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Descendants of William Buntin
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 BUNTIN was born 1709 in Augusta, Virginia.
Child of WILLIAM BUNTIN is:
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES2 BUNTIN (WILLIAM1) was born 1744 in Rowan County, North Carolina, and died 1780 in Nicolas County Kentucky. He married MARY BYERS 23 Jun 1763 in Rowan County North Carolina. She was born Abt. 1745. Notes for JAMES BUNTIN: Buried Buntin Cemetery
Children of JAMES BUNTIN and MARY BYERS are:
Generation No. 3
3. ANDREW3 BUNTIN (JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1777 in Kentucky, and died 30 Aug 1838. He married ELIZBATH LOCKRIDGE 26 Nov 1801 in Nicholas County, Kentucky, daughter of JOHN LOCKRIDGE and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1778.
Notes for ANDREW BUNTIN: 1810 and 1820 Census KY states Andrew had at least 7 children. Andrew was the guardian of Martha G. Buntin HOPKINS children after the death of Eldrige, Andrew made his WILL 2 Jul1836 in which he left his daughter, Martha, a burea and $50.00. On 11 May 1826, Eldridge Hopkins signed a security bond for Andrew Buntin, Sr., for the amount of #273.00. On 11 May 1826 Andrew deeded land to James Buntin and Eldridge Hopkins, stated for the consideration of one dollar and the consideration of the love and affection that, "I have for my son and son in Law" go give, grant... Deed Book G, p 284, 1826 Nicholas county, Kentucky.
On 13 Jun 1831 James Buntin, Eldridge Hopkins and Martha G., his wife of Clinton county, Indiana, deed back to Andrew Buntin the same land which he had deeded to them earlier. Deed Book I p 389, 1831 Nicholas county, Kentucky
Children of ANDREW BUNTIN and ELIZBATH LOCKRIDGE are:
Generation No. 4
4. MARTHA G.4
was born 29 Aug 1802 in , Nicholas, Kentucky, and died 07 Dec 1893 in Kingfisher
County, Indian Territory, OK. She married ELDREDGE
HOPKINS 19 Nov 1822 in , Nicolas, Kentucky, son of WILLIAM
HOPKINS and PEACE SCOTT.
He was born 13 Feb 1800 in Kentucky, and died 22 Jun 1831 in Clinton County,
1850 Census IN Clinton County roll 139 page 449 HOPKINS, Martha G.
Notes for ELDREDGE HOPKINS: Eldridge married in Nicholas County, Kentucky, then went to Clinton County, Illinois, where died in 1831. He is buried in the Buntin Cemetery in that County. His widow, seems to have lived
Children of MARTHA BUNTIN and ELDREDGE HOPKINS are:
Generation No. 5
5. JAMES FRANCIS5 HOPKINS (MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Oct 1823 in Nicholas County, Kentucky, and died 1892 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. He married MARY FRANCIS SNODGRASS 24 Oct 1850 in Boone County, Indiana (Source: Marriage Book Boone County, Indiana.), daughter of ROBERT SNODGRASS and REBECCA GREGG. She was born 31 Oct 1831 in Boone County, Indiana, and died 05 Jan 1919 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. 1850 CENSUS IN
Notes for JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS: Buried in Janesville Cemetery, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
Family Histories- in NE library Do not have title.
