Plymouth County Biographies

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Dr. Peter Hobart

Another Hanover physician of distinction in the Revolutionary times was Dr. Peter Hobart. He was an apprentice to Jeremiah Lincoln as an iron smith but was ambitious to receive an education and entered Harvard College with savings which he had earned as an iron worker. He was graduated from Harvard in 1775, settled in Hanover at the age of twenty-five, and was a useful citizen and skillful practitioner. On his tombstone in Center Hanover Cemetery appears the following epitaph:

Thousands of journeys, night and day,
I've traveled weary on the way
To heal the sick-but now I am gone
A journey never to return.

Source: "History of Plymouth, Norfolk and Barnstable Counties Massachusetts; Volume I" by Elroy S. Thompson. Pub. 1928. Page 125