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New Hampshire, accompanied by his brother Sam-
uel, settling first on the river road near the Mer-
rimack line, and later removing to Plummer Hill.
The maiden name of his first v'"e does not appear
in the record at hand, but her istian name was
Abigail, and they were probably married in Bed-
ford. Their first and second child were each
named James, and their other sons were Jacob and
Joshua. They also had four daughters, two of
whom married Eatons, presumably brothers, an-
other, became Mrs. Vickery, and the other became
Mrs. Barnes. Samuel Vose, brother of James Vose,
married Phoebe Vickery, and had children :
Thomas, Samuel, Robert, Frances, John. Roger,
Mercy, Phebe. Samuel Vose settled on the river
road near Merrimac line. His son John born in
1766, graduated from Dartmouth College. 1795, and
was distinguished as an instructor.

(VI) Joshua Vose, fourth child and third son
of Lieutenant James and Abigail Vose, was born
in Bedford in 1783. In early life he was engaged
in teaming between Bedford and Boston. He pur-
chased considerable real estate in Bedford, mostly
wild land, and was a prosperous farmer for the re-
mainder of his life, which terminated in 1862. In
his religious belief he was a Presbyterian. He was
twice married, first to Nancy Shirley, daughter of

Thomas Shirley, of Goffstown ; second to Mary
Houston, daughter of Deacon John Houston, of
Bedford. The children of his first union were:
Daniel, born in 1808; James, born in 1809; Nancy,
born in 1812, died in 1817; and Joshua, born in
1815. Those of his second marriage are: Nancy A.,
born in 1829, married, in 1857, John O. Parker and
resided in Manchester, died November 25, 1904.
John Gilman, who will be again referred to. Jus-
tin E., born in 1835, died in 1894.

(VII) John Gilman Vose, second child and eld-
est son of Joshua and Mary (Houston) Vose, was
born in Bedford May 26, 1832. After graduating
from the West Manchester Academy he engaged in
lumbering, but later turned his attention to farming,
which he carried on with energy and success on the
homestead of his father where he spent the re-
mainder of his life, and died there, and where his
widow and family still reside. The homestead set-
tled by their father over one hundred years ago
is still in the possession of the family. In politics
he acted with the Republican party and was prom-
inent in local civic affairs, serving as selectman for
a number of years. His church affiliations were
with the Presbyterians and he was an attendant of
that body. John Gilman Vose died February 15,
1904. On June 3, i860, he married Mary Elizabeth
Keniston, daughter of Morrill and Sarah (Pher-
son) Keniston, of Manchester. She became the
mother of three children: Joshua, born June 14,
1863, died October 14 of the same year. Mary
Frances, born February 17, 1865, married John Mc-
Alister, of Manchester, in 1888. Annie Morril,
born October 6, 1875. Mary Frances was graduated
with honors from the Manchester high school in
1884, and prior to her marriage was a successful
teacher. Her children are: Richard Vose, born
March 9, 1892; William Roy, born May 7, 1895;
John Parker, born October 31. 1897; and Elizabeth,
born February 9, 1904. Annie Morril Vose was
graduated from Wellesley College with the class
of 1898; she is the only college graduate in the
town of Bedford. She has taught in the Manchester
high school for six vears.

(VI) John, fifth son and child of Lieutenant
Samuel and Phebe (Vickery) Vose, was born in
Bedford, New Hampshire, July 10, 1766. He ^yas
graduated from Dartmouth College in 1795, taking
high rank in a class which included such men as
United States Senator Judah Dana, Congressman
Heman Allen, Abijah Bigelow and Luther Jewett,
Judge Nicholas Emery and Drs. Samuel Worcester
and Thomas Snell. Mr. Vose excelled in mathe-
mathics and philosophy, and his commencement ex-
ercise was a "Philosophical Oration on Thunder
Storms." After leaving college he became preceptor
of the academy at Atkinson, this state, where he re-
mained twenty-one years. This is one of the oldest
schools in New Hampshire, and had considerable
note in its day. In 1820 Mr. Vose moved to Pem-
broke, this state, and became principal of the acad-
emy there, where he remained eleven years. In
1831, at the age of sixty-five, he returned to Atkin-
son, where he ^pent the remainder of his days. In
1801 Mr. Vose was appointed justice of the peace,
and in 181 5 of the Quorum, and was continued in
office till his death. In 1816 he was elected state
senator from the third district. He was for many
years deacon of the church in Atkinson, and at his
death was president of the board of trustees of the
academy in that town. He was president of the
Merrimack County Temperance Society from its
formation till he left the county in 1831 ; and for
many years was one of the vice-presidents of the



