Hope this helps. I did some work a few years ago for a Hopper here in Mattoon, Illinois.....would be glad to do a look up for you. I have census and cemetery records.
1840 census (heads of households only)
Jacob Hopper...one male child under 5....one male 10-15.....three
15-20.....And Jacob listed a between 40-50.........two female children 5-10
....and one female between 30 and 40 which is probably Lovina
There is also a John Hopper listed as a head of house hold in 1840
1850 census coles county
The family splits up.
Dudley 24 from Ky and Jane 23 from Ky
(next door)Uriah 28 from Ky, Nancy 24 , Mary E. 4, Sharlotte M. 2......all
listed from Ky.
(next door) James Dickson 29 from Vir. and Susan Dickson 18 Ky.
(next door)William R. 25 from Ky, Jane 20 from Illinois, Levina A. 1 from
(two houses away) Elizabeth Dickson with children Archibal B., Frances M.,
David, Mary, Martha, Sirbern?, Nancy, John.
(next door) Jacob Hopper 49 from Ky, Melvina 49 from Ky., Jackson 30 Ky,
Elizabeth 17 Ky, James 11 from Illinois, Aeday 9 from Illinois
There is another family named Dickson and one named Price on this page.
1860 census coles county
Jackson 41 from Ky., Nancy 25 from Ohio, Rebecca J. 4 Il. and Mary L. 2 Il.
William R. 35 from Ky., Louisa J. 32 Tenn., Lerina 12 Il. Mary J. 10, and
Jas S. 9 Il.
Dudley 35 from Ky. Jane 32 from Va., Rachael 9 Il., Talitha 7 Il. George 5
Il. Harvey 1mo. from Il.
I could not find Jacob in Coles County in this census. He lived until 1878
and his wife lived until 1863 so they may have moved out of the county.? or
were simply missed by the census.
1870 census coles county
Dudley 43 Ky, Margaret 38 Oh., Tilitha 17 Il., George 17 Il., Harvey 11 Il.,
Willis 1 Il., Matilda 1 Il., and Jacob 74 Tenn.
Jacob is living with his son here in 1870
William 46 Ky., Eliza 33 Va., Levina 21 Il., Jane 19 Il., Sylvestor 17 Il.,.
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