Barnabas Hedge

27 December 1704–18 January 1762 (Age 57)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Barnabas

When Barnabas Hedge was born on 27 December 1704, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Hedge, was 31 and his mother, Thankful Lathrop, was 25. He married Mercy Barnes on 21 December 1733, in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 18 January 1762, in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Barnabas Hedge
1704–1762
Mercy Barnes
1708–1791
Marriage: 21 December 1733
Mercy "Nancy" Hedge
1734–1779
John Hedge
1748–
William Hedge
1750–
Lemuel Hedge
1736–1736
Abigail Hedge
1737–1763
Barnabas Hedge Jr
1740–1778
Lemuel Hedge
1742–1742
Lothrop Hedge
1744–1745
Sarah Hedge
1746–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 December 1733
Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge, Middle English hegg(e). In the early Middle Ages, hedges were not merely dividers between fields, but had an important defensive function when planted around a settlement or enclosure.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Barnebus Hedge, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Barnabas Hedge in entry for Barnabas Hedge, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Barnabas Hedge in entry for Marcy Hedge Davis, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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