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Simeon HOPKINS (1731-1821) m. Betty COBB (1732-1815)
s/o Caleb Hopkins (1684-1741) m. Mercy Freeman (1702-1786)
d/o Thomas Cobb (1693-1768) m. Mercy Freeman (Abt 1693-1759)


7 Feb 1732 Simeon HOPKINS born at Truro, Barnstable, MA [6
th child of 10; 4th son] [A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.36-38 (doc)] [MA Town Vital Records says 7 Feb 1731; lists parents names (doc)] [Mayflower Births and Death, Vol 2, p59, 62 (doc)] [The Treat Family: A Genealogy, p212 (doc)] [Richard Higgins of Plymouth, p. 286 (doc)] [The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 102, p.57 ] [The New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 103, p.26 ]

12 Mar 1732 Simeon HOPKINS baptized at Truro, Barnstable, MA [
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.36-38 (doc)] [The Treat Family: A Genealogy, p212 (doc)]

22 Dec 1732 Betty COBB born at Truro, Barnstable, MA [8
th child of 9; 3rd dau] [Mayflower Births and Death, Vol 2, p.59, 62 (doc)] [The Treat Family: A Genealogy, p212 (doc)] [A History of the Cobb Family, p16 (doc)] [MA Town Vital Records confirms birth date (2doc)]

25 Feb 1733 Betty COBB baptized at Truro, Barnstable, MA

28 Aug 1755 Simeon HOPKINS married Betty COBB at Truro, Barnstable, MA [
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.36-38 (doc)] [MA Town Vital Records says 28 Aug 1755 (2doc)] [A History of the Cobb Family, p16 (doc)] [Richard Higgins of Plymouth, p. 286 (doc)]

6 Aug 1756 dau Mercy Hopkins born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; married Reuben Higgins on 16 May 1776 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME; baptized 17 Oct 1756 [
Richard Higgins of Plymouth, p. 286 (doc)]

11 Mar 1758 son Simeon Hopkins born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; served in Rev War; baptized 7 May 1758 [Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War, p. 244 (doc)] [Mayflower Births and Death, Vol 2, p.62 (doc)]


31 Aug 1760 son James Hopkins born at Truro, Barnstable, MA; baptized 16 Nov 1760

1760 Simeon and his family moved to Maine. [
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.36-38 (doc)]

1762 son Elisha Hopkins born at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME; married Rebecca Mareen on 16 Mar 1784 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME [ From Wheeler's "
History of Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell, via Hopkins-Munsey genealogy: In the year 1782, or perhaps a little earlier, ELISHA6 HOPKINS and a few other men of Sebascodegan Island, Harpswell, took part in a daring and successful exploit. For some years, small schooners, "tenders" to the English men-of-war, had been playing the part of pirates toward the defenseless farmers and fishermen of Casco Bay. At last the victims determined upon reprisals. They knew that One of the crews of these piratical schooners was wont to land at Condy's Harbor, on Sebascodegan, and they planned to capture both the vessel and its crew. Watch was kept, and one day word went forth that the Picaroon had landed at Condy's; accordingly all who were willing to attempt her capture were summoned to meet at Col. Nathaniel Purinton's that evening, at 10. PM. Thirty brave fellows responded, among them young ELISHA HOPKINS, then only eighteen or twenty years of age. Stealthily they crept toward the vessel; but when they reached the dock they found she had slipped her moorings and put out to sea. About twenty resolved to go in pursuit, with such means as they could command; so they borrowed of Isaac Snow his fishing boat, the Shaving mill, of only eight tons, [a type of small craft, not a name, actually] and started forth, rowing and sailing. Snow went with them as second officer, under Col. Purinton, in command. At Small Point they found a larger boat, the America, and exchanged; here, like Gideon's band, they left two or three of their number who were disposed to show the white feather. At sunrise of the following morning they sighted the Picaroon off Seguin in the act of capturing a coaster, to which she transferred her two three-pounder swivel-guns. With these the English crew opened fire upon the America as she drew near. But Col. Purinton ordered his men to lie low and say nothing till they were within pistol shot; then, at the word, they rose in groups and poured in a withering fire, meanwhile coming to close quarters and grappling with the enemy. Quickly the islanders poured over the coaster's rail. They found one dead man on the deck, one more severely wounded, and five badly scared Britishers hiding in the hold. With the Picaroon, the coaster, eight prisoners, two swivel-guns, and some ammunition, Col. Purinton and his "privateersmen" then sailed for Condy's Harbor, where they landed just twenty hours after they had set out. ELISHA6 HOPKINS'S share of the prize money was at the rate of $1.00 per hour. So far as we know, this was the last of ELISHA'S experience as a soldier or sailor.

