John W. Hopkins
Washington County, Missouri

SUBMITTED BY:  Ken Hogue - Hopkins descendant

Name: John W. HOPKINS1,2,3, M
Birth Date: abt 1778
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 1860-1870 Age: 82
Death Place: Crawford Co., Missouri
Occupation: Farmer / Carpenter4,5

Spouse: Mary SIMMS1,6, F
Birth Date: abt 17751,2,3
Birth Place: Kentucky
Birth Memo: Estimate based on 1830 census age 50-60
Death Date: abt 18455,4 Age: 70
Death Place: Crawford Co., Missouri
Death Memo: Not listed on 1850 census, but on 1840

 

W.S.HopkinsFamily.jpg (23892 bytes)

Back row: unknown, unknown, Mary or Angie Brickey;  Angie or Mary Brickey; Walter S. Hopkins; Franklin Augustis; unknown; unknown.  Front row: all unknown

Children

1 M: William H. HOPKINS1, M
Birth Date: 18021
Birth Place: Kentucky
Death Date: 1860-18691 Age: 58
Death Place: Crawford Co., Missouri
Spouse: Bethany WOOLSEY, F
Marriage Date: 1 Jul 18527
Marriage Place: Crawford Co MO

2 F: Mary HOPKINS1, F
Birth Date: abt 18051
Birth Place: Kentucky
Spouse: Johnathan FARRAR, M
Marriage Date: 18 Nov 18281
Marriage Place: Washington Co. , Missouri

3 F: Eliza HOPKINS1, F
Birth Date: 18091
Death Date: bef 18601 Age: 51
Spouse: William CAMPBELL, M
Marriage Date: 18 Jul 18331
Marriage Place: Washington Co. , Missouri

4 M: Thomas W. HOPKINS1, M
Birth Date: abt 18131
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Date: bef 18501,4 Age: 37
Death Place: Missouri
Death Memo: Not on 1850 census.
Spouse: Nancy Ann CAMPBELL, F
Marriage Date: 12 Jan 18321
Marriage Place: Washington Co. , Missouri
Children: S. C., M (~1834-)
A., F (~1836-)
E., F (~1838-)
L., F (~1843-)
M., F (~1843-)

5 M: Walter S. HOPKINS8,9,10, M
Birth Date: 18175,10,11,12
Birth Place: Missouri
Birth Memo: Birth in Montgomery Co., Missouri NOT incorrect.
Death Date: bef 187010,1 Age: 53
Death Place: Steelville, Missouri
Death Memo: Not listed in 1870 census
Burial Place: Schweider Cemetery, Courtois Twp. Crawford Co.10
Spouse: Agness (Angie) Masingill BRICKEY, F
Marriage Date: 12 Sep 183913,14,15,16,17,9,18
Marriage Place: Crawford Co., Missouri
Marriage Memo: Crawford Co. MO Marriage Records, Book I, page 54,
Children: William W. (Morris), M (1840-1917)
Angeline, F (1842-~1915)
Thomas Washington / William, M (~1845-1902)
Arthur Moutray / Mark, M (1846-1879)
Mary S., F (1850-1935)
Hattie Harriet / Harriet Hester, F (1850-1935)
Franklin Augusta/Agustus, M (1854-1929)
Cynthia (Synthia) Rebecca, F (1855-1928)
Frances Ana (Ava) (Avery), F (1857-1912)
Ira Perryman (J. P. / I (Ira) P. / L. P ?Bud?), M (~1859-1897)
Julia M. Arabella ?Belle?, F (1862-1947)
Charles D., M (1864-1921)

6 M: John R. HOPKINS1, M
Birth Date: abt 18201
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Date: aft 18701 Age: 50
Spouse: Julia TODD, F
Marriage Date: 26 May 18447
Marriage Place: Crawford Co MO

7 F: Dorcas Simms HOPKINS1, F
Birth Date: 2 Aug 18211
Birth Place: Missouri
Death Date: 28 Jul 19071 Age: 85
Death Place: Missouri
Burial Place: Moutray Cemetery, Crawford Co., Missouri1
Spouse: William Agustus MOUTRAY, M
Marriage Date: 3 Apr 18427
Marriage Place: Crawford Co MO

 

Notes for John W. HOPKINS

May have lived in Adair Co., Kentucky if related to Hopkins living in Montgomery Co. (HE ISN?T), Missouri after 1810. That family migrated to Missouri before 1810. Since his wife, Mary Simms, was born in Kentucky, that is a possibility. Perhaps the family migration path was PA-KY-MO.

