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Clarence, son of William H. & Sarah J. (HUNT) HOY
Posted by: Richard S. Clark (ID *****6950) Date: March 27, 2005 at 20:09:07
In Reply to: Clarence and Clara HOY, daughters Anna and Florence - Michigan to Alabama circa by Richard S. Clark of 927

I now have some additional information. Clarence was the son of William H. Hoy and Sarah J. Hunt. William and Sarah married in Jackson County, Michigan in 1851, probably in or around Napoleon. Napoleon is only about 10 miles from Manchester, Washtenaw County, Michigan. William H. Hoy signed as witness to my gg-grandparents' marriage in 1850, which took place in Manchester (George W. and Sarah Lovejoy (Root) Hoy). William probably died about 1853, with Sarah Jane Hunt remarrying "O. W." Peck. I have not found a record of the "Hunt and Peck" marriage yet (please excuse the pun). I believe Clarence's half-brother, Fred H. Peck, died in California during 1923, listed as a movie film printer in the 1920 census of Los Angeles, never married. In various records, Clarence claimed to have been born in Jackson county during October 1852. He was married in Macomb county, Michigan to Clara "Covey", although I am having trouble connecting Clara to any Covey family.

From the 1840 census, it would appear that William and George Hoy had two younger sisters and one older sister, besides any siblings born after the 1840 census. Their father, Charles H. Hoy, remarried in 1843 to Mrs. Nancy Conklin, who was in her early 30's. That marriage may have also produced children. However, it seems that most of the family was missed in the 1850 census. George had married prior to the official census day, and months before the census was actually taken, yet his wife was still listed in her mother's home by her maiden name, and George was no where to be found. William H. and older sister Delia, adults at the time, were enumerated in Manchester living in other homes. Delia died single a few years later, according to DAR records. The other two sisters remain a mystery, but were probably living at home still in 1850, age 15 or younger. As they weren't shown in the 1850 census, and were probably either married or deceased by 1860, I have few clues. The families of Bostedor and Mills may have some connection.

Beyond the second marriage for Charles in 1843, no other mention of him has been found in Washtenaw county records. I think at this point it is possible that he had also moved to the Napoleon area of Jackson County. I note that several families in the area that the Hoy family associated with had similar backgrounds - Connecticut and New York origins, and some had spent time in Ohio. Any information that may tie to this family would be appreciated.


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