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Randal Hopkins (1829-1922) of Thomasville, Georgia


Rev. D.E. Hopkins- David Earle Hopkins "Uncle Son" and wife Lela Morrow with their son, Naaman David Hopkins, age 4 years, and their daughter ,Catherine, age 3 months in 1923

!!!!!2014 REUNION !!!!!...Celebrating our roots Its time to catch up on all the old news about our aunts and uncles and nephews and cousins! Time to meet and greet family we've known all our life and to welcome brand new ones. Family Reunions are times to cement our bonds and celebrate our roots. What better time to interview our older relatives, to update our family history, to take photos to share and for posterity, to tell the family story and to get everyone excited about and involved in preserving our family's history? The descendants of Randal (daddy) and Nancy (Susie) Hopkins, born 1829 in Georgia will gather in Thomasville, Georgia this summer from Friday July 11, 2014 through Sunday July 13,2014 for our bi-annual reunion, your presence is requested (This is our 52th year since we organized and our 26th reunion). The host hotel will be the Hampton Inn, 1950 Ga Hwy 122,Thomasville, GA, 31757 (229)227-0040.Schedule of events are as follows: Friday – Brunch 9:00- 11:00 am, Family update 12:00-2:00 pm, Fish Fry 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday Picnic(Camp Piney Wood)- 10:00-2:00; Sunday - Worship Service/Sunday School 9:45AM at Springhill Church - Family Dinner 2:00pm on the grounds of Rev. E.H. Hopkins Home at the New Hopkins Fellowship Center,1203 Crowley Road, Thomasville,GA. Kindly respond to family, contact number (229)226-3625(Mrs. Jan Dunbar)For T-shirts call Ben Hopkins at 678-480-0191. If you have suggestions please email them to dhopkins131@gmail.com or hopkinsfamilythomasville@hotmail.com May the Lord continue to richly bless you and your family! Cuz David Hopkins 609-868-2733 THANK YOU!!!! !!!!! 2014 Hopkins Family 2014 REUNION !!!!!

Hopkins Family 2014 Reunion Celebrating our roots

Its time to catch up on all the old news about our aunts and uncles and nephews and cousins! Time to meet and greet family we've known all our life and to welcome brand new ones. Family Reunions are times to cement our bonds and celebrate our roots. What better time to interview our older relatives, to update our family history, to take photos to share and for posterity, to tell the family story and to get everyone excited about and involved in preserving our family's history? The descendants of Randal (daddy) and Nancy (Susie) Hopkins, born 1829 in Georgia will gather in Thomasville, Georgia this summer from Friday July 11, 2014 through Sunday July 13, 2014 for our bi-annual reunion, your presence is requested (This is our 52th year since we organized and our 26th reunion). The host hotel will be the Hampton Inn, 1950 Ga Hwy 122,Thomasville, GA, 31757 (229)227-0040. Schedule of events are as follows: Friday – Brunch 9:00- 11:00 am, Family update 12:00-2:00 pm, Fish Fry 4:00-6:00 pm; Saturday Picnic (Camp Piney Wood) - 10:00-2:00; Sunday - Worship Service/Sunday School 9:45AM at Springhill Church - Family Dinner 2:00pm on the grounds of Rev. E.H. Hopkins home at the New Hopkins Fellowship Center, 1203 Crowley Road, Thomasville,GA. Kindly respond to family, contact number (229) 226-3625 (Mrs. Jan Dunbar). for T-shirts call Ben Hopkins at 678-480-0191. If you have suggestions please email them to dhopkins131@gmail.com or hopkinsfamilythomasville@hotmail.com May the Lord continue to richly bless you and your family! Cuz David Hopkins 609-868-2733

Daddy Randal Hopkins (1829-1922) of Thomasville, Georgia I'm glad you stopped by.

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2008 and 2006 Hopkins Family Reunion Thomasville, GA

Georgia ,Georgia,the whole day through Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind,
Georgia,Georgia,a song of you Comes as sweet and clean As moonlight through the pines,
Other arms reach out to me,Other eyes smile tenderly,
Still in peaceful dreams I see,The roads leads back to you
Georgia,Georgia, no peace I find Just and old sweet song Keeps Georgia on my mind.

One of the newest members of the Hopkins Family Omari Micah Lemon great,great,great grandson of Alex Cromartie & Lula Hopkins-Cromartie(Junior).

Descendants of "Daddy Randal" Hopkins of Thomasville Georgia born in 1829 Death 21 Jan 1922

"Daddy Randal" Hopkins was born <1829> in Georgia. "Daddy Randal" married Nancy (Susie) Scott, Nancy (Susie)Scott was born <1846> in Virginia. "Daddy Randal" Hopkins and Nancy (Susie) Scott had the following children:


1 Emaline "Emma" Hopkins was born 1867 in Thomasville,Georgia she married C.G. Graves on Dec. 12, 1886

2 T. Hopkins was born <1869> in Thomasville,Georgia

3 Lula Hopkins was born <1871> in Thomasville,Georgia she married Alex Cromatie on Dec. 12, 1889. After his death she married Solomon Junior on Dec. 3, 1904. Lula died on July 12, 1924. She is buried in Springhill M.B. Church Cementary


4 Gilbert Hopkins was born <12/25/1874> in Thomasville, Georgia  he married Mary Jane James on Jan. 7,  1900


5 Lucindy "Cynthia" Hopkins was born <1875> in Thomasville, Georgia she married Perry Wilson on Nov. 2, 1899


6 Hattie Hopkins was born <1877> in Thomasville ,Georgia she married Titus Larkin on April 22, 1896


7 Missouria "Zavry" Hopkins was born<1879>in Thomasville,Georgia she married Miles James on Dec. 6, 1905


8 Benjamin H Hopkins was born 30 Oct 1881 in Thomasville,Georgia he married Blanche Robinson on Sept. 19, 1907


9 Ananias Hopkins was born 16 Sep 1884 in Thomasville,Georgia he married Arleatha Martin on July 5, 1917

 

10 Tempie Hopkins was born May 1888 in Thomasville,Georgia


11 Carrie "Cassie" Hopkins was born Aug 1890 in Thomasville,Georgia


12Rev.David Earle Hopkins "Uncle Son"was born 29 July 1895 in Thomasville, Georgia he married Lela Morrow on Dec. 21, 1916

Preacher's Dedication Page _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Descendants of Emaline Emma Hopkins

1.Emaline Emma Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born 1867 in Thomasville,Georgia

Emaline Emma married C.G. Graves on 12 Dec 1886 in Thomas County

Emma Hopkins Dec 12,1886 Marriage License to C.G. Graves

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Descendants of T. Hopkins

2. T. Hopkins(parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott)was born 1869 in Thomasville,Georgia. She died in May of 1871 in Thomas County of Diarrhea (1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule Thomas County, GA)

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Descendants of Lula Hopkins

3. Lula Hopkins was born <1871> in Georgia (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott)

Lula Hopkins married Alex Cromartie on 12 Dec 1889 in Thomasville,Georgia. ________________________________________________________________

Lula Hopkins Dec 17,1889 Marriage License to Alex Cromartie

Alex Dean was born 1880 in Georgia. Lula Hopkins and Alex Cromartie had the following children:

1. Nancy Cromartie. 2. Laura Cromartie was born 1895. 3. Roy Cromartie. 4. Albert Cromartie. 5. Eurie Cromartie. 6. Willie Cromartie.

1.Nancy Cromartie (parents Alex Dean Cromartie and Lula Hopkins). Nancy married Barnes. Nancy Cromartie and Barnes had the following children:

John Dean Barnes, Willie James Hill. Willie married Ramona

2. Laura Cromartie was born 1895.Laura Cromartie (parents Alex Dean Cromartie and Lula Hopkins).Laura married Matthew Boston. Laura Cromartie and Matthew Boston had the following children:

1. Mamie Boston was born 10 Oct 1914 in Thomasville, Georgia. She died 15 Oct 1990. 2. Robert B Boston. 3. Lula Rene Boston was born 17 Sep 1918 in Thomasville, Georgia. She died Sep 2001. 4. Gladys Cynthia Boston

Mamie married James Auther Charles. Mamie Boston (parents Matthew Boston and Laura Cromartie)Mamie Boston and James Auther Charles had the following children:

1. Ruby Lee Charles. Ruby Lee Charles (parents James Auther Charles and Mamie Boston). Ruby Lee married Willie Alvin Moore. Ruby Lee Charles and Willie Alvin Moore had the following children:

1. Sonja Dell Moore. 2. Chantel Moore.

2. Victoria Charles(parents James Auther Charles and Mamie Boston).

3. Chester David Charles was born 1941 in Leesburg, Fl. He died 1986. Chester David Charles (parents James Auther Charles and Mamie Boston) Chester David married Kelli. Chester David Charles and Kelli had the following children:

1. Nicholas Charles

4. Beverly Ann Charles Lemon(parents James Auther Charles and Mamie Boston). Beverly Ann Charles married Willie J Lemon. Beverly Ann Charles Lemon and Willie J Lemon had the following children:

1. Demetrius Ramon Lemon married Melissa and they had Omari Micah Lemon

5. James Charles. (parents James Auther Charles and Mamie Boston).

Gladys Cynthia Boston(parents Matthew Boston and Laura Cromartie) married William Davis and had the following children:

1.Thedores Davis(parents William Davis and Gladys Cynthia Boston).Thedores married Samual Dukes.

2. Deborah Davis (parents William Davis and Gladys Cynthia Boston).Deborah married Thomas E Jefferson Jr.they had the following children:

1. Thomas E Jefferson 3rd Jefferson

Thomas E Jefferson 3rd married Caroline .He had the following children:

1. Keisha Jefferson 2. Bernadette Jefferson 3. Thomas E Jefferson 4th

Deborah married Smith.Deborah Davis and Smith had the following children:

Nicholas

Eurie Cromartie (parents Alex Cromartie and Lula Hopkins). Eurie married Otis Daffin. Eurie Cromartie and Otis Daffin had the following children:

1. Geneva Cromartie married Carlyst Olin Simuel.

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Lula Hopkins Dec. 4, 1904 Marriage License to Solomon Junior ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Lula married Solomon Junior on Dec. 3, 1904. Lula Hopkins and Solomon Junior had the following children:

Rev. Ester James Sr, Otis, Mabel, Mattie

1. Rev.Ester James Junior Sr.(parents Solomon Junior and Lula Hopkins). was born 1905 in Thomas County. He married Mable Rose Myrick born 1905 in Thomas County. Rev.Ester James Junior Sr and Mable R Myrick had the following children:

"EJ" Ester James Jr Junior, Harriett , Alfred Roy

(EJ) Ester James Jr Junior (parents Ester James Junior Sr and Mable Rose Myrick). (EJ)is married to Yulonda Stacy. "EJ" Ester James 3rd Junior was born in 1959 in Salisbury, NC. He had the following children: Adam Jerel , Janelle T , Aja Janell , E J 4th ,Kyle Elliott , Cameron Mitchez, Avis Elizabeth Junior.

2. Ester James 3rd Junior

E J Junior, III, played in the NFL for 13 years. He was a number one pick by the Saint Louis Cardinals in 1981 and also played with the Miami Dolphins and Seattle Seahawks.

3.Doctor Keith Elliott Junior M D Junior was born in Albany, Georgia.Keith married Phyllis Freeman daughter of Lovella Freedman. They had the following children: Kiella Desiree Junior,Faylan Nicollelette Junior,and Chavis Alexander Junior

Avis Elizabeth Junior (parents "EJ" Ester James Jr Junior and Samella Elizabeth Walton). Avis Elizabeth Junior married Lavert Woodard.

Alfred Roy Junior son of Ester James Sr. and Mabel Rose Alfred Roy Junior married Belivira Marshall August 1957. Belivira was born in Waycross Georgia. Alfred and Belivira reside in Jackson, Mississippi. They have four sons:

Alfred Rodney Junior Cary Marshall Junior Victor Eric Junior Geoffrey Maurice Junior

Alfred Rodney Junior II, born in Waycross, Georgia. Alfred II married Pamela Crockett born in Jackson, MS. They have two sons:

Alfred Rashad Junior III born in Waycross, Georgia Jarrell Monte’ Junior born in Waycross, Georgia

Alfred II is now married to Shirley Jemmison born in McComb, Mississippi. They reside in Jackson Mississippi.

Cary Marshall Junior born in Waycross Ga. married Adrienne Moore born in Detroit, Mich. They reside in Detroit Michigan. They have two children:

Chelise Michelle Junior born in Detroit, MI Cary Malekabi Junior II born in Detroit MI

Victor Eric Junior born in Waycross, Georgia, Resides in Jackson Mississippi.

Geoffrey Maurice Junior born in Jackson, MS married Collette Paul born in Brunswick, Georgia. They have one son:

Geoffrey Marquis Junior born in Atlanta.

Harriet Junior(parents Ester James Junior and Mable Rose Myrick). was born in Claxton, Ga.

Doctor Harriet Junior, PhD married James Harry Walton. James Harry Walton was born in Elberton, Ga. Harriet Junior and James Harry Walton had the following children:

1. Renee Yvonne Walton(parents James Harry Walton and Harriet Junior Walton)was born in Atlanta. Renee Yvonne married Richard D Cawley. Richard D was born in Boston, Ma. Renee Yvonne Walton and Richard D Cawley had the following children:

1. Ayana Renee Cawley was born in Atlanta.

2. James Beckett Cawley was born in Atlanta.



2.Anthony Alex Walton(parents James Harry Walton and Dr.Harriet Junior Walton) was born in Atlanta.

3.Jennifer Denise Walton(parents James Harry Walton and Dr.Harriet Junior Walton) was born in Atlanta.

