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NHGenWeb for Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Genealogy +
The following were graciously transcribed, September 1998, by Helena Hayden:
[ Souls and Buildings in Hollis, NH   1783 ]
[ VALUATION 1788 for the Town of Hollis, NH]
[Hollis 1794; A ledger of polls, land, cattle, horses pasturage, tillage, mills, etc.  ]

[Hollis Highway Tax:  1830]


 

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HOLLIS

The boundary disputes between Massachusetts & New Hampshire, and the various annexations and redrawn boundary lines between the towns in this area, make colonial research quite a challenge.  I've learned to be flexible, & search surrounding towns vital records, histories, etc.
     My ancestor, Thomas Dinsmore, was among the first to settle in Hollis, arriving about 1733 with his wife, Hannah (pos. surname WHITAKER) & children.  Their son, Abraham married Lydia (nee JOHNSON), & some of their children were born in Hollis before they relocated to Temple, NH, about 1764.  I am descended from the union of Abraham & Lydia, thru their son Zebadiah Dinsmore who was born in Hollis.
     Though I myself have only visited Hollis, I have learned a great deal about this lovely Hillsboro County, New Hampshire town.  I hope this page will serve to aid others researching ancestors in Hollis.


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Ann McRoden Mensch, Professional Genealogist
Researching at The Allen County Public Library

 

 

CENSUS

 

CENSUS 1790-1940

·         familysearch.org – 1790 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1800 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1810 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1820 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1830 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1840 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1850 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1860 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1870 Census

·         familysearch.org - 1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!!

·         familysearch.org – 1900 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1910 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1920 Census

·         Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·         familysearch.org – 1930 Census

o   familysearch.org – 1940 Census

·         NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

o    About Census Records

o    Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o    Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o    Indian Census Rolls

o    Nonpopulation Census Records

o   Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.

 

 

VITAL RECORDS

 

·         New Hampshire Vital Records

 71 South Fruit Street - Concord, NH 03301

·         New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 – An Index

 

·         Town Clerk of Hollis, NH 

7 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049 - 6102

(603) 465-2064

 


CEMETERIES

 

For further information about cemeteries, contact the Hollis Cemetery Trustees.

   

·         Old Churchyard Cemetery - (Congregational Church of Hollis)
     Located behind the church, near the intersection of the Ridge Road and the road to Pepperill (122) in Hollis village;
     Latitude: 424423N; Longitude: 0713522W

o   Congregational Church Cemetery, on findagrave.com

o   My ancestors: Hannah & Thomas DINSMOOR

 

·         East Cemetery -
     Located on Wheeler Road, north of Broad Street and Hollis village;
     Latitude: 424455N; Longitude: 0713442W 

o   East Cemetery, Hollis, on findagrave.com

 

·         North Cemetery -
     Located on Silver Lake Road Latitude: 424655N; Longitude: 0713611W 

o   North Yard Cemetery, on findagrave.com

 

·         Pine Hill Cemetery -
     Located in eastern Hollis township;
     Latitude: 424606N; Longitude: 0713220W

o   Pine Hill Cemetery, on findagrave.com

 

·         South Cemetery -
     Located on the west side of 111, in southeastern Hollis township;
     Latitude: 424351N; Longitude: 0713529W

o   South Cemetery, on findagrave.com

·         Hollis Cemetery Trustees – includes maps of cemeteries’ locations

 

 


Just a thought: It is strange to think that I may have been "warned out" or sent to Rhode Island by my ancestors...or maybe not.
 


 


QUERIES


I will post Hollis, NH QUERIES here.
Select this link to post a Hillsborough County, NH all county query.
E-mail QUERIES  or Volunteer to do Lookups to Ann - Subject: Hollis:
 Ann reserve the right to edit or delete any query you wish to post.  Submitting a query to Ann via e-mail is an acknowledgment of your agreement to allow me to post, edit or delete your query, & use your e-mail for replies to your post.
 


BELL-SHATTUCK:
James BELL married Elizabeth SHATTUCK in 1793 in Hollis, NH. In 1797 they purchased land in Dunstable/Nashua and were there approximately 25 years. They had the following children: Elizabeth, James, Leonard, John, Sally, Hannah, Hiram, Mary Catherine and George L. If anyone has any information on this family please contact me. James was my fourth great grandfather and I cannot figure out where he came from.  Thank you so much.  Annie Tanyeri, e-mail: atanyeri@hotmail.com




FARLEY, JEWELL:
I am looking for information about the family of Thomas and Polly (JEWELL) FARLEY.  Thomas was a son of Caleb and Elizabeth FARLEY, and was born in Hollis, NH on Dec. 28, 1769.  Thomas married Polly JEWELL in Hollis on Dec. 16, 1794.  Polly was born on Nov. 26, 1768 in Dunstable to Benoni and Dorcas JEWELL.  I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who may be researching, or have any information about this family.  Thanks for sharing.
Art Burch -- Ohio



JEWELL, HOBART, HALE:
According to info in "History of Hollis New Hampshire 1730-1879":
James JEWELL of Dunstable and Sally HOBART of Hollis were married on
1801 May 31.  Also, Eleazer HALE of Dunstable and Sally JEWELL of Hollis were married on 1805 Sept. 16.  Is anyone else researching these surnames?  I'm researching our JEWELL ancestry, and wish to correspond with anyone else regarding the above.  Thanks for any info.  Art Burch.



