Re: John Hovey 1798 and Colby College
Hope this John Hovey is the person you are seeking information on.
"John Hovey b.1763 d. April 19, 1851 age, 88."
"Mrs. Anna Hovey, wife of John Hovey who departed this life July 11, 1843, in the 75 year of her age."
From their gravestones as noted in " Twenty Secluded Burial Places Northwestern Mount Vernon (Maine)Area " by Clayton Dolloff, page 15 , September, 1989.
" John Hovey was an early inhabitant of Mount Vernon,
(Maine).In 1796 he bought from Jedediah Prescott the southern half of lot No, 169 on which the cemetery is located. Mr. Hovey was prominent in civic affairs and for several years was Kennebec County Register of Deeds.
John H. Blake, wrote in his " Echoes In The Silence " : John Hovey, one of the original members of our church and its first clerk, became , like John Haynes, an incorporator and trustee, in 1813, of the institution which later receives the name Colby" They had a daughter Susannah Hovey b. May 3, 1786 who was the first of six children of John and Anna.She married Nathaniel Hill April 30 1809.
John and Anna`s graves are in a three family burying ground
that stands southerly of Dorothy Kent`s home on the Belgrade Road near Mount Vernon Village.The above information providedto me by the Vienna Historical Society, P.O. Box 68 Vienna, ME 04360 back in 1996.
I am a descendent of Issac Hovey d. 22 August 1815 and his wife Sally ( Sarah ) Arnold and have been searching the Hovey line for years.John And Anna do not appear to be my ancestors insofar as my research has gone to date. Sincerely: