A Preliminary Reconstruction

of the Family of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland

 

by Curt L. Sytsma

Des Moines, Iowa

GenealogybyCurt@Yahoo.com


March 17, 2007


             Introductory Notes: If my sainted ancestor Hugh McDonough (born in Dublin on July 4, 1752) will forgive me, I am using part of St. Patrick’s Day to share my current reconstruction of the family of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, including my preliminary proofs that the Jacobus Hoagland who died in Frederick County, Virginia in 1759 was the son of Jan Dircksen Hoagland. This report is limited to children, as it would be excessively long if my reconstruction of later generations were included.


             As a caution to genealogists who read this report, it is extracted directly from my FTM program, and may therefore include earlier entries that I have not yet corrected. It still contains a few internal contradictions, and it is being shared as a “preliminary reconstruction” in the hopes that fellow genealogists can contribute additional clues and insights that will someday allow a reasonably definitive history of the Hoagland Family on the Western Frontier. If any reader of this report has thoughts, suggestions, additions, or corrections of any kind, please share them with me at the e-mail address listed above.–Curt Sytsma


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1. JACOBUS JANSEN4 HOAGLAND (JAN DIRCKSEN3 HOOGLAND, DIRCK JANSZOON2, JAN1) was born about 1702 in New York, and died Bef. October 12, 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia. He married MAREY.


Notes for JACOBUS JANSEN HOAGLAND:


      2003 MEMORANDUM. The ancestry of the Jacobus Hoagland who died in Frederick County, Virginia before October 12, 1759 has long been a mystery, as has the ancestry of the various Hoagland families who were prominent in the struggles with the native Americans on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio in the years prior to, during, and shortly after the Revolutionary War. As one author has noted, "Numerous Hoaglands, Hooglands, Hoglans and Hogelands have been found in West Virginia and Southern Ohio who cannot be directly linked to any of the three Hoagland Families [who originally emigrated to the United States]. Some researchers feel that they are descended from Dirck Jansen Hoogland; however there is at this writing not enough proof for the linkage." SOURCE: George Williams Hoagland, Dirk Jansen Hoogland Family History 1657-1976 (Genie Repros: Cleveland, Ohio 1976) at page vii. The purpose of this memorandum is to offer new and corroborative proofs that Jacobus Hoagland was the son of Jan Dirksen Hoogland and the grandson of Dirck Jansen Hoogland.


      The primary proof that the Jacobus Hoagland who died in Frederick County, Virgnia prior to October 12, 1759 was the son of Jan Dirksen Hoogland and his wife, Jacoba Ryerse, is a series of land records that establish that Jacobus was identified by an Americanized patronymic that points to a father named Jan (or John).


      Corroborative proofs are many, including: (1) Jan Dirksen Hoogland settled in Middlesex County, New Jersey by 1721, and Jacobus Hoagland was from Middlesex County, as proven by a 1740-42 debt record. (2) No other individual named Jan qualifies as a possible father of Jacobus Hoagland. (3) Jacobus purchased land in Virginia from Richard Lean in 1744, just a few years after the same Richard Lean sold land in Middlesex County to Hendrick Hoogland, a brother of Jan Dircksen Hoogland. (4) Richard and Derrick are separate and distinct names in this branch of the family, suggesting that Richard Hoagland, son of Jacobus, was named after Richard Lean, with whom he was associated for many years. (5) The names of the men thought to be the sons of Jacobus Hoagland are also the names of the known sons of Jan Dircksen Hoogland, to wit, Derrick, Willem, Hendrick, and Cornelius. (6) The distinctive Frisian name Sytje (sometimes mistranscribed as Fytje and frequently Americanized to Siche or Cynthia) is found only among the descendants of Jan Dircksen Hoogland and the descendants of Jacobus Hoagland. (7) Jacobus was frequently known as James, and several of the men thought to be the sons of Jacobus named their eldest son James; the list includes the eldest sons of Richard, Henry, and John Hoagland. (8) The name Jacobus also appears in the families of the known sons of Jan Dircksen Hoogland, suggesting that they had a brother named James; thus, Derrick Hoogland had a son named Jacobus baptised on December 22, 1722, and Hendrick had a son named Jacobus baptised on August 27, 1737. (9) No one has yet documented the early appearance of the name Jacobus in any other Hoagland family, and the name is assuredly not prominent in any other Hoagland family.


      1740-42 DEBT. "Va. Orange Co. Debt between Lycans and James [Hoagland] of East Jersey, Co. of Middlesex." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.


      1744 PURCHASE OF LAND. On November 25, 1744, Richard Lane sold 200 acres of land on the Congeruto River by the Congoruto River Side to Jacobus Johnston. This land is located in what is now Frederick County, West Virginia, north of Martinsburg. The land was part of the 1175 acres granted to John Hood on November 12, 1735, it was adjacent to Bourn (Barent) Newkirk's land, and it had been secured by Richard Lane by lease and release from John and Rachel Hood on September 20, 1737. SOURCE: John Frederick Dorman, Orange County, Virginia, Deed Books 1 and 2; 1737-38; Judgments 1735 (Washington, D.C. 1961) at pages 42-43 (citing Grant Book 1 at pages 136-40). Curt Sytsma notes: (1) As we know from a 1770 land transaction, Richard Lean sold this land for 75 pounds to Jacobus, now deceased father of Richard Hoagland, by lease and release. See 1770 Land Transaction, infra. (2) This means that Jacobus Hoagland was also known as Jacobus Johnston; the only possible explanation is that Jacobus was Jacobus Jansen Hoagland (or Jacobus, son of Jan Hoagland), and that Jacobus Johnston was an Americanized patronymic. (3) It is worthy of note that, in the Americanized records, the immigrant Dirck Jansen Hoogland was frequently listed with the name "Johnson." See, e.g., Daniel Hoogland Carpenter, History and Genealogy of the Hoagland Family in America from their first Settlement at New Amsterdam (Published by Cornelius N. Hoagland, John Polhemus Printing Co., New York, 1891) at pages 162-164 & footnotes 11 & 14).


      1745 OVERSEER. "1745. Frederick County, Virginia. Cobus overseer for road from Evan Watkin's Ferry to Tuscarora." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995. Curt Sytsma's notes: (1) "Cobus" is an early Dutch diminutive of the name "Jacobus." SOURCE: Lorine McGinnis Schulze, Dutch Patronymics of the 1600s, downloaded from the Olive Tree Genealogy site on November 30, 2002, http://olivetreegenealogy.com/nn/pat.shtml. (2) Jacobus is also identified as "Cobus" on February 18, 1749/50. See 1750 survey, infra. (3) The use of the Dutch diminutive is evidence of continued ties to Dutch culture.


      1750 SURVEY. "Berkeley County. . . . Mr. DAVID ROSS of Maryland & Company, forfeited from Nathaniel Peak; no war't, dates from surv. 18 Feb. 1749/50 - first surv'd by Broadwater in 1749/50 & resurv'd 2 May 1767; 98 a. ca. 2 miles below Back Cr'k on Poto. & W. side North Mt. Near Packs Den; adj. in 1st surv. Cobus Hogaland, Richard Hogaland, James Cue & Nathaniel Peak. Surv. Guy Broadwater. 2nd surv. Adj. John Hood, Barnett Newkirk. CC - Tunis Newkirk & Joshua Lewis. Marker - Nathaniel Scritchfield. Present - Col. Samuel Bell & Tunis Hood. Surv. Richard Rigg." SOURCE: Peggy Shomo Joyner, compiler, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Volume IV (Hampshire, Berkeley, etc. 1697-1784) (Peggy Shomo Joyner: Portsmouth, Virginia 1987) at page 92. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) The survey by Guy Broadwater dated February 18, 1749/50 is consistent with other evidence that the homestead of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland was located on the Potomac River north of North Mountain and that it was near the lands of Barent Newkirk and John Hood. (2) The use of the Dutch diminutive "Cobus" further confirms that Jacobus Jansen Hoagland was not only Dutch in ancestry, but, to some degree at least, Dutch in habit. (3) It affirmatively appears that Richard Hoagland, eldest son of Jacobus, was of an age to own property in 1750. (4) The second survey seems to confirm that both Richard and Cobus Hoagland had left their lands by May 2, 1767; this information is consistent with (1) the death of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland before October 12, 1759 and (2) the removal of Richard to lands further west prior to May 2, 1767.


      1752 LAND SURVEY. On January 2, 1751/52, Jacobus Hoagland served as a chain carrier for Barent Newkirk's survey of 77 acres on the Potomac. "JOHN POTTS, forfeited from Bernard Newkirk; no warrant, surveyed 2 Jan. 1751/52; 77 acres on Potomack River; adjacent land he (Newkirk) has improved. Chain Carriers - Tunis Newkirk & Jacobus Hogland. Pilot - Robert Davis. Surveyor -John Mauzy." SOURCE: Peggy Shomo Joyner, Compiler, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Volume II (Frederick County 1747-1780) (Portsmouth, Virginia 1985) at page 124.


      1752 LAND SURVEY. On February 17, 1752, Jacobus Hoagland secured a warrant, and, on April 16, 1752, he surveyed 403 acres of land that he had previously improved. "GEORGE ROSS of Maryland, assignee (1758) of Jacobus Hogland; 17 Feb.1752 - 16 April 1752; 403 acres where he (Hogland) has improvement on Waggon Road 1 1/2 miles from Watkins Ferry; adjacent David Watkins, Thomas Flanary, Capt. John White. Chain Carriers-- Leonard White & John Hufman. Surveyor -- John Mauzy." SOURCE: Peggy Shomo Joyner, Compiler, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Volume II (Frederick County 1747-1780) (Portsmouth, Virginia 1985) at page 133.


      1752 PETITION. "The Frederick County, Virginia Order book 4, page 225, August 4 1752 includes the comment: 'On Motion of Peter Newkirk, Henry Hogland, John Hogland, Jacobus Hogland, Henry Newkirk, Barron (Barent) Newkirk and Tunis Hood ordered that their names be added to the list of titheables.'" SOURCE: Mary and Gil Alford, Newkirk Notes, No. 13 (June 1985) at page 8. Newkirk Notes was published quarterly for those interested in Newkirk Family History by Mary and Gil Alford, 1403 Kingsford Drive, Florissant, MO 63031.


      1758 ASSIGNMENT. In 1758, Jacobus Hoagland assigned his rights in 403 acres to George Ross. See 1752 Land Survey, supra.


      1759 INVENTORY. "Appraism't of Hogland Estate} October 12th 1759. An Inventory of the Estate of James Hogland Deceased as Appraised by us the under Subscribers According [to] the Worshipfull Court's Order to us Directed

 To six Head of Swine L 3. To 1 stack of Rye L 2. 15. 0.      L    5. 15. 0

 To one Grey two year old Mare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          3. 15. 0

 To one dark Grey year old Horse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          1. 15. 0

 To one Sixty Gallon Still & worm & seven tubs belonging to it  35. 0. 0

 To one old white Mare and Colt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    3. 0. 0

 To one Hogshead and three Barrells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         0. 12. 6

 To one two year old Stear L 2. To one Pide Cow 2. 10. 0 . . .            4. 10. 0

 To one Cow weore L 2.15. To 4 year olds L 4 . . . . . . .         6. 15. 0

 To two Spring Calves L 1. To one Bull L 1. 15. 0 . . . . . . . . . .    2. 15. 0

 To one Brindle Coloured Cow & Calf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          3. 0. 0

 To Five Stacks of Tame Bees L 1. 17. 6. To three Hogs sold out   3. 5. 6

 To three More of Ditto L 1. 10. 0. To one Tennant Saw L 1. 5. 0 . 2. 15. 0

 To one Ax 6/ To four old Clevis's 7. To one old Chain & one How 9/. 1. 2. 0

 To two Hand Irons & Five Tongs 5/. To 2 old Sythes & old Iron 9/. 0. 14. 0

 To weall rings & Wedges 5/. To one Grind Stone 4/. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 9. 0

 To one Old Gun L 1. To one Case of Bottles 12/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 12. 0

 To one S[p]inning Wheel 10/. To two old Hachalls 12/. . . . . . . . . . . 1. 2. 0

 To one old Sett of Twining Tools 1. 5. 0. To some old Books 5/ . . . 1. 10. 0

 To some old Carpenters Tools L 1. To one pair of old Hilliards 5/. 1. 5. 0

 To one pair of Hilliards and a Horse Lock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 4. 0

 To one old Bell and round shave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 3. 0

 To one old Table and some wooden Vessells . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 15. 0

 To some old Pewter ten Measures & Funnall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. 3. 0

 To 2 Gotts and a Grammall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 3. 0

 To one old Chest and Part of a wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 10. 0

 To some knives & Forks 3/. To one Cart L 1. 15. 0 . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 18. 0

 To one old Spade & Handsaw & Trow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0. 12. 6 

                                                       L 90. 1. 6

"Signed /s/ Jeremiah Jack, Jonas Hedges, James Forman


"This Inventory was returned into Frederick County Court the 7th day of May 1760 and Ordered to be Recorded. Teste /s/ Arch'd Wager Cl." SOURCE: Book 2, Page 396, of the records of Frederick County, Virginia. A photocopy of the original was mailed to Curt L. Sytsma by the Frederick County Circuit Court in Winchester, Virginia on February 7, 1995. The inventory was transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on February 4, 2001. Curt Sytsma caution: Although the copy received is a plain, clear, copy, certain words may be incorrectly transcribed owing to old spelling, definitions, and handwriting.


      1760 DESCENDANTS. Shortly after the inventory of Jacobus Hoagland's personal estate was returned to the Frederick County Court, there was evidence of his descendants living in the vicinity of his old homestead. "August 5, 1760. Frederick County, Virginia. Court Records Book 9, page 101. Henry Hoagland appointed overseer of road from Richard Hogland's Ferry to to go by John Hogland's Mill to Capt. Thomas Caton's and it is order that the tithables three miles on each side of the said road open and keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.


