American Royalty, Stephen Hopkins–My 9th Great Grandfather, A Mayflower Pilgrim
I know I look like your typical suburban, Midwest mom living in a typical beige house, but I have a secret. I come from American royalty.
Through some genealogy work done by my mom’s best friend, we found out that my 9th great grandfather was Stephen Hopkins (1581 – 1644). Who is Stephen Hopkins? Let me tell you…(click on picture below to enlarge).
I’m a sucker for history and this was such a cool, unexpected discovery. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Stephen Hopkins. I’m thankful that he made the voyage over to the New World, twice, and survived, because, if he hadn’t, my family wouldn’t be here.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Be safe, be merry and spread hugs throughout the land! Oh, and I forgot, God Bless America!
Hi cuz! I too am descended from Stephen Hopkins, have read the story of his adventures coming to the US.So very interesting!
How cool! A Stephen Hopkins cousin :)!
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I recenly read that steve hopkins was a direct ancestor of mine also. Its something I would love to tell my kids and grandkids, If its true. Where do I start?
My mother’s best friend does genealogy and worked on our family tree. I think she used Ancestry.com. You could start there! Good luck, cousin :)!
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