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Re: Hoys of Ky & Va, 1677 to 1906, & a few Johnsons
Posted by: Tammy Jones (ID *****3864) Date: April 21, 2002 at 12:10:30
In Reply to: Hoys of Ky & Va, 1677 to 1906, & a few Johnsons by Todd Mercer of 927

Hi Todd,

I would be interested in exchanging information on Elizabeth Jones Hoy Callaway and family. I've been trying to sort out the particulars for some time.

I suspect that Elizabeth may be the daughter of Thomas Jones (b. abt 1690-99) of Buckingham, VA, my oldest known ancestor. There are some interesting if not convoluted connections between these families who went into Madison Co KY.

My Jones line patented land along the Slate River - John Hoy patent 10 March 1756 "256a on both sides of the
North Fork of the Slate River" - and in 1748 400a on both sides of the Slate, c and 400a on both sides of Willis Creek in 1755. Then in 1756 John Hoy patents land in Bedford Co.

Elizabeth Hoy patents land on 10 March 1756 225a on both sides of a branch of Willis Creek known as Tongue's Quarter's. This is near where the Walker family also patented. Elizabeth Walker married John Jones who may have been the brother of Elizabeth Hoy. I have been told that a female could patent land and in some instances, they were heirs finishing patents initiated by their husband or a family member. John Hoy is obviously still alive in 1756, as he is patenting land here as well. So - if she was the wife of John Hoy, why is she patenting the land on the same day and not John?

10 Mar1756 Thomas Jones 250a Abermarle Co.
10 Mar1756 John Hoy [to Thomas 256a AberCo. both sides the North Fork
10 Mar 1756 Elizabeth Hoy 225a Abermarle CO on both sides of a Branch

After 1756, there are no more patents for a John Hoy or other Hoy's until 1808 in Harrison Co. KY William Hoy (reported brother of John Booker Hoy) was patenting land in Bourbon and Fayette Co KY in 1784/85.

Tammy Jones

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