Orpha Brown Hopkins

15 July 1815–10 February 1863 (Age 47)
Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Orpha Brown

When Orpha Brown Hopkins was born on 15 July 1815, in Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Abram Hopkins, was 33 and her mother, Mary Brown, was 22. She married Eliakim Spooner Davis on 18 October 1841, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1815 and Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 February 1863, in Milton, Morgan, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Littleton, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eliakim Spooner Davis
Orpha Brown Hopkins
Marriage: 18 October 1841
George Augustus Davis
Helen Maria Davis
Charles Hopkins Davis
Mary Elizabeth Davis
Emily Davis
Ida Lucinda Davis
Emma Jane Davis

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1841Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 5
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 15
    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.

    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.

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    Sources (15)

    • Orpha in entry for Charles H. Davis, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Orpha Davis in household of E S Davis, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Orpha in entry for Davis, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"

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