Phebe Hopkins

Female17 May 1759–17 April 1853

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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Asa Whitney
Phebe Hopkins
Marriage: 28 May 1785
Anna Whitney
Alice Whitney
Mary Whitney
Rev. George Washington Whitney
Hannah Whitney
Eunice Whitney

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  • Phebe Whitney in entry for Mary Whitney Barnard, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Phebe in entry for Alice Whitney, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Phebe Davis in entry for Asa Whitney, "Maine Marriages, 1771-1907"

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  • Marriage
    28 May 1785Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    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


    Age 17

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

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 27

    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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