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Descendants of William SNODGRASS

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. WILLIAM1 SNODGRASS    Notes for WILLIAM SNODGRASS:

The Snodgrass family originated in Scotland. Possibly some moved on to Ireland during various wars with England, and some came directly to this country from Scotland. It is believed that they first settled in Pennsylvania and later moved to Virginia. Much of the information came from Scott Hosier of Indianapolis. Indiana, former President of the Snodgrass Clan Society, who says "the only authority that I have for the father of James Snodgrass and the dates of births and deaths is my mother who got it from her mother, and I do not know where my grandmother got the information. Descendants of James Snodgrass and his son, Robert Snodgrass, are eligible for membership in the Sons of the American Revolution or The Daughters of the American Revolution.

Child of WILLIAM SNODGRASS is:

2. i. JAMES2 SNODGRASS, b. 02 Aug 1732; d. 12 Aug 1800, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. JAMES2 SNODGRASS (WILLIAM1) was born 02 Aug 1732, and died 12 Aug 1800 in , Bourbon, Kentucky. He married JANE GREENLEE Abt. 1755, daughter of JAMES GREENLEE and MARY MCDOWELL.

Children of JAMES SNODGRASS and JANE GREENLEE are:

3. i. ROBERT3 SNODGRASS, b. 1756, , Augusta, Virginia; d. 06 Nov 1822, , Harrison, Kentucky.

ii. BENJAMIN SNODGRASS, b. 19 Mar 1761.

iii. JAMES SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1763.

iv. SAMUEL SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1765.

v. JOSPEH SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1768.

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. ROBERT3 SNODGRASS (JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1756 in , Augusta, Virginia, and died 06 Nov 1822 in , Harrison, Kentucky. He married MARY ANN WHITE Abt. 1776 in , Botetourt, Virginia, daughter of JOHN WHITE and CATHERINE EVANS. She was born Abt. 1758 in , Augusta, Virginia. Notes for ROBERT SNODGRASS:

Robert Snodgrass WILL

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN. I, ROBERT SNODGRASS, being in sound mind and memory, taking not consideration the mortality of man, make this my last will and testament, First recommending my soul to God, Second that my body be buried in a decent Christian like manner, Third revoking all former wills whatsoever, Fourth that all my just debts be paid, Fifth do bequeath unto my son David Snodgrass all my real and personal Estate that he may have in taking care of me and my wife and furnishing us with such necessity of life as we shall stand in need of and further more the said David Snodgrass is to pay unto his brother Jas. John and his sisters Patsey, Sally, Peggy, Polly, Nancy and the legal representatives of his brother Robert Snodgrass dec'd the sum of forty dollars each and the same sum of forty dollars to both the representatives of Robert, dec'd the foresaid forty dollars to be paid to the legatees named in this will is to be paid within two years after the death of my wife and myself, to be paid in the common currency of Kentucky.   

In testimony whereof I have unto set my had and seal this third day of October in the year of our Lord 1822.
Robert Snodgrass (seal)
Signed in the presence of us:
Elijah Ferell
John Waggoner
Probated November Term 1822

Children of ROBERT SNODGRASS and MARY WHITE are:

4. i. JOSEPH4 SNODGRASS, b. 1777, , Botetourt, Virginia.

5. ii. JAMES "JOHN" SNODGRASS, b. 10 Dec 1779, Virginia; d. 05 Aug 1830, , Bourbon, Kentucky.

iii. SARAH SNODGRASS, b. 1782.

6. iv. MARTHA SNODGRASS, b. 1785, , Rockbridge, Virginia.

7. v. DAVID SNODGRASS, b. 06 Apr 1787, , Rockbridge, Virginia; d. 26 Oct 1857, Harrison County, Kentucky.

vi. ROBERT SNODGRASS, b. 1788.

8. vii. MARGARET SNODGRASS, b. 1792.

viii. MARY SNODGRASS, b. 1795, , Bourbon, Kentucky.

