The Family of John Estaugh Hopkins

John Estaugh Hopkins was the first child of Ebenezer and Sarah (Lord) Hopkins, born on 6 May 1738. He was named, obviously, for John Estaugh, who was Ebenezer's father, for all intents and purposes, from about the age of five. That was when John and Elizabeth (Haddon) Estaugh brought Ebenezer to West New Jersey, and raised him to be their son and heir.

John E. Hopkins married Sarah Mickle, daughter of William and Sarah (Wright) Mickle, on 19 May 1762. They had 7 children, who became the leading line of Hopkinses in and around Haddonfield. John E. Hopkins was a planter and leading figure in the Haddonfield area. He was an overseer of the poor and of the highways, and a commisioner of appeals.1 He lived in the Estaugh plantation house until he retired in 1800, when he moved to a new house he had built at 65 Haddon Avenue in Haddonfield. The management of the plantation he left to his sons James and William.2 He built the Haddon Grist Mill in 1783, and Birdwood, a house for his son William, in 1794.3 Present-day pictures of these two houses may be seen at this address. John also donated the land on which the Haddonfield Free School was built in 1786. He was an influential member of the Friends and the local government.4

John died on 3 Feb 1806. Sarah died on 4 Sep 1812.

1 Dennis G. Raible, The First Three Hundred Years, Haddon Township's Hopkins Plantation, p. 17
2 Harriet Gotchel Monshaw, Elizabeth French Gill 1794-1854, First Mistress of Greenfield Hall, p. 26
3 Raible, p. 33
4 Raible, p. 33

Abstract of Will of John Estaugh Hopkins

Signed at Newton Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, 26 October 1805
Witnesses: Thomas Redman, Thomas C. Thackray and Joseph Middleton
Executors: Wife Sarah, daughters Hannah and Sarah, sons James, John M. and William E. Hopkins
Probate before James Matlack, Surragate on 28 February 1806
Inventory by Thomas Redman and John Gill submitted on 28 March 1806, filed 2 December 1806, value 9633.$41
File: 2575H, Book A, p. 65, Filed 15 May 1806
Family Mentioned:

Wife Sarah (Mickle) Hopkins
Daughters Hannah and Sarah Hopkins
Sons James, John M. and William E. Hopkins
Grandchildren Samuel C., Elizabeth L., Charles, Beulah, Hannah W., Griffith, Sarah and Rebecca
Other Names Mentioned: Joseph Tarropine, Charles French, Evan Clement

Modified Register for John Estaugh Hopkins

First Generation

1. John Estaugh Hopkins was born on 6 May 1738 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died on 3 Feb 1806 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He was buried in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

John signed a will in 1806 in Newton Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was a Yeoman in Deptford Twp.

John married Sarah Mickle daughter of William Mickle and Sarah Wright on 19 May 1762. Sarah died on 4 Sep 1812.

Sarah signed a will on 19 Aug 1808 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i. James Hopkins was born on 25 Jan 1763. He died on 21 May 1826.

3 F ii. Hannah Hopkins was born on 18 Nov 1764. She died on 8 Jan 1838.

Hannah signed a will on 22 Aug 1837 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey.

4 M iii. Job Hopkins was born on 19 Jan 1766. He died in 1766.

5 M iv. John Mickle Hopkins was born on 16 Feb 1767 in New Jersey. He died in 1835 in Charleston, Charleston Co South Carolina.

+ 6 M v. William Estaugh Hopkins was born on 31 Dec 1772. He died on 10 Dec 1820.

7 M vi. Samuel Hopkins was born on 29 Sep 1774. He died on 19 Jan 1775.

8 F vii. Sarah Hopkins was born on 28 Mar 1776. She died on 2 Nov 1808.

Sarah signed a will on 19 Jul 1806 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey.

Second Generation

2. James Hopkins (John Estaugh) was born on 25 Jan 1763. He died on 21 May 1826. He was buried on 22 May 1826 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

James signed a will in 1826 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

James married (1) Rebecca Clement daughter of Samuel Clement Jr. and Beulah Evans on 27 May 1784 in Haddonfield, New Jersey MH. Rebecca was born about 1764. She died on 8 Dec 1805 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ.

James and Rebecca had the following children:

9 F i. Elizabeth Lord Hopkins was born on 14 May 1785. She died on 24 Oct 1852.
Elizabeth married Thomas Redman Jr. son of Thomas Redman and Rebecca White on 14 May 1807 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. Thomas was born on 26 Feb 1783. He died on 22 Sep 1845.

10 M ii. Samuel Clement Hopkins was born about 1787 in Woodbury, Gloucester Co., New Jersey. He died on 29 Apr 1818 in Frankford, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was buried on 29 Apr 1818.

