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Joseph Hopkins (1777 - 1841)

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Joseph Hopkins
Born in New Jersey, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Sussex, New Jersey, USAmap
Husband of — married [location unknown]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in East Flamborough, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Mar 2011
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Categories: 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada, War of 1812.

Joseph Hopkins served in the 2nd Regiment of York Militia, Canada in the War of 1812
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Private Joseph Hopkins served from October 12 and 13, 1813 in Captain William G. Hepburn’s Company of the 2nd York Militia. [1]

On November 9, 1813, he made a war loss claim as a farmer of West Flamborough Twp. About July 20th, his wagon and harness had been taken by Sgt. Clarke of Capt. Crowder’s Co. of the 41st Regiment to Amherstburgh. His brother Ephraim had seen Sgt. Clarke in possession of the wagon. On October 3, 1815, he resubmitted his claim for a wagon and harness and 210 trees taken for the garrison at Burlington Heights. He also made a claim for losses to Indians. On April 2, 1814, he had a heifer taken from his field and killed, in May, a milch cow and another animal taken, and on July 5, a sheep. Clarkson Freeman of West Flamborough Twp. certified the claim and noted that he had seen the Indian horses in Joseph’s meadows and grain fields. [2]

On September 13, 1815, he certified the war claim of Samuel Price. [3]

In 1819 he was assessed in West Flamborough Twp. with 500 acres. [4]


Husband: Joseph Hopkins
Wife: Hannah Kelsey
Date: 14 Apr 1799
Place: Sussex, New Jersey, USA
Source: #S21
Uzal Hopkins
Patty Mariah Hopkins
John Kelsey Hopkins
Israel Swayze Hopkins
Sarah Hopkins
Clarinda Hopkins
Betsy Hopkins
Elizabeth Hopkins
Joseph Hopkins
Hannah Hopkins
Ezra Hopkins
Caroline Matilda Hopkins


  1. Collections Canada, War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls and Paylists, Microfilm t-10384, pages 19 & 79-90
  2. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1132, Pages 596-606
  3. Collections Canada, The War of 1812: Board of Claims for Losses, 1813-1848, Microfilm t-1135, Pages 344-346
  4. The History of the Town of Dundas, Part 1, by T. Roy Woodhouse, Dundas Historical Society, Dundas, Ontario, 1965, page 28

See also:

  • New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895, Author: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp; Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.Original data - See Description for original data sources listed by county.Original data: See Description for original data sources listed by county. Reference: 4480::0
  • Public Member Trees, Author:, Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry members.Original data: Family trees submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.


  • WikiTree profile Hopkins-1385 created through the import of familytreex.ged on Jul 20, 2011 by Adri Oldershaw. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Adri and others.
  • This person was created through the import of Ancestry Wiki.ged on 14 March 2011.

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