Texas Family Group Sheet for the James Newton Hoye Family


Husband: James Newton HOYE
Birthdate: 22 June 1839 - Mississippi
military service: Private; Company I, 46th Mississippi Infantry Regiment
Death date: vanished 1870-1890 - Texas
father: James Catherel HOY(E)
mother: Lucy S. JORDAN

Marriage date: c1859
Marriage place: Mississippi

Wife: Mary Frances BRIDGES
Birthdate: 05 September 1842 - either Georgia or Mississippi
Death date: aft 1880 - Texas
father: Daniel B. BRIDGES
mother: Elizabeth P. AYRES

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Nancy HOYE
Birthdate: January 1860 Mississippi
Spouse's name:
Marriage date:
Death date: probably bef 1870

Child No. 2: Mary C. HOYE
Birthdate: 1863 Mississippi
Spouse's name:
Marriage date:
Death date: bef 1880 probably Texas

Child No. 3: James W. HOY
Birthdate: 1867 Mississippi
Spouse's name:
Marriage date:
Death date: aft 1880 probably Texas

Child No. 4: Samuel Estes HOYE
Birthdate: 02 October 1868 Mississippi
Spouse's name: Hannah Alabama "Bama" MCQUEEN
Marriage date: 1896
Death date: 13 December 1942 Marshall, Harrison County, Texas
other marriages: Ida ALLEN (1st marriage 29 December 1892 -- she died in childbirth along with newborn)
 
 
Documentation:
HUSBAND - James Newton HOYE
o 1850 Census for Monroe County, Georgia, Roll 78 Book 1, lists him as James N HOY, 11 yrs old.
o 1860 Census for Sageville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi Roll 585 Book 1, Page 385 lists him as Newton HOY, head of house, age 21, male, a farmer, personal value $300, born in Mississippi
o 1870 Census for 2nd District, Douglass P.O., Nacogdoches County, Texas, Roll 1599 Book 1, Page 474a, lists him as James HOY, age 30, white male, a farmer, personal value $200, born in Georgia, couldn't read/write.
o Information also obtained from Family Bible.

WIFE - Mary Frances BRIDGES
o 1860 Sageville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Roll 585 Book 1, Page 385, listed as Mary F HOY, age 18, female, domestic business, born in Mississippi.
o 1870 Census for 2nd District, Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Roll 1599 Book 1, Page 474a, shown as Mary F HOY, age 29, white female, keeping house, born in Georgia, couldn't read/write [Notes: She and her husband lived "next door" to her parents]
o 1880 Census for Precinct 3, Cherokee County, Texas; Roll 1295 Book 1, Page 374b lists her as Francis HOY, head of house, widowed, white female, age 40, born in Mississippi, keeping house, father born in Tennessee and mother's place of birth not listed. She lived "next door" to her widowed father and youngest sister, Alice.
o Information also obtained from Family Bible.

CHILD 1 - Nancy HOYE
o 1860 Sageville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Roll 585 Book 1, Page 385, name obtained from census, listed as Nancy HOY, age 7mos, female, born in Mississippi. No other records found.

CHILD 2 - Mary C. HOYE
o 1870 2nd District, Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Roll 1599 Book 1, Page 474a, name obtained from census, shown as Mary C HOY, age 7, white female, born in Mississippi. No further record.

CHILD 3 - James W. HOY
o 1870 2nd District, Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Roll 1599 Book 1, Page 474, name obtained from census, shown as James W HOY, age 4, white male, born in Mississippi.
o 1880 census for Precinct 3, Cherokee County, Texas; Roll 1295 Book 1, Page 374b as James HOY, son, single, white male, age 13, attends school, born in Texas, father's place of birth unknown and mother born in Mississippi. No further record.

CHILD 4 - Samuel Estes HOYE
o 1870 2nd District, Douglas, Nacogdoches County, Texas, Roll 1599 Book 1, Page 474a, listed as Samuel A HOY, age 2, white male, born in Mississippi.
o 1880 Census for Precinct 3, Cherokee County, Texas; Roll 1295 Book 1, Page 374b lists him as Same HOY, son, single, white male, age 12, born in Texas, attends school, father's place of birth unknown and mother born in Mississippi.
o 1900 Census for Justice Precinct #3, Cherokee County, Texas, Page 155a; Dwelling #206 Family #207, Listed as S.E. HOYE, age 35, married 4 years, born in Mississippi, father born in Mississippi and mother born in Alabama, a farmer, owned farm with 200 farm animals, could read/write/speak English.
o 1910 Census for Waurike, Jefferson County, Oklahoma Roll 1254 Book 2, Page 40b lists him as Samuel E HOYE, head of house, white male, age 43, married 2nd time for 14 years, born in Mississippi, father born in Mississippi and mother born in Georgia, a carpenter, had been unemployed for 26 weeks, could read/write/speak English, owned home free of mortgage.
o 1920 census for Marshall, Harrison County, Texas Roll 1815 Book 2, Page 149a shows him as S.E. HOYE, head of house, owned home free of mortgage, white male, age 53, married, could read/write/speak English, born in Mississippi, both parents born in Georgia, a butcher at a market.
o Texas Marriage Index 1851-1900 spells his surname as HOYA.
o Information also obtained from Family Bible, and interview with granddaughter, Gloria (Hoye) Erhard.

FAMILY Notes:
* James Newton HOYE and his wife left Mississippi in about 1870 when their son, Samuel, was about 2 years old. They were headed to California to seek their fortune, but didn't make it any further than Texas. He bought some land there and they appeared to be happy. One day while Newton was out working the fields, he simply disappeared. The plow horses or perhaps mules, were still hitched to the plow. Needless to say, the authorities looked for him, but not a trace was found.
* He was finally spotted in Jacksonville, Texas -- 20 years later -- and it was discovered that he'd married, raised a family -- all the while still legally married to his first wife, Mary Frances BRIDGES. No one knows what happened to Mary Frances during this time and how she survived alone with small children on a farm. It is known, however, that Newton HOYE served in the Civil War and he received a severe head wound. According to Gloria (HOYE) ERHARD -- great granddaughter of James Newton (who heard this from her grandfather, Samuel HOYE) -- Newton had a large "pump knot" on his forehead that never went away. So it is unknown if Newton's 20 year disappearance can be attributed to his war wound and possible amnesia, or if he just suddenly decided to desert his family.
* Knowledge of the 3 older children previously unknown until census information revealed their existence. ~~ J.E. Bean
 

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