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Aaron Sleeper

Birthdate: (71)
Birthplace: Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Death: Died in Kingston, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Jr 1616 Sleeper and Joanna Lee Knight
Husband of Elizabeth Sleeper
Father of Moses Sleeper; Elizabeth Young; Thomas Sleeper; Aaron Sleeper; Joseph Sleeper and 15 others
Brother of Elizabeth Smith; Ruth Sleeper; John Sleeper; Naomi Blake; Moses Sleeper and 2 others

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About Aaron Sleeper

Family Data Collection - Births about Aaron Sleeper

Name: Aaron Sleeper

Father: Thomas Sleeper

Birth Date: 20 Feb 1661

City: Hampton

County: Rockingham

State: NH

Country: USA


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

about Aaron Sleeper

Name: Aaron Sleeper

Birth Date: 1661

Birthplace: New Hampshire

Volume: 160

Page Number: 304

Reference: A recd. Of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. Ed. By Ezra S. Stearns. New York, 1908. (4v.):811 Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 19 Sep 1906, 8085


New Hampshire Census, 1790-1890

about Aaron Sleeper

Name: Aaron Sleeper

State: NH

County: New Hampshire Territory

Township: Petitioners

Year: 1689

Page: 235

Database: NH Early Census Index


ARON3 SLEEPER (THOMAS2, SLEEPER1) was born February 20, 1660/61 in hampton, Rockingham Co, NH, and died May 09, 1732 in Kingston, Rockingham Co, NH. He married (1) ELIZABETH SHAW May 23, 1682 in hampton, Rockingham Co, NH, daughter of JOSEPH SHAW and ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE. He married (2) SARAH SHAW Abt. 1709, daughter of JOSEPH SHAW and ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE.


Information on this family provided by : WFT archives #5-249

SOURCE: "Sleeper Family Trails 1616-1994" by Glenn E Pribbeno

"Aaron Sleeper, son of Thomas and his second wife, lived with his parents of Shaw's hill at Hampton and later moved to Kingston, NE. He had a large family, 17 in all. 11 were born in Hampton and the rest in Kingston. He was married a second time to Sarah Shaw who added 2 more for a total of 19 children."



The Sleepers made the first settlements within the limits of Bristol village, and in the early days of the town were very numerous here. Though the name is not as common now as formerly, Sleeper blood flows in the veins of a very large number of her people, and the sons and daughters of Bristol bearing this name and their descendants are now worthy citizens of many states in the Union.

1. The Sleepers of Bristol are the descendants of Thomas Sleeper, b. in England about 1607. He emigrated to this country when a young man, and was in Hampton in 1640, where he probably resided till his death, which occurred July 30, 1696, at the age of 89 years. His widow, Joanna, d. in Kingston, Feb. 5, 1703, ae. 80. They had eight children, of whom the sixth was

2. Aaron, b. Hampton, Feb. 20, 1661. He m. (1) Elizabeth Shaw, May 23, 1682 ; (2) Sarah. He d. in Kingston, May 9, 1732, ae. 71-2-19. He had seventeen children by his first wife and two by his second, of whom the second was

3. Moses, b. Kingston, Feb. 22, 1685. He m., Jan. 9, 1714, Margaret, dau. Capt. Jonathan Sanborn. She was b. Mar. 20, 1698. He d. in Kingston, Jan. 13, 1754, ae. 68-10-21. They had fifteen children, of whom the fourth was

4. David, b.. Kingston, Nov. 16, 1721. He m. (1) Nov. 24, 1743, Margaret Scribner, and soon after became one of the first settlers in Sandown. He was a farmer and amassed a large fortune for those days, dividing it among his children as they commenced life for themselves. Though not one of the proprietors of New Chester, he became a large owner of real estate in the town, much of which he deeded to his children as they settled here. "His firm and unshaken government over his numerous family, and his established principle in educating them in virtuous and useful habits was not surpassed by any of his age." He was a prominent member of the Baptist church, and held numerous town offices. "As a military officer he was bold and enterprising, and when the news of the battle of Lexington reached Sandown he called his company of militia and the cavalry to arms and immediately repaired to Boston to defend his country." He m. (2) Ruth Jenness (James), who was b. Mar. 29, 1735, and d. July 6, 1823, ae. 88-3-7. He d. Oct. 18, 1780, ae. 58-11-2.

