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Hopkins, Henry, 899, 900
Hopkins, William A., 1584


Lewis Farley was also from Indiana. In March, 1855, he with his family was
living on a claim near Hickory Point. In the first settlement of the Territory, the squatters made a regulation or law that each settler might hold two claims of 160 acres each; one a prairie claim; one a timber claim. Mr. Farley was holding claims for himself, his father, his brother and his brother-in-law. His father, brother and brother-in-law came out and lived for a time on the claims he was holding for them. He built a house on each of the claims, but before his relatives had finally settled, the claims were jumped, and Farley was left in possession of only his own claim. Later in the spring, a number of Missourians came into that neighborhood looking for claims. They told him
be would have to leave his claim on which there was timber. He replied that he had abandoned his prairie claim and intended to live on and improve the timber claim. They persuaded him to go to Willow Springs to submit the matter to a referee. He did not return for some time, and one of the mob said, “they had run off Farley—the stinking scoundrel; and now they would starve out his [p.484] wife and children.” The Missourians had torn down his house, and it developed later that they had mobbed
Farley. The reason the Missourians gave for destroying Farley's house was
that he was a Freesoiler, and that he was claiming more land than he deserved. Mr. Farley and his family were compelled to leave that neighborhood. Those engaged in the outrage perpetrated against Farley were James Morrison, who lived near Westport, and his son, John Morrison, F. M. Coleman, Thomas Hopkins, Joe Lager, and a man called Ripeto. That was the first outrage perpetrated in the vicinity of Hickory Point. Ripeto said of Farley, “the d—d abolition” (using a vile name); “he intended to kill him.” Ripeto said to William McKinney, “We have torn down Farley's house. They have given Branson notice to leave there and the d—d old abolitionist is so badly scared
that he dares not step out fifty yards from his house to cut a stick of timber for fire wood.” There were not to exceed twenty families of Pro-Slavery people in the Hickory
Point settlement, and three or four times as many Free-State families.


 The Third Kansas Volunteer Battery was first made up as a cavalry company by Henry Hopkins  and John F. Aduddell. It was known as Company B, Second Kansas Cavalry, and its officers  were Henry Hopkins, Captain; John F. Aduddell, First Lieutenant; Oscar F. Dunlap, Second  Lieutenant. It was first designed to send this battery to New Mexico, but that expedition was  abandoned.

 A rebel battery was captured at Old Fort Wayne, October 20, 1862. Company B was detached  from the Second Kansas Cavalry to man this captured battery, which was afterward known as  Hopkins' Kansas Battery. At the time of capture it consisted of four guns. Three of these were  six-pounders, and one a twelve-pounder howitzer. The [p.900] battery was in the battle of Cane  Hill. It was also at the battle of Prairie Grove. It was in the pursuit of Hindman to Van Buren. It  was then transferred to the Third Brigade, under Colonel Cloud. Later it was transferred to the  Indian Brigade under Col. William A. Phillips.


 Orders were received at Fort Leavenworth, May 22, 1862, to detail 150 non-commissioned  officers and privates from the Second Kansas Cavalry, to man a battery of six-pounder Parrott  guns. The officers assigned were as follows: Henry Hopkins, Captain, from Company B; R. H.  Hunt, First Lieutenant, from Company I; J. B. Rankin, Second Lieutenant, from Company H;  Joseph Cracklin, Second Lieutenant. He had been the Second Battery Adjutant. The name of the  battery was then changed from Hollister's to Hopkins.

 In August, Captain Hopkins, First Lieutenant Hunt, and Second Lieutenant Cracklin, were  ordered to rejoin their regiments in Kansas. The men were then mounted and attached to General  Sheridan's brigade. On the 17th of August they were transferred to General Mitchell's command,  at luka. These troops moved to join General Buell on the 18th of August. They passed through  Florence (Alabama), Columbia, Franklin, and Triune, to Murfreesboro, Tenn. From there they  moved to Nashville.

