Joseph Pope, Jr

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 3 Mar 1712 (aged 61)
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Location of Burial not known
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The Popes were of the first generation of settlers born in America. They joined the Society of Friends (Quakers) and thus were persecuted while continuing to live in the Puritan theocracy of Massachusetts. They became involved in a witchcraft trial in Salem as accusers. Moreover, they were related by marriage to the Harts, the Herricks, and the Southwick-Buffingtons, who owned similar chests. Bathsheba Pope was Benjamin Franklin's aunt.

"The Joseph and Bathsheba (Bethsua) Pope valuables oak cabinet sold for $2,422, 500 to Massachusetts and Ohio dealer Bill Samaha in the salesroom, bidding for the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. There was competition in the salesroom and on the phone. Amherst, New Hampshire, dealer Mark Allen entered the fray early, and a collector in the salesroom competed up to $1.6 million before a phone bidder entered the competition and dueled with Samaha. The owners watched the bidding from a skybox."

"Hon. James Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, says that Joseph Pope, in his will of Jan. 25, 1712,
pro.3d of March following, names all the children but the first two, and
notes that the eldest daughter was infirm of mind, as probably had been
her mother; at least, she was much afflicted in the witchcraft days.
Also, names Mary and Sarah, children of his son Nathaniel, deceased
before 1711." REF: Savage, p. 458.

JOSEPH, Salem, son of the preceding (Joseph Pope also of Salem), living at the village which was made Danvers, freeman 1690, married Bathshua Folger, had Nathaniel, born 20 November 1679; Joseph, who died young; Bathshua, 9 April 1683; Gertrude, 27 August 1685; Joseph, again, 16 June 1687; Enos, 6 June 1690; Eleazer, 4 December 1693; and Jerusha, 1 April 1695; and he died 1712. His will of 25 January probated 3 March of that year names all the children but the first two, and notes that the eldest daughter was infirm of mind, as probably had been her mother, at least she was much afflicted in the witchcraft days; also names Mary, and Sarah, children of his son Nathaniel deceased before 1711.

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Joseph Pope, who arrived from England in 1634 owned the most land in the area, 70 acres. Mr. Pope operated a saw mill on Crystal Lake, which is now a city-owned conservation area in West Peabody. Pope's saw mill was first mentioned in records in 1681. Twenty-one years later, it was referred to as the "old mill". The street now named Russell Street was laid out by a jury in 1741. From 1870 to 1882, the street was called "Paper Mills Road", after the saw mill. In 1882, the street was named Russell Street after the Russell family. Joseph Pope, Jr. married Abiah Folger, the aunt of Benjamin Franklin, and they purchased 70 acres of farmland from Lieutenant Thomas Gardner in 1698. The Burke School is situated on 15 acres of this land. (Sources: Burke School 30th Reunion Program; John Wells, The Peabody Stor

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