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a daguerreotype image of Eliza, reversed (dags were reverse images) and tinted by DS



     Elizabeth, know as Eliza, was born and raised in Manhattan. Her husband William was probably an employee of her father, where he may have done decorative painting on coaches and carriages. They married at Christ Church in Manhattan. Rev. Thomas Lyell officiated.



Christ Church, Anthony St., New York City, at the time of William and Eliza's marriage

Eveline, their only child, was born the next year. After William's death, Eliza, her daughter and various boarders, including various siblings of Eliza's and their families, continued to live on West 22nd Street. She is listed as living at 167 W. 22nd Street in the 1865-1866 New York city directory. Eliza apparently kept the tea and grocery store open, given that she is listed with the occupation "dry goods," in the 1870 census. The 1869-1870 city directory lists her as Elizabeth Hoit, wid. of William, 159 W. 22nd. She moved with her daughter and her family in Montclair after 1870 and died 6 years later of typhoid fever. Even though she died in August, she is buried in the Hoyt plot at The Evergreens Cemetery, Queens, NY, the following December, one day after her son-in-law. He was reinterred from Green-Wood Cemetery, according to the Evergreens records, but they don't indicate the same for Eliza.

child of Elizabeth Ann Brady and William Henry Hoyt:

Eveline Amelia Hoyt, b. 1 January 1843




Elizabeth's birth date is estimated from census records and where she fits among her siblings. Her death can be found in the New Jersey Department of Health records (vol. BA, Atlantic-Hunterdon Cos.). This record and that of her burial at Evergreens Cemetery say she died of typhoid fever, but they differ in her age. The NJ record says she was 62 (and b. in NY), but the burial record is surely accurate in saying she was 58. Her marriage is found in an announcement in The New York World, 19 Mar 1841, Elizabeth Ann, daughter of James. It is confirmed in David W. Hoyt's A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families, etc., (1871).

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