Hezekiah Hopper

Male4 March 1804–28 June 1880

Brief Life History of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Hopper was born on 4 March 1804, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, Captain James B Hopper, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Oakes, was 24. He married Mildred Fulkerson Hill on 20 September 1823, in Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 28 June 1880, in Madison, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jackson, Madison, Tennessee, United States.

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Hezekiah Hopper
Mildred Fulkerson Hill
Marriage: 20 September 1823
James Manning Hopper
Philip B Hopper

Sources (9)

  • Hezekiah Hopper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ezekial Hopper, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Hezekiah Hopper in household of Harriett Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 September 1823Henry, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Monumental Church Built

    Age 8

    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 20

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a dancer, from an agent derivative of Middle English hoppen ‘to dance, hop, leap’ (Old English hoppian). See Hoppe 4.

    English: topographic name from Middle English hoper, hopper, in Sussex and Kent denoting someone who lived at a remote place, probably an enclosed piece of land in marsh. The name derives from Middle English hop (see Hope ) + -er, and was interchangeable with (atte) hope.

    English: possibly a variant of Hooper .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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