Mary Elizabeth was born on the 22nd of July 1853 in Campbell County, GA to George & Mariah. She was 5 years old when the Civil War started and 9 when it ended. Here is a map of the county during the war:
Ten years after the war, 19 year old Mary Elizabeth married William Claborne HOPKINS on the 21st of March, 1876 in Campbell County.
She bore the following eight children:
- George Thomas 1877
- William Wright 1878
- Artie Abigail 1882
- Laura Bell 1884
- James Elmer 1886
- Cassie Lee 1890
- Lillie Mae 1894
- Della Camilla 1896
Mary Elizabeth died on March 28th, 1925 in Union City, Fulton County, GA. She is buried at Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery.