Hepzibah Humphrey

1767–21 January 1848 (Age 81)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hepzibah

When Hepzibah Humphrey was born in 1767, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Theophilus Humphrey Sr., was 23 and her mother, Hepzibah Cornish, was 25. She married Jesse Barber in 1787, in West Simsbury, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, United States in 1790. She died on 21 January 1848, in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Greens Corners Cemetery, Swanton, Franklin, Vermont, United States.

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Jesse Barber
Hepzibah Humphrey
Marriage: 1787
Roswell Barber
Hepzibah Barber
Theodora Barber
Hepsibah Barber
Achsah Barber
Giles Barber
Laura Barber
Theophilus Barber
Jesse Barber
Diana Barber

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West Simsbury, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 14

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Age 22

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (3)

  • Hepsibeth Umphy Barber in entry for Theophilus Barber, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Hep Murphrey Barber in entry for Achsah Barber Hall, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"
  • Hepsibah Humphrey in entry for Hepsibah Barber Foster, "Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005"

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