Hoge Family Papers
Scope and Content
This collection contains a survey plat for 3,000 acres on Black Creek in Pulaski County, Virginia, that was owned by General James Hoge in 1848. This collection also contains two letters sent from Hoge to John Preston [at that time Treasurer of Virginia]. One of these letters, dated March 6, 1817, discusses Hoge's land in Russell County to be sold for non-payment of taxes. The other letter discusses the closure of an account. This collection also contains a certificate from 1781 that entitles James Hoge (written "Hogg") [father of General Hoge] to 130 acres in Montgomery County that he had settled in 1769.
- 1781, 1817, 1848, n.d.
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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The collection is open to research.
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James Hoge (sometimes Hogg; 1742-1812) married Elizabeth Howe (1751-1835) in 1768, and they settled in Montgomery County, Virginia, in 1769. According to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution, he fought in the Montgomery County, Virginia, Miltia from 1777-1781 during the American Revolution. He was also a Commissioner, probably for Montgomery County, in the 1790s.
The couple had several children during their marriage, including a son named James F. Hoge on July 23, 1783, in Frederick County. In 1810, he married Eleanor Howe (1792-1856) in Montgomery County. During his life, Hoge worked as a farmer and military officer, earning the rank of General. He enslaved numerous people, including at least 18 men, women, and children in 1860. Hoge passed away on July 29, 1861, in Pulaski County and is buried with several family members in the Sunnyside Cemetery in Pulaski.
James and Eleanor Hoge had a daughter, Eliza Hoge (1815-1846), who married George Tyler (1817-1889). Their son James Hoge Tyler (1846-1927) was governor of Virginia from 1898-1902.
U.S. Federal Census, 1810-1860
J. Hoge Tyler Family Collection, Ms1967-002, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
J. Hoge Tyler Diary, Ms2010-001, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
"Gen James Hoge", Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40647850/james-hoge, accessed October 24, 2023.
"Eleanor Howe Hoge", Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40647801/eleanor-hoge, accessed October 24, 2023.
"James Hoge", Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40649605/james-hoge, accessed October 24, 2023.
"James HOGG/HOGE Jr, SAR Patriot #: P-183017", Patriot Research System, Sons of the American Revolution, https://sarpatriots.sar.org/patriot/display/183017, accessed October 24, 2023.
"HOGG, JAMES JR, Ancestor #: A056515", Ancestery Search, Daughters of the American Revolution, https://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A056515, accessed October 24, 2023.
"James Hoge" in the U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/587203:7836, accessed October 24, 2023.
"James F Hoge" in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census - Slave Schedules, Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/91183072:7668, accessed October 24, 2023.
"James Hoge" in the Virginia, U.S., Select Marriages, 1785-1940, Ancestry.com, https://www.ancestrylibrary.com/discoveryui-content/view/5185523:60214, accessed October 24, 2023.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 oversize folder)
This collection contains a survey plat, a certificate, and two letters that belonged to James Hoge and his son General James F. Hoge, two of the early settlers of Montgomery County, Virginia.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
The Hoge Family Papers were donated to Special Collections and University Archives in November 1992. The survey plat was purchased in October 1996.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Hoge Family Papers by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Hoge Family Papers completed in October 2023. Basic description was completed in or prior to 2001 and additional description in 2014.
The collection was initially called the James Hoge Papers. In November 1996, it was retitled the Hoge Family Papers.
- Hoge Family Papers, 1781, 1817, 1848, n.d.
- Tyler Williams, Student Assistant
- 2023 (CC0 1.0)
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