Descendants of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard gathered in Lexington, Kentucky on 10 September 2022 for a reunion. The weather cooperated, the food was delicious, and the fellowship was the highlight of the day. We even worked in a little family history.
Jim and Cindy had ten children, twenty grandchildren, forty-four great-grandchildren, and at least, 71 2nd great-grandchildren. I don’t have a complete count of the 3rd greats, but it’s over 40. And they even have a few 4th greats.
Our last reunion was over 40 years ago. Back then several of Jim and Cindy’s children were still living. Today only four of their grandchildren survive (all in their 90s), and only one was able to attend. But sixty people, including two of Jim and Cindy’s 4th great-grandchildren, enjoyed the day.
Photos from the reunion are available here. And 3rd great-grandson Joe Hopkins created this amazing video from drone footage he shot during the day.
Hopefully, it won’t be another 40 years til the next one.