James Hovey

James Hovey

Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Jan 1781 (aged 68)
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot C West 3
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Son of John Hovey and Abiel (Watson).

Was a Prominent town officer, Justice of
the peace and attorney. He conveyed, for
seventy pounds, to his brother John Hovey
of Cambridge his interest in the personal
and real estate of his father and his
brother Thomas Hovey, deceased, Nov. 1,
1737. His real estate transactions were
numerous, and principally connected with
his professional business. He married
first, Lydia, daughter of John and Sarah
Atwood of Plymouth March 20, 1734. She was
born June 6, 1715. Mr. Hovey owned and
occupied the house now known as the central
house on Main street. His
wife Lydia died Feb. 23, 1771, at the age
of fifty-five. She is buried in the historic
Burying Hill cemetery in Plymouth.
Mr. Hovey married, secondly, Mrs. Mary,
widow of Capt. Samuel Harlow of Plymouth,
June 2, 1771; and she died there June 2,
1774, at the age of forty-three. She is
also buried by Mr. Hovey's side on Burying
Mr. Hovey married, thirdly, Mrs. Margaret
Connel (Correll?) of Boston (published
Sept. 24, 1774); and she died at Boston
in 1787.
Mr. Hovey settled in Cambridge in 1733;
was a carpenter and joiner there from
1733-1742; and a preacher from 1742 to
1767. He was afterward a clerk for Edward
and J. Winslow. He died in Plymouth Jan.
7, 1781, at the age of sixty-eight; and
his remains lie by the side of the Pilgrim
fathers on Burying hill.
Source: The Hovey Book
by Daniel Hovey Association
Published 1914

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In Memory of
who dec'd Jan'y ye 7th 1781
in ye 72nd year of his Age.


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