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James Hope
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1779, Ireland
Death: 1831
Pike County
Mississippi, USA

Married Isabella Smith who was born November 3, 1783, in York County, South Carolina. Daughter of James Smith and Mary Henry. James parents are unknown. It has been said that James Hope was an Irishman, whether born in this country or not, is not known. He spoke with a decided Irish accent. The census of 1850 lists children of this couple as having been born in Tennessee. He was a Justice of the Peace in Pike County in the 1820s. He is listed as the head of family in the 1816 census for Pike County, Mississippi. The Hope family lived on Bala Chitto Creek in Pike County, Mississippi. They are buried in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. It could be that he died in this location with it being right on the Mississippi/Louisiana state line.


1. H. S. Hope, born November 23, 1803, married Mary McClendon
2. Abner Hope, born July 3, 1805
3. Nancy Hope*, born October 2, 1807 on the French Broad River, east Tennessee, died July 17, 1888, married William Simmons October, 1824, buried William Simmons Cemetery, Pike County, Mississippi
4. Mary (Polly) Hope, born October 2, 1809, died before 1850, married John Simmons and lived east of Osyka near Mt Zion Church
5. Barcenia Hope, born May 4, 1813, died March 1, 1885, married Thomas Simmons September 10, 1828, and lived near Wesson, Copiah County, Mississippi, buried Providence Campground Methodist Church, Rockport, Mississippi
6. Margaret Hope, born August 5, 1815, died September 1, 1891 at home 1.5 miles east of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi, married Isham E. Varnado, buried I. H. Varnado Cemetery, 1 mile NE of Osyka, Pike County, Mississippi
7. Charlotte Hope, born October 23, 1816
8. James Hope, Jr., born 1819
9. Cintha (Cinderella) Hope, born May 31, 1821
10. William Nolan (Bill) Hope, born August 9, 1823, died before 1884, married Delilah Varnado and lived south of Mt. Zion Church
11. Elizabeth Hope, born January 15, 1826, died December 25, 1871, married Ira P. Alford, buried William Simmons Cemetery
12. Angeline Hope, born May 9, 1828

* Our ancestor
Family links: 
  Isabella Smith Hope (1783 - 1870)
  Nancy M. Hope Simmons (1807 - 1888)*
  William Nolan Hope (1823 - ____)*
  Elizabeth Hope Alford (1826 - 1871)*
  Angeline Smith Hope Dykes (1828 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
William Hope Cemetery
Tangipahoa Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Jean Roberts
Record added: Sep 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41423451

 Added: Feb. 9, 2015
My great-great-great-great grandfather through my paternal grandmother Lula Elaine Prescott Roberts, her father Willis P. "Joe" Prescott, his mother Talitha Simmons Prescott, her mother Nancy M. Hope Simmons.
- Jean Roberts
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
My 5th great grandfather through his daughter, Barcenia
- TxDreamer
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012
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