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Hopper and Smiths of Kent

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Hopper and Smiths of Kent

Posted: 22 Jun 2012 8:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith Hopper
I descend from Samuel Smith b. abt 1809 in Quebec or possibly Ontario, or US d. 4 Feb. 1901 Chatham Tp. Kent, ON. Samuel married Nancy Hopper b. bet. 2 Sep 1813 and 1815. Quebec or Ontario d. sometime aft. 1911. Nancy Hopper was the dau. of an unknown Hopper and his wife Elizabeth b. bet. 1773-1776. Elizabeth lived (as per census) with her handicapped son Abraham in Chatham Tp. until she died 22 Mar. 1873 (Chatham Tp.- her son Thomas Hopper was the informant). Nancy's known siblings seem to be the following: 1)Abraham (b. abt 1809 in Quebec or Ontario - noted as handicapped in all census); 2) Nancy (above wife of Samuel Smith); 3)Caroline b. 31 Mar. 1815 (possibly Toronto as per record) d. 25 May 1910 Chatham Tp. Kent, ON m. (28 Sep. 1840) William J. Babbitt b. abt 1812 US d. bef 1881; 4)Thomas b. abt 1817 in Dundas, ON per record d. aft. 1881 Kent, ON m. (17 Sep. 1844) Maria Williams b. abt 1827 Kent, ON; 5)Eve b. bet. 27 Jul 1819-Dec 1821 d. 6 Jun 1906 m. (17 Sep. 1844) Samuel Williams b. abt 1823 d. 16 Mar. 1878 Marine City, St. Clair, MI. This family has been confused with the Abraham Hopper/Elizabeth Crowder family. The Hoppers who settled in Chatham Tp. Kent Co. ON while possibly related to Abraham Hopper and Elizabeth Crowder of Dundas, are not one and the same. The two families were living at the same time in the respective counties, making them 2 separate and distinct families. Any help in furthering the tree - land records (obviously Elizabeth the matriarch was married at one time and lived on land of her own in Kent, so if someone has found information on her or her husband I would love to hear from you), will?, Samuel Smith's ancestry? would be greatly, greatly, appreciated. There was a flurry of Hopper research 5 years ago, now no one seems to be on - so this is my 3rd attempt to connect with researchers to push this family back further.
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anders153 22 Jun 2012 2:53PM GMT 
Marlene Daine... 25 Jun 2012 1:12AM GMT 
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