I am quite certain this is the book I read (my mother's) when I was a child (late 50s). It began with Ludwig (Lodowick) in Sandwich MA in I believe 1643.
The story is that Lodowick was a sash-maker and he took the contract to make the doors and windows for the Quaker meeting house and was arrested, because at that time - mid 1600s (at least in that locale) it was illegal to associate with Quakers - although they were tolerated. He spent a week in the hoosegow and was fined L4. When he was set free he joined the Quaker church - which is how the Hoxies became Quakers. I read a different story somewhere on here but along similar lines.
However, if he was living in Holland (from whence he sailed) the Hoxies may have been Quakers before coming to America; or perhaps Dissenters/Separatists -
so-called "Pilgrims" - as they went to live in Holland to escape persecution. Just an idea....
If we all descended from this one person, somebody(s) must have had a large family of sons in at least ONE generation as there seems to be a lot of us descended from Lodowick.
Anybody have any ideas about any of this?
PS: My Great-grandfather was C.D. Hoxie of Concord, MI who was descended from Ludwig (as he is called in our family)