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Lydia Hoyt (Lowrey)

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Birthplace: Wills Valley, Tennessee, United States
Death: Died in Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States
Place of Burial: Worcester Mission Cemetery , Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George 'Tsa-Tsi-Agi-Li' Agin'agi'li Lowrey, II, Major, Principal Chief and Lucy Lowrey, Red Paint Clan
Wife of Milo Ard Hoyt
Mother of Esther Susan Ward; Lucinda "Lucy" Lowrey Keys; Hindman Booth Hoyt and Dorothy Eunice "Dollie" Hoyt
Sister of James Lowrey; Susan Ross; George Lowrey, III; Rachel Orr; John Lowrey and 2 others
Half sister of Washington Lowrey

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About Lydia Hoyt (Lowrey)

At the age of 16 joined the Presbyterian Church at Brainard Mission in GA on 1/31/1819. She wrote the first hymn ever written by a Cherokee. This hymn came to her in a dream.

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Birth: 1803 Tennessee, USA Death: Jul. 10, 1862

Born in the Cherokee Nation. Devoted her career to translating church works, hymnals into the Cherokee syllabary for printing on the Mission presses. Married to Dr.Milo Hoyt,parents of Dollie Eunice(Chamberlin); Nancy Ann(Balentine); Esther S.(James Ward); Lucy Lowrey(Keys); Hindman Booth Hoyt; Sarah(Hunter); and Milo Ard Hoyt. Dau. of Maj.George & Lucy [Benge-Cherokee Nation] Lowrey, Jr.,


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Parents:
  • George Lowrey (1770 - 1852)
  • Lucy Benge Lowrey (1772 - 1846)
Spouse:
  • Milo Ard Hoyt (1800 - 1863)*
Children:
  • Dorothy Eunice Hoyt Chamberlin (1820 - 1894)*
  • Nancy Ann Hoyt Balentine (1823 - 1890)*
  • Esther Susan Hoyt Ward (1826 - 1864)*
  • Lucy L. Keys (1831 - 1912)*
  • Milo Ard Hoyt (1840 - 1886)*

Burial: Worcester Mission Cemetery Park Hill Cherokee County Oklahoma, USA

Created by: Patricia Mechling Record added: Oct 30, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 5908043 -------------------- Birth: 1803 Tennessee, USA Death: Jul. 10, 1862

Born in the Cherokee Nation. Devoted her career to translating church works, hymnals into the Cherokee syllabary for printing on the Mission presses. Married to Dr.Milo Hoyt,parents of Dollie Eunice(Chamberlin); Nancy Ann(Balentine); Esther S.(James Ward); Lucy Lowrey(Keys); Hindman Booth Hoyt; Sarah(Hunter); and Milo Ard Hoyt. Dau. of Maj.George & Lucy [Benge-Cherokee Nation] Lowrey, Jr.,


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Parents:
 George Lowrey (1770 - 1852)
 Lucy Benge Lowrey (1772 - 1846)

Spouse:
 Milo Ard Hoyt (1800 - 1863)*

Children:
 Dorothy Eunice Hoyt Chamberlin (1820 - 1894)*
 Nancy Ann Hoyt Balentine (1823 - 1890)*
 Esther Susan Hoyt Ward (1826 - 1864)*
 Lucinda Lowrey Hoyt Keys (1831 - 1912)*
 Milo Ard Hoyt (1840 - 1886)*

Siblings:
 Lydia Lowrey Hoyt (1803 - 1862)
 Anderson Pierce Lowrey (1811 - 1853)*
 Charles Lowrey (1829 - 1880)**
 Charles Lowery (1829 - 1880)**
  • Calculated relationship
    • Half-sibling
 

Burial: Worcester Mission Cemetery Park Hill Cherokee County Oklahoma, USA


Created by: Patricia Mechling Record added: Oct 30, 2001 Find A Grave Memorial# 5908043

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Lydia Lowrey was b. about 1803 in Wills Valley, Tennessee d. 7/10/1862 in Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma. She was the d/o George Lowrey Jr & Lucy Benge. She m. Milo Ard Hoyt I on 2/24/1820 in Brainerd Mission, Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee. He was b. 7/22/1800 in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut d. about 1863 near Bowling Green, Clay, Indiana. He was the s/o Ard Hoyt & Esther Booth.

Notes for Lydia Lowrey:

Per the book “The Brainerd Journal: A Mission to the Cherokees, 1817-1823″: The daughter of Major George Lowrey & Lucy Benge, Lydia Lowrey, age 15, arrived at the school on 4/10/1818, & attended until 10/28/1819. The “Catalogue” written in 1822, listed her then as living near Brainerd, that she could read & write & “she makes a good wife & a respectable woman”. In 1820 Lydia married Milo Hoyt, Ard Hoyt’s son. Later, Lydia wrote one of the first hymns in the new Cherokee syllabary. Lydia died 7/10/1862; she was “lifting a calf from a well & never recovered”.

Burial Location: Worcester Mission Cemetery, Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma. Children of Lydia & Milo:

1. Dorothy “Dollie” Eunice Hoyt b. 12/14/1820 in Tennessee d. 7/21/1894 in Oklahoma. She m. Amory Nelson Chamberlin.

2. Nancy Anna Hoyt b. 9/7/1823 in Unknown d. 3/5/1890 in Oklahoma. She m. Hamilton Balentine.

3. George Lowrey Hoyt b. 5/2/1824 in Unknown d. 1825 in Unknown.

4. Esther Susan Hoyt b. 3/18/1826 in Wills Valley, Tennessee d. 1/12/1864 in West Salem, Edwards, Illinois. She m. James Ward.

5. Hinman Booth Hoyt b. 1/4/1828 in Unknown d. 1/18/1863 in Arkansas. He m. 1) Elizabeth Candy & 2) Ruth Ann Buffington.

6. Sarah Harriet Hoyt b. 11/23/1829 in Unknown d. about 1855 in Unknown. She m. Richard Hunter.

7. Lucy Lowrey Hoyt b. 9/16/1831 in Unknown d. 8/24/1912 in Unknown. She m. Monroe Calvin Keys.

8. Eliza Hoyt b. 9/28/1833 in Unknown d. 1835 in Unknown.

9. John Hoyt b. 3/5/1836 in Unknown d. 1838 in Unknown.

10. Milo “Frog” Ard Hoyt II b. 3/21/1840 in Oklahoma d. 10/10/1886 in Oklahoma. He m. Harriet Fulsom Washburn.

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Lydia Hoyt's Timeline

1803
1803
Wills Valley, Tennessee, United States
1820
February 1820
Age 17
1820
Age 17
Tennessee, USA
1826
March 18, 1826
Age 23
1831
September 16, 1831
Age 28
Alabama, United States
1862
July 10, 1862
Age 59
Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States
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Park Hill, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States