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Notes on Thomas Hopkins of Providence, R.I. ca 1640
and his son Thomas Hopkins (2) and his Descendants

by A. Holbrook          1889

Genealogical and Biographical
By a Descendant.


Reference to "One Line of the Hopkins Family," published by the
writer of this, in 1881, shows that the genealogical record therein,
is confined to the descendants of William Hopkins, (2) son of the
first Thomas, while his brother Thomas's name appears on page 10,
noted as having died April 21, 1718, and thenceforward dropped from

It is proposed in this publication to take up the unconsidered
descendants of the second Thomas, so far as particulars relative to
them of a genealogical character have been obtained, not assuming
that it approaches to a full record of such descendants which is left
for others better circumstanced for the work to develop.

In connection with this arrangement, the families appearing in the
earlier work will be simply tabulated, to show their relation to
those appearing as descendant fo the brother to whom this later work
is more particularly devoted.

It may be well to observe here, that after the first publication
referred to was issued, important information was obtained from
investigation of records at Oyster Bay, Long Island, which showed
that Thomas Hopkins, the first, of Rhode Island, died their in the
summer or early fall of 1684, while residing with a daughter
Elizabeth, who was then the wife of Richard Kirby, by whom she had
children probably as follows viz, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, and
Mary, as would appear by Richard Kirby's will, made Oct. 27, 1688,
and probated Jan. 10, 1688-9.  She also had children, probably by a
former husband named Ichabod and Anne Hopkins.  These facts were
entirely new and unanticipated by the writer of this, and believed to
be so by all in any way connected to the Hopkins family in Rhode
Island. But they effectively clear up a doubt regarding the time that
Thomas died, and established the fact that he had, at least, a third
child, of which no record existed in Rhode Island.  This Elizabeth,
it is supposed, was a daughter-in-law of Thomas and former wife of a
son of his who had deceased before this settlement of a part of the
family on Long Island, or soon after that event, which probably
occurred about the time of the breaking out of King Philip's Indian
war in 1675, and was prompted by a desire to escape the perils
incident to that struggle.


Thomas Hopkins (1) was the son of William and Joanna (Arnold) Hopkins,
born in England Apr. 7, 1616, emigrated to America and settled in
Providence, R.I., about the year 1640.  He at first was assigned to a
home share of land situated near the south end of the town, it being
the fourth lot south of what is now known as Power street, running
east from the town street.  Six other shares of land were
successively assigned to him, as shown by "The Home Lots of the Early
Settler," published by Charles W. Hopkins, in June 1886.

pg. 3

These were all located in the near vicinity of the town proper, none
prebably being outside of a radius of five miles from its centre.  In
addition to these, as the growth of population required outlying
regione to be utilized, other divisions of territory were made and
assigned to the original proprietors in shares of larger dimensions. 
On one of these last named, Thomas made a permanent settlement.  Its
location was a little west of  the Pawtucket or Blackstone river,
about ten miles north of his first assigned home lot.

These outlying settlements were more exposed to the incursion of the
red men in their warfare against the settlers at the time of King
Philip's war, and their homes were mostly abandoned, some seeking
refuge in the garrison houses prepared for that purpose, some on the
island of Rhode Island and others to more remote regions where
greater protection seemed probable.

The island of Long Island proved an asylum for many and became a
permanent home for some who prefered to remain as residents there
rather than return to their early settlement.  Among those that thus
decided was Thomas Hopkins, then about sixty years old, with a part
of his family.  His two sons, William and Thomas, "staid and went not
away," as the quaint expression of the times terms it, and took their
chanches as to the result of the conflict.

The son, Major William (2) retained a residence upon or near the
early settlement, while his brother Thomas, (2) home is known to have
been at the place noted as the outlying settlement referred to. 
There has been much speculation relative as to what was the name of
Thomas's wife.  As nothing conclusive has been advanced since the
publication of the earlier book on this line, nothing new can be
presented in regard to it.

