This Week's Gravestone

John Henry Hopkins

January 30, 1792 – January 9, 1868

Bishops' Cemetery, Burlington VT


John Henry Hopkins (January 30, 1792 – January 9, 1868) was the first bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and was the eighth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Click here to read his fascinating biography at Wikipedia. He certainly is in the company of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and America's other great polymaths.


John Henry Hopkins' marker is a massive Celtic cross with many, many intricately carved symbols including cross and crown, double keys, hands pointing up, twelve disciples, grapevines, dove, crook, stars, and more.