Hepsibeth Weston

Brief Life History of Hepsibeth

Hepsibeth (Hepsibah, Hebsibeth, Hepsy, Hepsie, Hepsey) Weston was born on 7 June 1769 in Duplin County, North Carolina, to Reuben/Rubin Weston (who died when she was one year old) and Elizabeth Ann _______ and married 30 March 1785 at the age of 15 in Duplin County, North Carolina, to Archelaus/Archelus "Arch/Archy" Branch. (Maybe with those two names they were the only people who would marry either one!) She died in 1871 (she would have been about 102 years old? - i also see 19 May 1819, when she would have been age 49) in Kenton, Obion, Tennessee, where her daughter Polly had gone to live. Children of their union: Reuben; Stephan; Arthur; Archelaus, Jr; John; Mary Jane "Polly"; Benjamin; Bryant. She moved in last years to be near daughter, Polly.

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Archelaus Branch
Hepsibeth Weston
Marriage: 30 March 1785
Reuben Branch
Benjamin C Branch
Stephan Branch
Arthur R Branch
Archelaus Bryant Branch Jr
Polly Branch
John Branch
Bryant M. Branch

Sources (15)

  • Hepsibeth Weston, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Hepsibeth Weston, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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World Events (8)

1774 · Edenton Tea Party

On October 25, 1774, the Edenton Tea Party took place. It was the first organized women's protest. They put their cups down and refused to buy any tea.


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of numerous places called Weston, from Old English west ‘west’ + tūn ‘farmstead, settlement’.

topographic name from Middle English atte west tun(e) ‘at the west farmstead, settlement’ (Old English west + tūn), or from Middle English (bi) weste(n)tune (Old English be westan tūne or be west in tūne), denoting someone who lived either to the west of a settlement or in the western part of a settlement. The latter was a common surname in Sussex.

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

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