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2. I     WILLIAM, (2) b. about 1647, d. July 8, 1723
3. II    THOMAS, (2) b. about 1650, d. April 21, 1718

2. WILLIAM,  (2) married _________ 1682, Abigail, widow of Stephen
Dexter, and daughter of John and Sarah Whipple.
4. WILLIAM,  (3) b.          d.   1738

3. THOMAS, (2) married 1698, Mary Smith, daughter of John and
Elizabeth Smith.  The date of the event is not otherwise given than
as shown by record of their intention of marriage in Providence book
of Miscellaneous Records, page 450, as follows:
"Thomas Hopkins and Mary Smith, both of Providence were published in
a way of marriage, by a writing fixed upon a public place in the said
town bearing date April 1st, 1678, under the hand of Thomas Olney,

The father of Mary was called John Smith, mason, as was also his
father, to distinguish them from other John Smiths, of which name
there were several then resident of Providence, hence the necessity
of the affix.

Thomas, (2) and mary, settled upon the homestead belonging to his
father, before alluded to, in the northerly part of the township of
providence, in that part which was in 1731 set off to make the town
of Smithfield, and more recently, again set off to make the town of

On the death of Thomas, senior, at Oyster Bay in 1684, the title to
this estate, by the laws of primogeniture was vested in the elder
brother, William, (2) who on Dec. 27, 1692, "in consideration of the
mutual love and affection between him and his brother, and for other
good causes," made a gift deed to Thomas of the estate, representing
it as

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"being the place where Thomas now dwelleth, and formerly belonging to
my honored father, Thomas Hopkins, deceased."

On this homestead estate, Thomas and his wife reared their large
family of eight sons and four daughters, and Thomas died there as
before noted, April 21, 1718.  All of his sons, except one, lived to
become heads of families, and from them have sprung a large
proportion of these bearing the name of HOPKINS, now of Rhode Island,
besides many others scattered broadcast throughout the country, and
many of other surnames changed through marriage of the females into
other families.

He made his will, April 26, 1711, distributing in an equitable manner
his possessions among his children and providing for the support of
his widow.  Much of his landed estate was situated in the western
part of the town that was afterwards set apart to make the town of
Scituate and Glocester, and to this section every member of his
family subsequently made a settlement and were prominent among its
leading inhabitants.

In the State Census of 1774, which was arranged to give the names
only of heads of families, and the number containing in each family,
classified as to age and sex, the returns from Scituate showed twenty-
seven families under the name of Hopkins, which was more than double
the number of any other name on the list which showed a gross
population of 3601. All of these were evidently emigrants from the
old home of Thomas, or descendants from them.  As no Hopkins name
occurs in the return from Smithfield where that home was located it
shows that the exodus was complete.
Children of Thomas (2) and mary (Smith) Hopkins.
5.       I.  THOMAS, (3) b.   d. after 1746
              married Elizabeth _______ b.    d. Feb. 1, 1751

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6.    II.   WILLIAM, (3) b.     d.      married Deborah Allen, dau of
Isaac, of Attleborough
7.    III.  JOSEPH,  (3) b.     d. July 19, 1740  m. 1st Bethia Allen,
dau of Isaac of Attleborough
2nd Martha ________
8.    IV.  EZEKIEL, (3) b.     d. 1762               m. Elizabeth
9.    V.   ELIZABETH (3) b.      d. UNM     Feb. 26, 1731
10.  VI.  MARY  (3)     b.     d.      m. Robert Davis, Mar. 8, 1716
11.  VII. RACHEL (3)     b.     d. 
12.  VIII. ZEBEDEE, (3) b. Feb. 22, 1697, d. Mar. 4, 1789, m. Susanna
                                   dau. of Daniel and Catherine
Jenckes, b. May 24, 1700
                                   d. Mar. 18, 1755
13. IX.   ELISHA,(3)  b.     d.      m. Mercy Waide Jan. 13, 1722  b. 
14. X.    AMOS, (3)    b.     d.   m. Sarah Smith, dau. of Joseph and
Elizabeth (Hawkins) Smith
                                            Oct. 29, 1727
15. XI.   JEREMIAH, (3)  b.    d. unm. April 26, 1733
16. XII.  ANNE,      b.     d.     

