Phebe Hopkins

Brief Life History of Phebe

When Phebe Hopkins was born on 17 May 1759, in Truro, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Capt Constant Hopkins, was 38 and her mother, Phebe Paine, was 34. She married Elijah Davis on 5 April 1780, in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 17 April 1853, in Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Bridgton, Cumberland, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Whitney
1754–1806
Phebe Hopkins
1759–1853
Marriage: 28 May 1785
Anna Whitney
1786–1812
Alice Whitney
1788–
Mary Whitney
1790–1865
Rev. George Washington Whitney
1792–1878
Hannah Whitney
1794–1857
Eunice Whitney
1796–

Sources (45)

  • Phebe Hopkins, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Phebe Hopkins, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Phebe Hopkins, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

World Events (8)

1764

Historical Boundaries: 1764: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: York, Massachusetts, United States 1805: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.

History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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