklin and Hannah (Bright) Lemon, 
of Andover, b. April 28, 1846. Began business life as a clerk 
in the store of Frank Skinner & Co., dealers in woolens. In 
the fall of 1 868 he made a change to out-of-door employment, 
and took a position in the lumber yard of Shepard, Hall & Co. 

He was chosen secretary of the Pope Manufacturing Com- 
pany at its organization, and has remained in the house until 
the present time, being now the treasurer of the corporation. 

Resides in Newton. Child : 

Mary Hannah, 9 b. Feb. 14, 1878. 

A, 21. 


FRANK GILBERT, 8 son of John 7 and Harriet Maria (Gil- 
bert), b. July 7, 1846; m. May 28, 1872, Mary Ella, daughter of 
Calvin P. and Lucy L. Elliot, of Boston, b. July 22, 1847. 


He is a stencil-cutter, having learned the business with his 
father, and worked in partnership with him many years. Re- 
sides in Maiden. Child : 

Mabel Alice, 9 b. July 8, 1873. 

A, 22. 

ALEXANDER, 8 Jr., son of Alexander 7 and Charlotte 
Caldwell (Cushing), b. March 25, 1849, m. Sept. 16, 1873, 
Alice D'Wolf, daughter of Samuel and Nancy Melville 
(D'Wolf) Downer, of Dorchester. He has attained consider- 
able distinction as an artist, especially by his very clever paint- 
ings of animals. 

Two books have issued from his studio : " Upland Game 
Birds and Waterfowl of the United States." Scribner & Co., 
N. Y., 1877. 20 pp., 20 plates. Letter press from Wilson's 
American Ornithology ; and " Celebrated Dogs of America, 
imported and native." S. E. Casino, Boston, 1880. His office 
and studio are in Boston ; his home in Dorchester. Children : 

I. Samuel Downer, 9 b. Dec. io, 1875. 
II. Charlotte D'Wolf, 9 b. Nov. 19, 1878. 

A, 23. 

JOHN FOSTER, 8 son of William 7 and Sarah Ann (Foster), 
b. Oct. 20, 1837, was m - Nov. 10, 1868, by Rev. B. F. 
Barrett, to Odelia Louise, daughter of Constantine and Marianna 
Hering, b. in Philadelphia, March 28, 1840. Is connected with 
the house of W. C. Pope & Co., Boston. Resides in Dorchester. 

The ancestors of Dr. Constantine Hering came from 
Moravia ; the family name was written Hrinka. Dr. Hering's 
father was Christian Gottlieb Karl Hering, b. Oct. 25, 1766, 
in Schandau, Saxony, d. Jan. 4, 1853, in Zittau; m. in 


1797, in Oschatz, to Christiane Friedericke Kreutzberg, b. June 
26, 1777; d. Nov. 7, 1817, in Zittau, Saxony. Constantine 
Hering, b. Jan. i, 1800, in Oschatz, Saxony, d. July 23, 1880, 
in Philadelphia; m. 1833, in Philadelphia, to Juliana Mariane 
Husmann, daughter of George Husmann, of Philadelphia, who 
was b. Jan. 16, 1814, at Bremen; d. 1840, in Philadelphia. 
Children : 

I. William Constantine, 9 b. June 29, 1869. 
II. Sarah Foster, 9 b. July 4, 1875. 

A, 24. 

WILLIAM CARROLL, 8 b. May 8, 1847; m. Nov. 28, 1876, 
Mabel Richmond, daughter of Samuel and Nancy Melville 
(D'Wolf) Downer, of Dorchester, b. May 21, 1856. 

Mr. Downer was extensively known as one of the earliest and 
most highly reputed manufacturers of refined kerosene oil. 
Another of his public benefactions was the development of that 
seaside resort which bears his name, at the entrance to Hing- 
ham Bay. 

Mr. William Carroll 8 Pope is the head of the firm of W. C. 
Pope & Co., importers and jobbers of "East India products," 
principally copal and other gums, the basis of varnishes. In 
addition to this, the firm own and work a manganese mine, near 
Sussex, New Brunswick. He resides at Dorchester. Children : 

I. Allan Melvill, 9 b. Nov. 24, 1879. 
II. Bayard Foster, 9 b. Oct. 5, 1887. 

A, 25. 


GEORGE HIRAM, 8 son of Hiram 7 and Dorcas A. (Blan- 
chard), b. April 27, 1848 ; m. Dec. 24, 1874, Abbie Isabel, daugh 
ter of Francis W. and Abigail Brann, of West Gardiner, Me. 


He is an enterprising farmer, combining the industrious, 
thrifty, upright principles of his father with such " new-fangled 
notions " as are worth adopting. Resides on the place cleared 
and built up by his grandfather, Elijah 6 . Children : 

I. Hiram Franklin, 9 b. July n, 1877. 
II. Clara Bell, 9 b. March 5, 1879. 
III. Forest George, 9 b. April 11, 1S81. 

A, 26. 


GEORGE WILLIAM, 8 son of Frederic 7 and Miriam Ball 
(Bridges), b. April 28, 1845 ; m. Nov. 26, 1883, Sarah E. Whit- 
aker, of Boston, b. Jan. 19, 1865. He has been engaged in the 
express business in Boston. Child : 

Miriam Elizabeth, 9 b. March 21, 1885. 

A, 27. 


LUTHER EDMUND, 8 son of Luther and Eunice Maria (Coll- 
yer), b. Oct. 7, 1836; m. Nov. 25,1863, Lavina Emma, daughter 
of George Washington and Abigail (Rideout) Leavitt, of Rich- 
mond, Me. Child : 

Alice Evelyn, 9 was m. to Charles Wallace Whiting, of 
Brockton, who was b. Aug. 15, 1853. They had one 

child, Minnie Estelle Whiting, b. ; d. Sept. 3, 188 1. 

Mr. Whiting d. March 8, 1882, and Mrs. Alice Evelyn 
(Pope) Whiting d. May 3, 1884. 

Luther E. Pope is a shoemaker, and resides in Brockton. 


A, 28. 


CHARLES HENRY, 8 son of Edmund 7 and Abby Ann 
(Smith), b. in Norton, May 15, 1844; m. in Stoughton, May 15, 
1869, Alice, daughter of George and Martha (Tilden) Russell, 
b. in Stoughton, March 18, 185 1. Children : 

I. Arthur C., 9 b. Jan. 19, 1870. 

II. Nettie F., 9 b. June 11, 1872 ; d. July 10, 1887. 

III. Edith F., 9 b. Jan. 23, 1874. 

IV. Mary E., 9 b. Nov. 14, 1874. 
V. Cora A., 9 b. Oct. 12, 1878. 

VI. Bertha T., 9 b. Aug. 2, 1880. 
VII. William F., 9 b. Sept. 1, 1882. 
VIII. George E., 9 b. Dec. 1, 1885. 

He is a boot and shoe maker in East Stoughton. Served in 
the U. S. Navy and Army in the War of the Rebellion. 





JOHN QUINCY, 8 b. in Roxbury, Oct. 25, 1824, eldest 
son of Norton Quincy 7 and Hitty Jane (Perry), m. (1), 1846, 
Dorcas Ann Bailey, of Wiscasset, Me. She d. April, 1850, 
aged twenty-three years. Child : 

I. Jabez Walter, 9 b. in Quincy, July 19, 1847. [See next 

chapter, B, 1.] 

John Ouincy 8 Pope married (2), Dec. 25, 185 1, Elizabeth 
Todd, dau. of Capt. Benjamin and Elizabeth Todd (Currier) 
Stickney, of Salem. Child : 

II. Hitty Jane, 9 b. May 11, 1853 ; m. June 25, 1882, Charles 

H. Dodge, of Groton. 

John Quincy 8 Pope served three years in a Massachusetts 
regiment in the war of the Rebellion. He has been one of the 
special policemen at the Boston and Albany Railroad Station, 
Boston, many years. 

B, 2. 


CHARLES EDWARD, 8 son of Norton Quincy 7 and Mehit- 
able [Hitty] Jane (Perry), b. Nov. 14, 1834; m. Nov. 26, 
1857, Sarah Eliza, dau. of Ezekiel C. and Phebe (Illsley) Benja- 


min, b. Jan. 12, 1835. He served three years in the Federal 
army during the War of the Rebellion. Is a painter ; resides 
in Boston. Children : 

I. Florence Adelia, 9 b. Aug. 31, 1858; d. Feb. 25, 
II. Charles Henry, 9 b. June 20, i860 ; d. March 11, 1863. 

III. Norton Quincy, 9 b. Oct. 13, 1865. Is a clerk in Boston. 

IV. Phebe Gertrude Sophia, 9 b. Feb. 28, 1867 ; m. April 29, 

1886, to Charles Henry Blanchard. 
V. Fannie May, 9 b. Nov. 4, 1870 ; d. Nov. 19, 1875. 
VI. Jane Mead Antoinette, 9 b. July 12, 1874; d. Nov. 19, 

B, 3. 

ASA AUGUSTUS, 8 son of Samuel Brown 7 and Mary Ann 
(Capen), b. July 20, 1838; m. Oct. 19, 1867, Nettie F., dau. 
of George and Mary E. Packard, b. July 13, 1846. She died 
Dec. 28, 1880. He is a boot-maker ; resides in Quincy. Chil- 
dren : 

I. Gracie Mabel, 9 b. May 21, 1878 ; d. of bronchitis, Dec. 
27, 1878. 
II. Nettie Florence, 9 b. Dec. 7, 1880. 

B, 4. 

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, 8 son of Joseph 7 and Jane (Lovell), 
b. Sept. 23, 1837; m - Jan. 30, i860, Rosanna Dill James. He 
is in the fishing business. Resides at Hull. Child : 

George Franklin 9 , b. Aug. 24, i860. [See next chapter, 
B, 2.] 


B, 5- 

LEMUEL CLARK, 8 son of Micajah Clark 7 and Nancy P. 
(Webster), b. Nov. 21, 1836; m. (1), June 15, 1865, Abbie 
Francis, dau. of Edwin B. and Sara A. (Hook) Bennette, of 
Dorchester. She d. Dec. 24, 1876. Child: 

I. Lewis Francis, 9 b. July 17, 1872. 

He m. (2) Feb., 1878, Mrs. Sarah Noble (Plummer) Kenney, 
dau. of Alva and Olive (Littlefield) Plummer, and widow of 
Cornelius G. Kenney, of Dorchester, b. in Canaan, Me., June 
22, 1845. She d. Aug. 14, 1884. Her daughter by former 
husband, Cornelia Golden Kenney, has been legally adopted by 
Mr. Pope, and is therefore to be registered as 

II. Cornelia Golden 9 Pope, b. June 14, 1871. 

He m. (3), Ella Elizabeth, dau. of Wm. and Caroline Louisa 
(Ronimus) Littlefield, of Roxbury, born Jan. 3, 1859. Mr. 
Littlefield is a native of Kennebunk, Me., Mrs. L. of Havre, 

Lemuel C. Pope was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, a 
member of Co. B, 45th Mass. Vol. Infantry. Is a mounted 
policeman in the Field's Corner district of Dorchester. 

B, 6. 


CHARLES GREENWOOD, 8 son of Rev. Rufus Spurr 7 and 
Sarah Brown (Parkhurst), b. Nov. 18, 1840, at Hardwick ; m. 
Dec. 27, 1866, Josephine Harriet, dau. of Ephraim Erastus and 
Harriet Narcissa (Whitcomb) Cole, b. in Boston, Dec. n, 1842. 
Mr. Cole was b. in Medfield, Feb. 5, 181 5; d. in Somerville, 
July 4, 1878 ; Mrs. Cole was b. in Cavendish, Vt, Oct. 28, 


Charles Greenwood 8 Pope graduated at Tufts College, in the 
class of 1862. Is a lawyer in Boston ; resides in Somerville. 
Was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, 
1876, 1877. Child : 

Tracy Cole, 9 b. Dec. 18, 1869. 



FREDERIC AUSTIN, 8 son of Franklin Manser 7 and 
Emily (Sherman), b. in Marlboro, May 4, 1853; m. June 6, 
1873, Sarah Winch. Resides in Marlboro. Children : 

I. Ella Phinette, 9 b. June 10, 1875. 

II. Clifton, 9 b. June 14, 1877. 

III. Grace Alma, 9 b. June 10, 1879. 

IV. Chester Franklin, 9 b. May 1, 1882. 
V. George Percy, 9 b. Jan. 2, 1884. 

VI. Laura Gertrude, 9 b. April 20, 1886. 







JAMES FRANCIS, 9 eldest son of James 8 and Sarah 
(Swan), born in Dorchester, Mass., May 28, 1845 ; married 
Dec. 23, 1869, Harriet A., dau. of Benjamin and Mary J. (Day) 
Gates, of Milton, b. in Dorchester, Sept. 20, 1845. She d. 
March 27, 1883. 

While a boy in the Dorchester high school, being then 
only seventeen years of age, he, with others, was fired 
with the prevailing spirit of patriotism, and wished to serve 
his country. Much to the surprise of parents and friends 
he was accepted, and joined the 13th Mass. Regiment. He 
was taken prisoner at Gettysburg and sent to Belle Isle, 
where he remained seven months. Fortunately release came 
before it was too late, and he was granted a furlough for a 
few months, during which time he visited his home, where he 
regained his health. He afterward joined his regiment, re- 
maining until the close of the war. He was some time cashier 
of the Mattapan Bank, Dorchester. Is now in the ice business. 
Child : 

Sarah Gates, 10 born June 30, 1880. 



A, 2. 


HERBERT WEBSTER, 9 second son of James 8 and Sarah 
(Swan), bora in Dorchester, Oct. 2, 1852; m. July 22, 1878, 
Julia Frances, dau. of George and Ruth (Cushing) Ellis, of 
Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

He was a bank clerk ; but his health failing he went to 
Colorado Springs, and engaged in the cattle business ; died of 
consumption, Feb. 27, 1886. Children: 

I. Herbert Ellis, 10 born July, 1879 > d. Aug. 14, 1880. 
II. Ruth Cushing, 10 born at Colorado Springs, May 12, 1884. 

A, 3. 

CHARLES ALBERT, 9 eldest son of Albert 8 and Harriet 
(Johnson), born in Dorchester, July 29, 1842 ; married in Flat- 
bush, New York, May 17, 1866, Sarah Mary, daughter of George 
H. and Catharine (Langton) Bainbridge, b. in Lynn, Eng., Dec. 
19, 1842. George H. Bainbridge was born in Chesterfield, and 
Catharine (Langton) was born in Cambridge, England. 

Is bookkeeper for Walter Baker & Co., New York. Resides 
at Roselle, N. J. 

Children bom in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
I. Albert Arthur, 10 b. June 3, 1867. 
II. Charles Bainbridge, 10 b. Aug. 4, 1869 ; d. Nov. 4, 1871. 

III. George Richards, 10 b. Feb. 12, 1872. 

IV. Alice May, 10 b. in Union, N. J., Sept. 8, 1881. 

A, 4. 


ARTHUR WARREN, 9 son of Albert 8 and Harriet (John- 
son), born in Dorchester, Nov. 30, 1846; married June 2, 
1877, Fannie, dau. of John and Clara (Bussey) Kendrick of 
Dorchester, born in Dorchester, Aug. 13, 185 1. He served 
three months during the War of the Rebellion ; is an insurance 


agent with Cyrus Brewer & Co., Boston. Resides in Dorches- 
ter. Children : 

I. Arthur, 10 b. June 9, 1879. 
II. Eleanor Bussey, 10 b. July 19, 1884; d. Nov. 20, 1885. 

A, 5. 


FRED. HARRIS, 9 son of Harris 8 and Julia Newcomb, born 
Feb. 7, i860 ; married Sept. 1 1, 1884, in Montclair, N. J., Emelyn 
H., day. of Josiah and Helen (Austin) Wilcox, born Nov., 1863. 
He is a salesman for D. C. Percival & Co., Boston, dealers in 
watches and jewelry. Resides in Dorchester. Child : 

Arnold Watson, 10 b. Sept. 25, 1887. 

A, 6. 

WILLIAM JONES, 9 son of Samuel Ward 8 and Betsey Jones 
(Talbot), b. in East Machias, Me., July 24, 1841 ; m. July 4, 1876, 
in Quebec, Canada, Janet, daughter of Robert and Isabella 
(Boa) Neil. Robert Neil was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. 
Isabella Boa was born in Parish of St. Laurent, P. Q. 

He was educated at Washington Academy, East Machias, and 
at Amherst College. Spent several years in business in Boston. 
Is now in the lumber business in the city of Montreal, Canada. 

Children born in Quebec. 
I. Ethel Neil, 10 b. Jan. 29, 1878. 
II. Janet, 10 b. July 18, ii 

A, 7. 

HARRY MELVILLE, 9 son of Charles Allen 8 and Julia 
Anne (Mellish), b. Oct. 15, 1861 ; m. Sept. 19, 1883, Rosa, dau. 
of William and Ellen (Weston) O'Mara, of Cambridge; she 
was born Feb. 7, 1858, in Kingston, Kent Co., N. B. 

[Page 268.] 

I. Arthur Kendrick, 10 b. June 9, 1879. 
II. Elanor Bussey, 10 b. July 19, 1884; d. Nov. 20, 1885. 
III. Kenneth Bussey, 10 b. Nov. 30, 1885. 

A, 5. 

m. Emelyn Hardenburg, dau. of Josiah and Helen 
(Watson) Wilcox, b. Nov. 2, 1861. 


He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
in 1882, and entered upon the practical application of that 
course in the bicycle establishment of his uncle, Col. Albert A> 
Pope in Boston. He is now mechanical draughtsman at the 
Pope M'f'g Co's factory at Hartford, Conn. Children : 

I. Allen, 10 b. June 22, 1884. 

II. Joseph, 10 b. June 20, 1886. 

III. A Daughter, 10 b. Jan. 18, 1 




JABEZ WALTER, 9 son of John Quincy 8 and Dorcas Ann 
(Bailey), b. in Quincy, July 19, 1847 5 m - Dec., 1868, Sarah 
Elizabeth Hale. He served one year in the Federal army 
during the War of the Rebellion. He d. Sept. 23, 1872. The 
widow and children reside in St. Joseph, Mo. Children : 

I. Clara Estelle, 10 b. Dec, 1869. 
II. Jennie May, 10 b. Feb. 2, 1872. 

B, 2. 


GEORGE FRANKLIN, 9 son of Benjamin 8 and Rosanna 
Dill (James), b. in Hull, Aug. 24, i860; m. July 23, 1882, 
Josephine E. Galiano. He is in the fishing business. Child : 

Jessie Alma, 10 b. March 16, 1883. 



The records of Suffolk County Court contain brief notes of a suit 
brought, in the term opening July 31, 1683, by " Watching Atherton, 
son and heir to the estate of Major Humphrey Atherton late of Dor- 
chester, decesd," against "John Pope, Senr." to obtain possession of 
a tract of four acres of land at Squantum's Neck, which he claimed 
belonged to his father. The jury decided that the land was Mr. 
Pope's. [See pp. 73, 76, 79.] 

Another item on these records is this : "John Pope of Dorchester, 
upon certificate from Capt. John Capen, was discharged from attend- 
ing Ordinary Traynings," April 20, 1684. 

Margaret Pope, daughter of John 3 [see p. 84], made a deed of 
land in Lancaster, Oct. 13, 1715. Beatrix, widow of John, 3 sold to 
"her three brethren, John, Robert, and Jonathan Houghton, her 
share in the estate of their deceased mother, Beatrix Houghton, 
widow, April 14, 1725." 

" Robert Morton and Hannah Pope " were " published " in Boston* 
Aug. 25, 1768. [See pp. 119 and 120.] 

" Ebenezer Pope of Charlestown, husbandman," son of Lazarus" 
[see p. 142], made will, not dated, probated Aug. 21, 181 1, 
bequeathing all his property to his sister, " Mary Pope of Stough- 
ton " ; refers also to brother, " Lazarus Pope of Dorchester." 
Thomas Pope, Otis Pope, and Ichabod Holbrook, jr., signed the 



Additional to the particulars given on pp. 13 1-2. 

Two Muster Rolls of the company under command of Captain 
Frederick Pope, in Paul Dudley Sargent's regiment, are in Massa- 
chusetts archives, in the handwriting of the captain, one dated Aug. 



i, and the other Oct. 6, 1775. The "time of enlistment" of the 
most of the company was June 23, 1775. 

An interesting correspondence is on file, between Col. Sargent, 
the Massachusetts State officials, and Gen. Washington, the Com- 
mander-in-chief, as to the commissioning of Col. Sargent and the 
officers of his regiment in the Continental army • the objection 
being that the colonel and three companies of the regiment had 
come from New Hampshire, without commission from that State ; 
but General Washington finally agreed, upon the recommendation 
of the Council, to commission them " the same as other officers 
of the army." They seem to have remained in service the follow- 
ing year. 

The Massachusetts House of Representatives, May 7, 1777, bal- 
loted for " Field officers for two Battallions to be raised for the 
defence of the harbor of Boston " ; and one of the six chosen was 
" Frederick Pope, major, of Stoughton." The Council concurred in 
the appointment the following day. [See certificate, p. 132.] 

No particulars of the service rendered appear. But when the 
English were pressing Rhode Island sorely, the following summer, 
Massachusetts troops were at the front. The following letter occurs 
in the correspondence of Major General James Sullivan (file 2, No. 
55), now in possession of his grand-nephew, Thomas C. Amory, Esq., 
of Boston, by whose courtesy we have been permitted to copy it. 

" Swansey, 7th June, 1778. 

Hortd Sir: When your messenger came away from my Quarters, 
I had not received the full Information of the Occation of the Alarm 
we had last Evening ; but since, I find by the intelligence my Ser- 
geant gave me that went in the watch boat, he says he Discovered a 
Number of Boats supposed to be the Enemy, one of which was under 
sail, against Mount Hope, making towards Kikemuet river. He also 
says the firing began at Mount Hope, then at Howland's Ferry, so 
upon our shore by the sentries as well as the Field pieces, which 
gave us the alarm. Our watch-boat came in at Slade's Ferry, but I 
sent them back again immediately, who did not return till sunrise. 

S r the Small Number of men under my Command turned out on 
the shortest notice and waited for the enemy till light, but they 
did not appear, neither did they land anywhere as I have yet learned. 

I would just acquaint the General a Number of the Militia turned out 
with spirit, and joined my Regiment. 

Frederick Pope, Lt. Col. 

Maj. Gen. Sullivan." 


In one of the " Orderly Books " reproduced by Wm. P. Upham, 
Esq., in Essex Institute Collections, Vol. V., there is a passage which 
neatly fits in here. 

" Headquarters Camp before Newport, Aug. 20, 1778. 
Major General for the day, tomorrow, Green. Brigadier for the 
day, Lovell. Field Officers, Col. Hawes, Lieutenant Col. Pope, 
Major Fenno, Brigade Major Niles," etc. 

What after service he rendered, or when mustered out, does not 
yet appear. 


Captain William Pope, brother of Col. Frederick, was one of the 
"officers of Militia who reinforced the American Army, joined Col. 
J. Ward's Regiment," Jan. 29, 1776. 

James Pope, another brother, is mentioned among the members of 
the " Comp y that marcht from Stoughton to the assistance of the 
Continental Troops when they fortified on the Heights of Dorchester 
under the Com d of Capt. Simeon Leach in Col. Benj n Gill's Regt. 
March 4th, 1776." 

Lazarus Pope, a cousin, and a Ralph Pope were also in this com- 
pany. Meantime, " in the first company of Col. Palmer's regt. 
under Capt. John Hall, jr.," another Ralph Pope was enrolled the 
same day. One of these was Ralph, 6 son of Lazarus, 4 the other 
Ralph, 6 son of Col. Frederick. And it is not possible for us to tell 
which of these it was who had served eight months in Capt. Freder- 
ick Pope's company at the siege of Boston, " May to December, 


"Sam. Ward Pope n [see p. 152], who could not have been 
more than fifteen years old at the time, was mustered, July 
26, 1777, as the roll shows, into Cole's company of Col. Robin- 
son's regiment, of which his father Frederick 5 was major ; and 
was afterward paid £2, 18s. for 2 months 27 days' service. He 
was also in Capt. Abner Crane's company of the same regi- 
ment, discharged Jan. 5, 1778, and received bounty, March 16, 
1778. While the name " Samuel Pope" which stands on the "Pay 
Roll of Capt. Joseph Cole's company in Col. John Jacob's Regt. 
from the Massachusetts State Now in the service of the United 
States Engaged for one year from the 1st of Jany., 1778," seems 
to me to denote the same person; he served "12 months, 12 


"John Pope of Dorchester" was a corporal in Capt. Hopestill Hall's 
company, Samuel Robinson's regiment, from Jan. 29, 1776, 23 days ; 
and a corporal in Capt. Clap's company, of Col. Pierce's regiment, 
March 1, to April 8, 1778. 

"John Pope,ftfer" of Capt. Joseph Palmer's company, in Col. John 
Cushing's regiment, Newport, Nov., 1776 ; sergeant in Capt. Seth 
Sumner's company, Col. Benj. Gill's regiment, " who marched for 
Rhode Island April 17, 1777. 

"John Pope, Dorchester, pri., cor., ser., lieut., Mass. Militia," was 
on the Pension Roll of the U. S. Aug. 22, 1833, having begun to 
receive pension March 4, 183 1. 




Andrew Pope was one of the witnesses to a power of attorney given 
by William Williams, of Barbadoes, to Abraham Hagburne, of Bos- 
ton, June ii, 1655, recorded in Suffolk Deeds. 

Anthony Pope, who sailed from London in the "Falcon," Dec. 25, 
1635, was an inhabitant of Charlestown. No evidence of family. He 
died Feb. 1, 1712-13. 

Walter Pope, also an inhabitant of Charlestown, on the list in 1630, 
was one of the signers to the order creating a board of " select-men," 
passed Feb. 10, 1634-5. Had "only child," Mary, who married 
Joseph Miller, both of whom signed a deed of land, inherited from 
her father, Nov. 7, 1677. 

Ephraim Pope was a watchman in Boston, Sept. 3, 1637. Was the 
owner of a house and lot, noted in the Book of Possessions, in 1652. 
Was a member of the First Church ; his wife, Ann, joined June 8, 
1657; his children, Ephraim, jr., and Elizabeth, and her son, "John 
Bakon," were baptized at the same church, Oct. 18, same year. His 
will, dated Jan. 24, 1676, gave all his property to Ephraim, jr., and 
Elizabeth. The son was "sojourning" in Dedham, with Thomas 
Paine, March 11, 1670; died, in Boston, soon after his father, and 
bequeathed property to his mother and sister, with a legacy to the 
First Church. 


"Nicholas Pope and Mary Hughes, of Boston," Oct. 27, 1738. 
" Lancit Pope and Rebecca Hanagan, of Boston," Oct. 24, 1759. 
"Charles Devons and Sarah Pope, of Boston," Nov. 28, 1765. 


John Pope, of Boston and Bristol. April 2, 1640, the Boston Court 
disciplined one John Pope for improper behaviour and for insolence 
to his " master." He was evidently an apprentice, learning some 
trade or other. In 1677, a party of emigrants went from Boston to 
Bristol, then in Plymouth Colony, now in the State of Rhode Island. 
In 1683 the name of "John Pope" appears among those who "took 
the oath of fidelity" at Bristol. July 1, 1685, he sold land there. 
The Town Records state that " John Pope was buried April 2, 1686, 
being found dead on the beach near our ferry to Rhode Island." The 
Inventory of his estate gives, among other things, a full list of car- 
penter's tools, and incidental evidence that he had been at work upon 
the meeting-house, then in process of erection. There are no tokens 
that he was married, and no explanation as to who inherited his real 
and personal estate, which was appraised at forty-five pounds. 

Richard Pope, " fisherman," bought land at Cape Elizabeth, Me., Nov. 
12, 1685 ; sold the same in June, 1688, residing then with wife, Sarah, 
at Winter Harbor (Saco). Was a resident of Kittery in 1691, but died 
before Sept. 1, 1694. Another Richard Pope, of Kittery, probably son 
of the fisherman, member of Kittery Church in 1726, made will Dec. 27, 
1760, admitted 1782, bequeathing property to wife Sarah,* sons David 
and Richard, daughters Sarah, Mary, and Dorcas Pope and Elizabeth 
Hammons [Hammond]. This third Richard died before the father. 

Sarah married " Pickernell." David died Dec. 13, 1798. 

William Pope, of Kittery, "shipwright," residing there in 17 15, 
was, perhaps, another son of Richard, sen. His wife, Joanna, daugh- 
ter of Sylvanus and Margaret Tripe, owned the covenant, and their 
daughters, Mary and Margaret Pope, were baptized July 23, 1732. 
A Margaret Pope, probably William's second wife, had daughter 
Sarah, baptized Sept. 7, 1746. No other members of this Pope family 
have been found in Kittery or its vicinity, unless "Jon . Pope," a sol- 
dier at Newcastle, N. H., in 1708, be one. 

" William Pope, of Sudbury, fourteen years old," requested the 
appointment of Joseph Browne as his guardian, April 12, 1753, 
" Sarah Pope " and William Muzzy witnesses. The mind naturally 
associates these two names with the Kittery family, in default of any 
other clew to their origin. 

William Pope, of West Stockbridge, m. Lucy, daughter of Rev. John 
and Azeuba Mudge, b. in Sherburne, N. Y., 1783. Emigrated early 
to Ohio, and had William, Caroline, and several other children. 

* Samuel Spinney, of Kittery, in will, March 10, 1737, bequeathes to his "daughter Sarah 


" Francis Pope, of Newport, in colony of Rhode Island, shop- 
keeper" brought suits in Suffolk County, Mass., May 11, 1700, 
against Charles Pope and Abraham Elton, of Bristol, and Mordecai 
Greene, of London, England, for moneys due him on accounts 
dating from 1696 onward, which are on file. Among the items are 
costs of building and equipping " the ship Charles," and despatching 
her " from Rhode Island to Virginia, and thence to London," and 
expenses connected with " the Dolphin Ketch." The bills are 
clearly drawn and signed by " Fran. Pope." 

" Fra. Pope " is one of the persons who petitioned to Gov. Bellemont, 
Sept. 26, 1699, for leave to maintain worship at Newport according 
to the discipline of the Church of England. This was the origin of 
Trinity Church, Newport. 

" Mr. Francis Pope, of Newport," was made freeman of the colony 
of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, May 4, 1703. 

" Capt'n Francis Pope " was chosen sheriff of Newport, May 5, 
1703 ; re-elected May 3, 1704. 

From Colony Records for July 5, 17 15 : 

"Whereas Mr. Weston Clarke (late recorder) and Mr. Francis 
Pope (late sheriff, deceased) did, at their own cost and charge, build 
a small room in the colony house, for the use and service of the 
Colony, for the keeping of court rolls and other records necessary 
for said court ; the which still remains for the colony's service : — 
Therefore, it is ordered by this Assembly that the said Weston 
Clarke and Col. John Cranston (for the use of the children of the 
said Francis Pope, deceased) be paid out of the general treasury, 
forty shillings each, for the charge of building said room, as is afore 

At what time he had died we do not know. The following, from 
Newport records, has some color of being a clew to the date. 

Baptized in Trinity Church, before 1709, " Sarah Pope, adult." 

"Mrs. Sarah Pope married to Wm. , Barbadoes, Dec. 24, 1708." 

This appears to be the widow of Francis Pope, senior, and suggests 
her removal to that West Indian isle, which, at that period, had such 
active commercial relations with both Old and New England, in which 
her former husband had evidently participated. 

"Francis Pope and Freelove Easton were married Sept. 17, 1729," 
in Newport. And the following children of this couple are regis- 
tered in N. : 

Mary, b. Nov. 24, 1735. 
Sarah, b. June 10, 1742. 
Mary, b. March 8, 1748-9. 


One of these, Sarah, was wedded May 19, 1757, to a son of 
another Newport family, William Ringwood, who was born June 1, 
1734. They removed to Philadelphia, where they died, leaving no 
children, as the annalist of the Ringwoods states. [See Rhode 
Island Historical Magazine.] 

" Francis Pope," whom we cannot err in pronouncing the son of 
the pioneer of that name, and the husband of Freelove Easton, was 
made a "freeman" of Rhode Island Colony, May 4, 1742. The 
"Newport Mercury," of July 8, 1760, contains an advertisement of a 
stock of dry-goods for sale in Newport by Francis Pope. 

The court warrant of 17 15, quoted above, mentioned "the children 
of Francis Pope, deceased " ; considering Francis, junior, one of 
these, may we not count the following another ? 

" Susanna Pope was married to John Norris, May 5, 1723." 

John Norris had a son John, presumably by this wife, and we find 

Dec. 4, 1774, "John Norris" married " Eliz'th Freebody." He 
was a mariner. 

The records do not show sons of this couple, but a daughter, 
Elizabeth, whose will mentions her nephews, "John Norris Allen 
and John N. Potter," June 13, 183 1. 

Abigail Norris, who married John Yeomans, June 5, 1755, ma y 
have been a daughter of John, senior, and Susanna (Pope). 

There is a " Pope Street " in Newport, but in no other way 
does that ancient sheriff's name abide in the town he helped to found. 

