Facts and Events
Peter Hogg was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 879.--21st May, 1765. John Poage and Mary to Peter Hog, £220, 305 acres conveyed by Robert Poage to John, February, 1749, part of 772 acres granted to Robert by Beverley, 9th April, 1739, and recorded in general court, in Beverley Manor; corner Lewis's land; Wallace's land; corner Daniel Dennison.
- Page 233 - Peter Hog, 3,000 acres, Monongalia River in two tracts. April 25, 1774. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 82].
Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:
- Page 513.--22d August, 1767. Peter Hog, attorney at law, to Gabriel Jones, gentleman, £150, on Paage's (Poage's ?) Run, between Thomas and John Poage and Daniel Denniston, being part of tract formerly in possession of Robert Poage and by him granted to John Poage, 1750, and by John conveyed to Peter, 1761, whereon said Peter Hog now dwells, containing 350 acres. Mortgage.
- April 22, 1782 - Will of Peter Hog, first clerk of the court, written in his own hand, proved by Richard Madison, one of the subscribing witnesses. Gabriel Jones and George Matthews gave bond as executors. Elizabeth Hog is mentioned as surviving widow. [Source: Rockingham County, VA Court Minutes].
Records of Peter Hogg in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- P-337: Deed 15 June 1754 to James Warden of Augusta County, 330 acres between Andrew Viney & Luke Collins on Lost River of Cacapehon in then Augusta now Hampshire County as by survey by Mr. George Washington 16 June 1750. Deed is lost and was not recorded. James Warden has authorized Mr. Peter Hog Att'y at Law to convey his Right & Title to John Bare of Augusta County by letter of 7 Nov. 1772 recorded in County Court of Hampshire. Adjoining Luke Collins, Andrew Viney. 15 Mar. 1775. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 229].
- On 24 November 1756 the House of Burgesses voted to raise three Companies of Rangers with two stationed in Augusta County. MAJ Andrew Lewis was to command all the Rangers and one Company with Capt. Peter Hogg, Capt. John Dickinson and Capt. William Preston commanding the other three. The private men were to be paid twelve pence, about fifteen cents, a day, and find their own clothing. [Source: The Virginia Ranger Companies, 1755- 1763].
- Page 450.--16th April, 1757. Cap. Richard Pearis to Sarah Paris and Margaret Pearis, £, love and goodwill; his daughters, slaves and other personalty; to Sarah in case she marries with father's consent; to Margaret, same condition (conveys one Indian wench named Pratchey. Delivered: Cap. Peter Hog, December, 1770.
- Page 5.--16th October, 1760. Maurice Poutz (signed Pound), of Fairfax, to John Peter Gully, £__, 130 acres patented to James McCarroll, 20th September, 1748, on Cub Run, Crosswait's line. Teste: Jno. Kurtz, Jacob Curtnes, Anna Curtnes, Peter Hog, Henry Pirgy, Henry Sellar. Philip Horless. Delivered: John Peter Gaily.
- Page 354.--18th March, 1760. David Cloyd's bond (with Andw. Hays, Peter Hog) as administrator of John Cloyd.
- Page 479.--19th November, 1766. Daniel Pierie's (Pierce?) bond (with Peter Hog) as administrator of Jacob Goodpasture.
- Page 488.--20th January. 1767. Above bond with Peter Hog and George Mathews.
- 13 August 1770, Land Sale - Frederick, Virginia Leases to John Wilson, of Frederick County, for 5 schilling, 200 acres which she inherited from father, John Van Meter. witnessed by Philip Pendleton, William Wilson, Alexander White, Peter Hogg and John Magill.
- Page 344.--20th November, 1770. George Mathews' bond (with Sampson Mathews, John Archer, Pet. Hog) as sheriff.
- Page 135.--20th March, 1771. Daniel Denison (Danston) and Elizabeth ( ) to Joseph Bell. £220, 300 acres conveyed to Daniel Denison, deceased, by Beverley, 10th April, 1739, and devised to grantor, Daniel, by Daniel, deceased, on a branch of Lewis Creek, corner Petter Hog, Andrew Lewis' line. Delivered: Joseph Bell, December, 1777.
