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Orrin Kellogg HOPKINS
Josephine SMITH
Husband:  Orin / Orrin Kellogg HOPKINS
Birth:  7 Jul 1836, China Twp., St. Clair Co., MI
Death:  7 Feb 1888, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
Occupation:  carpenter, railroad agent
Military Service:  Civil War:  Brady's Sharp Shooter Co., Col. Stockton's Rgmt., 16th Michigan Infantry
Father:  Samuel Frederick HOPKINS
Mother:  Mary Ann KEENEY
Marriage:  14 Oct 1874, Sheridan, Placer Co., CA
Wife:  Josephine SMITH
Birth:  14 Apr 1853, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA
Father:  Phillip Hale SMITH, b. 1819/20, TN
Mother:  Elisabeth / Elizabeth C. HOOSER, b. 1831/2, PA
1.  William Frederick HOPKINS, b. 5 May 1876, Sheridan, Placer Co., CA
2.  Charles HOPKINS, b. 9 Nov 1877; d.s.p. by 1880
2.  Mable HOPKINS, b. 7 Sep 1881; m1. Charles C. QUINN (from whom divorced); m2. A. VAN PHINNEY; resided Sacramento

Year Location Event
1836 MI: St. Clair Co.: China Twp. birth of Orrin Kellogg HOPKINS
1850 Census MI: St. Clair Co.: St. Clair Orin HOPKINS, living w/parents
1853 CA: Sacramento Co.: Sacramento birth of Josephine SMITH
1858 to Wisconsin Orrin works (probably w/brother, Charles)
1860 Census MI: St. Clair Co.: St. Clair Orin HOPKINS, living w/parents
1860 to Detroit Orrin works w/Charles KELLOGG
1861 to Ann Arbor Orrin works for Mr. McGREGOR
1861 back to Detroit Orrin enlists
1861-63 Civil War 16th Michigan Infantry
1864 to Muskegon, MI Orrin works
1864 to Chicago, IL Orrin works
1870 Census MI: St. Clair Co.: St. Clair Orrin HOPKINS, living w/parents
1874 CA: Placer Co.: Sheridan marriage of Orrin HOPKINS & Josephine SMITH
1876 CA birth of son, William Frederick
1877   birth of son, Charles
by 1880   death of son, Charles
1880 Census MI: St. Clair Co.: St. Clair
CA: Placer Co.: Sheridan
Orrin HOPKINS, head-of-household
Josephine (SMITH) HOPKINS, living w/parents
1881   birth of daughter, Mable 
1888 CA: Alameda Co.: Oakland death of Orrin Kellogg HOPKINS
1890 Census   the entire 1890 census was destroyed by fire
1900 Census Josephine not found


1.  Timothy Hopkins.  1932.  John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA.  On pp. 640-641:
ORRIN KELLOGG9 (SAMUEL FREDERICK,8 MARK,7 MOSES,6 SAMUEL,5 TIMOTHY,4 JOHN,3 STEPHEN,2 JOHN1), b. at China, Michigan, 7 July 1836; m. at Sheridan, California, 14 October 1874, Josephine Smith, b. 14 April 1853, daughter of Phillip Hale and Elizabeth C. (Hooser) Smith.  He d. at Oakland, California, 7 February 1888.

He came to California in the early 'seventies on account of poor health, and after a few years on the farm of his uncle, Moses Hopkins, entered the service of the Central Pacific Railroad as station agent at Sheridan.  In about 1882, he resigned and devoted himself to his own affairs.

WILLIAM FREDERICK,10 b. 5 May 1876; m. (1) Ida Platt; (2) (?).
CHARLES,10 b. 9 November 1877
MABLE,10 b. 7 September 1881; m. (1) Charles C. Quinn; divorced; (2) A. Van Phinney of Sacramento, California. She d. (?).
Child surname Quinn:
I. DOROTHY. She took the name of Van Phinney. A graduate of the University of California. Residence (1931) Sacramento.

2.  Marriage Record:

3.  1860 Census:  Orrin is unmarried and living with his parents in St. Clair, St. Clair Co., MI.

4.  1870 Census:  Orrin is unmarried and living with his parents in St. Clair, St. Clair Co., MI.

5a.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #2 of 39):  Adams Street, City of St. Clair (Ward 1), St. Clair Co., MI, p. 467B, PN 2, SD 3, ED 392, enumerated 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
14 14 Hopkins Orrin W M 43     / Lawyer NY MA MA
    Dean Elvira W F 42 House Keeper   /   NY NY NY
    ____ Ruth W F 4 Boarder /     NY NY NY
    Meyers Mary W F 14 Servant /   Domestic MI Ger Ger
Orrin was born in Michigan, not New York.  Orrin's wife and son are living in California with her parents (see next source).

5b.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #19 of 27):  Village of Sheridan, Township Ten [Lincoln Twp.], Placer Co., CA, p. 272C, PN 19, SD 2, ED 70, enumerated 10/11 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 9 10 13 24 25 26
180 181 Smith Phillip W M 60     / Laborer TN VA VA
    _____ Elisabeth W F 48 Wife   / Keeping House PA PA PA
    _____ Benita A W F 20 Dau /   At Home CA TN PA
    Hopkins Josephine W F 20 Dau / At Home CA TN PA
    _______ William W M  4 GrandSon       CA MI CA
    Lehey Thomas W M 18 Boarder /   Laborer MI Ire Ire

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

7.  1900 Census:  not found, at least not in California.

8.  A.T. Andreas [Alfred Theodore Andrews].  1883. History of St. Clair County, Michigan.  A.T. Andreas [Andrews] & Co., Chicago (biographies online at the at the St. Clair County, Michgan: Indexes page [link died]).
p. 676 St. Clair Township...

Orin K. HOPKINS, was born in China Township, this county, July 7, 1836, and is a son of Samuel F. HOPKINS, of whom we make further mention in this work.  He received his early education in St Clair City.  In 1858, he went to Wisconsin and worked at his trade, which is that of carpenter.  In 1860, he returned to Detroit and worked in Charles Kellogg's pattern shop until 1861; he then went to Ann Arbor and worked a short time for McGregor, at six shillings a day.  He returned to Detroit that fall, and enlisted in Brady's Sharp Shooter Company in the United States army, and was attached to the Sixteenth Michigan Infantry, under Col. Stockton.  He served in this capacity until 1863, when he was discharged on account of disability.  He was all through the peninsula campaign and at Fortress Monroe.  In 1864, he went to Muskegon, Mich., and worked at his trade during the summer, and in the fall went to Chicago.  The following spring he returned to St Clair and to Alpena, Mich., where he remained until 1868, and then went to Cheboygan. In 1869, he went to California; he then spent on year on his uncle's ranche; and then entered the employ of the railroad company, as station agent, which position he held until 1879, when he returned to his old home in St Clair.  He was married October 14, 1874, to Miss Josephine SMITH, a native of Sacramento City.  They have two children -- William F. and Mabel.  Mr. HOPKINS left for California again, in June, 1882, where he, with his family, will make their future home at Oakland, California.

Orin's uncle with a ranch in California was Moses HOPKINS, brother of Mark HOPKINS, railroad baron.

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