Charles served in the militia in the War of 1812, participated in The Battle of Sandy Creek, reputed to have ridden his horse to The neighboring villages to alert the populace to the impending Action at Sandy Creek, and participated in the famous "hauling Of the cable" from Sandy Creek to Sacket's Harbor. During his Lifetime he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel in the New York State Militia and was known as "Colonel" Charles Hollister.
Charles Hollister owned property on the north and south sides of the road leading from Ellis village to McKee's Landing on Sandy Creek. The Hollister house stood on the south side of the road, about 1/2 mile from McKee's Landing.
He died 27 June 1855 in Ellisburgh, Jefferson County. Along with his parents, both wives and several children, Colonel Charles Hollister is buried in Ellisburg Cemetery.
He married (1) 11 March 1808 in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., New York SURVIGH GOODRICH, daughter of SAMUEL and MARY (JOHNSON) GOODRICH, who followed the Hollisters to northern New York and settled in Sandy Creek, Oswego Co. She was born 12 December 1788, probably in Connecticut, and died 21 February 1838.
2 i ROLAND C. HOLLISTER married FANNY COLEMAN.
3 ii MARY ANN HOLLISTER married DANIEL LANE.
4 iii ELECTA HOLLISTER
5 iv JOHN HOLLISTER
6 v ADELINE HOLLISTER married NELSON RAMSDELL
7 vi JOHN HOLLISTER married MARTHA DARLING
8 vii MIRANDA SURVIGH HOLLISTER
9 viii LOUISA AMELIA HOLLISTER married CHARLES HAMILTON
10 ix ELIZABETH ELEANOR HOLLISTER married MILES BENNETT
11 x TRUMAN FOX HOLLISTER
12 xi FLORA ANN(7) HOLLISTER married (1) (___) NOBLE;
m. (2) (___) SALISBURY;
m. (3) (___) WILCOX;
m. (4) (___) BOOMER
13 xii MARY SYLVESTER HOLLISTER married JOHN A. DUNAP
14 xiii JOSEPH LEWIS HOLLISTER married IDA FULLER
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