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Greenup Hopkins (b. 19 May 1809 KY - Bible record) married 20 June 1833
Julia Ann Howell in Logan Co. OHIO. 

They moved from Logan Co. to Davis Co. Iowa in 1848, had 10 children (have names and marriages), and died 18 July 1859 Fabius Twp, Davis Co. Iowa.

Greenup was a son of Hazzard Hopkins who was born about 1780 in
Washington Co. PA to Ezekiel and Sarah (Hazzard) Hopkins.  They were
from Sussex Co. DE.  Ezekiel was the son of John Hopkins (d. 1745) and
unknown wife.  John was the son of Samuel Hopkins (1668-1744) and Jennet
Noble; Samuel was the son of Samuel (1636-1711) and Hannah Turner.  The
Samuels both served in the Maryland legislature and were active in the
Presbyterian Church. Well docuemented.  They lived originally in
Somerset Co. MD, but when Worcester Co. was formed in 1742, their land
was there, and they were in that part of Worcester which was taken by
Sussex Co. Delaware.  (Finding records is a real treasure hunt because
of the border changes.)

Ezekiel and Sarah sold his father's land HOPKINS DISCOVERY as "eldest
son" in Sussex Co. DE in 1778 and moved to Washington Co. PA (south of
Pittsburgh).  Then about 1790 they moved to Kentucky, finally settling
in Cane Ridge, Bourbon Co. KY.  Sarah died before April 1813 when
Ezekiel married Susannah Davis.

Greenup was brother to Zerilda Hopkins who m. Rev. John Wesley Brock,
a Methodist circuit rider; they were my gg grandparents. This is
probably more than you wanted to know about my family.

I am wondering who William Hopkins was.  Could he have been related to
our branch?  Otherwise, why was he in the same county as Greenup's
family?  Cousins? (Or just a coincidence?)

Marilyn [email protected]

I am looking for information on HOPKINS William (Willis?) Alvin, b:9 nov
1903, d: 16 dec 1989,

Believed father to be George Hopkins b:June 1857, Iowa.
Believed mother to be Sarah Elizabeth HOPKINS, b:January 1870, Iowa.
Married in 1891 (calculated from census records).

1900 census, Jackson Township, Villisca City, Iowa shows George, Sarah, no
children 1910 census for Jackson Township, Villisca City, Iowa shows George, Sarah,
Willis and another son Scrica (sp?).

I can find no trace of them in the 1920 census.

any information would be appreciated.....ralph hopkins

[email protected]


Copied from the Maskaska Co. Iowa History Book 1984

Thomas Bowen (Son of John, a Collier) was born 21 December 1821 in
Wales. Thomas was said to have been one of 17 to 22 Children. Sarah
Hopkins (Daughter of John, a coal miner) was born 14 December 1824 in
Tredegar Wales. Thomas and Sarah were married 21 February 1842 in Siloh
Chapel, District of Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales.
Their first three children were born in Wales: Ann 1842, John W. 1844
and Lewis 1846, According to family Tradition the family left Wales in
May 1847 which means that twins, Isaac and Jacob were born in America,
April 1848, however, they both died at birth. The fifth child, William
was said to have been born in Luzerne County, Penn. In 1850 census the
family is found in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Pittsburg Township.
Here Mary was born 1851 and another set of twins. Isaac and Jacob 1853.
In 1854-55 they moved on to Mercer Co. Pennsylvania and Charles T. was
born in 1855. The family appeared in Van Buren Co. Iowa, Des Moines
Township by 1860 and the rest of the children were born: Mary 1857,
Edward 1859, Winnie Jane 1861 and Lizzie 1863
About 1865 the family came to Beacon, Mahaska County, Iowa. Sarah became
a member of the Christian Church in 1859, after losing her husband in
January 1867, a son was killed in a coal bank by a falling roof in March
1867 and in October 1868 another son died. The bereavement nearly
crushed her, In addition to her losses she was also in great pain from
inflammatory rheumatism. Sarah was found July 2, 1877 drowned in
Muchachinoch Creek. Sarah is buried in the Beacon Cemetery.

Corinne Johnson Swaney born September 21, 1924 Oskaloosa Iowa is the
daughter of Carl Edward Johnson and Madeline Cook , She belongs to three
genealogical organizations: The Mayflower Descendants of America,
Daughter of the Revolution: and Society of Colonial Dames. Her Mayflower
ancestors were Francis Cooke and Stephen Hopkins

Thomas R. Jones was born in Mahaska County, November 4, 1889 and Died
February 12, 1957. He was a farmer, coal miner and foundry worker at
Clow. He was one of Six Children of Morgan and Hannah Hopkins Jones,
Married July 4, 1881. Hannah Hopkins was born July 27, 1865 in Wales and
came to Maryland at the age of 6 years: her death was August 6, 1922

John G. Roth Married Martha Hetherington in 1863 They had a Daughter
Martha E. Roth that was born in Hudson City, New Jersey on December 11,
1868, She married Frank P. Hopkins August 3, 1896 in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Barbara Ketels <[email protected]


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