Edited by RAYMOND E.
Nebraska Historical Library, Lincoln, Nebraska
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Simon Hoyt removed to Windsor, Connecticut, about 1639 the year in which a number of families from Massachusetts Bay settled at Windsor. In 1646 he sold his property there and by March 6, 1649, was living at Fairfield, where he received a grant of land. He died at Stamford, Connecticut, September 1, 1657, to which place he
Children of Simon1 and Deborah (Stowers)
i. John, b. or bp. Mar. 12, 1614; an early settler at Eastchester, N. Y.; d. 1676,
Rye, N. Y.; twice married; descendants took the name Haight.
ii. Walter, b. or bp. June 9, 1616; d. abt. 1698, Norwalk, Conn.; twice married;
deputy for Norwalk in the General Court of Connecticut 12 times.
iii. Thomas, b. or bp. Sept. 20, 1618; no further record.
iv. Deborah, b. or bp. Aug. 9, 1620; d. or buried June 3, 1628.
v. Nicholas, b. or bp. Nov. 10, 1622; d. Windsor July 7, 1655; in. Susanna Joyce,
a widow with one daughter. She d. July 4, 1655. Of the three surviving sons,
the oldest, Samuel, was living at Eastchester, N. Y., as early as 1672 and was
the ancestor of another branch of the Haight family.
vi. Ruth, b. or bp. Jan. 2, 1625; d. or buried May 9, 1627.
Children of Simon1 and Susanna (Smith)
2. vii. Moses, b. probably at Dorchester, say 1632; surname usually spelled Hoit.
viii. Dau., m. Thomas Lyon as his second wife before 1657.
ix. Sarah, d. Stamford, Mar. 19, 1712/3; in. Samuel Finch.
x. Joshua, d. Stamford, 1690; in. Mary Bell; town drummer; deputy for Stamford
xi. Miriam, in. Mar. 25, 1662, Samuel Firman and moved with him to Oyster Bay, N. Y.
xii. Samuel, d. Stamford, Apr. 7, 1720; m. three times; deputy for Stamford nine times.
xiii. Benjamin, b. Windsor, Feb. 2, 1644/5; d. Stamford, Jan. 26, 1735/6; twice married.
II. MOSES2 HOIT (Simon1) was born about 1632, probably at Dorchester, Massachusetts.(e) Apparently he married two or more times.(f) It seems certain that Elizabeth Hoit, the wife of his old age, was not the mother of any of his children and it is quite possible that the younger daughter was only a half sister to the other two children. There is no record of more than three children but others may have died in early life.
Moses2 Hoit bought land at Fairfield as early as 1658, and sold at least a part of his property there in 1661. About 1665 he moved, with his brother John, to Eastchester, New York, where he was one
Children of Moses2 Hoit:
i. Abigail, born abt. 1659; m. by 1679 Henry Fowler.
3. ii. Moses, b. before 1662.
iii. Mary, b. abt. 1670; m. abt. 1693 Edmund Ward.
III. MOSES3 HOIT (Moses2, Simon1) was born probably before 1662, for late in 1682 he was granted a home lot which seems to show that he was approximately of age. Nevertheless his age is given as 40 years in the list of men of military age in 1710, which would make his birth date about 1670. Possibly 40 years is a misreading of 50 in the original manuscript. He married, about 1691, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Sarah (Sanford) Shute, born at Eastchester, September 3, 1672. He died between January 5 and March 14, 1711/12. His widow married, secondly, Robert2 Bloomer (Robert1) of Rye.(h) All the sons were called Haight in later life.
Children of Moses and Elizabeth (Shute) Hoit:
i. Abigail, b. June 16, 1692.
ii. Ellinor, b. June 24, 1694.
4. iii. Moses, b. Oct. 28, 1696.
iv. Rachel, b. Feb. 6, 1698/9.
v. Aaron, b. Mar. 27, 1700/1; the Aaron Haight of Nine Partners, N. Y., 1760.
IV. MOSES4 HAIGHT (Moses3-2, Simon1 ) was born at Eastchester, New York, October 28, 1696. He married, December 25, 1718, at Jamaica, Long Island, Rachel, daughter Jonathan Dean of Jamaica. Later he became a Friend and moved to Nine Partners in Dutchess County between 1755 and 1760.(i) The order of the children is not known.
Children of Moses4 and Rachel (Dean)
i. Moses, m. by 1751; d. 1805; lived in Stanford Pet., Dutchess Co.
ii. Isaac, lived in Washington Pct., Dutchess Co.; family.
5. iii. Joseph.
iv. Solomon, b. abt. 1729; d. Oct. 18, 1810, aged 81 years; m. Anne Crego.
V. JOSEPH5 HAIGHT (Moses4-3-2, Simon1 ) was born perhaps about 1724, probably at Eastchester, New York. Between 1755 and 1760 he moved to Charlotte Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, where a great many relatives were settling. He married, November 15, 1746, Ann (or Mary Ann), daughter of Obediah and Ann Marguerit (De Bonrepos) Palmer of Mamaronek, baptized at New Rochelle, December 27, 1729, who was the mother of his children. After her death he married, secondly, at Nine Partners, November 24, 1767, Mrs. Margaret Rogers. He was a farmer and a Friend. During the American Revolution his son Joseph conducted Tories to the British lines and used his father's farm as a hiding place for these men until it was safe to go on. He died in Washington (formerly Charlotte) Precinct in August 1814.(j)
Children of Joseph5 and Ann (Palmer) Haight:
i. Joseph, b. Oct. 10, 1746; m. June, 1770, Margaret -------
ii. David, b. Feb. 3, 1748; d. May 26, 1760.
iii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 9, 1749; d. Mar. 12, 1835, New Lebanon, N. Y.; m. abt. 1775, Miriam
Hoag; a minister of the Society of Friends.
iv. Obediah, b. Aug. 29, 1751; d. 1812; lived in Stanford Pct., Dutchess Co.; a Friend; wife
v. Rachel, b. Sept. 7, 1753; living in 1814; m. Mr. Record.
vi. Daniel, b. Sept. 8, 1755; d. May 3, 1760.
vii. Reuben, b. Jan. 17, 1758; m. Sept. 28, 1786, Sarah Yeomans; d.
