Note: Found in a library book of "The History of Blair County Pennsylvania" 1808 James served as overseer of the poor; 1810 James served as supervisor 1810-1850 James owned 70 acres valued at $170.00 1821 James served as overseer of the poor
Found in "THE HISTORY OF BLAIR COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA" 1824 Mary Ann Forge Cemetery, Antes, Twp., Blair Co., Pa. There is a head stone for Old Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins. No first names or dates and says that believed to be the parents of James, Sr.
From Sandy Mackley; James was a sergeant in the Dragoons in Pennsylvania line, per Bounty Land Warrant #9618 for 100 acres, issued on August 26, 1789 and assigned to James Gray. Noted at bottom of card "The information concerning the issuance of warrants on this form is found in volumes 2 to 4 of "Land Warrants Issued Prior to 1800" which are registers of bounty land warrants issued to non-commisioned officers and privates under congressional resolutions of September 16, 1776, and subsequent dates. Other records relative the applications for warrants appear to have been destroyed in the War Department fire of November 6, 1800. Information concerning warrants surrendered to the Federal Government is found in General Land Office records in the National Archives. From Lynda Wilson Barlow, desc of Benjamin, James was of Irish origin, owned a farm near Bellwood, Pa. (Blair co.) just north of Altoona. Will: November 1828, Huntingdon Co., Pa.
From Michael David Hopkins James was a sergeant in the Dragoons in Pennsylvania line, per Bounty Land Warrant #9618 for 100 acres, issued on August 26, 1789 and assigned to James Gray.
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