American Sunday School Union. "All these
trusts," according to Rev. Dr. William Cogswell,
"he fultilled with great propriety, faithfulness and
acceptance." Mr. Vose published an oration deliv-
ered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Dart-
mouth College in 1805 ; an oration delivered on the
Fourth of July, 1809. at Bedford, New Hampshire;
and an oration delivered before the Rockingham
Agricultural Society at Derry in 1813. In 1827 he
published a "System of Astronomy," containing two
hundred and fifty-two octavo pages, and in 1832
a "Compendium of Astronomy" for common
schools, issued in i2mo form. These are not merely
compilations, but original and valuable works.

On February 24, 1800, John Vose married Lida
Webster, of Atkinson, and they had five children.
His last illness was a gradual decline, and he died
much lamented, April 3, 1840, at the age of seventy-
four. He was a modest, exemplary christian gen-
tleman, and at his funeral an appropriate discourse
was delivered by Rev. John Kelley, of Hampstead,
this state, from Acts 8:2: "And devout men car-
ried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamen-
tation over him."

The name of Dole is believed to be of
DOLE French origin, and may have been de-
rived from the ancient city of that name.
There i= evidence that it was brought into Eng-
land at the time of the Norman conquest, and was
then written De Dole. The emigrant ancestor of
the New England Doles, and in fact of nearly all
who bear the name in America, was Richard Dole,
son of William and grandson of Richard Dole, of
Ringsworthy, near Bristol, England. He was bap-
tized in Ringsworthy, December 31. 1622 (O. S.),
and at an early age was apprenticed to John Towle,
a glover of Bristol. In 1630 he accompanied the
Towle family to New England, and in 1639 went
with them to Newbury, Massachusetts, continuing
in their employ as a clerk for some time after their
settlement in that town. Being a young man of
activity and enterprise, he embraced the first op-
portunity to engage in business for himself, and
became a prosperous merchant and an extensive
landowner He left at his death, the date of which
i'T unknown, an estate valued at eighteen hundred
and forty pounds. His first wife, who died Novem-
ber 16, 1678, was Hannah (Robie) Dole, of New-
bury. His second wife was Hannah, widow of
Captain Samuel Brocklebank, of Rowley, Massachu-
setts. His third wife was Patience (Walker)
Dole, of Flavcrhill, same state. His children were:
John, Richard, Anna, vBenjamin, Joseph, William,
Henrv, Hannah, Apphia and Abner.

(I) Henry Dole, a descendant of Richard Dole,
the emigrant, was born in Newbury, February 4.
1780. At the age of twenty- four years he went
from his native town to Limerick, Maine, where
he engaged in farming, and resided there for the
greater part of his life. His death occurred April
21, 1855. He married Sarah Butler, who was born
March 3, 1785. died March 2T, 1826, and she bore
him eleven children, namely: Albert, Luther,
Henry, Almira, John, Ira, Silas, Edmund, Erastus,
Phebe and Moses C.