26, 1826, Washington Pct., Dutchess Co.; widow d. Jan. 10,
viii. Amos, b. Feb. 17, 1760; d. 1802, New Lebanon, N. Y.; m. Mary Fowler.
6. ix. David, b. abt. 1762.
x. Daniel, b. Jan. 14, 1764; d. of cancer Aug. 19, 1830; m., first, Mary Moor; secondly, Apr.
23, 1789, Mary Dorland; a Friend; settled at Adolphustown, Upper Canada.
VI. DAVID6 HAIGHT (Joseph5, Moses4-3-2, Simon1 ) was born about 1762. He married, September 26, 1782, at Bangall(k), Washington County, New York, Phebe Mosher, born May 19, 1761, Dartmouth, Massachusetts, daughter of Benjamin and Phebe (Brownell) Mosher.(l) As they were married by a Baptist minister, David Haight was disowned by the Friends for being married by a "priest." He was soon restored to membership however. In the spring of 1784 he moved with his family to the Creek neighborhood, returning to Washington precinct in 1785. There he was still living in 1790, but by 1804 he had removed with his family to Chatham, Columbia County, New York.(m) He died at Chatham, probably in March, 1811, for letters of administration on his estate were granted, March 27, 1811. His widow, Phebe, was well past ninety years of age when she died.(n) The list of children probably is not complete and their order of birth is not known.
Children of David6 and Phebe (Mosher)
i. Margaret, m. Seth Macy, Oct. 30, 1806.
ii. Eunice, m. Hudson, N. Y., Aug. 24, 1809, Wilson Leggett.
iii. Phebe, m. ------ Chadwick.
7. iv. Benjamin, b. May 31, 1794, Dutchess Co., N. Y.
v. Reuben, m. East Hoosick (now Adams), Mass., Feb. 1815, Kezia Hoag.
VII. BENJAMIN7 HAIGHT (David6, Joseph5, Moses4-3-2, Simon1 ) was born, May 31, 1794, in Dutchess County, New York, probably in Washington precinct, and as a boy removed with his parents to .Chatham, New York. He married, first, February 4, 1814, at East Hoosick (Adams), Massachusetts, Phebe Comstock, a member of the Friends. For a while Benjamin Haight and his family lived at Chatham. His wife Phebe died, August 6, 1825, and he married, secondly, December 31, 1827, Alma Beach, born November 7, 1810, Middlebury, Vermont, daughter of Hiland and Abigail Beach. As she was not a Friend, he was probably disowned at that time. After his wife Alma died, January 31, 1848, he married, thirdly, October 20, 1849, Jane C. Wood. In 1829 the family was living at Millville, Orleans County, New York, and they seem to have remained in western New York until after 1840. For a short time they lived in Canada, then removed to Adrian, Michigan, and finally settled at Honey Creek, Wisconsin. There Benjamin Haight died, January 6, 1866. His widow, Jane C., died March 17, 1870.(p)
Children of Benjamin and Phebe (Comstock)
i. Julia Elma, b. Mar. 25, 1815.
ii. Anna Mariah, b. Apr. 19, 1816; m. abt. 1842 Carlos Alfonso Cummings at Buffalo, N. Y.;
d Sept. 17, 1864, Allegan, Mich.; surviving children.
iii. Amy Jane, b. Mar. 27, 1818.
iv. Hannah, b. July 31, 1821.
v. Phebe, b. May 12, 1824; m. ------ Bennett; living in 1900; surviving children.
Children of Benjamin and Alma (Beach) Haight:
vi. Hiland, b. Feb. 9, 1829, Millville, N. Y.; d. June 16, 1901; surviving children; lived at
Burlington, Wis.; veteran of Civil War.
8. vii. Elias, b. Aug. 24, 1830.
viii. David, b. Dec. 8, 1831; d. abt. 1890; surviving children.
ix. James, b. Apr. 13, 1834; d. abt. 1889; unmarried.
x. Lewis B., b. Sept. 21, 1835; d. Apr. 22, 1902; lived at David City, Neb.; surviving
xi. Permelia Angeline, b. Sept. 11, 1837; d. Mar. 8, 1904; unmarried.
xii. Phidelia, b. Sept. 13, 1839; d. Dec. 27, 1922; m. George Vaughn; lived at Spring Prairie,
Walworth Co., Wis.; survived by one grand daughter.
xiii. Benjamin, b. Mar. 4, 1842 (twin) ; d. unmarried, Sept. 4, 1891.
xiv. Alma M., b. Mar. 4, 1842 (twin) ; d. Aug. 14, 1844.
xv. Susan, b. July 30, 1844; d. Sept. 14, 1844.
xvi. Sarah L., b. Mar. 13, 1846; married ------ Vaughn; d. Oct. 14, 1885.