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Chapter XXXIII

FAMILY REGISTERS FROM 1739 TO 1800, COPIED MAINLY FROM
THE HOLLIS RECORDS.

The following lists of Family Registers have been carefully compiled, mainly from the first three volumes of the Hollis records, in which they were originally entered, (without order or method,) for the most part on the margin of the pages or fractional blank leaves, from the beginning to the end of each volume. In some cases a part only of the births in the family registers here presented were recorded at all in these three volumes--the rest of them, in the same family in another book, known as the "Record or Book of Births." In such cases the names of the other children, not found in the first three volumes, have been copied from the "Book of Births." The recorded births of a number of the early Hollis families have also been copied from the original records of the old town of Monson, and a few others, have been transcribed from carefully preserved private family records.

In these family registers, as entered on the Hollis records, only the first or Christian names of the mothers were recorded, not their full maiden names. In these lists, such family names of the mothers as were found in the Hollis records of marriages have been added to their Christian names. The full maiden names of many others of these mothers, not found in the records of marriages, are also embraced in these lists, when obtained from sources believed to be correct. When not so obtained, the names of the mothers are left as found in the original records.

It is not to be presumed that the family registers recorded in these first three volumes of the Hollis records embrace the families of all the early settlers of the town, or that the lists of births in all the families so recorded and here presented are wholly complete.

It is known that the births in some of these early families were not so recorded, and it is also known that there were errors and omissions in some and probably in many of those that were recorded. Still it is believed that the Hollis records, in respect to the genealogies of its early settlers, are more full and better preserved than the like records of most of our older towns, and the information they furnish upon this subject is invaluable to such of their descendants as are interested in preserving the pedigree of their families. It has been the aim of the compiler to exhibit a faithful and accurate transcript of these family lists in a condensed and methodical form, and in such way as would be most convenient to the enquirer, without the toilsome and often fruitless task of a search through the hundreds of pages of the original documents.

The whole number of family registers embraced in these lists, is 337,--the aggregate number of births in them, 2161,--making an average of nearly six and one half to each family, exclusive of such births as may have been omitted in the records.

In thirteen of these families as here presented there was but one birth each; in twenty-four of them but two each; in thirty-six of them but three each; in thirty-four but four each; in thirty-four others, five each; in forty-two of them, six each; in thirty-six of them, seven each; in twenty-seven, eight each; in thirty-four, nine each; in twenty, ten each; in fifteen, eleven each; in six, twelve each; in five, thirteen each; in eight, fourteen each; in two, fifteen each; and in one, sixteen.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.

HOBART, Col. DAVID and SARAH.

Sarah,   born Jan. 15, 1745.
Peter,   " Dec. 22, 1747.
Eunice,   " Feb. 5, 1749.

HOBART, GERSHOM and ALEPHIA.

Mary,   born Oct. 16, 1754.
Alephia,   " Dec. 29, 1755.

HOBART, JONATHAN and LYDIA.

Jonathan,   born May 24, 1753.
Joshua,   " Dec. 6, 1754.
Joseph,   " May 7, 1757.
Lydia,   " Feb. 24, 1760.
Jacob,   " May 24, 1762.
Isaac,   " June 13, 1764.
Ruth,   " April 1, 1767.
Asa,   " Aug. 10, 1769.
Sarah,   " Sept. 27, 1771.
HOBART, JONATHAN, Jun., and ELIZABETH LAKIN.
Married Jan. 17, 1782.
Elizabeth,   born Nov. 24, 1782.
Sarah,   " Oct. 18, 1784.
Susannah,   " Sept. 3, 1786.
Polly,   " Oct. 23, 1788.
Jonathan,   " Sept. 27, 1793.
Joshua,   " July 13, 1796.

KEMP, THOMAS and HANNAH HOBART.

Levi,   born Sept. 6, 1793.
Ralph,   " Mar. 28, 1796.
WOODS, JONAS and LYDIA HOBART.
Married April 26, 1781.
Jonas,   born Feb. 22, 1782.
Lydia,   " Aug. 31, 1784.
Sally,   " Feb. 8, 1787.
Isaac,   " Feb. 16, 1792.
David,   " July 21, 1794.
Asa,   " Aug. 20, 1796.
Betsey,   " June 8, 1801.

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