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HOLLISTER. 

1. John Hollister, Sr., was one of the first settlers of 
Wethersfield, Conn. He married Joanna, daughter of 
Richard Treat and Joan (Joanna), his wife, also first set- 
tlers of the same town, and had 

2 Mary. m. John Welles, of Stratford. 

3 John, b. in 1644; m. Sarah Goodrich, Novem- 

ber 20. 1667; d. November 24, 1711. 

4 TTiomas, m. 1st, Elizabeth Lattimer; 2d, Eliza- 

beth Williams, widow, about 1690; d. Nov- 
ember 8, 1701. 

5 Joseph, d. August 29, 1674. 

6 Lazarus, b. about 1656; d. s. September, 1 709. 

7 Stephen, m. 1st, Abigail Treat, in 1683; 2d> 

Elizabelh Reynolds, widow, daughter o: 
John Coleman. He died October 2, 1 709. 

8 Elizabeth, m. Samuel Welles, of Glastonbury, 

1659. 

9 Sarah, m. 1st, Rev. Hope Atherton, first min- 

ister of Hatfield, 1674; 2d, Lieut. Timothy 
Baker, of Northampton, about 1679; d. 
December 8, 1 69 I . 
John Hollister, Sr., died in Wetherfield, Conn.. April 
1665, ae. 5 3 years. Was admitted freeinan 1643. 

Joanna or Joan Treat, widow of John Hollister, died 
October, 1694. 

John Hollister, Sr., made a will April 3, 1665, leaving 
his farm at "Noag" (Glastonbury) to his eldest son John 
"when he shall be 22 years old, paying to his mother 
twenty barrels of apples and two barrels of cider yearly." 
All the children that were mentioned in his will were John, 
Thomas, Joseph, Mary and Sarah, and his grandchildren. 
His inventory was dated April 20, 1665. 



He is said to have been born in Glastonbury, England, 
but Mr. Alpheus Hollister, of Hollisterville> Pa., says: 
"The Hollisters were from Bristol, England, a good old 
family as early as Henry VIII. There w^s a John Hollis- 
ter, Lord of the Manor of Stinchcombe in 1 608. Dennis 
1 lollister was a member of CromweH's Privy Council af- 
ter the Protectorate was established. The name is de- 
rived from two words, "Holly" and "Ter ' or "Terre," 
which means Holly land or the place of Elolly trees. 
There is still a hamlet in England bearing the name of 
"Plollester * or "Hollesterre." From this it would ap- 
pear that the name is truly English and of Somerset coun- 
ty, England." 

3. John, son of ( 1 ) John Hollister, St., and Joanna 
Treat, was born in 1644; married Sarah, daughter of 
William Goodrich and Sarah Marvin, November 20, 
I 66 7, and had 

10 John, b. August 9, 1 669 ; m. 1 st, Abiah. daugh- 

ter of Lieut. Thomas Hollister (his cousin) 

1693; 2d, Susanna ; d. December 

13,1741. 

11 Thomas- b. January 14, 1672; m. Dorothy, 

daughter of Joseph Hill, Glastonbury, June 
7, 1696; d. October 12. 1741 

12 Joseph, b. July 8, 1674; m. 1st, Ann , 

November 22, 1694; 2d. Sarah ; d. 

July 9, 1 746. 

13 Sarah, b. October 25, 1676; m. Benjamin Tal- 

cott. January 5, I 699 ; d. October 15, 1715. 

14 Elizabeth, b. March 30, 1678; d. y. 

15 David, b. November 21, 1681; m. Charity 

; d. December 2 7> 175 3. 

16 Ephraim, b. March 15. 1684; m. Elizabeth. 

daughter of Tobias Greene, April 1. 1707; 
d. 1733. 



17 Charles, b. July 29. 1686. 

18 Elizabeth, m. Dr. Joseph Steele, of Berlin, 

Conn., February 16, 1715. 
Sarah Goodrich, wife of John Hollister, died in 1 700. 
John Hollister died in Ghistonbury, Conn., November 
24, 1711. 

