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  • ID: I95782
  • Name: Stephen HOPKINS
  • RELA: 7th cousin 10x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 7 MAY 1707 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
  • Event: Elected 1756 Governor of Rhode Island
  • Event: Fact 1776 Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Death: 13 JUL 1785 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI
  • Event: Pic Governor Stephen Hopkins
  • Title: Gov.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    HOPKINS, Stephen, a Delegate from Rhode Island; born in Providence, R.I., March 7, 1707; attended the public schools; was raised on a farm in the town of Scituate, Providence County; member of the general assembly 1732-1752 and 1770-1775; served as speaker 1738-1744 and 1749; chief justice of the court of common pleas in 1739; moved to Providence in 1742 and engaged in surveying and mercantile pursuits; chief justice of the superior court 1751-1754; delegate to the Colonial Congress which met in Albany in 1754; Colonial Governor of Rhode Island in 1755, 1756, 1758-1761, 1763, 1764, and 1767; again appointed chief justice of the superior court in 1773; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1776; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; died in Providence, R.I., July 13, 1785; interment in the North Burial Ground.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: William HOPKINS , Jr. b: BET 1681 AND 1682 in Providence Co., RI
    Mother: Ruth WILKINSON b: 31 JAN 1685/86 in Providence, Providence Co., RI

    Marriage 1 Sarah SCOTT b: 2 SEP 1707 in Providence, Providence Co., RI
    • Married: 9 OCT 1726 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI
    Children
    1. Has No Children Rufus HOPKINS b: 10 FEB 1725/26
    2. Has Children John HOPKINS b: 6 NOV 1728 in Rhode Island
    3. Has No Children Ruth HOPKINS b: 11 NOV 1728
    4. Has Children Lydia HOPKINS b: 2 DEC 1732 in Scituate, Providence Co., RI
    5. Has No Children Sylvanus HOPKINS b: 19 OCT 1735
    6. Has No Children Simon HOPKINS b: 25 MAY 1736
    7. Has No Children George HOPKINS b: 11 JAN 1737/38

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