John Hoey

Born: 1805 in Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York

Died: 1866 in New Orleans, Orleans Co., Louisiana

Father: John Hoey
Mother: Mary Scott

Submitted by: Arthur Hoey


September 1775: Uncle Robert Hoey born in Ireland to John Hoey and Unknown.

About 1790: Aunt Nancy Hoey born in Ireland to John Hoey and Unknown.

Grandfather, John Hoey lived in old age at Bruynswick, Ulster Co., New York. Perhaps born in Cavan, Ulster, Northern Ireland. John's uncle Robert Hoey (wife Mary McKinney) immigrated in about 1800. Robert's father (John's uncle), John, arrived a few years later.

17 April 1805: John Hoey born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York to John Hoey and Mary Scott. Father John Hoey was born in Dublin, Ireland.

28 July 1805: John Hoey baptized at Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church, Kings Co., New York.

18 September 1807: Brother James Hoey born in Flatbush, Kings Co., New York to John Hoey and Mary Scott. Baptized 10 November 1807 at Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church,  Kings Co., New York.

20 August 1809: Sister Elizabeth Hoey born in Flatbush, Kings Co., New York to John Hoey and Mary Scott. Baptized 24 September 1809 at Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church,  Kings Co., New York.

1812: Uncle, Robert Hoey, living in Sag Harbor, New York.

1820: Uncle, Robert Hoey, moved to Bruynswick, Ulster Co., New York.

Before 1830: John Hoey relocates from Brooklyn to New Orleans, Louisiana.

About 1830: John Hoey marries Anna Eliza Agnes Bozeman at unknown location. Anna was born in 1813 in Edgefield, South Carolina to Harmon Bozeman and Nancy Burnett.

1830 Federal Census: Upper Suburbs of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
John Hoey
Males: 1 at twenty to thirty
Females: 1 at fifteen to twenty

1833: Daughter Mary Hoey born to John Hoey and Anna Eliza Agnes Bozemen.

1832 New Orleans City Directory
Hoey N. porter house 25 Bienville
Hoey James clothing store Port of Orleans
Hoey John steam corn mean c. Public Road & Philips

About 1834: Daughter Agnes Hoey born to John Hoey and Anna Eliza Agnes Bozemen.

About 1837: Wife Anna Eliza Agnes (nee Bozeman) Hoey dies.

1840 Federal Census: Shawangunk, Ulster Co., New York
Robert Hoey
Males: 1 at sixty to seventy
Famales: 1 at fifty to sixty

1840 Federal Census: New Orleans-Not found

1842 New Orleans City Directory
Hoey John c. St. John & Poydras Sts.
Hoey N. porter house Victory St.
Hoey Nicholas porter & ale store 27 Bienville St.
Hoey John hose maker 33 Camp St.
Hoey Robert 19 Magazine St.
Hoey P. L. bookkeeper 57 Common St.
Hoey & Co. saddlery store Banks' Arcade

17 September 1843: Son John Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

About 1844: Son William Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

About 1846: Son Harmon Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

15 January 1850: Daughter Mary Hoey marries Edward Julius Hall in Carrollton, Louisiana, probably at the Hoey Plantation. Edward Hall was born in 1828 in Brighton, Lorain Co., Ohio. Edward was a manufacturer of firebrick. They perhaps relocated to Perth Amboy, New Jersey after their marriage.

1850 Federal Census: Shawangunk, Ulster Co., New York
Robert Hay [sic], 76, b Ireland, farmer Note: John's uncle
Ann C. Hoey, 63, b Dutchess New York

1850 Federal Census: Left Bank of Mississippi, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
John Hoey, 45 b New York, brickyard
Caroline Hoey, 28, b New York
John Hoey, 8, b Louisiana
William Hoey, 6, b Louisiana
Herman Hoey, 4, b Louisiana Note: Probably Harmon, named after maternal grandfather
Agnes ???, 17 b Louisiana Note: Perhaps daughter from previous marriage

1851: Grandaughter Agnes Hall born in Louisiana to Edward J. Hall and Mary nee Hoey.

1851: Son-in-law Edward J. Hall and family return to Perth Amboy, New Jersey where Edward is made a partner in his father's fire-brick business.

1851 New Orleans City Directory:
Hoey & Byington, brickmakers, yard at Hoeyville, Carlt. (Carrollton), office 27 Camp
Hoey, John, above firm, d. (domicile) at Hoeyville

About 1852: Agnes Hoey marries Alanson Wood Ballard probably in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alanson was born on 31 May 1832 in New York, NY to Eli Alanson Ballard and Eliza Winens.

