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Catharine Esten Cooke Hopson Bible, 1830

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Finding aid prepared by Ruth E. Bryan

Title

Catharine Esten Cooke Hopson Bible

Date

1830

Repository

University of Kentucky Special Collections

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

2012ms388: [identification of item], Catherine Esten Cooke Hopson Bible, 1830, University of Kentucky Special Collections.

Extent

0.8 Cubic feet

1 flat box

Abstract

The Hopson family lived in Lexington and/or Paris, Ky., from the 1830s to the early 1900s. The collection comprises a Bible, published in Philadelphia, Pa., by J. Towar and D.M. Hogan, 1830, given to Catharine E. Hopson by her father, 1830. The middle of the Bible contains four pages detailing marriages, births, and deaths of three generations of the Hopson and Hamilton families of Lexington, Ky. One page also includes a list of 19 slaves emancipated in 1865.

Biography/History

The Hopson family lived in Lexington and/or Paris, Ky., from the 1830s to the early 1900s. It is likely they lived in what is now called the Wallis House in Paris, Ky., built in 1850. Henry Hopson and Catharine Cooke were married in 1830 in Lexington. Their son, Joseph Henry Hopson, married Nannie Clarke Bullitt in 1883 in Lexington. Their daughter, Katharine Temple Hopson, married Robert Browning Hamilton in 1910 in Lexington, Ky. Robert and Katharine Hamilton's daughter, Mary Virginia Hamilton, was the poet Virginia Adair (1913-2004).

Scope and Content

Bible, published in Philadelphia, Pa., by J. Towar and D.M. Hogan, 1830. Given to Catharine E. Hopson by her father, 1830. Dedication on front inside cover reads: Mrs. Catharine E. Hopson from her affectionate father. 'My heart's desire, and prayer to God, for Catharine, is that she may be saved.' J.E.C. 1830. The inside front cover and pages also include handwritten Biblical quotations, dated from 1830 to 1881. The middle of the Bible contains four pages detailing marriages, births, and deaths of three generations of the Hopson and Hamilton families of Lexington, Ky. One page also includes a list of 19 slaves emancipated in 1865.

Subjects

  • Hopson family, Lexington, Ky.
  • Kentucky--History, Local
  • Hopson, Catharine Cooke, d. 1847
  • African American history
  • African Americans--Kentucky--History
  • Family--history
  • Lexington (Ky.)--Genealogy
  • Slaves--Emancipation--Kentucky

Related Material

At the University of Kentucky Special Collections: 53M3, Bullitt family papers, 1883-1882; 2009ms035, Bullitt-Berry letters; 2009MS113, James Lane Allen-Mary K. Bullitt correspondence, 1895-1911; 2012av001, Frances Barr collection on the Bullitt and Hopson families, 1906-1916; 2012ms056, Frances Barr papers;

At the California California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives: SC2006/1, Virginia Hamilton Adair collection, 1920-2004

Collection Inventory

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testatments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Philadelphia, Pa.: J. Towar and D.M. Hogan, 1830, 1830
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Scope and Content Note:

Three generations of Hopson families are listed in the Marriages section: 1. Henry Hopson and Catharine E. Cooke, married in Lexington, Ky., Nov. 17, 1830; 2. Joseph Henry Hopson and Nannie C. Clarke Bullitt, married in Lexington, Ky., Dec. 19, 1883; 3. Katharine Temple Hopson and Robert Browning Hamilton, married in Lexington, Ky., Dec. 14, 1910.

The Bible also includes a list of 19 slaves belonging to Henry Hopson and Catharine Cooke Hopson emancipated in 1865. The opening narrative reads, The names of the servants who belonged to Dr. Henry Hopson, and who were liberated by the government, at the end of the war in 1865.

The names of the emancipated adults belonging to Henry Hopson in the order as listed in the Bible are Willis, George, Charles, Samuel, Walter, Polly, Isabel, Lemon, Mary Charles(?), and Mary Moreton(?).

The names of the emancipated children belonging to Henry Hopson in the order as listed in the Bible are Wilson, Fanny, Rebecca, John, Johnson, Adam, and Issac.

The names of the emancipated adults belonging to Catharine Hopson are George and Robert.

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