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Eleanor (Harford) Hopkins (1833-1912)

Eleanor E. Hopkins
Eleanor E. Hopkins was born at Rochester, Warren County September 20, 1833. She was the oldest daughter of John and Margaret Harford.
On November 15, 1857 she was married at Morrow to William G. Hopkins, who was later County Treasurer of Warren County.
She died Wednesday August 7, 1912 at the home of her only son Walter G. Hopkins at Newport, Ky., at the age of 78 years ten months and 16 days.
The funeral services were held Friday at the Morrow M. E. church conducted by the Rev. Frank Leever. Interment in the Morrow Cemetery.

Source: The Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio), August 15, 1912
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Arne H Trelvik
16 November 2012


John Hopkins (1786-1875)

Col. John Hopkins – Obituary.

We are called upon to announce the death of another of Warren County’s Pioneers. Col. John Hopkins, of Hopkinsville, who has so long held a place among the most esteemed and influential of our citizens, died at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Joseph Baker, in Hamilton Township, on Friday night, March 12, 18875, in the 89th year of his age. Col Hopkins was born near Lexington, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1786, removed thence with his parents to Georgetown, Kentucky, and after a residence there of a few years came to Warren County, where he resided until his death.
From his early manhood down to his old age Col. Hopkins took an active part and exerted much influence in the affairs of his county. In 1812 he organized a company of Mounted Rangers at Lebanon, and with them marched to the Maumee country and participated in the campaign conducted in that then wilderness region. Following this he served in a campaign in the west, wintering at Vincennes, Ind. He thence marched through Illinois to a point opposite St. Louis, and from thence northward to the vicinity of Peoria where a decisive battle was fought with the Indians in which the latter were completely routed. He perhaps little thought then that he should live to traverse those regions on the steam car, and that he should as he frequently did in his latter years, visit his children and gran-children in the populous cities which as if by magic, have sprung up in the places then remote from civilization, where the hardy pioneers built their camp-fires and performed the arduous duties of frontier warfare with savage tribes.
About 1824 Col Hopkins was elected Sheriff of the county, and served two terms, and afterwards filled the same office for one year by appointment. He served two terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, his near neighbor, Gov. Morrow, at the same time representing the county in the Senate, and afterwards served on term in the Senate, the county being them represented in the House by Robt. Wilson, Esq., his friend and associate from boyhood. He was for many years Colonel of Militia, was Post-master of his village for near forty years and for thirty year he served his neighbors as Justice of the Peace and Notary, Surveyor and Conveyancer, while he at the same time carried on business as a merchant and superintended his farm adjoining the village of Hopkinsville. About two years ago, exposure, to which he was subjected while making a survey of lands, resulted in a severe cold from which he never recovered. Though the inroads of disease enfeebled his frame, he retained to his death the erect and commanding form for which he was distinguished as well as for the dignity and affability of his deportment. His rare mental endowments, mature judgment and practiced wisdom, had they been combined with the ambition and arts of many his inferiors would have insured ham a conspicuous place in a wider sphere that the he was content to occupy and whose honors came to him unsought.

Source: Western Star (Lebanon, Ohio, March 18, 1875
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Arne H Trelvik
16 August 2014


William G. Hopkins (c1823-1885)

A Former Treasurer of Warren County Dies Suddenly.

On Monday morning, William G. Hopkins, one of Morrow's most widely known and respected citizens, died at his home after a short illness, from a sudden complication cause by an attack of heart disease, at the age of about sixty-two years. He was born a few miles south of Lebanon and received his education here and in the district schools. His early life was passed on a farm, but he finally entered into partnership with his brother Houston, in the dry goods business. In 1861, he was elected to the office of County Treasurer and held it for four years to the entire satisfaction of all. After his last term expired, he returned to Morrow, where he quietly resided until the time of his death. He was a man noted for his strict integrity and honesty and he was as universally respected as he will be mourned.

Source: Lebanon (Ohio) Gazette, Wednesday, November 4, 1885
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Arne H Trelvik
16 November 2012

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