Biographies of American Seedsmen and Nurserymen Hoopes, Josiah–(1832-1904)–West Chester, Pennsylvania–was born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, November 9, 1832.  He had a great interest in botany and in 1853 built a greenhouse on his father’s property to propagate a collection of flora of the world.  Demand grew for his plants and he began his nursery business called Cherry Hill Nurseries.  He  was a regular contributor to the New York Tribune and wrote Book on Evergreens.  He died January 16, 1904.
Sources: Bailey; Bryan