Josephine Hedge

Female17 October 1837–18 August 1885

Brief Life History of Josephine

When Josephine Hedge was born on 17 October 1837, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Dr. James Hedge, was 64 and her mother, Mary Ansel Taylor, was 41. She married Randolph Jillson on 25 November 1863. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in West Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States in 1880. She died on 18 August 1885, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 47.

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Randolph Jillson
Josephine Hedge
Marriage: 25 November 1863
Frederic Winfield Jillson
Eva Elizabeth Jillson

Sources (10)

  • Josephine Hedge in household of James Hedge, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josephine Hedge, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Josephine Jillson, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1863
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (6)

    1841 · Dorr Rebellion

    Age 4

    The Dorr Rebellion, led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, took place from 1841 until 1842. During the Rebellion, the middle-class residents of Rhode Island attempted to force broader democracy to the state legislation.


    Age 9

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1862 · US Naval Academy

    Age 25

    The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hedge or enclosure, from Middle English hegge ‘hedge, fence’. 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.

    English: probably also a variant of Hatch , with voicing of the final consonant.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Hecke .

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

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