Place of birth blank on 1860 census.19 Pennsylvania on 1850 census.4

See notes in Hopkins folder. A St. Francois Co. resident, Lewis Hopkins, described in Goodspeed?s ?History of Southeast Missouri? is said to have come from a family living in Pennsylvania. His father was of Irish descent and a native of Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania, born in 1785... The father could be a brother to John W. Hopkins. Additional information on the mother, father?s occupation, and siblings are listed.

 

Census listing

1830 Washington Co., Missouri p. 872 0021100100000 / 0101000100000

1840 Crawford Co., Missouri p. 1693 0010200010000 / 0001000010000

1850 Crawford Co., Missouri family 869 living with son, John R.4

1860 Crawford Co., Missouri p. 12 Meramec Twp. living with Campbell family (daughter Eliza).5

Places Lived

1778 Pennsylvania1

1830 Washington Co., Missouri2

1840 Crawford Co., Missouri3

1850 Crawford Co., Missouri living with son John R. 4

1860 Crawford Co., Missouri living with family of Eliza. 19

 
Notes for Mary SIMMS

See John W. notes.

 
Notes for Eliza (Child 3)

John W. Hopkins living with her in 1860 census.5

 

Census listing Notes for Walter S. (Child 5)

1840 Cortois Twp, Crawford Co, MO20

1850 Crawford Co., MO Dist 24 image 128 of 14611,4,10

1860 Crawford Co., MO, Meramec Twp.image 6 of 26.11,10

Misc. Notes

Listed on several documents as M. S. Hopkins.

Crawford County Book of Deeds, Book 28, p. 361, 12 May 1885: Court authorized commissioners to examine property belonging to the estate of Walter Hopkins. 160 acres farmland.10

Mr Hopkins was one of the early pioneers of Crawford Co. He helped survey early road of the county and assisted in establishing the first mail route between Potosi and Steelville. Source: ?Cemetery Book of Crawford Co.? 1998, Helen Marie Wright.10

Additional HOPKINS information is included in the information from Marketta Pimentel10

John W. and Thomas W. Hopkins are listed in the 1840 Missouri Census index . They lived in Liberty Twp.; Walter lived in Courtois Twp. Good possibility they are brothers.

 

Places Lived

1840 Cortois Twp, Crawford Co, MO

Purchased land in Courtois Twp, Crawford Co. 5/2/185921

E1/2NE 31/ 38-N 3-W No 5th PM MO Crawford

SWNE 31/ 38-N 3-W No 5th PM MO Crawford

Purchased land in Courtois Twp, Crawford Co. 3/1/186021

NW 31/ 38-N 3-W No 5th PM MO Crawford

Listed in the 1861 Crawford County Tax Records living in Courtois Twp.22

Questionable Items

Probable date errors related to both marriage and children.

 

Notes for Walter S. & Agness (Angie) Masingill (Family)

Walter is listed as M. S. Hopkins in the marriage book.23

See the Laney-Trotter GED for detailed information on places lived (cencau) and deed transactions.15

Mr. Wal___ S. Hopkins and Miss Agness Brickey

married on 12 September 1839 by Samuel G. Patterson, regular ordained Elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Crawford Co., Mo.24

 

Notes for Dorcas Simms (Child 7)

See notes for information on children.

 

Sources

1. Neva Hendrix, Various, Knowee47@aol.com, g-granddaughter of Franklin Augusta Hopkins.

2. ?1830 Washington County Missouri Census.?

3. ?1840 Federal Census, Crawford Co. MO.?

4. ?1850 Crawford Co., MO census,? Steelville, MO library.

5. ?1860 Federal Census,? Crawford Co, Meramec Twp.

6. Rootsweb World Connect, www.worlddconnect.rootsweb.com, ?SIMMS? source: Nancy D. Jones; dotsicle8@yahoo.com.

7. Crawford County Marriage List.

8. ?1860 Federal Census,? Crawford Co, Meramec Twp., page 12.

9. ?Walter S Hopkins & Agnes M. Brickey,? Received 8/5/1999 from Marketts Pimentel (Source #32).

Consists of 28 pages of information. The bulk of the information is the descendents of William Smith which includes the Brickey line. the information is very extensive and appears well researched. There are many references to the Brickey Family Group Records.

