Hoyt, Ard (1770-1828)
Ard Hoyt was born 1770 Oct 23, in Danbury, Connecticut. His parents were Comfort Hoyt and Anna Beach. Although he had no formal religious education, he was nevertheless ordained as a pastor at Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania on 1800 Aug 26. He married Ester Booth of Southbury, Connecticut. Together they had seven children- three girls and four boys.
Under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Hoyt accepted the position of Superintendent at Brainerd Mission School near modern day Chattanooga, Tennessee. He served at Brainerd for over six years.
After leaving Brainerd, Hoyt moved his family to Willstown Mission in Alabama. There he served again as Superintendent until his death. Hoyt died peacefully on 1828 Feb 18.
Citation:Walker, Robert Sparks. Torchlights to the Cherokees: The Brainerd Mission. 1st ed. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1931.
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This collection contains research notes, correspondence, clippings, histories, photographs, receipts, deeds, and research notes on the topics of Brainerd Mission and the Cherokee Indians that were created or collected by Penelope Johnson Allen primarily from 1933 to 1976. The collection also documents the historian's work with the Daughters of the American Revolution to preserve the cemetery at Brainerd Mission in Chattanooga, Tennessee.