Pope, Fielding

Pope, Fielding a Presbyterian divine, noted especially as an educator, was born in Virginia in 1800. He was educated in Marysville College, Tenn., studied divinity at the Southern and Western Theological Seminary, was licensed and ordained in 1826 and began his labors as stated supply for Mars' Hill, Columbiana, and Shilo churches, near Athens, Tenn. This relation existed until 1833, when he accepted a professorship in Marysville College, Tenn.; in 1844 he resigned this position and devoted all his time to the ministry; in 1852 he was connected as president with the Masonic Female Institute of Marysville; and in 1857 he took charge of New Providence Church in Marysville, in all of which labors he was earnest and faithful. He died March 23, 1867. Mr. Pope was a man of great power and popularity in the pulpit. See Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1868, p. 365. (J.L.S.)

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