John Hodge, of Smith's Creek
Facts and Events
John Hodge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants:
- Northern Neck Survey: John Hodges, 19 Jan. 1748 - 10 Apr. 1749; 176 acres on Smiths Creek, part of Valentine Seviers survey, Kings land; adj. Capt. Peter Scholls survey. Chain Carriers - Wm. Carryle & Wm. James. Capt. Scholl present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 25].
- G-228: John Hodge of Augusta County, 126 acres 2 R. 32 Per. in Augusta County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Smith's Creek with the Boundary Line between Crown Lands & the North Neck Grant. 21 July 1749 [Index - John Hodges]. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 34].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 149.--4th February, 1749. John Hodge, farmer, and Elizabeth, his wife, to Jacob Woodley. Smith's Creek; Daniel James' branch; Valentine Sevear's Mill; the mill tract, 1/2 acre, is to return to heirs of Jacob Woodley. Teste: Wm. Rambo.
- Page 409.--16th August, 1751. Asabel Hodge and Jane, to William Carryl, 176 acres. From Fairfax to John Hodgh late of Augusta, deceased, and Asabel is eldest son and heir; Crown lands, Northern Neck Grants, Smith's Creek. Teste: Thomas Bragg, Saml. Newman, Thos. Bragg.
Estate Records in Augusta County, VA
- Vol. 1 - 1750. - ORIGINAL PETITIONS AND PAPERS FILED IN THE COUNTY COURT. - Elizabeth Hedge asks that Asobel Hedge, eldest son, qualify as administrator to her husband, John Hedge, deceased, 9th February, 1750-51.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 26, 1750. - (516) Elisabeth, relict of Asabel Hodge, refuses to admr. [sic, Note: this record is an obvious error as Elizabeth was the relict of John Hodge, as listed in several other records, and Asabel was the eldest son of John Hodge and was named Administrator of his father's estate the same day as listed in the record below]
- Page 289.--26th February, 1750. Asabel Hodge's bond as administrator of John Hodge.
- Page 370.--27th August, 1751. John Hodge's appraisement, by Wm. Draper, Robert Caldwell, Wm. McGee. Due from John Lee, Robert Caldwell, Nicholas Seahorn.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 17, 1752. - (262) Jacob, Hannah, Rachel, Jonathan Hodge, orphans of Elizabeth Hodge, to be bound by Ch. Wardens.
- Vol. 2 - Page 98.--17th June, 1752: Jonathan Hodgh, son to John and Elizabeth Hodgh, deceased, bound to Andrew Bird, weaver.
- Page 99.--17th June, 1752: John Hodgh, son to John and Elizabeth Hodgh, bound to Samuel Newman.
- Page 100.--17th June, 1753: Hannah Hodgh, daughter to John and Elizabeth Hodgh, bound to Wm. Draper.
- Page 102.--17th June, 1752: Rachel Hodgh, daughter to John and Elizabeth Hodgh, bound to Thos. Looker.
- Vol. 1 - JUNE 20, 1752. - (295) Asabel Hodge has removed out of this County. (Note: record likely listed since Asabel had been named the Administrator of his father's estate in 1750)
Widow Elizabeth's Will
- 2 Feb 1752 Augusta County,Virginia
- In the name of God Amen. Elizabeth Hodge of Augusta County of Colony of Virginia being very sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be given to God for his mercy and calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing it is appointed for one_____ to die I therefore do make this my last will and testament in writing.
- First, I recommend my soul into the hands of God who gave it and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian manner by my children and neighbors. My executors by reason of distance not being here which charges I order payment out of my movable estate.
- Item in the next place appoint, constitute and ordain my trusty friend who now my attorney executor of this my last will and testament _____(that?) is to say Mr. Gabriel Jones whom I do hereby pray to do for me in the following manner. That is to say if he recovers my lands and movables now in the law from Asahel Hodge that then my two youngest sons Jonathan Hodge and Jacob Hodge by equal division may enjoy the land and their heirs and assigns forever and the movable estate by equal division amongst the rest of my children. To wit: David Hodge, Elizabeth Hodge, Ruemia Hodge, Rachel Hodge and Hannah Hodge either in money or equal portion of the estate at the division by my extors.
- Item do order that of my eldest son David Hodge be bound apprenticed to Thomas Rees Blacksmith to learn that trade in the county of Augusta.
- I likewise order my next son Jonathan Hodge be bound to Andrew Bird to learn the trade and ______ of weaver and he shall be bound to learn him to read and write and cypher if he can be taught.
- I likewise order my youngest sonn Jacob to be bound to Samuel Newman to do laboring work to be taught to read write and cypher if he can take it.
- I likewise order my daughter Rachel to be bound to Thomas Looker and likewise to learn to read and my daughter Hannah to William Draper under the the same circumstances to be taught to read. Each one______Bible______ and I do hereby revoke, disallow and annul other wills and legacies by me before made Legacies for firm and effectual this only is my last will and testament.
- In witness where of thus here unto set my hand and seal this second day of February in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred fifty two. signed, sealed published pronounced and declared by this Elizabeth Hodge as her last will and testament in presence of William Draper, Edward Davis, Andrew bird and Samuel Newman.
