If The Legends Are True ...
My software tells me as of this writing I have 207 sources in my genealogy. I make no attempt to list them all here, but rather to highlight the most important. I have done what I can to present a genealogy that is accurate and complete.
J. C. C.
Santa Cruz, California
July 4, 2007
When I was a child, my grand-uncle Richard and his family came to visit. They had a book with them which they showed me and my grandmother. I couldn't have been more than ten at the time. First they asked me if I was interested in 'old pioneer families', like Davie Crockett and Daniel Boone. No I wasn't. So they tried knights and princes and told me my ancestors were such as that. "You couldn't mean me," I thought, and promptly forgot all about it. That book must have been The Family of Hoge. I remember the front and back pieces, and know today they are Lucina Hoge's Descendents of Solomon Hoge. About the same time, my Uncle Pat began to try to explain to me my father's family's genealogy. I wasn't much interested in that either.
When I went back to Alabama in 1997 Uncle Pat gave me a second-hand Family Tree Maker CD and his gedcom of my father's family (complete, 1,530 individuals cited). He had been working on my father's family's genealogy for about 40 years, I guess. I started with that, and added what I could find on the internet (for free), and published a genealogy on my website.
It turns out in addition to my grandmother, my aunts Connie and Phyl, and my uncle Pat, my cousin Jackie was a genealogist and is listed as a contributor to Carroll, Jett, Hogue, and Hampton by James Earl Ray (pages 1-40, 1,236 individuals cited). Mother sent me a print-out of Jackies's genealogy (complete, 598 individuals cited), essentially the same data in Carrol, Jett, Hogue, and Hampton) and Phyl sent me her data. We had a flurry of correspondence and Phyl told me my grandmother had spent a lot of time corresponding with a relative in Texas who spent a lot of time in court houses collecting grants and deeds and so forth (which Phyl has), and established our Lemuel Hoge as the son of Joseph Johnson Hoge & Barbara Brawley. My grandmother must have begun her work on our genealogy after that visit by her brother Richard. And who knows how long cousin Jackie has been working on it.
It also turns out my 3rd cousin George G. Morgan is a professional genealogist and has researched my mother's father's mother's family, along with W. T. Beauregard, my 5th cousin. And my mother contributed virtually all of the pictures of her side of the family.
All of the genealogists from my immediate family have photos displayed on my genealogy home page, except cousin Jackie, shown here on the right with her husband and my grandmother Lucille Allred.
Greensboro, North Carolina; J. F. Hoge, 1927, 149 pages
complete – 1,681 individuals cited
The Honorable James Hoge Tyler was lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1890 through 1894, and governor at the turn of the century, from 1898 through 1902. If the F. L. Hoge letter dated August 31, 1880 represents the beginning of his inquiries, he spent nearly fourty years researching the family history and genealogy. The Governor died early in 1925. James Fulton Hoge, his cousin (and father of 6 time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Fulton Hoge Junior as well as the New York Times correspondent at the United Nations Warren McClamroch Hoge), edited and published the work in 1927.
Howe Genealogies – Daniel Wait Howe
Boston, Massachusetts; New England Historical Genealogical Society, 1929, 1,236 pages
pages 6-30, 554-563 – 1,350 individuals cited
The largest part of this genealogy, 'certified' by the New England Historical Genealogical Society, concerns 5 'non-related' Howe families in America, most (if not all) of whom claim noble ancestry and all of whom, upon examination, have had their evidence declared as doubtful, at best. However, in the Appendix is found Major Joseph Howe, who's reputation of noble ancestry they do not dispute, but say instead, "The family traditions are sufficiently definite to warrant the statement that his English home was one of wealth and refinement, after the type of that of the English gentlemen of that period, and that he left home at an early period, and under circumstances which would be apt to prevent frequent communication with his relatives at home, while the prominence of his relatives on the British side in the Revolution would tend still further to this result."
Listen to the Mockingbird – Daniel Dunbar Howe
Boyce, Virginia: Carr publishing Company, Inc., 1961, 425 pages
complete – 3,816 individuals cited (pages 287-372)
Major Joseph Howe was the marker for George Washington when he surveyed the Lost River Valley, which today is in Hardy County, West Virginia. On 7 Nov 1749 Washington recorded in his journal "Journey Over the Mountains" (page 84, Library of Congress) that he surved a tract for Joseph Howe, which was subsequently granted to him. Today, this tract would be located about 4 miles North of Lost City, Hardy County, West Virginia. Highway 259 runs through it.
The Appendix contains genealogies for Howe, Hoge, Patton, Heavin (Haven), and de Jarnette - all of which have been added.
