Biography - Charles Hoppin

Charles T. HOPPIN, farmer, P. O. White Oak, was born in Madison County, N. Y., June 8, 1817, where he received his education in the common schools, and assisted his father upon the old homestead until he was twenty-five years of age, when he married and engaged in farming for himself. He remained in New York three years, and then concluded to try the pioneer life in the then far West, and settled in Sangamon County, Ill., where he began handling sheep upon the prairies, and was at one time one of the largest sheep and wool dealers in the State; by his energy, he also accumulated a large amount of land in Sangamon and Montgomery Counties, which he improved and cultivated himself, and held a position as one of the practical farmers of the day. He was married, in 1842, to Eliza McCONNELL, who bore him three children, who grew to manhood and womanhood; she died in 1853, an, two years later, he was again married, to Phinett PARMETER, who is still living, and is the mother of eight children, all of whom are living, and all at home. Politically, Mr. HOPPIN is a Republican.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 273.

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