Among the early homesteaders in the Berwyn Precinct was the James Hopkins family. There were thirteen children born to James and his wife, Frances Snodgrass Hopkins, James and five sons all took homesteads in the Berwyn Precinct. The father filed his claim on March 12, 1883 for the SW 1/4 552 R19 and on April 13, 1889 was given title to that land. (This farm is presently owned by Marvin and Donna Olson). The improvements put up by the Hopkins were: a sod house, 14 X27 feet with board and sod roof and a wood floor, a sod stable 16X24 feet, two wells, one 33 feet deep and the other 17 feet , a sod hen house, cave, frame corn crib, 30 acres were fenced 90 acres cultivated, 200 forest trees 12 nut trees 12 small fruit and apple trees and a hog pen. James Hopkins had been born in Nicholas County, Kentucky the son of Eldredge and Martha Buntin Hopkins. When about seven years of age the family moved to Clinton County, Indiana where his father died in 1831. In 1850 James married Frances Snodgrass the daughter of Robert and Rebecca Gregg Snodgrass of Boone County, Indiana. Soon after they moved to Davenport Iowa but did not stay long. They returned to Indiana but by 1866 were in Madison County, Iowa. in 1860 they moved back to Clinton County, Indiana where they remained until 1869 when they again moved to Madison County, Iowa. In 1877 they moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska later to Butler County and finally to Custer County were James filed a claim on the homestead there. He did blacksmithing along with farming. The going back and forth from Indiana to Iowa may have been job related, it is not really known. His sons who filed for homesteads in Berwyn Precinct were Alfred Eldredge S10,T15,R19 in 1882; George S14,T15,R19 in 1882: William S10, T15, R19 in 1882; John S14, T16, R19 in 1886; Jesse S9, T15, R19 in 1893. Others in the family were James who lived in Missouri; Rebecca Hopkins Lipstrap; Frances Hopkins; Elizabeth Hopkins Haggard; and Nancy Jane Hopkins Allen. All the above are deceased. Names of the remaining three are not known, James the father died in 1892 and Frances in Jan 1919. Both are buried at Janesville Cemetery.
Notes for MARY FRANCIS SNODGRASS:
GRANDMA HOPKINS- Widow of James Hopkins (Originally written in 1919)
Mrs. James Hopkins died at Berwyn, Nebraska, 01-05-1919, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nancy J. Allen. She was age 88 years at the time of her death.
She was born Mary Frances Snodgrass, in Indiana on 10-31-1831. When she was 19 years of age, she married James Hopkins and they moved to Iowa. They lived there for 15 years, then moved to Lancaster County, Nebraska. Four years later, they came to Custer County, Nebraska and took a homestead one mile southeast of Berwyn, where they have lived since. Mr. Hopkins died in 1892.
Mrs. Hopkins joined the Church of God soon after it was organize in Berwyn, under the leadership of Rev. J. L Jackson and Rev. John Etherton and she was an active worker in the church during her entire life.
Thirteen children were born to them and eleven now survive, being: Mrs. Elizabeth Haggard of Seneca, Nebraska , Mr. James Hopkins of Fairfield, Nebraska, Mr. Jesse Hopkins of Kendrick, Colorado, Samuel Hopkins of North Platte, Nebraska, W. R. Hopkins of Deer Creek, Colorado, Mrs. Mary Brown of Bayard, Nebraska, George Hopkins of Weissert, Custer Co., Nebraska, Mrs. Nancy J. Allen of Berwyn, Nebraska , Miles and Eldridge Hopkins both of Kendrick, Colorado, and numerous other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Church of God in Berwyn on January 8th at 2:00 P.M., with a very large audience of relatives, neighbors and friends present. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Richard Bellis, Pastor. Burial was made in the rural Janesville Cemetery southeast of Berwyn, Custer Co., Nebraska, with a long procession following the hearse to the cemetery there.
"Grandma Hopkins" as she was known, who died Wednesday at Berwyn, truly was a pioneer of the early day period of settlement of Custer County, Nebraska.