Thomas Pop^ was among the early settlers of Stamford, Conn., hav- 
ing land allotted to him Dec. 7, 1641. Many of the Stamford pio- 
neers were from Wethersfield, which had been settled by a colony 
from Watertown and vicinity. In 1644 Thomas Pope went with his 
minister, Rev. Richard Denton, and others, to Hempstead, Long Is- 
land ; thence he removed to Southampton, at the eastern end of the 
island. In 1666 he and his son, John, already a citizen of S., went 
to Elizabeth, New Jersey, where the family was perpetuated. He had 
died before 1676, when his widow, Mary, and son, John, sold land 
there. " Pope's Brook," flowing into Rahway River, marks the local- 
ity of one of the tracts of land allotted to John. He died before 

Elizabeth Pope, widow, was m. to William Creed, yeoman, Jan. 19, 
1759, at i st or 2 d Presb. Ch., New York City. 

* These particulars were compiled from the several town histories and communicated by 
Mr. Frank L. Pope, Elizabeth, N. J. 



" Genealogy from the Camp at Port Royal." [Gen. Reg., 1862.] 
Nov. 12, 1861. "The house of William Pope, senior, was occu- 
pied by Gen. Drayton and his staff, and used as a hospital. It was 
the first house on which the U. S. flag was raised, and became the 
headquarters of Gen. Sherman and staff." 

Noticing the above item, one day, in the autumn of 1885, I felt in- 
terested to make inquiry into the history of the family whose home 
had acquired such fame. Writing to " any descendant or relative of 
William Pope, senior," under cover to the Port Royal postmaster, I 
soon received a courteous reply from Mr. William John Verdier, a 
nephew of the late Mr. Pope, and through him a series of valuable 
letters from Hon. Joseph Daniel Pope, a prominent lawyer of Colum- 
bia, S. C. From him the following facts were obtained. George 1 
Pope came, tradition says, " from Virginia," to St. John's parish, S. 
C., not far from 1700. He had sons, James 2 and George, 2 the latter 
born about 17 16. James 2 had sons, James, 3 John, 3 William, 3 and Jo- 
seph, 3 young men in the Revolutionary period, who displayed great 
energy in those stormy days and the difficult times that followed. 
A large family thus grew up in that coast region, near Charleston ; 
planters on " sea-island-cotton " estates, with from 100 to 300 work- 
men apiece ; connected with the first families, representatives to leg- 
islature in several instances, etc. The owner of the Port Royal 
house, referred to in the Magazine paragraph above, was a son of 
William 3 just named. Joseph 3 had sons, Joseph 4 and John, 4 the for- 
mer of whom had Joseph Daniel 5 and John W. R., 5 now living in Co- 
lumbia, S. C, while Joseph Daniel, 6 jr., and his son, 7 born in 1883, 
are among the numerous recent members of the clan. It must be 
noted that the numbers attached to these names give only the gene- 
rations in South Carolina ; while George 1 was very likely in the sec- 
ond or third generation from the English ancestor of this line. 


The settlement at Jamestown having been made in 1607, the Pope 
family of the " Old Dominion " was somewhat earlier than either of 
those in New England. The very imperfect colonial records throw 
little light upon this matter in the first years. We find, however, in 
the reports made to the English government concerning "The Living 
in Virginia" and " The Dead " there, that " Elizabeth Pope, aged 8," 
came over "in the Abigail, 162 1," and was reported as a member of 


the family of " William Gany, aged 3$," who had come " in the 
George, 1616." Feb. 16, 1623, among those "Living in Jams 
iland," " George Pope " is registered. It may be surmised that he was 
the immigrant ancestor of the South Carolina line, in which his name 
appears. It is also possible that he was the progenitor of the family 
at Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Va., and ancestor of the first 
president of our republic. 

John Washington married " Ann, sister of Thomas Pope, living in 
Virginia in 1675." [Rev. John G. Shea, D. D., Gen. Reg., 1863.] 
Their son, Lawrence Washington, was the father of Augustine Wash- 
ington, and he the father of Gen. George Washington. 

It will be exceedingly interesting for some faithful genealogist to 
trace out the history of these Virginia Popes,* thus intertwined with 
the family of " The Father of his Country." 

A " Mr. Pope " was one of the very early residents of the city of 
Washington, D. C. Elsewhere in Virginia, Maryland, the Carolinas, 
Kentucky, and westward, our name occurs, the tradition of these 
families generally pointing back to the James River valley as the 
starting-point of their history in America. 

Maj.-Gen. John Pope, U. S. A., is the son of Hon. Nathaniel Pope, 
who was born in Kentucky about 1780 ; removed to Kaskaskia, and 
was the first secretary of the Territory of Illinois, afterward judge of 
the United States Court for that district. His wife, Lucretia Backus, 
was a niece of Mrs. Ursula Walcott Griswold, of Connecticut. [See 
Hist. Mag., 1857 ; Gen. Reg., 1879.] 

* The John Pope referred to on page 74 may be found to have settled in the South. 




Prepared for and Published in "The New England Historical and Genealogical 

Register " January, 1888. Reprinted here by the kind permission 

of the Author and the Editors of the Magazine. 

Of the life of Thomas Pope little is known beyond the brief en- 
tries which appear in the records of the town and colony of Ply- 
mouth, but these are sufficient to show that he was a man of positive 
character, and of some consideration in the community. His prompt- 
ness in resenting a real or fancied injury, and his independent 
expressions of personal opinion, more than once caused him to be 
arraigned before the magistrates of New Plymouth, and no doubt 
ultimately led to his removal to Dartmouth, where he passed the 
last ten years of his life. 

The records of the colony show that in the list of rates imposed 
by the Court, January 2, 1632-3, and again January 2, 1633-4, he was 
taxed 9s. October 6, 1636, he was granted five acres of land " at 
the fishing point next Slowly field, and said Thomas be allowed to 
build." June 7, 1637, we ^ n< ^ n ^ s name among the list of persons 
who volunteered to go under " Mr. Prence " on an expedition 
against the Pequots. July 28, 1637, he was married by Gov. 
Winslow to Ann, daughter of Gabriel Fallowell. He sold his 
property at the fishing point to John Bonham, August 29, 1640, 
perhaps on account of the death of his wife, the precise date of which 
event is unknown. 

November 2, 1640, he was granted "5 acres of meadowing in 
South Meadows toward Gavans Colebrook meadows." His name 
appears in a list, August, 1634, entitled, "The names of all the males 
that are able to beare armes from XVI. years old to 60 years wth in 
the seuerall Toune Shipps." He was chosen constable June 4, 1645, 
and was on- a jury August, 1645. In 1646 he is found in Yarmouth. 
May 29, 1646, he married at Plymouth, Sarah, daughter of John 
Jenney. In 1647, June 1, an action for slander was brought against 
him, confessed, authors and defendants were brought in equally 

2 So 


guilty, and damages paid. He was chosen surveyor of highways 
July, 1648, and again June 6, 165 1. In 1652, July 26, and in 1656, 
he is " on an Enquest." In " December, 1663, Thomas Pope and 
Gyles Rickard, Seni'r " were arrested " for breaking the King's 
peace by striking each other, and were fined each three shillings and 
four pence ; " and " said Pope, his striking of said Rickards' wife, 
and for other turbulent carriages in word and deed, the Court have 
centenanced him to find sureties for his good behavior." But never- 
theless his temper soon got the better of him again, for we find him, 
February 7, 1664, and also May 2, 1665, quarrelling with one John 
Barnes about that fruitful subject of dispute, a boundary. He is 
recorded as having taken the freeman's oath in 1668. In 1670, June 
7, he was again overhauled by the authorities, and as the record says, 
"fined 10 shillings for vilifying the ministry." Although he was 
now over 60 years old, these troubles doubtless influenced him in the 
determination to seek a new home, and accordingly we find him with 
others, petitioning the Court in 1673 for a grant of land at Saconnett 
(now Little Compton, R. I.). For some reason not ascertained, this 
project was unsuccessful, for it appears in the record that he is 
" Granted leave since he and others cannot secure Saconnett neck 
according to the grant, to look out some other place, undisposed of, 
for their accommodation." Acting upon this permission, he secured 
a large tract on the east side of the Acushnet river at Dartmouth, 
tradition says by direct purchase from the Indians. This location, 
however, must have been included within the prior purchase made by 
Bradford, Standish and their associates, from the sachems 
Wesamequen and Wamsutta, on November 29, 1652, which had been, 
by order of the Court in June, 1664, erected into a separate township 
to "be henceforth called and known by the name of Dartmouth." At 
a meeting of the proprietors of this purchase, held in Plymouth 
March 7, 1652, the township was divided into thirty-four equal 
shares, and hence it seems likely that Thomas Pope may have 
acquired one of the shares. A list made in 1652 shows that his 
mother-in-law, " Mistris Jenney," was one of the Dartmouth pro- 
prietors, and two of her sons, Samuel and John Jenney, were among 
the early settlers of D. in the immediate vicinity of the Popes. 
Another original proprietor of Dartmouth was Robert Bartlett, whose 
son Joseph married, about 1662, Hannah, daughter of Thomas Pope 
by his first wife. The date of the removal of Thomas Pope to 
Dartmouth has not been ascertained, but it must have been about 
1674. The settlement at Dartmouth was a scattered one, and for 
better security and defence against the Indians, who had already 
begun to evince a hostile disposition, a fort or garrison house was 
built on the east side of Acushnet River, about half a mile north of 


the village of Oxford, the remains of which were visible until a recent 
date, on the lands of John M. Howland. 

In the early part of July, 1675, ^ s son J°hn, a young man of 22, 
his daughter Susannah and her husband Ensign Jacob Mitchell, were 
killed by a party of Philip's Indians, " early in the morning as they 
were fleeing on horseback to the garrison, whither the Mitchell chil- 
dren had been sent the afternoon before " (Register, xv. 266). 
This occurrence took place near the " frog pond " on the south side 
of Spring Street, between William and Walnut, Fairhaven. The 
settlement at Dartmouth being isolated, scattered, and difficult of 
defence, was shortly abandoned, and the deserted plantations were 
quickly laid waste and the buildings burned by the savages. 

The following order of Court passed by the government at Ply- 
mouth, is of interest here : 

[1675, 4-th °f October.] This Court, takeing into theire serious considera- 
tion the tremendus dispensations of God towards the people of Dartmouth, 
in suffering the barborus heathen to spoile and destroy most of theire habi- 
tations, the enemie being greatly advantaged therevnto by theire scattered 
way of liueing, doe therfore order, that in the rebuilding or resettleing 
therof, that they soe order it as to Hue compact together, att least in each 
village, as they may be in a capassitie both to defend themselues from the 
assault of an enemie, and the better to attend the publicke worship of God, 
and minnestry of the word of God, whose carelesnes to obtaine and attend 
vnto, wee fear, may haue bine a prouocation of God thus to chastise theire 
contempt of his gospell, which wee earnestly desire the people of that 
place may seriously consider off, lay to hart, and be humbled for, with 
a sollisitus indeauor after a reformation thereof by a vigorous puting forth 
to obtaine an able, faithfull dispenser of the word of God amongst them, 
and to incurrage him therein, the neglect whereof this Court as they must 
not, and, God willing, they will not prmit for the future.* 

No attempt appears to have been made for some three years to 
reoccupy the ruined settlement. Where Thomas Pope and his 
family found an asylum during this time, has not been ascertained. 
The following extract from the Plymouth records perhaps serves to 
throw a glimmer of light upon this question : 

Wheras Phillip, late sachem of Paukanakett, and other sachems, his 
accomplises, haueing bin in confeaderation and plighted couenant with his 
ma ,ies collonie of New Plymouth, haue lately broken couenant with the 
English, and they and theire people haue likewise broken out in open re- 
bellion against our sou r lord Kinge Charles, his crowne and dignitie, ex- 
pressed by raising a crewell and vnlawfull warr, murdering his leich people, 
destroying and burning theire houses and estates, expressing great 
hostillitie, outrage, and crewellty against his said ma ties subjects, wherby 
many of them were psonally slaine, and some bereaued of theire deare 
children and relations, among which said rebells an Indian named Popa- 
nooie is found to be one, who hath had a hand, and is found to be very 
actiue in the great crewelty and outrage acted upon seuerall of the inhabi- 
tants of the towne of Dartmouth, in the said his ma ties collonie of New Ply- 

* Book 5th, Court Orders, p. 102. 


mouth, in pticular it being manifest that hee was very active towards and 
about the destruction of seuerall of the children of Thomas Pope, late of 
Dartmouth aforsaid, and seuerall others of the said towne ; in considera- 
tion wherof after due examination had of the j^mises, this Court doth 
hereby condemne and centance him, the said Popanooie, and his wife and 
children, to gpetuall servitude, they likewise being found coeptenor with 
him in the said rebellion, and pticularly that hee, the said Popanooie, is to 
be sold and sent out of the country. [July 13, 1677. J 

It appears also that about a year previous to this (June 12, 
1676), several Indians who had been captured and sent in by Brad- 
ford and Church were " convented before the councell " at Ply- 
mouth, being "such of them as were accused of working vnsuffera- 
ble mischieffe upon some of ours." 

One of these prisoners, named John-num, being accused by his 
fellows, acknowledged, among other misdeeds, that he was con- 
cerned in the murder of " Jacob Mitchell and his wife and John 
Pope, and so centance of death was pronounced against them, which 
accordingly emediately was ekecuted."* 

The following order of Court relating to the resettlement of Dart- 
mouth explains itself. 

To John Cooke, to be comunicated to such of the former Inhabitants of 
Dartmouth as are concerned herein. 
The councell being now assembled, considering the reasou and necessitie 
of that order of the Generall Court made the 14 tn October, 1675, respect- 
ing the rebuilding or resettleing the Towne of Dartmouth, a copy wheof 
is herewith sent, and considering withall that all the people of that place, 
by theire deserting it, haue left it to the posession of the enimie, which, 
through the good hand of God on the indeauors of this colonie is now 
recouered againe out of the enimies hand, do soe much the more look at 
it as a duty incombent on this councel to see the said order effectually at- 
tended, doe therfore hereby prohibite all and euery of the former inhabi- 
tants of the said towne of Dartmouth, or theire or any of theire assigns, to 
make any entrance on, building, or settleing in any pte of the said former 
townshipp of Dartmouth vntill satisfactory eccuritie be first given to the 
Court or councel by some of the principal psons heretofore belonging to 
that place, that the said Court order shall in all respects be attended by 
them, as the transgressors of the prohibition will answare the contrary att 
theire pill.f 

Of the subsequent history of Thomas Pope little is known beyond 
what may be gathered from his will, which is as follows : 

1683. July the 9th. The last will and testament of Thomas Pope, 
being Aged and weak of body but yet in perfect understanding and memory 
wherein I have of my estate as followeth ; I give unto my son Seth as an 
addition to what I have formerly given him ten shillings in money also I 
give unto my grandson Thomas Pope all that my twenty-five acres of up- 

* Plymouth Col. Rec. Ms. v. 141-2. 
t Book 5, Court Orders, p. 124. 


land and two acres of meadow lying and being on the west side of Acush- 
enett River be it more or less, and it is my desire that his father may take 
the said land into his hands and make the best improvement of it that he 
can for the good of my said grandson until be comes of age to make use of 
it himself; also it is my mind that my son Seth shall in consideration of 
the aforesaid land pay three pounds sterling unto my grandson Jacob 
Mitchell when he comes to age of twenty one years. Also I give unto 
my daughter Deborah Pope five pound in money, and to each of my other 
daughters five pound a peace in money ; also my meddow lying at the 
south Meddowes in Plymouth or the value of it, I give to be equally divid- 
ed amongst all my sons and daughters ; also I give and bequeath unto my 
son Isack all my seate of land where I now dwell with all the meddowes 
belonging thereunto and all the privilages thereunto belonging. To him his 
heirs and Assigns forever, but and if it should please god that he should 
decease without an heir before he comes to the age of twenty and one 
years, then my said seat of land shall belong unto the sons of my son Seth. 
Also I give unto my son Isaack all my housing and household goods of all 
sorts, also all my cattle and horse kine and swine ; Also all sorts of pro- 
visions, also cart and plowes with all the takeling belonging unto them. 
Also I give unto my said son Isaack all my money except that which I have 
given to my daughters, and I order my said son Isaack to pay all my just 
debts and to receive all my debts that are due unto me also I order my 
Indian Lydia to live with my son Isaack until he is one and twenty years 
of age, and my Indian gerle I give to him during his life, also it is my 
mind and will that my son Isaack shall make no bargain without the con- 
sent of his overseers until he be twenty years of age, I have made 
choice of John Cook, and my son Seth and Thomas Taber to be for over- 
seers to see this my will performed. Thomas Pope his J mark. 
Signed and sealed in presence of 

John Cook 

and Thomas Tabor. 

Isaac and Seth Pope took out letters of administration on the 
estate November 2, 1683 ; which approximately fixes the date of 
the death of Thomas. They gave bonds in £400. 

The homestead farm conveyed by the above will to Isaac Pope, 
contained 172 acres, and comprised the larger portion of the thickly- 
settled portion of the present town of Fairhaven. Its north line 
was a little south of the south line of the street leading east from 
the bridge. 

Before the Acushnet cemetery was laid out, which was during the 
reign of Queen Anne, about 1711, an acre of the Taber farm, half 
a mile or more north of the bridge, on a point of land projecting 
into the river, had been set apart for a burial ground, and it is there 
that Thomas Pope was probably buried. 

In the following genealogy, in cases where the state is not given, 
Massachusetts is to be understood. 

Thomas 1 Pope, born in 1608; died in Dartmouth in October, 1683; 
married first, in Plymouth, Jan. 28, 1637, Ann, daughter of Gabriel 
and Catherine Fallowell, of Plymouth ; married second, in Ply- 


mouth, May 19, 1646, Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah (Carey) 
Jenney, of Plymouth. Child % of Thomas and Ann, b. in Plymouth : 

i. Hannah, 2 b.1639; d. March 12, 1710;* m. Joseph Bartlett, of Ply- 
mouth (b. 1639, d. 1703). Seven children. 

Children of Thomas and Sarah, born in Plymouth : 

2. ii. Seth, b. Jan. 13, 1648 ; d. March 17, 1727. 

iii. Susannah, b. 1649; d. July, 1675; m. Nov. 7, 1666, Jacob Mitchell. f 
"Ensign." They were both slain by Philip's warriors, " early in 
the morning as they were going to the garrison, whither they had 
sent their children the afternoon before." This was in Dartmouth. 
Three children. 

iv. Thomas, b. March 25, 1651 ; probably died young. 

v. Sarah, b. Feb. 14, 1652 ; m. first, Nov. 13, 1676, Samuel Hinckley; m. 
second, Aug. 17, 1698, Thomas Huckins. Twelve children. 

vi. John, b. March 15, 1653 ; d. July, 1675. He was killed by Philip's 
warriors while fleeing to the Dartmouth garrison. 

vii. Joanna, d. about 1695; m. March 15, 1683, John Hathaway, of Dart- 
mouth. Six children. 

3. viii. Isaac, b. after 1663 ; d. 1733. 

Second Generation. 

Seth 2 Pope ( Thomas 1 ), b. in Plymouth, Jan. 13, 1648 ; d. in Dartmouth, 
March 17, 1727. The records give no information conceruiug his' 
early history. Tradition, in part confirmed by the records, says that 
about 1670 he appeared as a pedler in Sandwich, whereupon the 
constable, in pursuance of a regulation then in force, ordered him 
to depart, lest in future he might become a charge upon the town. 
He accordingly withdrew, taking occasion, however, to remark that 
he would yet come back and buy up the town. Procuring a boat 
at Monument, he followed the coast round to Acushnet, where he 
settled within the present limits of Fairhaven, and by his industry, 
energy and skilful business management ultimately became one of 
the most wealthy and influential citizens of the old colony. 1678-9, 
March 8, an allowance was ordered by the Court to be made him 
for expenses and time returning guns to the Indians after Philip's 
war; 1685, June 2, was chosen selectman of Dartmouth; 1686, 
March 4, took the oath of fidelity; June 2, again chosen selectman ; 
June 4, commissioned lieutenant. He was chosen representative 
from Dartmouth to the General Court at Plymouth in 1689 and 
1690; magistrate for Bristol County, July 7, 1691, and justice of 
the peace in Dartmouth, May 27, 1692. He is named as one of 
the fifty-six proprietors of Dartmouth in the confirmatory deed of 
Gov. Bradford in 1694. June 12, 1695, he appeared in Boston in 
behalf of his townsmen, to urge an abatement of taxes. He appears 
to have been for many years largely interested in the coastwise 
trade, and had a wharf and warehouse at Acushnet. In 1698 he 
was part owner of the sloop Hopewell, and in 1709 of the sloop 
Joanna and Thankful. In 1700, by way of fulfilment of his pro- 

* The gravestones of Joseph and Hannah Bartlett are on Burial Hill in Plymouth. 

t The so-called "Carver house," probably the oldest house now standing (1887) in 
Plymouth, was built in part by Jacob Mitchell, who was a carpenter, and in it he lived after 
his marriage until he removed to Dartmouth. It is on the west side of Sandwich Street 
about twenty rods south of the bridge. 


mise made thirty years before to the Sandwich constable, he pur- 
chased a large amount of realty in that village, including the grist- 
mill, fulling-mill and weaving-shop, which was valued at the time 
of his death at £3460. His estates in Dartmouth were extensive 
and valuable, comprising several farms and dwelling houses, a saw 
and grist-mill, a well-stocked store and warehouse, and other prop- 
erty, amounting in all to more than £15,000 — a large sum for those 

He married first (date and place unknown), Deborah (born 

1655, died Feb. 19, 1711), and second (date and place unknown), 

Rebecca (born 1662, died Jan. 23, 1741). Children of Seth 

and Deborah, born in Dartmouth except the first and perhaps the 
second : 

4. i. John, 3 b. Oct. 23, 1675 ; d. Nov. 18, 1725. 

ii. Thomas, b. Sept. 1, 1677. Was a mariner, and was concerned with his 
father in the coastwise trade. Was master in 1702 of sloop Hopewell, 
trading between Boston and Connecticut. Married first (date and 
place unknown), Elizabeth Manser, of Charlestown (b. 1672), and 
second, July 16, 1702, Elizabeth Handley, of Boston (b. 1680, d. Jan. 
29, 1725-6) . He must have died some years prior to 1720, as in that 
year his widow is mentioned in his father's will as " my former 
daughter-in-law, now wife of Lt. John Chipman of Sandwich." 
Names of his children, if any, have not been ascertained. 

iii. Susannah, b. July 31, 1681; d. Feb. 5, 1760; m. Dec. 31, 1701, Jona- 
than Hathaway, of Dartmouth. Two children, perhaps others. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1683 ; d. Sept. 29, 1756 ; m. " Ensign " David Pea- 
body, ofBoxford. Eleven children. 

v. Mart, b. Sept. 11, 1686 ; m. 1720, Charles Church, of Freetown. 

5. vi. Seth, b. April 5, 1689 ; d. Nov. 23, 1744. 

vii. Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1693(?) ; m. Rev. Samuel Hunt. Five children. 

6. viii. Elnathan, b. Aug. 15, 1694; d. Feb. 8, 1735-6. 

7. ix. Lemuel, b. Feb. 21, 1696; d. May 23, 1771. 

Isaac 2 Pope. In his father's will Isaac is mentioned as being then 
(July, 1683) under 20 years of age. He lived with his father on the 
homestead farm at Acushnet (Dartmouth), now covered by the 
thickly-settled village of Fairhaven, south of the bridge. He is 
named as one of the Dartmouth proprietors in the confirmatory deed 
of Gov. Bradford in 1694, having inherited the homestead after the 
death of his father in 1683. He had a wharf and warehouse at 
Acushnet. Married (date and place unknown) Alice Mind (died 
1755). Children, born in Dartmouth : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. Dec. 23, 1687 ; m. John Jenney, of Dartmouth. Six ch. 

ii. Margaret, b. June 30, 1690; d. May 22, 1776; m. March 14,1715-16, 
Elnathan Pope, Dartmouth. (2. viii.) 

iii. Deborah, b. April 25, 1693; m. March 8, 1729, Samuel Spooner, of 
Dartmouth. Three children. She was his second wife. 

iv. Thomas, b. April 6, 1695; in. about 1720, Reliance, daughter of Rev. 
Nathaniel Stone (b. April 23, 1703). Children recorded in Dart- 
mouth : 

1. Joanna* b. April 5, 1721. 

2. Amaziah, b. Jan. 31, 1722-3 : m. March 28, 1745, Sarah Mosher. 

3. Abigail, b. Jan. 15, 1725-6 ; m. Jan. 17, 1754, Peter Wash- 

burn, of Taunton. 

4. Rachel, b. Feb. 1, 1726-7. 

v. Isaac, b. Sept. 10, 1697 ; m. March 23, 17*29. Lyd;a Mitchell, of Kings- 
ton (b. 1710). Children recorded in Dartmouth : 
1. Joanna* b. Nov. 8, 1731. 


2. Susanna, b. Jan 7, 1734-5. 

3. Lydia. h. March 3, 1736-7. 

4. Thankful, b. April 31, 1742. 

5. isflac, b. July 3, 1744; d. June 21, 1S20 ; m. in 1766, Olive 

(Jordan) Hovey. of So. Rochester. Eleven children. He joined 
Col. Cotton's Plymouth regiment, upon the " Lexington 
alarm" in 1775; was commissioned Lieut. May, 1775; Capt. 
in Shephard's 4th reg't, Jan. 1, 1777 ; Major 3d reg't, Oct. 12, 
1782. Was on the staff of Brig. Gen. John Sullivan. Removed 
his family to Wells, Me., in 1779 ; purchased and lived in the 
"old garrison house." Many descendants are in Wells and 
Kennebunk, Me. Two of his sons, John Sullivan 5 and Ivory, 6 
were mariners during the war of 1812. The latter was im- 
pressed by the British and never again heard from. 

6. Betty, b. Dec. 10, 1750. 
vi. Joanna, b. March 31, 1700. 

8. vii. Elnathan, b. Aug. 14, 1703 ; d. May 15, 1794. 

Third Generation. 
John 8 Pope (Setlt 2 ). He was born Oct. 28, 1675, after his parents were 
driven from Dartmouth by Philip's warriors, but where they found 
refuge has not been ascertained, perhaps at Plymouth or Sand- 
wich, possibly in Rhode Island. Died Nov. 18, 1725, in Sandwich. 
His gravestone in Sandwich cemetery is probably the oldest one 
in America bearing the name of Pope. Married first, about 1699, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Mrs. Patience (Skiff) Bourne, of Sand- 
wich (died April 15, 1715). Married second, Oct. 3, 1717, 
Experience (Hamblen) Jenkins, of Barnstable (born March 28, 
1693). Children of John and Elizabeth, all, except perhaps the 
first, born in Sandwich : 

9. i. Seth, 4 b. Jan. 3, 1700-1 ; d. 1769. 

ii. Deborah, b. Jan. 6, 1702-3 ; in. Tobey. 

iii. Sarah, b. March 25, 1705-6; m. Jan. 1, 1726-7, Zaccheus Tobey, of 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1706-7. 
10. v. Thomas, b. 1709(?) ; d. March 25, 1784. 
vi. Mary, b. Dec. 1713. 

Children of John and Experience, born in Sandwich : 

vii. Ezra, b. April 3, 1719; m. Aug. 18, 1748, Sarah Freeman, of Sandwich, 

and settled in Newport, R.I. Children: 1. Experience, b. Nov. 9, 

1762 ; 2. Sarah. (?) 
viii. Joanna, b March 3, 1721-2. 
ix. Charles, b. Feb. 28, 1724-5; d. after 1770; m. Dec. 3, 1749, Judith 

Smith, of Norwalk, Conn. (b. Aug. 21, 1728). Children, born in 

Nor walk : 

1. Sarah, b. May 21, 1751. 

2. Joanna, b. April 24, 1754. 

3. Robert, b. Feb. 15, 1756. 

4. Charles, b. March 22, 1758. 

5. Judah, b. Nov. 22, 1760. 

6. Ezra, b. Dec. 22, 1762 ; removed to Ohio about 1820. 

7. John, b. Jan. 15, 1764. 

8. Lewis, b. Oct. 7, 1766 ; m. 1st, Rebecca Jewell ; m. 2d, Rhoda 

Hale; settled in Otsego Co., N. Y. Eleven children. 

9. Edward, b. Jan. 15, 1770 ; d. Jan. 23, 1857 ; m. 1st, Sarah Rich- 

ards, of Norwalk (b. 1773, d. 1822) ; m. 2d, Mrs. Abigail Good- 
rich (sister of preceding) ; m. 3d, Lucinda Carter. Four 
• children. Descendants in Otego, N. Y. 


Seth 3 Pope (Seth 2 ). Born in Dartmouth, April 5, 1689 ; died in Sand- 
wich, Nov. 23, 1744. He probably settled in Sandwich as early as 
1709, where his father owned a grist-mill, fulling-mill and weave- 
shop, of which he was placed in charge. This property was given 
him by his father's will, with the somewhat peculiar provision that, 
in case he did not keep the works in proper repair, the executors 
were from time to time, as found necessary, to take charge of and 
e pair them, and operate them until the expenditures had been re- 
paid. Nevertheless, in October, 1734, we are told that " a com- 
mittee waited upon the miller, Mr. Pope, to know if they could not 
be better served in grinding their corn." Married first (date and 
place unknown), Hannah, dau. of Mrs. Patience (Skiff) Bourne, 
of Sandwich (born May 4, 1689, died March 18, 1744-5). Child- 
ren, born in Sandwich : 

i. Abigail, 4 b. Aug. 2, 1710 ; m. Isaac Parker, 

ii. Bathsheba, b. Dec. 2, 1713. 

11. hi. John, b. Nov. 25, 1716 ; d. Feb. 8, 1762. 
iv. Mary, bapt. 1720. 

v. Hannah, b. April 25, 1720. 
vi. Elisha, bapt. July 28, 1723; d. August, 1723. 
vii. Patience, b. Nov. 29, 1725; in. J. VVooster. 
viii. Elisha, b. July 28, 1729. 

Elnathan 3 Pope (Seth 3 ). Born in Dartmouth, Aug. 15, 1694 ; died 
same place, Feb. 8, 1735-6. He lived for a time on an estate be- 
longing to his father in a locality called Springbrook, which came, 
with other lands, into his possession upon the death of his father in 
1727. Married March 14, 1715-16, his cousin Margaret, daughter 
of Isaac Pope (3. ii.) (born June 30, 1690, died May 22, 1776) 
Children, born in Dartmouth : 

i. Sarah, 4 April 26, 1715 ; m. Nov. 27, 1753, Moses Washburn, Jr. 

ii. Joanna, b. Feb. 20, 1717-18. 

iii. Thomas, b. July 12, 1720 ; d. Nov. 19, 1732. 

12. iv. Isaac, b. March 12, 1723 ; d. Dec. 9, 1793. 
v. Deborah, b. March 26, 1726. 

13. vi. Seth, b. April 15, 1729 ; pub. Feb. 3, 1752, to Sarah Winslow, of Roch- 

ester (b. 1732-3, d. 1775). Child, Hannah, b. March 8, 1756. 

vii. Hannah, b. May 20, 1732 ; d. July 24, 1802 ; m. Isaac Vincent, of Yar- 

viii. Margaret, b. June 13, 1735 ; d. Jan. 8, 1793 ; pub. Jan. 29, 1754, to 
Chillingsworth Foster, of Rochester. Eight children. 

Lemuel 3 Pope (Seth 2 ), " Captain." Born in Dartmouth, Feb. 21, 
1696; died same place, May 23, 1771. He inherited most of the 
extensive estate of his father, lying within the present limits of Fair- 
haven ; was captain of militia and a prominent citizen. His will is 
in Taunton probate records. Married Feb. 4, 1719, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Ephraim Hunt, of D. (born 1697, died July 2, 1782). 
Children, born in Dartmouth : 

14. i. Seth, 4 b. March 4, 1719-20 ; d. June 9, 1802. 

ii. Deborah, b. Dec. 9, 1721 ; m. Sept. 20, 1745, Nath'l Gilbert, of Berkley, 
iii. Ann, b. March 24, 1724; m. Sept. 20, 1745, Lemuel Williams, of 

iv. Rebekah, b. May 11, 1726 ; d. Dec. 8, 1726. 


v. Rebekah (again) , b. Nov. 17, 1727 : m. Sept. 6, 1750, Zaccheus Mayhew. 

vi. Mercy, b. Jan. 26, 1729-30 ; m. " Capt." Church. 

vii. Lemuel, b. March 12, 1732; d. Dec. 13. 1796; m April 10, 1760, Mary 

Newcomb, of Sandwich (b. 1727, d. Dec 12,1808). Children, b. in 

Dartmouth : 

1. William, 6 b. March 13, 1761. 

2. Timothy, b. Jan. 29, 1763 ; d. April a9, 1771. 

3. Jonathan, b. Feb. 10, 1765. Other children were Eunice, 1770, 

and Sarah, b. 1774, d. Oct. 27, 1777. 
v-iii. Samuel, b. Dec. 17, 1734; d. Sept. 22, 1831; "Captain;" published 
first, June 29, 1760, to Elizabeth Akin, of D. (b. Jan. 4, 1745, d. Nov. 
30, 1792) ; m. second, March 19, 1795, Patience Tobey. Children of 
Samuel and Elizabeth : 

1. Abigail, 5 b. June 14, 1764 ; d. April 19, 1804. 

2. Elizabeth, b. June 4, 1767 ; d. Nov. 1, 1856 ; m. Jan. 24, 1793, 

Benjamin Hammond. 

