James Hopkins s/o Zilpha Ann Lett
Does anyone have any info on James Hopkins, eldest child of John Hopkins & Zilpha Ann Lett? This little lady, Gwen Gieson has looked for James for 30 yrs and has found some in the last 2 years, but isn't sure on the children, he married Lydia Johnson: This is her email to me:Hi Tanya,
yes, you are correct; my Great-great grandfather, James Hopkins, was the son of John & Zilpha Lett..John was the son of Thomas (Conrad) & Rebecca McKinney
I found James in the census' and LDS Libraries microfisch.I still know little about Lydia and it is hard to decide which are their children.My problem is whether or not Sylpha & Nancy are the same twins (if they are) as Emmaline & Evaline.I also wondered if Sylpha E. was Sarah E. When I discovered that James was in Winfield, I sent a message for someone to find out if he was buried there and he was quite a person.He went into service and became a chaplain, then followed as a minister afterwards.He was also well known and liked in the GAR org. and they were part of his internment services.It was through these people who helped me, that I learned about Julia Whaples (not Waples) and her son and his family.
I have been looking for this man for 30 years and have just found him in the last 2 yrs.I will get your pkg. in the mail right away and then we can possibly fill in a few blanks.I am 71 years old and running out of time so to speak, and would like to get my work finished as much as possible before it is too late.
Thanks for your help and response.
GwenThanks for helping.