Facts and Events
John Hogshead, Sr. was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
Will of John Hogshead
Records of John Hogshead, Sr. in Augusta County, VA
Information on John Hogshead, Sr.
From: James Cathey (c1685) of Ulster, Ireland, Cecil Co, MD, Chester Co, PA, Augusta Co, VA and Rowan Co, NC (http://www.martygrant.com/gen/cathey/cathey-james-rowan.htm)
The first record I have for James Cathey is a Cecil County, Maryland deed dated 5 Dec 1724 where James Cathey of Chester Co, PA sold 75 acres to John Hogshead of Cecil Co, MD. I don’t know when exactly James acquired this land, but the deed history included in the deed started in 1719, so he must have acquired it between 1719 and 1724. ("The Cathey Family History and Genealogy, Volume I (1700-1900)", 1993 page 296).
From "Brief History of Kerr's and Kin, 1730-1930", by Vincent Brown Kerr, pub. 1930, Augusta County, Virginia, pg. 19:
The Hogsheads are descendants of John Hogshead, who came from Pennsylvania to Virginia in 1729, and had sons, James and John, and James' son James was father of Elizabeth Hogsett Kerr.
Family Group Record FamilySearch® Ancestral File™ v4.19
John HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7P-VJ) Born: 1685/1690 Place: Prob. Scotland Died: 2 Jan 1756 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wife's Name Nancy WALLACE (AFN:KW7P-WP) Born: < 1689 Place: Possibly Ireland Died: Bef 1756 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Children
1. Sex Name
M John HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW87-53) Born: Abt 1724 Place: Pennsylvania Died: 1798 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia, Ch. On Notes
2. Sex Name
M 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
3. Sex Name
M Michael HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW87-K5) Born: Abt 1732 Place: Pennsylvania ? Died: 20 Apr 1818 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia, Ch. On Notes
4. Sex Name F Rebecca HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW88-FL) Born: Abt 1736 Place: Pennsylvania Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia
5. Sex Name M William HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW7Q-06) Born: Abt 1726 Place: Pennsylvania Died: Place: Augusta Co., Virginia, (Unmarried) Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia
6. Sex Name F Mollie HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW88-2P) Born: Abt 1728 Place: Pennsylvania Died: Place: Augusta Co., Virginia Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia
7. Sex Name M David HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW87-7F) Born: Abt 1730 Place: Pennsylvania Died: Nov 1799 Place: Augusta Co., Virginia
8. Sex Name F Agnes (Nancy) HOGSHEAD (AFN:KW88-C8) Born: Abt 1734 Place: Pennsylvania Buried: Place: Old Aug. Ch. Cem, Augusta Co., Virginia
John Hogshead emigrated to PA with his wife c1720, where they lived until they rai sed their family of eight children. In the fall of 1739, James Hogshead , the eldest son, went to Augusta Co., VA and entered two tracts of lan d, about 400 acres each, one in his own name and one in his father's na me. The one he entered in his father's name is situated on Elk's Run in t he northwestern part of the county, about 10 miles from Staunton (it wa s owned in 1887 by Amic Kerricoff).
In the spring of 1740, John Hogshead, the father, with his family emigr ated to Augusta Co. (just two years after the county was organized) and s ettled on the tract his son entered for him on Elk's Run and lived ther e about 16 years. We have no record of the death of his wife, of their m arriage, or the birth of their children.
Mr. Everett Hogshead, of Huntington, W.VA says that the family was orig inally French, spelled HOGSETTE. They were French Huguenots and driven o ut of France at the time of the Huguenot Rebellion. They went to Northe rn Ireland and there intermarried with the Scotch and Irish. They came t o America as Scotch-Irish and settled first in PA. There is a branch of t he family in eastern PA that still spells their name HOGSETTE. Another b ranch, in Augusta Co., VA, Anglicized the name to HOGSHEAD.
The wills, deeds, etc. for the first American HOGSHEADs may be found at t he Augusta County Courthouse at Staunton, VA. Other references are in t he 3 Vol. set "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in VA - Record s of Augusta Co., VA, 1744-1800," by Lyman Chalkley. A brief sketch of t he Hogshead family can also be found in "A History of Monroe County, W. VA," by Oren F. Morton, 1916, p.355. Both books are in the DAR Library. T he military service of early Hogshead men is listed in "Historical Regi ster of Virginians in the Revolution" by John J. Gwathmey, 1938, p.384.
HOGSHEADs were noted for their industry, intelligence and integrity.
1 Birth: ABT 1685 in Scotland Death: 2 JAN 1756 in Augusta Co., Virginia Event: Will Proved Dec 1756 Will Book 2 p 162 Augusta County , Virginia Note: Remarks: John Hogshead's will - Son,James; son, John, the bark house an d tan yard and 2 acres of meadow joining Robert Gilkeson's line; son, D avis; son, Michael; daughter, Rebecca Hogshead; to grandson, William Al len. Executors, David and Michael Hogshead.
This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scot ch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original C ourt Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.