Mary "Molly" Hopkins

Brief Life History of Mary "Molly"

Mary "Molly" Hopkins was born on 22 February 1777, in Goochland, Virginia, United States as the daughter of John Hopkins and Mary Martin. She married Robert Mosby French in February 1801, in Goochland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She died in December 1849, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Old City Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Mosby French
1776–1820
Mary "Molly" Hopkins
1777–1849
Marriage: February 1801
William H French
1802–
William Mason French
1803–1888
Robert French
1804–
James A French
1806–
Hugh L French
1808–
James Henry French
1811–1879
John Hopkins French
1817–1892

Sources (12)

  • Mally Hopkins, "Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917"
  • Molly Hopkins, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Tipton, Jim, Compiler, Find A Grave

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World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1781 · The First Constitution

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

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

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