      1770 LAND TRANSACTION. "1770. For 75 pounds paid by Jacobus, now deceased father of Richard Hoagland, to R Lean of Botetourt Co. R Lean deed to Richard of Hampshire County land in Frederick Co. on the west side of the Sherrando and Opechon Creek on the Congoruto River next to B. Newkirk's. Granted R Lean by John Hood 1737, part of 1125 acres acquired 1735. 1771 wit: Edw McGuire, Bryan Bruin, Alexr White, Peter Hogg. Lease 5 sch, Rel 75 pounds." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.


 

Children of JACOBUS HOAGLAND and MAREY are:

                 i.   RICHARD5 HOAGLAND, b. about 1724; d. Aft. March 25, 1776, Bedford County, Pennsylvania; m. ELIZABETH.

 

Notes for RICHARD HOAGLAND:

 

   Genenealogical Nickname: Bedford Richard. (Curt Sytsma note: The descendants of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland included many individuals with the same name. Like other genealogists before me, therefore, I have sometimes assigned nicknames to facilitate reference).

 

   1750 SURVEY. "Berkeley County. . . . Mr. DAVID ROSS of Maryland & Company, forfeited from Nathaniel Peak; no war't, dates from surv. 18 Feb. 1749/50 - first surv'd by Broadwater in 1749/50 & resurv'd 2 May 1767; 98 a. ca. 2 miles below Back Cr'k on Poto. & W. side North Mt. Near Packs Den; adj. in 1st surv. Cobus Hogaland, Richard Hogaland, James Cue & Nathaniel Peak. Surv. Guy Broadwater. 2nd surv. Adj. John Hood, Barnett Newkirk. CC - Tunis Newkirk & Joshua Lewis. Marker - Nathaniel Scritchfield. Present - Col. Samuel Bell & Tunis Hood. Surv. Richard Rigg." SOURCE: Peggy Shomo Joyner, compiler, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Volume IV (Hampshire, Berkeley, etc. 1697-1784) (Peggy Shomo Joyner: Portsmouth, Virginia 1987) at page 92. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) The survey by Guy Broadwater dated February 18, 1749/50 is consistent with other evidence that the homestead of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland was located on the Potomac River north of North Mountain and that it was near the lands of Barent Newkirk and John Hood. (2) It affirmatively appears that Richard Hoagland, eldest son of Jacobus, was of an age to own property in 1750 and that he had secured property near his father. (3) The second survey seems to confirm that both Richard and Cobus Hoagland had left their lands by May 2, 1767; this information is consistent with the removal of Richard to lands further west prior to May 2, 1767.

 

   1760 FERRY. "Hogland Overseer of a Road. Henry Hogland is appointed Overseer of the road from Richard Hoglands Ferry to go by John Hoglands Mill to Capt. Thomas Catons and it is Ordered that the Tithables three miles on each side of the said road open & keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Frederick County Virginia, County Court, Order Book, Volume 9, Page 101 (entries dated August 5, 1760), transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on July 29, 2003, from a photocopy of the original; the photocopy was secured by Margaret Foster during a visit to the LDS Library in June of 2003. The record is stored on 35 mm microfilm reels, and the LDS reference is FHL US/CAN Film 31419. "August 5, 1760. Frederick County, Virginia. Court Records Book 9, page 101. Henry Hoagland appointed overseer of road from Richard Hogland's Ferry to to go by John Hogland's Mill to Capt. Thomas Caton's and it is ordered that the tithables three miles on each side of the said road open and keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   A NARROW ESCAPE. "Richard Hoagland lived within 600 yards of Fort Forman on Fairfax Lot No 23. One day during the Indian troubles, he went out to look for a stray cow. This animal carried a bell around her neck so that she might be more easily located in the woods. Having proceeded some distance, Hoagland heard the bell but something about its tone made him suspicious, for it wasn't tinkling in the same manner it would have been had it been attached to the cow's neck. Hoagland then climbed a ridge and circled into a hollow above the sound. He soon discovered an Indian reach out and shake a small sapling on which he had tied the bell. The savage rang the bell at intervals until he finally exposed himself so as to give Hoagland the opportunity for a clear shot. At the crack of the rifle, the Indian pitched over dead, and at the same time, another Indian in hiding nearby jumped up and ran off, which was a fortunate circumstance for Hoagland as his rifle was then unloaded and he would have been at the mercy of the second Indian." SOURCE: Fort Forman, in William H. Ansel, Frontier Forts Along the Potomac and its Tributaries, downloaded from the following site on March 10, 2003: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wvminera/foreman.htm. CURT SYTSMA NOTES: (1) According to the same source, "[Fort Forman] was situate on the east side of the South Branch River in what is now Hampshire County, WV, less than one mile south of Hanging Rocks. Fort Williams was a near neighbor two and one-half miles to the north, while Fort Pearsall at present Romney was only three miles to the south. It was constructed in early 1755 on Lot No 25 of the Fairfax South Branch River survey, the property having been conveyed to Benjamin Forman by Thomas Lord Fairfax on the eighteenth day of August, 1749." (2) Work with other land records is necessary to secure an approximate date that the incident took place.

 

   1762 SALE OF LAND. "August 12, 1762. Richard Hougland and wife Elizabeth of Frederick County, Virginia sell (by lease and release) to John Foxman of Hampshire County Lot No. 23, 260 acres on South Branch. Recorded November 10, 1762. Witnesses: Gabriel Jones, Phill Ross, Abraham Hite, Sam Dew." SOURCE: Alphabetical Index of Deeds, Leases, Morgages, and Other Instruments, in Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County Virginia (Delavan, Wisconsin 1939) at page 27. Curt Sytsma notes: There is a possibility that "Foxman" is a typo for "Forman."

 

   1767 AWARD FOR VALOR. "Friday, the 20th of March, 7 Geo. III. 1767. Mr. Bland, from the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Consideration, the Petition of Thomas Buford, and other Officers, who served as Voluntiers, from this Colony, under Col. Bouquet, in an Expedition against the Shawanese and Delaware Indians, to them referred, and had come to following Resolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the House, as follows:

 

   "Resolved, that the said Thomas Buford, John Field, Hankerson Read, James Cowherd, Thomas Chizem, Richard Hougland, Henry Hougland, James Colvin, Hugh Stevenson, Philip Ross, Isaac Cox, and Philip Barber, be allowed the Sum of 40 pounds each, as an Acknowledgment of their Merit, and the extraordinary Service they rendered to this Colony by their gallant Behavior on the said Expedition, but not as Pay, they being not intitled thereto, as they were not appointed to the said Service by the Directions of the General Assembly: And that the further Sum of 40 pounds be allowed the said Thomas Buford, as a Compensation for the Expence, and in Reward of his extraordinary Care and Humanity, in bringing in, and delivering to, their respective Parents, the Captives belonging to this Colony.

 

   "Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of Claims, to make an Allowance, in the Book of Claims, agreeable to said Resolution." SOURCE: John Pendleton Kennedy, Editor, Journal of the House of Burgesses of Virginia 1766-1769 (Richmond, Virginia 1906) at pages 87-88.

 

   1770 DEED. "1770. 11 Dec. Va. Berkeley Co. rec. John Hood sells to Richard Hoagland part of orig. 1175 ac." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   1770 DEED. "1770. For 75 pounds paid by Jacobus, now deceased father of Richard Hoagland, to R Lean of Botetourt Co. R Lean deed to Richard of Hampshire County land in Frederick Co. on the west side of the Sherrando and Opechon Creek on the Congoruto River next to B. Newkirk's. Granted R Lean by John Hood 1737, part of 1125 acres acquired 1735. 1771 wit: Edw McGuire, Bryan Bruin, Alexr White, Peter Hogg. Lease 5 sch, Rel 75 pounds." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   1772 DEED. "Found in the court records of old Berkeley, Virginia (now West Virginia), is record of a deed by Richard Hougland (Hogeland) and wife Elizabeth, to John Boyd conveying 1,175 acres of land on west side of Tuliasis branch, Berkely County, Virginia, said land having been originally granted to John Hood, November 12, 1735, and acquired by Hougland December 11, 1770. There is some inconsistency here as to the actual number of acres acquired by Hougland . . . ." SOURCE: Dellmann O. Hood, The Tunis Hood Family: Its Lineage and Traditions (Metropolitan Press: Portland, Oregon 1960) at page 103. Curt Sytsma notes: Although Mr. Hood does not identify the year of the deed to Boyd, the chronological summaries sent to me by Joann Hoagland-Oldham on July 10, 1995 contain the following entry: "1772. Va. Fredr. Co. Richard of Bedford Pa. sells to John Boyd of Berkeley, Va."

 

   1772 TAX LIST. "Brother's Valley Taxables, &c. 1772 . . . . Hoagland, Richard, 350 acres, 71 improved, 2 horses, 2 cows. . . . Then follows the names of those who are presumed to be single men: . . . . James Hogland. . . . The 350 taxables contained [Bedford Township, Colerain Township, Cumberland Valley Township, and Brother's Valley Township] were the first settlers of Bedford and Somerset counties." SOURCE: Jean S. Morris, 1772 Bedford County Tax Lists, Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 14, number 1, Summer 1987 at pages 31, 35, 36, & 37. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) "The settlement of Mother Bedford affects all of us concerned with the early residents in western Pennsylvania, for, in [1772], Bedford County encompassed all of western Pennsylvania. . . . Brother's Valley township embraced all of that part of Somerset county lying west of the Allegheny moutains and northward to the Conemaugh river." Id. at 31. (2) The listing of 71 improved acres compares very favorably with the other listings for Brother's Valley township; the next highest listing of improved acres is 12. We may surmize that Richard Hoagland was one of the first of the first to settle here. (3) We may assume that James Hogland was 21 or older in 1772, and that, therefore, he was born in or before 1751.

 

   1773 JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. "Richard Hoagland lived on land tying on both sides of the Braddock road, and in 1772 had seventy-one acres of improved land, which of itself indicates a residence of some years, because the bringing of such an amount of land under cultivation could not at that time have been accomplished in much less than a half dozen years. Richard Hoagland was commissioned a justice of the peace in 1773, being the second one in what is now Somerset county." SOURCE: The History of Bedford and Somerset Counties by Blackburn and Welfley, published in 1906; Chapter 30, Transcribed and donated by Batha Karr <batha.k@worldnet.att.net>, and downloaded from the following site on November 21, 2004: http://www.rootsweb.com/~pasomers/hbs/chapter30b.htm.

 

   1776 WILL. "March 25, 1776. Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Richard Hoagland makes will, weak in body. Executors: William Foreman & John Reed. Beneficiaries: Wife Elizabeth, grey horse. Son Isaac, 10 shillings. Oldest son James, 10 shillings. Son Richard Jr. land on Marsh Run Ridge. Hampshire County land to be sold: 200 acres on New Creek, 200 acres on Knobbly Mountain, 200 acres on South Branch and Little Cacapon. 1/3 land sale to wife, rest to: Richard, Susanna, Dorcas, Cateran, and Ann." SOURCE: Abstract of Will from the Chronlogical Summaries prepared by Joann Hoagland of Silver City, New Mexico (forwarded to Curt Sytsma on July 10, 1995).

 

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH:

 

   1762 SALE OF LAND. "August 12, 1762. Richard Hougland and wife Elizabeth of Frederick County, Virginia sell (by lease and release) to John Foxman of Hampshire County Lot No. 23, 260 acres on South Branch. Recorded November 10, 1762. Witnesses: Gabriel Jones, Phill Ross, Abraham Hite, Sam Dew." SOURCE: Alphabetical Index of Deeds, Leases, Morgages, and Other Instruments, in Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County Virginia (Delavan, Wisconsin 1939) at page 27. Curt Sytsma notes: There is a possibility that "Foxman" is a typo for "Forman."

 

   1776 WILL. "March 25, 1776. Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Richard Hoagland makes will, weak in body. Executors: William Foreman & John Reed. Beneficiaries: Wife Elizabeth, grey horse. Son Isaac, 10 shillings. Oldest son James, 10 shillings. Son Richard Jr. land on Marsh Run Ridge. Hampshire County land to be sold: 200 acres on New Creek, 200 acres on Knobbly Mountain, 200 acres on South Branch and Little Cacapon. 1/3 land sale to wife, rest to: Richard, Susanna, Dorcas, Cateran, and Ann." SOURCE: Abstract of Will from the Chronlogical Summaries prepared by Joann Hoagland of Silver City, New Mexico (forwarded to Curt Sytsma on July 10, 1995).

 

   1779 TAX LIST. "1779 Tax List, Turkeyfoot Township [Bedford County, Pennsylvania. . . . Isaac Houghland, 400 acres (1,500 pounds total assessed value), 2 horses (235), 2 cows (70), single man. Elizabeth Houghland, 100 acres (500 pounds total assessed value), 1 horse (60), 1 cow (35)." SOURCE: Bedford County Tax Lists, 1779 Turkeyfoot Township, Bedford County Genealogy, a Pennsylvnia GenWeb Project Website, downloaded from the following site on November 21, 2004: http://www.pa-roots.com/users/bedford/taxlists/tl1779turkeyfoot.html.

 

   JACOB STEVENS INTERVIEW. "Jacob Froman’s Station, was about a m. from Yocum’s, towards Danville. Capt. Isaac Hoagland, from this station went with some men down to Louisville. On his return, he was attacked on Binson, and he and one of his men were killed. The camp was attacked in the night. Hoagland got about 100 yds: from the camp. When found, the ravens had ____ out his eyes and the wild beasts rent & torn him. The other had gotten off into a tree top, where the indns: found him in the morning. Shot 5 bullits into him, and broke his thigh. . . . ___ Hoagland came, a widow, with 2 sons. Isaac had been killed: but Richard was taken and carried away to the towns, & burned. Jns: Gritten a brother in law to Capt. Isaac Hoagland." SOURCE: The Jacob Stevens Interview, from the Draper Papers, 12 CC 133-138, at Pages 16 & 18, transcribed by Gregory Brown, GBrown1@unl.edu, 10800 West Mill Road, Malcolm, Nebraska 68402, and contributed to the following site: http://incolor.inebraska.com/gwbrownx/Stevens.shtml. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) According to Mr. Brown, "[t]his transcription was made from photocopies from microfilm of the original manuscript, both in the collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin."

