Bathsheba Wilbur

5 August 1801–23 June 1875 (Age 73)
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Bathsheba

When Bathsheba Wilbur was born on 5 August 1801, in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Wilbore Jr., was 49 and her mother, Bathsheba Godfrey, was 40. She died on 23 June 1875, in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73.

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Benjamin Wilbore Jr.
Bathsheba Godfrey
Darius Wilbur
Betsey Wilbur
Bathsheba Wilbur
Benjamin Godfrey Wilbur

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Wilbore Jr.


    Bathsheba Godfrey




    Darius Wilbur


    Betsey Wilbur



    Benjamin Godfrey Wilbur


World Events (7)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 20

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilber .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Bathsheba Wilber 54 year old) in household of Sylvester Burt, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Bathsheba Wilbur (59 year old) in household of Jos [Illegible], "United States Census, 1860"
  • Bathsheba Wilbur, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

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