Children, all supposed to have been born in Sandown

  1. 5. Gideon, b. July 25, 1744.
  2. 6. Peter, b. May 28, 1746. (Another record says May 27; another April.) [For (6) see p. 394]

7. David,-b. Sept. 8, 1748; took charge of his father's estate, and gave a home to his mother. Removed to Vershire, Vt., where he res. till the death of his mother, then returned to Sandown. He m. Rachel Tilton, and had four children.

8. Edmond, b. Mar. 17, 1753; was a tailor, m. (i) Mrs. Lydia Colby, (2) Elizabeth Worthen. Res. Chester, and d. June 10, 1838, ae. 85-2-23. One child.

9. Nathan, b. Apr. 12, 1754. Supposed to have commenced a home in Bristol, and d. Sept. I1, 1775. ae. 21-4-29. (See chapter on "First Settlements in New Chester.")

  • io. Moses, b. Sept. 4, 1755. [For (i0) see p. 401.]

11. Margaret, b. Feb. 5, 1757; d. Jan. 13, 1777, ae. 19-11-8. •

12. Mary, b. Sept. 22 (29), 1758; m. Theophilus Sanborn. (See.) #13. John, b. Apr. 15, 1760. [For (13) see p. 402 ]

  1. 14. Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1762. [For (14) see p. 405.] #15. Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1764. [For (15) see p. 407.]

16. David, Nov. 23, 1766; d. Aug. 25, 1846, ae. 79-9-2.

17. Jethro, b. Sept. 18, 1767; shoemaker, lived in Corinth, Vt. ; d. Oct. 4, 1843, ae. 76-0-16.

18. Jonathan, b. Feb. 6, 1769; d. Nov. 20, 1775, ae. 6-9-14.

19. Benjamin, b. Jan. 17, 1771 ; m. Betsey Hill, and removed toCompton, Lower Canada, where she d., and he m. Anna Hurriman, of Plymouth. He d. Apr. 7, 1838, ae. 67-2-20.

20. Josiah, b. July 14, 1772; d. Apr. 22, 1835, ae. 62-9 8.

21. Ruth, b. Mar. 4(14), 1774; m. James lugalls. (See.)

22. Nathan, b. Aug. 13, 1777. Carpenter; settled in Maine. Twelve children.

23. Jonathan, b. Aug. 8, 1780; d. May 29, 1805, ae. 24-9-21.

Of the above, Gideon, Peter, Nathan (probably), Moses, John, Daniel, Samuel, Mary, and Ruth settled in Bristol.

Source: "History of the Town of Bristol, New Hampshire"



SOURCE: WFT #2-5089 doesn't list Elizabeth as a child of Joseph Shaw & Elizabeth Partridge

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Children of ARON SLEEPER and ELIZABETH SHAW are:

 	i. 	  	ELIZABETH4 SLEEPER, b. 1683, Hampton Falls, NH; d. Hampton Falls, NH; m. JOSEPH YOUNG, 1705.

9. ii. MOSES SLEEPER, b. January 22, 1683/84, Hampton,, Rockingham Co, NH; d. January 13, 1754, kingston, Rockingham Co, NH.

 	iii. 	  	THOMAS SLEEPER, b. November 03, 1686, Hampton Falls, NH; m. MARY COLCORD, December 06, 1714.
 	iv. 	  	AARON SLEEPER, b. July 23, 1688, Hampton Falls, NH; m. SARAH.
 	v. 	  	JOHN SLEEPER, b. June 14, 1690, Hampton Falls, NH; d. December 17, 1783, Hampton Falls, NH; m. MARY TOWLE, July 18, 1717.
	Notes for MARY TOWLE:

Information on this family provided by : WFT archives #6-1332

Connnection of wife with this John Sleeper made by me similar dates & names BS

 	vi. 	  	JOSEPH SLEEPER, b. June 14, 1690, Hampton Falls, NH; d. April 05, 1753, Hampton Falls, NH; m. SARAH HUTCHINS, December 31, 1713.
 	vii. 	  	SAMUEL SLEEPER, b. December 01, 1692, Hampton Falls, NH.
 	viii. 	  	ELISHA SLEEPER, b. May 09, 1694, Hampton Falls, NH.

