James Hopkins Jr 1772 ~ 1828

War of 1812 Veteran

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Name: James HOPKINS Jr.

Surname: HOPKINS

Given Name: James

Suffix: Jr.

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1772 in Ireland 1

Marriage 1 Mary TURNER b: ABT 1775 in Pennsylvania

Death: 10 Oct/Nov 1828 in Pennsylvania 1 3

Ancestral File #: WWNP-QJ

_UID: 01B71063292FD5118CE000A0CCE18C8E3CA5

James A Hopkins Civil War

James A III Civil War

James Hopkins 1812 War

James Jr (Father of James III) – War of 1812

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.

  • Married: 22 Feb 1820 in Clearfield Co., PA 1 3

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:

Noted in the Book “History of Altoona and Blair County” is noted (pg 242)  to be a member of the original 60 persons of the Union Cavalry Company to protect the area.

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.

History of Altoona and Blair CountyPage 241
James Jr & Mary T children’s birth information