Jordan Compton Pope

28 June 1847–6 June 1918 (Age 70)
Jasper, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Jordan Compton

When Jordan Compton Pope was born on 28 June 1847, in Jasper, Georgia, United States, his father, Fleming Pope, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Ann George, was 27. He married Mary Ann Warren on 6 September 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Fayetteville, Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 10 Fayetteville, Talladega, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 June 1918, in Talladega, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Kahatchee, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jordan Compton Pope
Mary Ann Warren
Marriage: 6 September 1868
James Compton Pope
Josiah Woodson Pope
Peter Thomas Pope
Mary A Pope
Idella Caroll Pope
John Henry Pope
Tinnie Charlotte Catherine Pope

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 September 1868
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    World Events (8)

    Age 14
    Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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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    Sources (11)

    • Jordan Pope in household of Fleming Pope, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jordan Compton Pope, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Jordan Pope in entry for J. W. Pope, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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