7. Stephen, son of ( 1 ) John Hollister, Sr., and Joanna 
Treat, was born ; married, 1st, Abipfail, daugh- 
ter of Matthias Treat, of Wethersfield, 168 3, and had 

19 Jerusha, b. January 7, 1684; d. s. September 

30.1710. 

20 Stephen, b. November 12, 1686; d. s. April 

29. 1707. 

21 Abig-ail, b. August 16, 1688; m. Ebenezer Sey- 

mour. December 29, 1 709 (of Farming- 
ton). 

22 Ann. b. March 16, 1690; m. Robert Boothe, 

of Stratford. November 2 7. 1712. 

23 Gershom, b. April 2, 1692; m. , and 

had children. 

24 Samuel, b. in 1694. 

25 Eunice, b. in 1696; m. Ebenezer Deming; ap- 

pointed her guardian May 5, 1712. 

26 Gideon, b. in 1698. 

27 David, b. in 1 700. 

28 Nathaniel, b. in 1 702 ; Thomas Welles appoint- 

ed guardian. 
Abigail Treat, wife of Capt. Stephen Hollister, died. 
He married, 2d, Elizabeth Coleman, widow 
of Jonathan Reynolds, and had 

29 Stephen, b. September 12, 1 709. 

Capt. Stephen Hollister died at Greenbush, N. Y.. near 
Albany, with camp fever about October 2. 1 709. and was 
buried there. He was stationed at that place with the 
Connecticut troops. His widow was alive in 1 726. 



8. Elizabeth, daughter of ( 1 ) John HolUster, Sr., and 

Joanna Treat, was born ; married Samuel Welles, 

of Glastonbury, 1659. (See Welles.) 

11. Thomas, son of (3) John Hollister, Jr., and Sarah 
Goodrich, was born January 14, 1672; married Dorothy, 
daughter of Joseph Hill, June 7, 1696, and had 

30 Josiah, b. June 7, 1696; m. Martha Miller, of 

Glastonbury, January 18, 1718; d. January 
3, 1749. 

31 Dorothy, b. October 17, 1697; m. Abram Fox, 

of Glastonbury, January 3, 175 7. 

32 Gideon, b. September 2 3, 1699; m. Rachel 

, and had children; d. February 15, 

1785. 

33 Charles, b. July 26, 1701 ; m. Prudence Fran- 

cis, April 5, 1729. 

34 Elizabeth, b. December 17. 1703; m. William 

Miller, October 14, I 731. 

35 Hannah, b. December 26, 1705; d. October 

12. 1712. 

36 Thomas, b. January 13, 1 707; m. Abigail Tal- 

cott, of Glastonbury. about January I , 
1734; d. March 31. 1812. 

37 Ruth, b. October 13. 1710; m. Nehemiah 

Smith, of Hartford. 

38 Rachel, b. July 2 7. 1 7 1 2 ; m. Joshua Talcott. 

of Bolton. 

39 Hannah, b. February 16-1714; m. William 

House, of Glastonbury. 

40 Eunice, m. Thomas Loveland, of Glastonbury. 

41 Susanna, m. Benoni Home, of Glastonbury. 

42 Elisha, b. in 1 722; m. 1st. Experience Robbins; 

2d, Penelope Graves, widow of Elihu 
Dwight; d. November 12, 1800. 
Dorothy Hill, wife of Thomas Hollister, died October 



TKomas Hunt Goodwin. May 13. 1839, 

85 Gratia Electa, b. April 16. 1813; m. Rev. 

Philo Hawkes. June 5. 1834. 

86 Clarissa Aurelia, b. October 25. 1815; d. Feb- 

ruary 7. 1 835. 
Rodolphus Wright Field, husband of Hannah Dwight 
Hollister. died. She married. 2d. Hon. 
Josiah, son of Josiah Pomeroy. Jr.. and 
Joanna Wright (b. September 1. 1767), 
about 1818. 
Hon. Josiah Pomeroy, died at Greenfield, Mass.. 
March 18. 1848. 

Hannah Dwight Hollister, widow of Hon. Josiah Pom- 
eroy. died at Providence; R. I., at the residence of her 
daughter. Mrs. Hawkes. June 16, 1867, ae. nearly 93 
years. Her remains were deposited in the family burial 
lot in the cemetery, at Gill. Mass. 

