David Hopkins

10 February 1820–9 March 1867 (Age 47)
Virginia, United States

The Life of David

When David Hopkins was born on 10 February 1820, in Virginia, United States, his father, Daniel Hopkins, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Hickman, was 26. He married Esther K Gilliland about 1841. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Geneva Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Marion Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1860. He died on 9 March 1867, in Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Eagleville, Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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David Hopkins
Esther K Gilliland
Marriage: about 1841
Martha Jane Hopkins
Nancy Ann Hopkins
John Hopkins
Henrietta Hopkins
Cordellia Isabell Hopkins
James Gilliand Hopkins
Dollie Thear Hopkins
Amanda Josephine Hopkins
David Simpson Hopkins

Spouse and Children

about 1841


    Martha Jane Hopkins


    Nancy Ann Hopkins


    Henrietta Hopkins


    Cordellia Isabell Hopkins


    James Gilliand Hopkins


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Hopkins


    Nancy Hickman




    Malinda Hopkins


    David Hopkins




    Martha Jane Hopkins


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 16

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Hopkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Hopkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Hopkins, "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959"

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