Hi Mary, Yes I have learned some very interesting bits of information.To the best of my knowledge...at this point in time: Leven & Mary "Poley" Killman of Overton Co. TN. had a son named Henry. 1850 Overton,Co.
Henry Killman married Sousan or Susan Hopper Sousan was born in Virginia, and was the daughter of Stephen & Releafie (?) Hopper who were living in Adair Co. KY. in 1850.
Henry & Sousan Killman settled in Monroe Co. Ky. and were listed on the 1860 census, and were still there with their 3 children: Stephen A., Edney V.J. and Mary M., in 1870. They left Ky around 1871-1872(?)...and moved to Taney Co. Missouri.
I found Henry & Sousan Killman, Edney and her new husband, John H. Thomason (Thomasson), Stephen A. Killman and Mary Killman, all together on the membership list of the "Mincy Valley Baptist Church of Christ" around 1873.
Stephen A. Killman married Nancy Watson.Nancy died in 1901, and Stephen A. then married a Catherine Watson...who I "believe" was his sister in-law.They stayed in Taney Co. until about 1906, and left shortly after the family tried unsuccessfully for Cherokee membership.
Stephen Joshua Killman, married Nancy Mary Alberta Mannon in Mincy, Taney Co.MO. in 1898.
Stephen moved to Arizona in 1924 and died in Yuma, on June 1, 1975 at the age of 96! The funeral was held in Buckeye, AZ.
Sousan Hopper Killman's siblings were: Stephen,William,Harrison,Morida,Mesipa?, Jane,Matilda and Isicfan(?).
I would love to know if you have any knowledge of this Hopper family?They were suppose to be in Adair Co. KY in 1850.I'm not sure if "Releafie" was a nick-name, or if I am even spelling it right...but that is the way it looks to me.
Henry Killman's siblings were: Calvin, Miley Jane, Delila, can't read name(?), and Polly Ann.Another sister may have been called Sarah, as a Polly Killman, age 94, was living in Cumberland Co. Ky 1880 with her daughter Sarah Jennings age 64!
Looking forward to hearing from you! I was pleased to see your message...and very interested when I saw that you also have linked our Killman's to the Hopper's!Very interesting!