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Evan Ragland HOPSON
Amanda M. F. DAVIS
Husband:  Evan Ragland HOPSON
Birth:  1801/2, NC
Death:  1870-80, Christian Co., KY
Father:  Neville HOPSON
Mother:  Susannah "Susan" RAGLAND
Marriage:  ca. 1820-24
Wife:  Amanda M. F. DAVIS
Birth:  1801/2, SC
Death:  1870-80, Christian Co., KY
Children:
1.  (Daughter A) HOPSON, b. 1820-25
2.  (Daughter B) HOPSON, b. 1825-30
3.  Benjamin Clark HOPSON, b. 1831/2
4.  Martha J. HOPSON, b. 1833/4
5.  Ann R. HOPSON, b. 1835/6
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Kentucky, North Carolina

Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):  not found.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found.

3.  1830 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #7-8 of 94; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 KY Christian Co. p. 10 Evan Hopson  000 010 - 110 010 110 010 - 020 010
These data indicate:
No., Race, Gender Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 20-29 1800-1810 = Evan (b. 1801/2)
1 white female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 white female 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter A
1 white female 20-29 1800-1810 = Amanda (b. 1801/2)
1 male slave 9 or under 1820-1830 = ?
1 male slave 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
1 male slave 55-99 1730-1775 = ?
2 female slaves 10-23 1806-1820 = ?
1 female slave 55-99 1730-1775 = ?
1 black deaf & dumb 25 or over in or bef. 1805 = ?

4.  1840 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #95-96 of 98; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Christian Co. p. 237 Evan Hopson 010 001 - 111 101 010 411 000 - 211 000 0400000
These data indicate:es
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 5-9 1830-1835 = Benjamin  (b. 1831/2)
1 white male 30-39 1800-1810 = Evan (b. 1801/2)
1 white female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Ann (b. 1835/6)
1 white female 5-9 1830-1835 = Martha (b. 1833/4)
1 white female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 white female 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter A
1 white female 30-39 1800-1810 = Amanda (b. 1801/2)
1 white female 50-59 1780-1790 = Rhoda CLARK? (b. 1772/3?) 
4 male slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 male slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 male slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
2 female slaves 9 or under 1830-1840 = ?
1 female slave 10-23 1816-1830 = ?
1 female slave 24-35 1804-1816 = ?
4 persons employed in agriculture
Listed four lines down from Presley N.O. THOMPSON, who is three lines down from Henry HOPSON. 

5a.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  District No. 2, Christian Co., KY, p. 408B, 712/756, enumerated 8 October 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Evan Hopson 48 M Farmer 900 N Carolina
Amanda   " 48 F     S Carolina
Benjamin C " 18 M Farmer   Kentucky
Martha J   " 16 F     "
Ann R      " 14 F     "
Rhoda Clark 77 F     Virginia
Rhoda's age has inflated since 1840, where she was 50-59.

5b.  1850 Slave Schedule Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #92 of 100; missing columns contained no data):  District No. 2, Christian Co., KY, p. 179, 3 Oct 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Names
of
Slave Owners
Number
of
Slaves*
Description
Age Sex Colour
Evan Hopson  1 35 M B
   2 30 F B
   3 28 F B
   4 18 M B
   5 17 F B
   6 16 F B
   7 16 M B
   8 13 M B
   9 13 M B
  10 12 F B
  11 11 M B
  12  5 M B
  13  3 M B
  14  4 F B
  15 10/12 M B
*The enumerator obviously didn't understand how this column was supposed to be used.

6a.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #121 of 295):  Hopkinsville P.O., Christian Co., KY, p. 623, PN 121, enumerated 14 Sep 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
850 850 Evan Hopson 58 M   Farmer 5000 13,150 NC
    A.M.F. Hopson 57 F         SC
 "  " B.M. Johnson 29 M   Farmer 1000 1500 Ky
    Telatha Johnson 28 F         "
    [children of B.M. & Telitha]              
    Anderson Johnson 18 M   Farmer     Ky
Living next door to James & Elizabeth (WEST) THOMPSON.  The JOHNSON's have no known connection to Evan or Amanda, so they may just be boarders.  See their page for the full record and for further info. 

6b.  1860 Slave Schedule Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #10 of 125; missing columns contained no data):  Christian Co., KY, p. 259B, PN 10, enumerated 1 Sep 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Names
of
Slave Owners
Description Number
of Slave
Houses
Age Sex Colour
Evan Hopson 50 M B 2
  48 F B  
  46 F B  
  34 M B  
  32 M B  
  25 M B  
  25 M B  
  23 M B  
  14 M B  
  12 M B  
  12 F B  
  11 M B  
   8 F B  
   7 M B  
   2 F B  
Totals 15 2

7.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #68 of 591):  Hopkinsville P.O., Fruit Hill Pct., Christian Co., KY, p. 330B, PN 66, 470/470, enumerated 20 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hopson Evan 67 M W Farmer 1600   North Carolina
______ Amanda M. F. 67 F W Keeping house     North Carolina
______ Ben C 39 M W at home   40 2000  Kentucky

8.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):  not found.

9.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com; Broderbund CD-650):
Pg Grantee Acres Book Pg Date County Watercourse 
Vol. 1, Pt. 1, Chap. VI, Kentucky Land Warrants (1816-1873)
593 Hopson, Evan   7 S 201 5-11-1825 Christian W Fk Pond R
Vol. 1, Pt. 2, Chap. X, Grants in the County Court Orders (1836-1924)
1355 Hopson, Evan  70 10 163 6-7-1842 Christian W Fk Pond R
1355 Hopson, Evan   1 44 426 2-5-1855 Christian Pond R
1355 Hopson, Evan 188 44 427 2-5-1855 Christian Pond R
1355 Hopson, Evan  19 44 428 2-5-1855 Christian Pond R
1355 Hopson, Ben Clark    9¾ 55 140 6-9-1858 Christian W Fk Pond R
1355 Hopson, B C  45 81 269 9-19-1870 Christian W Fk Pond R

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