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Joshua Hopkins, Sr.

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
Death: May 14, 1738 (80)
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts, Colonial America
Immediate Family:

Son of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Catherine "Catorne" Hopkins
Husband of Mary Hopkins
Father of John Hopkins; Abigail Taylor; Elisha Hopkins; Lydia Baker; Mary Smith and 3 others
Brother of Mary Smith; Stephen Hopkins; John Hopkins, II; Abigail Merrick (Hopkins); Deborah Cooke and 4 others

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About Joshua Hopkins, Sr.


'Joshua Hopkins

  • Birth: Jun., 1657 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death: Aug. 20, 1738 Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Son of Giles Hopkins and Catharine Whelden.

Married to Mary Cole on 26 May 1681.

They had children:

John, Abigail, Elisha, Liddiah, Mary, Joshua, Hannah and Phebe.

  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Giles Hopkins (1608 - 1690)
  • Catherine Whelden Hopkins (1617 - 1689)
  • Spouse:
  • Mary Cole Hopkins (1658 - 1734)*
  • Children:
    • John Hopkins (1684 - 1700)*
  • Siblings:
  • Mary Hopkins Smith (1640 - 1700)*
  • Stephen Hopkins (1642 - 1718)*
  • John Hopkins (1643 - 1643)*
  • Abigail Hopkins Merrick (1644 - ____)*
  • Deborah Hopkins Cooke (1648 - 1727)*
  • Caleb Hopkins (1650 - 1728)*
  • Joshua Hopkins (1657 - 1738)
  • Elizabeth Hopkins (1664 - 1664)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 73360809
  • From:


*COLE, Mary

  • b. 10 MAR 1657/8 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • d. 1 MAR 1733/4 Orleans, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: COLE, Daniel
  • Mother: Ruth,
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 26 MAY 1681 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Spouse: HOPKINS, Joshua
  • b. JUN 1657 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: HOPKINS, Giles
  • Mother: WELTON, Katherine
  • Children:
    • HOPKINS, John b. 16 APR 1683 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass. d. 24 JUL 1700 Eastham, Barnstable, Mass.
    • HOPKINS, Abigail
    • HOPKINS, Elisha
    • HOPKINS, Lydia
    • HOPKINS, Mary
    • HOPKINS, Joshua
    • HOPKINS, Hannah
    • HOPKINS, Phebe
  • From:



  • Daniel Cole, Sr
  • Birth: 1614 Guildford Borough, Surrey, England
  • Death: Dec. 21, 1694
  • Daniel Cole Birth: 1614 in Duxbury, Lancashire, England Death: 21 DEC 1694 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts Note: "We, John Cole, Timonty Cole, Israel Cole, James Cole, William Cole, Daniel Cole & Thomas Cole, Daniel Doan & his wife Hipsibath, John Young & his wife Ruth, Joshua Hopkins & his wife Mary & Medad Atwood & his wife Hester have mutually agreed to be contented and satisfied with ye divition & settlement of ye Estate".Daniel Cole came to Plymouth with William Collier in 1633 along with brothers Job and John. Probably James Cole of Plymouth was also a brother. He married Ruth Collier, Daughter of William Collier and Jane Clark; a Mayflower family. They sailed on the ship "Mary and James". Sources A Genealogical Profile of William Collier retrieved May 2014
  • John G. Hunt wrote in an article published in The American Genealogist, Vol. 42: ORIGIN OF THREE EARLY PLYMOUTH FAMILIES: COLE, COLLIER , AND CLARKE " . . . proved by the will of Zaccheus Cole of St. Olave, Southwark (Surrey England), citizen and grocer of London, dated 16 Nov 1630 . . . In this will the testator named his mother, FRANCES, his brothers Nathaniel, John, and DANIEL COLE, and appointed his brother, Job Cole, executor. In New England the will of John Cole, dated about 1637, refers to his brothers Job Cole and Daniel Cole; to sister Rebecca and to Eliza Collyer and left legacies to each of Master Collier's men." This is the evidence that the mother of Daniel Cole is Frances (unknown) and that his father whose name remains unknown had died prior to the date of the will.
  • It was Monday Dec. 20,1694 when Daniel die. Daniel was 80 years old when he pass away. Three brother Job, John and Daniel Cole came to Plymouth Mass in 1633 on the ship " Mary and James" with 190 passengers. William Collier, merchant in London came with the Cole brothers, Job Cole worked for William Collier, James Cole of the hill could also be related to the Cole brothers. Some books say he was a brother but he could be a cousin because he is not mentioned in Zaccheus's will. James Cole also arrived at Plymouth from Saco, Maine the same year that the Cole brothers arrived in Plymouth, Job and Daniel moved to Eastham,Mass. Daniel Cole was 19 years old in 1633. Daniel married Ruth Chester and removed to Yarmouth in 1637. But joined his brother Job at Eastham Mass 1643. He was a deputy 10 times and a member of the Yarmouth Militia, selectman,town clerk in Eastham Mass. He was a tailor and arrived in N.E. 19 years old. Daniel Cole's Will Daniel Cole died December 20, 1694 Adm was son of Israel at the request of brothers and sisters children, John, Timothy, Israel, James, William, Daniel Doane and wife Hephzibah, John Young and wife Ruth. Joshus Hopkins and wife Mary Medad Tupper and Wife Hester. Children of Daniel and Ruth all born in Eastham,Mass.
  • In 1648 Daniel was one of the jury that tried Alice Bishop for infanticide, "( This word infanticide means a Child murder )"
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Frances ??? (____ - 1630)
  • Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 132786793
  • From:


