James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard James Arton “Jim” Hopkins was born on 1 Dec 1861 in Mulberry Gap, Hancock County, Tennessee. He was the son of Stephen Wolfenbarger and Eliza Hopkins, maybe. Eliza was definitely Jim’s mother but the identity of his father isn’t quite so certain. “The Story” goes that Eliza and Stephen […]
Archives for October 2010
Ruby Marie Hopkins died 85 years ago today when she was just 20 months old. She was the daughter of my maternal grandparents Elmer Dennis Hopkins and Emma Ewers Taylor which makes her my aunt although it seems strange to think of this sweet baby as my aunt. LITTLE RUBY MARIE HOPKINS PASSES INTO THE […]
My maternal grandmother, Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins and me Sunday was the 110th anniversary of her birth.
Elmwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Ruby Marie Hopkins Feb. 14, 1924 – Oct. 28, 1925 Ruby was the daughter of Elmer Dennis Hopkins and Emma Ewers Taylor. Note: Ruby’s birth date was Feb. 26th.
Thomas Leander Hankins and Samantha Angeline Petty Thomas Leander “Lee” Hankins was born on 13 Jun 1858 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, the son of Albert Hankins and Isabella Jane Goodloe. Lee had two brothers and one sister and they were the 5th generation of the Hankins family to live in Hopkins County and the 4th […]
Hartford Conn Taylor 11 Apr 1905 – 17 Oct 1963 Son of John C. Taylor and Emma Jane Owens
John T. Bennett and Martha Lucinda Gamble John T. Bennett was born on 7 Feb 1831 in South Carolina, the son of Lewis H. Bennett and his wife, Teresa (maiden name unknown). The family was in Darlington County, South Carolina in 1830 and had moved to Troup County, Georgia by 1840. Martha Lucinda Gamble was […]
Rissie McFerron 1897 – 1937 Rissie died 73 years ago today. She was the daughter of Susan “Susie” Taylor and William P. McFerron and the great-granddaughter of James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey. Rissie married John Davis Miller in 1918 and later married someone named Stapp (that is the surname on her headstone). [Photo […]
Ramsey Taylor Cemetery, Rockcastle County, Kentucky Over the past few months, I’ve posted photos of many of the headstones in this cemetery. Today’s photo is an overview of the cemetery in honor of the people buried here without markers. Among them are my gg grandparents, James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey. Jim and Margaret […]
Starting this week, I’m changing my Surname Saturday format. I have made my way back 10 generations in my database and am getting to surnames that have very limited information. This new format will focus on a specific couple in my direct line each week in more detail than before. William Washington Lanier and Charlotte […]