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The Benjamin Franklin Hopkins Family


1. Benjamin Franklin Hopkins
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Birth Date: 4 Apr 1812
Birth Place: Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Death Date: 27 May 1862
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Dennis, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Occupation: Farmer

Father: Hampton Hopkins - SEE  HAMPTON HOPKINS - NC area
Mother: Susannah (Brown?)


Spouse: Sarah (Sallie) Jane Hyatt
Birth Date: 26 Oct 1812
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 24 Oct 1892
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Dennis,  Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Occupation: Housewife

Spouse Notes:   Sallie is believed to be full or part Cherokee Indian.
No documentation has yet be found on this however.

Marriage Date: 1831
Marriage Place: Kentucky

Children:
1.1. William A. Hopkins
1.2. Benjamin Franklin Hopkins
1.3. John I. C. Hopkins
1.4. Mary Jane Hopkins
1.5. James A. Hopkins
1.6. Margaret M. Hopkins
1.7. Lucinda Alabama Hopkins
1.8. Amanda A. Hopkins
1.9. Reubin Hopkins
1.10. Henry B. Hopkins
1.11. Larkin C. Hopkins



1.1 William A. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1832
Birth Place: Kentucky

Spouse: Margaret Vinson
Birth Date: 1836
Birth Place: Mississippi
Spouse Father: Nathaniel Vinson (1802-1877)
Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Guston

Note: Margaret's brother James Vinson married William's sister Lucinda.

Marriage Date: 24 Nov 1853
Marriage Place: Alcorn Co., Mississippi

Children:
Emiline Hopkins
Salina Hopkins
Allaline Hopkins



1.2 Benjamin Franklin Hopkins
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Birth Date: 9 Apr 1836
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 6 Sep 1916
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Notes:   Benjamin Franklin Hopkins was nicknamed “Frank”.  Frank was a
store owner and farmer.  He and his family lived in a log cabin near his
mother - Sallie.  From the book “A Place Called Belmont” - Mrs. Mytle
Clark Shook recalled that Frank pulled teeth for people in need.

Frank served in the Civil War in Company H, 26th MS  Infantry, which was
formed in Iuka MS.


Spouse: Mary Eliza Campbell
Birth Date: 28 Dec 1840
Birth Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 14 Sep 1915
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Spouse Father: William M. Campbell (1820-1903)
Spouse Mother: Rachel Angeline Shook (1822-1902)

Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1858
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Children:
1.2.1. Julia Adeline Hopkins
1.2.2. William Benjamin Hopkins
1.2.3. Sophronia Isabell Hopkins
1.2.4. Alice M. Hopkins
1.2.5. Jasper Lee Hopkins
1.2.6. Orlando Reubin Hopkins
1.2.7. Sarah (Sally) Angeline Hopkins
1.2.8. Ella Cleo Hopkins
1.2.9. Arthur Clinton Hopkins



1.2.1 Julia Adeline Hopkins
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Spouse: James (Jim) C. Tittle
Birth Date: 1855/1856
Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse Father: Thomas Tittle
Spouse Mother: Martha Ann Tirey/Tira


Marriage Date: 6 Mar 1880
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Children:
Oliver Austin Tittle
Ozella Viola Tittle
Anderson Tittle
Geneva Tittle


1.2.2 William Benjamin Hopkins
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Spouse: Jerusha Flurry



1.2.3 Sophronia Isabell Hopkins
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Birth Date: 18 Oct 1866
Birth Place: Old Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 11 Nov 1944
Death Place: Booneville, Prentiss Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Gaston Baptist Church Cemetery, Booneville, Mississippi

Spouse: James Monroe Davis
Birth Date: 1862
Death Date: 1940
Death Place: Booneville, Prentiss Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Gaston Baptist Church Cemetery, Booneville, Mississippi



1.2.4 Alice M. Hopkins
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Spouse: Lee Lindsey


1.2.5  Jasper Lee Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1872
Death Date: 8 Sep 1938
Death Place: Prentiss Co., Mississippi

Spouse 1: Lourita Deaton
Birth Date: 1875
Death Date: 14 Nov 1898


Spouse 2: Mattie Reynolds



1.2.6 Orlando Reubin Hopkins
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Spouse: Bonnie Alma Harris


1.2.7 Sarah (Sally) Angeline Hopkins
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Spouse: John Deaton


1.2.8 Ella Cleo Hopkins
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Birth Date: 19 Aug 1880
Death Date: 7 Jul 1957
Death Place: Booneville, Prentiss Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Booneville Cemetery, Booneville, Mississippi

Spouse: D. M. "Dave" Davis
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1875
Death Date: 8 May 1949
Death Place: Booneville, Prentiss Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Booneville Cemetery, Booneville, Mississippi


1.2.9 Arthur Clinton Hopkins
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Spouse: Mary Flurry




1.3 John I. C. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 2 Jul 1837
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 6 Mar 1915
Death Place: Mississippi
Burial Place: Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba Co., Mississippi

Notes:  John was a farmer.  He appears on the 1860 Itawamba Co MS census
and on the 1880 Tishomingo Co MS census.