 

   SAME. "12 CC 136. 1780 incident, 1781 incident told. then: Jacob Froman's station was about a mile from Yocum's towards Danville. Capt. Isaac Hoagland from this station went with some men down to Louisville. On his return he was attacked on Benson & he & one of his men were killed. The camp was attacked at night. Hoagland got about 100 yards from the camp. When found, ravens had put out his eyes and wild beasts rent and torn him. The other had gotten off into a treetop where the indians found him in the morning. Shot 5 bullets into him and broke his thigh.

 

   ". . . .Mrs. Hoagland came, a widow, with two sons. Isaac had been killed but Richard was taken & carried away to the towns, & Jus: smitten a brother in law to Capt. Isaac Hoagland." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 15, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001.

 


      ii.   HENRY HOAGLAND, b. about 1726; d. Bef. March 05, 1782, Jefferson County, Kentucky; m. JEMIMA NEWKIRK; b. about 1730.

 

Notes for HENRY HOAGLAND:

 

   1752 PETITION. "The Frederick County, Virginia Order book 4, page 225, August 4 1752 includes the comment: 'On Motion of Peter Newkirk, Henry Hogland, John Hogland, Jacobus Hogland, Henry Newkirk, Barron (Barent) Newkirk and Tunis Hood ordered that their names be added to the list of titheables.'" SOURCE: Mary and Gil Alford, Newkirk Notes, No. 13 (June 1985) at page 8. Newkirk Notes was published quarterly for those interested in Newkirk Family History by Mary and Gil Alford, 1403 Kingsford Drive, Florissant, MO 63031.

 

   1760 OVERSEER. "Hogland Overseer of a Road. Henry Hogland is appointed Overseer of the road from Richard Hoglands Ferry to go by John Hoglands Mill to Capt. Thomas Catons and it is Ordered that the Tithables three miles on each side of the said road open & keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Frederick County Virginia, County Court, Order Book, Volume 9, Page 101 (entries dated August 5, 1760), transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on July 29, 2003, from a photocopy of the original; the photocopy was secured by Margaret Foster during a visit to the LDS Library in June of 2003. The record is stored on 35 mm microfilm reels, and the LDS reference is FHL US/CAN Film 31419. "August 5, 1760. Frederick County, Virginia. Court Records Book 9, page 101. Henry Hoagland appointed overseer of road from Richard Hogland's Ferry to to go by John Hogland's Mill to Capt. Thomas Caton's and it is ordered that the tithables three miles on each side of the said road open and keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   1765 LAND SURVEY. In 1765, Capt. Henry Hoagland surveyed 400 acres of land on New Creek in Hampshire County, Virginia; the land was adjacent to Capt. Richard Hoagland. "Charles Bruce of Yohaganey Co., assignee (in 1779) of Capt. Henry Hougland; 29 May 1765 - 26 Oct. 1765; 400 a. on New Crk.; adj. Capt. Richard Hougland, John Dowthett. CC - Henry Hougland & Patrick Connelly. Surv. John Moffett." SOURCE: Peggy Shomo Joyner, Compiler, Abstracts of Virginia's Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, Volume IV (Hampshire, Berkeley, etc. Counties 1697-1784) at page 5.

 

   1767 AWARD FOR VALOR. "Friday, the 20th of March, 7 Geo. III. 1767. Mr. Bland, from the Committee of Propositions and Grievances, reported, That the Committee had had under their Consideration, the Petition of Thomas Buford, and other Officers, who served as Voluntiers, from this Colony, under Col. Bouquet, in an Expedition against the Shawanese and Delaware Indians, to them referred, and had come to following Resolutions thereupon; which he read in his Place, and then delivered in at the Table, where it was again twice read, and agreed to by the House, as follows:

 

   "Resolved, that the said Thomas Buford, John Field, Hankerson Read, James Cowherd, Thomas Chizem, Richard Hougland, Henry Hougland, James Colvin, Hugh Stevenson, Philip Ross, Isaac Cox, and Philip Barber, be allowed the Sum of 40 pounds each, as an Acknowledgment of their Merit, and the extraordinary Service they rendered to this Colony by their gallant Behavior on the said Expedition, but not as Pay, they being not intitled thereto, as they were not appointed to the said Service by the Directions of the General Assembly: And that the further Sum of 40 pounds be allowed the said Thomas Buford, as a Compensation for the Expence, and in Reward of his extraordinary Care and Humanity, in bringing in, and delivering to, their respective Parents, the Captives belonging to this Colony.

 

   "Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of Claims, to make an Allowance, in the Book of Claims, agreeable to said Resolution." SOURCE: John Pendleton Kennedy, Editor, Journal of the House of Burgesses of Virginia 1766-1769 (Richmond, Virginia 1906) at pages 87-88.

 

   1770 FRONTIER ROAD PILOTS. "21 June 1770. Henry Hoagland with John Hoagland and William Crawford to pilot a road through frontier of Virginia to Ft. Pitt." SOURCE: Mary and Gil Alford, Newkirk Notes, No. 13 (June 1985) at page 8. Newkirk Notes was published quarterly for those interested in Newkirk Family History by Mary and Gil Alford, 1403 Kingsford Drive, Florissant, MO 63031.

 

   1772 WITNESS TO BEDFORD COUNTY WILL. "In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Gist of Bedford County in the province of Pennsylvania being at this time in perfect health of body and sound memory but as I am bound for the Mississippi which appears to be a long voyage and all men are mortal and God only knows whether I may be permitted to return to settle my worldly business or not. I think proper to make this my last will and testament . . . . Given under my hand this day of Nov. in the year of our Lord one thousand seven and seventy two...

In the Presence of

Henry Houghland Tho. Gist

Alexander McClean

George Dawson." SOURCE: Donna Gist Moore, SOME Descendants of Christopher Gist, updated 11 JAN 2001, downloaded on August 20, 2004 from the following site: http://www.genealogy.com/users/m/o/o/Donna-C-Moore/GENE18-0007.html#CHILD15. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) This will was transcribed by Jesse Hagan, jessieh@adept.net, and the record may be found in Fayette County, Pennsylvania Will Book 1, at pages 325-328.

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. On July 26, 1774, Henry Hoagland served as a Captain during the Wakatomica Campaign, which has been described by Caldwell as " the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See Thwaite & Kellogg History, infra; see also History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra. Capt. Hoagland's troops included Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk. See 1774 Virginia Military Record, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Additional Curt Sytsma analysis: I have not yet found any reference to John Hoagland on the 1775 Pittsburgh Payrolls, unless he is the Private John "Hoggen" on Lieut. John Hinckston's List. SOURCE: Page 24 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775, a copy of which can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00026.tif. Even so, I believe that John Hoagland was also active in the campaign. I base this conclusion on three facts: First, he was promoted to Captain in 1777, and it is highly unlikely that he could have achieved such a promotion without prior military experience. Second, there is reason to believe that John Hoagland settled in the eastern part of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, while Henry Hoagland settled in the western part. It is likely that they would have served in different companies. Third, there is a credible family tradition that Capt. John Hoagland served all eight years of the Revolutionary War; for people on the western frontier, that war began in 1774.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

 

   1776 LAND TRANSACTION. "The earliest record of a land title in Smith township is dated May 10, 1776, one hundred and eighty-six acres of land which was sold by William Crawford and Henry Houghland to Joseph Phillis, located on Raccoon Creek, 'which lands the said William Crawford and Henry Houghland are entitled to by improvement, according to the custom of the country.' . . . On the 10th of May, 1776, a tract of land on Raccoon Creek, adjoining George McCormick, containing one hundred and eighty-six acres, was conveyed to Joseph Philles, in consideration of twenty pounds, by William Crawford and Henry Houghland, 'which lands the said William Crawford and Henry Houghland are entitled to by improvement, according to the custom of this country.' . . . Joseph Vance came to Smith township from Winchester, Va., in 1774, and commenced to improve land where Presely Leach now lives, but William Crawford and Henry Houghland had a prior claim, and he abandoned it and took up the land now owned by Allison, Thomas P., and John S. Vance." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), Smith Twp., pp. 910-931; transcribed by Sharon McConnell of Coto de Caza, CA in March 1998; published in March 1998 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com.

 

   "HOAGLAND'S FORT. Hoagland's Fort was near Leech's old mill on the north branch of Raccoon Creek, Smith township, Washington county. On land now owned by Joseph Keys are some stones which are said to be on the site of Henry Hoagland's Fort. It is said the land belonged to Lund Washington and that Henry Hoagland never had legal title to the land. . . . Among others James Leech, Matthew Rankin, William Rankin, and Thomas Rankin forted there. . . . There is a tradition that at one time the women of this fort repulsed the Indians who were attacking it with scalding water. [MS-Messrs. Reed and Simpson]." SOURCE: George Dallas Albert, The Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylvania (C.M. Busch, State Printer: Harrisburg 1896) at page 418.

 

   HOAGLAND'S FORT. "[On May 19, 1795, John Wishart] purchased of Gabriel Blakeney one hundred and seventy-three acres of land for three hundred forty-six pounds, 'situate and lying on the waters of Raccoon Creek, adjoining lands of John McKibbin and lands formerly of John McCormick.' This last tract was part of the land granted by Virginia patent to Lund Washington, Nov. 24, 1779, who sold to George McCormick, Jan. 20, 1792, and who February 27th of the same year sold to Gabriel Blakeney. On this tract had been an old fort, known as Hoagland's Fort, which the Rankins, Buxtons, and others used as a place of protection." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men (Philadelphia: L. H. Leverts & Co., 1882), Smith Twp., pp. 910-931; transcribed by Sharon McConnell of Coto de Caza, CA in March 1998; published in March 1998 on the Washington County, PA USGenWeb pages at http://www.chartiers.com.

 

   1777 LETTER. "LC Manuscripts. Gen. Edw. Hand's letters are in Peter Force Collection: . . . . 17 Aug. 1777 from Maj. Henry Taylor from Kerdon's Bottom to Gen. Hand at Ft. Pitt: Inhab[itant]s of Holladay's Cove took his ammo & guns to defend themselves. 'The militia is chiefly all gone and going home, therefore I will have only Capt. Hogland & Capt. Pierce volunteers unless new draughts are sent.'" SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 15, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001.

 

   1777 LETTER. "LC Manuscripts. Gen. Edw. Hand's letters are in Peter Force Collection: . . . . 31 Aug. 1777. Kardon's Bottom. Henry Taylor still at this station. This is the letter telling of Henry Hogland, at the mouth of Beaver Creek, going home. Kept 12 volunteers to build fort & guard his mill. 31 Aug. 1777 to Gen. Hand from Henry Taylor. Kardons Bottom. Dear Sir: 'I enclose 2 pay rolls of the vol[unteers] formerly called Capt. Hogland's & Capt. Pierce's. It has always been a bone of contention with respect to the ranks of these two parties and unless their merit will settle the poing, it will be a difficulty to know what will be the issue--as for what footing Capt. Hogland has to expect to be captain, I am at a loss to guess, it must be for some other services done when acting in the capacity of a captain, for I can assure you, on all my visists to his station I never found him there, and it is currently reported that he has not been 4 days here since the spring -- As for Capt. Pierce he was appointed in like manner for the Pluggies Town Expedition & when that fell thru, was ordered to guard the frontiers. He offered to resign rank but volunteers would have left with him so kept office. I can with propriety assert that he has done the duty of a capt[ain].' . . . Can find no replies by Hand concerning above letters." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 15, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001.

 

   1777 COUNCIL OF WAR. "On the 13th of December, 1776, Patrick Henry addressed a letter to Dorsey Pentecost, then county lieutenant . . . for Yohogania County, apprising him of the certainty of Indian hostilities in the next spring, and advising every possible preparation to be made in anticipation thereof. In pursuance of the recommendations of this letter, a 'council of war' was held at Catfish Camp, now Washington, on the 28th and 29th of January, 1777. This meeting was attended by the several county lieutenants and field-officers of the three counties [of the District of West Augusta, to wit, Ohio County, Monongalia County, and Yohogania County], and by thirty-two captains of the militia [from those three counties]." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at page 185.

 

   The field-officers included Colonel Silas Hedges, husband of Margaret Hoagland. The thirty-two captains of the militia from the three counties included "Henry Hogland" and "John Hogland." "At a Council of War held at Catfish Camp in the District of West Augusta the 28th day of January, Anno Domini 1777. Present, Dorsey Pentacost, Co'y Lieut. . . . Silas Hedge, Colo., David McClure, Lieut.-Colo. . . . Captains: . . . Henry Hogland. . . . John Hogland." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: Mr. Crumrine secured his transcription from the original document, which was in the possession of "D.T. Morgan, Esq., from the papers of his grandfather, Col George Morgan."

 

   The Council of War passed many resolutions in response to the recommendation "to prepair for Hostilities in the Spring, and to prepair to make Defense while we have time." The original document included, but Mr. Crumrine did not transcribe, plans "to Rendezvous at the following places and in the following Manner." These plans mention "the active officers, the places of Rendezvous in each County, . . . , the drafts and who heads them from each company, which is 15 Privates, one Sarjt. And a Commissioned officer, making in the whole about 1100 men." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: If the full record could be obtained, we could very possibly learn additional information regarding the service of Captains John and Henry Hoagland.

 

   1777 LETTER. "Library of Congress Manuscripts. General Edward Hand's letters are in the Peter Force Collection: . . . 17 Aug. 1777 from Major Henry Taylor from Kerdon's Bottom to General Hand at Ft. Pitt: Inhabitants of Holladay's Cove took his ammunition and guns to defend themselves. "The militia is chiefly all gone and going home, therefore I will have only Capt. Hogland & Capt. Pierce volunteers unless new draughts are sent." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 15, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001.

