Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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Stephen HOPKINS Sr.
(ca 1770-ca 1835)
Catherine CLOUSE
(ca 1770-)
Stephen HOPKINS Jr.
(ca 1805-bef. 1891)
Rachel McFARLAND
(ca 1808-bet. 1870/1880)
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Eliza HOPKINS
(1837-1912)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Stephen WOLFENBARGER

2. Ephram SIMPSON

Eliza HOPKINS 1461
  • Born: 22 February 1837, Claiborne County, Tennessee 1462
  • Partnership (1): Stephen WOLFENBARGER
  • Marriage (2): Ephram SIMPSON on 11 October 1866 in Harlan County, Kentucky
  • Died: 16 January 1912, Epps, Butler County, Missouri at age 74 1462
  • Buried: 17 January 1912, Sparkman Cemetery, Butler County, Missouri 1463
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  More Information:

Alt. Birth: 22 February 1838 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. Eliza's death certificate lists her birth date as 22 Feb 1834 but that year is almost certainly not correct. She was listed as 12 years old in the 1850 Census but would have been 16 at that time if she was born in 1834. Her age at the time of her death is listed on the death certificate as 76 yrs. 10 mos. 24 days but that doesn't calculate correctly with the listed dob & dod (based on the listed date of death and date of birth, she would have been 77 years, 10 months and 25 days old). Census records between 1850 & 1910 show her age fairly consistantly. Using her age listed in the census and the "census day" for the particular year, she was born in 1838 according to Census records in 1850, 1870 & 1900; she was born in 1837 according to Census records in 1860, 1880 & 1910. So it is more likely that she was born in either 1837 or 1838.

Eliza's death certificate lists her birthplace as Hancock County, Tennessee but Hancock County was not formed until 1844. The Hopkins family actually lived in Claiborne County at the time of Eliza's birth but the property was in a part of Claiborne that split to form Hancock in 1844.

1840 United States Federal Census, Stephen Hopkins Sr. household, Claiborne County, Tennessee: Eliza appears to be included in the composition of her father's household as a female < 5.

1850 United States Federal Census, Stevin Hopkins household, Hancock County, Tennessee: Eliza was living with her parents. She was listed as Eliza Hopkins (age 12).

1860 United States Federal Census, Stephen Hopkins household, Hancock County, Tennessee: Eliza was living with her parents. She was listed as Elisa Hopkins (age 23). Her 5 month old son, William Columbus, was also in the household.

1870 United States Federal Census, Ephram Simpson household, Greene County, Indiana: Eliza was living with her husband, Ephram, in Worthington. She was listed as Eliza Simpson (age 32).

1880 United States Federal Census, Ephraim Simpson household, Greene County, Indiana: Eliza was living with her husband, Ephram, in Black Creek. She was listed as Eliza Simpson (wife, age 43).

1900 United States Federal Census, Ephrom Simpson household, Butler County, Missouri: Ephram & Eliza were living in Epps along with a 17 year old boy who was listed as adopted. The young man's name is hard to read on the census record but has been indexed as Vannie Radsdale. Eliza was listed as Eliza Simpson (wife, age 62).

1910 United States Federal Census, Ephrom Simpson household, Butler County, Missouri: Ephram & Eliza were living in Epps. She was listed as Eliza Simpson (wife, age 73).


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Eliza had a relationship with Stephen WOLFENBARGER. (Stephen WOLFENBARGER was born ca 1838 in Virginia and died bef. 14 May 1863 in Tennessee 2.)


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Eliza next married Ephram SIMPSON, son of Samuel SIMPSON and Sallie SIMMONS, on 11 October 1866 in Harlan County, Kentucky. (Ephram SIMPSON was born on 20 June 1842 in Harlan County, Kentucky,1464 died on 30 September 1923 in Lincoln County, Kentucky 1464 and was buried on 1 October 1923 in Wilmoths Chapel, Lincoln County, Kentucky 1464.)


  Marriage Notes:

Eliza and Ephram Simpson were married by John C. Howard (Justice of Peace) at Samuel Simpson's house. Witnesses were Hiram Howard and John Hopkins. (According to Our Family History by Emma Taylor Hopkins & microfilm record of Harlan County Marriages.)



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