(II) Erastus, eighth son and ninth child of
Henry and Sarah (Butler) Dole, was born in Lim-
erick, May I5,_ 1822. In 1840 he went to Campton,
New Hampshire where in company with Moses
Cook he engaged in the manufacture of woolen
clothing, and a short time later he became associated
^yith his brothers, John and Moses C, in the same
line of business under the firm name of Dole

Brothers. Ezekiel Hodgdon succeeded John Dole,.
Henry Cook Was also admitted to the firm and at
the latter's death the other partners purchased his
interest. Erastus Dole continued at the head of the
firm of E. Dole & Company for the remainder of
his life which terminated August 2, 1902, and he
was a successful manufacturer. He served with
ability as a selectman and also as town treasurer,
represented his district in the lower branch of the
legislature, and in politics supported the Republican
party. On June 26, 1850, he married for his first
wife Samantha Cook, who was born in Campton,
January 31, 1822, and died in Lowell, Massachu-
setts, in August, 1880. His second wife was be-
fore marriage Flora E. Hoyt, born in Wentworth,
August 25, 1844. His first wife bore him two sons :
Mcody C. and Herbert E.

(Ill) Moody Cook, eldest son of Erastus and
Samantha (Cook) Dole, was born in Campton, May
I7> 1853- Having acquired a good practical educa-
tion, which was completed at the Kimball Union
Academy, Meriden, he entered his father's factory
as an apprentice and acquired a good knowledge of
the business, including the financial as well as the
industrial departments. At the present time he
owns a third interest in the enterprise, which is
still carried on under the old firm name of E. Dole
& Company. This concern manufactures clothing
of an excellent quality, and is widely known in that
line of trade. In addition to his interest in the
above-mentioned enterprise Mr. Dole owns the
Campton Electric Light plant and acts as its su-
perintendent. As a Republican he was chosen a
representative to the legislature, and for a period
of five years served as town treasurer. He is an
Odd Fellow and past noble grand of the local lodge.
Mr. Dole has been twice married. His first wife
was Laura A. Blair, a native of Campton, who died
August 29, 1882, and for his second wife he married,
April 22, 1886, Lillian F. Merrill, of Thornton,
born October 27, 1857, daughter of William and
Sarah (Whitney) Merrill. His children, all of his
second union, are: Erastus, born March 16, 1889;
Florence E., November 28, 1891 ; Roland, Janu-
ary 7, 1893; Olive, October 24, 1896; Sarah, Octo-
ber 12, 1897; Dorothy, September 27, 1900.

The name Hinman is found in Eng-
HINMAN land, Ireland and Scotland, and alsa

in Germany, where it terminates
with two n's (Hinmann). It has been spelled in-
differently with or without the initial H, Hinman
and Inman. This article deals with the first Hin-
man family in New England, its founder being first
found in Connecticut, and not in Massachusetts,
as most of the early settlers were. Many of this
stock have been soldiers, and thirteen of the name
from the town of Woodbury, Connecticut, were in
the Revolution, including a captain.

(I) Sergeant Edward Hinman was at Stratford,
Connecticut, between 1650 and 1652, but when he
came from England or in what ship he came is un-
known. Family tradition states that Edward Hin-
man -was a sergeant of the bodj'guard of King
Charles I, and escaped to America in the time of
Oliver Cromwell, who sought to do him harm. If
he was a member of the King's Guard, he must
have been a respectable Englishman, and if he was
loyal to his King he was a true and trustworthy
man. Sergeant Edward is supposed to have been
one of the company of Captain Underbill, whose
services were offered to fight the Mohawks and
rejected by Governor Stuyvesant. This company
was disbanded at Stamford soon afterward, and

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from Stamford Edward Hinman went to Stratford
and located. About 1650 or 165 1 he had a house-lot
in Stratford. He had several lots of land by di-
vision of the town lands, and by purchase, as the
record shows. He was a farmer while at Strat-
ford, and an extensive landholder, and took a stand,
which is now approved, in the church quarrel at
Stratford. He was the first owner of the old tide
mill between Stratford and what is now Bridge-
port, and some of his descendants have owned the
mill and been concerned in milling there ever since.
He sold his homestead in Stratford in i68r, and
removed to Woodbury, and soon after died, No-
vember 26, 1681. He married, about 1651, after he
went to Stratford, Hannah Stiles, daughter of
Francis and Sarah, who removed from Windsor to
Stratford. Their children were : Sarah, Titus,
Samuel, Benjamin, Hannah, Mary, Patience and
Edward. (Mention of Edward and descendants ap-
pears in this article).

