Ebenezer Hilton

1790–1877 (Age 87)
Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Hilton was born in 1790, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, his father, Ebenezer Hilton, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Arnald, was 34. He married Sally Hilton in 1818, in Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died in 1877, in Anson, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Hilton
Sally Hilton
Marriage: 1818
Sally Hilton
Miranda Hilton
Albert E Hilton

Spouse and Children

Maine, United States


    Sally Hilton


    Miranda Hilton


    Albert E Hilton


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Age 19

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 29

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire) and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places so called. Most, including those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Cleveland, Derbyshire, and Shropshire, get the name from Old English hyll ‘hill’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Others, including those in Cumbria and Dorsetshire, have early forms in Hel and probably have as their first element Old English hielde ‘slope’ or possibly helde ‘tansy’.2 English: some early examples such as Ralph filius Hilton (Yorkshire 1219 ) point to occasional derivation from a personal name, possibly a Norman name Hildun, composed of the Germanic elements hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’ + hūn ‘bear cub’. The English surname is present in Ireland (mostly taken to Ulster in the early 17th century, though recorded earlier in Dublin).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eben Hilton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Eben Hilton in entry for Albert E. Hilton, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Ebenezer Hilton Jr., "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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