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Robert Hoe

Birthdate: (48)
Death: January 4, 1833 (48)
Place of Burial: Westchester County, New York, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Rachel Hoe
Father of Richard March Hoe and Robert Hoe II

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About Robert Hoe

Robert Hoe (1784–1833) was born in Leicestershire, England. He was indentured to a joiner, in 1802 emigrated to the United States, worked for a time as a master carpenter, and subsequently was an associate of his brothers-in-law, Peter and Matthew Smith, in the business of carpentry and in the manufacture of a hand printing press invented by Peter Smith. In 1823 he became sole proprietor of the R. Hoe & Company, retiring in 1832. A skilled mechanic, he constructed and introduced the original Hoe press and was, it is thought, the earliest American machinist to utilize steam as a motive power in his plant.


He was the father of Peter Smith Hoe, Robert Hoe, and Richard March Hoe, and the grandfather of the bibliophile Robert Hoe III. Robert II (19 July 1815 New York City - 13 September 1884 Tarrytown, New York) was associated with his father and elder brother in business. He was one of the founders of the National Academy of Design, and a patron of young artists.


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Robert Hoe's Timeline

October 29, 1784
September 12, 1812
Age 27
Age 30
January 4, 1833
Age 48
Westchester County, New York, USA