Bessie Sue (Pope) Gracey was born in Monticello, Georgia. Bessie was the oldest of five children born to James Jefferson Pope (1846 - 1928) and India Talmadge (1852 - 1885). India Talmage was born December 22, 1852 in Jasper Co., Georgia. They were married on December 29, 1869 in Jasper Co., Georgia. India died in 1885; the same year her last child (Hollis Talmadge Pope) was born.
Bessie Sue Pope and James Rush Gracey were married December 22, 1895 in Hall county, Texas.
Other Children of Bessie Sue (Pope) Gracey and James Rush Gracey:
Mamie Ruth Gracey (1906 - 1912)
Bessie Sue Pope Gracey is the grand daughter of Mary Lucy Clark Pope (1826 - 1908) and John Collins Pope (1815 - 1893).
James Rush Gracey
1858–1938 (m. 1895)
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