Capt. Silas Hopkins UE was born on May 9, 1741, in Monmouthshire, Wales.
Silas was a cattle driver (drove cattle to Niagra to be sold to the British Army) on the American frontier after the Revolution...Later (After1801) he lived in Canada." -Recollection from writings of Esther Summers- descendant.
Silas was remembered as "a good specimen of an English country gentleman with a cocked hat, knee breeches, long stockings, low shoes with large silver buckles"- recollection of granddaughter Azubah Hogan Gilliland- from writings of Esther Summers
"he belonged first to the Colonial Army and then for some reason switched to the British side. His wife was nee Mary Swayze who was related to William Seward of the then (*actually later under Abraham Lincoln) White House as his mother (*actually grandmother) was also Mary Swayze. The two Marys were cousins. For his actions in the Revolutionary War, Capt. Silas Hopkins was imprisioned for 3 years and fined 1000 pounds, but was given a pardon personally by George Washington. (speculated because of the intercession of Seward family?)"-from writings of Orrena Hanley, descendant of Silas Hopkins.
Family records and Letters written to Anona Shaw Blackburn, now in posession of Lisa Blackburn Roller.
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On 9 Mar 2019 at 07:40 GMT Jo-Anne (Reid) Zeron-Benes wrote:
Hopkins, Senr., Silas /Res: H District/ It was said he accepted of a pardon from Genl Washington I. S. Niagara Stamped Book.
Link- Land Petitions of Upper Canada, 1763-1865 "Hopkins" Hopkins, Silas 1799
On 28 Oct 2018 at 22:49 GMT Lisa (Blackburn) Roller wrote:
On 14 Oct 2018 at 21:54 GMT Gary Kueber wrote:
On 14 Oct 2018 at 20:31 GMT Gary Kueber wrote: