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: Nov. 30, 2013
The Old Hoopers Island Graveyard was a Travers family graveyard. The graves of William H. Parker and Mary L. Hayward (shown here) are examples of two of the many family branches that came about from marriages of Travers daughters.