3. Ebenezer Akin, b. June 12, 1769 ; d. March 26, 1828 ; m. first, 

Hannah Kelly (b. 1777, d. May 12, 1803) ; m. second, Rebecca 
Allen (b. 1775, d. May 2, 1813). 

4. Lemuel, b. Sept. 27. 1771. 

5. Ruth,b. March 14, 1774. 

6. Silvia, b. Eeb. 2, 1777. 

7. Elihu, b. May 27, 1779. 

8. Lois, b. June 28, 1781 ; d. May 6, 1848. 

9. Silas, b. Oct. 23, 1783 ; d. Feb. 24, 1862. 

10. Loring, b. Feb. 18. 1786 ; d. July 14, 1859; m. Sarah . 

11. Lucy, b. June 6, 1788. 

12. Louiy (?) . 

13 PattBTiCG 

U. Reliance, b. 1796; d. Dec. 2 8,1817. 
ix. Louin (LuEN),'b. May 8, 1737 ; d. about 1792 ; m. Mary West, of Dart- 
mouth; removed to New Braintree in 1778. Children : 

Asa, b Louen, Thomas, and others. Descendants in Burlington, Vt., 
and Norwich, Ct. 
x. Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1739 ; m. Lemuel Newcomb, of Sandwich, 
xi. Joseph. J b . M ay 15, 1742 ; { m \?annah Pope (10, iii.). 
xu. Richard, > ' (d. May 27, 1/42. 

Elnathan 3 Pope (Isaac 2 ). Born in Dartmouth, Aug. 14, 1703 ; died 
May 15, 1794. He lived in Dartmouth, and on the death of his 
father in 1734, inherited the ancestral estate of his grandfather Tho- 
mas Pope the- emigrant, on the present site of Fairhaven. Married, 
Nov. 12, 1727, Rebecca Mitchell, of Kingston (born 1705, died 
Nov. 30, 1764). Children, all born in Dartmouth : 

i. Deborah, 4 b. Nov. 9, 1730 ; d. young., 

ii. Elnathan, b. Jan. 2, 1735. 

iii. Rebekah, b. Jan. 3, 1737. 

iv. Jacob, b. Jan. 12, 1738. 

v. Ichabod, b. April 7, 1741; d. 1795: removed to S. Bridgewater ; m. 
widow Pope. 

vi. Freeman, b. April 5, 1744 ; m. Nov. 3, 1765, Phebe Spooner. Descend- 
ants in Enfield. 

vii. Edmon, "Captain," b. Dec. 9, 1748; d. Feb. 22, 1827; m. Catherine 
— . Children : Rebekah, b. 1782, d. May 10, 1806 ; Elnathan, Free- 
man, and probably others. 

Fourth Generation. 
Seth 4 Pope (John, 3 Seth s ). Born in Sandwich, Jan. 3, 1701; died 
1769. He was a respected citizen of that town, and was frequently 


chosen to fill positions of public trust. In 1749 he removed to Leb- 
anon, Conn., where he bought a farm at the north end of " Town 
Street." In the spring of 1759 he sold this property and purchased 
a large tract on the borders of Plainfield and Voluntown, Conn., 
where is now the village of Sterling Hill. In 1760 was rated £45 
10s. among the tax-payers of the " old society " of Plainfield, Ct. 
April 28, 1762, admitted inhabitant of Voluntown. March 1, 1762, 
he conveyed his homestead to his sons Seth, Jr., and Gershom. 
Married, June 22, 1719, Jerusha, daughter of Gershom and Meheta- 
ble (Fish) Tobey, of Sandwich (born March 23, 1697-8); Oct. 3, 
1769, his son Seth was appointed administrator of his estate. 
Children, all born in Sandwich : 

i. Ichabod, 6 b. Sept. 5, 1720 ; d. young. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 3, 1721 ; m. Jan. 15, 1746-7, Joshua Phinney, of 

iii. Deborah, b. Feb. 23, 1725 ; in. May 13, 1742, Israel Clark, of Plymouth. 

iv. John, b. April 24, 1727; in. Oct. 4, 1751, at Lebanon, Conn., Sarah 
Athearn of Martha's Vineyard. Dec. 28, 1762, his father conveyed to 
him a farm in Plainfield and Voluntown, Conn., where he was rated 
£38 14s. in 1763. Was at Coventry, R. I., Oct. 25, 1764. Child : 
1. Betty, 6 b. May 15. 1755. 

v. Mehetable, b. May 27, 1729; m. Jan. 15, 1746-7, Benjamin Fish, of 
15. vi. Seth, b. April 19, 1731 ; d. 1774. 

vii. Gershom, b. Dec. 18, 1733 : d. young. 

viii. Elnathan, b. Aug. 16, 1735; m. Nov. 13, 1754, Hannah Tilden, of 
Lebanon, Conn. 

ix. Ichabod, b. Jan. 27, 1740. Nov. 26, 1762, his'father gave him a home- 
stead in that part of Voluntown which is now Sterling, probably about 
the time of his marriage to Freelove (Briggs?), on which he was taxed 
£27 in 1763. In 1772 he bought land in that part of Gt. Barrington 
afterwards set off to Alford, describing himself as of Plainfield, Conn., 
and sold the same in 1793, being then of Saratoga, N. Y. April 8, 1793, 
he was at Cooperstown, N. Y Oct. 27, 1798, he bought a farm on 
the west shore of Otsego Lake. He was living there Jan. 7, 1810. 
Two of his children were Benjamin* Polly. 

x. Gershom, b. Aug. 22, 1743; d. March 22, 1810. "Captain." March 
1, 1762, his lather gave him half the homestead farm on the eastern 
edge of Plainfield, Conn. About this date he married Hannah Smith 
(b. March 25, 1742, d. Feb. 9, 1830). He served in the northern army 
under Arnold and Gates, and attained the rank, of captain. Feb. 3, 
1779, sold his property in Plainfield and removed to Vermont. Sub- 
sequently, June 9, 1792, purchased a large tract in what is now Bur- 
lington, Otsego Co., N. Y., where he settled and remained until his 
death. Was a man of strong character and unblemished integrity. 
Children : 

1. Phebe, s b. Oct. 22, 1762; d. July 19, 1843; m. Joseph Smith. 

2. Jedediah, b. Sept. 15, 1764; m. Lucy Ansel. Thirteen children. 

3. Deborah, b. Oct. 22, 1766 ; d. Jan. 16. 1846 ; m. William Monroe. 

4. John, b. Dec. 15, 1768 ; d. July 26, 1855 ; m. Alice Brooks. 

5. Timothy, b. Jan. 16, 1771. 

6. Squire, b. Jan. 16, 1773 ; m. Sally . 

7. Seth, b. Dec. 6, 1775 ; d. about 1857 ; m. first, Julia Angel ; 

second. Hannah May. Twelve children. Descendants in Cort- 
land, N. Y. 

8. Gates, b. March 5, 1778; d. in Columbus, Chenango Co., N. Y., 

July 21. 1840 ; removed with his father to Vermont, and thence 
to Burlington, N. Y., in 1792. Lived in Exeter, N. Y., 1808 to 
1814. Afterwards removed to Columbus. Married Dec. 25, 
1796, "Betsey" Brooks, of Burlington, N. Y. (b. Sept. 9, 
1777, d. Oct. 16, 1842). Children, born in Burlington, Exeter 
and Columbus : 1. Alice Brooks, 7 b. Aug. 1, 1797. 2. John, b. 


Dec. 29, 1798; d. Sept. 12, 1878, near Forestville, Chautauqua 
Co., N. Y. ; m. July 19, 1818, Frances, daughter of Earl and 
Abigail Eaton, of Edmeston, N. Y. (b. June 22, 1798, d. June 
4, 1885). Children: Horatio Gates? b. Sept. 5, 1819; Ches- 
ter, b. Feb. 8, 1821 ; Abigail, b. Jan. 15, 1823; Harrison, b. 
Oct. 25, 1824 ; Alrnona, b. June 11, 1826; Betsey, b. March 31, 
1828 ; Leonora, b. June 15, 1830 ; Stephen Mather, b. Nov. 15, 
1831 ; Daniel Eaton* b. Aug. 5, 1833 ; John William, b. May 
1, 1835 : Mary Ann, b. April 22, 1837; Sarah Ann, b. Dec. 8, 
1839. 3. Horatio Gates, h. Dec. 12, 1800 ; d. July 14, 1803. 
4. Arnold, b. April 23, 1802. 5. Asa, b. Nov. 14, 1803. 6. 
Chester, b. Aug. 25, 1805 ; d. Sept. 13, 1806. 7. James, b. 
July 26, 1807. 8. Sidney, b. April 18, 1809. 9. Betsey, b. 
July 25, 1812. 10. Timothy, b. Aug. 15, 1814. 11. Gershom, 
b. Sept. 21, 1816. 12 and 13. Mary Ann and Sarah Ann, b. 
July 26, 1818. 14. Horatio Gates, b. Dec. 22, 1820. 15. Solo- 
mon, b. Dec. 22, 1822. 
9. Arnold, b. March 5, 1778. 

10. Hannah, b. May 19, 1780; m. Uriah Farmer. 

11. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 12, 1782; m. William Thomson. 

12. Jerusha, b. Jan. 6, 1787; d. March 9, 1788. 

Thomas 4 Pope (John, 3 Seth 2 ). Born in Sandwich, 1709; died March 
25, 1784. Resided in Sandwich, and afterwards in Dartmouth near 
the junction of Acushnet Avenue and the Fairhaven road. His 
dwelling was the first building burned by the British troops after 
leaving the "head of the river" in their raid of 1778. Married 
first, Sept. 26, 1735, Thankful Dillingham, of Harwich (born 1718, 
died April 13, 1756) ; and second, Alice Jenney (born 1718, died 
Oct. 21, 1805). Children of Thomas and Thankful, first two born 
in Sandwich, others in Dartmouth : 
i. Lydia, 5 b. May 18, 1738 ; m. Joseph Ripley. 

ii. Edward, b. Feb. 15, 1739-40 ; d. June 10, J 8 18 ; m. first, Elizabeth Bul- 
lard ; second, Mrs. Elizabeth Greenleaf Ehot, of Boston. He was a 
leading citizen of New Bedford, and had a mansion at the corner of 
Main and North Sixth Streets. He was Judge of the Court of Com- 
mon Pleas for Bristol County, and subsequently for many years col- 
lector of the port of New Bedford. Children: 

1. Edward, 5 b. July 18, 1787; d. Feb. 15, 1842; m. Charlotte 


2. Thomas, b. April 7, 1789; d. March 3. 1872; m. Emily Brown. 

3. Juliana, b. Oct. 10, 1791 ; d. Oct. 5, 1792. 
iii. Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 1743 ; m. Joseph Pope (7. xi.). 

iv. Joanna, b. Oct. 30, 1748 ; d. Sept. 25, 1813 ; m. Nov. 17, 1769, Simeon 

v. Sarah, d. Dec. 25, 1750 ;%d. Dec. 17, 1782 ; m. Feb. 9, 1775, Paul Swift. 
vi. Thankful, b. May 29, 1753 ; d. Nov. 22, 1769, unm. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. April 8, 1756 ; d. Dec. 20, 1835 ; m. (about 1777) Lemuel 


Child of Thomas and Alice: 

viii. Nabbt, b. Nov. 11, 1761: d. Nov. 16, 1831; m. Jan. 4, 1791, Capt. 

William Gordon, an officer of the Revolution. She was his second 


* Daniel Eaton 8 Pope, to whom the writer is indebted for much valuable assistance in 
this work, is a graduate of Madison University, 1859; a lawyer, and prominent citizen of 
Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y. He married in Cornwall, Aug. 18, 1862, Anna Silliman, daugh- 
ter of William V. and Mary (Jessup) Dusinberre (b. Oct. 4, 1839). Children: 1. William 
Harold? b. Jan. 9, 1864. 2. Francis G. Eaton, b. July 8, I860. 3. Mary Jessup, b. April 
30, 1869. 4. Daniel Webster, b. Oct. 3, 1871 ; d. Dec. 3, 1866. 5. Leonora, b. Dec. 22, 1873. 
6. Philip Sidney, b. Dec. 29, 1876. 7. John Augustus, b. Mav 8, 1879. 8. Benjamin Frank- 
lin Victor, b. March 6, 1881. 



John 4 Pope ( Seth, s Seth 2 ). Born in Sandwich, Nov. 25, 1716; died 
same place, Feb. 8, 1762. Married Oct. 25, 1734, Mercy Swift 
(born 1719, died 1815). Children, born in Sandwich: 
i. Lois, 6 b. May 25, 1738 ; in. Cornelius Tobey. 

ii. Elisha, b. Nov. 1, 1740; d. Feb. 1, 1809; m. Feb. 15, 1761, Joanna 
Tobey. Children : 

1. John,* b. July 8, 1762; d. in Maine, March 4, 1829; m. Mary 

Freeman, of Sandwich. 

2. Warren. 

3. William, b. 1769; d. March 2, 1845. 

4. Elisha, b. 1781 ; d. March 8, 1860. 

5. Lewin, m. Temperance Parker. 

iii. Lemuel, b. April 23, 1743; d. April 9, 1827; m. Oct. 25, 1764, Mary 
Butler, of Sandwich (b. March 19. 1745, d. May 11, 1839). Children: 

1. Daniel, 6 b. April 10, 1766; d. Oct. 24, 1772. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1768 ; d. Sept. 27, 1773. 

3. Thomas, b. Dec. 17, 1771; d. Feb. 1, 1841; m. May 21, 1795, 

Lucy Bourne (b. Sept. 26, 1778. d. Nov. 1, 1845). Ten child'n. 

4. Daniel Butler, b. Feb. 15, 1773 ; d. May 1, 1773. 

5. Abie/ail, b. Jan. 23. 1775 ; d. Oct. 16, 1848 ; m. Ansel Bourne. 

6. Lemuel, b. Jan. 30, 1777; d. Aug. 3, 1851 ; m. Sarah Belknap 


7. Mary, b. March 31, 1780 ; d. March 6, 1803, unm. 

8. Joseph Henry, b. May 22, 1782 ; d Sept. 27, 1860. 

9. Mercy, b. Ausr- 12, 1784 ; d. Sept. 29, 1826. 

10. Seth, b. May 29, 1786 ; d. March 13, 1863 ; m. Hannah Crocker. 
iv. Hannah, b. May 28, 1745. 
v. Abigail, b. July 28, 1749. 

Isaac 4 Pope (Jonathan, 3 Seth 2 ). Born March 12, 1723 ; died Dec. 9, 
1793. Very little has been learued of his history. He is thought 

to have lived at or near Dartmouth. Married Sarah (born 

1726, died March 2, 1795). They are buried in Acushnet ceme- 
tery. Of their ten children, the names of but two have been ascer- 
tained, as follows. (The remaining eight were daughters.) 

ix. Jonathan. 5 Bemoved to Ohio in 1819. Many of his descendants live 
in Strongsville in that state. Children : 

Thankful, m. Nash ; Margaret, m. first, Elijah Lyman, 

second, Peter D. Wellman ; Ansel Jenne, m. Lucinda Brittan. 
x. Worth. "Captain." Children: 

1. Sally, m. Sylvester Ames; d. 1875 at Door Creek, Wis.; 2. 
Isaac; 3. Reliance; 4. Charles; 5. John; 6. Mary Ann. 

Seth 4 Pope (Elnathan? Seth 2 ). Born April 15, 1729. He lived per- 
haps in Rochester. Published Feb. 3, 1752, to Sarah Winslow, of 
R. (born March 23, 1732-3, died Aug. 20. 1775). His name ap- 
pears in the muster roll of the company of Capt. Abial Pierce, in 
Col. Nicholas Dyke's regiment, which served in the continental 
army, having enlisted from Rochester. Two of his children were : 
i. Hannah, 5 b. July 2, 1753 ; d. Aug. 9, 1753. 
ii. Hannah (again), b. March 8, 1756. 

Seth 4 Pope (Lemitel* Seth 2 ), "Col." Born March 4, 1719-20; died 
June 9, 1802. He lived in Dartmouth; was one of the leading men 
in the colony, both in civil and military affairs, during the revolu- 


tionary period, and held a commission as colonel. July 18, 1774, 
he was chosen on a committee by his townsmen to report what ac- 
tion ought to be taken respecting British taxation. The commit- 
tee's report, earnestly recommending non-importation of goods from 
the mother country and the raising of funds in aid of the Congress, 
was adopted by the town and ordered to be published. In conse- 
quence of his activity as a patriot leader, his dwelling at Acushnet 
was burned by British troops in 1778, having been pointed out to 
them by a tory neighbor. Married July 30, 1741, Abigail Church 
(born 1719, died May 8, 1778). They are buried in Acushnet 
cemetery. Children : 

Richard, 5 b. Dec. 22, 1742 ; d. Nov. 21, 1808. Mariner and shoemaker. 
Lived in Fair haven ; removed in 1770 to Plainfield, Conn., and in 1803 
to Middlefield, Otsego Co., N. Y. Married about 1765, Innocent Head, 
of Little Compton. He died while on a visit to New Bedford. Cbii'n : 

1. Benjamin,* b. 1766 in Dartmouth ; d. Jan. 4, 1854, in Hartford, 

Washington Co. N. Y. ; m. 1793, Margaret Foster. 

2. Job, m. Feb. 3, 1792, Sarah Dennison, of Voluntown, Conn. ; was 

of Cherry Valley, N. Y., 1813, Middlefield, N. Y., 1816, and 
was living in 1828. 

3. Lemuel, was of Middlefield,' N. Y., 1810 and 1838. 

4. Caleb. 

5. Seth, b. Dec. 5, 1783 ; d. Feb. 21, 1869 ; m. (date unknown) Re- 

becca Delano, of New Bedford (b. May 25, 1786, d. Feb. 21, 
1869). He was of Middlefield, N. Y. Ten children. 

6. Deborah, m. Joseph Nichols. 

7. Mercy. 

8. Lydia. 

9. Ruth, m. first, Constant Wetmore; second, James Hazard. 
10. Nathaniel. 

i. Alice, b. Jan. 18, 1744; d. May 7, 1778; m. Feb. 9, 1764, Ebenezer 

ii. Nathaniel, b. June 22, 1747 ; d. July 17, 1817. Lived in Fairhaven ; 
was lieutenant in command of a volunteer naval expedition, which on 
May 14, 1775, recaptured two provincial vessels from the British sloop- 
of-war Falcon. This occurred in Buzzard's Bay, and was the first 
naval action of the Revolution. (Ricketson's Hist. N. Bedford, 291.) 
Married Oct. 14, 1790, Mary Barstow, of Mattapoisett (b. Nov. 15, 
1762, d. May 12, 1851). Children : 

1. Nathaniel, 6 b. Julv 29, 1791 ; d. May 19, 1822. 

2. Wilson, b. Sept. 14, 1793 ; d. Jan. 8, 1879 ; m. Sept. 8, 1824, 

Sarah Eldridge. 

3. Gideon, b. Jan. 1, 1796; m. July 26, 1831, Jane D. Cunningham. 

4. Joshua Loring, b. July 19, 1798; d. March 17, 1883; m. Oct. 

17, 1831, Anna Sophia Barstow. 

5. Alice, b. May 9, 1802; d. April 23, 1863. 

6. Lucy Barstow, b. March 9. 1805 : m. Sept. 27, 1832, Rowland 

Fish, of Fairhaven. Both living in 1887. 

v. Innocent, b. Dec. 8, 1749. 

'. Ephraim, b. July 20, 1752. 

'i. Yet Seth, b. April 15, 1755 : d. Oct. 17, 1820 ; m. first, Thankful Fos- 
ter (b. March 27, 1761, d. Oct. 31, 1792) ; m. second, Mrs. Margaret 

(b. Aug. 13, 1762, d. April 12, 1848). Children of Seth and 

Thankful : 

1. Child, 6 b. and d. Sept. 6, 1785. 

2. Abigail, b. Oct. 24, 1788. 

3. Enos, b. July 5, 1795 ; m. first, Julv 16, 1823, Lois Alden (d. 

Dec. 2, 1823) : m. second, Abigail Haskell (d. Feb. 23, 1836) ; 
m. third, Jane R. Heustis. 

4. Thankful, b. Jan. 3, 1797 ; m. Thomas Shaw. 

5. Sarah, b. July 31, 1798. 

6. Orpha, b. April 7, 1800 ; d. May 10, 1838. 


7. Margaret, b. Jan. 8, 1802. 

8. Seth, b. Oct. 16, 1803 ; m. Mary Henwood. 

9. Ephraim, b. Aug. 8, 1807 ; d. May 31, 1874. 

Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Generations. 
Seth 5 Pope (Seth, 4 John, 2 Seth 2 ). He removed with his father to Leb- 
anon, Conn., in 1749; married about 1750, Martba, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Lydia (Lothrop) Bacon, of L. (born Nov. 6, 1734). 
March 1, 1762, his father conveyed to him the homestead in Vol- 
untown, now Sterling Hill, Conn. He was killed by being run 
over by a cart, in September, 1774. Children : 

i. Ansel, 6 b. 1751 (?) ; m. Anne] . Took? oath 7 of allegiance, Volun- 

town, r April 19, 1781. Removed from thence in spring of 1783 and 
settled in Exeter, N. Y. Descendants in New Berlin, N. Y., and Jack- 
son, Pa. Child : 

1. Hannah,' 7 b. April 7, 1780. Other children were Ansel, Allen §>., 
Abraham, William, Thomas and Seth. 

ii. Lothrop, b. 1753 ; d. 1841, in Keeseville, N. Y. About 1790 he remov- 
ed to Saratoga, now Northumberland, N. Y., and in 1831 to Keese- 
ville. Married about 1791 Abigail Newell, of Washington Co., N. Y. 
Children : 

1. Abigail, 7 b/Nov. 19, 1792. 

2. Seth, d. unm. about 1831, Northumberland, N. Y. 

3. Martha, d. unm. 

4. Martin, was living in 1830, Northumberland, N. Y. . 

5. Susan. 

6. Elizabeth, m. Richard H. Peabody, ofYonkers, N. Y. 

7. Mary, b. May 5, 1809 ; m. Samuel Ball, of Rahway, N. J. 

8. Lothrop, b. Feb. 28, 1813 ; d. at Keeseville, N. Y. ; m. Mary 


iii. Hannah, b. 1757; d. April 12, 1814; m. Zechariah Fairchild,* of Great 
Barrington, Mass. Nine children. One of these children was Fran- 
ces, 1 h. March 27, 1797, who m. Jan. 11, 1821, at Great Barrington, 
William Cullen Bryant, poet and journalist. 

iv. Seth, d. August, 1802, in Georgetown, S. C, unm. He was a master 

v. William, b. 1763(?) ; d. Nov. 1799, in St. Albans, Vt. He went from 
Voluntown, Ct., to Sheffield, probably about 1781, appearing in the 
tax-list of S. in 1784. He removed to Great Barrington in 1789, and 
to Hubbardston, and finally to St, Albans, Vt., where he died. Mar- 
ried April 13, 1784, Rhoda Dewey, of Sheffield, who after his death 
returned to S. and m. April 26, 1801, Zebulon Spaulding, of the same 
place. Children : 
>-- 1. Calvin J., d. 1835 ; m. Abigail Kellogg. 

2. Julia Maria, 1 m. Martin Callender. 

3. Mora, m. Sarah . 

4. Almira, b. Oct. 15, 1791 ; d. March 8, 1872 ; m. Dec. 1808, Har- 

ry Day Austin. 

5. Stephen Dewey, b. April 17, 1794; d. Nov. 27, 1873; m. Mary 


6. William, b. April 23, 1800 ; d. Sept. 27, 1882 ; m. first, Anna 

Maria Fassett ; second, Sarah Ann Parmenter. Eleven child'n. 
vi. Esther, m. Philo Hamlin, of Bloomfield, N. Y. 
vii. Lydia. b. Feb. 28, 1767; d. Nov. 26, 1839; m. Aug. 17, 1789, Elijah 

Hamlin, of Bloomfield, N. Y. 
viii. Martha, m. first, John Fairchild ; second, Tyrranus Collins. 
16. ix. Ebenezer, b. April 3, 1772 ; d. March 8, 1841. 

* In the will of her brother Setli, dated August 9, 1802, she is called " Hannah Stilles," 
which may indicate that she had been previously married. 



Ebenezer 6 Pope (Seth, b Seth, 4 John, 3 Seth 2 ), " Captain." He was 
reared from childhood and lived until 1784 in the family of his 
maternal grandfather, Ebenezer Bacon, of Lebanon, Conn. From 
1795 to 1809 he lived in Alford and carried on a small iron works. 
In 1809 he removed to Great Barrington, where he was for many 
years a leading citizen and a prominent mason. Was several times 
chosen selectman in Alford and G. B., and three times elected to 
the state legislature. In 1827, meeting with financial reverses, he 
removed to Verona, N. Y., but in 1831 returned to Massachusetts 
and settled in West Stockbridge. where he died, March 8, 1841. 
Married first, Dec. 17, 1800, Keziah, daughter of Simon 4 (Simon, 3 
John, 2 Simon, 1 of Kent, England, born 1605) and Anne Willard 
(born 1776, died Feb. 6, 1804); married second, Rhocla Willard 
(sister of preceding, born 1782, died Jan. 13, 1813) ; married third, 
Mrs. Zady (Prindle) Tobey (born April 5, 1777, d. Feb. 5, 1864). 
Children, born in Alford, of Ebenezer and Keziah : 

17. i. Ebenezer, 7 h. Oct. 22, 1801 ; d. Dec. 12, 1878. 

ii. Keziab, b. Feb. 6, 1803 ; d. Aug. 29, 1868 ; m. July 6, 1826, " Capt." 
Levi Kilbourne, of Great Barrington. Three children. 

Children of Ebenezer and Rhoda, born in Alford and Gt. Barrington: 

iii. Abbt, b. Aug. 20, 1805; d. July 31, 1886, in Rochester, N. Y. ; m.. 

Benjamin Ford, of Clyde, ( N. Y. Three children, 
iv. Amanda, b. Nov. 4, 1806; lives (1887) in St. Paul, Minn. ; m. Henry 

Acker, of Clyde, N. Y. Nine children, 
v. William, b. July 21, 1808; d. Jan. 15, 1884, in Quincy, Mich., umn. 

Was an extensive contractor and stock-raiser. 
vi. Martha, h. June 30, 1810 ; d. July 4, 1882, in Chicago, 111. ; m. George 

Sedgwick, of Stockbridge. No issue, 
vii. John Willard, b. Oct. 1, 1812 ; d. Feb. 16, 1813. 

Children of Ebenezer and Zady, born in Great Barrington : 

viii. John, b. Aug. 2. 1814 ; d. in Maquoketa, Iowa ; ra. . Children : 

1. William* 

2. Delpiiina. 

3. Adrian D. 

4. Augusta. 

ix. Harriet, b. July 24, 1817 ; m. in Pittsfield, Nov. 3, 1887, Thomas Pet- 
tijohn, of St. Peter, Minn. 

x. Seth Griswold, b. Dec. 14, 1819. Builder and contractor. Lived first 
in Great Barrington ; removed in 1850 to Ogdensburgh, N. Y. ; was 
several times chosen president of that borough, and member of New 
York State Assembly. Resides (1887), at Alexandria Bay. N. Y. 
Married first, Isabella M. Carter, of Whitesboro', N. Y. (d. April 6, 
1857) ; m. second, Mrs. Harriet (Haskell) Chapin, of New Haven, 
Conn. (d. July 9, v 1878). Child of Seth and Isabella, b. in Ogdens- 
burgh : 

1. Frances Elizabeth* b. Dec. 3, 1851 ; m. Dr. Weston, of N. York. 
Children of Seth and Harriet, b. in Ogdensburgh : 

2. Harriet Isabella, b. Sept. 13, 1864. 

3. Deodalus Haskell, b. June 28, 1868. 

Ebenezer 7 Pope (Ebenezer, 6 Seth, 5 Seth, 4 John, 5 Seth 2 ). Born in Al- 
ford, Oct. 22, 1801 ; died in Union township, N. J., Dec. 12, 1878. 
Blacksmith and farmer. Removed with his father to Great Bar- 
rington in 1809, and to Verona, N. Y., in 1827 ; returned to West 
Stockbridge in 1831. He afterwards lived in Great Barrington 
until 1867, when he went to Union township, N. J., with his sons. 


Married at G. B. Jan. 27, 1840, Electa Leouard. daughter of Wil- 
liam and Mary (Leonard) Wainwright (born Dec. 19, 1803, died 
in Elizabeth, N. J., Feb. 27, 1878). Children, born in Great 
Barrington : 

18. i. Franklin Leonard, 8 b. Dec. 2, 1840. 

ii. William, b. and d. Nov. 27, 1842. 

iii. Ralph Wainwright, b. Aug. 16, 1844, Union township, N. J. ; m. 
first, in South Lee, Nov. 25, 1868, Alice Ellen Judson (b. Sept. 4, 
1849, d. Oct. 31, 1880) ; m. second, at Great Barrington, Feb. 6, 
1884, Ruth Emma Whiting Children of Ralph and Alice : 

1. Ellen Lowry* b. May 27, 1870. 

2. Frank Judson, b. July 27, 1873. 

3. Gertrude Castle, b. Sept. 28, 1876. 

iv. Henry William, b. Nov. 2, 1848, Elizabeth, N. J. ; m. in Pittsfield, 
May 10, 1870. Lucy Delia Porter, of P. (b. April 23, 1851). Child'n : 

1. Grace Electa} b. June, 11, 1871. 

2. William Henry, b. Aug. 20, 1873. 

3. Irving Wainwright, b. Sept. 29, 1875. 

Franklin Leonard 8 Pope (Ebenezer , 7 Ebenezer, 6 Seth, 5 Seth, 4 John, 3 
Seth 2 ). Born in Great Barrington, Dec. 2, 1840. Was telegraph 
operator in G. B., Springfield and Providence, R. L, from 1857 to 
1862; assistant engineer of American Telegraph Co. in New York 
until 1864 ; assistant engineer of Russo-American telegraph from 
Washington Territory to Siberia and Behring's Straits (partially 
completed and abandoned in 1867), in which capacity he made the 
first exploration of the region lying about the sources of the Skee- 
na, Stickeen and Yukon rivers in British Columbia and Alaska. In 
1867 settled in Union township, near Elizabeth, N. J., where he now 
(1887) resides. Is an electrical engineer and author, place of busi- 
ness in New York. Married in Amherst, August 6, 1873, Sarah 
Amelia, daughter of " Captain " Marquis Fayette and Hannah 
(Williams) Dickinson (born Oct. 8, 1848). Children, born in 
Union, N. J. : 

i. Son, 9 b. and d. 1874. 

ii. Hannah Dickinson, b. May 3, 1876. 

iii. Amy Margaretta, b. Aug. 9, 1878. 

iv. Franklin Leonard Wainwright, b. July 29, 1880. 

v. Seth Willard, b. Oct. 23, 1883 ; d. Nov. 13, 1883. 



"The Last will and Testiment of Joseph Pope of Salem being 
weake of body but of perfect memory. 

Imp r . I doe appoynt my Loveing wife Gartrude Pope to be 
Executrix of this my Last will and testament. 

Itt m . I give unto my two Eldest sonns Joseph and Benjamen Pope : 
all that Land and medo which I bought of goodman ffareington of 
Linne tto them and there heirs forever : they to injoy the said land 
whe thay cum to age. 

It m . I give unto the abovesaid Joseph and Benjamen Pope the 
House which I now dwell in together with the Land or farme on which it 
standeth with all the apurtenances thereto belonging to them and to there 
heirs forever thay to injoy the same after ther mother deseas : provided 
and it is my will that they shall pay to my two yongest sonns Enos and 
Samuell Pope tenn pounds apeece within two years after they shall 
injoy the same, the house and Land above said to stand as security 
for the payment of the said Legase to my two yonger sonns. 

It m . I give unto my two yongest sonns Enos and Samuell Pope 
tenn pounds apeece to be payde when thay cum to age. 

It m . I give unto my Daughter Damaris Buffum tenne pounds 
beside what she have alredy had to hir and to hir heirs. 

It m . I give unto my Dafter Hanah pope twenty pounde to hir and 
hir heirs. 

the rest of my Estate I doe give to my wife during hir Life and to be 
disposed of by hir will at hir decease, provided it be to my Children. 

It m . I doe desier my brothers George and Richard and Joseph 

Gardner and Cos Samuell Shatok the elder to be overseers of this 

my Last will testament. 

the marke of 

Joseph P pope. 
September the : n th : 1666. 

Test Joseph Gardner. 



[Memorandum on the back of the paper.] 
the within writing being presented to this Court held at Salem by 
Garthred the wife of the said Joseph Pope deceased, & there being 
noe witnes p'sent : the Court being informed by Leif* George 
Gardner that it was the mind of y e deceased to his knowledge, the 
Court doe appoynt the said Garthred Administratrix and doe order 
that the Estate be disposed of according to the within writing. 
da r the 27 : 4 m0 1667. in Court. 

Attestes Hillyard Veren Clericus." 

