Caleb Hopkins1

ID #28681, (1809-1880)

Family: Elizabeth Augustus Dennis b. 18 Jan 1820, d. 18 Jan 1890

Biography

  • Caleb Hopkins was born on 26 Jan 1809, in Truro, Massachusetts.1
  • 20 Mar 1832 Caleb married Mary W Kelley (who died 5 years later). They had one son Caleb Frank Hopkins b 1833.1
  • He married Elizabeth Augustus Dennis, daughter of James Dennis and Mehitable Dowse Barker, on Thursday, 6 Apr 1837 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.2,3
  • They were married by Rev Thomas F. King.3
  • Caleb Hopkins enlisted in the military on 22 Apr 1861 as a Captain in Company I, 10th Infantry regiment Illinois. He mustered out 25 Jul 1861.4
  • He died on 2 May 1880 in Springfield, Illinois, at age 71.1
  • After his death the following report was written:

    To view the notice please click here.1


    INDEX TO PAST AND PRESENT OF THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD AND SANGAMON COUNTY ILLINOIS
    1904 , Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, USA

    ... By Joseph Wallace, M. A. of the Springfield Bar The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, IL 1904


    CAPTAIN CALEB HOPKINS, JR. - So many were the commendable elements in the character of Captain Caleb Hopkins, Jr., that no history of Sangamon county would be complete without the record of his career, especially as he was for forty years an honored and representative citizen here. He was born at Cape Cod, Massachusetts on the 26th of January, 1809, and was a son of Captain Caleb Hopkins Sr., and his wife, Priscilla Hopkins. He sailed the seas and was commander of a vessel for over thirty years. Both were natives of Massachusetts. The great-grandfather of Captain Hopkins, of this review, came to America in the Mayflower and his descendants are now numerous throughout this country.

    In the common schools of his native state the subject of this review acquired his early education in his boyhood days and went to sea with his father. He was the only son in a family of six children, his sisters being Betsey, Priscilla, Deborah, Katherine and Thankful. His proximity to the sea and his interest in his father's calling naturally induced in him a fondness for nautical pursuits. In his youth he spent much of his time upon the briny deep. Later, however, he turned his attention to other callings.

    Captain Hopkins was twice married. He first wedded Miss Mary Kelley, who died leaving a son, Frank. He, too, is now deceased, although he lived to be grown, his death occurring in Salt Lake City, Utah. In the year 1837 Captain Hopkins was married to Miss Elizabeth Augusta Dennis, of Charlestown, and the old home in which the wedding was celebrated is still standing near Bunker Hill monument, in Boston, Massachusetts. It was recently visited by their daughter, Mrs. A. W. Kessberger. For about a year the young couple remained in the east and then started for Illinois in 1838, making the trip across the country in a covered wagon. Eventually they arrived in Griggsville, Pike county, where they remained until 1840, when the took up their abode in the city of Springfield, which continued to be their place of residence until they were called to their final rest.

    For forty years Captain Hopkins resided here and he was connected with various business interests and official positions. For many years before the state arsenal was built he was in charge of the state arms, which he had at his own home at the corner of College and Jackson streets. He was one of the active and energetic men of the city, and idleness and indolence were utterly foreign to his nature. His services proved valuable in many positions in which he was placed. He was one of the organizers of the fire department of Springfield at the time the old hand engine system was in force and he became a fireman of the old pioneer company. Subsequently he was foreman of the hook and ladder company, and in those early days he took an active part in fighting the fiery element in this city. In 857 he was elected city marshal on the democratic ticket and served so capably that he was re-elected in 1858. No public trust reposed in him was ever betrayed in the slightest degree, his loyalty to his duty being one of his strongest characteristics. A stanch advocate of the Union cause, he enlisted in 1861 at the breaking out of the Civil war in response to the call for troops to serve for three months. He did good service at Cairo, Illinois, in command of a battery, and when his term of enlistment had expired he again enrolled his name among the defenders of the Union cause, this time for three years' service. While serving as captain of Battery C of the Second Illinois Artillery, in 1862, he was wounded and because of his injuries was obliged to return to Springfield. In the early days of his residence in this state he had served as a soldier in the Mormon war, and he was very deeply interested in military affairs. Following his army experience, he gave his attention to roofing and other business interests in Springfield and lived a life of enterprise that enabled him to provide a good home and comfortable living for his family.

    Unto Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were born fourteen children. Those still living are: Mrs. E. G. Willey, Leon P.; Eben W.; James D.; George D. B.; Mrs. Charles Bales; and Mrs. Augusta Kessberger. All are married and reside in Springfield. Captain Hopkins died at his home in Springfield on the 2d of May, 1880, in the seventy-first year of his age, and his wife passed away January 18, 1890. He was a valued member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and also of the grand Army of the Republic, and he never ceased to feel the deepest concern for his old comrades who wore the blue during the hour of their country's peril. He was a kind hearted man, generous and kindly, and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need or give an active support to all measures for the public good. His honesty was above question and his many excellent traits of character made him popular with young and old, rich and poor. His life record was as an open book that all might read. He was widely known as a brave soldier, a loving husband and father, a faithful friend and a loyal citizen.

