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Descendants of Henry MATTESON

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. HENRY1 MATTESON was born 1646 in England, and died 1690. He married HANNAH PARSONS 1670 in Greenwich, Rhode Island, daughter of HUGH PARSONS and MRS. ENGLAND. She was born 1649. Notes for HENRY MATTESON:

Henry Matteson, the individual from which the Matteson Historical Congress of America established its identity, was the first of that name to come to America. He arrived in 1666/1667 at the settlement called Portsmouth located at the north end of an island in Narragansett Bay that the Native Americans called Aquidneck. Portsmouth had been founded in 1638 by a small group headed by Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, an outcast from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. They renamed the island the "Isle of Rhodes" or Rhode Island". It was from that small island that the state we know today as the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations took its name.

Little is know of the background of Henry Matteson. He was believed to have been of Danish ancestry and that his ancestors first migrated to Scotland and then to England where Henry was born. He then moved to Tyrone County, Northern Island, from whence he came to America.

Children of HENRY MATTESON and HANNAH PARSONS are:

2. i. HENRY2 MATTESON, b. 1670; d. 13 Apr 1752.

3. ii. THOMAS MATTESON, b. 1672, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 19 Jan 1740.

iii. JOSEPH MATTESON, b. 1678; d. 1758; m. RACHEL WEAVER, 24 Dec 1684.

4. iv. FRANCIS MATTESON, b. 15 Mar 1680; d. 1750.

v. HANNAH MATTESON, b. Abt. 1682.

5. vi. HEZEKIAH MATTESON, b. 1684; d. 1752.

vii. JOSIAH MATTESON, b. 1685; d. 1754; m. ROSANNAH WESTCOTT.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. HENRY2 MATTESON (HENRY1) was born 1670, and died 13 Apr 1752. He married JUDITH WEAVER 19 Apr 1693 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, daughter of CLEMENT WEAVER and RACHEL ANDREWS. She died 1751.

Notes for HENRY MATTESON: From: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH AND ADJACENT TERRITORY, FROM 1677 TO 1877 by D. H. Greene, M.D. Providence: J.A. & R.A. Publishers, 1877    

p. 32 October 1711- Freemen of E. Greenwich drew lots for parcels of land

Names are listed and include: Henry MATTISON and Thomas MATTISON

 

Children of HENRY MATTESON and JUDITH WEAVER are:

i. JUDITH3 MATTESON, b. 16 Oct 1694.

ii. HENRY MATTESON, b. 06 Jun 1701.

6. iii. MERCY MATTESON, b. 13 Feb 1703; d. 1753, Coventry, Rhode Island.

iv. JOHN MATTESON, b. 27 Oct 1706.

v. SARAH MATTESON, b. 13 Apr 1709.

vi. ELIZABETH MATTESON, b. 15 Dec 1714.

7. vii. EBENEZER MATTESON, b. 15 Mar 1717.

viii. HEZEKIAH MATTESON, b. 1721, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. 18 Apr 1813; m. MARY SWEET, 18 Oct 1739, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island.

 

3. THOMAS2 MATTESON (HENRY1) was born 1672 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died 19 Jan 1740. He married MARTHA SHIPPEE 14 Nov 1695, daughter of DAVID SHIPPEE and MARGARET SCRANTON. Notes for THOMAS MATTESON: 

From: HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF EAST GREENWICH AND ADJACENT TERRITORY, FROM 1677 TO 1877 by D. H. Greene, M.D. Providence: J.A. & R.A. Publishers, 1877

p. 32 October 1711- Freemen of E. Greenwich drew lots for parcels of land

Names are listed and include: Henry MATTISON and Thomas MATTISON

French Settlements in Rhode Island Author: Elisha R. Potter

A memoir concerning the French settlements and French settlers in the colony of Rhode Island. Also includes accounts of the Ganeaux, Marchant, Targe, Lucas, Jerauld and Ginnado families.  Dr. Ayrault in his memorial, says that the English ran two highways through his land, and that Thomas Matteson fenced in a part of it, and Samuel Bennett and William Weaver built upon it, and from the position of these names upon the East Greenwich plat, the probability is that Dr. Ayrault's land was at the Johnson four corners, next north of the Briggs corners.

Children of THOMAS MATTESON and MARTHA SHIPPEE are:

i. DELIVERANCE3 MATTESON, b. 20 Aug 1696; m. EZEKIEL BAKER.

8. ii. ELIZABETH MATTESON, b. 09 Oct 1700, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 13 Jun 1750, Rhode Island.

iii. THOMAS MATTESON, b. 1703; m. (1) SUSANNAH BRIGGS; m. (2) ELIZABETH UNKNOWN

iv. JOSEPH MATTESON, b. 01 Jul 1705; m. MARTHA GREENE.

v. HENRY MATTESON, b. 29 Apr 1707.

vi. MERCY MATTESON, b. 29 Apr 1708; m. FRANCIS BRIGGS.

vii. MARY MATTESON, b. 09 Apr 1709.

 

4. FRANCIS2 MATTESON (HENRY1) was born 15 Mar 1680, and died 1750. He married SARAH NICHOLS 12 May 1702.

Children of FRANCIS MATTESON and SARAH NICHOLS are:

i. JOHN3 MATTESON, b. 10 Dec 1704.

9. ii. HANNAH MATTESON, b. 10 Oct 1706.

iii. FRANCIS MATTESON, b. 1708.

iv. HENRY MATTESON, b. 1712.

v. THOMAS MATTESON, b. 1715.

vi. JOB MATTESON, b. 1717.

vii. ELIZABETH MATTESON, b. 1719.

viii. JANE MATTESON, b. 1722.

ix. PHOEBE MATTESON, b. 1725.

 

5. HEZEKIAH2 MATTESON (HENRY1) was born 1684, and died 1752. He married MARGARET WESTCOTT.

Children of HEZEKIAH MATTESON and MARGARET WESTCOTT are:

i. ABRAHAM3 MATTESON, m. LYDIA HOPKINS; b. Abt. 1746; d. 1829.

10. ii. ZARABELA MATTESON.

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. MERCY3 MATTESON (HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 13 Feb 1703, and died 1753 in Coventry, Rhode Island. She married JOSEPH WEAVER 21 Nov 1723.

Children of MERCY MATTESON and JOSEPH WEAVER are:

i. JOSEPH4 WEAVER, b. 01 Feb 1723.

ii. MARY WEAVER, b. 08 Apr 1726; d. Near Quidnick Pond?; m. ISAAC GREENE.

iii. KATHERINE WEAVER, b. 18 Nov 1728.

iv. BENJAMIN WEAVER, b. 29 Jan 1729.

v. ANDRAS WEAVER, b. 07 Feb 1732.

11. vi. WILLIAM WEAVER, b. 23 May 1736, East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island; d. Boston Harbor, MASS.

vii. JUDITH WEAVER, b. 02 Apr 1741.

viii. THOMAS WEAVER, b. 02 May 1743.

ix. RUFUS WEAVER, b. 25 Jan 1744.

x. ELIZABETH WEAVER, b. 15 Jun 1747.

 

7. EBENEZER3 MATTESON (HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 15 Mar 1717. He married SUSANNAH COMSTOCK, daughter of THOMAS COMSTOCK and MERCY JENCKES.

Child of EBENEZER MATTESON and SUSANNAH COMSTOCK is:

12. i. MARTHA4 MATTESON.

 

8. ELIZABETH3 MATTESON (THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 09 Oct 1700 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died 13 Jun 1750 in Rhode Island. She married HENRY JOSLIN 22 Jan 1718 in E. Greenwich, RI, son of THOMAS JOSLIN and MRS. VAUGHN. He was born Abt. 1698 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died 21 May 1743 in W. Greenwich Rhode Island.

Children of ELIZABETH MATTESON and HENRY JOSLIN are:

i. ALICE4 JOSLIN, b. 09 Jun 1720, E. Greenwich, RI.

