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1. Mark Hopkins
Birth Date: 1 Sep 1813
Birth Place: Henderson, New York
Death Date: 29 Mar 1878
Death Place: Yuma, AZ
Burial Place: Sacramento City Cemetery in Sacramento CA
Occupation: treasuer/part owner of Central Pacific Railroad
Religion: Congregationalist .

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Parents are believed to be Mark Hopkins (1779-1828) and Anastasia Luken
Kellogg (1780-1837). They lived in Great Barrington, MA and St. Clair

>From "The Historical Guide to North American Railroad"
publ 1988 by Kalmbach Books ISBN 0-89024-072-8.

Mark Hopkins (1813-1878) was born at Henderson, NY. By age 15, he was a
clerk in a store; he joined CP Huntington in founding Huntington &
Hopkins in 1856 in Sacramento, Calif.   He married a cousin, Mary
Sherwood, in 1854.  Although wealthy, hopkins and his wife lived
quietly, almost asetically (Hopkins was a vegetarian) until the early
1870's when Hopkins yielded to pressure from his wife, purchased half a
city block on NOB HILL in San Francisco from Stanford, and built a
mansion.  Hopkins did not live to see the completion of the mansion;
after a winter during which he had been crippled by rheumatism, he made
a trip to inspect SP's lines in Arizona, hoping that warmth and sunshine
would relieve his pain.  He died aboard the train in Yuma.

>From "The Kelloggs in the Old World and The New" by Timothy Hopkins:

"Mark arrived in San Fransisco on the ship, Pacific, 5-Aug-1840. he was
a merchant in Sacramento, of the firm Huntington & Hopkins, and one of
the originators and builders of the Pacific Railroad; rem. to San
Francisco 1873, d in Yuma, CA where he had gone for his health,
29-march-1878; had no children but an adopted son, Timothy (the compiler
of this Genealogy), b. 2-March-1859 who m. Mary Kellogg Crittenden, dau
of Hiram Crittenden and Lydia Sherwood."

"Of sterling and distinguished New England stock, Mark Hopkins lived
true to type as merchant, railroad builder, and financier.  (His
Mayflower and Colonial descent is given under his father.) -- With the
exception of two years of law study under his brother, Henry , he
engaged in mercantile pursuits in the state of New York until the
confirmation of the discovery of gold in California.  Disposing of his
interest in a commission house in New York City, he sailed from there 22
January 1849, on the ship "Pacific" for San Francisco via Cape Horn, and
arrived the 5th of August following. -- In California he resumed
commercial activities at Sacramento, first as a wholesale grocer, and
later in the iron and steel business with Collis P. Huntington - both of
which ventures were extensive and profitable. -- The culmination life
work of Mr. Hopkins was in the construction and management of the
Central Pacific Railroad, of which he was an incorporator, a director,
and its treasurer until his decease. -- "His consistent life, sound
judgement, and kindly, sympathetic nature made him the advisor and
friend of those in distress.  However absorbed in matters of business,
he would always find time to hear patiently the story of the troubles of
a woman, a child, or a negro; andthe more shrinking and timid the
persons who came to him for advise and assistance, the more readily
would he put aside his business and listen to them. " (by B. B. Redding
- "A Sketch of the Life of Mark Hopkins of California")--- In politics
successively a Whig, a Free Soiler, and one of the organizers of the
Republican Party in California."

>From "The Big Four"

quote- "Hopkins was unquestionably the best liked of the Big Four.  By
1878 the railroad was already unpopular with nine of every ten citizens,
but even those most resentful of its tactics hesitated to blame the
senior partner.  He had defects and eccentricities; he was an
unextravagant rich man and therefore a miser.  But he was modest and
kindly and sometimes quietly humorous, with none of the vanity and
little of the ruthlessness of his partners.  Men he had known in earlier
days found him still friendly and approachable, and this was not
invariably so with the others.  "I've often crossed the street to shake
hands with Mark Hopkins, and I've done the same to avoid meeting the
others," said one.

His wealth at death was estimated to be $40-50 Million. (NOTE:  THAT’S
in 1878 DOLLARS.. IN 1998 DOLLARS IT’S PROBABLY AROUND $1B. )  He left
unrestricted possession of one of the largest fortunes in the country
to his wife, Mary.

