Betsey Ann Hopkins

1829–1853 (Age 23)
Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Betsey Ann

When Betsey Ann Hopkins was born on 13 July 1829, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, her father, Stephen Hopkins, was 44 and her mother, Mary Adamson, was 38. She married John W. Cook on 6 July 1844, in Fayette, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She died on 5 January 1853, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Seminary Township, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Betsey Ann Hopkins
John W. Cook
Marriage: 6 July 1844
Nancy Jane Cook
Amanda Cook
Elizabeth Ellen Cook

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6 July 1844
Fayette, Illinois, United States


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World Events (6)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 3

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 7

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Cooke in household of John Cooke, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Betsy Ann Hopkins Cook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Betsy Hopkins in entry for Nancy Jane Matheney, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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