Lois Jane Hoyt

1819–1860 (Age 40)
New York, United States

The Life of Lois Jane

When Lois Jane Hoyt was born on 18 September 1819, in New York, United States, her father, Archibald Hoyt, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Wheat, was 24. She married Zelotas G. Masterson on 7 December 1839, in Slate Hill, Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in DeRuyter, Madison, New York, United States in 1875 and DeRuyter, DeRuyter, Madison, New York, United States in 1880. She died on 12 February 1860, at the age of 40, and was buried in Middletown, Orange, New York, United States.

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Lois Jane Hoyt
Zelotas G. Masterson
Marriage: 7 December 1839
George Emmet Masterson
Samuel J. Masterson
Sarah Elizabeth Masterson
Zelotus G Masterson

Spouse & Children

  • Female1819–1860Female

  • Zelotas G. Masterson


7 December 1839
Slate Hill, Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States


  • George Emmet Masterson


  • Samuel J. Masterson


  • Sarah Elizabeth Masterson


  • Zelotus G Masterson


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World Events (5)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 1

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 13

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from Middle English hoit ‘long stick’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Louis I Hoyt in household of Archibald Hoyt, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Louis Jane Hoyt Masterson, "Find A Grave Index"

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