I have been researching my Hoit/Hoyt family to become genealogy certified.
Have found out a lot about my grandmother's family and a lot about myself as well.
46 years ago, my Grandfather Cannon passed away, can't believe it's been that long! But that summer I went and stayed with my Grandmother so that she would not be alone. She came from a family of polygamist and she loved every single one of them and use to talk about them with such pride! I could not believe that she could remember that many peoples names so she got me started on typing up her family group sheets. I would ask her about each and every person and she had an answer for everyone except for one. I held up Jedediah Hoyt and Hannah Elliot family group sheet and she said that they knew very little about them, that they were on the east coast side of the family. I thought to myself that I would someday learn about these people. He pretty much stuck in my mind for the rest of my life. I named my second son after him, he was born 2 months early, didn't have time to re-check the family group sheet that I had, so I shortened his middle name to "Jed". I didn't know if he spelled it Jedidiah or Jedediah but I found out later how he spelled his name, how he wrote his name, everything about him *S* What a trip this has been!!!!