Isaac Hopkins was the first son of Ebenezer Hopkins, Jr. and Ann Albertson. Ebenezer, Jr. was the third son of Ebenezer Hopkins and Sarah Lord. The following is the birth and death record for Ebenezer, Jr. from the Haddonfield, New Jersey Monthly Meeting:
|Hopkins||Ebenezer, Junior||Ebenezer||Sarah||26d 8m 1745||13d 6m 1781||Buried at Haddonfield.|
Source: FHL #0020463 Haddonfield Births and Burials, p. 16
Ebenezer, like his father, died young, just short of his 36th birthday. The following is a record of the probate of his estate:
|Testator's Surname||Testator's Name||State||County||Township||Spouse Name||Date||Proved|
|Children||Executor Surname||Executor Name||Other Executors||Witnesses||Book||Page||Comments|
|Isaac, Ebenezer, Josiah, Benjamin, Samuel, Sarah, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary||Hopkins||John Estaugh||Thomas Redman||Rachel Sloan, Sarah Webster, James Sloan, Samuel Clement||23||348||John Gill, Isaac Kay inventory, 7/20/1781|
Source: Sloan, Samuel Clement. New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills 1781-1785 Vol. 35, p. 202.
The eldest son of Ebenezer and Ann Hopkins was Isaac. His birth is recorded in the registers of the Haddonfield Monthly Meeting:
|Hopkins||Isaac||Ebenezer, Junior||Ann||23d 8m 1765|
Source: FHL #0020463 Haddonfield Births and Burials, p. 65
Isaac Hopkins married outside the Friends community, and was disowned by the Haddonfield meeting for that offense on 14 Dec 1795. It's unfortunate that he was disowned, because he and his family do not appear in the Quaker records from that time on. The following is a record of Isaac's marriage:
|State||County||Groom Surname||Groom Name||Bride Surname||Bride Name||Date|
Source: H. Stanley Craig. Burlington County, New Jersey Marriages
The Censuses for New Jersey from 1790 through 1820 are unavailable. These are the tax and census records I was able to find for Isaac from 1792 through 1840. I was unable to find Isaac in the 1850 Census.
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||Hopkins||Isaac||Jun Tx 1792, p. 7, AIS|
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||Hopkins||Isaac||Jun Tx 1793, p. 7, AIS|
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||Hopkins||Isaac||New Jersey Militia Census, 1793, p 323|
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||Hopkins||Isaac||Jun Tx 1794, p. 7, AIS|
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newtown||41||Hopkins||Isaac||1830||1M 60-70, 2F 15-20, 1F 50-60|
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||8||Hopkins||Isaac||1840||1M 70-80, 1F 20-30, 1F 50-60, 1F 70-80|
|Testator's Surname||Testator's Name||State||County||Twp||Proved||Executor Surname||Executor Name||Other Executors||Book||Page|
|Ward||John||New Jersey||Gloucester||Newton||9/12/1842||Matlack||Seth||George Ward||D||258-59|
|Children||Witnesses||Comments||Mason, Letitia (Allen), George M., Isaac B., Richard J.; grandson William E. Ward||Josiah Atkinson, Priscilla Atkinson||Deborah Kirby; Anne Hopkins, dau of Isaac Hopkins; Hannah Ann Ward mentioned|
Source: Doris Cole Rogers: Gloucester County Wills 1836-1846, Vol 2, p. 128.
|Testator's Surname||Testator's Name||State||County||Twp||Date||Proved||Executor Surname||Executor Name||Other Executors||Book||Page|
|Hopkins||Hannah||New Jersey||Gloucester||Haddonfield||8/22/1837||1/18/1858||Hopkins||Griffeth M.||Samuel M. Reeves||D||59-60|
|Henry Weibel, Abel Buzby, Joseph Saunders||Unmarried; mentions nieces Hannah W. Reeves, Elizabeth L. Redman, Mary Ann Blackwood, Rebecca M. Nicholson, Beulah Hopkins; nephews John E. Hopkins, Griffeth M. Hopkins, Charles Hopkins; cousins Isaac Hopkins, Elizabeth Haines, Nancy Swett, Joseph Whital, Jr.; Sarah Hopkins, Elizabeth Gant dau of Isaac Hopkins; friend Sarah Clement, Elizabeth Cooper, Ann Gill d/o John Gill, Jr., sister-in-law Ann Hopkins wd/o brother William; Ann Wilmot, Hannah Wilmot, Jane Ann Wilmot, Rachel Wilmot, Hannah Con.|
Source: Doris Cole Rogers. Gloucester County Wills 1836-1846, Vol 2, p. 22-24.
