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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 - Tiny Krueger
About Tiny Full Name: Christine KruegerBirth: 21 Feb 1922, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 27 October 1998, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle
Photo - Visiting John Hopkins in Tampa
About John Full Name: John Covey HopkinsBirth: 9 November 1886, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, KentuckyDeath: 4 March 1969, Tampa, Hillsborough
Photo - Vashti & Vernon
About Vashti Full Name: Lillie Vashti McCauleyBirth: 28 May 1909, Hopkins County, KentuckyDeath: 3 April 2001, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, KentuckyBurial:
Photo: Verda, Samantha, & Dick
About Verda About Samantha Full Name: Samantha Angeline PettyBirth: 3 April 1861, Dalton, Whitfield County, GeorgiaDeath: 7 January 1944, Madisonville,
Photo - Emma Jane & Dave
About Emma Jane About Dave Full Name: William David OwensBirth: 5 April 1876, Rockcastle County, KentuckyDeath: 16 June 1953, Rockcastle
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
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.