Taylorsville, UTAH General Society of Mayflower Descendant, Adam Paul Green (Ancestor Stephen Hopkins / Gen.No. 86,723) Announces New Geneology Support Website for Local Enthusiasts

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Stephen Hopkins went with the ship Sea Venture on a voyage to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609 as a minister’s clerk, but the ship wrecked in the "Isle of Devils" (Bermuda). Stranded on an island for ten months, the passengers and crew survived on turtles, birds, and wild pigs. Six months into the castaway, Stephen Hopkins and several others organized a mutiny against the current governor. The mutiny was discovered and Stephen was sentenced to death. However, he pleaded with sorrow and tears. "So penitent he was, and made so much moan, alleging the ruin of his wife and children in this his trespass, as it wrought in the hearts of all the better sorts of the company." He managed to get his sentence commuted. Eventually the castaways built a small ship and sailed themselves to Jamestown. How long Stephen remained in Jamestown is not known. However, while he was gone, his wife Mary died. She was buried in Hursley on 9 May 1613, and left behind a probate estate which mentions her children Elizabeth, Constance and Giles.

Stephen was back in England by 1617, when he married Elizabeth Fisher, but apparently had every intention of bringing his family back to Virginia. Their first child, Damaris, was born about 1618. In 1620, Stephen Hopkins brought his wife and children Constance, Giles, and Damaris on the Mayflower (child Elizabeth apparently had died). Stephen was a fairly active member of the Pilgrim group shortly after arrival, perhaps a result of his being one of the few individuals who had been to Virginia previously. He was a part of all the early exploring missions, and was used as an "expert" on Native Americans for the first few contacts. While out exploring, Stephen recognized and identified an Indian deer trap. And when Samoset walked into Plymouth and welcomed the English, he was housed in Stephen Hopkins’ house for the night. Stephen was also sent on several of the ambassadorial missions to meet with the various Indian groups in the region.

Stephen was an assistant to the governor through 1636, and volunteered for the Pequot War of 1637 but was never called to serve. By the late 1630s, however, Stephen began to occasionally run afoul of the Plymouth authorities, as he apparently opened up a shop and served alcohol. In 1636 he got into a fight with John Tisdale and seriously wounded him. In 1637, he was fined for allowing drinking and shuffleboard playing on Sunday. Early the next year he was fined for allowing people to drink excessively in his house: guest William Reynolds was fined, but the others were acquitted. In 1638 he was twice fined for selling beer at twice the actual value, and in 1639 he was fined for selling a looking glass for twice what it would cost if bought in the Bay Colony. Also in 1638, Stephen Hopkins’ maidservant got pregnant from Arthur Peach, who was subsequently executed for murdering an Indian. The Plymouth Court ruled he was financially responsible for her and her child for the next two years (the amount remaining on her term of service). Stephen, in contempt of court, threw Dorothy out of his household and refused to provide for her, so the court committed him to custody. John Holmes stepped in and purchased Dorothy’s remaining two years of service from him: agreeing to support her and child.

Stephen died in 1644, and made out a will, asking to be buried near his wife, and naming his surviving children.

BAPTISM: 30 April 1581 at Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England, son of John and Elizabeth (Williams) Hopkins.
FIRST MARRIAGE: Mary, possibly the daughter of Robert and Joan (Machell) Kent of Hursley, co. Hampshire, prior to 1604.
SECOND MARRIAGE: Elizabeth Fisher on 19 February 1617/8 at St. Mary Matfellon, Whitechapel, co. Middlesex, England.
CHILDREN (by Mary): Elizabeth, Constance, and Giles.
CHILDREN (by Elizabeth): Damaris, Oceanus, Caleb, Deborah, Damaris, Ruth, and Elizabeth.
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The Mayflower was hired in London, and sailed from London to Southampton in July 1620 to begin loading food and supplies for the voyage–much of which was purchased at Southampton. The Pilgrims were mostly still living in the city of Leiden, in the Netherlands. They hired a ship called the Speedwell to take them from Delfshaven, the Netherlands, to Southampton, England, to meet up with the Mayflower. The two ships planned to sail together to Northern Virginia. The Speedwell departed Delfthaven on July 22, and arrived at Southampton, where they found the Mayflower waiting for them. The Speedwell had been leaking on her voyage from the Netherlands to England, though, so they spent the next week patching her up.