The Randolphs of Virginia – Robert Isham Randolph
Chicago, Illinois; 1936, 402 pages
complete – 14,735 individuals cited
“Whether William Randolph was a carpenter or a cavalier, a commoner or an English "Gent," he certainly carved out for himself a large measure of success in the new land and he was the progenitor of more distinguished Americans than any pioneer who set foot in the colony before or after him. His son John was knighted, his grandson Peyton was President of the first Continental Congress, his great grandson Edmund was Attorney General of the United States, his great grandson Thomas Jefferson was President of the United States, his great grandson John Marshall was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and for ten generations the line has produced distinguished and able citizens.”
Ancestral Colonial Families – Luther W. Welsh
Independence, Missouri; Lambert Moon Print Company, 1928, 213 pages
complete – 6, 206 individuals cited
Genealogy of the Welsh and Hyatt families of Maryland and their kin: giving the colonial generations of the Howard, Hammond, Maccubbin, Griffith, Greenberry, Dorsey, Van Sweringen, Baldwin, Gaither, Warfield and Duvall families
John Gaither was my 8th great-grandfather. His daughter Ruth married John Warfield. His granddaughter Diana Gaither married Shadrack Hyatt.
Withers America – Francis V. Recum
New York, New York; unknown, 1954, 348 pages
complete – 3,493 individuals cited
A Collection of genealogical data concerning the history of the descendants in the male line of James Withers (1680/1-1746) of Stafford County, Virginia.
Captain James Withers married my 1st cousin 10 times removed Elizabeth Keene, so all their descendants are cousins.
DeJarnette and Allied Families – Earl Clarence Frost
San Bernardino, California; E. C. & M. Frost, 1954, 348 pages
pages 1-20, 95-96, 162-180, 212-272 – 1,318 individuals cited
George Tyler, father of James Hoge Tyler, married two de Jarnettes: Jane and her ½ niece Jane Quisenberry. They were, respectively, daughter and grand-daughter of Daniel de Jarnette of Spring Grove; and niece and grand-niece of Elliott Hawes de Jarnette, who built Pine Forest, pictured right. Agnes Howe of Sunnyside married Eugene de Jarnette, grandson of the same Daniel. Edward Holder married Florence de Jarnette, 2nd cousin twice removed of the same Daniel. Et. cet...
Records of Lewis, Meriwether and kindred families by Lottie Wright Davis
Columbia, Missouri, 1951, 182 pages
pages 13-31, 153-160, 851 individuals cited
Elizabeth Warner was my 7th cousin 10 times removed. She married Colonel John Lewis. Her sister Mildred married Lawrence Washington.
Colonial Families of the United States of America by George E. Norbury MacKenzie
New York, New York: Genealogical Publishers, 1907, 5,094 pages
pages 47-61, 204-212, 608-618, 706 individuals cited
The families of Thomas and Mary (Ludford) Nichols by Donald E. Nichols
Buchanan, Michigan: unknown, 1999
pages 1-30 of 59, 275 individuals cited
Thomas and Mary were ministers of The Society of Friends. They fled England in 1712. Their son Isaac founded the Goose Creek Meeting (near Lincoln, Loudon County, Virginia) in 1749. Their great-grandson William's farm at Cherry Fork (near Columbiana, Ohio) was a station on the Underground Railroad. William and his 2nd wife widow Cassandra Swayne (born Brown) were ministers of The Society of Friends. They were also seperatists (Hicksites).
Solomon Hoge's 2nd wife was Mary Nichols, the granddaughter of Thomas & Mary, and the aunt of William. Solomon Hoge's daughters Mary and Nancy by his first wife Ann Rollings married his second wife Mary Nichol's brothers Isaac and Samuel. Solomon's daughter Nancy Hoge's 1st husband was George Nichols, cousin of her father's 2nd wife Mary Nichols. Nancy's brother Isaac married George's sister Elizabeth. Solomon Hoge's son Jesse married Elizabeth Gregg and his daughter Lydia married Joshua Gregg. Solomon, my 1st cousin 7 times removed, was the grandson of William Hoge and Barbara Hume.
The Bard Family by George Overcash Seilhamer, Esquire
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania: Higginson Book Company, 1908, 507 pages
pages 451-460, 170 individuals cited
A History and Genealogy of the Bards of "Carroll's Delight" together with a Chronicle of The Bards and genealogies of The Bard Kinship
The Book of the Agnews – Mary Virginia Agnew
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  J. E. Caldwell & Co., 1926, 645 pages
pages 119-155 – 385 individuals cited
David Agnew (1743-1797) married m 2nd cousin 6 times removed Mary Erwin, daughter of John Irwin and Mary Hoge.
Gibson Agnew by Ruth Lumry Miner
San Francisco, California: unknown, 1976
pages 1-70 of 316, 93 individuals cited
Irish Pedigrees by John O'Hart
New York, New York: Murphy & McCarthy, 1888, 2 Volumes
pages 37-41 of 1,976, 145 individuals cited
The Hoge/Howe/Hume line
The Garner/Keene line
The Gunter Line
Royalty, Nobility, Gentry
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