|Birth: ||Jan. 23, 1665, England|
|Death: ||Mar., 1711|
Born in England to William Hibbs Sr. (1630-March 6, 1686) and Joanne _______[surname unknown], William Jr. came to the American colonies aboard the ship "Kent" in 1676.
He first settled in Burlington, New Jersey, moving to Byberry Township near Philadelphia (now a northeast section of the city), Pennsylvania Colony, in 1683. William bought a farm there and married Hannah Howell (also spelled Houl), daughter of Thomas Howell/Houl and "unknown," on December 2, 1686, in a Quaker Friends ceremony held in the home of John Hart, in Cheltham, Pennsylvania.
The following children were born to them: Joseph (1688); Jonathan (1689); Sarah (1692); Phoebe (1697); Jacob (1699);William III (1700); Jeremiah (1706/08); and Hannah (1702). Some sources list another Hannah born prior to 1702 who died in infancy.
According to the "Hibbs Family History 671-1953," William Jr. "had a very strong character and considered himself somewhat above his neighbors but lived among them and helped build the infant Republic." William Jr. is great uncle of the American author, James Fenimore Cooper.
William Jr. made his will July 28, 1708; it was proved March 5, 1711.
Note: The burial ground listed here is speculation only, based on where William lived. An ardent Quaker, he may be buried in a Friends burial ground in or near the Byberry section of Philadelphia.
After William died, his wife remarried to Henry English.
Created by: Kathy Riley Williams
Record added: Dec 10, 2006
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