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Seth Pope

Seth Pope[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1649 - 1727  (78 years)

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  • Name Seth Pope 
    Born 13 Jan 1649  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Mar 1727  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Acushnet Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Headstone - Pope, Seth
    Headstone - Pope, Seth
    Person ID I1395  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Thomas Pope,   b. 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1683, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jenney,   b. Abt 1623, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1710, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Family ID F596  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Deborah Perry,   b. 28 Nov 1654, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1711, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1675  New England, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
    +1. Lemuel Pope,   b. 21 Feb 1696, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1771, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S234] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

    2. [S346] The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011.

    3. [S298] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current.

    4. [S258] U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co.; Baltimore, MD, USA; Volume Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700.

    5. [S376] Massachusetts, Town Death Records, 1620-1850.

    6. [S660] A history of the town of Acushnet, Bristol county, state of Massachuse tts, pg 333.
      POPE FAMILY

      The Popes of Acushnet are from Thomas Pope, b. 1608, who appears
      in Plymouth as early as 1631. He m. 1st Ann, dau. Gabriel and Catherin e
      Fallowell, and 2nd Sarah, dan. of John and Sarah (Casey) Jenney.
      Sarah had ch. (1) Seth, b.1648. (2) Thomas, b. 1651; (3) John, b.
      1653, and (4) Susanna, who m. Jacob Mitchell, s. of Experience
      Mitchell. Thomas d. 1683.

      SETH POPE

      POPE, SETH (above), was commissioned as Justice of the Peace May
      27, 1692, and this was renewed till his death. He was Selectman of th e town
      of Dartmouth in 1685. 1686. 1687. 1688. 1689. 1699. 1702 and 1705. He
      was commissioned as Lieutenant of a militia company June 4, 1686, and
      later was made a Colonel. He was one of the first settlers here and li ved
      on Sconticut neck, where he had a grist mill and a store from which he
      supplied the Indians with provisions. Here he built a block house near
      which his sou Thouuis erected a dwelling house of logs. These stood on
      the west side of the road a few yards south of the Mattapoisett road.
      The following is the inscription on the headstone of this Seth^ in the
      Precinct cemetery in this town: "Here lyes buried ye body of Seth
      Pope, of Dartmouth who died March 17th, 1727, aged 79 years", and
      beside him was placed his wife Deborah. His homestead was on Sconti-
      cut neck. The summer resort known as Pope beach was a part of it and
      therefore its name.