Hepsibah Norton

Female19 December 1758–9 March 1848

Brief Life History of Hepsibah

When Hepsibah Norton was born on 19 December 1758, in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Thomas Norton, was 25 and her mother, Hephzibah Swain, was 25. She married Eliphalet Johnson on 27 May 1782, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 9 March 1848, in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Eliphalet Johnson
Hepsibah Norton
Marriage: 27 May 1782
Thomas Johnson
John Johnson
Samuel Johnson
Joseph Johnson
Lucinda Johnson
Betsey Johnson
James Johnson
Olivia Johnson
Electa Johnson
Eliphalet Johnson Jr
Harriet Johnson

Sources (5)

  • Hepzibah Norton, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hepsibah Johnson in entry for John Johnson, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Hephribah Johnson in entry for John Johnson, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 May 1782Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 18

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 18

    New Hampshire is 9th state.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 25

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English north ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. In some cases it is a variant of Norrington .

    Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name (see 1 above).

    Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname (see 1 above) in place of some similar (like-sounding) original Ashkenazic surname.

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

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