Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Benjamin Franklin HOXIE, son of Lodowick HOXIE (1772-1856) and his wife Ruth TAYLOR (1775-1844) of "South County" Rhode Island, was born 10 May 1810 and died 5 Mar 1899. He was born in Rhode Island and died in Mystic, CT.
Benjamin was a prominent businessman and hotel owner in Mystic. He had a fire engine company named after him in 1875, in honor of his generous donation to the community. (source: A History of Mystic Connecticut by Leigh Fought. History Press: 2007 p.117)
See Before the Gravestones: Hoxie family for more information