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Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT

Hoyt Cemeteries 1 & 2, Stamford, CT

Thanks to Fairfield County Volunteer, Alix Brown, digital photographs of the headstones in the second cemetery on this page are available to be sent via email.  Please send you requests to Barbara Kaye. Refer to the numbers preceding the names below when requesting photos of your ancestors' headstones. Thanks for all your hard work, Alix.

These records have been contributed by Fairfield County, CT researcher Barbara Kaye. The data has been collected from several sources, including the Hale Cemetery Collection (see history, below).

We need you!   If you live near a cemetery in Fairfield County, CT and wish to contribute data or add additional  information to an existing cemetery collection, please email  Barbara Kaye. I will see to it that your information is added. If you are interested in volunteering to photograph other cemeteries, please let me know.

The Charles R. Hale Collection of Headstone Inscriptions resides at the Connecticut State Library. Charles Hale was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.In 1916, he became involved in locating and decorating the graves of Revolutionary and Civil War veterans in his home town of Rocky Hill. In order to make it easier to find these graves, he decided to record each veteran's name, date of death and military service. He was persuaded by State Librarian George S. Godard to search also for veterans of other wars.

In 1919, the General Assembly made an appropriation to carry on this work throughout the State. In 1933 and 1934, with grants from the F.E.R.A. andthe W.P.A., Mr. Hale began copying and indexing theessential information from every headstone in the State. Two copies of these listings were deposited in the State Library. Records for individual towns were made available to libraries and historical societies throughout Connecticut.

These records may contain errors in dates or names.Some errors were made either at the time of the surveyof the cemeteriesorduring the transcription in 1935. One common error in reading old headstonesis mistaking a four for a one. We have tried very hard to avoid creating new errors during the retyping of this data for the internet. In addition, we have attempted to correct some of the original errors, either by revisiting these cemeteries or by recalculating dates or ages based on known dates of birth for some of these people. However, some of the stones that were legible in 1934 are either missing or no longer legible.

I have also attempted to identify these people, using census and other vital records. Anything added within brackets like these [  ] indicates a suggestion as to the identity of the person. If a wife's name does not include a separate surname, it is not known at this time. Many couples in early Stamford were second or third cousins with the same surname. There are many surnames that have several alternate spellings. (See spellings for a list of common surnames and their alternate  spellings.) Some people appear in more than one listing because some graves were moved to newer cemeteries, new  stones were carved, and the old stones were left behind. Although much of the data on the various families in early Stamford is accurate, there will always be errors, many of which are found in published genealogies. It is recommended  that you write to the Town Clerk's office for death or birth certificates for your ancestors. If you have documentation that supplies any missing information or corrects an error, please email Barbara Kaye.

Hoyt Cemetery #1 - (Hayt-Hoyt) 418-23
East side of Hope St., south of Castle Court
Current condition ( October, 2004): poor-overgrown
Copied by Philip Palmer and Kenneth Larkum October 15, 1934.

