Facts and Events
James Hogshead, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:
Page 225 - - 25th June, 1779. James Hogshead's will (senior) - - to wife, Elizabeth, two bound children, viz: Robert and Mary Finney, until they come of age; to son Robert; to son, John; to son, William; to daughter, Mary; to son, David, entry of land adjoining Alexander Gardner. Executors, wife Elizabeth and son James. Teste: David, Michael, John Hogshead.
Records of James Hogshead in Augusta County, VA
branch granted to Wm. Anderson by patent, 1st December, 1740; corner to James and John Hogshead. Teste: Samson Archer, John Francis, George Anderson. Acknowledged by William, 16th March, 1747, and dower released by Elizabeth.
Information on James Hogshead
Husband's Name James HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-67)
Born: Abt 1722 Place: Pennsylvania Died: Feb 1782 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia Married: 1743 Place: Virginia
Father: John HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7P-VJ) Mother: Nancy WALLACE (AFN:KW7P-WP)
Wife's Name Elizabeth DAVIS (AFN:KW8D-74)
Born: 1725 Place: Prob. Penn. Died: Aft 1782 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Married: 1743 Place: Virginia
M David HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-FF) Born: < 1754 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Died: Place: No. Carolina, Prob.Rowan Co.
M John HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW86-PP) Born: 4 Aug 1744 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Christened: 9 Sep 1744 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia, Rev. Jno. Craig, (In Congregation Died: 4 Aug 1781 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia, (Indians) Buried: Place: Gilk-Hogsh.Cem., Nr.Jennings Gap, Siple Farm, Augusta Co.Va
M James HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-GL) Born: 1746 Place: Christened: 6 Apr 1746 Place: Augusta Stone Ch, Augusta Co., Va., Rev. Jno. Craig Died: 18 Dec 1801 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia, Poss.Dec.16 Buried: Place: Gilk-Hogsh.Cem., Jennings Gap, Augusta Co., Virginia
M William Alexander HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW87-07) Born: 1748 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Christened: 1 May 1748 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia, Rev. Jno. Craig Died: Place: Rockingham Co., Virginia
F Molly (Mary) HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-C3) Born: < 1750 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Died: Place: Augusta Co., Virginia
M Robert HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-D8) Born: < 1752 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Died: 1784 Place: Moffit's Branch, Augusta Co., Virginia
ID: I181 Name: James William HOGSHEAD NPFX: * Given Name: James William Surname: HOGSHEAD NSFX: Sr. Sex: M _UID: 142C2DA2503BD611BD2CE8F2169CEC2B0D37 Change Date: 6 Nov 2003 Note: In the fall of 1739, James Hogshead, the eldest son, went to Augusta Co ., VA and entered 2 tracts of land, about 400 acres each, one in his ow n name and one in his father's name. The one he entered in his father's n ame was situated on Elk's Run in the NW portion of the county, about 10 m iles from Staunton (in 1887 it was owned by Amic Kerricoff). James then r eturned to PA and spent the winter there, returning to VA the following s pring. He settled on his part of the land on Moffit's Branch, 12 miles N W of Staunton, VA.
No date of his wife's death or the birth of his children, except the ol dest son, John (b. 4 Aug 1744) have been found.
Birth: ABT 1722 in Pennsylvania Note: James Hogshead Sr. was one of 10 members of the Hogshead family to s erve in the Revoltionary War. He and seven other Hogshead men served in C aptain Jqmes Trimble's Company of Augusta Militia, Virginia State T roops. Virginia militiamen made up one than one-t hrrd of the American contingent at the Seige of Yorktown. Death: FEB 1782 in Augusta Co., Virginia Burial: Old Augusta Cemetery, Augusta Co., Virginia Probate: MAR 1782 Augusta Co., Virginia Will: 25 JUN 1779 Augusta Co., Virginia Note: see Augusta Co. Will Book 6, p. 225
In his will James provided for his wife, Elizabeth; 2 "bound" children: R obert and Mary Finney, until they come of age; son, Robert; son, James; s on, John; son, William; daughter, Mary; son, David, entry of land adjoi ning Alexander Gardner. Executors: wife, Elizabeth, and son, James. Tes te: David, Michael, John Hogshead (his brothers).
James' oldest son, John, served in the same company as his father. H is second son, James Jr., was an ensign in Capt. George Moffett's comp any. The third son, William Alexader, was in Capt . John Dickey's compa ny. Three of his brothers, John, David and Michael served in the Virgin ia militia, as did two cousins, Robert and Thomas Hogshead.
Virginia militiamen made up one third of the American contingent a t the Seige of Yorktown.
Marriage 1 Elizabeth DAVIS b: 1725 in Pennsylvania Note: John and James, their two oldest children, were baptized by the Rev.Joh n Craig, a Presbyterian minister. Gerri Phillips, who has done extensiv e research on the Davis/Davies families in August County, believes Eliz abeth to be a daughter of Davis Davis. He owned land on Mossy Creek nea r James Hogshead and John Hogshead in 1739. Married: 1743 in Pennsylvania Children
John HOGSHEAD b: 4 AUG 1744 in Augusta Co., Virginia James HOGSHEAD b: MAR 1746 in Augusta Co., Virginia William Alexander HOGSHEAD b: APR 1748 in Augusta Co., Virginia Robert HOGSHEAD b: 1752 in Augusta Co., Virginia David HOGSHEAD b: 1754 in Augusta Co., Virginia Mary ("Molly") HOGSHEAD b: 1758 in Augusta Co., Virginia
Sources: Abbrev: Hogsett/Hogshead Title: compiled by Mary Hakes Jones, 1951 (now deceased), "The Genealogical Re cord of the Hogshead Family of America" Transcribed and indexed, includ ing margin notes, corrections and additions, by Jean T. Gillett, 1991 ( 134 Lido Circle, Sacramento CA 95826-1615) cord of the Hogshead Family of America" cord of the Hogshead Family of America". Transcribed and indexed, inclu ding margin notes, corrections and additions, by Jean T. Gillett, 1991 ( 134 Lido Circle, Sacramento CA 95826-1615).