4.Cyrus Bernerd Walton (parents James Harry Walton and Dr. Harriet Junior Walton)was born in Atlanta. Cyrus Bernard Walton had the following children:

1. Nigel Isaiah Walton was born in Atlanta.

Otis Junior (parents Solomon Junior and Lula Hopkins) was born 10 Feb 1910 in Thomasville, Georgia. He died 26 Jan 1991. Otis Junior married Dora Mae Mitchell. Dora Mae died 3 Mar 2004. Otis Junior and Dora Mae Mitchell had the following children:

1. Lutheryne Costella Junior was born 9 May 1932 in Thomasville, Georgia. She died 22 Nov 1992.Lutheryne Costella Junior married Allen Perry.

2. Carlton Edward Junior was born Feb 3 1931 in West Palm Beach Fl. He died 11 Mar 1956.Carlton Edward married Violet Owens. Carlton Edward Junior and Violet Owens had the following children:

1. Carl Edward Junior was born in Philadelphia, Pa.

3. Catherine Lois Junior was born in Thomasville, Georgia.Catherine Lois married Philip James Hinson. Catherine Lois Junior and Philip James Hinson had the following children:

1. Efrem Philip Hinson was born in West Palm Beach Fl. Efrem Philip married Shelley Hines. Efrem Philip Hinson and Shelley Hines had the following children:

1. Chazni Cecelia Hinson 2. Cade Efrem Hinson 3. Silas Efrem Hinson

4. Mary Louise Junior was born in West Palm Beach Fl.Mary Louise married James Edward Simpson. Mary Louise Junior and James Edward Simpson had the following children:

1. Everett Ranard Simpson was born in West Palm Beach Fl.Everett Ranard married Celeste Vines. Everett Ranard Simpson and Celeste Vines had the following children:

1. Brandon Ranard Simpson

5. Donald Webster Junior was born in West Palm Beach Fl. He died 22 Jul 2003.Donald Webster married Allie. Donald Webster Junior had the following children:

1. Saprine Thomas was born in Trenton, NJ.

Mattie Junior was born January 16, 1912 in Thomasville Ga - Descendants of Lula Hopkins Junior and Solomon Junior Mattie Junior married Williams in 1929 They had one son Robert

Mabel Junior (parents Solomon Junior and Lula Hopkins) was born 1907 in Thomas County. She died in 2001. Mabel Junior married Samuel Bailey in 1929 in Thomas County. Samuel was born 1909. He died in 1971.

Mabel Junior and Samuel Bailey had the following children:

Jack Sidney Bailey , Juanita Ann Bailey (Deceased 1938), Jimmy Franklin Bailey , Samuel Leonard Bailey , Richard Alvin Bailey (Deceased 1991), Frank Lester Bailey

Jack S. Bailey Married LaVerne Fortune, Washington, DC. Their children :

DuWayne Steven Bailey, Washington, DC , Donna Marie Bailey, Clinton, MD, David Conrad Bailey, Forestville, MD , Dionne LaVerne Bailey, Washington, DC

Jimmy F. Bailey married Lois Cone, Southfield,MI. Their children :

Ronald Anthony Bailey (Deceased 1988), Kenneth Scott Bailey - Canton, MI , Karen Elaine Bailey - Ypsilanti, MI

Samuel L. Bailey 1954 married Maxine Curry(Deceased) . Laurence Harbor, NJ. Their children :

Michial Leonard Bailey (Deceased 1992) , Andre Tobias Bailey - Strougsburg, PA , Karl Anthony Bailey - Cairo, GA, Roderick Renaldo Bailey - Charlotte, NC , Ursula Cassandra Bailey - Brooklyn , NY , Susan Yvette Bailey - Allentown, PA

Richard A. Bailey (Deceased 1991) married Mary Ann Goldwire (Deceased). Their children :

Blendena Mabel Bailey - Oakland, CA , Michelle Bonita Bailey - Oakland, CA, Kendal Alvin Bailey - Oakland, CA

Frank L. Bailey married Louella Corpening, Their children :

Anita Claretha Bailey, Atlanta,GA , Reginal Scott Bailey, Upper Marlboro, MD

Death Certificate July 12, 1924, aged 52 years (Lula Hopkins-Cromartie-Junior) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Gilbert Hopkins and Mary Jane James June 7, 1900 Marriage License __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Descendants of Gilbert Hopkins

4. Gilbert Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born <12/25/1874> in Georgia.

Gilbert married Mary Jane James on  Jan 6, 1900 in Thomasville,Georgia.

Mary Jane James

Mary Jane was born 1883 in Thomasville,Georgia. Gilbert Hopkins and Mary Jane James had the following children:

1. Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins was born 1904 in Thomasville,Georgia.

2. Janie Mae Hopkins was born 1907 in Thomas County.

Rossie E Hopkins Morrow and Janie Mae Hopkins

3. Amos Hopkins was born 1903 in Thomas County.

Rossie B(Roxie) Hopkins (parents Gilbert Hopkins and Mary Jane James). Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins had the following children:

1. Adam John (Bill) Sr. Hopkins. 2. Harold Hopkins. 3. David Hopkins. 4. Willie Hopkins. 5. Mary J Morrow 6. Louie Hopkins was born 4 Oct 1922 in Georgia. He died 28 Jun 1997 in Cornersburg, Mahoning, Ohio.

Adam John "Bill" Sr. Hopkins (parent Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins). Adam John "Bill" Sr. married Anna Bell Sadler. Adam John "Bill" Sr. Hopkins and Anna Bell had the following children:

1. Sammy Hopkins. 2. Carolyn Hopkins. 3. George Hopkins. 4. A.J. Jr. Hopkins. 5. Mary Ann Hopkins. 6. Ricky Hopkins. carolln had the following children Yolanda Hunter and Ronald Hunter

A.J. Jr. Hopkins (parents Adam John "Bill" Sr. Hopkins and Anna Bell). A.J. Jr. married Marjann. A.J. Jr. Hopkins and Marjann had the following children:

1. Cherie Hopkins. 2. Tangela Hopkins. 3. Tunisha Hopkins. 4. A.J. III Hopkins.

Cherie Hopkins (parents A.J. Jr. Hopkins and Marjann). Cherie Hopkins married Walter Gbemeh who died on 5/1998. She married Samuel Ameyaw.Cherie had the following children:

1. Shekku Gbemeh. 2. Jared L.

Tangela Hopkins (parents A.J. Jr. Hopkins and Marjann). Tangela Hopkins had the following children: Abdul Baidi Barrie and Amir Mahmoud Barrie

1. Abdul

Tangela married Dr. Mahmoud Barrie MD

A.J. III Hopkins (parents A.J. Jr. Hopkins and Marjann). A.J. III Hopkins had the following children:

1. Naseen Hopkins. 2. A.J. IV Hopkins.

A.J. III married Tonya Lee.

Mary Ann Hopkins (parents Adam John (Bill) Sr. Hopkins and Anna Bell) Mary Ann Hopkins married Joseph Gardenhire thej had the following children:

1. Cedrick Jomar 2. Canton jodaun. 3. Miesha Anyollette. 4.Latwanda Jonique. Cedrick Jomar had ason named Cedrick Jomar Jr

Ricky Hopkins (parents Adam John "Bill" Sr. Hopkins and Anna Bell). Ricky Hopkins had the following children:

1. Nanya Hopkins.

Mary J Hopkins (parent Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins). Mary J Hopkins married John W Mickens. Mary J Hopkins and John W Mickens had the following children:

1. Roxanne Mickens 2. Sylvia Mickens 3. John Wesley Jr Mickens 4. Raymond Mickens

Roxanne Mickens (parents John Mickens and Mary Morrow Hopkins). Roxanne married Charlie Powell. Roxanne Mickens and Charlie Powell had the following children:

1. Kelderick Powell 2. Kenderick Powell

Sylvia Mickens (parents John Mickens and Mary Morrow Hopkins). Sylvia married Jan L Thomas. Sylvia Mickens and Thomas had the following children:

1. Jan L Jr Thomas 2. Courtney Thomas

John Wesley Jr Mickens (parents John W Mickens and Mary J Morrow Hopkins). John Wesley Jr Mickens married Shauna Ward . They had the following children:

1. John Wesley 3rd Mickens 2. Shanti Mickens

Louie Hopkins was born in Georgia. He died 1997 in Cornersburg, Mahoning, Ohio.

Louie Hopkins (parent Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins) was born in Georgia.Louie married Elnora Paris.Louie Hopkins and Elnora Paris had the following children:

Eleanor HOPKINS, She married Richard Sr BASKINS

Louie Jr HOPKINS, born 13 Jun 1949; died 8 Sep 1978.

Gilbert Randal HOPKINS,He married Linda PETERS,she was born 27 Mar 1959;and died 10 Jun 2005.

Keith HOPKINS, He married Nina .

"Ricky" Richard Harland Jr Baskins( Parents Eleanor HOPKINS and Richard Sr BASKINS)was born in Youngstown,Oh."Ricky" Richard Harland Jr married Lisa Carrington. Lisa Carrington was born in Erwin, Nc.(Ricky) Richard Harland Jr Baskins and Lisa Carrington had the following children:

Tiara Latisse Baskins

Gilbert Randal Hopkins( parents Louie Hopkins and Elnora Paris )married Linda Peters. Gilbert Randal Hopkins and Linda Peters had the following children:

1. Adrienne Hopkins

2. Gilbert Randal Jr Hopkins

3. Garrett Reginald Hopkins

Keith Hopkins(parents Louie Hopkins and Elnora Paris ) married Nina, Keith Hopkins and Nina had the following children:

1. Patience Hopkins

2. Temprence Hopkins

Harold Hopkins (parent Rossie B "Roxie" Hopkins). Harold Hopkins married Audrey.

David Hopkins (parent Rossie B(Roxie) Hopkins). David Hopkins married Dollie Mae Mosley they had the following children:

1. Barbara Ann Hopkins 2. David Jr.(Peter) Hopkins. 3. Betty Jo Hopkins 4. Jerome Leonard Hopkins. Jerome's daughter name is Jocelyn R. Hopkins

Willie Hopkins (parent Rossie B(Roxie) Hopkins). Willie Hopkins married Ruby Davis. Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis had the following children:

1. Shirley Hopkins 2. Amos Hopkins 3. Willie Jr Hopkins 4. Charles Hopkins 5. Valarie Hopkins 6. Donnie Hopkins

Shirley Hopkins (parents Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis). Shirley Hopkins married Robert Jackson. Shirley Hopkins and Robert Jackson had the following children:

1. Brandon Jackson 2. Jeremy Jackson

Amos Hopkins (parents Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis). Amos married Shelia. Amos Hopkins and Shelia had the following children:

1. Amos Jr Hopkins 2. Terence Hopkins 3. Amber Hopkins 4. Chrime Hopkins

Charles Hopkins (parents Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis). Charles married Elizabeth. Charles Hopkins and Elizabeth had the following children:

1. Timothy Hopkins 2. Angela Hopkins 3. Charles Jr Hopkins

Valarie Hopkins (parents Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis). Valarie married Ernest Donaldson.

Donnie Hopkins (parents Willie Hopkins and Ruby Davis). Donnie married Michelle Ross. Donnie Hopkins and Michelle Ross had the following children:

1. Ebonee Hopkins 2. Danyell Hopkins

Gilbert Hopkins Death Oct 7, 1947 Age 72 Years Mother's Maiden Name:Nancy Scott
Gilbert Hopkins Death Oct 7, 1947 Age 72 Years Mother's Maiden Name:Nancy Scott

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Descendants of "Cynthia" Lucindy Hopkins

5.Lucindy "Cynthia" Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born <1875> in Georgia.

Lucindy "Cynthia" married Perry Wilson on 2 Nov 1899 in Thomas County.

Lucindy Hopkins Nov 2,1899 Marriage License to Perry Wilson

Lucindy Hopkins and Perry Wilson had the following children:

1. Daisy Lee Hopkins was born in Thomas County Daisy Lee married Millard Wiggs on 15 Jan 1921 in Thomas County. Millard was born in Thomas County.Daisie Lee Hopkins and Millard Wiggs had the following children:

1. Malachi Wiggs was born in Thomas County.Malachi married Alice Robinson. Alice was born in Thomas County. Malachi Wiggs and Alice Robinson had the following children:

1. Eleanor Wiggs was born in Thomas County.Eleanor married Nathaniel Whitte.Eleanor Wiggs and Nathaniel Whitte had the following children: Reginald Earle Whitte

2. Robert James Wiggs .He had two children Lativia Harris and Felisha Harris. Felisha had two children Antorio Ivey and Starr Ivey

3. Malachi Jr. Wiggs

4. Nathan Wiggs, he married Lizzie Duncun and they had Nathan Jr.

5. Larry Wiggs

6. Herman Wiggs

7. Barbara Ann Wiggs married Thaddeus Ivey

They had three children Telica, Cortina and Thaddeus 2nd

Telica had two children Andre' and Deion

Cortina married Lorenzo Jonhson and they had two children Quentin and Ty'Keyria

2. Hezekiah Wiggs was born in Thomas County

3. Minnie Wiggs was born in Thomas County.Minnie married Battle

4. Daisy Mae Wiggs was born in Thomas County.Daisy Mae married Aruthur Peter Dilbert.Daisy Mae Wiggs and Arthur Peter Dilbert had the following children:

1. Paulette Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

2. Nancy J. Wiggs was born in Thomasville, Ga.

3. Selena Dilbert Wheeler Travis was born in Savannah, Ga.

Selena Dilbert Wheeler Travis had the following children:

Chaquita Wheeler, Dontrae Wheeler, Lameisha Wheeler

4. Elizabeth Dilbert-Torrence was born in Savannah, Ga. She married David TORRANCE. Children of Elizabeth DILBERT and David TORRANCE were as follows:

Daisy Lovena DILBERT, David Jr TORRANCE, Andre Cory TORRANCE, Vanessa Kathie TORRANCE,

5. Arthur Peter Dilbert Jr. He married Sharon Lavoice MURRELL. Children of Arthur Peter Jr DILBERT and Sharon Lavoice MURRELL were as follows:

Samial Ariel DILBERT, Arthur Peter 3rd DILBERT

6. Dan Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

7.Boris Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga., Boris married Shonna, They had the following children :

Javon Simmons Dilbert was born in Rochester, NY. Brionna Dilbert was born in Rochester, NY. Jeffrey Prescott Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga. Jamesha Johnson Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga. Brittia Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

8. Jacqulyn Y Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

Jackie married Lancelot Timothy from the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago together they have five children.