FARLEY, GOULD:
FARLEY, GOULD families in Hollis.  Looking for info on Susanna Farley, aka
Susan, born in Hollis, married Ambrose Gould, Feb 17, 1802.  He was born April 8, 1772 in New Ipswich, NH, d 1840.  Their daughter Susan Elizabeth Gould, was born in Hollis Nov 25, 1811, married Nathan Kendall 1849..  Thanks - Richard
Merrill Scribner at rmscribner@aol.com.



AMES, FREEMAN, PARISH:
AMES, Stephen (Ens.). I am a descendant of Stephen
Ames. One of his descendants, during the war of 1812, did not want to
fight the Indians and left to live amongst them.  He later renamed himself
"Freeman." Looking for the "missing" link. If anyone can help, please let me
know. I traced the line backwards to Amos Freeman who married Dorcas Parish.
He was from CT, she from NY.
Other family surnames are Pool, Davis, Brody.  Thanks -  Irene Weimann.



KEMP, RANGER, RIDEOUT:

Actively researching all three families in Hollis and surrounding area during 1700's. Will gladly share information. Thanks, Bob Young - Danbury, CT


STEARNS, CLARKE:
Looking for identity of Daniel Stearns, aged 71 in 1833, b.(c. 1762) at Hollis, NH. While living at Rockingham, Vt., he enlisted as a Revolutionary War soldier (a fifer) in March, 1780, served at Royalton & Bethel, VT, was discharged at Bethel after 9 mo. Re-enlisted Mar. 1781 for 9 mo & was discharged at Pittsford Fort, was taken POW Jan 1782 at
Chimney Pt., Lake Champlain, while on reconnaisance. Lived after war at Arlington, Vt. & from about 1803 at Burlington.  Was he the Daniel who m. 1776 at Claremont, NH, Jerusha, d/o Joseph Clarke, (Clarkes believed to have come from Saybrook, CT)? This Daniel m2 at Claremont in 1820 to Lois, d/o Hezekiah Rice.  Reply to: Bill Tufts



STILES/TOWNSEND(posted 5 Jan 1999.)
Caleb STILES b. 1737, Middleton, MA, m. 7 Feb. 1760, Hollis, NH, Mary/Elizabeth TOWNSEND.  When & where was Mary/Elizabeth born?  Was she the daughter of Nathaniel TOWNSEND, a resident of Hollis by 1755?  Caleb STILES owned land abutting that of Nathaniel TOWNSEND in 1763.
I invite e-mail from anyone with connections to either of these lines.
Thank you, Sigrid Stiles


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HISTORY

     The Town of Hollis lies in the southern part of the county, and is bounded as follows:  On the north by Milford, Amherst and Nashua; east by Nashua; south by Massachusetts, west by Brookline and Milford.

     Nearly all the territory embraced within the bounds of the present town of Hollis originally comprised a portion of the old town of Dunstable, which was granted by Massachusetts October 16, 1673 (O.S.), and embraced the present town of Tyngsborough, the east part of Dunstable, a narrow gore on the east side of Pepperell and a tract in the northeast part of Townsent, Mass., and the towns of Litchfield, Hudson, portions of Londonderry, Pelham and nearly all the present towns of Nashua and Hollis and parts of Amherst, Milford and Brooklin, in New Hampshire.

     December 28, 1739, the westerly portion of Dunstable was erected into a separate and distinct precinct by the government of Massachusetts, and went by the name of West Dunstable until April 3, 1746, when, in answer to a petition from the inhabitants, about one-half of it was incorporated with full town privileges by the Governor and Council of the province of New Hampshire, and named Holles.

     In The History of Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (1885), D. Hamilton Hurd discusses the origin of the Hollis name as follows:  "I think there can be no reasonable doubt about the origin or orthography of this name.  Benning Wentworth was Governor of the province, and owed his position to Thomas Pelham Holles, Duke of New Castle, who was colonial secretary.  It is well known that Governor Wentworth named many of the towns in this State in honor of his friends, sometimes when the inhabitants had petitioned to be incorporated with a name of their own choosing, they preferring to accept a name which was distasteful to them rather than incur the Governor's displeasure, and perhaps refused to grant their charter.  As to the orthography of the name of the Duke of New Castle, I think John Farmer is mistaken in writing it Hollis, as there are manuscript documents in the office of the Secretary of State to which the duke signed his name, 'Holles New Castle.'  That the town was named for him I think there can be no question; and because of his ignorance and detestable character, its citizens were justified in changing it to Hollis, as they evidently did to perpetuate the name of Thomas Hollis, the benefactor of Harvard College." --I. W. Hammond.

     In referring to this matter, Judge Worcester says:  "Within my remembrance, there has been much controversy upon the question whether the name of Hollis should be spelt with the letter i or e in the last syllable, and also as to the person in whose honor the town was named.  Mr. Farmer, in his 'Gazetteer of New Hampshire,' spells it with an i, and tells us that the name was either derived from the Duke of New Castle, whose family name was Hollis, or from Thomas Hollis, a distinguished benefactor of Harvard College, Mr. Farmer spelling both names 'Hollis'.  Hon. J. B. Hill, in his history of Mason, says the name was derived from that of the Duke of New Castle, whose family name was Holles, Mr. Hill using the letter e in the last syllable.  From the best evidence at my command upon the question, I have no doubt that Mr. Hill is correct, both in the orthography of the name and also in that of the person for whom the town was called.  In the original record of the town charter, now at Concord, and in the copy of the charter on the Hollis record, the name is spelt Holles.  In the town records for the twenty-five years and more before the War of the Revolution the name occurs hundreds of times, and, so far as I have seen, is uniformly spelt Holles, as in the charter, and is so spelt in the in the New Hampshire Laws published as late as 1815."

Online BOOKS

see An Account of Some of the Early Settlers of West Dunstable,  Monson and Hollis, N. H., by Charles S. Spaulding, published in Nashua, N. H. : The Telegraph Press, 1915.

 History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, From its First Settlement to the Year 1879..., by Samuel Thomas Worcester, Boston :  A. Williams & Co., 1879.

History of the Old Township of Dunstable including Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield and Merrimac, N. H.; Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass, by Charles J. Fox.  Nashua: Charles T. Gill Publishers.  1846.

MAP of OLD DUNSTABLE

 

holismap.jpg

 

GENERAL HOLLIS RESOURCES


 

          7 Monument Square

Hollis, NH 03049 - 6102

(603) 465-2064


 

P. O. Box 754
Hollis, NH 03049
(603) 465-3935

o   Books and Research Materials at the Hollis Historical Society can be seen on their page at  Hollis Historical Society Books

Hollis Historical Society Headquarters
Ruth E. Wheeler house
20 Main Street
P.O. Box 754
Hollis, NH 03049
603-465-3935


Monument Square,
P. O. Box 659
Hollis, NH 03049
Voice: 603-465-7721

 

·          The Cabinet Press -  with Hollis Brookline Journal (current newspaper)

 

Nashua Public Library
  2 Court Street
  Nashua, NH 03060
  (603) 594-3412

 

Windows on Hollis –History of the Town of Monson (historical from ca.1737 to 1770)



 


Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

·         see An Account of Some of the Early Settlers of West Dunstable,  Monson and Hollis, N. H., by Charles S. Spaulding, published in Nashua, N. H. : The Telegraph Press, 1915.

·          History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire, From its First Settlement to the Year 1879..., by Samuel Thomas Worcester, Boston :  A. Williams & Co., 1879.

·         History of the Old Township of Dunstable including Nashua, Nashville, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield and Merrimac, N. H.; Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Mass, by Charles J. Fox.  Nashua: Charles T. Gill Publishers.  1846.


Hollis, NH
Genealogy & History Resources



CENSUS

 CENSUS 1790-1940

·         familysearch.org – 1790 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1800 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1810 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1820 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1830 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1840 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1850 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1860 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1870 Census

·         familysearch.org - 1880 Census Index - Excellent resource!!!

·         familysearch.org – 1900 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1910 Census

·         familysearch.org – 1920 Census

·         Obtaining EDs for the 1930 Census in One Step (Large Cities), by Stephen P. Morse, PhD, Joel D. Weintraub, PhD and David R. Kehs, PhD

·         familysearch.org – 1930 Census

familysearch.org – 1940 Census



See S. T. Worcester's
Biographical Sketches of Early Hollis, NH Settlers 



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NHGen Web Archives
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Biographical Sketches of Some Early Hollis, NH Settlers


I transcribed the following Biographical Sketches into this format precisely as they were written by Samuel T. Worcester in his book.  In other words, this small section of his book is quoted word for word, both for it's obvious genealogical content, & as a sample of what is found in this wonderful History.  It contains a wealth of interesting genealogical & historical information.  I did, however, use a highlight color for the names.  There is no color difference in the original work, but I felt it helpful for visibility on a web page. 
Please check your library for availability of this book, and use the sketches I have transcribed here as a quide, to primary records for further research, as I have not verified the accuracy of Worcester's information on any but my own ancestors, & I know I am not infallible, & there may be a typo that I've not seen.   Please let my know if a mistake is found.   Please do not copy my transcript of these records to any archive without my knowledge or permission. If I make corrections or changes, I would not be able to let you know, & none of us want to perpetuate errors.
--Ann Mensch - 1 Jul 1998.

Worcester, Samuel T.   History of the Town of Hollis, New Hampshire From Its First Settlement to the Year 1879 with many Biographical Sketches of It's Early Settlers, Their Descendants, & Other Residents.   Boston: A. Williams & Co.  1879. 
 
 

ABBOT, CAPT. BENJAMIN

was from Andover, Mass.  His name was on the Hollis Tax Lists in 1750.  In 1755 he was Lieutenant in Capt.  Power's company, Col. Blanchard's regiment, in the expedition to Crown Point, and was again in the army in 1757.  He was selectman in 1752, '53 and '54.  His son Benjamin was a soldier in the Revolution. Died January 5, 1776, aet. 46.


ADAMS, WILLIAM

was in West Dunstable in 1738, and signed the petition for the charter of West Dunstable.  Married Mary Spears, May 29, 1744.  Was a town officer in 1746.  His son William was a soldier at Bunker Hill and Bennington.  Died August 3, 1757, aet. 39.


AMES, ENSIGN STEPHEN

came from Groton, Mass. Married Jane Robbins in Groton, in 1731.  Was in West Dunstable in 1739, selectman in 1747 and 1748, and was a soldier in the French war in 1757.  Representative to the New Hampshire General Court, in 1775, '76 and '77.  His sons, Jonathan and David were soldiers in the Revolution.


BALL, EBENEZER

came from Concord, Mass.  His name was on the Hollis Tax List in 1749, and he was a soldier in the French war in 1755, in the company of Capt. Powers.  His sons Ebenezer, Nathaniel, William and John were soldiers in the Revolution.


BAILEY, DANIEL

was from Marlborough, Mass.  Settled in the part of Hollis known as Monson, about the year 1754.  Himself and three of his sons, viz. Joel, Andrew and Daniel, Jun., were Revolutionary soldiers.  Died January 15, 1798, aet. 69.


