Phoebe was born approx. 1730 in Bucks County, Byberry Township, Pennsylvania Colony, near Philadelphia. She was the daughter of Joseph Hibbs (b. 1688) and Rachel ______ [surname unknown].
Phoebe's siblings were: Catherine (b. 1716 - married John Nyce); William (b. 1722); Sarah (b. 1724 - married John Wing); Rachel (b. 1726, became 1st wife of Robert Smith Jr.); Joseph Hibbs Jr. (b. ca. 1728, married Elizabeth Lacy, founder of the Virginia line of Hibbs, d. 1796); Hannah (b. 1729, married James Cooper 1750, grandmother of American author, James Fenimore Cooper, d. 1777); Jacob (b. 1730, perhaps twin of Phoebe);John (b. 1732, left Quaker church after marriage to 'unknown' and moved to Virgina, later listed as Captain, 3rd VA Regiment Continental Army); Benjamin (b. 1734); Samuel (b. 1736); Isaac (b. 1740, m. Elizabeth Roberts); Abraham (b. 1742).
Some sources claim that Phoebe had one other brother who married and had "2 or 3 children," and an "unknown male" is listed in my sources, but I have been unable to prove his birth, so I do not include him here.
Phoebe's half-siblings, born of her step-mother, Catherine Love, were: Abraham (b. 1750, m. Hannah Buckman); James (b. unknown, m. Esther Williams); William (b. 1755, m. Elizabeth Booz).
Phoebe was married to her brother-in-law, Thomas Cooper, son of William Cooper and Mary Groom(s). He was the brother of her sister Hannah's husband, James Cooper.
Created by: Kathy Riley Williams
Record added: Dec 26, 2006
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