Sylvester Hopkins

Sylvester HOPKINS is my third great grandfather.  Sylvester was born to David Ross and Olive (MOORE) HOPKINS, 27 April 1810 in Ellsworth, Maine.  Sylvester married Julia A. JELLISON 27 April 1837 in Waltham, Maine, married by Rev. Allen Barrows.[1]  Julia and Sylvester had eight children:  Adelia A., Ellen Elvira, Leverett D., Joseph Jellison, Aldis E., Winslow Irving, Edmund G., and Stillman Irven.  Sylvester and family were enumerated in the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses taken in Ellsworth.[2]  His land was enumerated in the 1860 and 1870 Production of Agriculture (Non-Population Census).[3]  Sylvester was a Baptist and a farmer.  His official cause of death is listed as “old age.”  Sylvester died 1 September 1897 in Ellsworth; he is buried in Juniper Cemetery.[4]


[1] Alice MacDonald Long, Marriage Records of Hancock County, Maine Prior to 1892 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1882), 24.

[2] 1850 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 92, dwelling 548, family 608, Sylvester Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication M432, 255. 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, 72, dwelling 530, family 530, Sylvester Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication M653, 438.  Sylvester Hopkins, 1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, page 130, dwelling 979, family 979; microfilm M593, 544.  1880 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, population schedule, Ellsworth, Enumeration District (ED) 143, 133 (stamped), page 45 A, dwelling 423, family 475, Sylvester Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication T9, 480.

[3] 1860 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, productions and agriculture, Ellsworth, page 4, line 38, Sylvester Hopkins; NARA microfilm publication 5-135, 5.  1870 U.S. census, Hancock County, Maine, productions of agriculture, Ellsworth, page 4, line 28, Sylvester Hopkins; , .

[4] “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” copy of old death records, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (HTTP://ancestry.com : online 11 August 2013), Sylvester Hopkins 1 Sept 1897 Ellsworth, Maine.

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