Nicknamed "Uncle Mark"

Books on Mark Hopkins:
1) "The Historical Guide to North American Railroads"  Publ. 1988, by
Kalmbach Books. ISBN 0-89024-072-8.
2) "A Sketch on the Life of Mark Hopkins of California" San Francisco,
CA; Al Bancroft & Co. 1881 by BB Redding.
3) "The Big Four: The story of Huntington, Stanford, Hopkins, and
Crocker and of the Building of the Central Pacific: " by Oscar Lewis May
1959. Borzoi Book.
4) "Moguls and Iron Men" by James McCague- 1964 Lib of Congress Catalog
Card No. 64-18061.
5) "History of the Great American Fortunes" (reviesed ed) 1936, The
modern Library, New York, NY by Gustavus Myers.
6) "Stories of the Great Railroads" by Charles Edward Russell, Chicago,
Ill., Charles H. Kerr & Co. 1912.
7) "California Men and Events" by George H. Tinkham, Stockton, CA;
Record Publ. Co 1931.
8) "Pioneers of Prosperity" by David H. Walker, San Francisco, CA; 1895.

Spouse: Mary Frances Sherwood 
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1818
Birth Place: Greenfield, Fairfield, CT 
Death Date: 25 Jul 1891
Death Place: Methuen, Mass.
Religion: Congregationalist
Spouse Father: William Sherwood (1786-1871)
Spouse Mother: Lydia Ann Kellogg (1793-1865)

Spouse Notes:
>From "The Big Four"

Mary seems to have been very quiet while Mark was alive. She read
romance novels and pretty much lived as he did.  Building the house on
Nob Hill seems to have been her only venture out from under Mark.
However, after Mark's death, Mary seems to have lived more in tune to
what she felt was her station in life.  Upon his death, she also became
"American's Richest Widow".  A title given to newspaper pictures of the
plump, square-faced, rather stern woman.   She was dislodged from a
lifetime of obscurity and made into a newspaper immortal of the first
magnitude.  OF course the process was not to her liking.  She was then
close to fifty, reserved by nature, and this invasion of her privacy
appalled and frightened her. 

She settled in Great Barrington, Mass - where her and Mark's common
forebears had lived - and embarked on what the local Examiner called "A
building spree". McKin, Mead & While were commissioned to design a huge
stone Chateau, modeled on Chambord; it eventually cost above two million
dollars. She dismissed the building firm and hired - what was to later
become her second husband - Edward T. Searles. She then acquired a New
York House, at 60 Fifth Ave., A summer cottage at Block Island, and
another at Methuen, Mass.

She also expressed a dislike for California (which, local papers pointed
out, had contributed the wealth she was industriously squandering
elsewhere) which was cordially reciprocated, and her occasional visits
with groups of Eastern friends to Nob Hill aroused no local enthusiasm.
A few realized that the widow had missed popularity not by design but
because she lacked the experience and skill to cope with a difficult
situation. By degrees she became known as a hard and frivolous woman,
egotistical and self- willed.  At first lonely and confused, she
presently grew bitter, convinced that she was being persecuted. She
suspected and quarreled with old friends, developed a contempt for the
opinions of others, and eventually contracted an extraordinary marriage.

Of business she knew rather less than the average wife of the period,
but her quarter interest in the railroad was important to the surviving
partners, and she had no lack of advisers.  Fortunately, she allowed her
properties to remain undisturbed; to attempt to liquidate them would
have had a disastrous effect on the railroad securities, the market for
which the partners had been building up for years.  But the income from
her holdings proved equal to her by no means inconsiderable
expenditures, and Hopkins's death neccessitated only minor changes in
the financial structure of the partnership.

Marriage Date: 20 Sep 1854
Marriage Place: New York, NY

Children: Timothy (Nolan) (Adopted)

1.1 Timothy (Nolan) Hopkins
Birth Date: 2 Mar 1859
Birth Place: Augusta, Maine
Death Date: 1936
Occupation: Tresurer of the Central Pacific & Board of Trustees

>From "The Big Four"

Timothy was adopted by Mark’s wife. ... after Mark's death.  Timothy was
over 20 at the time of adoption.

