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Samuel Hopkins

Samuel Hopkins

Male - 1782

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  • Name Samuel Hopkins 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1782  Lost at sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I103149  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2009 

    Father Esek Hopkins, Commodore,   b. 26 Apr 1718, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Desire Burroughs,   b. of, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 29 Nov 1741  Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1415  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Zerviah Charlotte Lindsay,   d. 1848 
    Married 10 Aug 1781 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Hopkins,   b. 1781,   d. 1847  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F41703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1782 - Lost at sea Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !SOURCE: Email from Julia Mignacca (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 2 Apr 2006. Her note indicates that Esek Hopkins evidently had two sons named Samuel: the first one died young. This (second) Samuel apparently lived longer, according to the headstone (in Providence's Swan Point Cemetery) of Samuel's granddaughter, Sarah Hopkins Hawes. Julia writes:
      Sarah Hopkins Hawes (1812-1860) ... married George Jenckes Harris. On their tombstone in Swan Point Cemetery is inscribed: Sarah Hopkins Hawes, daughter of General Joseph Hawes and Sarah Hopkins, granddaughter of Samuel, son of Admiral Esek Hopkins.

      Your website has Samuel, son of Esek, born 1748, dying 1750 so clearly he could not have fathered a child. Is it possibe Esek had a second son named Samuel?



      !SOURCE: Email from Julia Mignacca (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 26 Apr 2006. Cites additional information in an unpublished genealogy by M.A. Benns, written in 1942, available in the Rhode Island Historical Society Library, 121 Hope Street, Providence, RI. According to that source and Julia:
      • Samuel Hopkins died 1782 (family papers says "lost at sea" which makes sense as there is no RI burial plot).
      • I did find his wife's grave at Swan Point (remarried to a Samuel Staples), as well as his only child. Her name was Sarah Hopkins (1781-1847).
      • Sarah married General Joseph Hawes (1772-1847)
      Quoting from a letter from the RI Historical Library:
      We have an unpublished genealogy by M.A. Benns, written in 1942. According to this, there was a tenth child Samuel that died in Dec 1782 and was married 10 Aug 1781 to Zerviah Charlotte Lindsay, daughter of Thos. and Sarah (Field) Lindsey. She died in 1848. There are no citations for the information, but it looks like it might be based on a marriage record.


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