13. ii. MERCY "MARY" JOSLIN, b. 02 Feb 1722, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

iii. THOMAS JOSLIN, b. 12 Feb 1724; d. 1772; m. SARAH POTTER, 08 Nov 1747, W. Greenwich Rhode Island.

iv. HENRY JOSLIN, b. 24 Feb 1726.

v. DELIVERANCE JOSLIN, b. 25 Mar 1728.

vi. ELIZABETH JOSLIN, b. 14 Feb 1730; m. JOSEPH SABIN.

vii. MARTHA JOSLIN, b. 14 Feb 1730; m. NATHANIEL MILES; b. Abt. 1727.

viii. REBEKAH JOSLIN, b. 04 Apr 1732; m. RICHARD RICE.

ix. JOHN JOSLIN, b. 08 Sep 1734, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 1811; m. JOANNA ANDREWS, 18 Dec 1754; b. 17 Jan 1733; d. 04 Jun 1787.

x. MARGARET JOSLIN, b. 04 Jul 1737.

xi. MARY JOSLIN, b. 06 May 1739.

 

9. HANNAH3 MATTESON (FRANCIS2, HENRY1) was born 10 Oct 1706. She married THOMAS SHIPPEE 24 Dec 1732.

Child of HANNAH MATTESON and THOMAS SHIPPEE is:

i. AMY SHIPPEE4 SHIPPEE, b. 11 Apr 1758, East Greenwich, Rhode Island; m. GIDEON RANDALL TRIPP; b. 1737, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

10. ZARABELA3 MATTESON (HEZEKIAH2, HENRY1)

Child of ZARABELA MATTESON is:

i. MEHITABLE4 MATTESON.

 

Generation No. 4

 

11. WILLIAM4 WEAVER (MERCY3 MATTESON, HENRY2, HENRY1) was born 23 May 1736 in East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island, and died in Boston Harbor, MASS. He married MARY MATTESON in Coventry, Rhode Island.

Children of WILLIAM WEAVER and MARY MATTESON are:

i. ANDRUS5 WEAVER, b. 05 Nov 1758, Coventry, Rhode Island; d. 03 Mar 1836, Warners, Onond..

ii. HANNAH WEAVER, b. Abt. 1760.

 

12. MARTHA4 MATTESON (EBENEZER3, HENRY2, HENRY1) She married THOMAS COMSTOCK, son of WILLIAM COMSTOCK and ANN SPINK.

Child of MARTHA MATTESON and THOMAS COMSTOCK is:

14. i. STEPHEN5 COMSTOCK.

 

13. MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN (ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 02 Feb 1722 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island. She married FRANCIS HOPKINS 01 Sep 1743 in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (Source: Note from Rhode Island State Archives to Mrs. Royse.), son of JOSEPH HOPKINS and MARTHA WHALEY. He was born Abt. 1720 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died Abt. 1778 in , Washington, Virginia.

Children of MERCY JOSLIN and FRANCIS HOPKINS are:

i. HENRY5 HOPKINS, b. 03 Dec 1743, Exter, Rhode Island; m. HANNA BURR, 26 Jul 1769.

ii. SARAH HOPKINS, b. 26 Dec 1744, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

iii. RACHEL HOPKINS, b. 21 May 1747, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island.

15. iv. WILLIAM HOPKINS, b. 15 Nov 1748, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 1832, , Nicolas, Kentucky.

16. v. GARDNER HOPKINS, b. 16 Jul 1750, E. Greenwich, Rhode Island; d. 06 Apr 1832, , Morgan, Kentucky.

17. vi. MARY HOPKINS, b. 09 Apr 1753.

18. vii. FRANCIS HOPKINS, JR., b. 1754, Rhode Island; d. 25 Jul 1823, , Bathe, Kentucky.

19. viii. ELDRIDGE HOPKINS, b. 1759, Rhode Island; d. 1799, , Montgomery, Kentucky.

20. ix. ROBERT HOPKINS, b. 04 Jul 1760, New Jersey; d. 26 Mar 1824, , Nicholas, Kentucky.

21. x. HANNAH HOPKINS, b. 13 Mar 1766, , Orange, New York; d. 26 Aug 1852, , Morgan, Kentucky.

 

Generation No. 5

 

14. STEPHEN5 COMSTOCK (MARTHA4 MATTESON, EBENEZER3, HENRY2, HENRY1) He married EUNICE FANNING.

Child of STEPHEN COMSTOCK and EUNICE FANNING is:

i. HENRY6 COMSTOCK, m. JULIA PULLMAN.

