1828 Widow Selling Land at Auction - War of 1812 Widow - New Hampshire


This is an 1828 land deed for a sale at auction of the home of Mrs Huldah Hoit (Hoyt) that was in Poplin, New Hampshire. She was the widow of Private Levi Hoit (Hoyt) who served in Sweet's Regiment in the Massachusetts Militia from 1812-1815 during the War of 1812. Levi (1791-1828) and Huldah (1790-1854) were married in 1812 In Chester, NH. Levi died at the age of 37 and from Huldah's probated will in 1854, it seems she did not remarry nor did Levi and Huldah have any children that lived to adulthood because Huldah left all of her positions to nieces and nephews in her will. The person who won the auction was Moses Sanborn and he was also a witness to her will. The auction was held at her 'dwelling place' (her home) and there is a provision in the will that Huldah would live in her home until her death (1854) when Sanborn was to take possession of the home.

What could have been a very sad story ended well as Huldah was able to live in the home she shared with Levi until her death in 1854.

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