Minerva S <I>Barnard</I> Hoopes

Minerva S Barnard Hoopes

Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 19 Sep 1907 (aged 72)
Westtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
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Minerva (Barnard) Hoopes' father Eusebius Barnard was recognized 2011 with a PA Historical marker at his Pocopson Farm for his work is an abolitionist and plans @ 2019 are for the farmhouse to house Historical Heritage e.g. Underground Railroad History which the Barnards were actively involved in. Minerva and President Abraham Lincoln share the same 3rd Great Grandfather Richard Barnard, a Quaker who arrived @ 1687 in America from Wiltshire England settling in Kennett Square Chester County Area, making them Fourth Cousins. Note: Sisters Hannah and Minerva Barnard married cousins William and Ellwood Hoopes & lived on Hoopes farms near each other in Westtown (Hannah on estate off of RT 3 which became The Metropolitan East Goshen which showcases the Farmhouse & Minerva was on the original Hoopes homestead on RT 926 near RT 353), and the fathers of these Hoopes cousins had married Atherton sisters.

Minerva's mother Sarah (Painter) Barnard, was a daughter of Enos Painter (1773–1857) & grew up on Minshall/Painter homestead in Middletown, near Media & only @ 4.5 miles from the original Hoopes Homestead Minerva would live in when she married. So Minerva lived near her Painter Grandparents farm which was inherited by her Uncles Minshall & Jacob Painter who planted the botanical garden named Painters Arboretum and then her Aunt Ann (Painter) Tyler (married William Tyler of Philadelphia & used property as their country vacation home) and then the farm was inherited by her first cousin John Tyler who married Minerva's daughter Laura Hoopes (so Laura married her older 1st cousin once removed) and Laura (Hoopes) Tyler later named it Tyler Arboretum. So to Laura Hoopes Tyler the farm she lived on when married had been her Great Grandparents Enos & Hannah (Minshall) Painter farm (her husband John Tyler's Grandparents) which her Grandmother Sarah (Painter) Barnard grew up on with siblings including sister Ann (Painter) Tyler (Laura's husband John Tyler's mother, Laura's mother-in-law).

Minerva died in 1907 of typhoid fever.

West Chester Daily Local News - Saturday December 14, 1907
The Old Hoopes Mansion in Westtown Township - Some Historical Facts and Reminiscences
Old “Brooznoll” the home of the Hoopes family for so many generations, being now likely to change hands, is a well-known landmark, near Westtown School, on the Street Road, from Philadelphia to Baltimore. A correspondent writes:
Past this house the old stage coaches passed on their trip to and fro from Philadelphia to Baltimore. Past this house a mortally wounded soldier rode, vainly trying to reach home before death should overtake him after the Battle of Brandywine.
A boxwood, still owned by this family was used as a hiding place for the family silver, from the British, and the old mansion contains a secret room. This Family is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania. Joshua Hoopes and Isabele, his wife, came from Cleveland, Yorkshire, in England, on the ship Providence of Scarborough, owned by Robert Hoopes, in the year 1693, and made their home in Pennsylvania, (and an old deed from William Penn, is in possession of the family). His son, Daniel, married Jane Worrilow in 1696. He called their place of residence “Brooznoll”, said to be the name of the home in England.
This house was built in 1721, with dressed stone front and upstairs porch, the prevalent fashion at that time and is a roomy old mansion and still in fair condition, although to-day used as a farm house.
On the marriage of his two sons, Caleb and Ezra, this large tract of land was divided. Caleb retaining the old homestead. These two brothers married two sisters, daughter of Nathan Atherton of Philadelphia, who proudly traced his ancestry from England’s titled aristocracy. He was Mayor of Philadelphia during the yellow fever epidemic and with Stephen Girard, helped to cheer the last hours of many a dying person.
Hoping to save his daughters from this dreadful plague, they were sent to the country where they met and married the two Hoopes brothers. This family prize, and old clock (grandfather style) was given by Nathan Atherton to his daughter, Susan, after her marriage with the young merchant, Caleb Hoopes. It is said this clock once possessed an ivory case, tells the changes of moon and planets, etc.
of land, now a part of West Chester, and owned by a daughter, Anna Mary H. Warrington.

Caleb had one son, Ellwood, who married in 1856, Minerva Barnard, daughter of Eusebius Barnard, near Kennett Square, a learned and intelligent man of his time, and a descendant of one of France’s oldest and noblest families. Ellwood built the new residence on the hill, known as Terrace Home, in 1875. Their children are:
~Laura Hoopes, married John J. Tyler (her mother's first cousin & grandmother Sarah Painter Barnard's nephew. So Laura married her 1st cousin once removed & lived Minshall/Painter homestead in Media where her Grand Uncle's Mishall & Jacob planted Painter Arboretum which Laura later named Tyler Arboretum) of Philadelphia ;
~Mary Lavinia Hoopes married Edgar R. Vernon of Wilmington, Delaware. She died @ age 24 several days after birth of her daughter Mary Hoopes Vernon, she died in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle Co., Delaware);
~Sarah Belle Hoopes married Edwin Garrett of Media,
~Charles died in infancy
~Minnie Hoopes married Charles R. Darlington, living on the estate?.

Ellwood Hoopes died October 1901, leaving the property to his widow, Minerva B. Hoopes. Mrs. Hoopes died September 17th at the age of 72 years. She and her husband were well known and highly esteemed by all who knew them. Their guests were always welcomed with that hospitality which is becoming so rare. They were of Quaker ancestry. Mrs. Hoopes’ mother Sarah (Painter) Barnard, was a daughter of Enos Painter, whose sons Minshall & Jacob Painter, planted the botanical garden at Middletown, near Media, owned by their sister Mrs. William Tyler of Philadelphia, who is in her ninetieth year of age. These gardens are now the best in Pennsylvania, and much visited by botanists (now called Tyler Arboretum). Mrs. Hoopes was greatly loved for her sweet disposition and beautiful manners. A touching incident at her funeral was the following of two old servants, one of whom had grown old in their service. So passes this well-known family from our midst.
May their three daughters lives be as peaceful and as blessed as their parents’ now sleeping in the old cemetery at Goshen Friends’ Meeting.

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