He was a son of Patrick Nolan, a New Englander who had arrived in San
Francisco in 1862 and worked there as a dockhand while he accumulated
funds to send for his wife and three children.  On the day his family
sailed for the West.  Nolan Fell into the bay and was drowned.  One of
his children died on the voyage; his widow arrived destitute, and found
work in the Hopkins household in Sacramento.  Young Tim often visited
her there. Uncle Mark and his wife, childless, were attracked by the boy
and her came to live with them.  Later Mrs. Nolan married the farmer who
operated Hopkins's truckfarm; other children were born, and the family
moved to St. Louis. Timothy remained behind at Sacramento.

The boy grew up in Hopkins's Spartan household, attended Sacramento and
San Francisco schools, and then went to work in the railroad's general
office at Fourth and Townsend streets.  When Hopkins died, Timothy was
assistant treasurer, one of the bright young men of the company's
executive  staff.  - He became treasurer.

He became of course the widow's main reliance, overseeing the settlement
of the estate and the management of the property Hopkins had acquired in
addition to his railroad holdings.  So close were their relations that
the widow then took steps which had been comtemplated while Uncle Mark
was alive: Timothy was legally adoped.  Later the bond was further
strengthened by the wedding in New York's Windsor Hotel of the widow's
newly adopted son and her niece, Clara Crittenden.

Problems, however, occured concerning the new husband.  Tim and Mary
stopped talking to each other after the wedding.  But dispite Mary's
investigation concerning Tim's honest in dealing with Uncles' Mark's
estate. (nothing but good things were found) Tim continued to run the
estate and act as treasurer for the railroad.

Upon Mary's death, she did disinherit Timothy. She left everything to
her second husband Edward T. Searles. Tim sued and won an out of court
settlement est. to be between $8-10 million.

From:  CA HIstorical Society Quarterly  Vol. 15  p. 97-98

                 Timothy   Hopkins  (1859-1936)

Timothy Hopkins, a distinguished man and a courtly gentlemen, was born
in Augusta, Maine, and when only two years old was brought to CA.  The
HOPKINS GENEALOGY, printed by the Stanford University Press, states:
"Mark Hopkins had no children, but he brought up from infancy as a son,
and his widow adopted, Timothy Hopkins,"

The death of Mark Hopkins, one of the four great railroad builders of
CA, placed great responsibilities upon Timothy Hopkins' young shoulders.
At the age of twenty-four he was made treasurer of the Central Pacific
Railroad.  In that office he gained much of the experience which served
him so well in later years as an officer and director of some of CA's
largest financial and industrial enterprises.

However, the institution with which his name and memory will be most
enduringly linked is the University a Palo Alto founded by Senator and
Mrs. Stanford.  Timothy Hopkins was one of the original Board of
Trustees appointed in 1885, and served continuously until his death.
That service was no perfunctory thing, for his heart was enlisted in the
cause, and his time, his thought and his means wer ever at the command
of Stanford U.  His was a devotion which is rare indeed.  By his will,
he magnificently endowed the great libraries on medicine and
transportation which he founded at the University, as well as the Marine
Station at Pacific Grove which bears his name.  The Stanford
Convalescent Home probably owes more to his energy and devotion than
that of any single person.  He worked for it as hard and as zealously as
he did for Stanford U.

Timothy Hopkins was a vital and distinguished figure in many walks of
life.  He received the highest honors that Masonry can confer, having
been a member of the Supreme Council with the title of Inspector General
0 an Honorary 33rd degree Mason.

His interest in CA history was deep and sincere. His life, covering the
period between the old and the new, had placed him in closerelationship
with many of the State's most distinguished men, and when in the mood he
would relate interesting and unknown incidents and anacdotes connected
with their careers.  It is a matter of regret that these bits of
intimate history were never recorded by him.

Timothy Hopkins will be truly missed.  He radiated good humor - he was
companionable - he had scholarly interests - above all he was a kindly,
splendid gentleman.

His widow,  Mary Kellogg Hopkins, and a daughter, Lydia Hopkins, survive
                                          (by)   Sidney M. Ehrman.

Spouse: Mary Kellogg Crittenden
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1863
Birth Place: New York, NY
Spouse Father: Hiram Crittenden
Spouse Mother: Lydia Sherwood

Spouse Notes:
Mary was niece of Mary France Sherwood Hopkins.

Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1882
Marriage Place: New York, NY

Children: Lydia  Hopkins

Hopkins - CT .. continues from last message in format 2 Captain Timothy Hopkins
Birth Date: 16 Nov 1691
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 5 Feb 1748/1749
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Occupation: Justice of Peace (1734-42),rep on General Court (1727-30)

Spouse: Mary Judd
Birth Date: 30 Jan 1701
Death Date: 5 Dec 1744
Spouse Father: Deacon Thomas Judd
Spouse Mother: Sarah Freeman (1670-)

Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1719
Marriage Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Children: Rev. Dr. Samuel Hopkins Deacon Timothy Hopkins Huldah Hopkins Hannah Hopkins Sarah  Hopkins James Hopkins Rev. Daniel Hopkins Mary Hopkins Colonel Mark Hopkins Ichabod Hopkins  Rev. Dr. Samuel Hopkins
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1721
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 20 Dec 1803
Death Place: Newport, Rhode Island
Occupation: Minister at Great Barrington, MA & Newport, RI
Education: Yale - 1741 Divinity , licensed to preach 1742.

>From book "John Hopkins of Campbridge MA, 1634   And Some of His
Descendants"  by Timothy Hopkins  1932

Page 74. Person number 24. Reverend Samuel, DD
(Timothy, John, Stephen, John), b. at Waterbury, Connecticut, 17
September 1721.  He m. (1) at Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 13,
January 1748, Joanna Ingersoll, b. at Springfield, 1 February 1725,
daughter of Moses Ingersoll, b. at Westfield, Massachusetts, 10 February
1694, and Catherine ______. She d. 31 August 1793, at Great Barrington
while visiting her children. (V.R. Great Barrington; Providence, Rhode
Island, Gazette, 21 Septhember 1793) He m. (2) at Newport, Rhode Island,
14 September 1794, Elizabeth West, b. 7 October 1738, at Newport, She d.
9 April 1814, at Taunton, Massachusetts.

Rev. Samuel Hopkins, DD, from whom the Hopkinsian system of theology
took its name, says in his autobiography: "As soon as I was capable of
understanding and attending to it, I was told that my father when he was
informed he had a son born to him, said, if the child should live he
would give him a public education, that he might be a minister or a
Sabbath-day man, allurding to my being born on the Sabbath."

He graduated at Yale, 1741, studied divinity with Rev. Jonathan Edwards
and was licensed to preach in 1742.  He was evidently regarded as a man
of promise, for he had an unusual number of invitations to preach with a
view to settlement; and it was considered a proof of great
disinterestedness when he accepted the call of the North Parish of
Sheffield, or Housatonic (now Great Barrington)  Massachusetts, which at
the time of his ordination as pastor in December 1743, consisted of only
thirty families and was one of seven white settlements in Berkshire

His labors were in a frontier community whose people wer in constant
fear of Indians, for a French and Indian war raged from 1744 to 1749,
and another from 1752 to 1763.  His parishioners ofter went to meeting
with their guns on their shoulders, and, in 1746, Hopkins himself spent
three months in a scouting party of whites and Indians.  In September
1754, he had to remove his family to Canaan for safety; and in July
1755, in recording fatalities from the proximity of the Indians, he
remarks: "Indians chased a man about one and a half miles west of my
house." Dr. Parks say of Dr. Hopkins and these trials and interruptions
to his ministry: "His partriotism fitted him to be a theologian, and his
theology made him a patriot."

In spite of war, famine, meagre supplies, and the opposition of enemies,
Dr Hopkins labored at Great Barrington for twenty-five years -
preaching, studying, and writing.  In 1769, his theological views having
met with opposition, and his strong sympathy with the Whig party having
aroused so much feeling among his Tory parishioners, he felt his
usefulness to be at an end, and he called upon his people to unite with
him in summoning a council to dissolve their connection.

In April 1770, he accepted the pastorate of the First Church in Newport,
Rhode Island, but while that place was occupied by the British from 1776
to 1780, he labored elsewhere awaiting the day when it would be possible
to return to the then desolate town.  His church was used as a barracks
by the invaders; the pulpit, the pews, and the windows had been
demolished, and the bell carried off; but he refused a flattering call
to another parish, with a generous salary, as he preferred to labor in
penury with the church and congregation he loved.