9. Brenda C Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.(parents Daisy Mae Wiggs and Arthur P. Dilbert)she had the following children:

Claudia, Brandon, Bradley and Maya

10. Randy P Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

11. Stephan T Dilbert was born in Savannah, Ga.

12. Stephanie T Dilbert-Eagle was born in Savannah, Ga. Children of Stephanie T DILBERT-EAGLE were as follows:

Nia I MCDOW, born in Buffalo, New York. Howard J. Eagle 3RD, born in Rochester, New York.

Paulette Dilbert and Christie had the following children:

1.Cecelia Dilbert-Osborne was born in Rochester, NY.

Cecelia Dilbert-Osborne and Tony Osborne had the following children:

1. Vernarda Osborne was born in Savannah, Ga.

2. Peter Osborne was born in Savannah, Ga.

2. Regina Dilbert was born in Rochester, NY.

Regina Dilbert had the following children:

1. Quanda Dilbert was born in Germany.

3. Nashica Christie was born in Savannah, Ga.

5. Millard Jr Wiggs was born in Thomas County.

6. Nancy Lee Wiggs was born in Thomas County. Nancy Lee married Phifer

7. Freeman Wiggs was born in Thomas County.

8. J.C. Wiggs was born in Thomas County.

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Dasie Lee Hopkins Jan 16, 1921 Marriage License to Millard Wiggs

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Descendants of Hattie Hopkins

6.Hattie Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born <1877> in Georgia.

Hattie married Titus Larkins on 22 Apr 1896 in Thomas County.

Hattie Hopkins April 17,1896 Marriage License to Titus Larkins

Titus Larkins was born in Jan 1850. He died on 18 Dec 1928 in Thomasville, Ga.

Titus Larkins Desendants.

They had the following children:

Julius Ceaser LARKINS was born on 1 Oct 1898 in Thomasville,ga. He died in Apr 1969 in Saratoga Spa, Saratoga, New York.

Lessie Mae Larkins was born in Jul 1899 in Thomas.

First Generation

Leona Larkins was born in 1909. Annie Larkins died in 1907. Roger Larkins was born in 1905. He died in 1926. Lucius Larkins was born in 1903. Russell Larkins was born in 1904. Alberta Larkins died in 1911. Elmira Larkins was born in 1910. Ernivesta Larkins was born in 1910.

Second Generation

Julius Ceaser Larkins (Hattie) was born on 1 Oct 1898 in thomasville,ga. He died on 10 Apr 1969 in Saratoga Spa, Saratoga, New York. Julius married Madeline Jones . Madeline was born on 25 Feb 1923. They had the following children: John Larkins James E Larkins Julius C Larkins Leeroy Larkins

Third Generation

John Larkins (Julius Ceaser Larkins, Hattie) John married Elizabeth A Fleming They had the following children: Eric F Larkins Joshua T Larkins Elizabet Larkins Julius C Larkins (Julius Ceaser Larkins, Hattie He had the following children: Diane Larkins

Fourth Generation

Eric F Larkins (John Larkins, Julius Ceaser Larkins, Hattie). He had the following children: Telysa Larkins Ianna J Larkins Diane Larkins (Julius C Larkins, Julius Ceaser Larkins, Hattie) She had the following children: Garret Bell

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Descendants of Missouria "Zaury" Hopkins

7.Missouria (Zavry) Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born in Thomasville,Georgia April 1879.

Missouria("Zavry" married Miles James on 7 Dec 1905 in Thomas County.

Missouria Hopkins and Miles James Dec 7, 1905 Marriage License

Missouria and Miles James had the following children:

Marian James was born in Jun 1907 in Thomasville, Ga. and Nathanial James was born in Jul 1908 in Thomasville, Ga.

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Benjamin Hopkins and Blanche Robinson Sept 17, 1907 Marriage License

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Descendants of Benjamin H Hopkins

8.Benjamin H Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born Oct 1881 in Thomasville,Georgia

Benjamin H married Blanche Robinson on Sept. 19, 1907. Benjamin H Hopkins and Blanche Robinson had the following children:

1. Emmanual King Hopkins 2. Bertha Lee Hopkins 3. Lula Jane Hopkins. 4. Henry L Hopkins 5. Francis Mae Hopkins 6. David Vernell Hopkins 7. Etherine Hopkins

Emmanual King Hopkins (parents Benjamin H Hopkins and Blanche Robinson). Emmanual King Hopkins had the following children:

1. Branch Hopkins

Bertha Lee Hopkins (parents Benjamin H Hopkins and Blanche Robinson). Bertha Lee Hopkins had the following children:

1. Blanche L Hopkins

Blanche L HOPKINS Johnson had the following children:

Phillip Johnson had the following children:

1. David Vernell Johnson , he married Mariam ,they have one child Amara Gabrielle Johnson

2. Rodney Johnson

3. Lula Jane HOPKINS was born 1912 in Thomas County.

4. Henry L HOPKINS was born 1916 in Thomas County.

5. Francis Mae HOPKINS was born 1917 in Thomas County.Francis Mae married Dudley Washington

David Vernell Hopkins (parents Benjamin H Hopkins and Blanche Robinson). David Vernell married Louise Pate. David Vernell Hopkins and Louise Pate had the following children:

1. Denise Marie Hopkins 2. Rev.David Elijah Sr Hopkins

David Vernell Hopkins had the following children:

1. Myron Beyah Hopkins

1. Denise Marie Hopkins married Dammons.Denise Marie Hopkins and Dammons had the following children:

1. Christian Channing Young 2. Justin Dammons 3. Andrea Dammons 4. Ashley Dammons

Rev.David Elijah Sr Hopkins (parents David Vernell Hopkins and Louise Pate). Rev.David Elijah Sr married Darlene (Stepney) Hopkins. Rev.David Elijah Sr Hopkins and Darlene (Stepney) Hopkins had the following children:

1. Talenthia TeShay Hopkins 2. David Elijah 2nd Hopkins 3. Jasmine Darlene Hopkins

David Vernell Hopkins had the following children:

1. Myron Beyah Hopkins

Etherine Hopkins (parents Benjamin H Hopkins and Blanche Robinson). Etherine married Earnest Jack Aiken. Earnest Jack was born 1915 in Orangebury,Sc. He died Aug 2000. Etherine Hopkins and Earnest Jack Aiken had the following children:

1. Marie Hopkins. Marie Hopkins (parents Earnest Jack Aiken and Etherine Hopkins). Marie Hopkins had the following children:

1. Tracey Hopkins 2. Rhonda Hopkins

Rhonda Hopkins (parent Marie Hopkins). Rhonda married Derryl Frazier. Rhonda Hopkins and Derryl Frazier had the following children:

1. Terrell Davon William was born in Cleveland, Ohio. 2. Derryl Justin Frazier was born in Cleveland, Ohio. 3. Joycelynn Amber Frazier was born in Cleveland, Ohio 4. Alexis Daniell Frazier was born in Cleveland,

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Descendants of Ananias Hopkins


From left to right Top Row:Daniel,Emory 2nd Row:John,Catherine 3rd Row:Benjamin, Arleatha "Jane", Ananias Jr. "Sonny" 4th Row: Henry, Martha "Nancy", Arleatha, Alonzo Sr. (Buddy)

9. Ananias Hopkins (parents Randal and Nancy Scott)was born 16 Sep 1884 in Thomasville,GA. He died  on Mar. 27, 1961.Ananias married Arleatha Martin on July 5, 1917

Arleatha with baby John Henry Hopkins 1926

on 8 Jul 1917 in Thomasville,Georgia. Arleatha Martin was born 29 Mar 1896 in Georgia. She died Jan 1983 in Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia. Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin had the following children:

1. Martha "Nancy" Lee Hopkins

2. Alonza Sr Hopkins was born 26 Feb 1922 in Georgia. He died 13 Jul 2001 in Freeport, Nassau, New York.

3. Henry Lee Hopkins was born 10 Feb 1925 in Georgia. He died 24 Feb 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

4. John Henry Hopkins

5. Catherine Hopkins

6. Ananias Jr Sonny Hopkins

7. Emory Harrison Hopkins

8. Benjamin Franklin Hopkins

9. Daniel Webster Hopkins

10. Arleatha Jane Hopkins

Martha (Nancy) Lee married William Sr Mack. Martha "Nancy" Lee Hopkins and William Sr Mack had the following children:

1. Florine Mack Rattliff 2. William Jr "Brother" Mack

Florine Mack Rattliff (parents William Sr Mack and Martha "Nancy" Lee Hopkins). Florine Mack married John Rattliff. Florine Mack Rattliff and John Rattliff had the following children:

1. Martyn Rattliff 2. Ogden Rattliff 3. Ivan Rattliff

Martyn Rattliff (parents John Rattliff and Florine Mack Rattliff). Martyn Rattliff had the following children:

1. Chastity Breanna Rattliff 2. Chad Demond Rattliff

Martyn married Sharon Hall.

Ogden Rattliff (parents John Rattliff and Florine Mack Rattliff). Ogden married Kim Robinson.

William Jr "Brother" Mack (parents William Sr Mack and Martha (Nancy) Lee Hopkins). William Jr married Ida Mae Dunbar. William Jr (Brother)Mack and Ida Mae Dunbar had the following children:

1. Gary Mack 2. William 3rd Mack

William 3rd Mack (parents William Jr (Brother)Mack and Ida Mae Dunbar). William 3rd Mack married Monica Dillion. William 3rd Mack and Monica Dillion had the following children:

1. William 4th 2. Jalah M. 3. Jeleah

WWI Draft Registration Card 12 Sept. 1918 of Ananias Hopkins Thomasville ,Georgia
WWI Draft Registration Card 12 Sept. 1918 of Ananias Hopkins Thomasville ,Georgia.

The United States declared war in April of 1917. In May, the Selective Services Act was passed. There were three registrations. The first registration took place on June 5, 1917. This was for men between the ages of 21 and 31. The second registration occurred on June 5, 1918 and this was for men who turned 21 since the last registration. They had a supplemental registration in August. The third registration, which took place on September 12, 1918, increased the age requirement to 45 years old. Previously not required to register, Ananias, reported to the local draft board.

This is a copy of his registration card. Not all registrant actually served in the military.At the bottom of the first card we get to see Ananias's signature

Alonza Sr Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins) was born 26 Feb 1922 in Georgia. He died 13 Jul 2001 in Freeport, Nassau, New York. Alonza Sr married Martha Devers. Alonza Sr Hopkins and Martha Devers had the following children:

1. Alonza Jr Hopkins 2. Arlena Princess Hopkins

Alonza Sr Hopkins had the following children:

1. Lydia Jones Hopkins 2. Denise Washington Hopkins 3. Alfonzo Hopkins deceased.

Alonza Jr Hopkins (parents Alonza Sr Hopkins and Martha Devers). Alonza Jr married Danielle Ulmer. Alonza Jr Hopkins and Danielle Ulmer had the following children:

1. Asya Hopkins 2. Alasya Hopkins 3. Alonza Hopkins 4. Alona Hopkins

Arlena Princess Hopkins (parents Alonza Sr Hopkins and Martha Devers). Arlena Princess married Charles Lee.

3. Henry Lee Hopkins was born 10 Feb 1925 in Georgia. He died 24 Feb 1988 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Henry Lee married Doris Marjorie Hall. Henry Lee Hopkins and Doris Marjorie Hall had the following children:

1. Marion Lavinia Hall

Henry Lee married Anna-Belle Battle.

Henry Lee Hopkins and Anna-Belle Battle had the following children:

1. Gregory Henry Hopkins 2. Hal Jonathan Hopkins

Hal Jonathan married Leah Carol Spencer. Hal Jonathan Hopkins and Leah Carol Spencer had the following children:

1. Leanora Christine Hopkins 2. Pamela Louise Hopkins 3. Hal Jonathan Hopkins jr. 4. Grant Wesley Hopkins 5. Kenya Danielle Hopkins.

Leanora Christine Hopkins had the following children:

1. Mekhi LeShawn Creary 2. Nazr Preist TaShawn Creary

Marion Lavinia Hall (parents Henry Lee Hopkins and Doris Marjorie Hall). Name Suffix: Jackson Marion Lavinia married Dave Harold Jackson. Marion Lavinia Hall and Dave Harold Jackson had the following children:

1. Olangston Hall Jackson was born 2 Aug 1964. He died 30 Jan 1965. 2. Davinia Theresa Jackson.

Marion Lavinia married George James Womack.

