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History of Hollis New Hampshire

History of Hollis New Hampshire by Samuel T. Worcester, Press of O. C. Moore, 1879

Only those portions of the book referencing the Hobart family have been posted, as well as enough of the surrounding chapter(s) to explain the references.

CHAPTER I.
OLD DUNSTABLE.

    1673 to 1739. Charters of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Companies; Grants of New Hampshire to Capt. John Mason; Charter of Old Dunstable; Grantees and Proprietors; Origin of the Name; Compact of the Grantees and Settlers; House Lots laid out; King Philip's War; First Meeting House and Minister; First Birth, Marriage and Death; King William's War; Queen Anne's War; Capt. Lovewell's Fight; The Return of Peace and its Effects; Population; First Dismemberments of Old Dunstable

CHAPTER II.
WEST DUNSTABLE.

    1730 to 1739. Names of the First Settlers of West Dunstable, and where they Settled; Towns from which they came; First Petition for a Town Charter; Names of the Petitioners; Second Petition for a Town Charter; Names of the Signers; Remonstrance against the Second Petition; West Dunstable Chartered as a Parish

CHAPTER III.
THE PARISH OF WEST DUNSTABLE.

    1739 to 1746. Its Area and Boundaries; The Tax of Non-residents; The First Parish Meeting and First Parish Officers; The First Meeting-House and its Location; The First Parish Tax; The Non-Resident Tax and Disposal of It; The District of Dunstable; Settlement of the new Province Line; Effects of the Decision; Preaching, and the Manner of Providing It; The Call to Rev. Mr. Emerson, the First Minister; The Settlement of Mr. Emerson, his Salary and how paid; Old Tenor Currency

CHAPTER IV.
HOLLIS.

    1746 to 1750. The Charter of Hollis; Charter of the new Towns of Dunstable, Merrimack and Monson; Original Boundaries of those Towns; Name of Hollis and its Origin; The First Town Meeting and First Town Officers; The Second Meeting-House; Petition for a Land Tax; Stocks and Whipping Post; Pews and Pew Ground and to whom sold; Care of the Meeting-House; Singing

CHAPTER V.
BORDER TROUBLES WITH DUNSTABLE.

    1746 to 1773. The One Pine Hill Controversy; First Petition for the Annexation of One Pine Hill to Hollis; Second Petition for the Annexation of One Pine Hill; Contest in the General Court; One Pine Hill Finally Annexed to Hollis; Second Border Controversy with Dunstable; The Nashua River Bridge, and Dispute in respect to the Building and Support of it; Compromise and Final Settlement

CHAPTER VI.
HISTORY OF MONSON.

    1746 to 1770. First Town Election in Monson, and First Town Officers; Town Officers from 1746 to 1770; Petition to the General Court for Scouts and Guards; Petition to be Relieved from Taxation; Unsuccessful Efforts to Maintain a School, to Support Preaching, Build a Meeting-House or Find a Meeting-House place; Repeal of the Charter and Division of the Town; The Mile Slip, Charters of Raby, Wilton, Mason, Duxbury and Milford

CHAPTER VII.
MILITARY HISTORY.

    1746 to 1763. The Provincial Militia Law; First Militia Company in Hollis and its Officers; French and Indian War of 1744; Petitions for Garrisons and Scouts; The French and Indian War of 1754; Hollis Officers and Soldiers in the War of 1754

CHAPTER VIII.
COLONIAL SCHOOL LAW AND SCHOOLS.

    1746 to 1775. Schools in Hollis before the Revolution; School Taxes; School Squadrons or Districts; The First School-Houses; The Hollis Grammar School; Teachers of the Grammar School; Names of Hollis Graduates of College, and of Ministers and Physicians not Graduates born before 1775; Letter of Gov. John Wentworth to Rev. Mr.
Emerson

CHAPTER IX.
EARLY COLONIAL LAWS.

    1746 to 1775. Town officers and their duties; Moderators of the Town Meetings; Selectmen; Constables; Field-Drivers; Tithing-Men; Hog-Reeves; Deer-Reeves; Wolves and Rattlesnakes; Voters and their Qualifications; Houses of Correction; The Stocks and Whipping-Post; Profane Cursing and Swearing; Defamation; Insolence to Women; Petit Larceny; The Poor and their Support; Warning out of Town; Slavery in New Hampshire before the Revolution; Mode of Selling Negro Slaves

CHAPTER X.
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GENERAL COURT.

