Hoag, James L., Lincoln, was born in Lincoln, Vt., on May 24, 1805. He was a son of Nathan and Esther (Lamos) Hoag. He married Eunice Hanson in 1839 ; she was a daughter of Tobias Hanson, of Lee, N. H. They had a family of five children born to them — Diana, (deceased), William, Delia, Nathan (deceased), Estber. William was born on September 27, 1842, and was married on April 28, 1862, to Clara Colby, a daughter of Stephen Colby. He was selectman of his town for two terms. Mr. James Hoag died in 1878. He has been selectman, lister, and also held several important commissions in the militia.