41 Years Ago: Lena M. Taylor died on 19 September 1979 in Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky. She was buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Lena was the daughter of Margaret Lula Taylor. Lena never married and had no children. One of her neighbors died in the 1950s leaving a young son and Lena […]
My maternal grandparents Emma Ewers Taylor and Elmer Dennis Hopkins standing in their dining room. That’s part of Mamaw’s plate collection from travels on the wall.
Feature: Jeanette Gilliam McCauley 6 Years Ago: Jeanette Gilliam McCauley died on 2 September 2014 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. She was buried in John Gilliam Cemetery in Cumberland, Harlan County, Kentucky. Jeanette was the daughter of Bruner Gilliam and Leona Johnson and the widow of Joseph Lee McCauley. Aunt Jeanette was my first genealogy […]
Feature: Titus Fox and Elizabeth Wright 240 Years Ago: Titus Fox and Elizabeth Wright married on 25 August 1780 in Wilkes County, North Carolina.1“Revolutionary War Pensions,” digital images, Fold3 (www.fold3.com : accessed 2 Sep 2013); Titus Fox and Elizabeth, R3724; citing NARA M804. Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files. “North Carolina, County Marriages, […]
Feature: Robert Burke Taylor 150 Years Ago and 72 Years Ago: Robert Burke Taylor was born on 14 August 1870 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky to James Francis Taylor and Margaret E. Ramsey.1Kentucky Division of Vital Statistics, death certificate 17459 (1948), Robert Burk Taylor; digital image, “Kentucky, Death Records, 1852–1965,” Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Mar […]
John Covey Hopkins, son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard, served 30 years in the U.S. Army before retiring in 1935.
Feature: William Perry Hankins 100 Years Ago: William Perry Hankins was discharged from the U.S. Army on 4 August 1920. Perry joined on 3 October 1916 at Madisonville, Hopkins County, Kentucky. He served as a 1st sergeant in the 144th Infantry, 36th Division during his first enlistment, part of which was spent in France during […]
Emma Taylor Hopkins, Bess Hamlin Hopkins, and Henry M. Hopkins This is one of the few pictures I have of my grandmother, Emma, as a young woman. Henry was her brother-in-law and Bess was his wife.
From left: John Howard Hopkins, Elmer Dennis Hopkins, and Edna Ewers Hopkins John was Elmer’s nephew, son of John Covey Hopkins and Idress Jane Howard. Edna was Elmer’s daughter. Elmer was my maternal grandfather.