March 29, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)
Mr. George P. Pope, who lived about five miles from town, died on last Thursday, having been sick only a short time. H was buried in the Baptist church cemetery, Rev. Dr. Hufham officiating. He leaves a widow and eight children. Mr. Pope was a consistent member of the Baptist church at Conoconary. We tender sympathies to the bereaved family.