BARTON, HENRY

was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the petition for the charter.  Was Parish Assessor in 1741 and Collector in 1743.  Died April 20, 1760, aet. 54.


BLANCHARD, BENJAMIN

is supposed to have come from Dunstable, n. h.  He was in West Dunstable, in 1743, and signed the call to Rev. Mr. Emerson.  Married Kezia Hastings Dec. 31, 1744.  Was tithing-man in 1747, and selectman in 1750 and 1754.


BLOOD, ELNATHAN

supposed from Groton, Mass.  His name is on the first tax list for West Dunstable, in 1740.  Married Elizabeth Boyton in Groton, in 1741.  He was a soldier in the French war in 1757, and selectman in 1773.


BLOOD, JOSIAH

was from Dracut, Mass.  Was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the petition for the charter; was a soldier in the Revolution as was also his son Josiah, Jr., and is supposed to have died at Ticonderoga in September, 1776.


BLOOD, NATHANIEL

supposed from Groton, Mass.  he was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the petition for the charter, and was a soldier in the French war in 1758.  Five of his sons, viz., Nathaniel, Francis, Daniel, Timothy and Nathan, were soldiers in the Revolution, the last named of whom was killed at Bunker Hill.


BOYNTON, DEA. JOHN

supposed from Newbury, Mass.  Was in West Dunstable in 1743; parish clerk in 1744.  Married Ruth Jewett of Rowley in 1745.  Chosen deacon in 1755, and selectman in 1758, 1761, and 1762, etc.  His sons John and Jacob were soldiers in the Revolution, the last of whom was killed at Bunker Hill.  Died oct. 29, 1787, aet. 67.


BOYNTON, JR., JOHN

supposed also from Newbury.  He was in West Dunstable in 1745.  married Lydia jewett of Rowley, in may 1745.  His sons, Isaac and joel, were Revolutionary soldiers.


BOYNTON, JOSHUA

was in West Dunstable in 1745, and a town officer in 1747.  Three of his sons, viz., Joshua, Jun., Benjamin and Elias, were soldiers in the Revolution.


BROWN, ENSIGN, JOSIAH

came from Salem, Mass., and was in West Dunstable in 1743, and a town officer in 1747 and 1748.  He was an ensign in the French war in 1758.  Removed to Plymouth, N. H., in 1764.


BROWN, JOHN

was also from Salem, and was in West Dunstable in 1743 and signed the call to Rev. Mr. Emerson.  Married Kezia Wheeler October 9, 1744.  Died May 6, 1776.


BURGE, EPHRAIM

was from Chelmsford, Mass.  Settled in Hollis about 1760.  Was a soldier in Capt. Emerson's company in 1777.  his oldest son Ephraim B., Jun., was for many years a deacon of the Hollis church, and his sons, Rev. Josiah B. and Dr. Benjamin B., were graduates of Harvard College.  (q. v.) Died July 21, 1784, aet. 46.


CONANT, JOSIAH

was from Salem, Mass.  Came to West Dunstable in 1744.  Married Catharine Emerson, February, 1745.  His two sons, Josiah, Jun., and Abel, were soldiers in the Revolution, and both deacons of the Hollis church.  Died December 14, 1756, aet. 44.


COLBURN, LIEUT. ROBERT

came from Billerica, mass., was in West Dunstable in 1738, and signed the petition for the charter.  married Elizabeth Smith in 1747.  Settled in the part of Hollis known as Monson.  His sons, Robert, Benjamin and Nathan, were Revolutionary soldiers.  Died july 9, 1783, aet. 66.


CUMINGS, ESQ., SAMUEL

was born in Groton, Mass., march 6, 1709; married Prudence lawrence of Groton, july 18, 1732.  Was in West Dunstable in 1739 and signed the second petition for the charter.  He was the first justice of the peace in Hollis and was chosen town clerk in twenty-two years, between 1746 and 1770.  He was sergeant in Capt. Power's company in the French war in 1755.  Two of his sons, Samuel and Thomas, were loyalists in the Revolution, and Benjamin, his youngest son, was a Continental soldier.  Died January 18, 1772, aet. 62.


CUMINGS, JERAHMAEL

was a brother of Samuel Cumings, and born in Groton, October 10, 1711.  Married Hannah Farwell in 1736; was in West Dunstable in 1738, and signed the first petition for the charter.  He was the father of Rev. Henry Cumings, D. D., the first minister of Billerica, and of Capt. Jotham Cumings, a soldier in the French war of 1755, and an officer in the war of the Revolution.  Died october 25, 1747, aet. 36.


CUMINGS, DEA. WILLIAM

is supposed to have come from Groton, and was in West Dunstable in 1744, and chosen Deacon of the Hollis church in 1745.  He was ensign in the French war in 1755, in the company of Capt. Powers, and all his three sons, Ebenezer, William and philip, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died September 9, 1758, aet. 46.


DANFORTH, JONATHAN

came from Billerica, and was in West Dunstable in 1743, and signed the call to Rev. Mr. Emerson.  He was a grandson of the noted Massachusetts surveyor of the same name, and was a town officer in 1746.  Died March 3, 1747, aet. 33.


