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Miles Swope HOPKINS
Salinda Jeanette WADE
Husband:  Miles Swope HOPKINS
Birth:  1825/6, PA probably in Antis Twp., Huntingdon [now Blair] Co., PA
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  James HOPKINS, Jr.
Mother:  Mary TURNER
Marriage:  28 Jul 1847, Des Moines Co., IN
Migration:  1864, to California
Wife:  Salinda [Jean/Jeanne] "Jeanette/Jeannette" WADE
Birth:  1830/1, IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Sister(?):  Jane WADE, b. 1832/3, IL

"Jeanette" is the nickname for the English given name, "Jean"; "Jeannette" is the nickname for the French given name, "Jeanne."

Children born in IA, probably either Scott Co. or Des Moines Co.:
1.  Lois A. HOPKINS, b. Jan 1850
2.  James E. HOPKINS, b. 1856/7
3.  Mary [Hester?] "Hettie" HOPKINS, b. 1858/9
4.  Ida J. HOPKINS, b. 1862/3


1.  Iowa Marriages to 1850 (online at Ancestry.com):
Hopkins, Miles S. Wade, Jennette 28 Jul 1847 Des Moines Co.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):
1850 IA Hopkins, M. S. Scott Co. District 4 p. 221
1852 IA Hopkins, M. S. Des Moines Co. Burlington Twp. p. 19

2b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #109 of 143):  District No. 4, Scott Co., IA, Roll M432_188 (Book 1), p. 221A,  740/782, enumerated 9 Oct 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
M S Hopkins 24 M   Tailor   Penna
S J    " 19 F       Illinois
Lois A " 4/12 F       Iowa
Jane Wade 17 F       Illinois
Miles is the only HOPKINS indexed in Scott County.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #26 of 37):  Burlington P.O., Burlington Twp., Des Moines Co., IA, Roll 319 (Book 1), p. 739, PN 199, 1576/1516, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Miles Hopkins 35 M   Farmer 10000 500 Pennsylvania
Salinda  " 29 F         Illinois
Lois A   " 10 F         "
James E  "  3 M         "
Mary     "  1 F         "

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #10 of 68):  Hollister P.O., San Juan Twp., Monterey Co., CA, Roll 74 (Book 1), p. 389B, PN 10, 88/90, enumerated 20 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hopkins M S 44 M W Farmer 500 200 Pennsylvania
_______ S J 40 F W Keeping house     Illinois
_______ Louis A 21 F W at home     Iowa
_______ James E 14 M W at home     Iowa
_______ Hettie M 12 F W at home     Iowa
_______ Ida J  7 F W       Iowa

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 32):  Soledad, Monterey Co., CA, Roll T9-0069 (Book 1), p. 220B, PN 30, SD 4, ED 55, enumerated 22 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 13 24 25 26
227 233 Hopkins M S W M 54   / Farmer Penn Penn Penn
    _______ Jeannette W F 50 Wife / Keeps house Ills Ala NY

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  Anon.  1882.  History of Scott County, Iowa.  Inter-State Publ. Co., Chicago (excert posted by Deborah Gerischer to the Scott County, Iowa, message board online at Ancestry.com / RootsWeb.com).  Biographical sketch of our subject's brother, Samuel G. HOPKINS.

8.  Messages in the California Forum (online at GenForum.com).

9.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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