Saturday, May 29, 2010

Surname Saturday ~ Hopkins

Moving to my other side of the family for this week's Surname Saturday. Hopkins this week and Rogers next week, talk about a popular surname! At least neither name is in the top 100 most popular names according to the US Census Bureau.

My Hopkins line is traced back to William Hopkins born about 1755 in New England. Darn not connected to the Mayflower, at least not yet that I or the family knows of!

William married Frances Wilkinson and had at least two children, of whom, William Rodman Hopkins born 1779 in Maryland is my ancestor. William Rodman married Nancy Anne Oakley in 1800 in Virginia. Hmmm, could I be related to Annie Oakley!?

Their son John Rodman Hopkins was born in 1804. John married Edith Bartlett about 1825 in Virginia. Thomas Bartlett Hopkins was born to them in 1830 Virginia. Thomas married Emma Amelia Connolly in 1856. Thomas served in the Civil War as a Corporal, Company F, 11th West Virginia Infantry. He wounded his left leg. Their son Samuel Sheridan Hopkins was born 1868 West Virginia. Samuel is my Great Great Grandfather.

Samuel married Sarah Louise Bolen in 1897 Wood County, West Virginia.


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