9. ix. BENJAMIN SNODGRASS, b. 01 Sep 1798, Bourbon County, Kentucky.

x. NANCY SNODGRASS, b. 23 Dec 1801, , Rockbridge, Virginia; m. UNKNOWN POPE. Notes for NANCY SNODGRASS: She was educated and was very well learned in Scriptures.

Notes for UNKNOWN POPE: Nancy and her husband lived in Kentucky and were well off..

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. JOSEPH4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1777 in , Botetourt, Virginia. He married JERUSHA FRY.

Children of JOSEPH SNODGRASS and JERUSHA FRY are:

i. MELVINA5 SNODGRASS.

ii. ELIZA SNODGRASS.

iii. LUCINDA SNODGRASS.

 

5. JAMES "JOHN"4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 10 Dec 1779 in Virginia, and died 05 Aug 1830 in , Bourbon, Kentucky. He married NANCY AGNES MCCORMICK, daughter of JAMES MCCORMICK and ELIZABETH GREGORY. She was born 14 Feb 1777 in Virginia, and died 03 Jul 1845.

Notes for JAMES "JOHN" SNODGRASS: John moved to Kentucky with his father at the age of 15. After his marriage to Nancy McCormick they lived in Kentucky where he worked at the millers trade until 19 Sep 1826 when he migrated to Hancock county, Indiana. There he entered several hundred acres of land and farmed the rest of his life. He was educated in Virginia and Kentucky, receiving quite a liberal education by his father. He owned a distillery, which he operated in connection with his mill. He owned 3 farms in Kentucky. He was a member of the New Light Church, uniting directly after his marriage. He is buried in the graveyard at New Palestine, Indiana.

THE WILL OF JOHN SNODGRASS

Be it remembered that I, John Snodgrass of Hancock county and the State of Indiana being weak in Body, but of sound and prefect mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following to-wit;
First I give and bequeathe unto my beloved wife Anges Snodgrass all my tenement or land and all my personal property as long as she shall continue to be my widow and if she shall continue my widow until her death then my daughter Mary, my daughter Elizabeth, my son Garrett, my daughter Jane. my daughter Lucinda, my daughter Nancy G., my daughter Hephzebath, and my daughter Minerva to have all my and and tenements and personal property equally divided between them until they shall have received \ved as much as my four oldest sons, John ROBERT, James M. and Rockard G. Snodgrass and received, to-wit; John Snodgrass, my eldest son has received One hundred and thirty five dollars, my son Robert Snodgrass has received One hundred and thirty nine dollars, my third son James M. Snodgrass has received One hundred ten dollars, my fourth son Richard G. Snodgrass has received One hundred and twenty five dollars and my eight youngest children shall have received as much as the aboved named oldest John, ROBERT, James M. and Richard G. Snodgrass shall not be bound to pay interest for what they have received hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my had and seal this 27th day of December 1829. JOHN SNODGRASS (seal)
Deed Record A, p 135 Hancock county, Indiana.
 Notes for N
ANCY AGNES MCCORMICK: Served in the War of 1812, owned 40 ares of land and became wealthy by the sale of the land.

Children of JAMES SNODGRASS and NANCY MCCORMICK are:

i. JOHN5 SNODGRASS, b. 23 Jun 1802, , Bourbon, Kentucky; m. HANNAH LEE. Notes for HANNAH LEE: Hannah was a cousin of Robert E. Lee

10. ii. ROBERT SNODGRASS, b. 09 Jan 1804, , Bourbon, Kentucky; d. 25 Aug 1876, , Clinton, Indiana.

iii. JAMES MCCORMICK SNODGRASS, b. 13 Feb 1806, , Bourbon, Kentucky; m. LUCINDA THOMAS.

iv. RICHARD GREGORY SNODGRASS, b. 23 Dec 1807; m. NANCY LEMONS.

v. MARY SNODGRASS, b. 30 Nov 1809; m. ELIAS HOOD, , Hancock, Indiana.

