Elizabeth Pope

1682–
Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Pope was born in 1682, in Westmoreland, Virginia, United States, her father, Lawrence Pope, was 22 and her mother, Jemima Waddy, was 6.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Pope
1660–1723
Jemima Waddy
1676–1759
John Pope
1679–1745
Elizabeth Pope
1682–
Humphrey Pope
1690–1744
Anne Pope
1696–
Mary Pope
1698–
Thomas Waddy Pope
1702–1741
Jemima Pope
1704–1755
Penelope Pope
1710–1742
Catherine Pope
1724–1787

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World Events (3)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 76

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 94

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 94

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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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  • Jemima Pope in record for Lawrence Pope, WEB: Westmoreland County Wills

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