Originally part of a 117-acre tract called "Shapleigh's Chance."
Surveyed in 1667 for Philip Shapleigh of Northumberland County, Virginia.
Sold to William Travers of Hoopers Island in 1679.
Identified as "an endangered Maryland treasure" by the Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000.
Restored by The Friends of the Graveyard, 2000-2006.
The Old Hoopers Island Graveyard
at Honga, Maryland
Last updated: July 24, 2016
Rebecca F and Henry W. Ruark are buried at the center of the small Ruark plot in the southeast corner of the Old Hoopers Graveyard. They are buried with four of their sons--Freddie, Ira, John, and Major.