Saturday, January 16, 2010

Surname Saturday - Hopkins

Today's surname is Hopkins, the name of my maternal grandfather.

Elmer Dennis Hopkins
Born 2 Apr 1894, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky
Married Emma Ewers Taylor 11 Oct 1920, Jellico, Campbell County, Tennessee
Died 26 May 1980, Harlan, Harlan County, Kentucky
Buried Elmwood Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle County, Kentucky

James Arton "Jim" Hopkins
Born 1 Dec 1861, Mulberry Gap, Hancock County, Tennessee
Married Lucinda Howard 25 Dec 1885, Wallins Creek, Harlan County, Kentucky
Died 5 Jan 1933, Harlan Township, Warren County, Ohio
Buried Morrow Cemetery, Salem, Warren County, Ohio

Eliza Hopkins
Born 22 Feb 1837, Claiborne County, Tennesse
Married Ephram Simpson 11 Oct 1866 Harlan County, Kentucky (He was not the father of Eliza's children.)
Died 16 Jan 1912, Epps, Butler County, Missouri
Buried Sparkman Cemetery, Butler County, Missouri
[Note: Father of James Arton Hopkins may have been Stephen Wolfenbarger. More about that in a future Madness Monday post. For now, since Hopkins was the surname of Eliza's descendants, that line will be followed here.]

Stephen Hopkins Jr.
Born abt. 1805, Tennessee
Married Rachel McFardan/McFarland abt. 1822
Died bef 13 Apr 1891, Jerry Branch, Molus, Harlan County, Kentucky
Buried Jerry Branch, Molus, Harlan County, Kentucky

Stephen Hopkins Sr.
Born abt. 1770
Married Catherine Clouse
Died abt. 1835, Tennessee

Nehemiah Hopkins
Born 6 Mar 1738/39
Married Elizabeth Cole 11 Mar 1762, Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island
Died aft 1830, Tennessee

Jabez Hopkins
Born 15 Jul 1713, Lincoln, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married Bethiah (maiden name not known)
Died 1 Jul 1790

William Hopkins
Married Deborah Allen bef. 1711

Thomas Hopkins
Born abt. 1650, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Married Mary Smith 1 Apr 1678, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island
Died 21 Apr 1718, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island

Thomas Hopkins
Born abt. 1616, Cheselbourne, Dorset, England
Died 1684, Oyster Bay, Nassau County, New York

William Hopkins
Born England
Married Joanna Arnold
Died England


  1. I do believe we are cousins! Your Joanna Arnold is sister to my William Arnold, they are children of Nicholas and Alice Gully Arnold.

  2. Hi Lesile, It's always good to find another cousin and I believe you might be the most distant cousin I've ever met. We're probably somewhere around 12th cousins.