Francis Hopkins died January 10,1919, left no Last Will, left estate, died resident Cuter County, Nebraska. Estate duly administered. She left heirs, all reached majority, as follows: Alfred E. Hopkins a son Kendrick, Colorado; Robert W. Hopkins, son , Dove Creek, Colorado; Nancy Jane Allen, daughter Berwyn, Nebraska; George W. Hopkins, son Weissert, Nebraska; John G. Hopkins, son of Maxey, Colorado; Elizabeth A. Haggard, daughter , of Seneca, Nebraska; Mary T. Brown, daughter, York, Nebraska; James F. Hopkins, son of Fairfield, Missouri, Jesse Hopkins, son of Yoder, Colorado Miles Hopkins, incompetent person of Hasting, Nebraska; Samuel Hopkins, son North Platte, Nebraska; Viola Allen, grand daughter, Kansas City, Missouri, James F. Liptrap, grandson US Navy.
Final decree was entered by said county May 21, 1920, finding all of the
above to be heirs. Said Francis Hopkins died owning southwest quarter of Section
22, Twp 16, Range 19, Custer County ,Nebraska. Decree assigned one-twelfth
interest to each son and daughter on a one-sixty interest therein to each grand
daughter and to each grandchild. (Fee Book No. 10, Page 138, Recorded in Probate
Record No. 27, page 373-382, Custer County Court herein.
Children of JAMES HOPKINS and MARY SNODGRASS are:
Generation No. 6
6. MARTHA REBECCA6 HOPKINS (JAMES FRANCIS5, MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 24 Sep 1851 in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, and died Abt. 1917 in South Dakota. She married WILLIAM JOHN LIPSTRAP 11 Apr 1875 in Peru, Iowa.
Child of MARTHA HOPKINS and WILLIAM LIPSTRAP is:
7. NANCY JANE6 HOPKINS (JAMES FRANCIS5, MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Jun 1853 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, and died 04 Sep 1936 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN 18 Feb 1875 in Winterset, Madison, Iowa, son of UNKNOWN ALLEN. He was born 1836 in New York, and died 20 Jan 1907 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.
Notes for NANCY JANE HOPKINS: 09-04-1936 MRS. GEORGE ALLEN of Berwyn
Nancy Jane Hopkins, she was born in Indianapolis, Indiana June 6, 1853 and died at her home in Berwyn, Nebraska on September 04, 1936, at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 29 days. When a child she moved to Iowa with her parents.
She was united in marriage to George Allen at Winterset, Iowa in 1879 and moved to Custer County, Nebraska in 1884. To this union, eleven children were born, seven boys and four girls. Her husband and two children, a boy and a girl preceded her in death.
1920 census Nebraska Berwyn Township Village, Custer, Sup. 6 ED 76 Sheet 11
In grandma Allen's obituary it says she had 11 children, 7 boys, and 4 girls, two children that preceded her in death. Which would be Guye James and Clara. Sarah was not Nancy's daughter, her mother was Matilda (Hiatt) Allen
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN: FAMILY HISTORY OF GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN
Compiled by: Mable E. Allen, Newport, WA.
So far I haven't been able to trace George Washington Allen back to his parents. He was born 1836 in New York State. (This information is from court records and census. All have the same birth place.) Stories handed down are: His parents died and he was raised by two unknown maiden aunts. He ran away at the age of 15 and nothing else is heard of him until he married Matilda Eveline Hiatt.
After Matilda's death George married Nancy Abernathy. (Source: Madison County, Iowa , District Court clerk..) Marriage: George W. Allen to Nancy Abernathy, 07-31-1873--by D. Baxter, Justice of Peace and affidavit signed by Abijah Abernathy, as to full age. (Nancy's brother.)
Birth date 1848 NY came from 1900 Census Berwyn, Custer , Nebraska.
Sup.#6 EN.Dist.60 Sht.3B Family Histories- a book in NE Library
Allen-Loy Family by Bernice Allen Loy
George William Allen married Nancy Jane Hopkins. To this union was born seven children: Alfred, Lewis, Walter, Oliver, Richard, Charlotte, and Fannie. The family of George and Nancy was raised and educated in the Berwyn vicinity. George was a farmer. George and Nancy lived on a tree claim in Custer County. After George's death Nancy and her mother Francis lived on the tree claim until 1909.