(H) Captain Titus, the eldest son of Sergeant
Edward and Hannah (Stiles) Hinman, was a mili-
tary man, and a person of prominence. He was a
member of the general assembly in 1715-16-19-20.
He married (first), Hannah Coe, of Stamford,
(second), January, 1702, Mary Hawkins, of
Woodbury. He died April, 1736, aged eighty
The children by his first wife were : Ephraim,
Joseph, Andrew and Titus : and by the second wife :
Ebenezer, Titus, Eleazer, Timothy, Mary, Hannah
and Patience.

(HI) Joseph, second son and child of Captain
Titus and Hannah (Coe) Hinman, was born in
June, 1687. He married in November, 1714, Esther
Downs, and had children: Ebenezer, Joseph, Ta-
bitha, Esther, Eunice, Mabel, Amos, Elijah, Daniel
and Lois.

(IV) Elijah, the third son of Joseph and Esther
(Downs) Hinman who attained manhood, was born
April 8. 17,^3, married and removed to Vermont.
He had Elijah. Amos and other children.

(V) Elijah (2), eldest son of Elijah (i) Hin-
man, was baptized in Woodburj^, Connecticut, Au-
gust 22, 1763, and removed with his father's family
to Vermont.

(VI) Joseph (2), son of Elijah (2) Hinman, is
said to have been born in Canterbury, Connecticut ;
with more propriety it mav be thought that he was
was born and resided in Vermont. He was one of
the early settlers of Stratford, New Hampshire,
where he settled soon after 1800, and was a
farmer and also engaged in the manufacture of
cloth. He married Diana, daughter of Elijah Blod-

(VII) George Washington, son of Joseph (2)
and Diana (Blodgett) Hinman, was born in North-
umberland, New Hampshire, April 4, 1816, and died
in Stratford in 1903, aged eighty-seven years. He
was a blacksmith and a millowner,_ and as there
was no village in the town at the time he started
in business, he selected a site near the center of
the town, and there established his industries which
he carried on for a number of years. He was an
industrious and energetic man, and attended closely
to his own affairs. In politics he was first a whig
and an Abolitionist, and on the establishment of
the Republican party one of its supporters. His
party was always in the minority in Stratford and
Mr. Hinman consequently held no political offices.
He married Mary Ann Curtis, and eight children
were born of this marriage : George, now of
Groveton ; Alary L., who resides in Northumber-
land : Charles D.. a dentist in Portsmouth ; Emily
H., the wife of Thomas Sweetser; Rose Ann, who

married James H. Prince ; Frank, deceased ; Fred-
erick A., who is mentioned below; and Hattie, who
married Abram Bryant.

(VIII) Frederick Albert, seventh child of
George W. and Mary Ann (Curtis) Hinman, was
born in Stratford, November 6, 1855, and obtained
his education in the district schools of that town.
Subsequently he became a clerk in a store at Strat-
ford Hollow, on the Connecticut river, where he
was employed winters, and during the remainder
of the year worked at home on the farm. In 1877
he engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own ac-
count, and now owns a farm of about one hundred
and seventy-five acres which he cultivates with suc-
cess and lives independently. In politics he is an
Independent Republican occasionally giving his
suffrage to a deserving Democratic candidate rather
than support an unworthy member of his own party.
He has been a member of the Baptist Church, and
was superintendent of the Baptist Sunday School
for twenty years, resigning that office in Januarj%
1906. Mr. Hinman is a man of strict integrity,
regards his word as good as his bond, and is a per-
son whose influence and example have long been
for good in the community where he resides. He
married, 1902, Abbie Larrabee, of Canterbury, Ver-