Spouse: Eleanor Adaline Cobb
Birth Date: 14 Aug 1841
Birth Place: South Carolina
Death Date: 28 Aug 1916
Death Place: Mississippi
Burial Place: Ridge Cemetery, Itawamba Co., Mississippi
Occupation: Housewife


Marriage Date: 27 Feb 1859
Marriage Place: Itawamaba Co., Mississippi

Children:
Sallie Hopkins  (b. 1862 MS)
Lucinda Hopkins (b. 1865 MS)
Adaline Hopkins (b. 1869 MS)


1.4 Mary Jane Hopkins
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Birth Date: 18 Feb 1839
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 25 Sep 1904
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Joel Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Spouse: William W. Gilbert
Birth Date: 3 Apr 1836
Death Date: 15 May 1903
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried at Joel Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Occupation: Reverend


Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1856
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Children:
William E. Gilbert
Adar J. Gilbert
Ella L. Gilbert
Carol A. Gilbert



1.5 James A. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 4 Jul 1841
Birth Place: Tennessee
Death Date: 14 Aug 1882
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried at Joel Cemetery, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Spouse: Mary C. Walker

Marriage Date: 2 Dec 1858
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi



1.6 Margaret M. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1843
Birth Place: Tennessee

Notes:   Margaret is a housewife.  She may have had two husbands.  She
is found with the last name of Campbell in the family History of
Prentiss County MS History Book by Sandra Lewis Gray. But she is listed
with a last name of Mitchell in the book “A Place Called Belmont” by
Jerry  Martin.

Spouse: James M. Campbell
Spouse Father: William M. Campbell (1820-1903)
Spouse Mother: Rachel Angeline Shook (1822-1902)

Marriage Date: 14 Nov 1861
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi


1.7 Lucinda Alabama Hopkins
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Birth Date: 22 Feb 1845
Birth Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 26 Nov 1929
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Dennis, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Alias: Bam

Note: Lucinda's brother William married James's sister Margaret.

Spouse: James L. Vinson
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1844
Death Date: 1 Dec 1912
Death Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Joel Cemetery, Dennis, Tishomingo Co., Mississippi
Spouse Father: Nathaniel Vinson (1802-1877)
Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Guston


Marriage Date: 6 Dec 1866
Marriage Place: Alcorn Co., Mississippi

Children:
Sarah Elizabeth Vinson  (1867 - 1955)
Mary Almedia Vinson (b. 1870)
Nathaniel B. Vinson (b. 1872)
James W. Vinson  (b. 1876)
Corrie P. Vinson (1887 - 1903)






1.8 Amanda A. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1845/1850
Birth Place: Mississippi

Note:  There is a  question as to whether or not this is a child of Ben
and Sallie Hopkins.


1.9 Reubin Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1847
Birth Place: Mississippi

Spouse: Martha Byrum

Marriage Date: 30 Aug 1866
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi

Children: S. J. Hopkins


1.10 Henry B. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1850
Birth Place: Mississippi


Spouse: L. M. Hallmark

Marriage Date: 7 Feb 1867
Marriage Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi


1.11 Larkin C. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1851
Birth Place: Tishomingo Co., Mississippi


Children:
Sarah A. Hopkins
Mary A. Hopkins
Anna V. Hopkins
Henry Hopkins


Source:    
Book - "A PLACE CALLED BELMONT" By Jerry Martin
Census Records - 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880  Tishomingo County MS
International Genealogyical Index (IGI) record, 1994 Edition - Version
3.04.
Book -  "Cemeteries of Tishomingo County, MS" by Miss Rayma & Mrs. Irene
Barnes
Book - “Tishomingo County MS Cemeteries” by Tishomingo CO Hist and Gen
Society
Book - “Prentiss County History”  article “Hopkins Family” by Sandra
Lewis Grey
Book - “Genealogical History of Brown, Styles and Related Families”
compiled
by Viva S. Brown, and Leah S. O’Donnal


Submitted by: The Hampton Hopkins Group
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The Eli  Hopkins  Family  -   Mississippi 


1. Eli Hopkins
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Birth Date: 6 May 1806
Birth Place: Montgomery Co., N. C.
Death Date: After 1880
Death Place: Unity, Lee Co., Ms.
Burial Place: In Unity Cemetery, Unity (East of Guntown), Mississippi

Father: Hampton Hopkin -  SEE   HAMPTON  HOPKIN  -  NC   AREA
Mother: Susannah (Brown?)

Notes: Eli was a twin to Elijah.  Eli and Mary, with their first five
children, moved from North Carolina to Campbell County (now Fulton
County), Georgia in 1837.  They had two children born in Georgia, then
moved to Alabama, where they had two more children.  Between Feb. 9,
1846 and May 10, 1848, they moved to Campbellton, Ga. then Pototoc
County, Miss., (now Guntown, Lee County), where they had three more
children.  Their descendants are scattered from Florida to California.
Lee and Itawamaba counties in Mississippi are full of their descendants,
including doctors, nurses, teachers and lawyers.  After the death of
Mary, Eli married Mary 'Mollie' Sanders Horton.  She was the widow of
Robert
Nance Horton.

Eli and family are in the 1850 census of Pontotoc, Ms., the 1860 census
of Lee County, Ms., the 1870 census of Itawamba Co., Ms. and the 1880
census of Lee Co., Ms.

Eli and Mary Cranford Hopkins are buried in the Unity Cemetery in Unity,
Ms.  They do not have a tombstone.  They are buried at the head of the
graves of their son and daughter-in-law, Eli and Nancy.  The graves were
at one time enclosed in a fence with a roof overhead, but neither the
roof nor the fence remain now.

The information on the Eli Hopkins family was taken from information
found in Fulton, Ms. written by Kathryn Kellum Mackey.  It is
supplemented by facts found in various Federal census reports of
1850-60-70-80, among other tid-bits of information found in libraries
around Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.  As well as  descendants of Eli:.



