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Red River County, Texas, 1850 census:S2
- Hopkins, Richard 41 yrs Farmer (real estate = $2,000) b. Kentucky
- Nancy 35 yrs b. Tennessee[?]
- Mary Ann 10 yrs b. Texas
- James 4 yrs b. Texas
Red River County, Texas, 1860 census:S5
- Hopkins, R. M. 51 yrs Farmer (real estate = $44,000; personal estate = $55,000) b. Kentucky
- Emma 3 yrs b. Texas
- Burks, Joseph 23 yrs [no occupation] (real estate = $-----; personal estate = $4,200) b. Georgia
- ↑ Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 84-85.
On 19 Aug 1834, he signed a petition for a road to be laid out from Jonesboro to the Sulphur Fork settlement.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Red River, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 225, house/family 420/420.
- ↑ Handbook of Texas Online, "Hopkins, Richard M.".
He operated a large plantation in Red River and Lamar Counties with his brother, James. By 1860, they owned 139 slaves, putting them among the largest slaveowners in the state.
- Arkansas Secretary of State. Historical Report of the Secretary of State, 1998. (Little Rock: Arkansas Secretary of State, 1998), p. 631.
He served as sheriff of Miller County, Arkansas, 1832-36.
- ↑ Red River, Texas, United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 106, house/family 643/643.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Grave marker, Shiloh Cemetery, Red River, Texas, United States.
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