Benjamin and Rebecca Hopkins

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Quaker Records
Census Records
Marriage Records
City Directories
Carpenter's Price Book
Death Notices
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Benjamin Hopkins
of Cincinnati
Benjamin Hopkins was the fourth son of Ebenezer Hopkins, Jr. and Ann Albertson. After his marriage to Rebecca Ward in 1794, they remained in Haddonfield for eleven years, and seven of their children were born there. In 1805 they migrated to Ohio, settling first in Waynesville, then moving to Cincinnati. Benjamin was one of those who helped establish the first meeting house in Waynesville in 1808, and was one of the trustees for the note. He was also listed among the founding members of the Cincinnati meeting. Benjamin was a house carpenter by trade (equivalent to today's general contractor), and was also a trustee of the poor in Cincinnati. They lived at number 114 on the north side of 5th Street between Race and Vine in Cincinnati.

Benjamin died of cholera in the epidemic that swept Cincinnati in 1832. His daughter Mary Cresson died of cholera the same day, and daughter Ann died the following year.

Only three of Benjamin's children married. Lydia Roach Hopkins married Samuel Jacobs in 1834. Benjamin, Jr. married Rachel A. ---- in 1830, and Sarah married Wendell (or Waldo) Wright in 1833.

Quaker Records for Benjamin and Family

Marriage

Groom Surname: Hopkins
Groom Name: Benjamin
Groom's Residence: Deptford, Gloucester Co, New Jersey
Groom's Occupation: house carpenter
Groom's Father: Ebenezer
Groom's Mother: Ann, late dec'd

Bride Surname: Ward
Bride Name: Rebecca
Bride's Father: Isaac
Bride's Mother: Rebecca, late dec'd
Bride's Residence: Deptford, Gloucester Co, New Jersey

Wedding Date: 23d 10m 1794
Wedding Place: Haddonfield meeting house

Relations:
Sarah Hopkins, John Est. Hopkins, Isaac Ward, Isaac Hopkins, Ebenezer Hopkins, Josiah Hopkins, Samuel Hopkins, Elizabeth Ward, Guliane M. Ward, Mark Brown, Ann Brown, Elizabeth Hopkins, George C. Ward, Deborah Ward, Isaac Wilkins, Sarah Hopkins, James Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, Sarah Hopkins, Willm. E. Hopkins, John Ward, Hannah Ward, Mary Wilkins, Rachel Ward.

Witnesses:
John Glover, Joseph Burrough, Nathan Lippincott, Joseph Sloan, Saml. Clement, John T. Glover, Thomas Stokes, Jos. G. Swett, Jame. Webster, Junr, Josiah Stokes, Isaac Ballinger, Thomas Redman, Daniel Roberts, Sol. S. Saunder, Sarah Stokes, Sarah Mickle, Rebecca Redman, Sarah Redman, Patience Webster, Ann H. Clement, Ann Morgan, Mary Swett, Hepsibah Gibbs, Sarah Mickle.

Reference:
Film No: 0020463
Item No: 4
Page: 156

Meeting Records

DateMeetingEvent
11-29-1771HaddonfieldBenjamin born in Haddonfield
9-9-1805HaddonfieldBenjamin & w Rebecca, ch Ann, Rebecca, Mary Cresson, Lydia, Benjamin
given certificate to Miami MM
1-9-1806MiamiBenjamin & w Rebecca, ch Ann, Rebecca, Mary Cresson, Lydia, Benjamin
received from Haddonfield MM
??-??-1811Cincinnatiworship meetings held
3-23-1814CincinnatiPreparative Meeting held, attended by Benjamin and family
6-25-1829 CincinnatiBenjamin disowned for joining the Hicksites
6-24-1830CincinnatiBenjamin W. condemned for marrying contrary to discipline
10-29-1829CincinnatiLydia R. disowned for joining the Hicksites
3-25-1830CincinnatiRebecca Sr. disowned for joining the Hicksites
8-26-1830CincinnatiSarah & Mary disowned for joining the Hicksites
9-30-1830CincinnatiAnn disowned for joining the Hicksites
9-30-1830CincinnatiBenjamin Jr. disowned for marrying contrary to discipline
12-26-1833CincinnatiSarah Wright (former Hopkins) disowned for marrying contrary to discipline
4-16-1834CincinnatiRebecca received by request
8-20-1835CincinnatiLydia Jacobs (former Hopkins) disowned for marrying contrary to discipline
9-17-1835CincinnatiJohn E. disowned for joining another society
10-15-1835CincinnatiFranklin disowned for joining another society
7-24-1856CincinnatiBenj. E. disowned for marrying contrary to discipline
4-16-1868CincinnatiRebecca dropped from membership
8-25-1870CincinnatiChas. Henderson, Mary Eliza, Anna Belle, Jesse Fremont, Alice H. & Wm. Dunlap,
children of Benj. E., received by request

