Hepsibah Newton

Female1 November 1716–19 April 1776

Brief Life History of Hepsibah

When Hepsibah Newton was born on 1 November 1716, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Newton, was 37 and her mother, Bethiah Rice, was 34. She married Ezekiel Newton on 9 January 1738, in Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 19 April 1776, in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Old Burial Ground, Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ezekiel Newton
1716–1800
Hepsibah Newton
1716–1776
Marriage: 9 January 1738
Jabez Newton
1739–1799
Huldah Newton
1741–1791
Hephzibah Newton
1746–1770
Ezekiel Newton
1749–1773
Judith Newton
1755–1756
Joanna Newton
1757–1826
Job Newton
1760–1761

Sources (47)

  • Hephziba Newton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hephzibah Newton, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Hepsibah Newton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1738Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (3)

    1727

    Age 11

    Oldest grave seen in Memorial list

    1776

    Age 60

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

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 60

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England and Scotland so named, from Old English nīwe ‘new’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’, or Middle English neue ‘new’ + toun ‘settlement, town’. According to Ekwall, this is the commonest English placename. For this reason, the surname has a highly fragmented origin.

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

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