 J. L. Philbrick became warden in 1868. A final appropriation of $50,000 was made that year for  completing the north wing and it was finished two years later. It had three hundred and forty-four  cells seven by four by seven. Henry Hopkins became warden in 1870, and the main building was  barely completed when his administration closed twelve years later. The original plans made by  the State Architect called for one thousand cells. Unfortunately the State compelled him to cut the  number to six hundred and eighty-eight. These were so slow in the building that the  prison was always overcrowded, and by the time they were finished, the prison population had  grown to eight hundred.

Henry Mathias MINNICK bn 1822 Rhea Co TN d. Aug 1869/70
Centropolis,Franklin Co. KS
Martha Elizabeth WILLIAMS bn 17 Feb 1829, Atlanta,GA d. 1892 Centropolis,
Franklin, KS
CH:  William Mathias MINNICK b 15 Mar 1846 TN, d. 19 Aug 1937 Davenport, WA
     1.Laura Ann Hughes 18 Apr 1869 KS m. 2nd. Sarah Frances Browning KS
     John Martin MINNICK b. 23 Mar 1848 TN d. Jan 1917 Osage,Quenemo, KS m.
     Elizabeth Clark (1848-1918)
     Martha Emeline MINNICK bn 6 Jan 1850 TN d. 14 Nov. 1927 Franklin Co.
     KS.      m. Oct 13, 1872 J. W. Hughes KS
     Sarah Adaline MINNICK bn 23 Mar 1853 Stockton, MO. d. 1924 Olathe, KS.
     William Maulding 19 Jul 1871 KS
     Isaac Jackson MINNICK bn 18 Jan 1856 MO d 19 Feb 1916 Cheney Spokane
     Co WA  m. 1st Alcey WALKUP 12 Aug 1879 KS d. 1880 KS,   2nd  Myra Vietta
  1883 Centropolis Franklin KS d. 17 Feb 1939 Cheney
Spokane Co WA          
     Thomas Jefferson MINNICK bn 8 Sep 1857 Stockton Co Mo d. Sep 1870
      Centropolis Franklin Co., KS
     George Washington MINNICK bn 20 Oct 1860 Stockton, MO d. Sep 1870
      Centropolis, Franklin Co. KS            
     Mary Elizabeth MINNICK bn 21 Apr 1863 Stockton, MO d. 20 Nov 1939 m.
      Claborn N. Fusman
     Charles Henry MINNICK bn 23 Jan 1866 Centropolis Franklin Co KS d.1955
     James Addison MINNICK bn 22 Feb 1868 Centroplis, Franklin Co KS d 10
     Sep  1947 Ottowa, Franklin Co. KS

Myra Vietta HOPKINS & Isaac Jackson MINNICK were my grandmother & Grandfather
They had 2 dau: Mabel Effie MINNICK bn 24 Mar 1884 Ottawa Franklin KS m.
Edward Letterman Barbee 7 June 1909 d. Jan 1935 Walla Walla, WA. 
Gertrude Ethelyn MINNICK (my Mom) bn 21 Aug 1888 Davenport, Lincoln Co WA
m. 1st Adelbert SMITH 1912 Davenport Lincoln Co. WA.  2nd Darrell Hite
BICKETT 1917 Davenport, Lincoln Co. WA.