In the records of Walnut Twp, Madison County, Iowa, George W. Allen bought 120 acres for $100. He paid cash for it in 1872, later lost it to creditors who sued to recover their money. This is on record at Winterset Court House.
Martha Allen was born in Iowa, but soon after George and Nancy left Iowa , where he had been farming with Nancy's father James Hopkins, soon after she was born. They went to Lancaster County NE where Guye James Allen was born.
John 21 was listed in separate household and Guye James is not listed. In the 1885 census Sarah age 13 and Guye James are not listed.
NOTES: Story as told to Mable Allen by Ethel (Hopkins) Spenser, the daughter of May Belle (Allen) Hopkins, goes like this: May Belle had a sister that died when she started menstruation. She had tried to wash herself in a creek in cold weather, that caused complications and she died. A few days later. So this could account for Sarah's disappearance, the age would be right.
When the Allen family left Lancaster Co., NE they went to Butler Co., NE. Alfred Eldridge Allen was born 08-25-1882. George Washington Allen had moved to Custer County and on 07-23-1882 he took out a homestead claim. Nancy must have stayed in Butler County because Alfred was born there a month later. In November of 1884, Lewis Christfer was born in Custer County.
The first homestead claim George W. Allen filled out, March 2, 1889 on section W1/2, NW1/4, section 32-12-6, which he did not perfect title to because of grasshoppers. The one he filed in 1890, according to Custer County records was W1/2, NW1/4,and N1/2, SW1/4, section 24-16N-19W-160 acres, which he owned until he died. It also said in the homestead papers that he and his family were away from the homestead for several months after their crops burned out. They went to Enid, Oklahoma to work in the harvest. Nancy's brothers had settled in that area. Her brothers were involved in the big race to claim land when the Oklahoma Territory opened up. Fannie Okly Allen was born in Enid, Oklahoma, she was George and Nancy's eleventh child.
George Washington Allen died 01-20-1907 at the age of 71 years in Berwyn, Custer County, NE. He is buried in Janesville Cemetery. Nancy out lived him 29 years, she is buried in Janesville Cemetery next to George W. Allen and their daughter Clara who died at the age of twelve, she had diphtheria. After George Allen's death, Nancy Jane (Hopkins) Allen moved to Berwyn, NE and rented the farm to her son. Alfred E. Allen, her son bought the home place in later years.
James and Mary Frances (Snodgrass) Hopkins are also buried in the Janesville Cemetery, they are Nancy's parents.
Children of NANCY HOPKINS and GEORGE ALLEN are:
viii. WALTER WILBUR ALLEN, b. 02 Apr 1888, , Custer, Nebraska; d. 02 Feb 1940, Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska; m. LOIS ELLIS, 29 Jun 1909, Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska; b. 25 Jun 1890. Notes for WALTER WILBUR ALLEN: Walter was a member of the Methodist Church and Lola the Baptist Church. They farmed near Walworth, Custer, Nebraska, then they moved to his mother's farm. He farmed it until it was sold in 1927.
ix. OLIVER LEE ALLEN, b. 23 May 1890, Custer, Nebraska; d. 1946, Caldwell, Idaho; m. GERTRUDE GEPHART. Notes for OLIVER LEE ALLEN: Buried Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, Idaho
x. CHARLOTTE FRANCIS ALLEN, b. 28 Feb 1892, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 07 Jan 1979, Gillette, Campbell, Wyoming; m. (1) WALTER ERNEST EVANS, 03 Sep 1910, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; b. 08 Sep 1889, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; d. 07 Jul 1939, Paxton, Keith, Nebraska; m. (2) BENJAMIN MCCLARA, Aft. 1917; m. (3) WILLIAM OLIVER, Aft. 1918. Notes for CHARLOTTE FRANCIS ALLEN: Buried Mount Pisgah 804 S Emerson Ave Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming, 1900 census Custer County, Nebraska. with Oliver and Fannie on top page Sup 6 ED 60 Sheet 3
xi. FANNIE OKLA ALLEN, b. 29 Oct 1894, Enid, Garfield, Oklahoma; d. 24 Mar 1953, Sheridan, Wyoming; m. GEORGE CLINTON "CLINT" DECKER, 17 Oct 1912; b. 01 Jun 1888, , Comstock, Nebraska; d. 30 Mar 1976, Pierre, South Dakota.
