I wonder if you are possibly related somehow to this line of the Hoard family.Please use this information as a reference only.This family was known to be in PennYan, NY at one time I believe.
Known Children of Gideon P. Hoar(d) & Elizabeth Strickland: Lorenzo D. Hoard b. 5/21/1816 d. 3/25/1888 M. Lucy A. Carpenter b. 5/27/1819 Alonzo Hoard b. 1821 d. 1862, Metamora, MI Harriet Hoard B. D. Rensselaer Hoard B. D. Salinda Hoard b. 6/8/1818 d. 6/30/1860, Metamora, Lapeer Co., MI m. 1/20/1836, Geauga, OH Willard L. Bayley b. 12/5/1813, Clinton Co., NY
Most of this line came to Metamora, MI, but I am not sure where Rensselaer went or anything about if he had any children or if he married.