On August 5, the two ships finally set sail for America. But the Speedwell began leaking again, so they pulled into the town of Dartmouth for repairs, arriving there about August 12. The Speedwell was patched up again, and the two ships again set sail for America about August 21. After the two ships had sailed about 300 miles out to sea, the Speedwell again began to leak. Frustrated with the enormous amount of time lost, and their inability to fix the Speedwell so that it could be sea-worthy, they returned to Plymouth, England, and made the decision to leave the Speedwell behind. The Mayflower would go to America alone. The cargo on the Speedwell was transferred over to the Mayflower; some of the passengers were so tired and disappointed with all the problems that they quit and went home. Others crammed themselves onto the already very crowded Mayflower.

Finally, on September 6, the Mayflower departed from Plymouth, England, and headed for America. By the time the Pilgrims had left England, they had already been living onboard the ships for nearly a month and a half. The voyage itself across the Atlantic Ocean took 66 days, from their departure on September 6, until Cape Cod was sighted on 9 November 1620. The first half of the voyage went fairly smoothly, the only major problem was sea-sickness. But by October, they began encountering a number of Atlantic storms that made the voyage treacherous. Several times, the wind was so strong they had to just drift where the weather took them; it was not safe to use the ship’s sails. The Pilgrims intended to land in Northern Virginia, which at the time included the region as far north as the Hudson River in the modern State of New York. The Hudson River, in fact, was their originally intended destination. They had received good reports on this region while in the Netherlands. All things considered, the Mayflower was almost right on target, missing the Hudson River by just a few degrees.

As the Mayflower approached land, the crew spotted Cape Cod just as the sun rose on November 9. The Pilgrims decided to head south, to the mouth of the Hudson River in New York, where they intended to make their plantation. However, as the Mayflower headed south, it encountered some very rough seas, and nearly shipwrecked. The Pilgrims then decided, rather than risk another attempt to go south they would just stay and explore Cape Cod. They turned back north, rounded the tip, and anchored in what is now Provincetown Harbor. The Pilgrims would spend the next month and a half exploring Cape Cod, trying to decide where they would build their plantation. On December 25, 1620, they had finally decided upon Plymouth, and began construction of their first buildings.

The Pilgrims did not leave behind any lists of the items they brought with them on the Mayflower, but historians have used a provision list put together by Captain John Smith (of Pocahontas fame) to take an educated guess. However, in 2012, Caleb Johnson, Simon Neal, and Jeremy Bangs started transcribing and studying a rare manuscript (a page of which is here illustrated) in the possession of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, that was written by one of the investors in the Pilgrims’ joint-stock company. This manuscript actually contains several lists of suggested provisions the colonists should bring with them. It is the closest thing we can get to a list of what the Pilgrims would have actually brought.

A summary of some of the key items on the provision lists: http://mayflowerhistory.com/pilgrim-history/

-Food and Drink: Biscuit, beer, salt, (dried) beef, salt pork, oats, peas, wheat, butter, sweet oil, mustard seed, ling or cod fish, "good cheese", vinegar, aqua-vitae, rice, bacon, cider.

-Clothing: Monmouth cap, falling bands, shirts, waistcoat, suit of canvas, suit of cloth, Irish stockings, 4 pairs of shoes, garters. Slippers, plain shoes, little shoes, French soles, sewing needles.

-Bedding: Canvas sheets, bolster "filled with good straw", rug and blankets.

-Arms: Light armor (complete), fowling piece, snaphance, sword, belt, bandoleer, powder horn, 20 pounds of powder, 60 pounds of shot.

-Household: Iron pot, kettle, frying pan, gridiron, two skillets, spit, platters, dishes, spoons of wood, napkins, towels, soap, hand mill, mortar and pestle.

-Tools: Broad hoes, narrow hoes, broad axe, felling axe, steel handsaw, whipsaw, hammers, shovels, spades, augers, chisels, gimlets, hatchets, grinding stone, nails, locks for doors.

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About MayflowerHistory.com
MayflowerHistory.com, the Internet’s most complete and accurate website dealing with the Mayflower passengers and the history of the Pilgrims and early Plymouth Colony. The website was first created back in 1994 (when the web was still mostly text!) as a simple, but complete, passenger list of the Mayflower. It has grown over the past twenty years as the author, historian Caleb Johnson, has researched and compiled material.

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UTA official relieved new task force not on a ‘witch hunt’

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

FILE— Jerry Benson, president and CEO of the Utah Transit Authority, center, looks up as U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber announces a deal with UTA that means it will not be prosecuted in connection with an investigation of financial and ethical issues. The announcement was made during a press conference on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

SALT LAKE CITY — After the first meeting Tuesday of a new legislative task force looking at the governance and funding of transportation entities, a Utah Transit Authority official expressed relief the group wasn’t on a "witch hunt."

