Cathy PORTER-Maynard (In Minnesota)...
Re:"ADAMS / HOPKINS connections?" by Nadine
I am a direct descendant of JOHN HOPKINS of Cambridge, MA.
As such, John Adams and John Quincy Adams are amongst our (extended)
If your Ezra Hopkins descends from the same Hopkins line, this could possibly be the Adams connection that was referenced in your ancestors' obituary.
While I cannot definitively answer your inquiry regarding whether or not your
Ezra Hopkins descends from this Hopkins line, it's possible that you might
find answers with the book entitled:
"John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants," by Timothy Hopkins.
Although this comprehensive volume is now out-of-print, the good news is that it has been reprinted by Higginson Book Company. (SEE:http://www.higginsonbooks.com/http://www.higginsonbooks.com/ ).
In addition, this wonderful book now available on CD-Rom-- at a very affordable price. (SEE: Excerpt, attached below).
I wish you luck in your Adams / Hopkins research.
Take care, and
May God bless you and those you love...
*GG Granddaughter of Catherine Diana HOPKINS & Robert CHILDERS
[*Catherine Diana Hopkins9, Scott Lee Hopkins8, Benjamin Franklin Hopkins7,
Rudd Hopkins6, Benjamin Hopkins5, Stephen Hopkins4, Ebenezer Hopkins3, Stephen Hopkins2, John Hopkins1]
RARE BOOKS NOW AVAILABLE on CD-ROM:
"John Hopkins of Cambridge, 1634, and Some of His Descendants" by
Timothy Hopkins (pub.1932).
For more information see:
•DIGITAL EDITIONS - Genealogy, Family History, Descendants, Ancestors
•CD-ROM: (HOPKINS: Family History, Genealogy) "JOHN HOPKINS of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1634, and Some of His Descendants"
•DIGITAL EDITIONS - Free Look-up Service - genealogy and family history
Excerpt from above-referenced website:
"John Hopkins of Cambridge, Massachusetts,
1634, and Some of His Descendants,"
by Timothy Hopkins (Stanford University Press, 1932).
xi + 936 pages, including one image and 132 pages of index...
This publication gives us the history of John and his descendants in the male
line through eleven additional generations. It give us descendants of the
female lines through one additional generation. An original proprietor of
Hartford, Connecticut (1636), John Hopkins is said to have arrived in Newtown
(Cambridge), Massachusetts, in 1634.
By 1930, he had descendants in all forty-eight states, the Territories of
Alaska and Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (a fact that we were
able to determine in about fifteen minutes using the search routine of our
word processing software - another advantage of the Digital Edition).
Among the most literate of the family histories we have published as of May
2001, "John Hopkins of Cambridge" is full of interesting detail concerning
the lives of John's descendants, the places in which they lived, and the
ancestors of their spouses.
Hundreds of collateral families are included in this comprehensive family
To view all the names in the INDEX of this book,
[end of excerpt]
On October 01, 2003,
Nadine Gauthier Heppell wrote:
ADAMS / HOPKINS connections?
..."Ezra Leroy HOPKINS b. 27 June 1857 in Penn Yann, Yates Co., NY, died
at age 68, a resident of Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., Indiana for 65 years. Death date: 7 June 1925.
His obituary published 8 June 1925 on pg. 3 of the MISHAWAKA DAILY ENTERPRISE states he "was a direct descendant of John Samuel and John Quincy ADAMS." Can anyone enlighten me re such an ADAMS/HOPKINS connection?..."