As George, Richard and Joseph Gardner are here called " brothers " 
by Joseph Pope, we must connect him in some way with their father, 
Mr. Thomas Gardner, who was sent over from England (probably 
from Dorsetshire) in 1623-4 by the Dorchester Company, to be 
overseer of the farming at Cape Ann, as Roger Conant was of the 
fisheries connected with that colony. In 1626 he removed to Salem, 
where he continued, a much honored citizen, until his death, Dec. 9, 
1674. His surviving wife was widow Damaris Shattuck, whose son, 
" Samuel Shatok the elder," is called "cos." [cousin] by Joseph Pope. 
Thomas Gardner's will specifies wife Damaris, daughters Sarah 
Balch, Seeth Grafton, Miriam Hill's two daughters, Miriam and 
Susanna ; sons Thomas, George, John, Samuel, Joseph and Richard 
Some of these were children of a former wife, said by the Shattuck 
Memorial to have been Margaret Frier : and either she or an earlier 
wife may have been a widow Pope, the mother of Joseph Pope. Or 
Gertrude Pope, Joseph's wife, may have been a daughter of Thomas 
G., sen., and her mother a sister of Damaris Shattuck. The relation- 
ship of the Pope and Gardner and Shattuck families is certain ; the 
mode not yet plain. 

Joseph Pope and his wife and many of their descendants were 
members of the Society of Friends, commonly mis-called Quakers. 
That body of people would never have been persecuted, had all its 
members been as law-abiding, courteous and friendly as the Salem 
Pope family have been. 

[Page 298.] 

Mr. Thomas Gardner came, in 1623, "to oversee the plant- 
ing," and with him came Mr. John Tilley, "to oversee the 
fishing." Two years later Mr. Roger Conant was appointed to 
govern the colony, as the successor of Mr. Gardner. A year 
later the fisheries were abandoned altogether, and the " Western 
Adventurers," as the proprietors were called, dissolved partner- 
ship. Rev. John White and others of them joined the Massa- 
chusetts Bay Company, and continued to foster and mould 
the affairs of the colony thus begun. Mrs. Damaris Gardner, 
mentioned in her husband's will, dated Dec. 7, 1668, d. Nov. 28 
before his decease, Dec. 29, 1674. Seeth Grafton's first husband 
was Joshua, son of Roger Conant. 

[By the great kindness of Dr. Wheatland, we are permitted to reprint the following article. 
The notes within the columns are his ; those across the foot of the pages are ours.] 



Published in Essex Institute Collections of June, 1866. {Vol. viii.) 

This account is only a compilation 
of a few facts that have been gathered 
from various sources, without any ex- 
tended research, and should be con- 
sidered merely as materials for a his- 
tory of this family, which, I trust, 
some future antiquary will, ere long, 
be induced to prepare. The compiler 
desires notice of any error or omission. 

Joseph Pope, the progenitor of 
the various families of the name 
now residing in this vicinity, is said 1 
to be the son of Robert Pope, of 
Yorkshire, England. He came to 
this country in the " Mary and John," 
of London, 2 in 1634, was recorded a 
Church Member before 1636, made a 
Freeman in 1637, had lands granted 
in 1637 and at other times in that 
portion of Salem now known as West 
Danvers, and some of it bordering on 
Ipswich River. He and his wife 
Gertrude were before the court in 
1658 for attending Quaker Meetings, 
and in 1662 were excommunicated for 
their adherence to the opinions of 
that sect. He died about 1667. His 
will, dated Sept. 10, 1666, mentions 
wife Gertrude executrix. In court, 
27. 4, 1667. 

The following children are recorded 
among the baptisms of the First 
Church, in Salem : — 

2. Damaris, 2 bap. 1643, 22 - 2; 
m. Joshua Buffum. 

3. Hannah, 2 bap. 1645, 20. 5. 

4. Hannah, 2 bap. 1648, 26. 1 ; m. 
Caleb Buffum, 26 March, 1672; had 
son Caleb, b. 14th May, 1673; Rob- 
ert, b. 1. 10, 1675. 

5. George, 2 bap. 1649, 8. 5. 

6. Joseph, 2 bap. 1650, 27. 8. {Vide 

7. Benjamin, 2 bap. 1653, 17. 2. 
( Vide infra) 

8. Samuel, 2 bap. 1656, 18.3. (Vide 

9. Enos, 2 mentioned in his father's 
will, not recorded among the baptisms. 

II. Generation. 
Joseph Pope, 2 bap. 1650, 27. 8, 
a farmer, lived at " The Village ; " m. 
Bethseda 3 Folger, daughter of Peter 
Folger,* of Nantucket, one of the 
first settlers on that island, and in 

* See an account of the Folger family in N. 
E. Hist, and Gen. Reg. vol. 16, p. 269. 

1 Family Tradition only. 

2 The " 25th day of March," the second day of the new year, his name was entered on the list. 

3 Joseph, 2 in his will, calls wife and daughter " Bethshua." 



consequence of his valuable services 
at that period, his name has always 
been held in high esteem. Abiah, 
the sister of Bethseda, m. Josiah 
Franklin, and was the mother of Dr. 
Benjamin Franklin, a name that 
stands high in the annals of science. 
Joseph Pope died in 171 2, having 
had the following children : — 

10. Joseph, 3 b. ; d. young. 

11. Bethseda, 3 b. Ap. 9, 1683; d. 

12. Gertrude, 3 b. Aug. 27, 1685 ; m. 
Ebenezer, third son of Thomas Flint, 
a farmer, lived in North Reading, 
born April 6, 1683, and died 1767; 
had six children, Nathaniel, Ebenezer, 
Lois, Nathan, Amos, Eunice. See 
" Flint's Genealogy," p. 13. 

13. Joseph, 3 b. June 16, 1687. 
( Vide infra.) 

14. Enos, 3 b. June 6, 1690. {Vide 

15. Eleazer, 3 b. Dec. 4, 1693. 
( Vide infra.) 

16. Jerusha, 3 b. April 1, 1695; m. 
July 9, 1713, George Flint, son of 
George and Elizabeth (Putnam) Flint, 
b. April 1, 1686; she died June 29, 
1 781; had seven children, namely, 

* Samuel Shattuck, son of widow Damaris, 
was born in England about 1620. He was a 
hatter in Salem, where he died June 6, 1689. 
He was one of those who suffered persecution 
for being called a Quaker. For an account of 
his connection with this persecution, see 
" Bessie's Collection of the Sufferings of the 
People called Quakers," " Bishop's New Eng- 
land Judged," "Fox's Journal," and else- 
where. Shattuck went to England and pre- 
sented the subject of the suffering to the notice 
of Charles II., and by the assistance of Ed- 
ward Burroughs obtained, Sept. 19, 1661, "a 
mandamus," commanding the magistrates and 
ministers in New England "to forbear to pro- 
ceed any farther " against the people called 
Quakers, — and he was appointed agent to 
carry this mandamus to New England. The 

Susanna, Jerusha, Elizabeth, Abigail, 
George, Eliezer, Hannah. See " Flint 
Genealogy," p. 15. 

17. Nathaniel, 3 b. Nov. 20, 1679. 
( Vide infra.) 

Benjamin Pope, 2 bap. 1653, 17. 2, 
a farmer; m. Damaris, dau. of Sam- 
uel and Hannah Shattuck * of Salem, 
b. Nov. 11, 1653; administration on 
estate granted to his son Benjamin 
April 13, 1702; children, — 

18. Benjamin. 3 (Vide infra.) 

19. Samuel, 3 husbandman, lived in 
" The Village." Inventory of estate 
returned Sept. 26, 1753, nephew John 
Pope, administrator. Probably no is- 

20. Ebenezer, 3 died without issue 
in 1 71 7 ; administration on his estate 
to his brother, July 12, 171 8. 

21. Jerome, 3 mentioned in 1718, 
having been absent a long time at sea, 
and supposed to be lost. 

Samuel Pope, 2 bap. 1656, 18. 3, 
a mariner; m. Jan. 28, 1685, Exercise 
Smith, dau. of John and Margaret 
Smith, f of Salem. Children, — 

General Court, Nov. 27, 1661, accordingly 
passed an order suspending the laws against 
the Quakers, and the jailers were directed to 
release those who were in custody. Thus, 
principally through his instrumentality, ter- 
minated one of the most extraordinary perse- 
cutions that this country ever witnessed. Af- 
terwards he was permitted to live in Salem 
undisturbed. He seems to have been a man 
independent in his opinions, and unwilling to 
submit to oppression. — See " Shattuck Me- 
morials," by L. Shattuck, p. 361. 

f John and Margaret Smith were among 
those who were persecuted for their adherence 
to the opinions of the Quakers. Bishop's 
"New England Judged" contains an account 
of these persecutions, also letters addressed to 
Governor John Endecott, one signed by John 



22. Damaris, 3 b. Feb., 1686-7; d. 
\% years after. 

23. Samuel, 3 b. June 11, 1689. 

24. Margaret, 3 b. Oct. 21, 1691. 

25. Enos, 3 b. Feb. 1, 1694-5. 

26. Hannah, 3 b. Feb. 17, 1696-7; 
m. Nov. 25, 1 714, Isaac Hacker, and 
had Hannah, b. Oct. 24, 171 5; Sarah, 
b. Aug. 29, 1 71 7; Eunice, b. Jan. 
24, 1 719; Isaac, b. July 2, 1722; 
Jeremiah, b. May 27, 1725;* Isaac, b. 
Nov. 28, 1727; Hannah, b. May 16, 
1729; Isaac, b. March 4, 1730. 

27. Elizabeth, 3 b. May 23, 1698. 

28. Eunice, 3 b. Aug. 12, 1700; m. 
Nov. 14, 1728, Joseph Cook, — had 
Eunice, b. Sept. 6, 1729; Hannah, b. 
June 19, 1732; John, b. July 22, 1735. 

29. Ruth, 3 b. March 11, 1705; d. 
July 6, 1705. 

This is without doubt the Samuel 
Pope who married, in 1709, Martha, 
the widow of William Beane, jr., and 
dau. of Samuel and Martha (Haw- 
kins) Robinson, b. 1673, TI - 2 °- She 
m. Joseph Winslow, and by him had 
Joseph, b. Feb. 21, 1695-6; m. sec- 

Smith and delivered to him shortly after the 
death of Mary Dyer in 1660; another signed 
by Mary Trask and Margaret Smith, dated, 
" From your House of Correction, where we 
have been unjustly restrained from our Chil- 
dren and Habitations ; one of us above ten 
months, and the other about eight, and where 
we are yet continued by you. Oppressors that 
know no shame. Boston, the 21st of the 20th 
month, 1660." Margaret Smith died at Salem, 
11. n, 1677. Inventory of estate of John 
Smith, deceased, was appraised 16th April, 1680. 

ondly, Oct. 29, 1702, William Beane, 
and had William, b. July 2, 1703, 
Caleb, b. Feb. 22, 1704-5; m. third- 
ly, Samuel Pope, and had the follow- 
ing, who were baptized at First 
Church, Salem. 

30. Martha, 3 bap. May 20, 1711. 

Mary, 3 bap. Aug. 30, 1713. 

Susanna, 3 bap. June 30, 1717. 

Abigail, 3 bap. Dec. 31, 1727, 




Samuel Pope died before 1735 

III. Generation. 

Joseph Pope, 3 b. June 16, 1687, 
a farmer, resided at " The Village " ; 
m. Feb. 7, 1715-16, Mehitable Put- 
nam, dau. of John and Hannah Put- 
nam, b. July 20, 1695. Will signed 
March 25, 1755, mentions wife Me- 
hitable, and appoints sons Ebenezer 
and Eleazer executors. In Court, 
Oct. 13, 1755. Children, — 

34. Joseph, 4 bap. Sept. 1,1717; m. 
Hannah Shaw, of Salem, Oct. 7, 1743 ; 
was living at Pomfret, Conn., in 1755. 

* Isaac Hacker, known as Master Hacker, 
was a son of this Jeremiah, and a native of 
Salem. He died very suddenly in September, 
1S1S, aged sixty-eight. He was a much re- 
spected member of the Society of Friends 
and an instructor of youth for about forty 
years. He was the master of the " West 
School " in Salem, now known as " Hacker 
School," from its institution in 1785, till with- 
in two or three years of his decease. This long 
continuance in the situation is the strongest 
testimony of the public approbation and respect. 

1 Joseph Pope, 5 jr.,b. in Pomfret, Conn., Sept. 28, 1746 ; grad. Harv. Univ. 1770, ord. Cong, 
minister 1773 ; preached long at Spencer, Mass.; d. March 8, 1826 ; m. Oct. 9, 1777, Anna, dau. of 
Col. Benj. and Sarah (Brown) Hammond, of Newton, who d. July 14, 1S59, aet. 104 yrs., 7 
mos. Children: Joseph, 6 Charles, 6 William, 6 Anna 6 ; Joseph 6 lived in Portland, m. (3) 
Harriet, dau. of Roland and Mary (Godson) Jones, still living: dau., Caroline Eliza, m. Hon. 
Thomas Houghton Weston, of Portland. William 6 has son, Joseph 7 , and dau., Mrs. Lucretia" 
H. Upham, at Spencer. Rev. Charles W. Park, of New Haven, Conn., is a grandson of Rev. 
Josephs Pope. 



35. Mehitable, 4 bap. May 3, 1719 ; 
m. April 18, 1741, Joseph Gardner, 
son of Abel and Sarah (Porter) Gard- 
ner, and had Joseph, Mehitable, Na- 
thaniel, Eunice. 

36. Hannah, 4 bap. Sept. 3, 1721, 
m. June 30, 1739, Israel Putnam, son 
of Joseph and Elizabeth (Porter) Put- 
nam, b. Jan. 7, 1717-18; d. May 19, 
1790. In 1739, removed from Salem 
to Pomfret, Conn.; having purchased 
a tract of land, he applied himself 
successfully to agriculture. He died 
May 19, 1790, widely known as a 
celebrated major-general in the Conti- 
nental Army during the American 
Revolution. She died in 1764. 

37. Nathaniel, 4 bap. May 17, 1724, 
( Vide infra?) 

38. Eunice, 4 bap. April 30, 1727; 
m. October, 1745, Col. John Baker, 
of Ipswich. She died at Ipswich, 
January, 1821, aged ninety-four. A 
contemporary says, " She was a re- 
markable woman, and retained her 
faculties to the last. She was a con- 
nection of the late General Putnam, 
and was full of the same ardor that 
possessed him." 

39. Mary, 4 bap. May 31, 1730; m. 
Nov. 28, 1748, Samuel Williams, of 
Pomfret, Conn. 

40. Ebenezer, 4 bap. June 9, 1734. 
( Vide infra.) 

41. Eleazer, 4 bap. Nov. 14, 1736. 
( Vide infra) 

42. Elizabeth, 4 bap. October 14, 

Enos Pope, 3 b. June 6, 1690, a 
clothier; lived near the Fowler house 
on Boston Street. In 1718, he built 
the house now occupied by Mr. John 
G. Wilkins, 92 Boston Street, where 
he, his son Enos, and grandson Enos 
carried on the same business for up- 

wards of a century; m. 171 5, 1 mo. 
17, Margaret Smith, b. March 18, 
1691, a daughter of George and Han- 
nah Smith, of Salem, who was the son 
of John and Margaret Smith. (See 
No. 8.) He died Feb. 24, 1765; ad- 
ministration granted to Enos Pope, 
his son, Oct. 25, 1766; had, — 

43. Enos, 4 b. 9.m°- 18, 1721. {Vide 

44. Margaret, 4 b. 6. 7, 1723; d. 
25th of same month. 

45. Joseph, 4 b. 5. 29, 1724; d. 23d 
of y e 1 2m - following. 

46. Benjamin, 4 b. 10. 3, 1725; d. 
2d of y e 11 m°- following. 

47. Joseph, 4 b. 4. 5, 1728; d. 14. 
6 m°- following. 

48. Seth, 4 b. 11. 23, 1730; d. 5 of 
8 m°- following. 

49. John, 4 b. 9. 17, 1732; d. 18 of 
y e 5 m°- following. 

50. Hannah, 4 b. 4. 19, 1734; d. 27 
of y e 5 m°- following. 


Eleazer Pope, 3 b. Dec. 4, 1693, 
cordwainer, m. April 3, 1718, Hannah 
Buffington. He died 2. 5 m°- 1734. 
Inventory of his estate taken Oct. 15, 
1734, including dwelling-house, land, 
and shop (near the Elm tree on Bos- 
ton Street, Salem), Hannah Pope, his 
widow, administratrix. 

51. Stephen. 4 (Vide infra.) 


Nathaniel PoPE, 3 b. Nov. 20, 1679, 
a blacksmith, of Salem; mar. Dec. 17, 
1703, Prisca Chatwell, dau. of Nicholas 
and Sara Chatwell, b. 22. 2, 1679; died 
. The widow, April 14, 171 1, 
m. John Meachum, of Enfield, Hamp- 
shire county, and removed to that 
place. Children, — 



52. Mary, 4 b. Feb. 27, 1704-5; m. 
Nathaniel Parsons, of Enfield, hus- 

53. Sarah, 4 b. ; m. Nathaniel 
Meachum, of Enfield, husbandman. 

Benjamin Pope, 3 husbandman, m. 
June 24, 1710, Sarah Smith, of Cape 
Ann. Inventory of estate returned 
Nov. 29, 1769, son John Pope, admin- 

54. Mary, 4 b. January, 171 1-1 2; died 
Sept. 8, 1 71 2. 

55. John, 4 b. March 16, 1 713-14. 
( Vide infra.) 

Samuel Pope, 3 b. at Salem, 1689, 
4. 11 ; d. 1769, 9. 21 ; m. Sarah Estes, 
of Lynn, November 20, 1714; born 
at Salem, 1693, 3. 5 ; d. 1773, 1. 10. 
Children, — 

56. Elizabeth, 4 b. 1716, 4. 16; d. 
1716, 5. 5. 

57. Robert, 4 b. 171 7, 6. 9. (Vide 

58. Ebenezer, 4 b. 1719-20, 1. 23. 
( Vide infra?) 

59. Estes, 4 b. 1 721-2, 12. 18; d. 
1725-6, 11. 16. 

60. Philadelphia, 4 b. 1723-4, 12. 26; 
d. 1750, 8. 3. 

61. Sarah, 4 b. 1726, 5. 2; d. 1768, 

62. Ruth, 4 b. 1728-9, 1.6; d. 1764, 
1. 30. 

63. Samuel, 4 b. 1731, 7. 27. 

64. Henry, 4 b. 1733, 6. 14; died the 
same night. 

65. Hannah, 4 b. 1734, 7. 20. 

IV. Generation. 


Nathaniel Pope, 4 farmer, resided 

at " The Village." Baptized May 17, 

1724; m. Mary, dau. of Jasper Swin- 

nerton, b. 1728; d. Dec. 20, 1773. He 
m., secondly, Dec. 23, 1784, Sarah, 
dau. of Rev. Peter and Deborah 
(Hobart) Clark, of Danvers. She was 
born Dec. 18, 1738; d. Feb. 12. 1802. 
He died in Nov., 1800, and adminis. 
tration on estate granted to Amos and 
Elijah Pope, March 2, 1801. Chil- 
dren, — 

66. Mary, 5 b. Dec. 12, 1748; m. 
June 4, 1777, Aaron Gilbert. 

67. Eunice, 5 b. Feb. 19, 1751 ; m. 
Sept. 16, 1773, James Putnam. 

68. Nathaniel, 5 b. March 22, 1753; 
d. unmarried, Feb. 10, 177S. 

69. Rebecca, 5 b. April 16, 1755; m. 
Jan. 27, [784, Jonathan Proctor, of 

70. Hannah, 5 b. Aug. 21, 1757; d. 
at the age of twenty-one years. 

71. Jasper, 5 b. Oct. 10, 1759; d. at 
the age of nineteen years and two 

72. Ruth, 5 born Nov. 7, 1761 ; d. at 
the age of two years. 

73. Zephaniah, 5 b. May 6, 1764; d. 
unmarried, aged thirty-two. 

74. Elijah, 5 born Jan. 28, 1766. (Vide 

75. Mehitable, 5 b. April 3, 1768: d. 
June 2, 1837; m. Caleb Oakes, of 
Danvers. Was the mother of Wil- 
liam Oakes, of Ipswich, a very dis- 
tinguished botanist, who was born in 
Danvers July 1, 1799; graduated at 
Harvard College in 1820; died July 
31, 1848. See an obituary notice in 
American Journal of Science and Arts, 
vol. 7 (Second Series), p. 138. 

76. Amos, 5 b. Feb. 20, 1772. (Vide 


Ebenezer Pope, 4 bap. June 9, 1734; 

d. Nov. 4, 1802; m. October, 1754, 

Sarah, dau. of John and Mary (Eaton) 

Pope. See No. 113. She died in 



South Reading October 12, 1832, aged 
94 years. Children, — 

77. Lucretia, 5 m. Poole, of 
South Reading. 

78. John 5 . ( Vide infra.) 

79. Eben 5 . ( Vide infra^) 

80. Lucy 5 . 

81. Oliver 5 . {Vide infra.) 

82. Mary, 5 m. Ananiah Parker, of 
South Reading. 

83. Elizabeth, 5 m. Thomas Swan, 
of South Reading. 

84. Jane 5 . 

85. Abraham Gould 5 . Removed to 
Maine, married and died there. 

Eleazer Pope, 4 bap. Nov. 14, 
1736; m. Nanny Putnam, July 7, 


86. Eleazer, 5 b. Feb. 4, 1758; m. 
April, 1780, Mary Gardner. 

87. Rebecca, 5 b. Dec. 31, 1759; m - 
Nov. 28, T781, Thomas Gardner. 

88. Molly, 5 bap. April 16, 1762. 

89. Joseph, 5 b. June 28, 1764; m. 
Susanna Marsh, March 20, 1789. 

90. Mehitable, 5 bap. Nov. 8, 1767. 

91. Nanna, 5 bap. July 24, 1769; m. 
Jesse Leavenworth, of Danville, Feb. 
20, 1 791. 

92. Allen, 5 bap. July 12, 1772. 

93. Huldah, 5 bap. Dec. 5, 1773. 

94. Perley Putnam, 5 bap. July 9, 
1775; m. Jan. 13, 1799, Rebecca, dau. 
of Hezekiah and Esther (Coose) Flint, 
of North Reading ; removed to Dan- 
ville, Vermont. 

95. Betsey, 5 b. Aug. 13, 1777; m. 
Sept. 25, 1795, Deacon Simeon Flint, 
who was born in North Reading June 
24, 1775 ; removed to Danville, Vt., 
1799, and thence in 1810 to Shipton, 
Canada East, where he died July 3, 
1857, having had nine children. (See 
"Flint Genealogy," p. 46.) 

96. Jasper, 5 b. Jan. 1, 1780. (Vide 

97. William Walton, 5 bap. Oct. 31, 
1784; d. unm., at Salem, aged twenty- 

The members of this family removed 
principally to Vermont. 

Enos Pope, 4 b. at Salem, 1721,9. 
18; d. March 12, 1813, — the oldest 
man in the town of Salem, a clothier 
by occupation, and lived in the same 
house which his father built. He 
married Lydia, dau. of Joshua and 
Buffum, of Salem ; b. Oct. 10, 
1726; d. Oct. 15, 1 78 1. Children, — 

98. Lydia, 5 b. 1750, 1. 28. 

99. Margaret, 5 b. 1752, 6. 5. 

100. Eunice, 5 b. 1755, 5. 2; d. 
Sept., 1819, unmarried. 

101. Hannah, 5 b. 1757, 4. 2; d. at 
Salem, 1836, 9. 16. 

102. Enos, 5 b. 1759, 4- 2 7» a 
clothier ; lived in the house built and 
occupied by his grandfather Enos, 
also by his father Enos ; died unmar- 
ried Nov. 24, 1838. 

103. Damans, 5 b. 1761, 8. n. 

Stephen Pope, 4 b. ; d. 

Oct. 9, 1765, cordwainer; resided in 
Salem, near the Elm Tree on Boston 
Street; m. Mary, dau. of Joshua and 
Buffum, b. July 8, 1723; d. 
July, 1788. Children,— 

104. Hannah, 5 b. May 31, 1746; d. 
May 20, 1840, aet. ninety-three; m. 
Thomas Nichols, of Somersworth, N. 
H., and Salem, son of David and 
Hannah (Gaskell) Nichols ; died at 
Salem December, 1S05, aged sixty- 

105. Mary, 5 b. March 24, 1748; d. 



106. Eleazer, 5 b. March 21, 1751. 
( Vide infra.) 

107. Gertrude, 5 b. Oct. 19, 1753; 
d. 1833, 9. 24. 

108. Folger, 5 b. Feb. 14, 1756. 
( Vide infra?) 

109. Stephen, 5 b. June 6, 1759; d. 

no. Sarah, 5 b. Aug. 20, 1761; d. 
1841, 10. 18; m. David Nichols, 
brother of Thomas, and lived at Ber- 
wick, Me. 

in. Joshua, 5 b. Nov. 24, 1763. 
( Vide infra?) 

112. James, 5 b. Dec. 16, 1765. 
( Vide infra) 

John Pope, 4 b. March 16, 1713-14; 
m. April 22, 1736, Mary Eaton, of 
Lynn; a yeoman ; lived in Danvers. 1 
His will was dated March 20, 1756. 
In court, June 5, 1756, Mary Pope, 
the widow, was appointed executrix. 
This is probably the widow Mary 
Pope, who m. Jacob Sawyer, of Read- 
ing, April, 1758. Children, — 

113. Eben, 5 probably died young. 

114. Sarah, 5 d. 1832; m. Eben 
Pope. (See No. 40.) 

115. Mary, 5 m. William Deadman, 
jr., of Salem, in 1758. 

116. Elizabeth, 5 m. Isaac Needham, 
of Salem, Jan. 9, 1769. 

117. Lydia, 5 m. Sept. 16, 1762, 
Thomas Flint, who was born in North 
Reading Oct. 8, 1733, and died about 
1800; a physician; removed to Maine 
in 1770, and settled in Nobleborough, 
on the Damariscotta River; she died 
in 1 784, having had ten children. (See 
" Flint Genealogy," p. 32.) 

2 Robert Pope, 4 b. 1717,6. 9; d. at 
Falmouth, Casco Bay, 1776, 2. 22; m. 
Phebe. She was b. 1716, n. 8. 

118. John, 5 b. at Boston, 1740, 10. 
19. ( Vide infra) 

119. Robert, 5 b. at Boston, 1741, 
10. 14; d. 1742, 6. 9. 

120. z Elijah? b. at Boston, 1742, 
12. 23. 

121. Abigail, 5 b. at Boston, 1743, 
12. 9. 

122. Phebe, 5 b. at Boston, 1745, 8. 
7; d. 1745,8. 20. 

123. Phebe, 5 b. at Boston, 1746, 8. 
5; d. 1747, 11. 9. 

124. Robert Brown, 5 b. 1748, 2. 5; 
d. 1748, 6. 4. 

125. Joseph, 5 b. 1748, n. 19. 

126. Elizabeth, 5 b. 1750, 2. 20. 

1 Baptized at the Episcopal Church, Salem, " 21 Sept., 1746, John Pope, 30, from Lynn End." 

2 Called in deeds, " Robert Pope of Boston, blacksmith " and " scythemaker." 

3 M., at Falmouth, Me., 5. 19, 1768, Phcebe Winslow (b. 2. — 1753). Had twelve children, of 
whom Samuel^ b. 12. 30, 1773, m., 10. 28, 1S02, Mary Wing, b. 6. 1, 17S3; had twelve chil- 
dren. One of these, John? b. , m., , Lydia Taber, b. . They had two 

children, Alton 8 and Jacobs, jfacobp b. Dec. 23, 1811, m., May 25, 1836, Lavina Morrill Stack- 
pole, b. Jan. 3, 1812. Resides at Manchester, Me. Children : L. Maria, 9 Irana Lang, 9 Elmira 
Lang, 9 Charles Stackfiolep b. Sept. 13, 1842, m. Elizabeth Carpenter. Has Edward Car- 
penter^ b. Oct. 23, '80, and Edith Flagler, 10 b. Aug. 17, '82. Another descendant of (120) is 

Charles Henry Pope, of St. Louis, son of Samuel? son of Samuelp son of Elijah^ (120). 
Alton 9 ' has sons, Edward Cobbp John Langp and Alfred A 9 . Live at Cleveland, O. Irana 
Lang 9 and Elmira Lang 9 are teachers in Oakwood Seminary, at Union Springs, N. Y. Other 
children of Elijah 5 are: Robert, 6 descendants in Pownal; Samuel, 6 descendants in Wheatland, 
N. Y., and Rochester {Elmer 1 ) ; Nathan 6 Windham, lived on his father Elijah 5 's old place 
progeny numerous in vicinity; Ebenezer 6 has descendants in Vassalboro, and Elijah 6 in 
Vassalboro and Hallowell. 



127. Phebe, 5 b. 1751, 7. 

128. Robert, 5 b. 1754, 9. 3. 

Ebenezer Pope, 4 b. 1719-20, 1. 23 ; 
m. Elizabeth, b. 171 7-1 8, 12. 5. 

129. Elizabeth, 5 b. 1745, 7. 6; d. 
1745, 7. 22. 

130. Robert, 5 b. 1746, 7. 1 ; d. 1767, 
8. 11. 

131. Ebenezer, 5 b. 1748-9, 11. 4; 
d. 1749, 2. 16. 

132. Fourth child born dead, 1750, 

133. Estes, 5 b. 1757, 10. 2. 

V. Generation. 


Elijah Pope, 5 b. Jan. 28, 1766; 

d. Feb. 16, 1846; m. June 20, 1791, 

Hannah Putnam. She died Sept. 10, 

1844; lived in Danvers. Children, — 

134. Nathaniel, 6 b. Aug. 2, 1792. 
(Vide infra.) 

135. Hannah, 6 b. Sept. 29, 1794; 
m. Francis Fletcher, of Dunstable, 
and had three daughters, — Rachel, 
Hannah, and Mary. 

136. Betsey, 6 b. Feb. 18, 1797; m. 
Samuel Putnam, son of Eleazer Put- 
nam, and removed to Brooklyn, N. Y. 

137. Mary, 6 b. April 19, 1799; d. 
June 25, 1823, unmarried. 

138. Jasper, 6 b. July 14, 1802. (Vide 

139. Phebe, 6 b. Nov. 8, 1807; d. 
Aug. 25, 1830. 

140. Elijah, 6 b. July 13, 1809. (Vide 

1 Amos Pope, 5 born at Danvers, Feb. 
20, 1772; d. at Danvers, Jan. 26, 
1837; m. at Danvers, Jan. 16, 1806, 
Sarah Goodale, b. April 19, 1773; d. 
Sept. 7, 1832. Children, — 

141. Zephaniah, 6 b. Dec. 15, 1807. 

142. Eunice, 6 b. May 30, 1810; d. 
Oct. 20, 1834. 

John Pope, 5 d. at Salem, Decem- 
ber, 1820, set. sixty-three, a baker by 
trade, also a soldier of the Revolu- 
tion. His wife, Ruth Newhall, born 
at Lynnfield, died at Salem, Decem- 
ber, 1810, aet. forty-nine. He mar- 
ried, secondly, Lydia M. Tunnison. 
Children, — 

143. Salty, 6 d. March, 1808, ast. 

144. Ruth, 6 m. Archelaus Fuller, 
May 30, 1802. 

145. John, 6 d. abroad. 

146. George, 6 d. at Salem, Aug. 
31, 1832. 

147. Sophia, 6 m. Oliver Parker. 

148. Thomas S., 6 d. Nov. 29, 1844, 
aged forty, at Salem ; m. Rebecca 
Spencer of Beverly. Children liv- 
ing in Salem. 

149. Eben, 6 d. Sept., 181 1, aet. 

150. Sarah, 6 m. Deland. 

Eben Pope, 5 of Salem, baker, b. 
in Danvers, July 7, 1759; d. in Sa- 
lem, Feb. 14, 1821, ast. sixty-two. 
He married August, 1779, Mehitable 
Carroll, dau. of Capt. Samuel and 

1 Amos 5 studied hard, though furnished with few books and indifferent instruction. Became 
a very accurate scholar. Prepared an almanac amid great difficulties, and published it in 1791 for 
the coming year, 1792. He also issued almanacs for three years following, and prepared one 
for 1798, but did not publish it. These were replete with choice literary selections and notes 
on current events, as well as calendar matter. Quite an extended notice of the man and his 
works is given by Mr. Stickney, of Salem, in the Essex Institute Collections, June, 1866. 



Mehitable (Williams) Carroll. She 
died in 1784. He m. secondly, Jan- 
uary 31, 1790, Lydia, widow of James 
Hayes, of Salem, and dau. of William 
Darling, of Cambridge. She died 
Feb. 16, 18 1 6, aged sixty-two. 

151. x Samuel C. 6 (Vide infra.) 

