Hepzibah Gibbs

25 February 1731–16 January 1816 (Age 84)
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hepzibah

When Hepzibah Gibbs was born on 25 February 1731, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Isaac Gibbs, was 28 and her mother, Thankful Wheeler, was 23. She married Joseph Tower on 21 July 1748, in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. She died on 16 January 1816, in Waterville, Sangerfield, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Waterville, Sangerfield, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Tower
1723–1779
Hepzibah Gibbs
1731–1816
Marriage: 21 July 1748
Joseph Tower
1751–1776
Jonas Tower
1771–
Isaac Tower
1752–1823
Thankful Tower
1754–1833
Jeduthan Tower
1756–1817
Jonathan Tower
1758–1846
Mary Polly Tower
1760–1831
Laurana Tower
1763–1846
Justus Tower
1765–1804
John Tower
1771–1838
Jotham Tower
1774–1845
Joseph Tower
1776–1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 July 1748
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(12)

    Joseph Tower

    Male1751–1776Male

    Male1752–1823Male

    Female1754–1833Female

    Jeduthan Tower

    Male1756–1817Male

    Jonathan Tower

    Male1758–1846Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 45

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 45

New York is the 11th state.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 69

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Gibb .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Hepzibah Gibbs, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hepzibah Gibbs, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hephzibah Gibbs, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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