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Husband:  Norman C. HOPKINS
Birth:  17 Jul 1790, Cornwall, Addison Co., Republic of Vermont
Death:  8 Jan 1852, New Baltimore, Macomb Co., MI
Military Service-1:  War of 1812: Pvt. in a NY regiment (wounded in action)
Military Service-2:  1832, Blackhawk War:  Capt. of Infantry
Religion:  Presbyterian
Occupation:  carpenter (as were his two brothers)
Father:  Nehemiah HOPKINS, Jr.
Mother:  Lucy DURFEE
Marriage:  21 Jan 1815, Chatham, ON
Wife:  Mary C. [Catherine?/Cynthia?] LOUCKS
Birth:  20 Jun 1792, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY
Death:  1 Jul 1881, Caro, Tuscola Co., MI
Father:  Henry Alvah LOUCKS
Mother:  Katherine SHUKE
Children born in Canada, presumably in Chatham, ON:
1.  Lucy Ann HOPKINS, b. 14 Oct 1816 {1850: 32, Can; 1860: 43, Can; 1870: 53, Can; 1880: 63, Can
2.  Charity Melinda HOPKINS, b. 23 Dec 1818 {1850: 31, Can; 1860: 40, Can; 1870: 51, OH; 1880: 62, NY
3.  William Alvah HOPKINS, b. 16 Jan 1821 {1850: 28, OH}; d. 1852, New Baltimore, Macomb Co., MI; never married
4.  Henry Loucks HOPKINS, b. 16 Feb 1823 {1850: __; 1860: 35, MI; 1870: 47, Can; 1880: 56, Can
5.  Sarah A. HOPKINS, b. 11 Sep 1825 {1850: 24, MI; 1860: 34, MI; 1870: 44, MI; 1880: 55, MI
6.  Amelia / Emelia Elizabeth HOPKINS, b. 3 Feb 1828
7.  Samantha Cornelia HOPKINS, b. 18 Jul 1830 {1850: 19, Can; 1860: 29, Can; 1870: 40, Can; 1880: 50, Can; 1900: 69, Can
8.  Cynthia Emeline HOPKINS, b. 1 Aug 1832; d. 1843, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI
9.  Mary Lucinda HOPKINS, b. 26 Oct 1834; apparently d. by 1840

Either Sarah was mistaken about her birthplace, or the family moved back and forth between Canada and Michigan.

Data in braces are {year: age, birthplace} from the censuses.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; Canada, Ontario; USA, US, United States, Michigan, New York

Year Location Event
1790 VT: Rutland Co.: Pittsford birth of Norman C. HOPKINS
1792 NY: Schenectady Co.: Schenectady birth of Mary C. LOUCKS
1815 Canada: Ontario: Chatham marriage of Norman C. HOPKINS & Mary C. LOUCKS
1816 Canada birth of daughter, Lucy Ann
1818 Canada birth of daughter, Charity Melinda
1820 Census not found in the U.S. -
1821 OH?  birth of son, William Alvah
1823 Canada birth of son, Henry Loucks
1825 MI? birth of daughter Sarah Miranda
1828   birth of daughter, Emelia Elizabeth
1830 Census not found in the U.S. -
1830 Canada birth of daughter, Cornelia Samantha
1832   birth of daughter, Cynthia Emeline
1834   birth of daughter, Mary Lucinda
1839   marriage of daughter, Lucy Ann, to Charles SCRUBY
1840 Census MI: Wayne Co.: Detroit Norman HOPKINS, head-of-household
c1843   marriage of daughter, Charity Melinda, to Joseph SCRUBY
1843   death of daughter, Cynthia
1846 MI: Wayne Co.: Detroit marriage of daughter, Sarah, to Abraham HOWE
1847 MI: St. Clair Co. marriage of son, Henry Loucks, to Mary Almeda MILLS
1850 Census MI: Macomb Co.: Chesterfield Norman C. HOPKINS, living w/daughter, Sarah (HOPKINS) HOWE
1850   marriage of daughter, Samantha Cornelia, to Andrew Jackson DYGERT
1852 MI: Macomb Co.: New Baltimore death of Norman C. HOPKINS
1860 Census MI: Wayne Co.: Detroit Mary HOPKINS, living w/daughter, Samantha (HOPKINS) DYGERT
1870 Census   [can't find]
1880 Census MI: Tuscola Co.: Caro Mary C. HOPKINS, living w/son, Henry Loucks HOPKINS
1881 MI: Tuscola Co.: Caro death of Mary C. (LOUCKS) HOPKINS


1.  Marriage Record:

2.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):  not found in Canada, as is Norman's brother, Philander HOPKINS.

3.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1830 (Broderbund CD-315):  not found in Canada, as is Norman's brother, Philander HOPKINS.

