Benjamin HOYT

Male 1692 - 1759  (66 years)


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  • Name Benjamin HOYT  [2, 3
    • Excerpt from e-mail from Donna McCool dtd 06-23-2012: Sarah Hoyt Nims' younger brother Benjamin was born Sept. 15, 1691 to Deacon David Hoyt and his third wife, Abigail Cook. According to family tradition, when the attack on Derfield began, Benjamin hid in a corn crib or, by some accounts a grain bin, and thus avoided being captured. He settled in Ridgefield, CT and died before 1773. [1]
    Born 15 Sep 1692  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Feb 1759  Ridgefield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • "Genealogy of the Hoyt Families": Benjamin was about 11 yrs. old when Deerfield was attacked. Tradition says that, hearing the screams in the night, his fright led him to jump from a window and hide in a corn-bin, where he lay till morning. Then, finding all gone but the slain, he wished he had been taken, with the others. Some accounts say that he removed with his mother, after her return, to Wallingford, CT. Others state that he went to Norwalk, Ct., and remained there for some time with his father's relatives. Perhaps he may have been in both places. Afterwards, he with 20 or 30 others commenced a settlement at Ridgefield, 12 miles north of norwalk, where he afterwards resided. His descendants say that he gave his coat and hat towards his part of the pay in purchasing the land of the Indians.
    Person ID I30180  Main Tree
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2013 

    Father David HOYT,   b. 22 Apr 1651, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1704, New Haven (Newbury), Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Abigail COOKE,   b. 01 Mar 1659/60, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1691  Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F11331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah ?,   d. 09 Feb 1759 
    Married 21 Mar 1716  [3, 5
    Children 
     1. Abigail HOYT,   b. 18 Dec 1719, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Sarah HOYT,   b. 14 Oct 1717, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Benjamin HOYT,   b. 04 Dec 1721, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary HOYT,   b. 19 Sep 1724, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1777, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Natural]
     5. Mary HOYT,   b. 09 Sep 1724/25, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. David HOYT,   b. 06 Dec 1729, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Family ID F23358  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S4863] E-Mail from Donna McCool dtd 06-23-2012.

    2. [S00059] "Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut" Vol. I, Alvan Talcott, (Name: Name: Clearfield Company, Inc.;;).

    3. [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;;).

    4. [S00051] "Descendants of Simon Hoyt" at Rootsweb - Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut.

    5. [S03882] The History of Ridgefield Connecticut - Marriages & Deaths, by George L. Rockwell.