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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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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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That time I found out my Great Great Grandfather served time in the Missouri State Penitentiary

I’m in a lot of genealogy-related groups on Facebook. One night there was a message that Missouri had recently put records from the Missouri State Penitentiary online. The website notes: The Missouri State Penitentiary was the first state penal institution … Continue reading

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