John Hopwood, Revolutionary soldier, is my 5th Great Grandfather buried in Hopwood Cemetery who Hopwood, Pa is named. Because of him I found my ancestors, 2 wonderful hobbies, graving and genealogy and enabled me to be accepted in the D.A.R. of Bethel Fife & Drum Chapter; son & brother & husband are now in the S.A.R. John Hayden, Col.Thomas Gaddis & Dennis Springer, Rev. soldiers are also 5xGGrandfathers. I am also a Mayflower descendant thru Priscilla Webb to John Alden.
A member of the 1812 Dolley Madison Society thru Moses Hopwood and a Daughter of the Union Veterans of the Civil War thru my 3xgGrandfather, Frederick R. Martin.
I was born & raised in PA.; graduated
from North Union H.S. and then attended business school in Pgh.; mother of two children and 2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.
I feel everyone deserves to be "remembered" for passing thru this way and touching our lives in some way. I hope my efforts help to do just that; grateful for this website that helps us to do that in our small way.
Feel free to copy any photos as others have helped me, why would I not allow others to enjoy and sure they are memorializing them in an honorable way.
I would transfer anyone that's important to you too. BUT PLEASE IF YOU WANT ME TO TAKE A PHOTO - SEND THE SECTION & PLOT NO.
Your tombstone stands among the rest; neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out on polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn. You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you, in flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contract and beats a pulse entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled 100 years ago, spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew- that someday I would find this spot and come to visit you.