Descendants of Joseph Hopkins and Mary Ward Crispin

Joseph Hopkins was the third son of Hezekiah and Martha Griffith Hopkins, and the eldest to reach maturity and marry. He moved with the family to Ohio, and married Mary Ward Crispin in Warren County in 1827. They had two children before Joseph's early death in 1832. After his death, Mary moved to Preble County, Ohio, where she was married to Isaac Wiley in 1839 by by J. W. Gorden, J.P.

Quaker Records for Joseph Hopkins

6-28-1820 Philadelphia gct Miami sent to Miami
12-27-1820 Miami rocf Philadelphia received in Miami
11-7-1827 Miami married Mary W. Crispin
5-27-1829 Miami dis jH disowned, joined Hicksites
1-25-1837 Miami gct Westfield (Mary W. & children only)
2-22-1837 Westfield rocf Mary M. (sic) & children only
6-24-1840 Westfield con mou1 (H) Mary W. Wily (form Hopkins)

Quaker Records for Mary Ward Crispin

12-23-1815 Miami rocf Cincinnati MM received in Miami
11-7-1827 Miami married Joseph Hopkins
1-25-1837 Miami gct Westfield sent to Westfield
2-22-1837 Westfield rocf Miami received in Westfield
6-24-1840 Westfield con mou1 (H) married ?? Wily or Wiley

Source: Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy by William Wade Hinshaw

1 Condemned for marrying out of unity. She married Isaac Wiley, a non-Quaker.

Census Records

1830 Ohio, Joseph Hopkins, Warren Co., p. 274, l. 3
Males: 1 <5; 1 5-10; 1 15-20; 1 30-40
Females: 1 20-30

Joseph Hopkins Estate Documents

These are transcriptions of estate documents concerning Joseph and Mary Hopkins.

Promisory Note
Old CP Box 54

April 2nd 1831
Nine months after date we or either of us promise to pay Israel Brown & Caleb Satterthwaite administrators to the Estate of George C. Ward Dec'd the Sum of Six Dollars 14 1/2 cts for Value Rec'd

witness our hands
Joseph Hopkins
Rowland O. Crispin

Warren County Probate Court
Old CP 54

Near Waynesville 6th Mo 6th 1832

To the Judges of a Special Court of Warren County to be held tomorrow. This is to certify that I relinquish my right to administer to the estate of my deceased husband Joseph Hopkins, and I desire that my brother Rowland A. Crispin be appointed administrator to settle said estate.

Mary W. Hopkins
in presence of David Evans

Warren County Ohio Probate Court
Will Record Book 5, p. 34

At a special session of the Court of Common Pleas convened at Lebanon in the county of Warren & State of Ohio on the 7th day of June A. D. 1832: Were present the honorable George J. Smith, Ulyssys Pierson & Ignatius Brown Esquires & thereupon Mary W. Hopkins widow of Joseph Hopkins decd. The Court thereupon grant letters of administration on said Estate to Rowland A. Cryspan who is to give bond in six hundred dollars with Noah Hains & Thomas Thomas his bail, & the Court appoint Silas Wharton, David Montgomery & David Evans appraisers, & said administration is affirmed in open Court (bond filed & letters issued).

Distribution of Estate
Old CP Box 54, No. 12

Rec'd 20th of 7th Mo. 1832 of Rowland O. Crispin admin. to the estate of My deceased Husband Joseph Hopkins eighty dollars, the amount allowed by the appraisers for the Maintenance of Myself and Children one year from the time of his death.

Mary W. Hopkins

Sale Bill Names
Estate Sale of Joseph Hopkins
20th of 7th Month 1832
Old CP Box 54, No. 12

CookStephenCrispinRowland O.

Descendant Report

I've prepared a register report in pdf format for the descendants of Joseph Hopkins and Mary Ward Crispin. This report includes her descendants by both Joseph Hopkins and Isaac Wiley.

Links to Further Information

Here are links to obituaries for four of the family members mentioned in the register report: Isaac A. Wiley, Roland Wiley and Roland Ralph Wiley, and Everett Eckel There is also a wedding announcement for Roland H. Wiley in Alberta, Canada.
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