Note: One source says his name was Frank, but can find nothing for that name with these children. Also a copy of Sam and Lizzie's marriage license shows his name as Jonathon. 1850 Census Antis Twp., Blair Co., Pa. shows Jonathan, age 68, living in same houshold as Mary 51, Jonathan 11, Margaret Jane 14, Ruth 18, Samuel 7, Washington 20.
From Allin, The Jonathan Hopkins family lived in Antes Township, Blair County, Pa. All of the children were born there. The place where they lived was called Sinking Valley, but it is not a town. In about 1852 most of the Hopkins family travelled down the Ohio River on a flatboat and then up the Mississippi to Muscatine, Iowa where they caught the railroad to Iowa City, Iowa. Two married daughters remained in Pennsylvania. Some of the children were already married and had families, so the company was rather large. The younger children were married in Iowa. Jonathan was a stone mason and farmer and most of the children farmed.
Found in book "The History of Blair County Pennsylvania" 1810-1850 Jonathan and Benjamin owned 300 acres valued at $680.00 1830 Jonathan served as overseer of the poor 1835 Jonathan served as school director
1850 Blair Co., Antis Twp., Census enumerated on the 4th day of October, 1850 19 177 181 Hopkins Johnathan 68 M M Farmer 1,500 Pa 20 177 181 Hopkins Mary 51 F F Pa X 21 177 181 Hopkins Washington 20 M M Farmer Pa 22 177 181 Hopkins Ruth 18 F F Pa 23 177 181 Hopkins Franklin 15 M M Farmer Pa 24 177 181 Hopkins Margaret Jane 14 F F Pa 25 177 181 Hopkins Jonathan 11 M M Pa 26 177 181 Hopkins Samuel 7 M M Pa
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