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Eliza from a daguerreotype
(reversed for true orientation since daguerreotypes were reverse images, and tinted by DS)

Elizabeth, known as Eliza, was born and raised in Manhattan. She must have been baptized at a Methodist Church in Manhattan, given that her next older and next younger sisters were, but their parents didn't go to any one church for long. Wherever they went when Eliza was baptized, the records don't survive. This would help say when she was born. Her death record says she was 62 and the 1855 New York State census says she was 26, putting her birth about 1814 or 1829.
     Her husband William was probably an employee of her father doing decorative painting on coaches and carriages. They married at Christ Church in Manhattan.

Christ Church (Episcopal), Anthony St., New York, 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 siblings of Eliza's and their families, continued to live on West 22nd Street. She's listed as living at 167 West 22nd Street in the 1865-1866 New York city directory. Eliza apparently kept the tea and grocery store open, given that she's listed with the occupation "dry goods" in the 1870 US census. The 1869-1870 directory lists her at 159 West 22nd. She moved with her daughter and her family to Montclair after 1870 and died six years later of typhoid fever. Even though she died in August, she was buried in the Hoyt plot at The Evergreens Cemetery, Queens, New York, 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 say where Eliza was.

child of Elizabeth Ann Brady and William Henry Hoyt:

Eveline Amelia b. 1 January 1843

vital records sources: Her death is in the New Jersey State Department of Health records, only the index abstract with age at death, place and year given. Evergreens Cemetery burial records also give cause of death. Her marriage date and place was found in a newspaper notice in The New World, 19 Mar 1842, p. 194.

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