vi. ELIZABETH SNODGRASS, b. 01 Oct 1811, Kentucky; m. HIRAM THOMAS.

vii. JANE MCCORMICK SNODGRASS, b. 03 Mar 1813; m. JESSE ALLEN.

viii. GARRETT SNODGRASS, b. 04 Apr 1814; m. LUTICE JUNE, Bethel, Indiana.

ix. LUCINDA SNODGRASS, b. 27 Dec 1817.

x. NANCY SNODGRASS, b. 17 Aug 1819; m. ELIJAH SMITH, , Hancock, Indiana.

xi. HEPTHZABETH SNODGRASS, b. 27 Jun 1821; m. JOHN ZUMALT. Notes for JOHN ZUMALT: John and Hepthzabeth died shortly after marriage.

xii. MINERVA SNODGRASS, b. 19 Mar 1824, , Hancock, Indiana; d. 17 Feb 1905, , Hancock, Indiana; m. THOMAS SMITH WOODS, 11 May 1848, Union County, Indiana.

 Notes for THOMAS SMITH WOODS: Thomas was know as "the old singing master", and ran a bolting mill.

 

6. MARTHA4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1785 in , Rockbridge, Virginia. She married CHARLES DAVIS. Notes for MARTHA SNODGRASS: Lived in Kentucky, never came to Indiana.

Child of MARTHA SNODGRASS and CHARLES DAVIS is:

i. MARTIN5 DAVIS.

 

7. DAVID4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 06 Apr 1787 in , Rockbridge, Virginia, and died 26 Oct 1857 in Harrison County, Kentucky. He married MARY WALL. She was born Abt. 1790 in Kentucky, and died 06 Mar 1859 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Notes for DAVID SNODGRASS: David was a Preacher and a Judge in Kentucky where he spent most of his life. Information on this line came from Jean Miller, GUYSRN@aol.com    1850 Census KY

Child of DAVID SNODGRASS and MARY WALL is:

i. COLUMBUS CHRISTOPHER5 SNODGRASS, b. 1829, Kentucky; d. Pendleton County, Kentucky; m. TABITHA KEEN DAY, 29 Jun 1852, Harrison County, Kentucky; b. Jul 1833.

 

8. MARGARET4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 1792. She married SAMUEL ROACH. Notes for SAMUEL ROACH: Information on this downline from Mary MCamp71881@aol.com Jan 2000

Child of MARGARET SNODGRASS and SAMUEL ROACH is:

11. i. JOHN5 ROACH.

 

9. BENJAMIN4 SNODGRASS (ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 01 Sep 1798 in , Bourbon, Kentucky. He married USSA EVANS in Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1800. Notes for BENJAMIN SNODGRASS: Moved to Indiana in 1831

Children of BENJAMIN SNODGRASS and USSA EVANS are:

i. NATHAN5 SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1818.

12. ii. NAPOLEON BONAPRTE SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1821.

iii. MARIAH LOUISE SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1823; m. JAMES BRANDENBURG.

iv. JEROME SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1835; m. MARY MANNON, Iowa.

v. BENJAMIN LAFAYETTE SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1838; m. SALLIE LEONARD, , Hancock, Indiana.

 

Generation No. 5

 

10. ROBERT5 SNODGRASS (JAMES "JOHN"4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 09 Jan 1804 in , Bourbon, Kentucky, and died 25 Aug 1876 in , Clinton, Indiana. He married REBECCA GREGG 02 Sep 1827 in Shelby county, Indiana, daughter of JOHN GREGG and FRANCES SPILLMAN. She was born 09 Nov 1809 in Kentucky, and died 20 Oct 1879 in , Clinton, Indiana.

