Esther Hopkins

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Mark Bronson
1762–1797
Esther Hopkins
1764–1814
Marriage: 16 September 1784
Nancy Bronson
1788–1866
Bronson
1792–1795
Esther Bronson
1794–1795
Edward Bronson
1796–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 September 1784
Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
children

(4)

    Nancy Bronson

    Female1788–1866Female

    Female1792–1795Female

    Female1794–1795Female

    Edward Bronson

    Male1796–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

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

1 English: patronymic from Hopkin . The surname is widespread throughout southern and central England, but is at its most common in South Wales.2 Irish (County Longford and western Ireland): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Oibicín, itself a Gaelicized form of an Anglo-Norman name. In other parts of the country this name is generally of English origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Bronson, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Esther in entry for Esther Bronson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther in entry for Esther Bronson, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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