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Samuel Holt HOPKINS
Emma FAY
Husband:  Samuel Holt HOPKINS
Birth:  17 May 1841, Unadilla, Livingston Co., MI
Death:  21 Feb 1929, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA
Military Service:  Civil War:  Pvt., Co. B, 5th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry (wounded)
Occupation:  farmer, merchant
Office:  Postmaster, Macedonia, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Fraternal:  Odd Fellow
Religion:  Methodist
Politics:  Republican
Father:  Samuel Lucas HOPKINS
Mother:  Philancia M. HOLT
Marriage:  7 Dec 1865, Pottawattamie Co., IA
Wife:  Emma FAY not FAYBORN
Birth:  15 Oct 1847, Plain Twp., Wood Co., OH
Death:  20 Sep 1928, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Wooster FAY
Mother:  Charlotte McMILLAN
Children born in Pottawattamie Co., IA:
1.  Flora G. HOPKINS, b. 7 May 1867, Silver Creek [now Keg Creek] Twp. 
2.  Herbert Loren HOPKINS, b. 12 Apr 1870; d. 1872
3.  Edith J. HOPKINS, b. 21 Nov 1872, Grove Twp. 
4.  Ione Jane HOPKINS, b. 28 Apr 1878, Wheeler's Grove, Grove Twp. 
5.  Leona Fay HOPKINS, b. 20 Sep 1882, Macedonia, Macedonia Twp.
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Washington

Sources (n.b., Rockford and Macedonia Twps. were formed de novo in 1855; Grove Twp. was formed de novo in 1858; Silver Creek Twp. was formed de novo in 1860; Keg Creek Twp. was formed from Silver Creek Twp. in 1874):

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Spouse: EMMA FAY
Marriage: 6 Dec 1865, Pottawattamie, Iowa
Source: patron submission

2.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #109 of 136):  Council Bluffs & Macedonia P.O., Silver Creek [now Keg Creek] Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA, p. 409, PN 107, 495/726, enumerated 12 Jul 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Joseph D Craven 37 M   Farmer 1600 600 N Carolina
[Joseph's wife and children]
Samuel H Hopkins 19 M   Farm Hand     Michigan
Listed four households from his future father-in-law, Wooster FAY.

3a.  AIS (Accelerated Index System) 1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1870 Hopkins, Smith H. IA Pottawattamie Co. Grove Twp. p. 162
It's beyond me how the indexer could have read this as "Smith" (see next source).

3b.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #323 of 438):  Wheelers Grove P.O., Grove Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA, p. 162A, PN 9, 55/57, enumerated 18 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
Hopkins Saml H 39 M W Farmer 2000 500 Mich
_______ Emma 22 F W House Keeping     Ohio
_______ Flora G  3 F W       Ia
_______ Loura? H  1 F W       Ia
Does "Loura H." = Herbert Loren?  Is this census-taker error, or error on the part of Timothy Hopkins (see below)?

4.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #21 of 22):  Grove Twp., Pottawattamie Co., IA, Roll T9_361 (Book 1), p. 129A, SD 3, ED 186, enumerated 1 Jul 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
185 190 Hopkins S. H. W M 39     / Merchant MI NY NY
    _______ Emma W F 32 Wife   / Keeping House OH VT OH
    _______ Flora W F 13 Daughter /   At Home IA MI OH
    _______ Edith W F  7 Daughter /     IA MI OH
    _______ Ione W F  2 Daughter /     IA MI OH
Samuel's father was from New York, but he was born in Vermont (see 1900).

5.  1890 Census:  was destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Index/Microfilm (online at Ancestry.com, Image #3 of 13 indexed "Dawud Hopkins" [indexed "Samuel S. Hopkins" at Genealogy.com]):  Chelan Pct., Chelan Co., WA, Roll T623_1742, p. 33A, SN 7A, SD 2, ED 44, enumerated 15 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1900:  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 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 22 23 24 25 26 27
145 146 Hopkins Samuel Head W M May 1841 59 M 34     MI VT OH None Y Y Y O F H
    _______ Emma Wife W F Oct 1847 52 M 34 5 3 OH VT OH   Y Y Y      
    _______ Leona Daughter W F Sep 1882 17 S       IA MI OH   Y Y Y      
Samuel's mother was born in New York, not Ohio (see 1880).

7.  1910 Census.

8.  1920 Census.

9.  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 at GenealogyLibrary.com).
p. 518 [SAMUEL HOLT HOPKINS]... b. in Livingston County, Michigan, 17 May 1841; m. in Kegcreek Township, Iowa, 7 December 1865, Emma Fay, b. at Bowling Green, Ohio, 15 October 1847, daughter of Wooster and Charlotte (MacMillan) Fay.  She d. at Wenatchee, Washington, 20 September 1928; he d. there 21 February 1929.
p. 519 A farmer of Wheeler Grove, Iowa; of Macedonia, Iowa, where he was postmaster; of Chelan, Washington, and in 1928 of Sandpoint, Idaho.  A Methodist and a Republican.  A soldier in the Civil War; enlisted 21 September 1861, in Company B, Fifth Iowa Cavalry; honorably discharged on account of wounds 26 August 1862.


   FLORA,9 b. 7 May 1867, in Kegcreek Township, Iowa...
   HERBERT LOREN,9 b. 12 April 1870, in Iowa; d. 1872.
   EDITH,9 b. 21 November 1872, in Pottawattamie County, Iowa...
   IONE JANE,9 b. 28 April 1878, at Wheelers Grove, Iowa...
   LEONA FAY,9 b. 20 September 1882, at Macedonia, Iowa...

See childrens' family group sheets for additional information.  Sandpoint is in Bonner Co., ID.

10.  Private Samuel Hopkins, Fifth Iowa Volunteer Cavalry (online at the Scriptorum.org web site).  [link died] For a description of the battle where Samuel was wounded, see this page [link died].

11.  John H. Keatley.  1883.  History of Pottawattamie County, Iowa.  O.L. Baksin & Co., Chicago (online at GoogleBooks):
p. 101 SAMUEL H. HOPKINS, farmer, P.O. Macedonia, born in Michigan May 17, 1841, son of Samuel and Philancy (Holt) Hopkins, he, a carpenter, born in Vermont, died in Michigan in 1854; she, born in New York, died in Missouri in 1863.  They had five children, two of whom are living.  Subject received a common school education, commenced life as a farmer, and married Miss Emma Fayborn in Iowa, who was born in Ohio in 1848, and is the daughter of Wooster and Charlotte (McMillan) Fayborn; he born in Vermont, she in Ohio; both are still living.  Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins have had four children, viz., Flora G., Herbert L. (died in 1872), Edith J. and Ione, all born in this county.  Subject has filled almost all the township offices at different times, and enlisted in Company B, Fifth Iowa Cavalry in 1861; mustered out at Cairo, Ill., in 1863; was in several engagements in Kentucky and Tennessee; was wounded four times, and carries three balls in his body now.  He is a Republican, an Odd Fellow, and a member of the M.P. Church; he moved from Michigan to Illinois about 1857, worked on the farm as a laborer until 1859, when he moved to this county, working by the month until he enlisted; bought forty acres on land in 1863 at $7.50 per acre, and now owns eighty acres in this township, valued at about $35 per acre; there are ten acres of natural timber and is well stocked.

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