Margaret " Peggy" Hopkins

1818–1865 (Age 46)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Margaret " Peggy"

When Margaret " Peggy" Hopkins was born on 29 January 1818, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Stephen Hopkins, was 33 and her mother, Mary Adamson, was 27. She married Henry George on 22 December 1834. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 1865, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Israel.

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Margaret " Peggy" Hopkins
Henry George
Marriage: 22 December 1834
Hardy George
Stephen George
Joseph B. George
Isaac George
Hiram George
John George
Harvey George
Betsey George

Spouse & Children

22 December 1834
Jefferson co. Illnios


  • Hardy George


  • Stephen George


  • Joseph B. George


  • Isaac George


  • Hiram George


+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

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 1

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.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 14

"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."

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 (2)

  • Margaret Hopkins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Margret Hoffman in entry for Steven A. George, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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