According to this sheet "William Hoy was born in 1743 in Bedford County, Virginia.His parents are not known at this time.When he was 25 years old, he married Sarah Callaway in 1768.Sarah was born about 1740 in Virginia."
"William as a Captain of Lincoln Militia in Clarks Illinois Regiment serving in 1782.He was also a Major in 1t Battalion Lincoln militia, July 1783, from Lincoln County."
"They moved to Kentucky around 1780.George Boone, a younger brother of Daniel Boone, helped William and Sarah settle what was known as Hoys Station in the Spring of 1781.Hoys Station is located about 5 or 6 miles southwest of Boonesborough and 6 miles northwest of Richmond, Kentucky."
William and Sarah's children were:
Elizabeth (Betty),married John South, April 20, 1784 Roland, died Madison County, KY, 1790 Jones, born May 1,1773; md.Elizabeth Brown,July 1, 1805 Theodocia, married Lawrence Flournoy 1791 William, b. Jan. 5, 1783; md Mildred DeJarnette, Jan 25, 1805 Kezia married Hugh Brown Faunia (Fanny) Celia Tania, married John Newland Parthenia, b. 1782, d. Sept 7, 1834; married (1) John DeJarnette May 20, 1804 (2) John Sappington
"In July or August of 1782, a tragedy came to William and Sarah.While some of the men had gone out to cut a race tract near Hoys Station some Shawnee and Wyandot Indians crept between the men and the station, interceopting two small boys, John Callaway and Jones Hoy, who were going out to where the men were working.The Indians took the boys prisoners but were prusued by a party made up of William Hoy and the men who were building the race-track.At one point, the Indians split up.Some stayed to fight while the others took the boys on out of the way.The boys were not heard from during the next few years."
"In 1785, Jones Hoy and John Callaway, who were captured by the Indians, came home.They first stopped at Squire Boones Station on Brashear Creek.They were so grown up, that they were not easily recognized until they were well washed.From here they were accompanied to Fort Boonesborough.They could speak English but were Indians in many ways."
"William Hoy died in 1790 in Madison County, Kentucky, and Sarah Hoy died in Estill co., Kentucky after 1822.In their own way they were great pioneers and lead a venturous and exciting life according to history."