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Henry Charles HOISINGTON

Father Orange 'Dick' HOISINGTON (5 Sep 1810 - abt 1873)
Mother Cyrena BARBER (abt 1814 - )


Birth abt 1834 Hartland, Windsor, VT or Springfield, Windsor, VT1
Death 12 Feb 1894 (age 60) South Shaftsbury, Bennington , VT1
Burial 14 Feb 1894 , Bennington, VT1
Occupation mill worker, shoemaker, Baptist minister, "station man" for the Central VT R.R., furniture dealer, hotel worker



Spouse Hannah R. HAYDEN
Date 15 Oct 1853 (age 19)
Place Brookfield, , MA1



George Eben HOISINGTON ( - )
Henrietta M. 'Etta' HOISINGTON (20 Jun 1855 - )
Henry G. or E. 'Imlah' HOISINGTON (bet 13 Nov 1856 and 1858 - 16 Oct 1913)
William C. HOISINGTON (19 Oct 1860 - )
Nellie A. HOISINGTON (12 Jun 1867 - )
Jennie M. HOISINGTON (1867 - abt 1911)



Spouse Linda THOMPSON
Date 10 Apr 1880 (age 46)
Place Cornish, Cheshire , NH1



Was previously linked to Orace & Joanna (Staples) Hoisington. Re-linked to Orace & Cyrena (Barber) Hoisington per information on his marriage certificate (to Linda Thompson).

Birth abt 1834:

Hartland, Windsor, VT, although his marriage certificate gives Springfield VT as his birthplace and his father as Orrin Hoisington.

Misc abt 1848 (age 14):

Unhappy at home and left at about age 14 per statement by his second wife.1

Census 1850 (age 16):

Brookfield, Worcester, MA

Residence 1852 (age 18):

New Ipswich, Hillsborough, NH

Marriage 1853 (age 19):

Marriage performed by Rev. S.W. Marslow. Note: Hannah gave the date of their marriage as 7 Sep 1853 in the pension files.

Occupation 1855 (age 21):

Worked in a cotton mill; East Brookfield, , MA1

Census 1855 (age 21):

Brookfield, , MA

216 277 Betsey Hayden 51 b. Maine (was married to David Hayden)
Levina F. Hayden 20 b. Maine
Uzzial H. Hayden 15 b. Maine
Charles H. Hoisington 21 b. Vermont (laborer)
Hannah R. Hoisington 17 b. Maine
Emma Peabody 5 b. New Hampshire

Military 1861 (age 27)1:

Enlisted in Co. K 22nd ME Vols. at Hartland ME in 10 Sep 1862. Discharged 14 Aug 1863. Also served as corporal in Co. G. ME Coast Guard, enlisting 30 Dec 1864. Discharged on 6 Jul 1865.

Residence bet 1866-1869 (age 32):

Concord, , ME1 It is during this time that Henry became a Free Will Baptist Minister.

Census 1870 (age 36):

Concord, Somerset, ME2

Page 4
28/30 Hoisington, Henry C.,36,m,w,farmer,200,178,VT
, Hannah,32,f,w,keeping house,,,ME
, Henrietta,18,f,w,,,,,MA
, Henry E.,12,m,w,,,,,MA
, William,8,m,w,,,,,MA
, Nelllie,6,f,w,,,,ME
, Jennie M.,3,f,w,,,,ME

Henrietta, Henry and William had attended shool within the year.

Residence bet 1870-1875 (age 36):

Embden, , ME1

Occupation 1877 (age 43):

Shoemaker, Baptist minister; Halesboro, , NY1

Misc 1878/79 (age 44:)

"Disappeared", actually ran away with another woman,; Hailsboro, St. Lawrence, NY The dates of his "disappearance" were Oct 1877 - Apr 1878. Hannah stated in a declaration that he was in poor health and would sometimes leave home for days and nights and that the last she saw or heard from him was October 1877, although their daughter said that he returned home for a few months because he was sick and then left again.

Occupation 1880 (age 46):

"Station man" for the Central VT R.R.1

Marriage 1880 (age 46):

Marriage performed by Rev. James T. Jackson, Baptist minister. Linda stated in her pension application that she thought Hannah was dead at the time of her marriage. However, depositions from Lewis and Julia Hoisington indicated that she was quite aware that Hannah was still alive.

Census aft 10 Apr 1880 (age 46) Windsor, Windsor, VT:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Henry HOISINGTON Self M Male W 45 VT Wood Chopper VT VT
Lorinda HOISINGTON Wife M Female W 30 VT Keeping House VT VT
Lewis HOISINGTON Brother M Male W 33 VT Wood Chopper VT VT
Julia HOISINGTON SisterL M Female W 21 VT Keeping House VT VT
Charles HOISINGTON Son S Male W 5 VT VT VT
George HOISINGTON Son S Male W ... VT VT VT
Source Information:
Census Place Windsor, Windsor, Vermont
Family History Library Film 1255350
NA Film Number T9-1350
Page Number 346B

Occupation 1881 (age 47):

Mill worker; Weathersfield, Windsor, VT1

Occupation 1882 (age 48):

Furniture dealer; Science Hill, Pulaski, KY1

Occupation 1883/84 (age 49):

Worker in a hotel; Seaville, , NJ

Residence bet 1885-1894 (age 51):

South Shaftsbury, Bennington , VT1

Residence 1889 (age 55):

, Huron, MI1

Description 1890 (age 56):

5'8", 205 pounds1

Pension 25 Sep 1890 (age 56):

Applied for invalid's pension; Science Hill, Pulaski, KY1 Alleged kidney disease and heart trouble.

Death 12 Feb 1894 (age 60):

South Shaftsbury, Bennington , VT1. Died of kidney disease and heart trouble.


14 Feb 1894 , Bennington, VT. Rev. A.D. Headxt presided at the funeral, which was arranged by J. Ed. Walbridge, undertaker.


  1. Pension File #523373_Henry C. Hoisington.
  2. 1870 Census Somerset Co. ME. Concord, page 4.

Unless otherwise indicated in the text, data is from "Hoisingtons in America" by Harry Hoisington, privately published 1935 and on file at NEHGS, Boston. However, if only source material is referenced, the research was done by Harriette Jensen.

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