Esther Hopkins

25 February 1764–19 January 1814 (Age 49)
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther Hopkins was born on 25 February 1764, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Esquire Joseph Hopkins, was 33 and her mother, Hepzibah Clark, was 34. She married Mark Bronson on 16 September 1784, in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 19 January 1814, in her hometown, at the age of 49, and was buried in Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Mark Bronson
Esther Hopkins
Marriage: 16 September 1784
Nancy Bronson
Esther Bronson
Esther Bronson
Edward Bronson

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  • Marriage
    16 September 1784Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 12
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 12
    "At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 17
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Hopkin with genitival or excrescent -s. In Ireland, where the name is also frequent, it is sometimes Gaelicized as Mac Oibicín.History: Stephen Hopkins (c. 1580–1644) was a pilgrim on the Mayflower in 1620 and one of the founders of Plymouth Colony. At his death he left seven children and eighteen grandchildren.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Esther in entry for Harry Bronson, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Esther Bronson, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Esther in entry for Nanney Bronson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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