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The Hopkins Branch of the Welburn Family 

Mary Ellen Welburn and her twin sister Hannah were born in February 1840 in the farming community of Blackwater, in the Baltimore Hundred of Sussex County.  Because she shared her mother's first name, she is commonly referred to as "Ellen".  Mary Ellen is first enumerated in her father's household in the 1840 Federal Census. She appears by name in 1850.

Between 1857 and 1859 Mary Ellen married John M. Hopkins, a partially disabled widower and father of 3 small children (William, John & Liza).  In 1860, they resided near Tunnell's Store in Baltimore Hundred. In 1870, they were in Selbyville, but by 1880 they were in Roxana two houses away from her parents. 

Mary Ellen had 3 children that survived to adulthood: Mary Catharine, Ira & James. Mary Ellen Welburn-Hopkins died sometime between 1880 and 1897. By 1900 John Hopkins was married with another wife named Mary and living in Chester County, PA.

Below the outline of Mary Ellen's descendants are her census pages for 1850 & 1870. Click on an image to enlarge.

 (C) 2007 - 2014 Kimberly Chase-Longus

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An Outline of Mary Ellen & John's Descendants

  A GUIDE TO THE OUTLINE:

WHITE=CHILD OF ELLEN & JOHN; RED=GRANDCHILD; 

PURPLE=GREAT-GRANDCHILD; MINT=2XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; ORANGE=3XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; BLUE=4XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; YELLOW=5XGREAT-GRANDCHILD; GREEN=6XGREAT-GRANDCHILD;  

ADD ANOTHER "GREAT" TO KNOW THE RELATIONSHIP TO MARY & GEORGE WELBURN.

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I. Mary Catharine Hopkins-McCray (1858 - ?) 

A. Albert James McCray (5/9/1877 - 3/6/1933)

B. Charles Henry McCray (3/22/1880 - ?)

1. James McCray (1910  - ?)

C. Sally McCray-Mackey-Opher (8/15/1882 -  ?)

D. Bertha McCray (5/1884 - ?)

E. Lula McCray-Anderson (9/17/1887 - ?)

F. Ida McCray-Wolfe-Thomas-Raisin (5/29/1890 - ?)

1. James Nelson Wolfe (3/1/1908 - 2/1971)

a. James Nelson Wolfe Jr. (8/9/1931 - 4/24/1998)

2. Elsie Marie Wolfe-Moody (4/6/1909 - 7/10/1971)

3. Evelyn Thomas (1920 - ?)

G. James Edward McCray (9/22/1893 - 3/5/1976)

1. Harry McCray (1927 - ?)

 

II. James Albert Hopkins (8/14/1861 - 9/16/1922)

A. Helen Hopkins-Miller (5/17/1888 - 12/31/1924)
B. John L. Hopkins (1/11/1891 - 6/17/1950)
1. Catherine Hopkins-Burruss (1/19/1912 - 4/1970)
a. Mary Retta Hopkins-Brown (1934-
i. Christopher Brown (1951 -
- Steven Brown
+ Anya Brown
- Timothy Brown
- Jonathan Brown
- D'Angelo Brown
ii. Cathlene Brown-Sanders
- Shelby Sanders
iii. Craig Brown
- Craig Brown Jr.
iv. Cloyd Brown
- Cloyd Brown Jr.
v. Celeste Brown
vi. Curtis Brown
- Xavier Brown
- Quincy Brown
- Malcolm Brown
vii. Clemmon Brown
- Brandon Brown 
b. Maurice E. Burruss Sr. (7/1/1935 - 6/4/2002)
i. Maurice Burruss Jr
- Maurice Burruss III
- Amanda Burruss
ii. Kevin Burruss
- Shelik Frayer
- Heather Clefton
- Kevin Burruss Jr.
+ Zachary Burruss
- Stephanie Burruss
iii. Eric Burruss
- Eric Burruss Jr.
- Drew Burruss
+ Amaya Garchinski
+ Tresa Garchinski
iv. Deidra Burruss
- Michael Burruss
+ Zion Burruss
+ Zemean Burruss
- Joseph Burruss
v. Tina Burruss
- Del Burruss
- Andre Burruss
vi. Dawn Burruss-Baynard
- Imani Wiggins
- Adam Baynard
c. James Burruss Sr. (11/26/1936 - 3/1982)
i. Helen Burruss-Dennis
- James I. Dennis Jr.
+ James I. Dennis III
- Jeffrey Dennis
+ Nashawn Wilson Dennis
- Jason Christopher Dennis
+ Julian Daniel Guezara
- Jessica Dennis
ii. Ophelia Burruss-Sheperd 
iii. James Burruss Jr.
- James Burruss III
- Jason Burruss
iv. Donna Burruss
v. Sharon Burruss
- Patrick Burruss
- Ashley Burruss
- Alan Ray Watkins
- Cory Watkins 
2. John L. Hopkins Jr. (1913 - ?)
a. John L. Hopkins III
b. Connie Hopkins-Casson
c. Helen Hopkins
3. William I. Hopkins (1918 - ?)
 
