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Capt Benjamin Hopkins
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Birth: Feb. 20, 1782
Death: Feb. 11, 1847
Spring Lake
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA

Capt. Benjamin Hopkins served his country in the War of !812.

In 1808, Capt. Benjamin married Catharine Low, d/o Cornelius Low (Lowe), a Revolutionary War soldier who was killed at the age of 62 during the War of 1812.

Capt. Benjamin brought his wife & family of 5 sons & 3 daughters to Eastmanville, MI in 1837 after a stay of 6 years in Canada. Also coming with the family was Catharine's sister Agnes Bodine (Low) Allen, widow of Capt. Hannibal M. Allen, son of Col. Ethan Allen, leader of the Green Mountain Boys of VT and hero of the taking of Fort Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War.

Capt. Benjamin later moved to Mill Point (now Spring Lake), MI and built and operated a mill with his sons. They also owned and operated a general store there.

Children of Catharine Low & Benjamin Hopkins:

Vincent b. Jan 14, 1809 d. Feb. 1, 1809.
Bridget Ann b. Apr. 12, 1810 m. Rev. Lemoyne Seth Smith.
Marcia Catharine b. Mar. 1, 1812 NY, an Eastmanville & Spring Lake, MI school teacher.
Cornelia A. b. Jan. 24, 1815 NY m. Rev. William C. Comfort.
Silas C. b. May 8, 1817.
John Vincent b. Jun. 5, 1819 NY.
Hannibal Allen b. Sep. 5, 1822 m. Emma Ann Comfort, 8 children.
(Benjamin) Franklin b. Dec. 2, 1824
Mordecai Low b. Sep. 26, 1828, a prominent writer for a Chicago paper and a Representative in both the Michigan State House and Senate. His daughter married Frank Ball of Grand Rapids, MI.

William B. Comfort, a grandson of Catherine & Benjamin Hopkins, wrote the book "Ruthledge Rides Again". He was influential in later Eastmanville, MI history. 
Family links: 
  Silas Hopkins (1741 - 1818)
  Mary Swayze Hopkins (1743 - 1801)
  Catharine Low Hopkins (1784 - 1852)*
  Silas C. Hopkins (1817 - 1855)*
  John Vincent Hopkins (1820 - 1868)*
  Hannibal Allen Hopkins (1821 - 1871)*
  Benjamin Franklin Hopkins (1824 - 1855)*
  Mordecai Low Hopkins (1827 - 1894)*
  Azubah Hopkins Hagar (1770 - 1847)*
  Silas S. Hopkins (1773 - 1862)*
  Joseph Hopkins (1777 - 1841)*
  Elizabeth Hopkins Eastman (1780 - 1844)*
  Benjamin Hopkins (1782 - 1847)
  Ephraim Hopkins (1784 - 1852)*
  Caleb Hopkins (1787 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Eastmanville Cemetery
Ottawa County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Lee Ashmore
Record added: Apr 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67880372

GOD Bless you and all who do... and/or come here to view too! Thank you for your service!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 30, 2014
In remembrance of Benjamin Hopkins in appreciation for serving our country during the War of 1812. From the Michigan Society of U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812.
- Claudette Darling
 Added: Nov. 15, 2011

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