    1741 to 1775. Members of the New Hampshire General Court from Hollis and Dunstable before 1775. Justices of the Peace; Division of New Hampshire into Counties; Organization of Hillsborough County; County Officers from Hollis; The Pine Tree Law, its Unpopularity, and Trouble in Enforcing It; Riot at Weare and Trial of the Rioters; Gov. John Wentworth; His Personal Popularity: Address to, from the people of
Hollis; The First Trial for Murder in Hillsborough County; Plea of the Benefit of Clergy; Population of Hollis and other old Dunstable Towns in 1775; The Charter and Settlement of Plymouth by Emigrants from Hollis

CHAPTER XI.
BIOGRAPHICAL.

    1730 to 1754. Brief Biographical Sketches of a portion of the Early Settlers of Hollis from the year 1730 to the French and Indian War of 1754; Full Lists of the names of the Tax Payers on the Hollis Tax Lists, Jan. 1, 1775, with the Last Tax Assessed by the Authority of the King

CHAPTER XII.
THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTION.

    1774 and 1775. Hollis Town Meetings; Patriotic Resolutions; Hollis Militia Companies; The Alarm List; Capt. Wright's Company; Capt. Worcester's Company; First, Second and Third County Congresses at Amherst; Delegates to; Hollis Company of Minute Men to Lexington and Cambridge, April 19, 1775; Officers and Roll of this Company; Wages Paid by the Town

CHAPTER XIII.
WAR OF THE REVOLUTION.

    1775. Hollis Company at the Battle of Bunker Hill; Company Roll, Descriptive List; Hollis Men in Other Companies; Commission of Capt. Dow; The Battle of Bunker Hill; The March from Cambridge under Col. Prescott; Other Hollis and New Hampshire Soldiers in Col. Prescott's Regiment; Names of the Hollis Men Killed and Wounded at Bunker Hill; Loss of Equipments of the Hollis Men in the Battle; The New Hampshire
Reinforcements in December, 1775; Desertion of the Connecticut Troops; Letter of Gen. Sullivan to the New Hampshire Committee of Safety; Capt. Worcester's Company to Cambridge in December; Number of Hollis Soldiers the First Year of the War, and their Wages; Amount Paid by the Town; The Military Coat Voted as a Bounty; Story
of a Patriotic Hollis Woman

CHAPTER XIV.
WAR OF THE REVOLUTION CONTINUED.

    1776. Names of the Hollis Soldiers the Second Year of the War; Volunteers in the Continental Army; In Col. Wingate's Regiment to Ticonderoga; In Col. Long's Regiment; In Col. Baldwin's Regiment to White Plains; In Col. Gilman's Regiment; Names in the Return of Capt. Goss; The Hollis Tories

CHAPTER XV.
THE THIRD YEAR OF THE WAR.

    1777. Committee of Safety for 1777; The Town's Quota for the Continental Army; Names of the Thirty Continental Soldiers for 1777; Patriotic Pledges of Forty-eight Hollis Minute Men; The Ticonderoga Alarm; Company of Capt. Emerson; Its Marches to Walpole and Cavendish, Vt.; Company of Capt. Goss; Hollis Soldiers at the Battle of
Bennington; Wages of the Men, and Amount Paid by the Town in 1777; Depreciation of the Continental Paper Money, and Law to Fix Prices

CHAPTER XVI.
THE FOURTH AND FIFTH YEARS OF THE WAR.

    1778 and 1779. Doings of the Town Meetings and History of the War continued; Committees of Safety in 1778 and 1779; Continental Soldiers for 1778 and 1779, Names of the men engaged, and Wages and Bounties paid them; Volunteers to Rhode Island in 1778; Capt. Emerson's Mounted Company; Wages; Soldiers' Families; Leonard Whiting's War Tax; Volunteers for Rhode Island and Portsmouth in 1779; Capt. Emerson's Commission; Convention to fix Prices; Continued Depreciation of Paper Money; Small Pox in Hollis

CHAPTER XVII.
THE SIXTH AND SEVENTH YEARS OF THE WAR.

    1780 and 1781. Votes and Resolutions of the Town Meetings; Hollis Continental Quotas in 1780 and 1781; their Wages and how paid; Militia for West Point and the Northern Frontier in 1780; Names of the men and their Wages; Beef for the Army in 1780 and 1781, and how obtained; The town divided into Classes; Reduction of the New Hampshire Troops and of the Hollis Quota; Rum for the Army in 1781; New Call for
Soldiers

CHAPTER XVIII.
THE LAST YEARS OF THE WAR.

    1782 and 1783. New Plan of Government; The New Hampshire Rangers in 1782; Last Soldier of the Hollis Quota; Number and Names of the Hollis Soldiers; Sentiments of the People in respect to the Return of the Tories; The last War Tax; Hollis Revolutionary Records and Documents; Lists of the Committees of Safety; Names of Commissioned Officers, and of Hollis Soldiers lost in the War

CHAPTER XIX.
LIST OF THE HOLLIS SOLDIERS.