4. Raymond C. Hopkins (1919 - ?)
a. Wayne J. Hopkins
b. Richard I. Hopkins
5. Douglas J. Hopkins (1922 - ?)
a. Thomas Hopkins
b. Rita Hopkins
i. Tammy _____
ii. Jacqueline _____
c. Jacqueline Hopkins

C. Mary C. Hopkins-Wright (2/1894 - 1950)

1. Robert Edward Wright Sr. (6/1/1913 - 8/27/1977)
a. Thomas R. Wright
i. Tecora Wright-Bell
ii. Tonja Wright-Bell
b. Angeline Wright-Weatherington
i. Mark Wright
c. Robert E. Wright Jr. 
 d. Oakley S. Wright Sr. 
i. Lisa Wright-Henry
- Chase Henry
- Peter Henry Jr.
ii.Lori Wright-Swaggert
- Taylor Swaggert
- Daria Swaggert
iii. Stephanie Wright-Serious
- Jocelyn Serious
- Aaron Serious Jr.
iv. Jessica Wright
- Reavyn Wright
v. Oakley Wright Jr.
vi. Kharman Wright
- Breanna Wright
- Alisha Wright
vii. Robert Wright
- Bianca Wright
viii. Wesley Wright
- Dulcia Wright 

2. Hamilton Edward Wright Jr. (8/28/1916 - 12/1974)

a. Phyllis M. Wright (12/1943 - 4/2007)
i. Steven Irons

ii. Juacqin K. Irons

b. Patricia Wright-Crutchfield
i. Allison Berry-Bennett

- Kendall Bennett

ii. Paula Berry-Leo

- Maura Leo

iii. Christopher Berry

iv. Craig Berry

c. Hamilton E. Wright III (19__ - ?)
 
i. Eric Wright

3. Anita E. Wright (9/8/1918 - 2/28/1977)

4. James M. Wright (3/19/1920 - 3/4/1921)
 
5. Cledith M. Wright-Kenion (1924 - ?)
a. John Kenion Jr.
i. Josiah Kenion

ii. Jai Kenion

b. Robert Kenion
i. Robert Kenion Jr.
 
ii. Darius Kenion
 
iii. Taishanna Kenion 
6. Clara B. Wright (9/5/1925 - 3/16/1948)
a. Lillian Marie Wright (7/4/1947 - 7/5/1947) 
b. Edward Wright Sr.
i. Edward Wright Jr.
- Derek Wright
- Shayla Wright
ii. Tony Wright
-Andrew Wright
7. Mary C. Wright-Lane (4/25/1927 - 1/11/2002)
a. Beverly D. Lane-Lee
i. Matthew Lee
ii. Isaiah Lee
iii. Sonnay Lee
b. Rosemary Lane-DeMota
i. Alissa DeMota
- Aaliyah Johnson
- Aaron Green
- David Green
ii. Akeia DeMota
- Anaya DeMota
- Nian DeMota
iii. John DeMota
- London DeMota
c. Allan Lane
i. Hamilton Lane
ii. Brendan Lane
d. Clyde H. Lane Jr.
i. Mandy Lane
- Juan Arias
ii. Ian Lane
iii. Brooke "Dolley" Lane
e. Harry A. Lane
i. Curtis Lane
ii. Melanie Lane 
 
