It’s really wonderful that you found all this. Just yesterday I found a birth record for son James W Hoffman.
What I didn’t know was what happened to John L. Hoffman until I read this. I didn’t know if he died young or left. I think the John you found that died in 1926 might be him because I can’t find him again.
Thanks so much for finding the marriage record to Reed. They moved to Islip, Suffolk, NY, came back to CT and ended up where I believe Walton was from. 1940 Census, Coos, Lancaster, NH. Today I will try to find more information with the dates you gave me. I will let you know and thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it.