Spouse: Mary Cranford
Birth Date: 1814
Birth Place: N. C.
Death Date: 31 Oct 1875
Death Place: Unity, Lee Co., Ms.
Burial Place: Unity Cemetery, Unity, (East of Guntown) Miss.
Spouse Father: Leonard Cranford (-1831)

Marriage Date: 1827
Marriage Place: N. C.

Children:
1.1. Elizabeth Brown Hopkins
1.2. Agrippa S. Hopkins
1.3. Anna Maria Hopkins
1.4. Temperance Jane Hopkins
1.5. Nancy Caroline Hopkins
1.6. William Farley Hopkins
1.7. James Henry Harrison Hopkins
1.8. Susan Frances Hopkins
1.9. Sarah Adeline Hopkins
1.10. Mary Priscilla Hopkins
1.11. Eli Willis Hopkins
1.12. John Thomas Hopkins



Spouse 2: Mary 'Mollie' Sanders
Marriage Date: 23 Nov 1876
Marriage Place: Lee County, Mississippi

First Husband: Robert Horton

Note: Robert and Mary (Sanders) Horton lived next door to Eli and Mary
(Cranford) Hopkins in Guntown, Lee County, Mississippi.  After Robert
Horton and Mary Cranford Hopkins died, Eli Hopkins married Mary Sanders
Horton. 


1.1 Elizabeth Brown Hopkins
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Birth Date: 9 Feb 1829
Birth Place: Randolph Co., North Carolina
Death Date: 25 Dec 1912
Burial Place: Buried at Red Hill Cemetery, east of Guntown, Miss.


Spouse: William George Washington Kellum
Birth Date: 19 Jun 1823
Birth Place: Henry Co., Ga.
Death Date: 23 Jan 1890
Death Place: Lee Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Red Hill Cemetery, east of Guntown, Ms.
Spouse Father: Elijah Kellum (1792-)
Spouse Mother: Mary Gunn (1790-)


Marriage Date: 29 Sep 1849
Marriage Place: Pontotoc County, Mississippi

Children:
John Kellum
George Franklin Kellum
Rufus Jackson Kellum
Agrippa Elsevan Kellum
James (Jim) Kellum
Mary Frances Kellum
Laura Alice Kellum
Anna Inez Kellum
William Levi Kellum



1.2 Agrippa S. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1830
Birth Place: Montgomery Co., N. C.
Burial Place: Buried in Sebastian Co., Arkansas

Notes: Agrippa and Nancy had all their children in Mississippi.  Agrippa
moved his family to Fort Smith Arkansas about 1881. According to Faye
Polk Saunders  after the death of Nancy,  Agrippa married Mary Ellen
Hopkins Coleman.  The marriage didn’t last.

Spouse: Nancy E. Hiler or Kinard
Birth Date: 1837
Birth Place: Alabama


Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1851
Marriage Place: Pontotoc County, Mississippi

Children:
James S. Hopkins (b. 1854 MS  m. LK Wilson on 18 Dec 1879)
Ida S. Hopkins (b. 1856 Pontotoc Co MS)
Caroline F. Hopkins (b. 1858 Pontotoc Co MS)
Carrie Hopkins (b. 1861 MS)
Alice Hopkins (b. 1864 Lee Co MS)
Knox Hopkins (b. 1866 Lee Co MS)
William L. Hopkins (b. 1877  Lee Co MS)




1.3 Anna Maria Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1831
Birth Place: Montgomery Co., N. C.
Death Date: 1910
Death Place: Belleview, Arkansas
Burial Place: Buried in Belleview, near Dardanelle, Arkansas


Spouse: Jack Gennings

Children:
John Gennings
Benjamin 'Ben' Gennings
Arabella 'Orrie' Gennings
Louella Gennings
Jackson Gennings
Leonard Gennings
Lula  Gennings
Alice Gennings
Emma Gennings




1.4  Temperance Jane Hopkins
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Birth Date: 13 Mar 1836
Birth Place: Alabama
Death Date: 9 Feb 1914
Death Place: Lee Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Itawamba Co., Mississippi.

Notes: Temperance (Tempie) married a second time to a man named
Spigner.  She is buried under the name Jane Spigner.


Spouse 1: Jeremiah Coggins
Birth Date: 1836
Birth Place: Alabama
Death Date: About 1868
Death Place: Lee Co., Mississippi
Alias: Jerry
Spouse Father: John Coggins (-1793)
Spouse Mother: Arless Elizabeth ???

Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1856
Marriage Place: Fulton, Mississippi

Children:
John Franklin Coggins
Caroline M.  Coggins
William 'Willie' Jack Coggins
Lorenzo Dow Coggins



Spouse 2: ??? Spigner



1.5 Nancy Caroline Hopkins
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Birth Date: 1837
Birth Place: North Carolina
Death Date: 1919
Death Place: Fulton, Mississippi

Spouse: David Johnson
Birth Date: 1828
Birth Place: Pickens Co., Alabama
Death Date: 1900
Death Place: Fulton, Mississippi


Marriage Date: 31 Jan 1856
Marriage Place: Fulton, Mississippi

Children:
Flavus  Johnson
Emma Johnson
William Edward 'Will' Johnson
Andrew  Johnson
Carrie Converse  Johnson
Claude  Johnson
Maude Johnson
Richard Johnson



1.6 William Farley Hopkins
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Birth Date: 15 Jan 1838
Birth Place: Georgia
Death Date: 27 Jan 1909
Death Place: Lee Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried at Oak Grove.
Alias: Pink


Spouse: Martha J. McCulley
Birth Date: 28 Aug 1844
Birth Place: South Carolina
Death Date: 24 Jun 1900
Death Place: Lee Co., Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried at Oak Grove.

Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1860
Marriage Place: Fulton, Mississippi

Children:
1.6.1. Verdie Hopkins
1.6.2. Jimmie Hopkins
1.6.3. Vennie Hopkins
1.6.4. Josie Hopkins


1.6.1 Verdie Hopkins
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Notes: Verdie and Ellis lived in Mantachie, Mississippi and ran a store
there.


Spouse: Ellis Jones
Death Place: Amory, Mississippi

Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1882

Children:
Clyde  Jones
Ethel  Jones
Pearl  Jones
Clovis Jones
Annie Jones
Essie Jones



1.6.2 Jimmie Hopkins
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Death Place: Eggville
Burial Place: Buried at Union Grove, north of Mooreville.

Notes:  Jimmie and Ollie lived in Unity, Mississipi.  He died at
Eggville, and is buried at Union Grove, north of Mooreville, which was
called Parkertown years ago.

World Family Tree also lists Amy as child of Jimmie and Ollie.

Spouse: Ollie Turner
Spouse Father: Dow Turner
Spouse Mother: Jane Ritter

Children:
Brodie Hopkins  (died at age 2)
Mollie Bell Hopkins  (m. Archie Parker)
William Shelburn Hopkins (29 Oct 1894 - after 1980 m. Maudie Mae
Brock)
Chester Hopkins (m. Edna Sanders)
Vennie Hopkins (m. Raymond Springer)
Viola Hopkins (m. Marshall Parker)
Elizabeth  Hopkins (1902-1974  m. Ben Prestage)
Merle  Hopkins (m. Tom Johnson)
Jessie  Hopkins (m. “Eck” Ezra Harmon)
Jeff  Hopkins (m1. Gladys Harris   m2.  Lavora Post)
Narvis  Hopkins (m. Florence Brock)






1.6.3 Vennie Hopkins
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Spouse: J. Yarbough Cummings

Marriage Date: 29 Nov 1882

Children:
Jessie   Cummings
Bessie Cummings
Lucille Cummings
Charlie  Cummings


1.6.4 Josie Hopkins
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Birth Date: Oct 1860


Spouse: Will Hester


Marriage Date: 8 Jan 1888

Children:
Amon Hester
Greta Travis Hester
Hovis Hester
Will Hester
Mitchell J. Hester
Sally E. L. Hester
W. Hester



1.7 James Henry Harrison Hopkins
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Birth Date: 10 Apr 1841
Birth Place: Coweta Co., Georgia
Death Date: 18 Jun 1910
Death Place: Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas
Burial Place: Buried in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas
Alias: Jim

See James Henry Harrison Hopkins - TX  AREA   for more information.

Spouse: Georgia Ann Kinard
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1844
Birth Place: Alabama
Death Date: 12 Feb 1909
Death Place: Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas
Burial Place: Buried in Woodland Cemetery in Rosebud, Falls Co., Texas
Spouse Father: William J. Kinard
Spouse Mother: Adeline ???

Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1865
Marriage Place: Itawamba Co., Mississippi

Children:
Ida Alice Hopkins
John Elbert Hopkins
Louisa Hopkins
Henrietta Hopkins
Jim Hopkins
Mary A. Hopkins
William Marvin Hopkins



1.8 Susan Frances Hopkins
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Birth Date: 22 Nov 1842
Birth Place: Blount, Madison Co., Alabama
Death Date: 18 Dec 1935
Death Place: Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma
Burial Place: Probably buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Poteau.
Alias: Fannie

Note: Susan might have also been married to a man with the surname of
Malone.


Spouse 1: Thomas L. Jones

Marriage Date: 16 Jul 1868
Marriage Place: Lee Co., Mississippi

Children:
Flora Jones
Dessie Jones
Ethel Jones
Son Jones

Spouse 2: Dessie Dulaney


Children:
Walter Dulaney
Robert Dulaney



1.9 Sarah Adeline Hopkins
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Birth Date: 9 Feb 1846
Birth Place: Alabama
Death Date: 20 Jan 1923
Death Place: Thorn, Chickasaw Co., Mississippi

Notes: It is believed that part of this family went to Oklahoma and
Arkansas with their Uncle Elisha Hopkins.


Spouse: John Henry Woodridge
Spouse Father: Josiah Wooldridge
Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Sarah Anna Owens

Marriage Date: 20 Oct 1866

Children:
Media Viola Woodridge
Melissa Jose-Fen Woodridge
Luther Alonzo Woodridge
Mary Frances Woodridge
Josiah Eli Woodridge
Henry Agrippa Woodridge
Ganderson Lafayette Woodridge
Lee Edgar Woodridge
Ova Alma Woodridge
Sarah Mertie Georgia Ann Woodridge



1.10  Mary Priscilla Hopkins
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Birth Date: 10 May 1850
Birth Place: Pontotoc County, Mississippi
Death Date: 20 Jan 1906
Death Place: Cement, Caddo Co., Oklahoma
Burial Place: Buried in IOOF Cemetery, Cement, Oklahoma


Spouse: Dennis Newton Walker
Death Date: 29 Jun 1912
Death Place: Checotah, McIntosh Co., Oklahoma
Burial Place: Buried in IOOF Cemetery, Cement, Oklahoma
Spouse Father: Allen Wood Walker (1812-1893)
Spouse Mother: Bethany Emaline Howard (1812-1882)

Marriage Date: 2 Sep 1866

Children:
William Eli Walker
John H. Walker
Ida Lou Walker
Lillian Ione Walker
Genevieve Walker
Gilbert Walker
Edward Wayman Walker
Daughter One Walker
Daughter Two Walker
Calvin Newton Walker
Mary Walker
Ernest Alvin Walker
Ruth Walker
Pearl Vaughn Walker
Earl Walker



1.11 Eli Willis Hopkins
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Birth Date: Sep 1850
Birth Place: Mississippi
Death Date: 1930
Burial Place: Buried in Unity Cemetery, East of Guntown, Miss.

