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Ann Henry Christian

Female - 1806


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  • Name Ann Henry Christian 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Mar 1806 
    Person ID I2347  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 

    Father William Christian,   b. Abt 1743, Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1786, Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Ann Henry,   d. 27 May 1790 
    Married Abt 1768 
    Family ID F532  Group Sheet

    Family John Pope,   b. Feb 1770, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1845, Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1795  Botetourt County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F1577  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Ann Henry Christian was born to William and Ann (Henry) Christian in Botetourt County, Virginia. She married John Pope in 1795, probably in Botetourt County. She died in 1806 without children, probably in Lexington, Kentucky. John remarried February 11, 1810 to Elizabeth Janet Dorcas Johnson, in Washington County, Rhode Island. She was born October 11, 1786, a daughter of Joshua Johnson. Her sister, Louisa Catherine, married John Quincy Adams. The Popes had two daughters: Elizabeth Trotter, born in 1813, married John Watkins Cocke in 1829, had two children, Mary Watkins and John Pope, died May 7, 1835; and Florida Pope, who died in 1845, aged 14. John’s second wife died April 24, 1818, and John remarried to Mrs Frances Watkins Walton, who was born in 1772 and died in 1843 without children.
      John Pope was a distinguished Kentucky politician. He was born in 1770 in Virginia and emigrated with his parents to Kentucky in about 1779. While working with a cornstalk mill with his father, his right arn became caught in the blades and had to be amputated betwen the shoulder and elbow. He studied law in Lexington and was admitted to practice. He settled in Shelbyville and at first was a supporter of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist party, but became persuaded to the principles of Jefferson and the Republican party. In 1800, he was an elected delegate from Kentucky to the Presidential Electoral College where he voted for Jefferson. In 1802, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives from Shelby County. In 1804, he moved to Lexington in Fayette County. In 1806, he was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives from Fayette County. In 1807, he was elected to a 6 year term in the U. S. Senate. In 1816, he was appointed Secretary of State for Kentucky, from which he resigned in 1819. In 1820, he moved to Springfield in Washington County. In 1825, he was elected to the Kentucky senate. In 1829, President Jackson appointed him Governor of the Territory of Arkansas, in which he served until 1835. He was elected to Congress in 1837, 1839, and 1841. He died July 12, 1845, in Springfield. Pope County, Arkansas is named for him. [1, 2, 3, 4]

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