Samuel Hopper

about 1803–15 April 1890 (Age 87)
Dutchess, New York, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hopper was born about 1803, in Dutchess, New York, United States, his father, Edward Hopper, was 41 and his mother, Abigail Sirrine, was 29. 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 87, and was buried in New York City, New York County, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hopper
1803–1890
Phebe Entrott
1807–
Marriage: about 1827
male Hopper
1828–
Katie Hopper
1829–
Richard Hopper
1833–
Catharine Hopper
1836–
Euphemia Hopper
1837–
Charles Hopper
1846–
Isaac W. Hopper
1830–1831
Joel W. Hopper
1831–1897
Effie Hopper
1834–
Richard Hopper
1836–
Abagail Hopper
1839–1841
Charles Hopper
1839–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1827
Philipstown, Putnam, New York, United States
children

(12)

    male Hopper

    Male1828–Male

    Katie Hopper

    Female1829–Female

    Isaac W. Hopper

    Male1830–1831Male

    Joel W. Hopper

    Male1831–1897Male

    Richard Hopper

    Male1833–Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1803

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

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Saml Hopper, "New York State Census, 1855"
  • Saml Hopper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sam Hopper, "United States Census, 1850"

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