4224        “This stone was erected by Mr. Peter & Mrs. Sarah Hayt in memory of their
                eldest son Amos Hayt, A.B, who having just completed his academic and
                professional studies, died at Glastonbury, September 20, 1793"
4226        Hoyt, Sarah, daughter of David & Sarah [Lockwood], died June 12, 1791, age 27 yrs.
Hoyt, Amos, son of Peter & Sarah [Hoyt], died Sept. 30, 1793, age 31 yrs.
4223        Hoyt, Salmon, died Nov. 21, 1809, age 35 yrs. [son of Peter Hoyt and Sarah Hoyt]
4220        Hoyt, James H., died Aug. 18, 1835, age 37 yrs. 6 mos. [James Hervey Hoyt,
                son of Salmon Hoyt and Hannah Husted]
4217        Hoyt, Julia, died July 17, 1848, age 17 yrs. 11 mos. 17 days. [daughter of James H. and Julia E. Hoyt]
4214        Smith, James H., son of Daniel & Mary E., died Feb. 7, 1848 age 7 mos. 11 days.
4212        Smith, Mary E., wife of Daniel, died Aug. 22, 1852, age 27 yrs. 7 mos. 17 days.
4213        Smith, Mary E., daughter of Daniel & Mary E., died March 11, 1852, age 11 mos. 19 days.
4229        Hoyt, Sarah, wife of David, died Oct. 5, 1776, age 39 yrs. [Sarah Lockwood, daughter
               of Daniel Lockwood and Mary Smith]
                Hoyt, Nancy, daughter of David & Sarah, age 7 yrs. [born Nov. 1, 1769]
Hoyt, David, died Mar. 15, 1761, age 59 yrs. [David Hoyt, son of Benjamin Hoyt and Elizabeth Jagger]
Hoyt, Hannah, died Apr. 13, 1837, age 76 yrs. 11 mos. 14 days. [daughter of David Hoyt
      and Sarah Lockwood]
Hoyt, Sarah, wife of Peter, died Aug. 11, 1804, age 61 yrs. [Sarah Hoyt, daughter of Jagger Hoyt
      and Jemima Clason]
Hoyt, Peter, died Aug. 9, 1810, age 73 yrs. [son of David Hoyt and Hannah Hoyt]
Hoyt, Julia E., wife of James H., died Nov. 27, 1842, age 37 yrs.
4215        Smith, Juliette, daughter of Daniel & Mary E., died Aug. 28, 1846, age 2 mos. 20 days.
4230        Hoyt, David, died June 23, 1800, age 69 yrs. [son of David Hoyt and Hannah Hoyt]

Hoyt Cemetery #2
East side of Hope Street, north of Robin Hood Drive (next to Green Cemetery)

2146    Scofield, Infant son of John A. & Catherine [Hoyt], died Aug. 28, 1845, age 1 mo. 17 days.
2145    Pennoyer, Catherine E., born Oct. 31, 1823, died May 4, 1824. [daughter of Alfred Pennoyer and Anna Hoyt]
2144    Pennoyer, Samuel, born Mar. 4, 1825, died Mar. 5, 1825. [son of Alfred Pennoyer and Anna Hoyt]
2143    Pennoyer, Charles E., born Sept. 28, 1817, died Aug. 22, 1840. [son of Alfred Pennoyer and Anna Hoyt]
2142    Pennoyer, George O., born July 30, 1832, died Sept. 22, 1843. [son of Alfred Pennoyer and Anna Hoyt]
The next two are on the same stone:
2141    Pennoyer, Anna, born Sept. 24, 1792, died Mar. 6, 1864. [Anna Hoyt, wife of Alfred Pennoyer,
           daughter of John Hoyt and Ruth Scofield]
2140   Pennoyer, Alfred, born Nov. 4, 1793, died May 20, 1849.
2137   Hoyt, Jemima, died May 26, 1858, age 91 yrs. [daughter of John Hoyt & Jemima Holly]
2135   Hoyt, Jemima, wife of John, died Nov. 11, 1825, age 86 yrs. [Jemima Holly, daughter of
           Jabez Holly and Waitstill Clason]
2149   Hoyt, John, died Apr. 5, 1855, age 85 yrs. [son of John Hoyt and Jemima Holly]
2148   Hoyt, Ruth, wife of John, died Oct. 22, 1848, age 79 yrs. [Ruth Scofield, daughter of
           Jacob Scofield and Hannah Knapp]
2147   Hoyt, Abigail, died May 5, 1874, age 80 yrs. 7 mos. [daughter of John Hoyt and Ruth Scofield]
2152   Hoyt, Lorenzo L., (17th CT Co. B., Civil War Marker.) died Feb. 10, 1878, age 38 yrs. 7 mos.
           [son of Jerome Hoyt and Abigail Crissey]
Hoyt, Charles, son of Lorenzo & Mary A., died Sept. 24, 1863, age 1 yrs. 3 mos.


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