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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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A. P. HOYT, of Hoyt & Chickering, contractors and builders, was born in East Weare, N. H., Oct. 26, 1847. His parents, Plummer and Emeline (Clifford) Hoyt, were also natives of the Granite State; his father was born about the year 1823, and died at Shrevesport, La., April 19, 1852; his mother was born in 1824. During infancy our subject was taken to Winnebago county, Wis., where for a time his father was engaged in farming; he then started to Texas for the purpose of looking up a location, taking our subject with him. While going up Red River by steamer he was taken sick, and, landing at Shrevesport, died shortly after. Young Hoyt, a mere child, was left among strangers. In the fall of 1857 he returned to Wisconsin, and soon after the family went back to New Hampshire. When eighteen years of age our subject went to Manchester, N. H., and began the carpenter’s trade. A half decade later he returned to Wisconsin, and in 1873 came to Missouri, stopping first in Dade county, then at Springfield, Green county. He came to Joplin in the spring of 1875, and worked for a time at his trade; then went to Oshkosh, Wis., but in March, 1877, returned, and has since made this his home. In March, 1880, he engaged with Mr. Chickering, under the firm name of Hoyt & Chickering, and has since continued. Mr. Hoyt was married in Manchester, N. H., Jan. 18, 1868, to Miss Georgia Nelson, of Sullivan county, that state. They had one child, Cora B., born May 22, 1869. Mrs. Hoyt died Dec. 26, 1870. Mr. H. was again married Oct. 14, 1876, to Mrs. Anna Merrick, nee Conkling, a relative of ex-Senator Conkling, of New York. Mrs. H. was born in New York City, June 15, 1847. This union has been blessed with one child, Herbert W., born Jan. 12, 1879.

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