Ruth Pope

about 1708–
Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Pope was born about 1708, in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Samuel Darke in 1728, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Samuel Darke
1706–1766
Ruth Pope
1708–
Marriage: 1728
Lydia Dark
1730–
Mary Dark
1730–
Thomas Dark
1738–1782
Joseph Dark
1740–1812
William Dark
1748–1801
Sarah Dark
1732–
Jane Dark
1734–
Samuel Dark ll
1736–1800

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1728
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(8)

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World Events (4)

1776

Age 68

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 68

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 92

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English pope (derived via Old English from Late Latin papa ‘bishop’, ‘pope’, from Greek pappas ‘father’, in origin a nursery word.) In the early Christian Church, the Latin term was at first used as a title of respect for male clergy of every rank, but in the Western Church it gradually came to be restricted to bishops, and then only to the bishop of Rome; in the Eastern Church it continued to be used of all priests ( see Popov , Papas ). The nickname would have been used for a vain or pompous man, or for someone who had played the part of the pope in a pageant or play. The surname is also present in Ireland and Scotland.2 North German: variant of Poppe .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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