Hope Family Page
The purpose of the Hope Family Page is to provide a place for researchers interested in the genealogy and history connected with the surname Hope to contact others with similiar interests.
You are invited to contribute to the family history; send your information to the Hope Family History so that others may share it.
Gerald Hope has completed his book entitled "Hope Family History"! This work, which has been years in the making, is over 600 pages filled with Hope family information. You may order a copy by sending $50, which includes postage, to:
Bonham, Texas 75418
We owe Gerald a vote of thanks for his diligent research and his efforts in writing this book!
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Regenia A. Hope
Abbie/Abner Hope b. 8-17-1900 d. 6-1979 m. Ruth Biggars. They had 4 children, three are still living
Johnny Hope m. ? They had at least 1 child, John Kelly Hope(just found in OK)
It's believed that when Johnny(the youngest) was born, their mother died if not during birth shortly after. Johnny and Abbie were given to cousins, Montgomery's, to raise on their farm because the father couldn't take care
of the two youngest. All of this took place around Hope, AK.
I have sent for Abbie and Ruth's Social Security applications hoping their parents name will be there and their birth places. Does anyone have some Hope's in Arkansas that may be related?
Thomas J. Hope
I'm a Hope researcher, and I'll send more info on my
Bernice Hope Doyle
I am researching my Fathers Family Tree. I have been very luck this summer with the help of another researcher, Linda Hope, I located a long lost GGrandmother Vashti Quinn. I am still working on my Grandfathers siblings..
The earliest date I have is for Caleb Hope 1819. I will be glad to share as soon as I fill in some blanks.
Thank you, Bernice
Read with interest your accounts and information regarding the Hope family and was hoping there might be a connection with my branch of the family.
My grandfather Thomas and his wife Margaret Lilias Black emigrated to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada shortly after the South African Boer War. He was born in Edinburgh Scotland on June 24 1876, the son of Robert Hope and Elizabeth Boag who were married in Abercorn Scotland in June,1856.He was one of nine children. His siblings were Mathew Fielder, Elizabeth, Margaret, William, Helen, Mary, Robert Fielder, and Charles.
As far as I can trace, my grandfather's father was the son of Mathew and Hope and Margaret Ormiston.
If this helps anyone tracing the Hopes, great. And if it gives me a few clues at the same time, even better.
thanks, Marty Hope
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
I would appreciate it if you would post his on your page, Brett. I enjoyed Don's piece on the origin of the name. I've been so busy in other directions that I really have not had time to check out the Hope line, but would love
to make some connections! Thanks.
1. Thomas HOPE, b Eng, married 12 Oct 1828 to Mary Ann NEWSOM (B 18 Jul 1808, London, Eng). Thos died Oct 1858, All Saint's Poplar, Eng. Mary Ann came to Bluffton, SC, where she died 8 Dec 1889.
2. Their daughter, Sara Victoria HOPE, (b 9 Nov 1837, St Anne's Limehouse, Eng) married Thomas Valentine WALLIS (b 14 Feb 1835, London, Eng) Sara died 24 Feb 1926, Savannah, GA. They lived for awhile in Grahamville, SC, now part of Ridgeland, SC.
3. Their son, Thomas Henry WALLIS (b 20 Dec 1862, London, Eng) married 6 Jun 1894 in FL to Marie O'Dona ACOSTA (b 14 Oct 1807) Fernandina Beach, FL. Thomas died 11 Aug 1907, Gainesville, FL. O'Dona died 26 Jun, 1920, Ocala,
This is some information on my Hope line.I am hoping someone knows more about them and can add to this.
(See Descendents of Timothy Hope, Jr.)
Hope Stanley We are indebted to Hope for her genealogy of the Hope family of Norfolk and Eastern Virginia.
I am searching for James Henry Hope born abt. 1865 in either KY or ID. On the census he lists KY as birth place but family members think it is Indiana.
They think he had a twin sister by the name of Fannie and brothers by the name of Marshal and Tonie or Lonie but we aren't sure of this either. He was
suppose to have lived in KY around Bowling Green and moved to Texas when he was 16. He married Lula Elizabeth Dorsey 25 December 1899. He lived in
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Texas until his death in 1935. I would really like to hear from anyone on this family.
Monra Hammond is the author of the article "The Family of David Beattie Hope" in the Family Records Section (see below).
I am seeking information on the ancestors of John Hope (brother George, sisters Jessie and Isobel) born in Galashiels Scotland in 1868 and subsequently lived on a farm at Westerton Durham England. He married Maggie Mc
Neillie from Gatehouse of Fleet in Scotland in 1902.
