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After Sally died in 1823, Hyde married her younger sister, Sylvia.
Note N666 Index
In his book, THE JOHN PERRIN FAMILY OF REHOBOTH, MASSACHUSETTS [op. cit.], page 65, Stanley Perin indicates that Hyde and Sylvia's twin sons, Joel and Noah, were born in Illinois. However, prior to the family's living in Illinois, they lived for a time in Penfield, Monroe County, New York. In the 1830 Census of Penfield, Hyde's family is shown as including two males under 5 years of age (NARA Microcopy M-19, Roll 94, Vol. 11, Page 339, Line 11). Our conclusion is that those two males were Joel and Noah, born in Penfield instead of Illinois. In that same Census entry, there is also listed a female aged 5-10. We have not been able to establish her identity, since in the 1840 Census, when the family was living in Coles County, Illinois, there is no female over the age of 15 listed, except for (surely) Sylvia, aged 40-50.
Note N668 Index
Paul was a blacksmith at the Lower Corner in Sandwich. After Peggy's death, Paul married Mary Meader of Rochester 23 February 1804 ("Friends Family Records, Dover, N.H., Monthly Meeting," NHGR, 1 [op. cit.], 163). They had two children, Huldah and Patience.
Note N670 Index
From a descendant-by-marriage's book about the Hoag and allied familes, Albert Boyden states that "in 1802, after the Quaker fashion and without benefit of clergy, [they] took each other in marriage, the original certificate thereof now hanging, framed, on the wall of the Fry House sitting-room, signed by the two principals and thirty-four witnesses, among them five Hoags and ten Beedes, also by Thankful Scribner and Peace Bean" (Albert Boyden, HERE AND THERE IN THE FAMILY TREE [Salem, MA: Newcomb & Gauss Co., Printers, 1949], 65).
Early Quakers were married at a Monthly Meeting of their local Friends congregation. Notice was given of the couple's intentions. A committee was appointed to examine their intentions. Then, the entire congregation at the Meeting would witness the wedding, thus giving their approval of the marriage. An excerpt from Joshua and Hannah's marriage certificate reads as follows:
They the said Joshua Hoag and Hannah Scribner appeared at a publick assembly of the aforesaid People [their parents] and others in their meeting-house in Sandwich and he the said Joshua Hoag taking the said Hannah Scribner by the hand did openly declare as followeth: Friends, I take this my friend Hannah Scribner to be my wife, promising through Divine assistance to be unto her a loving and faithful husband until it shall please the Lord by death to separate us: and the said Hannah Scribner did then and there in like manner declare as followeth, Friends, I take this my friend Joshua Hoag to be my husband, promising through Divine assistance to be to him a loving and faithful wife, until it shall please the Lord by death to separate us.
"I can cite one rather exotic item which comes down by a tradition which is distinctly authenticated by my grandmother Hoag who married Joshua's son Moses and by my mother--this to the effect that they bred silk-worms, fed them from their own mulberry leaves, and made silk. A large handkerchief of silk traditionally held to have been made by them was recently turned over by me to the Sandwich Historical Society. . . . I have passed along to that Society a daguerreotype of Joshua and Hannah side by side, the former grim enough to bite granite, the latter sweet and lovely" (Boyden, 66).
Note N672 Index
Samuel was a farmer and teacher. He once taught at the Sandwich Lower Corner School. His farm was located just over the Sandwich-Moultonboro town line. On 20 March 1784, he was accepted as a member of the Society of Friends, Lower Corner.
Note N674 Index
EPHRAIM'S PARENTS: Benjamin was born 25 April 1736, and died 20 April 1827 in Rochester. He married Patience 22 June 1762 in Dover. She was born 4 December 1743 and died 22 March 1825 (Meader, MEADER GENEALOGY 1630-1895 [op. cit.], 19; "Friends Family Records, Dover N.H., Monthly Meeting," NHGR, 1 [op. cit.], 62).
It appears that Ephraim and Sarah divorced after only a few years of marriage, because Ephraim reportedly married Hannah Cook 28 July 1814 (Meader, 19).
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ES [op. cit.], 18).
The gravestone inscription for Elisha and Huldah reads: "Lovely and pleasant were they in their lives And in their deaths, they were not divided" (g.s., Sandwich Cemetery).