202 Years Ago: Charlotte T. Jackson’s birth date on her headstone is 15 November 1818. Her birth date recorded in her grandson William Larkin Lanier’s Bible is 3 November 1818. I don’t know which date, if either, is correct. I’ve recorded both in my information about Charlotte, but I use the headstone date as the […]
Orie Columbus Hopkins, called Lum, was the son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard. They named him for his uncle (Jim’s brother), William Columbus Hopkins, who also went by Lum. Several people have added this picture to William Columbus in their online trees, but this is the younger Lum.
David was my father, son of John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins. Clifford was his nephew, son of Vashti and Rhea Wells; Adrian was his brother-in-law, husband of Kathryn; George was his brother-in-law, husband of Lois; Junior was his nephew, son of Vernon and Gordon Lucas; and John was his brother.
130 Years Ago: Stephen Hopkins applied for a marriage bond on 1 November 1890 in Harlan County, Kentucky, showing his intent to marry Barbary Saylor. The marriage certificate section of the form is blank, so the date of the ceremony is unknown, but it apparently happened. Five months later, on 13 April 1891, S. W. […]
Thomas Leander Hankins was a General Baptist minister. He served as minister for the 1st General Baptist Church and Frederick’s Chapel Church in Tildon in Webster County and Concord Church, Union Temple General Baptist Church, and Earlington General Baptist Church in Hopkins County. The Hopkins County General Baptist Minister’s organization apparently gathered regularly for a […]
83 Years Ago: Susan Taylor Krueger married Harvey Owens on 31 October 1937 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. It was a second marriage for both. Susie had married August Krueger in 1911, and they had four children before he died in 1927. Harvey married Lula Debord in 1906, and they had five children before she died […]
Anna Rose Taylor at about 2 or 3 years old. Anna Rose was the daughter of John Cook Taylor and Emma Jane Owens. She was my great-aunt.
165 Years Ago: Albert Hankins married Isabella Jane Goodloe on 24 October 1855 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. P. S. Loving, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s father, John E. Goodloe. Their marriage lasted less than fifteen years, possibly less than ten. Albert died sometime between 1863 and 1870. Exactly […]
Howard “Doc” Hopkins was a musician and recording artist in the 1930s and 40s performing on the WLS (Chicago) National Barn Dance and WJJD (Chicago) Suppertime Frolic. He recorded for American Record Corporation and Decca. Doc was the son of James Arton Hopkins & Lucinda Howard. He was my great-uncle.