Jabez Garous Hopkins

1765–1850 (Age 85)
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Jabez Garous

When Jabez Garous Hopkins was born in 1765, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Nehemiah Hopkins, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Cole, was 26. He married Rachel Clouse (of Washington county TN) on 14 April 1801, in Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Washington Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1856. He died in 1850, in Decatur Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Grand River Cemetery, Grand River, Decatur, Iowa, United States.

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Jabez Garous Hopkins
Rachel Clouse (of Washington county TN)
Marriage: 14 April 1801
Adam Hopkins
Allen Hopkins
Mary Ellen Hopkins
Anna Hopkins
Elijah Hopkins
Celia Hopkins
Lucinda Hopkins
Lavina Elvina Hopkins
Margaret Hopkins
Stephen Hopkins
James Martin Hopkins
Rachel Harriet Hopkins

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14 April 1801
Abingdon, Washington, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 11

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 23

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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)

  • Jabez Hopkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jabe Hopkins in entry for Martin Hopkins, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jaba Hopkins in entry for Stephen Hopkins, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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