This picture was in my great-grandmother, Margaret Eliza Lawson Hopkins, trunk when she died. On the back is written Jno Brotherton, USS West Virginia. He is wearing a naval uniform that appears to be World War I.
My great-grandfather, Robert Lee Hopkins, had a sister who married a Brotherton in Scott County and they moved to the mid-west (maybe Missouri). I don’t know which of the sisters married the Brotherton. This was just someone’s recollection when I started asking about the unidentified photographs in the trunk.
Robert Lee was the son of James Hopkins and Lucy Creasy who moved to Russell County from Franklin County after the Civil War. Anyone know this family or are a descendant of Jno Brotherton?
Submitted by Sue Hammonds Swain