Captain Nicholas Hopkins, Providence
||The material on this page was obtained on
an eBay auction. The items were apparently found in the attic of a building
in Providence that was about to be torn down. No other information about
their history is known, but they were clearly treasured by generations,
and will continue to live here on the Rhode Island USGenWeb internet site,
and at the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, where they have
been sent. Some other items from this large extended family related lot
can be found on the Holbrook page. At left
is the message on the back of the picture above, which was apparently used
in the book. (Click on images to see full size.)
||The Privateer Providence
of Providence; Her Unfortunate Cruise During the War of 1812-15, together
with an account of her Commander, Capt. Nicholas Hopkins, Genealogical
and otherwise, with an Appendix, briefly illustrating, genealogically,
the line of Hopkinses of which he was a member.
It was written "By a Near Relative, Providence, R. I. 1893." The dedication,
superimposed on the cover scan, says, "To the Descendants of Captain Nicholas
Hopkins, the Little Volume is Dedicated by their Friend and Relative. A.
H." I'm convinced that the "Friend and Relative" is Albert Holbrook. He
is the Albert6 Holbrook shown on page
55, the same person shown on page 19 of
his handwritten genealogy, which was written in the same year. See the
page for more information on him and his family.
The book is really a booklet in size. It was probably
privately published in a very limited quantity. All the pages have been
scanned larger than the original, and are linked from the list below. The
text begins on page 5, skips blank pages 13, 18, 20, 58, and ends with
63, which is the Addenda. The INDEX begins on page
59. There are handwritten notes in a writing that looks like that of Albert
Holbrook's in his notebook. Names mentioned on each page are listed for
quick reference and for the search engine. For best results, save the images
and print them from a graphics program.
Page 5: The Privateer, Providence
Page 6: Daniel McFoy, Doctor
Samuel Ward King, Anthony B. Arnold
Page 7: John Barker, Nicholas
Hopkins, Syvanus Martin, George Disley
Page 8: Edward M. Flynn, "No.
16", Henry Smith, Samuel James, Samuel P. Allen, John B. Barton
Page 9: The Privateer
Page 10: The Privateer: newspaper
Page 11: The Privateer: more
Page 12: The Privateer: end of
14: Picture of Captain Nicholas5 Hopkins,
(Click image for enlargement, click link for full black & white
page with text.)
Page 15: Nicholas Hopkins: descended
from Thomas1, Thomas2,
mother Lucy Lanksford. Dexter Brown
Page 16: Nicholas Hopkins: married
Cecelia Miller, daughter of John and Anne (Gladding) Miller; Elizabeth
Miller, sister of Cecelia. Children George Henry
Page 17: Nicholas Hopkins: children
Mary, Elizabeth, Edward Abraham
19: George Henry Hopkins, eldest son of Nicholas Hopkins
Page 21: George Henry Hopkins:
John Miller, moved to New York, daughter Mrs. Hutchins, wife, Sophia, daughter
of John and Alice (Jones) Newman.
Page 22: George6
Henry Hopkins: Children Maria Elizabeth, Nicholas, John Newman, George
Henry, Caroline Alice, Ellen Maria, George Henry, Charles Augustine, William
Page 23: George6:
Daughter Mary, married Seth Baker, son of Jonathan and Nancy Baker; children
Mary E., Edwin H. (who married Eliza J. widow of Henry Spooner, daughter
of Josiah and Ruth D. Luther, and had child Charles Albert), Emma E., Charles
Page 24: Edward Abraham, son
of George Henry Hopkins: married Ruth Baker, children Edwin Baker, Cecelia
Elizabeth, Joanna, Thomas J., Mary (married Asa F. Roberts), Sarah, Nicholas
Page 25: Nicholas7,
son of Edward Abraham, married Sarah Augusta, daughter of William and Maria
Ann (Tompkins) Clark. Children: Ida Augusta, Nicholas, Thomas Jefferson
Stafford (who married Grace Ann Foster, daughter of Thomas B. and Jane
Ann (Deal) Foster and had children Bessie Hazel, Harry, Thomas J. S., Jr.,
George, Jane Eliza Foster)
Page 26: Charles Henry Andrew,
son of Nicholas7, married Isadore L. daughter
of Sylvester J. and Mary Sweet. Children Raymond Charles, Howard Edwin
Page 27: Frank Easton, son of
Nicholas7, married Caroline Tucker Day,
daughter of Francis William and Mary Elizabeth (Fuller) Day; child Marion
Day. Sarah Maria Newman, daughter of Nicholas7,
married Walter B. Humphrey, son of Baster and Elizabeth Humphrey; children,
Augusta Hopkins, Ella May
Page 28: Children of Nicholas7;
Cornelia Frances Easton, William Easton (married Laura Etta Holcomb, daughter
of John H. and Harriet L. (Downing) Holcomb, child Fay Easton), Edward
Augustus (married May E. Gray), Pearl Edna. John Newman, son of George6,
married Frances M., daughter of Capt. E. Stannard.
