Pheraby Hopper


Brief Life History of Pheraby

Pheraby Hopper was born in 1804, in Georgia, United States as the daughter of George H Hopper Jr and Elizabeth. She married John A Ratliff on 3 August 1820, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She died in 1850, in Blount, Alabama, United States, at the age of 46.

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John A Ratliff
Pheraby Hopper
Marriage: 3 August 1820
Joshua Ratliff
Sarah Ratliff
James William Ratliff
Thomas Ratliff
Jeremiah David Ratliff
Barbara Ratliff
Kary Ann Ratliff
William Beesly Ratliff
Ellender Ratliff
John A Ratliff
Elijah Ratliff
Louisa Permilia Ratliff
Lavina Ratliff

Sources (7)

  • Rhereby Ratliff in household of John Ratliff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruby Hopper, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Pheraby Hopper - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Phereby Hopper

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 August 1820Jefferson, Alabama, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (7)


    Age 0

    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

    1811 · The Savannah Riots

    Age 7

    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Blount, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Blount, Alabama, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a dancer, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoppen ‘to dance, hop, leap’ (Old English hoppian). See Hoppe 4.

    English: topographic name from Middle English hoper, hopper, in Sussex and Kent denoting someone who lived at a remote place, probably an enclosed piece of land in marsh. The name derives from Middle English hop (see Hope ) + -er, and was interchangeable with (atte) hope.

    English: possibly a variant of Hooper .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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