Oliver Pope, 5 resided some time 
in South Reading, afterwards moved 
to Salem, and resided on Dean Street ; 
d. Oct. 23, 1825, aet. sixty; m. 1st 
; secondly, Jan. 26, 1819, 
widow Mary Holman, dau. of James and 
Sarah Fabens. She died at Salem, Jan. 
26, 1854, aet. 7?,% years. Children, — 

152. Oliver, 6 resides in one of the 
Western States. 2 

153. Lois. 6 

154. Lucretia. 6 

155. Samuel, 6 m. Nov. 2, 1823, 
Betsey Newhall. 

156. John, 6 resides in South Read- 
ing; m. Sept. n, 1820, Harriet Hol- 

Jasper Pope, 5 a tailor, resided in 
Salem and sometimes in Danvers ; 
born in Danvers, Jan. 1, 1780; died 
March 2, 1850; m. Dec. 14, 1804, at 
Salem, Abigail Lander (b. June 11, 
1782, in Salem; d. Jan. 12, 1837). 
Children, — 

157. Abigail Lander, b. at Salem, 
June 14, 1805; d. at Worcester, July 
10, 1861. 

158. William Allen, b. April 30, 
1808, at Salem; d. 1817. 

159. Ann Putnam, b. March 29, 
1810, at Salem; d. at Danvers, April 
12, 1837. 

160. Caroline, b. Nov. 3, 1811, at 
Salem ; d. July 22, 1845, at Danvers. 

161. Matilda, b. July 18, 1814, at 

162. Horatio Gates, b. at Salem, 
Dec. 7, 1815; engaged in business in 
Boston, resides in Maiden. 


Eleazer Pope, 5 resided in Salem, 

yeoman, b. March 21, 1751 ; d. 1818, 

2. 5 ; m. Esther, dau. of Jonathan 

Buxton, b. 1760, 12.9; d. 1818, 10. 17. 

163. Mary, 6 b. 1788, 7. 16; m. 
Joshua Buxton, of Danvers, who was 
born July 17, 1785, and had Joshua, 
b. Oct. 14, 1817; Mary Jane, b. Oct. 
20, 1821, and Henry Varney, b. July 
23, 1824. 

164. Esther, 6 b. 1790, 10. 27; m. 
Henry Grant, of Salem. 

165. Eleazer, 6 b. 1793, 3. 14. 
( Vide infra.) 

166. Stephen, 6 b. 1796, 3. 11; m. 
March 13, 1821, Abigail, dau. of 
Daniel Shehane, of Salem. She d. 
Aug. 6, 1844, aet. forty-one. He d. at 
Liverpool, Eng., Jan. 25, 1837. 

167. Gertrude, 6 b. 1799, 8. 14; m. 
Dec. 26, 1822, Jona. Barrett, b. at 
Salem, Dec. 11, 1790, and d. April 18, 
1829; had Eleazer Pope, b. Sept. 29, 
1824; Martha Osborn, b. July 9, 1827. 

Folger Pope, 5 b. at Salem, 1756, 
2. 14, a saddler, shop on Washington 
Street, opposite City Hall ; m. Theo- 
date, who was born at Salem, 1759, *• 
1. Children, — 

168. Folger, 6 b. 1782, 9. 18, at 

1 " Bap. at Tabernacle Church, Salem, April 30, 1780, Samuel, son of Ebenezer and 
Mehitable Pope." 
2 Son Alexander at Jonesville, Mich. 



169. Stephen. 6 b. 17S4, 1. 11. at I 178. James, 6 b. 1795, 3. 6; d. 
Salem. {Vide infra.) | 1796. 3. ir. 

170. Lydia. 6 b. 1785, 10. 31. at 

179. Hannah. 6 b. 1797, 2. 15 ; d. 
1843, 1. 18. 

171. Daniel. 6 b. 1787. 11. n, at \ 180. James, 6 b. 1799, 7- 2I : d. 
Salem. I 1800, 12. 24. 

172. Hannah, 6 b. 1789, 12. 28. 181. 1 Daniel. 6 b. 1S01, 11. 30: d. 

at Milwaukee, Aug. 10, 1852. 

Joshua Pope. 5 b. 1763, 11. 24: d. 
1842, 2. 25; a tanner in Salem : first, 
m. Bethiah, dau. of Dean. She 

was born 1764. d. 181 7, 2. 14: m. 
secondly, Lucretia, the widow of I. 
Johnson, and dau. of Zach. and Lu- 
cretia Collins, of Lynn. She was 
born at Lynn, and died at Salem. 
July 21, 1856. aged eighty-one. 

173. Jonathan Dean. 6 b. 1792. 8. : 

S.;d. 1S46. < IlS ) 

174. Gertrude, 6 b. 1794, 9. 6 : d. 2 Johx Pope, 5 of Boston, b. 1740, 

182. Mary Ann, 6 d. May 13, 1852, 
aged forty-four. 

183. Lydia, 6 b. 1S08, 2. 27. 

184. James, 6 b. 1810, 7. 25: d. 
1834, 7. 9. at Tobasco, Mexico. 

185. Elizabeth Hacker, 6 b. 1S13, 

3- 17- 

186. Joseph, 5 b. 1816. 8. 22: d. 
1820, 9. 22. 

187. Sarah Xichols, 6 b. 1821, 6. 2. 

1796, 10. 

175. James, 6 b. 1797, 3. 12: d. 
June 6, 1S52 ; a tanner, lived in Salem, 
m. Lucy M.. dau. of Capt. Daniel 
Lord, of Ipswich. She died Nov. 29, 
1823, ast. twenty-one 

10.29; m. Hannah, dau. of James 
and Sarah Raymar, of Boston : b. 
1743-4, 12. 16. 

188. John, 6 b. at Boston, 1769, 4. 8. 

189. James, 6 b. at Boston, 1770, 
12. 25. 

176. Peter, 6 b. 1799. 6. 25: d. : 9°- Hannah, 6 b. at Boston, 1772, 

1803,7-5- 8 - I3 ' 

177. Lot. 6 b. 1803, 4. 27; d. at j !9 J - Benjamin, 6 b. at Boston, 1774. 
Salem, April 8, 1S59, tanner. His! 6 - 11 ; d - 1774,8.24. 

wife, Maria, d. at Salem, June 9. 1842, l 9 2 - Sarah, 6 b. at Boston, 1775, 

aged twentv-nine. °' 2 S- 

193. Ruth, 6 b. at Boston, 1777, 

9. 30. 

194. Susanna, 6 b. at Boston. 1779, 

10. 13. 

195. Samuel, 6 b. at Boston, 1781, 
9. 15. 

196. Benjamin, 6 b. at Boston, 1783, 


James Pope, 5 b. Dec. 16, 1765 ; d. 

1830. 8. 7; saddler, place of business 

on Federal street, near Baptist Meet- 

ing-House ; m. Lydia, dau. 

of Daniel and Hannah Xewhall. She \ 3. 3. 

was b. at Lynn, 1775, 3. 16; d. at! 197. Betsey, 6 b. at Boston, 1786, 

Salem, 1830, 12. 8. I 2. 7. 

1 Daniel Newhall Pope ; dau. m. Dr. M. D. Mann, now of Buffalo. N. Y. 
- Was a physician ; d. 1796. 



VI. Generation. 

Nathaniel Pope, 6 yeoman, of Dan- 
vers, b. Aug. 2, 1792; m. Aug. 8, 
1 81 5, Abi Preston, b. Feb. 13, 1791 ; 
d. March 1, 1841 ; m. secondly, 
March 9, 1848, Charlotte, dau. of 
Elijah and Elizabeth (Putnam) Flint, 
of South Danvers. She was born 
May 12, 1801. Children, — 

198. Elizabeth Putnam, 7 b. Feb. 
12, 1816; m. Andrew M. Putnam, of 

199. Harriet Adeline, 7 b. Sept. 8, 
181 7 ; m. Henry F. Putnam, of Dan- 

200. Mary Putnam, 7 b. July 26, 
1819 ; m. Calvin Putnam, of Danvers. 

201. Aseneth Preston, 7 b. Sept. 
19, 1 82 1 ; m. Nathan Tapley, of 

202. Ira Preston, 7 b. Sept. 11, 
1823 ; m. Eliza C. Batchelder. 

203. Daniel Putnam, 7 b. March 8, 
1826; m. Lydia N. Dempsey. 

204. Hannah Putnam, 7 b. June 2, 
1828 ; m. Dr. B. Breed, of Lynn. 

205. Phebe Mansfield, 7 b. May 12, 
1830; d. Aug. 29, 1830. 

206. Jasper Felton, 7 b. April 4, 
1832 ; m. Sophia J. Richards, of 

Jasper Pope, 6 b. July 14, 1802; 
m. Dec. 13, 1830, Harriet Felton. 
She was born Sept. 19, 1803; d. 
Nov. 24, 1843. He m. secondly, 
Feb. 9, 1846, Sarah Felton. She was 
born Jan. 4, 1807, had — 

207. Jasper Elijah, 7 b. Feb. 12, 

Elijah Pope, 6 b. July 13, 1809 ; 
m. December, 1831, Eunice Prince. 
She was born May 19, 181 1. 

208. Francis Elijah, 7 b. May 29, 

209. Nathaniel A., 7 b. Dec. 24, 

210. Samuel Putnam, 7 b. Dec. 16, 

211. Mary Elizabeth, 7 b June 14, 

212. James Arthur, 7 b. July 29, 
1817 ; d. Jan. 9, 1852. 

Zephaniah Pope, 6 yeoman, of Dan- 
vers, b. Dec. 15, 1807: m. April 9, 
1835, Nancy Mudge ; b. at Danvers, 
June 9, 1816. Children, — 

213. Amos Alden, 7 b. at Danvers, 
Feb. 16, 1838; d. at Danvers, Sept. 
15, 1864. 

214. Sarah Ann, 7 b. at Danvers, 
May 5, 1842. 

215. Caroline Eunice, 7 b. at Dan- 
vers, Feb. 2, 1847. 


Samuel Carroll Pope, 6 b. at Sa- 
lem, Nov. 25, 1783; d. at Salem, 
Jan 2, 1 82 1 ; m. at Londonderry, 
Dec. 23, 1806, Frances Dinsmore, of 
Londonderry, dau. of Capt. Thomas 
Dinsmore. She was born in Boston, 
Sept. 28, 1785; d. in South Danvers, 
March 25, 1858. 

He was a baker by trade. In 1807 
was elected the first commander of 
the Salem Mechanic Light Infantry, 
but declined the position. In 1808, 
he was a Lieutenant in the Salem 
Artillery Company. Soon after the 
commencement of the war of 1812, 
he entered the U. S. service, and was 
1st Lieutenant in the 40th Regiment 
of Infantry, and was stationed at 
Fort Gurnet, Plymouth. (See Vol. 
III. of these Collections, p. 181.) 
Children, — 



2 1 6. Ann Hall, 7 b. Nov. 13, 1807 
at Salem; d. Nov. 3, 1S31, at Salem, 

217. Samuel Lysander, 7 b. Jan. 
20, 1809; d. July 29, 1829, at sea, 
off the coast o£ Timor, on board of 
ship Zephyr. 

218. Orlando Ebenezer, 7 b. March 
17, 1810, at Salem, now resident of 
South Danvers ; m. June, 1832, Re- 
becca S. Fairfield, dau. of Moses and 
Elizabeth Fairfield, of Salem. She 
was born April 10, 1S10. Children 
born at Danvers, — Francis P., b. Dec. 
19, 1832 ; Orlando Lysander, b. 
Dec. 10, 1834; d. Oct. 11, 1839; 
George Stephen, b. July 29, 1836; 
d. Sept. 6, 1839; Elizabeth Mehit- 
able, b. Sept. 11, 1838 ; Orlando 
George, b. July 29, 1840; d. Dec. 
6, 1840; George O. H., b. Oct. 5, 
1844; Ellen M.,b. Sept. 4, 1848. 

219. Frances Dinsmore, 7 b. Dec. 
25, 181 1 ; m. Stephen Palmer, of 
Lynn, Aug. 25, 1833. He died. 

She and her son, William L. Pal- 
mer, reside now in Salem. He served 
the country with honor during the 
recent rebellion. At the first call for 
troops, he went as a private in the 
Salem Light Infantry, April 18, 1861, 
and served three months in that ca- 
pacity. At the organization of the 
19th Reg. Mass. Vol. in August, 
1861, he received the appointment of 
2d Lieut. ; 1st Lieut., June 18, 1862 ; 
April 16, 1863, Capt. ; April 8, 
1865, Major; March 13, 1865, Brevet 
Lieut. Colonel. 

220. Mehitable Carroll, 7 b. Dec. 2, 


Eleazer Pope, 6 b. at Salem, 1793, 
3. 14. Tanner, m., May 24, 1818, 
Mary Nimblest, dau. of Robert Nim- 

blet, of Salem. She died May, 1822; 
he m. secondly, April 27, 1823, Esther 
Reith, dau. of Capt. John Reith, of 
Salem. Children, — 

221. Henry E., 7 b. Feb. 16, 1819; 
during the recent war was an assist- 
ant surgeon in the 6th Reg. Indiana 
Vols. ; now resides in Salem ; m. 
May 18, 1856, Catherine M., dau. of 
Munroe W. and Mary (Dole) Lee. 
She was b. at Madison, Ind., and d. 
at Salem, April 24, 1866, aet. thirty, 
having had William H., b. Feb. 22, 
1857, and Charles S., b. Sept. 1, 

222. William A., 7 a tanner of Sa- 
lem, b. April 18, 1820; m. Elizabeth, 
dau. of Alexander and Jane McCloy, 
Oct. 31, 1844; she d. June 6, 1847, 
aged twenty-three ; he m. secondly, 
Mary D. Symonds, Sept. 25, 1852. 
Children, — William H., b. May 26, 
1845, d. Aug. 8, 1845 ; William H., 
b. April 14, 1847; Mary E., b. 
March 7, 1853; George, b. Jan. 7, 
1855 ; Frank A., b. March 27, 1857, 
d. Jan. 2, 1 861. 

223. Mary, 7 b. April, 1822 ; m. 
Lorenus Warner, of South Danvers ; 
she died October, 1852, having had 
Mary E., b. April 8, 1852. 

224. John R., 7 a tanner, of Salem, 
b. Sept. 4, 1825 ; m. Mary J. 
Brown. Children, — Esther, b. Sept. 
11, 1849; John H., b. Jan. 30, 1852; 
Mary Jane, b. July 21, 1854; Stephen 
F., b. Feb. 14, 1858. He died Nov 
22, 1861. 

225. Esther, 7 b. Nov. 28, 1826; m. 
Jan. 1, 1854, Andrew Mace; she died 
June, 1855. 

226. Stephen, 7 b. Nov. 28, 1828. 

227. James, 7 b. 1830; d. 1831. 

228. James, 7 b. March 29, 1839. 
July 6, 1861, he was commissioned 
1st Lieut. 1st Reg. Heavy Artillery, 



Mass. Vols.; Capt., June 10, 1862, 
discharged Oct. 18, 1864; resides in 

229. Frank, 7 b. Jan. 18, 1841 ; m. 
Sarah Morison, Nov. 30, 1865; he 
was commissioned 2d Lieut., 1st Reg. 
Heavy Artillery, Mass. Vols., Feb. 
15,1862; 1st Lieut., March 19, 1863, 
discharged on expiration of service, 
Oct. 7, 1864; Capt., March 17, 1865. 
He died Dec. 28, 1866. 

Stephen Pope, 6 b. 1784, 1. ir; 
m. Sally ; b. 1788, 8. 7. 

Children, — 

230. Daniel, 7 b. 1808, ir. 4. 

231. Sarah, 7 b. 1811, r. 11. 

232. Mary, 7 b. 1813, 7. 21. 

233. Seba, 7 b. 1816, 3. 9. 

234. Abel H., 7 b. 1825, 4. 13. 

235. George F., 7 b. 1827, 3 


d. 1828, 2. 8. 

Married in Boston, "Feb. 21, 1736, Stephen Driver and Susanna Pope"; 
and "July 2, 1743, John Swinnerton and Elizabeth Pope." These seem to be 
(32) and (27), daughters of (8). 


Mr. Joseph 5 Pope, son of Robert 4 (57), became a clock and watch maker 
and repairer in Boston. He constructed the first Planetarium or Orrery 
ever made in America, in the period from 1776 to 1786. In the great fire of 
1787 it was saved by Dr. Waterhouse and others, at the instance of Gov. 
Bowdoin, and taken to the governor's house. It was afterwards bought by 
Harvard College, with the proceeds of a lottery, and is still in its posses- 
sion. He went to England in 1788, and was highly honored by Sir Joseph 
Banks and others ; made many studies and inventions in mechanics, though 
he received little pecuniary profit from them. A clock of his manufacture, 
with compound metallic pendulum and calendar attachments, was for a long 
time the standard time-piece for the whole city of Boston. He died at Hal- 
lowell, Me., at the residence of his son, and was buried there. 

These facts are taken from a letter of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth (Pope) 
Ware, of Medfield, read (with additional particulars) by Mr. Ephraim G. 
Ware, before the New England Hist.-Gen. Society, Boston, Dec. 2, 1857, 
from which we are kindly allowed to draw. 

One suggestive saying of Mr. Joseph Pope was quoted by Mr. Ware. 
On one occasion, speaking of his labors on the orrery, he stopped, and, 
after a moment's pause, said, " Mr. Ware, God is a great Mechanic." 

In the administration of the estate of "John Pope, of Boston, physi- 
cian," June 14, 1796, "Joseph Pope," the maker of the orrery, and "Joseph 
Balch," a son-in-law, were bondsmen of the widow " Hannah." Married in 
Boston, " Oct . 5, 1794, Joseph Balch, Jr., and Hannah Pope" (190). 

Among the "marriage intentions" filed in Boston are those of "Joseph 
Pope and Ruthy Thayer, Feb. 4, 1773"; "Robert Pope and Susannah 
Holland, Aug. 15, 1775"; an d "Robert Pope and Polly Stoneman, Jan. 15, 
1778." Braintree records note that "Mrs. Ruth Pope, wife of Mr. Joseph 
Pope, of Boston, died at Ebenezer Thayer's, jun., in Braintree, Aug. 22, 1775, 
aged 20 years & 6 months." 



" Samuel Pope " was in Capt. Joseph Richards' company, in Col. 
Gill's regiment, " in the detachment of four hundred men that went 
from the State of Massachusetts Bay to do duty in the State of 
Rhode Island, agreable to an order of Council of Aug. 10, 1779." 
The same name enrolled in Capt. Samuel Holden's company, Col. 
Eben Thayer's regiment, three months' troops, discharged Oct. 30, 
1780 ; also, in "Capt. Ralph Thompson's co. Lt. Col. Commandant 
Webbs Reg nt , fr. Aug. 26, 1781." These latter records undoubtedly 
refer to Captain Samuel Pope of Dartmouth. [See Plymouth Pope 
Family, No. 7, viii.] 

"John Pope, 18 yrs. old, 5 ft. 6 inches high, light complexion, from 
Watertown, Middlesex," was one of the " Fourth Division of six 
months' men raised to reinforce the Continental Army, who marched 
from Springfield under the command of Capt. Frothingham of the 
Artillery, July 5, 1780." 

William Pope, in Capt. Henry James' company, "for service done 
in Marching to Rhodisland agreable to a Resolve of the General 
Court passed the 28th of February, 1781." "A Pay Roll of Lieut. 
Nathaniel Pope's company (when on the Late Alarm at Rhode 
Island : but now under the Command of Lieut. Joseph Damon) in the 
second Regment in County Bristol : commanded by Col. John Hath- 
away Esq. in Pay of the State of Massachusetts Bay New England, 
in Service : by order of Council ; in ye State of Rhode Island." 
Will™ Pope, Edmund Pope, Jona n Pope are among the soldiers. The 
pay-roll bears this memorandum : " N. B. The Original sworn to 
before M r . Justice Pope. [See Ply. P., 8, VII, 12, IX, and 14, III.] 

" Ansel Pope, corporal," and " Elnathan Pope, private," in "Capt. 
Mighill's co. in Col. Baldwin's Regt for the year 1776. Ansel en- 
gaged again." [See 15, I, 9, VIII, 8, II.] 

Elnathan Pope, of Rochester, was a member of Capt. Isaac 
Wood's company, in Col. Thomas Carpenter's regiment of militia, in 
service in Rhode Island, from July 20, to Aug. 27, 1777. 

" Gidion Pope, piper," is entered on " A pay Roll of Capt. Samuel 
Warner's co, in Col. John Brown's regt. of Militia from the co. of 
Berkshire"; he was discharged Oct. 23, 1780, after 3 months and 13 
days' service. 

" Edward Pope, Esq., of Bristol co., Col . 2d Regt., Feb. 8, 1776." 
Was elected by the legislature naval officer of the port of Dartmouth 
in 1781. [See 10, II.] 


" Thomas Pope, of Bridgezvater" was in Capt. Calvin Curtis' 
company, of Col. Jacob's regiment, "6 m. 15 d." from Jan. 1, 

Seth Pope was in Capt. Barnabas Doty's company, of the 4th 
Regiment, in the county of Plymouth, Col. White, in service by 
order of the Council in the State of Rhode Island in pay of the 
United States. Ephm. Pope and Seth Pope were in the company 
of Capt. Henry Jenne, in the 2d Regiment Bristol county, Col. 
John Hathaway, " in pay of the State of Massachusetts Bay in 
service by order of Council in the State of Rhodisland," Dartmouth, 
Jan. 5, 1781. 

Seth Pope enlisted from Rochester, in the company of Capt. 
Abial Pierce, in Col. Nicholas Dyke's regiment. [See 13, and 284, 
14, VI.] 

Asa Pope's name is on the roll of Capt. Joseph Elliot's company, 
in Col. William Turner's regiment, on Rhode Island, Camp Batte's 
Hill, Dec. 1, 1 78 1. — 9 days. [See 7, IX.] 

Ichabod Pope was in Capt. Abram Washburn's company, Col. John 
Cushing's regiment at Newport, Nov. 28, 1776. Also a corporal in- 
Joseph Keith's company, in Col. Cotton's regiment, " in the secret 
expedition to Tivertown, from the 25th Sept. to the 30th October, 
1777." [See 8, V.] 

Jacob Pope, in Capt. John King's company, Col. John Brown's 
regiment of militia, from the county of Berkshire, State of Massachu- 
setts Bay, "for services Don under Leonard Skyler, from the 29 day of 
June, 1777, untill the 21 day of July next following." [See 8, IV, 3.] 

Ebenezer Pope served 2 months, 1 day in Miles Greenwood's com- 
pany, Col. Jacob Gerrish's regiment. 

"Henry Pope, Marblehead, 30 years old, 5 feet 6 inches high, light 
complexion," was one of the men of the ship " Junius Brutus," Capt. 
John Leach, at Salem, June 15, 1780. 

"Jno. Pope, Salem, 23 years, 5^ feet high, light complexion," was 
a seaman on the brig " Addition," June 17, 1780. 

"Ebenezer Pope, light complexion, 22 years old, 4 feet 2 inches high " 
[must be an error for 5 ft. 2, I think], was a mariner on the brig 
" Lexington," Oct. 2, 1780. 

Robert Pope, commissary for government troops at Springfield, 
1787, during " Shay's Rebellion." See his reports, Mass. Arch., vol. 
189, pp. 85, 89, 168. 

William Pope, "of Sheffield," private in Lieut. David Barton's Co., 
Col. John Ashley's regiment, enlisted Feb. 27, 1787, among the forces 
that suppressed the rebellion just mentioned. 



Col. Edward, Dartmouth, House, 1780-3, Senate, 1809-10. See pp. 
291, 312, of this book. 

Col. Frederick, Stoughton, House, 1 787-1 796 ; p. 131. 

Col. Set/i, New Bedford, House, 1787 ; p. 292. 

Hon. Elisha, Sandwich, House, 1810-11, 1823-4, 1832; Senate, 
1828-30; Constitutional Convention, 1820; p. 292. 

Jonathan, New Bedford, House, 1810-11 ; pp. 289, 292. 

William, Dorchester, House, 1812-14; P- 165. 

Copt. Ebenezer, Great Barrington, House, 1824-5 ; p. 295. 

William, Spencer, House, 1827 ; p. 301. 

Ebenezer, Sterling, House, 1828, cousin of preceding, son of Eben- 
ezer 5 , of Joseph 4 ; p. 301. 

Stephen, Marlboro, Senate, 1836, 1837 ; p. 311. 

Ichabod, Enfield, House, 1840, 1841 ; b. 1796, Bridgewater, son of 
Freeman 4 and Hannah (Thayer) ; p. 289. 

Capt. Henry, Halifax, House, 1840, 1841. 

Col. William, Boston, House, 185 1, 1852 ; p. 200. 

Rev. Rufus Spurr, Barnstable, House, 1855 ; p. 233. 

Ezra T., Sandwich, House, 1864, 1865, Messenger do. since 1875. 

Richard, Boston, House, 1874, 1875 ; b. Feb. 28, 1843, South 

Charles Greenwood, Somerville, House, 1876-7 ; p. 264. 



[See pp. 163, 209, 216, 253, 254, 268.] 

Among the Revolutionary soldiers of Dorchester we find the name 
of John Mellish. His son, Stephen, born Oct. 22, 1772, married 
Roxalina, dau. of Nathaniel and Sarah Eaton, of Mansfield, Conn., 
a sister of General William Eaton, who was U. S. Consul to Trip- 
oli, Algiers, and commander of the American forces there during 
the war betwen that country and ours. 

Stephen Mellish was married May 10, 1796, in Greenwich, Conn., 
and started the same day for Walpole, New Hampshire, which was 


to be his home. One horse carried bride and groom ! He was an 
ingenious cabinet-maker, a person of fine appearance and gentle- 
manly manners, and an esteemed citizen. 

Of his twelve children, four contributed to our Pope "tree." Wil- 
liam Eaton Mellish married Hannah 7 Pope. Clarissa Mellish, born 
March 13,1798, married Harvey Gilbert, of Brownington, Vt. Their 
dau. Harriet Maria married John 7 Pope. Henry Mellish (whose 
dau., Julia Ann, m. Charles Allen 8 Pope), b. March 30, 1804, m. 
April 29, 1829, Sarah Blackman of Dorchester; possessed great 
mechanical ingenuity, having a number of inventions patented ; was 
representative to General Court in 1856-7 ; practiced medicine some- 
what ; d. Oct. 20, 1878. Sarah Mellish, b. April 4, 1807, married 
Samuel Pope. 


Peter Talbot was an early resident of Dorchester, where he mar- 
ried Mary Wadell, Jan. 12, 1677. His son George 2 married Mary 
Turel, and lived in Stoughton, a part of the original Dorchester. 
His son, Peter, 3 was the Revolutionary captain mentioned on page 
130, whose wife was Abigail Wheeler. Peter, 4 jr., b. Nov. 5, 1745, 
married Lucy Hammond, of Brookline ; removed to Machias, Me. 
His son, Micah Jones, 5 was the father of Betsey Jones, 6 who married 
Samuel Ward 8 Pope, of East Machias. Peter 5 was the father of 
Emily Foster, 6 who married Andrew Jackson 8 Pope. Another 
descendant of Peter 1 of Dorchester, was Isaac, of Stoughton, whose 
daughter Elizabeth married Lazarus 6 (see page 186). 


Raphael Pumpelly [p. 170] was born at Owego, Tioga County, N. 
Y., Sept. 8, 1837. Was educated in Europe, studied his profession at 
the Berg Academie Freihe of Saxony. In 1860-5 ma -de a scientific 
journey around the northern hemisphere ; entered successively the 
services of the Japanese and Chinese Imperial governments as 
geologist. On returning, was appointed professor of mining en- 
gineering in Harvard University. Plad charge of the State geological 
surveys of Michigan and Missouri, and of the department of mining 
industries in the census of the United States. He organized the 
Northern Transcontinental Survey. Was elected a member of the 
National Academy of Sciences in 1872. Published "Geological 
Researches in China, Mongolia, and Japan," and "Across America 
and Asia," besides several State and National geological survey 
reports, etc. 



Two hundred and twenty-one of the persons enumerated in the foregoing genealogy 
descended from the two Pope brothers and two Pierce sisters, alluded to on page 159, etc. 
The following notes' on the Dorchester Pierce Family will be particularly interesting to 
such of them as are now living, and to their descendants. 

Persons of the name of Pierce have been numerous in America. 
At Boston, Watertown, Maiden, Plymouth, Rehoboth and elsewhere, 
there were families in colonial days, some of whom may have been 
related. Genealogies of several of these have been published. A 
prevalent pronunciation of the name in Dorchester has been purse ; 
the spelling in all has been various. It may have been derived from 
the French form of the name Peter (Pierre), or from the verb pierce 
(anciently pronounced purse). Here are three entries in the records 
of St. Andrew's parish, Plymouth, Eng., which may be of service in 
inquiries after the origin of this family. 

"Robert Peers and Nicoll Lamb, married Aug. u, 1599." 
" Robert, son of Robert Peers, baptized Oct. 8, 1600." "Thomas 
Pierce and Jane his wife married March 21, 1586." "Robert, son 
of Thomas Pearse, baptized April 18, 1605." 


" It is ordered that Robert Pierce shall be a commoner." — Dorches- 
ter Town Records, Oct. 31, 1639. This language, used in no other 
case, refers to a vote passed Jan. 18, 1635 : " All the hoame lotts 
within Dorchester Plantation which have been granted before this 
present day shall have right to the Commons, and no other lotts that 
are graunted hereafter, to be commoners." It is certain, then, that 
Robert Pierce did not own a home lot in D.. until after Jan. 18, 1635. 
He may have been here earlier, but there is no mention of his name 
before. The tradition that he came in the " Mary and John " may 
point to one of her later voyages (she brought passengers in 1634, 
we know). " Decimo 9ino : 1639," he was admitted to the church. 
In 1644 a road was laid out to "Robert Pears house on the pyne 
necke "; about 30 rods N. E. of Neponset R. R. station there is a 
well to which credible tradition points as the very "watering-place" 
of that early dwelling of the pioneer. Near by lived his father-in-law, 
" John Grenaway, millwright," one of the original members of the 
Dorchester church-colony, [see article by W. B. Trask in Gen. 
Register, Jan., 1878,] who is mentioned in D. town records in the 
oldest clause extant, dated "Jan. 21" [1631 or 1632]. He was one of 
the first persons made "freemen," applying Oct. 19, 1630, and 


admitted May 18, 1631 ; stood high in town and church. Had 
several daughters, but no son known. He d. about 165 1, his wife, 
Mary d. Jan. 23, 1658. The following English note may refer to 
this man and his marriage to a former wife ; or may be the record of 
another person of the name. 

" John Greeneway and Elinora Braylie of Ashregnie " were 
licensed to marry by the bishop of Exeter, Jan. 15, 1615. 

John Grenaway, of Dorchester, deeded lands in Pine Neck, to 
"my son-in-law Robert Pearse, and Ann Pearse my daughter, now 
wife of the said Robt. Pearse." " Now wife" may imply that either 
Robert or Ann had been previously married. 

" Robert Pearse " was chosen a fence-viewer for the great lots in 
165 1 et seq., and was paid five shillings for mending a gate there in 
1657. The church record says: "Robert Pearse of the great lots 
died 5th was buried 7th 11 mo., 1664." In his will he left to his son 
and daughter this noble charge : 

" And now my dear child a ffather's blessing I bequeath unto you both 
& yours, bee tender & loving to your mother Loving and kind unto one 
another. Stand up in your places for God and for his ordinances while you 
live. Then hee will bee for you & Blesse you." 

A stone in the old burying-ground told of the extraordinary age to 
which the " goodwife " lived. 

Here Lyes ye 
Body of Ann 

ye wife of 

Robert Pearce 

Aged about 104 year. 

Died December 

ye 31 1695. 

Thomas, 2 only son of the above, b. 1635, built and lived in the 
" Pierce House," on Adams Street, where bread, left from the 
pioneers' voyage from England, is still shown. He m. Oct. 3, 
1661, Mary, daughter of William Fry, b. in Weymouth Jan. 9, 1641, 
d. in Dorchester March 22, 1704. He d. Oct. 26, 1706. [See article 
by William B. Trask in Gen. Register, July, 1885.] 

William Fry was in Weymouth before 1636. He d. Oct. 26, 
1643, bequeathing his property to his wife, his " two daughters, 
Elizabeth and Mary," and " Thomas Harris, Thomas Rawlens and 
John Meggs, his three sisters youngest children." Part of the land 
was to be his widow's for her life, then to revert to the daugh- 
ters. The town records show that she afterward married " Thomas 


Our English note-book contains the following, which may afford 
some clue to the origin of this family : 

" William, son of William ffry of Stonehouse," was baptized at St. 
Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Devon, Oct. 6, 1594. 

" William ffry, armiger, and Mary Younge of Membury, daughter 
of John Younge of Culliton Yew," were licensed to marry, by the 
bishop of Exeter, April 19, 16 10. 

John? b. "27.8.68," m. Jan. 25,-1693, Abigail, dau. of Dea. Samuel 
Tompson, of Braintree. 

John? jr., b. April 5, 1707 ; m. Nov. 10, 1741, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas and Abigail (Locke) Fessenden, b. in Lexington, March 18, 
1721. Her father was son of the pioneer, Nicholas Fessenden, and 
Margaret, daughter of Thomas and Jane (Atkinson) Cheney. Thomas 
was a son of William Cheney, one of the founders of Roxbury. The 
parentage of Jane Atkinson is not known to us. William Locke, as a 
boy of six, came to New England in the " Planter," May 22, 1634, 
with his cousin, Nicholas Davis. He m. Dec. 27, 1665, Mary, daugh- 
ter of William and Margery Clarke, of Woburn ; lived a long and 
reputable life, and d. June 16, 1720. His son, Joseph, and Mary, 
had dau. Abigail, who m. Thomas Fessenden. [See Locke Book.] 