     4.   WILLIAM, (3) the only child of Major William and Abigail
(Whipple) (Dexter) Hopkins,
                              married Ruth, dau. of Samuel and Plaine
(Wickenden) Wilkinson,
                          b. Jan. 31, 1686, d. bef. 1738
     17.  I     WILLIAM, (4) b. abt. 1705, d. Feb. 17, 1755
     18.  II     STEPHEN, (4) b. Mar. 7, 1707, d. July 13, 1785
     19.  III    RUFUS, (4)  b.      d.   unm
     20.  IV    JOHN,   (4)  b.      d. Feb. 1, 1745
     21.  V     HOPE,   (4)   b. Mar. 3, 1717, d. July 20, 1803
     22.  VI    ESEK,   (4) b. Apr. 26, 1718,  d. Feb. 26, 1802
     23.  VII   SAMUEL(4) b.       d. unm. Sept. 1744
     24.  VIII ABIGAIL (4)  b.     d. Jan. 30, 1772
     25   IX   SUSANNA, (4) b. 1728  d. unm. Nov. 8, 1745

    5. THOMAS, (3) the first child of Thomas (2) and mary, was
married and well settled on his father's farm at the date of the
latters will, (April 26, 1711).  By the terms of that will the parent
gave to the son as follows:
"To my eldest son, Thomas Hopkins, the one third part of my land,
that adjoining to my house, and it is that part that my said son, his
house standeth on, he leaving on the north end and on the south end,
each one third part of the aforesaid and, " followed by other

June 9, 1718, he sold to John Cowen, ten acres of land "on the south
side of my land where I now dwell."

April 27, 1720, sold to Richard Sayles, "in consideration of L250,
sixty-nine acres of land, by estimation, in the northly part of
Providence, at a place called Lcousquissett, with dwelling house,
farm buildings, orchards, etc."

These sales with others following, of lands in the vicinity, covered
Thomas's interest in the old homestead and indicate the approximate
time when he made the change of residence before alluded to.

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     26.           SUSANNA, (4) b. Oct. 8, 1708, d.
                      married Judah Brown, Jr. Oct. 31, 1731
                      i.      Susanna, b. Aug. 29, 1734
                      ii.     Stephen,  b. Dec. 1, 1736
                      iii.    Phebe,     b. Oct. 16, 1738
                      iv.    Eliza,       b. Oct. 18, 1740
                      v.     Hannah,   b.Sept. 16, 1742
                      vi.    Philip,      b. Aug. 22, 1745
                      vii.   Dorcas,    b. Aug. 18, 1747
                      viii.   Judah      b. July 3, 1751
                       ix.    Bethiah    b. Jan. 11, 1754

        27.     II.  SARAH,   (4) b. May 27, 1710.  d.    m. Smith
        28.     III. BETHIAH, (4) b. Feb. 24, 1713 d.
        29.     IV. THOMAS,   (4) b. Sept. 9, 1715
        30.     V.    REUBEN, (4) b. July 1, 1717  d.
        31.     VI.  HANAN,    (4) b. July 17, 1719 d. unm. 1743
        32.     VII. MERCY,    (4) b. Feb. 5, 1721, d.    m. Nehemiah
                        i.      Pardon, b. 1749, d. June 3, 1838
                        ii.     Nehemiah, b. Sept. 2, 1752.  d. Aug. 3,
                        iii.     Abraham,  b.       d.
                        iv.     Zilpha,     b.        d. unm. July 12,
                        v.      Martha,    b.        d.      m. Thomas
                        vi.     Mercy,      died young
                        vii.    Mercy,      b.        d.   m. Potter

        33.     VIII.   JONATHAN,  (4) b. Sept. 25, 1722  d. unm  1746?

        34.      IX.    MARY,          (4) b. Feb. 17, 1724,  d.   m.
probably Charles Harris, March 19, 1748
        35.     X.      TIMOTHY,     (4) b. July 25, 1725,    d.   m.
        36.     XI.     ELIZABETH,  (4) b. Aug. 9, 1726,    d.
        37.     XII.    ANNE,          (4) b. Jan. 24, 1729,   d. unm.
Nov. 13, 1759

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6. WILLIAM, (3) second son of Thomas (2) and Mary, received by his
father's will as follows:
     "I give to my son William Hopkins, one third part of all my land
where I now dwell, after the decease of my loving wife, Mary Hopkins,
it being the south part of the land where I now dwell, and is bounded
on the north with land i gave to my son Thomas Hopkins."