UTA government relations director Matt Sibul said there had been concern the task force would target the agency, which is cooperating with a federal investigation into transit development projects as part of a nonprosecution agreement.

But he said UTA has been reassured that’s not the case by lawmakers and others on the task force. The committee was established by the 2017 Legislature through a bill that initially had called for restructuring UTA’s board and establishing a separate citizens advisory panel.

"We were more buoyed that this is not some sort of UTA witch hunt and this was going to be a really comprehensive, thoughtful process," Sibul said. "We feel pretty confident about that."

Sen. Wayne Harper, R-Taylorsville, the committee co-chairman, said he expects "a lot of discussion on UTA and how it’s governed" by the task force that will be "broader than just the investigation" led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah.

Harper, who sponsored the task force legislation, said he believes there will be a recommendation made about changing UTA’s 16-member board of trustees appointed by state and local officials.

"Everything is on the table. We’re going to take a look at everything to make sure it’s operating properly," Harper said, including the possibility of putting UTA under state control.

He said the task force will look at how various transportation entities are governed in other states at its next meeting on June 14, as well as take what could be several hours of public suggestions.

Sibul said UTA is "optimistic that they’ll come to the right answer" about oversight. "They’ll discover this, most transit boards across the country are appointed by local government because transit fundamentally was born out of serving cities."

The task force heard about three hours of presentations Tuesday from UTA, the Utah Department of Transportation, the Salt Lake City Department of Airports, the Wasatch Front Regional Council and other entities.

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Robert McKinley, UTA board chairman, told the task force members that the agency has made significant changes since a 2014 legislative audit raised concerns about transit-oriented development and executive compensation and bonuses.

McKinley said the agency’s difficulties came during a time of rapid expansion and, "if there’s a silver lining to all of this," has since become a "much different, much improved organization."

Still, the board chairman said, "I acknowledge that we have a long road ahead of us to rebuild public trust and support. We’re committed to do that" through being good stewards of public funds and conducting business in an open and ethical manner.

Sibul pointed out during the presentation Utah is one of only three states that doesn’t provide ongoing state funding for transit. Federal funds make up 16 percent of the agency’s revenues.

But nearly two-thirds of UTA’s revenues come from local option sales taxes, which now range from $0.004 cents in Tooele County to $0.0068 cents in Salt Lake County, even though regional transportation plans count on collecting 1 cent.

Task force members asked UTA to bring back details of the transit portion of the long-range regional plans, including the projected costs and what new money would be needed.

"We’re tapped out," Sibul said after the meeting. "We can’t afford to do anything new without new resources."

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Need To Get Away From It All? Consider Visiting Utah!

If you’re like most Americans, you work hard to get ahead in life, or sometimes just to stay afloat. From time to time though, you need to get away from your home city, and possibly even your home state. A few days or even a week away can be quite a boon to maintaining your composure, reducing your stress, and elevating your mood. Seeing new things and going new places does wonders in refreshing the mind and soul. If you’re not sure where to head for an upcoming vacation, consider the state of Utah.

Many individuals do not necessarily think of Utah as a vacation destination. There’s even a common stereotype of the state being all desert and full of Mormons. That’s not to say there’s not a lot of desert, there is, and there are many Mormons here. However, there’s a lot more to the state than these two aspects. Besides, you’ll find that the desert areas are beautiful and Mormons are actually quite nice and friendly people. Tourists in Utah usually get treated better than in other nearby states that get overrun with hordes of visitors, like Nevada, Colorado, and Arizona.

Salt Lake City is the predominant metropolitan area in the state, if you’re looking for a heavily populated area to stay in. There’s quite a few unique museums covering the state’s history, the Mormon religion and culture, but also the geography and Native Americans of this state. Plenty of eating and entertainment happen here as well, and even professional sports action.

The real fun in Utah lies outside the city. Enjoy some sun and splashing in the water on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, in the areas that still have water. The salt flats are chances to see engineers and daredevils try and break land speed records with the fastest cars ever built. The mountains of this state offer plenty of chances for hiking up to elevations with breathtaking views, but during the winter, or whenever its cold enough, some of the slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding, often much cheaper than Colorado’s slopes too.

