Virginia Ernestine Hopkins

6 May 1852–22 August 1937 (Age 85)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Virginia Ernestine

When Virginia Ernestine Hopkins was born on 6 May 1852, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Richard Lambeth Hopkins, was 32 and her mother, Rhoda Dean, was 31. She married James Monroe Grant on 2 February 1879. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tennessee Township, Grant, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Leola, Grant, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 22 August 1937, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Chambersville, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Grant
Virginia Ernestine Hopkins
Marriage: 2 February 1879
Susie Cora Grant
Howard Edward Grant
Luther Grant
Mary Jane Grant
Sarah B. Grant
Thomas Tennessee Grant
Eli Sullivan Grant

Spouse and Children

2 February 1879


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Granville Hopkins


    George W. Hopkins



    Mariah Hopkins



+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 23

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Virginia Hopkins in household of Richard Hopkins, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ernestine Hopkins in household of Richard Hopkins, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ernestine V Grant in household of James L Grant, "United States Census, 1930"

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