Davinia Theresa Jackson (parents Dave Harold Jackson and Marion Lavinia Hall). Davinia Theresa married Michael Eugene Forney. Davinia Theresa Jackson and Michael Eugene Forney had the following children:

1. Jordan Amman Forney 2. Darien Jackson Forney 3. Mica Nuur Forney

Anne B Hopkins; This Is My Song "Not for fame or name that the world might see but the glory be Lord to thee"

ETERNAL LIFE

The battle is over, but I know I've won the war.
I'm on my way to heaven where I won't suffer anymore
The road has been long and hard,
the fight grueling to the end.
My earthly time is up, but I'll see you again.
Don't be sad, be happy, because I'm in a better place,
without any of the hardships that all of you must face.
So don't you fret or worry, because I'm really not alone, .
I have a friend that's with me who sits upon a throne.
He promised if I believe in Him, I'd have eternal life.
Now I tell you all He keeps His promise.
Just belive in Jesus Christ

John Henry Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins). John Henry married Bernice Tillman. John Henry Hopkins and Bernice Tillman had the following children:

1. John Jr Hopkins

John Henry married Bernita Mildred Keys. John Henry Hopkins and Bernita Mildred Keys had the following children:

Milan Hopkins Michael Hopkins Bryan Hopkins

John Hopkins also had a son named James Hopkins Bryan Hopkins(parents John Henry Hopkins and Bernita Mildred Keys) married Shannon Spann

Milan Hopkins (parents John Henry Hopkins and Bernita Mildred Keys). Milan married Deanna Arnold. Milan Hopkins and Deanna Arnold had the following children:

1. Joshua Hopkins 2. Milanie Hopkins 3. Matia Hopkins 4. Makayla Hopkins

Catherine Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins). Catherine married George Maybank. Catherine Hopkins and George Maybank had the following children:

1. Kathy M Williams 2. Randy Spencer

Kathy M Williams (parents Maybank and Catherine Hopkins). Married Harry Wilson Kathy M Williams had the following children:

1. Rebecca Wilson 2. Brian William

Ananias Jr "Sonny" Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arletha Martin Hopkins). Ananias Jr "Sonny" Hopkins married Rosetta Woodruff had the following children:

1. Ananias III Hopkins 2. Aaron Hopkins 3. Anthony Hopkins 4. Cynthia Hopkins 5. Audrey Davis Hopkins 6. Jennifer Hightower Hopkins

Ananias III married Jackie Scott Hopkins. Ananias III Hopkins and Jackie Scott Hopkins had the following children:

1. Ananias IV Hopkins 2. Christopher Braxton Hopkins 3. Heather Marie Hopkins

Ananias IV Hopkins (parents Ananias III Hopkins and Jackie Scott Hopkins). Ananias IV married Shalonda Swain. Ananias IV Hopkins and Shalonda Swain had the following children:

1. Ananias V Hopkins

Aaron Hopkins (parent Ananias Jr Sonny Hopkins). Aaron married Diane Holman. Aaron Hopkins and Diane Holman had the following children:

1. Steddrick LaTroy Hopkins 2. Kelvin Tyrone Hopkins 3. Adrian Cornelius Hopkins 4. David Bryant Hopkins 5. Elizabeth Hopkins 6. Brittany Hopkins 7. Gabrielle Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins (parent Ananias Jr Sonny Hopkins). Anthony Hopkins had the following children:

1. LaChal Hopkins 2. Tashara Hopkins 3. Darius Hopkins

Cynthia Hopkins (parents Ananias Jr Sonny Hopkins and Rossetta Woodruff). Cynthia Hopkins married Robert Stringer had the following children:

1. Devaga deceased 2. Kimberly Ann Nicole

Kimberly Ann Nicole (parent Cynthia Hopkins and Robert Stringer). Kimberly Ann Nicole had the following children:

Kimaan Marquez La'Troy Seigler


Ananias Hopkins July 8, 1917 Marriage License to Arleatha Martin

Audrey Davis Hopkins (parent Ananias Jr "Sonny" Hopkins). Audrey Davis married James Melvin Davis,. Audrey Davis Hopkins and James Melvin Davis, had the following children:

1. Apryl Nicole Davis, Apryl had a son name Alyjah Bogar 2. James Jr. Davis, 3. Ashley Lamonika Davis

Jennifer Hightower Hopkins (parent Ananias Jr Sonny Hopkins). Jennifer Hightower married Michael A. Hightower Sr. Jennifer Hightower Hopkins and Michael A. Hightower Sr. had the following children:

1. Christie Anne 2. Michael A. Jr

Christie Anne (parents Michael A. Hightower Sr and Jennifer Hightower Hopkins). Christie Anne had the following children:

1. Christian Elisha Bradham Hightower

Michael A. Jr. (parents Michael A. Hightower Sr. and Jennifer Hightower Hopkins). Michael A. Jr. had the following children:

1. Jamius Marquez Hightower

Emory Harrison Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins)

Benjamin Franklin Hopkins, son of (Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins). He married Mae Rene Walker. Children of Benjamin Franklin Hopkins and Mae Rene Walker were as follows:

1.Benjamin F Hopkins Jr had a daugther Brittany.

2.Gwenevere D Hopkins;died in infancy buried 20 Jan 1963 in Springhill M.B. Church Cemetery.

Daniel Webster Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins)

Arleatha Jane Hopkins (parents Ananias Hopkins and Arleatha Martin Hopkins). Arleatha Jane married Charlie Jr Dunbar.

Martin Xavier Dunbar's graduation from Georgia Southern University 2005; with a B.S. Degree in Mathematics. Pictures taken with his grand parents Charlie and Jan Dunbar, Jan is the youngest child born to Ananias and Arleatha Hopkins.

Charlie Jr (parents Charlie Sr Dunbar and Ida Ray) was born in Thomasville,Georgia. Arleatha Jane Hopkins and Charlie Jr Dunbar had the following children:

1. Paul Lawrence Dunbar 2. Natalie Laverne Dunbar 3. Charlie 3rd Dunbar 4. Larry Dunbar

Paul Lawrence Dunbar (parents Charlie Jr Dunbar and Arleatha Jane Hopkins). Paul Lawrence married Sandra Ivey. Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Sandra Ivey had the following children:

1. Martin Xavier Dunbar 2.Marquita Keiosha Dunbar was born August 10, 1985 and went to be with the Lord on 9/10/86.

Natalie Laverne Dunbar (parents Charlie Jr Dunbar and Arleatha Jane Hopkins). Natalie Laverne married Marvin Sullivan. Natalie Laverne Dunbar and Marvin Sullivan had the following children:

1. Whitney Kristin Sullivan

Charlie 3rd Dunbar (parents Charlie Jr Dunbar and Arleatha Jane Hopkins) Charlie 3rd married Sandra Verner. Charlie 3rd Dunbar and Sandra Verner had the following children:

1. Maria Dunbar

Death Certificate March 27, 1961, Ananias Hopkins _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Pulling Turpentine in Thomasville Georgia 1895 _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Descendants of Tempie Hopkins

Tempie Hopkins , born May 1888 in Thomasville,Georgia;she died 1937, daughter of Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott. She married in 1911 to Henry COLEMAN, born 1885 in Nassau, West Ind

Children of Tempie HOPKINS and Henry COLEMAN were as follows:

Flossie COLEMAN, Flossie

James COLEMAN, born 1914

Mary Lee COLEMAN, born 1916. She married Cromidy

Estelle COLEMAN, born 1918. She married Jason

Catherine COLEMAN, born 1921. She married Bledsoe

Lillia Bell COLEMAN, born 1926

John COLEMAN

Mattie COLEMAN

Elizabeth COLEMAN

Generation 2

Flossie COLEMAN (Tempie HOPKINS), born 1912 in Thomasville, Georgia; died 15 Mar 1999 in Queens, NY. She married Earl HAYES, born 2 Apr 1914 in Thomasville, Georgia. Children of Flossie COLEMAN and Earl HAYES were as follows:

David James HAYES, born 12 Jan 1928 in Thomasville, Georgia

Christine Judy HAYES, born in Thomasville, Georgia She married Herbert C. HIGGINS.

Mary Lee COLEMAN (Tempie HOPKINS), born 1916. She married Cromidy Children of Mary Lee COLEMAN and Cromidy were as follows:

Roscoe CROMIDY, Martha Cromidy ANDERSON

Estelle COLEMAN (Tempie HOPKINS), born 1918. She married Jason Children of Estelle COLEMAN and Jason were as follows:

Eddie , Benjamen

Lillia Bell COLEMAN (Tempie HOPKINS), born 1926. Children of Lillia Bell COLEMAN were as follows:

Tempie

Generation 3

Christine Judy HAYES

Valerie HIGGINS, Patrica HIGGINS, She married A. David HILL.

Generation 4

Valerie HIGGINS (Christine Judy HAYES, Flossie COLEMAN, Tempie HOPKINS), Children of Valerie HIGGINS were as follows:

Kelly Monique ULLAH, Kimbely

Patrica HIGGINS (Christine Judy HAYES, Flossie COLEMAN, Tempie HOPKINS), She married A. David HILL,. Children of Patrica HIGGINS and A. David HILL were as follows:

Kevin Micheal HILL, He married Latoya , Kenneth C HILL, He married Chaiah DELOUYA.

Generation 5

Kevin Micheal HILL (Patrica HIGGINS, Christine Judy HAYES, Flossie COLEMAN, Tempie HOPKINS), He married Latoya Children of Kevin Micheal HILL and Latoya were as follows:

Melissa E HILL, Kevin Micheal Jr HILL, Micheal James HILL

Kenneth C HILL (Patrica HIGGINS, Christine Judy HAYES, Flossie COLEMAN, Tempie HOPKINS), He married Chaiah DELOUYA, Children of Kenneth C HILL and Chaiah DELOUYA were as follows:

Amanda Ashley HILL, Ashton Blake HILL

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Small Cabin 1894 Thomasville Georgia

Descendants of Carrie "Cassie" Hopkins

11.Carrie Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born Aug 1890 in Thomasville Ga County.The 1917-1918 Thomasville City Directory lists : Carrie Hopkins, domestic, who resided at 336 S. Madison

Carrie Hopkins had the following children:

1.Ona Bell and 2. James (Jimmy) Harry Sr.

Ona Bell married Benjamin Wallace and they had no children he was a minister.

James (Jimmy) Harry Sr. Hopkins (parents Richard C. James and Carrie Hopkins was born May 1913 in Thomasville, Georgia. He died Oct 1972 in Chester PA. James "Jimmy" Harry Sr. married Georgia M. Roberts. James "Jimmy" Harry Sr. Hopkins and Georgia M. Roberts had the following children:

1. Betty L. Roberts 2. Carrie Janette Hopkins. 3. Marian A. Hopkins 4. James H Jr Hopkins 5. Edna M. Hopkins 6. David J. Hopkins 7. Dorita A. Hopkins 8. John M Hopkins 9. Dennis C Hopkins (parents James "Jimmy" Harry Sr. Hopkins and Georgia M Roberts) a attorney in NYC and lives in Jersey City , NJ

Betty L. Roberts married Julius Young. Betty L. Roberts and Julius Young had the following children:

1. Julie Young 2. Vivian Young 3. Julius Jr Young

Carrie Janette Hopkins (parents James (Jimmy) Harry Sr. Hopkins and Georgia M Roberts). Carrie Janette married Samuel Branch. Carrie Janette Hopkins and Samuel Branch had the following children:

1. Samuel Jr. Branch.(died in infancy) 2. Melissa Branch had three children: Mercedes,DeLorean and Aysia 3. Samuel 3rd Branch had one child - Samuel 4th 4. Merle Branch married Cherrie he had a son named Satchel Paige Branch and a daugther named Dyamond. 5. Jonathan Robinson.

Edna M. Hopkins (parents James "Jimmy" Harry Sr. Hopkins and Georgia M. Roberts). Edna M. married Herman Rozier. Edna M. Hopkins and Herman Rozier had the following children:

1. Omar Rozier 2. Asan Rozier

Dorita A. Hopkins had the following children:

Krystle Williams

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Thomasville, GA Army Draftees from WWI in the year 1917 with David Earle Hopkins _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Descendants of Rev.D.E. David Earle Hopkins "Uncle Son"

Spencer Morrow with his wife Katy Moore was born as a slave in 1859 in Georgia

>Spencer and Katie Morrow Grave Site in Thomasville Ga.

Spencer Morrow married Katy Moore on Nov. 11, 1897 in Thomasville, Georgia

12.David Earle Hopkins (parents Randal Hopkins and Nancy Scott) was born 29 Jul 1895 in Thomasville, Georgia. He died 23 Jan 1944 in Logan, WV.

David Earle Hopkins married Lela Morrow on Dec. 21. 1916 Lela (parents Spencer Morrow and Katie Moore) was born 16 Sep 1899 in Thomasville, George. She died 27 Aug 1995 in Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio.

Spencer Morrow was born in Georgia

Children of Rev D.E Hopkins (Uncle Son) and Lela Morrow from left to right-Naaman, Catherine, Lelia Mae and Bud Hopkins as children in 1933 in Holden, Logan County West Virginia

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Isam MORROW was born <1830> in GA. Isam married Susan MORROW. Susan was born <1840> in GA. Susan MORROW had the following children:

1. Lawson MORROW was born 1852. 2. Lula MORROW was born 1856. 3. Spenser Morrow was born <1859> in GA. He died 20 Oct 1941 in Thomas,Georgia. 4. Nora MORROW was born <1862> in GA. 5. Caleb MORROW was born <1863> in GA. 6. Viola MORROW was born 1864. 7. Lucy MORROW was born <1865> in GA. 8. Orloha MORROW was born <1869> in GA. 9. William MORROW was born <1871> in GA. 10. Lee MORROW was born <1876> in GA. 11. Nicy MORROW was born <1878> in GA.

