Person:Isabella Hopkins (2)

Watchers
Isabella Hadden Hopkins
m. 28 Feb 1800
  1. Capt. James Elliott Hopkins1805 - 1878
  2. Isabella Hadden Hopkins1805 - 1895
  3. Richard Mark Hopkins1809 - 1869
  4. William Henry Harrison Hopkinsabt 1817 - 1843
  • HJohn Hanks1797 - 1827
  • WIsabella Hadden Hopkins1805 - 1895
m. 18 Apr 1824
  1. Minerva Ann Hanksbef 1827 -
  • HJames Clark1799 - 1838
  • WIsabella Hadden Hopkins1805 - 1895
m. 15 Jul 1829
  1. Sarah Duty Clark1832 - 1846
  2. Dr. Pat Benjamin Clark1835 - 1921
  3. Capt. James Clark1838 - 1910
m. 10 Jun 1839
  1. Isabelle Gordon1842 - 1916
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Isabella Hadden Hopkins
Gender Female
Birth[4][6] 10 Aug 1805 Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky
Marriage 18 Apr 1824 Red River County, Texas(her 1st husband; 1 dau)
to John Hanks
Marriage 15 Jul 1829 near mouth of Mill Creek, Red River County, Texas(her 2nd husband; 5 children)
to James Clark
Marriage 10 Jun 1839 Red River County, Texas(her 3rd husband; 4 children)
to Dr. George E. Gordon
Religion[4] 1864 Became a Roman Catholic.
Death[4][6] 31 May 1895 Clarksville, Red River County, Texas
Burial[4][6] Saint Joseph Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States

Having received news in Feb 1835 that David Crockett had crossed the Red River and entered the district, she rode out on her own (accompanied by Jane Latimer) to meet him. He was on his way from John Stiles's home at White Rock to William Becknell's place west of Clarksville, but she warned him of a Comanche raiding party in the area and persuaded him to wait for an escort.[3] She also played host to Sam Houston on his first night in Texas, Dec 1832.[4]

The Dallas Morning News published her life story in a feature article in January 1894.

References
  1. Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. xiv.
  2. Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 3.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 7, 10-11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Handbook of Texas Online, "Gordon, Isabella Hadden Hopkins".
  5.   Handbook of Texas Online, "Clark, James".
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Grave marker, Saint Joseph Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River, Texas, United States.
  7.   Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Patent #451 (Abstract # 759).

    On 12 May 1858, she patented 1st Class headright certificate #391, originally granted to Henry Stout for 3,699.1 acres, containing the eastern 2/3 of present-day Clarksville and extending to the east.

  8.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 10-11.