Thomas Stuart Hopkins

12 April 1831–
New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Stuart

When Thomas Stuart Hopkins was born on 12 April 1831, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Ezekiel Hopkins, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Gravatt, was 27. He lived in California, United States in 1870. He died in New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Hopkins
1801–1872
Lydia Gravatt
1804–1845
John Wesley Hopkins
1825–
Hector Hopkins
1827–1884
Mary Ann Hopkins
1829–1843
Thomas Stuart Hopkins
1831–
Henrietta Gravatt Hopkins
1833–1846
Sarah Sophia Hopkins
1835–1926
Robert Gravatt Hopkins
1837–1908
Ezekiel Hopkins
1839–1911
Daniel Hopkins
1841–1920

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 1
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.
1833
Age 2
The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.
1863
Age 32
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

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

Possible Related Names

Hopkin

Sources (6)

  • Thos Hopkins in household of W W Parlin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas Stewart Hopkins, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"
  • Thomas Stewart Hopkins, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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