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David Hoit came to Deerfield at the time of the permanent settlement in 1682. He was married to a Hatfield, Massachusetts, woman who died about 1689. His 2nd wife, Abigail (Cook) Pomeroy, a widow, was captured in 1704, but was redeemed and returned to the colonies. Abigail Hoit was awarded her "thirds," that is, a 3rd of the whole land and property during her lifetime, the usual inheritance of widows. David Hoit had 7 children: 2 were killed in 1704; 2 escaped capture; and 3 were taken to Canada. Two of the 3 who were marched to Canada returned to Deerfield. David Hoit's distribution took notice of all his children living in 1706, even Ebenezer, who never returned to claim his inheritance.


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Estate Settlement of David Hoyt

creator   Samuel Partridge (1645-1740)
date   Feb 4, 1706
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   12.5"
width   8.0"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Estate Settlement
accession #   #L99.067

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