STEPHEN HOPKINS (1581 – 1644) Jamestown Colonist and Pilgrim on the Mayflower | FORGOTTEN NEWSMAKERS:
When the opportunity for freedom and independence brought settlers to the Jamestown colony, Stephen Hopkins, a merchant from Hampshire, England, missed the first two chances to go. But, when the Virginia Company was looking for recruits a third time, Hopkins was ready. At 28 years old, he left his pregnant wife, Mary, and three children to join the Third Supply expedition to the New World. When a hurricane hit them and the colonists were forced to make a detour, Hopkins’ rebel spirit almost cost him his life.
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