DINSMORE, THOMAS

came from Bedford, Mass., was in West Dunstable previous to 1736, and was the third settler, and lived on the farm in Hollis now owned by John Coburn on the road to Pepperell.  Died December 10, 1748.
[Note from Ann Mensch (author of this Hollis site) - Thomas Dinsmore's wife was HANNAH (maiden name possibly Whitaker - per John Whitaker's Will)1.  HANNAH (?) DINSMORE came from Bedford, Mass. with Thomas & their children.  She was given a land grant for 2 lots in New Hampshire when the boundaries between MA & NH were redrawn in 1749: "Hannah Dinsmore, Peter Powers, Daniel Emerson, David Nevens, all of Holles,...& all in
the Province of New Hampshire,..."2  Hannah's husband, Thomas, had died the previous year.  Per their gravestones: Thomas Dinsmore was born in 1704, & died Dec. 10, 1748.  His wife, Hannah, was born in 1706, & died July 23, 1767.  They are both buried next to each other in the Old Churchyard Cemetery in Hollis, NH (dates per gravestones photographed & recorded by Ann Mensch in July 1997.)3]


DRURY, ZEDEKIAH

was also from Bedford, and by trade a blacksmith; was in West Dunstable in 1743, and signed the call to Mr. Emerson.  About the year 1765 he removed to Temple, N. H.


FARLEY, LIEUT. SAMUEL

came from Bedford, Mass., was in West Dunstable in 1739, and was a petitioner for the charter.  Married Hannah Brown october 7, 1744.  His son Benjamin was a soldier in the Revolution.  Died November 23, 1797, aet. 79.


FARLEY, LIEUT. BENJAMIN

was also from Bedford.  Was in West Dunstable in 1738 and a petitioner for the charter and was the first inn keeper in West dunstable.  he lived first on the farm now owned by T. G. Worcester, about one-fourth of a mile south of the meeting-house.  He was parish assessor in 1740 and 7141, and selectman in 1746.  Three of his sons, Ebenezer, Christopher and Stephen, were Revolutionary soldiers.  Died november 23, 1797, in his 80th year.


FARLEY, JOSEPH

came from Billerica, and was in West Dunstable in 1743.  Killed by the fall of a tree, november 24, 1762, aet. 49.


FLAGG, ELEAZER
came from Concord, mass., and was the second settler in West Dunstable.  he lived in the south-west part of the twon, and during the French war of 1744 his house was fortified as a guard house.  he was parish assessor in 1742.  his son John was a soldier in the French war, 1755, and his son Jonas in that of the Revolution.  Died August 14, 1757, aet. 53.



HARDY, PHINEAS
came to Hollis from Bradford, Mass.  His name is first on the Hollis tax lists in 1752.  He was a soldier in the garrison at Portsmouth, N. h., in 1776, and his sons, Phineas, Thomas, Noah and Jesse, were all soldiers in the army.  Died March 7, 1813, aet. 86.



HARRIS, STEPHEN

was from Littleton, Mass., and settled in what is now the north part of Hollis about 1735.  He was a petitioner for the charter of West Dunstable in 1738, and first treasurer of West Dunstable in 1740.  Died September 20, 1775, aet. 75.


JEWETT, DEA. STEPHEN

is supposed to have come to Hollis from Rowley, Mass., in 1751, and married Hannah (Farwell) Cumings, widow of Ensign Jerahmael Cumings, in 1752.  He was chosen selectman in 1766, deacon of the Hollis church in 1770, and a delegate to the County Congress at Amherst in 1774 and 1775.  All of his three sons, Stephen, Jun., Noah and Jonathan, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died May 23, 1803, aet. 75.


KEMP, ZERUBBABEL

was born in Groton, Mass., October 12, 1705.  Married Abigail Lawrence, in Groton, november 23, 1737.  Was in West Dunstable in 1743, and a town officer in 1748.


MCDONALD, JAMES

also came from Groton and was in West Dunstable in 1739, and a signer of the second petition for the charter.  he was a town officer in 1748 and a soldier in 1777 in the company of Capt. Goss.  Died April 11, 1801, aet. 83.


NEVINS, WILLIAM

came from Newton, Mass., and his name appears in the first tax list in West Dunstable in 1740.  He was selectman in 1771 and 1772, and moderator in 1773 and 1774.  Five of his sons, viz., William, Joseph, Benjamin, john and phineas, were Revolutionary soldiers.  Died February 15, 1785, aet. 67.


NEVINS, DAVID

was from Bedford, Mass., and was in West Dunstable in 1738 and signed the first petition for the charter.  he was parish collector in 1741.  Removed from Hollis to Plymouth among the first settlers of Plymouth.


NOYES, DEA. ENOCH

came from Newbury, Mass.  His name first appears on the Hollis tax lists in 1747.  He was selectman in 1751, and chosen deacon in 1755.  his two sons, Enoch and Elijah, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died September 1796, aet. 80.


PATCH, DEA. THOMAS

was from Groton.  Married Anna Gilson in 1741, in Groton.  He was in West Dunstable in 1743, and was chosen deacon in 1745.  His sons, Thomas and David, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died may 1, 1754, aet. 40.


POOL, WILLIAM

was from Reading, Mass.  Married Hannah Nichols, at Reading, june 19, 1751, and came to hollis during the French war of 1754, his name being first found on the Hollis tax lists in 1758.  He was selectman in 1771.  Died in Hollis, October 17, 1795, aet. 70.  His oldest son, William W., was a soldier in the Revolution in 1775, and again in 1778.  James, the second son, settled in Maine, and became a successful merchant.  his youngest son, hon. Benjamin pool, born january 17, 1771, settled in Hollis, and was many times chosen to important town offices.  he was justice of the peace from 1810 to 1822, and justice of the peace and quorum from 1822 till his decease.  he was also representative to the New Hampshire General Court from 1804 to 1809, and State senator in the years 1818, '19, '20 and '21.  Beside these three sons, Mr. Pool had eleven daughters, ten of whom lived to adult age, and were all married, and most of them became the mothers of large families.  he died April 20, 1836, aet. 65.


