Molly Hopkins

22 February 1777–1850 (Age 72)
Goochland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Molly

When Molly Hopkins was born on 22 February 1777, in Goochland, Virginia, United States, her father, John Hopkins, was 51 and her mother, Mary Martin, was 30. She married Robert Mosby French on 28 February 1801, in Goochland, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. She died in 1850, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Old Mcminnville City Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Mosby French
Molly Hopkins
Marriage: 28 February 1801
William H French
William Mason French
Robert French
James A French
Hugh L French
James Henry French
John Hopkins French

Spouse and Children

    Robert Mosby French



28 February 1801
Goochland, Virginia, United States


    William H French


    William Mason French


    Robert French


    James A French


    Hugh L French


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Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 3

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 4

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.

Age 23

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

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Molly Hopkins, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Molly Hopkins, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Molley Hopkins, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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