Hezekiah Hopper

4 March 1804–28 June 1880 (Age 76)
Henry, Virginia, United States

The Life of Hezekiah

When Hezekiah Hopper was born on 4 March 1804, in Henry, Virginia, United States, his father, James B "Captain" 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children


    Mildred Fulkerson Hill


20 September 1823
Henry, Virginia, United States


    James Manning Hopper


    Philip B Hopper


Parents and Siblings



+10 More Children

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

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a professional tumbler or acrobat, or a nickname for a restless individual with plenty of energy, Middle English hoppere, an agent derivative of Old English hoppian ‘to hop’.2 German: nickname from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German hoppen ‘to limp or stumble’.3 Dutch: occupational name for a hop grower or seller, from Middle Dutch hoppe ‘hop(s)’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hezekiah Hopper, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hezekiah Hopper in household of Harriett Jackson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hezekiah Hopper, "Find A Grave Index"

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