The Jonathan Hoyt House (1755)

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Built around 1755, in the Cheapside section of Deerfield, the Jonathan Hoyt House was once the home of Rev. Henry Colman, a prominent agriculturalist. Colman had become an ordained minister, but ill health forced him to retire as a pastor. He devoted himself to agriculture, in the 1830s purchasing the Hoyt Farm and the White Horse Inn, as the Hoyt House had come to be called. Later, the house was moved to Greenfield, but in 1965-1966, at the urging of John Radovich, who had grown up in the house, the building was moved to the Street in Old Deerfield and restored in the Colonial Revival style to serve as a parsonage for the First Church of Deerfield.

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2 Responses to The Jonathan Hoyt House (1755)

  1. Heather (Farr) Smirnoff says:

    Hello! I am a descendent of Johnathan Hoyt via his son, Clement. I have recently started researching my Father’s side of the family and it is on his Father’s side that this exciting history is from.

    I am now more determined than ever to make a trip out east in order to see this part of my family history in person. Even my husband, whose family worked for the last Tzar of Russia, thinks this is pretty exciting stuff!

  2. Carl Eastvold says:

    One more reason to visit Deerfield. Not sure which Jonathan Hoyt this house belonged to, but it doesn’t matter as one is my 5th great grandfather and the other is my 6th great grandfather. I would also like to see the site of Samuel Field’s Tavern, and the lot next door where his son, Colonel David Field, had his mercantile establishment – also my 5th and 6th great grandfathers.

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