14 Apr 1762
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.38: Simeon Hopkins, mariner of Brunswick, on April 14, 1762, for £73 6s.8d., buys of Samuel Thompson land on Sebascodegan (Great Island), Harpswell, Maine, being Lot No. 22, containing 100 acres more or less. (doc)

1764 dau Betsey Hopkins born at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME; married Henry Totman on 10 Apr 1783 at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME

1775
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.38: SIMEON HOPKINS on the important Committee of Inspection and Correspondence for Brunswick and Harpswell; this was undoubtedly SIMEON then about 44 years of age, for Simeon, his son, was only 17 at the time. Five years later we again find SIMEON HOPKINS on the Committee of Correspondence. This may have been the younger Simeon, as he was then 22; but it is more likely that his father was chosen, because of his previous experience. When SIMEON and BETTY HOPKINS were about 80 years of age (5 March, 1812), they sold their farm on Sebascodegan, together with their stock and personal estate and another small island near by, for 1500 (dollars). The purchasers were ELISHA HOPKINS and his two sons, ELISHA and Simeon. The last named was then a resident of Lincoln; as he is called Simeon, Jr., it is probable that his uncle Simeon6 had died perhaps in the war. Nine years later we have reason to believe that the wife and son (ELISHA) of SIMEON5 had both died; for ELISHA7 sells to Simeon7, his brother, his undivided half of the aforesaid Lot No. 22 on Sebascodegan, which the boys and their father (ELISHA) had purchased of SIMEON, But whereas they paid$1,500, ELISHA7 sells his half to Simeon for only $400 on the following conditions: "and I, the said Simeon Hopkins, Junr., do agree to maintain my Grand-Father SIMEON5 HOPKINS during his Natrel life and pay all charges that may occur." (doc) [Descendants of Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine and ninety allied families, p.102 (doc)

1782 son William Hopkins born at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME

5 Mar 1812
A Munsey-Hopkins Genealogy, p.38: When SIMEON and BETTY HOPKINS were about 80 years of age (5 March, 1812), they sold their farm on Sebascodegan, together with their stock and personal estate and another small island near by, for 1500 (dollars). The purchasers were ELISHA HOPKINS and his two sons, ELISHA and Simeon. The last named was then a resident of Lincoln; as he is called Simeon, Jr., it is probable that his uncle Simeon6 had died perhaps in the war. Nine years later we have reason to believe that the wife and son (ELISHA) of SIMEON5 had both died; for ELISHA7 sells to Simeon7, his brother, his undivided half of the aforesaid Lot No. 22 on Sebascodegan, which the boys and their father (ELISHA) had purchased of SIMEON, But whereas they paid$1,500, ELISHA7 sells his half to Simeon for only $400 on the following conditions: "and I, the said Simeon Hopkins, Junr., do agree to maintain my Grand-Father SIMEON5 HOPKINS during his Natrel life and pay all charges that may occur."

14 Mar 1815 Betty COBB died at Sebascodegan Is., Harpswell, Cumberland, ME; gravestone

1 Sep 1821 Simeon HOPKINS died at Harpswell, Cumberland, ME [
Richard Higgins of Plymouth, p. 286 (doc)]

30 Jan 1822 Columbian Centinel Call#485704 Newspaper Extraction says death in 1822 at Harpswell. (doc)