Spencer Morrow married Katy Moore on 29 Nov 1897 in Thomas County,George. Katy (parents Julius MOORE and Darkis (Dorcas) Cherokee) was born <1877> in Georgia. She died Sep 1977 in Cora, Logan, West Virginia. Julius MOORE was born <1842> in GA. Julius married Darkis(Dorcas). Darkis(Dorcas)was born <1859> in Georgia. They had the following children:

1. Katy Moore was born <1877> in Georgia. She died Sep 1977 in Cora, Logan, West Virginia.

2. Robert Moore was born <1875> in Georgia

3. Ann MOORE was born <1880> in Georgia

Spencer Morrow and Katy Moore had the following children:

Spenser Morrow (parent Susan MORROW) was born <1859> in GA. He died 20 Oct 1941 in Thomas,Georgia. Mulato Spenser married Katy Moore on 29 Nov 1894 in Thomas County,George.>

Katy Moore born in 1877 in Thomasville, GA and died in 1977 in West Virginia at the age of 101 years

Katy (parents Julius MOORE and Darkis) was born <1877> in Georgia. She died Sep 1977 in Cora, Logan, West Virginia. Spenser Morrow and Katy Moore had the following children:

1. Lela Morrow was born 16 Sep 1899 in Thomasville, George. She died 27 Aug 1995 in Bedford Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio. 2. Richard Morrow. 3. Gillie MORROW was born 29 Oct 1901 in Georgia. He died Nov 1967 in Thomasville, Thomas, Georgia. 4. Missy Morrow. 5. Johnnie MORROW was born 15 Apr 1907 in Georgia. He died Sep 1987 in Lumber City, Telfair, Georgia. 6. Wesley Morrow. 7. Louise(Tippie) Morrow.

Tippie Louise Morrow Brooks daugther of Katy Moore and Spencer Morrow age 103 years old in August 2008 with her sister's grandson David O. Hopkins in Charleston West Virginia

8. Willie Morrow. 9. Charlie Morrow. 10. Rosa Bell Morrow. 11. Katiere Morrow. 12. Irene Morrow was born in Thomasville, George. 13. Samuel Morrow was born in Thomasville, George. 14. Linda Morrow was born in Thomasville, George. 15. Freddie Morrow was born in Thomasville, George.

Wesley Morrow and Mary had the following children:

1. Wesley Jr Morrow

2. Lawrence Morrow

Spencer Morrow married Hattie Wich on March 11, 1880 in Quitman, Georgia

Spenser Morrow and Hattie Wich had the following children:

1. Mary MORROW was born <1879> in GA

2. Jim Morrow was born 1882. He died 29 Jan 1971. Jim Morrow (parents Spenser Morrow and Hattie Wich) was born 1882.

Jim Morrow also married a women name Hattie( Not Hattie Wich) . This Hattie was born 1885. She died 12 Jul 1973. Jim Morrow and Hattie had the following children:

1. Esher Morrow 2. Etha Mae Morrow 3. Ollie Mae Morrow 4. Carrie Lee Morrow. 5. Jim Grin Morrow was born 1918. He died 8 May 1990. 6. Johnnie Morrow 7. Wilimon Morrow 8. Lonnie Morrow 9. Frank Morrow 10. Charlie Morrow 11. Oraline Morrow 12. Jennifer Morrow 13. Edwards Morrow

Etha Mae Morrow (parents Jim Morrow and Hattie). Etha Mae married David Ford.

Frank Morrow (parents Jim Morrow and Hattie)

Frank married Lucy Ivey. Frank Morrow and Lucy Ivey had the following children:

1. Bessie Mae Morrow 2. Frank Jr Morrow 3. Deloris Morrow

Frank Jr Morrow (parents Frank Morrow and Lucy Ivey). Frank Jr married Jill. Frank Jr Morrow and Jill had the following children:

1. Angela Morrow 2. Sabrine Morrow

Deloris Morrow (parents Frank Morrow and Lucy Ivey). Deloris married Hicks. Deloris Morrow and Hicks had the following children:

1. Kevin Ewards Hicks

6. Louise(Tippie)Morrow (parents Spencer Morrow and Katy Moore). Louise(Tippie)married Clifton Brooks. Louise(Tippie)Morrow and Clifton Brooks had the following children:

1. Addie Lee Brooks 2. Louise (Peaches)Brooks Morrison 3. Willie Lee Brooks 4. Buddy Brooks 5. Ruth Brooks 6. Martha Brooks Adams 7. Mary Brooks King 8. James Brooks - Catherin (Gozzie) Moore - Anna Pearl Roy

Louise (Tippie) Brooks age 103 years old with three of her Daugthers; Addie Lee Brooks, Louise (Peaches)Brooks Morrison, Mary Brooks King

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David Hopkins and Lela Morrow Dec 21, 1916 Marriage License

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David Earle Hopkins and Lela Morrow had the following children:

1.Naaman David Hopkins "Sgt." was born 10 Aug 1919 in W.Virginia

He died 13 Oct 1986 in Willingboro, Burlington, New Jersey. Naaman married Tina Aversa Hopkins. Tina Aversa (parents Oreste Sr Aversa and Maria Ferrara) was born in Naples, Italy. Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins had the following children:

1.Lelia Hopkins (parents Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins) was born in Naples, Italy.Lelia and Clifton Gregory Gross and had the following children:

1. Michael Shamir Hopkins-Gross was born in Baltimore,Md.

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2. David Oreste Hopkins was born in Livorno,Tuscany Italy

David Oreste Hopkins married Yvonne A Allen

they had 3 sons

1. David Oreste Hopkins Jr with brother Mark Hopkins and friend Jason Dorsey

2. Mark Nicola Hopkins with Father David Hopkins Sr.

Mark Hopkins and Tia Sargent had a son, Brayden Hopkins

Dr.Matthew Hopkins, M.D. with mother Yvonne Hopkins and Brother David Jr. Hopkins at Georgetown University Medical School graduation Ceremony 2012

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3. Maria Hopkins (parents Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins) was born in Edison, New Jersey.

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4.Robert Hopkins (parents Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins) was born in Newark, New Jersey. Robert married Fran Cohen. Fran Cohen (parents Simpson Cohn and Miriam Hirschfeld) was born in Newark, New Jersey.Robert Hopkins and Fran Cohen had the following children:

1. Brittany Anne Hopkins was born in San Franciso, Ca.

2. Timothy Hopkins was born in Cupertino, Ca.

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5.Antonio N. Hopkins (parents Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins) was born in Newark, New Jersey.

Antonio N.Hopkins married Joy A Bryan. Joy A Bryan was born in Panama .

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6.Tina Marina Hopkins (parents Naaman Hopkins and Tina Aversa Hopkins) was born in Stugartt, Germany. Tina Marina married Dennis Patrick Gregory. Dennis Patrick (parents Edward Francis Gregory and Ruth Gregory) was born in Gibbsboro, New Jersey.

Tina Marina Hopkins had a son , Christopher C Hopkins was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Tina Marina Hopkins and Dennis Patrick Gregory had the following children:

2. Jessica C Gregory was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvannia.

3. Jillian M Gregory was born in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.

4. Jennifer A Gregory was born in Mt. Holly, New

Christopher C Hopkins (parent Tina Marina Hopkins) was born in Fort Dix, New Jersey. Christopher C married Shannon Pryor . Christopher C Hopkins and Shannon Pryor Hopkins had the following children:

1. Christopher N Hopkins was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

2. Jasmine N Hopkins was born in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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2. Lelia Mae Hopkins (parents David Earle Hopkins and Lelia Morrow) was born in Logan,West Va.. Lelia Mae Hopkins and Hiawatha James Foster had the following children:

1. Philip Foster was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

2. Gail Foster was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

Philip Foster (parents James Foster and Lelia Mae Hopkins) was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Philip married Leetaa Roper. Leetaa was born in Akron, OH.

Gail Foster (parents Hiawatha James Foster and Lelia Mae Hopkins) was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Gail married Robert Nevels. Robert Nevels was born in Germany. Gail Foster and Robert Nevels had the following children:

1. Brittany Nevels was born in Cleveland, Ohio

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Catherine Hale Smoot Hopkins (parents David Earle Hopkins and Lelia Morrow) was born 1923 in Logan,West Va.. She died Nov 1968. Catherine Hale Smoot married Buryan Hale. Catherine Hale Smoot Hopkins and Buryan Hale had the following children:

1. Edmond Hale. He died 1985 in Cleveland, Ohio.

2. Richard Hale was born in Logan WV.

3. Karena Hale was born in Logan, WV.

4. Diana Smoot was born in Logan, WV.

Edmond Hale married June Richardson. Edmond Hale and June Richardson had the following children:

1. Malick Hale was born in Cleveland, Ohio

2. Jamal Hale was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Richard Hale (parents Buryan Hale and Catherine Hale Smoot Hopkins).

Richard Hale married Patricia. Richard Hale and Patricia had the following children:

1. Jason Hale was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

3. Karena Hale (parents Buryan Hale and Catherine Hale Smoot Hopkins) was born in Logan, WV. Karena Hale married Ray Garner. Karena Hale and Ray Garner had the following children:

1. Jerald Garner was born in Huntington, WV

2. Allison Garner was born in Charleston,WV

4. Diana Smoot (parents Buryan Hale and Catherine Hale Smoot Hopkins) was born in Logan, WV. Diana Smoot married Branch. Diana Smoot and Branch had the following children:

1.Jacqueline Branch was born in Williamson,WV

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Virdell Bud Hopkins (parents David Earle Hopkins and Lelia Morrow)was born in Logan,West Va. Virdell Bud married Doreatha Lawson. Doreatha was born in Olymipia,SC

Rev. David Earle Hopkins Certficate of Death Sunday 4:00 pm Jan. 23, 1944 in Holden, Logan County, West Virginia

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Isaiah 43:2-4  

  "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

       and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.

       When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

  For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;....

        Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you," ...

      


Finding Our African American Ancestors

The Randal Hopkins family reunion is an established tradition in the Thomasville, Georgia area for the last 46 years, with family coming from as far away as Seattle. For the last three years we have been researching records where 180 years ago our great-grandfather may have been a slave.

For many African Americans, tracking down ancestors can present a unique set of challenges—few cultural groups face as many obstacles when it comes to family history research. Often, a lack of credible documentation can make the journey both difficult and time-consuming.

Usually for pre-1870 history, African-Americans don't have much to go on because the census records list slaves only by age and sex, not by name. Therefore we are researching estate records that may confirm the oral history of our family and documentary evidence to verify it.

Because slaves were considered to be property, they were prohibited from reading, writing, attending school, legally marrying, owning land, owning a business, voting, and participating in many other activities that generate records on which much genealogical research is based. So it is necessary to do the genealogy of the plantation owner as well as the genealogy of the slave.

A major step to get past this problem was to find the last slave owner and to follow his records to learn what he did with his property. We are looking for wills, probate records, plantation records, bills of sale, land deeds etc. We are also studying slave history to learn more about the practices and laws which governed slavery and what life was like for slaves and plantation owners in the antebellum South.



Sapelo Island,Georgia Chocolate Plantation, as called by its former French owners. Dr T.S. Hopkins father lease the Plantation from 1805-1808, General Francis Hopkins(1772-1821) of McIntosh County Georgia, Brigadier General,State Senator and Judge.


The following note was written by Judge Henry William Hopkins of Thomasville, Thomas County, GA.

[No date is recorded on the note, but it was probably written in the 1930's]. It is a record of people remembered by Judge Hopkins who were

owned by his father, Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins (1818-1904) C.S.A. Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Ga. .

Dr. Hopkins owned a plantation, "Sherwood", in that part of Wayne County, GA that is now Brantley County. [Notes from will of slave owner Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins, made on April 14, 1863,"before leaving Wayne County, for Thomas County, Ga, where he went on a furlough from the army during the U.S.Civil War to buy lands & a home and remove his family as refugees from the coast of Georgia to the interior.

{The arrival of Union gunboats along the Georgia coast marked the beginning of the end of white ownership of black slaves. As hundreds of Georgia Lowcountry slaves fled across enemy lines to seek sanctuary with Union troops, Georgia slaveholders attempted to move their slaves to more secure locations[Slavery in Antebellum Ga. Encyclopedia]}

Bought home in Thomasville & lands to move slaves & stock in Brooks County, near Morven,"Pike tract" "Perkins Place" land recently purchased from the "Pikes" in Brooks County Ga.The family were removed to Morven and lived there several months until they could get possession of the residence know as the Braswell Place, corner Crawford & present Remington Ave. on Jan. 1, 1864 about seven acres , now in the residential section of the town . He bought the entire block to Jackson & thence down present Dawson for $5,000, July, 1863.

"This was the last piece of property paid for in Confederate money in Thomasville."

"About 100 slaves - Hopkins moved from coast - none left after war or ran away."

" just had to let them go"

{Plantation owner Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins wrote on Nov .6,1865 to Thomasville, Ga. Subassistant Commissioner Capt. C.C. Richardson, that the Freedmen on his plantation refuse to sign contracts and that he wishes them removed in order to dispose of his property...}(from Freedmen Bureau microfilm M1903,roll 87 Register).

Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins 1865 Letter Register to the Freedmen Bureau

Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins 1865 Letter Register to the Freedmen Bureau

Some kept name of Hopkins [Note by Miss Elizabeth Hopkins, 3/23/1940]

Tamany, old native African -[The following note had no date but was filed with Hopkins family data from 1923.] It is probably from an interview with Judge Hopkins. "Old Tammany, the African, was brought over on the 'Wanderer', the last vessel that ran the blockade of slave trade into U.S. [In 1858] "Capt. Sam Brockington, was making for Brunswick, pursued by Revenue Cutter off St. Simon's, & landed slaves on Jekyll Is. The natives from the mainland & Island wd. come in canoes & row boats, jerk up a negro; throw him in, & off with his prize.

[DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060]

Wanderer

{The importation of slaves to America was outlawed in 1808, but from time to time vessels attempted to bring slaves illegally from Africa. The yacht Wanderer sailed for Charleston where she arrived on 25 June 1858; there her fitting out as a slave ship was completed before she got underway for Port of Spain, Trinidad, on 3 July; she was not only graceful in design but also amazingly fast--with speeds up to twenty knots. Indeed, she may have been built with the illegal slave trade secretly in mind, for the ship was quickly purchased by Southerners. She left that port on the 27th, crossed the Atlantic, and entered the Congo River on 16 September. She took on board some 500 Africas and sailed for North America on 18 October. She was briefly chased by USS Vincennes as she left the mouth of the river but quickly outdistanced her American pursuer. At the end of a six-week voyage in which many of the captives died, Wanderer arrived at Jekyll Island on 28 November and delivered her human cargo of four hundred slaves on Jekyll Island, Georgia.}

...Tammany was bought by [space in document is blank but possibly refers to Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins, though it my refer to a prior owner] and built himself a hut in which he lived apart from other negroes - children afraid of him."



Presbyterian Church Waynesville, Ga. Judge H.W. Hopkins son of Dr T S Hopkins and "Daddy Sandy" Jenkins a.k.a. Berry - Boss (Driver) of the Hopkins slaves and head man on the plantation of Dr T.S. Hopkins.

The following are some of the values placed on the slaves."

..."Boy named Yellow George"$500 Charles - negro man, $400 Louisa - negro woman, $350 Nickalus -negro boy, $350 Loucinda -negro girl, $300 George - negro boy, $300 Primus -" " man, $400 Beck - " " woman, $400 Joe - " " boy, $250 Chance - " " boy, $200 Betsy - " " girl, $150 Bella - " " infant, $ 50 Maria - " " woman, $400 Cloey - " " girl, $300 Emma - " " girl, $300 Jim - " " boy, $150 George -" " infant, $ 50 Hercules -" " man, $400 Dale -" " woman, $350 William - " " boy, $200 Bella - " " girl, $250 Jim$525 Frank$550 Bella$400 Rachel$400 Simon$525 Salina$250Nancy $350Joe $150 Francis Jr.$100 George $450 Bellah $450 Francis $300 Simon $150

"Some of the names of slaves owned by Father that I remember. Men Big Peter, carpenter Little Peter, sugar maker Steven Jenkins, laborer Steven Hopkins, laborer Sandy Berry, foreman on farm George Johnson, coachman Conrad Johnson, son of George, assisted his father Jim Crow, handy man Tully, yard man 'and we boys possum hunter' Tamany, old native African Women Grace Berry, wife of Sandy Berry Judy Tena, nurse to the Hopkins children Phoeby Ella Chloey"

"Tammany & Phoebe were native Africans Phoebe lived to be 110."

Tamar - The sex of Tamar is not given in any document. In Black Names in America: Origins and Usage, (collected by Newbell Niles Puckett and edited by Murray Heller, Boston, G.K. Hall & Co. p.451), the name Tamar is identified as being a woman's name of African origin (Arabic). Tamar is listed in the 1847 marriage settlement of T.S. Hopkins and Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat as "aged about seventy /70/ years". This suggests that she was born around 1771. Tamar was owned by Miss Gignilliat prior to the marriage. Tamar was bequeathed to Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat by her brother, Scott Gignilliat of Glynn County, GA with the stipulation that she was not allowed to sell Tamar, but "shall only use and possess the right to dispose of the same by will." Tamar is one of three people bequeathed to Jane Elizabeth Gignilliat by her brother Scott with the stipulation that they never be sold. The other two were Asia, b. @ 1787 and Dan, probably b. @.1823. There is possibly some family relationship between these three people. Dan is certainly young enough to have been Tamar's son. She is probably the Tamah, valued at $350, listed in the 1823 division of the estate of James Gignilliat, cousin of Scott Gignilliat. She was listed in Lot #4 of people who were bequeathed to the children of John Gignilliat, Sr. The other two names that appear in Lot #4 are Primus ($300) and Joe ($350).

Dr.Thomas Spalding Hopkins served as Mayor of Thomasville, Georgia 1874-1876."

During the Indian War 1838-39 he was surgeon to the State Militia. During the Mexican War he was assistant surgeon to the 9th U.S.Infantry. During the Civil War he was Captain of the "Wayne Rangers" and Co. "G", 24 Georgia Cavalry Regiment.He was assigned by the Confederate Goverment as

Assistant Surgeon at the infamous Andersonville Prison in Sumter County until the close of the war.

Dr. Hopkins attained eminence,not only locally, but statewide and national as a physician and as a writer of medical and scientific treatises.


The Plantation known as”Sherwood”, the home of Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins; from which he removed his family to Thomasville, Georgia, was rebuilt from three stories and nine fireplaces to two stories and five fireplaces in 1928.(Now called "Gibson Farm").The house is located about one and half miles from Waynesville, Georgia on the Browntown road. The home in Waynesville still stands underneath one of the renowned “Council Oaks”. It was underneath these oaks that the Indians held council meetings. There are only a few of these trees in Georgia. John Gignialliant is believed to be the original settler of Sherwood Homes,


The Plantation House known as ”Sherwood”, before it was downsized.


Corner Jackson and Crawford, Thomasville, GA Dr. John T. Metcalfe and his son Capt. Henry Metcalfe of N.Y. in wagon. Judge H.W. Hopkins with gun and dogs, Jesse Daniels on horseback and "Alligator George"- driver with horses.

THE FOLLOWING IS FURTHER CREDIBLE INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE SUPPORTING LINKING RANDAL AND NANCY HOPKINS OF THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA TO DR THOMAS SPALDING HOPKINS.

"THERE ARE NO DOCUMENTS WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE WERE TO RECORD THE NAMES OF SLAVES.

HOWEVER, THE SLAVES LIVES ARE INSEPARABLY INTERMINGLED WITH THE LIVES OF THE CITIZENS WITH WHOM THEY LIVED. BECAUSE SLAVES WERE PROPERTY, THEY ARE LIABLE TO BE FOUND IN ANY RECORD WHICH DOCUMENTS PROPERTY RIGHTS".

1) Randal first appear in the Thomas County 1867 Voter Registration and Loyalty Oath.

2) Randal and Nancy Hopkins appear in the 1870 U.S. Census living in Thomasville, Georgia.

3) Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins also appear in the 1870 U.S. Census living in Thomasville.

4)No one surnamed Hopkins were found in any, Thomas or Brooks Counties censuses prior to 1870 (there are not any persons surname Hopkins living in these Counties in the 1860 U.S. Census).

5) Dr. T.S Hopkins is recorder in the 1860 and 1850 U.S. Census living in Wayne County Georgia.

6) Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins moved to Brooks and Thomas County in 1863. Although the Hopkins family lived in Thomasville,GA. their plantation was located in nearby Brooks Co.

7) Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins 1860 Slave Schedule from Wayne county list male and female slaves ages. Randal and Nancy ages are found in 1860 Slave Schedule for Dr. Hopkins.

8) 1875 Deed where Randall Hopkins Purchased 15 Acres on Crowley Road, Thomas County, GA
.

9) Note written about 1930 by Judge Henry William Hopkins son of Dr. Hopkins. “Some of the names of slaves owned by his father Dr. Hopkins that he remembers (JIM CROW, Handy man - TULLY, Yard man and we boys possum hunter,and SQUASH)” {some slaves changed their names}.

10) Memory of Octavius Hopkins, son of Dr. T.S. Hopkins Jan. 6, 1935 {this has been transcribed as it was written.}{“none left after the war or ran away…SOME KEPT THE NAME OF HOPKINS”}.

11) RANDAL, AND STEPHEN HOPKINS ARE THE ONLY BLACK ADULT MALE HOPKINS LISTED IN THE 1870 U.S. CENSUS FOR THOMAS OR BROOKS COUNTY GEORGIA.

11)Randal Hopkins Death Certificate Jan 21, 1922, Age 90+ Years in Thomasville.

Randal Hopkins Death Jan 21, 1922 Age 90+ Years Springhill Cemetery Thomasville, Ga
Randal Hopkins Death Jan 21, 1922 Age 90+ Years Springhill Cemetery Thomasville, Ga

Last names can be spelled or misspelled, in various ways: Hopkins, Hopson, Hobson, Habson, etc.There is no "correct" way to spell names. If we are going to find our ancestors, we must take off the blinders, toss out your preconceived notions about our name and learn to look for all the variant ways the name might have been written or indexed.  

  1. The Thomas County Georgia 1870 Census listing for Randal, Nancy and Emaline  Hopkins” family, is (Hopson).  
  2. The Thomas County Georgia 1880 Census listing for Randal, Nancy, and Emaline “Hopkins” family is “Hopkins.”  
  3. The 1867 Loyalty Oath listing for Randal “Hopkins” is Randall (Hobson). 
  4. 1875 Deed where "Randall Hopkins" purchase 15 Acres of land.
  5. The Thomas County Georgia 1900 Census listing for Randal “Hopkins” is Randall (Habson). 
  6. The Thomas County Georgia 1900 Census listing for Randal’s oldest son Gilbert, who is living two houses away, is Gilbert “Hopkins.”  
  7. The 1880 and 1870, Census has Nancy’s “Hopkins” and (Hopson) birthplace listed as Virginia
  8. Most of the Freedmen could not read or write, but their children could and all ten of Randal “Hopkins” children’s Marriage licenses list their last name as “Hopkins.”  
  9. Randal’s Death Certificate signed by his oldest son Gilbert list him as Randall “Hopkins.”

Children On The Fence Thomasville, Georgia 1894

Hopkins Marriage Dates and Hopkins - Documents

12/12/1885 Hopkins, Emma spouse C. G.Graves
04/22/1896 Hopkins, Hattie spouse Larkins,Titus
11/21/1899 Hopkins, Lucindy spouse Wilson, Perry
12/12/1899 Hopkins, Lula spouse Cromartie,Alex
12/07/1905 Hopkins, Missouri spouse James, Miles
01/16/1921 Hopkins, Dasie Lee spouse Wiggs, Millard
01/07/1900 Hopkins, Gilbert spouse James, Mary Jane
09/19/1907 Hopkins, Benjamin spouse Robinson,Blanche
12/21/1916 Hopkins, David spouse Morrow ,Lela
07/08/1917 Hopkins, Anniol spouse Martin, Arleatha
Hopkins, Randal spouse Scott, Nancy
Hopkins, Tempie spouse Coleman, Henry
Hopkins, Carrie 1917-1918 Directory 336 S. Madison
1867 Voter Registration spelling Randall Hobson
1870 census spelling Randal Hopson
1875 Deed where Randall Hopkins Purchased Land
1880 census spelling Randal Hopkins
1900 census spelling Randall Habson
1922 death spelling Randall Hopkin
1917 WW1 spelling Ben Henry Hopkins born 10/30/1881
1917 WW1 spelling Anninias Hopkins born 9/16/1884
1917 WW1 spelling David Hopkins born 7/29/1894
1910 census spelling Silbert Hopkson born 12/25/1874
1920 census spelling Ben H Hopkins
1920 census spelling Gilbert Hopkins
1920 census spelling David Hopkins
1930 census spelling David E Hopkins WV
1930 census spelling Annias Hopkins
1930 census spelling Gilbert Hopkins
1947 Death Certificate, Gilbert R Hopkins, Mother's Maiden Name:Nancy Scott

Photo of former slaves from Thomasville Georgia in the year 1895 - ?Nancy and Randal Hopkins?

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, also known as the Freedmen’s Bureau

was established in the War Department by an act of Congress on March 3, 1865. The Bureau was responsible for the supervision and management of all matters relating to refugees and freedmen,during the Civil War. Its mission was to provide relief and help freedmen become self-sufficient. Bureau officials issued rations and clothing, operated hospitals and refugee camps, and supervised labor contracts. In addition, the Bureau managed apprenticeship disputes and complaints, assisted benevolent societies in the establishment of schools, helped freedmen in legalizing marriages entered into during slavery, and provided transportation to refugees and freedmen who were attempting to reunite with their families or relocate to other parts of the country. The Bureau also helped black soldiers, sailors, and their heirs collect bounty claims, pensions, and back pay.

General Davis Tillson took over as Assistant Commissioner for the Freedmen’s Bureau in Georgia. September 1865, Tillson found the labor system in Georgia in disarray. Able-bodied freedmen were being paid from $2 to $7 per month.On December 22, 1865, Tillson issued wage guidelines, that under the new rules, along the coast and southwestern Georgia, where “good crops” could be raised, men were to be paid $15 per month, including board and lodging, and women $10 per month.

Many were of the notion that the Federal Government was planning to distribute land to them at Christmas or New Year’s (40 ACRES AND A MULE??) and thus large numbers of freedmen were refusing to sign labor contracts.

General Tillson issued an order on October 3, 1865, prohibiting the distribution of rations to freedmen and refugees who were able-bodied but refused work. Tillson further ordered that only those persons who were able to provide for themselves would be allowed to remain in the towns and cities.

Sherman's Field Order # 15

On January 16, 1865, Union general William T. Sherman issued his Special Field Order No. 15, which confiscated as Federal property a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina, to the St. John's River in Florida, including Georgia's Sea Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast.

The order redistributed the roughly 400,000 acres of land to newly freed black families in forty-acre segments.

On January 12 Sherman and Stanton met with twenty black leaders of the Savannah community, mostly Baptist and Methodist ministers, to discuss the question of emancipation. Lincoln approved Field Order No. 15 before Sherman issued it just four days after meeting with the black leaders.

In a later order, Sherman also authorized the army to loan mules to the newly settled farmers.

The order explicitly called for the settlement of black families on confiscated land, encouraged freedmen to join the Union army to help sustain their newly won liberty, and designated a general officer to act as inspector of settlements. Inspector General Rufus Saxton would police the land and work to ensure legal title of the property for the black settlers.