8. ALFRED ELDREDGE6 HOPKINS (JAMES FRANCIS5, MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 29 Mar 1855 in Iowa, and died 03 Jun 1927 in Kendrick. CO. He married MARY ELIZABETH STARK, daughter of ELI STARK and SARAH WRIGHT. 1900 Census
Child of ALFRED HOPKINS and MARY STARK is:
9. JOHN GUYE6 HOPKINS (JAMES FRANCIS5, MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 02 Aug 1862 in Indiana, and died Nov 1943 in Caldwell, Idaho. He married MAY BELLE ALLEN (Source: Information about this line from XWORD@aol.com - Paul 1998.) 05 Apr 1885, daughter of GEORGE ALLEN and MATILDA HIATT. She was born 20 Sep 1870 in Des Moines, Iowa, and died 07 Jan 1948 in Caldwell, Idaho.
Children of JOHN HOPKINS and MAY ALLEN are:
10. SAMUEL6 HOPKINS (JAMES FRANCIS5, MARTHA G.4 BUNTIN, ANDREW3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Oct 1877 in , Madison, Iowa, and died 27 Aug 1951 in North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska. He married DAISY MAY WARD 02 Feb 1902. She was born 05 May 1883 in Clay Center, Clay, Nebraska, and died 06 Oct 1959 in Lexington, Nebraska.
Notes for SAMUEL HOPKINS: Family Story:
Son in law had built house for Sam and Daisy to live in. He had included a built in ironing board. Daisy didn't like it. Sam had had found an ironing board and bought it at an auction "barn" within walking distance of home. He bought it and carried it home. Daisy didn't like it either. Sam was started to carry it back, but collapsed in the yard from a heart attack and died.
Samuel Hopkins died suddenly Monday at 2:15pm following an attack at 1105 East 10th. Hopkins resided at 912 North Silber. Born Oct. 9, 1877, at Winterset, Iowa, Hopkins had lived in the North Platte area for the past 35 years. Hopkins was a member of the Berean Fundamental church and the Modern Woodmen lodge. Surviving at his widow, Mrs. Daisy May Hopkins: three daughter, Mr. Ruby Teater of Cheyenne, WY., Mrs. Betty Stafford and Mrs. Vivian Vierson, both of North Platte: eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Hopkins will lie in state at the Maloney, Cox and Kuhns Funeral home, where final arrangements are pending.
Buried in North Platte Cemetery
Notes for DAISY MAY WARD: Daisy Mae Ward was in the nursing home next to the old Memorial Hospital in North Platte. While she was there, the staff had a heck of a time keeping clothes on her.
Mrs. Daisy Hopkins, 76, died in a Lexington Nursing Home Monday afternoon. She was born May 5, 1883 in Clay County and moved to the North Platte area from Senacca and had lived here for more than 42 years. Survivors include three daughter; Mr. Ruby Teater of California,, Mrs. Betty Freeze, North Platte and Mrs. Vivian Vierson, of North Platte: one sister, Mrs. Meilia Bradburn, Nampa, Idaho: three brother John Ward, Fred Ward, Nampa: and W.H. Ward, Sargent: eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was proceeded in Death by her husband, Sam in 1951. She had been a member of the North Platte chapter of the Royal Neighbors of America since 1931. Funeral services are pending at the Maloney-Cox and Kuhns Funeral Home.
Children of SAMUEL HOPKINS and DAISY WARD are:
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