Hope this format is ok for you.   vmw  [email protected]


Searching for info about Robert Hopkins of Butler Co., Kansas, as well as
his sons George, John A. and William. I found a bio of son John A. Hopkins,
which was published in the "History of Butler County, Kansas". It mentioned
that Robert was born in Maryland in 1832 and that his family had moved to
Hamilton Co., Ohio. Using this information, I located the entry for Robert
in the 1860 Fed. Census for Hamilton Co., Ohio. Here is the census entry:

1860 Federal Census for Hamilton County, Ohio
Spencer Township
Date:  30 June 1860
Post Office:  Columbia
(Roll 979, Page 211, Line 12)

Robert Hopkins  36   Male   Farmer  1200   400    Pennsylvania
Margaret   "   38   Female   --    --   --   Ohio
George      "   11   Male   --    --   --   Ohio
John A.      "     9     Male   --   --   --   Ohio
Michael     "     7    Male    --   --   --   Indiana?
William E.  "    5    Male   --    --   --   Ohio
Ada? Jane  "    3    Female   --    --   --   Ohio
Benjamin   "  6/12   Male   --   --    --   Ohio
Levi Oliver      18   Male   Farm Laborer    --   --   Indiana

I would like to know more about Robert and his wife Margaret and their
parents. George Hopkins' daughter, Mae (my grandmother), believed that
Margaret's maiden name sounded something like Ryebolt, but Mae's memory had
faded a good bit. Any hints or tips about where to look for more info would
be greatly appreciated. I will gladly exchange info with interested

Harold Vance
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Hello everyone,   I received several copies of old newspaper clippings in
bad shape.   I am going to try and reprint them here in hopes someone out
there will connect to my Hanna and Hopkins family.   They are from the
Stockton Daily Evening Record, Stockton Calif.    No year is on it.   
Very blurred in places, but I'll try.

Their Fity Years of Happy Life in Middle West During the Exciting Yars
Following the Civil War---Both Are Alert and Active Despite Their Years.
Lodi Office Stockton Record, Dec 26....Dr. and Mrs. S. w. Hopkins
celebrated their golden wedding anniversary today.  The renewal of the
wedding vows of 50 years ago today was made the feature of the G. A. R. and
W. R. C. meeting and feast in I.O.O. F. hall this afternoon.  Rev. Bery
Smith of the Christian church efficiated and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Brown
accompained the bride and groom to the alter.  The ceremony was performed
at 2:30 p. m. and was followed by the banquet prepared by the ladies of the
W. R. C.    Dr. and Mrs. Hopkins have rounded out a half century of married
life that has been filled with much more than the average allotmeent of
happiness and usefulness.  Dr. Hopkins, now chairman of the county
exemption board and city health officer of Lodi, is one of the most
vigorous young old men in the state and Mrs. Hopkins the mother of three
grown sons, and a grandmother is a younger woman than many who are half her
age.  Married just at the close of the Civil war, they lived through some
of the most exciting times in the nation's history
Dr. Silas Wilson Hopkins was born in Farsyth, Taney Co., Mo., October 27,
1844.  He was the second of three sons born to Rev. and Mrs. Josiah
Hopkins.  The family moved to Iowa in 1848 and Silas Wilson Hopkins was
sent to school at the Western College in Lynne Co.   Before graduating he
left to enlist in the Forty-fourth Iowa Infantry of which his father was
major.  After the war the family moved to Kansas  and the young veteran
entered Lane University at Lacompton, graduating in 1866.  He taught school
for ten years in Iowa and Kansas, and in 1879 was graduated from the
Louisville Medical College, and removed to Saroxie [I hope... blurred] Mo.,
where he practiced for 25 years.
The most important event of his life has been emitted, and that was his
marriage to Candace Alice Still on Dec 26, 1867, the first year he taught
school.  His
bride was the third of a family of five girls born to Mr. and Mrs. James
Sill, pioneer settlers of Putnam county, Indiana.  Her birthday was Aug 28,
1846.  Her father was one of the earliest practicing lawyers of the county,
and he also served as enrolling officer under President Lincoln during the
Civil war.  He was mobbed by the Knights of the Golden Circle, opposed to
the draft, and the experiences of the family in those times was graphically
related by Mrs. Hopkins a few years ago in a pamphlet written by her and
published in the Record plant.  It was entitled " A Tragedy on Deer Creek."
  Before her marriage, Mrs. Hopkins taught school in Indiana.  The family
moved to Iowa in 1866, and she was teaching school there when she met Silas
Wilson Hopkins and became his bride.   Rev. James R. Baker, a minister of
the Brethren church officiated at the wedding.  At the golden anniversary
of that wedding, this afternoon, Mrs. Hopkins wore the same dress in which
she was married a half century ago.
Dr. and Mrs. Hopkins moved to Kansas in 1868 and there two sons were born
to them, Albert R. and James Emmet.  In 1875 they returned to Iowa and
there their youngest son, Herman Dilse, was born.  In 1879 the family moved
to southwestern Missouri, where they lived until moving to Calif in 1902.
In the 20 years that he practiced medicine in Missour, Dr. Hopkins was one
of the old fashioned country doctors who seem to have lived for the service
they could give their neighbors rather than for fees.  Roads were few and
trails many, and Dr. Hopkins was in the saddle a good part of every 24
hours of every day for the full 20 years.  Under President Harrison he was
an examing surgeon for the pension department, and under the McKinley
administration he was president of the board and also was president of the
Wouthwest Missouri District Medical Society.
He and Mrs. Hopkins had enough to keep them and did not care for riches
consequently he did not reach out for practice.   He has been president of
the Lodi Boad of Health for the past 10 years and is now city health
officer of Lodi as well as chairman of the county exemption board.
The oldest son, A. R. Hopkins is in the state printing office at
Sacramento and is known as one of the most expert men in the printing
trade.  The second son. J. E. Hopkins, resides with his parents in Lodi,
but is the partner of his brother Dilse in the ownership and publication of
the Stockton labor paper...........
Dr. Silas W. Hopkins of Lodi Grand Army veteran, joins silent majority
after long successful career.   Lodi Ovvice Stockton Record June 19
Dr. Silas W. Hopkins, 85, Civil War veteran and for 28 years a resident of
Lodi, died this morning at 7:15 at his home 220 South Sacramento street. 
His three sons, Judge J. E. Hopkins of Lodi, Albert R. and Dilas Hopkins of
San Francisco were at his bedside.   He had been ill for 11 weeks, and his
daily condition was a matter of concern to the community, in which he stood
a prominetn figure as a public-spirited and splendid citizen............
Thanks everyone,   Reba

