Stephen Hopkins

1827–1865 (Age 38)
Wilson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Stephen

When Stephen Hopkins was born on 4 February 1827, in Wilson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Stephen Hopkins, was 42 and his mother, Mary Adamson, was 36. He married Elizabeth Mills on 7 January 1847. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 31 December 1865, in Marion, Williamson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Patoka, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Stephen Hopkins
Elizabeth Mills
Marriage: 7 January 1847
James Hopkins
Jasper N Hopkins
Robert F Hopkins
John Hopkins
Joseph Hopkins
Joseph L. Hopkins
Mahala J Hopkins
Marion D Hopkins
James Hopkins
Albert M. Hopkins
Mary E Hopkins

Spouse & Children

7 January 1847
Marion, Illinois


  • James Hopkins


  • John Hopkins


  • Joseph Hopkins


  • Joseph L. Hopkins


  • Jasper N Hopkins


+6 More Children

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+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

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.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 8

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 12

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

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 (3)

  • Stephen Hopkins, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Stephen A Hopkins in entry for Albert M Hopkins and Elizabeth C Story, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Stephen Hopkins in entry for Marion D. Hopkins and Susan E. Moore, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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