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Thomas M. Pope 



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Thomas M. Pope
5/18/1823 - 7/3/1864
Thomas M. Pope was born on May 18, 1823 in Pulaski County, Georgia and died on July 3, 1864 in Point Lookout, Maryland. He lived to be 41 years old.

Eliza (1846)GA
Samuel (1849)FL
Delia Ann "Dilly" (1850)FL
Alexander (1853)FL

He served in the Civil War in Company H of the Florida 5th Infantry Regiment. He died at Point Lookout, MD. His wife died about1871. Daughter Eliza married William Ayers in 1868. Daughter Delia Ann marred William Marshall Alday in 1979.
Marriage11/3/1842 FL (Pulaski County) 19 yrs old 
Thomas Pope marries Luraney Stevens on 11/3/1842 in Pulaski Co. GA   Source:  GA marrages
Census1/1/1860 FL (Liberty County) 36 yrs old 
Dewling#114 Thomas Pope (age 36) GA, Lurany (36) GA, Eliza (14) GA , Samuel (11) FL , Dilly (9 ) FL , Alexander (7) FL  
Additional information about Liberty County, FL around 1860: Liberty County was formed 1855 from Jefferson County. 
Military3/10/1862 FL (Calhoun County) 38 yrs old 
Residence: Apalachicola, Florida, Enlistment Date: March 10 , 1862, Rank at enlistment: Private, Enlistment Place: Apalachicola, Florida, State Served: Florida, Survived the War: No,
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Florida 5th Infantry Regiment on March 10, 1862. Mustered out on July 03, 1864 at Point Lookout, MD. Sources: Soldiers of Florida in the ...Civil War...Biographical Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865, Soldier's Rank In: Private, Soldier's Rank Out: Private, Film Number: M225 roll 7  Source:  Rosters of Florida's Soldiers 1861-1865
Other4/22/1870 FL (Liberty County) 6 yrs after death 
Inventory of the property of Thomas M. Pope - record June 1, 1866
Audited and allowed on April 22, 1870 - sign J. W. Hasford 
Other10/20/1871 FL (Liberty County) 7 yrs after death 
Estate of Thomas Pope -Administrator John T.S. Micheaux.  

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1 1824 December 15 - Upson and Ware Counties formed.
2 1825 Baker, Lowndes, Thomas, Butts and Taliaferro Counties formed.
3 1826 January 24 - Treaty of Washington abrogates Treaty of Indian Springs. The Creeks cede a smaller area and are allowed to remain on their lands until January 1, 1826.
4 1827 December 14, - Harris, Marion, Meriwether and Talbot.
7 1830 Cherokee, Heard, and Stewrt Counties are formed.
8 1831 Sumter County is formed.
9 1832 December 3 - Bartow, Cobb, Crawford, Floyd, Forsyth, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, and Union Counties formed.
10 1833 Walker County is formed.
13 1836 Seminoles massacre Major Francis L. Dade and his 103 man command. This starts the second Seminole War. February - Battle of Hitchity. March 27 - Colonel J.W. Fannin and his Georgian's executed by order of Santa Ana at Goliad on Palm Sunday. July - Battle of Brushy Creek. July 3 - Battle of Chickasawachee Swamp. July 27 - Battle of Echowanochaway Creek.
14 1837 Mcon and Dade Counties are formed.
15 1838 Chattooga County formed
24 1847 Atlanta, Georgia is incorporated. Formally Marthasville
27 1850 Gordon and Clinch Counties are formed.
28 1851 Clay, Howell, Polk, Spalding, and Whitfield Counties are formed.
29 1852 Taylor County formed.
30 1853 Catoosa, Pickens, Hart, Dougherty, Webster, Flton, and Worth Counties aare creaated.
31 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
33 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
34 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
35 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
7 1830 The first railroad is constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, England
16 1839 Goodyear invents vulcanized rubber, opening the door for tires and other rubber products.
21 1844 The first telegraph message is sent by Morse, who later invents the Mores Code
30 1853 The process of creating steel is invented by Besermer in Britain and Kelly in the U.S.
33 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
36 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
5 1828 Gold is discovered in Georgia.
11 1834 July 9 - The S.S. John Randolph, the first successful iron steamship, is launched in Savannah
38 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
39 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
7 1830 Indian Removal Act signed and the moving of eastern Indians west of the Mississippi begins.
12 1835 Second Seminole Indian War begins.
14 1837 The trickery used to capture Seminole Indian Chief Osceola (Assi Yohola) creates a public uproar and U.S. General Jesup is publicly condemned.
17 1840 Oregon Trail is established
19 1842 Second Seminole Indian War ends and thousands of Seminole Indians are forced to move west of the Mississippi.
32 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
37 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
39 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
40 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
10 1833 Santa Anna is elected President of Mexico

Luraney Stephens
Born on October 22, 1814 and died about 1871.
They were married 11/3/1842.

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The Children of Thomas M. Pope

54 years old
Eliza Jane Pope
Born somewhere in Florida on December 12, 1846 and died in Calhoun Co., Florida on December 3, 1922. She was about 76 years old.

She married William N. Ayers.
Children: Louraine (7/4/1870)
John David (9/13/187)
William Jesse (10/29/1876)
Samuel Ayers (6/26/1882)...
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Delia Ann Pope
Born somewhere in Florida on October 18, 1850 and died in Calhoun County, Florida on October 9, 1934. She was 84 years old.

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