This interests me as I have researched both on the Hopper side and my Husbands line the Beck's. Your Samuel follows the trail of some of my Hoppers going from Warren Co. Tenn to Arkansas. I am from Gillium Hopper b. 1776 , then his son James T, Hopper. b. 1806 in The Cumberland Gap. The family was between Kentucky and Tennessee. One of the older sons Moses married and traveled to Arkansas to raise his two families. There was a lot of scandal in the Hopper family and each generation said they wanted to forget the past and start new. As for the Beck's I can only take them back to Marshall Co. Tennessee - John E. Beck was the son of John Beck b. @1790 in NC. We are not connected to many of the Beck's that lived in that area. Would love to share with you.
Suzi Hopper Beck