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Rev Darius Hoyt
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Birth: Nov. 11, 1804
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 11, 1837
Blount County
Tennessee, USA

Son Robert Bogle Hoyt., daughter Harriet Ann Hoyt.
Rev. Darius Hoyt was born on 11 Nov 1804 at Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT. He was christened on 6 Feb 1805 at Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT. He was an ordained minister and Professor of Greek and Latin at the Theological Seminary at Maryville, Tenn.; "Maryville Intelligencer" and the "Temperance Banner" all of which he carried on simultaneously, besides preaching at vacant churches on the Sabbath. REF: First Book of Winsor Land Records, p.113; Hoyt Book pub. 1871; Historical Society of Hartford, CT, p. 207 & 375; History and Genealogy of Old Fairfield, CT, p.293, 299.
Before his marriage he was a Missionary at the Brainerd Mission, as were his parents, and siblings circa 1825 at Maryville, Blount Co., TN. He married Lucy Lucinda Mariah Bogle, daughter of Robert Bogle and Anna Reid, on 3 Mar 1827 at or 03 May, Maryville, Blount Co., TN. He died on 11 Aug 1837 at Maryville, Blount Co., TN, at age 32. He was buried circa 13 Aug 1837 at New Providence, Maryville, Blount Co., TN.

August 19, 1837

The painful task devolves upon us this week of recording the death of
our esteemed friend and fellow citizen, the Rev. Professor Darius Hoyt.
Lamented by all who knew him he passed off the stage of action amidst
the tears and prayers of his neighbors, but while all seriously deplored his
untimely loss, they had the signal and unfailing evidence that it was his
eternal gain.
Mr. Hoyt was the projector and establisher of the "Intelligencer." He
continued the publisher and editor about 12 months, at which time he
relinquished an interest in the establishment to the present publisher, and in
the third volume, retired from the editorial chair, to attend more incumbent
duties. Many of the present readers of the Intelligencer can testify to the
ability with which he discharged his duty in the capacity of an editor.
Happily endowed with a searching, penetrating mind, which often enabled
him to see the end of complicated questions before investigation, he was
always judicious in the selection of articles for his paper. But if he erred
and wounded the feelings of any, even the injured chose rather to impute it
to his judgement than his heart, and willingness which he always manifested
to give reparation wherever due, exalted him in the estimation of all. In the
writings of Mr. Hoyt there was a striking illustration of the fact that more
good can be accomplished by mild and persuasive language than abusive
epithets. While he would be as far as any from compromising the interest of
any good cause for offending, or to retain personal popularity he
nevertheless was uniformly respected by the most violent opponents of the
cause which he espoused.
The deceased was truly a conscientious man, and was scrupulous
almost to error, in abiding the decision of the golden rule, "Do unto all
men, as you would have them to do unto you." In an intimate connection
with him for several years, as a partner in business, associate editor and
etc., we can unhesitatingly say, we never knew him to aderr from the path
of unwavering honesty, or hesitate a moment to sacrifice his interest when
justice required it. He endeavored to inculcate the principle in the bosoms
of all around him that true happiness consists in a conscience void of
offence towards God and man--and that however successful a man might
be in concealing his errors and dishonesty from his fellow-men, he could
not silent that inward monitor, conscience, or rest in peace beyond the
Mr. Hoyt was the slaves friend, although he did not feel safe in
sanctioning the ultra measures of some other friends of the cause of
universal liberty, he never laid aside his golden rule in directing his course
on the subject. He was a Colonizationist, and used as an argument why the
slaves should be returned to their father-land instead of being freed among
us, and the following illustration: "If the captain of a ship which had on
board, in irons, some two or three hundred Africans bound to some land of
slavery should become convinced that he was doing wrong in thus
enslaving his fellow-men, and feel inclined to restore them to liberty it was
his duty to return them to their native land before he threw off their
shackles, because if he were to set them at liberty in the middle of the
ocean, their first impulse might be revenge, and the Captain and his crew
fall victims to the injured Africans, and the ship be left without pilot or
commander to be cast away on the trackless ocean." Every reader can
apply the illustration to the present attitude of American slavery.
Mr. Hoyt was a philanthropist. Perhaps the southern and western