On this portion of the farm stood, evidently, the house that
constituted the paternal residence, in which, probably, William dwelt
with his parents, or perhaps as a house-keeper, as there is evidence
showing that he was married previous to the date of the will.

Aug. 22, 1724, he sold to Col. Joseph Whipple, for L178, 10s., a lot
of land estimated to contain 80 acres, his mother Mary and wife
Deborah uniting with him in the transfer.  This land was a part of
the homestead setate but situated on the westerly side of the highway,
while the home residence was on the easterly side. (See Prov. Land
Record, Vol. VI. page 123.)

Oct. 19, 1728, he mortgaged to Col. Joseph Whipple, the part of his
farm "at Loqusquissett, on the east side of the highway, and on which
stands my dwelling house."

This deed is not signed by his mother Mary, which tends to show that
she had deceased since the sale of Aug. 22, 1724,

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and previous to this second sale.  This mortgage rested upon the
estate until May 23, 1732, when it was cancelled. (Prov. Records.)
At same date, the property was sold by Hopkins to Capt. Joseph Brown,
of Smithfield. (See Smithfield Records, Book I. pg. 71.)
In these deeds he was called William Hopkins, carpenter.

His removal to Scituate soon followed these transactions, as he was
resident there Apr. 10, 1733, at which date, according to Providence
Records, Vol. A 10, page 79, he sold to John Hoyle, physician, of
Providence, for five pounds ten shillings, "one
Pue on the south side of the church, the next Pue to Mr. Robert
Carrie's Pue, on the left hand, in the said Church of England."

He married before Feb. 2, 1711, Deborah, daughter of Isaac Allen, of
Attleborough.  She was born according to her family record, May 7,
1691, and died Apr. 11, 1781.  According to town records now of
Rehoboth, her birth date is entered as Feb. 25, 1690.

The Allen's although of Attleborough, Mass., were near neighbors to
the Hopkins family.  Their different neighborhoods being only
separated by the Pawtucket or Blackstone river, the Attleborough side,
called Attleborough Gore, until it was annexed to Rhode Island in
1747 and given the name of Cumberland.  The only issue of this
Hopkins-Allen marriage that has come to the writers knowledge was a

     38.    I.    JABISH,  (4) b. July 15, 1713, d. July 1, 1790 m.
Bethiah, b. Mar. 6, 1715, d. Mar. 15, 1781

       7.    JOSEPH,  (3) son of Thomas and Mary, received by his
father's will as follows:
              "I give to my son Joseph Hopkins, all my upland lying
at Shenegachoconett, and my part
               of meadow in the Sland at Shenegachoconett, the said
Land and Meadow I give to my
               son Jospeh Hopkins, his heirs or assigns forever, in
Fee Simple."

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The Indian name of Shenegachoconett, it is said was applied to a
territory in Attleborough (now Cumberland), on the east side of the
Blackstone river and presumably, not remote from the Hopkins
homestead, on the opposite side of the river.

