Hanson Family of New Hampshire Colony

Generation #3

 

            This is the third generation of New Hampshire Hansons, descendants of Thomas Hanson. I have not been able to trace all the branches into the fourth generation, and will therefore only continue with those branches that I am relatively certain of, leading up to the Hanson branch that moved to New Brunswick.

 

 

(III.5) Tobias3 Hanson (Jr.), eldest son of Tobias2 Hanson, Thomas1; married 1.) Lydia Canney, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Taylor) Canney (Jr.), in ca. 1694.[1] She was born on 26 Aug. 1673, a granddaughter of Thomas Canney, of Dover,[2] and of Anthony and Philippa Taylor, of Hampton, NH.[3] She died by 1698, and he remarried to 2.) Ann Lord, daughter of Nathan and Martha (Everett) Lord, of Kittery, ME, on 28 Aug. 1698 in Dover, NH.[4]

            On 4 Feb. 1698/9 Tobias Hanson (Jr.) gave a power of attorney to his uncle, John Hance, of Shrewsbury, NJ, to act as his agent in New Jersey.[5] In 1703 Tobias Hanson was chosen a Selectman of Dover.[6] In 1711 Tobias Hanson was a surety, with Ephraim Wentworth, on the bond of Gershom Downes, of Dover, as administrator of the estate of his father Thomas Downes, and with Tristram Heard on the bond of Mercy Church, widow of John Church, Jr.[7]

            Tobias Hanson (Jr.) was a Quaker,[8] and he died testate in ca. 1745 in NH. His will was dated 1 June 1742 in Dover, and proved on 28 Aug. 1745, and he named his wife Ann and son Isaac Hanson as executors of his estate.[9] His will was published in Volume 3 of Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire in 1915,[10] and is as follows:

In the Name of God Amen. The first Day of June Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred & forty Two; I Tobias Hanson of Dover in the Province of New-Hampshire in New England Husbandman, being advanced in Years, and Labouring under Infirmities of Body…

Imprimis, I Give to my Beloved Wife Ann Hanson the free & Sole use & Improvement of the one half of my Dwelling House which half She Shall Chose, & also the free & Sole use & Improvement of one Third Part of my Barn, During her Natural Life, or so long as She Shall Continew my Widow. I also Give to my said Wife the one half part of ye Produce of my home Place, to be Delivered, & well & Seasonably Housed, by my Son Isaac Hanson Yearly & every Year During her Natural life or the Term of her Continuing my Widow, Except the Produce of Such Part of Said Place as I have given to my Sons Tobias & Joseph Hanson, my Will also is that my Sd Son Isaac Hanson Shall Provide Good & Sufficient fire-wood, for my Sd Wife, at her Door, During the abovesd Term; I also Give to my sd Wife all my Household Goods, as also Two Cows, & Six Sheep, & one Horse or Horse kine to be at her own Disposal.

Item I Give to my Son Tobias Hanson & To his Heirs & Assigns forever Two Acres of Land in the South West Corner of my field, on the opposite Side of the Road to his Dwelling House and Adjoyning to his Mault House, and also all my Right in the Town of Rochester, both in the Divided & in the undivided Lands of Said Town.

Item, I Give to my Son Joseph Hanson & To his Heirs & Assigns for ever a Piece of Land where his Dwelling House now Stands, be it more or less, Beginning at a white-Oake-Stump Standing upon the Hill near to Sheffields Land, & from thence Runing on a Streight Line to the South East Corner of his Ware-House, & from thence Westerly as his fence now Stands, to his Barn, & Sixteen feet beyond, or to ye Westward of his Sd Barn, Runing the Same Course, Containing all my Land lying on the Northerly Side of Said Line, and all the Buildings Standing thereon; as also the Garding Spott of Land which he now Improves, Lying on the Southerly Side of the aforesd Line, and the Land which his Building Stands upon before the front Door of his Dwelling House Also allowing him the Priviledge of Passing & Repassing to & from the Spring of Water, which he now makes use of for Water, Provided he Shall alwayes keep a Sufficient fence, so that my Land Shall not Receive Damage therby; but Reserving also a Privilege to my Self my Heirs & Assigns, of Passing & Repassing between his Sd Dwelling House & Ware House to & from my Land, with Such Creatures as they Shall have occation to Drive. I also Give to my sd Son Joseph Hanson Two Acres of Land Lying in the South East Corner of my Homestead Land, between the Meeting House on Pine Hill, & Brother Benja Hansons Land; And also Thirty Acres of Land at Malligo, So Called, which was Lay’d out as my Common Right; Together with all my Right Title & Interest in and unto the Common or undivided Lands in the Township of Dover.

Item, I Give to my Son Isaac Hanson & To his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all the Remaining Part of my Homestead Land, that is to Say, all my Homestead Land, Excepting Such Parts of it as I have, by this my last Will Given to my Two Sones Tobias & Joseph Hanson before mentioned; and also one quarter of an Acre more which I Reserve for the Privilege of a Buring Place in that Part of my field where it hath been usual to Bury, for any of the family of the Hansons to Bury their Dead, if they Shall See fitt, with a Priviledge of Passing and Repassing to & from Sd Burying Place, when & so often as they Shall have occation. And I Give to my sd Son Isaac Hanson & To his Heirs & Assigns for ever my Dwelling House & Barn, & all the Orchard, or Orchards Standing upon the aforesd Land; And also Sixty Acres of Land that was Granted me by the Town of Dover, & Lyes in sd Dover on the Southerly Side of the Road that leads from Cochecha to Rochester. I also Give To my sd Son Isaac Hanson all my Stock of Cattle of every kind, except so many of them as I have by this my last Will Given to my Wife Ann Hanson. I also Give To my Three Sons before mentioned, viz: Tobias, Joseph & Isaac Hanson all my farming Tackling, as Carts, Plows, Sleads, Yokes, Chains &cra To be Equally Divided among them, or to be used & Improved in Partnership by them as they Shall See fitt:

Item, I Give To my Three Daughters, viz: Elisabeth Buckston Mercy Varney & Judith Twombly Twenty Pounds apice, or to each of them Twenty Pounds in Cash to be Paid them or their Heirs by my Son Isaac Hanson within the Term of Two Years after my Decease.

Item, I Give to my Grand Son John Hanson Twenty Shillings.

Item, I Give to my Grand Son Timothy Hanson five Shillings.

Item, I Give to my Grand Daughter Lydia Stiles Ten Shillings all to be Paid by my sd Son Isaac Hanson with in ye Term of Six Months after my Decease.

And I do hereby Constitute & Ordain my sd Wife Ann Hanson Executrix & my sd Son Isaac Hanson Executor of this my Last Will & Testament, utterly Disallowing & Disannulling all other former Wills Testaments & Executors, by me in any ways before made or named; Ratifying & Confirming this & no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal the Day & Year above Written.

Signed Sealed Published &                                                                              Tobias Hanson

Declared by the sd Tobias Hanson

As his last Will & Testament in

Presence of us

Jona. Cushing

Ichabod Canney

Jos Hanson Tarts

 

            Tobias Hanson (Jr.) supposedly had 3 children by Lydia Canney, and 8 more children by Ann Lord:

A. Love Hanson,[11] marriage not found, probably died young, not mentioned in his father’s will in 1742.

            B.10 Benjamin4 Hanson, married Mary4 Horne,[12] daughter of John3 and Mary2 (Ham) Horne, by 1720. (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            C. Elizabeth4 Hanson, born ca. 1694, married Samuel Buxton, of Salem, MA, in ca. 1716.[13] She was called “Elisabeth Buckston” in her father’s will in 1742.

            D. Mercy4 Hanson, born on 4 Aug. 1699 in Dover, married Stephen4 Varney,[14] son of Ebenezer3 and Mary3 (Otis) Varney, in 1721. He was born on 7 Nov. 1697 in Dover,[15] a grandson of Humphrey2 and Sarah (Starbuck) (Austin) Varney, of Dover,[16] and of Stephen2 and Mary (Pitman) Otis.[17] He died testate on 21 May 1771. His will was dated 2 Mar. 1771, and proved in Mar. 1771, and he named his sons Tobias and Joseph Varney as executors of his estate. His will was published in Volume 9 of Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire in 1941, and is as follows:[18]

In the Name of God Amen the Second Day of March Anno Domini one thousand Sever Hundred & Seventy one I Stephen Varney of Dover in the Province of New Hampshire in New England Husbandman being in a weak & Declining State of body…

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Wife Mercy a yoke of four year old steers six sheep & one swine to be at her own disposal forever also one fourth Part of the yearly Income of my Homestead Estate to be housed free of Charge Viz Corn hay Cyder roots & fruits of all sorts Pasturing for one Horse two Cows six sheep & the Increase of the sheep the following Sum’er fire wood for one fire Cutt up at the Door all my Household goods Any two Room in the barn for her Hay & Cattle During her remaining my Widow & No longsr but In lieu thereof one third of my Said farm afterwards During her Life.

Item I Give & Bequeath to my Well beloved Sons Stephen Varney Nathan Varney & Daniel Varney & to Each of their Heirs & assigns forever Equaly Divided between them all my right in Easttown (So Called) adjoyning to Salmon fall River not heretofore disposed of all my right in the Estate of my Hond Father Ebenezer Varney Deceased Either in Dover or Rochester & any other Lands I have or ought to have in Said Dover in Posession of my brother John Varney also seven pounds ten shillings lawful mony & three Quarters of my wearing apparrel which together with what I have heretofore given them is to be for their full shares of my Estate.