 

15. WILLIAM5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 15 Nov 1748 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died 1832 in , Nicolas, Kentucky (Source: Will at Nicholas County,KY records.). He married (1) PEACE SCOTT. She died Abt. 1815 in , Bathe, Kentucky. He married (2) ELIZABETH BRINTON 09 Sep 1815 in Bath County, Kentucky. She was born Abt. 1792.

Notes for WILLIAM HOPKINS: 1810 census Montgomery county KY , 1820 census Nicolas county KY, where he moved about 1813.

WILL OF WILLIAM HOPKINS WILL BOOK P148-149

In the name of God Amen! I William Hopkins of the County of Nicholas and state of Kentucky being aged and infirm and of course must be removed from this world do make and ordain this my last will and testament in the manner and form following to wit-

After my decease let my body decently buried after the usual manner and I recommend my soul to God who gave it and as it respects what property I shall leave it is my will and desire that my family remain on the farm which I now occupy under their care and direction of my beloved wife Elizabeth and it is my will that she shall live on the farm and enjoy all the benefit and profits thereof together with my slaves and all my personal estate for the purpose of enabling her to school and raise my children now living with me and under the age of 21 years until my youngest child arrives at the age of fourteen years provided however that if in the opinion of my Executors there should be more stock on the farm than is necessary such surplus shall be sold and the money arising from the sale appropriated towards schooling my children or should there be more land than can be well cultivated by the hands under the direction of my wife Elizabeth in that case my Executors may rent it out but not to any person who may wish to keep a family or stock on the farm and the money arising from the rent may be put at interest or appropriated to schooling my children and providing for them if found necessary or put at interest as above, should any of my children at any time after they arrive at the age of 21 years wish to separate from the rest of the family and do for themselves they may call on my executor for a division and equal share of my estate provided in such division care shall be taken not to injure the rest of the family in keeping house or working the farm. After my youngest child Caroline arrives at the age fourteen years it is my will and desire that after my beloved wife Elizabeth should she be then living has her thirds laid off and divided equally divided amongst my seven youngest children to wt David, Peace, John, Joseph, Walter, Phebe and Caroline. Each to have an equal share should any of my children above named die before they may be of lawful age their part provided they have no lawful heirs shall become common stock and be divided among the survivors of my above named children provided however that if my beloved wife Elizabeth should marry at anytime previous to the time my youngest child shall arrive a the age of fourteen then in that case my executors after assigning to her dower according to law shall proceed to sell all my personal estate and put the money at interest and rent out the farm for the benefit of my above named children as they may come of age and so soon as any one of them may be entitled thereto my Executors shall pay it over tot them or their Guardians as the case may be provided that none of my slaves or their increase shall be sold out of the family if they behave well and I will and bequeath to my daughter Polly Owings and my grandson David Hopkins twenty dollars each and I do hereby constitute and appoint my son Joslin Hopkins and Hugh Willy Executors of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking and annulling all former wills. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of October 1831.

Signed and acknowledged in the presence of Benjamin Kersey

IAK (?) H. Sample-Cornelius Parsons. John Rolston Wm. Hopkins (seal)

His mark

 

Notes from another researcher: I am researching the family of Andrew SMOTHERS (SMATHERS, SMITHERS, etc.) whose will was written 4 Sep 1824 and proved May 1827 in Bath Co. KY. He named children: Thomas, Joseph, Ann (Jackson), Martha (Fowler), Margaret (Bristo), Sally (Hopkins), and Hugh. He gave one dollar to John, Elizabeth (Fuget) and Susannah (Gipson), relationship unspecified. I am a descendant of Hugh who was in Floyd Co. KY in 1820 and later moved to Franklin and Decatur Co., IN, as did his sister and brother-in-law, Sarah "Sally" and William Hopkins (son of William Hopkins and Peace Scott). According to a Decatur Co. History, Hugh's first wife (unnamed) was the mother of his daughter Martha who married James Davis in Floyd Co. KY in 1819. His second wife was a "Miss Hopkins." I also believe that the John Smothers named in the will was the same John Smothers who received a Revolutionary War pension in Morgan Co. KY (formed from Floyd). He was a resident of Rockingham Co. VA at the time of his enlistment. Andrew Smothers and his wife Sarah bought and sold land in Washington Co., VA in 1793 where his son Thomas m. Rebecca John in 1799. I have been in contact with descendants of Thomas who apparently took the spelling "Smithers." Andrew's wife at the time of his will was named Elizabeth. I am seeking information about all these individuals and have additional information to share. Patricia Roane Straube straube@earthlink.net