10. ?E. Marketta Pimentel,? August , 1999, 10553 Mountain View Drive, Madcra, CA 93638-8848 [lewmark@pacbell.net].

This information was the result of an e-mail query to Rootsweb for information on TROTTER. Marketta returned a package of information that she had on Hopkins (which whe is researching) and on Brickey. Included was information she received from Belinda Jones who is researching Brickey.

11. ?MyFamily.com ? Taney Co. MO Families,? www.MyFamily.com, Rosemary Stewart source.

12. ?MyFamily.com ? Taney Co. MO Families,? www.MyFamily.com, Neva Hendrix source.

13. ?E. Marketta Pimentel,? August , 1999, 10553 Mountain View Drive, Madcra, CA 93638-8848 [lewmark@pacbell.net], Marriage by P.D. Cooper, Minister of the Gospel.

This information was the result of an e-mail query to Rootsweb for information on TROTTER. Marketta returned a package of information that she had on Hopkins (which whe is researching) and on Brickey. Included was information she received from Belinda Jones who is researching Brickey.

14. Missouri Marriages Before 1840, Union, MO Library, Date listed as 9/13/1839.

15. Belinda Jones, 2/28/00, bgjones@twister.com.

16. Crawford County, MO Gen Web site, marriages link. Samuel G. Patterson, regular ordained Elder in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Crawford Co., Mo. is listed as performing marriage.

17. Carl & Nadine Brickey, cbrickey@prodigy.net.

18. Crawford County Marriage Records 1829 - 1855, Union Library.

19. ?1860 Federal Census,? Crawford Co, Meramec Twp., p. 12.

20. ?Index to 1840 Missouri Census,? Union, MO Library.

21. ?BLM land patent search site,? http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.

22. ?Crawford County Tax Records (many different years),? Crawford County Missouri, Crawford County History Museum in Cuba, Missouri.

23. Crawford Co., MO Rootsweb.

24. ?Missouri Marriage Abstracts WWW site,? http://vienici.com/abmomarr.html.

Last Modified: 16 Jan 2007

Created: 16 Feb 2008

 

 

 

John W. Hopkins was born 1777/78 in Pennsylvania.  Possibly married twice:  Mary Simms & Rebecca maiden name unknown.  His wife in 1836 was Rebecca.  He is in Washington Co., Mo. as early as 1813 - perhaps even earlier.

From Goodspeed's History of Washington County:

Pg. 483 - John W. Hopkins, in 1814, was appointed a commisioner along with John Perry, Jr., & David Wheeler to view & mark out a road "Beginning at Moses Bates', to run northwesterly, according to the nature of the ground, until it interesects the road leading to the Mineral Fork."

Pg. 467 - T38 R3E Union Township - The first entries were made in this township in 1821 by Reuben Smith, John W. Hopkins & Robt. Brown.  Other entries during the twenties by Jacob H. Rambo, James H. Moultry, John Smith T., John Scott, George Jamison & Daniel Dunklin.

 

1830 Census - Washington County, Mo., Union T.

John W. Hopkins 0-0-2-1-1-0-0-1 0-1-0-1-0-0-0-1

2 males - 10 to 15 years of age - born 1815 - 1820
1 male - 15 to 20 years of age - born 1810 - 1815
1 male - 20 to 30 years of age - born 1800 - 1810
1 male - 50 to 60 years of age - born 1770 -1780

1 female - 5 to 10 years of age - born 1820 - 1825
1 female - 15 to 20 years of age - born 1810 - 1815
1 female - 50 to 60 years of age - born 1770 - 1780

This was the only Hopkins family in the 1830 census for WAsh. Co.

 

1840 Census Washington County - Only Hopkins listed is William H. in Harmony T.  He is the only one in the household & is listed as age 30 - 40.

1850 Census Washington County - Mary Hopkins - age 50 - born Pa. - A.B.age 25 born Pa. - Rachel, Rebecca, Jane, Margaret, Benjamin age 10 born Missouri.   Also:  William Hopkins age 48 born Mo. & James Hopkins age 56 born Ky with Susan, Rufus, William, Mary, Mary, Rebecca.

 

Washington County Deed Book A:

Commissioned By Governor:  John W. Hopkins, Pg. 528

Nicholas Wilson - John W. Hopkins, Pg. 363

 

 

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