Uzal Hopkins (D10) Columbia and Luzerne Counties 1832-1836
Uzal Hopkins, born September 22, 1781, Northumberland County, (now Columbia County), Pennsylvania; son of Caleb and Ruth Hull Hopkins; engaged, lumber business; contractor, Lehigh Canal; married, Rebecca Stewart, 1800, children, Malissa B. Martz , Elmira MacDaniel, Louis Hopkins and John W Hopkins; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1832-1836; railroad-canal construction; died, September 18, 1837, (age 56) fever, Bayou Sara, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana; interment, burial details unknown.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th District, Columbia and Luzerne Counties, 1832-1836.
Father, Reverend Caleb Hopkins Captain, New Jersey Militia, Revolution. D.A.R. #'s 2551, 7590, 8024, 51015, 12971.
Direct descendant of Stephen Hopkins of Mayflower and signer of the Mayflower Compact.
Formed a partnership with engineer-inventor Isaac McCord of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and four others, entering a railroad-canal construction contract to grade, lay rail, and construct a bridge for the West Feliciana Railroad Company in Bayou Sara, Louisiana. Moved to the job site, the group invested $500,000 in material, contracted malaria and passed away.