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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William Barter
Esther Hawkins
Marriage: 17 August 1834
John Barter
Elizabeth Barter
William Barter
Frederick Barter
Thomas Barter
Mary Ann Barter
Ellen Elizabeth Barter
Albert Barter
Henry Barter

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  • Marriage
    17 August 1834Binegar, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 4
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    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.

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    • 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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