Biographical Sketch of Simon Hoyt

Simon Hoyt, founder of this family, was born in England about 1600, died in Stamford, Connecticut, September 1, 1651. He landed in Salem, Massachusetts, about 1628, and went soon afterwards to Meshawum, Massachusetts, dater Charlestown) with the earliest settlers. He removed to Dorchester about 1633, and later for a short time to Scituate, Massachusetts. He then, about 1640, built a house near Windsor, Connecticut, and the property on which he dwelt is still known as Hoyt’s meadow. In 1649 he sold this property and removed to Stamford. It is supposed that he was twice married, the christian name of his second wife being Susanna. Children: 1. Walter, referred to elsewhere. 2. Nicholas, died July 7, 1655; married, June or July 12, 1646, Susanna Joyce. 3. John, born before 1630, died in 1684; married Mary . 4. Moses, born before 1637, died after 1702; married Elizabeth . 5. Joshua, born before 1642, died in 1690: married Mary, probably surnamed Bell. 6. Samuel, born before 1644, died April 7, 1720; married (first) November 16. 1671, Hannah Holly; (second) Rebecca ; (third) September 20, 1714, Hannah Gold. 7. Benjamin, born February 2, 1644, died January 26, 1735-36: married (first) January 5, 1670, Hannah Weed; (second) Abigail; 8. A daughter married Thomas Lyon. 9. A daughter married Samuel Finch. 10. A daughter married Samuel Firman.

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