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Moses Varney five shillings lawful mony which with what I have heretofore given him is to be for his full share of my Estate.

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved son Joshua Varney five shillings lawful mony & one fourth part of my wearing apparrell which whith what I have heretofore given him is to be for his full share of my Estate.

Item I Give & bequeath to my Well beloved Daughters Mercy Damm & Judith Hoag all my Household Furniture of Every Sort & Kind Immediately after the Decease of their mother to whom I have given the use of it During her Natural life which Said Household furniture together with what I have heretofore given them (is hereby Equaly Divided between them &) is for Each of their full shares of my Estate.

Item I Give & bequeath out of my homestead half an acre of land in a Square Piece (where two children are already buried) to all my children as a family burying Place also free Egress & Regress thereto as Well as through my said Homestead as they may have occasion where the Path or Paths now are used.

Item I give & bequeath to my well beloved Son Aaron Varney a comfortable maintainance both in Health & Sickness & a decend Burial out of the Incomes of my Homestead Estate at the discretion of my Executors my will & meaning is that my Said Son Aaron shall live & labour with them & be by them maintained & treated as he used to be in my life time by my self.

Item I Give & bequeath to my well beloved Sons Tobias Varney & Joseph Varney & to their Heirs & Assigns forever Equaly Divided between them all my Estate Real Personal or mix’d In the town of Dover or Else where not heretofore Disposed of in this Will.

Lastly I Constitute ordain & appoint my said sons Tobias & Joseph Executors of this my last will & testament who are to pay all the mony Legacies therein mentioned in Six months after my decease & to perform all things for their mother in this will to be Done for her & at her Death to give her a Decent burial & I Do hereby Revoke Disanull & Disallow all & Every Testament by me heretofore made Ratifying & confirming this & no other to be my last will & testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal the Day & year first before Written.

                                                                                                                his

                                                                                                Stephen  X  Varney

                                                                                                            Mark

(Witnesses) Sarah Kimball, Ephm Kimball, Thos Wk Waldron

 

            Mercy (Hanson) Varney died on 4 Nov. 1790 in Dover.[19] Stephen Varney and Mercy Hanson had children:

            1. Stephen5 Varney (Jr.), born on 13 Sept. 1723 in Dover, married Deliverance Lamos,[20] daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Giles) Lamos (Jr.), on 10 July 1751 in Dover.[21] Stephen Varney (Jr.) died intestate on 30 Mar. 1787 in Dover,[22] and administration of his estate was granted to his son, Ephraim Varney, of Dover, on 3 Dec. 1792, with Benjamin Hanson and Moses Hanson, both of Dover, as sureties.[23]

            2. Nathaniel5 “Nathan” Varney, born on 31 May 1725 in Dover, married Abigail Tuttle, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Brackett) Tuttle, on 4 Nov. 1761 in Dover,[24] and they lived in Dover. She was born on 25 Apr. 1735 in Dover,[25] and died in 1793, and he died in 1808.[26]

            3. Daniel5 Varney, born on 28 Jan. 1726/7 in Dover, married Martha Clark, daughter of James and Sarah (Leighton) Clark, on 24 Nov. 1762 in Dover,[27] and they lived in Dover. She was born on 23 Aug. 1735. He died on 3 Oct. 1802, and she died on 17 July 1819.[28]

            4. Aaron Varney, born on 15 Aug. 1728 in Dover, died unmarried.[29] From the wording in his father’s will, Aaron may have been partially disabled, either mentally or physically. His father asked that his brothers Tobias and Joseph Varney maintain Aaron Varney and provide a decent burial for him. No probate records were found for Aaron Varney in Strafford Co., NH, through 1799.

            5. Mercy5 Varney, born on 15 May 1730 in Dover, married Jonathan Dame, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Leighton) Dame, on 20 Nov. 1750 in Dover. He was baptized 11 Apr. 1726, and died in 1802.[30] She died in 1810.[31]

            6. Judith5 Varney, born on 14 Jan. 1731/2 in Dover, married Enoch Hoag on 11 May 1757 in Dover,[32] and they also lived in Dover. She died on 21 Sept. 1816, and he died on 26 Apr. 1817.[33]

            7. Moses5 Varney, born on 10 Nov. 1734 in Dover, married Mary Estes, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Robinson) Estes, on 25 Mar. 1761 in Dover.[34] She was born on 8 Aug. 1737, and died in 1825.[35]

            8. Joshua5 Varney, born on 7 Apr. 1737 in Dover, married Anna Roberts, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (Whitehouse) Roberts, in 1768, and they lived in Dover. She was born on 3 Aug. 1747, and died on 24 Aug. 1823.[36] He died on 19 Aug. 1823.[37]

            9. Tobias5 Varney, born on 10 Oct. 1738 in Dover, married Eunice Cartland on 7 Nov. 1770.[38] She was born on 17 May 1749. Tobias Varney was co-executor of his father’s will in 1771. He died on 25 Sept. 1811, and she died on 27 Jan. 1837.[39]

            10. Joseph5 Varney, born on 7 Oct. 1740 in Dover, married Bathsheba Tuttle, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Brackett) Tuttle. She was born on 28 Sept. 1741 in Dover.[40] Joseph Varney was co-executor of his father’s will in 1771. He died on 11 Dec. 1780,[41] but no probate records were found for him in Strafford Co., NH, and she died on 23 Nov. 1821.[42]

            E.11 Tobias4 Hanson (3rd), born in Mar. 1702 in Dover,[43] married 1.) Judith4 Varney, daughter of Ebenezer3 and Mary3 (Otis) Varney, on 27 Dec. 1726,[44] and 2.) Sarah Frye, daughter of William and Hannah (Hill) Frye, on 25 Oct. 1750.[45] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            F. Judith4 “Judey” Hanson, born on 7 Feb. 1703/4 in Dover,[46] married Samuel Twombly,[47] son of John and Rachel (Allen) Twombly, on 26 Nov. 1723 in Dover.[48] He was born on 10 Mar. 1699/1700 in Dover.[49] He died intestate in Sept. 1769 in Rochester, NH, and his son Tobias Twombly was granted administration of his estate on 27 Dec. 1769. His inventory was appraised by Joseph Hanson and Ichabod Canney, and on 30 May 1771 Ichabod Canney, of Madbury, Joseph Hanson, of Dover, Jonathan Dam, of Rochester, Joseph Cook, of Somersworth, and Solomon Varney, of Dover, were appointed to set off his widow’s dower.[50] She died on 23 June 1793.[51] They were Quakers, and had children:[52]

            1. Ann Twombly, born on 15 Aug. 1724 in Dover,[53] married James Nock, son of Thomas and Abigail Nock, in ca. 1759.[54] He was born on 1 Aug. 1720.[55]

            2. Samuel Twombly (Jr.), born on 18 Mar. 1726 in Dover,[56] married Sarah Wentworth. She was born on 6 Feb. 1729. He died testate on 12 Mar. 1794 in Rochester, NH,[57] mentioning his wife, Sarah, and children, and named his son Tobias Twombly “Jr” as executor of his estate.[58]

            3. Jonathan Twombly, born on 21 Oct. 1727 in Dover,[59] married Deborah Wentworth in ca. 1758. She was born in 1738, and died in Aug. 1821.[60]

            4. Tobias Twombly, born on 24 Dec. 1728 in Dover, died on 25 Nov. 1809. He was administrator of his father’s estate in 1769.

            5. Judith Twombly, born on 25 Sept. 1730 in Dover, married Capt. John Gage (Jr.), son of Col. John and Elizabeth (Roberts) (Hubbard) Gage. He was born in Mar. 1729, and died on 19 Oct. 1799. She died in 1827, aged 97 years.[61]

            6. Rebecca Twombly, born on 31 May 1737 in Dover.

            7. Isaac Twombly, born on 23 May 1739 in Dover, died on 8 Jan. 1824.

            G.12 Joseph4 Hanson, Esq., born on 10 Jan. 1703/4 or 1704/5 in Dover,[62] married 1.) Rebecca Shepard on 23 Nov. 1727 in Dover,[63] and 2.) Sarah Scammon,[64] daughter of Capt. Humphrey and Elizabeth (Jordan) Scammon (Jr.), of Biddeford, ME,[65] on 25 Aug. 1737 in Dover,[66] and 3.) Susannah Burnham,[67] daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Burnham, on 6 June 1739 in Dover.[68] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            H. Nathaniel Hanson, probably died young,[69] not mentioned in his father’s will in 1742.

            I.13 Isaac4 Hanson, born, say ca. 1710, probably in Dover, married Susannah Canney,[70] daughter of Thomas and Rose (Pinkham) (Tuttle) Canney, on 12 Dec. 1741 in Dover.[71] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            J. Samuel Hanson, probably died young,[72] not mentioned in his father’s will in 1742.

            K. Aaron Hanson, probably died young,[73] not mentioned in his father’s will in 1742.

 

 

(III.6) Benjamin3 Hanson, youngest son of Tobias2 Hanson, Thomas1; born ca. 1671,[74] married Elizabeth Trask, daughter of William and Ann Trask (Jr.), of Salem, MA, on 26 Nov. 1701 in Salem. She was born in 1685, a granddaughter of Capt. William and Sarah Trask.[75] Benjamin Hanson was also a Quaker.[76] They lived in Dover, NH, where he was a blacksmith.[77] His date of death has not yet been found, and no probate records were found for him in New Hampshire.

