Martin Albert Hopkins

1835–1865 (Age 30)
Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martin Albert

When Martin Albert Hopkins was born on 18 June 1835, in Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Stephen Hopkins, was 50 and his mother, Mary Adamson, was 44. He married Matilda Holt on 7 September 1857, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Marion, Illinois, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1865. He died on 6 July 1865, in Edgefield, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in National Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States.

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Martin Albert Hopkins
Matilda Holt
Marriage: 7 September 1857
James Monroe Hopkins
William Rasmus Hopkins
Henry Augustus Hopkins

Spouse & Children

7 September 1857
Marion, Illinois, United States


  • Male1859–1946Male

  • William Rasmus Hopkins


  • Henry Augustus Hopkins


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 4

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.

Age 11

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.

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)

  • Martin Hopkins in household of Martin Hadkins, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Hopkins in entry for Mr Henry A Hopkins, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"
  • Martin Hopkins in entry for Henry G. Hopkins and Clara W. Doolen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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