Thursday, May 26, 2011

Another Branch of My Family: the HOGE Family

This Family History search just keeps GROWING.   Today,  I'll explore a little of another side of my family,  the HOGE side.  My 2Great Grandmother was Margaret Anderson Hoge  (1825-1870).  She was married to my 2Great Grandfather,  Joshua Henderson Bruce (1825-1904).  They lived in Virginia --and are both buried in the Bruce Cemetery in Bland County, Virginia.  They had 7 children.

I have done alot of research on the Bruce side--but am just now getting started on the HOGE side.  Margaret Anderson Hoge's parents (my 3 Great Grandparent Hoges) were Daniel Hoge (1785-1857) and Nancy Ann Stafford (1783-1853).  They also lived in Virginia,  and are buried at the Hoge Cemetery in Wise, VA.  Besides Margaret Anderson,  there were 7 other children in the family.  (Another note of interest:  One of Margaret Anderson Hoge's sisters married a Bruce relative of mine,  Harvey Chesney Bruce. Her name was Susan Hoge.  Confused yet???ha)

Daniel Hoge's parents  (my 4 Great Grandparent Hoges) were James Hoge (1742-1812) and Elizabeth Howe (1750-1809).  Here's a story about James. Besides James,  there were 10 other children in the family.   I read that James went in search of one of his brothers, John, and ended up near Pulaski, VA.  His new found friend in Pulaski was Major Joseph Howe, an English gentlemen.  James fell in love with Major Howe's daughter,  Elizabeth, married her in 1763 and made his home near the residence of his father-in-law.  This home is the old southwest Virginia homestead later owned by Lt. Gov. James Hoge Tyler,  a great grandson of James.   I have tried to find a picture of that old homestead --but so far, no luck. I may need to make a trip to Pulaski, VA.




NOTE:  Added photo in October, 2012...  A long-lost cousin read my blog and sent a picture of the old homestead in Pulaski, VA.   This beautiful home is named Belle Hampton.  Thanks, Michael Gillman, for sending me this photo.

NOW--I'm going to stray off-course a little for some more interesting information.  Daniel Hoge had a brother named GEN. JAMES HOGE (1783-1861).   James married Eleanor Haven Howe,  his cousin. James Hoge was a distinguished officer in the War of 1812,  and was a Presidential candidate FIVE times.

James and Eleanor had 5 children.  One of them was Eliza (1815-1846).  Eliza married George Tyler (1817-1889) and they had one son,  JAMES HOGE TYLER (1846-1925).   Eliza died right after James' birth,  so James was raised by his maternal grandparents,  Gen. James Hoge and Eleanor Howe.

About 1862,  at the age of 16,  James enlisted in the Army of the Confederate States of America and served as a private until the end of the Civil War --RATHER than accept a commission as an officer and be separated from his friends.

James Hoge Tyler married Sue Hammet in 1868.They had 8 children. James was a devout Presbyterian and very involved in the church.  He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Hampden-Sydney College, the Union Theological Seminary, and the Synodical Orphans Home at Lynchburg.

JAMES HOGE TYLER was the Lt. Gov. of VA from 1890 to 1894, and was the 43rd Governor of Virginia from 1898-1902.    I am truly honored to say that a member of my family was once the Governor of Virginia.   How 'bout that????

I know that these Family History blogs can be pretty boring to any of you who don't appreciate Genealogy...  BUT--you would be surprised how many times I find a long-lost cousin who has 'googled' one of these names on the internet --and my blog pops up. That's why it is important for me to do this.  I hope I hear from some of the HOGE family.

Hugs,

ALL PICTURES in this post came from the Internet.

46 comments:

Sciarada said...

Ciao Betsy, this is very interesting, a very emotion research!
Have a good day!

*Honest Abe said...

It is always nice when you have photos to go along with your genealogy. I also found books about my relatives who are also related to President Lincoln.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hope that you are able to connect with more of your relatives.I can tell that you enjoy this research.Have fun finding out more about those who went before you.
Have a wonderful day.I woke up to frost today.Not exactly what we ordered.

Bill S. said...

