1820–1891

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Born: Oc­to­ber 28, 1820, Pitts­burgh, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Au­gust 14, 1891, Hud­son, New York.

Buried: Epis­co­pal Di­o­cese Ce­me­te­ry, Bur­ling­ton, Ver­mont.

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Biography

John was the son of John H. Hop­kins, Sr., the first Epis­co­pal bi­shop of Ver­mont, and Me­lu­si­na Mull­er.

He gra­du­at­ed from the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ver­mont (AB 1839, MA 1845).

In New York Ci­ty, he worked as a re­port­er, in­tend­ing to pre­pare for a law ca­reer.

In­stead, he en­tered the Gen­er­al The­o­lo­gic­al Se­mi­na­ry, where he gra­du­ate­d in 1850. He then be­came the se­mi­na­ry’s first mu­sic teach­er (1855–57), and ed­it­or of the Church Jour­nal (1853–68).

Hopkins al­so served as a dea­con (1850), priest (1872), and as rec­tor of Tri­ni­ty Church, Platts­burgh, New York, and Christ Church in Wil­liams­port, Penn­syl­van­ia.

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