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George Hobart

Rank(s): Ordinary Seaman

Dates of Service: 10/5/1813 - 2/1/1815

Birth Date: 1795

Early Life

George Hobart was born in Maine in 1794, the grandson of Secretary of War Henry Dearborn. In 1836, 20 years after leaving the navy, Hobart married Elizabeth Ann Boothe. They had at least one child, a son named Augustus, born in 1839.

Hobart joined Constitution ’s crew on October 5, 1813 as an ordinary seaman. He must have impressed Captain Stewart, because he was promoted to master-at-arms on February 1, 1815.

Battles and Engagements

Soon after his promotion to master-at-arms, Hobart participated in the battle with HMS Cyane and Levant , during which he was stationed in the magazine cross passage to control confusion there.

Even his expeditious rise through the ranks was not enough to keep Hobart at sea. After he left the navy in 1816, he moved west and married. By 1850 Hobart was living in Cuyahoga, Ohio and working as a farrier, shoeing horses and caring for their feet. Within a few years, he had moved on to Pavilion, Kalamazoo Co., Michigan, farming the land he had received for his service in the War of 1812. At age 77, living alone, Hobart applied for and received a pension of $8 a month. The date of his death is unknown.


Crew ID

5606