Marriage Records

6 Jun 1833Wendell Wright m: Sarah Hopkins
3 Jul 1834Samuel H. Jacobs m: Lida K. Hopkins
3 Mar 1841Frederick C. Fisher m: Rachel A. Hopkins
31 Jan 1856Benjamin E. Hopkins m: Mary E. Grover

Census Records for Benjamin and Descendants

1810 Ohio Tax List, Warren County
Hopkins, Benj. - Wayne Twp.

1820 Ohio, Cincinnati, 2nd Ward, Hamilton Co.
Benjamin Hopkins
Males: 3 < 10; 1 45+
Females: 1 < 10; 4 16-26; 1 45+

1830 Ohio, Cincinnati, 2nd Ward, Hamilton Co.
Benjamin Hopkins
Males: 1 <5; 1 30-40; 1 50-60
Females: 3 15-20; 3 20-30; 1 50-60

1850 Ohio
Cincinnati, Ward 2
Hopkins, Rebecca, 79
Hopkins, Rebecca, 35
Hopkins, Franklin, 33, Carpenter

Cincinnati, Ward 8
Fisher, Frederick C., 44, Hatter, PA
Fisher, Rachel A., 44, NJ
Fisher, Charles A., 8, OH
Fisher, Martha, 6, OH
Fisher, Heinrich, 1, OH
Hopkins, Benjamin E., 16, Hatter, OH

Wright, Sarah, 51, NJ
Wright, John, 25, Collector, PA
Wright, Leman, 22, Chairmaker, PA
Wright, Samuel, 18, Moulder, PA
Wright, Benjamin, 16, Hone cutter, PA
Wright, Edward, 12, OH
Wright, Marianna, 8, OH

1860 Ohio
Cincinnati, Ward 8
Fisher, Fredk.

Cincinnati, Ward 15
Hopkins, Benjamin, 27 Bank Teller
Hopkins, Mary E., 24
Hopkins, Charles, 3
Hopkins, Mary, 1
Hopkins, Anna B., 6/12

Hopkins, Franklin, 45, Carpenter
Hopkins, Rebecca, 50
Wright, Jordan J., 24, Tobacconist
Wright, Amanda A., 22
Wright, Mary, 1

1870 Ohio
Cincinnati, Ward 15
Hopkins, B. E., 35

Cincinnati, Ward 16
Fisher, F. C., 65
Fisher, C. A. 28

Warren, Wayne
Hopkins, Franklin, 60

1880 Ohio
Cincinnati, Ward 7
Hopkins, Benjamin, 46, Teller in Bank
Hopkins, Mary, 46
Hopkins, Bell, 20
Hopkins, Jessie, 18
Hopkins, Alice, 13
Hopkins, Rachel, 9
Hopkins, Charles, 23, Bookkeeper
Hopkins, William, 11
Hopkins, Mary E., 21

Cincinnati
Fisher, Charles, 37, Engineer
Fisher, Maria, 35, Keeping House
Fisher, Frederick, 13, At School
Fisher, Edwin, 9

Warren County, Waynesville
Wright, Gorden J., 44
Wright, Amanda A., 43
Wright, Anna, 19
Wright, May, 14
Hopkins, Franklin, 70
Baird, Myra L., 29

Cincinnati City Directories

1825
Benjamin Hopkins (NJ) carpenter, township trustee, res 5th b Vine and Race

1831
Hopkins, Benjamin W. carpenter, 5th b John and Smith
Hopkins, Benjamin, township trustee, 5th b Vine & Race

1834
Hopkins, B. carpenter, Longworth b Elm and Plumb
Hopkins, Saml. shoe maker, Longworth b Elm and Plumb
Hopkins Mrs. Rebecca, 5th b Vine and Race

1836-37
Hopkins, Mrs. Rebecca, 5th b Vine and Race
Hopkins, John E. carpenter, George b Race and Elm, boards at Mrs. R. Hopkins'
Hopkins, Franklin, Carpenter, George b Race and Elm, boards at Mrs. R. Hopkins'
Hopkins, Samuel, shoemaker, Plum b 5th and Long.

