Ebenezer Hoskins

Ebenezer Hoskins

Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Nov 1819 (aged 66)
Lake Ridge, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Burial Lansing, Tompkins County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 71669214 · View Source
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There is a marker in the old cemetery at Lake Ridge, NY site is on HWY 34-B, Tompkins Co--3 to 4 miles south of Kings Ferry.
Privateer, captured & sent to Jamaica, escaped and returned to MA
Married 1) Elizabeth Disxon 10 July 1783
2) Anna Campbell

Early Connecticut Settlers in Cayuga Co., NY
Elliot G. Storke & Jas H. Smith
(Copied and Abstracted, with additions, by Dorothy Chapman Saunders, PHD CBG 11130) pages 485-496

Town of Genoa (originally Milton) Ebenezer Hoskins and his brother-in-law, Mr. Fink, came in from New London, CT. Hoskins was a ship cooper and had the head of the gully below Ogdens Corners and built a cabin which had neither a floor, door nor window, and which used a blanket in the doorway for protection. The beds were made of poles against the wall. After four years he removed to Lake Ridge where he died in 1819. Fink boarded with Hoskins, but did not bring his family or remain long.

The Connecticut Nutmegger
Vol 23, #2, September 1990


"Ebenezer Hoskins and his brother-in-law Mr. Fink, came in from New London in 1791 or '92.. He was a ship cooper, and followed the sea about twenty years before he sought a home in the wilderness. He came all the way in his own boat, and brought his family and household goods with him. He landed at Paines Creek, and walked to Mr. Clark's.[John Clark was the first settler in Genoa] He sold his boat for $9, and with this and sixpence he had in his pocket on his arrival, he commenced life in the new settlement. He settled near the head of the gully, below Ogden's Corners, on the [Calvin] Jump farm. His cabin had neither floor, door nor window. The only protection in the doorway against storms, cold and enemies was a blanket. The beds were made of poles, and arranged one above the other on the sides of his hut. The foundation of the chimney yet remains. Hoskins removed after about four years to Lake Ridge, where he died in 1819. It is said that Aaron Kinney, the first missionary who visited this region, preached in Hoskins' house. Mrs. Adonijah Tillotson, Hoskins' youngest daughter, is the only member of the family living in the town. Fink boarded with Hoskins.. He did not bring his family, nor remain long." - Town of Genoa

History of Cayuga County, 1789-1879, by Eliot G. Storke, Syracuse NY, 1879, p.485

Also, on the NYGenWeb site, under Tomkins County can be found the Lake Ridge Cemetery inscriptions, and a photo of the cemetery at Rte 34B and Lake Ridge Road, Lansing, NY. The wills of Tomkpins County includes that of Ebenezer, mentioning his widow and 14 children.

In Heads of Families of the First Census in the year 1790, Ebenr Hoskins is listed in New London County, CT, with 3 free males under 16, and two free females.

Children by first wife Elizabeth Dixson: m July 10, 1783
New London, CT
Ebenezer Jr. b. 10 Mar 1685 d. 15 June 1875 (lawyer)
Betsy b. 9 Nov 1786 d. 19 Oct 1868
Laban b. 25 Oct 1789 d. 29 Aug 1863
John D. b. 12 Dec 1791 d. 26 June 1831
Polly b. 23 Nov 1793 d.
Carleton b. 17 Nov 1795 d. 1 June 1865
William b. 6 Nov 1797 d. 9 April 1870
Charles Lansing b. 16 Oct 1799 d. 17 Apr 1897 m Elizabeth Woolsey
Sibyl b. 29 Dec 1802 d. 27 Feb 1842

Children by second wife (Anna Campbell}: m Sept 6, 1807
Fanny (twin) b. 25 Aug 1808 d. 7 Feb 1847
Fidelia " b. 25 Aug 1808
Louisa b. 11 June 1811 d. 4 Apr 1838
Eleanor b. 24 Apr 1814 d. 31 Oct 1880
Henry b. 30 Aug 1815



  • Created by: An Oregonian
  • Added: 20 Jun 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 71669214
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ebenezer Hoskins (20 Mar 1753–12 Nov 1819), Find a Grave Memorial no. 71669214, citing Lake Ridge Cemetery, Lansing, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by An Oregonian (contributor 47483560) .