Margaret Jane Hopkins

2 February 1842–1 February 1898 (Age 55)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane

When Margaret Jane Hopkins was born on 2 February 1842, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Caleb Hopkins, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Augusta Dennis, was 22. She married Alexander Busby on 27 August 1861, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. She died on 1 February 1898, in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 55.

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John R. Campbell
Margaret Jane Hopkins
Marriage: 3 July 1871
Maud Campbell
Eddie Campbell
Lola May Campbell
John J. Campbell
Bessie Campbell
Robert Kellogg Campbell

Spouse and Children

3 July 1871
Sangamon, Illinois, United States


    Maud Campbell


    Eddie Campbell


    Lola May Campbell


    John J. Campbell


    Bessie Campbell


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • M J Hopkins in household of Caleb Ne?Kins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Margareth Hopkins in entry for Robert Kellogg Campbell and Louise Mary Schmitz, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Margaret Hopkins in entry for Robert Kellogg Campbell, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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