Hester Antram

about 1752–
Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Hester

When Hester Antram was born about 1752, in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States, her father, Isaac Antrim, was 36 and her mother, Ann Croshaw, was 32.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Antrim
1716–1760
Ann Croshaw
1720–1782
David Antrim
1743–1819
Job Antram
1750–
Hester Antram
1752–
Isaac Antram
1748–1808
John Antram
1749–1795

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1775

Age 23

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 24

"""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."""""""

Name Meaning

Evidently from the name of the county in northern Ireland. Irish surnames are not normally derived from place names, and this surname is not found in Ireland. It may be a U.S. coinage, perhaps adopted for sentimental reasons by people of northern Irish descent. For the process involved, compare Clyde .

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

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