            Benjamin and Elizabeth (Trask) Hanson had children:

            A. Anna Hanson, born on 23 July 1703 in Dover, NH,[78] marriage not found.

            B.14 William4 Hanson, born on 11 Sept. 1705 in Dover,[79] married 1.) Bathsheba (___) in ca. 1731,[80] and 2.) Margaret (___) before 1785. (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            C. Elizabeth4 Hanson, born on 12 Sept. 1707 in Dover,[81] married Joseph Evans (Jr.), son of Joseph and Mercy (Horne) Evans, in ca. 1740. He was born on 28 Mar. 1708 in Dover,[82] a grandson of Capt. Robert Evans (Jr.) He died on 16 Dec. 1768 in Madbury, NH, but no probate records were found for him, and she died on 24 Sept. 1796, aged 89 years.[83] They had children, order uncertain:[84]

            1. Benjamin Evans, who settled in Meaderborough, NH.

            2. Joseph Evans (3rd), who settled in New Durham Ridge, NH.

            3. Solomon Evans, born in Aug. 1743, married Catherine5 Hanson, daughter of John4 and Phebe (Austin) Hanson (Jr.), on 7 Dec. 1768 in Dover.[85] She was born on born on 17 July 1747 in Dover, a granddaughter of John3 and Elizabeth3 (Meader) Hanson, of Dover.

            4. Marcy Evans, married Samuel Hussey, son of Joseph Hussey, on 3 May 1769. He was born in 1742, and died in 1814. She died in 1828 in Rollinsford, NH.[86]

            5. Elizabeth Evans, never married, died on 1 Nov. 1829.

            6. (Unnamed child), born in 1731, died young.

            D.15 Benjamin4 Hanson (Jr.), born on 26 Oct. 1709 in Dover,[87] probably married 1.) Abigail King in 1732 in Salem, MA,[88] and possibly 2.) Mercy Watson before 1742.[89] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            E. Esther Hanson, born on 26 Apr. 1711 in Dover,[90] marriage not found.

            F. Joseph4 Hanson, born on 15 Oct. 1714 in Dover,[91] married Margaret5 Hanson, daughter of Timothy4 and Kezia (Chesley) Hanson, on 9 Dec. 1754 in Dover.[92] He died on 28 Aug. 1798 in Dover, of “old age,” aged 84 years.[93] She may have been the “widow M. Hanson” who died of a fever on 11 Feb. 1799 in Dover,[94] but no probate records were found for either of them in Strafford Co., NH, through 1799.

            G. Mary Hanson, born on 14 June 1717 in Dover,[95] marriage not found.

            H. George4 Hanson, born on 13 Oct. 1719 in Dover,[96] married (___). His wife died on 14 Sept. 1787 in Dover,[97] but no probate records were found for him in Strafford Co., NH, through 1799. He presumably had at least one son:

            1. George5 Hanson (Jr.), married Judith Howard, of Dover, on 25 Apr. 1771 in Dover.[98]

            2. (Probably others)

 

 

(III.7) Thomas3 Hanson (3rd), eldest son of Thomas2 Hanson (Jr.), Thomas1; born ca. 1679, married 1.) Margaret Maul/Maule, daughter of Thomas Maule,[99] on 9 Oct. 1701 in Salem, MA.[100] She was born on 29 Mar. 1680,[101] and she died by 1719. He remarried to 2.) Hannah Peirce on 12 June 1719 in Lynn, MA.[102]

            Thomas Hanson (3rd) died testate on about 13 Jan. 1728/9 in Lynn, MA.[103] His will was dated at Dover, NH, on 18 Sept. 1728, and proved at court in New Hampshire on 4 Feb. 1728/9. His will was published in Volume 2 of Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire in 1914, and is as follows:[104]

In the name and fear of God Amen. The Eighteenth Day of September one thousand Seven hundred twenty Eight 1728 I Thomas Hanson of Dover in his majesties province of new Hampshire in New England being Sick and much discompoased in body…

Impris I give and bequeath to Thomas Hanson my well beloved Son the whole farm where on he now Dwells how Soever the Same is or may be bouned or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurtenences privileges and advantages to my Said Son Thomas Hanson and his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Robert Hanson the whole farm where on he now Dwells how Soever the Same, is, or may be bounded, or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurtenances privileges and advantages to my Said Son Robert Hanson his heirs and assigns for Ever—Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Timothy a grant of Sixty acres of Land in barbados woods So called how Soever the Same is, or may be bounded or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurtenances privileges and advantages to my Said Son Timothy Hanson his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item—I give and bequeath to my well beloved Sons Maul Hanson and Jonathan Hanson ninty Seven Acres of Land over the river near mast bridge how Ever the Same, is, or, may be bouned or reputed to be bounded to gether with all the appurtenances privileges and advantages to my Said two Sons maul and Jonathan Hanson theire heirs and assigns for Ever my mind will and meaning is that if Either of my Said two Sons maul or Jonathan Hanson die without Isue Lawfully gotten of his body that the Surviver Shall possess the whole but if they have children Equally to be Divided between them or their heirs both in quantity and quality—Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Son Samuel Hanson a pasture or percel of Land on cochecho bounded by James Hanson or how Soever the Same is or may be bounded, or reputed to gether with all the appurtenances privileges and advantages to my Said Son Samul Hanson his heirs and assigns forever. Item I give and bequeath to my afore Said Son Samuel Hanson ninty Pounds money or bills of credit to be paid to my Said Son Samuel Hanson his heirs and assigns for Ever. Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Sons Solomon and Ebenezer Hanson theire heirs and assigns for Ever all my home Estate where I the Said Thomas now Dwells how Soever the Same is or may be bounded or reputed to be bounded to gether with all houses out houses Barns Edefices fences orchards Gardens trees Stones and all other things Standing Lying, or being on the premisses to them my mind and meaning is that they the Said Solomon and Ebenezer Hanson Shall Equially possess and Injoy without any Devision of the home Estate but Shall Equially and Lovingly maniage it to gether and So Devid the produce and in come between them and if Either of my Said two Sons Die without Isue Lawfully gotten of his body that the Sarviver Shall Injoy the whole. Item I give and bequeath to my well beloved Daughter Abigail Hanson three hundred pounds of currant money or passiable bills of credit to be raised and Levied out of my Estate when She comes to the age of Eighteen years or her marriage which Shall happen first my mind will and meaning is that if Either of my Said Sons Shall or may Die without a child or children that the Surviving brothers Shall have his or their parts Equially Devided between them that is to Say Thomas Hanson Robert Hanson Timothy Hanson maul Hanson Jonathan Hanson and Samuel Hanson but maul and Jonathan if Either of them Dy without Isue that the Surviver Shall Injoy the whole. Item I give and bequeath to Hanah my Dearly beloved wife whom I Like wise Constitute, make and ordain my Sole Executrix of this my Last will and Testament all and Singular the yearly profets and Income of my home Estate to her the Said Hanah for and During her natural Life or the time of her being my widow but if She Do marry to Injoy her thirds and no more as also all and Singular my goods and chattels of what kind or nature or kind Soever they be as also all my money bills or bonds and to Receive all Debts which is owing to me and to pay and Satisfie Debts which I Do in right and Equitty ow to any and as for my black Slave pegg my will is that Shee Shall be Set free in the Speace of two whole years after my Decease if She Do be have her Self well and Dutiful to wards her mis which if not her mis Shall have Liberty to Sell her time to any person for and During the Expiration of Two years and no Longer and my other two black Slaves with the rest of my Estate to my wife Hanah as afore Said as also all my mills privilidge with sawes Doggs and all other Impliments belonging to my Said mills with my Six Sons Thomas Robert Timothy maul Jonathan and Samuel to be Equial in their Shears In the Said mills and that they make use of my privilige on the commons till They all are of age and that my Said Sons Deliver to my wife Hanah Eight thousd feed of good and marchantable pine boords Every year During the time of her continuing my widow and no Longer and that the common rights when the tember is all made use of if the Land be Sould they may have an Equial Shear of the prise and Equially to be Devided between my Said Six Sons but if Either of them Die without Isue Lawfully gotten of his body his part Equally to be Devided between the rest of the said brothers and all and Singular my home Estate after the Decease of my wife Hanah to be Joyntly & Equially between ye two Sons as afore Said Solomon and Ebenezer and the movable Estate to my wife hanah During her Life of what kins Soever they be to be wholly at her Dispoasing that they Shall have nothing to Do with it till after her Decease as also what is coming to me from my father mauls Estate to be Equially Devided between my Six Sons as afore Said and also what is coming to me from my father Hansons Estate to be Devided between my Six Sons as a fore Said and I Do hereby utterly Disallow, revode and Disannul all and Every other former Testaments, wills, Legacies and bequests and Executors, by me in Any ways before named, willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming This and no other to be my Last will and Testament in witness where of, I have here unto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written as also all my right in Rochester to be Equially between my Eight Sons.