1839-40
Hopkins, J. E. (O) Carpr, bds 5th bet Vine and Race
Hopkins, Franklin (O) Carpr, bds do.
Hopkins, Mrs Rebecca (NJ) res, N s 5th b Vine and Race
Hopkins, Mrs Rachel (NJ) Bdg h on Baker street
Hopkins, Samuel (NJ) Shoe-mkr, res, near Wdwd College
Jacob, Samuel (---) bds at Mrs Hopkins' on 5th st.
Wright, M. Burr (NJ) M D, Proff Math, Medicine & Therapeutics,
in Ohio Med Col, res, N s 6th b Main & Walnut
Wright, Mrs W. (Mass) Bdg-house, N s 4th b Vine and Race

1840
Hopkins, Franklin-O-carpenter, bds 5 b Vine & Race

1849-59
Fisher, Frederick C. hatter at 83 Main, h. Carr b. Canal and 8th
Hopkins, Mrs. Rebecca, rear of Winall's n. s. 5th, b. Vine and Race
Hopkins, Samuel H. w. s. Sycamore, n. of Liberty

1851-2
Fisher, Charles A. clk. e. s. Main b. Liberty and William
Fisher, Frederick C. dry goods, w. s. Carr b. 8th and W. W. Canal

1857
Hopkins, Benjamin E. Hats, Caps and Ladies Furs, 139 Main

1859
Hopkins, Benj. E. Hats, Caps and Furs, 139 Main

1860 Fisher, F. C., dry goods, 131 Carr
Hopkins, B. E., teller, 28 W. 3d, h. 150 Carr
Hopkins, Franklin, 122 W. 9th w. of W. Row

1861
Fisher, Fred. C., dry goods, 131 Carr
Hopkins, Benj., teller, 26 and 28 W. 3d
Hopkins, Franklin, carp., 122 W. 9th w. of Central av.

1869
Hopkins, Benj. E. teller Central National Bank, h. 313 W. 8th

1870 Fisher, F. C. dry goods, 103 Carr
Hopkins, Benj. E. teller 110 W. 4th, h. 313 W. 8th

1880 Fisher, Chas. A. engineer, h. 295 W. 8th
Hopkins, Benj. E. teller, S. Kuhn & Son's, h. 313 W. 8th
Hopkins, Chas. H. b. k. h. 313 W. 8th
Hopkins, Mary E. dress mkr. h. 313 W. 8th

1882
Hopkins, Belle, teacher, h. 313 W. 8th
Hopkins, Benj. E., asst. cashier 3d National Bank, h. 313 W. 8th
Hopkins, Chas. H. h. n.w.c. 9th and Central Av

1890
Hopkins, Belle, teacher, h. 181 Baymiller
Hopkins, Chas. H. trav. salesman, h. 5 Carlisle Av
Hopkins, Mary E. wid. Benj. h. 181 Baymiller
Hopkins, Rachel A. stenographer, 167 Elm, h. 181 Baymiller

1890-91
Hopkins, Belle, teacher, 181 Baymiller
Hopkins, Charles H., traveling salesman, 5 Carlisle Avenue
Hopkins, Mary E., widow of Benj., 181 Baymiller
Hopkins, Rachel A., stenographer, 167 Elm, 181 Baymiller
Wright, J. Gordon R., Goodman, W. & Foster, 25 E. Locust

Book of Prices, House Carpenters and Joiners, Cincinnati, 1844

Hopkins, Franklin

Death Notices

10-13-1832 Cholera Deaths: Benjamin Hopkins, 5th w Vine, 12 m, 5 hrs
10-13-1832 Cholera Deaths: Miss Mary Hopkins, 5th w. of Vine, 5 p.m. 22 hrs
4-14-1845 John Estaugh Hopkins, 37 years, funeral 16th at residence of his mother, 114 Fifth street

Probate Administration Records

Testator's Surname: Crispen
Testator's Name: Jonathan
Date: 11 Sep 1815
Administrator's Surname: Ward
Administrator's Name: Isaac, Sr.
Other Administrators: Isaac Ward, Jr.
Security: David Holloway & Jonathan Wright, Sr.
Appraisers: John Shaw, Benjamin Hopkins, Jonathan Wright, Jr.
Comments: Isaac Ward, Sr. & Jr. of Warren County. Bond $1400.
Book: 1
Page: 294

