My ancestry is Elisha- John-Hopestill- Hopestill, Jr. I have been workingonthe Thomas/Elishaproblems as has many others and I don't think anyone has proved the connection either way. I am of the opinion that Thomas was the father of Elisha but I cannot prove it but the other opinion cannot be proved either. If anything shows up I will let you know. I live on the ancestrial land of Hopestill, Jr. in Rochester, Ma.Here again we cannot prove how a great tract of land came into the Bisbee Family in what we think was the mid-1600s.Thomas and others from Scituate where orginally offered a grant of land in what is know Rochester but supposedly this was either not accepted or not finallized according to most records, but could this have been re offered to the family later? Interesting stuff!!!