Stephen Pope

6 August 1790–
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Pope was born on 6 August 1790, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Pope, was 28 and his mother, Mary Freeman, was 25.

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Family Time Line

John Pope
1762–1829
Mary Freeman
1764–1829
Nancy Pope
1788–
Stephen Pope
1790–
Abigail Matilda Pope
1791–
Edward Pope
1793–1835
Louisa Pope
1795–
Frances Pope
1796–1887
John Pope
1798–1876
William Pope
1801–1875
Clarissa Pope
1804–1883
Mary Ann Pope
1806–1834

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World Events (3)

1791

Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 1

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1791 · The Whiskey Rebellion

Age 1

A tax protest in the early 1790s was caused by the first tax imposed by the government on the American people after the United States became its own country. The tax applied to all distilled beverages, mainly Whiskey. Protesters used violence and different intimidation tactics to attempt to prevent federal officials from collecting the tax. Because the resistance was increasing, George Washington himself went to confront the rebels. No shots were fired but 20 men were arrested and then later pardoned. Being able to demonstrate that the new government had the will and the ability to suppress violent within its borders.

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 (2)

  • Stephen Pope, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Stephen Pope, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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