"William Clarke, weaver, aged 27, and wife, Margaret, aged 21" 
came to Watertown in 1635, in "The Plaine Joan." Their dau. Mary 
b. Dec. 10, 1640. 

One of the fourteen children of John 4 Pierce and Elizabeth 
Fessenden was John? b. Sept. 22, 1742 ; m. June 9, 1772, Sarah, 
daughter of Samuel and Patience (White) Blake, b. Sept. 21, 
1754, the second of his four wives, and the mother of all his ten 
children. He was forty years leader of the choir, as his sire and 
grandsire had been • president of the first local Temperance So- 
ciety from its organization, in 1829 ; full of earnestness in religion ; 
interested in remembering and telling historical and genealogical- 
matters ; accurate and conscientious, to a proverb. His eldest 
son, Rev. John 6 Pierce, D. D., a graduate and long a trustee of 
Harvard College, fifty years pastor of the Unitarian Church in 
Brookline, was very eminent and much beloved ; his monument 
bears this motto, chosen by himself, — " Christ is my hope." The 
second son, Samuel Blake, 6 lived on the old homestead. The third, 
Jonas, 6 made his home at East Machias, Me. The youngest, Lemuel, 6 
settled at West Farms, N. Y. The six daughters, two of whom 
wedded Popes, [see pp. 156, 175,] married in Dorchester, and enjoyed 
delightful fellowship for years. One of these was Patience, 6 wife of 
William Trask, mother of the genealogist, William Blake Trask. 



[See pp. 6.7^ 70, etc.] 

William*- is first mentioned in the town records Jan. 2, 1637-8, but 
the reference to his previous ownership of a home lot shows that he 
had already been there some time. If he had been a " first-comer," 
it is strange his great-grandson, James, 4 did not say so in his "Annals 
of Dorchester," when naming several who were. He seems to have 
been a very discreet, trustworthy man, much in town affairs, and 
devoted to the church. Mr. Samuel Blake in his admirable "Blake 
Family" gave a pedigree,- obtained from England by John H. Blake, 
Esq., of Roxbury, tracing the family back to "John Blake of Little 
Baddow, Essex, gent. : " but Mr. W. H. Whitmore, publishing notes 
of the late G. A. Somerby, Esq., in " A Record of the Blakes of 
Somersetshire," etc., Boston, 18S1, proposes another hypothesis, viz., 
that the Dorchester family is a branch of the Somerset house. 

This is the evidence on which this second theory rests : Eleanor 
Blake, baptized at Aisholt, Somerset, Feb. 27, 1602-3 > m - James Clark. 
In her will, dated at Over Stowey, June 19, 1647, she mentions her 
late husband, and bequeaths to her daughter Eleanor, a house and 
lands, " formerly in possession of her brother, now in New England." 

One of her brothers, whose baptism is recorded at Over Stowey, is 
William, bapt. June 5, 1594. Robert, John, Humphrey and Hugh are the 
other recorded brothers, the burials of Robert and John being recorded 
in 1602 and 1613. William Blake, of Dorchester, is said by the Annalist 
to have died "the 25th of the 8th month, 1663, in the 69th year of his 
age," which seems to identify him with the Somerset man ; yet the case 
is not proven, however strong a presumption there may be in its favor. 

In St Andrew's Church, Plymouth, Eng., we noted the following, 
which may help further investigation of the origin of this family. 
" William Blake and Julyure Halse [Julia Halsey] were married 
June 25, 1594." " William Blake and Pacience Parkins were married 
Feb. 22, 1595." " Wilim, son of Wilm Blake, was baptized Jan. 12, 
I 59S-" "Joan, daughter of Wm. Blake, of Stonehouse, was baptized 
July 7, 1604." In Exeter probate office, we found indexed the wills 
of Wm. Blake, Plymouth, 1614; Wm. Blake, Plympton, 1615 [Tot- 
ness]; John Blake, of St. Breock, 1628 [Consistory]. At Bristol, 
Nicholas Blake was sheriff in 1576, warden of St. Thomas' Church in 
1564, 1571, 1578, 1586. Married in St. T., "Mr. Nicholas Blake and 
Joane ffrowde y e 17 day March 1577." "John Blake, the son of 
Nicholas Blake baptized Maie 17, 1584." " William Blake y e sonn of 
Nicholas Blake, baptized October 23, 1587." "John Blake, y e sonn of 


Augustine Blake, baptized March 4, 1586." " Joane Blake, the daugh- 
ter of Willm Blake, baptized Jan. 13, 1604." 

The second son of William 1 Blake, of Dorchester, and his wife 
Agnes (who died July 22, 1678) wa.sjames, 2 b. in England about 1623 ; 
married Elizabeth, dau. of Dea. Edward and Prudence (Clap) Clap, 
born 1633, d. Jan. 16, 1694. He was a deacon, and afterward 
ruling elder of the church, and was much in town offices. He built 
and lived in what is still known as the " Blake House," just off of 
Cottage Street. His son, James* jr., b. Aug. 15, 1652, d. October 22, 
1732 ; m. (second) July 8, 1684, Ruth, dau. of Nathaniel and Deborah 
(Smith) Bacheller, of Hampton, N. H., b. May 9, 1662, d. Jan. n, 
1752. Miss Agnes Blake Poor, of Brookline, a gr. dau. of Rev. John 
Pierce, D. D., has "brought to our attention the facts concerning 
"Mother Ruth's" parentage. Nov. 1, 1755, "Increase Blake, of 
Boston, tin-plate worker ; " "James Blake, joiner," "Patience Blake, 
relict widow of Samuel Blake," and "John Spur, yeoman," all of 
Dorchester ; and " Roger McKnight, of Boston, and Ruth, his wife ; " 
the first specified as a son, the rest as grandchildren of " Ruth Blake, 
late of Dorchester, who was daughter of Nathaniel Bachelder, late of 
Hampton, yeoman, deceased," deeded their right to her share in her 
father's estate to her brothers and others. 

James, 4 jr., b. April 30, 1688, d. Dec. 4, 1750, was a celebrated sur- 
veyor and accountant. Was clerk of the town many years ; compiled 
its first history, "Annals of the Town of Dorchester," which was 
recognized as an authority even while in manuscript, and was published, 
almost a century after his death, by the Antiquarian and Historical 
Society of Dorchester [Boston, David Clapp, jr.. 1846. See foregoing 
pp. 10, 46, etc.]. He m. Wait, daughter of Jonathan and Wait (Clap) 
Simpson, b. in Boston in 1684, d. in Dorchester, May 22, 1753. 

Samuelfb. Sept. 6, 17 15, m. June 5, 1740, Patience, dau. of Ed- 
ward and Patience (Bird) White, b. Dec. 22, 1714, d. Dec. 19, 1786. 
He was a surveyor ; died May 1, 1754. Their dau., Sara/1, 6 became 
the wife of John 5 Pierce. [See previous pp.] 

John Simpson, with Susanna, his wife, lived in Watertown in 1634. 
Their daughter Sarah was b. there Aug. 10, 1634; son Jonathan b. 
Dec. 17, 1640. "Susan Simson, widdow," deeded lands to William 
Page Nov. 9, 1643. The inventory of her husband's estate was filed 
April 24, 1645. She afterward married George Parkhurst and re- 
moved to Boston. Jonathan 2 m. April 3, 1673, Wait, daughter of 
Capt. Roger and Johanna (Ford) Clap, b. March 17, 1649, d. May 3, 


1717. 'Blake says of her: "She was a godly woman, following the 
good example of her parents. She often spake of that charge which 
her father left his children, viz. : Never to spend any time in idleness ; 
and practised accordingly in a very observable manner." 

[from hotten's ORIGINAL LISTS.] 
,"xxii June, 1635. In the Abigail de Lofid Hackwell, vers New England 
p'r Cert, fro minister of Craiebroke in Kent. 
Edw : White husbm : 42 
Martha White his wife 39 
Martha White > 10 

Mary White ) children " 

This Edward' 1 White* had an allotment of twelve acres of land at 
Squantum, June 27, 1636, and afterward several tracts in the village. 

Jamesfb. Jan. 1, 1637; m. (i)Feb. 22, 1664, Sarah, daughter of Richard 
and Faith (Withington) Baker, the mother of all his children; she d. Oct. 
13, 1688; he m. (2) Elizabeth Withington. He d. Nov. n, 1713. 

Edward, 3 b. Aug. 4, 1683 ; d. Oct. 17, 17 16 ; m. Patience, daughter 
of Thomas Bird, jr., and Thankful, daughter of Maj.-Gen. Humphrey 
Atherton, b. Nov. 27, 1683, d. Dec. n, 1757. Their daughter, 
Patience, became the wife of Samuel 5 Blake. 


Thomas Bird, sen., joined the Dorchester church in 1642 ; was a 
tanner, a useful, honorable citizen. Left a good posterity. He d. 
June 8, 1667 ; his wife, Ann, Aug. 21, 1673. Thomas, jr., was b. May 
3, 1640; m. Feb. 2, 1665 ; d. Jan. 30, 1709 — 10. 


Richard Baker was a member of the Dorchester church in 1639, 
and a freeman of the colony in 1642 ; a man of good standing in the 
community. He married Faith, daughter of Henry Withington, who 
bore him a good number of children, one of whom, Sarah, mentioned 
above, became the wife of James White. Faith died Feb. 3, and Rich- 
ard followed her, Oct. 25, 1689. His will is in Suffolk files. A 
descendant of his, Dr. James Baker, made himself, his family, and his 
town famous, by the manufacture of chocolate, from 1780 onward. 
The following jottings in England may not come amiss to the future 
historian of this family. The index to wills, at Taunton, Somerset- 

* " Craiebroke " is the modern Cranbrook. Probably this " husbandman's " forty-two years 
had been spent in that parish. It is believed that Martha's maiden name was King. 


shire, gives, "Richard Baker, Wayford, 1609." Among Totness wills 
at Exeter, Devon (indexed, but missing), " Richard Baker, Dartmouth, 
1559," " Richard Baker, Broadwood Kelly, 1595." Parish register of 
Winwick, Lancashire, chronicles, " Richard Baker, buried Aug. 23, 
1630," " Richard Baker, buried Oct. 2, 1633." 

Henry Withington, believed to have come in the Mather party, 
was a man of prominence, ruling elder of the church twenty-nine 
years ; member of the board of selectmen at important times ; one of 
the " Seven Pillars " who signed the second covenant of the church. 
[See p. 48.] His first wife, Elizabeth, left four children, certainly : 
Richard ; Mary (m. Thos. Danforth) ; Ann (m. James Bates, jr.), and 
Faith (m. Richard Baker). He m. a second wife, Margerie, who 
survived him. He d. Feb. 2, 1666, aged 79. 

Humphrey Atherton, first mentioned in town records, March 18, 
1637, made "freeman" May 2, 1638, following. He may have come 
with his brother-in law, Nathaniel Wales, in the " James," along with 
Rev. Richard Mather, in 1635. [See pp. 14 and 46.] He became a 
leading citizen of Dorchester ; was selectman, etc., officer in the town 
militia ; captain of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery from 1650 to 
1658; became known to the colonial authorities as a man of great 
bravery and sagacity, and rose to the rank of Major-General. 
Though a terror to warlike Indians, yet he was the trusted friend of 
all who were well disposed, helping on their education and Chris- 
tianization, and guarding their rights, so that he had immense perso- 
nal influence with them, and was a successful treaty-maker. In 1645 
the N. E. Colonies met by representatives to consult upon the Indian 
problem, and appointed a Council of War ; Capt. Miles Standish, of 
Plymouth, was chairman. Mason of Connecticut, Leverett and Ath- 
erton of Massachusetts, were the other councillors. He was some- 
time deputy governor, representative to the General Court; long 
a justice of the peace, and solemnized many marriages. Was killed 
by a fall from his horse on his way home from Boston, the night fol- 
lowing Sept. 16, 1 66 1. The following epitaph is expressive : 

" Here lyes our Captaine & Major of Suffolk was withal ; 
A Godly Majistrate was he, and Major Generall, 
Two Troops of Hors with him heare came, such love his worth did crave. 

Ten Companyes of Foot, also mourning marcht to his grave. 
Let all who Read be sure to keep the Faith as he has don. 

With Christ he lives now crown'd, His name was Humpry Atherton. - ' 


Mary Atherton, widow of Humphrey, died in 1672 ; her will 
was admitted Oct. 3. 

Mr. J. C. J. Brown, in Gen. Reg. Vol. X., p. 31, gives a list of the 
children of Maj.-Gen. Atherton, viz : Jonathan ; Isabel (m. Nathaniel 
Wales, jr.) ; Elizabeth (m. Timothy Mather) ; Consider ; Mary (m. 
Joseph Weeks) ; Margaret (m. James Trowbridge) ; Rest, bapt. 
May 26, 1639 (ro. Obadiah Swift) ; Increase ; Thankful, bapt. April 
28, 1644 (m. Thomas Bird, jr.); Watching; Patience (m. Isaac Hum- 
phrey). W. B. Trask, in Gen. Reg. XXXII., p. 197, also gives impor- 
tant facts relative to this family. 

The name Atherton is an ancient and honorable one in Lancashire, 
England. There is a village of the name in the county. ''William 
de Aderton " was a witness to a document, " Friday, the feast of 
St. Mary Magdalene, in the twenty-eighth 3 r ear of the reign of King 
Edward," July 22, 1300. [See collections of Warrington public li- 
brary.] The will of 

" Humphrey Atherton of Norley in Pemberton in the county of Lancas- 
ter, gentleman," is on file at Chester, dated March 3, 1525. Requests to be 
buried " in my ancient buriall-place " at the parish church of Wigan. Be- 
queaths the "titles to his estate " to his son Richard. Refers to his late 
father, James Atherton. Makes bequests to his daughters Elizabeth, Mar- 
garet, and Ellen Atherton ; to the children of James Winstanley, his son- 
in-law ; to his wife Elizabeth, whom he makes co-executor with Richard 
Leigh of Holland, gentleman; " mentions a debt he owes to Jane Atherton. 
Peter Atherton is one of the witnesses. This may have been an ancestor 
of our pioneer. 

At Winwick, the native parish of Rev. R. Mather, we note the fol- 
lowing baptisms recorded : 

"Anne, dau r . of Humfrey Atherton, June 26, 1609." "Elizab., 
dau. of Humphrey Atherton, Sept. 28, 1628;" " John, son of Hum. 
Atherton, Dec. 26, 1629;" "Isabel, dau. of Humfrey Atherton, Jan. 
23, 1630." 

We may conjecture that two families are referred to here ; " Anne " 
being the child of one, the other three of another. But Elizabeth and 
Isabel correspond well with two of the children of the Dorchester 
pioneer. Further investigation may prove their identity, and lead to 
a full exploration of the history and pedigree of our honored ancestor. 


Osgod Clapa was a famous Danish noble who was a favorite of 
the English king, Harthacanute. This may indicate a Norse origin of 
the name Clap. There is a German name, Klapp, which may be a cog- 


nate form of some ancient Gothic word. The Salcombe family spelled 
the name with one p ; notaries and other writers often doubled that 
letter. In Exeter probate files (Dean and Chapter) we took notes of 
two wills, which we are glad to offer as addenda to that fine book, 
"The Clap Family in America." 

"William Clapp, of Salcombe, yeoman (the sonne of William Clapp, 
the elder)," made will Sept. 6, 1636. Bequeathed property to his 
father; to bis wife, Dorothy; "to my brother Edward now living in 
New England my best wedding suit ; to my brother Roger my sec- 
ond suit of Azell ;" to his brothers, Robert and John; " to my sister 
Jane and my sister Sarah, each of them a plaine hand kierchiefe ; " 
" to my sisters son Thomas Weekes a bible ;" another bequest of four 
pounds to his brother Edward ; to his sons, William and Elizeus. 
" William Clap the elder," and " Robert Clap " signed as witnesses. 

"The Will of William Clapp thelder of Salcombe," dated "March 
i st , 1640," probated "March 25, 1641," bequeathed twenty shillings 
to each of his sons, Edward, Roger, Robert and John ; something to 
his daughters, Jane and Sarah ; to John, Hester, James and Elizeus 
Clapp, and " William Clapp the younger," his grandchildren ; Dorothy 
Clapp, his daughter-in-law ; " Robert and John, my son Robert's sons f 
to " Eliz a . Tuck my godchild " ; to the poor of Salcombe,* etc. Robert 
and John were named executors. Signed in a clear hand, " William 

Edward and Roger Clap each contributed to the Blake branch of 
the Pierce ancestry, the former through his daughter Elizabeth, the 
latter through his granddaughter, Wait Simpson. It is also stated 
that Edward's wife Prudence was his cousin, daughter of his father's 

Thus the Clap strain is one of the most important elements in the 
Pierce-Pope stock. 

Roger, b. in Salcombe, Devon, England, April 6, 1609, d. in 
Boston, Feb. 2, 1690, was a member of the colony which came in the 
"Mary and John," in the spring of 1630, and entered into the toils 
and cares of the Dorchester plantation with great earnestness and 
efficiency, having the confidence and respect of his fellow-citizens, in 
spite of being one of the youngest of the " proprietors." He was a 
good soldier, and was in command of Castle Island many years. 
The closing part of his life he resided in Boston, and his dust re- 
poses in King's Chapel burying-ground, with that of his wife and 

*This is Salcombe Regis, a lovely hamlet, just east of Sidmouth. Its registers for the first 
half of the seventeenth century have vanished, but the quaint old church still endures. 


daughter Wait. His funeral was a notable one, " the Military 
Officers going before the Corps ; and next to the Relations, the 
Governour and the whole General Court following after : and the 
Guns firing at the Castle at the same time." [Blake.] 

He left, in manuscript, an account of his life and instructions to 
his children, which has been published under the title of " Memoirs 
of Roger Clap" [Boston, David Clapp, 1844]. This book stands 
alone as a history of the Dorchester Colony's gathering and coming ; 
its straightforward, graphic story has been verified in many points, 
already, and will never cease to gain the admiration of all who love 
the manly devoutness of the genuine Puritan character. When a 
young man he found employment near Exeter, and became a parish- 
ioner of Rev. John Warham in the city, into which he removed for 
religious privileges. He " heard of many godly persons that were 
going to New England, and that Mr. Warham was to go also," and 
was personally solicited by Rev. John Maverick, to whom his father 
yielded him. After coming over he persuaded his brother Edward 
and the hushands of his two sisters to follow. 

Nov. 6, 1633, he m. "Johanna, dau. of Mr. Thomas Ford of 
Dorchester in England, when she was but in the 17th year of her 
age ; who with her parents came over in the same ship with himself, 
and settled also here in Dorchester ; " she was b. June 8, 1617, and 
d. June, 1695. Mr. Ford was one of the first freemen of the colony ; 
he removed to Windsor, Conn., and was a man of note there. 

Roger and Johanna had fourteen children, several of whom died 
young. The names of some of these are tokens of Bible piety : 
Samuel, Elizabeth, Preserved, Hopestill, Wait, Desire, Unite, Supply. 

At the baptism of one of these, " 24, 1 mo. 50," "Leuitenant Clap 
declared the Reason why he called his child (Wait) was because he 
did suppose the fall of antichrist was not Farre off." 

Edward Clap, older than Roger, came at an unknown date, after 
his brother, and spent his life in Dorchester. He was one of the 
owners of a mill, " near the bend of the creek." The following 
memorial, placed on the church records after his decease, gives a 
good account of the man : 

"The 8th day of the nth mo., 1664, being the Sabbath day, 
Deacon Edward Clap departed this life and now resteth with the 
Lord, there to spend an eternal Sabbath with God and Christ in 
Heaven, after that he had faithfully served in the office of a Deacon 
for the space of about five or six and twenty years, and being the 
first Church officer that was taken away since the first joining to- 
gether in covenant, which is now 28 years 4 mo. and odd days." 


It is stated in the " Clap Family " that his first wife, Prudence, was 
a daughter of Richard Clap of Dorchester, England, and a sister of 
Thomas of Hingham and Nicholas of Dorchester ; on what evidence 
I cannot learn. Elizabeth, dau. of this first marriage, became the 
wife of Elder James Blake. 

Rev. Stephen Bachitter sailed from London in the "William and 
Francis," March 9, 1632 ; Mr. Winslow, of Plymouth, was a fellow- 
passenger. Gov. Winthrop notes their arrival, June 5, following, 
" with about sixty passengers, whereof Mr. Welde and old Mr. Batchelor 
(being aged about 71) were, with their families and many other honest 
men." He was pastor of the church at Lynn ; was not allowed by the 
magistrates to organize a church at Saugus, as he desired. Was one of 
the originators of the settlement at Hampton, N. H., to which he gave 
the name, and where his son Nathaniel settled (whose daughter Ruth 
m. James 3 Blake). (John Smith, whose daughter Deborah m. Nathaniel 
Bacheller, was also a Hampton man.) " Stephen Bachiller " [so 
signed] "late of Hampton in y e county of Norfolk in New England & 
now of Strabery bank " deeded to " John, Stephen and William San- 
born and Nathaniel Batchiller, all now or lately of Hampton aforesaid " 
certain property, providing that his dwelling-house and land in Hamp- 
ton should "be estated upon " John Sanborn, under certain conditions ; 
the "8th of 7th Month : 1647." [Rockingham Co. Deeds ; lib. 13, p. 
221.] After several brief ministries and many sharp trials, he returned 
to England. He was a very energetic and serviceable pioneer, 
but made some enemies by his wilful manners and disregard for 
colonial authority. He was unjustly treated sometimes, perhaps at 
fault in a few instances. He d. in Hackney in 1660, at a great age. 
He had sons Stephen and Francis, a brother-in-law Francis Mercer, 
and a nephew Paul Pryaulx. The coat-of-arms of the family is said 
to be "Vert, a plough in fesse, and in base the sun rising or." [See 
Gen. Reg., vol. xxvii, p. 364.] 

"Rev. William Tompson" says Savage, "was born in 1599, in 
Lancashire. He was matriculated at Brazen Nose College, Oxford, 
28 Jan., 1620, but his graduation is not on record ; preached in 
Winwick, Lancashire.* Afterward — in 1637 — came to New Eng- 

* Investigations at Winwick failed to disclose evidence that he preached there. From 
1626 to 1659, Rev. Charles Herle, M. A., was rector. The parish registers are signed from 
time to time by curates who kept them ; and in other ways the names of these assistants are 
recorded ; but in no way is any minister named Tompson alluded to. However, we find 
that " 21 October, 1635, Eliezar sonn of Wm. Tompson " was baptized ; which may point 
to our man, and indicate that his koj?ie was in that neighborhood. There was a " John 
Tompson," who had daughter " Anne," baptized May 28, 1626. This peculiar spelling of 
the name seems to have been especially common in Lancashire. 



land; was engaged first at Kittery or York ; but after the church was 
instituted at Braintree, Sept. 17, 1639, ne was ordained in company 
with Rev. Henry Flint, Nov. 19th of that year. He was made a 
freeman May 13, 1640. He brought with him from England his wife 
Abigail, his sons, Samuel and William (the latter graduated at Har- 
vard in 1653), and perhaps daughters Mary and Elinor; had here, 
Joseph, b. May 1, 1640; Benjamin, b. July 14, 1642 (H. C. 1662). 
His wife died Jan. 1, 1643, while he was on a mission to Virginia 
with Rev. John Knowles and Thomas James, begun in the previous 
October. He d. Dec. 10, 1666." He was highly respected. 

An account of this "mission " is given in Minutes Nat. Cong. Council, 
1883, p. 118. In 1642 Philip Bennet of Nansemond, Va., came to Bos- 
ton, asking for ministers of the Congregational order for three parishes 
in his vicinity. After a day of fasting and prayer, the Boston officials 
selected Messrs. Knowles of Watertown, Tompson of Braintree, and 
James of New Haven, to undertake the transplanting of New England 
ideas into "Old Dominion" soil. But the Virginia assembly enacted a 
law, banishing all non-conformists to the Church of England ; so, they 
soon returned to their parishes in New England. Samuel Tompson, b.- 
Feb. 16, 1630, deacon of Braintree Church, m. April 25, 1656, Sarah, 
daughter of Edward 'and Violet Shepard, b. 1636, their daughter Abigail, 
b. Nov. 10, 1667, m. John 3 Pierce. Edward Shepard, mariner, bought 
land in Cambridge about 1639; was made freeman May 10, 1643. 
His wife, Violet, d. Jan. 9, 1648-9. His will was proved Aug. 
20, 1680. 

The Pilgrim Ancestors of the Pierce family may be thus summed 
up, — twenty-one pioneer families definitely known : 

Robert and Ann (Grenaway) Pierce, John and Mary Grenaway, 
William and Mary Fry, Nicholas and Margaret (Cheney) Fessenden, 

William and Cheney, William and Mary (Clarke) Locke, William 

and Margery Clarke, William and Agnes Blake, John and Susanna 
Simpson, Edward* and Martha White, Thomas and Ann Bird, Rich- 
ard and Faith (Withington) Baker, Henry and Withington, Hum- 
phrey and Mary Atherton, Edward and Prudence (Clap) Clap, Roger 

and Johanna (Ford) Clap, Thomas and Ford, Rev. Stephen and 

Bachiller, John and Deborah Smith, Rev. William and Abigail 

Tompson, Edward and Violet Shepard. 

* Rev. John White, of Dorchester, Eng. [see p. 10], was b. at Staunton, St. John's, Oxford, 
1575; grad. New College 1606; was rector of All Saints' Church, Dorchester, till his death, 
July 21, 1648. Was buried in the porch of Trinity Church. Deserves honor from all descend- 
ants of the Puritans. We do not know of any relationship between this " patriarch " and 
Edward White above. 


4 . 



[See pp. 1 60, 210, and 217.] 

Deacon Thomas^ Thaxter (ancestor of all of the name in America, 
we believe), with wife Elizabeth, son John and daughter Elizabeth, came 
from England to Hingham, Mass., in 1638 ; was made freeman May 18, 
1642 ; d. Feb. 4. 1654; his wife d. July 18, 1660. Their son, Captain 
John 1 , m. Dec. 4, 1648, Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Jacob, who, 
" with his wife and 2 children and their cosen Thomas Lincoln, weaver, 
came from old Hingham in 1633." [Cushing's Record.] Captain 
John's tombstone may be seen at Hingham ; he d. March 14, 1686-7. 

Hon. Samuel 3 , b. Aug. 6, 1665 ; d. Nov. 3, 1740 ; m. Dec. 29, 1691, 
Hannah, daughter of Tremble Gridley, granddaughter of the pioneers 
Richard and Grace Gridley, of Boston. Was a man of much note, 
captain of a company in the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, one of 
the commissioners to lay out the boundary between Plymouth and 
Massachusetts Bay Colonies. Samuel, 4 jr., b. Oct. 8, 1695; gradu- 
ated at Harvard College, 1714; d. Dec. 4, 1732. "Samuel Thaxter 
of Hingham and Sarah Marshall,* of Boston, were joyned in marriage 
at Dorchester the 3d day of January 1721-22 by the worshipfull 
Samuel Thaxter Esq." She was b. April 5, 1700, d. July 26, 1727, 
and he m. (2) March 5, 1730, Mary Hawke, who outlived him and 
became the wife of Rev. John Hancock of Braintree, and the mother 
of John Hancock, Esq., the Revolutionary leader. Major Samuel^ 
son of Samuel 3 and Sarah (Marshall), b. Nov. 15, 1723 ; graduated 
Harvard 1743; m. Aug. 18, 1743, Abigail Smith, of Sandwich, b. 
Dec. 16, 1722. He was a very efficient officer at Fort William Henry, 
etc., in the French and Indian War. He d. Aug. 6, 177 1, his widow 
in 1807. Several of his sons became physicians. Marshall, 5 b. May 
14, 1760, learned the trade of tanner and currier, and went to Machias, 
Me., about 1683; m. (1) Lucy Drew; (2) Mrs. Susannah Sevey, 
daughter of Ebenezer and Damaris (Merrill) Gardner, b. Oct. 15, 
1770, d. April 10, 1843. Ebenezer Gardner was a descendant of 
Mr. Thomas Gardner, superintendent of Cape Ann Colony in 1623-4, 
afterward of Salem [see p. 298]. Damaris was daughter of Nathan 
and Susannah Merrill, of Haverhill, bapt. Sept. 6, 1747. 

* Jo/in 1 Marshall came in " Hopewell " from London in 1635, aged 14 ; admitted inhab- 
itant of Boston Feb. 24, 1639-40; m. Sarah . Will proved March 20, 1715-16. 

Sarah d. Sept. 28, 1689, aged 66. One of his sons, Samuel' 1 b. about 1646, m. Ruth, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Rawlins, who came in the fleet with Gov. Winthrop, in 1630, bringing wife 
Mary and five children. He lived first at Roxbury, then at Scituate, where Mary d. about 
1639. [Roxbury Church Records.] John* Marshall, son of Samuel 2 and Ruth (R.), b. 
March 19, 1678 ; m. May 26, 1699, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Grace Webb, b. Oct. 14, 
1673. T oseph was a sen of the immigrant Richard Webb, of Weymouth and Boston. 





Abba 178 

Abbie E. . '. . ■ . . . 228 

Abbie F 264 

Abbie 1 259 

Abby 255 

Abby A. . . . 225, 230, 261 
Abigail, 125-128, 142, 144-148, 

150-1, 183, 194, 198, 239. 

Abigail A 251 

Abigail E 251 

Abigail F. 188 

Abigail G. ... 190, 193 
Abigail H. . . . 194, 197 

Abner B 181, 228 

Abbott S 239 

Abraham 85 

Ada 178 

Ada E . 254 

Ada F 224 

Ada M 236 

Adaline .... 166, 174 

Addie L 237 

Adelaide L 214 

Agnes 39, 4° 

Albert . . . .199, 239, 267 
Albert A. . 214, 255, 267, 269 

Albert L 256 

Alexander, 27, 38, 114, 133, 166, 


Alexander P 227 

Alfred 33 

Alice, Alee, 27, 39-40, 65, 73, 

75. 87, 89, 91,' 94, 95, 247, 


Alice D'W 258 

Alice E 217, 260 

Alice M 267 

Allan M 259 

Allen 269 

Almira 187 

Almira C 232 

Almira G 238 

Amanda 226 

Amos W 233 

Andrew 274 

Andrew J. 201-7, 211, "247-9, 

3 J S- 
Angela 210 


Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, 24-5, 

33' 36, 39> 85, 118-19, 121, 

J 37> 1 3&i id6 , ^7, 168, 172, 

179, 190, 215, 225, 274, 9. 

Ann B 185, 232 

Ann E 231 

Anna F 191 

Anna H 190 

Anna L 237 

Anna M 187 

Anna R 250 

Annie A 256 

Annie F 240 

Annie L 221 

Anthony .... 23, 274 

Arabella C 231 

Arminella 41 

Arnold W 268 

Arthur 38, 268 

Arthur C 261 

Arthur U 256 

Arthur W., 214, 239, 250-1, 267. 
Asa, 141, 178, 180-2, 228, 229-30. 

Asa A 229, 263 

Asa B 178 

Atherton L 256 

Augusta 232 

Augusta M 237 

Augustus W 226 

Axicicia 38 

Azor, 137, 138, 149, 177-8, 223, 

Barbara 29 

Bartholomew 39 

Bayard F 259 

Beatrice E 253 

Beatrix .... 84, 90, 270 

Bella 230 

Benjamin 269 

Benjamin F. . . . 231, 263 

Bertha T 261 

Bessie T 246 

Beth 39 

Betsey, 119-20, 183, 185-6, 230, 

2 33- 
Betsey J. . . . 243, 268. 315 
Betty '96 



Caleb G. L 231 

Carrie E 228, 237 

Caroline . . . 144, 187, 275 

Caroline A 214 

Caroline M 228 

Carrie 228 

Catharine . . . 33, 121, 166 
Charles, 42, 159, i6r, 164, 166, 

213, 215, 254-6, 276. 
Charles A., 214, 239, 254,267-8, 


Charles B 267 

Charles E. . . 227,247,262 

Charles F 212 

Charles G. . 236, 264-5, 3 J 4 
Charles H., 178, 212, 225, 241, 

253, 261, 263. 

Charles L 256 

Charles R 217 

Charles W 253 

Charlotte C. . . . 217,258 
Charlotte D'W. ... 258 

Chester F 265 

Chloe 118, 120 

Christian 33, 39 

Christopher . . . 35-6, 39 

Cicilia 30, 38 

Clara B 260 

Clara E 269 

Clara M 216 

Clarissa 184 

Clifton 265 

Cora A 261 

Cornelia G 264 

Daniel W 233 

David .... 96-7-8, 275 

Dorcas 275 

Dorcas A. . 219, 259, 262, 9 
Dorothy 33, 40 

Ebenezer, 85, 88-9, 90, 103-4- 

110, 119, 122, 124-128, 142, 

144-6, 148-9, 189-90, 270. 

Ebenezer R 227 

Ebenezer T 175 

Edgar M 212 

Edissa 30 




Edith 251 

Edith F 261 

Edmund, 29, 32, 124, 125, 127, 

128, 144-8, 152, 178, 189, 

191-192, 225, 261. 

