Joseph & William Hobart

Submitted by Glydie & John Nelson , 2002.

Hobart Stone

Perry McFarland Cemetery, Grand Blanc TWP, Genesee Co., Michigan


Joseph Hobart, a veteran of the late war, was born in Chautauqua County, N.Y
, in the town of Harmony, September 17, 1842. His father, Lester Hobart,
was born in Oneida County, N.Y., where he followed agricultural pursuits,
and later was a farmer in Chautauqua County. The paternal grandfather,
whose home was in Vermont, served in the war of 1812. Lester Hobart resides
in Harmony, N.Y. and is now eighty-two years of age. His political
affiliations led him to join the ranks of the Republican party, where he was
influential. The mother of our subject whose maiden name was Mary A.
Preston, was born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., where she passed from earth in
1850, at the age of forty years.

Eight children were born to Lester and Mary A. Hobart, of whom seven grew to
maturity. Four sons engaged in the Civil War in defense of the Union and
one of these, Freeland, died at Andersonville. Joseph, of this sketch was
reared on a farm and received a common-school education. when only twenty
years of age he enlisted in August, 1862, in Company F, One Hundred and
Twelfth New York Infantry, and participated in the various engagements in
which his regiment took part. He witnessed and aided in the bombardment of
Charleston, and in the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, he was wounded
by a minie ball which passed through his left elbow. from the field
hospital, whither he was at once taken, he was sent to the general hospital
at Fairfax Seminary and there the arm was operated on. Three and one half
inches of bone were removed and the arm never heald edentirely; it has ever
since been stiff and useless.

On October 16, 1864, Mr. Hobart was discharged by reason of disability from
gun-shot wounds and returning home, he for two succeeding years was forced
to carry his arm in a sling. he engaged as a farmer in Chautauqua County
until 1870, when he came to Michigan and sojourned at Holly for a short time
Next he purchased a farm in Atlas Township, Genesee County, comprising
ninety acres on section 9, and upon this place he located and engaged in
general farming and stock raising. His estate is located on the kearsley
River near the village of Atlas and is valuable not alone on account of its
location adjoining the village but also on account of its fertile soil and
fine improvements. In June 1890, Mr. Hobart retired from active life as a
farmer and renting his place removed to Flint, where he purchased a
residence on West Court Street, No. 919.

On September 29, 1886, Mr. Hobart was married to Miss Clarinda Perry, the
wedding being celebrated in Davison, Genesee County. The bride was born in
Grand Blanc, this county, and is the daughter of Edmund Perry, a native of
Avon, N.Y. whose sketch appears elsewhere in this volume. Mrs. Hobart, who
was the eldest in her father's family, was brought to Davison by her parents
when three years old and received her education in the log school house
located in the woods near her home. At the age of twenty she commenced to
teach, and the following year attended the Michigan State Normal School.
The second year in that institution her health failed and she was compelled
to cease her studies. Afterward she followed the profession of a teacher in
Genesee County many years, mostly in Grand Blanc, and was a member of the
Genesee County Teacher's Association, in which she was an official. She is
a member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Flint and belongs to the Baptist
Church. In politics Mr. Hobart is a strong Republican and is highly
esteemed for this upright life and his self-sacrificing devotion to his

(This is taken from the History of Genesee County, MI, which is on line.)
Joseph Hobart
Perry McFarland Cemetery, Grand Blanc TWP, Genesee Co., Michigan


William Hobart who was the brother to Joseph Ellicott Hobart.  William served as a Private in Co H., 73 Reg't N.Y. Infantry.    He enlisted 29 Dec. 1863 for a period of 3 years.  He also served in Co H. of the 120th Reg't N.Y. Vol Inf.  He is buried in Perry McFarland Cemetery, Grand Blanc Township, Genesee Co. MI.  

Family Group

Subject* William HOBART Birth* 12 Oct 1845 Harmony TWP, NY.
Census* __ ___ 1855 New York.1
Census: 05 Jun 1880 Atlas, Michigan.
Pension* 06 Nov 1882 Michigan.2
Death* 13 Mar 1897 Michigan.
Burial* cir 14 Mar 1897 Grand Blanc TWP, Michigan.
Marriage* __ ___ ____ __________________________________________________________________________
Spouse* Flora A. FARRAR Birth* __ Dec 1849 Michigan.
Death* 01 Apr 1936 Atlas TWP, MI.
Burial* 04 Apr 1936 Grand Blanc, MI.
Father* Ora P. FARRAR (b. 15 Nov 1818, d. 30 May 1907)
Mother* Sarah Emma MILLS (b. circa 1825, d. 09 Feb 1889) __________________________________________________________________________
Five Children __________________________________________________________________________
F Mabel S. HOBART Birth* __ ___ 1873
Census* __ ___ 1880 Atlas, Michigan.3 __________________________________________________________________________
M Claude L. HOBART Birth* __ Aug 1876
Census* __ ___ 1880 Atlas, Michigan.3
Son: 27 Dec 1906 Carson Neil HOBART;Flint, Michigan.
Occupation* __ ___ 1929 Flint, Michigan.
Residence* __ ___ 1929 Flint, Michigan.
Death* 28 Feb 1933 Atlas TWP, MI.
Burial* 03 Mar 1933 Grand Blanc, MI.
Marriage* __ ___ ____ __________________________________________________________________________
M Ora L. HOBART Birth* __ Aug 1882
Death* 09 Aug 1934 Michigan.
Burial* 11 Aug 1934 Grand Blanc, MI.
M William J. HOBART Jr. Birth* __ ___ 1884
Death* 02 Aug 1899 Atlas TWP, MI.
Burial* __ ___ ____ Grand Blanc TWP, MI. __________________________________________________________________________
M Roland HOBART Birth* 11 Mar 1892 Atlas TWP, MI.
Son: 17 Aug 1911 Clifford Minret(William Hobart) CRAMPTON; Detroit, Michigan.
Marriage* bef __ ___ 1920 Frances (--?--)
Death* 16 Feb 1950 Detroit, Michigan.
Burial* 20 Feb 1950 Grand Blanc, MI. __________________________________________________________________________

1. Chautauqua County 1855 Census - Harmony Township - Office of Aging, 1855 Census of Harmony, Chautauqua Co., NY (No place: eum Helen T. Anderson, no date), 1855 Chautauqua County Census.
2. National Archives Pensions Record
3. Federal Census,

William Hobart
Perry McFarland Cemetery, Grand Blanc TWP, Genesee Co., Michigan