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Some secondary sources claim an Arthur JOPLIN & Mary FETHERSTONHAUGH may be the parents of Ralph JOPLING. However, we have not seen any primary documentary evidence to verify this. It might be noted that the name "Arthur" was not used by Ralph for one of his sons, nor by subsequent generations.
(1) Ralph JOPLIN [Sr.], b. about 1674 (christened 10 Feb 1674) in Wolsingham, Durham, England, d. about 1726 in Henrico Co., VA; wife unknown; he resided in Henrico Co., VA; his children:
i. Ralph [Jr..], b. about 1700, d. about 1791, m. Catherine FARRAR;  ii. Thomas [Sr.], b. about May 1708, d. about Sep 1789, m. Hannah FREEMAN.
(2) Thomas JOPLING [Sr.], b. about May 1708 in Henrico Co., VA, d. about Sep 1789 in Amherst Co., VA; m. to Hannah FREEMAN (b. about 1710; daughter of George FREEMAN & Jane HOLMAN); they resided in Albemarle & Amherst Cos., VA; their children:
i. Ralph, b. about 1730, d. about 1776, m. Alsey ALLEN; ii. James, b. about 1735, d. about 1829, m. Martha ____; iii. Ann, b. about 1740, d. about 1775, m. Benjamin CHILDERS; iv. Martha, b. about 1741, m. John GRIFFIN; v. Jane, b. about 1742, m. Robert DAVIS; vi. Royall, b. about 1743; vii. Thomas [Jr.], b. about 1745, d. about Mar 1837. m. Sarah STEVENS;  viii. Lucy, b. about 1746, m. Edmund POWELL; ix. Josiah, b. about 1747, d. about 1798, m. Elizabeth WARE; x. Rebecca, b. about 1748, d. 18 Apr 1797, m. Pleasant MARTIN; xi. Hannah, b. about May 1754, d. after 1815, m. Samuel ALLEN.Thomas JOPLING [Sr.] was a captain in the Amherst Co., VA Militia during the Revolutionary War.
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