Lemuel Hopkins
Mary (Polly) Venemon
Garret Vaneman Hopkins , M.E.


Family Links

1. Susannah Leas

2. Esther (Hettie) Oliver

Garret Vaneman Hopkins , M.E. 1 2

  • Born: 3 Feb 1798, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Susannah Leas on 8 Jun 1820
  • Marriage (2): Esther (Hettie) Oliver on 28 Sep 1831 in Darke County, Ohio, USA
  • Died: 3 Mar 1891, Fulton County, Illinois, USA at age 93

bullet  General Notes:

G. V. Hopkins, retired physician, was born in Bourbon Co., Ky., Feb. 3, 1798; his father, Lemuel Hopkins, was a native of Pennsylvania, and a farmer; Garrett, the subject of this sketch, was so enthusiastic in the study of medicine while young that he qualified himself for practice at a very early age; in 1810 he settled in Preble Co., O., and became eminent in his practice in a short time; in 1820 he married Miss Susanna Leas, a daughter of Daniel Leas, of Little York, Pa.; she died, and in 1831 he married Esther Oliver, of Dark Co., O.; in 1841 he came to the point where Astoria is now situated, and practiced in his profession for many years. (History of Fulton County, C. C. Chapman, 1879, page 440, Astoria Township section, submitted by Janine Crandell)

In the Preble County, Ohio Marriage Index (1808-1859), Mr. Hopkins first name
was also spelled, Garrot. Garret and Esther had ten children.


1. William Oliver HOPKINS b: 1832 in Preble Co, OH
2. Mary Ann HOPKINS b: 1834 in Preble Co, OH
3. Ann Eliza HOPKINS b: 1838 in Preble Co, OH
4. Ellen Esther HOPKINS b: 1840 in Preble Co, OH
5. Francis A. HOPKINS b: 1842 in Fulton, Whiteside Co, Illinois
6. Elvira HOPKINS b: 1844 in Fulton, Whiteside Co, Illinois
7. Barton A. HOPKINS b: 1846 in Fulton, Whiteside Co, Illinois
8. Priscilla HOPKINS b: 1848 in Fulton, Whiteside Co, Illinois
9. Margaret HOPKINS
10. Samuel HOPKINS


Garret married Susannah Leas, daughter of Daniel Leas , Jr. and Elizabeth Matthews, on 8 Jun 1820. (Susannah Leas was born on 12 May 1804 in Lewisburg, Preble County, Ohio, USA and died on 25 Mar 1831 in Preble County, Ohio, USA.)


Garret next married Esther (Hettie) Oliver on 28 Sep 1831 in Darke County, Ohio, USA. (Esther (Hettie) Oliver was born in 1811.)



1 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

2 Kathryn Elizabeth (Leas) Stuart.

3 Ron SLYTER (http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/prf/individual_record.asp?recid=1040535506).

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