Revised 8/3/2017. Copyright @2017; The following Documentary Timeline has been compiled and created by Paul Rhetts. It may be copied for research purposes; but it may not be reproduced for inclusion in any printed or electronic distribution of any kind without the express written permission of the author. Any requests to use this information should be sent to Paul Rhetts, LPDPress@q.com.



Caleb HOPKINS Sr (1684-1741) m. Mercy FREEMAN (1702-1784)
s/o Caleb HOPKINS (1648-1728) and Mary WILLIAMS (1660-1709)
d/o Constant FREEMAN (1669-1745) and Jane TREAT (1675-1729)
p/o Simeon HOPKINS (1730-1821)


1684 Caleb HOPKINS Sr born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts (one source says 1680: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941 (The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 17 Oct 1927, 6203; 9 Nov 1927, 6203, Vol 83, p. 271) (one source says his parents were married 10 May 1692 in Barnstable, MA so this birth date may be wrong) [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, p.59] [
The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, Vol 102, p.50 confirms the 1684 date]

31 Aug 1702 Mercy FREEMAN born at Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts ["Hopkins Notes," in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 16:35, January 1914. Caleb Hopkins m. Truro 8 Oct 1719 Mercy, the daughter of Constant Freeman and Jane Treat] [Vital Records of Chatham, Mass., in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 8:244. Mercy ffreeman the Daughter of Constant and Jane ffreeman was Born the thirty first day of august Anno Dom 1702] [Treat, John Harvey. The Treat family: a genealogy of Trott, Tratt and Treat for fifteen generations and four hundred and fifty years in England and America; containing more than fifteen hundred families in America, 186. Children of Constant Freeman and Jane Treat: Mercy, b. 31 Aug 1702, d. Dec 1786, m. (1) 8 Oct 1719 Caleb Hopkins, m. (2) 28 Jun 1749 Benjamin HIggins, m. (3) 5 Dec 1771 Ebenezer Dyer] [The Treat Family : A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat : for fifteen generations, p186 (doc)] [MA Town Vital Records or Orleans, MA confirm birth date and names of parents (2doc)]

8 Oct 1719 Caleb HOPKINS Sr and Mercy FREEMAN married at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; Mercy FREEMAN married (2) Benjamin HIGGINS and (3) Ebenezer DYER [Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0945516] [MA Vital Town Records confirm names and date of marriage (doc)] [Freeman Genealogy : Freeman, Frederick in three parts, Viz : I Memorial of Edmund Freeman of Sandwich, p. 362 (doc)] [The Treat Family : A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat : for fifteen generations, p186 (doc)] [A history of the Cobb family, pt 1-3, p.16 (doc)]

28 Jul 1720 son Constant HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 15 Jun 1800

18 Jul 1722 dau Mary HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 21 Oct 1795; married John CROSS on 21 Oct 1747 at Boston, MA

30 May 1724 dau Thankful HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1806; married Elisha PAINE on 22 Jun 1746

28 Jul 1726 son Caleb HOPKINS Jr born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 30 Sep 1799; married Mary PAINE on 15 Jun 1777 (served in Rev War: SAR 39635 (doc)]

27 Jul 1728 son Jonathan HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died at sea

7 Feb 1730 son Simeon HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 1 Sep 1821 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME; married Betty COBB on 28 Aug 1755 at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts [
A history of the Cobb family, pt 1-3, p.16 (doc)]

26 Apr 1734 dau Mercy HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 26 Apr 1817; married John GROZIER

16 Aug 1736 son James HOPKINS born at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; died 8 Jun 1782 at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut; married Mehetable FREEMAN

10 Jan 1738 son Joshua HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died at sea

21 Aug 1741 dau Abiel HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died 25 Sep 1771 at Eastham, Barnstable, MA; married Solomon PEPPER on 16 Oct 1769 at Orleans, MA

21 Oct 1741 Caleb HOPKINS Sr died (age 57) at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts; buried at Old North Cemetery at Truro (Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots) [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2, p.59]

28 Jun 1749 Mercy FREEMAN married (2) Benjamin Higgins at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts (no children) [The Treat Family : A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat : for fifteen generations, p186 (doc)] [Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0945516]

5 Dec 1771 Mercy FREEMMAN married (3) Ebenezer DYER at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts (one child) [
The Treat Family : A genealogy of Trott, Tratt, and Treat : for fifteen generations, p186 (doc)] [Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0945516]

10 Nov 1784 Mercy FREEMAN died (age 82) at Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts ["Records from Old North Cemetery, Truro", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography,12:235. Dyer, Mercy, wife of Ebenezer, died in December, 1786, aged 84 years. [Birth about 1702] (grave marker)