POWERS, CAPT. PETER

was the first settler in Hollis.  Was born in Littleton, Mass., and married Anna Keyes of Chelmsford in 1728.  Settled in West Dunstable in 1730.  he was parish committee in 1740 and held many other important parish and town offices.  He was the first Captain of the West Dunstable militia, the commander of an expedition to explore the Coos country in 1754, and captain of the Hollis company in the expedition to Crown point in 1755.  Stephen, Whitcomb and Levi, three of his sons, were soldiers in the French war in the same company; and four of them, viz., Stephen, Francis, nahum and Samson were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died August 22, 1757, aet. 56.


PROCTOR, MOSES

came from Chelmsford, Mass.  Was in West Dunstable in 1738, and signed the first petition for the charter.  he settled in the west part of the town on Proctor hill, which was named for him.  His name is found on the first West Dunstable tax list in 1740, and he was selectman in 1749.  The life of Mr. Proctor is said to have been shortened by the bite of a rattlesnake, and he afterwards waged so successful a war of extermination against those reptiles that no rattlesnakes have been known in Hollis since his death.  Died May 21, 1780, aet. 73.


TAYLOR, ABRAHAM

was born in Concord, Mass., and came to West Dunstable previously to 1738, and was agent of the inhabitants with Capt. Powers in obtaining the charter.  in 1740 he gave the land for the Hollis meeting-house, burial ground and common.  he was parish assessor in 1740, '41, '42 and '43.  Died june, 1743, aet. 36.


TENNY, WILLIAM

came to hollis from Rowley, Mass.  his name appears first on the hollis tax lists in 1747.  he was selectman in 1769 and 1770.  his son, Capt. William Tenny, was a soldier in the Revolution.  Died march 22, 1783, aet. 61.


WHEELER, PETER

is said to have come from Salem, Mass., and settled in the part of Hollis known as Monson.  he was a petitioner for the charter of West Dunstable in 1738, and his name was on the first West Dunstable tax list in 1740.  He is said to have been noted in his day for his exploits and success in hunting, especially of bears.  He was a soldier in the French war in 1755, and his sons, Ebenezer and Lebbeus, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died March 28, 1772, aet. 67.


WILLOUGHBY, JOHN

came from Billerica.  He was in West Dunstable in 1745 and was a soldier in the French war, in the years 1755, 1757, and 1758.  his son, John W., Jun., was a captain in the war of the Revolution in the regiment of Col. Webster.  Died February 2, 1793, aet. 85.


WORCESTER, REV. FRANCIS

was born in Bradford, Mass., June 7, 1698.  Married Abigail Carleton, of Rowley, in 1720.  Was settled as a Congregational minister in Sandwich, Mass., for ten years before coming to Hollis.  Removed to Hollis in 1750.  Afterwards preached as an evangelist in New Hampshire, but was nto again settled in the ministry.  He was the author of a small volume of "Meditations" in verse, written in his sixtieth year.  Also of several moral and religious essays reprinted in 1760, entitled "A Bridle for Sinners and a Spur for Saints.'  His oldest son was Dea. Francis Worcester.  His second son, Jesse, was a soldier in the French war, was taken prisoner, and died at Montreal, in 1757.  His youngest son was Capt. Noah Worcester. Died October 14, 1783, aet. 85.


WORCESTER, DEA. FRANCIS

was the oldest son of Rev. Francis Worcester.  Born at Bradford, March 30, 1721.  Married Hannah Boynton, of Newbury, Mass., October 28, 1741.  Came to West Dunstable in 1744.  Was chosen deacon of the Hollis church in 1746.  he was selectman in Hollis six years, moderator of the annual town meeting eleven years, and town treasurer twenty years, between 1746 and 1768.  In 1768 he removed to Plymouth, N. H., and was deacon of the church at Plymouth; representative to New Hampshire General Court in 1777 and 1778, and State councillor in 1780, 1781 and 1783.  Died october 19, 1800, aet. 79.


WRIGHT, CAPT. JOSHUA
came from Woburn, Mass., was in West Dunstable in 1739, and signed the second petition for the charter.  he was selectman in 1749 and 1769.  A soldier in the French war in 1760, and Captain of the Hollis militia company, in 1775, and previously.  His sons, Lemuel and Uriah, were soldiers in the Revolution.  Died August 5, 1776, aet. 60.



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1790 U.S. Census for Hollis Town, NH
The information below was transcribed by Ann Mensch (July 1998) from 1790 U.S. Census Population Schedules.  National Archives micro copy 637, Roll no. 5.  The numbers following the names refer to the number entered in each catagory in the table below.  This is intended as a genealogical & historical guide...If you find an ancestor, an effort should be made to obtain the original.  I used a "0" as a place holder in any columns with no number entry.  While I have tried to present the information as found in the source, errors are possible...Please let me know if any are found. --Ann

NAME OF HEAD OF
FAMILY.

Free white males of 16 years 
and upward
including heads of families.

Free white males
under 16 years.

Free white females including heads of families.

All other free persons.

Slaves.

