Elizabeth Wheat

1795–1854 (Age 58)
Howells, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Wheat was born on 8 May 1795, in Howells, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States, her father, Salmon Wheat, was 24 and her mother, Hannah Mapes, was 25. She married Archibald Hoyt on 28 January 1813, in Middletown, Saratoga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Wallkill, Orange, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 18 April 1854, at the age of 58, and was buried in Howells, Goshen, Orange, New York, United States.

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Elizabeth Wheat
Archibald Hoyt
Marriage: 28 January 1813
Anson W. Hoyt
Robert E. Hoyt
Fannie W. Hoyt
John H. Hoyt
Lois Jane Hoyt
Salmon Whitney Hoyt
Mellisent Hoyt
Hannah Maria Hoyt
Elizabeth Hoyt
Abigail Harriet Hoyt
James B. Hoyt
Obedience Adaline Hoyt
Emily B. Hoyt

Spouse & Children

28 January 1813
Middletown, Saratoga, New York, United States


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World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 17

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Nottinghamshire): metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of wheat, from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ (a derivative of hwīt ‘white’, because of its use in making white flour).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Hoyt in household of Archibald Hoyt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Wheat Hoyt, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elizabeth Wheat Hoyt, "Find A Grave Index"

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