HELLO I am descendant of the Hoyts of Maugerville through David James Hoyt who left Canada - crossed into Houlton, Maine USA -- joined the US Army to fight in the Mexican War -- he was a descendant Samuel Hoyt. Try researching Connecticut for the Hoyts as to my recollection they came to CANADA from CT -- did not wish to participate in the Revolutionary War. Try that lead and also, a book written by one our "Southern Hoyts -- Name KATIE HOYT MOTT" of the Louisiana Branch of the Hoyts(David James Hoyt and Natalie Gladden[Natalie of Monroe LA) David James Hoyt received land grant as compensation for wounds in Mexican War - bought land in LA and is progenitor of my Hoyts of Louisiana. KATIE HOYT MOTT wrote a book - now considered an authentic record of that branch - following is information to gain access to this book Miss Katie wrote:
This book contains early research connecting our Louisiana Hoyts to the Canadian branch:
'THE HOYTS A Louisiana/Canada CONNECTION' by Katie Hoyt Mott [copyright 1999, Katie Hoyt Mott
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 99-74721.
If you have been stumped for 20 years hope this helps. She goes back to the Hoyts arrival in New World and this a fantastic reference book, albeit, it is of course mostly about our Louisiana branch. The Canadian Branch -originally of CT - relocated in Maugerville. Beautiful history book, she spent many years researching this book. She was a HomeEc Teacher down in Cheneyville, La. talked to her a few years ago to wish her Happy 90th Birthday and tell her again how very much I enjoyed her history of the Hoyts. I bought 3 copies from her years ago My name on Ancestry is RLM874 leave me a message if I can be of service. My ancestor David James Hoyt died in the Civil War in prison in New Orleans and is buried in St.Louis #2 (I need to refresh my facts there) Reference her Book -- I believe it will give you some leads. Bobby