Edmund Pope

Brief Life History of Edmund

When Edmund Pope was born on 6 May 1764, in Dorchester, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ebenezer Pope, was 45 and his mother, Abigail Billings, was 37. He married Susanna Rawson on 26 March 1806, in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Edmund Pope
1764–
Susanna Rawson
1781–1851
Marriage: 26 March 1806
Ebenezer Pope
1808–1853
Abigail Pope
1810–1896
Edmund Pope
1813–1875
Samuel Pope
1817–1850

Sources (10)

  • Edmund, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Edmund F. Glover in entry for Abigail P. Glover, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Edmund in entry for Abigail P. Pope Glover, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

World Events (8)

1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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

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.

North German: variant of Poppe .

German: translation of Pabst .

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

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