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Joshua Hoopes

Male 1734 - 1809


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  • Name  Joshua Hoopes 
    Born  7 Oct 1734  West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  14 Jun 1809  East Bradford Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I22967  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  31 Dec 2012 

    Father  Joshua Hoopes,   b. 29 Jun 1704, Westchester, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1769, Westtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hannah Ashbridge,   b. 26 Feb 1715, Goshen Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1793, Goshen Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Apr 1731  Goshen Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4921  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Garrett,   b. Abt 1740, West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1785 
    Married  16 Apr 1761  Goshen Mm, Chester, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified  27 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F5910  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • June 21, 1809
      CHESTER & DELAWARE FEDERALIST

      Obituary DIED. On Wednesday the 14th inst., in East Bradford township, JOSHUA HOOPES , aged 75 years - his funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, to Friends burying ground at Goshen, on Friday following. This singular man has been the subject of remark and attention in the neighborhood and country round about for upwards of 50 years. He was a member of the Society of Friends, a peaceful industrious and honest man, without anything remarkable appearing in his manner or mind, until the time this county was the seat of war between Great Britain and the United States - His profession and principles prevented him from paying the heavy taxes and fines necessarily imposed at that distressing period for military purposes; his property of course suffered in a very great degree. - This circumstance was supposed to have some influence in producing that state of derangement for which he was forever afterwards remarkable. He afterwards appeared to withdraw his attention from everything worldly, and in a strange incoherent way would read and preach publicly, almost wherever he could find a few collected together - on subjects not in any wise relating to religion he would appear tolerably rational; but touch the tender string, and his reason wandered quite astray. He lived a life of
      sorrow and self denial - He died pitied and respected.

      From: http://www.pennock.ws/

  • Sources 
    1. [S159] Goshen Monthly Meeting Records, Chester County, PA Volume IV, William Wade Hinshaw, (Selby Publishing Co, 1990), Page 84 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S159] Goshen Monthly Meeting Records, Chester County, PA Volume IV, William Wade Hinshaw, (Selby Publishing Co, 1990), Page 52 (Reliability: 3).