31 March 1853: Grandson Edward J. Hall was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to Edward Julius Hall and Mary Hoey. Edward attended Yale University, class of 1873, in New Haven, Conneticut.

About 1853: Son Wyman (sometimes written Wining) Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

About 1854: Daughter Marion Patterson Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

About 1856: Son Cornelius Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

About 1858: Daughter Pauline Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

14 May 1858: Son-in-law Alanson Wood Ballard, wife of daughter Agnes, dies in New Orleans of Yellow Fever.

1858: Norman's Chart of Lower Mississippi (p.98 of Historic Jefferson Parish from Shore to Shore by Betsy Swanson):
Map showing a plot called "Hoestown" [sic] and another noted "J. Hoes." In order, Greenville, Carrollton, New Carrolton, J. Hoes [sic], E. Preston, W. Walker.....I assume this is East to West. Carrollton and New Carrollton are separated by the Carrollton & Lake Railroad. Each of the parcels extend from the Mississippi to Hoestown to the north. Hoestown appears to be a triangular parcel with the north boundary of Metairie Road (parallelling Bayou St. John), to the south are the properties listed above, west boundary is a point of the trianglar parcel. To the east, it is not clear if the parcel ends at the Carrollton & Lake Railroad or if it extends further, perhaps beyond Carrollton.

1860 Federal Census: Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
John Hoey, 53 b New York, brickyard
Mrs Hoey, 35, b Massachusetts
John Hoey, 16, b Louisiana
William Hoey, 14, b Louisiana
Herman Hoey, 13, b Louisiana Note: Probably Harmon, named after maternal grandfather
Wining Hoey, 7, b Louisiana Note: Believed to be Wyman Hoey
Cornelius Hoey, 4, b Louisiana
Pauline Hoey, 2, b Louisiana

1861 New Orleans City Directory
Hoey Edward clk. 47 Conti 636 Elysian Fields
Hoey John a "citizen" Carrollton
Hoey Martin blacksmith 84 Port
Hoey M., Mrs. 118 Elysian Fields
Hoey Nicholas 118 Elysian Fields
Hoey Nicholas J. (C. E. Girardey & Co.) 37 Magazine
Hoey Robert painter 346 Howard, d. 1

John Hoey owned a substantial acreage generally north of what was then known as the city of Carrollton and later became Hoeyville. On part of that land stood Hoey’s three-kiln brickyard, a saddle and harness factory and a separate Hoey wheelbarrow operation, with most of that product going to Texans fighting in the Mexican War of 1848.

18 October 1862: Cornelia Elizabeth B. "Elizabeth" Hoey born in Louisiana to John Hoey and Caroline Lavisa Pierce.

18 December 1866: John Hoey dies in New Orleans. He is buried in Sec 80 of Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Paris, Louisiana. He shares the plot with Cornelia L. Pierce. Note: Perhaps this is his wife Caroline Lavisa (Nee Pierce). If so, this conflicts with cemetery records of Carrollton Cemetery showing Caroline L. Pierce, wife of John Hoey, dying 21 March 1918 at 93 years. 

1866: Daughter Mary Hoey and son-in-law Edward Julius Hall move with their six children to Buffalo, New York from Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

1870 Federal Census: Not found

1871: Granddaughter Edith Buckingham Hall born to Edward Julius Hall and Mary Hoey.

14 March 1874: Grandson Sherman Rogers Hall born in Buffalo, New York to Edward Julius Hall and Mary Hoey. Sherman attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Sherman married Clementine Lewis on 25 October 1900 in Portland, Oregon. In 1914, Sherman was the president of the Missouri and Kansas Telephone Company.

1875: Grandson Edward J. Hall marries Louise Winne in Buffalo, New York.

22 January 1880: Son Wyman Hoey marries Frances Thieler in New Orleans, Louisiana.

9 October 1880: Granddaughter Ethel Hoey born to Wyman Hoey and Frances Thieler.

1 November 1880: Granddaughter Ethel Hoey born to Wyman Hoey and Frances Thieler, dies. She lived 22 days.

1880 Federal Census: 243 Short Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Caroline L. Hoey, mother, 54, b Massachusetts, keeping house
John Hoey, son, 36, b Louisiana, at house
William Hoey, son, 34, b Louisiana, clerk (crippled hand)
Herman Hoey, son, 33, b Louisiana, deputy sheriff
Cornelius Hoey, son, 24, b Louisiana, policeman clerk
Marion Hoey, daughter, 26, b Louisiana, at home
Cornelia Hoey, daughter, 17, b Louisiana, at home
Marion Jones, sister, 52, b Massachusetts, at home

11 Aug 1884: Cornelia E. B. Hoey marries Conrad B. Fischer in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. Conrad B. Fischer was born 8 December 1861 and died 6 September 1937. He is buried in plot 129 at Carrollton Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana.