The many canyons and valleys make for a chance to break from the heat and enjoy some of the nation’s best rafting and river boating. Fishing in Utah is a chance to really get away from it all, if that’s your thing.

Nine Top Restaurants In Three Different Utah Cities

We have been to Utah together before in other articles and have browsed restaurants in multiple cities there. Are you ready for some more? There are some great ones for sure, so let’s get started with this round. For this article about Utah, we are going to Provo, Park City and St. George, Utah. There are some excellent restaurant there in those cities, and great food awaits you.

Provo, Utah has a total of 298 restaurants currently, according to a top travel site. Now if you are going to be in Provo, what is one of the first restaurants that looks good to visit? If you ask me, it is the Tucanos Brazilian Grill. That place looks very interesting, and it is located on North University Avenue. There is also the Communal Restaurant on North University Avenue as well, and then you might also want to stop by Brick Oven Restaurant, located on East 800 North.

Now let’s take a trip to Park City, Utah, which features 265 restaurants. Riverhorse on Main is the top establishment there, and it is located on Main Street. According to menu highlights, this restaurant serves up wild game. Then there is No Name Saloon, located on Main Street as well, and for the third restaurant, I will recommend Ghidotti’s Italian Cafe, located on Market Street. All of those restaurants should be easy enough to find, don’t you think? No Name Saloon is said to serve up delicious buffalo burgers.

Now it is time to visit St. George and its 242 restaurants. That puts us going to the top establishment in St George first, a place known as The Painted Pony. It can be found on W St. George Boulevard. A few menu items include duck, beet salads and coconut shrimp. Cliffside Restaurant is another unique establishment in St. George, and you can find it on South Airport Road. Then there is also Black Bear Diner, which is on South Main Street.

What is up with all of these top restaurants being found on Main Street? You know downtown restaurants can be good, but maybe that is a theme in Utah. If we get to exploring more Utah restaurants, we are certainly going to be finding out. For now, enjoy these nine restaurant in three of Utah’s greatest cities. You are bound to find some great eats for sure, so what’s stopping you from visiting one right now?

Homelike environment at apartments in Winston Salem

Moving to another city is not itself a problem but it causes many problems, and the first and foremost one is the residential issue. One has to look in the market for a suitable residential plan and cost effective floor plan to arrange his stay. There is no need to go office to office to gather information. Internet approach has a solution for it. All the residential plans and apartment facilities are just a click away from you. Just make your reservation and then leave your city. Winston-Salem is an attraction to the tourists and also to the students of fine arts. Tourists and students from other countries or cities face the same residential issue. There are many plans, but the apartments in Winston Salem acquire its unique position due to their some salient features. Let’s have a precise review of these apartments’ salient features.

Salient features:

From furnishing to the location all adds up to the rank of these apartments. These apartments provide a home-like environment to the inhabitants offering some room comforts and community interactions. These are commodious rooms with different floor plans. Fully furnished rooms with built-in accessories comforts the resident. These rooms have their associated kitchens and washrooms, built in microwave facility, washer and dryer connections and exterior storage spaces. The location of these apartments is always a major interest of the visitor. A tourist’s priority is a place from where he can move around the city and city’s major attractive places are near to the residence. On the other hand, a student will prefer a place near to his educational institute. One can choose his apartment according to his priority. Transportation is another feature of interest. These apartments are always in the location where the local transport is easily available. However, shuttle service is another striking facility of some apartment societies.

Room amenities offered by the apartment societies include private entrance, stylish kitchens, walk-in closets, huge floor plans, balcony cathedral ceiling, washer and dryer connections, etc. However others include the community comforts i.e. professional on-site staff, 24-hour emergency, maintenance, playgrounds, business centers, swimming pools, laundry area, picnic area, dinning, club-house, military discounts, Wi-Fi availability, minutes for shopping and many more.

On site, staff is always at the service of residents. They will help you out if you are facing any of the inconvenience during your stay there.

How to make a reservation?

There are no laborious and arduous procedures to follow. Just visit online, you will find a list of apartments for rent in Winston Salem. Choose one that is affordable for you and meet your needs. Choose your floor plan and read carefully the terms and conditions before making a booking. If you are, agree with all the conditions and the amenities offered with your chosen floor plan, than make a reservation online.

Former South Fort Myers football player stabbed in parking lot

A former South Fort Myers High School player was stabbed after an altercation at a bar in Boone, North Carolina, near his college, Appalachian State University, the Winston-Salem Journal reports.