Very, Very interesting. It is always fun to find our roots and tie them to our branches. Good luck in finding some more.

Daisy said...

Family histories are so interesting. It's neat how much you can learn about the past.

From the Kitchen said...

Goodness, we have a "connection". My great-uncle, William Tuck, was governor of Virginia in the late 1940s.

When I was in New England in March, my DIL and I spent time doing some family research. Fascinating.

Best,
Bonnie

Darla said...

I find it very interesting, I get lost reading about all of it sometimes, :). I don't have the drive to do intense research like this. KUDOS to you and I hope you get lots of hits from other family members doing the same..

Arkansas Patti said...

There is material for several novels in your history.
Wonderful that you have found pictures also.
Hope you find some long lost cousins from this post.

Dorothy said...

Glad you have all this info, Betsy. I used to get lost in genealogy and it was great fun collecting and researching, but I hit a brick wall and have lost interest lately.

Rose said...

I think it is fascinating, though I will admit I have to go back and re-read parts for it to sink in...hope you have some luck finding new relations.

Corker2 said...

Dear Betsy

You don't really know just who I am, but I do visit your Blog. You have some interesting thoughts on Life.

Noticed that your from TN. TN is a State that I've always enjoyed being in. I used to visit Greenville, TN once a year when I was much younger. Greenville, has many memories for me. I've always enjoyed good ole' fashion Southern cooking. Black Eye'd Pees, Corn Bread, Southern Fried Chicken, Hush Puppies, and Grits are some of my favorites. I also have loved the great Southern hospitably that was always there. The Southern people are always so much more friendly than around here.

I, also, have looked for a member of my Family. He's my Father. William Francis Lawson, but can never find anything. My Mother was born in Roda County, Virgina and then moved to Greenville, TN.

Be well, Betsy. I'll stop by and read your words of wisdom.

Les

diane b said...

Wow you have done lots of research and you have some very honourable ancestors. No Hoges in my family..sorry.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Betsy, your genealogy research is turning up some very interesting finds! Stay safe from the storms and enjoy the rest of the week.

Janice K said...

Wow, Betsy...It just gets better and better. What exciting discoveries!

Out on the prairie said...

My father grew up in the area my family homesteaded so it was hard to meet someone he wasn't related to some way or other.

Pat - Arkansas said...

A very interesting post, Betsy. I admire those with the tenacity to explore their family trees, so consider yourself admired. :)

Linda said...

I don't think I have the patience to get too deeply into genealogy, but I have an aunt who loves doing it. It must be like working on a puzzle, trying to fit all the pieces together. And you get an education in history while you're at it.

Neal said...

Interesting. Keep on searching...you may find out that you're your own grandma. :)

I've been to Wise, VA but don't believe I've ever been to Pulaski.

Janie said...

Pretty cool to find that a relative was Gov of Virginia!
I've been working on geneology, too, and I find it fascinating. It's like trying to fit puzzle pieces together. It's a thrill, finding the one that fits.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

This past weekend we visited Bob's sister and her husband, who were vacationing an 1 1/2-hour drive from our house. Cynthia spent much of her vacation doing genealogy research.

Tricia said...

It IS important, I can certainly understand that... we had some intense storms pass thru Missouri yesterday & last night, but that's some INTENSE research you've done here... I commend you for the patience it must have taken to do all of that research... God bless you, Betsy!!! =)

Diane said...

Not here, but I realize how much time this can take, I work on mine in spurts. A friend of ours is Mormon and she has stacks of books almost as tall as her and she's still finding things out about the families. Have a great day Betsy. Diane

Sandra said...

Hope a Hoge or two drops by to visit you.

Ginny said...

Forget the governor thing, you come from presidential stock!!! That's amazing, since those tight collars really seem to restrict the circulation to the brain, the first poor man looks so uncomfortable, all I want to do is put him in a big old T-shirt and give him an iced-tea.

imac said...

We bow to Queen Betsy,
Very neat and good work.

Chatty Crone said...

That was wonderful and I know how exciting it is for you because I've doing it too.

You got some great information and some nice pictures. A lot of people don't have all that.

