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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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Jesse McWhirter
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Lee please add his daughter 12322761
Added by Jesse McWhirter on Nov 29, 2016 6:48 AM
I just added some Hopkins and Harts to Phoenix Rural Cemetery. Thought you would like to kniow.

Added by af on Nov 20, 2016 8:57 AM
Linda Folts
family tree of Melchert Folts
I have been working on my family tree (Folts) and happened to find you on find a grave website, where you added that Melchert Folts arrived in New York in 1710. This is very helpful to me and if you or someone you know needs more info on this, they can contact me. I have found his mother and father who are from Switzerland.
Added by Linda Folts on Nov 17, 2016 8:30 PM
Lisa F.
George L. Hopkins
The grave photograph shows George L. has no gravestone. However, the George L. Hopkins buried in Lot 14408 Section 112 appears to be the son of Joseph Hopkins, a Brooklyn ice dealer, and Joseph's wife Sarah A. The birth year of approx. 1861 matches both the 1865 NYS census, when he was residing with his widowed father, and the transcribed death record in the New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 database on FamilySearch. George L., Joseph, Sarah and Joseph's mother Charity are all buried in the same lot. In the 1875 NYS census, George L. is living with Joseph's sister, Eliza Hopkins Demarest, and again his age is consistent with an 1861 birth year. This George L. is not the father of George Stewart Hopkins. Hope this helps!
Added by Lisa F. on Nov 15, 2016 7:20 PM
Lisa F.
RE: George L. Hopkins Edit
Hi again. Thanks- I found the Long Island Surnames entry. The Green-wood website has George L. Hopkins (d. 1883) buried in the same plot as Sarah A. Hopkins # 154341314. I submitted a photo request for both. Hopefully, if there's a gravestone, it might help resolve his identity. I am unsure if he is George Stewart Hopkins' father as the entry on FamilySearch for his death indicates he was single and only 22 years old when he died. Of course, the transcription could be wrong! I have the marriage certificate (23 April 1873) for George L. Hopkins and Anna Amelia "Minnie" Van Duyne, the parents of George Stewart Hopkins # 40707426. George L. was said to be 23 years old, born in Rhode Island, a clerk and the son of Lyman Rhodes Hopkins and Eunice Gardner. Interestingly, Lyman's second wife, Rosalie Mercein Gilmore, was the first cousin of Anna Amelia "Minnie" Van Duyne- their mothers were sisters.
Added by Lisa F. on Nov 11, 2016 7:18 AM
Lisa F.
George L. Hopkins Edit
Hello! You sent an edit to link George L. Hopkins# 154341370 as the father of George Stewart Hopkins # 40707426. I did a quick check and the George L. who was buried at Green-wood on 9 January 1883 was 22 and single, according to New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949 on the Family Search site. He was too young to be the father of George Stewart Hopkins, who was born in 1873. The 1880 Census indicated George L. was born around 1850. Do you have any additional information on George L. that links him to George Stewart Hopkins? Thanks.
Added by Lisa F. on Nov 09, 2016 4:51 AM
Robert Steingraber
your search
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
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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
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