I've prepared a Register Report for the descendants of Isaac Hopkins. This report contains information about the descendants of Charles Pitman Hopkins, son of Marmaduke Burr Hopkins, which was sent to me by a cousin, and about Charlotte Ann Hopkins, daughter of Isaac, sent by two cousins. The report is in pdf format.
I've also prepared a Register Report (in pdf format) for Aaron Hopkins, who may be a son of Isaac. This has not been proven yet, but it seems quite possible that he is. I'm providing this information in the hopes that someone may find it and have the missing link to prove the connection. If you do, please contact me.
Marmaduke Burr Hopkins was a son of Isaac and Mary Hopkins, born 18 October 1796. He was probably named after the Marmaduke Burr who married Ann Hopkins, Isaac's aunt, in 1793. Marmaduke Hopkins was a farmer and miller, and lived most of his life in Burlington county. A number of the Hopkinses in that county are his descendants.
I was fortunate to be contacted by a descendant of Marmaduke Burr Hopkins, who had in her possession the Bible records of that family. The following is a transcription of those records, which show that Marmaduke Burr Hopkins was the son of Isaac and Mary Hopkins. At the right is Marmaduke Burr Hopkins' signature, which was on the flyleaf of this Bible.
Old and New Testaments,
Translated Out of
The Original Tongues;
and with the former
translations diligently compared and revised.
American Bible Society,
instituted in the year mdcccxvi.
M B hopkins Son of Isaac
and Mary Hopkins was born
October 18th 1796.
|Anna I daughter of Burr
Hopkins and Sarah his wife
was born December
18th, A. D. 1842 ~~~~
|Sarah Rogers his wife and daughter
of John & Talitha Rogers
was born November 26th 1806.
|William Exeter son of Burr
Hopkins & Sarah his wife was
born May 20th 1832. -
|Sarah Emma Hopkins,
daughter of William E.
and Rachel, his
wife, was born May
|Amanda daughter of Burr
Hopkins & Sarah his wife was
born November 23th 1833. --
|Charles P Son of Burr H-
opkins & Sarah his wife was
born 14th 1836. --
|Mary daughter of Burr H-
opkins & Sarah his wife was
born February 18th 1838. --
Charles B Hopkins
Born April 6th 1863
Born October 10th 1883
|Walter A Hopkins
Born September 23rd 1865
|Sallie B Hopkins
Born November 22nd 1873
|Edwin E Hopkins
Born March 1st 1868
|Mary Emma Hopkins
Born October 23rd 1875
Born August 1st 1869
|Anna M Hopkins Born
Dec 10th 1876
|Amasa A Hopkins
Born November 23rd 1870
|May L Hopkins Born
June 10th 1878
|George D Hopkins
Born August 23rd 1872
|Lillian V Hopkins
Born August 6th 1879
Born June 9th 1881
Rachel M wife
of William E Hopkins,
died November 4,
1859, Aged 20 yrs
4 months and 4 days.
|William E Hopkins
died 10th of March
1877 Aged 44 Years
9 mo 11 days.
|Sarah, wife of
M. B. Hopkins,
died, January 7th
1877 - Aged 70 years
1 Month 13 days.
|M. B. Hopkins
died May 18th
1877 aged 80 years
|Walter A Hopkins
Died Sunday 23
of April 1916
|May L Hopkins
Died October 17th
|Charles P Hopkins
Dec'd April 1st
|M. Burr Hopkins and Sarah
Rogers were married on
the 31st day of March
A D 1831~~~
|New Jersey||Gloucester||Waterford||24||Hopkins||Marmaduke B.|
|New Jersey||Camden||Delaware||141B||353||362||1||11||26||Hopkins||Marmaduke B.||54||m||Miller||NJ|
|New Jersey||Burlington||Evesham||74||retired farmer|
The Ancestral File database, located at FamilySearch.org, contains records for the family and descendants of Marmaduke Burr Hopkins. These records were submitted by a descendant of Marmaduke and his wife, Sarah Rogers.
This file was last updated on 4/6/2011.