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Sarah Lloyd Moore Ewing Pope

 

Sarah Lloyd Moore Ewing Pope, of the city of Louisville, Kentucky, was appointed regent of Louisville on September 15, 1891, by the president-general of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. Caroline Scott Harrison.

Mrs. Pope is descended from William Moore, of Pennsylvania, who with unfailing loyalty rendered material aid to the cause of American independence as president of the Executive Council of Pennsylvania during the war, Council of Safety and of the Board of War, captain-general of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Pope was twice married; first, to Nathaniel Burwell Marshall, grandson of Chief Justice John Marshall. On the 9th of January, 1891, when she organized her chapter it was named the "John Marshall Chapter.''

Her second husband, Mr. Henry Lewis Pope, is related to the Washingtons. Mr. Pope's father, William Pope, although only seventeen years old, fought during the Revolutionary War. Mrs. Pope's father, Dr. Urban E. Ewing, was also of Revolutionary descent. The Rev. Finis Ewing, the great-uncle of Mrs. Pope, founded the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Pope, a devoted Episcopalian, is proud of the patriotism and piety of these relations. Adlai Ewing Stevenson former Vice-President of the United States, is a relative of this family. Gently affectionate and stately, Mrs. Pope displays a remarkable strength of character and energy of action for one who has led an easy, luxurious life. Being of natural right one of the queens of social life in the beautiful city of her birth, she has ever exercised other queenly gifts of charity and hospitality that inspire love as well as respect.

Her patriotic spirit was warmly aroused at the first inception of the organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and her unfailing zeal has resulted in the establishment of a most prosperous and important chapter in Louisville.

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Source: The Part Taken by Women in American History, By Mrs. John A. Logan, Published by The Perry-Nalle Publishing Company, Wilmington, Delaware, 1912.

 

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