After sending out the article on S. W. Hopkins yesterday, I started
receiving several e-mails asking for my Hopkins-Hanna connection.   [Lets
hope this message doesn't repeat like the one yesterday did]     I still am
not sure how S. W. Hopkins fits in.  The articles were sent to my husbands
grandmother years ago, by a Hanna relative in Calif.   My mother-in-law
just sent them to me.
Robert William Hopkins m Jan 28, 1807 Ross Co., Ohio to Elizabeth
Hornback.  I found their names on a marriage list in Ross Co.   He was
listed as William.
Their daughter....Salina Jane Hopkins b Oct 1, 1823 Ohio, died March 21,
1907 Stockton, Calif., married Doctor John Goodloe Hanna b 1818 Indiana
died Feb 1887 Blue Mound, Linn, Ks.
Their son Cyrus Goodlow Hanna b Nov 25, 1843 Taney Co., Mo d Aug 25, 1878
Modesto, Calif.  He married  Jan 12, 1867 Madrid, Iowa ..Alice Evalyn
Rardin b Dec 4, 1850 Bowling Green, clay, Ind  d June 28, 1939 Stockton,
Then their daughter Margaret Gertrude Hanna b June 24, 1873 Metz, Vernon
Co., Mo d may 9, 1943 Windfield, Ks married Jan 1, 1889 Pleasanton, Ks to
Samuel Barton Meek b april 25, 1870 Bloomington, McLean Co., Ill d Feb 20,
1942 Winfiled, Ks.
Winnie Mae Meek b Feb 28, 1899 Cushing, Ok d July 1974 Winfield, Ks
married Sept 1, 1919 Beaver Ok to Gilbert Myrick b Sep 18, 1897 Burden,
Cowley Co., Ks d Jan 15, 1971.
Betty Jean Myrick m Henry George Strauhs
Lonnie George Strauhs m Reba Mae Huckaby [me]
Thanks Reba   [email protected]

