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HOPKINS, Samuel, author, born in Hadley, Massachusetts, 11 April, 1807; do in Northampton, Massachusetts, 10 February, 1887. His great-grandfather, the Reverend Samuel, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, who was married to a sister of Jonathan Edwards, published "Historical Memoirs Relating to the Housatunnuk Indians" (1753). He was graduated at Dartmouth in 1827, studied theology in the Andover seminary, was ordained at Montpelier, Vermont. on 26 October, 1831, was pastor there four years, and afterward seven at Saco, Maine, and after 1844 preached for several years as stated supply at Standish, Maine He published "Lessons at the Cross," under the pen-name of "Samuel Hartley" (Boston, 1853); and the same year a second edition under his own name. He was also the author of "The Youth of the Old Dominion," based on colonial annals (1856); and "The Puritans and Queen Elizabeth" (1860), which passed through several editions. He wrote an essay on the signification of certain Hebrew words, which Professor Edwards A. Park began to publish in the "Bibliotheca Sacra"; but after two installments had appeared the publication was discontinued on account of the conclusions that were suggested by his researches.
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