He holds the record for my longest-named ancestor (not counting those French-Canadians "dit" names). He was apparently named for his uncle, Silas M. H. Greene – who in turn was apparently named for his uncle by marriage: his aunt, Rebecca Greene, had married Silas Marchant Hillman.
|Silas Marchant Hillman "March" Hodsdon, probably Andover, Maine, date unknown2|
|1850 U.S. census, Byron, Oxford, Maine, Isaac Hodsdon household|
|Death record of Marchant S. Hodsdon|
- Luther Marchant Hodsdon, b. 1877, married 1) Charlotte Barker, 2) Grace Parker, 3) Ruth Hall
- Sadie Elizabeth Hodsdon, b. 1879, married Harrie P. Hall
- Mary Milliken Hodsdon, b. 1882, married Chester F. Kirk
- Essie Gertrude Hodsdon, b. 1884, married John J. Sennett
- Grace Hodsdon, b. 1887, married Henry L. Thomas
- Gardner P. Hodsdon, b. 1895, d. 1908
March Hodsdon was a farmer. He and Kate lived in Byron until sometime in late 1879 or early 1880, when they moved to a farm in Andover.
March died of an embolism on 4 October 19115 and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Andover.6
|Marchant Hodsdon family gravestone, Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover, Maine|
My descent from March Hodsdon:
- Silas Marchant Hillman Hodsdon and Kate Maria Rand
- Mary Milliken Hodsdon and Chester Frank Kirk (my paternal grandparents)
(Note: This post is in response to Amy Johnson Crow's "52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks" challenge at No Story Too Small.)
- "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 7 Jul 2014), Silas Merchant [sic] Hillman Hodsdon, 31 Mar 1847.
- Photo of Silas Marchant Hillman "March" Hodsdon, probably Andover, Maine, date unknown; Kirk-Murphy Family Collection, privately held by the author, Virginia Beach, Virginia. This print appears to be made from a scan of the original (or perhaps of a photocopy), and was probably provided by Jean Constantine Noyes, great-grandaughter of March Hodsdon, to the author's brother Marshall Kenneth Kirk. Whereabouts of the original is unknown.
- 1850 U.S. Census, Oxford County, Maine, Byron, p. 409 (penned) p. 205 (stamped), dwelling 42, family 45, Isaac Hodsdon household; digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 10 Mar 2012).
- "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 17 Jan 2014), Marchant S. Hodsdon and Kate N. [sic] Rand, 25 Nov 1876, Byron, Maine. Jean Noyes, comp., "Silas Marchant Hillman Hodsdon", undated computer printout, Marshall K. Kirk Research Files, privately held by the author, Virginia Beach, Virginia; gives 29 Nov 1876 as the date of their marriage.
- “Maine, Death Records, 1617-1922,” database and digital images, Ancestry.com (http://search.ancestry.com : accessed 27 Apr 2012), Marchant S. Hodsdon, 4 Oct 1911.
- Woodlawn Cemetery (Andover, Oxford County, Maine), Marchant Hodsdon family monument, read and photographed by the author, 15 Aug 2012.