Notes: The story is that Eli's legs never developed, believed to be a
result of polio.  He scooted on his bottom, using his hands also to
walk.  It was said that he would ride his horse up to the porch of a
country grocery store and jump off his horse onto the porch, or he would
use a buggy and do the same thing.  His sister, Mary Priscilla would
carry him  to school each day on her back.  He was very smart.  He
taught school, played the fiddle and ran a post office in his home.
Hopkins Hill, which is near Unity, Mississippi is named for him.


Spouse: Nancy Mansel
Birth Date: 1860
Death Date: 1921
Burial Place: Buried in Unity Cemetery, East of Guntown, Miss.

Marriage Date: 22 Jan 1877

Children:
1.11.1 Jefferson A. Hopkins
1.11.2. Jesse Edgar Hopkins
1.11.3. Hubert L. Hopkins
1.11.4. Herbert M. Hopkins
1.11.5. Martha L. Hopkins
1.11.6. Child Hopkins


1.11.1 Jefferson A. Hopkins
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Birth Date: Jul 1880
Death Date: 1938
Burial Place: Buried in Unity Cemetery, East of Guntown, Miss.
Alias: Jeff

Notes: He never married.



1.11.2 Jesse Edgar Hopkins
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Birth Date: Dec 1882
Death Date: 1938
Burial Place: Buried in Unity Cemetery, East of Guntown, Miss.

Spouse: Maude Mears
Birth Date: 1882
Death Date: 1966



Children:
Katy Hopkins
Kathleen Hopkins
Willis Hopkins



1.11.3 Hubert L. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 9 Jan 1888
Death Date: 1954

Spouse: Lala Stephens Edge

Children: Frances Edge Hopkins



1.11.4 Herbert M. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 7 Jan 1892
Burial Place: Buried at Unity, Mississippi


Spouse: Vestie Crockrell Grissom


1.11.5 Martha L. Hopkins
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Birth Date: Sep 1895



Spouse: Mr. Logan


1.11.6 Child Hopkins
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Birth Date: Before 1900
Death Date: Before 1900



1.12 John Thomas Hopkins
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Birth Date: 29 Apr 1853
Birth Place: Guntown, Lee Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 25 Nov 1926
Death Place: Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma


See .... John Thomas Hopkins - OK  area for more information


Spouse: Martha Aelliott Gober
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1857
Birth Place: Guntown, Lee Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 17 Jun 1911
Death Place: Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma
Burial Place: Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma

Marriage Date: Before 1892
Marriage Place: Guntown, Lee Co., Mississippi

Children:
Dora Effie Hopkins
Luther Farley Hopkins
Carra Louella Hopkins
Hulbert Estel Hopkins
Alma Hopkins
Siamese Twin #1 Hopkins
Siamese Twin #2 Hopkins
Vola Hopkins

Submitted by: The Hampton Hopkins Group
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>Carol Phillips phillips@sundial.net
>Jonna Whatley  dj2836@aol.com
>Russ Coggins  acogg50071@turbonet.com
>Vicki Roach  Roachbug@tsixroads.com
>Cynthia Dahl  Cdahlor@aol.com
>William Haas  billybob0102@sprynet.com
>Jack Harris  bjhoke@juno.com

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The Elijah Hopkins Family



1. Elijah Hopkins
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Birth Date: 6 May 1806
Birth Place: Montgomery Co., North Carolina
Death Date: 12 Jul 1875
Death Place: Choctaw Co., Mississippi

Father: Hampton Hopkins - See Hampton Hopkins - NC  Area for more
information
Mother: Susannah

Notes: Elijah and Leah moved to Coweta Co., Georgia about 1835.
According to Faye Polk Saunders, Elijah built a house for his mother,
Susannah, about 1865.  Elijah and Leah appear on the census in Coweta
Co., Ga., in 1840 and 1850.  They are in Campbell Co., in 1860 and in
Lee Co., Mississippi in 1870.

Elijah and son Collin Drayton joined the Confederate Army at Atlanta,
Georgia on Sept. 17, 1861, in Capt. D. B. Henry's, Company C 35th
Georgia Regiment.

Elijah Hopkins was about 5 feet 9 inches tall.


