Desire Linnell

6 September 1757–1830 (Age 72)
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Desire

When Desire Linnell was born on 6 September 1757, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Elisha Linnell, was 51 and her mother, Martha Higgins, was 33. She married Nathan Hopkins on 13 September 1783, in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1830, in Hampden, Penobscot, Maine, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Hopkins
1754–1810
Desire Linnell
1757–1830
Marriage: 13 September 1783
Samuel Hopkins
1785–
Nathan Hopkins
1787–
Allen Hopkins
1789–1833
Ebenezer Hopkins
1789–
Benjamin Hopkins
1791–1836
Anna Hopkins
1794–1869
Elisha Hopkins
1796–1875
Alfred Hopkins
1799–1834
Robert Hopkins
1802–1835

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 September 1783
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(9)

    Samuel Hopkins

    Male1785–Male

    Nathan Hopkins

    Male1787–Male

    Allen Hopkins

    Male1789–1833Male

    Ebenezer Hopkins

    Male1789–Male

    Benjamin Hopkins

    Male1791–1836Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elisha Linnell

    Male1706–1773Male

    Female1723–1783Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 24

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.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Desire Linnel, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Disier Linell, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Desire Linnel, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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