    Alphabetical List of the names of the Hollis Soldiers in the War of the Revolution, showing in what Years they enlisted, and when, and how long they were in the Service

CHAPTER XX.
BIOGRAPHICAL.

    Brief Biographical Sketches of a Portion of the Hollis Revolutionary Officers and Soldiers

CHAPTER XXI.
WAR OF 1812, AND WAR OF THE REBELLION.

    1812 to 1815. Hollis Soldiers in the War of 1812, in the Regular Army and also for the Defence of Portsmouth. 1861 to 1865. Soldiers Furnished from the Town in the Several Years of the War for the Suppression of the Rebellion; Regiments in which they Enlisted, with the Date of Enlistment and Time of Service and Discharge; Casualties; Soldiers' Aid Society; Soldiers' Monument; Capt. Nathan M. Ames; Lt. John H. Worcester; Lt. Charles H. Farley

CHAPTER XXII.
ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY.

    1743 to 1879. The Congregational Church and Society; First Members of the Church; Members of the Church before the Revolution; Ministers of the Society; Rev. Mr. Emerson; Rev. Mr. Smith; Rev. Mr. Perry; Rev. Mr. Aiken; Rev. Mr. Gordon; Rev. Dr. Day; Rev. Mr. Kelsey; Rev. Mr. Scott; Deacons of the Church, with the Date of their
Appointment and Decease; Young Men's Christian Association of One Hundred Years Ago; Articles of Association; Membership; The Third Hollis Meeting-House; How and When Built, and Description of It; Hollis Philanthropic Society; Hollis Benevolent Association; Ladies' Reading and Charitable Society; Hollis Baptist Society; Its Ministers, Deacons and Meeting-House

CHAPTER XXIII.
MUNICIPAL HISTORY.

    1739 to 1878. Parish Officers of West Dunstable, 1739 to 1746; Officers of the District of Dunstable 1742 to 1745; Full Lists of Town Officers in 1746 and 1748; Moderators of the Annual Town Meetings; Town Clerks, Treasurers and Selectmen from 1746 to 1878

CHAPTER XXIV.
POLITICAL HISTORY.

    1739 to 1879. Delegates and Representatives to the General Court, Conventions, etc., from 1739 to 1879; Votes for State President from 1784 to 1792; Votes for Governor from 1792 to 1878

CHAPTER XXV.
STATISTICAL HISTORY.

    Area; Soil; Productions; Rivers, Ponds and Brooks; Forest Trees, Lumber and Coopering; Population; Births and Deaths; Post Office and Post Masters; Tavern Keepers from 1792 to 1821; Justices of the Peace; Burial Grounds; Public Roads; Hollis Insurance Company.

CHAPTER XXVI.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY.

    1775 to 1879. The Public Schools; School Laws and School Taxes; School Districts; "Hollis Sixty Years Ago;" State's Literary Fund; School Committees; School Statistics in 1873; The High School; Miss Mary S. Farley; The Social Library; Hollis Lyceum and Public Lectures; Graduates of College from 1754 to 1878

CHAPTER XXVII.
BIOGRAPHY.

    Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard and Yale Colleges from 1754 to 1870

CHAPTER XXVIII.
BIOGRAPHY.

    Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Dartmouth, Middlebury, Brown, Amherst, Union, Maryville and Greenville Colleges from 1795 to 1877

CHAPTER XXIX.
BIOGRAPHY.

    Biographical Sketches of Ministers, Physicians and Lawyers not Graduates of College

CHAPTER XXX.
BIOGRAPHY.

    Physicians who have Settled in and Practised their Profession in Hollis, and Miscellaneous Biographical Sketches, viz., of Nathan Thayer, James Blood, James Parker, Jun., Henry G. Little, Luther P. Hubbard, Joseph Wheat, Dr. John Jones and Stephen Y. French

CHAPTER XXXI.
LONGEVITY.

    Names of Such Persons as have Deceased since the War of the Revolution at the Age of Eighty Years or More, whose Ages with the Date of their Decease have been ascertained

CHAPTER XXXII.
MARRIAGES.

    1743 to 1877. Marriages to be found Recorded in the Records of the District of Dunstable--In the First Three Volumes of the Original Hollis Records, and also in the other Hollis Records of Marriages from 1743 to 1877

CHAPTER XXXIII.
FAMILY REGISTERS.

    1739 to 1800. Family Registers of Births in Hollis from 1739 to 1800, copied mainly from the First Three Volumes of the Hollis Records, also presenting, when ascertained, the Date of the Marriage of the Parents, the time of the Death of the Father, and the Full Maiden or Family Name of the Mother

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