Mary Jane Hoy

24 June 1840–24 September 1921 (Age 81)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Jane

When Mary Jane Hoy was born on 24 June 1840, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Col. John H. Hoy, was 31 and her mother, Mary Snoddy, was 28. She married John Curtis Bolton on 8 April 1873. She lived in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1850 and Beat 4, Union, Mississippi, United States in 1880. She died on 24 September 1921, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pontotoc, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Curtis Bolton
Mary Jane Hoy
Marriage: 8 April 1873

Spouse and Children

8 April 1873

Parents and Siblings

    Col. John H. Hoy


    Mary Snoddy




    Patrick Crawford Hoy



    Thomas Hoy


    Margaret Hoy


    Martha A Hoy


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 20

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): metonymic occupational name for a sailor, from Middle Dutch hoey ‘cargo ship’.2 Northern Irish: variant of Howey 2 and Haughey .3 Scottish: habitational name from some unidentified minor place named Hoy, or from the Orkney island of Hoy, which was named in Old Norse as Háey, from ‘high’ + ey ‘island’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Hoy in household of John Hoy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Botton in household of John C Botton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary Hoy in household of John H Hoy, "United States Census, 1850"

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