Samuel Hopper

Maleabout 1803–15 April 1890

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Hopper was born about 1803, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Edward Hopper, was 42 and his mother, Abigail Sirrine, was 30. He married Phebe Entrott about 1827, in Philipstown, Putnam, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1890, in Manhattan, New York County, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in New York City, New York County, New York, United States.

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Samuel Hopper
Phebe Entrott
Marriage: about 1827
male Hopper
Katie Hopper
Richard Hopper
Catharine Hopper
Euphemia Hopper
Charles Hopper
Isaac W. Hopper
Joel W. Hopper
Effie Hopper
Richard Hopper
Abagail Hopper
Charles Hopper

Sources (7)

  • Saml Hopper, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Samuel in entry for Charles Hopper and Phillipine Taylor, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Saml Hopper, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1827Philipstown, Putnam, New York, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1803 · The U.S doubles in size

    Age 0

    The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 24

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    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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