John Dalton HOPPER, Sr & Sarah COLLINS

Family Group Sheet


Submitted by Bill Duchek Poster-#-95-


Cape Girardeau County Mo
FAMILY GROUP SHEET


    HUSBAND: John Dalton HOPPER, Sr 
    BORN: 08 Dec 1802 Rockingham County, NC
    MARRIAGE: abt 1824 Lincoln County, TN
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 30 Aug 1876 Cape Girardeau County -  buried Collins-Hopper Cemetery
    FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Lewis HOPPER b: abt 1775 NC d: abt 1840 LCTN
    MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Unk
    NOTES: John met and married Sarah Collins (1824) in Lincoln County, TN. Circa 1830/1831 - John, Sarah and 3 kids joined his father-in-law Nathan in a westward move toward Missouri, stopping in Macoupin and Greene county, IL. While there, they purchased land, farmed - John and Sarah had two sons, William James and John D., jr. They sold the land, and somewhere in the interval of 1836 to 1838 they relocated to  Cape Girardeau, MO.
    John Dalton Hopper, Sr, Nathan Collins and their friend Benjamin Miller were the first Kage school trustees elected, 1854.
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    WIFE: Sarah COLLINS
    BORN: 18 Oct 1806 Rockingham County, NC
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    DIED: 17 Nov 1885 buried Collins-Hopper Cemetery
    FATHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Nathanial COLLINS  13 May 1784 NC
    MOTHER'S NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH: Mary WELLS 27 Aug 1787 NC
    NOTES:
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    CHILD 1: Mary M. HOPPER "Polly"
    SEX: F  
    BORN: 09 Mar 1825 Lincoln County, TN
    MARRIAGE: never married
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 24 Febr 1913 buried Collins-Hopper Cemetery
    NOTES: lived to 88 years
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    CHILD 2: Andrew Jackson HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: 5 Oct 1836 Lincoln County, TN
    MARRIAGE: Hariet Bol COX 28 Dec 1849 Cape Girardeau
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 31 Dec 1857 buried Samuel Hitt Cemetery
    NOTES:
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    CHILD 3: George M. HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: 22 July 1828 Lincoln County, TN
    MARRIAGE: Elizabeth ARNOLD  28 Dec 1849 Cape Girardeau,
    OTHER MARRIAGES: Narcissa Evaline DAVIS abt 1871 Cape Girardeau
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 2 May 1903 - George and Nicie are buried in Benton Cemetery, Scott County. The death and burial of Elizabeth Arnold is unknown.
    NOTES: George had 2 complete families. With Elizabeth there were 5 off-spring, the last being my grandmother - Barbara Ellen Hopper, and with Nicie there were  4.
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    CHILD 4: William James HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: abt 1832 Macoupin or Greene County, IL
    MARRIAGE: Rachel M. THOMPSON 20 Nov 1851 Cape Girardeau
    OTHER MARRIAGES: Florinda J. JACKSON 4 Apr 1869 Greene County, AR
    MILITARY SERVICE: Civil War-sgt Co.K, Col. Jeffries 8th mounted Missouri Cavalry CSA
    DIED: 14 Jan 1892 buried Providence Cemetery, Greene county, AR.
    NOTES: Circa 1863 James and Rachel relocated to AR. Rachel died abt 1865 in Gainesville, AR.
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    CHILD 5: John Dalton HOPPER, Jr
    SEX: M
    BORN: abt 1834 Macoupin or Greene County, IL
    MARRIAGE: Mary Jane RAVENSCROFT (nee MASTERSON) 13 Jan 1858 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    MILITARY SERVICE: Civil War - pvt 29th Missouri Infantry Regt. Union -
    DIED: 5 May 1864 - buried Arsenal Island off St. Louis
    NOTES: John, Jr. went AWOL in Nov. 1862. Was captured and turned in for bounty in March of 1864. Was sent to Gratiot Prison in St. Louis where he contracted Small Pox. Was transfered to a military hospital at 5th & Chestnut in St. Louis where he died in 1864.  Buried on Arsenal Island,  where - over time the river eroded the island and scattered the dead. A memorial plaque was placed at Alton, IL  across the river.
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    CHILD 6: Thomas Jefferson HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: abt 1839 Cape Giradeau County
    MARRIAGE: Mary Eliza RANDOL abt 1864 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES: none
    MILITARY SERVICE: "Hearts of Blue and Gray" has a listing for a Thomas Hopper serving with Col. Jeffrie's 8th Missouri Cavalry CSA, Co. K  - the same oufit that brothers William James and Perry P.W. were in during the Civil War. Thomas's service record only states that he surrendered himself and was released on a $1000 bond. There is no entry for dates or for active duty. I have yet to prove that the record is for this Thomas.

    DIED: abt 1876 Cape Girardeau County - burial unk
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    CHILD 7: Lewis Francis Marion HOPPER    
    SEX: M
    BORN: 24 Apr 1840 Cape Girardeau County
    MARRIAGE: Frances M. MOORE 2 Oct 1862 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES: Carolyn Mahala GIBBS (nee Sullinger) 30 July 1873 Cape Girardeau County
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 22 Oct 1929 Cape Girardeau County, buried in Collins-Hopper Cemetery
    NOTES:
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    CHILD 8: Perry P.W. HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: 13 May 1842 Cape Girardeau County
    MARRIAGE: Marzilla Elizabeth RANDOL 22 Dec 1863 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES: Louisa M. HITT (nee TISDALE) 28 Jan 1883 Cape Girardeau County; Nettie E. ASH 8 Jan 1915 Cape Girardeau County
    MILITARY SERVICE: Civil War - Cos. C & K - Col. Jeffer's 8th Missouri Cavalry - CSA
    DIED: 30 Apr 1923 Cape Girardeau County - buried Collins-Hopper Cemetery
    NOTES:
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    CHILD 9: Marquis "Marcus" De LaFayette HOPPER
    SEX: M
    BORN: 2 Aug 1844 Cape Girardeau County
    MARRIAGE: Myrtle A. FORBES 22 Dec 1863 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES:
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 23 Jan 1865 Cape Girardeau County - buried in Collins-Hopper Cemetery+
    NOTES: An enigma to me - the most ignominous of individuals - cannot find any data on the pair. He died so young - relative to his sibs, that is.
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    CHILD 10: Sarah Columbia HOPPER
    SEX: F
    BORN: 22 Apr 1847 Cape Girardeau County
    MARRIAGE: James Harry HECTOR 20 Jun 1872 Cape Girardeau County
    OTHER MARRIAGES: John W. WATKINS 28 Apr 1881; John Franklin STRODER 15 Feb 1886; Sylvester C. WELCH 31 Oct 1900 (to be verified)
    MILITARY SERVICE:
    DIED: 3 Oct 1918 buried in Stroderville Cemetery next to son Leroy STRODER & wife as "mother"
    NOTES:
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Submitted by Bill Duchek Poster-#-95-

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