  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S4612] Mary Lou Hrvatin, family tree titled "Dollison Glenn Warren Langer Able Tree_2012-04-04", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF Nov 2013.
  2. [S4612] Mary Lou Hrvatin, family tree titled "Dollison Glenn Warren Langer Able Tree_2012-04-04", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , 10 Dec 1836 incorrect - date of intentions, NOT AVAILABLE AS OF Nov 2013.
  3. [S1386] Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850, online database, digitized by New England Historic Genealogic Society, 2008 www.newenglandancestors.org. Original publication: Roger D Joslyn Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts to the year 1850, Boston Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society. P 207.
  4. [S4627] American Civil War Soldiers, online index database, digitized by Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999 Ancestry.com Operations Inc. (Original publication: compiler Historical Data Systems ).
  5. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.
  6. [S4645] Billy Gunter, family tree titled "Gunter-Maisenbacher-Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Arthur Rodolphus Hopkins1

ID #28682, (1838-1853)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 2 Nov 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4612] Mary Lou Hrvatin, family tree titled "Dollison Glenn Warren Langer Able Tree_2012-04-04", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Ellen Augusta Hopkins1

ID #28683, (1840-1908)

Ellen Augusta Hopkins Willey
1840-1908

Family: Ebenezer Glover Willey b. 14 Oct 1834, d. 27 Oct 1921

Biography

  • Last Edited: 18 Jun 2017

Sources of Information

  1. [S4612] Mary Lou Hrvatin, family tree titled "Dollison Glenn Warren Langer Able Tree_2012-04-04", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF Nov 2013.
  2. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  3. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Ebenezer Glover Willey1

ID #28684, (1834-1921)

Ebenezer Glover Willey
1834-1921

Family: Ellen Augusta Hopkins b. 14 Apr 1840, d. 29 Sep 1908

Biography

  • Last Edited: 14 Dec 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Charles Leon Willey1

ID #28685, (1866-1944)

Charles Leon Willey
1866-1944

Family: Ella Pearl Clark b. Jul 1868, d. 18 Feb 1937

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Ella Pearl Clark1

ID #28686, (1868-1937)

Ella Pearl Clark Willey
1918 photo

Family: Charles Leon Willey b. Sep 1866, d. 6 Apr 1944

Biography

  • Last Edited: 16 Nov 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Earl Carl Willey1

ID #28687, (1891-1965)

Earl Clark Willey
Jun 1952 photo

Family: Marge Ruby Lammey b. 2 Oct 1896, d. 25 Apr 1969

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , year=1892.
  3. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Edith Pearl May Willey1,2

ID #28688, (1895-1983)

Edith P Willey
Jun 1952 photo

Family 1: John William Miller b. 7 Jan 1886, d. 29 Oct 1966

Family 2: George Russell Morgan b. 16 Apr 1897, d. 23 Nov 1990

Biography

  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Charles Leon Willey1

ID #28689, (1896-1985)

Charles Leon Willey
Jun 1952 photo

Family 1: Hazel Marilla Lee b. 30 Dec 1898, d. 22 Nov 1957

Family 2: Ethel Wilimine Louise Heck b. c 1900

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Ella Mae Blossom Willey1

ID #28690, (1898-1914)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Harriet June Willey1

ID #28691, (1899-1991)

Harriet June Willey
Jun 1952 photo

Family: Paul William Walker b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 20 Sep 1950

Biography

  • Last Edited: 16 Dec 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Elva Ives Willey1,2

ID #28692, (1904-1997)

Elva I Willey Roberts
Jun 1952 photo

Family: Carl Warner Roberts b. 23 Feb 1896, d. 18 Dec 1984

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Jan 2015

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Carl Warner Roberts1

ID #28693, (1896-1984)

Family: Elva Ives Willey b. 23 Aug 1904, d. 10 Mar 1997

Biography

  • Last Edited: 1 Jan 2015

Sources of Information

  1. [S4628] Blknght911, family tree titled "Gates Family Tree", ancestry.com, trees.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013.
  2. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Marge Ruby Lammey1

ID #28694, (1896-1969)

Family: Earl Carl Willey b. 1 Sep 1891, d. 16 Feb 1965

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


John William Miller1

ID #28695, (1886-1966)

Family: Edith Pearl May Willey b. Dec 1895, d. Jul 1983

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


George Russell Morgan1

ID #28696, (1897-1990)

Family: Edith Pearl May Willey b. Dec 1895, d. Jul 1983

Biography

  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Hazel Marilla Lee1

ID #28697, (1898-1957)

Family: Charles Leon Willey b. 8 Oct 1896, d. 21 Jan 1985

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Doreen May Willey1

ID #28698, (1924-1966)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 8 Jul 2014

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Richard Lee Willey1

ID #28699, (1926-1985)

Family:

Biography

  • Richard Lee Willey was born on 30 Mar 1926, in Corvallis, Oregon.1
  • Richard married and had additionally a boy and a girl.1
  • He died on 27 Feb 1985 in Eugene, Oregon, at age 58.1
  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.


Mark Richard Willey1

ID #28700, (1960-2006)

Biography

  • Last Edited: 10 Jul 2013

Sources of Information

  1. [S4629] Richard Bradbury, family tree titled "Bradbury Willey Hopkins Family Tree", ancestry.com, wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, viewed Jul 2013 , NOT AVAILABLE AS OF This database is no longer available Nov 2013.

***NOTE******NOTE******NOTE***


Dates using 's' or 'say' are educated guesses by me.
If I don't know a female last name she will be identified with a 'Mrs' and her husband's name.