71. Perez Graves, son of (52) Dr. Ellsha Hollister 
and Aurelia Field, his first wife, was married by the Rev. 
Cyrus Riggs to Clarissa R., daughter of Judge Thomas 
McKee and Mary Elizabeth Parker, of Venango Co., Pa.. 
October 8. 1835, and had 

87 Aurelia Field, b. in Emlington, Pa.. October 

9, 1836; m. Melinda, daughter of Judge 
Cummins (b. September 20, 1838). Dec- 
ember 30. 1860, and had 

1 Clarissa Ellen, b. November 9, 1861. 

2 Edgar Field, b. August 31, 1866. 

3 . Paul Cummins, b. June 12, 1872. 

4 Joseph Park. b. February 3, 1877; d. 

October I 1, 1877. 

88 Parker McKee, b. in Richland Township, Pa., 

May 11, 1838; m. Mary Ann Parker, of 
Parker City. Pa. (b. October 13, 1840), 

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January 1, 1862, and had 

1 Charles Howard, b. July 1 3. I 864. 

2 William Parker, b. October 31. 1866. 

3 Annie Mary, b. December 4, 1 869. 

4 Clarissa Amelia, b. February 16. 1871 

5 Aurelius Fullerton, b. June 30, 1873. 

6 Julia, b. January 1 1, 1875. 

7 Jennie Fay, b. March 10. 1877. 

89 Mary Elizabeth, b. in Rockland, Pa., May 24, 

1840; m. in Cleveland. O., Eli Vanderlin 
(b. February 5. 1835). October 31. 1865; 
no ch. They adopted a son of her sister, 
whom they call Harry Evan Vanderlin, b. 
February 21> 1867. 

90 Susan, m. Adams; lives in Franklin. Pa. 

Clarissa R. McKee, wife of Perez Graves Hollister. 

died June 16. 1854, ae. 44 years and 5 months. 

Perez Graves Hollister went from Massachusetts to 
Western Pennsylvania in early life, and there engaged in 
school teaching, becoming a very successful and popular 
teacher. Later he was a successful merchant. 

75. Chandler Chauncey, son of (52) Dr. Elisha Hol- 
lister and Aurelia Field, his first wife, was born in Gill, 
Mass., August 4, 1804; married Delany Stebbins, (b. 
in Lebanon, N. Y., October 15, 1816), September 10, 
1833, and had 

91 Perez Graves. 

92 Mary L. 

93 Sandford. 

94 Hiram F. 

95 Jcme M., m. Parkins, in Good Hope, 111. 

96 Lawrence A, 
And other children. 

Delany Stebbins, wife of Chandler Chauncey Hollis- 
ter, died October, 1881. 

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78. Mary Ellzabelh, daughter of (52) Dr. Elisha Hol- 

lister and Aurelia Field, his first wife, was born at Gill, 

Mass., September 14. 1610; married at Southwick. Mass., 

Rev. Lev/is Clark, of Northampton, July 4, 1835, and had 

97 Edward Watson, b. in Northampton, Mass., 

September 12, 1837; m. in East Cleveland, 

O., Sarah Jane Decker, January 19, 1859, 

and had 

1 Edward Decker, b. September 22, 

1862. 
.2 Lewis Nelson, b. January 28, 1867. 

3 Charles Harris, b. February I 1, 1869. 

4 Mary Elizabeth, b. July 9, 1871. 
Edward Watson Clark served three 

years as a private in the war of the 
Rebellion. 

98 Eleanor Melissa, b. at Huntsburgh- O., August 

20, 1839; d. s. June 9, 1879. 

99 Aurelia Field, b. at Fowler, O., December 4, 

1841; m. at Glenville, O., Lewis Brooker, 
of East Cleveland, O., no ch., one adopt- 
ed child. 

100 Perez Graves, b. at Deerfield, O., September 

29, 1843; m. at Hudson, O., Martha Eliza- 
beth, only daughter of Judge Sylvester 
Thompson and Caroline Dorcas Peck, Nov- 
ember 8, 1865, and had 
1. A son, d. y. 

