July 2016 Documenting the Details Newsletter
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July 2016

A newsletter is something I've thought about doing from time to time, but I wasn't sure anyone would want to read it. When the idea ran through my head again about a month ago, I decided it was time to give it a try.

Family members currently receiving email notifications when a new blog post is published and others who aren't have been added to this mailing list. If you don't want to continue receiving the newsletter, it's easy to unsubscribe at the bottom of this email. (Don't worry, I won't be offended as long as you don't mark it as spam. That will cause me problems.)

Plans for this newsletter include featuring recent blog posts (and writing more so there is something to feature) and one from the past, family photos, website updates, and a couple of facts from the family history. The Family History Fact will show the person(s) connection to me, so if we are related, you should be able to figure out how they are related to you from that. 

If you have ideas for what you'd like to have included, information you'd like to share, or questions, let me know. 


Featured Post

Emma: In Her Own Words — The Flood

"I had lived in my house 52 years and the water had never been in my house. But in Apr. 1977 6 ins. rain fell very fast and the river raised very fast." Emma

This is part 10 of what will be 12 posts featuring the transcription of 54-pages my grandmother, Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins, wrote about her life. That means there are only two more posts left in this series. You can start with the first one at Emma: In Her Own Words — The Background and The Beginning.

June Blog Posts

Photos of the Month

Jimmie, Verda, Will, Kathryn, & David McCauley; abt. 1937
Emma Ewers Taylor Hopkins
Click on photos for a larger image you can save. 

Family History Facts

Hopkins Line:
2nd great-grandfather John Covey Howard was the father of, at least, 21 children — 11 with his first wife Madilda Brock, two with second wife Sarah Taylor, seven with third wife Mary Morris, and one child whose mother is unidentified (at least by me).

(Connection: John Covey Howard > Lucinda Howard > Elmer Dennis Hopkins > Mom > me)

Hankins Line:
5th great-grandfather John Hankins was a Revolutionary War soldier from Frederick County, Virginia who moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina after the war before settling in Hopkins County, Kentucky by 1810.

(Connection: John Hankins > Barnabas Hankins  > Houston Hankins > Albert Elvie Hankins > Thomas Leander "Lee" Hankins > Verda Waller Hankins > Dad > me) 

A Post from the Past

Theodocia Smith married Thomas Jefferson Lanier in St. Clair County, Alabama in 1897. They had one child. What happened to Theodocia and that child after 1902 remains a mystery. 

(This is a 4-part series published in January 2011. An update based on a research trip in 2015 is on the to-do list, but I can tell you now that I didn't find them.)
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