 

Danl Emerson     2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Benja Austins     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Jeremiah Ames     2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
John Atwell     2 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
William Adams     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Benja Abbot     1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Nehemiah Barker     2 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Oliver Bowers     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Abraham Boynton     1 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
David Burge     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
William Brooks     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Francis Blood     1 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
Danl Bailey     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Danl Bailey Jr.     1 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Joel Bailey     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Aaron Bailey     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Ezra Baldwin     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Robt Colburn     1 - 5 - 4 - 0 - 0
Nathl Colburn     1 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Benja Colburn     2 - 1 - 7 - 0 - 0
Elijah Clark      1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
James Colburn     1 - 8 - 3 - 0 - 0  [*Ann's note: a printed version reports 1 rather than 8, but I read this entry as an 8 for Free white males under 16 years.]
Benja Cummings     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Wilder Chamberlin     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Richard Clark     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jona Danforth     2 - 4 - 4 - 0 - 0
Jona Dix     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Robt Darrah     1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Amos Eastman     2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Amos Eastman Jr.     2 - 5 - 4 - 0 - 0
Jona Eastman     2 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0  [*Ann's note: Free white males under 16 years may be 7 rather than 1]
Timothy Emerson Jr.     1 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
Thomas Emerson     3 - 4 - 1 - 0 - 0
Timothy Emerson     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Moses Emerson     1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
David Eames     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Abigail Farmer    1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Ebenr Farley     2 - 3 - 7 - 0 - 0
Stephen Farley     1 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
William French     1 - 1 - 6 - 0 - 0
Nehemiah French     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Ruth Farley     0 - 4 - 4 - 0 - 0
David Dumlee     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Jonas Flagg     3 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Eleazar Flagg    1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Edward Foster     2 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Jonas Green     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Joseph Hood     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
John Hale     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Shabriel Hobbard     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Phineas Hardy     2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Phineas Hardy Jr.     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Jesse Hardy     1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Saml Haden     2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Levi Hardy     2 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Moses Hardy    1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
David Holden Jr.      1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Job Harris     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
James Jewett Jr.     2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Enoch Jewett     1 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Hannah Kendrick     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Mary Kendrick     1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Abner Keyes     1 - 2 - 8 - 0 - 0
Nathl Leeman     1 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Oliver Lawrence     4 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Peleg Lawrence     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Abraham Leeman     1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Joseph Lesley      2 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Asa Lovejoy      1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Ephraim Lund      1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Abigail Lea.     1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Danl Merrill     2 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jacob Moor      1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Zebulon May     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Stearns Needham     2 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Benja Nevins     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Joseph Nevins     1 - 2 - 7 - 0 - 0
John Nutting     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Solomon Peirce     3 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Syas Prockter     1 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Moses Prockter     2 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Joseph Pike     1 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
Josiah Parker     4 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Eleazar Parker     3 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Thomas Patch     2 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Thomas Powers     1 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Benja W. Parker     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Jona Parker     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
William Read     2 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Joshua Read     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Benja Rogers     1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
William Read Jr.     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Saml Smith     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Jona Spaulding     3 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Silas Spaulding     1 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
John Shed     1 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
William Tinney     3 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Noah Wright     2 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 0
David Waltingsford     2 - 4 - 6 - 0 - 0
Ebenr Wheeler     2 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Thada Wheeler     2 - 5 - 2 - 0 - 0
Benja Wright     1 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
Joseph Woodbury     1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Leonard Whiting     2 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Oliver Willoughby     1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
Saml W. Youngman     1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
Saml Abbot     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Busby Ames     1 - 5 - 4 - 0 - 0
George Abbot     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
John Ames     2 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Moses Boynton     2 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 0
Ephraim Burge     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Solomon Blood     3 - 4 - 6 - 0 - 0
Josiah Blood     2 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Elnathan Blood     3 - 1 - 6 - 0 - 0
Ebenr Ball     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Ebenr Ball Jr.     2 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
William Ball     1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
John Ball     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
David Brown     2 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
William Brown     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
William Brown Jr.     2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Eliphalet Brown     1 - 5 - 1 - 0 - 0
Jacob Blood      1 - 0 - 5 - 0 - 0
Abel Brown     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Joshua Boynton     2 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 0
Benja Boynton     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Thomas Bradley     1 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Abel Blood     1 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Danl Blood     2 - 5 - 4 - 0 - 0
Josiah Conant     2 - 3 - 1 - 0 - 0
Abel Conant     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Saml Connery     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Timothy Cook     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Stephen Connery     1 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Saml Craft     1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Phineas Douglas     1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Joshua Davis     1 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
Reuben Dow     3 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Ralph Emerson     2 - 0 - 4 - 0 - 0
Danl Emerson     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Caleb Farley     3 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Caleb Farley Jr.     1 - 6 - 2 - 0 - 0
Timothy French     2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Isaac French     2 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
John Ghoss     1 - 4 - 5 - 0 - 0
John Goodhue     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Sarah Goodhue     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Ephraim How     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
David Holden     1 - 2 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jona Hobbard     1 - 0 - 6 - 0 - 0
Joseph Haskell     1 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
Nehemiah Hardy     2 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
Isaac Hardy     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Fifield Holt     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Fifield Holt Jr.     2 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Nathl Jewett     2 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Stephen Jewett     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Stephen Jewett Jr.     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Saml Jewett     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
James Jewett     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Jacob Jewett     2 - 2 - 6 - 0 - 0
Jacob Jewett Jr.     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Saml Johnson     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Thomas Jaquith     1 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
Israel Kenny     2 - 2 - 7 - 0 - 0
Danl Lovejoy     2 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Danl Moor     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Nathn Phelps     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
John Phelps     1 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
William Pool     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Richard Peirce     3 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Samson Powers     1 - 4 - 5 - 0 - 0
Francis Powers     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Saml Runnels     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
James Rideout     2 - 1 - 6 - 0 - 0
James Rideout Jr.     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Nathl Rideout     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Nehemiah Ranger     2 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
Zachh Shattuck     3 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Zachh Shattuck Jr.     1 - 4 - 5 - 0 - 0
Joseph Stearns     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Edward Spaulding     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jacob Spaulding     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Abel Shipley     2 -4 - 5 - 0 - 0
Emerson Smith     3 - 2 - 5 - 0 - 0
John Smith     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Benjamin Sanders     2 - 4 - 3 - 0 - 0
Jona Sanders     1 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Nathl Shattuck     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
John Senter     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Edward Taylor     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Asahel Twist     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Moses Thurston     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jesse Wyman     2 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Saml Willoughby     1 - 4 - 6 - 0 - 0
Noah Worcester     3 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Nehemiah Woods     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Jonas Woods     1 - 1 - 4 - 0 - 0
Lemuel Wright     1 - 5 - 2 - 0 - 0
Uriah Wright     2 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Saml Wright     1 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Joseph Wheat     2 - 1 - 8 - 0 - 0
William Wood     1 - 3 - 5 - 0 - 0
Solomon Wheat     3 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Elisha Wright     1 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Thomas Wheat     2 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0 
Josiah Wheat     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
John Willoughby     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
James Willoughby     2 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jonas Willoughby     1 -  1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Benja Warren     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Nicholas Youngman     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Jabez Youngman     1 - 2 - 1 - 0 - 0
Stephen Runnils     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Benja Parker     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Joseph Heywood     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Benja Farley     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Saml French     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Isaac B. French     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Sarah Hunt     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Unice Mosher     1 - 1 - 5 - 0 - 0
Priscilla Blood     1 - 0 - 2 - 0 - 0
Abner Bills     1 - 3 - 2 - 0 - 0
David Woods     1 - 3 - 4 - 0 - 0
Joseph Estherbroods     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Danl Merril Jr.     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Saml Leeman     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Mary Stedman     0 - 0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Wm. Walsted Pool     2 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Timothy Sawyer     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
David Emerson     1 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Mary French     1 - 2 - 4 - 0 - 0
Timothy Bailey     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
John Stearns     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Thomas Kemp     1 - 2 - 3 - 0 - 0
Saml Parker     2 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Martha Conrick     0 - 1 - 2 - 0 - 0
Jona Hale     1 - 1 - 1 - 0 - 0
Richard Stevens     1 - 3 - 3 - 0 - 0
Christopr Lovejoy     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Cotton Prockter     1 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0



