The Family of Hezekiah
and Martha Griffith Hopkins

Hezekiah Haddon Hopkins was the only child of Haddon and Hannah (Stokes) Hopkins. He was born in 1767, shortly before his father's early death in 1768. He was raised by his mother and her second husband, Abraham Inskeep. When he came of age, he inherited several tracts of land which had been bequeathed to his father by Elizabeth Estaugh.

He married Martha Griffith, daughter of John Griffith and Susanna Young, in 1789. He and Martha had thirteen children, but only eight lived to maturity. The family moved from New Jersey to Pennsylvania County in 1799, living near Abington Meeting in Lower Dublin Twp., and in 1810 moving to Philadelphia. Hezekiah worked as an accountant and operated a flour and feed store in Philadelphia, and operated a store in Warren County, Ohio after the family moved there in 1820.

Hezekiah wasn't a birthright Quaker, since his father had been disowned for marrying Hannah Stokes contrary to proper Friends procedures (they were married via a civil marriage license). He and Martha applied for membership and were accepted by the Haddonfield Meeting in 1791. The family continued as Quakers after their move to Ohio, being members of the Miami Monthly Meeting in Waynesville.

Hezekiah died in 1823, only three years after moving to Ohio. He was buried in the Quaker burying ground in Waynesville. His widow and children continued to live in Warren County for a few years, then moved to Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana. Martha died there in 1848, and was buried in the burying ground in Pennville.

Modified Register for Hezekiah Haddon Hopkins

First Generation

1. Hezekiah Haddon Hopkins was born on 23 Oct 1767 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died on 22 Sep 1823 in Maryville, Ohio. He was buried in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.

Hezekiah married Martha Griffith daughter of John Griffith and Susannah Young on 5 Nov 1789 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Martha was born on 3 Oct 1770. She died on 29 Mar 1848 in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana. She was buried in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana.

They had the following children:

2 F i. Elizabeth Estaugh Hopkins was born on 25 Aug 1790 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She died in 1873. She was buried in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana.
Elizabeth married Thomas T. Loomis on 4 Sep 1828. Thomas was born in Connecticut. He died before 1860 in Jay County, Indiana.

3 M ii. Haddon Hopkins was born on 14 Sep 1792 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. He died on 26 May 1813.

4 F iii. Mary Hopkins was born on 4 Jan 1795. She died on 3 Nov 1795.

5 M iv. John Griffith Hopkins was born on 3 Mar 1797. He died on 23 Nov 1797.

6 M v. Joseph Hopkins was born on 2 Nov 1798 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. He died on 23 May 1832 in Warren County, Ohio. He was buried in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio.
Joseph married Mary Ward Crispin daughter of Jonathan Crispin and Elizabeth Ward on 7 Nov 1827 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio. Mary was born in 1805 in New Jersey.

7 F vi. Mary Ann Hopkins was born on 14 Jan 1801 in Pennsylvania. She died in Jul 1876.
Mary married (1) Joseph Shepherd in 1830 in Ohio.
Mary married (2) Isaac D. Beall Dr. in Nov 1843 in Camden MM.

8 M vii. Charles Hopkins was born on 30 Jan 1803 in Pennsylvania. He died on 25 Jan 1836.

9 M viii. Richard Hopkins was born on 4 Dec 1804 in Pennsylvania. He died on 20 Jan 1852 in Jay County, Indiana. He was buried in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana.
Richard married (1) Hannah Wharton daughter of Silas Wharton and Mary Davis on 9 Dec 1827 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio. Hannah was born on 28 Aug 1807 in Pennsylvania. She died on 11 Feb 1846.
Richard married (2) Martha Hillis daughter of Hugh Hillis and Elizabeth Neal on 9 Apr 1848 in Jay County, Indiana. Martha was born on 5 Dec 1820 in Ohio. She died after 1880.

10 F ix. Hannah Stokes Hopkins was born on 7 Jul 1807 in Pennsylvania. She died on 22 Feb 1834.

Hannah married Benjamin Bacon in 1833.

