My grandfather, John Edward McLeester, started my search for my roots when I was 15 years old and living in England. His main interest was with his line, of course, but the search he put me to has resulted in far more information concerning his wife's (my grandmother, Florence Elizabeth Hoyt) line than his.
"A Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, and Hight Families" by David Webster Hoyt, published first in 1871 by the Providence Press Company, Boston, Massachusetts forms the basis of this section. Only the descendants of Simon are listed here as that is the line of my paternal grandmother. The Picton Press, under its New England History Press imprint, published reprints in 1984 and in 1993.
The numeric following some names is that of the system used by David W. Hoyt. Where the person is listed in this book but not assigned a number I have used the convention of adding either letters or numbers preceded with a dash to the number of the identifying root person.
I have incorporated the new heritage of our immigrant, Simon. This data was compiled from the findings of Robin Bush, Researcher, Taunton, England commissioned and paid by Burton W. Spear. Hoyt's Issue published this data in the Spring 1996 and Spring 1997 issues. I have applied David W. Hoyt's numbering system to this updated heritage.
As with all other compilations that I present, I make no claims as to authenticity. Other than that of my direct line, I have no proof of any data. While some of it seems plausible, I leave the responsibility of proving the truth to each person. I have source document originals and copies of some data and will gladly mail copies of these to interested individuals. When a seeming connection is made, I urge each to start digging for the real, positive, and tangible records that will make that connection reality and not mere speculation.
If you find you have a connection and would like to add data to this site, or if you find errors that you would like me to correct, please contact me via E-mail at the address below.
Hoyt Pictures Kellogg Pictures
American Indian Connections
Serven Connections Royal Connections
List of Contributors & Sources Introduction & Table of Contents
Please visit The Pumpkin's Roots for more information.
Others have contributed their data to these lines and are noted on the individual entries. To find the E-mail addresses and, where available, links to the web sites of contributors, please visit the List of Contributors & Sources.
Please be ethical and do not misuse the goodwill of others. The data presented here may be used by non-commercial entities as long as the source contributor for each piece of data is cited along with that contributor's detailed information. The data presented and the web pages herein cannot be used, copied or reproduced in any format for profit or any presentation meant to gain profit.
I welcome all comments, corrections, and suggestions. Please let me know of typos and E-mail addresses or links that no longer work. Thank you all for your help.
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