 

   1779 WITNESS. "Signed 1779. Recorded 1783. George McCormick of Yohogania Co. to James Edgar of York Co. Raccoon Creek drain. Witnesses: Peter Kid, John Cooper, Henry Houghland." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 17, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001.

 

   1781 SERVICE. "Hoglan, Henry, Capt., on special duty at Falls of Ohio. 1781. GRC T-DV1-P385." SOURCE:

 

   RECORD OF DEATH. Curt Sytsma notes: We do not have reliable information on when, where, and how Capt. Henry Hoagland died, and he is easily confused with nephews named Henry. A source that might help to resolve this gap in our records is: From the Calendar of the George Rogers Clark Papers, published by McDowell Publications, Rt. 4 Box 314, Utica, KY 42376, 1985, Reel 23 - Series J, Vol. 8, pp. 150-181 - Calendar p. 337. "DRAPER, Lyman C. Interview with Bland Williams Ballard, Shelby Co. KY. Born Oct. 16, 1759; description and diagram of the forts at the Falls of the Ohio and at Boonesborough; settlement of Lexington; account of Bowman's campaign in 1779, Clark's campaigns in 1780, 1782, and 1786, of Scott and of Wilkinson in 1791, of Col. John Hardin in 1789, of Capt. William Hardin in 1786, and of Wayne in 1794; defeat of Squire Boone and of Col. John Floyd in 1781; Capt. Aquilla Whitaker attacked by Indians; River Raisin Defeat; incidents in the settlement and attacks on Todd's, Linn's, Ruddell's, Squire Boone's, Cox's, Chenoweth's, Ballard's and Kincheloe's Stations; death of Col. William Linn, Capt. Henry Hoagland, Capt. Samuel Wells, Colonel Cox, Colonel Floyd, Colonel Christian, Capt. Isaac Kellar, Edward Dougherty, Col. Richard Callaway and members of the Ballard family; mention of many other pioneers; description of Clark's row galley; characterization of Major Ballard; his portraits. A.N.S. 64 pp Nov. 1844." SOURCE: Lynn/Linn Found in the Draper Manuscripts, The George Rogers Clark Papers, References to the Lynn/Linns, With a Brief Description of the Content as Taken From the Calendar of the George Rogers Clark Papers, downloaded from the following site on March 10, 2003:

http://www.lynn-linn-lineage-quarterly.com/Draper/GeoRogers.htm. Curt Sytsma notes: The author adds, " The reel number refers to the reel on which you can find the filmed originals from the Draper collection. The alphabetical letter is the series identifying letter, in this case George Rogers Clark Papers. Following the letter is the volume number within the series and then the page numbers. The page numbers noted in this published calendar did not always seem to agree with the numbers designated on the film. Researchers are advised to look several pages before and after the page number given. The Calendar page has also been noted."

  

   1782 ESTATE. "[Administration of] Henry Hougland's estate granted James Hougland, and bond of one thousand pounds, Specie, Richard Chenoweth, and Thomas Curry Securities. At a Court held for Jefferson County on the 5th March 1782 The above administrations granted. Test Mer'th Price." SOURCE: Early Kentucky Settlers: The Records of Jefferson County, Kentucky from the Filson Club History Quarterly (Genealogical publishing Co.: Baltimore 1988) at page 25 (quoting Alvin L. Prichard's transcription of Minute Book A, Jefferson County, Kentucky, at page 20).

 

   1784 ESTATE. "July 6, 1784. Jefferson County, Kentucky. Inventory of Estate of Henry Hoagland returned and recorded." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   1909 FAMILY HISTORY. "Margaret Hoagland, wife of Silas Hedges, said to have been a sister of Capt. Henry Hoagland and Capt. Derrick Hoagland. Margaret born September 16, 1751 and died March 24, 1837 at McConnellsville, Ohio." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 11, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (citing Samuel Gordon Smyth, Genealogy Duke - Shepherd - Van Metre Family (1909) at page 45).

 

   THWAITE & KELLOGG HISTORY. "Capt. Henry Hoagland lived on Pigeon Creek in the Monongalia. He served with McDonald in the Wakatomica Campaign of 1774. He was a Captain in 1782. After the defeat of Crawford, he was never heard from again." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 15, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (citing Frontier Defense on Upper Ohio by Thwaite & Kellogg, call no. E2305.03T5).

  

 

Notes for JEMIMA NEWKIRK:

 

   1779 CROP. In 1779, Jemima Hoagland raised a crop in Jefferson County, Kentucky, which later entitled her to 400 acres of land. "1781 Jefferson County, Kentucky. Jemima Hougland entitled to 400 acres by 1781 act, along with James, three Newkirks (entitled by raising a crop before January 1, 1780)." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995. See also 1781 Grant of Land, infra. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) It is presumed that Jemima raised these crops with the help of her children, not her husband, as Capt. Henry Hoagland was actively engaged in fighting the Revolutionary War. (2) It seems likely that James Hoagland is a son.

 

   1781 GRANT OF LAND. "At a Court held for Jefferson County, the 3rd of December, 1781. It appearing to the Court that the following Persons, are entitled by virtue of an Act of Assembly passed May last, to four hundred acres of land, each. Orders that the County Surveyor lay off to them accordingly, viz: . . . . Jemima Hougland . . . Peter Newkirk . . . Elias Newkirk, Tobias Newkirk . . . James Hougland . . . . Testified /s/ Meridth Price, Clerk Jefferson Court." SOURCE: Jefferson County, Kentucky County Court Minute Book A (1781 - 1783) Pages 14, 15, and 16. Curt Sytsma notes: This document was transcribed by Edward Hayden, edwards.salinas@bigfoot.com, 160 Pine Canyon Road, Salinas, California 93908-8743, telephone (408) 455-1385; it was contributed to and downloaded from the following site: http://www.pastracks.com/states/kentucky/nelson/jefferson_county_minute_book.htm.

 

   1789 TAX LIST. "List of Taxable Property in the District of Coleman Daniel, in the County of Jefferson in the year 1789.

[1] Person Chargeable with the Tax: Hogland, Richard. Number of white Males above 21: 1. Number of white males between 16 and 21: 0. Horses and Cattle: 2.

[2] Person Chargeable with the Tax: Hogland, James. Number of white Males above 21: 1. Number of white males between 16 and 21: 0. Horses and Cattle: 1.

[3] Person Chargeable with the Tax: Hogland, Jamima, and Henry Hogland, between 16 and 21. Number of white Males above 21: 0. Horses and Cattle: 1."

SOURCE: Carol Lee Ford, Indexer, Early Kentucky Tax Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1987) at pages 92 & 94 (reprinted from Volume 22 of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society at pages 219-243 (1924)). Curt Sytsma notes: (1) The vast majority of names on this list are male, and it may be assumed that Jamima Hogland was a widow; she was, no doubt, Jemima Newkirk Hoagland, widow of Capt. Henry Hoagland, who died with an estate in Jefferson County, Kentucky before March 5, 1782. (2) Richard, James, and Henry are very likely sons of Jemima and Henry Hoagland. (3) Moses and Aaron are not reflected in the tax list because they are not yet 16 years of age.

 

   1789 TAX LIST. A tax list for Jefferson County, Ohio, taken on July 10, 1789, included the names "Jamima Hogland" and "Richard Hogland." A list taken on July 20, 1789, also from Jefferson County, included the name "James Hogland." SOURCE: Charles B. Heinemann, "First Census" of Kentucky: 1790 (Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1981) at page 47. 1789 TAX LIST. "1789 Jefferson County, Kentucky, Taxpayers Index . . . . Hogland, Henry; Hogland, James; Hogland, Jamima; Hogland, Richard." SOURCE: jrbakerjr Geneology, downloaded from the following site on November 23, 2004: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jrbakerjr/kentucky/kentucky1789-1.htm.

 

   1795 TAX LIST. "List of Taxable Property with (in) the District of Coleman Daniel, Commissioner for Shelby County [Kentucky] for the Year 1795. Wm. McDowell, Esq., Auditor of Public Accounts.

[1] Person Charged with Taxes: Hogland, Moses. Horses: 1. Cattle: 8.

[2] Person Charged with Taxes: Hogland, Jamimah. Horses: 1. Cattle: 3.

[3] Person Charged with Taxes: Hogland, James. Horses: 3. Cattle: 33. County: Shelby. Water     Course: Clear Creek. Acres of Land: 254 1/2.

[4] Person Charged with Taxes: Hogland, Nancy. Horses: 4. Cattle: 9. County: Shelby. Water Course:      Drennings Lick. Acres of Land: 100." SOURCE: Carol Lee Ford, Indexer, Early Kentucky Tax Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1987) at pages 239 & 242 (reprinting information from Volume 24 of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society at pages 5-25 (1926)). Curt Sytsma Notes: (1) Jemima (Newkirk) Hogland was the widow of Capt. Henry Hoagland, and Nancy Hogland was the widow of Jemimah's son Richard Hogland, who had died the preceding year in Shelby County, Kentucky. (2) James Hoagland (known by some genealogists as "Fox Run" James for his prominent role in the formation of the Fox Run Baptist Church) was also a son of Henry and Jemima (Newkirk) Hoagland. (3) Moses Hoagland is believed to have been another son.


      iii.   JAMES HOAGLAND, b. about 1728, New Jersey; d. 1783, Beech Fork, Bullitt County, Kentucky; m. MARGARET.

 

Notes for JAMES HOAGLAND:

 

   1752 LAWSUIT. "George Mason for The Ohio Company suing James Hoagland, a Marylander, for payment 10 pounds 16 shillings Maryland money owed for goods; James, a farmer, late of Fredrick County." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995. Curt Sytsma analysis: (1) The James Hoagland identified as a Marylander in 1752 is not likely to be Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, as Cobus has a documented presence in Virginia from 1740 to his death in 1759, including land transactions in 1752. James the Marylander, however, is very likely the namesake son of Cobus, a son who is living across the river from his father's homestead in Virginia. (2) James is clearly of age in 1752, and he was therefore born before 1731.

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. On July 26, 1774, Ensign James Hoagland served under his brothers, Captain Henry Hoagland and Lt. William Hoagland, during the Wakatomica Campaign, which has been described by Caldwell as " the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra. Capt. Hoagland's troops included Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk. See 1774 Virginia Military Record, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

 

   1775 MOVE TO KENTUCKY. According to an 1897 history, Amos Hoagland's father moved to Kentucky in 1775 and helped to establish the famous salt works. See 1897 History, infra.

 

   1781 GRANT OF LAND. "At a Court held for Jefferson County, the 3rd of December, 1781. It appearing to the Court that the following Persons, are entitled by virtue of an Act of Assembly passed May last, to four hundred acres of land, each. Orders that the County Surveyor lay off to them accordingly, viz: . . . . Jemima Hougland . . . Peter Newkirk . . . Elias Newkirk, Tobias Newkirk . . . James Hougland . . . . Testified /s/ Meridth Price, Clerk Jefferson Court." SOURCE: Jefferson County, Kentucky County Court Minute Book A (1781 - 1783) Pages 14, 15, and 16. Curt Sytsma notes: This document was transcribed by Edward Hayden, edwards.salinas@bigfoot.com, 160 Pine Canyon Road, Salinas, California 93908-8743, telephone (408) 455-1385; it was contributed to and downloaded from the following site: http://www.pastracks.com/states/kentucky/nelson/jefferson_county_minute_book.htm.

 

   1783 MILITARY SERVICE. "Hoglan, James, Captain, Clark's Ill. Reg. in Feb., 1783. T-MV2-P550." SOURCE: Louis A. Burgess, compiler and editor, Virginia Soldiers of 1776 (Genealogical Publishing Co. reprint: Baltimore 1973) (originally published by the Clearfield Company in Richmond Virginia in 1927), Volume I, page 383. Curt Sytsma notes: I have deduced that the James Hoglan who served as a Captain in Clark's Illinois Regiment in February of 1783 is most likely to have been James the Marylander, son of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland. I base this deduction on his prior appointment as a Lieutenant and his proximity to the forces who were part of Clark's Illinois Regiment, but I also base it on a systematic exclusion of the other possibilities. Thus, James the son of Henry (Fox Run James) did not acquire the rank of Ensign until 1785 and was thus unlikely to have been a captain in 1782. James the son of John (Harrison James) was in Pennsylvania in 1783. James the son of William was born after 1774. It is admittedly possible that James the son of Richard, born about 1751, could have been a Captain in 1783, but I have no evidence that James the son of Richard was living in Kentucky in 1783, and any such theory seems inconsistent with the record that Richard's widow arrived in Kentucky with two sons--Isaac and Richard.

 

   1783 DEATH. The death of the father of Moses Hoagland in 1783 is documented by an 1897 history. See 1897 History, infra.

 

   1792 TAX LIST. "Hogland, Abraham. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST. . . . Hogland, Amos. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST. . . . Hogland, Margaret. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST." SOURCE: U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 Census Index, downloaded from Genealogy.com on July 30, 2003.

 

   1792 TAX LIST. "A List of Taxable Property within the District of Gabriel Cox, Commissioner in the County of Nelson [Kentucky] for the Year 1792. Name: Acres: [1] Hogland, James. 200. [2] Hogland, Abraham. 150. [3] Hogland, Amos. 150. [4] Hogland, Moses. [5] Hogland, Margaret. 100."

SOURCE: Carol Lee Ford, Indexer, Early Kentucky Tax Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1987) at pages 217, 219, & 220 (reprinting information from Volume 24 of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society at pages 5-25 (1926)).

 

   1897 HISTORY. "This article came from the December 16, 1896 issue of the Salt River Tiger, a short lived newspaper of the 1890's. . . . 'FROM THE PROSE PEN OF THE HON. J. W. CROAN, 1897 . . . . It was not until the year 1775 Thomas HOGAN, an Englishman, father of Lewis HOGAN, who was a celebrated stonemason in the Knobs in the 1840s; Evan MOORE's father, Robert CROAN, both Irishmen; Isaac SKINNER. John DUNN, Amos HOGLAN's father, Adam CAHILL, and a few others were attracted here by the wild reports of the famous salt deposits and the rich game fields and nut-laden forests. These dauntless pioneers resolutely set to work building pole cabins and establishing a permanent settlement preparatory to opening up the afterwards renowned salt works. . . .