In 1790 Brown University conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of
Divinity.  Nine years later he had an attack of paralysis, from which he
never fully recovered, but he continued to preach occasionally, and with
unimpaired mental vigor, almost until his death in 1803, which closed a
ministry extending over sixty years.

>From "Academic American Encyclopedia"

Hopkins, Samuel

Samuel Hopkins, b. Newport, R.I., Sept 17, 1721, d. Dec. 20, 1803, was
an American Congregrational minister and theologian.  His thought, based
on the theology of his teacher Jonathan Edwards, was knonw as
Hopkinsianism.  He emphasized the sovereignty of God, who does all
things for his own glory and for the good of creation; even sin is used
as a means toward the greatest good. Hopkins's teaching gave
considerable support to revivalism.  He served long pastorates in
massachusetts and Rhode Island and was one of the first New England
leaders to denounce the slave trade.

1. "Samuel Hopkins and the New Divinity Movement" (1981) JA Conforti   
2. "Samuel Hopkins Works" , 3 vol. (1987) B. Kuklick
3. " American Christianity: An Historical Interpretation with
         Representative Documents", vol 1 (1960) Hilrie S. Smith

Spouse 1: Joanna Ingersoll
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1725
Birth Place: Springfield
Death Date: 31 Aug 1793
Death Place: Great Barrington, Mass.
Spouse Father: Moses Ingersoll (1725-)
Spouse Mother: Catherine

Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1748
Marriage Place: Great Barrington, Mass.

Children: Moses Hopkins
David Hopkins
Levi Hopkins
Elizabeth Hopkins
Joanna Hopkins
Samuel Hopkins
Daniel Hopkins
Rhonda Hopkins

Spouse 2: Elizabeth West
Birth Date: 7 Oct 1738
Death Date: 9 Apr 1814
Death Place: Taunton, Massachusetts

Marriage Date: 14 Sep 1794
Marriage Place: Newport, Rhode Island Deacon Timothy Hopkins
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1723
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: Circa 1774
Death Place: Great Barrington, Massachusetts

Spouse: Jemina Scovill
Birth Date: 24 Feb 1723
Death Date: 16 Oct 1771
Death Place: Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Spouse Father: Abraham Scovill

Marriage Date: 14 Jan 1741/1742

Children: Ehud Hopkins
Ichabod Hopkins
Dorcas Hopkins Huldah Hopkins
Birth Date: 22 Dec 1725
Birth Place: Waterbury
Death Date: 4 Oct 1773

Spouse: Abijah Richards
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1717/1718
Birth Place: Waterbury, CT
Spouse Father: Thomas Richards (1685-)
Spouse Mother: Hannah Upson (1695-)

Marriage Date: 22 Dec 1725

Children: Colonel Street Richards
Giles Richards
Achsah Richards
Hannah Richards
Mark Richards
Huldah Richards
Hannah Richards
Sarah Richards Hannah Hopkins
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1728
Birth Place: Waterbury, CT
Death Date: 6 Jun 1757

Spouse: Thomas Upson
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1719
Death Date: 10 Feb 1798
Spouse Father: Thomas Upson (1692-)
Spouse Mother: Rachael Judd (1694-)

Marriage Date: 28 May 1749
Marriage Place: Connecticut

Children: Rev. Benoni Upson
Charles Upson
Silva Upson Sarah Hopkins
Birth Date: 25 May 1730
Birth Place: Waterbury , Connecticut
Death Date: 21 Oct 1757
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Spouse: Lieut. Timothy Clark
Birth Date: 19 May 1732
Death Date: 18 Sep 1824
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Spouse Father: Deacon Thomas Clark (1690-)
Spouse Mother: Sarah Strong (1696-)

Marriage Date: 4 Nov 1756

Children: Sarah Clark James Hopkins
Birth Date: 26 Jun 1732
Birth Place: Waterbury, CT
Death Date: 14 Jul 1754
Death Place: New Haven, CT
Education: died while student at Yale College. Rev. Daniel Hopkins
Birth Date: 16 Oct 1734
Birth Place: Waterbury , Connecticut
Occupation: Minister at Salem
Education: Yale College  1758

