Biography of Robert Hopkins


Hopkins, Robert, Sardinia, was born on the farm he now owns in Sardinia, July 13, 1849, son of James and Abigail (Rider) Hopkins. His paternal grandfather, Robert Hopkins, came from Vermont in 1822, and settled the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch. His maternal grandfather was Horace Rider, a soldier of the war of 1812. Robert Hopkins received his education at the Springville Academy. He spent about ten years in the West, after which he returned to the home farm. He now owns 220 acres and follows dairying, keeping twenty cows. He is a Republican and has been supervisor two terms: and is a member of several societies. He married in December, 1881, Ruth A. Woodard of Yorkshire, who has borne him five children: Robert, Lee, May, Ida and Esther.

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