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426. Aurora DeGosma PROCTOR92,454,569,570,571 was born on 11 September 1804.112,572,573 She died after 1860 at the age of 56 in Madison County, Mississippi.85

The Ancestral File gives Aurora the middle name of "DeGosma" - not proved by any other source, except the 1850 census does give her name as Aurora D. Hoy.

Married William Hoy 2 Jan 1822. [This place of marriage seen as Madison Co MS is incorrect - Madison Co wasn't formed in 1822 and the births of children show none were born in Mississippi until after 1830.] He was born 25 Sep 1794 in Bourbon County KY; died 30 June 1846 Madison County MS. Their children were Mary Amanda, M. F., Sarah A., Thomas Proctor, Elizabeth, William, Phillip Bush, and Aurora

p.397 2 Aug 1837 Thomas Proctor to Thomas Blakey. $335. Convey to sd Thos Blakey. Wm Hoy & Wm L. Palmer shares in an undivided tract of land containing in the whole 100 acres being the tract whereon John Wise now lives & was conveyed to Wm Hoy & wife, Wm L Palmer & wife & Clarke Porter by Samuel Wilson, Comm. Appointed by the Circuit Court of Logan Co to execute deeds of conveyance to the different heirs of Wm Haden dec'd lying & situated in the co of Logan on the Black Lick Fork of Gaspers River. Said two shares of the aforesaid hundred acres. Signed 18 Dec 1837. Thos. Proctor. Wit: Wm Barnett, Robert E. Collins
Proved by oaths of witnesses. Rec. 25 Dec 1837

Aurora Hoy, daughter, had already received her share of her father's estate per his will probated in 1841.

1850, Madison Co MS, p.169
Household 586
Aurora D. Hoy age 40, born KY. Value of property - $6000
Sarah R. age 24, born TN
Elizabeth A. 21, born KY
Bushrod P. age 16, student, born MS
Aurora D. age 4, born MS
Stephen Crim, 37, overseer, born KY
From this census, it appears the family might have lived in Tenneessee a short while, gone back to Kentucky, then moved to Mississippi.

1860, Madison Co MS, p.825
Household 314: A. D. Hoy, age 56 [she has aged 16 years, but this age is correct], Planter. Value of real estate $23,000; Personal property $35,000. Born Kentucky. S. R. age 36, also born KY. A. D. Jr age 13, born MS, attended school. Next in household 315 is listed S. A. Crim, age 47, Overseer, born KY. Household 313 is the family of W. E. Hoy, son of Aurora.

Aurora DeGosma PROCTOR and William HOY were married on 2 January 1822.573 William HOY252, son of Thomas HOY and Susannah BUSH, was born on 25 September 1794 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.573 He died on 30 June 1846 at the age of 51 in Madison County, Mississippi.573
In the Equity Case, 14-303, of William & Nancy Porter vs. the Heirs of William Haden, dec'd, the complainants asked that each of the heirs respond with a statement of the value of all advancements they had received from William Haden in his lifetime. The only response is the following:
William Hoy & Aurora Proctor Hoy did make a answer to the above suit on 5 May 1824, stating that they would agree to bring in all advancements made to her mother, Sally Haden Proctor or to her husband Thomas during the eight years after their marriage. [Presumbably Sally & Thomas were married for eight years before she died.] Aurora did state that she was entitled to one-third of her mother's share, but did not mention her sisters in this document. They stated her parents had received about $300 in gifts of money, a colt, and a woman's saddle. The three heirs of Sally had received three slaves in the division which William Hoy now had on hire from Thomas Proctor. They were also to have received some money from other heirs, but had not. Hoy swore on his oath before Cardwell Breathitt, JP, on 4 May 1824.

1840 Census: William Hoy in Madison Co MS. p.216
1m age 5-10 [Phillip], 1m 10-15 [William], 1m 15-20 [Thomas?], 2 males age 20-30 [boarders, kin folk?], 1 m age 40-50 [William].
1f under 5 [Aurora- is her DOB wrong or did a baby girl die?], 1f 5-10 [again, no one fits - what was age of Amanda?], 1f 10-15 [could be Sarah & Elizabeth], 1f age 30-40 [Aurora]

1841 Census. Madison Co MS
Ellen Comfort - 5 males, 3 females, 1 voter [but looks rubbed out?]
William Hoy - 4 males, 5 females, 1 voter
Ellen and William's wife were first cousins.

The 1850 census, after William's death, shows young William as born in Kentucky circa 1829. I didn't find them in the Mississippi census in 1830. The 1860 census shows Phillip as born about 1832/33 in Mississippi, so the family moved between 1830-1832.

Aurora DeGosma PROCTOR and William HOY had the following children:



Thomas Proctor HOY was born in 1824 in Franklin, Simpson County, Kentucky.573 He died in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri.573

Thomas doesn't appear on the 1850 census that I can find.



Sarah R. HOY was born about 1826 in Tennessee.570,571,573,574

An Ancestry family tree states that Sarah died 4 Jan 1892, Spartanburg, SC, but did not give the name of her husband.



Elizabeth A. HOY.



William E. HOY.



Phillip Bushrod HOY.



M. F. HOY was born in 1836 in Madison County, Mississippi.573,574 He died before 1850 at the age of 14.

Apparently died young. Not in 1850 census.



Mary Amanda HOY died on 24 April 1848 in Madison County, Mississippi.573

I have also seen Mary Amanda's birth as 24 Apr 1848. She doesn't appear in the 1850 census.



Aurora D. HOY.