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A starting point for those who have an autosomal DNA match to me or other family members whose kits I manage.

Emma In Her Own Words

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Photo: Emma & Ruby Hopkins
About Emma About Ruby Full Name: Ruby Marie HopkinsBirth: 26 February 1924, Shonn, Harlan County, KentuckyDeath: 28 October 1925, Shonn,
Photo: Will & Verda with 4 of their children
About Will About Verda About Jimmie Full Name: Jimmie Nell McCauleyBirth: 6 August 1929, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, KentuckyDeath: 15 December
Photo: Lillian, Jimmy, & Forrest Hankins
About Jimmy Full Name: James Bailey HankinsBirth: 27 March 1901, Dalton, Hopkins County, KentuckyDeath: 26 Novmber 1974, Carlsbad, San Diego
Photo: Lou, Marie, & Henrietta
About Lou Full Name: Margaret Lula "Lou" TaylorBirth: 31 May 1869, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 8 February 1940, Rockcastle County, KentuckyBurial:
Photo: Elmer, Bess, & Henry
About Elmer About Bess Full Name: Bessie HamlinBirth: 29 July 1892, North CarolinaDeath: 2 November 1972, Redford, Wayne County, MichiganBurial:
Photo: Gladys, Vashti, & Vernon McCauley
About Gladys Full Name: Golden Gladys McCauleyBirth: 28 June 1905, Daniel Boone, Hopkins County, KentuckyDeath: 25 April 1978, Louisville, Jefferson
Photo: John H. Hankins
About John Full Name: John Houston HankinsBirth: 24 August 1856, Hopkins County, KentuckyDeath: 10 June 1938, Providence, Webster County, KentuckyBurial:
Photo: Betty & Hartford Taylor
About Betty Full Name: Elizabeth Josephine "Betty" MullinerBirth: 21 November 1905, Quincy, Adams County, IllinoisDeath: 19 February 2002, Knoxville, Knox
Lee & Samantha Petty Hankins Bios

Read full biographies of my great-grandparents Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty and their seven children.

Lee and Samantha lived in Hopkins County, Kentucky. Three of their children died young—daughter Aggie Lee as an infant and sons John Corum and William Perry in their twenties. Daughter Verda Waller moved to neighboring Muhlenberg County and raised a large family. Their other three sons all left Kentucky. Thomas Richard spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee, before settling in Birmingham, Alabama. James Bailey picked California, living in the Los Angeles area for many years and then moving to Carlsbad when he retired. And Albert Elvie lived in eight states and had (at least) six wives.

Family Tree page

The Family Tree page includes a 5-generation Ahnentafel chart for each of my grandparents and links to additional information.