Notes for ROBERT SNODGRASS: LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF ROBERT SNODGRASS

I, Robert Snodgrass, of Clinton County and State of Indiana make and publish this my last will and testament.
In the first place as soon as convenient after my decease I wish my funeral expenses paid and all legal debts that are owed paid.
I hereby will and bequeath to my son Garrett Snodgrass the following described Real Estate situated in Clinton County of Indiana and described as follows:
The west half of the southwest quarter of Section__ Township 20 North of Range One East and the Northwest quarter of the Southeast quarter of Section __ Township Twenty North of Range One East
And also all the personal property of every description, notes and account that I may be seized of at my death.
The foregoing bequest is made to the said Garrett Snodgrass under the following conditions viz; he shall take care of me and my wife and furnish us with what we shall need during our natural lives and make us comfortable and shall pay or cause to be paid to my granddaughter, Naomi Wynkoop who now lives with us the sum of Five hundred dollars on her becoming twenty-one years of age.
I make this bequest of Garret the balance of my children being already provided for.
I hearby appoint Garrett Snodgrass my sole executor of this my last will and testament and revoke all other wills made by me.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my had this 12th day of January 1871.
Signed Robert Snodgrass (seal)


1850 Indiana Census Boone County 27 Jul 1850
198 198 Robert Snodgrass 45 M Farmer 5,000 KY
                Rebecca             38 F  KY
                John                   21 M IN Farmer
                Nancy J.             20 F  IN
                Francis               18 F  IN
                Garrett               16 M IN
                James                 14 M IN
                Elizabeth            11 F IN
On either side are Albert Lindlay and William Caldwell
Notes for R
EBECCA GREGG: Buried Oak Hills Cemetery, Clinton county, Indiana

Children of ROBERT SNODGRASS and REBECCA GREGG are:

i. JOHN6 SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1827.

ii. NANCY J. SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1830.

13. iii. MARY FRANCIS SNODGRASS, b. 31 Oct 1831, Boone County, Indiana; d. 05 Jan 1919, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.

iv. GARRETT SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1835.

v. ELIZABETH SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1836.

vi. JAMES SNODGRASS, b. Abt. 1836.

vii. MARY AGNES SNODGRASS, b. 13 Sep 1837; d. 10 Mar 1850, , Boone, Tennessee.

 

11. JOHN5 ROACH (MARGARET4 SNODGRASS, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) He married MINVERA PHILLIPS.

Child of JOHN ROACH and MINVERA PHILLIPS is:

14. i. MARTHA ANN6 ROACH.

 

12. NAPOLEON BONAPRTE5 SNODGRASS (BENJAMIN4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1821. He married SUSAN LEONARD in Sugar Creek, Indiana.

Children of NAPOLEON SNODGRASS and SUSAN LEONARD are:

i. RELTA6 SNODGRASS.

ii. ROBERT SNODGRASS.

iii. JANE SNODGRASS.

iv. ANNA SNODGRASS.

v. JOHN RAIMER SNODGRASS.

vi. SARAH SNODGRASS.

 

Generation No. 6

 

13. MARY FRANCIS6 SNODGRASS (ROBERT5, JAMES "JOHN"4, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) was born 31 Oct 1831 in Boone County, Indiana, and died 05 Jan 1919 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. She married JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS 24 Oct 1850 in Boone County, Indiana (Source: Marriage Book Boone County, Indiana.), son of ELDREDGE HOPKINS and MARTHA BUNTIN. He was born 29 Oct 1823 in Nicholas County, Kentucky, and died 1892 in Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. 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.
Buried in Janesville Cemetery Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.

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 Nucholas 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.

Children of MARY SNODGRASS and JAMES HOPKINS are:

i. MARTHA REBECCA7 HOPKINS, b. 24 Sep 1851, Davenport, Scott, Iowa; d. Abt. 1917, South Dakota; m. WILLIAM JOHN LIPSTRAP, 11 Apr 1875, Peru, Iowa.

ii. NANCY JANE HOPKINS, b. 06 Jun 1853, Indianaplis, Marion, Indiana; d. 04 Sep 1936, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON ALLEN, 18 Feb 1875, Winerset, Madison, Iowa; b. 1836, New York; d. 20 Jan 1907, 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 Mitilda (Hiatt) Allen


Notes for G
EORGE 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 Mitilda'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.


