James Hopkins Jr 1772 ~ 1828
War of 1812 Veteran
Name: James HOPKINS Jr.
Given Name: James
Birth: ABT 1772 in Ireland 1
Marriage 1 Mary TURNER b: ABT 1775 in Pennsylvania
Ancestral File #: WWNP-QJ
Father: James HOPKINS Sr. b: ABT 1750 in Ireland
Mother: Mary b: ABT 1752 in Pennsylvania
James and Mary (Turner) Hopkins, natives of Pennsylvania and of Scotch and Irish descent. They were married in Clearfield Co., Pa., Feb. 22, 1820. By this union there were five children, two living – Samuel G. and Miles S. James Hopkins died in Pennsylvania Nov. 10, 1828. Mrs. Hopkins married James Long, March 9, 1843. She died Aug. 12, 1876.
Children William H. HOPKINS b: ABT 1821 in Pennsylvania Turner Bell HOPKINS b: ABT 1821 Samuel Glasgow HOPKINS b: 9 Jul 1824 in Huntingdon Co., PA Miles S. HOPKINS b: ABT 1826 in Pennsylvania HOPKINS James HOPKINS
Birth: Abt 1772
Marriage: 22 Feb 1820 – Clearfield County (Clearfield), Pennsylvania
Death: 10 Nov 1828
Parents: James Hopkins, Mary
Spouse: Mary Turner (Died 1830
- Served as a Pvt. in Capt. Edmund Tipton’s Pennsylvania Militia during the War of 1812
Will of James Hopkins, late of Antes Township, Huntingdon County, PA; will dated 11 October 1828; probated 19 November 1828. Wife Mary; children mentioned, but not named. Executors: Samuel Johnston of Tyrone Township, Huntingdon County, PA and wife Mary. Witnesses: John Henchi, William McCauley and James Turner.
Letters of administration granted to William McCauley on the estate of James Hopkins, late of Antes Township, deceased, 19 November 1828.
Letters of administration were granted to John Henchie on the estate of James Hopkins, late of Antes Township, deceased, 21 November 1828.
Letters of administration granted to Mary Hopkins, wife, and Samuel Johnston, on the estate of James Hopkins, late of Antes Township, deceased, 21 November 1828.
(Source: Huntingdon County Wills, as recorded at Huntingdon, PA; volume 3, page 266)
“The History of Blair Co. PA” 1810-1850 James Jr. owned 150 acres valued at $250.00 1843 James Jr. served as appraisor for the twp. “The History of Blair Co. PA”1830 Mary owned 30 acres, 1 horse & 1 cow.
According to a wedding certificate\Application, James JR was born in Ireland (his son Samuel G Hopkins’). It notes that James was of Scots-Irish decent. He was probably a descendant of the Ulster Scot Plantation in the 1700’s. These people were Scottish transplants to Ireland.
His Son, James Hopkins III was:
Another one of his sons, Samuel G Hopkins left to California during the beginning of the gold rush and lived an interesting life, found HERE.