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Esek Hopkins, Commodore

Esek Hopkins, Commodore

Male 1718 -

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  • Name Esek Hopkins 
    Suffix Commodore 
    Born 26 Apr 1718  Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I2569  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2004 

    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 F1418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. John Hopkins,   b. 25 Aug 1742, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Heart Hopkins,   b. 1 Sep 1744, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Abigail Hopkins,   b. 25 Oct 1746, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Samuel Hopkins,   b. 19 Feb 1748, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1750  (Age 2 years)
     5. Amey Hopkins,   b. 26 Jan 1751, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Stephen Hopkins,   b. 6 Mar 1753, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Susanna Hopkins,   b. 10 May 1756, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Esek Hopkins,   b. 21 Jun 1758, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Samuel Hopkins,   d. Dec 1782, Lost at sea Find all individuals with events at this location
    +10. Desire Hopkins,   b. 17 May 1764, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F1422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1718 - Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Nov 1741 - Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !NOTE: Commander in Chief of the Continental Navy. His niece, Sarah Hopkins, married Abraham Whipple, the first Commodore of the American Navy. (Abraham Whipple was great-grandson of Samuel, Captain John Whipple's son.)

      !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: Israel Wilkinson, _Memoirs of the Wilkinson Family in America_ (Jacksonville, Ill.: Davis & Penniman, 1869), p. 83.

      !SOURCE: Email from Hugh Hudson (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 2 Jul 2012: Gives marriage 29 Nov 1741 (previously entered as 28 Nov 1741), citing Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, by James N. Arnold. Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company.


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