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Some photos of
the Hoisington gathering, at Windsor, Vermont, September 2003.
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Caption: Aerial of Windsor VT, Connecticut River, & Mt. Ascutney (photo on wall of stairway of Old S Church)

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Caption: Old South Church. Original 1768 church covenant (orig. on wall to right) with Ebenezer & Joab Hoisington's signatures, Windsor VT

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Caption: Original and text of 1768 Old South Church covenant with Ebenezer's and Joab's signatures, Windsor VT

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Caption: Old South Church, Windsor VT. The building was designed by Asher Benjamin and was erected in 1798. It is the oldest church on its original site in continuous use as a house of worship in Vermont.

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Caption:
Hoisington 2003 gathering at Old South Chirch, Sept. 20, 2003.. First Row, left to right: Linda H. Farnsworth, Laura Godda Robinson, Bonnie Stevens Dannenberg, Harriette Jensen, Verna Hoisington Gay,
Thelma Webster Hoisington Smiley, Dorothy Dana McEnaney, Clara Hoisington.
Second Row: Elizabeth Joyal Brown, W. Craig Farnsworth, John Meyette,
Peter Dannenberg, Rebecca Hoisington Meyette, Louis Hoisington, Janet
Hoisington, Sally Hoisington Fisher, Katherine Joyal Vaillancourt.
Third Row: Stephen F. Ells, Jonathan Ells, Ross Trafton Farnsworth.
Not Shown: Walter H. Farnsworth.

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Caption:
Gathering at Old South Church. Left to right: Bonnie S. Dannenberg, Verna Hoisington Gay, Linda Hoisington Farnsworth, Dorothy Dana McEnaney, Laura Godda Robinson, Janet Hoisington.

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Caption: Gathering pot-luck lunch, with desserts in background.

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Caption: Gathering potluck. My son Jon in orange.

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Caption: In the burying ground outside the Old South Church. L to R: Elias Hoisington (large stone) and parents Elizabeth and Ebenezer Hoisington, Old So. Church, Windsor VT. (Perhaps Elisha to far left.)

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Caption: Ebenezer Hoisington (b. ca. 1729, d. 1804), Old South Chirch, Windsor VT. He earned the flag for his service in the French & Indian War, his membership on Vermont's Committee of Safety and Board of War (Revolution). His leadership was crucial in the struggle for statehood.

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Caption: Elizabeth Miller Hoisington (d. 1792), wife of Ebenezer, Old South Chirch, Windsor VT. In 1765, about the time she, her husband, and 5 young children came to Windsor, there were only about 100 families settled between the Green Mountains and the Connecticut River in land later known as Vermont.

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Caption: Home of Capt. Elias Hoisington (1757-1810, son of Ebenezer) and his wife Mary (Stowell) in Windsor VT. Built ca. 1785. Mary's gravestone is at bottom left corner

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Caption:
Capt. Elias (b.1757) and Mary Hoisington's house, Windsor VT. Still a farm, now raising alpaca.

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Caption:
Mary (b. 1762), wife of Capt. Elias Hoisington, Hois. Cem., Windsor VT

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Caption:
NOW TO LITTLE HOLLOW: Katherine and Dot led us to Little Hollow in Rochester VT (note the N-S groove in the middle of the above map) . This must have been a wild place when Sayles (son of Capt. Elias) and Abigail settled here. He, one son, and a grandson were known as bear hunters.

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Caption: Sayles (1793-1874) and Abigail (d. 1869) settled and raised a BIG family. This is the schoolhouse in Little Hollow. All old houses are down, I think, and the country has returned to woods. The last student left in 1911.

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Caption: Steve and Jon Ells with Sayles and Abigail Hoisington.

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Caption: Linda Hoisington Farnsworth (also a Sayles-Abigail descendant) and Dorothy Dana McEnaney, (related to Abigail). Sayles and Abigail had twelve children, and Abigail's stone says "She rests from her labors."

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Caption: Sayles in the sunlight.

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Caption: Harriette Jensen dowsing for Sayles and Abigail. They're there.


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