Looking for information of the early days of Hoy’s Station. Data I have found has been fragmentary and piecemeal. Hoy’s Station is referenced often in the early KY happenings but with little detail. From what I can put together, Hoy’s Station was established in 1780 by William and Sarah Callaway Hoy, in then Lincoln County VA (Kentucky Territory), later to be Madison County. It appears to have been located about six miles north of present day Richmond. During the Indian raids of 1782, Jones Hoy, nine-year son of William and Sarah was abducted, along with Jack Callaway. I speculate that Jack Callaway was the seven-year John Callaway, son of Richard and Elizabeth Jones Callaway. Richard Callaway was killed in 1780 while living at Boonsboro and Elizabeth Callaway was the widow of John Hoy mother of William Hoy, prior to marrying Richard Callaway, and was likely living at Hoy Station in 1782 I can find no details, but it appears Jack Callaway returned in a couple of years, while Jones Hoy was retained for about seven years. William Hoy died in early 1790, there is a detailed will and property inventory for him, but I can find no birth year and have estimated he died at about 40 years of age. Also, I find information that a second son, Rowland, born 1779 was killed by Indians in Aug 1790. I have found no detail if Rowland’s death was from earlier wounds, from perhaps an incident that led to William Hoy’s death in March 1790.
I will appreciate any information, or reference to information that will help me learn more about Hoy Station and its people. William and Sarah Callaway Hoy are my great X 3 grandparents via their youngest child, Celia, born 1788 and married John Newland.
Gene Martin, Phoenix, AZ