Charity Hopkins

1823–1855 (Age 32)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charity

When Charity Hopkins was born about 1823, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Hopkins, was 38 and her mother, Mary Adamson, was 32. She married Uriah Knight on 19 December 1839, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She died in March 1855, at the age of 32.

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Family Time Line

Charity Hopkins
1823–1855
Uriah Knight
1823–1864
Marriage: 19 December 1839
Joseph J Knight
1841–
Francis Knight
1842–
Jesse Knight
1847–
John W Knight
1848–

Spouse & Children

  • Female1823–1855Female

  • Uriah Knight

    Male1823–1864Male

MARRIAGE
19 December 1839
Marion, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

  • Joseph J Knight

    Male1841–Male

  • Francis Knight

    Male1842–Male

  • Jesse Knight

    Male1847–Male

  • John W Knight

    Male1848–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

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 · The Black Hawk War

Age 9

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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)

  • Charity Hopkins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

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