(II) Edward (2) Hinman, youngest son of Ed-
ward (i) Hinman, the Pilgrim, and his \vife, Han-
nah Stiles, was born at Stratford, in 1672, and was
the only son of Edward (i) who settled at Strat-
ford with his father. By the request of his father
he was brought up to a trade by Jehial Preston, of
Stratford, with whom he remained until he attained
his majority. He drew eighteen acres of land in
the land division in Woodbury in 1702; hence, may
have been of that town for a short time. He lived
and died in Stratford, where all his children were
born. He was one of the first Episcopalians in
Connecticut, and signed the petition to segregate
the churchmen from the Congregationalists in Con-
necticut about the time that Rev. Mr. Pigot began
to preach the doctrines of the Church of England
to the people of Stratford. He sustained a high
character of integrity and moral worth, and his
memory is much honored by his descendants. He
married Hannah Jennings and had : Jonah, Han-
nah, Zachariah, Samuel, Justus, Ebenezer, Sarah,
John, Rachel, Ebenezer, Amos and Charity.

(III) Ebenezer, sixth or tenth child of Edward
(2) and Hannah (Jennings) Hinman, was born
probably October 5, 1709, and died November 18,
179S) aged about eighty-six years (says the record).
He moved his family to Woodbury to take
charge of the old tide mill and a farm
of his grandfather. Sergeant Edward, now
the property of his cousin, Captain Timothy Hin-
man. He married, June 4, 1739 (O. S.), Obedience
Jennings, who wa's born in 1720 and died December
15, 1812, aged ninety-two years. Their children
were : Ephraim, Eben. Edward, Sarah, Michael,
Philo, Hannah, Betty, Molly, and Itluiel or Bcthuel.

(IV) Eben, second son and child of Ebenezer
and Obedience (Jennings) Hinman, was born at
Stratford, January 25, 1742, and died in 1810. He
married Eunice Chatfield, of Derby, Connecticut,
who died at the house of her son Elijah, in Otsego
county. New York, in 1823. The children of this
union were : Sarah, Solomon C, Eunice, Lucy and

(V) Solomon Chatfield, second child and eldest
son of Eben and Eunice (Chatfield) Hinman, was
born in Derby, Connecticut, December 23, 1779. He
resided in Southbury, Roxbury, Derby, Bristol, and



other places in Connecticut, and then removed to
Brunswick, Vermont, but during the Indian troubles
in the year 181 1 returned to Connecticut, where he
remained two years. Going again with his family
to the Green Mountain Slate, he lived a few years in
Brunswick, and then settled in Bristol, Connecti-
cut, later removing from that place to Cincinnati,
Ohio, and tinally to Westchester and Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, where he died December 29, 1861,
aged eightj'-three years. He married, in Oxford,
Connecticut, Urania Hawkins, who was born in
May, 17S1, and died in Philadelphia, March 6,
1866, aged eighty-four years. They had three chil-
dren : Daniel B., Harvey, and Havilah Burritt.

(VI) Harvey, second child of Solomon C. and
Urania (Hawkins) Hinman, was born in Bristol,
Connecticut, September 15, 1803, and was reared
and educated partly in Connecticut and partly in
Vermont. He followed farming on his own account
in Brunswick and Canaan, Vermont, and later re-
moved to North Stratford, New Hampshire. There
he lived thirty-five years and a large part of that
time kept a tavern. He died there March 20, 1886,
aged eighty-three years. He married Harriet Hugh,
who w-as born in Brunswick, Vermont, April 5,
1812, and died December, 1884, aged seventy-four
years. She was the daughter of John and Abigail
(Hall) Hugh. Their children were: Solomon C,
died in infancy; Urania, deceased; Phoebe N., a
resident of Stratford; Mary W., deceased; and
Havilah B. All were born in Canaan, Vermont.

