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John William Pope 

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William Henry Pope
4/20/1812 - 8/7/1875

Elizabeth Spears
9/8/1834 - 5/2/1882
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John William Pope
4/14/1854 - 2/18/1916
John William Pope was born on April 14, 1854 somewhere in Florida and died on February 18, 1916 in Blountstown (Calhoun County), Florida. He lived to be 61 years old.

He was a farmer.
He married Florence Ann Yon Parish.
After Florence died he married Fannie Caroline Edwards.
Records
Census7/24/1860 West Wynnton district FL (Calhoun County) 6 yrs old 
Dwelling 121, household 122: William Pope (age 42), Elizabeth Pope (25), Mary Pope (8), John W Pope (6), Benjamin Pope (5), Malinda Pope (3), Nancy C Pope (2) & James Pope (8 mo.). William was born in VA, all others in FL. William is a farmer and Elizabeth is keeping house, their estate value is $300 and personal estate value $1000.
(Levi Yon lives next door) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1860: Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage1/4/1880 Abe Springs Bluff FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
Book 1, page 79, marriage of John W. Pope to Florah Parish on 1/4/1880.  
Census6/8/1880 Pippins Mill FL (Calhoun Co. County) 26 yrs old 
Listed as family #84/97: John Pope (age 26), Flora (wife, age 30) and Florence (step daughter, age 5). John states his occupation as Hireling and Flora is keeping house. John says he cannot write. John and his mother were born in FL and his father in GA. Flora was born in FL, her mother in AL and her father in GA. Florence was born in FL, her father in FL and mother in AL. Florence cannot read or write and has not been attending school. 
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Other1/1/1882 FL (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
Revised List of jurors -
Pg. 1: #1. Wm Ayers, 2. Thos Ayers, 3. Asa Ayers, 9. Sam Ayers, 10. Ish Ayers, 13. Benj. Ayers, 15. Alfred Bailey, 17. Gadi Bailey, 22. P.B. Bailey, 23. Wm M. Clark. ,44. Wm Cutts, 46. L. C. Davis, 46. Isaac Etheridge, 47. B. H. Franklin
page 2: 68. Caleb Halley, 75. Jno T. Kent, 76. W.A. Kent, 79. Jno A. Kelley, 81. Jno Kent,
page 3: #85. Geo Sutton, 96. B. F. McDaniel, 97. Josh McDaniel, 99. Jasper Musgrove, 100. J. M. Maddox,107. Thos McKeown
page 4: 114 Robt Nixon, 115 J. J. Nixon, 116 R. W. Nixon,118 Jno H. Parish, 119. Thomas Parish Sr., 120. Thomas Parish Jr., 122. Jno W. Peacock, 123. Jno. W. Pope, 125. B. F. Pope, 126. Tim Pope, 130. J.M. Peacock
page 5:143.J.R. Stone, 151. David Stephens, 152. L.M. Stone, 156. S.S. Stone, 153. A.J. Wood, 155. Joe Wood, 156. J.C. Wood, 172. Levi Yon, 173. Newton Yon, 174. T.M. Yon, 175. John Yon, 176. H. A. Yon 
Census6/1/1885 District 7 FL (Jackson County) 31 yrs old 
# 80 - John Pope (age 30), F. A. (40) and daughter J. F. (14). All born in FL. John is a farmer
Archive Series #: M845, Roll 5 
Additional information about Jackson County, FL around 1885: In 1884 railroads in Florida were bought out by one company and placed under central management. River Junction, located at the junction of the Chattahoochee and Flint Rivers, is the closest railroad and the primary hub of land transports. The photo on the right shows the iron bridge than spans the Chattahoochee River about a mile from the Depot at River Junction where wharves, storage, steamboats and hotels bussel with activity. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census6/1/1900 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 46 yrs old 
family#229 -John W. Pope (age 46 - Apr/1854) , Flora Pope (56 -Mar/1844). They have been married 20 years. John is a farmer. They were born in FL, as were their parents. Flora states she had six children, none living. Also with them a house keeper - Bettie Harrell (19 - Oct.1880) 
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Census4/23/1910 Blountstown FL (Calhoun Co. County) 56 yrs old 
Recorded as dwelling #32: J. W. Pope (age 57), Fennie Pope (age 43), Charley Pope (20) & Frank Pope (18). J.W. & Fannie have been married 9 years and have 2 children. J.W. is a farmer. All were born in FL. 
Death Certificate2/18/1916 FL (Calhoun County) 61 yrs old 
The death of John Pope, a white male, is recorded in Calhoun County, Volume 42, Number 368, in 1916. 
Graveyard/Tombstone2/19/1916 Nettle Ridge Cem., Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 61 yrs old 
JOHN POPE - no dates - lot:1 plot:161  
Other2/28/1916 FL (Calhoun County) 61 yrs old 
The Will of John W. Pope is submitted and filed by the County Judge. John Pope leaves his estate to Jessie Bailey, Bertha Baily Mercer, Francis Bailey, Nancy Bailey Mercer, Rosa Bailey, Gracie Bailey, Lydia Bailey, Francis Pope Carter, Jeffie Pope, Agynes Pope Morehead, Ollie Pope Taylor, Claudie Pope Cain, Will Durham, Celora Bailey, Ceachatie Ayers, H.J. Pope, B.T. Pope and C.A. Pope. 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during John Pope's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of John, his family, and friends. For example, John is 1 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
AgeDateEvent
1 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins and war breaks out with most of the battles occurring in Central Florida. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
7 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
10 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
11 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
11 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
16 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
28 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
29 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
30 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
52 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
AgeDateEvent
2 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
5 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
11 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
15 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
23 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
25 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
35 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
41 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
43 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
46 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
46 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
47 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
48 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
49 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
50 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
52 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
52 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
52 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
58 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
59 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
60 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
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7 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
8 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
28 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
31 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
54 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
58 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
59 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
AgeDateEvent
1 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
6 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
8 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
9 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
11 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
14 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
21 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
22 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
55 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
56 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
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55 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
60 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
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Marriages
Florence Yon
Born on March 30, 1845 and died about 1901.
They were married 1/4/1880.

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Frances 'Fannie' Edwards
Born on September 30, 1867 and died on April 20, 1915.
They were married 1/1/1900.

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