Edna 247 

Edna F 225 

Edna L 253 

Edward .... 33, 39, 85 

Edward J 33 

Edward R. . . . 185, 232 
Edward W. . . . 215, 257 
Edwin . . 201-2, 208, 250-1 

Edwin H 251 

Edwin L 252 

Edwina A 251 

Eleanor B 268 

Elenor 36, 39 

Elijah, 103-10, 114, 1 18-19, 

121, 124, 129, I33, 138, I49, 
175-6, 219-21, 260. 

Eliza .... 163, 184, 228 

Eliza A 188, 22S 

Eliza J 227 

Eliza 207 

Elizabeth, 25, 27, 33, 39-40, 85 
91, 94-96, 120, 125, 127-S, 
145-8, 152, 166, 174, 185-6, 
199, 2I 3> 2I 5, 2I 7, 231-3, 
238-9, 240-2, 254-6, 274-8, 315 
Elizabeth B. . . . 231, 256 

Elizabeth F 219 

Elizabeth L 253 

Elizabeth T 262 

Ella A 191, 228 

Ella E 264 

Ella F. 252 

Ella 1 237 

Ella J 2 i9 

Ella M. ... 187, 227, 253 

Ella P 265 

Ellen A 220, 236 

Ellen H 213 

Elthea L 233 

Elva A 225 

Elwyn H 236 

Emelyn H 268 

Emily . . . - i75» 2 37, 265 
Emily F. 214, 221, 246-7, 315 

Emily J 241 

Emily L 237 

Emily M 229 

Emma J 193 

Emma S 241 

Ephraim 274 

Ethel N 268 

Eugene A. ... 210, 253 
Eunice .... 210-11, 253 

Eunice M 223, 260 

Evelina D 180 

Everett L 251 

Experience .... 94, 95 

Fannie 267 

Fannie M 263 

Fanny 2 4° 

Florence A. . . . 257,263 

Florence T 247 

Forest G 260 

Fortina Adelaide . . . 176 
Frances . . . 119, 121, 214 
• 37, 276-7 

Frank G. 
Frank H 
Frank L. 
Franklin M 

16, 257 
. . . 252 

... 277 
187, 237, 265 

Fred H 242, 268 

Frederick, 106, 113, 115-17, 
i 2 9-i33> 13 6 , 149, i5 2 > I 5 6 -9, 
i64-5> I 7S~7j 194-5; I 98. 200 » 
208-10, 213-14, 216, 219-20, 
252-3, 260, 270-2, 314 316. 
Frederic A. . . . 237, 265 

Frederick C 209 

Frederic W 252 

Freelove 276-7 

Gabriel 24 

Garthrude 40 

George, 14, 33-4, 176, 199, 

215, 241, 256, 278-9. 

George A 232, 24S 

George E 241, 261 

George F 263, 269 

George H., 36, 176, 219, 236, 


George M 253 

George W., 183, 201-2, 20S, 

221,230-1, 251-2, 260. 

George P 265 

George R 267 

Georgia W 251 

Gilbert 39, 40 

Giles 36 

Grace 25, 40 

Grace A 265 

Grace B 251 

Gracie M 263 

Gregory 39 

Guinne 38 

Hannah, 96, 105, 107, no, 115, 

117-120, 141, 14S, 156, 163, 

180, 183, 185, 189, 190. 225, 
227, 228, 270, 315. 

Hannah C 232-3 

Hannah H 190 

Harold L 256 

Harriet 267 

Harriet A 266 

Harriet C 195 

Harriet D 187 

Harriet E 208 

Harriet L 239 

Harriet M. . 216, 257, 315 

Harriet W 239 

Harris 268 

Harris W. . . . 200, 242 

Harry M 254, 26S 

Helen A 250 

Helene 40 

Helen L 253 

Helen M 217 

Henry 37, 39-41, 95, 199, 239 

Henry A 242 

Henry T 240 

Herbert E 267 

Herbert L 212 

Herbert W. . . . 239, 267 
Hiram, 166, 175, 177, 219, 220, 

Hiram F 260 

HittyJ 262 

Hubert G 253 

Hugh 38, 40 

Humphrey 35 

Imogene 256 

Ina L 225 

Irene M 198 

Isaac 37 

Israel 38 

Jabez W. . .227, 262, 269 

Jacob 40 

James, 23, 33, 36-39, 115-117, 
i 2 9> 131. 136-138, 151, 159, 
164, 176-79, 184, 198, 199, 
210-13, 2 3 8 , 242, 253, 266-7, 
272, 27S. 

James E 195 

James F 238, 266 

James O., 201-2, 207, 211, 246, 

Jane, 25, 29, 40, 48, 57-63, 65, 
6 7, 69, 73. 7S, 82-3, 86-7, 89, 
90, 192, 230, 232, 263. 

Jane L 230-1 

Jane M 181 

fane M. A 263 

Janette 268 

Jemima . . 105, no, 118 

Jennie M 228, 269 

Jennie S 241 

Jerusha, 104, 107, no, nS, 
120, 122, 123, 143. 

Jesse 97 

Jessie A 269 

Joan 24, 33, 40 

Joane 34, 39, 40 

Joanna . . 32, 175, 183, 275 
Joanna T 175 

Jo : 3°> 5°. 74 

Johan 40 

John, 12, 16, 17, 22-5, 29, 30, 
32-4, 36-8, 40-1, 43-4, 46, 
48-52, 53-5> 57, 59, 63-7, 
69, 72-85, 87, 89-91, 93-95, 
98, 100, 104, no, 118-21, 
125, 127, 128, 140-1, 144-7, 
152, 164, 176, 177, 180, 181, 
185, 216, 221-2, 227, 228,257, 

2 7o, 3. 5) 7, 8, 9, 315- 
John A., 191, 201, 206-7, 228, 


John B 185 

John F 219. 258 

John Q. . . . 227, 262,' 9 

John R 221 

John T. . . . 30, 125, 190 

John W. R 278 

Jono 275 

Joseph, 66, 7&, 90, 141, 1S3-4, 

2 3°i 2D 3> 26 9, 2 7S. 

Joseph D 27S 

Josephine 226 

Josephine E 269 




Josephine H 264 

Julia 208, 268 

Julia A. . 243, 254, 268, 315 

Julia C 242 

Julia F 267 

Julia H 212 

Julian 25 

Kath 34 

Kathareen 36 

Katharine 36 

Katharine T 239 

Katy 121 

Laura G 265 

Laura M 226 

Lancit 274 

Lavina E. . 260 

Lavinia H 237 

Lazarus, 103, 105, 110-11, 116, 
122-23, I2 9; 140-2, 149, 180, 
186-8, 227, 233, 262, 269-72, 

Lemuel . 118-20, 141, 1S5, 232 

Lemuel C 233, 264 

Lemuel T 197 

Leo E 253 

Leonard 36, 41 

Leonora A 214 

Lewis F 264 

Linder 256 

Lizzie 241 

Lizzie C 190 

Louis 38 

Louis A 214, 256 

Louisa A 194, 196 

Louisa P 229 

Lucinda .... 185, 231-2 

Lucinda H 185 

Lucretia . . . 1 15-17, 279 

Lucretia H iSS 

Lucy, 97, 166, 175, 178, 182, 

223, 225, 275. 

Lucy A 1S1 

Lucy E 212 

Lucy F 229 

Lucy M 224 

Lucy R 212, 213 

Lucy S 207 

Luella F 254 

Luther . 137-8, 178, 223, 260 
Luther E. ... 224, 260 
Luther W. 151, 157, 194, 198 

Mabby 40 

Mabel A 258 

Mabel R 259 

Macy S . 250 

Margaret, 23-5, 27, 33, 38-9, 40, 

43. 77, 79, 82 "3> 8 5-9°, 9 2 ~3, 

95, 100, 270, 275. 

Margaret R 256 

Margerie .... 37, 39, 40 

Maria 229 

Maria L 200 

Maria W 209 

Marie 39, 40 

Marietta A 175 

Marion 257 

Marrilla 252 

Martha . . 41, 119, 122, 231 
Martha F. . . . 122, 140-1 

Martha W 251 

Mary, ^7, 39-42, 82-6, 90, 117, 
u'8, 120, 125-8, 130, 133-5, 
142, 149, 152-3, 159, 161-2, 
165, 175, 179, 184, 186-8, 194, 
208-10, 213-14, 216, 227, 228, 
256-7, 270, 274-7, 3 l6 " 8 - 
Mary A. . 1S5, 228-9, 2 3 2 > 2 ^3 

Mary B 237 

Mary D 229 

Mary E., 176, 188, 214, 220, 
22 4, 2 33> 2 4 8 , 2 53, 2 57, 261. 

Mary F 215 

Mary H. . . . 216, 229, 257 
Mary J. ... 200, 215, 232 

Mary K 213 

Mary L. . 191, 221, 247, 256 

Mary S 221 

Mary W 198, 200 

Matthew .... 38, 39, 40 
Mehitable, [" Hitty "] J., 227, 

Mercy 95-6 

Methusael 39 

Micajah, 122-3, 140-1, 180-1, 185, 

Micajah C. . 186, 232-3, 264 

Michael 36, 39 

Milly 137, 138 

Milton G 236 

Mindwell 93, 95 

Minga 221 

Miriam B. . . . 220, 260 
Miriam E 260 

Nathan . . . . 65, 73, 89 

Nathaniel 279 

Nancy 141, 183 

Nancy M 229 

Nancy P. . . . 232-3, 264 

Nancy W 237 

Nellie B 251 

Nellie G 237 

Nettie F. ..... . 261, 3 

Nicholas . 29-30, 39-41, 274 

Niran B • . 254 

Norton Q. . 180, 227-S, 262-3 

Odelia L 258 

Olive F 250 

Oliver 138 

Otis .... 143, 188, 270 

Ozias M. . . 180, 183, 229 

Patience . . 60, 65-7, 69, 71 

Patty 120, 122 

Paul 32 

Peggy D.,200-1, 203, 242-3, 247, 

Peter 38-40 

Phebe G. S 263 

Philander 1S7 

Philindia 187 

Philip 24, 41 

Polly . . . 120, 135, 142 
Prudence 40 


R 38 

Rachel, 99-104, 107, 110-n, 115, 
117-22,126, 128, 133, 166. 

Rachel C. L 231 

Radulphus .... 21,99 
Ralph, 21-2, 29-30, 43, 54, 81-3, 
85-91,99-119,122-3, 125,128-9, 
1 3 I , I 33-4, i3 6 > i4°- I > H4-6, 
147, M9-5 1 : J 57, ^77, 183, 
185, 194, 198, 238, 266, 272. 
Rebecca, m-18, 134, 136, 138, / 

Rebecca E 194 

Rebecca T 194 

Relief 137-8 

Richard . . 36-40, 275, 314 
Robert . 23, 33-4, 36, 38, 39 

Robert A 256 

Robert S 233 

Roger 38 

Rosa 268 

Rosanna D. . . . 263, 269 

Rufus 137, 139 

Rufus S. . 186, 233-6, 264, 314 

Ruth 178 

Ruth C 267 

Sackville 29, 30 

Sally (see also Sarah) . . 180 

Sally B 208, 252 

Sally L 120 

Sally P 159 

Salome ("Solima") . 118-20 
Samuel, 39, 40, 124-8, 145-8, 

151, 159, 164, 192, 209, 253, 

272, 315. 
Samuel B., 180, 183, 228-9, 


Samuel D 193, 258 

Samuel W., 1 14-17, 133, 149, 

^S 2 ^, I S7, 2 oo-2, 207, 211, 

243-4, 248, 250-1, 268, 272, 

3 X 5- 
Sarah, 36, 136-8, 140-4, 165-6, 

171-5, 177-81, 209, 217-18, 

240, 266-7, 274-7, 3!5> 3 l6 > 

Sarah A., 209, 218, 228, 229- 

30, 258-9. 

Sarah B 264 

Sarah C. ..... . 186 

Sarah E., 199, 210, 215, 252, 

260, 262, 269. 

Sarah F 259 

Sarah G 266 

Sarah H 212, 236 

Sarah J 188 

Sarah K 224 

Sarah L 238 

Sarah M 1S7, 267 

Sarah N 264 

Sarah 229 

Sarah S 253, 315 

Sherebiah 121 

Sidney T 217 

Silas H 233 

Simeon 97 

Sophia 180 

Stephen 36, 39 




Stephen A 239 

Susan 40, 242 

Susan C 228-9 

Susan E 181, 228 

Susan T 187 

Susanna, S2-4, 86, 90, 114, 122-3, 
129, 140-42, 146, 14S, 175-7, 
182, 190-2, 219-21, 22S-9, 277 

Susanna J 192 

Suzan 30 

Symon 40 

Thankful . . . 82-3, 86-7, 90 

Thisbe 42 

Thomas, 21, 23-30, 32-3, 35-6, 

38-40, 42-3, 53-4, 65-6, 73-4 

82, 84, S9, 91-8, 102, 143, 185, 

187, 237, 270, 277, 279. 

Thomas R. . . . 187, 237 

Thomasine . . . . 39, 41 

Thomasyne .... 38, 40 

Tracv Cole 265 

T. S., of Bristol ... 21 
Tyla .... 150-1, 1S7, 237 

Vesta 151 

Walter ... 23, 38-9, 274 

Walter A 253 

Walter B 251 

Walter C 237 

Walter F 241 

Walter H 217 

Walter S 227 

Waldrom, [Waldron] . 3S 
Ward 137, 139, 149, 179, 225' 

Warren F 250 

Warren H 215 

Warren W. . . . 209, 252 

Wilmonton, Wilmont, 40-95 

Wilmote -59 

William, 22, 25-6, 33, 35, 36-41, 
43. 54. 82-5,90-1, 97, "5" 1 ;. 
"9, 129, 133-6, 149, i5 2 -3, 
I 56-7, 159, 163-6, 174-6, 179, 
184, 194, 200, 202-5, 214-15, 
217-18, 225-6, 242-4, 247-S. 
250-1, 256-9, 272, 275, 2 7 8 r 
3 X 4, 3 J 6. 

William B 207 

William C. . . . 219, 258-9 

William F. 199, 215, 240, 261 

; William H., 201-2, 207, 212, 

| William J. . . . 246. 268 

I William J. P ^ 

! William 229 

! Winnifred ■>,& 



Abby 295 

Abigail . . 286-289, 291-294 

Abraham 294 

Adrian D 295 

Alice . . 286, 290, 291, 293 

Alice B 290 

Alice E 296 

Allen S 294 

Almira 294 

Almona 291 

Amanda 295 

Amaziah 286 

Amy M 296 

Ann, 280, 284, 285, 28S, 294 

Anna M 294 

Anna S 291, 293 

Ansel 294,312 

Ansel J 292 

Arnold 291 

Asa 289, 291, 313 

Augusta 295 

Bathsheba 2S8 

Benjamin 290, 293 

Benj. F. V 291 

Betsey 290, 291 

Betty 287, 290 

Caleb 293 

Calvin J 294 

Catharine 2S9 

Charles 287, 292 

Charlotte 291 

Chester 291 

Daniel 292 

Daniel B 292 

Daniel E 291 


Daniel W 291 

Deborah . 284, 286-290, 293 

Delphina 295 

Deodatus H 295 

Ebenezer . . 294-96, 313-14 

Ebenezer A 289 

Edmon 289 

Edmund 312 

Edward, 287, 291, 312, 314 

Electa L 296 

Elihu 289 

Elisha, 288, 291, 292, 294, 314 
Elizabeth .... 286,294 

Ellen L 296 

Elnathan . 286-290, 292, 312 

Emily 291 

Enos 293 

Ephraim .... 293, 313 

Esther 294 

Eunice 289 

Experience 287 

Ezra 2S7 

Ezra T 314 

Frances 291 

Frances E 295 

Francis G. E 291 

Frank J 296 

Frank L. W 296 

Franklin L. . 4, 277, 280, 296 

Freelove 290 

Freeman 289 

Gates 290 

Gideon 293, 312 

Gertrude C 296 

Gershom 290, 291 

Grace E 296 

Hannah, .... 281-92-4 

Hannah D 296 

Harriet 295 

Harriet 1 295 

Harrison 291 

Henry 314 

Henry W 296 

Horatio G 291 

Irving W. 

Isabella M 

289, 290, 313, 314 
... 293 
. . . 296 
284-289, 292 
... 295 
. . . 2S7 

Jacob 289,313 

James 291 

Jane D 293 

Jane R 293 

Jedidiah 290 

Terusha 290-1. 

Joanna . . 285-288, 291-2 

Job 293 

Tohn. 2S2, 2S3, 2S5-292. 294- 

John A 291 

John S 287 

John W 291, 295 

Jonathan . 289,292,312,314 

Joseph 289, 291 

Joseph H 292 

Joshua L 293 

Judah 287 

Judith 287 

Julia 290 

Julia M 294 

Juliana 291 



Keziah 295 

Lemuel . 286, 288-9, 2 9 2- 3 

Leonora 291 

Lewis 287 

Lois .... 289, 292-3 

Loring 289 

Lothrop 294 

Louin 289 

Louiy 289 

Lucinda .... 287, 292 
Lucy .... 289-90, 292 

Lucy B 293 

Lucy D 296 

Luen 289, 292 

Lydia . 286, 287, 291, 293-4 

Margaret . . 286, 288, 292-4 

Martha 2 94~5 

Martin 294 

Mary . . 286-289, 292-294 

Mary A 291-2 

Mary J 291 

Mehitable 290 

Mercy .... 289, 292-3 
Mora 294 

Nabby . 

Olive . 
Orpha . 

Phebe . 
Philip S. 
Polly . 

Sally . 
Sarah A. 
Sarah B. 
Seth . 

Ralph W. 
Rhoda . 
Ruth . 
Ruth E. 

. . 291 

293, 3 12 

2 93 


2S9, 290 

. 291 

. 290 

. 296 

286-289, 293 

286, 289, 292 

287, 294-5 

289, 293 

. 287, 313 

• 2 89, 2 93 

290, 292 
289, 312 
280, 285-294 
291-294, 296 
. . . 292 
283-296, 313-14 


Seth G 295 

Seth W 296 

Sidney 291 

Silas 289 

Solomon 291 

Stephen D 294 

Stephen M 291 

Susan 294 

Susanna . . 282, 285-287 

Sylvia 289 

Squire 290 

Temperance 292 

Thankful . . . 287, 291-293 
Thomas, 280-9, 2 9 I-2 94> 3*3 
Timothy .... 289-291 

Warren 292 

William, 289, 292, 294, 296, 

3 I2 -!3- 
William H. . . . 291,296 

Wilson 293 

Worth 292 

Yet Seth 293 

Zady 295 



Abel H 311 

Abi 309 

Abigail .... 301, 305 

Abigail L 307 

Abraham G 304 

Alexander 307 

Alfred A 305 

Allen 304 

Alton 305 

Amos 303, 306 

Amos A 309 

Ann H 310 

Ann P. M 307 

Anna 301 

Aseneth P 309 

Benjamin, 297, 299, 300, 302-3 

Bethiah 308 

Bethseda .... 299, 300 

Bethshua 299 

Betsey .... 304, 306-7-8 

Caroline 307 

Caroline E. . . . 301, 309 

Catharine M 310 

Charles 301 

Charles H 305 

Charles S. ... 305, 310 
Charlotte 309 

Damaris . 297,299,300-1,4 
Daniel 308, 311 


Daniel N 308 

Daniel P 309 

Eben 304-5-6 

Ebenezer . 300, 307, 313, 314 

Edward G 305 

Edith F 305 

Eleazer . . . 300-5, 307, 310 
Elijah . . . 303, 305-6, 309 

Eliza C 309 

Elizabeth . .301-6,310-11 

Elizabeth H 308 

Elizabeth M 310 

Elizabeth P 369 

Elmira L 305 

Enos . 297, 299, 300-2, 304 

Estes 303, 306 

Esther 307, 310 

Eunice . . . 301-4, 306, 309 
Exercise 300 

Fol g er 3°5, 307 

Frances 309 

Frances D 310 

Francis E 309 

Francis P. ..... 310 

Frank . 311 

Frank A 310 

George . . . 299, 306, 310 

George F 311 

George S 310 


Garthred 298 

Gartrude 297 

Gertrude 298-300,305,307-8 

Hannah 297, 299, 301-4, 311 
Hannah P. . . . 306, 309 
Harriet . . 301, 307, 309 

Harriet A 309 

Henry .... 303, 313 

Henry E 310 

Horatio G 307 

Huldah 304 

Ira P 309 

Irena L 305 

Jacob 305 

James . . . 305, 308, 310 

James A 309 

Jane 304 

Jasper . 303, 304, 306-7, 309 

Jasper E 309 

Jasper F 309 

Jerome 300 

Jerusha 300 

Jonathan D. . . . „. . 308 
John . . . 303-8,310-13 

John H 310 

John L 305 

John R 310 

Joseph 297-305,308,311,314 
Joshua 305, 308 




Lavina M 305 

L. Maria 305 

Lois 307 

Lot 308 

Lucretia . . 301, 304, 307-8 

Lucy 304 

Lucy M 308 

Lydia . . 304, 305, 307, 308 

Lydia M 306 

Lydia N 309 

Margaret . . 301, 302, 304 

Maria 308 

Martha 301 

Mary . . . 301-7, 310-n 

Mary A 308 

Mary D 310 

Mary E. . . 303, 305, 309-10 

Mary H 2°7 

Mary J 310 

Mary P 309 

Matilda 307 

Mehitable . 301-4, 306, 307 

Mehitable C 310 

Molly 304 


Nancy 309 

Nanna 304 

Nanny 304 

Nathan 305 

Nathaniel, 300, 302-3, 306, 309 
Nathaniel A 309 

diver 304, 307 

Orlando E 310 

Orlando G 310 

Orlando L 310 

Perley P 304 

Peter 308 

Phebe 3°5-6 

Phebe M 309 

Philadelphia 303 

Prisca 302 

Rebecca . . . 303-4, 306 

Rebecca S 310 

Robert . 299,303,305-6,311 

Robert B 305 

Ruth 301, 303, 306, 308, 311 
Ruthy 311 

Samuel 297, 299-301-3-5-7-8 
Samuel C. ... 307, 309 

Samuel L 310 

Samuel P 309 

Sally 306, 311 

Sarah 303, 305, 306, 308-9, 311 

Sarah A 309 

Sarah N 308 

Seba 311 

Seth 302 

Sophia 306 

Sophia J 309 

Stephen 302, 304-5, 307-S, 310, 

3 I2 > 3 X 4- 

Stephen F 310 

Susanna . 301,304,308,311 

Theodate 307 

Thomas S 306 

William . . . 301,313,314 

William A 307,310 

William H 310 

William W 304 

Zephaniah . . 303, 306, 309 


Abbott ....... 135 

Acker 295 

Adams .... 97, 240, 249 
Addington . 81, 83, 240. 249 

Adsit 236 

Akin 289 

Alden 293 

Allen, 104, 191, 196-7, 277, 289 

Allin 79, I0 4 

Ames . . . 208, 219, 292 

Amory 271 

Angel 290 

Arnold . . 69, 70, 242, 290 

Archer 30 

Ashley 313 

Aspinwall 53 

Athearn 290 

Atherton, 56, 150-1, 270, 321-3, 

3 2 7- 

Atkinson 31a 

Austin .... 96, 268, 294 
Avery . . • 194, 197, 251 
Ayres 166, 174 

Babcock 249 

Bacheller, [etc.], 212, 309, 320, 

Backus 279 

Bacon . . . 249, 274, 294-5 
Badcock 71 


Badger 16S-70 

Badlam 203 

Bagley 161 

Bailey . . . 151, 262, 269 

Bainbridge 267 

Baker, 57, 93, 121, 188, 267, 
302, 321-2, 327. 

Balch 298, 311 

Balcomb 225 

Baldwin 312 

Balkum 120 

Ball .... 164, 220, 294 

Barker 170 

Barnard 188 

Barnes 281 

Barrett .... 36, 258, 307 
Barrows .... 85, 167 
Bartlett . . . 138, 281, 285 

Barstow 293 

Barton 313 

Bascom 117 

Bass 183 

Bates 253, 322 

Battishill 39 

Battles 166, 175 

Baxter 13, 1S5 

Beach 157 

Beake 13 

Beale 172 

Beals 138, 161-3, 183-4, 230-1 


Beane 217, 301 

Beath 192 

Beaver 249 

Belcher, 106-7, ir 9) I2t) . l2 $; 

*37, 15°, 20 7, 22 5- 

Bellemont 276 

Bellows 171 

Belzer 146 

Benjamin 262 

Bennet, Bennete, 186, 264, 327 

Bertie 25 

Bevis 36 

Beyanson 197 

Billing . 76, 80, 87, 93, 112 
Billings, 124, 128, 141, 144-7, 

I ^5> I 95> 200-1, 203, 207, 

242-3, 247, 250-1. 

Bingham 197 

Birch 71 

Bird, 95, 106, 151, 161, 163-4, 

178, 223, 225, 320-1, 323, 327 

Bisbee 123, 183-4 

Blackman 254-315 

Blaisdell 175 

Blake, 10, 14, 46, 60-2, 67-9, 

70-2, yj, 85, 102, 106, 159, 

165-6,318-21,325-7. . - 

Blanchard 168, 219, 2^9, 263 

Boa 268 

Bogman . . 213, 214, 254-7 




Bond 146 

Bonham 280 

Bonne 40 

Bourne . . .53, 287, 288, 292 

Bowdoin 311 

Boyden 226 

Brackett 229 

Bradford . 85, 231, 283, 285-6 

Bradley 235-6 

Bradish 13 

Bradstreet 176 

Brakenbury 32 

Brann 259 

Braose 29 

Braylie 317 

Breck 58, 93 

Breed 309 

Brewer ....... 268 

Bridge 237 

Bridges .... 220, 260 

Briesler 183 

Briggs 215,290 

Bright 257 

Brittan 292 

Bro — 37 

Brockett 25 

Brooks 255, 290 

Broomhead 168 

Brown, Browne, 13, 225, 229, 

253, 2 75, *9h 3 01 , 3™, 3 I2 '3, 

3 2 3- 

Bryant 294 

Buckler 33, 34 

Bucklin 139 

Buffington 302 

Buffum . . . 297, 299, 304 

Bull 93 

Bullard 291 

Bullock 57 

Bully 40 

Burgess 92 

Burke 37 

Burrell 188 

Buse 40 

Bushee 294 

Bussey 267 

Butler 292 

Butt S7-8 

Buxton 307 

Buzzell 144 

Byfield 164 

Callender 294 

Campbell 156 

Candage 69 

Canesbye 41 

Capen, 13, 48, 55, 60-1, 79, 93, 
114, 136, 138, 175-9, 203, 
219, 220-1, 228-9, 263, 270. 

Carey 2S5 

Carroll 3°6-7 

Carpenter . . 111, 305, 312 

Carruth 240 

Carter . . 32, 202, 287, 295 

Cass 135 

Chaffee 247 

Chaloner 247 

Chapin 295 

Chaplin 76 

Charles I. . . 10, 25, 44, 90 

Chase 236, 250 

Chatesham 22 

Checkley 118 

Cheney 318, 327 

Chown 42 

Church . . 283, 286, 289, 293 

Churchill 130 

Chyke 32 

Clap, Clapp, 12, 39, 43, 49, 

54-5, 61-4, 76, 92-3, 101, 127, 

161-2, 273, 310-27. 
Clark, Clarke, 13, 185, 190, 

2 3h 232, 2 4°, 276, 290, 303, 

318-19, 327. 

Chatwell 302 

Chipman 286 

Clafiin 155 

Clifford 190 

Cobb 235 

Cochrane 231 

Codner 40 

Cole, 117, 130, 133, 149, 152, 

!65, i75» l8 4, 264, 272. 

Collamore 215 

Collins .... 294, 308 
Collyer . . . 120, 223, 260 

Conant 298 

Cony 127 

Cook, Cooke, 214, 283-4, 301, 


Cooper 135 

Coose ....... 304 

Cottesdone 22 

Cotting 253 

Cotton 287, 313 

Cowile 93 

Cox .... 82-3, 86, 90 

Crane 132, 272 

Cransmore 32 

Cranston 276 

Creed 277 

Crehore 203 

Cromwell 25, 92 

Crocker .... 210, 292 
Crosby, Crosbe . . .93, 154 

Cummings 175 

Cumner 251 

Currier 262 

Cunningham .... 293 

Curtis 215, 313 

Cushicg, 195-6, 217, 229, 258, 

Cutter 135 


Danforth, Danford . 93 




Davis, 109, 135, 144, 172, 1 




Deane . 36, 224, 256 
Dearborn ....... 

De Forest 


















Denton . 

Derby . 

Devon s 

Dewey . 


Dill . . 




Ditson . 


Dobyll . 

Dodge . 

Doget . 


Doty . 

Down, Downe 







Dudly . 











2 53 













25, 27 

• 95 
138-9, 188, 224 

150, 203 

. 278 

• 328- 

• 78 
I3 1 ; I3 2 

. 4 S 
. 291 

49, 120, 301 
• 2 92, 3 I 3 

Easton .... 276, 277 
Eaton 192, 209, 291, 303, 305, 


Edmonds .... 
Edwards .... 

.... 194 
.... 25 
.... 193 

Eldridge 185,293 

Elkins jSq 



Ellison j 






Erie T 3 

Erskine 220 

Estes 303 

Evans 13c 

Everson 228 

Fabens 307 

Fairchild 204 

Faircliff 32 

Fairfield oj 




Farnsworth 19'- 

2S0, 284 
. 291 







Fassett 294 

Faunce 183 

Fay 187 

Faxon 185, 207 

Felton 309 

Fenno 272 

Fenwick 196 

Ferour 32 

Fessenden . . . 318, 327 

Ffreston 21-3 

Filer 4 6 

Fish ....:. 290, 293 

Fisher 156,187 

Fiske 99, 143 

Fitch 294 

Fletcher 122, 306 

Flint . . .30, 34-5, 39, 300 

3°4> 3°5> 3°9, 3 2 7- 
Folger 299 

Ford, 15,49; l6l > l6 3> 2 95j3 21 ? 

3 2 5, 3 2 7- 
Foster, 30, 32, 56, 127, 19b, 

217-18, 250, 25S, 2S8, 293. 

Fowler 302 


• 123, 133, 2 97 S Gould J 3 

Gover 41 

Gowell 220 

Grafton 297 

Granger 85 

Grant 15 

Green, Greene . 13, 272, 276 

Gregory 35, 209 

Grenaway, Greenaway, Green- 

oway, Grinnoway, 46, 49, 52, 

316-17, 327. 

Grenow 63 

Greenwood 313 

Greulich 228 

Gridley 328 

Griswold 279 

Grondee 181 

Guild 164 

Gurney ... 61, 179, 225 

Hale . 

• • 274 

3, 269, 2, r 

Hall, 58, 97, 146, 191, 194, 200, 

216, 229, 257, 272-3. 
Halse, Halsey .... 319 

247 J Hacker 301 

Haines 169 

Freebodv 277 Hakluyt 

Freeman 278, 292 

French . . 176, 17S, 180, 239 

Frier 29S 

Fries 14 

Frowde 319 

Ffry, Fry, Frye, 237, 317-18, 

3 2 7-. , 

Frothmgham .... 312 

Fuller 236, 306 

Fullers 174 

Furber 243 

Galiano 269 

Gany 279 

Gapen, Gapes, Gapin . 13 
Gardner, 160, 210-n, 297-8, 

302, 304, 328. 

Gaskell 3°4 

Gates 266, 290 

Gaut 16S 

Gavan 280 

Gay, 137, 141, 166, 171, 183, 


Gaylor 49 

George 93 

Gerrish 313 

Gibbs 169, 191 

Gibson 16, 50 

Gilbert, 216, 257, 288, 303, 


Gill 272-3, 311 

Glover, 71, 116-17, 120, 122, 
123,3140-1, 147-8, 191. 

Godson 301 

Goodale 306 

Goodrich 287 

Goodridge 134 

Gordon 291 

Gorham 236 

Gornell 60, 61 

Gottschalck 174 

Hamblen 287 

Hamlin 294 

Hammond, Hannum, 163, 190, 

275', 289, 301, 315. 

Hanagan 274 

Hancock 143, 328 

Handley, Hanley . . . 286 

Hanscomb 228 

Hanson 162 

Harding . . 144, 154-5,245 
Harmon .... 156, 249 
Harrington .... 191-2 
Harris, 56, 94-5, 153, 159, 199, 

202, 244, 246, 317. 

Harrison 32 

Hartshorne 236 

Haskell ... 96, 293, 295 

Hasted 2S 

Hatch 11 

Hathaway . 285-6, 293, 312-13 
Hawes ... 49, 162, 272 

Hawkes 328 

Hawkins 301 

Hawley 246 

Hay 207 

Hayden 138 

Hayes 307 

Hayward .... 143, 193 

Haven 171 

Hawthorne 169 

Hazard 293 

Head 293 

Hecker 219 

Hemmenway .... 162 
Henry VIII. . . 24-6, 30, 32 

Henwood 294 

Hering 258-9 

Herle 326 

Hersey 182 

Hill, 13, 41, 138-9, 145, !59, 
160-1, 167, 170-1, 210, 298. 


