William Hoyle's parents are listed in the 1900 Census, DeSoto Co., p. 138B, there is the following:
Peter Hoyle, July 1833, 66, TN, married 31 years. Parents born in TN.
Laura, 1850, 50, GA, gave birth to 10 children, 8 of whom were still living. Parents from GA.
James, Sept. 1874, 25, TN (married 3 years)
Parthenia, Oct 1878, 21, TN
Laura, Aug 1872, 27, TN, married 4 years, 2 children.
Henry, Mar 1879, 21, TN Will, Mar 1885, 15, TN (its not unusual for a census age to be off by a year or more)
Tommie, Sept. 1887, 12, TN
Luella, May 1893, 7, TN
Sallie (daughter-in-law), 1882, 18, MS (no children)
James Jackson (grandson), Nov. 1895, 4, MS
Daniel Jackson (grandson), Aug. 1899, 9/12, MS
Peter Hoyle and family are listed in the 1880 Shelby Co., TN Census, p. 192D, as follows:
Peter Hoyle, 42, TN
Laura, 30, GA
Willlie (f), b. 1869, 11, TN
Elizabeth, 10, TN
James W., 8, TN
Laura, 3, TN
Parthenia, 8 months, TN
Source: Tim Harrison, Vice-president, DeSoto Genealogy Society of DeSoto Co., MS, firstname.lastname@example.org .
I located Mrs. Willie May "Sweet" Fields, who lives in Memphis, TN. She lived approx. 1/2 mile from my grandparents from 1933 to 1950. She remembers my grandparents and some of the children. She stated she attended school with some of the children.
On Oct 2, 2003, I verified this with Mattie Joe Hoyle-Jefferson. She does remember "Willie Mae".