Biography of L. A. Hoit
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Hoit, L. A., Parishville, was born in Parishville, May 4, 1829, a son of John, a native of Plainfleld, N. H., born April 10, 1791. The latter came to Parishville in 1809, walking from Plainfield. He worked on a farm and soon purchased a small piece of land of Mr. Parish, to which he added until he owned 140 acres. He married, March 1, 1818, Polly Green, of Vermont, born March 1, 1801, whose father was Henry Green, a Baptist minister of Parishville for some years. John Hoit and wife had eight children, He was a Democrat and served as supervisor some time, he died December 7, 1852, and his wife April 19, 1843. L. A. Hoit was educated in the common schools and Potsdam Academy, following teaching for several years. He next engaged as clerk for the Parishville Cooperative Union, and after a year and a half went to Illinois and formed a partnership with a Mr. Hopper in Springfield, Ill., in the news business. He next came to Parishville, remaining a year, and then went west, being for three years a clerk in Decatur, Ill. In 1861 he entered in the mercantile business, remaining about twelve years. He then came to Parishville and bought the farm his father settled, and a year later became clerk in the Union store. In 1876 Mr. Holt engaged in the hardware business, which he has since carried on successfully. March 17, 1864, he married Sarah J. Cheney, a native of Vermont, and they have adopted a niece of Mr. Hoit, Emma Simpson. Our subject has been a Republican since the organization of the party, and has served as town clerk five years and justice of the peace four years. He is a member of Amber Lodge No, 395, F. & A. M., at Parishviile.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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