- 1881 - 1868
Azor Hoyt, son of Loyalists James and Mary Ann (Belden) Hoyt, was born on the 13th of September 1770 and died on the 2nd of June in 1842, and is buried in St. Paul's Cemetery in Hampton, New Brunswick. Azor moved with his family at age six or seven to New Brunswick from Connecticut, USA. The Diary has been titled "Ice Out Past My House," and was kept by Azor until his death in 1842, and it appears to have been continued by his grandson, Isaac Ketchum Hoyt, until his death in 1855. The entries from 1855 to 1868 were most likely made by Isaac's son, John Allan Hoyt.