Children of WILLIAM HOPKINS and PEACE SCOTT are:

i. RICHARD FRANCIS6 HOPKINS, b. 1776, Virginia; d. Abt. 1838, , Red River, Texas; m. (1) CATHERINE" KATIE" ELLIOTT, 27 Feb 1810; m. (2) SOPHIA UNKNOWN, 01 Feb 1818. Notes for CATHERINE " KATIE" ELLIOTT:  Gwen Salsig is descended from Catherine.

ii. HENRY HOPKINS, b. 24 Apr 1779; d. Mar 1844; m. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN, 1807; b. 25 Jun 1788.

iii. WILLIAM HOPKINS, JR., b. Abt. 1781; d. 1856, , Bathe, Kentucky; m. (1) TEMPERANCE UNKNOWN (Source: 1856 State Census Iowa, William 75Temperance 47.); b. 1803, Maryland; m. (2) SARAH SMETHERS, 1804; b. 1788; d. 1854.

iv. MARY ANN "POLLY" HOPKINS, b. 1784; m. SAMUEL OWINGS, 1804.

v. ABIAH HOPKINS, b. 01 Jun 1786, Virginia or Kentucky; d. 1854, , Hopkins, Texas; m. (1) JOE HIVER; m. (2) WILLIAM BARKER, 17 Jan 1805, Montgomery County, Kentucky; b. 26 Dec 1782; d. 04 Mar 1849, Hopkins County, Texas..

vi. JOSLIN HOPKINS, b. May 1791, , Clark, Kentucky; d. 18 Oct 1865, Buried Nicholas county, Kentucky; m. JANE JONES, 17 Nov 1851, , Nicolas, Kentucky.

vii. ELDREDGE HOPKINS, b. 13 Feb 1800, Kentucky; d. 22 Jun 1831, Clinton County, Indiana; m. MARTHA G. BUNTIN, 19 Nov 1822, , Nicolas, Kentucky; b. 29 Aug 1802, , Nicholas, Kentucky; d. 07 Dec 1893, Kingfisher County, Indian Territory, OK. Notes for ELDREDGE HOPKINS: Eldridge married in Nicholas County, Kentucky, then went to Clinton County, Illinois, where died in 1831. He is buried in the Buntin Cemetery in that County. His widow, seems to have lived

Notes for MARTHA G. BUNTIN: Martha seems to have lived with her children on the farm after her husbands death.

Many of Martha's relatives, including her father and his family, uncles and their families, and some of the Hopkins were in Indiana, so she was not alone. In the Original Plat Book of Clinton county, Indiana, Martha is shown as the owner of two plots of land. After Eldridge's death, Andrew Buntin, Martha's father was named as guardian of the estate and the children. In May term of Court 1839,(after the death of her father) Martha was named guardian. In February, 1835 Martha had petitioned the court for money to maintain the children.   Buried Sheridan Cemetery, east of Hennessey, OK

1850 Census IN Clinton County roll 139 page 449 HOPKINS, Martha G. .

 

Children of WILLIAM HOPKINS and ELIZABETH BRINTON are:

viii. DAVID6 HOPKINS, b. Aft. 1815, , Nicholas, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH HOGIN, 19 Mar 1839, , Nicolas, Kentucky.

ix. PEACE HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1817, , Nicholas, Kentucky; d. Oct 1859, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois; m. (1) WILLIAM BOYD, 30 Jan 1835, , Nicolas, Kentucky; m. (2) TIMOTHY SCOTT, 17 Sep 1838, Nicolas County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1816. Notes for PEACE HOPKINS: This is Colleen Scott,granscot@centex.net, gggrandparents.Information from here down is from Coleen.

