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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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EDMUND PENDLETON POPE, who was generally known as Pendleton Pope, was the third son. He was tall and slender, with a strong and most pleasing face, and graceful person; graduated with honor in the regular course at Transylvania University; was, like his brother Patrick, gifted with rare conversational power, and inherited the constitutional intrepidity of his father. He was for fifteen years clerk of the Circuit Court, and afterwards practiced law with great success to the day of his death, which occurred in his forty-seventh year. More than thirty years ago the writer heard his argument in defense of Johnson, who killed Lawrence; and so great was the impression then made, that the more eloquent parts of his speech remain in the memory of the writer to this day. He married Nancy, the daughter of Colonel James Johnson, of Scott County, Ky., and has three sons — Judge Alfred Thruston Pope, Captain James Worden Pope and Hamilton Pope, Jr., who survive him.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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