He married, first, Bethiah, daughter of Isaac Allen, who was a sister
of Deborah, that afterwards became the wife of his brother William. 
She was bron July 3, 1685, and died, probably, before Feb. 9, 1798;
certainly before FEb. 2, 1711.  At the latter date Joseph united with
heirs of the Allen estate in the sale of certain lands in
Attleborough, and signs the deed in his own name, and in behalf of
his wife, deceased, as it is expressed.  At the earlier date, he
executed a deed for the sale of land in Attleborough, to Benjamin
Allen of Rehoboth, in connection with Deborah Allen, then unmarried,
which is signed by himself and Deborah, without the signature of his
wife Bethiah, or anything to identify her interest in it.  His early
married life was probably spent on the Attleborough side of the river,
in the neighborhood of his wife Bethiah's family.  Bristol County
Mass., records Vol. XI, page 400, shows a sale by him, Nov. 28, 1713,
to Andrew Hartley, of Attleborough, of "50 acres of land in the North
Purchase, lying by the new road that goeth to wading river, being 92
poles in length and 87 poles in breadth."  He was then of Providence,
and if not at the time a resident west of the seven mile line, he
evidently became of that locality before a part of was set off as the
town of Scituate.  He married for a second wife, Martha_______.
Surname not obtained.

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     Children by first wife.

    39.      I.     JOSEPH,     (4) b.   d.    m.   Mary Padden.
    40.      II.    OZIEL,        (4) b.   d.  before Feb. 28, 1768. m.
Martha Rhodes, Dec. 27, 1744

Children by second wife.

    41.     III.    JEREMIAH, (4) b.     d.    m. Dorcas Herenden, Dec.
27, 1744
    42.     IV.    ABNER,       (4) b.    d.    m. Mary Pray, July 16,
    43.     V.     JONAH,       (4) b.about 1724, d. Nov. 18, 1805. m.
Aibgail Whitman
    44.     VI.    DORCAS,     (4) b.    d.

JOSEPH, (3) was of Scituate, Nov. 1733.  The 10th,. of that month he
made a gift deed to his son Oziel, of 100 acres of land, and on the
23, a similar deed to his son Joseph, of "a part of his homestead
farm" situated therein.  These elder sons being thus provided for,
the legatees named in his will, made July 4, 1740, and presented for
probate Sept. 1, 1740, were confined to his second wife and her
children.  A synopsis of his will is hereiwth presented.  Bequeaths
to son Jeremiah, 60 acres of land on the eastern side of his
homestead.  But if Jeremiah should die before he was twenty-one years
of age, and without issue, and his son Abner be then living, he
(Abner) should have the said 60 acres.  Also, to Jeremiah, one eight
part of one whole purchase right in the undivided lands on the west
side of the Seven Mile Line, that was in the original right of Thomas
Hopkins, deceased.

To son Jonah, the remainder of the homestead, he to pay Abner at
twenty-one years of age L200.  And if Jonah dies without issue, Abner
being living,is to have Jonah's part, by paying to Jeremiah L150 and
to daughter Dorcas L50.

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To daughter Dorcas, L100 in money when she attains to the age of
eighteen years.

To Martha his beloved wife, the income and profits of half the
homestead until Jonah is twenty-one years of age.  After that, the
income of one eighth part so long as she remained his widow.

To daughter-in-law, Desire Tucker, one bed and bedding, and one milch
cow that is called her now. (This latter clause indicates that the
wife Martha, was the widow Tucker at the time of her marriage with
Joseph, and that the daughter Desire was a member of the family.)

Wife Martha and son Jonah named as Excutors.

Witnesses. William Hopkins, Jabish Hopkins, and Stephen Hopkins.

At the meeting of the Council when the probate of the will was acted
upon, the son Jonah appeared and informed the Council that he was
about sixteen years old and he had chosen his brother Joseph to be
his guardian, whereupon he was appointed.

(8)   EZEKIEL (3), son of Thomas and Mary was recorded of the
paternal homestead as follows:
     "I give to my son Ezekiel Hopkins, all my land that is laid out
to me on the west side of the Seven Mile Line, and one quarter part
of common on the west side of said Line; all which land and common, I
give to my said son, Ezekiel Hopkins, his heirs or assigns forever in
fee simple."

It may be well to note here that the arrangement pursued thus far, in
placing the order of the births of the sons of Thomas and Mary, has
been in order that they appear in the will of Thomas.  But it is
shown by investigation that the arrangement is not correct, unless
there is an error in the record of the family of Zebedee, who is the
only one whose birthdate is given.  This was frunished to the writer,
with much other matter pertaining to Zebedee's family, by his grand-
daughter, Amey Hopkins, who died in Providence, Nov. 23, 1876. Her
record seemed to be intelligently prepared, and bore upon its face
strong presumptive evidence of authenticity.  As there represented,
the birth of Zebedee, occurred Feb. 22, 1697, and as his brother
Ezekiel was made a freeman of the Colony, May 6, 1712, fifteen years
after Zebedee's birth, Ezekiel's birth must have occurred prior to
Zebedee's by several years.

