Jean, Josiah POPE and Frances COMPTON are my ggggrandparents. I am descended from their son Fleming POPE and his wife Catherine Ann GEORGE. Refer to my post #798 in the POPE forum dated July 2,1999 for siblings of Fleming. I have lots of data on descendants of Josiah POPE and Frances COMPTON down through several generations. I believe Josiah's father was Elijah POPE. I saw an account somewhere that Josiah drew in one of the Georgia Land Lotteries as the orphan son of Elijah POPE. He had a guardian named James GOOLSBY. At that time anyone under 21 years of age had to have a guardian in order to take care of legal matters. There was an Elijah POPE living in Oglethorpe Co.,GA in the late 1790s and early 1800s. He was in trouble with the law several times for various charges including arson. I got this information from records in the Oglethorpe Co.,GA courthouse. E-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get any data I have.