Bucklin Hopkins

24 January 1783–25 April 1860 (Age 77)
Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Bucklin

When Bucklin Hopkins was born on 24 January 1783, in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Jephtha Hopkins, was 29 and his mother, Anna L. Bucklin, was 21. He had at least 2 sons and 5 daughters with Avis Hopkins. He died on 25 April 1860, in his hometown, at the age of 77, and was buried in Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Bucklin Hopkins
Avis Hopkins
Lovina Hopkins
Clarisa Julia Hopkins
Laura Ann Hopkins
Asenath Hopkins
Samuel Deforest Hopkins
Royal Farmer Hopkins
Lillies Randall Hopkins

Spouse and Children


    Avis Hopkins




    Lovina Hopkins


    Laura Ann Hopkins



    Samuel Deforest Hopkins


    Royal Farmer Hopkins


+2 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1790 · 13th State

Age 7

On May 29, 1790, Rhode Island becomes the last of the original 13 colonies to become a state.

Age 21

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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)

  • Bucklin Hopkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bucklin Hopkins in entry for Samuel D. Hopkins, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Bucklin Hopkins in entry for John F Hopkins, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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