I relied on a book, for a while.Fortunately for me, it only lasted about a month. Hopkins family book showed married of Elizabeth Pettus to Dr. Arthur Hopkins,and then connected her to Capt. Thomas Pettus.Since Dr. Arthur Hopkins was illustrious in his own right, I don't think the Hopkins researchers were trying to enhance his tree. It is possible that her name was Elizabeth Pettus, even this I do not know, but I would think, the possiblility is there, and therefore Pettus researchers should be looking into that possiblity.Also, Hopkins researchers should be trying to identify Dr. Arthur Hopkin's wife for sure, after all Grandmothers are an important part of our trees. My question is could Elizabeth Pettus be connected in any way with the Stephen Pettus, Mr. W.W. Pettus dis- custed on Nov. 29, 2001.She was supposed to be from New Kent County.Since Dr. Hopkins married shortly after his arrival, it appears she must have been there in the area, as he had not had time to go searching for a wife in the hinterlands.