country might be searched in vain for a more devoted friend and advocate
of the cause of temperance. It seemed to lie near his heart and he held it as
"dear as the apple of his eye." Next to dispensing the Gospel, his heart and
talents was with and laboring for the spread of temperance principles. He
was abundantly succesful, too in this department of usefulness. A brilliant
example himself, abiding by the principle of temperance in all things
necessary and useful (unreadable) total abstinence from every thing
(unreadable) unnecessary, even the drunkard (unreadbale) the sincerity of
his profession. (Unreadable) cause, too, his success was in a great measure
the result of his kind and persuasive language. While the boisterous and
hearty advocate of temperance was disliked, and his arguments disregarded
by those he intended to benefit, one short paragraph or a few remarks from
Mr. Hoyt would reach the conscience and receive the attention of those
very persons who receive offence from others. There was a power which
this good man possessed, over professors and non-professors which is
indescribable, but which it was sweet to feel and profitable to be governed
But why need we attempt to delineate the excellencies of our dear
departed friend. Our pen is impotent to the task. His memory like the
withered rose will retain its fragrance, long, long, after the vital spark has
left his clay tabernacle. His good works while he was permitted to remain
on Earth, will be felt while succeeding ages shall roll around and in the
great day of accounts he will have many living and polished witnesses of
his zeal in his Master's service here below, which will be bright stars in his
crown of glory, throughout the ceaseless ages of eternity. "Blessed are the
dead that die in the Lord for their works do follow them."
The follwing brief obituary of Mr. Hoyt was handed in by a friend.
Died---At his residence in Maryville on the 16th of this inst., Rev.
Darius Hoyt, Professor of languages, in the Southern and Western
Theological Seminary, after an illness of 10 or 12 days, in the 33rd year of
his age. The footsteps of the Almighty has been in the great deep in this
afflictive providence. A widowed wife and five fatherless children with a
numerous circle of friends and acquaintances have been left to mourn his
early fate.
Mr. Hoyt entered this Institution as a student when he was but a youth,
he was distinguished for talents, application and a sound taste while
acquiring his education. His study of theology was thorough; and he was
licensed to preach the gospel March 1827. In 1832 he was elected a
member of the American Education Society. His literary attainments
recommended him to this Institution as a suitable tutor at an early period
and shortly afterwards as a suitable person to fill the chair of Professor of
languages. The duties of this station he discharged with such ability and
fidelity, as to give general satisfaction. His qualifications as a minister of
the New Testament has been before the public for ten years; and also his
abilities as an editor and the public have decided on his merits: In the death
of this beloved minister, the public, and especially the church have
sustained a great loss. His innocence, and purity of character; his
benevolence and active devotedness in every good word and work, gave
him no ordinary right of character, and were opening for him a wide door
of usefulness. The course of education has lost one of its most efficient
friends. The temperance reform has lost one of its most able advocates; and
the church one of her most gifted servants. But he was ripe for glory! And
his Heavenly Father has removed him from, the harvest field below, to his
reward on high. It is the Lord, who can do but what is best! And we would
bow with adoring submission to his holy will. 
Family links: 
  Ard Hoyt (1770 - 1828)
  Esther Booth Hoyt (1774 - 1841)
  Lucy Mariah Bogle Hoyt (1809 - 1888)*
  Samuel Beecher Hoyt (1828 - 1894)*
  Harriet Ann Hoyt (1830 - 1843)*
  Robert Bogle Hoyt (1832 - 1840)*
  Sarah Cornelia Hoyt Venable (1834 - 1916)*
  Sarah Hoyt Ellis (1794 - 1869)*
  Hinman Booth Hoyt (1796 - 1863)*
  Flora Hoyt Chamberlin (1798 - 1886)*
  Milo Ard Hoyt (1800 - 1863)*
  Ann Hoyt (1802 - ____)*
  Darius Hoyt (1804 - 1837)
  Cornelius Adams Hoyt (1807 - 1893)*
*Calculated relationship
New Providence Cemetery
Blount County
Tennessee, USA
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Originally Created by: C.C.
Record added: Sep 22, 2007
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Rev Darius Hoyt
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Rev Darius Hoyt
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- Charles Robin Rauch
 Added: Nov. 13, 2015
RIP Uncle Darius
- DMLeForce
 Added: Jun. 7, 2009

- Leila Eldridge D
 Added: Nov. 15, 2008
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