 

   "In 1783, Moses HOGLAN's father, from the salt works, and Moses, then a lad twelve years old, were murderously assaulted by Indians while fishing in Beech Fork, a few miles above Pitts Point. The father was killed and Moses taken prisoner. The savages carried young HOGLAN to the northwest and held him for twelve years. He held the Indian ponies at the battle of Bloody Ridge, and underwent an experience of peril and hardship. He regained his liberty after the treaty of 1795. He afterward soldiered under Gen. HARRISON, and was at the battle of Tippecanoe. Moses HOGLAN was the father of Judge Lorenza HOGLAN, of Shepherdsville, and Arterberry HOGLAN, of the Knobs, and other children deceased." SOURCE: From a site entitled the Bullitt County, Kentucky Bicentennial Celebration, 1796-1996, administered by Anthony Foster, afoster@stlcc.cc.mo.us, and downloaded from the following web address on September 16, 2001: http://www.stlcc.cc.mo.us/fv/users/afoster/bc/tig.htm.

 

   CURT SYTSMA ANALYSIS: (1) While Silas Slaughter was not born until four years after the death of James Hoagland, he no doubt grew up with tales of what happened to his neighbors, and his information is therefore credible. (2) I had earlier assumed that the James Hoagland referenced in the 1781 Act was James, the son of Henry and Jemima; it now appears more likely that Jemima and her orphaned children (including James) had one claim and that James, probable brother of Henry, had another. The distribution of names in the 1781 list confirms this probability, as James is listed in immediate proximity to the Newkirks, while Jemima is not. (3) The discovery of a James Hoagland from this generation is the probable solution to a long-standing mystery--the identity of the Hoagland who married Margaret and who had sons named James, Amos, Abraham, Dorsey, and Moses. (4) James Hoagland, probable son of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, left Virginia and became a Marylander by 1752, and it is probable that he married into a branch of the famous Dorsey family of Maryland, as this would explain the name of his son.

 

Notes for MARGARET:

 

   1792 TAX LIST. "Hogland, Abraham. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST. . . . Hogland, Amos. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST. . . . Hogland, Margaret. State: KY. County: NELSON CO. Census/Enumeration year: 1792. Census type code: TAX LIST." SOURCE: U.S. Selected Counties, 1790 Census Index, downloaded from Genealogy.com on July 30, 2003.

 

   1792 TAX LIST. "A List of Taxable Property within the District of Gabriel Cox, Commissioner in the County of Nelson [Kentucky] for the Year 1792. Name: Acres: [1] Hogland, James. 200. [2] Hogland, Abraham. 150. [3] Hogland, Amos. 150. [4] Hogland, Moses. [5] Hogland, Margaret. 100."

SOURCE: Carol Lee Ford, Indexer, Early Kentucky Tax Records from the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society (Genealogical Publishing Co.: Baltimore 1987) at pages 217, 219, & 220 (reprinting information from Volume 24 of the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society at pages 5-25 (1926)).


      iv.  JOHN HOAGLAND, b. about 1730, New Jersey; d. June 05, 1782, the Battle of Sandusky at Sundusky Villiage in the Ohio; m. JANE NEWKIRK, about 1755, Frederick County, Virginia; b. about 1732; d. about 1799, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

 

Notes for JOHN HOAGLAND:

 

   1752 PETITION. "The Frederick County, Virginia Order book 4, page 225, August 4 1752 includes the comment: 'On Motion of Peter Newkirk, Henry Hogland, John Hogland, Jacobus Hogland, Henry Newkirk, Barron (Barent) Newkirk and Tunis Hood ordered that their names be added to the list of titheables.'" SOURCE: Mary and Gil Alford, Newkirk Notes, No. 13 (June 1985) at page 8. Newkirk Notes was published quarterly for those interested in Newkirk Family History by Mary and Gil Alford, 1403 Kingsford Drive, Florissant, MO 63031.

 

   1759 PARTNERSHIP. "August 7, 1759. Permission granted to Barnet Newkirk and John Hoogland to build a mill on Tulisse Run." SOURCE: Some Descendants of Gerret Cornelisse and Mattheus Cornelisse van Nieukirk from the Manuscript of the late Adamson Bentley Newkirk, in The van Nieuwkirk, Nieukirk, Newkirk Family, a Special Number of the Publications of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, March, 1934 (Hall of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1934) at page 26, footnote * (citing Court Orders, Frederick County, Virginia).

 

   1760 MILL. "Hogland Overseer of a Road. Henry Hogland is appointed Overseer of the road from Richard Hoglands Ferry to go by John Hoglands Mill to Capt. Thomas Catons and it is Ordered that the Tithables three miles on each side of the said road open & keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Frederick County Virginia, County Court, Order Book, Volume 9, Page 101 (entries dated August 5, 1760), transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on July 29, 2003, from a photocopy of the original; the photocopy was secured by Margaret Foster during a visit to the LDS Library in June of 2003. The record is stored on 35 mm microfilm reels, and the LDS reference is FHL US/CAN Film 31419. "August 5, 1760. Frederick County, Virginia. Court Records Book 9, page 101. Henry Hoagland appointed overseer of road from Richard Hogland's Ferry to to go by John Hogland's Mill to Capt. Thomas Caton's and it is ordered that the tithables three miles on each side of the said road open and keep the same in repair according to law." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995.

 

   Curt Sytsma analysis: In 1759, Barent Newkirk was seventy years of age. When this fact is combined with the evidence of the 1759 partnership and the 1760 reference to John Hogland's Mill, we can reasonably conclude that Barent helped to establish a business for his son-in-law. Barent identified two daughters, Jemima and Jane, who had married Hoaglands in his 1765 will. We know that Jemima Newkirk married Henry Hoagland, and the 1759 partnership is strong evidence that Jane (or Jean) married John Hoagland.

 

   1769 WITNESS TO LAND TRANSACTION. "June 22, 1769. John Foreman [for?] Edward Guphill (wife Elizabeth) of Craven Co., S.C. to William Foreman of Hampshire Co. (lease and release) 400 a. on Great So. Branch; rec. 11-14-1769. Wit.: Sam Dew, John Foreman, James Chesnut, John Hougland." SOURCE: Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records of Hampshire County Virginia (Delavan, Wisconsin 1939), Alphabetical Index of Deeds, Leases, Morgages, and Other Instruments, at page 27.

 

   1770 FRONTIER ROAD PILOTS. "21 June 1770. Henry Hoagland with John Hoagland and William Crawford to pilot a road through frontier of Virginia to Ft. Pitt." SOURCE: Mary and Gil Alford, Newkirk Notes, No. 13 (June 1985) at page 8. Newkirk Notes was published quarterly for those interested in Newkirk Family History by Mary and Gil Alford, 1403 Kingsford Drive, Florissant, MO 63031.

 

   1770 VISIT FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON. "[November 1770]. Saturday 24th. When we came to Stewards Crossing at Crawfords, the River was too high to Ford and his Canoe gone a Drift. However after waiting there 2 or three hours a Canoe was got in which we passd and Swam our Horses. The remainder of this day I spent at Captn. Crawfords it either Raining or Snowing hard all day. Sunday 25th. I Set out early in order to see Lund Washington's Land, but the Ground & trees being coverd with Snow, I was able to form but an indistinct opinion of it--tho upon the whole it appeard to be a good Tract of Land and as Level as common indeed more so. From this I went to Mr. Thos. Gists, and Dind, & then proceeded on to the Great crossing at Hoglands [Footnote 1] where I arrivd about Eight Oclock. Munday 26th. Reachd Killams on George's Creek where we met several Families going over the Mountains to live--some witht. having any places provided." SOURCE: George Washington, The Diaries of George Washington, Volume 2, Donald Jackson, ed. & Dorothy Twohig, assoc. ed., (University Press of Virginia: Charlottesville 1976) at page 323. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Footnote 1 reads, in its entirety, as follows: "John Hogeland (DLC: Toner Collection)." (2) It appears likely that John Hoagland was a friend of William Crawford, whose ties to George Washington are well-documented.

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. It is likely that, on July 26, 1774, John Hoagland served with many of his siblings during the Wakatomica Campaign, albeit from a different company. This campaign has been described by Caldwell as " the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Additional Curt Sytsma analysis: I have not yet found any reference to John Hoagland on the 1775 Pittsburgh Payrolls, unless he is the Private John "Hoggen" on Lieut. John Hinckston's List. SOURCE: Page 24 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775, a copy of which can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00026.tif. Even so, I believe that John Hoagland was also active in the campaign. I base this conclusion on three facts: First, he was promoted to Captain in 1777, and it is highly unlikely that he could have achieved such a promotion without prior military experience. Second, there is reason to believe that John Hoagland settled in the eastern part of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, while Henry Hoagland settled in the western part. It is likely that they would have served in different companies. Third, there is a credible family tradition that Capt. John Hoagland served all eight years of the Revolutionary War; for people on the western frontier, that war began in 1774.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

 

   1777 COUNCIL OF WAR. In January of 1777, John Hoagland was a Captain of the Militia in the District of West Augusta, Virgina. He participated in a Council of War to prepare for anticipated hostilities. "On the 13th of December, 1776, Patrick Henry addressed a letter to Dorsey Pentecost, then county lieutenant . . . for Yohogania County, apprising him of the certainty of Indian hostilities in the next spring, and advising every possible preparation to be made in anticipation thereof. In pursuance of the recommendations of this letter, a 'council of war' was held at Catfish Camp, now Washington, on the 28th and 29th of January, 1777. This meeting was attended by the several county lieutenants and field-officers of the three counties [of the District of West Augusta, to wit, Ohio County, Monongalia County, and Yohogania County], and by thirty-two captains of the militia [from those three counties]." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at page 185.

 

   The field-officers included Colonel Silas Hedges, husband of Margaret Hoagland. The thirty-two captains of the militia from the three counties included "Henry Hogland" and "John Hogland." "At a Council of War held at Catfish Camp in the District of West Augusta the 28th day of January, Anno Domini 1777. Present, Dorsey Pentacost, Co'y Lieut. . . . Silas Hedge, Colo., David McClure, Lieut.-Colo. . . . Captains: . . . Henry Hogland. . . . John Hogland." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: Mr. Crumrine secured his transcription from the original document, which was in the possession of "D.T. Morgan, Esq., from the papers of his grandfather, Col George Morgan."

 

   The Council of War passed many resolutions in response to the recommendation "to prepair for Hostilities in the Spring, and to prepair to make Defense while we have time." The original document included, but Mr. Crumrine did not transcribe, plans "to Rendezvous at the following places and in the following Manner." These plans mention "the active officers, the places of Rendezvous in each County, . . . , the drafts and who heads them from each company, which is 15 Privates, one Sarjt. And a Commissioned officer, making in the whole about 1100 men." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: If the full record could be obtained, we could very possible learn additional information regarding the service of Captains John and Henry Hoagland.

 

   1778 JURY DUTY. On March 14, 1778, "John Hogland" served as one of twelve jurors in two cases tried before the Court for Yohogania County, Virginia. This court was held at the house of Andrew Heath near what is now West Elizabeth, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. His eleven fellow jurors were "Gabriel Cox, James Wright, Nicholas Christ, Benjamin Vannatre, Jacob Bauseman, William Christy, Pearce Noland, Benjamin Collens, Patrick McElroy, Zadock Wright and David Ritchie." In the first case, "William Brashiers v. Robert Hamilton, In Case," Mr. Hamilton failed to appear, and the jury "say they find for Plff Two hundred pounds damages with Costs of Suit." In the second case, Bazil Brown v. Robert Hamilton, In Case," the jury "being sworn say they find for the Plff thirty pounds damages with Costs of Suit." SOURCE: Minute Book of the Virginia Court held for Yohogania County, at pages 66 through 69, reprinted in Boyd Crumrine, Editor, Minute Book of the Virginia Court, etc., Annals of Carnegie Museum (1903) at pages 128-129.

 

   1778 DEED. "Hogland, John (Pike Run, Yo Co) 25 Aug. 1778 to James Rogers (Pike Run, Yo Co). Wit: Francis Morrison, William Long, Jonathan Rogers." SOURCE: Raymond M. Bell, "Estate and Deed Records of Yohogania County, Virginia, 1776-81, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 9, at pages 130 & 134. "Court met according to adjournment August 25th. 1778. . . . Deed of Surrender John Hodglond to James Rogers acknowledged by said Hoglond party thereto and ordered to be recorded." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, "Minute Book of Virginia Court held for Yohogania County . . . on the Andrew Heath Farm near West Elizabeth," 1903 Annals of the Carnegie Museum at pages 250 & 254 (transcribing Volume II of the records at pages 57 & 63). Curt Sytsma notes: The court was held at the Andrew Heath farm from August 25, 1777 "until the Virginia jurisdiction was wholly ousted." The farm was located "West of the Monongahela River, and near the present dividing line between Washington and Allegheny counties [in modern-day Pennsylvania]." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, "Minute Book of Virginia Court held for Yohogania County . . . on the Andrew Heath Farm near West Elizabeth," 1903 Annals of the Carnegie Museum at page 205.

 

   1778 PETITION. "27 Oct. 1778. To the honourable the speaker and gentlemen of the House of Delegates, Virginia. The humble petition of part of the inhabitants of the County of Yohogania humbly sheweth That your petitioners labor under heavy and distressing circumstances occasioned by the extensive bounds of this county . . . , rendering the administration of justice inconvenient, expensive and dilatory. We therefore pray that this county may be divided into two distinct counties by the river Monongahela, making two compact counties one on the east and the other on the west side of said river, and that the places for holding courts. . . may be fixed by a general vote of the landholders in each county. . . . /Signed/ John Hougland [and others]." SOURCE: Raymond M. Bell, "Petitions from Yohogania County, Virginia, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 17, at pages 212-213. Curt Sytsma notes: Mr. Bell remarks that "[m]ost of these names seem to be from the western half of the county." Id. at page 214.