Spouse: Susanna Saunders Mary Hopkins
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1737
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 11 Jan 1765
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Spouse: John Cossitt

Marriage Date: 13 May 1760
Marriage Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Children: Orpha Cossitt Colonel Mark Hopkins
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1739
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Occupation: Lawyer
Education: Yale College  1758

Spouse: Electa Sergeant Ichabod Hopkins
Birth Date: 25 Nov 1744
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 9 Dec 1744
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut Rev. Samuel Hopkins
Birth Date: 27 Dec 1693
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 5 Oct 1755
Occupation: Minister of West Springfield - 36 years
Education: Yale College 1718

Spouse: Esther Edwards
Birth Date: 6 Aug 1695
Birth Place: East Windsor, Connecticut
Death Date: 17 Jun 1766
Spouse Father: Rev. Timothy Edwards (1669-)
Spouse Mother: Esther Stoddard (1672-)

Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1727
Marriage Place: Springfield, MA

Children: Timothy Hopkins  b. 6 Jun 1728 West Springfield, MA
      m.  Dinah Miller

Samuel Hopkins   b. 31 Oct 1729 West Springfield, MA Mary Hopkins
Birth Date: 27 Jan 1696/1697
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Death Date: 19 Aug 1768
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Spouse: Samuel Hickox
Birth Date: 26 May 1702
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 13 May 1765
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Occupation: Captain
Spouse Father: Capt. William Hickox (1668-)
Spouse Mother: Rebecca Andrews (1672-)

Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1721

Children: Mary Hickox
Mehitable Hickox
Lieutenant William Hickox
Captain Abraham Hickox
John Hickox
Samuel Hickox
Dorcas Hickox Hannah Hopkins
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1699
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 31 Dec 1739
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut

Spouse: Dr. Daniel Porter
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1699
Death Date: 14 Nov 1772
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Occupation: Surgeon
Spouse Father: Dr. Daniel Porter (1652-)
Spouse Mother: Deborah Holcomb (1675-)

Marriage Date: 13 Jun 1728

Children: Dr. Preserved Porter
Dr. Daniel Porter
Hannah Porter
Dr. Timothy Porter
Susannah Porter
Anna Porter Twin Hopkins
Birth Date: 23 Apr 1699
Birth Place: Waterbury,  Connecticut
Death Date: 13 Jun 1699
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut Dorcas Hopkins
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1705/1706
Death Date: 26 Jun 1750

Spouse: Dr. James Porter
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1700
Death Date: 20 Mar 1785
Death Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Spouse Father: Dr. Daniel Porter (1652-)
Spouse Mother: Deborah Holcomb (1675-)

Marriage Date: 22 Aug 1733

Children: Huldah Porter
James Porter
David Porter

1.1.2  Stephen Hopkins
Birth Date: 1663
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Death Date: 11 Oct 1703
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Religion: First Church of Hartford Connecticut

Spouse 1: Sarah Judd
Birth Date: Circa 1665/1666
Birth Place: Waterbury, Connecticut
Death Date: 11 May 1693
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Spouse Father: Lieut. Thomas Judd (1638-)
Spouse Mother: Sarah Steele (1639-)

Marriage Date: 17 Nov 1686
Marriage Place: Hartford/Waterbury, CT

Children: Sarah Hopkins  b.  Aug 1687 CT
d.  14 Feb 1780 CT
  m1. Ichabod Cole
m2. Nathaniel Peck

Rachael Hopkins b. 1690 CT
d.10 May 1763 Hartford, CT

Joseph Hopkins b. Circa 1691 CT

Ebenezer Hopkins

Spouse 2: Hannah Strong
Birth Date: 1659
Birth Place: Windsor, CT
Death Date: Nov 1745
Death Place: Waterbury, CT

