Re: Hoctor, from Ireland, in Vermont or NY
I am the grandson of Stephen P. Hoctor (possibly listed as Patrick Hoctor). He is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls NY about 7 miles from Bennington, VT. He died Feb 22, 1914. He had siblings Lottie, Lizzie, Will, Thomas, John, Michael.
I found somewhere on Internet at least 2 Hoctor Families in Bennington VT (Dorset TWP)with children born in 1860s. One family matches on the last 4 siblings and had parents John Hoctor and Mary (Cleary?). I am looking for Steven's birthdate and more info on John & Mary who also had a son Timothy born in Bennington 6/5, 1858.
The Timothy Hoctor you mention seems to be in the other family. My notes indicate his parents were Michael Hoctor & Bridget Noonem.
My grandfather was in monument business in Hoosick Falls NY partnering with (I believe a cousin)Timothy Hoctor between 1893 and 1914. That Timothy I understand was father of Harriet Hoctor of Ziegfield Folloies.