Signed, Sealed, published pro-                                                        Thomas Hanson

nounced and Declared by the

Said Thomas Hanson As his

Last will and Testament In the

presence of us the Subscribers

John Houlden

John Carter

Joseph Estes

 

            Hannah (Peirce) Hanson remarried to Joseph Chesley, son of Capt. Samuel and Elizabeth (Smith) Chesley. He died intestate in 1740 in Dover, and administration of his estate was granted to Reuben Chesley, of Durham, NH, and Timothy Hanson, of Dover, on 8 July 1740.[105]

            Thomas Hanson (3rd) had 6 children by Margaret Maule, and 3 more children by Hannah Peirce, including:

            A.16 Thomas4 Hanson (4th), born in 1702, probably in Dover, married Patience Mason on 8 Dec. 1724.[106] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            B.17 Robert4 Hanson, born, say 1705, probably in Dover, married Lydia4 Varney, daughter of Peter3 and Elizabeth Varney, on 23 Oct. 1728 in Dover.[107] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            C.18 Timothy4 Hanson, born ca. 1708,[108] probably in Dover, married 1.) Kezia Chesley, daughter of Samuel Chesley, in ca. 1732,[109] and 2.) Mary (Tuttle) Twombly, daughter of Thomas Tuttle, and widow of Daniel Twombly, on 8 July or Sept. 1755 in Dover.[110] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            D.19 Maul4 Hanson, born probably before 1711,[111] married 1.) Sarah Twombly, daughter of John and Sarah (Dame) Twombly, on 28 Nov. 1733 in Dover,[112] and 2.) Mary Canney, daughter of John and Sarah (Austin) Canney, in ca. 1748, and 3.) Anne Austin, daughter of Nathaniel and Catherine (Neale) Austin, on 23 May 1751 in Dover.[113] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            E. Jonathan4 Hanson, born after 1711,[114] Samuel Smith was appointed as his guardian on 20 Mar. 1728/9, with James Nute and Thomas Leighton as sureties,[115] and he coinherited land from his father with his brother Maul Hanson. He married Temperance Bickford, daughter of John Bickford, of Durham, NH, and lived in Madbury, NH. Jonathan Hanson, of Madbury, blacksmith, was granted administration of the estate of his father-in-law, John Bickford, of Durham, on on 14 Sept. 1774, after Eliakam Bickford, of Durham, eldest son of John Bickford, declined administration.[116] Jonathan Hanson died testate in 1794 in Madbury, his will dated 8 May 1790, and probated on 2 June 1794, mentioned his wife Temperance, son Josiah, and Thomas Footman, whom he named as executor of his estate, witnessed by Isaac Canney, Ichabod Tibbets, and Hannah Tibbets.[117] They had possibly 2 children:

            1. Josiah5 Hanson, named in his father’s will.

            2. (Possibly a daughter who married Thomas Footman before 1790.)

            F. Sarah Hanson, evidently died young, not named in her father’s will.

            G. Samuel4 Hanson, born on 19 July 1717 in Dover.[118] No guardianship was found for him after his father died in 1729. He married Sarah French, of Stratham, NH, possibly daughter of William and Abigail (Wiggin) French, of Stratham,[119] on 20 Oct. 1743 in Dover,[120] and settled in Epping, NH.[121] Samuel Hanson died intestate in 1766 in Epping, and his widow Sarah Hanson was granted administration of his estate on 31 Dec. 1766, with Andrew French and Andrew French, Jr., both of Stratham, as her sureties. Jonathan Swain, of Raymond, Ezekiel Godfrey, of Poplin, and Simon Dearborn, Thomas Norris, and Josiah Norris, all of Epping, were appointed to set off her widow’s dowry on 28 May 1783, and in the filing of her dowry is mentioned land that she sold to her son, Andrew Hanson at the highway leading to Poplin.[122] They had at least one son:

            1. Andrew5 Hanson, mentioned in the description of the dowry set off to his mother, Sarah Hanson, widow of Samuel Hanson, of Epping, marriage not found.

            2. (Probably others)

            H.20 Solomon4 Hanson, born on 29 Jan. 1719/20 in Dover.[123] On 30 Apr. 1740 Thomas Millett, of Dover, was appointed as guardian of Solomon Hanson, son of Thomas Hanson, aged 14 years [sic],[124] and he married Anne4 Varney, daughter of Ebenezer3 and Mary3 (Otis) Varney, on 2 Dec. 1741 in Dover.[125] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            I. Abigail4 Hanson, born on 23 Dec. 1721 in Dover,[126] married Joseph Newhall, of Salem, MA.[127]

            J.21 Ebenezer4 “Eben” Hanson, born on 16 Apr. 1726 in Dover.[128] On 30 Apr. 1740 Thomas Millett, of Dover, was appointed as guardian of Ebenezer Hanson, minor son of Thomas Hanson, aged more than 14 years [sic],[129] and on 26 June 1751 the guardianship of Ebenezer Hanson by Thomas Millett, of Dover, was revoked, “the ward being of lawful age.”[130] He married Anna Hodgdon, daughter of Shadrack and Mary (Ham) Hodgdon, in ca. 1745.[131] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

 

 

(III.8) John3 Hanson, second son of Thomas2 Hanson (Jr.), Thomas1; born ca. 1681, married Elizabeth3 Meader, daughter of John2 and Sarah3 (Follett) Meader Jr., of Dover, NH, on 23 July 1703 in Dover.[132] She was born in 1684, a granddaughter of John1 and Abigail (Tuttle[?]) Meader, of Dover, and of Nicholas2 and Abigail Follett, of Dover. They lived “at Knox’s Marsh,” outside of Dover,[133] NH, where he was a Quaker and a carpenter. On 27 Aug. 1724 the Indians attacked their homestead, killing two sons, and taking his wife, maid, and 4 children to Canada as hostages. John Hanson was able to redeem all except for one daughter, Sarah, in 1725. He died on 16 June 1727 between Albany, NY, and Canada, on his return trip to Canada in an effort to redeem Sarah from the Indians. His widow, Elizabeth Hanson, was granted administration of his estate on 11 Nov. 1727,[134] and then his son John Hanson, yeoman, was granted administration of the estate on 27 Apr. 1737. Thomas Millett, gentleman, and John Twompley, yeoman, both of Dover, were appointed to appraise his estate on 27 Apr. 1737, and the settlement of the estate was made on 10 May 1737 and signed by John Hanson, Isaac Hanson, Daniel Hanson, Israel Hodgdon, Hannah Hodgdon, Ebenezer Varney, Elizabeth Varney, and Joseph Meader as “garden,” and was recorded in court on 16 May 1737. It was printed in Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 2, as follows:[135]

The Settlement of the Estate of John Hanson late of Dover in the Province of New-Hampshire in New-England Deceas’d, Made Concluded & Agreed upon, this Tenth Day of May Anno Domini one thousand Seven hundred and Thirty Seven, & in the Tenth Year of his Majests Reign; By & between John Isaac & Daniel Hanson Israel Hodgdon & Hannah his Wife, Ebenezer Varney and Elisabt his Wife, being the Children of the aforesd Jno Hanson Deceas’d, and Joseph Meader of the Island of Nantucket Yeomen, Gardian to Mercy and Abigail Hanson the Children of the afores’d Jno Hanson Deceas’d, being in their Minority; is as follows, vis:—

Impris That Elizabeth Hanson Relict Widow of the aforesd Jno Hanson Deceas’d, Shall have ye whole of her Right of Dowry in and unto the aforesd Estate in the Homestead Land During her Natural Life, and at her Decease the one half Part of her sd Dowry in Land, Shall be to & for the Sole use & behoof of the aforesd Jno Hanson his Heirs and Assigns for ever; and the other half Part of her sd Dowry Shall be to & for the sole use & behoof of ye aforesd Israel & Hannah Hodgdon Ebenezer & Elizabt Varney Marcy & Abigail Hanson their Heirs & Assigns for ever—

2ly That, after the aforesd Widows Dowry & ye Parts of Proportion Justly belonging to the aforesd two minors, vis: Mercy and Abigail Hanson, Shall be Deducted out of the aforesd Estate then the Remainder of the sd Homestead Land Shall be to and for the Sole use & behoof ot ye sd John Hanson his Heirs & Assigns for ever—

3ly That all the Land Lying by Salmon-fall River in Dover aforesd and also all ye Land in Rochester in the Province aforesd which doth any ways Appertain unto ye aforesd Estate of sd Jno Hanson Deceas’d Shall Be to the Sole use & behoof of the aforesd Isaac and Daniel Hanson their Heirs & Asigns for ever And the sd Isaac and Daniel Hanson Shall also have the liberty of Cutting & Carrying off four Loads of Hay from their Brother John Hansons Part of the aforesd Homestead Land Yearly or every Year Sucsesively for the Term of four Years next Ensuing the Date herof and no longer—

4ly That the aforesd Jno Hanson Shall Pay or Cause to be Paid unto the aforesd Israel & Hannah Hodgdon their Heirs Exect or Adminirs the Sum of one hunderd & Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings Eight Pence in good Province Bills of Credit at or before the Tenth day of November next Ensuing the Date hereof—

5ly That the aforesd Jno Hanson Pay or Cause to be Paid unto the aforesd Ebenezer Varney and Elisabeth his sd Wife their Heirs Exectrs or Administrs the Sum of one hundred & Thirteen Pounds Six Shillings & Eight Pence in good Province Bills of Credit within the Term of five Years from the Date hereof—

6ly That the aforesd Mercy & Abigail Hanson Shall have their Just Part or Proportion of their sd fathers Estate in the aforesd Homestead Land And that the sd Jno Hanson their Brother Shall have the Sole use & Improvement of their sd Part until they Shall Arrive at ye Age of Twenty one years, he Paying or Causing to be Paid unto the aforesd Joseph Mead their sd Gardian, or his order, for the use of the sd Mercy and Abigail Hanson the Sum of Nine Pounds Yearly or every Year ‘till they Shall Respectively arrive at the aforesd Age of Twenty One Years, and Shall be Legally qualified to Improve or Dispose of their Interest in the sd Estate themselves—

And it is further Agreed & Concluded by & between the parties to these Presents, that if any of the sd Parties shall be Legally Deprived or Dispossessed of any part of the Estate herein Assign’d them for want of a Legal Title to the Same, as not being properly part of, or Legally Appertaining unto the Estate of ye aofresd Jno Hanson Deceas’d then Each of the abovesd Parties Shall bear an Equal Part of the Loss or Damage Sustained by Such a Dispossession. In Testimony of the free & full Consent herin Contain’d, they have hereunto Set their Hands and Seals the Day & Year first above written.

Signed Sealed & Delivered In                                                          John Hanson

the Presence of us.--                                                                                      Isaac hanson

                                                                                                                       his

                                                                                                          Daniel  X  Hanson

                                                                                                                           mark

                                                                                                                Israel Hodgdon

                                                                                                                hannah hodgdon

                                                                                                                Ebenezer varne

                                                                                                                Elizabeth varney

                                                                                                                Joseph Meader as garden

 

            Elizabeth (Meader) Hanson died in 1737 in New Hampshire.

            John and Elizabeth (Meader) Hanson had children:[136]

            A. Hannah4 Hanson, born on 11 June 1705 in Dover, NH,[137] carried to Canada by the Indians in 1724, redeemed by her father, and married Israel Hodgdon (3rd), son of Israel and Ann (Wingate) Hodgdon/Hodsdon (Jr.), of Dover, on 9 Aug. 1725 in Dover.[138] He was born on 25 Mar. 1697/8 in Dover,[139] a grandson of Israel and Ann (Thompson) Hodsdon.[140] Israel and Hannah Hodgdon signed the settlement of her father’s estate on 10 May 1737. She died on 1 Jan. 1737/8,[141] and he remarried to Mary Johnson, of Hampton, NH, on 21 Sept. 1738 in Dover.[142] He died in 1781 in Kensington, NH.[143] Hannah (Hanson) Hodgdon had children:[144]

                        1. Sarah Hodgdon, born on 12 Nov. 1725 in Dover,[145] married Elijah Estes, son of Joseph and Mary (Robinson) Estes, on 5 Dec. 1744 in Dover. He was born on 7 Sept. 1721, and was a blacksmith in Dover. The will of Joseph Estes, dated 16 Jan. 1767, mentioned his son Elijah Estes, and named him as his executor.[146] Sarah (Hodgdon) Estes died in 1784, and Elijah Estes died intestate on 28 Nov. 1788 in Dover.[147] Administration of his estate was granted his sons to Robert Estes and Joseph Estes on 4 Mar. 1789, with Caleb Hodgdon and Moses Wingate, both of Dover, as their sureties.[148]

                        2. Timothy Hodgdon, born on 22 May 1726? in Dover,[149] marriage not found.

                        3. Capt. Caleb Hodgdon, born on 27 Jan. 1732/3 in Dover,[150] married 1.) Priscilla Austin in 1756. She was born on 4 May 1732, and died on 21 Feb. 1773 in Dover.[151] He remarried to 2.) Elizabeth Twombly. She was born in 1740, and died on 1 Sept. 1828? He died on 30 Apr. 1814.[152] He had at least 2 sons:

a. Hanson Hodgdon, married Mary Caldwell on 19 Feb. 1784 in Dover.[153]

b. Caleb Hodgdon (Jr.), born ca. 1767, died on 6 Nov. 1800 in Dover, aged 33, of “consumption.”[154]

c. (Possibly others)

            4. Hannah Hodgdon, born on 1 Jan. 1737/8 in Dover,[155] marriage not found.

            B. Sarah4 Hanson, born on 13 Nov. 1707 in Dover,[156] carried to Canada by the Indians in 1724, and her father was unable to redeem her from the Indians in 1725. She married Capt. Jean Baptiste Sabourin, son of Pierre and Madeleine (Perrier) Sabourin, on 27 July 1727 in Québec, and remained there. He was born on 6 Oct. 1701, and was buried on 9 Oct. 1781 in Vaudreuil, Québec. She was buried on 7 May 1787 in Vaudreuil, Québec. She was not included in the settlement of her father’s estate in 1737. She had children, order uncertain:[157]

            1. Capt. Paul Sabourin, baptized on 4 May 1731 in the Mission Chapel at Lac des Deux Montagnes, near the present town of Oka, Québec, married Marie Josèphe Séguin, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne (Raizenne) Séguin, on 4 Nov. 1752 in the Mission Chapel of the Lac des Deux Montagnes, Québec.[158] He was buried on 15 Mar. 1798 in Vaudreuil, Québec, and she was buried on 31 Dec. 1814 or 1815 in Riguad, Québec.[159] They had children:[160]

            a. Jean Paul Sabourin, born and died in 1754.

            b. Marie Catherine Sabourin, born in 1757.

            c. François Paul Sabourin, born and died in 1758.

            d. Marie Madeleine Sabourin, born in 1760, married 1.) Simon Villeneuve on 6 Nov. 1775 in Vaudreuil, Québec, and 2.) Jean Toupin on 26 Nov. 1804 in Rigaud, Québec. She died in 1824.

            e. Paul Vincent Sabourin, born in 1761, married Scholastique Sabourin, daughter of Jean Baptiste and Amable (Brabant) Sabourin, on 20 Feb. 1797 in Vaudreuil, Québec. He died in 1805.

            f. Hyacinthe Sabourin, born in 1762, married Angélique Brasseur, daughter of François and Angelique (Jérôme) Brasseur, on 15 Feb. 1790 in Vaudreuil, Québec. He died in 1824.

            g. Marie Elisabeth Sabourin, born and died in 1763.

            h. André Sabourin, born in 1765, married Madeleine Brasseur, daughter of François and Angelique (Jérôme) Brasseur, on 7 Mar. 1791 in Vaudreuil, Québec. He died in 1819.

            i. Jean Baptiste Sabourin, born and died in 1766.

            j. Marie Louise Amable Sabourin, born in 1767, married Antoine Sauvé on 25 Oct. 1784 in Vaudreuil, Québec.

            k. Charles Sabourin, born in 1769, married Marie Anne Bédard on 13 Aug. 1792 in Vaudreuil, Québec. He died in 1839.

            l. Marie Charlotte Sabourin, born and died in 1769.

            m. Pierre Paul Sabourin, born in 1770.

            n. Antoine Sabourin, born in 1773, married Angélique Condon on 14 Oct. 1799 in Vaudreuil, Québec. He died in 1820.

            o. Étienne Ignace Sabourin, born and died in 1774.

            2. Jean Baptiste Sabourin, baptized on 22 Mar. 1734 in Ste Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, buried on 10 May 1735.[161]

            3. Marie Anne Sabourin, born on 25 Dec. 1735, became a nun known as Sister St. Barthélemy in 1756.[162]

            4. Catherine Sabourin, born on 25 Sept. 1737, buried on 4 Oct. 1737.[163]

            5. Catherine Lorette Sabourin, born in 1739, a nun know as Sister Ste Ursule in 1756.[164]

            6. Marie Charlotte Sabourin, baptized on 18 Feb. 1741 in the Mission Chapel at Lac des Deux Montagnes, married Jean Baptiste Jérome Raizenne, son of Ignace/Josiah and Abigail/Elizabeth (Nims) Razienne/Rising, on 15 Feb. 1762,[165] and they had children.[166]

            7. Pierre Sabourin, baptized on 12 Mar. 1743 in the Mission Chapel at Lac des Deux Montagnes, buried there on 1 Oct. 1743.[167]

            8. Élisabeth Sabourin, baptized on 26 Apr. 1745 in the Mission Chapel at Lac des Deux Montagnes, became a nun known as Sister St. Vincent de Paul in 1769.[168]

            9. Amable Thérèse Sabourin, baptized on 26 Nov. 1746 in Oka, married Jean Pierre Villeneuve, son of Jean Pierre and Madeleine (Bedard) Villeneuve, on 1 Aug. 1768 in Lac des Deux Montagnes. He was born 19 Nov. 1745 in Charlesbourg, Québec.[169]

            10. Jean Baptiste Guillaum Sabourin, born on 31 Jan. 1752, died on 24 May 1752 in Oka, Québec.[170]

            C. Elizabeth4 Hanson, born on 13 Nov. 1709 in Dover,[171] carried to Canada by the Indians in 1724, redeemed by her father, and married Ebenezer4 Varney (Jr.), son of Ebenezer3 and Mary3 (Otis) Varney, on 24 Feb. 1729/30 in Dover. He was born on 31 Mar. 1704 in Dover, a grandson of Humphrey2 and Sarah (Starbuck) (Austin) Varney, of Dover,[172] and of Stephen2 and Mary (Pitman) Otis.[173] Elizabeth (Hanson) Varney died in 1759, and Ebenezer Varney (Jr.) remarried to Lydia (___). He died testate on 30 Nov. 1776 in Dover.[174] His will was dated 15 Oct. 1773, and proved on 12 Feb. 1777, and he mentioned his wife Lydia, daughters Abigail Hanson, Susanna Austin, and Hannah, and sons Jedediah, Thomas, Ebenezer Jr., Nicholas, Isaac, John and Hanson, naming the last two as executors of his estate.[175] Elizabeth (Hanson) Varney had children:[176]

            1. Abigail5 Varney, married James5 Hanson, son of Robert4 and Lydia4 (Varney) Hanson, on 24 Nov. 1756 in Dover.[177] He was a grandson of Thomas3 and Margaret (Maule) Hanson (3rd).[178]

            2. Jedediah5 Varney, born in 1732, married Mary5 Hanson, his first cousin, daughter of Tobias4 and Judith (Varney) Hanson (3rd). She was a granddaughter of Tobias3 and Ann (Lord) Hanson (Jr.) She died on 16 Mar. 1798 in Dover,[179] and he died on 25 Sept. 1799 in Dover, of “dropsy,” aged 67 years,[180] but no probate records were found for him in Strafford Co., NH, through 1799.

            3. Ebenezer5 Varney (3rd), married Mary Hussey in ca. 1754, and settled in Rochester, NH. He died on 13 Mar. 1802, and she died in 1819.[181]

            4. Thomas5 Varney, married 1.) Sarah Varney, daughter of Samuel and Mary Varney. She was born on 25 Mar. 1739, and died on 29 Feb. 1772.[182] He remarried to 2.) Mary Canney on 21 Oct. 1772. She also died, and he remarried again to 3.) Deborah Canney on 26 Jan. 1774, and to 4.) Margaret (___). He died on 11 Aug. 1796,[183] but no probate records were found for him in Strafford Co., NH, through 1799.

            5. Nicholas5 Varney, settled in Falmouth, ME, in 1764.[184]

            6. Susannah5 Varney, born on 20 May 1744, married Benjamin Austin Jr., on 28 Nov. 1759 in Dover,[185] and they also moved to Falmouth, ME.[186]

            7. John5 Varney, married Miriam6 Hanson, daughter of Thomas5 and Hannah (Sawyer) Hanson (5th), on 29 May 1782 in Dover.[187] She was born on 21 Feb. 1760 in Dover, a granddaughter of Thomas4 and Patience (Mason) Hanson (4th). He died intestate on 22 Nov. 1790 in Dover, and and administration of his estate was granted to his father-in-law, Thomas Hanson, on 28 Dec. 1792.[188] She supposedly died on 5 Dec. 1815.[189]

            8. Hanson5 Varney, married Elizabeth Jenkins, daughter of Elijah and Mehitabel (Weymouth) Jenkins, in 1777 in Berwick, ME, and lived in Dover, NH.[190] He died on 29 Oct. 1815.[191]

            9. Isaac5 Varney, born in 1752, married Lydia5 (Hanson) Rogers, probably daughter of Timothy4 and Kezia (Chesley) Hanson, and widow of Aaron Rogers, on 28 Nov. 1781 in Dover.[192] Aaron Rogers, of Hampton, had married to Lydia Hanson on 29 Oct. 1777 in Dover.[193] Isaac Varney lived in Dover, and he died in Aug. 1826.[194]

            10. Hannah Varney, born in 1754,[195] was still living when her father wrote his will in 1773, marriage not found.

            D.22 John4 Hanson (Jr.), born on 17 Mar. 1712/13 in Dover,[196] married 1.) Phebe Austin, daughter of Nathaniel and Catherine (Neale) Austin, of Dover, on 27 Feb. 1734/5, and 2.) Sarah Tuttle, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Brackett) Tuttle, on 21 June 1750. (Continued New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            E.23 Isaac4 Hanson, born on 25 Feb. 1714/15 in Dover,[197] married Sarah Horne, daughter of William and Mary (Varney) Horne, of Dover, on 31 July 1734 in Dover. (Continued New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            F. Daniel4 Hanson, born on 26 Mar. 1718 in Dover,[198] carried to Canada by the Indians in 1724, redeemed by his father, and married Mary Bickford in ca. 1738.[199] He died intestate on 21 Oct. 1775 in Somersworth, NH. On 18 Nov. 1775 his widow, Mary Hanson, petitioned the probate court that their eldest son, Aaron Hanson, be granted administration of the estate of Daniel Hanson, and on 20 Nov. 1775 Lt. Aaron Hanson was granted administration of his father’s estate.[200] They had at least one son:

            1. Lt. Aaron5 Hanson, was administrator of his father’s estate in 1775, possibly married Ruth Colwell on 23 Sept. 1772 in Dover. He possibly died on 12 Apr. 1825 in Dover.[201] [Note: This Aaron Hanson may be confused with Aaron5 Hanson, son of Tobias4 Hanson (3rd).]

            2. (Other children)

            G. Ebenezer Hanson, born on 27 Feb. 1720 in Dover,[202] was killed by Indians on 27 Aug. 1724.

            H. Caleb Hanson, born on 8 Feb. 1721 in Dover,[203] also killed by Indians on 27 Aug. 1724.

            I. Mercy4 Hanson, born on 13 Aug. 1724 in Dover, carried to Canada by the Indians in 1724, redeemed by her father, and married Nathaniel4 Hanson (Jr.), her first cousin, son of Nathaniel3 and Martha (Bickford) Hanson. He was born on 26 Apr. 1716 in Dover.[204]

            J. Abigail Hanson, born ca. 1726 in Dover, marriage not found.

 

 

(III.9) Nathaniel3 Hanson, fourth son of Thomas2 Hanson (Jr.), Thomas1; married Martha Bickford, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Tibbetts) Bickford, of Dover, in 1715. She was born on 23 July 1692 in Dover,[205] a granddaughter of Thomas Bickford, of Scarboro, ME,[206] and of Jeremiah and Mary (Canney) Tibbetts, of Dover.[207] Nathaniel Hanson died testate in 1749. His will was dated 25 Dec. 1748, and proved on 25 Jan. 1748/9, and he named his son, Silas Hanson, as executor of his estate.[208] His will was published in Vol. 3 of Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire in 1915, and is as follows:[209]

In The Name of God Amen, The Twenty fifth Day of December Anno Domini one Thousand Seven Hundred & forty Eight, I Nathanael Hanson of Dover in ye Province of New Hampsr in New England Carpenter Being very Sick & weak of Body…

Imprimis, I Give & Bequeath unto my Beloved Wife Martha Hanson the one Third Part of all my Homestead Land in Littleworth so Called where I now Live, that is to say ye Use Profit Produce & Income of ye one Third Part of my sd Homestead Land both Mowing Tillage & Pastureing Land, to be Managed for her, by my son Silas Hanson, & ye Crops to be Seasonably & well Secured & housed by him Yearly & every Year for her During ye term of her Continuing my Widow, but in Case she shall Marry again, then I Give her what ye Law Allows. I also Give to my sd Wife Martha ye free Use & Improvement of ye Westerly Lower Room in my Dwelling House & ye one half part of ye Celler under my House, & also ye Use & Improvement of ye one Third Part of my Barn During her Natural Life. And also ye one Third Part of my Household Goods During her Natural Life. I also Give to my sd Wife Two Cows, & Three Sheep, & one Swine to her own Disposal.

Item I Give to my son Nathanael Hanson & to his Heirs and Assigns for ever, all ye Land where he now lives which I Purchased of Pumfret Whitehouse be ye Same more or less & all ye Buildings, & orchard, fruit Trees & all other Trees standing or Being upon ye sd Land. And also Thirty Acres of Land at Mount Misery, so Called, which I Purchased of Zechy Leech, & half ye Timber standing & being upon sd Land & also half my saw mill standing at sd Mount Misery.

Item I Give to my Son Silas Hanson & to his Heirs and Assigns for ever, all my Homestead Land, Dwelling House & Barn, at Little worth where I now live, and all other Buildings, & orchards Standing upon ye said Land, Except what I have Given herein to my Wife, & at her Decease I Give ye whole of sd Land Buildings & orchards to him my sd son his Heirs & Assigns for ever. And also I Give to my sd son Silas his Heirs & Assigns for ever fifteen Acres of Land Lying at Barbadoes, so Called, being Part of my Common Right. And I also Give to my sd son Silas his Heirs & Assigns for ever, all my Right in ye Saw Mill at Tole End, & also in my Saw Mill at Towaw so Called. I also Give unto my sd Son Silas, all my Stock of Cattle Sheep Horses and swine, Except Such of them as I have Given to my Wife. And also I Give to my sd son silas all my House hold Goods, Except such a Part of them as I have Given to my Wife. And my wareing Aparil I Give to my Two Sons Nathaniel & Silas Hanson to be Equally Divided between them. I also Give to my sd son Silas Hanson all my farming Tackling and utencils, as Chains, Wheels, Carts Plows &c: I also Give to my Son Silas Hanson his Heirs & assigns for ever, all my Land in ye Township of Rochester.

