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Pope, William W. (deceased), Lincoln, was born in Higham, Mass., on October 12, 1807, and was an only son of the Rev. Ziba Pope, a pioneer preacher of the Free Will Baptist denomination. He came to Lincoln, Vt., in 1830, and was married on October 23, 1835, to Caroline Kent, a daughter of by whom he had one son — George F. Pope, now a resident of Burlington, Vt. They also had one daughter, who died in infancy. Mrs. Pope died on October 19, 1841, and on August 22, 1848, he married Mrs. Mary Dow, by whom he had one son — Charles E. Mrs. Pope’s maiden name was Mercy Farr; she was a daughter of Artemas Farr, and was born on April 13, 1816. Charles E. Pope was born on August 5, 1849. He was married on June 17, 1869, to Ellen J. Varney, a daughter of Stephen Varney, of Lincoln, Vt. She was born on March 31, 1849. They have had a family of three children born to them — Henry A., Sophia E., and George S. Mr. Pope has served his town as a justice of the peace, and also as county and deputy sheriff. The late Hon. William W. Pope represented Lincoln, Vt., in the Legislature five successive terms; held the office of town clerk and justice of the peace for a number of terms, and in 1860 he was chosen associate judge of Addison County Court. The aggregate number of years that he held office exceeds that of any other person in his town. He died in Lincoln, Vt., on April 16, 1860.

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