Family:John Poage and Mary Crawford (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1] 3 JUN 1751 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Marriage License[2] 3 JUN 1751 Augusta County, Virginia
WFT Est 1752-1766
WFT Est 1752-1766
abt. 1754
WFT Est 1754-1769
est 1756-1766
18 JUN 1802
23 December 1757 Augusta County, Virginia

Genealogy Report and Notes for John Poage and Mary Crawford:

Descendants of John Poage

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN2 POAGE (ROBERT1) was born 1726 in Ireland, and died 1789 in Augusta County, Virginia1. He married MARY CRAWFORD 03 Jun 1751 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania1, daughter of WILLIAM CRAWFORD and MARY DOUGLAS. She was born 1725, and died Abt. 1793 in Augusta County, Virginia.

Notes for JOHN POAGE: Some sources claim that John Poage married Mary BLAIR (who supposedly married a Crawford beforehand), daughter of Alexander Blair and Jane Preston Scott, but it appears that this is incorrect, based upon other researchers information, and the fact that Mary Blair, who was born abt. 1735 would have had little time to have had a prior marriage to 1751.

From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

Page 140 - - 16th February, 1789. John Poage's will - - To daughter, Mary Poage; to eldest son, Robert; to son, George, 325 acres on Naps Creek joining lines with Moses Moore; to son, James, tract at Brown's Lick; to sons, John and Thomas, executors; to wife, Mary; to other children, William, Elizabeth, and Ann. Teste: John Gardner, Daniel McNare and Agnis Poage. Executors qualify.

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Husband's Name 

Born:  1726  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 
Died:  1789  Place:  , , Augusta County, Ireland 
Married:  3 Jun 1751  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 

Father:  Robert POAGE (AFN:KBW9-FJ)    
Mother:  Elizabeth PRESTON (AFN:KBW9-GP)   

Wife's Name 

Born:  1725  Place:  Drumore Township, Lancaster, PA. 
Married:  3 Jun 1751  Place:  Of, Lancaster, PA. 

Father:  William CRAWFORD (AFN:BBGD-R3)    
Mother:  Mary DOUGLAS (AFN:BBGD-S8)   


1. Sex Name

M  George POAGE (AFN:XJBG-VH)    

Born:  28 Mar 1754   Place:  Augusts County, Virginia  
Died:  16 Sep 1821   Place:  Ashland, Boyd Co., Kentucky  
Buried:    Place:  Ft Defiance, VA  

2.  Sex  Name  
U  POAGE (AFN:1W1N-DP5)    

Born:  1752   Place:  <, , , Ireland>  


From Chalkley's Augusta County, Virginia Court Records:

Page 86 - - 9th November, 1793. Mary Poage's will - - To son, John; to daughter Elizabeth Hoge; to daughter, Ann Kinkaid. Executors, friend Thos. Poage and son John Poage. Teste: Thos. Poage, Margaret Allen, Polly Poage, Philip Sholl. Proved, January Court, 1794, by Thos. Poage (who refuses to act as administrator) and Sholl. Jno. Poage qualifies.

Children of JOHN POAGE and MARY CRAWFORD are: i. ROBERT3 POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1751-1760. ii. ANN POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1752-1766; m. ANDREW KINCAID, 22 Jun 1786, Augusta County, Virginia2; b. WFT Est. 1747-1766. iii. ELIZABETH POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1752-1766; d. 18 Jun 1802; m. MOSES HOGE, D.D., 23 Aug 1783; b. 15 Feb 1751/52, Frederick County, Virginia.

Notes for MOSES HOGE, D.D.: From "Early American Presbyterians" ( Moses Hoge)

Moses Hoge, D.D. (1752-1820) He was born in Middletown in what is now Frederick co., Virginia, February 15th, 1752. He was the son of James Hoge and his wife Nancy Griffith, grand son of William Hoge and Barbara Hume, who came from Scotland about 1682 and finally settled on the Opequon. He was a student in Culpeper Co., under Rex Adam Goodlet, Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He served, for a short time, as a soldier in the Revolution, but under what circumstances cannot now be ascertained. He entered Liberty Hall Academy, at Timber Ridge, in 1778 under Rev. William Graham; completed his studies there in 1780; and on the 25th of October of that year was received as a candidate by the Hanover Presbytery. During the pendency of his trials for licensure, he prosecuted his theological studies still further, under the direction of the celebrated Dr. James Waddel, and was licenced to preach in November 1781. He was ordained Dec. 13, 1782 at Brown's Meeting House, Augusta Co., (now Hebron) Virginia. He became pastor of the congregation named Concrete, in Hardy county, December 13th, 1782, and during his pastorate taught a school which secured important advantages to the youth in the neighborhood. After spending about five years on the south branch of the Potomac, and finding the climate injurious to his health, notwithstanding the devoted attachment of his people, and their earnest wish to retain him, he removed, in the Autumn of 1787 to Shepherdstown, where he soon gathered a large congregation, and acquired great popularity throughout the whole region. He was a charter member of the Presbytery of Winchester and first moderator and stated clerk of the presbytery in 1794. In 1807 Dr. Hoge, was invited to take charge of the academy in Charlestown, about ten miles from Shepherdstown, and to divide his ministerial labors between the two places, but he declined the offer. Shortly, after this he was appointed President of Hampden-Sydney College, in place of Dr. Alexander, who had removed to Philadelphia, and at the same time ws invited to be assistant preacher in Cumberland and Briery congregations, each of them about then miles distant from the college. After considerable hesitation, he consented to remove. He was inaugurated as President of the College during the sessions of Synod in the month of October, and was welcomed to his new field of labor with every expression of good will and confidence.

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.

iv. MARY POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1752-1766. v. WILLIAM POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1752-1766. vi. GEORGE POAGE, b. 28 Mar 1754, Augusta County, Virginia. vii. JAMES POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1754-1769. viii. JOHN POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1754-1769. ix. THOMAS POAGE, b. WFT Est. 1754-1769.


1. IGI Record. 2. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts, Marriage Bonds, 1786 - June 22, Andrew Kinkead and Ann Poage, daughter of John Poage; Surety, Ro. Gamble.

  1. IGI Record.
  2. Chalkley, - Augusta County, Virginia Court Abstracts.

    1751 - June 3, John Poage (spouse not listed).