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Hoyt family papers, 1775-1868.
Hoyt family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 83  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Hoyt family.
Title : Hoyt family papers, 1775-1868.
Physical Description : .25 linear feet.
Summary :

The papers consist of letters and miscellaneous documents which were written by or belonged to Noah Hoyt/Hoit (1759-1811), his son Noah Hoyt (1788-?), and their families of Castleton, Vermont.

The earliest document in the collection is a 1775 survey bill for a parcel of land in Castleton. Most of the deeds in the collection date from 1818-1868. The bulk of the letters in this collection are from the period 1811-1856 and are by or to the family of Noah (1788-?) and Hannah Hoyt, and includes a letter, written in 1861, describing the discovery of oil in West Virginia.

Biographical or historical data :

Noah Hoyt (1759-1811), also spelled Hoit, was a brother of Nehemiah Hoyt, one of the original settlers of Castleton, Vt. Noah moved to Castleton in 1784 where he was a farmer, a constable and land speculator. He married Sarah Moulton (1757-1857) on June 23, 1782. Their children were Calvin (1785-?), Noah (1788-?), Sarah (1790-?), and Moore (1796-?).

His son, Noah, who married Hannah Wood in 1816, farmed in Castleton and was a captain in the Vermont militia. Their children were: Delia (1818-?), Sarah (1820-?), and twins Albert Moore (1824-?) and Rollin (1824-?).

Related Collections : See also the photograph collections of the Vermont Historical Society for photographs of the Hoyt House, and portraits of Noah, Hannah Wood Hoyt, and their daughter Delia.
Subject Term : Land settlement Vermont Castleton.
Oil wells.
Geographic Term : Castleton (Vt.) History.
Vermont Militia.
West Virginia History.
Genre/Form : Deeds.
Added Author : Hoyt, Noah, 1759-1811.
Hoyt, Noah, b. 1788.
Hoyt, E. Moore.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.