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Northfield

EDMUND POPE, Jr.

Mr. [Edmund] Pope [Sr.] married Roxana Braley, of Northfield, and they had four children :

Abby S., b 1835; Persis B., b 1837; *Edmund Jr., b 1840; Mary L., b 1848. All born in Brookfield.

Mrs. Pope died January 4, 1859.

Mr. Pope married for his second wife Emily S. Gale, of Barre, and they had one child :

Abbie Emily, born in Roxbury, in 1865.

* This was a promising young man, who laid down his life for his country. He enlisted in 1861, was taken prisoner at Wilson's Raid, June 19, 1864, and died the following December, on board of a transport going from Charles Town to Annapolis, on his way home.


Service Record:

Edund Pope Jr., credited to Roxbury, enlisted 23 Sep 1861, mustered in 19 Nov 1861 as 7th Corporal, Co. C, 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment; re-enlisted 24 Feb 1864; promoted Sergeant, promoted 1st Sergeant; taken prisoner 29 Jun 1864 and died 15 Dec 1864 on board transport while a prisoner.

Sources: John Gregory, Northfield's First Century: Centennial Proceedings and Historical Incidents Of the Early Settlers of Northfield, VT., with Biographical Sketches of Prominent Businessmen Who have been and are now residents of the town, (Argus and Patriot Book and Job Printing House, Montpelier, Vt., 1878), p. 212.

Revised Roster, p. 231.