GEORGE HORNBACK HOPKINS  b April 12, 1825, Logan Co., Ohio [Ks census says
Indiana], died Feb 21, 1903, Prescott, Linn Co., Ks., married Dec 27, 1846,
in Taney Co., Missouri, to MARTHA DENISON.
1850 census for Polk Co., Iowa state George age 25 Farmer born Ohio; wife
Martha age 29 b MO; Children William B, age 2 born Mo; Sabrina age 4 1/2
born Iowa.
1860 Kansas census state George Farmer age 32 born Indiana, wife Martha age
30 Ind, children Emmaline age 8 Iowa, James age 3 Iowa, Jno age 5 Iowa,
William age 1 Iowa.
List of Children:
Sabrina Hopkins abt 1845/46, Iowa.
William Bate Hopkins b Feb 24, 1849 MO
Eliza Emmaline Hopkins b March 4, 1853 Iowa
Henry John Hopkins b March 21, 1855 Iowa
James Robert Hopkins b Jan 13, 1857, Iowa
Martha Malissie Hopkins b June 1, 1864 Kansas
Cyrus Grant Hopkins b Jan 15, 1869 Kansas
Ella May Hopkins b Dec 7, 1870 Kansas
Lillie cora Hopkins b June 6, 1872 Kansas
Sarah Bell Hopkins b Sept 28, 1874 Kansas
I am off Salina Jane Hopkins Hanna line. [Sister to George Hornback
Hopkins]   I would love to find members of George's family, and will share
all the information I have.   Thank you,  


These Hopkins graves were found this week in Linn County Kansas, Prescott
Cemetery.  Some are my relation.
Hope it helps someone.

1.  Emma C and James W. Hopkins
1951-1933      1842-1893

2.  Clarence Hopkins  1880-1959

3.  Hannah Hopkins  1860 -1945

4.  C. Grant Hopkins  1869 - 1948

5.  Father:   John H. Hopkins
      March 21, 1855
      April 4, 1935

6.   Mother:     Brannen Hopkins
        Feb. 8, 1855
        Jan. 22, 1937


Reba Strauhs  [email protected]

I'm new to the list and I'm looking for information about Ezekial B Hopkins,
b. abt 1855. (poss. PA) married Mary E. Gallion, July 3, 1877 in Neosho Co.
KS. They had a daughter Minta R., b 1879  Mary probably died before the 1880
census. Ezekial married Mary A. Stewart, March 26, 1882. I believe Minta
married a Charles McCoy.
Anyone have anything on this family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am looking for any information on Ezekial Hopkins, b. abt 1855, m(1) Mary E.
Gallion, 07/3/1877. They had one daughter, Minta R., b. 1879. (Minta married
Charles McCoy 09/27/1898) Mary E. probably died in childbirth or shortly
thereafter. Ezekial, m(2) Mary A. Stewart, 03/26/1882. I have no other
information other than this. Any help would be appreciated.


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Charlotte Hopkins was b. 29 Oct. 1874 near Hiawatha Ks. Brown Co. She was 1
of 6 children {5 girls 1 boy} Her parents were b. Ohio. She marr. LeRoy
Langdon Sept. 1898. To this union 5 boys were born. Ralph b. 1900, Earl b.
1902, Charlie b. 1904, William
b. 1906, Edward b. 1908 all b. in Ks. probably Osbourne and Rooks
Cos. Charlotte died 16 Sept. 1910, age 36 yrs. old in Downs, Ks.
and was buried in Centralia, Ks. Would like info as to parentage
and siblings of Charlotte or LeRoy. thx!  Tracy

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