From The St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, 12:3 (Fall 1979), quarterly publication of the St. Louis Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 43010, #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, Missouri 63143-0010. © St. Louis Genealogical Society. Reprinted in Lincoln County USGenWeb MOGenWeb Cemeteries by permission, 22 October 1998. Prepared by Patricia SummersSmith.
Hopkins Family Records and Cemetery
St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, 12:3 (Fall 1979), reprinted by permission.
HOPKINS FAMILY RECORDS Contributed to St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly by William L. Douglas, Jr. (StLGS) and Merle M. Jackson (StLGS) The Hopkins Family Bible This Bible is in the possession of Mrs. Josie Hopkins Smith, Winfield, MO. On the title page: "The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments transla- ted out of the original tongues. The text conformable to the original edition of the year of our lord 1610, and the American Bible Societies original stand- ard of 1810. Philadelphia -- William W. Harding. No. 326 Chestnut Street. 1870" Marriage - George Washington Hopkins and Elizabeth Ann McClelland were married April 5th, A.D. 1866 Births George Washington Hopkins was born May the 9th A.D. 1844 Elizabeth Ann McClelland was born January the 29th 1844 Mary Armelda Hopkins was born Monday January the 7th 1867 Stephen Wallace Hopkins was born Wednesday November the 30th A.D. 1868 Perlina Cross Hopkins was born Wednesday November the 30th A.D. 1870 Nauncy Elizabeth Hopkins was born Wednesday August the 7th A.D. 1872 Josie (Josa) Irene Hopkins was born Thursday March the 25th 1875 Zerelda Melvin Hopkins was born Saturday August the 10th 1878 Deaths Mary Armilda Hopkins died May 13th A.D. 1868 (note Armilda instead of Armelda) Elizabeth Ann Hopkins died Monday June 11th, 5:30 o'clock A.D. 1894 Stephen Wallace Hopkins died Sept. 21st 1919 George W. Hopkins died Jan. 22, 1921 Perlina Cross Howell died May 10, 1936 Zelda M. Weightman died Jan. 2 1947 Nancy E. Tucker died July 20, 1963 (note under births spelling is Nauncy) Family portraits The Bible had inserts for portraits and contained the following: Baby pictures of Stephen W. Hopkins, Perlina C. Hopkins and Nancy E. Hopkins Two adult pictures of James H. Hopkins (with whiskers), W. W. Tucker, and James A. McClellan. Picture of Maj. James Wilson 3rd, M.S.M. Two teenagers, Louise and Fredie Hopkins. Notation in Bible -- "This Bible is for Florence Holeman" On a slip of paper, handwriting very faded, this data: James Harrison Hopkins was born March 10th, 1841 George Washington Hopkins was born May 9, 1844 William Neel Hopkins was born April 21, 1847 Stephen B. Hopkins was born Oct. 11, 1810 Sally Ann Hopkins was born Jan. 31, 1818 Mary Ann Hopkins born Nov. 22, 1836 Nancy Jane Hopkins born Mar. 22, 1839 William Hopkins was born Jan. 30, 1818 or 1838 (illegible) Sarah Cunningham was born Feb. 1, 1816 Stephen B. Hopkins and Sarah Cunningham were married Oct. 13, 1831 Sally Ann Hobbs and Stephen B. Hopkins were married March 3, 1836 Sally Ann Hobbs died Dec. 21, 1871 Stephen B. Hopkins died Sept. 10, 1899 William N. Hopkins died June 18, 1915 3:40 P.M. and is buried in Asbury Methodist Church Cemetery. Mary Ann Kimbrough died Feb. 2, 1920 On another slip of paper, very faded, were the following data: Martha A. Ricks was born December 29, 1839 Thomas H. Ricks was born September 8, 1841 Nancy Ricks was born August 6, 1843 Stephen H. Ricks was born July 18, 1845 Jane Ricks was born June 13, 1847 James Ricks was born Jan. 15, 1869 Adaline Ricks was born July 11, 1852 Overton Ricks was born September 28, 1854 Mary L. (or F.) Ricks was born February 23, 1857 Robert L. Ricks was born October 27, 1864 