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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Family Time Line

Jesse Barber
1766–1813
Hepzibah Humphrey
1767–1848
Marriage: 1787
Roswell Barber
1788–1818
Hepzibah Barber
1789–1791
Theodora Barber
1796–1889
Hepsibah Barber
1791–1874
Achsah Barber
1793–1884
Giles Barber
1795–1883
Laura Barber
1800–1863
Theophilus Barber
1803–1879
Jesse Barber
1806–1884
Diana Barber
1810–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1787
West Simsbury, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1776

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.
1789

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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