Teh’Ron Fuller, 21, suffered the stab at an off-campus apartment complex.

Fuller’s is listed in good condition.

No arrests have been made.

The junior linebacker had 21 tackles and three sacks in 13 appearances for the Mountaineers. For the Wolfpack, Fuller recorded 83 total tackles.

Car catches fire outside Winston-Salem apartments

WINSTON-SALEM —

One person is without a car after it caught on fire.

The fire happened on Ramsgate Circle in Winston-Salem around 5:30 a.m. Friday.

No one was hurt, but there was mild damage done to the car, next to the car that was on fire.

Winston-Salem Fire Department reported the fire to be under control around 5:45 a.m. via Twitter. Firefighters report no nearby structures were damaged.

How To Get Excellent Deals On Winston Salem Apartments

Are you going to be looking for Winston-Salem apartments? You may be able to find several that are very affordable. If your goal is to find them quickly, you are going to use a website where most of the apartments across the nation are listed. You can search specifically for those that are in Winston-Salem, and you will see you how much they will cost. You can segregate the information by how big the apartment is, how many rooms, and also how much it will cost on a monthly basis.

How Can You Get Good Deals?

There are two ways to get excellent deals for apartments in the city. First of all, use these apartment websites to see all of the ones that are currently available. Second, go to your local classifieds where you will likely find additional ones that are only advertising locally. This will give you a basic idea of where they are, and also how much it will cost. You can then visit a couple of these locations, making sure that the neighborhood is good, and that you actually like the apartment complex. Some of these apartments will be offering exceptional deals which might be only available for a limited time. That’s why you need to search in both of these locations where you will undoubtedly find an apartment that is affordable.

Submit Your Applications To These Apartment Complexes Today

If you have found two or three of them that look promising, you can submit your applications to them either in person, or over the web. You will likely hear back from them in a few days, and if you don’t, you can always give them a call to get an update. Eventually, one of these places will consider your application and let you move in. These tips will allow you to find not only an affordable apartment in Winston-Salem, but one that will be in a great location that you and your family will like.

Winston-Salem woman on trial on charges she forced 12-year-old into prostitution

A Winston-Salem woman forced a 12-year-old girl into prostitution over a two-year period, driving the girl to adult men at houses and apartment complexes so she would have sex with them, a Forsyth County prosecutor said Wednesday.

Flora Riano Gonzalez, 39, of the 1800 block of East 25th Street, is charged with human trafficking, sexual servitude and two counts of felony child abuse involving prostitution and sexual acts.

Assistant District Attorney Kia Chavious said in opening statements Wednesday that the girl was raped and sexually abused from January 2011 to January 2014. Gonzalez brought the girl to a man named Armando Graciano, who raped the girl and allowed other men to rape her, Chavious said.

Graciano is facing charges of felonious restraint, two counts of indecent liberties with a child, statutory rape, human trafficking and sexual servitude. His charges are still pending.

Graciano would make arrangements for the girl to have sex with men for money, Chavious said. At some point, Gonzalez was upset at the amount of money the girl was bringing in and cut Graciano out of the deal, she said.

Gonzalez drove the girl to apartment complexes, houses and motels to meet with adult men, she said.

The girl became pregnant, and Gonzalez went to Winston-Salem police to report that the girl had been sexually assaulted. Gonzalez coached the girl on what she would say to police to ensure that the girl would not tell about Gonzalez’s involvement in prostitution, the prosecution says.

Gonzalez reported the sexual abuse so that the girl would get a free abortion, Chavious said in court.

Eventually, the girl told Winston-Salem police that Gonzalez had forced her into prostitution, Chavious said.

Lisa Costner, Gonzalez’s attorney, said the girl was sexually assaulted but that Gonzalez did not have anything to do with selling the girl into prostitution. She urged the jury to consider the girl’s motivations in implicating Gonzalez.

The trial is expected to continue until the end of the week and possibly into next week.

Police identify man found dismembered in apartment

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —

Police have identified a man who was found dead Monday night in a Winston-Salem apartment complex.

John Douglas Agnew, 75, was found dismembered at 308 Timberline Drive.

Winston-Salem police responded Monday afternoon to the apartment complex after receiving reports of a missing person.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, according to police.

Detectives are working with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office and pathologists from the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine if the incident is related to human remains recovered Monday in Randolph County.

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Police are also attempting to locate Agnew’s silver 2003 Mazda Miata convertible with North Carolina registration plate ZNY-4120.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Winston-Salem police at 336-773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800.

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