• BIOGRAPHY:
    About 1772 Ezra Covell and Hannah, and Hannah's widowed mother, Sarah (Price)
    Hollister, moved north to Massachusetts and settled in Glasgow (now Blanford), Hampshire (now Hampden) County, where Hannah's brother George lived. During the Revolution, Ezra Covell enlisted on September 22, 1776, in Capt. William Cooley's Company., Col. John Moseley's Regt.---a Hampshire County regiment. After the war they moved to Rutland, Vermont, but "Hannah did not like the rough & wild country and persuaded Ezra to move" back to Hudson, Columbia Co., N.Y., where they lived the remainder of their lives. Ezra and Hannah had at least six or seven children, but the names of only two sons are known. Both these sons, upon their marriage, settled in Lanesborough, Mass., to which place their uncle George Hollister had removed. In 1806-07 they migrated together to Oneida County, N.Y., where they were pioneer settlers. They started in the month of December, over the frozen snow, with ox teams and sledges, and arrived in Oneida County in late January or early February.

    MILITARY: Book "Massachusetts Soldiers & Sailors in the Rev. War". Ezara Covell (Covil), Private, Capt. William Cooley's Co., John Moseley's Reg. enlisted 2 Sept. 1776 and discharged 16 Nov 1776, service 2 months and 3 days, travel included. Roll dated North Castle. The DAR Patriot Index also lists the following: Ezara Covell (Covil) bp 21 Sept. 1746, d. 1793. M. Hannah Hollister, Pvt. Mass. (Nat'l Daughters of American Revolution, 1776 D Street N.W. Washington D.C. 20006) [Chisholm/TAG 35:75]
     

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