Through Zeruah Moffitt (female) 1690 that this line originated in England and Scotland and is directly related to King James II and Margaret Stuart (1st cousins). Robert Moffitt Married Margaret Stuart. They had a son Hugh Moffitt came to America and married Hannah Davis. They had four children, Job, Robert, Melinda and Zeruah.
Zeruah married Charles Hobson - 2/12/1815 in North Carolina. They had four children Simon, Peninah and Lydia. Charles died 10/28/1825. Lydia (oldest daughter) Married Joshua Hadley. Zeruah died and the two other daughters Peninah and Emily went and lived with Lydia and Joshua Hadley.
Joshua Hadleys father was Joseph Hadley. The Hobsons and Hadleys intermarried and had many double cousins.
Peninah Hoskins married William Hoskins and Emily Hobson married Nathan Smith
Nathan Smith (Cousin Joseph Smith) and Emily Hobson had Enos, Lydia and Clantina.
Our ancestors who decended from the Hodgson line from England in 1696 went to Ireland and a few years later set sail for America. In route the family all died except George Hodgson who at this time was nine years old.
George grew up in Philadelphia married and had six children. Two daughters and four sons. The two daughters married two Hiett brothers.
The four sons, Richard, George, Joseph and John the youngest was born Aug. 4, 1731. In 1750 moved to North Carolina near Guilford County Court house.
The records of the Hobsons go back to 1732 here in America. The first known of George Hobson and wife Elizabeth is when they registered their sons birth (George Jr.) in the Friends church. This was in Mill Creek, MD. The year was 1732.
George Jr. and Hannah Kinnison married 5/14/1744. They had four sons. George, William, Stephen and Charles.
Charles married Sarah Beck. They had thriteen children, Hannah, Charles, Phoebe, Rebbeca, John, Lydia, Susannah, Jesse, George, Mary, Jane, Elizabeth and Isaac.
Births in Cathham County, Noth Carolina final birth Isaac on 3/23/1766.
Isaac married Emma Marshall. They had ten children. Elizabeth, Simon, William, Isaac, Sarah, Jesse, Rebecca, Aaron, Emma and Charles was born 5/25/1793
John Hodgson Married Mary Mills, these two had 10 children. They were Thomas, Sarah, John, Ruth, George, Jonathan, Hur, Mary, Solomon and Joseph.
Our direct line is through Thomas Hodgson who married Patience Dillon. They had Seven children. Rebbeca, Amos, Rachel, Daniel, Lydia, Susanne and Joel.
Lydia was born in North Carolina on 3/17/1794. After the civil war, this family migrated to Ohio in Clinton County. They were the first settelers to build a road of fifty miles to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Lydia Hodgson Married Jonathan Hoskins Sept. 30, 1813. They had eleven children. Dillon, William, Ruth, Patience, Joel, John, Thomas, Jonathan, Lydia, Ann, Jesse and Mary.
In 1821 Joel Hodgson packed a mule and head out to Tazewell County, Ill. "to be closer to the setting sun". In Danville, Ill. Joel staked a claim and later purchased a large tract of land. In 1828 Joel pursuaded the other families to move to the new land. The family settled land from Danville, Ill. to Tazewell County, Ill.
In 1835 The Hoskins family had a need to migrate to Iowa to obtain more land. Jonathan and his father Moses Hoskins and the rest of the Hoskins moved to Glasgow, Iowa in Jefferson County.
William Hoskins married twice. First to Eleanor Pickering. They had two children, Daniel and Phoebe. After her death he married Peninah Hobson 5/20/1845 (Note: not Peninah Hoskins). They had three children, Charles, Jonathan and Jesse.
In 1851 the Oregon fevor was Calling to this family to go west yet again. Nathan Smith persuaded Four of the Hoskins to join him in the journey. It took them six months to reach Oregon.
*Please note: The Underlined Names are my direct line of decendants.