m. 18 March 1739/40
m. 23 AUG 1783
Facts and Events
Moses Hoge was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Information on Moses Hoge
From "Early American Presbyterians" (http://sdsspc1.physics.lsa.umich.edu/amckay/presbioh.htm#Rev. Moses Hoge)
The subject of education for the ministry having been discussed by the General Assemby in 1809, it was resolved to send down to the Presbyteries the inquiry whether there should be one or more Seminaries established. A divided answer was returned to the Assemby, but the Presbyteries of Virginia determined in favor of Synodical Seminaries, and the Assembly having consented to this, whenever it should be preferred, while yet they determined on establishing a central one, the Synod of Virginia, in 1812, resolved to establish a Seminary within their bounds and unanimously appointed Dr. Hoge their Professor..
From this time on until his death he held the two offices of President of the College and Professor of Divinity, under the appointement of the Synod.
In 1819, Dr. Hoge's constitution, under his multiplied and onerous labors, was found to be giving way. For several months he was confined to hiws chamber, and part of the time to his bed, but he still, even in his feeblest state, continued to hear the daily recitation of his class. In the course of the Summer his health was so far recruited that he paid a visit to friends in the Valley about Shepherdstown and Winchester, which proved to be his last. In the Spring of 1820 he attended the meeting of his presbytery, in Mecklenburg county, and was appointed a delegate to the General Assembly, to meet in Philadelphia. He extended his journey as far as New York, with a special view to attend the anniverary of the American Bible Society. This desire being gratified, he spent a little time at Princeton, and then proceeded to Philadelphia. Here, while attending the sessions of the General Assembly, he departed this life, July 5th, 1820. His remains repose in the burying ground of the Third Presbyterian Church in that city, by the side of those of his intimate friend, Dr. John Blair Smith, who had formerly been President of Hampden-Sydney College.
He married Elizabeth Poage, August 23, 1783, daughter of John Poage and granddaughter of one of my ancestors, Robert Poage, of Staunton, Virginia. She died Jun 18 1802. He married, second, October 25, 1803, Mrs. Willaim Pitt Hunt, born Susannah Watkins (about 1760-1840)) Four grown sons by Elizabeth became ministers, James, John Blair and Samuel Davies, and one, a physician, Thomas Poage Hoge who practiced at Charlotte, Danville and Sutherlin, Virginia.