(VII) Havilah Burritt, fifth child and second
son of Harvey and Harriet (Hugh) Hinman, was
born in Canaan, Vermont, February 19, 1851, and
educated in the public schools of Stratford, New
Hampshire, whither his parents had removed when
he was twenty-two months of age. In 1867 he en-
tered the employ of the Grand Trunk Railway Com-
pany as a clerk, and remained four years and then
resigned. At the age of twenty-one he began life
on his own account as a farmer, livery man and
hotel keeper at North Stratford. For thirty-five
years he has carried on a flourishing business, sup-
plying country produce to the various market men.
He is extensively engaged in real estate and pulp
wood, but still attending to the other lines of busi-
ness. In politics he is a Democrat, and has taken
a prominent part in town affairs and filled various
offices. He was collector of taxes of Stratford
three years ; selectman eighteen to twenty years,
and chairman of the board a number of years; rep-
resentative to the legislature in 1879; delegate to the-
constitutional convention in 1903 ; and deputy
sheriff of Coos county ten years. He is a member
of many fraternities, among which is that of the
Masons, in which he has attained the Thirty-sec-
ond degree. He is a member of Island Pond
Lodge, No. 44, Free and Accepted Masons, of Is-
land Pond, Vermont ; North Star Royal Arch Chap-
ter, No. 16, and North Star Commander}^ Knights
Templar, of Lancaster, New Hampshire, and of
Edward A. Raymond (Zonsistory, Royal and Select
Masters, of Nashua, New Hampshire; also Coos
Grange, No. 30, Patrons of Husliandry, of which
he is a past master ; Stratford Lodge, No. 30,
Knights of Pythias, of which he is a past chancel-
lor: Coos Lodge, No. 2533, Knights of Honor, of
which he is a past dictator : and grand dictator of-
New Hampshire. He married, December 28, 1S73,
Kate M. Barrett, who was born in Canaan. Maine,
January t, 1855, daughter of Levi S. and Hannah
(Holmes) Barrett, of Canaan, Maine. Ten chil-
dren have been born to them : Harvey L., Harriet
H., Carrie, died in infancy, Burritt H., John H.,

Harold P., Mary H., Hazen B., Hal Stearns, died in
infancy, and Alice H. Harvey L. graduated from
Norwich University in 1894, took a course in East-
man's Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York,
was in the employ of the Berlin mills for a time,
held a position in the revenue postal service be-
tween Island Pond and Portland, Maine, and is now
a postal clerk on the Grand Trunk railroad. He
married Emily McBride, of Somerville, Massachu-
setts, and they have one child, Doris H. Burritt H.
was a student at Colebrook, New Hampshire, and
Exeter, New Hampshire, Phillips Exeter Academy
three years, and then at Dartmouth College, from
which he graduated in 1904, and after three years'
attendance at Michigan University graduated from
the law department of the institution in 1907. He
is now in the law office of Amy & Hunt, Island
Pond, Vermont. John H. graduated from the
Stratford high school with the class of 1902, and
from Dartmouth in the class of 1908. Harold P.
graduated from the Stratford high school in 1906,
and is now a student at Dartmouth, class of 1910,
Harriet H. was educated in music in California
and since October i, 1905, has been postmistress of
Coos, New Hampshire. Mary H. graduated from
the Stratford high school in 1906, and is now at
Wheaton Seminary, Norton, Massachusetts. Hazen
B. is in high school at Stratford, sophomore year.
Alice H. is a student in the grammar school at
North Stratford.

Kate M. (Barrett) Hinman traces her ancestry
on the paternal side to natives of England, from
whence they emigrated to this country and were
among the first settlers of Concord, Massachu-

The first of the family of whom there is au-
thentic record was Nathaniel Barrett, a native of
Concord, Massachusetts, from whence he removed to
Westford, same state, and continued to reside there
until his death, which took place in 1772. He mar-
ried Mary Winter, of Acton, Massachusetts, wdio
bore him four sons and four daughters, all born
at Medford, Massachusetts. The sons were : i.
John, born about 1762, settled in Dublin, New
Hampshire, where all his children were born. He

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