Samuel was employed as Doctor.
Samuel married Sarah Barton on 10 Nov 1812. Sarah was born on 18 Mar 1788.

11 M iii. Charles Hopkins was born in 1787 in New Jersey. He died on 2 Sep 1865 in Woodbury, Gloucester Co., New Jersey.

Charles was counted in a census in 1850 in Deptford Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was counted in a census in 1860 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Charles married Lucy Hugg on 27 Mar 1828. Lucy was born in 1796 in New Jersey. She died on 31 Mar 1882 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

Lucy was counted in a census in 1870 in Woodbury, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

12 F iv. Beulah Hopkins was born on 13 Jun 1791 in New Jersey. She died on 7 Apr 1863.
Beulah married Samuel Nicholson son of Abel Nicholson and Mary Ellis on 19 Dec 1839 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. Samuel was born on 18 Apr 1793 in New Jersey. He died on 30 Jan 1885 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey.

Samuel was counted in a census in 1880 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey. He was employed as Farmer.

13 F v. Rebecca Hopkins was born about 1797 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

James married (2) Ann Hugg . Ann was born in 1775 in New Jersey. She died after 22 Aug 1850.

6. William Estaugh Hopkins (John Estaugh) was born on 31 Dec 1772. He died on 10 Dec 1820.

William was employed as Township Committee Member.

William married Ann Morgan daughter of Griffith Morgan and Rebecca Clement on 22 Oct 1795 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. Ann died on 12 Dec 1849.

They had the following children:

14 F i. Hannah W. Hopkins was born on 15 Jan 1797 in New Jersey. She died on

25 Jun 1874.
Hannah married Samuel M. Reeves on 30 Dec 1818. Samuel was born in 1791 in New Jersey. He died after 26 Jul 1860.

Samuel was a Farmer and Merchant.

15 M ii. Griffith Morgan Hopkins was born on 6 Oct 1799. He died on 14 Jun 1860.

Griffith was employed as an Engineer, Swedesboro R.R. Co.. He was counted in a census in 1860 in New Jersey, Camden County, Newton Twp.
Griffith married Sarah Clement daughter of John Clement on 8 Jan 1823. Sarah was born on 9 Feb 1802 in New Jersey. She died in 1885.

Sarah was counted in a census in 1880 in New Jersey, Camden County, Haddonfield.

16 F iii. Sarah Mickle Hopkins was born on 10 May 1801. She died on 27 Jul 1835.
Sarah married John Gill son of John Gill Jr. and Anne Smith on 23 Apr 1818 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. John was born on 9 Jul 1795 in New Jersey. He died on 4 Dec 1884.

John was a Farmer and Bank President.

17 F iv. Rebecca Morgan Hopkins was born on 27 Jul 1803. She died on 5 Nov 1837.
Rebecca married Samuel Nicholson son of Abel Nicholson and Mary Ellis on 2 Nov 1826. Samuel was born on 18 Apr 1793 in New Jersey. He died on 30 Jan 1885 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey.

Samuel was counted in a census in 1880 in Haddonfield, Camden County, New Jersey. He was employed as Farmer.

18 F v. Mary Ann Hopkins was born on 26 Aug 1806. She died on 8 Mar 1872.

Mary was counted in a census in 1860 in Newton Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey.
Mary married Benjamin W. Blackwood son of John Blackwood and Ann Mickle on 18 Nov 1824 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. Benjamin was born in 1800 in New Jersey. He died on 19 Jan 1866.

Benjamin was employed as Physician in 1850 in Newton Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was counted in a census in 1860 in Newton Twp, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

19 F vi. Elizabeth Lord Hopkins was born on 11 Sep 1808 in New Jersey. She died on 10 Jan 1882.

Elizabeth was counted in a census in 1880 in New Jersey, Camden County, Haddonfield.

20 M vii. John Estaugh Hopkins was born on 6 May 1811 in Haddonfield, Gloucester County, NJ. He died in 1884.

John was counted in a census in 1880 in New Jersey, Camden County, Haddon Twp. He was a Farmer.
John married Antoinette Hicks in 1833. Antoinette was born in 1810 in New York.

Antoinette was counted in a census in 1880 in New Jersey, Camden County, Haddon Twp.


Some links to pages concerning John Estaugh Hopkins:

Days of Yore by Bill Day
First Settlers
Two Old Mills
The Dinosaur

The 1858 Fossil Find

Boxwood Hall, 1799

Historic Preservation Committee E-mail Recollection

Extract from Samuel Mickle's Diary

This file was last updated on 7/14/2004.

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