Our thanks goes to David C. Anderson, Mary Christensen and her sister Dana for supplying info on this branch of the family.

Isabel(7) HOPKIRK was the second child of William HOPKIRK and Jane REDPATH

Isabel HOPKIRK was born in Rochester, New York on January 24 1837.

Isabel HOPKIRK and William BANKHEAD married on 2 August 1860 in Jefferson County, Iowa

Isabel and William had the following children:

     Jane "Jennie" Elisabeth BANKHEAD, born 12 Oct 1861 near Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa. She married James Ryan

     Hugh Lincoln BANKHEAD, born 24 Oct 1863 near Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa. From 1888 Tehama voter registration Hugh was a Teacher, age 24.

     William Robert BANKHEAD, born 22 Jan 1866 near Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa

     Anna Isabell BANKHEAD, born 29 July 1868. Anna Isabell married William Swetzer. A grand neice remembers her as being very sweet natured, but after a car accident in whcih her husband braked hard to avoid a train, she sustained a concussion which changed her temperment. After the accident "she cussed like a sailor" 

     Margaret Lilly BANKHEAD, born 12 Dec 1870 in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia

     Mary Emma BANKHEAD, born 2 June 1873 Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa (Mary Emma passed away at age 18 years, 6 months after swimming in an irrigation canal. The water may have been polluted from cattle and she died from pneumonia)

     Agnes May BANKHEAD, born 11 Feb 1876 in Clayton, Contra Costa County, California

     Jessie Florence BANKHEAD, born 26 Nov 1880 in Loomis, Placer County, California

From the 1891 History of Jefferson County we know they were living in Loomis, California

Our thanks goes to David C. Anderson for supplying the following information about this branch of the family:

The 1900 census for Placer County, TWP 9, Loomis, page 339 as enumerated 3rd june 1900 by H. A. Winton:
Last Name First Name Relation Race Sex Birth Date Age Marital Status Years Married Place of Birth Place of Fathers birth Place of Mothers birth Occupation
Bankhead William Head White M Dec1825 74 M 39 Scot Scot Scotland Fruit Rancher
Bankhead Isabelle Wife White F Jan1837 63 M 39 N.Y.  Scot Scot
Bankhead Jessie Daughter White F Nov1880 19 S
Calif Scot N.Y.
Ryan  JamesS. Head White M Feb1853 47 M 14 Canada Eng Ireland Farmer
Ryan (Bankhead) Jennie E. Wife White F Oct1869 30 M 14 Iowa Scot New York
Ryan Susie B. Daughter White F Apr1889 11 S
Calif Canada Iowa
Ryan Esther Daughter White F Apr1891 9 S
Calif Canada Iowa
Ryan James Son White M Jxx189? 5 S
Calif Canada Iowa
Ryan Florence Daughter White F Jul1897 2 S
Calif Canada Iowa

The census also states that Isabel was the mother of 8 children, 7 living, and that Jennie E. was the mother 4 children, all living. James Ryan immigrated to USA in 1876.

David also says that Susie Belle Ryan married Clarence Emil Anderson in November 1911. They had one son before Susie B. (Ryan) Anderson died 25 April 1913 in Sausalito, Marin Co., California. There are descendants of this branch of the family.  James S. Ryan was born 20 Feb 1855 in Nile, Ontario, Canada.  He died 22 Jan 1926 at Rocklin, Placer Co., California.  Jennie E. (Bankhead) Ryan is believed to have died 10 May 1932 in Tehama Co., California. Go here to see a picture of Susie Belle Ryan on the day of her wedding to Clarence Anderson, at his ranch near Loomis, California, 2 November 1911.  Susie Belle was the granddaughter of Isabel Hopkirk and William Bankhead.

 Isabell Hopkirk Bankhead gravestone

  William Bankhead gravestone

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