The Hope Family in Florida: Georgia Roots

Posted by Lowcountry Africana | Labels: , | Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 4:00 AM

     The Hope family of Florida has early roots in Liberty County, Georgia. John Hope, grandfather of William Hope, was born in Liberty County Georgia in 1750. He married Jane Meek, daughter of Adam Meek and Jane Mitchell, on 01 Jul 1773. She was born in Cecil, Maryland in 1750.

     Their son William Hope, Sr. was born in 1770 in Liberty County, Georgia. He married Celia Wright in 1793 in Liberty County. Together they had at least five children who lived to adulthood, including William Hope who migrated to Florida (highlighted below).

1 Charity Hope (1798-1885), married William Baggs in GA

2 John Hope (1800-1865)

3 William Hope (1808-1898), married (1) Susan Mitchell Harville 15 Apr 1832 in Liberty County, GA; (2) Jane E. Crum 14 Jun 1838 in FL and (3) Anna Jane Wiggins 15 Apr 1846 in FL

4 Henry Hope (1810-1869), married Alatha Frances Garrison in FL

5 David Hope (1819-1879), married Frances Sophia Pyles in FL

     William and his brothers John, Henry and David migrated to Florida in the mid-1830s.

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