Notes for TIMOTHY SCOTT

1850 Census IN Boon County

x. JOHN K. HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1819, , Nicholas, Kentucky (Source: 1850 Census Nicholas County, KY.); m. MARY J. CAMPBELL, 18 Dec 1845, , Nicolas, Kentucky; b. 1828, Kentucky.

xi. JOSEPH HOPKINS, b. 1820, , Nicholas, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1863; m. MARTHA J. MOORE, Abt. 1842; b. 1820, Kentucky.

xii. PHOEBE HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1822, , Nicholas, Kentucky; m. SAMUEL EVERMAN, 24 Jan 1838, , Nicolas, Kentucky.

xiii. WALTER HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1824.

xiv. CAROLINE HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1826, , Nicholas, Kentucky.

 

16. GARDNER5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 16 Jul 1750 in E. Greenwich, Rhode Island, and died 06 Apr 1832 in , Morgan, Kentucky. He married MARY "POLLY" CHAMBERS 17 Mar 1773 in , Orange, New York. She was born Abt. 1752 in New York, and died 1840 in Morgan County, Kentucky. Notes for GARDNER HOPKINS: Gardner Hopkins, Rev. War Pension File #W-8945, MY Line, granted in Floyd county, Kentucky. Gardner Hopkins and son in law Thomas Caskey, came to Green county, Kentucky Abt 1787, they did not live in Virginia

Children of GARDNER HOPKINS and MARY CHAMBERS are:

i. LYDIA6 HOPKINS, b. 29 Mar 1775, Orange County, New York; d. 30 Jun 1850, Morgan County, Kentucky; m. THOMAS CASKEY (Source: Family Bible, All birthdates for this family come from a copy of births in a family Bible.wjeagles@northnet.org), 19 Dec 1790, Orange County, New York; b. 01 Apr 1766, New York; d. 07 Mar 1853, Morgan County, Kentucky. Notes for THOMAS CASKEY: 1850 KY census

ii. ELEANOR HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1776, , Orange, New York; m. DAVID REDENBURG, 17 Jan 1793, , Orange, New York.

iii. HANNAH HOPKINS, b. 13 Dec 1778, , Orange, New York; m. WILLIAM DYER, JR., 1800, , Green, Kentucky; b. 17 Mar 1780, Virginia; d. Abt. 1860, Morgan County, Kentucky.

 

17. MARY5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 09 Apr 1753. She married GEORGE WOOLSEY 1769 in Bedford, Westchester, New York.

Children of MARY HOPKINS and GEORGE WOOLSEY are:

i. PRISCILLA6 WOOLSEY.

ii. ELIZABETH WOOLSEY.

iii. RACHEL WOOLSEY.

iv. JEREMIAH WOOLSEY.

v. WILLIAM HOPKINS WOOLSEY, b. 16 Jun 1784, Washington County, VA; d. 25 Oct 1844, Edmonson County, Kentucky; m. CECILIA HOUCHINS, Abt. 1807, Warren County, Kentucky.

vi. GEORGE WOOLSEY, JR..

vii. ELDRIDGE WOOLSEY.'

18. FRANCIS5 HOPKINS, JR. (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1754 in Rhode Island, and died 25 Jul 1823 in , Bathe, Kentucky. He married ANN UNKNOWN. Notes for FRANCIS HOPKINS, JR.: Taken from "History of Southwest Virginia", 1746-1798, Washington county 1777-1870, pages 275-2777. By Lewis Preston Summers, Published in Baltimore in 1966 by the Genealogical Publishing Company. Found Genealogical Forum Library-Portland, Oregon Jan 2997

In 1779, in Virginia all bank notes of the whole emissions of 20 May 1777 and 11 Apr 1778 were taken out of circulation since counterfeits had been issued by "our enemies of New York and found to be spreading, etc." In Washington county, Virginia 4 May 1778 (Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1768-1800, part 2 Lewis Preston Summer) FRANCIS HOPKINS was held on suspicion of his feloniously counterfeiting or erasing, altering sundry Treasury Notes...knowing same to be bad...He said he was in no was quality...but it is opinion of the Court that the said Francis Hopkins was guilty of passing Treasury Notes knowing the same to be bad....

On 19 May 1778 the Grand Jury returned to the Bar and presented as followeth 'viz Francis Hopkins for knowingly passing two bad ten dollar bills and buying bad money at an under rate.