Despite the objections of General Oliver O. Howard, the Freedmen's Bureau chief, U.S. president Andrew Johnson overturned Sherman's directive in the fall of 1865, after the war had ended, and returned the land along the South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida coasts to the planters who had originally owned it.

The order is also the likely origin of the phrase "forty acres and a mule," which spread throughout the South in the weeks and months following Sherman's march.


Am I Not a Man and a Brother? (Anti-slavery medallion), pioneering work that William Wilberforce, a young English Member of Parliament, did in getting Josiah Wedgwood to design a 1787 medallion , courtesy of American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia

Revelation 21:4

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"

1862 Photo, names were not recorded on the 1860 Census - African Americans were counted as property – not citizens (From AfriGeneas)

Plantation owner Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins and wife Jane E. Gignilliat in 1859

Dr James G Hopkins, son of Dr T S Hopkins and brother to H W Hopkins in 1880

General Francis Hopkins
10 March 1827
Darien, McIntosh Co., Georgia
Document donated by [ Hopkins Descendants]

Citation:

The National Archives Atlanta Regional Archives Branch; Record Group # 21

Additional info: Molyneaux v. Floyd et.al  1827, C2 Southern Dist. of Ga. U.S. Circuit Court Savannah, GA. B57/14    49  

This is a list of 169 slaves from General Francis Hopkins 1827 Estate. The Randal Hopkins family received a copy from The National Archives Atlanta Regional Archives Branch.

This is a lawsuit regarding (General Francis Hopkins) who died in 1821. The case was resolved in 1827. Case summary: All of the slaves were  given back to the heirs of Gen. Francis Hopkins including Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins

Our ancestor Randal Hopkins was born about 1829. This list would include his father, mother, brothers and sisters.

Lands included in this inventory were Bellville, Johnsons, Swamp, Mullberry, Pine [illegible],
Island Lands, Demoscas Tract, and Point or Montallet.

NO.

NAME

AGE

VALUE

 

NO.

NAME

AGE

VALUE

1

Carolina

23

$700

 

89

Harry

5

$150

2

Selina

20

$500

 

90

Cornelia

8

$250

3

Harry

5

$100

 

91

Harry

40

$400

4

Chloe

1

$50

 

92

Mariah

18

$400

5

Adam

50

$350

 

93

Will

2

$50

6

Rose

30

$350

 

94

Pleasant

60

$50

7

Hardtimes

3

$150

 

95

Gomer?

35

$150

8

Alarm

60

$250

 

96

Conde

50

$150

9

Jenny

20

$500

 

97

Riran

-

$199

10

Macrieu[?]

18

$550

 

98

Jack

35

$300

11

Alarm

17

$550

 

99

John

18

$500

12

Lemon

1m?

$300

 

100

Pitt

35

$350

13

Eliza

23

$500

 

101

Rina

60

$300

14

Saunders

22

$50

 

102

Annis

18

$500

15

Mary

45

$250

 

103

Charlotte

15

$450

16

Captain

30

$600

 

104

Cain

1

$50

17

Bella

20

$450

 

105

Tim

28

$550

18

Cora

5

$250

 

106

Daphne

17

$400

19

Adam

30

$550

 

107

Liz

15

$300

20

Mary

25

$500

 

108

Tom

22

$550

21

Sancho

5

$200

 

109

Hercules

30

$600

22

Lelia

3

$150

 

110

Amy

25

$450

23

Carolina

2

$100

 

111

Boyer?

1

$50

24

Philip

1

$50

 

112

Ned

28

$100

25

Jack

22

$500

 

113

Harriet

25

$450

26

Sukey

23

$500

 

114

Charles

3

$100

27

Louisa

43

$200

 

115

Selina

1

$50

28

June

6

$250

 

116

Dick

40

$350

29

George

4

$250

 

117

Nancy

35

$350

30

William

2

$100

 

118

Renty

15

$450

31

Aaron

1

$50

 

119

Moses

12

$350

32

Nancy

60

$250

 

120

Jeninet?

8

$250

33

Chloe

25

$550

 

121

Janey

35

$400

34

Celia

5

$250

 

122

Janny

18

$300

35

George

4

$150

 

123

Patty

55

$250

36

Mary

3

$100

 

124

Argot

50

$200

37

Isaac

1

$50

 

125

Lorain

45

$50

38

Boister?

22

$550

 

126

Stepny

40

$700

39

Mary

18

$550

 

127

Grace

25

$400

40

Camel

22

$550

 

128

Ned

15

$400

41

Eve

25

$500

 

129

Charlotte

8

$250

42

Ned

8

$300

 

130

Betty

4

$100

43

Peggy

1

$50

 

131

Hannah

22

$450

44

Omber?

22

$350

 

132

Patience

5

$150

45

Louis

45

$500

 

133

Stepney

4

$100

46

Beck

30

$450

 

134

Sally

1

$50

47

Hanable

10

$400

 

135

William

35

$500

48

Charity

5

$250

 

136

Rachel

30

$400

49

Mary

2

$50

 

137

Piter

40

$300

50

Brister

32

$500

 

138

Rinah

45

$350

51

Peggy

18

$500

 

139

Nancy

17

$300

52

Clarissa

25

$250

 

140

Charlotte

15

$300

53

Brutus

5

$200

 

141

Stepney

45

$300

54

Polydon

35

$500

 

142

Linny

35

$400

55

Billy

25

$500

 

143

Moses

20

$350

56

Pleasant

8

$300

 

144

Taylor

25

$350

57

Marian

3

$150

 

145

Boyer

22

$500

58

Venice

15

$400

 

146

Jai

28

$250

59

Paemelia

6

$150

 

147

Anthony

45

$300

60

Renty

25

$400

 

148

Ann

35

$400

61

Rachel

30

$400

 

149

Sandy

5

$100

62

Moses

35

$400

 

150

Glasgow

46

$300

63

Jim

45

$450

 

151

Hagar

45

$250

64

Dice

23

$350

 

152

Pat

16

$450

65

Lewis

8

$250

 

153

Limas

12

$300

66

Nelly

16

$450

 

154

Virtue

13

$---

67

Smart

2

$50

 

154

Carolina

13

$---

68

Lewis

20

$400

 

155

Peter

8

$200

69

Smart

25

$425

 

156

Bob

28

$---

70

Dembo

22

$350

 

157

Hannah

45

$250

71

Lucy

30

$350

 

158

Lucy

25

$400

72

Boatswain

6

$350

 

159

Billy

15

$350

73

Suckey

2

$50

 

160

Lora

---

$50

74

Hannah

30

$300

 

161

Tom

5

$150

75

Sity

13

$300

 

162

Delia

---

$200

76

Sam

3

$75

 

163

Lancaster

---

$450

77

Nelson

45

$450

 

164

Patty

---

$350

78

Eliza

22

$500

 

165

Joe

---

$400

79

Mary

1

$50

 

166

Martin

---

$350

80

Monday

8

$200

 

167

John

---

$150

81

Monday

9

$250

 

168

Major

 

$400

82

Carolyn

7

$200

 

169

Britania

 

 

83

Quaco

14

$100

 

 

 

 

 

84

Lavinia

7

$250

 

 

 

 

 

85

Cary

12

$300

 

 

 

 

 

86

Mary

40

$400

 

 

 

 

 

87

Cicero

15

$450

 

 

 

 

 

88

Tom

13

$450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


1867 Voting Registration and Loyalty Oaths

The 1867 Voter Registration qualified voters: Georgia Microfilm # 296-22, Vol. 36-p326. Record # 613 was for   Randall , dated Aug 6, 1867 for Thomas County.  The microfilm did have both white and black voters but the index book only lists white voters.

History:

The  1867 voter registration records were created as a direct result of a Reconstruction Act passed by the United States Congress on March 23, 1867 for the rebel States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas;  The act required the commanding officer in each military district to hold, before September 1, 1867, a registration of all male citizens, 21 years and older, in each county who were also qualified to vote and who had taken the loyalty oath.

Each registrant visited the local registration office, took the oath, and was listed in the Voter Registration record.

The companion volumes to the voter registration records are the Loyalty Oaths. Individuals ineligible to register included Confederate veterans with a rank of major or above; any person who had previously taken an oath as a member of Congress, as an officer of the United States, as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, and who later engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or gave aid or comfort to the enemies thereof, and whose "disability" had not been removed by a two-thirds vote of both houses of Congress.

The 1867 Voting Registration


Randal's Hopkins Aug 16, 1867 Voter Registration Record

The act  " provided for a more efficient government of the rebel States," and particularly to extend suffrage to the millions of freedmen across the south. All adult black and white males who had sworn an oath of loyalty to the United States were eligible to register to vote. Included is the person's name, race, length of residence in the state, county and precinct, the book and page where his oath is recorded, naturalization information, and reasons for rejecting some registrants. Arranged alphabetically by county, thereunder chronologically by date of registration.

 Georgia registered eligible white and black voters, 95,214 and 93,457 respectively.

Randal's 1867 Loyalty Oath


Randal's 1867 Loyalty Oath

In order to regain their voting rights under the Reconstruction Acts of 1867, men who had borne arms against the United States or otherwise actively supported the Confederacy were required to swear an oath of loyalty to the government of the United States. The oaths contain the voter's name, county of residence, his oath swearing loyalty to the United States government, his voting precinct, and the voter registrar's name. Arranged alphabetically by county.

"I, __________, do solemnly swear, (or affirm), in the presence of Almighty God, that I am a citizen of the State of __________; that I have resided in said State for __________ months next preceding this day, and now reside in the county of __________, or the parish of __________, in said State, (as the case may be); that I am twenty-one years old; that I have not been disfranchised for participation in any rebellion or civil war against the United States, nor for felony committed against the laws of any State or of the United States; that I have never been a member of any State legislature, nor held any executive or judicial office in any State engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof; that I have never taken an oath as a member of Congress of the United States, or as any officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, and afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof; that I will faithfully support the Constitution and obey the laws of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, encourage others so to do: So help me God";

The Voter Registrations  list race, the Loyalty Oaths  doesn’t.

U.S.Census as of June 1,1870 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville, GA - 1870 was the first census in which African Americans were counted as citizens, not property –

U.S. Census as of June 1,1870 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville, GA - 1870 was the first census in which African Americans were counted as citizens, not property

U.S. Census as of June 1,1880 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville,GA
U.S. Census as of June 1,1880 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville, GA

U.S. Census as of June 1,1900 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville, GA
U.S. Census as of June 1,1900 on the Randal Hopkins Family of Thomasville, GA

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Map of Southern Georgia Counties in 2006



Map of Thomas and Brooks Counties in 1864




Spring Hill School Freedmen Letter August 30, 1867 Thomasville,Georgia


Springhill M.B. Church and Cemetery 2006 on Hall Road Thomasville,Georgia

One room school house Midway Elementary County Grade School - Same as the old Springhill Freedmen School Thomasville, Georgia

The Springhill M.B. Church Cemetery of Thomas County, Georgia 

The following is a list of known and surviving grave markers for the descendants of

Randal and Nancy Hopkins.

· Aletha, March 29, 1896-Jan. 15, 1983 (Aleatha Hopkins)

· Ananias, Sept. 16 1883-March 27, 1961 (Ananias Hopkins)

· G. R. 1874-1941 (Gilbert Randal Hopkins)

· Gwenevere D. died in infancy Jan. 20, 1963

· Janie M. May 7, 1909-Sept. 18 1973

· Mary Jane, Sept. 22, 1878-Jan. 7, 1963 (Mary Jane Hopkins)

· Willie C. April 1, 1934-March 24, 1985

· Willie C. Jr., July 20, 1961-April 1, 1978

· Lula died July 12, 1924, aged 52 years (Lula Hopkins Cromartie Junior)

· Daisy died Nov. 15, 1952, aged 48 years (Daisy Hopkins Wiggs)

The death certificate for Randal Hopkins indicates that he was buried at the

Springhill M.B. Cemetery. Randal died on January 21, 1922 at the age of 90+.

Source: The Cemeteries of Thomas County, Georgia by Joe E. Craigmiles III

Craigmiles Historical Publications (1990).

Photos in Thomasville Georgia


Photos from Thomasville Georgia from the years 1895 to 1897


February 13, 1875 Deed where Randall Hopkins Purchased 15 Acres of Land for $ 55.00 located on Crowley Road, Thomas County, Georgia; The Land is still Own by the Descendants of the Randal Hopkins Family.
February 13, 1875 Deed where Randall Hopkins Purchased 15 Acres of Land for $ 55.00 located on Crowley Road, Thomas County, Georgia; The Land is still Own by the Descendants of the Randal Hopkins Family.


Photo of the Randal Hopkins family old Homestead house located on the corner of Hall and Crowley Road,Thomas County, Georgia.


Photo taken July 2006 while on Genealogy field trip from New Jersey to a Randal Hopkins family reunion in Thomasville, Georgia and through coastal Georgia to trace the path of Dr. T.S. Hopkins and Randal Hopkins. Photo is at Baisden Bluff (plantation home of General Francis Hopkins, father of Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins).In the center is David Hopkins (Randal Hopkins’ descendant), with General Hopkins’ descendants Honey Hopkins Fanning and Bill Kidd, over looking Sapelo Sound with Sapelo Island in the background.


Photo of Theo Titus, Grandson of Judge H.W. Hopkins in Thomasville, Georgia.


OUR AFRICAN HERITAGES


OUR AFRICAN HERITAGES

What is the ancestry of our lineage? DNA testing has allowed us to unlock the gateway to our African past.

The Maternal and Paternal DNA Test are based on cells swabbed from the inside of your cheek.

