Deaths: June 17, 1840; March 9, 1802; June 17, 1816; October 27, 1848
James Hopkins was born in England and became a lawyer and a District Deputy Grand Master in the Masonic Lodge. He married Mary Bagley in 1802, but she passed away weeks later. Almost 3 years later, he married Dorcas Tucker, and they had at least 2 girls while married for 11 years. After Dorcas died, he (at age 50) married Louisa.
All of their head and foot stones are rectangular grey slate, and are not fancy. They sit side by side in section F of the Eastern Cemetery. Mary and Dorcas share a stone, and their inscription is the most unusual of them all.
James D. Hopkins
Died June 17, 1840
GOD hath withdrawn the spirits & here mingle the ashes
of the wives of JAMES D. HOPKINS.
dau.r of John & Mary Bagley,
died March 9, 1802,
dau.r of Daniel & Lydia Tucker,
died June 17, 1816,
A monumental stone is not the memorial of their virtues;
they are recorded in the heart of A HUSBAND.
Louisa H. Hopkins
Oct. 27, 1848
Thanks so much to Robert Hall who provided all of the information for the Hopkins family and to Martha Zimicki for her renderings of their gravestones.
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