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When you get your copy of OUR KIN, look for a letter from Henry Rhyne, Adelaide, California, to Hoffman. My Great Great Uncle Henry and a large group of relatives and friends left Mississippi in l870 and rode one of the first transcontinental trains to California where they settled and did quite well farming and raising livestock. Henry Rhyne mailed Hoffman a letter telling quite a bit of info about his parents, Jacob and Sally Hope Rhyne, his siblings, etc. Henry died around l9l0. One of Henry's grandsons (?) Hal Rhyne was a major league baseball player of some notoriety. I read that train tickets cost $90.00 each for the ride to California. Stephen Ambrose wrote a great book about this railroad called "Nothing Like It In The World"...get a copy and read it. Henry performed the wedding of his younger brother, Francis Marion Rhyne and Delilah Joiner. (My Great Grandparents) Delilah had a brother, Henry Joiner, who was a Texas Ranger at San Saba, Texas. Anything and everything you learn about the Hope family, I'd be most interested in knowing. Clark Rhyne