Stephen Hopkins, born Coventry, England 1583; died 1644
his son Giles, born England 1607
his son Stephen, born Yarmouth, MA 1642
his son Samuel, born Eastham, MA 1682 or 83
his son Theodore, born Eastham, Ma 1726
his son Charles, born_______
his son Josiah, born 1798, Standish, ME; died 1887
had the following children Susan Aroline, b. Camden, ME Aug., 1826; d. 1887
Nathan Bryant, b. Camden, ME Apr. 18, 1828; d. 1914
Sarah E., b. Camden, ME, Feb. 26, 1830; d. 1830
George W., b. Camden, ME Jan. 1, 1832; d. 1864 - lost at sea (my great-great grandfather)
Josiah Edward, b. Camden, ME Sept. 26, 1838; d. 1863
Edward Frank, b. Camden, ME Oct. 25, 1840, d.1901
Laurenda M., b. Camden, ME July 26, 1842;
Electa A., b. Camden, ME 1848
Hi, Priscilla and thanks for the reply. Always interesting to meet a distant relation! I got to visit Camden last spring and did find the above info in VR. I remember seeing several Hopkins graves and at least one said "Lost at Sea". Is George buried in Youngtown or French/Beach Cem? I believe Josiah Edward was also lost at sea.
I do have copies of some VR. I have Stephen through Charles and that Charles married Martha Bacon, all in Mayflower books. I have Charles and Martha's children listed and I have the list of Josiah and Mary's children from VR of Camden/Rockport. Josiah and Mary's death records don't list a single thing about their parents or Mary's maiden name as I believe they were copied from their tombstone (which I didn't find while I was there). Nathan Bryant is my husband's 3G-grandfather and his death record lists Josiah Hopkins and Mary THOMAS as his parents. The only wedding record I found for a Josiah in a VR is to Mary CONNER. I know there can be errors on death records if the family is doing the reporting, so maybe Mary's last name was not Thomas.
So, finding Josiah's birth/baptism record and marriage certificate would sure tidy up my questions!! I guess I could just accept what is there since the dates of Nathan's birth do match up to place him as Josiah's child. I'm not interested in joining any societies, but before I share info with family I want it to be correct.
Thanks for your info!! If you know of anything I'm missing in terms of sources, please let me know. Take care..
Aroline, wife of Henry Gould, says she died in 1858 at age 29.
George W. was lost at sea in 1864 at age 32
Edward J. also died at sea in 1863 at age 25.
Electa, wife of JB (?) Trobridge died in 1877 at age 29.
Sorry I do not have the other sides of this large grave memorial, but I am researching "Lost at Sea" people right now. They are all buried (those with bodies that made it home) in Camden's Mount(ain) View Cemetery which is on Mountain St. (Rt. 52) if you ever make it back. I am a descendant of Stephen Hopkins as well, through Giles (and I think one of his daughters?)
I have a brand new photo of this stone on my camera, but will be resizing it before I post it online anywhere.