Esther Hawkins

1811–7 October 1878 (Age 67)
Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Esther

Esther Hawkins was born in 1811, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Samuel Hawkins. She married William Barter on 17 August 1834, in Binegar, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Emborough, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 7 October 1878, in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Barter
1811–1878
Esther Hawkins
1811–1878
Marriage: 17 August 1834
John Barter
1834–1906
Elizabeth Barter
1836–1905
William Barter
1838–1894
Frederick Barter
1840–1927
Thomas Barter
1842–1887
Mary Ann Barter
1844–
Ellen Elizabeth Barter
1847–1937
Albert Barter
1852–1922
Henry Barter
1853–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1834Binegar, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1815
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1829
    Age 18
    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hawkin , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.English: habitational name, with excrescent -s, from Hawkinge (Kent). The placename derives from the Old English personal name Heafoc or Old English heafoc ‘hawk’ + the placename forming suffix -ing. This name has been assimilated to the patronymic surname in Devon from Sir John Hawkyns (1532–95), victor against the Spanish Armada (1588), who was a member of the Devon family of Hawkins, a branch of a Kentish family from the village of Hawkinge. They held land in Plymouth as long ago as 1480.Irish: variant of Haughn .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Hawkin

    Sources (30)

    • Hesther in entry for Frederick Barter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Hester Barter in household of W Barter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ester Barter in entry for Albert Barter and M. Louise Housten, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

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