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Isabella Haddon "Ibbie" Hopkins Gordon
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Birth: Aug. 10, 1805
Mount Sterling
Montgomery County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 31, 1895
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA

Fifth of eight children of Richard6 Francis Hopkins b1776 VA & Catherine "Katie" Elliott. Granddaughter of William5 Hopkins b1748 RI & Peace Scott.

Her father was a wealthy Kentucky planter who moved the family to Gibson Co., Indiana in 1811, returned to Kentucky after his wife's death and finally settled in Texas in December of 1823.

This is a William Hopkins d1688 of Roxbury, MA line.


Married 3 times:
1. John Hanks in 1824. He died 1827. Two daughters. One surviving child Minerva Ann Hanks.

2. James Clark in 1829. He died 1838. Five children.

3. Dr. George Gordon in 1839. He died 1872. Four children.


Isabella was a wonderful helpmate, a charming hostess..Possessed of ample means, her home was the hospitality resort of all of the prominent men of early days in TX. She was often referred to as the "angel of the frontier." Her world was larger than the confines of Red River Co. She knew personally every governor of TX from Sam Houston to James Stephen Hogg. She remained energetic until her death in 1895. No other woman in her day influenced and benefited as many people as did Isabella. 
 
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 Spouses:
  James Clark (1798 - 1838)
  George Gordon (1805 - 1872)
 
 Children:
  Minerva Ann Hanks Graham (1825 - 1904)*
  Frank Hopkins Clark (1830 - 1856)*
  Pat Benjamin Clark (1835 - 1921)*
  James Clark (1838 - 1910)*
  Belle Gordon Morrison (1842 - 1916)*
  Richard Gordon (1844 - 1869)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Joseph Cemetery
Clarksville
Red River County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Lee Ashmore
Originally Created by: MB
Record added: Apr 04, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6320134
Isabella Haddon Ibbie <i>Hopkins</i> Gordon
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Isabella Haddon Ibbie <i>Hopkins</i> Gordon
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Isabella Haddon Ibbie <i>Hopkins</i> Gordon
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For more information see the article "Old Pioneers of Texas" published in The Dallas Morning News on June 7, 1891.
- Marilyn Kosanke
 Added: Jul. 19, 2012
She also was noteworthy for having played hostess at old Jonesboro to Sam Houston on his first night in Texas, Dec 1832. And for having ridden out (accompanied only by Jane Latimer) to meet new arrival Davy Crockett in Feb 1835, to warn him of Indians in ...(Read more)
- Michael K. Smith
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011
She also was noteworthy for having played hostess at old Jonesboro to Sam Houston on his first night in Texas, Dec 1832. And for having ridden out (accompanied only by Jane Latimer) to meet new arrival Davy Crockett, to warn him of Indians in the neighbor...(Read more)
- Michael K. Smith
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011
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