John H Hopkins

1819–1857 (Age 38)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John H

When John H Hopkins was born about 1819, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Stephen Hopkins, was 34 and his mother, Mary Adamson, was 28. He married Mary Galyean on 9 February 1837, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 9 September 1857, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 38.

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John H Hopkins
Mary Galyean
Marriage: 9 February 1837
Stephen Hopkins
Sarah Hopkins
Dudley Hopkins
Martin Hopkins
George Hopkins
Lucinda Hopkins

Spouse & Children

  • Male1819–1857Male

  • Mary Galyean


9 February 1837
Marion, Illinois, United States


  • Stephen Hopkins


  • Sarah Hopkins


  • Dudley Hopkins


  • Martin Hopkins


  • George Hopkins


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+10 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 0

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

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.

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 (1)

  • John H. Hopkins in entry for Hopkins, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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