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Source Citations & Quotes used as evidence for Ann's Hollis, NH ancestors


Dinsmore. K. S. C.   "Boston Transcript".  (7 Apr 1920).  no. 7764.  [Microfiche 929.05 CS42: Card 3: Mar 10-Apr 21]
Dinsmore. K. S. C., Oct. 27, 1919.  "There seems to be evidence that Hannah wife of Thomas Dinsmore of Bedford, Mass., and Hollis, N. H., was a daughter of John Whitaker of Stow and his wife, Hannah (Ball) of Concord, married Dec. 12, 1705.
   John Whitaker died testate, May 7, 1746, and his will, dated Dec. 20, 1745, proved June 16, 1746, provides for three daughters, Mary "Steward," Lydia Taylor, and Hannah "Densmore," besides an only son, John Whitaker, Jr.  David Whitaker was a witness.  The birth of John, Jr. is recorded at Stow, May 26, 1713, but those of his three sisters do not appear.
   Lydia Whitaker married Abraham Taylor of Dunstable, Jan 21, 1730-1, and settled in Hollis, where she died Sept. 23, 1795, aged 83.  Hannah was probably the eldest child and named for her mother; I find no record of the marriage to Thomas Dinsmore.  The daughter Mary Stewart's legacy was in the charge of Deliverance Wheeler of Stow as trustee, and his account shows she had a child born within two years of her father's death.  Can anyone supply the name of her husband?"
  G. S. S."


Chandler, Charles Henry.     History of New Ipswich, NH 1735-1914.   Fitchberg:Sentinel Printing Co.  1914. 
THE MASONIAN CHARTER Province of New Hampshire}  "Pursuant to the Power & Authority Granted & Vested in me by the Proprietors of Lands purchased of John Tufton Mason Espr in the Province of New Hampshire aforesaid by their Vote the 16th of June 1749, passed at their Meeting held at Portsmouth in said Povince-- I do by these Presents give & grant  unto.....all of a place called New Ipswich, Hannah Dinsmore, Peter Powers, Daniel Emerson, David Nevens, all of Holles,...& all in the Province of New Hampshire,...To them, their Heirs & Assigns, on the Terms Conditions, Reservations & Limitations, & in the Respective Proportions, hereafter expressed, all the Right, Title, Interest, & Property of the Grantors aforesaid, of in & to that Tract of Land, or Township lying in the Province of New Hampshire aforesaid and the Province of the Massachusetts Bay at the Southwest Corner of the Township call'd No. 1, from thence North 80 degrees West 6 miles to the SE corner of the Twp. called South Manadnock..."  Hannah Dinsmore:  2 Lots.


Old Churchyard Cemetery
Hollis, NH

Thomas Dinsmore, born 1704 & died Dec. 10, 1748, and his wife Hannah, born 1706 & died July 23, 1767, are both buried in the Old Churchyard Cemetery in Hollis, NH (dates per gravestones photographed & recorded by Ann Mensch in July 1997.)


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