Capt. Matthew Hobbs

21 September 1745–23 April 1816 (Age 70)
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Capt. Matthew

When Capt. Matthew Hobbs was born on 21 September 1745, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ebenezer Hobbs, was 35 and his mother, Eunice Garfield, was 35. He married Lydia Wesson on 12 September 1767, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 23 April 1816, in Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 70.

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Capt. Matthew Hobbs
1745–1816
Lydia Wesson
1747–1782
Marriage: 12 September 1767
Hepzibah Hobbs
1769–1837
Phebe Hobbs
1771–
Sarah Hobbs
1776–
Charles Hobbs
1778–
Polly Hobbs
1780–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 September 1767
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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World Events (6)

1776

Age 31

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

Age 31

"""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."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 38

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: patronymic from the medieval personal name Hobb(e), a short form of Robert . For the altered initial, compare Hick .

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

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Birth: Sep. 21, 1745 Weston Middlesex CountyMassachusetts, USA Death: Apr. 23, 1816 Weston Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Matthew Hobbs, son of Ebenezer & Eunice (Garfield) Hobbs was born in Wes …

Sources (3)

  • Matthew Hobbs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Mathew Hobbs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Matthew Hobbs in entry for Henry Hobbs, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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