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James Thomas Hoy

Born - April 19, 1829

Fairfield County, Ohio

Married - March 13, 1856

Hancock County, Ohio

Died - November 21, 1914

Mt. Blanchard, Hancock County, Ohio

Buried - Salem Cemetery, Houcktown,

Hancock County, Ohio

Find A Grave Memorial # 37683504


Wife - Euphemia (Bennett) Hoy

Born - January 1, 1833

Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Died - January 18, 1905

Jackson, Hancock County, Ohio

Buried - Salem Cemetery, Houcktown,

Hancock County, Ohio

Find A Grave Memorial # 37683536

Euphemia's Parents - Rufus Hiram and Henrietta (Leader) Bennett,

To This Union 3 Children Were Born


An Excerpt from "A Centennial Biographical  History of Hancock County, Ohio"

By Lewis Publishing Company, Lewis Publishing Company

Contributor Lewis Publishing Company

Published by Lewis publishing company, 1903

Original from the New York Public Library


James T. Hoy


Of the children of Philip & Talitha Hoy enumerated only 4 are now living, and among

these is James T. Hoy, who was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 19, 1829. He was

therefore an infant in tender years when brought by his parents to Hancock county

and installed as one of the occupants of the log cabin in Amanda Township.

Schools in those days were as scarce as other comforts of civilization, and pioneer

children seldom secured much learning in those crude academics of the wilderness.

Young Hoy got his share as he grew up, but depended much more on the carpenter's

trade he had learned than on the book knowledge as a means of making his way in

the world. Many years of the early part of his life were devoted to carpenter work,

which was then much in demand and well remunerated, and from his general work

he finally saved up enough to buy a farm. His first purchase of real estate was made

in 1872 and consisted of one hundred acres, to which he added forty acres more

three years later. Since then his holdings have been greatly improved as well as

increased in value by the erection of suitable buildings and other beautifying processes

which indicate the progressive farmer. In fact everything on or about the Hoy home

was an appearance of prosperity and up-to-datedness that prove better than words

can the presence of a master who understands his business.

In 1856 Mr. Hoy was united in marriage with Euphemia, daughter of Rufus and

Harriet Bennett, old settlers of Hancock county. They arrived from Pennsylvania

in 1835, just one year after the advent of the Hoys, and from that time on the

two families were intimately connected in their social relations. The Bennett's

entered one hundred and twenty acres of land in Jackson township, but

subsequently increased their estate to five hundred acres, which is now in the hands

of their seven surviving children. Mrs. Hoy was born near Wilkesbarre, Luzerne county,

Pennsylvania, January 1, 1833, and was subsequently an infant in arms when her

parents reached their destination in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Hoy have three children:

Bennett G., Serelda V., and Harriet T. The parents are members of the Methodist

Episcopal church, and Mr. Hoy is connected with the Independent Order of Odd

Fellows. He has served as township trustee, and in 1875 was nominated as a

candidate of county commissioner.



Son -  Bennett G. Hoy

Born - May 27, 1857 - Ohio

Married - 1887

Died - July 3, 1900

Jackson, Hancock County, Ohio

Buried - Salem Cemetery, Houcktown,

Hancock County, Ohio

Find A Grave Memorial # 37683561

Wife - Elma F. (Van Horn) Hoy

Born - March 23, 1862 - Ohio

Died - December 6, 1935

Jackson, Hancock County, Ohio 

Buried - Salem Cemetery, Houcktown,

Hancock County, Ohio


To This Union 3 Children Were Born

Son - Warner M.  Hoy

Born - October 20, 1887

Amanda, Hancock County, Ohio

Married - August 31, 1911

Hancock County, Ohio

Died - March 19, 1969

Lucas Term Care Facility

Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio

Wife - Alta May (Thomas) Hoy

 Born - 1893 - Ohio

Died - September 16, 1959

Findlay, Ohio

Alta's Parents - Grant & Amanda (Greenland) Thomas

Warner & Alta Hoy Also Had 3 Children

Son - Frank T. Hoy - Born - 1913

Son - Eugene Hoy - Born - 1914

Daughter - Helen M. Hoy - Born - 1916


Son - Ralph Eugene Hoy

Born - August 5,1896

Amanda, Hancock County, Ohio

Died - December 2, 1980

Findley, Hancock County, Ohio

Find A Grave Memorial # 47292394

Wife - Naomi G. Hoy

Born - July 4, 1900, Ohio

Died - July 17, 1976

Findley, Hancock County, Ohio

Both Are Buried:  Maple Grove Cemetery

Findley, Hancock, County, Ohio


Daughter - Dorothy R. Hoy
Born - June 1899


Daughter - Serelda V. Hoy

Born - 1861


Daughter - Harriet T. Hoy

Born - 1863



Sister - Calista (Hoy) Ramsey

Born - January 11, 1822

 Fairfield County, Ohio

Husband - James Ramsey


Sister - Mary Ann (Hoy) Clapper 

Born - December 25, 1827

Fairfield County, Ohio

Married - February 11, 1855

Hancock County, Ohio

Died - July 26, 1877

Hancock County, Ohio

Husband - George Clapper


Brother - John H. Hoy

Born - February 22, 1834

Hancock County, Ohio

Died - August 18, 1905

Toledo, Ohio

1st Wife - Sarah Jane (Hudson) Hoy

1st Marriage - June 23, 1857


2nd Wife - Martha (Hodges) Hoy

Born - 1840 - Ohio

2nd Marriage - February 20, 1868

Elkhart, Indiana

Born - April 3, 1840 - Ohio

Died - July 25, 1905

South Bend, Indiana


Brother - Lewis Harrison Hoy

Born - September 14, 1836

Amanda, Hancock County, Ohio

Married - April 22, 1863

Hancock County, Ohio

Died - December 27, 1928

Hancock County, Ohio

Wife - Mary Jane (Missamore) Hoy

Born - December 29, 1838

Died - January 14, 1909

Mt. Blanchard, Ohio


Brother - Daniel Hoy

Born - 1838


Brother - Wilson Hoy

Born - 1840


Brother - Lewis Hoy


Sister - Sarah Hoy

Born - 1842 - Ohio



 Father - Philip Hoy

Wife - Talitha (Deford) Hoy



Grandfather - John Adam Hoy

Grandmother  - Barbara Hoy



Great - Grandfather - Johann Phillip (Heu) Hoy

(Phillip Hoy )

Great - Grandmother - Barbara Hoy



Great - Great  Grandfather - Johann Carl (Heu) Hoy

Great - Great Grandmother - Maria Eva (Schaurer) Hoy


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