 

   1778-1780. CAPT. OF RANGERS ON THE FRONTIERS. "List of Soldiers Who Served as Rangers on the Frontiers, 1778-1783. . . . Westmoreland County . . . . John Hogland's Company-[1] John Hogland, Capt. [2] Rich'd Hogland. [3] Wm. Hall. [4] James Hindman. [5] Daniel Harvies. [6] Wm. Hewes. [7] Daniel Hamilton. [8] Rob't Hays. [9] Rich'd Likins. [10] John McComb. [11] George McComb. [12] Samuel McBride. [13] Jn'o Miller. [14] Mathew McConnell. [15] Alex. McConnell. [16] Joseph Mills. [17] Elijah Mills. [18] Samuel McCrea. [19] John Miller. [20] James Milligan. [21] Francis McKenney. [22] Keneth McClellan. [23] Bazel Morris. [24] Charles McRobbins. [25] Wm. McFarlane. [26] Brice McGihon. [27] James Hemwood. [28] Phillip Lewallin. [29] Hugh Miller. [30] James Munn. [31] Isaac Newkirk. [32] Charles Phillis. [33] John Reed. [34] Andrew Reed. [35] Samuel Riddle. [36] Hercules Roney. [37] Robert Ritchie, Lieut. [38] Hugh Sprowle. [39] Philip Soltzman. [40] Peter Soltzman. [41] George Sharp. [42] Rudolph Wilmore. [43] Edw. Wyan. [44] Amos Walton. [45] John Wallace. [46] Rob't Huston. [47] Joseph Brown. [48] Samuel Brown. [49] Alex Lashley. [50] Gideon Long, Ensign." SOURCE: Pennsylvania Archives, Third Series, Volume XXIII, William Henry Egle, Editor (Wm. Stanely Ray, State Printer: Harrissburg 1897) at pages 307, 309 & 310. Curt Sytsma notes: (1) A "Prefatory Note" to this list states that "The list of Revolutionary Soldiers which follows is copied from a volume recently discovered of payments made to the individuals noted for services chiefly on the Frontiers as Rangers, between the years 1778 and 1783. . . . No year is given for the specified service." (2) I have numbered the names on the list for ease of future reference.

 

   Curt Sytsma Analysis: Although this list is not dated, it clearly precedes the creation of Washington County, Pennsylvania, which was formed in March of 1781 and fully organized by the fall of 1781. Thus, most or all of the distinctive names on the list are of men who had secured land in that part of Westmoreland County which became Washington County in 1781, this being land south of the Ohio River and west of the Monongahela River. For example, John McComb [10], George McComb [11], and Hugh Sproul [38] are listed as landowners in Cecil Township, Washington County in a 1783 tax list. SOURCE: Katherine K. Zinsser & Raymond M. Bell, The 1783 Tax Lists and the 1790 Federal Census for Washington County, Pennsylvania (Heritage Books: Bowie, Maryland 1988) at pages 30 & 34. Brice McGehon [26] is listed as a landowner in Smith Township, Washington County. Id. at 85. Francis McKinney [21] is listed as a single freeman in the same township. Id. at 88. Isaac Newkirk [31] is listed as a single property owner in Somerset Township, Washington County, where his father, Henry Newkirk, owned 500 acres of land and a distillery. Id. at 90 & 92. [Henry Newkirk was a brother of Jean Newkirk Hoagland, wife of Capt. John Hoagland, and Isaac Newkirk was therefore serving under his uncle.]

 

   1779 POSTING OF SECURITY. "Court met according to adjournment March 23rd. 1779. . . . John Dean & John Hoglin his Securt'y held in L 100 each for the sd. Deans appr. at next May co't." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, "Minute Book of Virginia Court held for Yohogania County . . . on the Andrew Heath Farm near West Elizabeth," 1903 Annals of the Carnegie Museum at pages 302 & 303 (transcribing Volume II of the records at pages 121 &124).

 

   1779 JURY DUTY. "Court met according to adjournment March 24th. 1779. . . . Brashers v. Hamelton. Then came a Jury, To wit. Jos. Skelton, Jacob Bousman Saml. Ewalt David Day Jno. Houghland Jas. Munn Sheshbazzer Bentley, John Campbell John Farree James Burris William Colvin Thomas Gist, Verd't for Plt. & Judgt. L 500." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, "Minute Book of Virginia Court held for Yohogania County . . . on the Andrew Heath Farm near West Elizabeth," 1903 Annals of the Carnegie Museum at page 304 (transcribing Volume II of the records at page 125).

 

   1782 EXPEDITION TO SANDUSKY. There were "eighteen detachments of companies" that participated in "the unfortunate expedition of Col. Crawford to Sandusky." One of the eighteen companies was headed by Captain John Hoagland. "CAPTAIN HOAGLAND'S COMPANY. Captain. John Hoagland, killed on the Expedition. Lieutenant. Isaac Newkirk, of Washington County, returned. Ensign. - - - McMasters, wounded and taken captive; never returned. Privates. John Leyde. Michael Myers. Michael Aiby. Samuel Morgan. Richard Hoagland. John Turvey. Richard Lukens. Samuel Fortner. Rudolph Walman. John Wallace. Arthur Tawall. William Hall. Jacob Spears. [Robert] Houston, killed on the Expedition." SOURCE: Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth Series, Volume II (Harrisburg Publishing Co.: Harrisburg, Pa. 1906) at pages 385, 386, and 391-392.

 

   1782 BATTLE BALLAD. The Battle Ballads and other Poems of Southwestern Pennsylvania includes an "old ballad" said to have been written by Dr. John Knight as a tribute to his comrades who fought and fell at "Crawford's Defeat." The poem tells the story of a "bold hearted company" of volunteers who crossed the Ohio River on May 26, 1782, and went through the "Indian country" until they met with the enemy on June 5. "Our officers all so bravely did fight,/ and likewise our men; two days and a night." In the end, however, the troops were outnumbered and forced to retreat. Dr. Knight was captured on the retreat, but managed to escape to tell the tale. Dr. Knight was a witness to the fate of many of the men, and, before he escaped, he saw Colonial William Crawford being scalped and burned at the stake. The poem devotes an entire stanza to Capt. John Hoagland:

 

   There was brave Captain Hogland, I must not go past;

   He fought out and bravely, while the battle did last,

   And on retreat to a fire did go --

   What became of him after, we never could know.

 

The poem ends with a plea that these brave men did not die in vain. "Now, from East unto West, let it be understood–/ Let every one arise to revenge Crawford's blood,/ And likewise the blood of these men of renown,/ That were taken and burnt at Sandusky town." SOURCE: Dr. John Knight, Crawford's Defeat (1782), reprinted in The Battle Ballads and Other Poems of Southwestern Pennsylvania, an Appendix to Southwestern Pennsylvania in Song and Story by Frank Cowan (Greensburg, Pennsylvania 1878) at pages 353-56. The stanza about John Hoagland is on page 355.

 

   1782 INTESTATE RECORD. "Deceased: Houghland, John. Letters of Administration Issued: August 12, 1782. Letters of Administration Issued To: Jean, widow." SOURCE: Irene P. Lignian & Raymond Martin Bell, Washington County, Pennsylvania Intestate Records, 1781-1789, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volume 30, Pages 45 & 47, downloaded from Genealogy.com on July 29, 2003. Curt Sytsma notes: The authors state, "In the papers of the late E. B. Iams has been found a list of Letters of Administration granted in Washington County, Pennsylvania for 1781 [to] 1789. . . . It is not known where the original records are to be found, so it is fortunate that this copy was made."

 

   1794 PENSION. "The following Revolutionary pension petitions were also found in the same Washington County Pa. Orphans Court Dockets A & B under dates of 1792 to 1795. . . . OC-B p.14 June 23, 1794 Term. Petition of Jane HOGELAND widow of Captain John HOGELAND who was killed by the Indians June 5, 1782 at Sandusky Village in Ohio in the actual service of the State of Pennsylvania under Colonel William Crawford, granted 50 pounds." SOURCE: Jean S. Morris, Washington County Pension Applications 1792-1795, Western Pennsylvana Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 3 (Winter 1988) at page 36.

 

Notes for JANE NEWKIRK:

 

   NOTE REGARDING THE FIRST NAME OF CAPT. JOHN HOAGLAND'S WIFE. The documentary evidence includes at least four references to Jean or Jane Newkirk. The 1764 will and 1782 intestate records identify her as Jean, and the 1794 Pension and 1799 Probate records identify her as Jane. See infra. My belief is that her name was pronounced with a Dutch accent and could have been interpreted as either Jean or Jane by an English listener. I have listed her name as Jane Newkirk in this family tree program because that is name that is carried down in the family. Thus, at least three of her children--James, John, & Sytje--had daughters named Jane. Based on current evidence, none of her grandchildren was named Jean. Curt Sytsma, May 10, 2006.

 

   1764 WILL. "In the Name of God Amen the 18th Day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand and Seven Hundred and Sixty four I Barnet Newkirk of Frederick County and Colony of Virginia House Carpenter being in Perfect Health and Memory, Blessed be God Almighty for it but Calling to mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is Appointed for all Men once to Die I recomend my Soul into the hands of God that gave it and my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian and decent like manner at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named . . . . Item I give and Will to my Daughter Jean Hogland the sum of Twenty Shillings Current Money which I allow to be her full share of my Estate." SOURCE: Book 3, Pages 294-296, of the records of Frederick County, Virginia; transcribed by Curt L. Sytsma on August 31, 2003 from a photocopy of the original supplied by the Frederick County Circuit Court in Winchester, Virginia on February 7, 1995. Curt Sytsma notes: I have attempted to transcribe this will as recorded, including the punctuation and spelling.

 

   1782 INTESTATE RECORD. "Deceased: Houghland, John. Letters of Administration Issued: August 12, 1782. Letters of Administration Issued To: Jean, widow." SOURCE: Irene P. Lignian & Raymond Martin Bell, Washington County, Pennsylvania Intestate Records, 1781-1789, The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volume 30, Pages 45 & 47, downloaded from Genealogy.com on July 29, 2003. Curt Sytsma notes: The authors state, "In the papers of the late E. B. Iams has been found a list of Letters of Administration granted in Washington County, Pennsylvania for 1781 [to] 1789. . . . It is not known where the original records are to be found, so it is fortunate that this copy was made."

 

   1794 PENSION. "The following Revolutionary pension petitions were also found in the same Washington County Pa. Orphans Court Dockets A & B under dates of 1792 to 1795. . . . OC-B p.14 June 23, 1794 Term. Petition of Jane HOGELAND widow of Captain John HOGELAND who was killed by the Indians June 5, 1782 at Sandusky Village in Ohio in the actual service of the State of Pennsylvania under Colonel William Crawford, granted 50 pounds." SOURCE: Jean S. Morris, Washington County Pension Applications 1792-1795, Western Pennsylvana Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 14, Number 3 (Winter 1988) at page 36.

 

   1799 PROBATE. "June 26, 1799. Henry Hoagland administrator estate of Jane Hoagland in Pitts Orphan Court. mentions Hulz and Beeson." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland, Silver City, New Mexico, grannejo@zianet.com, shared with Curt Sytsma by cover letter dated July 10, 1995. "Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Accounting of Henry Houghland, Administrator, of estate of Jane Houghland. To cash received of ___ Hulz. To cash received of James Beeson. To cash on hand of James Beeson. Exhibited at Pittsburgh June 26, 1799." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).


      v.   DERRICK HOAGLAND, b. about 1735, Frederick County, Virginia; m. ELIZABETH MEEKS.

 

Notes for DERRICK HOAGLAND:

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. On July 26, 1774, Ensign Derrick Hoagland served during the Wakatomica Campaign, which has been described by Caldwell as " the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Additional Curt Sytsma analysis: I have not yet found any reference to John Hoagland on the 1775 Pittsburgh Payrolls, unless he is the Private John "Hoggen" on Lieut. John Hinckston's List. SOURCE: Page 24 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775, a copy of which can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00026.tif. Even so, I believe that John Hoagland was also active in the campaign. I base this conclusion on three facts: First, he was promoted to Captain in 1777, and it is highly unlikely that he could have achieved such a promotion without prior military experience. Second, there is reason to believe that John Hoagland settled in the eastern part of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, while Henry Hoagland settled in the western part. It is likely that they would have served in different companies. Third, there is a credible family tradition that Capt. John Hoagland served all eight years of the Revolutionary War; for people on the western frontier, that war began in 1774.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

   1779 PROVOST MARSHALL. "At a Court Martial held at the house of Ezekiel Dewitt In and For Ohio County on Fryday the 8th day of October in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Seventy Nine. Present [were] Field Officers Col. David Shepherd, President, Col. Silas Hedges, Maj. Samuel McColloch, [and others] . . . . Ordered that Derrick Hogland Shall Attend the Court as Provist Martial during the Time of Sitting." SOURCE: Louise Phelps Kellogg, Frontier Retreat on the Upper Ohio, 1779-1781 (Madison : The Society, 1917) at page 425 (citing Court Martial Book for Ohio County, Virginia 2SS39-49 D.S.)

 

   1787 TAX LIST. "Ohio County - 1788 Tax List "A" (District of Samuel McColloch, Commisioner)" [1] Hogland, Derrick; charged with own tax; number of white males above 16 and under 21: 0; number of horses, mares, colts & mules: 3; number of cattle: 13; [2] Hogland, James; charged with own tax; number of white males above 16 and under 21: 0; number of horses, mares, colts & mules: 0; number of cattle: 0; [3] Hogland, Aron; charged with own tax; number of white males above 16 and under 21: 0; number of horses, mares, colts & mules: 5; number of cattle: 5--"under 21, (under 16?--not in 16-21 column)." SOURCE: Netti Schreiner-Yantis & Florene Speakman Love, Compilers, The 1787 Census of Virginia (Genealogical Books in Print: Springfield, Virginia), Volume 2, at pages 1034-35.