Spouse: Leah Steed
Birth Date: 1804
Birth Place: Randolph Co., North Carolina
Death Date: Nov 1875
Death Place: Neshoba Co., Mississippi
Spouse Father: Collin Steed
Spouse Mother: Mary E. Farmer

Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1833
Marriage Place: Randolph Co., North Carolina

Children:
1.1. Eleanor Elmira C. Hopkins
1.2. Susan Hopkins
1.3. Collin Drayton Hopkins
1.4. Polly A. Hopkins
1.5. Elizabeth Hopkins
1.6. John Franklin Hopkins



1.1 Eleanor Elmira C. Hopkins
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Birth Date: About 1834
Birth Place: Randolph Co., North Carolina
Burial Place: Buried in Hoganville, Heard Co., Georgia

Spouse: William B. Sullivan
Birth Date: Aug 1800
Birth Place: Indiana
Death Date: 14 Aug 1859
Death Place: Columbus, Muskogee Co., Georgia

Marriage Date: 9 Dec 1852
Marriage Place: Campbell Co., Georgia

Children: Sally Sullivan (b. 13 Mar 1854)



1.2 Susan Hopkins
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Birth Date: About 1836
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia

Spouse: Fred Dean


1.3 Collin Drayton Hopkins
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Birth Date: 27 Jan 1838
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Date: 23 May 1903
Death Place: Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Noxapater,
Mississippi

Notes: Collin Drayton joined the Confederate Army at Atlanta, Georgia on
Sept. 17, 1861, in Capt. D. B. Henry's, Company C 35th Georgia Regiment.


Spouse: Sarah Ann J. Mapp
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1846
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Date: 26 Nov 1905
Death Place: Winston Co., Mississippi
Spouse Father: John A. Mapp
Spouse Mother: Sarah Brothers

Marriage Date: 29 Oct 1865
Marriage Place: Campbell Co., Georgia

Children:
1.3.1. John E. Hopkins
1.3.2. Oren Hopkins
1.3.3. Lou Ella Hopkins
1.3.4. Emma Hopkins
1.3.5. Alice Hopkins
1.3.6. Florence Hopkins


1.3.1 John E. Hopkins
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Birth Date: 22 May 1867
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Date: 19 Sep 1898

Notes:  John never married.


1.3.2 Oren Hopkins
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Birth Date: 15 Dec 1870
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Date: 12 Dec 1940
Death Place: Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Noxapater,
Mississippi

Spouse: Callie Laura Eubanks
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1872
Death Date: 19 Jun 1949
Death Place: Mississippi
Burial Place: Buried in Liberty Baptist Cemetery in Noxapater,
Mississippi
Spouse Father: Archelus Eubanks

Marriage Date: 6 Oct 1899

Children:
1.3.2.1. Emily Lucile Hopkins
1.3.2.2. Earl Lee Hopkins
1.3.2.3. Alfred Hopkins
1.3.2.4. Roy Hopkins

1.3.2.1 Emily Lucile Hopkins
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Birth Date: 8 Mar 1901
Death Date: 24 Sep 1902


1.3.2.2 Earl Lee Hopkins
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Birth Date: 24 Oct 1903

Spouse: Kittie Mae Hutchinson

Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1928


1.3.2.3 Alfred Hopkins
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Birth Date: 20 Oct 1905
Death Date: 15 Dec 1961

Spouse: Essie Richardson

Marriage Date: 22 Nov 1934


1.3.2.4 Roy Hopkins
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Birth Date: 8 Mar 1907

Spouse: Nettie Wilkes

Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1935


1.3.3 Lou Ella Hopkins
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Birth Date: 19 Aug 1872
Birth Place: Choctaw Co., Mississippi
Death Date: 12 Nov 1937

Spouse: Samuel Judson Suttle
Birth Date: 22 Feb 1863
Death Date: 17 Mar 1944

Marriage Date: 4 Apr 1895

Children:
James Everette Suttle
Ned Judson Suttle
Mary Ann Suttle


1.3.4 Emma Hopkins
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Birth Date: 15 Feb 1878
Death Date: 25 Jul 1927

Spouse: H. B. Daniel



1.3.5 Alice Hopkins
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Birth Date: Sep 1880
Death Date: 1956

Spouse: Milton Rhodes


1.3.6 Florence Hopkins
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Birth Date: 23 Sep 1882
Death Date: 6 May 1906

Spouse: J. C. Jones

Marriage Date: 14 Nov 1900


1.4 Polly A. Hopkins
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Birth Date: About 1840


1.5 Elizabeth Hopkins
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Birth Date: About 1844
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Place: Cisco, Eastland Co., Texas

Spouse: Quinton Booth

Marriage Date: 1864


1.6 John Franklin Hopkins
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Birth Date: 27 Jul 1845
Birth Place: Campbell Co., Georgia
Death Date: 31 Jan 1920
Burial Place: Buried in Plattsburg Cemetery, Noxapater, Mississippi

Spouse: Emily Matilda Gentry
Birth Date: 12 Aug 1843
Birth Place: Georgia
Death Date: About 14 Sep 1909
Burial Place: Buried in Platsburg Cemetery in Noxapater, Winston Co.,
Missi

Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1865

Children:
Lee H. Hopkins
Emma Hopkins (16 Aug 1874 - 27 Sep 1880)
John Wright Hopkins
Sallie Hopkins
Collin Burgess Hopkins (m. Annie McDaniel)
Richard Hopkins
Hugh Hopkins (m. Vera Carter)
Grover Hopkins (22 Sep 1888 - 30 Oct 1898)
Susan Hopkins
Thomas G. Hopkins

Submitted by: The Hampton Hopkins Group
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>Vicki Roach  Roachbug@tsixroads.com
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>Jack Harris  bjhoke@juno.com

I need help on #1.Oliver Hopkins 1848-1935 Jasper County, Mississippi.
  +Helen Tucker 1858-1938
    2 John Hopkins
    2 Edgar (Ned ) Hopkins  ?-1941
    2 Sid Hopkins
    2 Tom Hopkins ? -1940
    2 Albert Lafayette Hopkins 1886-1978
      + Florence Jameson Odil
Albert born near Hickory, Mississippi, in 1886 he entered college at
the age of 14. After one year at Millsaps College and another at the
University of Mississippi, he went to the University of Chicago in 1902.
Then Chicago Law School and then Harvard.I need to fill in on the
brothers and other family.
Melanie τΏ~

Check out my Homepage @ http://members.xoom.com/Family_Tree/

Looking for James P hopkin f 1818 NC with wife Mary Poad and son John w.
Hopkins b in Desoto Co. MS.

