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Stephen Hopkins, Governor

Stephen Hopkins, Governor

Male 1707 - 1785  (78 years)

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  • Name Stephen Hopkins 
    Suffix Governor 
    Born 7 Mar 1707  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jul 1785  Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2568  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 20 Jul 2013 

    Father William Hopkins, Jr.,   b. Abt 1682, of, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Ruth Wilkinson,   b. 31 Jan 1685/1686, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Scott,   b. 15 Jun 1707,   d. 9 Sep 1753, , , Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 9 Oct 1726 
    Children 
    +1. Rufus Hopkins, Captain,   b. 10 Feb 1727/1728, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1813, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. John Hopkins,   b. 6 Nov 1728, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, St. Andero, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     3. Ruth Hopkins,   b. 11 Oct 1731, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Lydia Hopkins,   b. 6 Jan 1733, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sylvanus Hopkins,   b. 30 Nov 1734, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1753, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     6. Simon Hopkins,   b. 26 Aug 1736, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1744  (Age 7 years)
     7. George Hopkins, Capt.,   b. 11 Jan 1739, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ann Smith,   b. 5 Oct 1717, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1782  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1755 
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F1414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Mar 1707 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jul 1785 - Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Burial Ground, North Main Street, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravestone of Stephen Hopkins
    Gravestone of Stephen Hopkins

  • Notes 
    • !NOTE: Colonial governor of Rhode Island and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

      !SOURCE: Charles M. Whipple, Jr., Sons and Daughters of Jesse: A 360 Year History of the Whipple Family (Oklahoma City: Southwestern Press, 1976), p. 13.

      !SOURCE: Genealogies of Rhode Island Families from Rhode Island Periodicals (Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co. 1983), 2:19.

      !SOURCE: World Book Encyclopedia.

      !SOURCE: International Genealogical Index, version 3.06.

      !SOURCE: Email from Emily Davis (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 24 Mar 1998.

      !SOURCE: Email from Hugh Hudson (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 5 June 2010. Adds day and month of death and death place.

      !SOURCE: Email from Hugh Hudson (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 17 Jul 2013. Cites Find a Grave web site (burial place).


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