25 July 1887: Marion Patterson Hoey marries George Wood Stem in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

26 May 1888: Granddaughter Marion Hoey Stem born in New Orleans to George Wood Stem and Marion Patterson Hoey.

1890 New Orleans City Directory:
Cornelius Hoey, 151 Fifth, 7th district, Yale & Bowling, clerk

Unknown Date: Daughters Mary Hoey Hall, with husband Edward Hall, and Agnes Hoey Ballard (widow), with children Fayette Ballard and Mary Elizabeth Ballard, move to Tonawanda, New York.

27 March 1890: Granddaughter Rita Elizabeth Stem born in New Orleans to George Wood Stem and Marion Patterson Hoey.

6 March 1892: Grandson Wyman Pierce Stem born in New Orleans to George Wood Stem and Marion Patterson Hoey.

21 March 1892: Son John Hoey dies in New Orleans, Louisiana and is buried at Lot 378, Carollton Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

13 September 1892: Son-in-law Edward Julius Hall dies. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.

4 July 1893: Grandson Clifford Hoey Stem born in New Orleans to George Wood Stem and Marion Patterson Hoey.

1900 Federal Census: 7929 Poplar Street, District 144, New Orleans Ward 16, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Caroline Hoey, head, May 1825, 75, b Massachusetts, widow, 6 children with 6 surviving
Willie Hoey, son, June 1845, 55, b Louisiana, Levee Inspector
Harmon Hoey, son, June 1847, 52, b Louisiana, Levee Foreman
Cornelius Hoey, son, Jan 1857, 43, b Louisiana, Dry Goods Clerk
Mary Shields, servant, July 1836, 63, b Virginia, widow, 0 children with 0 surviving, servant

1900 Federal Census: 625 Short Street, District 143, New Orleans Ward 16, Oreleans Parish, Louisiana
Wyman Hoey, head, Aug 1854, 45, b Louisiana, married 20 year, custodian for insurance company
Frances T. Hoey, wife, Nov 1859, b Louisiana, 1 child with 0 surviving
Carrie Thieler, sister-in-law, Jan 1858, 41, b Louisiana

23 September 1905: Daughter Agnes Hoey Ballard dies in Tonawanda, New York.

5 October 1907 L'Abeille de la Nouvelle: Harmon Hoey, candidat, percepteur du septieme district.

1910 Federal Census: 7933 Poplar Street, District 242, New Orleans Ward 16, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Caroline L. Hoey, head, 85, b Massachusetts, widow, 8 children with 6 surviving, none
William Hoey, son, 64, b Louisiana, foreman on levee work
Harmon Hoey, son, 62, b Louisiana, inspector on levee work
Wyman Hoey, son, 56, b Louisiana, custodian at bank
Cornelius Hoey, son, 54, b Louisiana, none
Marion N. Stems, daughter, 50, b Louisiana, 4 children with 2 surviving, widow, none
Rita E. Stems, granddaughter, 19, b Louisiana, none
Clifford N. Stems, grandson, 17, b Louisiana, none
Rebecca Morris, servant, 35, b Louisiana, black, servant

1910 Federal Census: 509 Adams Street, District 240, New Orleans Ward 16, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Wyman Hoey, head, 57, b Louisiana, married 30 years, custodian for bank
Francis Hoey, wife, 52, b Louisiana, 1 child with 0 surviving
Carrie Thieller, sister-in-law, 52, b Louisiana

6 June 1911: Grandson William Cornelius Hall, son of William Julius Hall and Mary Hoey, died of apoplexy at his home at 52 West 9th Street, New York, New York. He had been Vice President and General Manager of the Perth Amboy Terra Cotta Company. He was 56 years old. He retired from the company five years earlier after suffering a stroke and paralysis.

29 December 1911 (or 1914): Son Harmon Hoey dies at 67 years old in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was living at 7933 Poplar at the time of his death. He is buried at Lot 378, Carollton Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

1912: Estate of John Hoey, deceased v. The United States awarded $25,000 by the Court of Claims, Washington, DC for property, buildings, and material seized during the Civil War by military of The United States. Son-in-law Conrad B. Fischer was the administrator for the claim by the estate of the deceased.