Researches Hope family in and around Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia. See genealogy listed below.
Wallace "Wally" Hope
Descended from a Hope family of England, some of whom emigrated to Australia.
My ancestor Austin Cason b. 1791 in VA was living in Fluvanna Co VA in 1825. I was told he married Nancy Hope. I have been unable to prove this marriage. I know that he is buried beside his wife Nancy who was born in VA and died in Hopkinsville KY, 1/19/1839. I just received the will of Reuben Cason father of Austin, who died in Fluvanna Co. VA in 1825. He describes
his land as adjoining the land of the two HOPE families. In the inventory of the sale of his estate there is listed Giles HOPE, Thomas HOPE and Moody J. HOPE. Does anyone have information that would show the children of these fellows and possibly turn up info on my Nancy.
Updated information on my Hope ancestors:
My ancestor Augustine M. (Austin) Cason married Nancy D. Hope in 1820 in Fluvanna Co, VA.
The Fluvanna Co will book 2 page 157 has the will of James Hope. The will was written 6/7/1814 and mentions his unmarried daughter Nancy D., Elizabeth, Moody J., Thomas, Mildred, William, Giles, John P. and James.
Elizabeth was married to Christopher Clarke.
Austin and Nancy Hope Cason migrated to Christian Co. KY between 1830 and 1840. Nancy died in Ky 1/9/1839 and is buried in the Cason Cemetery near Hopkinsville KY.
Kimberly Hope Eden
If you would like to include my name as a researcher, I would appreciate it. I am descended from Benjamin Burton Hope of Louisa County, Va. (c.1760-1830), through his eldest son Thomas Anderson Hope.
James M. Hope
Peter Day Hanson
G. M. Hope, PHD
I am researching my Hope line out of Virginia. My earliest known Hope is my GG-grandfather, James Thomas Hope. He was born in 1794 in VA (as, presumably, were his parents) according to census info. James Thomas
married Phoebe White in Frederick Co. VA in 1825. I think they were probably married in Front Royal based on circumstantial evidence. They lived in Page Co. VA for a while (I suspect somehow related to Hope Mills, a
mill and a settlement just outside of Luray) but eventually settled in Front Royal where James Thomas was apparently part owner of and/or ran the "Hope
and Haynie Mill". James Thomas had several daughters and two sons, one of whom died young. The second, George Henry Hope (my G-grandfather) was in the Confederate Army during the War for Southern Independence and was on
Beauregard"s staff, I believe as a bookkeeper or something of that sort. He met and married Eliza Spencer (adopted name Murphy) from Blackville South Carolina. They lived in Georgia for a while then moved to Charleston SC where he died in 1897. They had two sons and several daughters. His first son died young and the second, George Henry Jr. married Florence Marion Zorn
from Denmark SC and they lived there for the rest of their lives. They were my grandparents. I have been unable to find any information on James Thomas and/or Phoebe White before their marriage in Virginia in 1825.
Richard Rex Hope
210 E Ponderosa DR
Goldendale WA 98620
I am a retired Naval Officer, who went from Seaman Recruit to Lieutenant over a 26 year career. I retired and returned to my home in Washington State in 1989. I started my family research as a hobby to fill in the time while on deployments to the less than exotic parts of our world. Needless to say I got hooked; trying to find "facts" on our family was like looking for the Russians in a snow storm, you know they are there but where.
After 30 +/- years I am still trying to identify the parents of my Great -6 Grandfather Thomas Hope 1701-1777 of Sadsbury TWP, Chester County, Pennsylvania
For years I believed the work of previous genealogists that the early Hope's were Quakers but converted to Presbyterian when "disowned" by the Friends. For years I tried to prove they were correct but my research ended up leading me in the opposite direction. The Thomas Hope (Quaker) of Kennet and the Thomas Hope (Presbyterian) were two separate people and apparently were not related in any way. Both men were on the tax records for Chester County at the same time for several years. In 2002 I compiled a HOPE CHRONOLOGIES Chester County Pennsylvania 1685 – 1791; it listed every reference I could find for the “Hope” surname in Chester County for the indicated time period.
My current belief is that Thomas Hope (Presbyterian) of Sadsbury was probably part of the massive immigration of Scots/Irish Presbyterians during the first half of the 1700’s. Also DNA evidence indicates that Thomas Hope of Sadsbury was probably closely related to the younger James Hope of Fallowfield. Could they have been brothers?
Due to the poor / non-existent records of the Scots/Irish Presbyterian immigration records for the early 1700’s we may never find out who Thomas Hope (1701 – 1777) of Sadsbury’s parents were or were he originated from. I am 99.9% positive that he was not related to the Quaker Hope’s of Kennet. Maybe the answers are in Ulster but I have not yet found them on this side of the pond.
