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Joseph Shuit Hoyt
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1833
Orange County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 24, 1929
Hancock County
Illinois, USA

Joseph apparently was told that he was "born when the stars fell" since there is reference to this in a 1940's transcription of the Pulaski Cemetery records. Apparently it was the Leonid meteor shower: "On the night of November 12-13, 1833, a tempest of falling stars broke over the Earth... The sky was scored in every direction with shining tracks and illuminated with majestic fireballs. At Boston, the frequency of meteors was estimated to be about half that of flakes of snow in an average snowstorm. Their numbers... were quite beyond counting; but as it waned, a reckoning was attempted, from which it was computed, on the basis of that much-diminished rate, that 240,000 must have been visible during the nine hours they continued to fall." - Agnes Clerke's, Victorian Astronomy Writer, downloaded from on 7/20/2010.
Family links: 
  Ebenezer Benjamin Hoyt (1805 - 1890)
  Mary Jane Reynolds Hoyt (1809 - 1874)
  Polly M Benedict Hoyt (1835 - 1916)
  Ida M Hoyt (1859 - 1859)*
  William Reynolds Hoyt (1830 - 1907)*
  Mary Emily Hoyt Klepper (1831 - 1912)*
  Joseph Shuit Hoyt (1833 - 1929)
  Edwin Gordon Hoyt (1835 - 1909)*
  Sarah Jane Hoyt Gould (1837 - 1867)*
  Benjamin Franklin Hoyt (1839 - 1863)*
  Charles B Hoyt (1842 - 1843)*
  Ebenezer Benjamin Hoyt (1843 - 1931)*
  Maria Louisa Hoyt Robinson (1846 - 1873)*
  Ann Eliza Hoyt (1848 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Pulaski Cemetery
Hancock County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sue Hawes
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51282607
Joseph Shuit Hoyt
Added by: Bruce Maysmith
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