Ezekiel, was a member of the first Town Council elected in Scituate
in 1731, and represented the town in the Legislature in 1745.

He married Elizabeth ________.


  45.     I.     DANIEL, (4) b.      d.     m. Martha Jenckes
  46.     II.    EZEKIEL,(4) b.     d.      m.
  47.     III.   CHARLES,(4)b.    d.
  48.     IV.   NICHOLAS,(4)b.   d.      m. Martha Mathewson
  49.     V.    ABIGAIL,  (4) b.     d.
  50.     VI.   PATIENCE, (4)b.   d.
  51.     VII.  MARY,     (4)  b.     d.    m. Robert Baxter, Nov. 14,
  52.     VIII. KATHARINE(4)b.    d.    m.  Reuben Hopkins, Nov. 25,

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Ezekiel's will was made Sept. 16, 1761, and presented for probate Aug.
16, 1762.  His wife and all his children excepting his two married
daughters, Mary and Katherine, are named as legatees, also Ruth,
Katherine and Sarah Hopkins, children of Reuben and his daughter

Names his wife and sons Daniel and Nicholas as Executors.  Sept. 18,
following the date of the probate of the will, his daughter Abigail
and her estate was placed under the guardianship of Robert Baxter, on
her own petition, supported by her brothers, Daniel, Ezekiel and

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(12)   ZEBEDEE, son of Thomas, and Mary was named in his fathers will
as the recipient of the following:
   "I give to my son, Zebedee Hopkins, one third part of my land
which I dwell on, which is the north part, and is bounded on the
south with the land which I gave to my son Thomas Hopkins, And I also
give to my son Zebedee, the one half part of my meadow in the great
meadow at Shenegachoconett.  All the said land and meadow I give to
my son Zebedee Hopkins, his heirs or assigns forever, in fee simple.

And I do bind my said son to pay to my daughter, Anne Hopkins, when
she shall attain to the age of twenty and one years, or at the date
of her marriage, which first shall happen. (This clause in the
recorded copy of the will terminates here, probably by some error of
omission by the recording clerk. A.H.)

When he left the paternal domain he settled in Glocester and was
prominently identified in the public affairs of the town.  He was
made a freeman of the Colony from Providence, in 1720, and from
Glocester in 1747, a member of Glocester Town Council in 1744 and a
Justice of the peace in 1767.

He married Susanna, daughter of Daniel and Catherine (Balcom) Jenches,
b. May 24, 1700; d. March 18, 1755.


  53.    I.     RACHEL, (4) b. Dec. 1725;  d. Dec. 1791
                  m. William Hawkins, b. Feb. 25, 1726, d.

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  54.   II.    SUSANNA, (4) b. Oct. 5, 1728; d.     
                 m. Peleg Rounds, b.   d. Dec. 1796
  55.   III.   DEBORAH, (4) b.1730;  d. 1757
  56.   IV.   ZEBEDEE,  (4) b. Nov. 5, 1737; d. Dec. 4, 1819
                m. 1. Elizabeth Waide, b. Mar. 8, 1737
                m. 2. Mary(Knowlton) Borden, b. Mar. 19, 1756; d.