See my web page at

http://www.prismnet.com/~jonesfam/

Thanks,

Ann Jones

 


Was your Hopkins related to Agrippa Hopkins who had son James Stewart
Hopkins that married Lucy Kendall Wilson daughter of J.L. Wilson in Pontotoc
Co. Ms.   The Wilson lived in Lee Co. Ms.

There was a wagon train that J. L. Wilson organized after the Civil War that
was going to Okla but they stopped in Jenny Lind Ark and the Hopkins /Wilson
(or those that I know of) went to Ola Ark (Yell Co Ark)and later to Magazine
Ark (Logan Co) where James Stewart was a sheriff or Law Enforcement officer
and was killed Dec 25, 1884.

Could there be a connection?

Virginia Allen
vallen@1starnet.com

 

 

Not so long ago in Smith County Blue Chickens By Harold Hopkins  

  During the 1930s at Mize, Mississippi, Chester Hopkins, my dad, used to have visits from one of his cronies, Aufie Johnson.  Aufie’s visits were only now and then because he was a tinker; that is, he traveled a wide area of Mississippi and adjacent states calling at farmhouses and offering to mend or repair practically all items of household equipment that needed fixing such as cookstoves, sewing machines, kitchen utensils, pots and pans, guns, automobiles, and some farming equipment.

 Almost all farms had something that needed fixing but that didn’t mean Aufie always got the job, because the Great Depression was on and during that time many people just couldn’t come up with the money.  Aufie learned to make the best of the situation by accepting farm products as payment: corn, beans and peas and other garden produce, peanuts, white and sweet potatoes, fruit, hams and bacon, home-canned goods, and other surpluses.  Aufie’s family lived in Smith County and the signal for him to turn homeward from tinkering would be when his stripdown was loaded with as many farm products as it would carry.

If you don’t know what a stripdown is  you just didn’t know Smith County in the 1930s.  A stripdown was made from a touring car or sedan or coupe whose top, sides, and upholstery had seen better days,  yet its motor, wheels, and steering gear still had lots of miles left.  The car’s body was removed except for the fenders, hood, front seats, windshield and running boards, the extent of the stripping down varying with the owner’s intent, tastes, and competence.  Then the stripper would build another body  on the chassis to fit his needs, using wood and other materials.

The new body usually had as much cargo space as the wheelbase would allow, something like a small truck, possibly the genesis of the pickup truck.  A stripdown could be   adapted to many uses.  Some of my uncles who kept packs of dogs for fox or coon hunting made stripdowns with the rear end consisting of a large crate or kind of cage made of wood into which could be crammed 15 or 20 hounds for hunting trips. You wouldn’t believe your eyes when  you saw the number of Walkers or bluetick hounds come exploding out of one of those crates ready to start yelping the minute they  struck the coldest trail.

Aufie rigged up  his stripdown to carry his fixing tools and such materials as bolts and sheet steel, the farm products he received in payment (he had installed chicken coops  on the running boards), a bedroll, cooking implements, and other camping gear, always including a deck of cards if he had company.  His business was mostly in the open rural country and I doubt if he ever stopped at a hotel and probably seldom saw one.

His trips usually lasted several weeks.  When he returned he’d always come by to see dad.  I think they may have known each other from childhood.  They'd sit in the kitchen and talk and play setback — pitch, as some called it ?- and seven-up, both  non-gamblng card games popular in those days.  For somebody who spent a good part of his life batching it under a tree along some country dirt road, Aufie looked remarkably well fed, and I think I know why.

He and dad would play cards and drink coffee while my mother cooked. "Pearl," Aufie would call to her, "could I have just one more sup of that fine coffee of yours?"  He’d turn to dad and tell him how lucky he was to have coffee like this evey day in the week.  It was the same when the food came.  Aufie swore up and down that my mother was the best cook in Mississippi.  "Pearl," he’d say, "that chicken and rice of yours is the best I’ve ever put in my mouth.   Could I have just one more little  smidgen, please?"  He’d politely ask how she managed to make it taste so good, and my mother would start to go into details, but he didn’t really listen closely nor write any of it down. My mother was so pleased and complimented that she’d have brought him the kitchen stove it he’d asked for it.

We kids had fun talking about Aufie when we were out of sight of our elders. I guess Aufie had had a couple of brushes with education when he was young but not enough to contaminate him with book learning. For instance, he knew the molasses that every farmer made from his patch of sugar cane or sorghum was a plural, so he extended the same plural to the alternative name, syrup. Thus he called molasses  "them syrups."   Same for cheese. It had an S sound at the end,  so Aufie would ask for another helping of "them cheese."  He drank so much coffee that  we made up a rhyme for him.  "Aufie likes coffee," someone would say, and another   would say, "how about some more of them syrups? and if no grownups were around with their stern looks, we’d all die laughing. When it comes to small things, kids are sometimes too smart for their britches.

