Alanson Harvey Hoyt

1820–1885 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Alanson Harvey

When Alanson Harvey Hoyt was born in 1820, in New York, United States, his father, Alanson Harvey Hoyt, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Or Sally Stoddard, was 34. He married Anne Bonser on 27 December 1846, in Scioto, Ohio, United States. He lived in Mason, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 19 August 1885, in Salt Creek Township, Mason, Illinois, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Mason City, Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Alanson Harvey Hoyt
Anne Bonser
Marriage: 27 December 1846

Spouse and Children

27 December 1846
Scioto, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Or Sally Stoddard




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World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

Age 0

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 7

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.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 19

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hanson Hoyt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alanson Hoyt, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alanson Hoyt, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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