8. Harry A. Wright Sr. (1929 -
a. Jacqueline Wright-Delorme
b. Harry A. Wright Jr.
i. Danielle Wright
ii. Derrell Wright
c. Karen Wright-Gomez
i. Derek Gomez
ii. Brandon Gomez 
d. Sheila Wright-Curtis (5/1962 - 7/2002)
i. Deja Curtis
ii. Theodore Curtis
iii. Nayisha Curtis
e. Gail Wright
i. Dontay Wright
ii. Keeonna Wright
iii. Nicole Wright
9. Myrtle Wright-Trader (3/31/1931 - 6/29/1997)
a. Doris Trader-Moulden
b. LeAnne Trader-Mackrey
i. Lea Mackrey
- Desman Johnson Jr.
- Laila Johnson
ii. Aaron Mackrey
- Dafir Mackrey
- Zahir Mackrey
- Erin Gardner-Mackrey
iii. Tyrone Mackrey
c. Madeline Trader-Smith
i. Lalonya Smith 
10. William Donald Wright Sr. (5/7/1936 - 7/27/1981)
a. William Donald Wright Jr.
i. William Donald Wright
ii. Samantha Wright 
D. James Albert Hopkins Jr. (9/12/1895 - 8/8/1963)
 
E. Annie Elizabeth Hopkins-Tiller (8/3/1896 - 5/20/1934)

1. William Tiller (1907 - ?) *stepson 

2. Wirty J. Tiller (6/22/1910 - 10/1987)

a. Wirty Tiller Jr. (12/20/1930 - 11/14/1932)

b. William Tiller (1933 -

c. Arthur Tiller (1934 -

i. Diane Tiller-Horsey

- Bobby Horsey Jr.

+ Declan _____

ii. Carol Tiller-Bell

- Telisa Bell

- Stephanie Bell-London

+ Samuel London IV

iii. Arthur Tiller Jr.

- Trevor Owens

iv. Rosalind Tiller-Phillips

- Chesare Walls

+ Aniya Walls

+ Iyona Walls

- Brenda Walls-Reeves

+ Jalen Reeves

v. Richard Tiller

- Kyle Baer

- Devon Tiller

vi. Betty Tiller-Walls

- Alexandra Walls

- Leona Walls

- Peyton Walls

vii. Bruce Tiller

viii. Janelle Tiller-Hallager-Johnson

- Dwayne Hallager

- Timothy Hallager

- Christopher Hallager

d. Larry T. Miller (2/6/1935 - 9/26/1935)

e. baby girl Miller (1/29/1936 - 1/29/1936)

f. Pauline Tiller (19__ -

3. John A. Tiller (1915 - ?)


F. Edward Hopkins (5/26/1900 - 2/7/1943)

G. Richard Hopkins (8/29/1902 - 6/21/1954)

H. Josephine Hopkins-Piner-Tiller (12/26/1906 - 11/6/1948)

1. Mary Piner (1927 - ?)

2. Howard Piner (1933 -

3. Josephine Tiller (19__ -

4. Beatrice Tiller (19__ - ?)

a. Trey _____

b. ________

5. William Tiller (19__ -

III. Ira Albert Hopkins (2/12/1864 - 1/3/1947)

A. (son) Hopkins (1884 - 5/21/1887)

B. _____ Hopkins (   -   )

C. _____ Hopkins (   -   )

D. _____ Hopkins (   -   )

E. _____ Hopkins (   -   )

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