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Zerubbabel Hoyt

Birth
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 25 Jan 1739 (aged 86–87)
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 148419050 View Source
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Mr. Zerubbabel Hoyt was the son of Walter Hoyt, founding settler of Norwalk. Zerubbabel had quite the colorful portfolio of careers. According to Norwalk town records, he was the town drummer/bell ringer/hog slayer/town house custodian and deacon of the church. In 1721, his estate was valued at 342 pounds sterling - there being only 2 of 3 others as large.

The following is a poem which appeared in the Westport Town Crier in 1925. It was re-printed in the History of Fairfield County, Vol. I, p. 402. S.J. Clarke & Co, 1929, Chicago and Hartford.


Zerrubbable Haytt he beats his drum

To summon the Nurruck folk all and some;

"Come! to the meeting house,

Come! Come!"

With a roll and a thrum

On his corded drum,

Says Zerrubbable, rubbable, rubbable, Haytt.



Zerrubbable Haytt he beats his drum

With a him, bam, boom and a diddle-ed-um,

For a horse astray

On a training day,

Best hurry, best come

When you hear the drum

Of Zerrubbable, rubbable, rubbable, Haytt.



Zerrubbable Haytt he beats his drum

With a aging, bang, bang and a tum-tee-tum.

"I am not proud

As I beat it loud,

My drum, drum, drum with its flaxon cords,

For the glory thereof is the Lord's, the Lord's,"

Says Zerrubbable, rubbable, rubbable, Haytt.



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