6 June 1913: Son William Hoey dies in New Orleans, Louisiana and is buried at Lot 378, Carollton Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
Hoey - William Hoey, On Friday, June 6, 1913, At 2:50 O'clock P.M., Son Of Caroline L. Pierce And The Late John Hoey. Funeral Services Will Be Held At The Residence, 7933 Poplar Street, This (Saturday) Afternoon, At 3 O'clock. Interment Private. Source: The Daily Picayune

1914: Grandson Edward J. Hall, son of Edward Julius Hall and Mary Hoey, dies in Watkins, New York. He had been Vice President of American Telephone and Telegraph.

26 May 1917: Grandson Clifford Hoey Stem registers for the WWI draft in Pulaski Co., Arkansas. He is 23 years old and born 4 July 1893 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He lives at 7933 Poplar, New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a student at Citizen's Training Camp in Fort Logan H. Roots, Arkansas. His mother and grandmother are solely dependent on him for support. He claims an exemption from the draft "unless renumeration is sufficient to enable me to take care of my obligations." He is single. He is tall, of medium build, with blue eyes and brown hair.

31 March 1918: Caroline L. Pierce, wife of John Hoey, dies in New Orleans, Louisiana and is buried at Lot 378, Carollton Cemetery, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.

23 June 1918: Location: Louisiana, Paper: Times-Picayune
FUNERAL OF MRS.HOEY MONDAY
Funeral of Caroline Louisa Pierce, aged 93yrs, widow of John Hoey and a resident of New Orleans eighty years, who died at her home 7988 Poplar street, Friday, will be held at the family residence at 4pm, Monday. Mrs Hoey is survived by a [son] , Wyman Hoey and two daughters, Mrs Marion Hoey Stem and who was visiting Detroit at the time of her mother’s death, and Mrs C.D.Fisher.

Before 1920: Cornelius Hoey dies and is buried in Sec. 80 of Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, Orleans Paris, Louisiana.

1920 Federal Census: 509 Adams Street, District 263, New Orleans Ward 16, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Wyman Hoey, head, 66, b Louisiana, custodian for bank
Francis Hoey, wife, 60, b Louisiana
Carrie Thieler, sister-in-law, 62, b Louisiana

1930 Federal Census: 509 Adams Street, District 263, New Orleans Ward 16, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Wyman Hoey, head, 76, b Louisiana, manager of stencil works
Francis Hoey, wife, 70, b Louisiana

15 March 1932: Son Wyman Hoey dies in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana at 78 years old.

15 January 1954: Cornelia Elizabeth B. "Elizabeth" (nee Hoey) Fischer dies probably in New Orleans. She is buried in plot 129 with her husband Conrad B. Fischer at Carrollton Cemetery, New Orleans, Louisiana. Conrad died in 1937.

Carrollton, New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Hoey's Basin in "Old Metairie" is bounded by the Mississippi River to the south and Metairie Road to the north and Arnoult Road to the West and the Jefferson/Orleans Parish line continuing north along the 17th Street canal to the east. Hoey's Canal is now a covered canal extending from Causeway Boulevard to the west, parallelling Earhart Expressway just north of the canal.

Possibly Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Hoeyville Plantation is supposed to be 9 miles north of New Orleans on the Mississippi. The exact location has not been found.

Tulane University Library: Special Collections (http://specialcollections.tulane.edu/WWI.htm)
Clifford Hoey Stem (1893-1963) papers, Manuscripts Collection 523, 1910-1963, .5 linear feet.
Mostly photographs of Stem, a New Orleans engineer and businessman, his family, and friends. Also mementos of the Boys’ High School in New Orleans and some correspondence, especially regarding Stem’s trip to France as part of the American Expeditionary Force in 1917. Related collection: John Hoey Collection, Manuscripts Collection 780.

Tulane University Library: Special Collections (via email 23 April 2009 from Leon Miller, Manuscript Librarian, lmiller@_nospam_tulane.edu)
Our John Hoey Papers (Manuscripts Collection 780) includes 586 unbound manuscripts, including receipts, deeds, litigations, slave information, correspondence, genealogical information, and a few newspaper clippings. The documents cover the years 1839-1947. Also included are eleven bound volumes of account books, check books, accounts by Hoeyville Plantation, general ledgers, accounts of worker hours, a Hoey Brickworks account book, a real estate transaction ledger, and records of loans and mortgages of the Agricultural Banks of Mississippi.

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1858: Norman's Chart of Lower Mississippi showing Hoey Plantation (J. Hoes) and Hoeyville (Hoestown)


Address Comments, Additions, and Suggestions to: Arthur Hoey at arthur.hoey@_nospam_gmail.com
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