Saturday, June 25, 2011

Surname Saturday - Hopkins

Stephen Hopkins and Catherine Clouse

Stephen Hopkins was born about 1770, probably in Rhode Island or Massachusetts but also possibly in Virginia. He was the son of Nehemiah Hopkins and Elizabeth Cole. Catherine Clouse was also born about 1770. She was the daughter of George Clouse and Elizabeth (possibly Jarvis).

It’s unknown exactly when and where Stephen and Catherine were married but it was probably around 1790 in either Tennessee or Virginia. Census records for Tennessee and Virginia aren’t available for 1790 or 1800. A census record for Stephen hasn’t been located in 1810 or 1820 but much of that time they were probably in the Claiborne County, Tennessee area. They were listed in Claiborne County in 1830.

Stephen and Catherine had eight children. Stephen died around 1835 and Catherine was listed as head of household in the 1840 census in Claiborne County. Nothing further is known about her and several of their children.

Children of Stephen and Catherine:
George was probably born between 1790 and 1800.

Nehemiah was born about 1795. He married Mahulday (maiden name unknown) and they had at least 2 children.

Isaac was born about 1802. He married Rebecca (maiden name unknown) and they had at least two children.

Stephen Jr. was born about 1805 in Tennessee. He married Rachel McFarland about 1822 and they had 12 children. After Rachel died between 1870 and 1880, Stephen married Barbary Saylor on 1 Nov 1880 in Harlan County, Kentucky. Stephen died before 13 Apr 1891 in Harlan County and was buried there at Jerry Branch in Molus.

William was born between 1810 and 1815.

Jabez was born in 1812. He married Loucinda (maiden name unknown) and they had eight children.

Polly (possibly named Mary) married someone named Donley.

Nothing at all is known about their son John.

Stephen and Catherine were my 4th great-grandparents through their son, Stephen Jr. Click on the links above for sources and some additional information. If you have a connection to this family, leave a comment or e-mail me.

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