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Samuel G. HOPKINS
Harriet YOUNG
Husband:  Samuel G. HOPKINS
Birth:  9 Jul 1824, Huntingdon [now Blair] Co., PA
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  tinner, boatman, merchant, miner, farmer, orchardist
Migration:  1849, Pennsylvania to to Scott Co., IA
Event:  California Gold Rush:  1850
Migration:  1853/4, returned to Scott Co., IA
Father:  James HOPKINS, Jr.
Mother:  Mary TURNER
Marriage:  10 Oct 1854
Wife:  Harriet YOUNG
Birth:  21 Aug 1829, PA
Death:  1870-80, Scott Co., IA
Disposition:  buried Glendale Cemetery, Scott Co., IA
Occupation:  homemaker
Children:
born in Iowa:
1.  Thaddeus HOPKINS, b. 1855
2.  Clarence M. HOPKINS, b. 1 Sep 1857; d.s.p. 13 Feb 1863; bur. Glendale Cem., Scott Co., IA
3.  James C. HOPKINS, b. Feb 1860

born in Le Claire Twp., Scott Co., IA:
4.  William HOPKINS, b. 1864/5; probably m. 25 Mar 1884, Scott Co., IA, Millie PERRY
5.  Harry HOPKINS, b. 1864/5
6.  Lauretta / Luetta / Louetta HOPKINS, b. 1867/8
7.  Mabel / Mable HOPKINS, b. ca. 17 Oct 1870; d.s.p. 19 Jul 1887; bur. Glendale Cem., Scott Co., IA


Sources:

1a.  Iowa Marriages, 1851-1900 (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, but contains Scott County records for only 1870-79.

1b.  1884 Marriages (Scott County, Iowa, USGenWeb Project; transcribed by William Gertz from LDS Film #1004417):
6368 Hopkins, William
at LeClaire by W. C. Barkley
Perry, Millie
Witness: Walter Perry
22 Mar 1884
m. 25 Mar 1884
This is very likely our subjects' son.

2.  1850 Census:  Samuel is in transit to the California gold fields (see biographical sketch linked below).

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #8 of 66):  Le Claire P.O., Le Claire Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll 340 (Book 1), p. 93, PN 93, 625/615, enumerated 6 Jul 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Samul G Hopkins 35 M   Farmer 4875 685 Pa
Harriet     " 30 F         Do
Thadeas G/Y "  5 M         Iowa
Clarence M  "  2 M         Do
James C     " 3/12 M         Do
Listed three households Samuel's step-brother, Emanuel LONG, who is listed next to Samuel's step-brother, Jacob LONG, Jr.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #4 of 22):  Le Claire P.O., Le Claire Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll 419 (Book 1), p. 418B, PN 4, 24/23, enumerated 8 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Hopkins Samuel 45 M W Farmer 6200? 3000 Pa
_______ Harriet 41 F W Keeping House     Pa
_______ Thaddeus 14 M W At Home     Iowa
_______ James 10 M W       Iowa
_______ William  5 M W       Iowa
_______ Harry  5 M W       Iowa
_______ Lauratta?  2 F W       Iowa
Peterson John 23 M W Laborer     Sweden
Listed eight households from Samuel's re-married mother, Mary (TURNER) HOPKINS LONG.

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #8 of 17):  Le Claire Twp., Scott Co., IA, Roll T9-0363, p. 297D, PN 8, SD 1, ED 258, 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 9 11 13 21 24 25 26
70 73 Hopkins S G W M 55     / Farmer   Pa Pa Pa
    _______ James W M 20 Son /   Farmer   Iowa Pa Pa
    _______ William W M 18 Son /   Farmer   Iowa Pa Pa
    _______ Harry W M 15 Son /   Farmer / Iowa Pa Pa
    _______ Luetta W F 12 Dau /   At School / Iowa Pa Pa
    _______ Mable W F  9 Dau     At School / Iowa Pa Pa
    Davidson Margrett W F 33       House Keeping   Pa Pa Pa

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

7.  Glendale Cemetery Records, E-K, Scott County Iowa (Scott County, Iowa, USGenWeb Project; transcribed by Bill Gertz):
Hopkins, Clarence, 1 Sept 1857 - 13 Feb 1863
Hopkins, Harriet, 21 Aug 1829 -
Hopkins, Mable, d. 19 Jul 1887, 16 yrs 9 ms 2 ds

8.  Birthdate calculated using Ben Buckner's Birthdate Calculator.
Name Deathdate Age at Death Result
Mable HOPKINS 19 Jul 1887 2d 9m 16y 17 Oct 1870
(Calculated birthdates should always be prefaced with "ca." you can't be certain the person who calculated their age did it correctly.)

9.  CHAS O EBEL 1886 DIRECTORY (Scott County, Iowa, USGenWeb Project; transcribed by Kathy Mahmens):
Hopkins Samuel farmer real estate owner received mail in LeClaire

10.  LeClaire Township, 1882 (Scott County, Iowa, USGenWeb Project):  lists Samuel G. HOPKINS as living in S3.T79N.R5E, 5th meridian.

11.  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, Samuel G. HOPKINS.

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

13.  Emails from Danni HOPKINS.

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