William Lovejoy

20 January 1809–
Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of William

When William Lovejoy was born on 20 January 1809, in Hollis, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, his father, William Nevins Lovejoy, was 23 and his mother, Susannah Rideout, was 24. He married Mary Ober on 2 April 1834, in Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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William Lovejoy
Mary Ober
Marriage: 2 April 1834
Augusta E. Lovejoy
Harriet Amelia Lovejoy

Spouse and Children

2 April 1834
Washington, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


    Augusta E. Lovejoy


    Harriet Amelia Lovejoy


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 3

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 24

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 

Age 37

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English love(n), luve(n) ‘to love’ (Old English lufian) + Middle English joie ‘joy’ (Old French joie).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Lovejoy, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • William Lovejoy, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • William Lovejoy, "United States Marriages, 1733-1990"

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