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Neville HOPSON
Susannah Ragland HOPSON
Husband:  Neville / Nevil HOPSON
Birth:  9 Mar 1783, Rutherford Co., NC
Death:  10 Oct 1835, Christian Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Pioneer Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY
Father:  Henry HOPSON, Jr.
Mother:  Nancy Anne RAGLAND
Marriage:  29 Oct 1809, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Susannah Ragland "Susan" HOPSON [a first cousin]
Birth:  4 Jul 1780-87
Death:  Feb 1850, Christian Co., KY
Disposition:  buried Pioneer Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY
Father:  Neville HOPSON
Mother:  Susannah "Susan" RAGLAND

The census has Susan born 1780-84; her tombstone says 1787.  She was probably fibbing about her age later in life, so the census record is probably closer to the truth.

Children born in Christian Co., KY:
  1.  (Son A) HOPSON, b. 1810
  2.  (Son B) HOPSON, b. 1810-15
  3.  (Son C) HOPSON, b. 1810-15
  4.  Ann HOPSON, b. 1814/5 
  5.  (Daughter A) HOPSON, b. 1815-20
  6.  (Son D) HOPSON, b. 1820
  7.  William H. HOPSON, b. 1821/2 
  8.  Maxwell HOPSON, b. 1825/6
  9.  (Daughter B) HOPSON, b. 1825-30
10.  James M. HOPSON, b. 1830/1


Sources:

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Hopson, Nevil Hopson, Susannah 29 Oct 1809 Christian Co.

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1810 (Broderbund CD-313).  Please see my WARNING regarding use of this database (the numerical data have the genders switched).  I know, in this case the switching doesn't matter, but I like to alert people to the problem whenever possible. 
1810 Hopson, Nevel KY Christian Co. p. 85 00010-0001007
These data should read:
00010-00010-07
which indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1765-1784 = Neville (b. 1783)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Susan
7 slaves all ages in or bef. 1810 = names unknown
Other HOPSONs in Christian Co. are:  Henry, Henry, John, and William.

3a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Hopson, Nevil KY Christian Co. p. 35
Other HOPSONs in Christian Co. are:  Henry, Henry Sr., and William.

3b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 10 (of the book, not the census):
1820 Hopson Nevil 210010-20010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son C
= Son B
1 male 10-15 1804-1810 = Son A
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = Neville (b. 1783)
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter A
= Ann (b. 1814/5)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Susan

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):
1830 Hopson, Nevil KY Christian Co. Hopkinsville p. 4

4b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 27 (of the book, not the census):
1830 Hopson Nevil 111 210 100 - 101 100 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = Maxwell (b. 1825/6)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = William (b. 1821/2)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son D
2 males 15-19 1810-1815 = Son C
= Son B
1 male 20-29 1800-1810 = Son A
1 male 40-49 1780-1790 = Neville (b. 1783)
1 female 4 or under 1825-1830 = Daughter B
1 female 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Ann (b. 1814/5) 
1 female 40-49 1780-1790 = Susan

5a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Hopean, Susan KY Christian Co. Hopkinsville p. 187

5b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 56 (of the book, not the census):
1840 Hopson Susan 011 100 000 - 001 010 010
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = James (b. 1830/1)
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Maxwell (b. 1825/6)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = William (b. 1821/2)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = Daughter B 
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Daughter A
1 female 50-59 1780-1790 = Susan
Living next door to Susan's eldest daughter, Ann (HOPSON) HOLMAN

6.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):  not found.

7.  Pioneer Graveyard, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., KY (online at the Christian County KYGenWeb site):
...Nevil Hopson, 1783-1835; Mrs. Susan Hopson, wife Nevil Hopson, 1787-1850...

8.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com; Broderbund CD-650):
Part, 1, Chapter IV, Grants South of Green River, 1797-1866
Pg Grantee Acres Book Pg Date County Watercourse
355 Hopson, Nevil  15 17 282 5-6-1815 Christian Little R
Hopson, Nevil  40 17 287 5-6-1815 Christian Little R
Hopson, Nevil 148 22 391 6-4-1817 Christian Little R

9a.  A.B. Willhite.  [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1804-1809.  (self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY):  Neville HOPSON not found, but William and William Jr. appear for the first time in 1808 while Henry and John appear for the first time in 1809.  They have many slaves and, William Sr. especially, much land, so they arrived in the county prosperous.

9b.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1810-1813.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First 
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D E Acres Watercourse
21 1810 Nevill Hopson 1   2 7 2 150
200
S F
S F
71 1811 Nevill Hopson 1 - - 1 6 200 S F
121 1812 Nevil Hopson 1   2 8 2 315 S F
174 1813 Nevel Hopson 1   3 8 2 315 S F
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = White Males 16-20 (this column used only in 1811);
C = Blacks over 16; D = Total Blacks; E = Horses
Abbreviations:  SF = Sinking Fork of the Little River
For a newly married man, Nevil is quite prosperous.

9c.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1814-1818.   (Self-published.  This book is out of print.  I do not have a copy.  If you have one to sell, please contact me.)

9d.  A.B. Willhite.   [n.d.]  Christian Co., Kentucky, Tax List, 1819-1823.   (Self-published; available from author at 4396 Coopertown Rd., Russellville, KY 42276, or from the Christian County Genealogical Society, Hopkinsville, KY).
Pg. in
Willhite
Year First
Name
Last 
Name
A B C D Acres Watercourse
29 1819 Nevil Hopson 1 3 11 2 400
338
L R
W P R
94 1820 Nevil Hopson 1 4 12 2 338
292
 58
P R
S F
S F
135 1821 Neville Hopson 1 4 12 2 176
113
338
Gist's Creek
"
P R
177 1822 Nevel Hopson 1 4 11 5  67 L R
223 1823 Nevill Hopson 1 5 13 5  67
384
 10
L R
P R
L R
Legend for numerical data:
A = White Males 21 or over; B = Blacks over 16; C = Total Blacks; D = Horses
Abbreviations:  LR = Little River; WPR = West Fork of Pond River; PR = Pond River; SF = Sinking Fork of Little River

10.  Messages in the Hopson Family Genealogy Forum (online at GenForum.com).

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