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Husband:  Moses HOPKINS
Birth:  19 Jan 1817, Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY
Death:  3 Feb 1892, City & Co. of San Francisco, CA
Disposition:  buried Sacramento City Cemetery, Sacramento Co., CA
Migration:  1851, to California on the ship, Columbus
Residence in 1880:  Sutter Co., CA
Father:  Mark HOPKINS (Sr.)
Mother:  Anastasia Lukens KELLOGG
Marriage:  19 Jan 1884, New York City, NY
Wife:  Emily BENEDICT
Birth:  14 Nov 1841
Death:  12 May 1925, New York City, NY
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1.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA.  On pp. 305-306:
In 1851 he removed to California, arriving on the ship "Columbus," and was a merchant at Sacramento.  His health failing, he became a farmer and stock raiser, and later was a capitalist.  A man of high character and lovable nature.

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #53-54 of 68; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤•
1840 NY Niagara Co. Lockport Village pp. 92A-92B Henry K. Hopkins 000 021 - 001 010 0000001
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 20-29 1810-1820 = Moses (b. 1817)
= Mark (b. 1813)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Henry K. (b. 1807)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Juliette (b. 1815)
1 persons engaged in learned professions and engineers
Henry was an attorney, and his brother, Mark, studied law under him, so Mark is undoubtedly one of the younger males.  The other male is probable their younger brother, Moses, who was also not known to be married at this time.  Both of their parents were deceased by 1837, so we do not find the unmarried children in their parents' household.  The younger female is too old to be Henry & Juliette's daughter, and Henry was not known to have had a sister, so perhaps she is kin of Juliette's — or an unknown wife of Moses.

3.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #162 of 545):  New York City (Ward 15), New York Co., NY, p. 81A, 683/1112, enumerated 24 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):(¤•)
William Sherwood 60 M   Merchant   New York
Sarah 52 F       "
Harriet 29 F       "
L S Crittenden 20 M       "
Moses Hopkins 26 M       "
Martha Gilber 12 F       "
Mary Keley 35 F       Ireland
Ellen 23 F       "
Bridget 20 F       "
Moses should be 33, but he undoubtedly was not the informant for this record, so a mistake is not surprising.  He is the only Moses HOPKINS in New York (none in California).  William SHERWOOD is the future father-in-law of Moses's brother, Mark HOPKINS.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

5.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #4 of 20 — indexed "More Hopkins"; online at Ancestry.com, Image #4 of 20):  Nicolaus P.O., Nicolaus Twp., Placer Co., CA, Roll 92 (Book 1), p. 107B, PN 4, 37/33, no enumeration date given, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hopkins Mose 48 M W Farmer 20,000 10,000 Missouri
Moses should be 53 and born in NY.  The person above Moses, also living alone, was born in New York.  Did the enumerator mix them up?  Despite the errors, considering his wealth, his living alone, and the fact that he should be here in Nicolaus, I believe this is our subject.

6.  Anon.  Tuesday, 21 May 1878.  "Estate of Mark Hopkins." Daily Nevada State Jounal (Reno, NV), Vol. 9, No. 43, p. 2 (online at Ancestry.com):
ESTATE OF MARK HOPKINS.—Mrs. Mary Francis Sherwood Hopkins has filed a petition in the San Francisco County Court for letters of administration of the estate of her late husband, Mark Hopkins, deceased.  The petition sets forth that due search has failed to discover any will made by the deceased, and it was therefore believed that he died intestate.  The value of the estate is estimated at $10,000,000, all of which sum was acquired after deceased's marriage with petitioner, aged fifty years, of San Francisco; Samuel Frederick Hopkins, aged seventy-five, of St Clair, Michigan, and Moses Hopkins, aged sixty, residing in Sutter county, California.

7.  1880 United States Census and National Index (LDS Family History Resource File: CD-ROM Library):
Census Place: Nicolaus, Sutter, California
Source: FHL Film 1254084; NARA Film T9-0084; Pg 410D
  Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occupation Fa Mo
Moses HOPKINS Self M S W 63 NY Farmer MA MA
He is the only Moses HOPKINS in California and the only Moses HOPKINS in the entire census who was born in NY.

8.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

9.  Anon.  9 Feb 1892.  "Moses Hopkins's Will." Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA), p. 1:
Moses Hopkins's Will.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8.—The will of the late Moses Hopkins will be filed for proate in San Mateo county tomorrow.  He left an estate valued at $4,000,000, three-fourths of which goes to his widow and the rest is to be divided among relatives.  He inherited his wealth from his brother, the late Mark Hopkins.
As far as I know, none of Mark's HOPKINS relatives inherited anything from his estate.  There's no reason to believe Moses's wealth was not accumulated on his own, especially as the 1870 census shows him well off before Mark's death in 1872 (see 1870 census).

9.  Roy W. Cloud.  1928.  History of San Mateo County, California.  S.J. Clarke Publ. Co., Chicago, IL (online at Ancestry.com):
v. I, p. 470 February 2, 1892
Moses Hopkins, the rich man of Redwood City and the owner of the tract upon which Sequoia Union High School is built, passed away after a short illness.  Mr. Hopkins was a brother of Mark Hopkins of early railroad fame, and was himself one of the early officials of the great railroad company.

May 12, 1892
On Thursday, Mary 12, 1892, the remains of Mr. Hopkins were taken to Sacramento and there they were placed in a mausoleum in the City Cemetery beside his brother, Mark Hopkins, who had passed away some time before.

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