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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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About Hartford Full Name: Hartford Conn TaylorBirth: 11 April 1905, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 17 October 1963, Waukegan, Lake
Photo: Cindy, Jim, Grant, Lula, & Lum Hopkins
About Cindy Full Name: Lucinda HowardBirth: 16 February 1867, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, KentuckyDeath: 16 May 1957, Wallins Creek, Harlan
About David Full Name: David Hankins McCauleyBirth: 12 July 1926, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, KentuckyDeath: 16 June 2000, Lexington, Fayette County,
About Samantha Full Name: Samantha Angeline PettyBirth: 3 April 1861, Dalton, Whitfield County, GeorgiaDeath: 7 January 1944, Madisonville, Hopkins County,
About Bill Full Name: John William KruegerBirth: 29 May 1920, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 24 July 1999, Madison, Jefferson
About Emma Full Name: Emma Ewers TaylorBirth: 24 October 1900, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 19 January 1978, Harlan, Harlan
About Jimmie Full Name: Jimmie Nell McCauleyBirth: 6 August 1929, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, KentuckyDeath: 15 December 2018, Greenville, Muhlenberg County,
About Jimmy Full Name: James Bailey HankinsBirth: 27 March 1901, Dalton, Hopkins County, KentuckyDeath: 26 November 1974, Carlsbad, San Diego
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.