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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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PATRICK POPE, the eldest son of Worden Pope, died in his thirty-fourth year. Graduating as valedictorian from St. Joseph’s College, Bardstown, Kentucky, he began the practice of law in the city of his birth, in 1827. He speedily rose to distinction in his profession. By his ability and eloquence he overcame a Whig majority of one thousand, being elected to the Legislature over the beloved and talented Henry Crittenden. When he made this brilliant canvass he was not yet twenty-five years of age. He ably co-operated with his father and the other members of his family in bringing out General Jackson for the presidency. Declining the place of Secretary of State, tendered him by Governor Breathitt, he was elected in his twenty-eighth year to Congress, which position he filled with credit and reputation to himself and with acceptance to his electors. He died May 4, 1840. Notwithstanding his premature death Mr. Pope had attained an enviable public rank. His conversational powers, integrity of character and eloquence, made him one of the first lawyers of his time.

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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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