Margaret Melvin Ricks was born October 18, 1867 R. A. Hobbs was born February 14, 1821 J. O. R. -- Rachel A. Hobbs were married March 17, 1839 J. O. R. was born December 4, 1818 (The initials J.O.R. were almost illegible. Presumably they stand for J. O. Ricks. The date of birth is quite legible) Background on the Hopkins Bible as told to us by Mrs. Josie Smith age 103, on 27 April 1978. This lady was a delight to visit. She had a wonderful memory, yet she was up to date on current events. She has outlived her first husband, Ben Smith, and second, Lee Martin; she took the name of her first husband because she had living children by him. Her father, George Hopkins, was married to Betty (Elizabeth Ann) McClelland. Her parents came from Kentucky and Mrs. Smith was born 2-1/2 or 3 miles west of Foley, MO. Her mother knit socks, sold them, and purchased the Bible for $8. Her father, George Hopkins, was in the Civil War and came out all right, no harm coming to him. They were all poor but took care of one another. One thing she notices, though, is that years ago they respected older people more. Her grandfather was Steven B. Hopkins and her grandmother was Sally Ann Hobbs. The Bible was given to her niece Florence Holeman who had it repaired. Florence died and the Bible found its way back to Mrs. Smith. Her grandfather was a farmer and they used lumber wagons for trans- portation. "I had a horse to get about." Not many people have a chance to visit an alert grand old lady of 103! In the family Bible were five newspaper clippings but no date or name of news- paper. These give genealogical data and anyone interested could trace the data back to a newspaper in that vicinity. George Washington Hopkins was born near Brussels, MO on May 9, 1844 and died on January 22, 1921 in Troy, MO age 76 years 9 months and 13 days. He was married to Elizabeth Ann McClelland Aprii 6, 1866 (Bible shows April 5). She died many years ago. (Bible shows May 13, 1868) To this union were born six children: Mary who died in childbirth; Stephen Wallace who died Sept. 21, 1919; Pauline C.g the wife of John H. Howell; Nancy Elizabeth, the wife of Reverend C. B. Tucker; Josie I. Smith; and Zerelda M., wife of J. W. Lambert, deceased. . . he also leaves 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Interment at McClelland Cemetery Tuesday. Ann Elizabeth Jefferson, nee Hopkins, was born Aug. 6, 1874, to William N. and Mary (Logan) Hopkins. She passed away on December 29, 1961, at the age of 87 years, 4 months and 23 days. November 18, 1890 she married William F. Jefferson who preceded her in death in 1934. They had 9 children: two died in infancy; Mrs. Mary Turnbull; Mrs. Naomi Foster; Mrs. Darline Teasley; Thomas M.; Clarence Otto; William L.; and Melvin L. Mrs. Jefferson was one of 8 children, all preceding her in death except one sister, Mrs. Rena Masons Rocky Ford, MO. Mrs. Nancy J. Tucker died of pneumonia after an illness of five days at her home near Troy, MO on Mon. Jan. 1, 1912. She was born in this county March 22, 1839, and married James M. Tucker in January 1858. He preceded her to the grave seve- ral years ago. Three children were born to this marriage, W. W. and E. Tucker, sons, and one daughter. Only the sons are living. Interred in Howell graveyard. Robert Reynolds Hopkins, son of the late William and Mary Hopkins, was born in Lincoln Co., MO on June 4. 1885. He passed away on Feb. 11, 1950, at his home in Troy, MO, his age being 64 years, 8 mos., and 7 days. He married Aletha Hopkins of the Harmony Grove Community on Sept. 30, 1915. He had two sisters, Maggie Foster and Inez Watts, and one brother, Herbert. HOPKINS FAMILY CEMETERY Indexed by Marla M. Jackson and William L. Douglas, Jr. May 25, 1978. located on Hwy KK, Lincoln Co. MO,opposite Dodson Family Cemetery. Take Hwy 61 North from Troy (MO) about 8 mi.; turn east on KK, continue 3 mi. Hopkiins is on the right, Dodson on the left. 1 ---------------- KESSLER David L. Lorene M Aug. 10, 1911 Oct. 4, 1899 July 19,. 