Joshua Hopkins. Born in Jun 1657 in Eastham, MA.156 Joshua died bet 14 May 1734 and 31 Aug 1738.24 Occupation: farmer and shoemaker.55

Joshua settled on the east side of Town cove, near his father’s house. His house stood near or on the spot where the house of the late Isaac Seabury now [1916] stands. He was a very wealthy man. Much of his landed estate he inherited. He owed land in Eastham, Harwich, and Chatham.55

On 26 May 1681 Joshua married Mary Cole, daughter of Daniel Cole (ca 1614-21 Dec 1694) & Ruth Chester (ca 1627-15 Dec 1694), in Eastham, MA.156 Born on 10 Mar 1658 in Eastham, MA.3,156 Mary died in Eastham, MA, on 1 Mar 1733/4; she was 74.156

Children of Joshua and Mary (Cole) Hopkins, born at Eastham:

   i. John Hopkins, b. 16 Apr 1684, d. 24 Jun 1700;
   ii. Abigail Hopkins, b. 9 Mar 1685/6;
   iii. Elisha Hopkins, b. 17 Dec 1688;
   iv. Lydia Hopkins, b. 1 Apr 1692;
   v. Mary Hopkins, b. 20 Jan 1694/5;
   vi. Joshua Hopkins, b. 20 Feb 1697/8;
   vii. Hannah Hopkins, b. 25 Mar 1700; and
   viii. Phebe Hopkins, b. 11 Mar 1702.156


15203 i. Abigail Hopkins (9 Mar 1687-aft 3 Feb 1747)


'Joshua Hopkins (abt. 1657 - 1735)

Joshua Hopkins

Born about Jun 1657 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Son of Giles Hopkins and Katherine (Whelden) Hopkins

Brother of Mary (Hopkins) Smith, Stephen Hopkins, John Hopkins,

Abigail (Hopkins) Merrick, Deborah (Hopkins) Cooke,

Caleb Hopkins, Ruth Hopkins, William Hopkins,

Elizabeth Hopkins and Samuel Hopkins [half]

Husband of Mary Collier (Cole) Hopkins — married 26 May 1681 in Eastham, MA

Father of Elisha Hopkins, Joshua Hopkins and Hannah (Hopkins) Small

Died 14 May 1735 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts

Profile manager: Merry Ann Palmer [send private message]

Hopkins-60 created 11 Jun 2010 | Last modified 20 Nov 2016

Categories: Mayflower Family Member | Eastham, Massachusetts.

Joshua Hopkins was related to a passenger on the Mayflower and born before 1700.


Death Alt

August 31, 1738 Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts


See also:

Ferris, Mary W. Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes, Volume 1, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT, 2005; original book privately printed, 1943. DeForest, L. Effingham and Anne Lawrence DeForest, Moore and Allied Families: The Ancestry of William Henry Moore, published online by, The Generations Network, Inc., Provo, UT., 2005; original publisher: The DeForest Publishing Company, N.Y., N.Y., 1938. Family Data Collection - Individual Records. Edmund West, comp. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900. Yates Publishing. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Caleb H. Johnson, The Mayflower and her passengers (Indiana:Xlibris Corp., Caleb Johnson, 2006) "Mayflower Families Through Five Generations", Volume six, "Hopkins", Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1992.

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Joshua Hopkins, Sr.'s Timeline

June 1657
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
April 16, 1683
Age 25
March 9, 1686
Age 28
Eastham, Barnstable County, Plymouth Colony
December 17, 1688
Age 31
Barnstable, Barnstable County, Dominion of New England
April 1, 1692
Age 34
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
January 20, 1694
Age 36
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
February 20, 1698
Age 40
March 23, 1700
Age 42
March 11, 1701
Age 43
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts