David Hamilton Hopkins

David Hamilton Hopkins

Birth
Washington County, New York, USA
Death 30 Jun 1870 (aged 50)
Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
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Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
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DAVID H. HOPKINS (deceased) was born July 29, 1820, in New York, He was the elder son of David and Susan Hopkins, both natives of New York.

Our subject lived at home until 1844, when he was married to Cynthia C. Barney, a native of Ohio. They went to Chicago and lived for three months. He had learned his trade of cooper from his father and now began business extensively. They went to Michigan, but in a year went to Bailly Town and then to City West, Porter County, where he employed forty or fifty men. In about two years, he went to Chesterton, and lived there until his death, which occurred in 1870. Besides coopering, he kept a general merchandise store.

Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Odd Fellows order. He was a stanch Republican and took an active interest in politics, and an energetic, able business man and financier, and an enterprising public-spirited citizen.

The Methodist Episcopal church was built mainly through his efforts. He was one of Chesterton's earliest settlers, and built some of its first houses and owned much of its property. With the exception of two years in Valparaiso, the Widow Hopkins lived in Chesterton until the fall of 1881, when she went to Michigan City, where she resides at present in quiet retirement.

She has four children living - Laura E. Pinney, Gurdon H. Albert E. and Maud.

Source: Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, 1882

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This family is the subject of the book "The Ira E Hopkins Branch of The Hopkins Family" by Dan I Hopkins, 1968. Ira and David Hamilton were David and Susan Hopkins' sons.




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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 4 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63731264
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Hamilton Hopkins (29 Jul 1819–30 Jun 1870), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63731264, citing Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .