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Ancestors of Margaret L Middleton Rhoads (05/01)


Generation No. 7


      80. Oliver Clark, born January 13, 1756 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA; died May 27, 1824 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass. He was the son of 160. Ithamar Clark and 161. Sarah Widow Parsons. He married 81. Phebe Parsons May 11, 1775 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass.

      81. Phebe Parsons, born January 09, 1757 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA; died August 06, 1785 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass. She was the daughter of 162. Noah Parsons and 163. Phebe Bartlett.

Notes for Oliver Clark:
Taken from 'The History of Easthampton' by Payson W. Lyman (1866) - "One of the sons, Oliver, born Jan. 13, 1756, moved to Easthampton, and built a house in the west part of town, where the widow of Dea. Ithamar Clark until recently, resided. He was married twice and was the father of 19 children. He married Phebe PARSONS Northampton, Hampshire, MA, 11 May 1775. He married Damaris STRONG Northampton, Hampshire, MA, 12 Dec 1785. Damaris was born 10 Jan 1764. Damaris was the daughter of Job STRONG and Damaris STRONG.
     
Children of Oliver Clark and Phebe Parsons are:
  40 i.   Simeon Clark, born February 10, 1777 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass; died September 16, 1855 in Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio; married Rhoda Hannum March 22, 1800 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass.
  ii.   Azariah Clark, born September 17, 1778 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass; died 1832 in Colebrook, CT.
  iii.   Julius Clark, born December 17, 1779 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass.
  iv.   Oliver Clark, born August 07, 1783; died December 19, 1822.


      82. Joel Hannum, born December 16, 1745 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA; died January 02, 1814 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass. He was the son of 164. Eleazor Hannum and 165. Dorothy Danks. He married 83. Esther Coleman January 07, 1774.

      83. Esther Coleman, born January 07, 1747/48 in Easthampton, Hampshire Co., MA,; died January 07, 1817 in Southhampton, Hampshire Co., MA,.
     
Child of Joel Hannum and Esther Coleman is:
  41 i.   Rhoda Hannum, born September 06, 1777 in Northampton, Hampshire, MA; died April 06, 1852 in Huntsburg, Geauga, Ohio; married Simeon Clark March 22, 1800 in Easthampton, Hampshire, Mass.


      84. Elisha Hollister, born Abt. 1722 in East Glastonbury, CT; died November 12, 1800 in East Glastonbury, CT. He was the son of 168. Thomas Hollister and 169. Dorothy Hills. He married 85. Penelope Graves Abt. 1766.

      85. Penelope Graves, born May 08, 1733 in Belchertown, MA; died August 13, 1801 in East Glastonbury, CT. She was the daughter of 170. Jonathan Graves and 171. Margaret Strong.

Notes for Elisha Hollister:
Elisha, son of Thomas Hollister and Dorothy Hills, was born in Glastonbury, Conn., in 1722; he married 1st, about 1748, Experience, daughter of Richard Robbins of Wethersfield and Martha (???); she died July 7, 1765, aged 37. He married 2d, about 1766, Mrs. Penelope Dwight, widow of Elihu Dwight of Belchertown, Mass., and daughter of Jonathan Graves, Jr., of Hatfield, Mass., and Margaret Strong of Belchertown (or Northampton), Mass. Jonathan Graves, Jr., was born March 6, 1702. Margaret Strong, daughter of Nathaniel Strong and Rebecca Stebbins, was born in 1711. Their daughter Penelope was born May 8, 1733. In 1757, she married Elihu Dwight, who was born March 31, 1737; he died March 22, 1760. He was a son of Capt. Nathaniel Dwight and Hannah Lyman of Belchertown, Mass., and was a farmer.

Elisha Hollister settled in East Glastonbury, and was a farmer and inn-keeper there. He was a captain of the militia, and represented the town in the year 1764; was one of the committee of correspondence, etc., appointed June 23, 1774; was a deacon in the church; he died Nov. 12, 1800. He and several members of his family are buried in the old Wassuc burying ground, the oldest cemetery in East Glastonbury. His widow Penelope died in 1801. "Mrs. Penelope Hollister was one of the most remarkable women of her time. It is said to have been proverbial among the people that she was better qualified to represent the town of Glastonbury than any two men in the town. She entertained many officers of the Revolution, even Gen. Washington. She was noted for large benevolence; her home she opened as an asylum for wounded soldiers. She was greatly beloved and highly educated. It is related of her that she could give the definition of every word in the dictionary."



More About Elisha Hollister:
Burial: Old Wassuc Burying Ground, East Glastonbury, CT
Military service: May 1753, Rev War SoldierEnsign 12th Co. 6th Reg and Capt May 1756
Religion: Deacon of East Glastonbury Church

  Notes for Penelope Graves:
She first married Elihu Dwight, son of Capt. Nathaniel Dwight, in 1757. He died in 1760 at age 23. She secondly married Capt. and Deacon Elisha Hollister of East Glastonbury. Penelope was one of the most remarkable women of her day, highly educated and well informed on all subjects. Her influence was powerful in molding the sentiments of all with whom she was brought in contact. She had the honor of entertaining General Washington and many persons of prominence in revolutionary times.



More About Penelope Graves:
Burial: Old Wassuc Burying Ground, East Glastonbury, CT
     
Children of Elisha Hollister and Penelope Graves are:
  42 i.   Elisha Hollister, born September 08, 1767 in East Glastonbury, Hartford, CT; died December 08, 1833 in East Glastonbury, Hartford, CT; married (1) Martha Munn; married (2) Aurelia Field December 21, 1794 in Northfield, MA.
  ii.   Perez Graves Hollister, born 1773.
  iii.   Roger Hollister, born 1771; died 1851 in Marietta, Ohio.


      86. Ebenezer Field, born October 11, 1744 in Northfield, Franklin, MA; died Abt. 1811 in Gill, Franklin, MA. He was the son of 172. Ebenezer Field and 173. Sarah Mattoon. He married 87. Eunice Wright July 21, 1767 in Northfield, MA.

      87. Eunice Wright, born January 26, 1751/52 in Northfield, Franklin, MA; died July 06, 1826 in Gill, Franklin, MA. She was the daughter of 174. Benoni Wright and 175. Martha Sheldon.

Notes for Ebenezer Field:
He was a soldier in the Continental Army, one of the company of Minute Men,rank of Corporal,Lexington Alarm Roll. Was in Col. Shepard's regiment(Bet. January 01, 1771 - December 31, 1779) and also from 1/1/1780 to 4/14/1780. lieutenant; rolls dated at Providence Nov. 13, 1778 and May 5, 1771; reported furloughed May 4 for 10b days by Col Shepard. Capt. Reuban Read's Co, Col. Jonathan Warner's regiment which marchedApril 20th in response to the alarm of April 19, 1775 from Western to Roxbury. He was in Capt. John Granger's company, Col. Ebenezer Learned's regiment, enlisted in Western(Oct 7, 1775).

More About Ebenezer Field:
Military service: Soldier in the Continental Army; one of the Minute Men
Occupation: Farmer,he owned several hundred acres in what is now known as Gill, and was for years known as the richest man in that section. The farm was a fine one and always under admirable cultivation. It was portioned off to various children.
Public service: He was an excellent townsman, kind, benevolent and much beloved.
Religion: He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian church.Rev Josiah Canning
Removed: 1805, Gill, MA
Residence: Some time in Western, then to Gilll
     
Children of Ebenezer Field and Eunice Wright are:
  43 i.   Aurelia Field, born Bef. March 11, 1778 in Gill,Franklin, MA; died December 28, 1815 in Gill,Franklin, MA; married Elisha Hollister December 21, 1794 in Northfield, MA.
  ii.   Aurelia Field, born Bef. October 16, 1768.
  iii.   Rodolphus Field, born Bef. October 22, 1769; married Hannah Hollister.
  iv.   Ebenezer Sereno Field, born Bef. May 07, 1775.
  v.   Bohan Prentice Field, born Bef. April 26, 1772.
  vi.   Eunice Field, born Bef. April 03, 1780.
  vii.   Asaph Field, born June 05, 1783.
  viii.   Loren Sheldon Field, born Bef. April 09, 1786.
  ix.   Gratia Field, born Bef. October 11, 1789.
  x.   Filena Field, born Bef. January 07, 1794.
  xi.   Bohan Prentice Field, born May 23, 1773.


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