President hmmm - your life would sure be different or not at all!

Hope you find someone.

Happyone : ) said...

It's nice that you are able to find out all this information about your family. : )

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your family is RICH in history Betsy. I admire your patience on working through all the genealogy...I hope your boys appreciate it too.

Shug said...

Morning Betsy...
I find this to be very interesting...

Wouldn't it be something if we found out we were distant relatives?
I don't think there is a chance in that, but hey...we just never know..
Keep up the hard work...It will be rewarding...
Hugs to you.
Shug

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, I enjoy genealogy research myself. It is likely you'll meet more cousins due to your blog and other Internet based queries. Have a wonderful day!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is important to do family tree things. I need to do this also. Nice a Governor in the family tree!

Lady Di Tn said...

That is great stuff to know. I know more about Prince's side of the family than I do mine. I have started researching them on Ancestry.com I hope one of the Hoge in blog land gets in touch. Never can have too many Cousins. Peace

LV said...

Enjoyed learning and hearing about the history of your family. Very interesting. Best of all, you have photos to go with it.

SquirrelQueen said...

What fun to find a governor among your ancestors! The surprises like that are one of the things that make genealogy so exciting.

I keep waiting for a familiar name to pop up in one of your posts, some of our ancestors were in the same parts of the country.

Lana said...

I think you are going to end up related to Tim McGraw yet! ;-) VERY interesting, but I am the daughter of a history teacher, and we did our fair share of looking around that area for ancestors! Keep on digging!

Lana said...

P.S. LOVE your NO to Word Verification button. May have to "borrow" that one. Drives me crazy to have to jump through that hoop!

Tracy said...

Goodness, Lady, you certainly are making progress through your family and it is all fascinating! Aren't you just having the best time?
thanks so much for sharing!

Retired English Teacher said...

I never thought how one might find long lost cousins through information posted on blogs.

I find genealogy fascinating. I thought I would spend more time in my retirement doing it. My father was very involved in doing it and hoped I would carry on the work of researching. I don't have the time now, but hope to get it updated and in a more modern format some time in the future.

I think you history is interesting. You are a true Southern girl.

Cicero Sings said...

I haven't been doing genealogy since D died but ALMOST you inspire me to get going again. My own side seems to dead end pretty fast while D got back to the 1700's on his side ... on both sides of his side.

It is kind of fun being the detective though!

Mildred said...

Hi Betsy, Fascinating that you can find such interesting info and photos. I enjoyed this very much and I hope you'll hear from some family members. Hope you rest well tonight.

mudderbear said...

I love it. I'm always looking to see if I recognize someone there. You never know. I have also discovered cousins through the internet this way. It is exciting. I hope you keep it going. And your pictures are quite amazing. It's wonderful to find pictures of your ancestors from so long ago. You're doing a great job.

Carletta said...

Betsy, I love geneology and you have so much info on your roots. I applaud the depth of your search. I've researched my family mostly on my father's side. I had started looking for our roots many years ago and finally found enough info to take me back 11 generations. Sadly my Dad died before I could share it all with him and ask him questions.
Just last year I found my husband's nephew's second wife had been related to my family by her first marriage. She had a photo on her fridge of an army guy with my maiden name. When I inquired we were astounded. You find things in the least expected places.
I hope you hear from the Hoge family!!!

Ann said...

addition to my young teaching post: It was more like what you guys call a relief teacher. They didn't have enoughed trained teachers so they recruited fresh out of high school students to be temporary teachers. They teach for a while before they go to teachers' college or is treated as a GAP year like me before I went to university. It was the best job I had, young and enthusiastic. Now, some of those students had found me in Facebook.

Ann said...

May be like Ellen degerous (spelling)
You discover you are related to Princess Kate.

carolina nana said...

Great find Betsy!
A friend of mine told me she found some info on her relatives by searching the web sites of old cemetarys. I haven't had time to do any more research on mine but am going to get around to it one of these days.
Have a blessed day
Marilyn

Lynda said...

My sister loves doing genealogy but then she is the one in our family who loves doing puzzles, too. I'm impressed how far back you have gone.