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Lee Ashmore (#47026276)
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I live in Edina, MN and winter in San Diego, CA.
I'm an amateur genealogist working on the following families:

Ashmore Eng> 1634 MD> 1800 GA> 1880 AL

Stratton Eng> 1630's NJ> PA> MI> IA> MS

Mulloy Ire> VA> MS

Reed ?> AL

Hopkins Eng> 1630'sRI> 1800NY> 1860IA.


I finally found John Hopkins b @ 1800 NY as the father of William Henry Hopkins b 1838 Erie Co., NY. Other possible siblings of William Henry are Cyrus, Richard, John, Elizabeth, Hetta and others. So the search continues for his mother. AND now I need the parents of John Hopkins! Does it ever end?

I'm looking for the parents of my William Henry Hopkins b1838 Springville, Erie Co., NY. He married in 1864 in Jackson Co., IA Catherine "Kate" Bryant Moore b1846 Schenectady, the adopted daughter of George & Adelia Jane (Horton) Moore of Luzerne, Warren Co., NY and later Nevada, Story Co., IA. William died 1911 in Odebolt, Sac Co., IA. Kate in 1924. This could be a RI Gov Stephen Hopkins 1707-1785, signer of the Declaration of Independence line. Any help greatly appreciated!!!

Haddox Eng> 1600's VA> OH> IA

I have posted hundreds of messages on these families at
I would love any additional info you might have on them. Thanks, Lee

Many Thanks to Michael Hollander for posting all of the wonderful photos on my findagrave memorials.
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Robert Steingraber
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I just saw your bio and realized you were looking for people in NY and thought I'd suggest if you haven't heard of it the website
IT's a totally free old newspaper site run by a lone man out of his house in Fulton and he has incredible stuff.
He has old newspapers from NY and surrounding states originally and now has expanded to several other states going back to early 1800's. I have found so many incredible obits and human interest stories there.
Try different versions of names as often obits were full names, sometimes last name first and also in later 1800's there was a fad especially for men of using just first and middle initials with last name. YOu can open or download the newspapers as a PDF and I have developed a method of "cutting out" specific articles to save to my computer using MS PAINT program most PC's have. I have written the directions and if you'd like give a yell and I'll send to you.
Added by Robert Steingraber on Oct 21, 2016 10:02 AM
Robert Steingraber
RE: Bentley calling cards Boone Co., Iowa
I have in my tree an Edward J. and a Frank J. who were sons of Thomas Bentley and Susann Paulina Claflin who lived in Boone Co, Iowa. Edward was 1848-1824 and Frank J was 1862-1942 who would seem to fit.
William is a VERY common name in the Bentley line (likely after the Immigrant William) but I find no Clinton or Vincent.
I have a distant Bentley cousin who I've communicated with in Iowa for a few years who Edward and Frank are in her line. I have written her to see if the other names mean anything to her.
The Thomas above was son of Layton Bentley and Lucy Stewart in Washington Co, NY and Thomas seems to be the only son who went to Iowa although another was in Missouri.
I do not have any Haddox in my tree and the only Hopkins that would be in the area was the wife of Benjamin Pierce Bentley, son of the Clark you posted the memorial for. Benjamin's wife was Sarah Lorraine Hopkins so maybe a connection there.
Added by Robert Steingraber on Oct 21, 2016 9:55 AM
Grace K. (Crewe) Austin
RE: 115617375 Marion Hopkins
Marion had 2 children; (1) James Howard Hopkins 1920-1945 WWII buried in North Ridge and living is (2) Gordon Hopkins who was born in 1922, married Eloise Burdick in 1945 had 3 children: Thomas Hopkins, born 1946, James Gordon Hopkins, born 1951 and Laurena Ann Hopkins, born 1956 the family lived in Canisteo, NY. Hope this helps
Added by Grace K. (Crewe) Austin on Sep 26, 2016 1:50 PM
Memorial # 134482245
Hi Lee,
Please note that P. A. Hopkins was the daughter
of Henry and Catherine (Gerow) Boice. Thou Phoebe spelled her maiden name Boyce. Henry was a Policeman, but not a Captain. John Devine Boyce was her brother and a Civil War Soldier. He's in the Cypress Hills Ntl Cemetery. And, JDB was not a Police Officer.
Thank you, Karen Steinhaus
Added by Karen on Sep 07, 2016 7:53 PM
Jenean Hamilton
Amanda Hopkins
Thanks for the information. I have updated her memorial. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Sep 06, 2016 7:01 PM
L Evans
Sarah Parrish Ashton
Would you please write me concerning her maiden name, an edit has been sent to have her linked to her father, John.... if this was you and an error, would you please confirm this before I accept edit for new maiden name.
Added by L Evans on Aug 16, 2016 8:00 AM
Eva Hopkins
Lee Ashmore
I get the transfer of management James Hopkins and his wife.

Added by Eva Hopkins on Jul 27, 2016 2:40 PM
Laura Wrighter Slezak
RE: Jotham Pickering
Wonderful and you are most welcome. If we are both tied into this line, would that make us related somehow? 5, huh? that is so exciting. Thank you for your info on find a grave. I had the father Peter Hopkins but no I have a wife.
Added by Laura Wrighter Slezak on Jul 08, 2016 8:35 AM
Jon Sterling
William L. and Marina Hopkins
I added photos for William and Marina tonight. William is Find A Grave Memorial# 15482776. for some reason the part with their names is upside down... I guess that at some point it was toppled and when they put it back up they either didn't notice or it wouldn't stand the right way...

Jon Sterling
Added by Jon Sterling on Jun 29, 2016 6:06 PM
Donna Fuller Cusumano
I found another memorial for Stephen Hopkins:
Find A Grave Memorial# 86600189. Perhaps they can be merged?
Added by Donna Fuller Cusumano on Apr 28, 2016 4:08 PM
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