Page 29: Ellen Maria, daughter
of George6, married Henry Clinton Hutchins,
children; Harry Clinton, Ella Sophia, Lillian Florence, George Kennard.
George Henry, son of George6, married Adah,
daughter of John H. and Frances Southworth, child Edward Carrington. William
Greenleaf, son of George6, married Florence
J. daughter of William E. and L. J. Ranney...
Page 30: Children of William
and Florence: Jennie Isabel, William G., Nicholas R., Frank W.
31: The Uriah Hopkins Homestead: Henry Adams
(Unidentified house with material - could it be the Hopkins Homestead?)
Page 32: Uriah Hopkins Homestead:
Judge Potter and "Squatter Sovereignty"
Page 33: Homestead: Jonathan
Sprague, William Harris. Children of Henry and Ruth Adams: Solomon, Henry,
Ruth, Ebenezer, Patience, Joseph. Robert Currie, John Salisbury, Thomas
Sayles, John Wilkinson, John Anthony Angell, John Andrews, Moses Brown,
Richard & John Gannon.
Page 34: Homestead: sale by Alice
Gannon for North Burying Ground - demolished
Page 35: Appendix Thomas1
Hopkins, son of William and Joanna (Arnold) Hopkins, England
Page 36: Children of Thomas1,
William, Thomas, Anne (married Thomas Kirby, sons William, Thomas, Richard,
Daniels, daughters, Mary, Elizabeth), Ichabod (married Sarah, daughter
of Daniel and Mahershallalhashbaz (Gordon) Cole. Children: Thomas, Daniel,
Elizabeth, Sarah, Dinah, Ann)
Page 37: William, son of Thomas1,
married Abigail, widow of Stephen Dexter, daughter of John and Sarah Whipple.
Child: William, who married Ruth Wilkinson, daughter of Samuel and Plaine
(Wickenden) Wilkinson. Children: William, Stephen, Rufus, John, Hope, Esek,
Samuel, Abigail, Susanna
Page 38: Thomas2,
son of Thomas1, married Mary, daughter
of John and Elizabeth Smith. Children: Thomas, William (married Deborah
Allen, daughter of Isaac), Joseph (married Bethiah Allen, sister of Deborah),
Elizabeth, Mary (married Robert Davis), Rachel, Zebedee (married Susannah
Jenckes), Elisha (married Mercy Waide), Ezekiel, Amos, Jeremiah, Ann.
Page 39: Amos3,
son of Thomas2, married Sarah, daughter
of Joseph (son of Thomas and Ruth (Wickenden) Smith) and Elizabeth (Hawkins)
Smith; children: Amos, Jeremiah, Uriah. (There are handwritten notes on
this page, visible in this scan.)
Page 40: Amos4,
son of Amos3, married Sarah, daughter of
Jeremiah and Ruth Smith. Jeremiah, son of Amos3,
married Avis, daughter of Daniel Mathewson. Uriah, son of Amos3,
married Lucy, daughter of William and Martha Lanksford.
Page 41: Children of Uriah4
and Lucy: Jesse, Thomas, William, Mary, Stephen, Abraham, Amey, Nicholas5
Martha, Sara Smith.
Page 42: Jesse5,
son of Uriah4, married Rahael, daughter
of John and Rachel (Bullock) Anthony. Children: Henry, Mary, Martha, Jesse,
Eliza, Mary, William Allen, Abby Dean, John A.
Page 43: Henry6,
son of Jesse5, married Nancy, daughter
of Leonard Pettengale, and Lydia Allen. Martha6,
daughter of Jesse5, married James, son
of Lucas and Betsey Wheaton; children: Jesse Hopkins, James Lucas (who
married Anna Maria, daughter of Charles B. Jenks; children: Martha Jenks,
Anna Frances, Jesse, James Lucas, Jr.), Martha Elizabeth, Martha
Page 44: Eliza6,
daughter of Jesse5, married Grafton Sears
and Warren Holmes; child, Daniel A. Hopkins. William Allen, son of Jesse5,
married Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Baker, and Susan, daughter
of John and Eunice Lassell; children by first wife: Ann Fisher, who married
Theodore, son of George and Phebe Rutherford.
Page 45: Children of Ann7
and George Rutherford: Frank Albert, Sarah Hopkins, George Williams, Frances
Fales. Children of William Allen6 and Susan:
Sarah Amanda, Jesse Baker, who married Ellen Frances Dana; children: Arthur
G., William, Jesse Dana, Ellen, Frank Wheaton.
Page 46: Abby Dean6,
daughter of Jesse5, married Jacob S. Pervear.
Children: Mary Elizabeth (married George H., son of Hiram and Mary A. Hill;
children: Frank Webster, Mary Isabel, Lena Harris, Edith), Ellen Frances
(who married William Frank Webster and Benjamin D. Sweet).
Page 47: Children of Abby Dean6
and Jacob Pervear: Jacob Stevens, Henry Newell (who married Mary Ellen,
daughter of Benjamin F. and Mary P. Goff; child: Grace), Abbie Annie (who
married Osborn P. Nash; children: Gilbert Stevens, Howard Pervear), Charles
Emmons (who married Ellen Louisa, daughter of Perigrine Bruce and Elizabeth
Goddard Gilbert; children: Ethel Stevens, Charles Emmons, Gilbert Goddard.