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Spouse Name: Rebecca
Children: Benjamin W., Ann, Rebecca, Sarah, John, Franklin
Administratrix's Surname: Hopkins
Administratrix's Name: Rebecca
Security: Jesse Hunt, Joseph Gest
Appraisers: William Crossman, Benjamin Mason, William Butler.
Book: 3
Page: 386
Comments: Adm 1832-33, cA3586

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Spouse Name: Rebecca
Children: Benjamin W., Ann, Rebecca, Sarah, John, Franklin
Administratrix's Surname: Hopkins
Administratrix's Name: Rebecca
Appraisers: Jos. Gest, Jos. Bonnel, Richard L. Coleman
Book: 3
Page: 471
Comments: 1833. Petition for sale of real estate. House and lot N side 5th St. between Race and Vine streets, Cincinnati.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Spouse Name: Rebecca
Children: Benjamin W. Hopkins
Administratrix's Surname: Hopkins
Administratrix's Name: Rebecca
Book: 3
Page: 544
Comments: 1833. Petition for sale of real estate, continued.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Date: 25 Mar 1834
Children: Benjamin W. Hopkins
Book: 4
Page: 16
Comments: Petition for sale of real estate, continued.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin W.
Date: 19 Nov 1835
Administrator's Surname: Hopkins
Administrator's Name: Franklin
Security: Wendell Wright, Samuel Jacobs
Appraisers: Wm. Crossman, Joseph Gest, William Butler
Book: 4
Page: 342
Comments: Franklin Hopkins appointed Administrator. Bond $500. Widow relinquishes.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Children: Benjamin E. Hopkins
Appraisers: Joseph Gest, William Crossman, Thatcher Lewis
Book: 4
Page: 405
Comments: Petition for sale of real estate. William Butler appointed guardian ad litem to Benjamin E. Hopkins, minor.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Date: 11 Mar 1837
Children: Benjamin E. Hopkins
Security: William Judkin
Book: 4
Page: 569
Comments: William Boltin appointed guardian to Benjamin E. Hopkins age 3y 27 March 1837, child of Benjamin W. Hopkins decd. Bond $1000.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Administratrix's Surname: Hopkins
Administratrix's Name: Rebecca
Witnesses:
Book: 4
Page: 591
Comments: Rebecca Hopkins administratrix of Benjamin Hopkins vs. Rebecca Hopkins, Samuel Jacobs et al application set aside reappraisal by same appraisers ordered free of dower, widows dower having been assigned in other real estate.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: Benjamin
Date: 22 Jun 1837
Administratrix's Surname: Hopkins
Administratrix's Name: Rebecca
Book: 4
Page: 600
Comments: Rebecca Hopkins administratrix of Benjamin Hopkins vs heirs appraisal confirmed sales ordered, additional administrators bond of $2000 required.

Testator's Surname: Hopkins
Testator's Name: John E.
Comments: E-1845 cA3573

Register Report

I've prepared a register report in pdf format showing the descendants of Benjamin and Rebecca Hopkins. It contains the basic information about them which I've collected as of this update. Please look for future revisions as more information becomes available.


I want to add a few words and links regarding Benjamin E. Hopkins, grandson of Benjamin and Rebecca. Benjamin was an active member of the Friends meeting, and was well thought of by them and in the business community. He was appointed a clerk of the Indiana Yearly Meeting in 1881. He had served as a Leutenant in the Union Army, and was an Assisstant Teller in the Fidelity Bank of Cincinnati. Unfortunately, he became involved, I think innocently, in the speculation in wheat futures by others in the bank, and was charged with misapplication of bank funds and sentenced to prison. He was pardoned by President Cleveland, returned home from prison, and died that same night.

The New York Times carried a story about his trial. Here is a link to a story from the Newark (Ohio) Daily Advocate about his return from prison. The New York Times carried a story about his death (with a couple of glaring errors). A surprising number of papers around the country had stories about this case.

The Friends' Intelligencer said this about his death:

Deaths
Hopkins. -- At his residence, Cincinnati, Second-day, First month 7th, 1889, Benjamin E. Hopkins. Of a kind and generous nature, ardent temperament, and possessing many qualifications fitting him for much usefulness, he was wrecked by becoming entangled in the speculations of the day. May those who knew and esteemed him look with a charitable eye on his failings. "Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." J. M. T., Jr.

--from Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, 1889, Vol 46/17, p. 41.


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