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Elijah, son of Benajah and Dinah Hoyt, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, May 1, 1734, died October 8, 1804. After 1775 he removed to Pawlingstown, Dutchess county, New York. He married (first) in June, 1757, Mary Raymond; (second) in February, 1768, Abigail Bishop. Children, five by first marriage: 1. William, born April 12, 1758, died about 1838; married (first) Lydia Crofoot; (second) Anna Jackson. z. James, born November 22, 1759, died in May, 1777. 3. Dinah, born January 7, 1762, died February 3, 1846; married, January 1, 1784, Seymour Fitch Jr. 4. Rachel, born August 6, 1764, died young. 5. Elijah, referred to elsewhere. 6. Andrew, born December 4, 1768, died February 20, 1849; married, October 24. 1799, Ruth Richards. 7. Mary, born April 6, 1770, married Alexander Patten. 8. Samuel, born in June, 1772, died July 24, 1828. 9. Eunice, born May 1, 1774, married (first) Seth Hoyt; (second) David Benedict. 10. Abigail, born October 1, 1776, married Stephen Hoyt. 11. Hannah, born July 13, 1778. 12. Benajah, born May 28, 1780, married Rhoda Hoyt.

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