Hi, I'm looking for any information on Mary Tennessee Killough's ancestors.Mary married Joseph Joel Hoge (b. 09/07/1849) and is the daughter of Pulaski Killough.
This is the information that I have on them...I have information forward, I'm looking to go backwards...
Joseph Joel Hoge, who was called Joe, was born on 09/07/1849 in Washington, TN.His parents were Joseph Johnson Hoge (b. 1807) and Nancy Wheeler.Joe was married to Mary Tennessee Killough (b. 03/16/1856; d. 10/24/1937).Mary was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pulaski Killough who operated a general store in Washington, TN.Joe was a livery stable operator, an officer of the law, and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge.They lived in Washington and Dayton, TN.Joe and Mary had nine children.
Joe died in a mysterious fall from the second story window of the Rhea County Court House on the evening of 08/05/1901.Members of a band who came to rehearse on the third floor of the Court house noticed Joe near an open second-story window as they entered.When the rehearsal was over, they found Joe dead on the concrete steps in front—apparently the result of a fall from the window.His wife, Mary, then made a home with her unmarried sons.After her youngest child, Herbert, married in 1923, she lived with him and his wife and children until her death in 1937.Joe and Mary are both buried in French Cemetery in Dayton, TN.
Joe and Mary’s children:
Robert Joseph Hoge(b. 12/18/1874,Washington, TN d.10/08/1944)
William Floyd Hoge (b. 01/24/1879, Washington, TN d.08/28/1928)
James Walter Hoge (b. 05/27/1881, Washington, TN d.07/19/1953)
Ida Cordelia Hoge (b. 09/1883 d. 08/1920)
Dexter Lee Hoge(b. 06/01/1887, Washington, TN d.07/20/1908)
Edward Pulaski Hoge (b. 02/05/1893, Dayton, TN d.08/07/1974)
Myrtle Mae Hoge(b. 11/06/1894d. 07/06/1895)
Herbert Harold (Jack) Hoge (b. 06/15/1897, Dayton, TN)
Note:A number of Joe’s children began to spell their name Hogue, although all their births were recorded Hoge.No one knows who made the initial change, or why the change was made; the 1900 Census records the family as Hogue.