 

   1790 WILL. "In the name of God, Amen. I Derick Hogland of Ohio County, State of Virginia, being weak in body but of a perfect mind & memory, Blessed be almighty God for the same, do make ordain constitute and appoint this my Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, To wit, and first I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Elizabeth one third of all my personal estate, the remainder two thirds to be equally divided among my children, viz, Mercy, Mary, Rebecca, Richard, Catherine, Isaac, Elizabeth, & Cynthia Hogland. Likewise as to the Grain of every sort both in the Crib and Stack and also in the ground, I leave and bequeath for the support of my wife and children so long as it shall last. Likewise as to my real estate such as my land I desire it to be sold by my Executors at a private sale. Also I desire my Executors to pay my wife the one fourth part of the said real estate, the remainder to be divided as follows, viz, first all of my debts of every kind to be paid by my Executors, then my two sons Richard & Isaac to have the one-half of the residue, and the remaining one half to be equally divided among my daughters, viz, Mercy, Mary, Rebecca, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Cynthia. Likewise to Ortha five pounds to be paid her before the dividing among my children when she comes to age. Furthermore, I appoint and nominate my trusty friend Isaac Meek to convey to John Stoneman Sr. a parcel of land being a part of the said plantation I now live on, for which land I have received full satisfaction. I further do appoint Isaac Meek & James Hogland my sole executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all other Wills by me made.

 

   "In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal this Sixteenth day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety. Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Derrick Hogland to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in the presence of the Testator. /S/ Derreck C.H. Hogland SEAL /S/ Andrew Archbold, Joshua Meek, John (his mark) Stone Sr., Samuel. A copy Test. Moses Chapline, Clerk of Court." SOURCE: Typewritten copy of will in the possession of the Clerk of the County Commission of Ohio County, West Virginia, in Wheeling. A photocopy of this will was sent to Curt L. Sytsma by the Clerk of the County Commission on February 8, 1995. This transcription was made on February 1, 2001. Curt Sytsma Notes: The will is very poorly typed and contains numerous obvious errors, and I have therefore made minor corrections in punctuation and spelling to enhance readability. It is not clear whether "C.H." is meant to represent the middle initials of Derrick Hoagland or whether, instead, Mr. Hoagland made his mark, probably "D.H.", and the typist made a mistake in transcribing that mark.

 

   1791 TAX LIST. 1791 Tax List for Ohio County, Virginia. The list includes four members of the Hoagland family: "Deruk Houghland, Aaron Houghland, James Houghland, and William Houghland." SOURCE: Ohio County, Names of Early Landowners taken from Tax Commissioner's Books, 1784-1793, at hand-written page number 70 (LDS microfilm number 0464974).

 

   1909 FAMILY HISTORY. "Margaret Hoagland, wife of Silas Hedges, said to have been a sister of Capt. Henry Hoagland and Capt. Derrick Hoagland. Margaret born September 16, 1751 and died March 24, 1837 at McConnellsville, Ohio." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 11, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (citing Samuel Gordon Smyth, Genealogy Duke - Shepherd - Van Metre Family (1909) at page 45).

 

   1916 HISTORY. "Col. Silas Hedges was [married to] Margaret, sister of Derrick Hoagland. . . . Dr. Draper interviewed several of their surviving descendants. See Draper Mss., 2S49-55, 9S122-64." SOURCE: Louise Phelps Kellogg, Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779 (The Society: Madison 1916) at footnote 1 on page 303.

 

Notes for ELIZABETH MEEKS:

 

   REGARDING IDENTITY OF DERICK HOAGLAND'S WIFE: "There was a Derrick Hogeland, b. 1743 in Amwell, NJ who married Elizabeth Chamberlin. However, this Derrick died 1827 in Mt. Airy, NJ; his will was proved Nov. 26, 1827. His children were John, Lucrecy, Martha, Derrick, Elizabeth. This man is #112 in George William Hoagland, genealogy.

 

   "There was also a Derick Hogeland, b. VA ca. 1745, d. ca. 1790 in Ohio Co., WVA. His will lists his children as Mercy Mary, Rebecca, Richard, Katherine, Isaac, Elizabeth and Cynthia. Perhaps the Derick who died in Ohio Co., WVA married Elizabeth Meeks as there was an Isaac Meeks in the land records who had dealings with Derick." SOURCE: Kay King, krking@erols.com, Message no. 436, posted to the Hoagland Family Genealogical Forum on April 2, 2001.


      vi.  MARTHA HOAGLAND, b. about August 28, 1737, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

      vii.  WILLIAM HOAGLAND, b. about 1740; d. about January 13, 1799, Green County, Kentucky; m. ELIZABETH.

 

Notes for WILLIAM HOAGLAND:

 

   1765 CIVIL SUIT. "(West) Virginia Court Records. . . . Folder 6 (11 items) . . . . 1765 December 18 Virginia. Hampshire County.

To the Sheriff of Frederick County. Summons for William Hougland to answer the petition of Jonathan Buckaloe of Hampshire County." SOURCE: Dawes Memorial Library, Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio, downloaded from the following site on November 14, 2006: http://library.marietta.edu/SPC/FindingAids/Virginia.htm.

 

   1772 TAX RECORDS. "In 1772, and until Westmoreland County was established in 1773, Bedford County encompassed all of southwestern Pennsylvania. All of present Fayette County -- east of a straight line from the mouth of Redstone to the mouth of Jacob's Creek -- consisted of two townships, Springhill and Tyrone. Here, the division line was Redstone Creek, from its mouth to where it was crossed by Burd's Road, and from Burd's Road to Gist's, then Braddock's Road to the Great Crossing. That part of Fayette County, northwest of Redstone to the mouth of Jacob's Creek, was a part of Rostraver Township. The counties of Greene and Washington, west of Fayette, were evidently included in Springhill.

 

   "SPRINGHILL TOWNSHIP . . . . Tunis Newkirk, Barnet Newkirk, Peter Newkirk . . . . Inmates. (Boarders not heads of families.) . . . . William Hogland . . . .

 

   "TYRONE TOWNSHIP . . . . Tomas Gist, Esq. . . . Uncultivated Lands George Washington, 1500 acres; John A. Washington, 600 acres; Samuel Washington, 600 acres; Lund Washington, 300 acres; Thomas Gist, Esq., 600 acres; Nicholas Dawson, 300 acres; Sniveley's Administrators, Halvert Adams, Joseph Hunter . . . ." SOURCE: Some Pennsylvanians in 1772: Settlers in Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties, downloaded from the following site on August 20, 2004: http://www.genealogymagazine.com/sompenin17.html (citing James Veach's The Monongahela of Old or Historical Sketches of Southwestern Pennsylvania to the Year 1800 (Pittsburgh, 1910 edition) (reprinted from American Genealogy Magazine, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2).

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. On July 26, 1774, Lt. William Hoagland served under his brother, Captain Henry Hoagland, during the Wakatomica Campaign, which has been described by Caldwell as "the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra. Capt. Hoagland's troops included Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk. See 1774 Virginia Military Record, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Additional Curt Sytsma analysis: I have not yet found any reference to John Hoagland on the 1775 Pittsburgh Payrolls, unless he is the Private John "Hoggen" on Lieut. John Hinckston's List. SOURCE: Page 24 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775, a copy of which can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00026.tif. Even so, I believe that John Hoagland was also active in the campaign. I base this conclusion on three facts: First, he was promoted to Captain in 1777, and it is highly unlikely that he could have achieved such a promotion without prior military experience. Second, there is reason to believe that John Hoagland settled in the eastern part of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, while Henry Hoagland settled in the western part. It is likely that they would have served in different companies. Third, there is a credible family tradition that Capt. John Hoagland served all eight years of the Revolutionary War; for people on the western frontier, that war began in 1774.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

 

    1775 IMPROVEMENTS. In 1775, William Houghland made improvements on settlement rights on Decker's Creek. See 1883 History infra.

 

   APRIL 6, 1785 LETTER. On April 6, 1785, Ensign John Armstrong left "Norrises Town (by them so called)" and proceeded to Hoglin's Town, where he was presented with a letter signed by Willem and Henry Hougland and nine other men "on behalf of the settlers." Addressed to "Captain Armstrong, Commander of the party," the letter has been transcribed as follows: "April the 6th 1785. Sir, Whereas we did in the assembly of our people yesterday agree to present you with an adress presenting our State and Circumstances acknowledging our Submition to Government, So we to day present you with another of the Same nature Declaring that we have nothing more at heart than to act Consistent with our Duty to Country and the Command of the Legislature and as it appears from your order that we have Erred in Settling here without the advice and consent of Government We request of you to give us what Indulgence you possibly can in respect of time to move off our Effects and families at which time if granted we will Deface our Buildings. Signed on Behalf of the Settlers. [This letter was signed by] [1] James Cochran, [2] Wilam Hougland, [3] Thomas Dawsson, [4] Jonas Manzen, [5] John Hiscom, [6] Andrew Wilson, [7] Thos Tiltson, [8] Henry Hougland, [9] John McDonald, [10] Hananiah Davis, [11] John Tiltson."

 

SOURCE: National Archives and Records Service, Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789, Reel 180, p. 420, transcribed by Todd Berton Housh and posted as Genealogy Research Notes at the following site: http://home.swbell.net/houshr/genealogy/adaminohio.html; downloaded by Curt L. Sytsma on June 18, 2002. Curt Sytsma Notes: (1) The April 6, 1785 letter from the representatives of the settlers at Hoglin's Town is further identified as addition 2 to Ensign John Armstrong's April 12, 1785 report to Lt. Col. Josiah Harmer; this report and the April 6 letter were forwarded by Lt. Col. Harmer to Richard Merry Lee, President of the Continental Congress, on May 1, 1785. (2) Microfilm ID M247, Record Group RG360, National Archives and Records Administration, is entitled "Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789" and consists of 204 rolls (35 mm.) It is likely that Roll or Reel 180 is the source transcribed by Mr. Housh.

 

   1787 PROPERTY OWNERS. "Georges Township, Fayette County, Penna. Georges Twp. Property owners, 1787. In 1787 the number of property owners in Georges township had increased until there were more than two hundred, as follows: . . . Isaac Hoagland; William Hoagland . . . ." SOURCE: Marta Burns, message posted to PAFAYETT-L@rootsweb.com, on May 13, 2000 and downloaded from the following site: http://www.geocities.com/hsdurbin/faye/TavernKeepers.html (citing History of Fayette County, by Franklin Ellis, Philadelphia, L H Everts and Company, 1882, p. 565).

 

   1787 NEWSPAPER ITEM. "From THE KENTUCKY GAZETTE, 1787-1800, Volume I, number XV, 17 November 1787, pg. 3: 'Married, Henry Hogland, son of Gov. William Hogland (of the "land west of the Ohio") married to Elizabeth Carpenter, eldest daughter of John Carpenter (landlord of Norris Town, west of the Ohio) on 27 May 1787 in Pittsburg.' " SOURCE: Message No. 123 posted to the Hoagland Family Genealogical Forum on March 13, 1999. Message posted by Ruth Filip, rf1227@aol.com.

 

   COMMENTARY ON 1787 NEWSPAPER ITEM. "Have some additional information on this newspaper clipping: Elizabeth Carpenter, b. Dec. 31, 1761, d. Nov. 11, 1848 in Richland Twp., Guernsey Co., OH, d/o John Carpenter from England and Nancy Beaver. Elizabeth's sister, Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1788 in Jefferson Co. OH, d. Sept. 28, 1852 in Clark Twp., Coshocton, OH on the Hoagland Farm md. Isaac Hoagland on March 19, 1798. Norristown is now Martins Ferry, W.VA. It is on the Ohio River, 1 mile above Bridgeport. The land was technically NOT open for settlement until 1800. The folks were living as 'squatters' on the land so the records are vague." SOURCE: Message No. 176 posted to the Hoagland Family Genealogical Forum on July 21, 1999. Message posted by Kay R. King, krking@erols.com.

 

   1791 TAX LIST. 1791 Tax List for Ohio County, Virginia. The list includes four members of the Hoagland family: "Deruk Houghland, Aaron Houghland, James Houghland, and William Houghland." SOURCE: Ohio County, Names of Early Landowners taken from Tax Commissioner's Books, 1784-1793, at hand-written page number 70 (LDS microfilm number 0464974).

 

   1796 LAND ENTRY. "According to the astracts of Green Co Ky Land Entries 1796-1834, compiled by Randolph N. Smith 'pg 21. July 14, 1796 (marked out) William Hogelang enters 200 acres of land upon certificate No. 23 granted by the Commissioners lying on the South side of Green River. Beginning at the bank of said river at a locust and elm thence running down the river nearly to the lower end of the bottom thence running across the bottom nearly west thence running along the side of the hill nearly South so then to the beginning.'" SOURCE: Louise Hogland, hogland@worldnet.att.net, message posted on July 16, 2001 to the Hogeland surname board hosted by ancestry.com, Boards > Surnames > Hogeland.

 

   1883 HISTORY. "During the years 1775 and 1776, the following named persons made improvements on settlement-rights: In the year 1775-- . . . on Decker's Creek, William Houghland . . . ." SOURCE: Samuel T. Wiley, History of Monongalia County, West Virginia (Preston Publishing Co.: Kingwood, W.V. 1883) at pages 46-47.

