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HOPKINS COUNTY GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY AND LIBRARY
WILL BE CLOSED BEGINNING
DUE TO MOVING
OUR NEW LOCATION WILL BE 611 N. DAVIS ST.
AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY BUILDING
CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS ON WHEN WE WILL BE OPENING
The annual Lock-In on July 14 attracted 36 researchers and numerous visitors who participated in the school census workshop and brought pictures to scan. The rural school collection netted 148 new pictures to be added to our archives. John Sellers and Pam White described the school records currently housed in the archives and explained how to use the records. John explained the terminology for "common" school districts and "independent" school districts and displayed the census and account books from the county school superintendent's office dating from 1895 to the 1930's. Individual family school registration cards from the 1940's through 1970's were shown to researchers. Pam explained her collection of photographs and school histories organized by the 96 school districts identified by Harvey Harrington many years ago. The society has now identified about 20 additional rural schools. Of the 36 attendees at the Lock-In there were several from out-of-town and out-of-state. One couple came from Salinas, California and others came from Duncanville, Mesquite, Keller, Rowlett, and Dallas.
Sarah Clark Stevens, a descendant of the Hargrave family, spoke at the Hopkins County Genealogical Society meeting Thursday, May 17. The Hargrave family played a significant role in the early Hopkins County history. The family can be traced to Hezekiah Hargrave who served with General George Washington in the Revolutionary War. Hezekiah married Susannah McMurtry in 1785. The family migrated from North Carolina to Kentucky and to Indiana.
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