Heustis 293 

Hmckley 285 

Hobart 303 

Holbrook .... 143, 270 

Holden 70, 312 

Holland 58, 311 

Holman 50, 307 

Holmes . 160, 178, 187, 237 

Hook 264 

Hopkins 247 

Hoppen 53 

Horsford 46 

Hotten 150, 321 

Houghton, 84, 90, 125-6, 128, 


Hovey 287 

Howard . . . 185, 229, 231 

Howe 58-9, 93 

Howland 282 

Hoyt 251 

Hrinka 258 

Hubbard 136 

Huckins 285 

Hughes 274 

Humphrey, Humphries, 13-14, 

7i, 162-3, 323. 
Hunt . . 141,193,286,288 

Hurd 151, 238 

Husman 259 

Hussey 180, 181 

Hutchins .... ^2-^, 188 

Illsley 262 

Ingraham 291 

Jacob 328 

Jacobs, 131, 181, 228, 272, 313 
James . . 263, 269, 312, 327 

Janson 53 

Jaques 96 

Jeffrey, Jeffries . . 85, 120 

Jenkins 287 

Jenney, 280-1, 285-6, 291, 313 

Jessup 291 

Jewell 287 

Jocelyn 14 

Johnson, 57, 239, 240, 267, 308 
Jones, 48, 93, 145, 187, 209, 301 

Jordan 287 

Judson 296 

Kane 153 

Karr 97 

Keate 13 

Keith 313 

Keller 242 

Kellogg 294 

Kelley 97, 289 

Kelton 68, 69 

Kent . . . 107, 201, 205 

Kenney 264 

Kendrick ..*... 267 

Kendall 134 

Kepley 138 

Kettendorf 181 

Kibbe 53. 

Kilbourne 295' 




Kimball 184 

King .... 72, 313, 321 

Kingesley 48 

Kingman 134 

Kingston 197 

Kirby 42 

Knox 212-13 

Knowles 327 

Kreutzberg 259 

Kychen 32 

Kyrfott 32 

Lake, 21, 62, 75, 199, 238-42 

Lamb 316 

Lambert 236 

Lamson 253 

Lander 307 

Lane . 224 

Langton 267 

Larrabee 155 

Lawrence .... 156, 197 

Leach 272, 313 

Leadbetter . . . . 80, 81 
Leavenworth .... 304 

Leavitt 232, 260 

Lee 25, 310 

Leeds ... 17, 58, 63, 76 

Leeman 227 

Leigh 323 

Leighton 225, 237 

Lemon 257 

Leonard . . . 186, 203, 296 

Lesnow 168 

Leverett 322 

Lincoln 249 

Linder 255 

Lindsay 25, 27 

Littlefield . 117, 1S7-8, 264 

Lobdell in 

Locke 318, 327 

Long, Longe . . 40. 92, 95 
Longfellow : . . . . 246 

Loomis 221 

Lord 308 

Loring 120, 231 

Lothrop 294 

Lovell . . . 230, 263, 272 
Lowell . . . .181, 200, 203 

Lucas 128 

Ludlow 81 

Lyman 292 

Lyon 232 

Mace 228, 310 

Mallock 169 

Macondray 202 

Macullar 246 

Mandeil 20S 

Mamford 13 

Mann 308 

Manser 286 

Mansfield 225 

Marchant 123 

Marsh 304 

Marshall 150,328 

Martin 191 

Mason 322 

Mather . . 14, 46-8, 69, 322-3 

Maudsley, Mosely, 94, 101, 106 

Maverick . . 11. 46, 47, 325 

Maxwell 232 

May 290 

Mayhew 289 

McCloy 310 

McGlathey 190 

McGregor 198 

McGurk 196 

Mcintosh 149 

McKnight 320 

M each am ..... 302-3 

Mecuen 255 

Meggs 317 

Mellish, 156, 163-4, 209, 216, 

253-4, 268, 314-15. 

Mercer 326 

Merrifield .... 91, 94 5 

Merrill 328 

Metcalf 1S7 

Michaeleboy 22 

Mighill .... 134, 312 

Miller 274 

Millett 67, 75, 95 

Mills 161,232 

Mind 286 

Miner 36, 236 

Minot . . 48, 59, 70-1, 76, 93 

Miriam 93 

Mitchell . . 151, 282-6, 289 
Molton, Morton . 119-20, 270 

Monk 116, 184 

Monmouth 35 

Morey 195 

Morrison 311 

Morse . . . 133,168-9,181 
Mosher ...... 286 

Moulthrop 181 

Mudge 275, 309 

Mulhken 184 

Munmngs, Munney, Money, 49, 

82, 83, 87. 90. 
Munroe . . 172, 243, 290 
Muzzy 275 

Nash . . 145-6, 176, 291-2 
Neale . 99-100, 110-11, 122 
Needham .... 135, 305 

Neely 154 

Neil 268 

Nelson . . 134, 192, 213, 214 

Newburgh 14 

Newbury 44 

Newcomb, 182-3, 242, 268, 2S9 

Newell 151, 294 

Newhall 306-8 

Newlin 197 

Newton ...... 46 

Nichols . . . 293, 304-5 

Niles 272 

Nimblett 310 

Noble 166, 174 

Nordstrom 143 

Norris 277 

Norton 172 

Nowell 53 

Oakes 303 

O'Brien 152-8 


O'Mara 268 

Onley 29 

Ovilkyne 21 

Packard .... 184-5,263 

Pa g e 134, 3 2 ° 

Paine 274 

Palmer . .35, 224,272-3, 310 

Park 301 

Parker, 182, 246, 288 292, 304, 

Parkins [Perkins] . . . 319 
Parkhurst . . 233, 264, 320 

Parmenter 294 

Parshlee 120 

Parsons 303 

Paul 63 

Payson, Pason . . .93, 238 

Peabody 286, 294 

Pearce, Pears, Pearse, Peirce, 
Pierce, 12, 53, 71, jj, 80, 82, 
83. 9°> x 35» i S7-9; 161, 165-6, 
171, 174-5,189,208-10,213-18, 
237,256, 273,292,313,316-8, 
320-4, 327. 

Percival 268 

Perry 227, 262 

Pett-igrove 197 

Pettijohn 295 

Philbrick 154 

Phillips, 33, 51, 119, 208, 252, 

282, 285, 287. 
Phinney .... 242, 290 

Pickernell 275 

Pike 117, 208 

Pimer . . . 104, 107, no 

Pitcher 68,69,85 

Plum 77 

Plumrner 264 

Poe 209 

Polden, Polver .... 33-4 

Pole 24-5, 76 

Pontus 130 

Poole 93, 3°4 

Poor 41, 97, 320 

Popanooie .... 282, 283 

Popham 20, 21 

Pcrter . . 130, 172, 296, 302 

Potter 277 

Pratt, 87, 180, 227-9, 2 3°, 240 
Pray . . . 100, 209, 229 

Prescott 232, 250 

Prence 280 

Preston, 58-9, 82, 87-8, 93, 106, 

108, 120, 309. 
Prindle 295 

Prpg 35 

Prince 309 

Proctor .... 59, 303 

Pryaulx 326 

Pulsifer 30 

Pumpelly .... 170-1, 315 

Purcess, Purchase ... 13 

Putnam, 171, 300-304, 306, 

Rabyant 41 

Randall . . 1S5, 212, 231 
Rawlens [Rawlings] .317,328 



Rawson, 61-2, 128, 146, 148, 


Raymar 308 

Reed 121, 193 

Reith 310 

Remye 33 

Rich 243, 256 

Richards . 138-9, 287, 309, 312 

Richardson 196 

Rickard ...... 281 

Ricker 156 

Rideout 260 

Rigbee .... 94, 104-5 

Rigby 59 

Ringwood 277 

Ripley . . 182, 228-30, 291 
Robbins . . 135-6, 16S, 233 

Robie 183 

Robinson, 58, 81, 131, 196, 

272-3, 301. 

Rogers 144 

Roninus 264 

Ruggles 142-3 

Russell-Chyke .... 32 
Russell . 70, 193, 261, 292 

Ryngild 222 

Royal 103 

Saltmarsh 97 

Salmon 247 

Sanborn . 186, 232, 233, 326 

Sanders 157 

Sanderson 215 

Sandford 13, 49 

San dyes 57 

Sargent .... 96, 270-1 

Savage 251 

Sawen 149 

Sawyer 305 

Scherrend 22 

Seavey .... 191, 195, 328 

Sedgwick 295 

Seeley 225 

Sension 44 

Shattuck, Shatok . 297-8, 300 
Shaw .... 160, 293, 301 

Shay 132, 313 

Shea 279 

Shed 120 

Shehane 307 

Shepard, 166-74, 257, 287, 3 2 7 
Sherman, 224, 237, 265, 278 

Silliman "172 

Simpson, 25, 192, 320, 324, 

3 2 7- 

Skiff 287-8 

Skmner 257 

Skyler 313 

Sloan 22S 

Smallwood 255 

Smead 53 

Smith, 51, 58, 93, 138,1160, 164, 
187, 225, 237, 261, 287, 290, 
300-3, 320, 326-7, 328. 

Smithyes 13 

Somerby ... 27, 70, 319 

Soper 217-18 

Soule 128 

Southworth 13S 

Spaulding . . . 207, 294 

Spear 175 

Spencer 306 

Spinney 275 

Spooner . . 169, 286, 289 

Sprague 224 

Spurr 142, 320 

Squeb 11 

Stackpole 305 

Stamp 32 

Standish 322 

Staples 156 

Statord 32 

Stavely 25 

Steele 95 

Stephens 130 

Sterling 169 

Stetson 145 

Steward 134 

Stickney 262, 306 

Stilles 294 

Stillman 120 

St. Medard . . . . . 123 
Stone .... 40, 249, 286 

Stoneman 311 

Stoughton, 50, 53, 59, 80-1, 83 

Strode 13 

Strongarm 221 

Stuart 92, 172 

Stubbs, in, 117, 118, 121, 134, 

136, 177. 
Sullivan .... 271, 287 
Summerhayes .... 143 
Sumner, 49, 76, 79, 92-3 143, 


Sutton 13 

Swan, 142, 1 50-1. 186-8, 194, 
' 198, 200, 203. 238, 241, 266-7, 


Sweden 26 

Sweet 121 

Sweeten 215 

Swift . 46, 63, 93, 291-2, 323 
Swinnerton . . . 303,311 
Symonds 3 10 

Taber, Tabor . . 284, 305 

Taft 253 

Talbyt, 130, 137, 141, 186, 211, 

233)243 4,247-9) 2 68, 315. 

Talemasch 22 

Talley 68, 69 

Talmadge 228 

Tapley 309 

Taylor 32, 249 

Teele 238, 241 

Tenney 217 

Thorp .' 133 

Tibbets 144 

Tilden .... 225, 261, 290 
Tilston ... 59, 63, 89, 101 

Tisdale 175 

Titus 256 

Thaxter, 72, 160, 210-12, 217, 

253, 328. 
Thayer . 250-252, 311-12, 314 
Thomson, Thompson, 16, 50, 

143, 291, 3 12 - 
Thorneton 44 

Tobey, 246, 287, 289-90-292, 


Todd 162 

Tolman, 58-9, 71, 93, 117,148, 

Topliff . . . . 63, 81, 93 
Tompson . . . 318, 326-7 
Tower . . . 183, 230, 243 
Trask . 88, 301, 316-18, 323 

Tripe 275 

Trott .... 58, 70-1, 75 

Trowbridge 323 

True 151 

Tuchill 40 

Tuck 324 

Tucker 239 

Tunnison 306 

Tupper 153 

Turel 315 

Turner .... 27, 186, 313 
Twitchell 59 

Underwood 22 

Upham .... 272, 301 

Veazie 11S, 208 

Verdier 278 

Veren 298 

Vinal .... 105, no, 120 

Vincent 288 

Vose, 1 1 8-9, 121, 144, 183, 

Wadell 315 

Wadleigh, Wadley . 181, 251 

Wainwright 296 

Waldenne 22 

Waldron 215 

Wales . 6S, 69, 77, 142, 322-3 
Walker, 155, 191, 194, 198, 214 
Ward, 23, in, 114, 155, 237, 

272, 279. 
Wardwell . . 105, 107, no 

Ware 311 

Warham . n, 39, 46, 49, 325 

Warner 310, 312 

Warren 224 

Warriner 172 

Washburn, 142-3, 154, 286, 28S, 

3 J 3- 

Washington 279 

Waterhouse . - ... 311 

Waters 209 

Watson 32 

Way 5 1 

Webb . . . 145-6, 312, 328 
Webster . . 222, 232-3, 264 
Weeks .... - 57, 3 2 3"4 

Weeman 150-1 

Weld, Welde, . . 140, 326 

Welles 171 

Wells 3 I , 2 3 I 

Wellman 184, 292 

Wellmoten 53 

Wentworth 200 

Wesselhoeft 219 

West . . . 194-5, 224, 289 
Weston . 29, 268, 295, 301 





Wetmore 293 

Wheatland 299 

Wheeler 315 

Whetcome 59 

Whit 63 

Whitaker 260 

Whitcomb 264 

White, 10-13, ir 7" 21 ; 313, 318, 

320-1, 327. 
Whiteway .... 13-14 
Whiting .... 260, 296 
Whitmore . . . . 70, 319 
Whitney. 117, 140-1, 180-1, 190, 


Whittier 136, 249 

Wibird . 145 


Wiggin 230 

Wilcox 268 

Wild 141 

Wilder 84, 90 

Wilkins 23, 302 

Wilkinson 75 

Willard . . 106-7, 202, 295 
Williams, 32, 120, 127, 172, 239, 
274, 288, 296, 302, 307. 

Wilmarth 225 

Winch 265 

Wing 305 

Winslow, 103, 232, 288, 292, 

3 0I > 3°5. 3 26 - 

Winstanley 323 

Winthrop ... 12, 326, 328 


Wiswall 195 

Witchfeild 46 

VVithington, 48, 84, 88-9, 93, 
104, 161, 321-2, 327. 

Wolferton 22 

Wood . . . .14, 152-3,200 
Woodward . . . 82-7, 90-5 

Woolcott 46 

Wooster 288 

Wren 21 

Wyke 15 

Wyndham 25 

Yate 25 

Yeomans 277 

Young, Younge . . 208, 318 


Page 141. — Ralph 6 is not written in the "next chapter." He m. Ruth 
Tower April 11, 1805. Nothing further has been gleaned respect- 
ing him. 

Page 191, eighth line under Edmund 6 . — For " 1885 " read " 1875." 

Page 198, first line. — " C." is an error. 

Page 259. — The names of the parents of A, 24, are omitted. They are 
stated on the previous page, in connection with his brother, A, 23. 

Be so kind as to notify the publihser of any other error or omission you 
may discover, stating the page where it occurs, and giving your authority for 
the proposed amendment. Kindly inform us also, from time to time, of 
importafit family events, with dates and names in full. 


Col. Albert A. Pope, 79 Franklin St., Boston. 

Mr. M. C. Warren, 8 Dock Sq., 
„ Ivory H. Pope, Custom House, 
„ Charles G. Pope, 209 Washington St., 

Mrs. Miriam B. Pope, 

cor. Washington and Newcomb Sts., 

Mr. George W. Pope, 19 Newcomb St., 
„ Edwin Pope, 5 Pelham St., 
„ Horace S. Shepard, Mason Building, 
„ Samuel Atherton, Equitable Building 
„ Eugene A Pope, 9 Tremont St., 
„ Oscar Mellish, 20 Chariestown St., 
„ Edward W. Pope, 79 Franklin St., 
„ Fred. W. Gowell, 2777 Wash. St., 
„ Fred. Pope, 209 Washington St., 

Miss Carrie Hill, 50 Montgomery St., 

Col. George Pope, 7 Durham St., 

Hon. Newton Talbot, Hotel Guildford, 

Mrs. B. J. Pope, Hotel Vendome, 

Mr. Charles R. Pope, 24 Hancock St., 

Mrs. Susan K. Pope, 524 WasTen St., 
„ Julia A. Furber, Warren St., 

Mr. Walter H. Pope, 130 Federal St., 
„ Henry D. Pope, 91 Federal St., 
„ Arthur W. Pope, 45 High St., 
,, David Clapp, 35 Bedford St., 
„ Otis Shepard, Mason Building, 

The Boston Public Library, Boylston St.. 

Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, N. Y. 

Mr. Daniel E. Pope, Cornwall on Hudson, 
N. Y. 

Dr. M. D. Mann, 610 Main St., Buffalo, N. Y. 
„ Abner E. Pope, Dayton, O. 

Mechanics Library, Lewiston, Me. 

Mr. Warren W. Pope, Weymouth. 
„ Frank H. Pope, „ 

Mrs. Sarah H. Gorham, Hyannis. 

Mr. George Mulliken, Somerville. 

Prof. W. A. Shepard, Ashland, Va. 

Dea. Thomas Pope, Quincy, 111. 
„ Warren Hill, Machias, Me. 
„ Gilbert Longfellow, Machias, Me. 

Mrs. J. F. O'Brien, Machias, Me. 

Mr. J. O. Pope, East Machias, Me. 

J. Warren dishing, Eastport, Me. 

Mr. Frank W. Thaxter, Kansas City, Mo. 
,, Luther E. Pope, Brockton. 

Prof. Raphael Pumpelly, Newport, R. I. 

F. M. Ray, Esq., Portland, Me. 

Hon. Thos. H. Weston, 17 Deering St., Port- 
land, Me. 
„ Joseph D. Pope, Columbia, S. C. 

Rev. G. Stanley Pope, Grand View, Tenn. 

Mrs. Solomon Hall, 45 Adams St., Dorchester. 

„ Hannah P. Mellish, 6 Hamlet St. „ 

„ Olivia M. Bird, Hamlet St., „ 

Miss Kate A. Shepard, Meeting House Hill. 
Mr. William Pope, 269 Commercial St., „ 

„ J. Foster Pope, Centre Avenue, „ 

„ William C. Pope, DeWolf St., „ 

„ Alexanoer Pope, DeWolf St., ,, 

Mr. Henry A. Pope, 861 Adams St., „ 

Miss Mary J. Pope, 861 Adams St., ,. 

Mr. James Pope, Adams, near Dor. Ave., „ 

„ George Pope, 1137 Adams St., ,, 

„ Henry T. Pope, Beaumont St., „ 

„ Richard C. Humphreys, 

Humphreys St., „ 
Miss Mary Beals, Humphreys St., „ 

Mrs. Amelia B. Hemmenway, Hump's St., „ 
Mr. Lemuel C. Pope, 18 Charles St., „ 

„ J. Frank Pope, Milton. 
Miss Agnes B. Poor, Brookline. 
Mr. John T. Pope, Neponset. 
Mrs. Abigail Glover, Atlantic. 
Mr. Edmund Pope, „ 

„ Lemuel Billings, Mt. Wollaston. 
Miss M. Helen Pope, 45 Cottage, Cambridge. 
Library, Harvard University, Cambridge. 
Mr. J. Otis Bisbee, Stoughton. 
Mrs. Elva A. Belcher, „ 
Mr. Lemuel Pope, Jamaica Plain. 
Mrs. Hannah C. Pope, Lynnfield Centre. 

„ Harriet E. Young, Westboro. 

„ Emily P. Spear, Gardiner, Me. 
Mr. George H. Pope, „ „ 

„ John F. Pope, „ „ 

Mrs. Nancy P. Bisbee, North Stoughton. 

„ Ada F. Sprague, Crescent St., Brockton. 

„ C. W. Sumner, 42 Allen St., „ 

„ W. M. Drake, Canton. 
Mr. Charles A. Pope, 207 Fulton St., New York. 

„ Ralph W. Pope, 16 Dey St., „ 

„ Frank D. Pope, Elizabeth, New Jersey. 
Mrs. Frank S. Hall, Glen Ridge, „ 
Mr. Edward C. Pope, n Wade Building, 
Cleveland, Ohio. 

„ Chas. E. Pope, Esq., 132 La Salle St. 
Chicago, 111. 

„ O. C. Pope, 310 Pine St., S'n Francisco, Cal. 

„ Dorville Libby,3 SansomeSt., „ 

Miss Mary E. Pope, 1601 Van Ness Ave., „ 
Mrs. Florence Pope, Frank Avenue, „ 

„ Henry Edwards, 41 8 Eddy St., „ 

Rev. C. M. Blake" 427 Geary St., „ 

Mr. T. Henry Beals, Sequoia, Cal. 


May, 1892, to be bound in with final lot of copies of "The 
Dorchester Pope Family." Not indexed. 

{Additional to pp. 66 and 74.] 

In the Town Records of Salem there is a list of land grants, 
not dated, but believed by experts to have certainly been made 
prior to 1638, giving the names of proprietors and their number 
of acres. One line runs thus : 
"Jo: Pope 2" 

Joseph Pope, who came to Salem in 1634, and remained there 
through his long life (see page 297, etc.), was recorded as " Jos : " 
or "Joseph"; but "Jo:" was the common abbreviation for 
John, and the Salem clerk so used it often. It seems to be 
clear that some John Pope was here enrolled. Was it our John 2 
of Dorchester ? 

{Additional to page 98.] 

The New Hampshire Branch of the Dorchester Pope 
Family can be now (May, 1892) fairly well described. 

Thomas 4 , son of Thomas 3 and Elizabeth (Merrifield), b. in 
Dorchester, Nov. 26, 1670, m. (1) in Boston, Jan. 2, 1705, 
Margaret Downing, and (2), in Ipswich, filed intention of mar- 
riage with Mercy Lufkin, Oct. 21, 1727. He resided afterward 
in Gloucester, later in Haverhill, then in Plaistow, N. H. His 
son, Thomas 5 , m. Hannah Austin, Oct. 14, 1742, and was one 
of the founders of Goffstown and Henniker, N. H. [See pp. 

95-98.] His son, David 6 , resided in H. ; m. Clark ; had 

three sons who had families, viz. Thomas 7 , David 7 and William 7 , 


[See additions published soon after issue of book.] We present 
below particulars of the descendants of Thomas 7 . 

Thomas 7 Pope, m. Sally Jones, and the most of their life was 
passed at Washington, Vt. He d. in 1850, she in 1857. 

Of their children, Elisha Brown 8 m. but had no issue. Ralph 8 

[see below]. Hannah 8 m. Noyes ; Lucinda 8 m. B. K. 

Freeman ; Maria 8 m. J. D. Hall ; Sally 8 m. J. S. Hall. All had 
good families. All d. before 1889. 

Ralph 8 Pope, b. May 14, 1802, at Washington, Vt. ; resided 
there till i860, when he rem. to Beaver, Minn.; there he d. 
April 12, 1874. He m. in 1829, Mary Richardson, b. December 
6, 1805, at Orange, Vt. ; she d. at Beaver, Minn., March 3, 


I. Ira B., 9 b. Sept. 21, 1831, d. at Neillsville, Wis., in 1880, 
without issue ; was clerk of courts of Jackson and 
Clark counties. 
II. Sarah R., 9 b. Dec. 16, 1832, m, D. B. Messer, June 6, 
1858. Children: (1) Nevada Messer, b. Aug. 4, 1862 ; 
(2) Edna Messer, b. April 12, 1866, m. Murray Mar- 
shall, June 1, 1887; all reside at Plainview, Minn. 

III. Carl C., 9 b. July 22, 1834, m. Ellen M. Hitchcock, Aug. 

10, 1859, at Black River Falls, Wis. Children: (1) 
Eugenia M., 10 b. July 20, 1861, m. E. A. Le Clair, 
Sept. 26, 1883, d. Nov. 21, 1885, leaving an infant son, 
Hugh Pope Le Clair, b. Oct. 21, 1885 ; (2) Ralph C, 
Jr., 10 b. March 16, 1867. 
Hon. Carl C? Pope was educated at Woodstock Academy, read law with 
Hon. J. P. Kidder, W. Randolph, and was adm. to the bar at Chelsea, Vt., 
in 1856. Has resided at Black River Falls, Wis. Has been district attor- 
ney, county judge, member of the State assembly and senate, variously from 
1862 onward. Was chairman of com. on Federal relations in 1863, and of 
judiciary com. in 1865 and 1877. Member of convention which nominated 
Lincoln and Johnson, in 1864. Meantime has had a large and successful 
law practice. 

IV. John F., 10 b. March 7, 1837, m - Sarah L. Welch, Dec. 11, 

1864. Children: (1) Clayton F., 10 b. Nov. 11, 1865, 
d. Dec. 22, 1870; (2) Frank Edgar, 10 b. March 6, 1880; 
lawyer, Plainview, Minn. ; has been county clerk. 


V. James R., 9 b. March 21, 1839, m - Amanda Allen in 
1873. Children: (1) Ira, 10 b. 1875, and (2) Lucy, 10 
b. 1879, Lives at Lac Qui Parle, Minn. 

VI. William H. H., 9 b. March 18, 1841, m. Dec. 13, 1868, 
Eliza J. Boatman, who d. Feb. 5, 1887. Children: 
(1) Carl C., 10 b. Oct. 20, 1872; (2) Raleigh M., 10 b. 
June 20, 1874; (3) Eliza M., 10 b. Oct. 8, 1878. Res. 
Plainview, Minn. 
VII. Mary Lemira, 9 b. May 27, 1843, m. William More, 
Sept. , 1877. Children: (1.) Warner Ralph More, 
b. Aug. 21, 1878, and (2) Irma Ellen More, b. Feb. 12, 
1 88 1. Res. Beaver, Minn. 
VIII, Ellen B., 9 b. June 10, 1845, m - James Jacobus, May, 
1866, d. at Lincoln, Neb., Feb. 3, 1887. Child, Cora 
Ellen Jacobus, b. March 2, 1868. 

IX. Jacob C., 9 b. March 12, 1849, at Washington, Vt., m. 
Elva Struble, June 29, 1882. He has been attorney 
successively of Lac Qui Parle and Kenabac counties ; 
now real estate dealer, Mora, Minn. 

[Additional to Page 119.] 

John 5 Pope (Elijah, 4 Ralph, 3 John, 2 John, 1 ), after serving in 
the Revolutionary Army, m. Frances Willard, and soon after 
removed to the "townships" of Canada. He d. May 7, 1853, 
a. 90, leaving the impress of a stately gentleman. Mrs. Pope 
d. Feb. 12, 1843, a. 80. 
Children : 

I. Elijah, 6 b. Lunenburg, Mass., Sept. 3, 1784; farmer, 
Clifton, Que. ; d. Feb. 22, 1843. 
II. Willard, 6 a lawyer, rem. to Kentucky. 

III. John, 6 res. Cookshire, Compton Co., Que. 

IV. Betsey, 6 m. David Hotten ; d. in Charleston, N. H. 
V. Nancy, 6 m. J. Labaree. 

VI. Lemuel. 6 

VII. Harriet, 6 d. in 18 16 at Sawyersville, Que. 

VIII. Fanny, 6 m. in Eaton, Que. 

IX. William. 6 


X. Polly, 6 m. in Eaton, Que. 

John 6 had son John Henry 7 who has left a most noteworthy 

Hon. John Henry Pope, b. 1824, was elected to the Canadian Parliament 
in 1857, and served at various times until 1887. He was in the Queen's 
Privy Council for the dominion as minister of education, etc., but became 
most widely and favorably known in the department of railways and canals. 
He died, honored and lamented, in April, 1889. His son, Warren 
Henry, 8 has been elected to the seat in Parliament he had filled, and is 
regarded as a worthy son of so distinguished a sire. 

Lemuel 6 left a son Lemuel? jr., who is postmaster at Robinson, co. 
Compton, Que., and has very courteously supplied most of the facts in this 
article; Colonel Frederick M., 8 son of Lemuel, jr., b. 1848, is prominent in 
militia; was efficient at the time of the Fenian raid in 1866. Other sons of 
Lemuel 6 reside in Winchendon, Mass. 

Rachel, 5 b. in Dorchester, accompanied her brother John 5 to 
Canada, and m, Rev. John Doty, of Three Rivers, b. 1745, 
d. Nov. 23, 1841. She d. after 1807, and Rev. Mr. Doty m. 
Rachel Jeffery July 28, 18 19. 

I judge this to have been a niece of Rachel 5 . 

[Additional to page 130.] 

James 1 Cole, innkeeper, came from England to Plymouth 
before 1633, and established the celebrated tavern mentioned 
by Sewall and other historians. He owned " Cole's Hill " ; gave 
his business to son James, jr. 

Hugh 2 Cole, enrolled among the men above sixteen years old 
in August, 1643, together with his father and brother James, must 
have been born in England. He m. Jan. 8, 1654, Mary, dau. of 
Richard and Ann (Shelley) Foxwell, of Barnstable. His chil- 
dren were recorded at Plymouth where he spent some years ; 
but the latter part of his busy life he resided in Swansey. He 
owned extensive tracts of land, had good relations with King 
Philip before the war. His son John? b. May 16, 1660, became 
a resident of that portion of Plymouth afterwards incorporated 
as Plympton. He m. Susanna, dau. of Edward and Dorothy 
(Lettice) Gray. He d. in 1724, leaving his large estate to his 
wife; she a little later left it to their children. One of these, 
Joseph? lived in Plympton many years, but rem. to North 


Bridge water. He m. Mary Stephens (see below). Their dau. 
Mary m. Col. Frederick 5 Pope, of Stoughton. 

Richard Foxwell, taylor, was a member of that Puritan 
church in London, whose pastor, Lothrop, with many members, 
were imprisoned for meeting to worship in simple, Christian 
ways. He came to Boston in 1630 ; was one of the earliest free- 
men of the colony ; joined his former pastor and associates in 
the colony and church at Scituate in 1634, and removed with 
them to found Barnstable, 1639. Left a good name. Ann 
Shelley, his second wife, came to Roxbury in 1632, was a mem- 
ber of that church, and later of the 1st church, Boston, until her 
marriage in 1634. Their dau. Mary was b. Aug. 17, 1635. 

Edward Stephens is first referred to in the town records of 
Marshfield, Aug. 2, 1669. His lands are referred to May 30, 
1677. His will, dated Nov. 2, 1689, prob. March 3, 1689-90, 
makes his son William chief heir and executor ; leaves io<£ to 
his son Edward, at 21 years of age or marriage; to daughter 
Elizabeth, at 18 or marriage, 8£ and some sheep and half of his 
pewter ; to daughter Patience, 8X and the other half of his 
pewter ; commits his two youngest children to the care of 
his " loving brother, John Sherman," and his son William, and 
makes John Sherman the overseer of his will. 

The inventory, amounting to 85 £ 5s. 2d. (debts of 4<£ 4s.), 
included house, barn, land, farming outfit, household effects, 
pewter, books, a gold ring, etc., and a " Loome and weavers' 

William, son of Edward Stephens, is recorded as b. Dec. 18, 
1666. " A son," whom some one has designated in a later hand 
as Edward, is recorded b. Jan. 1, 167 y-8. 

Edward, jr., removed to Plymouth, m. Mary, dau. of Eleazer 
and Mary Churchill, b. about 1788. 

Their eldest daughter, Mary, was b. June 21, 1710, and m. 
Joseph 4 Cole, of Plympton. Edward, jr., in will July 14, 1756, 
(prob. Jan. 3, 1656-7), names his wife Mary, daughters Mary 
Cole, Hannah Bartlett, Sarah Sherman, and Elizabeth Harlow, 
and sons Edward and Eleazer. 

John 1 Churchill came to Plymouth in 1643, and m. Dec. 18, 
1644, Hannah, dau. of William Pontus. He bought land Aug. 
18, 1645, wa s made freeman June 5, 1651; d. Jan. 1, 1662. His 


widow had confirmed to her May 3, 1664, land which had been 
her father's. 

Eleazer 2 Churchill, son of John and Hannah (Pontus) 

Churchill, b. April 20, 1652, m. Mary , and had a good 

number of children, of whom the seventh was Mary, b. 1688 
or 9, who m. Edward 2 Stephens, jr. 

William Pontus, in Plymouth in 1633, a freeman of the 
colony, and proprietor of considerable estate ; he died Feb. 9, 

Thomas Lettice (or Lettis) had lands assigned to him in 
Plymouth, Dec. 2, 1639 and May 5, 1640, and bought a tract of 
Thomas Cushman, March 24, 1641. He was admitted a freeman 
of Plymouth in 1643. 

He was one of the six Plymouth men in the "jury to lay out 
the road from Joanes river to the Massachusetts path through 
John Rogers ground," June 10, 1650. 

Edward Gray came as a boy of fourteen to Plymouth, and 
made his way to a position of respectability and influence. He 
m. Dorothy, dau. of Thomas and Ann Lettice, Dec. 12, 1665. 
Their dau. Susanna became the wife of John Cole. 

{^Additional to page 327.] 

The Pilgrim Ancestors of the Pope-Pierce line have been 
traced further since the writing of this paragraph, and can be 
seen in the pedigree chart which is attached to the books bound 
in 1892. So far as known, they are: (a) Pope, Ward, Lobdell, 
Stubbs, Pray, Neale ; (b) Cole, Stephens, Churchill, Pontus, 
Foxwell, Gray, Lettice ; (c) Pierce, Cheney, Fessenden, Locke, 
Clarke, Grenaway, Fry, Tompson, Shepard ; (d) Blake, White, 
Bird, Simpson, Baker, Withington, Atherton, Clap (3 lines), 
Bachiler, Smith, Ford, — 33 families. 

[Additional to page 327, foot-note.] 
Rev. John White is buried at St. Peters, Dorchester. 

OCT 5 !9?0