Item I Give to my Three Daughters Mary Evens, Abigail Church, & Elisabeth Daniel, Twenty Pound Each, that is to Say, I Give to Each of my sd Daughters Twenty Pounds, old Tenor, to be Paid to them or their Heirs, by my Executor hereafter Named, within ye Term of four Years after my Decease.

And I do hereby Nominate Constitute & appoint my sd Son Silas Hanson to be sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament.

And I do hereby Revoke Disannul and Disallow all other Wills, Testaments and Executors by me heretofore, in any wise made or Named; Ratifying & Confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have here unto Set my Hand and Seal the Day & Year first above Mentioned.

Signed Sealed Published &                                                                                 his

Declared by ye sd Nathanael                                                      Nathanael  X  Hanson

Hanson, to be his Last Will &                                                                     mark

Testament in Presence of

James Young

Isaac Hanson

Timothy Hodsdon

 

            Nathaniel and Martha (Bickford) Hanson had 7 children, 2 of whom died young:[210]

            A. Nathaniel4 Hanson (Jr.), born on 26 Apr. 1716 in Dover,[211] married Mercy4 Hanson, his first cousin, daughter of John3 and Elizabeth3 (Meader) Hanson, of Dover. She was born on 13 Aug. 1724 in Dover.[212] Children not found.

            B. Mary4 Hanson, born on 13 Aug. 1717 in Dover,[213] married (___) Evans before 1748, as per her father’s will.

            C. Abigail4 Hanson, born on 26 May 1721 in Dover,[214] married Jonathan Church, son of John and Mercy3 (Hanson) Church, in ca. 1742.[215] He was born on 25 July 1708 in Dover,[216] and they moved to Barrington, NH. He served as representative to the General Court from Barrington in 1762, 1765, and 1767, and he died testate in 1774. His will was dated 11 July 1774, and probated 14 Sept. 1774. He mentioned his wife Abigail, sons Ebenezer, John, Nathaniel, James, and Benjamin, and 5 daughters, unnamed in the will. He named his wife Abigail, and son James Church as his executors, witnessed by John Wingate Sr., Dorothy Wingate, and Elizabeth Wingate.[217] They had children, order uncertain:[218]

            1. Ebenezer Church, born on 9 Jan. 1742/3 in Barrington, NH,[219] married Sarah Winslow on 4 Oct. 1770.

            2. John Church, born on 30 Oct. 1745 in Barrington,[220] “was captured in an American privateer, by the British; carried into Halifax, [Nova Scotia], and died there of yellow fever,”[221] after 23 July 1776, when he gave a receipt to his brothers, James Church, for his share in his father’s estate.

            3. James Church, born on 20 Jan. 1747/8 in Barrington,[222] married (___) Cate. He got receipts from his sisters Abigail Church, Marcy Church, Hannah Church, Anna Robinson, wife of William Robinson, and Charity Tasker, wife of James Tasker, and brothers John Church and Benjamin Church, for their share of the estate of their father, Jonathan Church.[223] He died ca. 1821, and she died in 1848, aged 93 years.[224]

            4. Anna Church, born on 6 Oct. 1749 in Barrington,[225] married William Robinson before 22 July 1777, when she gave a receipt to her brother, James Church, for her share of her father’s estate.

            5. Nathaniel Church, born on 28 Sept. 1741 in Barrington,[226] married Mary Leighton in ca. 1785. He served in the Revolutionary War, in Capt. Drown’s Company, and supposedly lost a leg in Rhode Island. He died on 18 Feb. 1826.[227]

            6. Hannah Church, married Charles Babb after 1 Aug. 1776, when she gave a receipt to her brother, James Church, for her share of her father’s estate.

            7. Mercy Church, married Isaiah Felker after 23 July 1776, when she gave a receipt to her brother, James Church, for her share of her father’s estate.

            8. Abigail Church, married (___) Scribner after 23 July 1776, when she gave a receipt to her brother, James Church, for her share of her father’s estate.

            9. Charity Church, married James Tasker before 4 Mar. 1793, when she gave a receipt to her brother, James Church, for her share of her father’s estate.

            10. Benjamin Church, born on 31 Dec. 1766, married Martha Nute. He moved to Hallowell, ME, in 1795, then to Hartland, ME, in 1811. He was killed in the War of 1812 at Sackett’s Harbor on 10 Sept. 1813.[228]

            D. Paul Hanson, born on 17 Aug. 1723 in Dover,[229] apparently died young, before 1729.

            E. Elizabeth4 Hanson, born on 30 Apr. 1725 in Dover,[230] married (___) Daniel before her father’s will in 1748. The marriage of Elizabeth Hanson to a Mr. Daniel was not found in the Dover marriage records, but a Jonathan Daniel Sr., of Barrington, died testate in 1780, leaving a will dated 14 July 1779, and proved on 9 Feb. 1780, where he mentioned his wife Elizabeth, sons Ephraim, Dodavah, Jonathan Jr., Isaac and Elijah Daniel, and daughters Anne Daniel and Elizabeth Daniel.[231]

            F.24 Silas4 Hanson, born on 5 Apr. 1727 in Dover,[232] married Abigail5 Varney, daughter of John4 and Sarah (Robinson) Varney, on 1 Nov. 1749 in Dover.[233] (Continued in New Hampshire Generations 4-6.)

            G. Paul Hanson, born on 26 May 1729 in Dover,[234] died young, not mentioned in his father’s will.

 

 

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        [1] Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, [hereinafter Torrey, New England Marriages], p. 342.

        [2] Noyes, Sybil, Charles Thornton Libby, and Walter Goodwin Davis, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1988, [hereinafter Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary], p. 127, under 4 THOMAS (3).

        [3] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 673.

        [4] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308; Vital Records of Dover, New Hampshire, 1686-1850, Heritage Books, 1977, from “Collections of the Dover, N.H., Historical Society, Vol. 1,” Dover, 1894, [hereinafter Dover VRs], p. 130, married by Rev. John Pike; Ham, John R., Dover New Hampshire Marriages, 1623-1823, Dover, NH, reprinted by Higginson Book Co., Salem, MA, 1997, [hereinafter Ham, Dover Marriages], p. 88, married by Rev. John Pike.

        [5] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [6] Scales, John, Colonial Era History of Dover, New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, 1923, reprint, Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1989, [hereinafter Scales, Dover], p. 257.

        [7] Batchellor, Albert S., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 1, 1635-1717, 1907, pp. 669, 672.

        [8] Quint, Alonzo H., “Genealogical Items Relating to Dover, N.H.,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 6 [Oct. 1852], [hereinafter Quint, “Dover”], Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [9] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [10] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 3, 1741-1749, 1915, pp. 118-121.

        [11] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [12] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [13] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, intentions recorded 7 Jan. 1815/16 in Salem; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 22.

        [14] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [15] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 703.

        [16] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 703.

        [17] Otis, Horatio N., “The Otis Genealogy,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 5 [Apr. 1851], [hereinafter Otis, “Otis Genealogy”], pp. 185, 197, 212.

        [18] Hammond, Otis G., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 9, 1767-1771, 1941, pp. 474-476.

        [19] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212.

        [20] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212.

        [21] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 409, under 2 NATHANIEL LAMMOS; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 214.

        [22] Dover VRs, p. 194; Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 214.

        [23] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 172.

        [24] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [25] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 8, [Apr. 1854], p. 133.

        [26] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [27] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [28] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [29] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212.

        [30] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 42.

        [31] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212.

        [32] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 107.

        [33] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 107.

        [34] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [35] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [36] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [37] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [38] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [39] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [40] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 8, p. 133.

        [41] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215; Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 212.

        [42] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [43] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the date as 1st month of 1702.

        [44] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the date as 27 10th month 1726, in the Quaker style.

        [45] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the date as 25 8th month 1750.

        [46] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 210, which has the date as 7 12th month 1703. Her birth record was not found in the vital records of Dover, and the year conflicts with her brother Joseph Hanson’s birth year.

        [47] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [48] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 210.

        [49] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 701, under 1 JOHN (2); Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 8, [July 1854], p. 263; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 210, which has the date as 10 Mar. 1699; Dover VRs, p. 37.

        [50] Hammond, Otis G., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 9, 1767-1771, 1941, pp. 337-338.

        [51] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 210.

        [52] All from Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 8, p. 263, and Scales, Dover, p. 483.

        [53] Dover VRs, p. 37.

        [54] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 151, which gives her birth date as 15 Aug. 1724.

        [55] Dover VRs, p. 22; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 151.

        [56] Dover VRs, p. 38.

        [57] All from Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 211.

        [58] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 170.

        [59] Dover VRs, p. 38.

        [60] All from Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 211.

        [61] Scales, Dover, p. 398.

        [62] Dover VRs, pp. 3, 43, which conflicts with the birth year of his sister Judith Hanson; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the date as 10 Jan. 1704-5.

        [63] Dover VRs, p. 43, married by Rev. Mr. Hugh Adams; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88.

        [64] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [65] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 612, under 1 HUMPHREY.

        [66] Dover VRs, p. 44, married by Rev. Mr. Samuel Willard; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88.

        [67] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [68] Dover VRs, p. 44, married by Rev. Mr. Jonathan Cushing; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88.

        [69] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, not in his father’s will.

        [70] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [71] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 12(31) 10th month 1741.

        [72] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, not in his father’s will.

        [73] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, also not in his father’s will.

        [74] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, aged about 80 in 1751.

