Esther Hawkins

Female1811–7 October 1878

Brief Life History of Esther

Esther Hawkins was born in 1811, in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She married William Barter on 17 August 1834, in Binegar, Somerset, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Emborough, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1841. 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
Esther Hawkins
Marriage: 17 August 1834
John Barter
Elizabeth Barter
William Lansing Barter
Frederick Barter
Thomas Barter
Mary Ann Barter
Ellen Elizabeth Barter
Albert Barter
Charles Henry Barter

Sources (33)

  • Hester Barter in household of W Barter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Hester Hawkins Barter, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Hester in entry for John Barter, "England, Somerset, Church Records, 1501-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 August 1834Binegar, Somerset, England
  • Children (9)

    +4 More Children

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 19

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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