2 Caroline Mary, b. in East Cleveland, 
O., December 8, 1875. 
Perez Graves Clark served four years 
as a private in the war of the Re- 
bellion. 

101 Lewis HoUister, b. at Braceville, O., September 

27, 1845; d. in 1848. 

102 Mary Elizabeth, b. at Newbergh, O., January 

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26> 1851 ; m. at Glenville, O., George Sage, 
of East Cleveland, November 24, 1868, 
andhad 

1 William Baldwin, b. September 2 3, 

1869. 

2 George Howard, b. in Glenville, O., 

November 29. 1877; d. March 22. 
1879. 

Rev. Lewis Clark died at Glenville, O.. March 5, 1876, 
of typhoid pneumonia. He was a member of the M. E. 
Conference, Northampton, Mass. He was a descendant 
of the worshipful Lieutenant William Clark, settler, who 
was also the ancestor of Mrs. Clark (Mary Elizabeth 
Hollister) through Jonathan Graves, Sr., and Sarah 
Clarki daughter aof Lieutenant Williami. Rev. Lewis 
and Mrs. Clark, moved to Northern Ohio in 1838, where 
he became a member of the Erie Conference of the M. E. 
church. 

Mary Elizabeth Hollister, widow of the Rev. Lewis 
Clark, died at Glenville, O., in 1881. 

79. Eliza Dwight, daughter of (5 6) Hannah Dwight 
Hollister and Rodolphus Wright Field, her first husband, 
was born November 11,1 798; married at Gill, Mass., by 
the Rev. Joseph W. Channing to John Joyce Pierce, of 
Greenfield, Mass. (b. May 26, 1793) March 26, 1818, 
and had 

103 Anna Fercna, b. June 30, 1827; m. Theodore 

Dehone> son of Rev. Henry Raymond Judah 
of Westport, Conn., and Mary Reece, of 
Maryland, May 10, 1849. He died in New 
York city November 2, 1863. 

104 John Dwirlit, b. May 29, 18 37; m. Ruth Ab- 

bott Paige, of Chicopee, Mass.. January 15. 
1 866, and had 

1 Anna Judah, b. January 2 3, 1868. 

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died at Galesburg, 111.. August 24, 1869. Her name was 
originally Ferona Druscilla Field, but was changed by act 
of Legislature. 

84. Josephine P.1ariette, daughter of (56) Hannah 
Dwight Hollister and Rodolphus Wright Field, her first 
husband, was born at Grass Hill, Gill, Mass., March I 5, 
1809; married at Troy, O., Thomas Hunt, son of Enoch 
Goodwin and Mary Chapell (b. October 10, 1810), May 
13, 1839, and had 

118 Alfred Davidson, b. August 2 3. 1840; m. at 

Amherst, Nova Scotia, Lucinda Caroline 
Chapman (b. November 1, 1843), and had 

1 Prentice Field, b. at Akron, O., March 

7, 1864; d. March 1 1, 1064. 

2 Howard Glen, b. at Akron, O., March 

8, 1866. 

3 Harry Stanley, b. at Akron, O., July 

6. 1868. 

4 Mabel Clara, b. at St. Johns, N. B., 

October 1 1, 1873. 

5 Florence Josephine, b. at St. Johnsi 

N. B., September 19, 1875. 

119 Clarissa Field, b. at Akron, September 7, 

1 842 ; unmarried. 

120 Pamela Helen, b. at Akron, July 1. 1846; m. 

William Renwick, of Davenport, Iowa (his 
2d wife). 