19 May 1778-Ordered that Francis Hopkins be fined 50 pounds lawful money of Virginia and 6 months imprisonment for passing counterfeit money,

20 Aug 1778--- Ordered that Francis Hopkins be imprisoned within the walls of Forest at William Cock's old Place on Renfroes' Creek alias Spring Creek until the County Gaol is completed except on some extraordinary emergency and then only by the permission of a magistrate if there is one within 5 miles of said Fort. His securities were Zachariah Wolsey Frathia Wall, William Hopkins, and George Wolsey

22 Apr 1779---Estate of William Hopkins who had been taken and committed to Gaol o this county for Treasonable practices against this State....had broken Gaol and escaped...be sold and money deposited in Treasury...appearing he has no family and no stated place of abode.

22 Mar 1780---Escheator Indenture of Estate of William Hopkins

18 Sep 1782---Joseph Cole was security for the good behavior of Williams Hopkins.

20 May 1783---William Hopkins forfeited above bond for stealing a horse.

Now this is all that actually occurred in the County records, but 100years later Draper started checking incidents of historical interest and according to his report, Francis Hopkins was hanged by William Campbell and a Negro, Thomas about 1779. Is was said he was a Tory and many other things...but from a very careful study, the conclusion is that the occurrence was occasioned by the fact that the Scotch-Irish were unhappy with the people who migrated down from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York...even in Draper's account, it appeared that Campbell chased Francis Hopkins and hanged him, only because he was told that he was a trouble-maker.....

 

Children of FRANCIS HOPKINS and ANN UNKNOWN are:

i. JOSEPH A.6 HOPKINS, b. 1785, Bath County, Kentucky; d. Bef. Nov 1831, Greene County, Illinois; m. MARGARET MURPHY, 28 Jul 1812, Nicholas County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1790; d. Abt. 1875. Notes for JOSEPH A. HOPKINS: Studied law and practiced in Bath County Kentucky   

On 17 Nov. 1831, it was ordered that Michael Hogan be appointed guardian to Graham Hopkins, Clarendon Hopkins, and Lenandus Rodney Hopkins, infant heirs of Joseph Hopkins, de- ceased; James Young security on a $200 bond. On 18 Nov. 1831, ordered that order made yesterday appointing Michael Hogan guardian of heirs of Joseph A. Hopkins, deceased, be rescinded. Bath 00. Court Orders 0:58 & 61)

In Jan. 1832, ordered that Orlando Nelson Hopkins, infant orphan of Joseph A. Hopkins, deceased, who was this day delivered to the Court by David Hopkins, be placed in the hands of Henry Chiles until œurther 0œ this Court. (0:69) Also ordered that Henry Chiles be appointed guardian to Kerren Happach Hopkins, Olivia Hall Hopkins, Sibina Hopkins, and Manerva Hopkins, infant orphans of Joseph A. Hopkins, deceased, over age of 14, who chose him as their guardian; also, to Lavenia Hopkins,

Orlando Nelson Hopkins, Clarendon Graham Hopkins, and Lenandus Rodney Hopkins, infant orphans of said Joseph Hopkins, deceased;

$1,000 bond executed by Henry Chiles.(C:70)

 

ii. PEACE HOPKINS, b. 1787; d. Aft. 1850; m. WILLIAM HUGHES.

 

19. ELDRIDGE5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 1759 in Rhode Island, and died 1799 in , Montgomery, Kentucky. He married ELIZABETH "BETSY" WALDEN 1791 in Madison County, Kentucky.

Children of ELDRIDGE HOPKINS and ELIZABETH WALDEN are:

i. WILLIAM6 HOPKINS, b. 1790; d. 1827.

Notes for WILLIAM HOPKINS:

Information on most Eldridge s and fathers are from Coleen Scott, granscot@centex.net, 1997

ii. HENRY HOPKINS, b. Feb 1794; m. CATHERINE CLAYTON, 26 Oct 1819, , Bath, Kentucky.

iii. DAVID HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1796; d. Feb 1832; m. POLLY CASSITY (Source: Letter from Robert Hopkins dated12 Jan 1932 to Mrs. Woodruf. State all information on this family to date..), 17 Dec 1816, , Fleming, Kentucky.