11 M x. William Griffith Hopkins was born on 20 Jun 1809 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. He died on 29 Jan 1869 in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana. He was buried in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana.
William married (1) Nancy Cavender daughter of Samuel Cavender and Abigail Robbins on 1 Aug 1832. Nancy was born on 25 Jan 1813 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She died on 11 Nov 1841 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. She was buried in Robbins Cemetery, Centerville, Ohio.
William married (2) Ann Edmundson daughter of Thomas Edmundson and Elizabeth Morsell on 29 Dec 1842 in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana. Ann was born on 28 Oct 1818 in Frederick County, Maryland. She died on 28 Jan 1860 in Balbec, Jay County, Indiana. She was buried in Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.
William married (3) Caroline Smith on 6 Feb 1861. Caroline was born on 24 Jul 1820 in Vermont. She died on 28 Oct 1888. She was buried in Cable, Mercer County, Illinois.

12 M xi. Caleb Pusey Hopkins was born on 20 Nov 1811 in Pennsylvania. He died on 1 Jul 1812. He was buried on 1 Jul 1812.

13 F xii. Beulah Parker Hopkins was born on 17 Aug 1813 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA. She died on 8 Feb 1881 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was buried in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
Beulah married Daniel Barcus on 17 May 1834 in Waynesville, Warren County, Ohio. Daniel was born in 1820 in Ohio. He died in Apr 1887 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was buried on 5 Apr 1887 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

14 M xiii. Hezekiah Haddon Hopkins Jr. was born on 14 Dec 1816 in Pennsylvania. He died on 8 Dec 1869 in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana. He was buried in Camden (Pennville), Jay County, Indiana.
Hezekiah married Elizabeth P. Dawson daughter of John Dawson and Jane ---- on 3 Oct 1844 in Wells County, Indiana. Elizabeth was born on 13 Dec 1820 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She died on 30 Jan 1884 in Pennville, Jay County, Indiana. She was buried in Pennville, Jay County, Indiana.

Quaker Records

DATE MEETING EVENT EXPLANATION
10-23-1767 Haddonfield MM   born in Haddonfield
4-11-1791 Haddonfield recrq applied for membership *
7-8-1799 Haddonfield gct Abington MM, Pa sent to Abington MM with Martha, chidren Elizabeth E., Haddon, and Joseph
7-24-1810 Phila MM ND rocf Abington MM received from Abington with all children but Elizabeth
5-28-1811 Phila MM ND gct Phila MM SD sent to Philadelphia S.D. with all children
5-29-1811 Phila MM SD rocf Phila MM ND received in Philadelphia Southern District with wife and children Elizabeth, Haddon, Joseph, Mary Ann, Charles, Richard, Hannas S. and William
6-28-1820 Phila MM SD gct Waynesville MM, O sent with wife and children Mary Ann, Richard, Hannah S, William, Caleb P, Beulah Parker & Hezekiah H.
6-28-1820 Phila MM gct Miami, Ohio MM sent from Phila MM
10-25-1820 Miami MM rocf Phila MM received in Miami MM
10-22-1823 Miami MM died

* Hezekiah's father Haddon had been disowned for marrying contrary to discipline. Hezekiah wouldn't have been a member by birthright.

Census Records

1793 Militia Census, Gloucester County, Newton Twp, New Jersey
Exekiah Hopkins (Exempt from service)

1800 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Lower Dublin Twp, p. 153
Hezekiah Hopkins
Males: 3<10; 1<16; 1<26; 1<45; 1 45+ **
females: 1<10; 1<16; 1<26; 2<45
** this might be Martha's father (age 74) living with them.

1810 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, East Southwark Twp, p. 91a
H. Hopkins
males: 3 < 10; 1 < 16; 1 < 26; 1 < 45
females: 1 < 10; 1 < 16; 1 < 26; 1 < 45

1820 Ohio, Warren County, Wayne Twp, p. 210a
Hezekiah Hopkins
males: 1 < 10; 2 10-16; 1 16-18; 1 18-26; 1 45+
females: 1 < 10; 1 10-16; 1 16-26; 1 45+

Marriage Record

Marriage License - Oct 31, 1789
Martha Griffith, Gloucester County, NJ and Hezekiah Hopkins, Gloucester County, NJ

(New Jersey Colonial Documents, V. 22, p. 168)

Philadelphia City Directory Listings

SURNAME NAME OCCUPATION STREET YEAR BUSINESS ADDRESS
Hopkins H. flour & feed store Front Street, South 1810
Hopkins H. flour merchant Swanson Street 1811 Almond Street Wharf
Hopkins Hezekiah accomptant Lombard Street 1814
Hopkins Hezekiah accomptant Lombard Street 1816
Hopkins Hezekiah accountant Lombard Street 1817
Hopkins Hezekiah accountant Struce Street 1819


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