        [75] Trask, William Blake, “Capt. William Traske and Some of His Descendants,” New England Historic Genealogical Register, Vol. 55 [Oct. 1901], [hereinafter Trask, Traske Genealogy”], pp. 324-325, 387.

        [76] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [77] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308.

        [78] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 23 July 1703; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 23 July 1703.

        [79] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has his birth date as 11 Sept. 1705; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the birth date as 9 Nov. 1705; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has his birth date as 11 Sept. 1705.

        [80] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88. The date is estimated from the birth of their eldest child on 19 Dec. 1732.

        [81] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 12 Sept. 1707; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 12 Sept. 1707.

        [82] Dover VRs, p. 23.

        [83] Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387; Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 225; Scales, Dover, p. 411; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 61.

        [84] All from Scales, Dover, p. 411.

        [85] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 61.

        [86] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 118; Scales, Dover, p. 411.

        [87] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 26 Oct. 1709; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 26 Oct. 1709.

        [88] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 308, intentions recorded at Salem, 21 Oct. 1732.

        [89] Dover VRs, p. 209: Mercy Watson, wife of Benjamin Hanson, joined the First Church of Dover on 20 June 1742.

        [90] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 26 Apr. 1711; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 26 Apr. 1711.

        [91] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 15 Oct. 1714; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 15 Oct. 1714.

        [92] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 9 10th month 1754; Canney, Robert S., Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire, Supplement, 1630-1870, 1997, p. 89.

        [93] Dover VRs, p. 201.

        [94] Dover VRs, p. 201.

        [95] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 14 June 1717; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 14 June 1717.

        [96] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330; Trask, Traske Genealogy,” p. 387, which has 13 Oct. 1719; Dover VRs, p. 28, which has 13 Oct. 1719.

        [97] Dover VRs, p. 194, “wife of George Hanson” only.

        [98] Dover VRs, p. 172; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 90, married by Rev. Dr. Jeremy Belknap.

        [99] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which doesn’t have the marriage date.

        [100] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [101] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88.

        [102] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [103] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [104] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 2, 1718-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, pp. 341-345.

        [105] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume 2, 1718-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, p. 789. Timothy Hanson filed the final accounting on 20 July 1791, with a note explaining why the accounting took so long: “Memorandum the coadministrator had the Vouchers of this Account in keeping & lost them many Years which was the reason the Settlement was many Years delayd—after his death they were found which was about two Years since.”

        [106] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88; Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [107] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which gives the date as 23 8th month 1728, in the Quaker style.

        [108] Calculated from his age at death.

        [109] Ham, Dover Marriages, pp. 88; Canney, Robert Sayward, Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire, Supplement #2, 1630-1870, 2000, p. 112.

        [110] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 90.

        [111] Was evidently 21 or over on 20 Mar. 1728/9 since no guardian was appointed for him at that time.

        [112] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 28 9th month 1733.

        [113] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [114] Was under 21 years of age on 20 Mar. 1728/9.

        [115] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 2, 1717-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, p. 345.

        [116] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, pp. 8-9.

        [117] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 72.

        [118] Dover VRs, p. 43; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 19 7th month 1717.

        [119] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 246.

        [120] Dover VRs, p. 43; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [121] Per Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [122] Hammond, Otis G., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 8, 1764-1767, 1940, pp. 377-378.

        [123] Dover VRs, p. 10; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, has the date as 29 1st month 1719.

        [124] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 2, 1717-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, p. 345. Evidently the ages of Solomon Hanson and his brother Ebenezer were mixed up in the guardianships. Solomon was over 14, and Ebenezer was just turning 14 in 1740 when Thomas Millett was appointed as their guardians.

        [125] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 2 10th month 1741, in the Quaker style.

        [126] Dover VRs, p. 29.

        [127] Per Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [128] Dover VRs, p. 11; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, has the date as 6 4th month 1826.

        [129] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume II, 1717-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, p. 345. Evidently the ages of Ebenezer Hanson and his brother Solomon were mixed up in the guardianships. Solomon was over 14, and Ebenezer was just turning 14 in 1740 when Thomas Millett was appointed as their guardians.

        [130] Hammond, Otis G., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 4, 1750–1753, 1933, p. 152.

        [131] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 7, [Apr. 1853], p. 156; Canney, Robert S., Early Marriages of Strafford County, New Hampshire, Supplement, 1630-1870, 1997, p. 88.

        [132] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 88, which has the date as 23 5th month 1703, in the Quaker style.

        [133] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [134] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume II, 1717-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, p. 323.

        [135] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Volume II, 1717-1740, Bristol, NH, 1914, pp. 632-635.

        [136] Mary Hawker’s “Hanson Family Tree” typescript, 1997, and per letter of Charlotte Nicely.

        [137] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [138] Dover VRs, p. 45; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 108; Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 7, [Apr. 1753], p. 156.

        [139] Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 7, [Apr. 1753], p. 156; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 108.

        [140] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 342.

        [141] Dover VRs, p. 45.

        [142] Dover VRs, p. 45; Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 7, p. 156; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 108.

        [143] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 108.

        [144] All from Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 7, p. 156.

        [145] Dover VRs, p. 45.

        [146] Hammond, Otis G., Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 8, 1764-1767, 1940, p. 386.

        [147] All from Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 60.

        [148] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, pp. 47-48.

        [149] Dover VRs, p. 45, which conflicts with the year of his sister Sarah Hodgdon’s birth.

        [150] Dover VRs, p. 45.

        [151] Dover VRs, p. 188, “wife of Capt. Caleb Hodgdon.”

        [152] All from Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 109. The year of the death of the widow Elizabeth Hodgdon is smeared.

        [153] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 109.

        [154] Dover VRs, p. 203.

        [155] Dover VRs, p. 45.

        [156] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [157] Originally from Mary Hawker’s “Hanson Family Tree” typescript, 1997, with additional information supplied by Mariette Hogue, taken from Notarial and Town Records.

[158] Per Mariette Hogue from the Notarial Records.

[159] Per Mariette Hogue.

[160] All per Mariette Hogue, taken from Notarial, Town and Burial Records.

[161] Per Mariette Hogue.

[162] Per Mariette Hogue from the Notarial Records.

[163] Per Mariette Hogue.

[164] Per Mariette Hogue from the Notarial Records.

[165] Per Mariette Hogue.

        [166] Her children are listed in Mary Hawker’s “Hanson Family Tree” typescript, but I did not include them here.

[167] Per Mariette Hogue.

[168] Per Mariette Hogue from the Notarial Records.

[169] Per Mariette Hogue.

[170] Per Mariette Hogue.

        [171] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [172] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 703.

        [173] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” pp. 185, 197, 213.

        [174] Dover VRs, p. 189.

        [175] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 170.

        [176] All from Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213, except as noted.

        [177] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 90.

        [178] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [179] Dover VRs, p. 200.

        [180] Dover VRs, p. 201; Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [181] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 214.

        [182] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [183] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [184] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213.

        [185] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 7.

        [186] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213.

        [187] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 216.

        [188] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 171.

        [189] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 216.

        [190] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213.

        [191] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 215.

        [192] Ham, Dover Marriages, pp. 180, 216.

        [193] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 180.

        [194] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 216.

        [195] Otis, “Otis Genealogy,” p. 213.

        [196] Dover VRs, p. 13; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 17 1st month 1712-13.

        [197] Dover VRs, p. 13; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89, which has the date as 25 12th month 1714.

        [198] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [199] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [200] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 70.

        [201] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 92.

        [202] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [203] Dover VRs, p. 13.

        [204] Dover VRs, p. 17; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [205] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 91, under 17 JOHN (22); Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 5, [Oct. 1851], p. 451.

        [206] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 92.

        [207] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 684.

        [208] Noyes, Libby & Davis, Genealogical Dictionary, p. 307.

        [209] Metcalf, Henry Harrison, Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, Vol. 3, 1741-1749, 1915, pp. 621-623.

        [210] Dates of children all from Quint, “Dover,” Vol. 6, p. 330.

        [211] Dover VRs, p. 17; Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [212] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 89.

        [213] Dover VRs, p. 17.

        [214] Dover VRs, p. 17.

        [215] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 30; Calculated from the birth of their eldest child in 1742/3.

        [216] Dover VRs, p. 10.

        [217] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 22.

        [218] All from Scales, Dover, pp. 495-496.

        [219] Per Dover VRs, pp. 43, 47.

        [220] Per Dover VRs, p. 47.

        [221] Scales, Dover, p. 496.

        [222] Per Dover VRs, p. 47.

        [223] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, pp. 22-23.

        [224] Scales, Dover, p. 496.

        [225] Per Dover VRs, p. 47.

        [226] Per Dover VRs, p. 47.

        [227] Scales, Dover, p. 496.

        [228] Scales, Dover, p. 497.

        [229] Dover VRs, p. 17.

        [230] Dover VRs, p. 39.

        [231] Evans, Helen F., Abstracts of the Probate Records of Strafford County, New Hampshire, 1771-1799, Heritage Books, 1983, p. 32. I could find no obvious tie to the family of Nathaniel Hanson of Dover in this will, except that Elizabeth’s sister Abigail Church also lived in Barrington.

        [232] Dover VRs, p. 39.

        [233] Ham, Dover Marriages, p. 90, which has the date as 1 9th month 1749.

        [234] Dover VRs, p. 39.