- Page 492.--Culpeper, 21 Nov., 1771. Kind Sir: I received yours a few days ago wherein you let me know you were a little uneasy at my long stay. I am sorry I could not be over before now. If Capt. Peter Hog will bind my son Samuel to you, shall take it a favor of him. I expect to be up between this and the 25th of next month and, if possible, will bring you some Cash, if you desire. My son should be bound before I come up. This is to Empower Captain Peter Hog to do it according to your Request. I am with Sincerity, Your ever Well Wisher, Wiat Coleman. P. S.--My compliments to Mrs. Mathews and all other Friends. To Mr. Sampson Mathews. Favor Capt. James Kenerley.
- Page 13.--28th August, 1772. John Thomas Breden (Bratton? Thomas Bratton? Thomas Braton?) will, yeoman--To wife, Catherine; to wife and children, proceeds of sale of entry for a tract on Stuart's Creek at the fork of the road leading to Dickinson's and Capt. Lewis. Wife to bind out children to trades in Frederick County or elsewhere. Teste: James Steel, Robert Scott, James Hill. Proved, 20th August, 1772, by the witnesses, and wife Catherine qualifies (her mark) with Peter Hog and Sampson Mathews.
- 1774 - Eight survey tracts along the Kanawha River in West Virginia showing land granted to George Washington, George Muse, Dr. James Craik, William Bronaugh, John Savage, Thomas Bullet, William Wright, John David Woelpert, Adam Stephen, Andrew Lewis, Peter Hogg, and the heirs of Colonel Joshua Fry. [Source: Maps Annotated by George Washington].
- Page 230.--19th April, 1774. William Crawford's bond (with Pet. Hog, Thos. Hughes) as assistant surveyor.
- Page 337.--21st March, 1775. Peter Hog's bond as administrator of Thos. Hog. (Note: Thomas Hogg was Peter Hogg' brother).
- Page 467.--7th October, 1776. Margaret Cawley's will, of Staunton--To grandchildren, William and Margaret Fulton, children of Thomas Fulton, of Town of Camden, South Carolina, house and half lot in Staunton; to grandson, William Gamel, son of Joseph Gamel; late husband, John Cawley. Executors, Sampson Mathews and her brother, Wm. Patton. Teste: Peter Hog, James Buchanan, Samuel Bell. Proved, 21st January, 1777. Executors qualified.
- On June 21, 1781, John Claypole and Jacob Brake were tried and convicted by the Court of Oyer and Terminer, at the old courthouse in Romney. But on August 2, 1781, A petition from John Claypole and others lately concerned in the insurrection in Hampshire County, was presented to Governor Nelson by Capt. Peter Hogg who made such a forceful plea for clemency that the governor generously offered to pardon them. [Source: From Calendar of Virginia State Papers, Vol II, pp. 40-41].
Information on Peter Hogg
James Agney Hogg's ancestry begins with Capt. Peter Hog, spelled with one "g" at that time, a native of Scotland, who came to America and settled in Augusta County, Virginia. He was an officer of the crown in the Dumnore
war on the western side of the Allegheny Mountains, and was an intimate friend of George Washington and fought in the Revolution. His son Peter came West to occupy a land grant of 8,000 acres given by King George. This land was located at the month of the Great Kanawha River, in what is now Mason County, West Virginia. His son, Thomas G. Hogg, was born in 1800, was a land surveyor, and was a prominent pioneer in this western region. Many members of the Hogg family have been civil engineers. The mayor of Logan was named for his grandfather, James Abney Hogg, who was born in Mason County, was a thrifty farmer, and he married Lucy Ball, daughter of Capt. James Ball, who settled in Mason
County about 1785. Among the sons of James Abney Hogg one was the late Charles E. Hogg, one of West Virginia's greatest lawyers and legal authors. He studied law while teaching school, and while in practice handled some of the most important cases in the State and Federal courts. Lawyers knew him as author of several important works, found in nearly all law libraries, and he also imparted his abilities and character upon the legal profession by his work as teacher of law and as Dean of the College of Law of West Virginia, a post he took in 1906. [Source: "The History of West Virginia, Old and New", published 1923, The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York, Volume II,
pg. 570-571, Logan].