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Stephen Hopkins (1634 - October 1689) was the son of Jane and John Hopkins, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut. He was born in 1634 at Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was only a child when his parents made the celebrated journey as members of the Thomas Hooker company that removed to Hartford, Connecticut in 1636. He was therefore raised in Hartford, where he took the oath of Freeman in 1656, and was a townsman in 1668 and 1672.

He married Dorcas Bronson, the daughter of John Bronson, Sr., who died May 13, 1697. HIs will was dated September 28, 1680, and he died in October 1689. The inventory of his estate was proved in Court by his widow on November 6, 1689. The couple had seven children.

Children Edit

  • Lieutenant John Hopkins - m. Hannah Rogers
  • Stephen Hopkins (b. 1665) - m. Sarah Judd, daughter of Lt. Thomas Judd
  • Ebenezer Hopkins (b. 1669) - m. Mary Butler, daughter of Samuel Butler
  • Joseph Hopkins - m. Hannah Peck, daughter of Paul Peck of Hartford, CT
  • Dorcas Hopkins - m. Jonathan Webster, son of Robert Webster
  • Mary Hopkins (b. 1870) - m. Samuel Sedgwick
  • Webster Hopkins - died young.
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