I don't know the answer to your question of race, but I have a small amount of information about this family that may be of interest to you. This is from the book "Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory for Hancock County, Indiana", published in Chicago for the year 1921.
Name: Reva Pope Wife: Anna Sutton Children: M.Evelyn - Dorie L - Maude L - Harry K - Frank C Farm Name: none Address: Greenfield R1 Farm Location: Brandywine Township Sec28 54-1/2 acres - owned by Sarah Pope Have been in the county since 1889 Telephone Greenfield
Name: Mrs Sarah E Pope (Sarah Duncan) Wife: Children: *Orvil *Arlie *Reva *Eva (none at home) Farm Name: Maple Valley Address: Greenfield R1 Farm Location: Brandywine Township Sec28 Owns 200 acres Have been in the county since 1855 Telephone Greenfield
The information for this publication was given by the people listed, just as for a city directory.