(13)  ELISHA, son of Thomas and Mary, received as his portion of his
father's estate, by will as follows:
   "I give to my son Elisha Hopkins, sixty and four acres of land,
situated about one mile and a half west from my houe, it being in two
parts; which land I give to my son Elisha Hopkins, his heirs or
assigns forever in fee simple"

Elisha settled in Glocester, near to his brother Zebedee's home, for
confirmation of which see deed of land from Andrew Harris,  (Prov.
Rec. Vol. vi, pages 94, 95.)  Records show many real estate
transactions of which he was a party as grantor or grantee.  He
married July 13, 1722, Mercy Waide.  No records seen by the writer,
shows as born of this union, but one child:

57.     I.  ELISHA, (4) b.    d. Nov. 13, 1798
           m. Martha Cady, b. abt. 1725; d. in Prov. Sept. 1815

(14)   AMOS, son of Thomas and Mary, with his younger brother
Jeremiah, who died unmarried was named as legatees in their father's
will as follows:

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"I give to my two sons, Amos and Jeremiah Hopkins, equally to them,
all my undivided lands on the west side of the Seven Mile Line and
half my right of commonage on the west side of the Seven Mile Line,
all which donations of land and commonage, I give to my two sons,
Amos and Jeremiah Hopkins, to them , their heirs or assigns forever
in Fee Simple."

Amos and Jeremiah were of Scituate at the time of its organization as
a town in 1731.  The year following, Feb. 10, 1732, there was
conveyed to them by their brother Ezekiel, "for divers good causes
and consideration," (probably nominal), his interest in 208 acres of
land, each receiving a moiety (?) as described, with certain rights
of commonage.

Jeremiah died as before noted, Apr. 26, 1733, his estate being
settled by his brother Thomas, under probate jurisdiction.

Amos continued to reside in Scituate until 1753, serving the town as
a member of its Council for seven years, terminating on his removal
to providence in that year or the year next preceding.  providence
land records, Vol. xiii, page 205, notes a sale made May 14, 1752, by
Job Arnold, of Smithfield, by authority of the General Assembly of
Rhode Island, to Amos Hopkins, of Scituate, of 92 acres of land
situated in Providence, it "being the property of John Turpin,
Lunatick," sold "on petition of Turpin's wife for the support of
herself and family."  This estate comprised the homestead farm of
Turpin that was given to him by his father, William Turpin, by his
will made Mar. 12, 1744.

By deed recorded in Vol. xv, page 119, it is shown that Amos sold to
Esek Hopkins, June 26, 1756, for L1600 of the current money of the
Colony, about forty acres of the

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"foregoing named land together with my dwelling house which I now
live in and all other out-buildings that is thereon standing."  This
dwelling house served the commodore as a home until his decease in
1802, and is now (1889) owned and occupied by one of his descendants.
It is situated near the Corlisss Steam Engine Company's Works in

Amos married Oct. 29, 1726, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Elzabeth
(Hawkins) Smith.  Joseph was a grandson of the Rev. William Wickenden,
an early Baptist minister of the First Church in Providence, through
his daughter, Ruth Wickenden, who married Thomas Smith, son of
Christopher Smith,, an early settler in Providence.  Joseph's parents
were both accidently drowned in the river at Pawtuxet, Jan. 16, 1670.

As far as records show, the children of Amos and Sarah were as

58.     I.    AMOS, (4) b.     died at sea about 1770
                m. Jan. 18, 1761, Sarah, Daughter of Jeremiah and
Ruth Smith
59.     II.   JEREMIAH, (4) b.     d.
                m.Dec. 10, 1769, Avis, daughter of Daniel Mathewson
of Johnston
60.     III.  URIAH,  (4) b. Dec. 26, 1738; d. Apr. 3, 1825.
                m. Lucy, daughter of Captain William and Martha
                b. July 26, 1745; d. Dec. 5, 1816

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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5. Thomas, married Elizabeth   Give surname of Elizabeth.
7. Joseph, married second Martha  Give surname.
27. Sarah, married Smith.  Give Christian name.
38. Jabish.  Was this the only child of 6. William.
57. Elisha, Was this the only child of 13. Elisha and Mercy.
35. Timothy, married Penelope  Give surname.  In addition to penelope,
Timothy's wife's name has been given as Freelove, also as Lillis. 
Which of the three is right?

When dates or names are omitted, supply the deficiency if possible.


This completes the transcription of " Notes On Thomas Hopkins of
Providence, R.I. ca 1640 and his son Thomas Hopkins (2) and his

by  A. Holbrook, 1889

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