Category Archives: Hopper Family History

George Brittain (1813-1877) & Memory Larimore (1813-1885)

George Brittain and Memory Larimore are my 4x Great Grandparents. George Brittain was born in 1813 in Kentucky. His parents are Parks Brittain and Sarah Price. Parks Brittain served the Union for Company G of the the 29th Regiment, Iowa … Continue reading

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John Bly (1780-1840) & Charity Adams (1783-1860)

John Bly and Charity Adams are my 4x Great Grandparents. John Bly was born in December 1780 (based on information on his Find A Grave memorial.) His parents are unknown. Charity Adams was born in about 1783 in Kentucky. She … Continue reading

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James Henry Bly (1825-1864) & Jane Brittain (1839-1911)

James Henry Bly and Jane Brittain are my 3x great grandparents. As I’ve said many times, it’s hard to find accurate information this far back because records are sparse. However, Delores Raines Sutton has done a tremendous job researching the … Continue reading

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John Barrow (1801-1839) & Nancy Davenport (1802-1858)

John Barrow and Nancy Davenport are my 4x Great Grandparents. Just a reminder, this far back there are few records. Unless I state the source, I’m using information found at Ancestry.com or Find A Grave or somewhere else online. If you have … Continue reading

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Joshua Hopper III (1795-1853) & Sarah Sally Sheppard (1800-1840)

Joshua Hopper III and Sarah Sally Sheppard are my 4th great grandparents. They are the parents of my 3rd great grandfather Joshua Hopper IV. As I’ve said before, when working this far back there are few documents to work with. … Continue reading

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Joshua Hopper IV (1826-1863) & Henrietta Barrow (1834-1902)

It’s time for me to get back at it, and start moving my tree branches back another generation. It’s hard when you get back this far. The early census lists only the name of the head of household, so it … Continue reading

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Abraham Parks (1842-1900) & Mary Kilman (1858-1916)

My great great grandparents Abraham Parks and Mary Kilman are the parents of my great grandmother Maybelle Parks Hopper. Abraham Parks was born 1842 in Tennessee. He is the son of Robert Huntington Park and Mary Andes. Robert and Mary married … Continue reading

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Jasper Joseph Hopper (1858-1929) & Sarah Margaret Bly (1862-1945)

Jasper Joseph Hopper and Sarah Margaret Bly are my great great grandparents, the parents of my great grandfather John Henry Hopper.  (Photo: Jasper Joseph Hopper & Sarah Margaret Bly.) Jasper Joseph Hopper was born in 1858 in Illinois. His parents … Continue reading

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John Henry Hopper (1884-1940) & Maybelle Parks (1887-1956)

John Henry Hopper & Maybelle Parks are my great grandparents, parents of the grandfather who died before I was born, William Henry Hopper. John Henry Hopper was born January 2, 1884 in Missouri. His parents are Jasper Joseph Hopper and … Continue reading

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Euvella & Bill: 12 years together

(I redacted some information above – an incorrect address and the name of a living person. The scrapbook pages were created using Studio J by Close To My Heart.) I visited with my Granny, Euvella Grace Hedrick Hopper (1919-2013), shortly before her … Continue reading

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