121 Prentice Field, d. y. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hunt Goodwin reside in Akron, 
Ohio. 

85. Gratia Electa, daughter of (56) Hannah Dwight 
Hollister and Rodolphus Wright Field, her first husband, 
was born at Grass Hill, Gill, Mass., April 16, 1813; mar- 

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ried at Charlemont. Mass., Rev. Philo Hawkes, of the M. 
E. Conference (b. June 5. 1810). June 5. 1834. and had 

122 Clarissa Field, b. in Greenwich. Mass., April 

6. 1836; m. I st, John A. Francis, of Nor- 
wich and had 

1 Clara Blanche, b. May 20. 1859. 
John A. Francis died. She married. 2d. John Pollard 

Ellis, of Boston, and had 

2 Marshall Lewis, b. March 17, 1870. 

123 Philo Prentice, b. in Hebron, Conn.> November 

9, 1838; m. Abby Jane, daughter of Joseph 
Gayton, of Bristol, R. I., and Elizabeth 
Marsli (b. August 29, 1841), August 7, 
1862, and had 

1 William Prentice, b. December 29, 
1865. 

124 Abba (Abigail) Dwight, b. in Gill, Mass., Feb- 

ruary 12, 1841 ; m. Benjamin Sumner Proc- 
tor, of Boston, April 2 7, 1874. 

125 Emma Fitch' b. at Chicopee Falls, Mass., Aug- 

ust 6, 1843; d. November 15, 1867. 

126 William Hines, (M. D.), b. in Meriden, Conn., 

October 25, 1845. Grad. B. U. Prov., R. 
!.. 1867. and U. of Penn. at Phila. as M. D. 
in I 88 1 ; a surgeon in the United States 
army; unmarried. 

127 Ella Blanche, b. in Lowell, Mass., February 

16, 1852; m. John Kelly, of Providence. 
Rev. and Mrs. Philo Hawkes now reside at Barnstable, 
Cape Cod, Mass. 

111. Helen Pomeroy, daughter of (82) Fidelia Elvira 
Field and Leverett Joseph Ives, was born in Hamilton, 
Ontario, June 2 7. 1836; married at Chicago, 111., in Trin- 
ity P, E. church, by Rev. James Piatt, to Edwin Louis, 
son of Louis Bomeisle" of Munich, Bavaria, and Elizabeth 

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McKaraher, of Philadelphia (b. November 16. 182 7), 
January 2, 1861, and had 

126 Louis Edwin, b. in Philadelphia July 22, 1862. 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Bomeisler reside in Elizabeth, 
N. J. 

Note Louis, father of Edwin L. Bomeisler, was of 

Jewish birth, the son of Nathan Loebl Bomeisler, of Mu- 
nich, Bavaria, and Heller, his wife. He was a 

highly educated and accomplished gentleman. In 1815 
he was a resident of Paris, where he was decorated by 
King Louis XVIIl with the "Order of the Lily." 

Col. Daniel McKaraher, the father of Elizabeth Mc- 
Karaher, was a Scotch Irish Presbyterian and a patriot 
from the North of Ireland. He fled to Philadelphia in 
consequence of his patriotic sentiments. He was the 
friend and co-laborer of Robert Emmett. 

115. Mary Bishop, daughter of (82) Fidelia Elvira 
Field and Leverett Joseph Ives, was born in Akron, O., 
April 8, 1846; married at Newark, O., in St. John's P. 
E. church, by the Rev. William Bower, to William Fred- 
erick, son of WilHam Kidder, Jr., and Rebecca Ann Ack- 
erman (b. July 29, 1842), February 23, 1869, and had 

129 Lida Ives (Ivy). / b. in New York city \ d. July 

130 Leverett Ives, J July 24. 1872. j 27, ]2. 
131 Rebecca Ives (Reba), b. at Watsessing, East 

Orange, N. J., September 21, 1875. 

Mr. and Mrs. William F. Kidder reside at Orange, N. J. 

Note — William, Jr., the father of William Frederick 
Kidder, was the son of William Kidder, of Boston (a 
well-known chemist) and Charlotte A., daughter of Sam- 
uel Adams, of Boston, and Thankful Chamberlain. Sam- 
uel Adams was familiarly known as "Merchant Adams" 
to distinguish him from his cousin Samuel Adams, the 
patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. 

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Both marched side by side at the battle of Bunker Hill. 

Rebecca Ann Ackerman was a daughter of Catharine 
J., daughter of Col. John Gilbert Bogart (a lineal de- 
scendant of Teunis Guysbert Bogart through Guysbert 
Bogart and Jannetje Van Arsdale) who died while on 
the way to join his regiment in Boston Harbor, during 
the war of 1812. 



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