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Dr James Belvarde Pope January

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Dr James Belvarde Pope January

  • Birth 27 May 1811 Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 10 Apr 1890 Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 14058501

Dr. James Belvarde Pope January was born on May 27, 1811, in Maysville, Kentucky. After attending Transylvania University, he moved to Mississippi where in December of 1835, he enlisted in the Texas Army. In January, 1836, he came to Texas with the "Red Rovers" organized by Dr. John Shackelford in Alabama. Illness forced him back to New Orleans but he returned in April. While stationed at Camp Independence (present Jackson County), he attended Albert Sidney Johnston after the famous general was severely wounded in a duel with Felix Huston. He later fought in the western campaign against the Comanches, returned to Jackson County and was elected to the 8th Congress of the Republic. He also served in the Mexican War and during the Civil War was captured in Louisiana. He would live out his life as a physician in Victoria until his death on April 10, 1890.

Biography is courtesy of VCGS and can be seen at: http://www.viptx.net/vcgs/evergreencem.html


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  • Created by: Anonymous
  • Added: 24 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14058501
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr James Belvarde Pope January (27 May 1811–10 Apr 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14058501, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 47439466) .