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Part II

(V) DAVID HOBART, the first of his family to settle in Brookline, came here about 1818, from Pepperell, Mass.; where he was born in 1792. He was a son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Sawtelle) Hobart, and a lineal descendant in the fifth generation of Rev. Gershom Hobart, the second settled minister in Groton, Mass. His house in this town was located about one mile south of the village on the east side of the highway to Pepperell, Mass. It was afterwards known as the Ephraim L. Hardy place. He was a blacksmith by trade. He m. Nov. 28, 1817, Eunice, dau. of Washington and Eunice (Lawrence) Wright. He d. Mar. 1, 1839; she d. Sept. 16, 1894, aged 94. Both are buried in the South cemetery.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. *David D., b. Apr. 1, 1819; m. Apr. 26, 1842,Elizabeth Hutchinson.

2. Cynthia J., b. June 16, 1820; m. Nov. 29, 1842, Levi Rockwood,

3. *Nathaniel, b. Mar. 2, 1822; m. Mar. 19, 1850, Eliza A. Shattuck.

4. *Geo. W. L., b. June 29, 1824; m. Nov. 28, 1850, Lydia M. Sawtelle.

5. Joshua J., b. Dec. 6, 1828; m. 1st, Nov. 10, 1858, Melvina Davis; m. 2nd, Dec. 11, 1867, Mary J. Baker. One ch., by first wife, George A., b. Oct. 11, 1862. Joshua J. d. Feb. 5, 1908; 1st, wife d. Sept. 28, 1863.

6. Augusta, b. Feb. 21, 1830; m. Oct. 25, 1853, Edwin W. Smith of Milford.

7. Jane, b. in 1832; m. Horace Bean.

8. Harriet, b. ; d. Sept. 13, 1839.

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(VI) DAVID HOBART, Jr., first child and first son of David and Eunice (Wright) Hobart, was born in Brookline, Apr. 1, 1819. With the exception of a few years passed in Rutland, Vt., his life was passed in his native town. He was a blacksmith by trade. He was an active and energetic citizen, and held many postions of public trust in town. He was twice married; m. 1st, Apr. 26, 1842, Elizabeth Hutchinson; she d. in 1856; m. 2nd, Marion June. He d. May 19, 1907.

Children; Born in Brookline. By First Wife.

1. Mary E., b. Jan. 26, 1843; m. Feb. 1, 1865, William J. Smith.

2. Harriett A., b. Dec. 14, 1844; m. Mar. 12, 1865, Clinton Bohonon.

3. Lucretia J., b. May 1, 1847; d. in childhood.

4. John D., b. Oct. 18, 1848; m. May 27, 1874, Mary A. Wallace.

5. Frank P., b. Mar. 12, 1854; killed by a falling tree in 1877.

(VI) NATHANIEL W. HOBART, second son and third child of David and Eunice (Wright) Hobart, was born Mar. 12, 1822, in this town, where he passed the greater part of his life. He is a blacksmith by trade and a mechanic of more than ordinary ability. He was master mechanic for the Nashua River Paper Mills, at Pepperell, Mass., for a period of 19 years. In 1908 he resigned his position in the company and retired from active life. At the present time he is living at his residence in this town; where, at the advanced age of ninety-three years, he is calmly awaiting the end. He m. Mar. 19, 1850, Eliza Ann, dau. of Alpheus and Clorinda Shattuck. She d. Dec. 16, 1894. 

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Clarence B., b. Mar. 31, 1851; d. Mar. 28, 1853.

2. Belle C., b. Oct. 2, 1855; m. Mar. 27, 1881. Henry A. Hall; 1 ch., Blanche, b. Dec. 2, 1884.

3. Guy C., b. Mar. 22, 1863; d. in infancy.

4. Rubie L., b. Mar. 22, 1863; d. in infancy.

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(VI) GEORGE W. L. HOBART, third son of David and Eunice (Wright) Hobart, was born in Brookline, June 29, 1824. He was a blacksmith by trade, and a citizen who enjoyed the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens in no small degree. For a period of twenty-five years, he was the leader of the Brookline Brass Band. He m. Nov. 28, 1850, Lydia Maria, dau. of Isaac and Sarah (Parker) Sawtelle. He d. Jan. 16, 1913; she d. May 12, 1896.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. George F., b. Aug. 27, 1851; m. Dec. 30, 1883, Mrs. Francenia E. Hofses; no ch.; he d. June 26, 1907; she d. Sept. 1, 1908.

2. *Willie A., b. Dec. 20, 1853; m. Apr. 29, 1881, Hattie E. Rideout.

3. Helen M., Feb. 1, 1856; m. Oct. 29, 1879, Frank A. Cook.

4. *Harry F., b. Aug. 16, 1859; m. Dec. 25, 1885, Fannie Kimball, of Mason.

5. Celia A., b. Nov. 26, 1861; m. Apr. 9, 1885, Llewellyn S. Powers.

6. Grace D., b. July 12, 1864; m. Apr. 9, 1885, Perley A. Gould.

7. Florence N., b. Aug. 17, 1869; m. Nov. 6, 1901, Rev. George L. Perin, of Boston.

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(VII) WILLIE A. HOBART, second son of George W. L. and Lydia M. (Sawtelle) Hobart, was born in Brookline, Dec. 20, 1853. He is a butcher by trade; retaining his citizenship in Brookline, but with a residence in Nashua, where his family make their home. He has held many offices of trust in Brookline and represented the town in the legislatures of 1893-94 and 1912-13. He m. Apr. 29, 1881, Hattie, dau. of Ebenezer J. and Emily (Hayden) Rideout.

Children; Born in Brookline.

1. Clarence A., b. Sept. 11, 1882; m. Sept. 24, 1907 Addie P. Jeannotte, dau. of Cornelius and Rosamond Jeannotte of Nashua; 1 ch., Kenneth A. b. Sept. 9, 1909.

2. Clayton B., b. Sept. 3, 1883; res. Brookline.

3. Harold S., b. Sept. 29, 1884 (see sketch chap. XI, ante).

4. Baby, b. Aug. 16, 1886; d. in infancy.

5. Edith H., b. July 27, 1889; res. Nashua.


(VII) HARRY FRANCIS HOBART, third son of George W. L. and Lydia M. (Sawtelle) Hobart, was born Aug. 16, 1859. He resides in Pepperell, Mass. He is a farmer, and largely engaged in the business of raising poultry. He m. Dec. 25, 1885, Fannie Kimball of Mason.


1. Mabel Ruth, b. Mar. 27, 1889; d. June 22, 1893.

2. Katharine, b. Sept. 6, 1902.

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