HOPPER—Seeking help getting over my brick wall regarding the parents of James R. HOPPER (variations in spelling of last name are possible), who was born about 1831 in Indiana. He was probably from either Greene County or Orange County. He married Mary Frances ODELL (born about 1837 in Indiana) on 7 September 1853 in Greene County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Isaac Odell and Elizabeth LAMB. James and Mary moved to Ash Grove Township, Shelby County, Illinois in 1855 and were there for the 1860 census, then were in the 1870 and 1880 censuses in Cumberland County, Illinois. They had 11 children, all of whom were born in Illinois. Mary’s retarded sister, Lucinda Odell (born about 1850 in Indiana), lived with them in the 1870 census.
Contact: Mary Patchett (6022 East 18th St., Tucson AZ 85711; firstname.lastname@example.org)