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Hoys of Ky & Va, 1677 to 1906, & a few Johnsons
Posted by: Todd Mercer (ID *****2345) Date: April 02, 2002 at 13:56:55
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I previously posted questions about a Lee Andrew Hoy. Living sources disagreed about whether his name was Lee Andrew,Lee Andrue, James Lee, Lee J, and now we see that it was Leander Jones Hoy, which covers nearly all the variations.

A cousin, Felicia Christensen recently told us that the parents of Leander were Thomas J and Elvira L Hoy (no maiden
known). Between that and substantial leads from Netta Mullin and Stephanie Southerland, posted at Rootsweb's Henderson County,Ky site, we were lucky enough to find record after record

Here are the firmer facts:

1880 Henderson County Census (spellings corrected) show a household headed by Jane Hoy (this is Eliza Jane Hancock)
age 35, Ida Lee age 13, Ora (male) age 11, Samuel (this is James Samuel Hoy) age 6, Heba (female) age 4. The ages of the children and the fact that Leander Hoy is not present indicate that he likely passed away between 1876 and 1880.

Leander Jones Hoy b Bet 1840-1841, perhaps in Bowling Green, son of Thomas Jefferson Hoy and Elvira Louise McCurdy
(b. Abt 1816)who married 1834 in McLean County, Ky. This household appears in the 1850 Muhlenberg County census, fully listed in Stephanie Southerland's posting.

Thomas Jefferson Hoy b Bet 1803-1805, Bourbon County, Ky
Brother was William Hoy (1794-1846) married Aurora Proctor 1822. Sons of Thomas Hoy and Susanna Bush (b 1771) married Bet 1790-1792 in Bourbon County.

Thomas Hoy (1763-1846) was born in Buckingham County,Va and died in Simpson County, Ky. His father was John Booker Hoy, but the identity of his mother is uncertain. John Booker Hoy married three times: 1.Unknown Abt 1762 2.Mary Welch 1773 in Cumberland County, Va 3.Madeline Moseby Bef. 1785

John Booker Hoy (b. 1745)in Albemarle County, Va
Brother was (Major)William Hoy (1743-1790)in Buckingham County, Va, married Sarrah Callaway. Maj. William established Hoy's Staion 5-6 miles SW of Boonesboro in Madison County, Ky and is documented as an associate of Daniel Boone. We used to live in that area. I speculate that Hoy's Station was either near Whitehall, the home of the Clay family, or it could have been the wide spot in the road now known as Redhouse.

The father of John Booker Hoy and Maj. William Hoy was John Hoy (b. Abt 1699 - d. Bef 1767). He died in Buckingham
County, Va, and was probably born in Ireland. Some records state that their mother was Elizabeth Jones (Abt 1732-1813), but that is pretty convincingly refuted by Tammy Jones in a Rootsweb posting dated April 17, 2001. She proposes that Elizabeth Jones was their stepmother. Elsewhere it is noted that a Mary Dunstan is on record as suing a John Hoy over the issue of children born out of wedlock. This Elizabeth Jones Hoy was widowed and then married Richard Callaway(b. 1717).

The parents of John Hoy were John Hoy (b.Abt 1677, Ireland - d. Abt 1738, Caroline County, Va) and Catherine (no maiden known) (b. 1681, Ireland). That is the total of my information on this line.
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A little side-note: I am not certain that Henry Sewell Johnson and Ida Lee Hoy were married in Henderson County. For fact we do know that their son Ora Lee Johnson was living in Corydon, Henderson County according to the 1920 census, married to Cassie (no maiden known). Also, Felicia Christensen tells us that Ida Hoy Johnson is buried in Smith Mills,Henderson County, died in 1906. Saundra Sears says she has visited the site and Henry Johnson is buried next to her.

Didn't know until very recently that Henry Sewell Johnson remarried after Ida's death to Annie Galloway. Don't know any dates, places, names from her family, etc.

Independent sources say William Franklin Johnson's wife was Mary Elizabeth Sutton.

The Gibson family is attached by Minnie (1877-1974) wife of James Samuel Hoy (1873-1967), Ida Lee's brother, and they
may have also married in on other branches.

I'm up for confirmations, gap-filling, polite argument and so on. Very much appreciate the assistance given.


Todd Mercer
roygbiv@torchlake.com


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