ancestral chart fathermother index home





vitals sources
go to Benjamin Haskell's page

     Hannah was a widow for about 6 years before she married Josiah Ober and moved to Wenham. She had three children and he had four or five, and each had a son named Nathaniel. They had four children of their own, although one died as a baby. The First Church of Wenham has a record of the wife of Josiah Ober dying in July 1796, and process of elimination makes it very likely to have been Hannah. She is probably buried in the old cemetery in that town, although neither she or Josiah, who died the next year, have gravestones.

children of Hannah Masters and Benjamin Haskell:(1)

Nathaniel, b. 29 June 1740
Benjamin, b. 1 May 1742
Joseph, b. 15 April 1744

children of Hannah Masters and Josiah Ober:(2)

Samuel, b. 21 March 1753
Ruth, b. 21 March 1753, d. 13 February 1754
Ruth, b. 7 October 1754
Elizabeth, b. 15 December 1757



sources for vital records: Her birth and first marriage are in Vital Records of Manchester, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Essex Institute:1903), pp. 89, 196. Her second marriage is from Vital Records of Wenham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Essex Institute:1904), p. 149. She was likely the Mrs. Josiah Ober recorded in the Wenham vital records, p. 214, as dying in July 1796, taken from a First Church record.

1. Vital Records of Manchester, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Essex Institute:1903), pp. 56-7.
2. Vital Records of Wenham, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 (Essex Institute:1904), pp. 64, 213.


all text and photographs © 1998-2013 by Doug Sinclair unless where otherwise noted