10. ix. HEZEKIAH SLEEPER, b. May 11, 1696, Hampton Falls, NH; d. September 30, 1722, Hampton Falls, NH.

 	x. 	  	EBENEZER SLEEPER, b. May 18, 1697, Hampton Falls, NH; d. 1698.
 	xi. 	  	JOHATHAN SLEEPER, b. March 17, 1699/00, Hampton Falls, NH; d. 1736.
 	xii. 	  	ABRIGAIL SLEEPER, b. April 17, 1701, kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; m. ISAAC FELLOWS, November 09, 1721.

11. xiii. MEHITABLE SLEEPER, b. April 25, 1701, kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; d. 1793.

 	xiv. 	  	EBENEZER SLEEPER, b. April 24, 1702, Kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; m. SARAH.
 	xv. 	  	FEMALE SLEEPER, b. July 07, 1704, kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; d. 1704.
 	xvi. 	  	MARY SLEEPER, b. February 21, 1704/05, kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; m. ELISHA WINSLEY, January 04, 1724/25.
 	xvii. 	  	ITHAMAR SLEEPER, b. September 15, 1708, Kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; d. 1708.


 	xviii. 	  	DANIEL4 SLEEPER, b. May 09, 1715, Kingston, Rockingham Co, NH; d. 1811; m. ANNE CLOUGH.

SOURCE: "Sleeper Family Trails 1616-1994" by Glenn E Pribbeno

CHILDREN: John, Sarah, Jonathan, Ann, Abrigail, Hannah



•Name: Aaron SLEEPER

•Sex: M

•Birth: 20 FEB 1660/61 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

•Death: 9 MAY 1732 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH


Additional source: Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), pp. 637-638, for date and place of death, along with names and information about his last five children. Aaron married a second time, and this unknown woman died of a fever in Kingston on 3 Jan 1736.

Father: Thomas SLEEPER b: ABT 1616 in England

Mother: Joanna b: ABT 1623

Marriage 1 Elizabeth SHAW b: 23 AUG 1664 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

•Married: 23 MAY 1682 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH


1. Moses SLEEPER b: 2 JAN 1683/84 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

2. Thomas SLEEPER b: 3 NOV 1686 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

3. Aaron SLEEPER b: 23 JUL 1688 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

4. John SLEEPER b: 14 JUN 1690 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

5. Joseph SLEEPER b: 14 JUN 1690 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

6. Samuel SLEEPER b: 1 DEC 1692 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

7. Elisha SLEEPER b: 9 MAY 1694 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

8. Hezekiah SLEEPER b: 11 MAY 1696 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

9. Ebenezer SLEEPER b: 18 MAY 1697 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

10. Jonathan SLEEPER b: 17 MAR 1698/99 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

11. Abigail SLEEPER b: 17 APR 1700 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

12. Mehitabel SLEEPER b: 25 APR 1701 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

13. Child SLEEPER b: 1702 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

14. Ebenezer SLEEPER b: 24 APR 1702 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

15. Mary SLEEPER b: 21 FEB 1705/06 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

16. Ithamar SLEEPER b: 1708 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

Source: rootsweb

Was born in Hampton, New Hampshire, February 20, 1661-62; married. May 23, 1682, Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Joseph Shaw, and they resided with her parents on Shaw hill, removing later to the adjacent town of Kingston. He married, second, Sarah , who died at Kingston, May 9, 1732, aged seventy-one. He had seventeen children by his first wife and two by his second, and his descendants in the vicinity of Kingston and Portsmouth have been very numerous

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Aaron Sleeper's Timeline

February 20, 1661
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 21
January 2, 1684
Age 22
Hampton, (Present Rockingham County), North Plantation (Present New Hampshire), (Present USA)
November 3, 1686
Age 25
July 23, 1688
Age 27
Kingston, Old Norfolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 14, 1690
Age 29
June 14, 1690
Age 29
Hampton, Province of New Hampshire
December 1, 1692
Age 31
May 9, 1694
Age 33