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 105; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1840 MI Wayne Co. Detroit Roll 212 p. 169B Ln. 26 Norman Hopkins 000 200 010 - 012 010 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 15-19 1820-1825 = Henry (b. 1823)
= William (b. 1821)
1 male 50-59 1780-1790 = Norman (b. 1790)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Cynthia (b. 1832)
2 females 10-14 1825-1830 = Cornelia (b. 1830)
= Sarah (b. 1825)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Charity (b. 1818)
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1792) 

5a.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #16 of 24):  Town of Chesterfield, Macomb Co., Michigan, 1391/1406, enumerated 5 Sept 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Abraham Howe 28 M   Farmer 300 Canada
Sarah A   " 24 F       Mich
George W  "  3 M       "
Norman C Hopkins 60 M   Carpenter   Vermont
Norman and his wife are apparently separated (see next source).

5b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #174 of 502):  City of Detroit (27th District), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 365, p. 87B, 979/1227, enumerated 20 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Jackson Dygert 23 M   Book Binder   NY
Semantha  " 19 F       Canada
Catharine Hopkins 55 F       NY
Orson Carson 20 M   Sailor   Ireland
W A Hopkins 28 M       Ohio
"Catharine"?  Shouldn't she be Mary Cynthia?  Or is Hopkins (1932: 344 see below) wrong about her middle name?

6.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #22 of 177):  Detroit P.O., City of Detroit (Ward 6), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 566 (Book 1), p. 520, PN 22, 145/142, enumerated 5 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
A J Dygert 32 M   Bookbinder   300 New York
Samantha Dygert 29 F         Canada
[Andrew & Samantha's children]
Mary Hopkins 60 F         New York

7.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  can't find, though my search was not exhaustive.  The Mary E. HOPKINS (æ 72, b. NY), living with the SWIFT family in Calhoun Co., MI, is Mary (CASEY) HOPKINS, widow of Henry HOPKINS.

8.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #29 of 46):  Village of Caro, Tuscola Co., MI, p. 176A, PN 17, SD 3, ED 406, enumerated 8 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 11 13 24 25 26
174 179 Hopkins H L W M 56   /   Carpenter Canada Vt NY
    [Henry's wife and children]
    _______ Mary C W F 84 Mother   W   NY NY NY

9.  Anon.  1860.  Index of Awards on Claims of the Soldiers of the War of 1812. Weed, Parsons & Co., Printers, Albany, NY (online at GenealogyLibrary.com);
Page No. Name of Applicant Residence of Applicant Amount Allowed
245 13,980 Hopkins, Norman, by Widow Detroit, Michigan $73.00

10.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA (available as a facsimile reprint from Higginson Books and online by subscription at GenealogyLibrary.com):
p. 344 NORMAN7 (NEHEMIAH,6 NEHEMIAH,5 EBENEZER,4 EBENEZER,3 STEPHEN,2 JOHN1), b. at Pittsford, Vermont, 17 July 1790; m. at Chatham, Ontario, Canada, 21 January 1815, Mary Cynthia Loucks, b. at Schenectady, New York, 20 Jun 1792, daughter of Henry Alvah, b. Jun 1764, and Katherine (Shuke) Loucks.  He d. at New Brunswick, Michigan, 8 January 1852; she d. at Caro, Michigan, 1 July 1881.

In about 1802 he removed from Vermont to the Genesee River, New York, where Rochester now stands.  He served in the War of 1812 as a private in a New York regiment, received a bayonet through his leg at the battle of Lundy's Lane, and was discharged at Detroit, Michigan, in November 1813, where he remained.  In 1832 he was a Captain of Infantry in the Blackhawk War.  His name appears among the charter members of the First Presbyterian Church of Detroit.  At the time of his death he was in the real estate business.


     LUCY ANN,8 b. 14 October 1816.
     CHARITY MELINDA8 b. 23 December 1818, at Detroit...
     WILLIAM ALVAH,8 b. 16 January 1821; d. at New Baltimore, Michigan, 1852; unm.
410. HENRY LOUCKS,8 b. 16 February 1823; m. Mary Almeda Mills.

p. 345      SARAH MIRANDA8...
     EMELIA ELIZABETH,8 b. 3 February 1828.
     CORNELIA SAMANTHA,8 b. 18 Jul 1830...
     CYNTHIA EMELINE,8 b. 1 August 1832; d. at Detroit, 1843.
     MARY LUCINDA,8 b. 26 October 1834.
In the censuses, Norman's wife is either, "Mary," "Mary C.," or "Catherine."  So, is her middle name really "Cynthia"?  There's no such place as New Brunswick, MI, but there is a New Baltimore in Macomb Co., MI, in which county Norman was living in the 1850 census, just two years before his death.  Note that Norman's son, William Alvah, is said to have died in New Baltimore.  Birthplaces are not given for any of the children, except Charity Melinda, and that one appears wrong based on her birthplace as given in the censuses.  In the censuses, Sarah was always either just, "Sarah," or "Sarah A.," never Miranda or Sarah M.  See children's family group sheets for more of their entries.

11.  U.S. Geological Survey.  GNIS:  Geographic Names Information Service (online database).  No such place as New Brunswick, MI, but there is a New Baltimore in Macomb Co., MI.

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

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