Note:  Hannah's first husband was Stephen's brother   John Hopkins

Marriage Date: After 11 May 1693
Marriage Place: Windsor, CT

Children: Timothy Hopkins  b. circa 1694
m. Mary Beckley

2 Babies  (Twin) b.  circa 1694/1695 CT
d.  16 Jan 1695 &  16 Mar 1697 in CT

1.1.3 Ebenezer Hopkins
Birth Date: Jul 1668
Birth Place: Hartford, CT
Death Date: 1711
Death Place: Hartford, CT

Spouse: Mary Butler
Birth Date: circa 1670
Death Date: 1744

Marriage Date: 21 Jan 1691
Marriage Place: Hartford,  CT

Children: Ebenezer Hopkins

1.1.4 Joseph Hopkins
Death Date: Before 1713
Death Place: Hartford, Ct

Spouse: Hannah Peck

Marriage Date: 27 Apr 1699
Marriage Place: Hartford, CT

1.1.5 Dorcas Hopkins
Death Date: 1695
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut

Spouse: Jonathan Webster
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1656/1657
Birth Place: Middletown, Connecticut
Death Date: 1735
Death Place: Hartfort, Connecticut
Occupation: Deacon; merchant
Spouse Father: Lieut. Robert Webster (1627-)
Spouse Mother: Susanna Treat

Marriage Date: 11 May 1681
Marriage Place: Hartford, Connecticut

Children: Jonathan Webster
Daniel Webster
Susannah Webster
Mary Webster
Mehitabel Webster
Stephen Webster

1.1.6 Mary Hopkins
Birth Date: 1670
Birth Place: Connecticut
Death Date: 4 Sep 1743
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut

Spouse: Samuel Sedgwick
Birth Date: Circa 1667
Birth Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Death Date: 24 Mar 1735
Death Place: Hartford, Connecticut
Occupation: Captain of the Train Band, West Division.
Spouse Father: William Sedgwick
Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Stone

Marriage Date: 1689
Marriage Place: Hartford, Conn.

Children: Samuel Sedgwick
Jonathan Sedgwick
Ebenezer Sedgwick
Joseph Sedgwick
Lieutenant Stephen Sedgwick
Abigail Sedgwick
Mary Sedgwick
William Sedgwick
Elizabeth Sedgwick
Thankful Sedgwick
Mercy Sedgwick
Benjamin Sedgwick

1.2  Bethiah Hopkins
Birth Date: 1641
Birth Place: Hardford, CT
Death Date: After 1698

>From "John Hopkins (of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634) And Some of His
Descendants"  by Timothy Hopkins

"In the absence of records there is conclusive evidence that Bethiah was
born after the family removed to Hartford. Governor Winthrop attended
her child in 1669, and the entry in his Journal read: "Bethia Stockin
about 28 years, wife of Stockin of Middletown, child of about one month
old" (p. 926). In March 1697-98, "Bethiah Steele, 57 years of age or
thereabouts" made a deposition in the Hartford Court concerning the will
of her first husband. (Probate Court Record, pp. 44-45, Manwaring,
1:587.) Twenty-nine years intervened between these statments, but both
are in agreement that she was born in 1641.

Bethiah's marriage at the age of eleven and the birth of her first child
when thirteen is unusual and would indicate that she might have been a
"big" girl, precociously developed."

Spouse 1: Samuel Stocking
Birth Place: England
Death Date: 30 Dec 1683
Death Place: Middletown, CT
Occupation: Deacon
Spouse Father: George Stocking
Spouse Mother: Anna

Marriage Date: 27 May 1652
Marriage Place: Hartford, CT

Children: Hannah Stocking
Samuel Stocking
Bethiah Stocking
John Stocking
Lydia Stocking
George Stocking
Ebenezer Stocking
A child Stocking
Stephen Stocking
Daniel Stocking

Spouse 2 : James Steele
Birth Place: Hartford, Conn.

Marriage Place: Hartford, Conn.


1.  Book "John Hopkins (of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634) and Some of
   His Descendants" by  Timothy Hopkins 1932  Stanford University

2. IGI - International Genealogical Index - (IGI) 1993 ED.
   The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

3.Book -  "New England Historical & Genealogical Register" Jan 1851  
Page 43. " Ancestors of Rev. Samuel Hopkins DD or Newport and their

4. Book - "New England Marriages Prior to 1700"

5.  Book - " Marriages, Town of Hartford, CT"  by  Nutmegger   1977 vol 
10, No 1 and 2 Pg 30 -

6. CA Historical Society Quarterly... Vol 5 & 15.


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