Rev. Benjamin HOYT

Male 1718 - 1779  (60 years)


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  • Name Benjamin HOYT  [2
    • E-Mail dtd 07-10-2011 from John Simon states:

      Description: Pastor of Connecticut Farms Church Benjamin Hoit and his son (not identified which one) are topic of a letter sent to George Washington in 1778 by the Presbyterian Rev. James Caldwell of Elizabethtown. Caldwell actually replaced B. Hoit as pastor of Connecticut Farms Church. he writes about possibility of Benjamin Hoit's son being a Loyalist.

      Letter of George Washington to James Caldwell, June 13, 1778

      The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. john C. Fitzpatrick, Editor.
      (Note 9: Chaplain of the Third New Jersey Regiment; Deputy Quartermaster General. He was killed by a sentry at Elizabethport, N.J. in November, 1781.)
      June 13, 1778
      Sir: Having received information to day, that a Letter had been found by you in an Office in the Commissary of forage's department, written by a Mr. Hoit who acted in that line, implying if not expressing in a direct and positive manner, that Colo. Biddle, 10 the Head of the department and the writer were both in the service of the Enemy or were disposed to favour their interest, I am urgently to request that you will repair, as soon as possible, to Head Quarters and use every means in your power to bring with you the said Holt and Mr. Benjamin Hoit.
      (Note 10: Col. Clement Biddle, Commissary General of Forage of the Continental Army. He was quartermaster general of Pennsylvania from September, 1781, to the chose of the war.) his Father with any other persons and papers which can give information on the subject. With this request I trust you will readily comply, as both public and private justice demand that an inquiry be made. The reluctance of the Hoits to appear in the matter, cannot or should not excuse their attendance; For if the suggestion was rue it should be known, and if without foundation it also should, to prevent injuery to Colo. Biddles character, which as far as it has come to my knowledge stands fair and unsullied. I am, etc. 11
      (Note 11: The draft is in the writing of Robert Hanson Harrison.) [1]
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    Born 13 Jun 1718  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Fact A chaplain in Washington's army at Morristown. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1779  Union, Essex County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Cause: a fever contracted in the army 
    Person ID I30181  Main Tree
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2012 

    Father Benjamin HOYT,   b. 09 Dec 1671, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1744 and 1747, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth JAGGER,   b. Abt 1679, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1747, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1697  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F09083  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann SMITH,   b. Abt 1739,   d. 1806  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 08 Apr 1756  Dutch Church, New York City Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F23039  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsFact - - A chaplain in Washington's army at Morristown. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Apr 1756 - Dutch Church, New York City Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4427] E-Mail from John Simon dtd 07-10-2011.

    2. [S00001] "A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families", David W. Hoyt, (Name: Name: Providence: Printed for the Author by the Providence Press Co. Boston: Henry Hoyt - 1871;;).

    3. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.

    4. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).