Page 48: John A.6,
son of Jesse5, married Caroline W., daughter
of John and Hope Spencer; children: Martha, Caroline (who married William
S. Burgess; children: Annie L., William H., Caroline M.), John Spencer
(who married Lydia M., daughter of Alfred S. and Maria P. Clarke; child:
Page 49: Thomas5,
son of Uriah4, married Hannah Rhodes and
Nancy (Seamans) Smith. Child by first wife: Thomas. William5,
son of Uriah4. Mary5,
son of Uriah4, married Deacon Isaac Taber.
Captain Stephen5, son of Uriah4,
married Nancy, daughter of Stephen Brownell; children: Eliza Holden (who
married Arnold Franklin).
Page 50: Children of Eliza and
Arnold Franklin: Louisa Knight, Charles Henry, William Arnold, George F.
Hill, Horace Harrison, Charles Arnold, Edwin Angell. William6
Larksford, son of Captain Stephen5, married
Elizabeth, daughter of William and Elizabeth Smith; children: Stephen Brownell...
Page 51: Children of William6
and Elizabeth Hopkins: Josephine (married Calvin P. Thurber, children:
George Calvin, Alvo Burton, Lena Josephine), Cleora Narzet (who married
William H., son of James S. and Eleanor R. (Snow) Hall), William Smith,
(married Lucy Martin Briggs; children: willie Albert, Alice Briggs), Mary
Elizabeth, Stephen Frederick (married Hannah G. Hawkes; child: Frederick
Page 52: Rebecca A. B.6,
daughter of Captain Stephen5, married Baxter
M. Hill; children: George Francis, Louisa Dexter (married John L. Arnold;
child: Lena Dexter), James Henry, Charles Albert, Edwin Mason (married
Anna F. Lothrop; children: Curtis Eames, Walter Evarts, Ethel Sanford),
Emily Martin (married Albert George Upham).
Page 53: Amey5,
daughter of Uriah4, married David Mann,
son of George and Susanna (Everett) Mann; children:. Mary Hopkins (married
Benjamin Lewis; children: Sarah Holbrook, Henry Hopkins, Martha Lanksford),
George Hawes, Lucy Lanksford.
Page 54: Children of Amey5
and David Mann: Susan Everett (married Asa Dodge, son of John and Hannah
Dodge; children: Asa Mann, Susan Albree, Amey Andrews, David Everett Mann,
George Henry), Amey Randall (married John P. Cornell; children: Sarah Townshend,
Charles Holbrook, Emily Howard, Charles Everett). Sarah Smith5,
daughter of Uriah4, married Abel, son of
Nathaniel and Ruth (Mann) Holbrook.
Page 55: Albert, son of Sarah
Smith5 and Abel Holbrook, married Abby
O. Angell, daughter of Charles and Susan (Westcott) Angell; children: George
Abel (married Mary Helen, daughter of Sanford B. and Ann Smith; children:
Sarah Hellen, Helen Westcott), Frank Pinckney, Albert (married Clara Josephine,
daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (Bailey) Olney; child: Herbert Olney)
Page 56: Children of Albert and
Abby Holbrook: Charles William (married Sarah D., daughter of Joseph C.
and Sarah C. King), Uriah Hopkins (married Annie Augusta, daughter of Joseph
and Mary Ann Olney; child: Annie Olney Holbrook). Harriet Smith, daughter
of Sarah Smith5 and Abel Holbrook, married
Jonas, son of Perley and Lucy Bartlett; children: Sarah Holbrook, Jonas
Jarvis, Lucy Olivia, Harriet Emma, Henry Clay, Marianna, Ada Purdue.
Page 57: Children of Sarah Smith5
and Abel Holbrook continued: Charles William, married Abby M. Tefft.
Index of Hopkins names, by birth, with name of husband or wife, if any.
Page 60: Index of Hopkins: George
Henry6 to Nicholas6
Page 61: Index of Hopkins: Nicholas7
Page 62: Index to the names of
a few persons, having incidental connection with the printed material of
Page 63: Addenda to the information
on some of the individuals.
Also included with the material purchased was a 28 page booklet
called Notes on the Hopkins Family Genealogical and Biographical,
"by a Descendant." It was published April 1889, on pages 137 to 155, in
the Narragansett Historical Register and reprinted separately by them.
The Narragansett Historical Register was published by James N. Arnold for
only a few years. I suspect this is another of Albert Holbrook's works,
although the genealogy does not continue to his generation.
This publication contains the descendants of William Hopkins,
son of the first Thomas Hopkins of England. Thomas and Joanna (Arnold)
Hopkins were born in England and emigrated to Providence, Rhode Island
about 1640. There is more information on the early generations than in
the other publication. See the enlarged scans of each page. Note, page
one is the cover and there is no page three - it is blank.
||Images and transcriptions by Susan W. Pieroth
Copyright October 2000.
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