Hephsibah Keny

8 February 1739–1782 (Age 42)
Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hephsibah

When Hephsibah Keny was born on 8 February 1739, in Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Josiah Kenny, was 25 and her mother, Hepzebah Blackman, was 34. She married John Taunt on 23 November 1758, in Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died in 1782, in Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 43.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Taunt
Hephsibah Keny
Marriage: 23 November 1758
Naomi Taunt
Rhoda Taunt
Hepzibah Taunt
John Taunt Jr.
Samuel Taunt

Spouse and Children

23 November 1758
Stoughton, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Keny


    Jerusha Keny



World Events (2)


Age 37

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 37

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Hepzebeth in entry for Rhoda Taunt Shepard, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Hipsibah in entry for Naomi Taunt, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hipsibah in entry for Rhoda Taunt, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.