Lancaster County, NE -1880 Census:
George Allen 44 born NY- Parents New York
Nancy Allen 27 born Iowa
John Allen 16 born Iowa
Sarah Allen 13 born Iowa
Frank Allen 11 born Iowa
Mabell Allen 8 born Iowa
Martha Allen 4 born Iowa
James Allen 3 born Iowa
Clara Allen 1 born Iowa

I believe the information on these two census reports have been switch.
Broken Bow Twp., Custer Co, NE - 1885 Census
George Allen 40 born NY
Nancy Allen 32 born Iowa
Frank Allen 15 born Iowa
Martha Allen 9 born Iowa
Clara Allen 6 born Nebraska
William Allen 5 born Nebraska
Alfred Allen 2 born Nebraska
Lewis Allen 7 months born Nebraska
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.

 

iii. ALFRED ELDREDGE HOPKINS, b. 29 Mar 1855, Iowa; d. 03 Jun 1927, Kendrick. CO; m. MARY ELIZABETH STARK. 1900 Census Custer Co, NE

iv. ROBERT "WILLIAM" HOPKINS, b. 16 Mar 1857, Indiana; d. Imperial, California; m. (1) EMMA MARY ORCUTT, 17 Jun 1882; m. (2) NANCY UNKNOWN, Aft. 1992.

v. ELIZABETH ANN HOPKINS, b. 14 Dec 1858, Indiana; m. WILLIAM C. HAGGARD, 30 Jun 1885, , Custer, Nebraska.

vi. GEORGE WASHINGTON HOPKINS, b. 12 Sep 1860, Indiana; d. 12 Aug 1934, Caldwell, ID; m. MARTHA STARK, 29 Apr 1888, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska. 1900 Census Custer County, NE

vii. JOHN GUYE HOPKINS, b. 02 Aug 1862, Indiana; d. Nov 1943, Caldwell, Idaho; m. MAY BELLE ALLEN (Source: Information about this line from XWORD@aol.com - Paul 1998.), 05 Apr 1885; b. 20 Sep 1870, Des Moines, Iowa; d. 07 Jan 1948, Caldwell, Idaho.

viii. MARY THERESA HOPKINS, b. 15 Mar 1864, Indiana; m. CAL BROWN.

ix. DAVID HENRY HOPKINS, b. 01 Jun 1868; d. 10 Jun 1868.

x. JAMES FRANCIS HOPKINS, b. 14 Dec 1869, Madison, Iowa; d. 20 Jul 1944, Fairfield, Benton, Missouri; m. LULU REDMOND, 17 Jul 1898, Berwyn, Custer, Nebraska.

xi. JESSE HOPKINS, b. 14 Sep 1871, Iowa; d. 19 Apr 1944, Caldwell, ID; m. (1) HANNA OVERTON; m. (2) MARY LIZA BALL.

xii. MILES HOPKINS, b. 14 May 1876, Iowa; d. Abt. 1950, Colorado; m. CLARA OVERTON.

xiii. SAMUEL HOPKINS, b. 09 Oct 1877, , Madison, Iowa; d. 27 Aug 1951, North Platte, Lincoln, Nebraska; m. DAISY MAY WARD, 02 Feb 1902; b. 05 May 1883, Clay Center, Clay, Nebraska; d. 06 Oct 1959, 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 fo 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.

Obituary

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.

OBITUARY

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..

14. MARTHA ANN6 ROACH (JOHN5, MARGARET4 SNODGRASS, ROBERT3, JAMES2, WILLIAM1) She married JAMES SHERMAN OLIVER.

 

Child of MARTHA ROACH and JAMES OLIVER is:

i. WANDA BERNICE7 OLIVER, m. CHARLES LINDY SMITH.

 

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