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John Hodge, of Smith's Creek
b.abt. 1704
d.bef. 9 February 1750 Augusta County, Virginia
  • HJohn Hodge, of Smith's Creekabt 1704 - bef 1750
  • WUnknownabt 1708 - bef 1737
m. est. 1729
  1. Asabel Hodgeabt 1729 -
  2. David Hodge1733 -
  3. Elizabeth Hodge1735 -
  • HJohn Hodge, of Smith's Creekabt 1704 - bef 1750
  • WElizabeth Winstead1720 - abt 1814
m. 8 June 1737
  1. Ruemia 'Rohamy' Hodge1738 -
  2. John Hodge, Jr.abt 1739 - 1784
  3. Jonathan Hodgeabt 1740 -
  4. Jacob Hodgeabt 1741 -
  5. Hannah Hodgeabt 1742 - abt 1801
  6. Rachel Hodgeabt 1743 -
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Name John Hodge, of Smith's Creek
Gender Male
Birth? abt. 1704
Marriage est. 1729 prob. Pennsylvaniato Unknown
Marriage 8 June 1737 Orange County, Virginia ["Cockel Town", Orange County, as written in marriage records of Rev. John Casper Stoever]
to Elizabeth Winstead
Death? bef. 9 February 1750 Augusta County, Virginia

John Hodge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia

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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 of John Hodge 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)

Records of John Hodge 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.