Listing of Hope Surname in Chester Co. PA Records, 1685-1791.
Updated/revised: 15 April 2009
My HOPE line is through Margaret HOPE b. ca 1720, probably in Scotland. >She is presumably the sister of James HOPE who m. (1) Annie __?__ and (2) Catherine Clendennin. Margaret married Hugh ALLISON (also a
Scottish immigrant). They lived in East Nottingham Township, Chester County, PA for a good many years, had a short sojourn in Harford County, MD and ended up in York Co., SC. Two of their children married HOPE cousins.
I am descended from a man who was adopted (formal or informal, we don't know) by Joseph Shaw HOPE, one of 14 children (only 13 survived) of James and Jane HOPE who immigrated to Hope's Hollow (outside of Pittsburgh), PA in the early 1800s. A few of James' and Jane's children
were born in England, the rest were born in Hope's Hollow. I have the names and dates for most, if not all, of James' and Jane's children, and some info for those lines. We do not know how James Blaine HOPE came
into the household. All the other family members in this household are accounted for (relatives of Joseph Shaw HOPE's wife Rebecca Jane SILK HOPE).
6200 Lansbrook Lane,
Okla. City, OK 73132-2607
Editor of newsletter (bi-annual) "The Hope's Reunion"
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our family genealogy goes back to Thomas Hope of Sadsbury, Chester Co. PA (b. Feb 02, 1700/01, d. Oct 24, 1776, m. Abt 1720) and Jennet Wilken (b. Sept 10, 1702, d. December 9, 1771).
Descended from the Virginia Hope family.
P. O. Box 958
Interlachen, Florida 32148
Descended from Adam Hope and Jane Gready of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, married in 1813, through their oldest son William Gready Hope, born 1816 in Wilkinson County, died 1897 in Sumter County, Florida.
Very interested in Adam and Jane's ancestry.BR>
Have computerized database of over 3000 names including many Hope and related families. Will be glad to share data in via e-mail or snail mail.
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Hope Family Records
Listed below are files that are viewable from this site and may be downloaded for further research:
Hope Family Reunion 1998
Submitted by: Freda Cunningham
Descendents of Adam Hope
Submitted by: Brett Hope
Hope Family Bible
Submitted by: G. M. Hope, PHD
Passenger & Immigration Lists Submitted by: G. M. Hope, PHD
Some Early Virginia Land Records Submitted by: G. M. Hope, PHD
Ancestors of Richard Rex Hope Submitted by: Richard Rex Hope
Will of Adam Hope, 1841 Submitted by: Grover Hope & Freda Cunningham
Migration of Hope Descendents from Tennessee and Back Submitted by:
Miscellaneous Correspondence about Hope Families Submitted by: Hope
Descendents of James Hope, Sr. Submitted by: Hope
Hope Genealogy Submitted by: Grover Hope
Civil War Experiences, Hugh Hope Submitted by: Brett Hope
Will of Adam Hope 1729-1802 Submitted by:
Descendents of James Hope Submitted by:
James M. Hope
Hope Family Reunion Submitted by:
Will of John Hope, 1804 Submitted by:
Descendents of Adam Hope and Mary Carson Submitted by:
Hope Family Tartans Submitted by:
Hopetoun House, Scotland Submitted by:
Robert Hope and Brett Hope
The Hopes of Harford County, Maryland Submitted by:
Descendents of Timothy Hope, Jr.). Submitted by Jackie
Genealogy of Hope families in Northern Georgia. Submitted by: Kay Mcgee.
Diary of William G. Hope 1894-1897 Submitted by:
Origins of Hope NameSubmitted by: Don Hope
Hope Family of Eastern VirginiaSubmitted by: Hope Stanley
Will of George Hope 1818Submitted by: Hope Stanley
The Hopes of Harford County, Maryland Submitted by:
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Hope Family Archives
These files have been contributed by various Hope researchers. They are not viewable on-line, but may be downloaded for further study.
Hope Family Database Submitted by: Richard Rex Hope
Format: Compressed (.zip) gedcom file. Size compressed: 19,722kb.
Hopes of England and Australia Submitted by: Wallace "Wally" Hope
Format: Compressed (.zip) gedcom file. Size compressed: 14,158kb.
Descendents of James Hope Submitted by: James M. Hope
Format: Compressed (.zip) gedcom file. Size compressed: 34,609kb.
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Send your information to: Brett Hope for posting.
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Last Updated by Brett Hope on Monday, May 24, 2002 at 11:21 AM.