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)
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.
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.
ALL PICTURES in this post came from the Internet.