I received this answer many years ago from the family of Affa Hoskin Day of IA.They used to have large family reunions in the Cantril area - do not know if they still do.However, Neri's youngest son Neri looked very much like my Brooks uncles who were descended from Neri Sr.'s oldest daughter, Eliza Hoskin, whose mother was Lucinda Scoggans/Scroggins.
You probably know by now that Neri's parents were Theodore/Theodora Hoskin and Eunice Coe of Litchfield, CT.
If you go to Hoskins Genforum, you will find the huge family everywhere that goes way back into Colonial New England.We have read that Theodore dropped the s from their name.
The story of Neri is probably not that unusual for the time.His mother Eunice had 5 children, the last two being twins and they were all under 7 when she gave birth to Neri (and later probably Silas).One of the twins was crippled and the poor mother couldn't cope, so the baby was taken down to her mother-in-law Eunice Coe Hoskins (who was also her cousin) and father-in-law Joseph Hoskins to raise (and possibly Silas, too, I don't know.)
The story is that the grandmother opened the Bible, shut her eyes and placed her finger on a page.The long name of Nebu......whatever came up and she shortened it to Neri.
There are an extreme number of Coe and Hoskins researchers.
Neri is buried in the Hoskin Cemetery in Van Buren, IA near his twin brothers.By the way, there was an error in the twins' tombstones and they show they were born a year apart.