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Re: James Hoban decendants Nebraska
Posted by: Richard Brown Date: January 07, 2002 at 13:01:23
In Reply to: Re: James Hoban decendants Nebraska by Thomas Hoban, Sr. of 256

I would need to do some pretty extensive research on the family line, which I have not ever worked on. I never knew either of my mother's parents, both of whom died before I was born. Last month, I visited with a person who had known my grandparents, and who gave me some information that will be helpful in starting the process.

We have, in our family, a letter addressed to my mother from her aunt (or possibly great aunt) that summarizes the history of a table that has been handed down through generations, that was supposed to be James Hoban's table, and, at least according to family history, was where Washington ate when he stopped by Hoban's house to approve the drawings for the White House.

Some years ago, we were at the White House, and I attempted to determine if there was other furniture that I could compare to this table. My understanding was that Hoban's house, which was a small replica of the White House, had burned, destroying much history that was associated with him. Thus I never was able to confirm the story, but I am inclined to believe it due to the accuracy of other information that has been relayed through the family.


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