I've selected one question from the family history of each of my grandparents as "Most Wanted" and outlined the problem here. Varying levels of research has been done on these questions, and I continue to work on them.
If you happen to have a clue or two, I'd appreciate the help. Leave a comment or email me if you do.
Who was James Arton Hopkins' father?
Y-DNA didn't shed any light on this questions, but atDNA may well provide the answer.
Who were William Taylor's parents?
Yes, there was an older William Taylor in Rockcastle County, KY but was he this William's father?
Who was John R. Petty's
His father was John Petty of Bradley County, TN, but that didn't help at all for identifying his mother.
What happened to Louisana Lanier?
She has been found!
Blog post coming soon with details.