One test examines markers of DNA on the Y chromosome, which passes virtually unchanged from fathers to sons. We have the same markers of Y chromosomes as our father, his father, his father, etc. for hundreds of generations.

Another test uses mitochondrial DNA, which children of both sexes get from their mothers.

These tests cannot necessarily tell us the particular tribe with which we share genetic ancestry. However, they can tell us the present-day country of Africa with which our lineage shares genetic ancestry.

Certificate of Ancestry DNA sequence was 99.3% the same as sequences from Bubi people in Bioko Island and Kimbundu people of Angola

African Ancestry PatriClan Test Results

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Dear Mr. Hopkins,

It is with pleasure that I report that our PatriClanTM analysis successfully identified your paternal genetic ancestry. The Y chromosome DNA that we determined from your sample shares ancestry with two groups: the Bubi people in Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea) and the Kimbundu people in Angola. While these groups may differ socially and culturally, there are people within them who share a common genetic ancestry.

We studied polymorphisms (different forms of DNA) on the non-recombining portion of your Y chromosome (NRY). This segment of DNA is transmitted identically from father to son. A panel of nine genetic markers (also called polymorphisms) on the NRY was analyzed using standard Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) methodology. The polymorphisms we examined consisted of the slowly evolving ALU insertion/deletion polymorphism; and 8 highly mutable microsatellites or short tandem repeats (STRs). Differences in chromosome markers correlate highly with the ethnic and geographic origin of the individual. When compared to Y chromosome markers in large databases such as our African Lineage Database (ALD), Y chromosomes collected from individuals like you could be interpreted as genealogies reflecting the paternal lineage history of the human species. Although the informative stretches of genetic information along the Y chromosome represents less than one percent of your entire genetic make-up, it has proven to be a powerful tool for identifying and defining paternal lineages.

This result means that you have inherited through your father a segment of DNA that was passed on consistently from father to son to you. This segment of DNA is presently found in Africa in Bioko Island and Angola. We have enclosed several materials that reflect the results of your analysis and that may help you to research your historical and cultural ancestry. There is a copy of your Y chromosome polymorphisms. We have also included a Certificate of Ancestry authenticating that your polymorphisms matched with the Bubi in Bioko Island and the Kimbundu in Angola. You can display it with pride among other important family documents. In addition, we have included a full color map that geographically depicts your ancestral region. Finally, we have included the African Ancestry Guide to West and Central Africa to help you learn more about the peoples and cultures in these countries.

Thank you for your support and interest in African Ancestry.

Sincerely,

Gina Paige,President
Doctor Rick Kittles, African Ancestry, Inc.

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CBS News 60 Minutes DNA of Marion West and Vy Higgensen had the same ancestor

African Ancestry Comments on its Feature on 60 Minutes

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Secondly, It is important to note that in some cases, African Ancestry is unable to trace genetic lineage to one particular ethnic group in a community in Africa but instead the result may be found among to several ethnic groups within a particular region. This is often dependent upon both the commonality of some lineages as well as the migrational histories of certain groups. We do not promise or claim otherwise.

Thirdly, having a personal connection to the continent has motivated thousands of African American families to travel to, build school and hospitals in, invest in, lobby on behalf of, study about, and feel an extremely strong sense of being from Africa.

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Angela of Angola from Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, a Virginia state agency film "1607:A Nation Takes Root"

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Jamestown Chronicles", this vignette tells about Angela of Jamestown.

Slaves on the beach preparing to leave African shores from Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, film "1607:A Nation Takes Root"

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Africans in Jamestown

Slavery in Jamestown

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Miss Angola, Silvia, was born in Luanda, the capital of Angola

The Mbundu people of Angola
(a.k.a. the Kimbundu
people)

• The Mbundu (Kimbundu) people have lived in northern Angola since the 1400's. The area was home to some of the continent’s richest kingdoms, which welcomed European merchants and missionaries in the 15th century, only to be corrupted and badly damaged by the transatlantic slave trade (Maafa).
• Africans from
Angola were among the first Africans brought to America in 1619 to Jamestown, Virginia. Many of those Africans were Mbundu1. Many Africans from Angola were started to be shipped to South Carolina in the later years, around the early 1700's. Researchers have estimated that over 30% of enslaved Africans imported into Charleston, South Carolina in the 18th century were brought from Angola.2
• The European conquest of Angola began when Portugal attacked the Mbundu kingdom of Ndongo in a military campaign lasting from 1618 to 1620. Although Mbundu rulers such as Queen Nzinga resisted, the Portuguese traders continued to ravage the area well into the late 1700's to acquire Africans for the transatlantic slave trade.
• Many Africans of the Mbundu kingdom were not only taken to
South Carolina, but many were taken to Brazil. Many people of African descent in Brazil are descendants of the Mbundu people.
• Today, many Mbundu people in
Angola earn their livelihoods in commercial farming in the capital city of Luanda, Angola.
• Mbundu society is strongly matrilineal - men consider themselves bound to their mothers' families, particularly their mothers' brothers, and inherit land along the maternal line. While many Mbundu are Catholic, most also practice their traditional spirituality, which places strong emphasis on ancestors.3

Angolan Town from 1582 to 1663 and Queen Njinga of Ndongo (Angola)

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"Please Pause the Georgia On My Mind Music before you view the following "Discovering Jamestown" films

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Practice of Slavery

Culture, Economy and Society

Government and Religion

Sources:

1 MALUNGU: The African Origin of American Melungeons by Tim Hashaw

2 "A Reconsideration of the Sources of the Slave Trade to Charleston, S.C.," by William S. Pollitzer

3 African Ancestry Guide to West and Central Africa by African Ancestry, Inc.

4 Our African Heritages by Melvin J. Collier of AfriGeneas


The Bubi People

Bioko Island, the Bubi people and the country of Equatorial Guinea was a former Spanish colony and gained their independence in 1968.

Formerly known as Fernando Po, the Island of Bioko was settled by the Bubi people in the 13th century. They came from the mainland. In 1472, the Portuguese ‘discovered’ the island and claimed it for Portugal. In 1778, the Portuguese surrendered the island to the Spanish, who ruled the island until Independence in 1968.

From 1827 to 1843 the British leased bases at Malabo (then called Port Clarence) and San Carlos from Spain for use by their antislavery patrols, and freed slaves were settled on Bioko (then called Fernando Po). Britain used the island as a base for the Navy’s anti-slavery patrols, in an effort to suppress the slave trade. Many enslaved Africans rescued from slaving ships were resettled on Bioko Island,these freed slaves became known as "Fernandinos"; their descendants still populate the island today .

Between 1451 and 1870, 12 million Africans were shipped into slavery. This process obliterated their ancestry, most of the slaves and their descendants lost knowledge of who they were, and from where they originally came.

BBC Film: Genetic Journey to the Motherland,Beaula McCalla with her identical match DNA relatives on Bioko Island

CLICK LINK TO READ THE FULL STORY An Account of A Genetic Journey to Africa~Bubi People of Bioko Island

Source: A genetic journey by Beaula McCalla; Finding Me, an genetic journey to Afrika


Map Location of Angola and Bioko Island

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PBS Video: Tracing Roots Back To Africa with Dr. Kittles

African American Lives PBS Video with Dr. Rick Kittles with Henry Louis Gates Jr,and Chris Tucker with the Chief of the Angolan village that shares his DNA

Dear Mr. Hopkins, 

“Your DNA tests are very interesting to us, and we believe that the most likely ancestry would be Kimbundu.… The reasons that hits come up on places like Bioko that were hardly involved in the slave trade is because they were settled, probably around 1000 BC by people who formed a part of the Bantu migration, a movement of people from west Africa (Cameroon) following the coast and major rivers to central Africa.  Some of those people settled on Bioko.  So you are almost certainly related to the person on Bioko, but your common ancestor with him, probably lived 10,000 years ago or more. 

This is why we think the Kimbundu hit is the most likely, since the Kimbundu are a part of the same stream that settled Bioko, only later (c. 800 BC).  IN any case, many thousands of people were enslaved in that area, and many were taken to North America.  We might add one more twist.  While most people who have central African ancestry in the Carolinas came in the large group of imports brought in the second through fourth decades of the eighteenth century or the last few years of the eighteenth and the opening years of the nineteenth century, your ancestor may well have come to Virginia or the Chesapeake among the very first Africans to arrive in the Americas.  In our interview with the Washington Post we mentioned this group who came between 1619 and about 1650.  We say this because you have the African link in your paternal line.  If your genealogy were to show that you have links to the Chesapeake and if your family had been free for a long time, this would be more certain. 

Many of the first Africans to come to America became free and many married European women, thus ensuring that their descendents were free.  Some have become Melungeons in Tennessee, and other are Lumbees in North Carolina, others don’t have such an identity….”

 

Historians John K. Thornton and Linda Heywood

SOURCE: Boston University faculty members Linda Heywood, a College of Arts and Sciences professor of African American studies, and her husband, John Thornton, acting director of the African American Studies.

“Group of Slaves on Slave ship with Arab men”, Zanzibar, 1850-1890. The transport of slaves from Africa to the Americas forms the "MIDDLE PASSAGE" of the triangular trade


CLICK THIS LINK to Watch a Slave Auction Video illustration ; Oscar Brown Jr. Poem; Video-Bid 'Em In

The first public slave auction of 23 individuals was held in Jamestown in 1638. The unit of the slave trade was the "peca", one male slave in peak condition (the equivalent of two women and a baby!).


"I will be found by you
and bring you back from your captivity.
I will gather you from all the Nations,
from all the places where I have driven you.
And I will bring you to the place from which I caused you to be carried away captive".

Jeremiah 29:10 – 14


Hopkins Family, Antebellum and History Web sites: Click on the links below!!


Plantation Records and 1863 Will of Dr.T S Hopkins

General Francis Hopkins 1827, Slave Inventory
Dr. Thomas Spalding Hopkins Biography
Benjamin Hopkins Biography
Dr.Thomas Spalding Hopkins Family Tree

Randal Hopkins Family Tree at Ancestry .com

Randal Hopkins Descendancy Diagram

African American Photos from Thomasville Georgia 1890s
283 Old Photos from Thomasville Georgia 1890s

Black Heritage of Thomasville Georgia
Thomas County Georgia Old Archives Records Online 
Thomasville Genealogical, History & Fine Arts Library
Georgia State Archives(Identifies/Preserves Valuable Historical Documents)
The New Georgia Encyclopedia Antebellum Georgia History
The History of Thomasville, Georgia
Encyclopædia Britannica's Guide to Black History.

RootsWeb Free Genealogy Web page and lots more

1880 United States Census LDS Family Search  

African Ancestry Inc - Trace Your DNA, Find Your Roots

African Ancestored Genealogy ~ Afrigeneas

Melvin J. Collier African Heritage

PBS Special - African American Lives
The Story of Africa - BBC World Service

Queen Nzinga of Angola (1583-1663)

Mystery of Jamestown Va.'s First Slaves Is Unlocked 400 Years Later
Angela The First African Slave in America 1619 Jamestown Settlement, Virginia
More about Angela brought to Virginia in 1619
The Angolan America Slavery Connection Jamestown Settlement, Virginia
Listen to KIMBUNDU Language of Angola spoken Today

Angola Today

An Account of A Genetic Journey to Africa~Bubi People of Bioko Island

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Map
The Transatlantic Slave Trade
Aboard a Slave Ship, 1829
Photos Aboard a Slave Ship, 1868

Oscar Brown Jr.Poem and Video-Bid 'Em In

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History And Culture

Walton Monroe County,GA Sam ,Robert and Samella

Giacomo Aversa of Naples Italy Web site

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Thank You So Very Much!

There are so many wonderful Family members to thank, and too numerous to list here. To each and every one that have helped us, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Acknowledgements and Special thanks to the following Organizations:

Kenneth H Thomas Jr, Historian Historic Preservation Division Georgia DNR

Thomasville Genealogical, History, & Fine Arts Library glibrary@rose.net; Ann Harrison Thomas County Museum of History history@rose.net; Lynette J. Stoudt, Senior Archivist Georgia Historical Society; forum@afrigeneas.com; BBC 2 television documentary Motherland; Georgia Historical Library ghslib@georgiahistory.com; webmaster@loweraltamahahistoricalsociety.org; African Ancestry Inc DNA; Georgia Archives; New Georgia Encyclopedia;Vanishing Georgia Photo Archives GALILEO; GenForum Genealogy; Georgia Info Maps Carl Vinson Institude of Government; Jack Hadley Black History Museum Thomasville Ga; National Archives atlanta.court@nara.gov; Perida Mitchell Thomas County Public Library; Family Search History Center LDS; African American Ancestored Genealogy AfriGeneas; Joy Fisher sdgenweb@yahoo.com; huxford@alltel.net; Amy Hedrick CGGS News & Reviews; USGenWeb; Shamele C. Jordon; James A Barnes; Sue Ann Morrow; Ann R Davis; Mattie Gladstone; Buddy Sullivan Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater The Story of McIntosh County & Sapelo; Chris Jones; Percy Freeman; Africana Heritage Leafshaker@aol.com; David Paterson Geogia's Slaves Population in Legal Records; Melvin J. Collier African Heritage; Ancestry.com; RootsWeb World Connect; Chrissy Chapman; Boston University faculty members Linda Heywood, a College of Arts and Sciences professor of African American studies, and her husband, John Thornton, acting director of the African American Studies; The African Origin of American Melungeons by Tim Hashaw; Jamestown Settlement, Virginia

Special thanks to the following descendants of General Francis Hopkins and Dr Thomas Spalding Hopkins:

A. S. Hopkins; Sam Graham; Tamara Titus; Cecilia Kirk; Kathy Kidd; Theo Titus; Honey Hopkins Fanning;

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