- (Signed) Elizabeth Hodge
- At court held for Augusta County the 7th day of June 1752. This last will and Testament of Elizabeth Hodge being presented into court was proved by oaths of William Draper, Andrew Bird and Samuel Newman. Three of the witnesses there to subscribed and ordered to be exercutors. Gabriel Jones, gent the Extor there in named having in open court refused to take on him the burden of the Executor of this will on the motion of Peter School and Samuel Newman who made oath with and with Nicholas Seahorn and Thomas Lookie their security entered into and acknowledged their bond according to Law. Certificate is therefore granted them for obtaining _____with _____ in one form.
Records of in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Augusta County Muster List of 1742: Capt. Peter Shoull's List: Peter Shoull, Captain; And. Burd, Lieutenant; Math. Skeens, Ensign; Abram Harden, John Hill, Johnath Burley, John Harison, Georg. Clemens, Wm. Halimes, Zebulun Harrison, Jno. Davis, Jno. Taylor, Joseph Burley, William White, Isaac Lotos, Wm. Sherral, Valante Severe, John Cumberland, Jacob Jacobs, Thos. Moor, Stephanes Haveworth, Jas. Haveworth, John Beeson, Steph. Howard, Absolom Howard, Joseph Howard, John Benson, Benj. Hames (Haines), John Harrison, Thos. Lowker, Griffiths Thomas, John White, Adam Sherral, Rob. Caldwal, John Miller, Will Brizes (Briges), Wm. Carrel, John Hodg, Absolom Haveworth, John Haveworth.
- Vol. 1 - FEBRUARY 19, 1746/7. - (154) John Hodge, leave to build a mill.
- Valentine Sevier, 19 Jan. 1748 - 11 Apr. 1749; 378 acres on a branch of Smith's Creek, including the improvement made by him, adj. Kings land, John Hodgh, Capt. Peter Scholl, the waggon road, Jane Schene, Nicholas Seechan. CC - John Dobkin & Thomas Locker. Capt. Peter School present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 32].
- Peter Scholl, 19 Jan. 1749 - 10 Apr. 1749; 420 acres where he now lives on Smiths Creek, joyning the boundary line; adj. John Hodgh (sic), Jane Schene & part of Vallintine Survire [Sevier] survey. Chain Carriers - Thomas Loocker & Andw. Burd. Samuel Newman & sundry other persons present on survey. Surv. George Byrne. [Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Orange & Augusta Counties, with Tithables, Delinquents, Petitioners, 1730-1754, Volume One, Peggy Smomo Joyner, pg. 31].
- G-229: Capt. Peter School of Augusta County, 420 acres in Augusta County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Smith's Creek, adj. John Hodge. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 34].
- G-232: Valentine Savier of Augusta County, 370 acres in said County. Surv. Mr. George Byrne. On Smith's Creek, adj. John Hodge, Capt. Peter School, Waggon Road, adj. Jane Schine. 21 July 1749. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 34].
- Page 319.--28th February, 1750. Jonathan Newman's estate; settlement y Samuel Newman. To Joshua Potts, Eleanor Taylor, John Hodge, John Ruddle, Jr., Wm. Carryl, John Henry Neff.
- Page 409.--16th August, 1751. Asabel Hodge and Jane, to William Carryl, 176 acres. From Fairfax to John Hodgh late of Augusta, deceased, and Asabel is eldest son and heir; Crown lands, Northern Neck Grants, Smith's Creek. Teste: Thomas Bragg, Saml. Newman, Thos. Bragg. (Note: this proves that John Hodge had received a grant from Lord Thomas Fairfax at Smith's Creek, Northern Neck).
- Page 424.--2d February, 1752. Elizabeth Hodge's will--(Executors live at great distance, Gabriel Jones). Lands now in law with Asahel Hodge to be recovered; two youngest sons, Jonathan and Jacob; children, David (eldest); Elizabeth, Ruemia, Rachel, Hannah; eldest son, David, to be apprenticed to Thos. Rees, blacksmith; second son, Jonathan, to be apprenticed to Andrew Bird to learn trade of weaver; youngest son, Jacob, to be bound to Samuel Newman to do laboring work; daughter, Rachel, to be bound to Momas Looker; daughter, Hannah, to be bound to Wm. Draper. Teste: Wm. Draper, Edward Davis, Andrew Bird, Samuel Newman. Proved, 17th June, 1752, by witnesses, except Davis. Gabriel Jones refuses to execute, and administration granted Peter Scholl and Samuel Newman, with surety Thomas Looker. (Note: Elizabeth was John Hodge's wife).
Information on John Hodge
From "Early Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages in Southeastern Pennsylvania", pg. 12:
- John Hodge (Shenandoah)
- Hodge, David - b. Aug. 2. 1733, bap. June 8, 1737.
- Hodge, Elizabeth - b. April 7, 1737. bap. June 8, 1737.
- Hodge, Rohamy - b. May 8, 1738, bap.
- Tests to the above baptisms, James Guill and the parents themselves.