NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The name Hoard was originally Hoar, and the family is of the same line as Senator George F. Hoar of Massachusetts.
(I) Charles Hoar, the first of the name of whom we have definite information, was sheriff of Gloucester; he died before his family came to America. His wife, Joanna, died at Braintree, Mass., 1661.
1. Joanna, born in England, married Colonel Edmund Quincy.
3. Margerie, married the Rev. H. Flint.
5. Leoanrd, graduated at Harvard College, 1650, and was president of that institution from 1672 to 1675, the latter year the year of his death.
6. John, see forward.
(II) John, son of Charles and Joanna Hoar, ws born 1634. He emigrated to this country from Gloucester, England, accompanied by his mother and sister.
He was a lawyer and resided in Scituate, Mass. fron 1643 to 1655. About 1660 he settled in Concord, where he died April 2, 1704. During King Philip's war, after the massacre at Lancaster, John Hoar, at the request of the colonial authorities, followed the Indians into the wilderness, and after great hardship and the exercise of great ingenuity, succeeded in rescuing by ransom Mrs. Rowlandson, a captive from Lancaster. The latter, after her return, wrote an account of her experiences while a captive which was published and became a well-known narrative.
His wife, Alice, died June 5, 1697.
Elizabeth, Mary, Daniel, see forward.
(III) Daniel, son of John and Alice Hoar, was born in 1650. He married (first) July, 1677, Mary Stratton, (second) Mary Lee. Ten children.
(IV) Lieutenant Daniel (2), third son of Daniel (1) and Mary (Stratton) Hoar, was born 1680, died Feb. 8, 1877 [sic]. He lived about one mile east of Concord Center. He married, Dec. 20, 1705, Sarah Jones. Seven children, among whom were John, ancestor of Senator Hoar, of Mass., and Daniel, see forward.
(V) Captain Daniel (3), third son of Lieut. Daniel (2) and Sarah (Jones) Hoar, entered Harvard College in 1730. The following is from "Hudson's History of Westminster, Massachusetts": "He was the fifth or sixth settler in that town in 1739. As he was one of the first settlers so he became one of the town's first citizens and enjoyed the esteem and confidence of his fellow townsmen. This was demonstrated by the frequent suffrages he received in places of honor and trust."
He married, Nov. 2, 1743, Rebecca Brooks. He died in Westminster, Dec., 1782, leaving two sons and two daughters, namely:
Stephen, Rebecca, Sally, Samuel, see forward.
(VI) Samuel, youngest son of Captain Daniel (3) and Rebecca (Brooks) Hoar, was born Aug. 24, 1765. He married, 1786, Deborah, daughter of Jobes and Deborah (Knowlton) Bigelow.
1. Daniel, born March 19, 1787; married Verona Regula Tritt, born in Bremen, Germany, 1804; two sons.
2. Silvius, see forward.
3. Rebecca, Dec. 12, 1791.
4. George Augustus, April 20, 1794.
5. Deborah, died in infancy.
6. Samuel, May 20, 1800, died in Chicago, Nov. 25, 1889.
7. Francis, Nov., 1802, died at New Orleans, 1849.
8. Charles Brooks, born Springfield, Mass., June 28, 1805, died Nov. 20, 1886.
(VII) Silvius Hoard, eldest son of Samuel and Deborah (Bigelow) Hoar, was born Sept. 23, 1789, in Mass., died Sept. 23, 1828 at Niagara Falls, N.Y. He and his brothers cause the name to be changed to Hoard by act of legislature from the state of New York.
He lived in Ogdensburg, N.Y., where he was an agent for George Parish. Among other contracts he had that of building the Welland canal, and was engaged in like work to the time of his death.
He married, Feb. 24, 1814, Nancy Mary, daughter of Louis de Villers. She was born in 1798, in Wilna, N.Y., died Dec. 2, 1873. Her father was born in 1757, in France, died in this country in 1840.
1. Charles Alexander, Nov. 18, 1814, died San Juan, Feb. 19, 1883.
2. George Seymour, Aug. 25, 1816, died at Ogdensburg, Nov., 1856.
3. William Henry, Nov. 17, 1818, died New York City, May 21, 1858.
4. Sophia, Nov. 20, 1821.
5. Louis de Villers, mentioned below.
6. Nancy de Villers, Oct. 20, 1826.
7. Harriet, Jan. 29, 1829, died in childhood.
(VIII) Louis de Villers, son of Silvius Hoard, was born April 10, 1824 in Antwerp, Jefferson county, N.Y., died in Ogdensburg, March 4, 1893. He received his early education in the schools of Ogdensburg and at Brandon, Vermont. In 1836 he went to Chicago with the family of the late Hon. Samuel Hoard, and went on a farm in Wheeling on Desplains river for a time. In Oct., 1843, he was appointed deputy clerk of the circuit court of Cook county, Illinois. In 1845, upon the creation of the court of common pleas of Cook county, he was again appointed deputy clerk of the latter. Upon the adoption of the amended constitution in 1848 he was appointed, in August of that year, clerk of the circuit court of Cook county for four years, from the first Monday in December following. In Nov. 1852 he was re-elected and served until the first Monday in Dec., 1856. He declined a third nomination on account of ill health in his family. For the same reason he moved eat and lived in Ogdensburg until Oct. 1864, when he returned to Chicago, and purchased a one-half interest in the abstract books that belonged to John G. Shortall and Henry Fuller. The firm name became then Shortall & Hoard. This continued until after the fire of 1871. In 1875 Mr. Hoard again left Chicago and went to New Hampshire, Connecticut, where he remained until the graduation of his youngest son from the Sheffield Scientific Department of Yale College, 1879.
Later he removed to Ogdensburg, where he lived to the time of his death.
He married, March 4, 1849, Margarette Annette, daughter of Robert S. Clarkson, born in England, and Margarette (Wilson) Clarkson, born in Scotland.
The daughter, Margarette Annette, was born July 31, 1832, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is still (1910) living in Ogdensburg.
1. Francis de Villers, July 2, 1850; died April 6, 1885; was a praticing physician in Ogdensburg; married Emma Gilma; children: Louise de Villers, married F. W. Lomax of Denver.
2. Charles de Villers, mentioned below.
(IX) Charles de Villers, son of Louis de Villers Hoard, was born May 11, 1857, in Ogdensburg, and went to Chicago with his parents when a boy. He attended school there until he removed to New Haven, where he went to the Russell Military School and later to Yale College, from which he graduated in 1879. After his graduation he went into the firm of Handy & Co., conveyancers, in Chicago, where he remained until 1901, when the business was sold out.
He then came to Ogdensburg, where he has lived since, retired from business.
In politics he is a Democrat, and in religion an Episcopalian. He is a member of Oriental Lodge, No. 33, Free and Accepted Masons, Chicago; Lafayette Chapter, No. 2, Royal Arch Masons, Chicgao; Chevalier Bayard Commandery, No. 69, Knights Templar, Chicago; Media Temple, Oriental Consistory, Chicago, and is a thirty-second degree Mason.
He is also a member of the Century Club of Ogdensburg.
He married, June 21, 1882, Bessie, daughter of Charles and Mary (Peck) Brown, of Chicago. They have no children.
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