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Ebenezer Loveren, a practical farmer of Hopkinton, was born here, February 27, 1827, son of Captain Benjamin and Esther (Bartlett) Loveren, his parents being originally from Deering, Hillsborough County. His paternal grandparents were Ebenezer and Eunice (Hadlock) Loveren, who removed from Kensington, N.H., to Deering, where they settled. A separate sketch of Captain Benjamin Loveren appears on another page of this volume.

Ebenezer Loveren was the only child of his parents, and was born on the farm where he now lives and where he has spent his life up 1844. It is the place in which Captain Benjamin Loveren passed his last moments. Ebenezer assisted his father on the farm until the death of the latter, when he took charge of the property, which he has since improved. To the original farm has been added one-hundred acres, its present size being three hundred acres. Mr. Loveren owns also a two hundred-acre lot of pasture land in the town of Webster, of which he makes profitable use, besides about three hundred acres in towns near by. Besides carrying on general farming, he does a large trade in milk; and throughout his career he has shown a high degree of business ability in increasing his worldly possessions, having acquired quite a large amount of property in addition to his real estate.

Mr. Loveren has never married. He has never cared for public life, and does not express any political preferences. His household affairs have been most ably conducted for the past fifteen years by a valued housekeeper, Miss M. Esther Buswell, during the first three years of which period his father was living and formed a part of the domestic circle.

Captain Benjamin Loveren, who for nearly sixty years was one of the best-known and most highly esteemed citizens of Hopkinton, was born in Deering, Hillsborough County, N.H., September 11, 1805, son of Ebenezer and Eunice (Hadlock) Loveren. He was reared to agricultural pursuits, and also became a noted school teacher, following that occupation very successfully for several years. Soon after attaining his majority, or in December, 1826, he came to Hopkinton, where he took up his residence; and he remained here until his death on May 14, 1885. Beginning with about one hundred acres of land, he added in course of time two hundred acres more, and also became the owner of some twenty thousand dollars’ worth of other property. His home was in the Tyler district, where his only child, Ebenezer, now resides; and he was known as one of the most prosperous farmers in the town. His title of Captain was acquired in the State militia, in which he served efficiently for three years or more. Recognized by his fellowtownsmen as a man of integrity, sound judgment, and good business capacity, he was chosen by them to serve first as Selectman, and in 1848-49 as Representative of Hopkinton in the State legislature. He was also a delegate to the Constitutional Convention held soon after the above-mentioned date.

In 1826, the year in which he came to Hopkinton, he married Miss Esther Bartlett, daughter of Solomon and Anna (Stevens) Bartlett, of Deering. She died four years before her husband, passing away October 29, 1881, at the age of seventy-seven years. They were the parents of one child, Ebenezer, already mentioned, who inherits many of his father’s best traits of character, and a sketch of whom may be found on another page of this volume. Captain Loveren had one sister and one brother, John Loveren, who resided on the old homestead in Deering, N.H. His wife had three brothers and eight sisters born on the old homestead in Deering.

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