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JOHNSON & HOY Families

Hi, i just visited your website and found it to be quite interesting however, I'm trying to compose a book on my family tree.

Visiting your website have enlighten me a great deal, as you know trying to search for black family roots can be daunting, frastrating and tiring.

My family is of Johnson and Hoy. I don't find a problem finding the Johnsons, but Hoy???? Hoy seems to be a rather hard name to find, I know it should be of Irish descent, even in knowing that, there seem to be hardly any surnames of Hoy.

my Gr.Grandfather was named Hoy-Peter Vinton-not sure of that spelling it could be spelled, Benton, Venton, Binton, Binten, Vinten, Ventin, you get my drift, anyway his name was Peter Vinton? Hoy or maybe he had two last names-Vinton and Hoy.

Anyway could you possiably shed some light on ( Hoy) if you can. He married my Gr. Grandmother-Alice Mabeline Hammond. They married on May 14, 1885 at New Market Parsonage according to my aunt's bible handed down to her by her aunt, my great aunt. The daughter of my Gr. Grandparents mentioned.

Have you ever heard of the Parsonage mentioned. The county was I believe is Mt. Airy or at least, how do I go about finding out about this parsongage and how would or could I go about obtaining thier marriage records. Who knows if that parsonage still exists. I'f you can answer any of my questions mentioned or shed some light on how should go about finding out any of my questions, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank-you Ms. Garland Tracy McGowan


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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