Hepsibah B. Norton

Female20 October 1821–22 November 1903

Brief Life History of Hepsibah B.

When Hepsibah B. Norton was born on 20 October 1821, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, her father, John Warren Norton, was 22 and her mother, Hepzibah B Fisher, was 18. She married Samuel Pent Jr. on 12 December 1840, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 22 November 1903, in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Dellingham
Hepsibah B. Norton
Marriage: 1 July 1847
Elizabeth Jane Dillingham
Merinda L. " Minnie" Dillingham
Hepzabah B. Dillingham
John Leavitt Dillingham

Sources (37)

  • Hepsa B Dillingham in household of John Dillingham, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hepsey B. Tent, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Hepsibah Butler Dillingham, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 July 1847
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 4

    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.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 9

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.


    Age 25

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

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English north ‘north’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. In some cases it is a variant of Norrington .

    Irish: altered form of Naughton , assimilated to the English name (see 1 above).

    Jewish (American): adoption of the English surname (see 1 above) in place of some similar (like-sounding) original Ashkenazic surname.

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

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