It was easy to see how Aufie kept body and soul together while on the road.  There was a perfect cook at every farmhouse he visited, and the best way to test a woodburning kitchen range he’d just repaired was for the farmer’s wife to cook up a big meal that the repairman could sample and pronounce  the best food ever concocted.   Aufie’s lesson was not lost on me.   I learned to survive in the Army in the World War II years by remembering that a kind word or a buttery phrase could induce a G.I. cook to go through the entire kitchen looking for choice items to tickle   my appetite.

And Aufie’s praise brought fewer objections from my mother when he asked her, as he always did, whether she would mind if dad went along on his next tinkering trip.    Occasionally dad would go.  Nobody kept score of  how often, but I’d guess it was maybe once or twice a year during the 1930s. Aufie and dad had fished and done other things together, so they tinkered well together too, though Aufie handled all the salesmanship.  After several weeks on the road they’d return, and Aufie’s stripdown would always be loaded with farm products.

That was how we got the blue chickens.

When I first saw the three blue chickens their heads were darting through the   wire mesh of the chicken coops on the stripdown’s running board, pecking at anything they could reach.  I had never seen anything exactly like them. They were beautifully iridiscent and if  you looked closely you could see just about any color in them you wanted, although blue was predominant. They were lean and rangy, walked as fast as most chickens could run, and they always seemed to be highly alert and staring   you right in the eye.  My brothers and sisters and I were delighted when we found that the blue chickens were to be part of dad’s share of the profits.

The chickens had been received in payment from a poor tenant farmer in a remote part of the Louisiana backwoods bayou country.  They didn’t look like any known domestic breed.  And they certainly didn’t behave like any tame chickens I ever saw.

We all said afterward that is was a mistake to turn the blue chickens out to forage with the domestic flocks that almost everybody in Mize had in those days.  The blues were more like birds than chickens; that is, they could fly if they took a notion, which they did frequently. They ignored the henhouse at night and just flew up to roost in some hickories down by the side of the hill  where we lived.  I think dad was secretly  a bit amused at their untamed nature.

The neighbors weren’t.  The blue chickens cleared fences with ease and if they felt like having a snack in a neighbor’s  yard they  just sailed over to sample the feed and table scraps thrown out to his own chickens.  What irked a neighbors was to see three blue streaks outrace his own chickens to the food thrown out for them.  There was even some speculation about whether the blue chickens might interbreed with the domestic ones and start a tribe of wild chickens, although so far as I know none of the three was a rooster and, so far as I know, none of the three blue chickens ever laid an egg, unless they laid it in a very secret place.
Dad’s pride in the blue chickens gradually turned to annoyance when he began to get unfavorable reports from the neighbors about the blues and especially when, after he’d decided to have one for dinner, not one of the three could be caught. Pretty soon whatever bad that happened in the neighborhood got blamed on the blues, if it was something that could possibly be done by a chicken.  Gardens were invaded and vegetables pecked.  A spring where a neighbor kept his milk cool was befouled by chicken leavings and blue feathers. Things left outdoors were knocked over and, if peckable, were pecked.  Dad finally snapped when an amazed neighbor complained that a blue chicken has found its way onto his house and was strutting along the roof ridge.

Early the next morning about daybreak the neighborhood air was shattered by three rapid shotgun blasts from down among the hickories. A little later we had smothered chicken with rice for breakfast.  We all knew we’d miss the blue chickens but nobody had any sentimental  hangups about eating them, because a chicken back in the 1930s had one primary function in life, to adorn a pot or a platter. We all agreed on one thing, however.  The blue chickens were about the toughest, stringiest eating we’d ever had.  Even Aufie Johnson, I think, would have saved most of his praises for the rice and gravy.

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    Harold Hopkins <hhopkins@jps.net


Hi!
I am trying to find the parents of Elizabeth M. Hopkins, born abt 1855, and
married Joseph Hightower. They may have married in MS, as that is where Joseph
came from, but no record has been found of the marriage.
Elizabeth and Joseph are in the 1880 census of Conway Co, AR. Elizabeth died
1880.
I know Elizabeth had a brother named Lee Hopkins, born in AR. On Lee's death
certificate, the father is listed as G. Hopkins, born in TN.
Does anyone know who G. Hopkins might be?
Thanks for your help.....Judy Hightower

JudyHighto@aol.com

I do have the Agrippa Hopkins son, James Stewart Hopkins from Pontotoc Co.

I found my James Stewart Hopkins in Pontotoc County Ms. that married Lucy
Kendall Wilson.  Found her father to be Jesse L. Wilson from Lee Co. Ms.
Tupelo
.

MS that moved to AR. info to present day.  If anyone wants it, I will share.

Virginia Kay Allen
vallen@1starnet.com

I am trying to find info on my greatgrandfather John Hopkins. He was
married to Rebecca Young and had 2 children-John Moody Hopkins and
Elizabeth [Betty] . My grandfather John MOody Hopkins was born in
Hazlehurst, Ms in 1848. He fought in the civil war and migrated to Tx about
1869 or 1870 and married ,my grandmother Mary Elmira Glaze . HIs father was
a blacksmith and as a pastime riverboat gambler and brawler. Any info will
be appreciated.
thanks

Davis HopkiNS davis.hopkins@worldnet.att.net

I need some help from anyone who has info on Henry or Harriet Elizabeth
Hopkins.  Harriet was born 5-4-1880 and was married in Wayne Co.,MS .  She had
a brother called, Uncle Willie (do not have any further info on him).  Her
family lived at Bucatunna, MS in Wayne Co. when she got married.
I know this is very little to go on, but if anyone can help, I will be
grateful.
Lynda Bailey Chandler

Namedigger@aol.com




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