The autumnal subsidence of the river was followed by shallow ploughing performed by oxen yoked to clumsy wooden ploughs, the clods being afterwards levelled with wooden hoes by hand.
Van Buren married in 1807 Hannah Hoes (1782-1819), by whom he had four sons.
All these types of plough are virtually hoes pulled through the ground, breaking but not inverting the soil.
Small copper hoes (Is) with a hollow socket are probably of about the XXIInd Dynasty.
Ever excellent agriculturists, their implements were formerly digging sticks and hoes of turtlebone or flat oyster-shells.
Flint hoes (14) are common down to the XIIth Dynasty.
HOES ~14 KI
The land was purchased from the Indians for 6 coats, 10 blankets, r kettle, 12 hatchets, 12 hoes, 24 knives and 12 small mirrors.