1970 Jan. 15, 1963 2 ---------------- HOPKINS Stephen B. Vienna May Aug. 15, 1877 July 4, 1879 Nov. 10, 1936 Sept. 27, 1943 3 ---------------- KIMBROUGH Owen J. d April 18 1895 36y 8m 10 d John W. s/o O.J. and M.A. d July 15 1887 12y 1m 6d Mary A. w/o O. J. (illegible) 4 ---------------- HOPKINS Margaret May 18, 1905 -- Raymond June 10, 1904 -- Apr. 19 '64
5 ---------------- KIMBROUGH Children of O. J. and M.A. Marvin C. d Sept. 3 1871, 1m 23d Infant son and daughter, no dates 6 ---------------- HOPKINS Stephen B. Oct 11 1810 - Sept 10 1899 "Impatiently waited until the Lord carried me home" Sallie A. w/o S. B. d Dec. 23 1871, ae 53y 10m 22d 7 ---------------- JEFFERSON Thomas Martin Feb 7 1898 - Nov 10 1976 8 ---------------- KESSLER Leonard J. 1883-1975 Bette nee Stephenson 1885-1968 9 ---------------- GROTTS Alice Lee d/o W. H. and S. F. d Aug 7 1869, ae 5y 1m 23d 10 --- Wm. A. s/o W. H. and S.F. d March 4 1873, ae 13d 11 --------------- REEVES Henry F. Missouri Pvt Co. 1 19 Inf. WW I Oct 22 1897 - July 17 1965 12 --- Cora Oreno d/o W. and L. M. d Nov 15 1881, ae 2y 23d 13 --------------- HALL Henry d April 6 1881 61y 28d Sallie A. w/o H. d Nov 17 1876, ae 51y 1m 6d 14 --------------- HALL Sarah A. w/o Henry d Nov 17 1876, 51y 1m 6d Lenora J. d Aug 1 1858, ae ly 11m 26d Mary H. d Sept 10 1864, ae 3yr 8m 9d Samuel F. Oct 22 1862 - Oct 22 1862 Julia B. d Oct 16 1865, ae 10m Arthur L. d Sept 16 1872, ae 5y 9m 11d (children of H. and S.A.) 20 --------------- CRENSHAW William H. Feb 20 1817-April 9 1879 "In God We Trust" Masonic emblem "This veteran worker, faithful craftsman devoted brother, has been collected from labor and is at rest' (five small footstones for Hall children are shown as numbers 15-19 but are not listed here) 21 --------------- NORTON Mary Jane Nov 25 1810 - April 18 1871 22 --- Isabella w/o Wm. Sept 15 1784 - March 16 1865 23 --------------- HARRELL Ada Lee d/o George and N.J. d Aug 18 1869, ae 9m 5d A Hopkins descendant, C.S. Hopkins, lives to the right of this cemetery and through his loving care, it looks like a park. There may be other graves -- there are mounds and ridges -- but due to lack of any markers there is no proof. The stones are in good shape and most axe easy to read; several graves are marked with field stones. A slave is buried by an old stump In the lower corner of the graveyard. The Dodson family refused to let him be buried in or around their cemetery. Stephen B. Hopkins heard this and told the other slaves to bury the dead one in the Hopkins Cemetery and so he was buried there, by the stump. This story was told to us by C. S. Hopkins and also by Mrs. Josie Smith.
From The St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, 12:3 (Fall 1979), quarterly publication of the St. Louis Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 43010, #4 Sunnen Drive, Suite 140, St. Louis, Missouri 63143-0010. © St. Louis Genealogical Society. Reprinted in Lincoln County USGenWeb MOGenWeb Cemeteries by permission, 22 October 1998. Prepared by Patricia SummersSmith. USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free genealogical information on the Internet, data may be freely used for personal research and by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organization or persons. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for profit or any form of presentation, must obtain the written consent of the file submitter, or their legal representative, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent.
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