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    William Hoar alias Hanson

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    • 7th Generation — 4th Great-grandfather of Janis Joplin
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • 112 
    • Birth Date:
    • 9 Jul 1774 
    • Birth Location:
    • Wendell, Franklin, Massachusetts 
    • Christening Date:
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    • Death Date:
    • 24 or 25 DEC 1856 
    • Death Location:
    • Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • East Shelburne Cemetery, Shelburne, Franklin, Massachusetts 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 11 Jan 1797 
    • Marriage Location:
    • Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts 
    • Notes: 
    • In 1818, William Hoar legally changed his name to William Hanson although he has already been using the Hanson surname since at least 1800.

      “An ACT to change the Names of the several persons therein mentioned.

      BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives, in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, That from and after the passing of this Act, . . . that William Hoar, of Deerfield, shall be allowed to take the name of William Hanson, and that his several minor children shall be allowed to take the same name, viz.: Lucy Hanson, Ariel Hanson, Submit Hanson, Flavilla Hanson, John Milton Hanson, Caroline Hanson, Melinda Hanson, Persis Hanson, and Edwin Hanson. . . . [June 12, 1818]”

      The Shelburne vital records give William Hanson's death date as 25 DEC while his tombstone states 24 DEC.

  • Additional marriages for William Hoar alias Hanson


    • Spouse:
    • Sophia Root
    • Marriage Date:
    • 18 Apr 1815
    • Marriage Location:
    • Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts

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  • Sources for William Hoar alias Hanson

    • 3 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase), New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008), Deerfield, Vol. 1, p. 66, Birth record for son John Milton Hanson.
    • 4 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase), New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008), Montague, Vol. 1, p. 80, Marriage record for William Hoar and Persis Gunn.
    • 5 Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 (Online Datebase), New England Historic Genealogical Society (2001-2008), Montague, Vol. 1, p. 106, Marriage record for William Hoar and Sophia Root.
    • 7 Private and Special Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, From June 1814 to February 1822, Vol. 5, Unknown: Revised and Published by Authority of the Legislature (1822), 255, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 8 Horr, Norton T., A Record of Descendants of Hezekiah Hoar of Taunton, Massachusetts. with an Historical Introduction, Cleveland, Ohio: Privately Printed (1907), 9, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 9 Joplin, Laura, Love, Janis, New York: HarperCollins Publishers (2005), 15.
    • 10 Root, James Pierce, Root Genealogical Records, 1600-1870: Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America, New York: R.C. Root, Anthony and Co. (1870), 227, Google Books (Digital Library).