John Lafayette Pope

January 1858–23 April 1940 (Age 82)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Lafayette

When John Lafayette Pope was born in January 1858, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Allagood Pope, was 41 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Smith, was 37. He married Fannie Elizabeth Harkleroad on 13 October 1889, in Blountville, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States in 1860 and Fulkerson, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 23 April 1940, at the age of 82, and was buried in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lafayette Pope
Fannie Elizabeth Harkleroad
Marriage: 13 October 1889
William Alliegood Pope
Loyd Palmer Pope
Earnest Franklin Pope
Charles Elmer Pope
John Verlin Pope

Spouse and Children

13 October 1889
Blountville, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Allagood Pope


    Martha Elizabeth Smith




    Nancy Jane Pope


    Elisabeth Ann Pope



    George Washington Pope


    Elizabeth Pope


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 3

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 4

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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Sources (3)

  • John L Pope, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John L Pope, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John L Pope, "United States Census, 1900"

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