Barnabas Ewer

14 November 1810–3 June 1864 (Age 53)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Barnabas

When Barnabas Ewer was born on 14 November 1810, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Barnabas Ewer, was 54 and his mother, Alice Weeks, was 44. He married Betsey Eldridge on 31 October 1835, in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 June 1864, in Bethesda, Wayne, Virginia, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barnabas Ewer
Deborah C. Nye
Marriage: 30 November 1843
Rolland Gibbs Ewer
Deborah C. Nye Ewer

Spouse and Children


    Deborah C. Nye


30 November 1843
Fairhaven, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States




    Rolland Gibbs Ewer


    Deborah C. Nye Ewer


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 2

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 15

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter or server of water, Middle English ewer (Old Northern French evier, Old French aiguier, from Latin aquarius, a derivative of aqua ‘water’). There has been considerable confusion with Ure .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Barnabus Ewer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barnabus Ewer in household of Martin Bowen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barnabas Ewer in entry for Ewer, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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