Person:Hannah Burroughs (5)

  • F.  Edward Burroughs (add)
  • M.  Mary Higby (add)
  1. Hannah Burroughs1678 - 1777
m. bef abt 1700
  1. Jonah Hinman1700 -
  2. Samuel Hinman1705 -
Facts and Events
Name Hannah Burroughs
Gender Female
Birth[1] 14 Aug 1678 Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States
Marriage bef abt 1700 to Edward Hinman
Death[1] 25 Aug 1777 Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Connecticut Journal.

    The following facts were published in the Conn. Journal, No . 517, and afterward in Barber's Historical Collections o f Conn., dated North Stratford, August 20, 1777: "On the 25th inst., died in this place, Mrs. Hannah Hinman, aged 99 years. She was a person of good understanding, strict re ligion, solid piety, and maintained a firm and unshaken hope in the merits of Christ, to the end. And what is remarkable concerning her exit out of the world, she died the very day on which she was 99 years old, of which she had a premonition near 20 years before her death, in a dream or vision. A venerable comely person, who she afterward used to call her guardian angel, and whom she had seen once before, appeared to her and asked her age. She told him; upon which he replied, 'You will not live to an hundred years, but almost; you will live to be 99 , and then die.' She often mentioned this to her friends and neighbors and was confidently persuaded of the truth of it, that she would frequently count upon it, how many years she had to live. And there are scores of persons now living in the parish who have often heard her say that she should die at 99, on her birthday, old style. About a fortnight before her decease, she inquired of her son, landlord John Hinman, at whose house she died, the day of the month, and again repeated to the family that she had just so many days to live; which acco rdingly happened on her very birthday, as it is called. The great age to which this person had arrived, together with those circumstances respecting the time of her death, ar e so very extraordinary that it was thought proper to communicate them to the public."