Mary Lucy <I>Clark</I> Pope


Mary Lucy Clark Pope

Death 1908 (aged 81–82)
Burial Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 25298066 View Source
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Mary Clark Pope wife of John Collins Pope

From "A Genealogy Of The Clark Family", by Henry William Clark, 1905:

Mary Lucy Clark, twin sister of Martha Susan, was born in Laurens district, S. C, Mar. 1, 1827, and came with her parents to the State of Ga., when not quite three years of age. She received her educationin the common schools and was married at the early age of sixteen, a thing not uncommon in those days, to John Collins Pope, April 6, 1843, and to them were born and raised seven children. Mrs. Pope has been always a tireless and energetic worker and made a splendid helpmate to her husband. During the times of the Civil War and those following, when people were thrown as never before or since on their own resources, in order to procure something to eat and wear, she set her inventive mind to work as well as her busy hands and helped to feed and clothe her family by spinning, weaving and making cotton and woolen garments; ladies' and gents' hats out of native grasses, wheat straw and poplar bark. She had on so many occasions made something useful or beautiful out of apparently nothing but a pile of rubbish, that one of her sons-in-law remarked one day, that he believed she could rummage around in the storage garret of her house and make anything from a knitting needle to a steam engine. She is not content unless at work and happiest when working or administering to others. Though seventy-seven years of age, she devotes a large part of her time to fancy lace work and embroidery, and many of her friends and kin are richer in these dainty valuables, owing to her generosity. Forgetfulness of self, love towards all and enmity to none ; devotion in time of trouble as well as in time of happiness, are mere attribute of her beautiful Christian character. She is a consistent member of the Baptist Church.

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  • Created by: Charley Pope
  • Added: 15 Mar 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 25298066
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Lucy Clark Pope (1826–1908), Find a Grave Memorial ID 25298066, citing West View Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Charley Pope (contributor 46605568) .