Biography of the Hon. George M. Hopkinson


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Hopkinson, Hon. George M., was born in Meredith Bridge (now Laconia) N. H., October 3, 1819, a son of George and Isabel (Tilton) Hopkinson. George and Isabel Hopkinson came to Ellisburgh in 1839, and settled on a farm where they lived for some years and moved to Rural Hill, then to Henderson and finally back to Ellisburgh, where he died April 9, 1855, and his widow October 17, 1867. George M. came to Johnstown with his parents when a young man eighteen years old, and to Ellisburgh at age of twenty. He was educated at Gilford Academy (N. H.) and Belleville Union Academy; he commenced business life as a clerk in a store at Henderson. In 1847 he came to Ellisburgh and in company with Franklin Waite, engaged in mercantile business, which partnership was dissolved after twelve years' existence, and since then Mr. Hopkinson has carried on the coal business. January 4, 1865, he married Hannah A. Denison, and they had one daughter, Isabel A., wife of John W. Hughes of Ellisburgh, now deputy sheriff of Jefferson county. Mrs. Hopkinson died in July, 1891. Mr. Hopkinson was a charter member of Winona Lodge, I. O. O. F., and also of Collins Lodge at Belleville, I. O. O. F. In polities Mr. Hopkinson is a Republican and very active; he was town clerk, justice and supervisor for a number of years, and member of assembly from 1864 to 1865. Mr. Hopkinson had one brother, Daniel T,, born September 16, 1825. and died in Wisconsin in 1889; he also had two sisters, Augusta A., born August 16, 1829, and died December 18, 1874; and Isabel E., born November 13, 1837, and died January 13, 1858.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898