Notes for DAVID HOPKINS:

After David's death Polly's brother Alvah rented the David's farm.

 

20. ROBERT5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 04 Jul 1760 in New Jersey, and died 26 Mar 1824 in , Nicholas, Kentucky. He married MARY ELIZABETH UNKNOWN 1786 in New Jersey. She was born Abt. 1769. Notes for ROBERT HOPKINS: Taken from 'The Nicholas County History Book" page 217

Enlisted in the Revolutionary War in Connecticut in Feb 1776. He stated that his brother Henry Hopkins had substituted for him one time. He made application for a pension in Nicholas county, KY Jan 16, 1919 and his wife applied for a pension in the county of Nicholas Sept 26, 1840.

Rev War Pension Records--

Hopkins, Robert, Elizabeth, W8946, CT and PA Line, sol appl 16 June 1818 Bathe County, KY but was living in Nicolas County, KY, sol was aged 60 on 4 Jul1820 at which time he had a wife aged 55 and 2 sons: Joslin 16 and Harrod aged 13, one of sol's bros Henry srv part of 1 tour for his as a sub, one Francis Hopkins had enlisted at the same time as Robert Hopkins but no relationship was state, wid appl 26 Sep 1840 Nicolas County,KY, aged 71, sol and wid had m in the summer of 1786 in NJ, sol died 26 Mar1824, sol's and wife's oldest child Sarah was b. 9 Aug 1789 and she m. 14 Dec 1809 Enoch Goodwin who was b. 8 Jan1788----(Their 8 children were listed)

Children of ROBERT HOPKINS and MARY UNKNOWN are:

i. EPHRAIM6 HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1789.

ii. HARROD HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1792.

iii. SARAH HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1794; m. UNKNOWN GOODEN.

iv. FRANCIS HOPKINS, b. 1794, New Jersey; d. 04 Mar 1856, Kentucky; m. (1) CELIA MULBERRY, 28 Feb 1815, Bath County, Kentucky; b. 1796; d. 01 Jul 1833; m. (2) FRANCES ROE, 15 Nov 1837, Bath County, Kentucky.

v. MARY POLLY HOPKINS, b. Abt. 1795; m. JOHNATHAN H. FOSTER; b. Abt. 1795; d. Abt. 1828.

vi. JOSLIN J. HOPKINS (Source: 1860 census Nicholas County, Kentucky.), b. 09 May 1795, Kentucky; d. 18 Oct 1865; m. (1) ELIZABETH BOYD; b. 1795, Kentucky; m. (2) JANE UNKNOWN; b. 1805.

 

21. HANNAH5 HOPKINS (MERCY "MARY"4 JOSLIN, ELIZABETH3 MATTESON, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born 13 Mar 1766 in , Orange, New York, and died 26 Aug 1852 in , Morgan, Kentucky. She married THOMAS LEWIS 03 Mar 1784 in , Washington, Virginia, son of WILLIAM LEWIS. He was born 05 Mar 1755, and died 09 Aug 1849 in Morgan County, Kentucky. Notes for HANNAH HOPKINS: Hannah was listed a sister of Rev War Soldier, Gardner Hopkins on his pension application as being aged 73 and living in 1839 in Morgan County, KY

From the papers of Mrs. Dayton Royse:

The death record of Hannah Lewis, as reported in Morgan Co. vital statistics, reads as follows: Hannah Lewis, 89, female, farmer; residence, Morgan Co., ; place of birth, New York; parents, Francis and Mary Hopkins; place of death, Morgan Co.; time of death, Aug 26, 1852; cause, old age; remarks, "the wife of Thomas Lewis, one of the Revolutionary soldiers." Reference to this record appears in Kentucky Historical Society Communique, Vol. 1, No. 10, May 1943.

Hannah is buried in the Green Lewis Cemetery in Morgan Co., KY.

Child of HANNAH HOPKINS and THOMAS LEWIS is:

i. THOMAS6 LEWIS, JR., b. 27 Jul 1798; m. ELIZABETH MYNHIER; b. 29 Nov 1806, Kentucky; d. 12 Mar 1891.

 

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