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Wilkinson County Biographies

William Gready Hope 1816-1897
William was born in Woodville, the son of "Captain" Adam Hope and Jane Gready. He ran unsuccessfully for county office on two occasions, served with the "Woodville Rifles" in the Mexican War, married Caroline Newell in Woodville in 1848, and when she inherited slaves from her father, the family moved to Amite, La., and after the War to McKinney, Texas. William died in Sumter County, Florida at the age of 81.

Submitted by Brett Hope

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