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         Hon. Samuel Decatur HOBSON was born in Hollis, Maine, October 5, 1830, a son of Samuel and Hannah [Sawyer] Hobson. He is in the seventh generation from William Hobson, an early settler of Rowley, Mass, who emigrated from England about the middle of the seventh [seventeenth] century, about 1626. He married Mary E., daughter of Eben and Sarah [Haley] Sawyer of Hollis Me. in January of 1854. Their children are Harry Howard, Helen M., John E., Eugene F., Sarah M., Albion W., Mary C., and Elsie G.  An entrepreneur, he owned S.D. Hobson & Sons manufacturers of lumber, clapboards, laths and shingles. 

[Engraving by E.B. Hallís Sons, New York]
[Source: Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT; 1764-1887, by Hamilton Child, May, 1887, page  407.]

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