 

   2001 MESSAGE. "Every Hogland researcher I've found has hit the William Hogland wall. FYI - According to the astracts of Green Co Ky Land Entries 1796-1834, compiled by Randolph N. Smith 'pg 21. July 14, 1796 (marked out) William Hogelang enters 200 acres of land upon certificate No. 23 granted by the Commissioners lying on the South side of Green River. Beginning at the bank of said river at a locust and elm thence running down the river nearly to the lower end of the bottom thence running across the bottom nearly west thence running along the side of the hill nearly South so then to the beginning.' Also there was a William Hoagland referenced in To Honor and Commemorate the Men who Rendered Patriotic Service in the American Revolution and Lived in Taylor County, Kentucky. The book was compiled by Betty Mitchell Gorin for the Taylor County Historical Society, the League of Women Voters of Taylor County and the David Allen Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. 'William Hoagland (CA 1745-1799) was captain of the Washington County, Pennsylvania, Militia 1782-85; appears in Springhill Township in 1773 in the Tax List of Bedford County (the part that later became Fayette), Pennsylvania; by 1796 entered land on the south side of Green (now Taylor) County, Kentucky. He married Elizabeth ---and named a portion of his children in his will in green County in 1799. Abraham, Anna, James, and Isaac. Elizabeth and Catherine may also be his children.' My husband is descended from Abraham Hogland who migrated to Alabama. Would love to correspond with other researchers." SOURCE: Louise Hogland, hogland@worldnet.att.net, message posted on July 16, 2001 to the Hogeland surname board hosted by ancestry.com, Boards > Surnames > Hogeland.


      viii. CORNELIUS HOUGLAND, b. about 1742; m. ELEANOR HARTLEY.

 

Notes for CORNELIUS HOUGLAND:

 

   CURT SYTSMA ANALYSIS RE PARENTAGE: My decision to list Cornelius Hougland as a son of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland is tentative, but is based on the following evidence: (1) Cornelius first appears in Hampshire County, Virginia, at a time when the previously identified sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland were associated with that area. To the best of my knowledge, no other Hoagland family is associated with this area at this point in time. (2) Since Jacobus died in 1759, it is altogether possible that he and his younger sister Margaret lived with their eldest brothers, Richard and/or Henry, in the years that followed and until they established families of their own. (3) Jacobus Jansen Hoagland had a brother named Cornelius, born in about 1700, and so the name is consistent with the proposed parentage. (4) The spelling of the surname is not a material consideration, as the name was most frequently spelled with a "u" in Virginia. (5) The Cornelius Hougland family has preserved an oral tradition that a brother of Cornelius Hougland had devoted "his entire time to the services of the Commonwealth of VA for the protection of their homes" from Native Americans. See 1881 Oral Tradition, infra. This oral tradition is remarkably similar to the oral tradition preserved by the Van Wert County descendants of John Hoagland, another son of Jacobus Jansen. (6) Most important, no other Hoagland family was active in the battles with the native Americans on the Western frontier during the period of the Revolution; indeed, I can find evidence of no other Hoagland family living on the Western frontier from 1774 to 1782. If Cornelius Hougland, Jr., had an "uncle" who was carried off to Indiana and burned at the stake, that uncle was most assuredly Captain Henry Hoagland, son of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland.

   1783 WILL. "HARTLEY, John--6-5-1783; pr. 3-9-1784. W. dec'd. 6 ch., 1-Elizabeth, 2-Ann Harden, 3-Hannah Pearsall, 4-Eleanor Houghland's 8 ch., Mary, Henry, Hannah, Cornelius, Macey, Margaret, Eleanor and Ann Houghland; 5-Mary Wilson, 4 ch., Dan, William, James and Ruth Wilson; 6-Margaret. Exec. Cornelius Houghland and gr. son, Dan Wilson, son of Mary Wilson. Wit., Jacob Slagle, Joseph House, James Dougherty." SOURCE: Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia (Delavan, Wisconsin 1939), Synopsis of Wills, Books I to XXI, at page 118.

 

   1881 ORAL TRADITION. "PALMER HISTORY, an unpublished 7 page history . . . by Lydia Palmer, 1881, of Browns Mills, Wash Co OH, pg 6: 'In the early days, the Hougland family had suffered severely by the Indians in their raids in the valley of VA. An Uncle of Cornelius gave his entire time to the services of the Commonwealth of VA for the protection of their homes. . . He was twice taken by the Indians, tomahawked, scalped and left for dead, but recovered again, and joined once more in the service. He was taken prisoner the third time, and was then taken to one of their towns in Indiana, stuck full of pine faggots and burnt at the stake. The place was visited by ELZA, LEWIS & DAVID HOUGLAND, when they went west.' (That visit possibly abt 1828. Elza was 21, Lewis was 16, and David was 14 in 1828. Their father, Cornelius died 1818. Their mother died in 1824.)" SOURCE: Dave Minson, drminson@cox.net, Dave's Roots and Branches, downloaded from the following site on November 18, 2004: http://www.minson.org/100302web/aqwg05.htm.

 

 

Notes for ELEANOR HARTLEY:

 

   1783 WILL. "HARTLEY, John--6-5-1783; pr. 3-9-1784. W. dec'd. 6 ch., 1-Elizabeth, 2-Ann Harden, 3-Hannah Pearsall, 4-Eleanor Houghland's 8 ch., Mary, Henry, Hannah, Cornelius, Macey, Margaret, Eleanor and Ann Houghland; 5-Mary Wilson, 4 ch., Dan, William, James and Ruth Wilson; 6-Margaret. Exec. Cornelius Houghland and gr. son, Dan Wilson, son of Mary Wilson. Wit., Jacob Slagle, Joseph House, James Dougherty." SOURCE: Clara McCormack Sage & Laura Sage Jones, Early Records, Hampshire County, Virginia (Delavan, Wisconsin 1939), Synopsis of Wills, Books I to XXI, at page 118.


      ix.  MARGARET HOAGLAND, b. September 15, 1751, Frederick County, Virginia; d. March 24, 1837, McConnellsville, Ohio; m. SILAS HEDGES, about 1769; b. December 03, 1736, Frederick County, Virginia; d. May 17, 1811, Buffalo Creek, Brooke County, Virginia.

 

Notes for MARGARET HOAGLAND:

 

   1909 FAMILY HISTORY. "Silas Hedges, son of Solomon [Hedges] and Rebecca Van Meter, born December 2, 1736, South Branch Potomac, Frederick County, Virginia, died on his homestead on Buffalo Creek six miles west of Wellsburg, Brooke County, Virginia, May 17, 1811. Married (1) a Miss Mummy, (2) Margaret Hoagland, said to have been a sister of Capt. Henry Hoagland and Capt. Derrick Hoagland. Margaret born September 16, 1751 and died March 24, 1837 at McConnellsville, Ohio." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 11, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (citing Samuel Gordon Smyth, Genealogy Duke - Shepherd - Van Metre Family (1909) at page 45).

 

   1916 HISTORY. "[The wife of] Col. Silas Hedges . . . . was Margaret, sister of Derrick Hoagland. Two of their sons were eminent in the spy and ranging service. Dr. Draper interviewed several of the surviving descendants. See Draper Mss., 2S49-55, 9S122-64." SOURCE: Louise Phelps Kellogg, Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779, ed. with introduction and notes by Louise Phelps Kellogg (The Madison Society: 1916), at page 330, footnote 1.

 

   2000 RESPONSE TO QUERY. "Margaret Hoagland, sister of Derrick Hoagland, b. Sept. 16, 1751, d. March 24, 1837 in McConnellsville, OH. md. Col. Silas Hedges, b. Dec. 3, 1736 Frederick VA. on the south Branch of the Potomas, d. may 17, 1811 in Buffalo Creek, Brooke Co., VA. s/o Solomon Hedges and Rebecca Van Meter. Have considerable on family of Derrick Hoagland, happy to share. Kay King." SOURCE: Message No. 366 posted to the Hoagland Family Genealogical Forum on December 31, 2000. Message posted by Kay King, krking@erols.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Notes for SILAS HEDGES:

 

   1748 VISIT WITH GEORGE WASHINGTON. In March of 1748, when he was sixteen years of age, George Washington participated in a surveying expedition beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains. He spent several weeks camping in the wilderness in the areas near Patterson's Creek and the South Branch of the Potomac River. "The only variety to this camp life was a supper at the house of one Solomon Hedge, Esquire, his majesty's justice of the peace, where there were no forks at table, nor any knives, but such as the guests brought in their pockets." SOURCE: Washington Irving, The Life of George Washington (John B. Alden: New York 1887), Volume 1 at page 40. Curt Sytsma notes: Silas Hedges was the eldest son of Solomon, and he was 11 years of age at the time of this visit. He would later marry Margaret Hoagland, the sister of our Hoagland ancestor.

 

   1774 WAR RECORD. Private Silas Hedges served during the Wakatomica Campaign, which has been described by Caldwell as " the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War." See History of 1774 Wakatomica Campaign, infra.

 

   HISTORY OF 1774 WAKATOMICA CAMPAIGN. "'Major (Angus) McDonald, who took command, proceeded to organize the expedition to make the incursion into the Indian Country. On the 26 of July[, 1774,] he left Wheeling with a force of about 400 men, descending the Ohio in boats and canoes to the mount of Captina, and from thence proceeded by the shortest route to the Indian town of Wakatomica near where Dresden, Ohio now stands. Three skillful woodsmen, Jonathan Zane, Thomas Nicholson and Tady Kelly, accompanied the expedition as guides.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 87); downloaded from the following site on Nov. 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   "Having completed the fort at Wheeling, the forces occupied in the work were now at liberty to proceed on the expedition contemplated against the Indians. Arrangements were made accordingly, and Capt. Crawford, who was originally put in charge of the troops for this service, was now placed in command of the garrison at Ft. Fincastle, while the conduct of the expedition was committed to Major Angus McDonald. On the 26 of July, [1774], the latter left Wheeling with about 400 men. . . . From this point they moved against the Shawanees towns on the Muskingum, destroying Wakatomica, near what is now Dresden, Ohio and other Indian villages. . . . [This] was the first effective blow struck by the Virginia Troops in the Dunmore War.'" SOURCE: Diane J. Nichols, dianejnichols@qwest.net, The Descendants of William Andrew Zane, (quoting J. A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Historical Publishing Co.: Wheeling, West Virginia 1880) at page 93); downloaded from the following site on November 9, 2002: http://www.rootsweb.com/~ohmfahs/gen-zane.htm.

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "Virginia State Library: Pittsburgh List (Dunmore 1774). Captain George McCulloch, Ensign Derrick Hougland, Sgt. John Carpenter, Silas Hedges . . . . Capt. Hougland's roll: Henry Hougland, Capt., Wm. Hougland, Lt., James Hougland, Ensign, Elias Newkirk, Sgt." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 12, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (source uncertain, but Joann appears to have secured this information from Julianne Lewis in 1971).

 

   1774 VIRGINIA MILITARY RECORD. "The Third Revolutionary Convention passed an ordinance in July of 1775 appointing commissioners to settle the accounts of the militia lately drawn out in an expedition against the Indians and for making provision to pay the same and for discharging public claims. The ordinance named Archibald Cary, William Cabell, William Fleming, John Winn, and John Nicholas commissioners to settle the claims of those inhabitants in the counties of Augusta, east of the Allegheny Mountains. . . ." SOURCE: The Library of Virginia, About the Dunmore's War (1774) Collection, downloaded from the following site on November 19, 2004: http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil/aboutdunmorewar.htm. A transcription of the names on "Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll is as follows:

"Capt. Henry Hougeland's Roll.

Henry Hougland Capt.

Wm. Houghland Lt.

Jas. Houghland Ensign

Elias Newkirk Serjt.

Thos. Hargess Serjt.

Joseph Barclay Serjt.

Joseph Vanes

Thos. Bay

John Tollin

William Russell

William Lock

Joseph Clemons

Peter Crawford

John McCarty

John Dunaky

Moses Blackburn

Andrew Scott

William Jones

John Wilson

Amos Gustian

Thomas Chain

John Philiphs

William Davis

William Inks

Robt. Beacon

Andrew Beard desert'd

John Asturges

Peter Asturges

Robt. Kinkaid

Henry Boling

Gasper Sukle

John Cowen

Thos. Johnson

Edwd. Evans

Michael Counes." SOURCE: Page 50 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00055.tif.

 

Curt Sytsma notes: (1) Capt. Henry Hoagland, Lt. William Hoagland, Ensign James Hoagland, and Sgt. Elias Newkirk each served 176 days. Id. (2) The rate of pay varied by rank. A private was entitled to 13 pounds and 4 shillings. A sergeant received 22 pounds. An ensign received 52 pounds. A lieutenant received 66 pounds. A captain received 88 pounds. Id. (3) I have concluded that Henry, William, and James are brothers, the sons of Jacobus Jansen Hoagland, who migrated to what is now western Pennsylvania by 1774. (4) While Henry named his eldest son James, and while two other brothers (Richard and John) did the same, it is not thought that they were old enough to have earned the rank of ensign by 1774. (5) I have not yet identified Sgt. Elias Newkirk, but it seems most likely that he is a brother or nephew of Mrs. Henry Hoagland and Mrs. John Hoagland. (6) Two other siblings served in the same campaign--Ensign "Derrick Hogeland" and Private Silas Hedges (husband of Margaret Hoagland), who were part of Capt. George McCulloch's Roll. SOURCE: Page 48 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775. A copy of the original roll can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00053.tif.

 

Additional Curt Sytsma analysis: I have not yet found any reference to John Hoagland on the 1775 Pittsburgh Payrolls, unless he is the Private John "Hoggen" on Lieut. John Hinckston's List. SOURCE: Page 24 of the Pittsburgh Payrolls from 1775, a copy of which can be found at the following site: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/Microfilm/DW/001/00026.tif. Even so, I believe that John Hoagland was also active in the campaign. I base this conclusion on three facts: First, he was promoted to Captain in 1777, and it is highly unlikely that he could have achieved such a promotion without prior military experience. Second, there is reason to believe that John Hoagland settled in the eastern part of what is now Washington County, Pennsylvania, while Henry Hoagland settled in the western part. It is likely that they would have served in different companies. Third, there is a credible family tradition that Capt. John Hoagland served all eight years of the Revolutionary War; for people on the western frontier, that war began in 1774.

 

Credit: Although my transcription varies slightly, I am indebted to Gracie, who contributed massive information on the "Pittsburgh Payrolls 1775" to Ancestry.co.uk, on June 3, 2003. See http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/mbexec/message/5538/topics.Military.amerrev.va/20.

 

   1777 COUNCIL OF WAR. "On the 13th of December, 1776, Patrick Henry addressed a letter to Dorsey Pentecost, then county lieutenant . . . for Yohogania County, apprising him of the certainty of Indian hostilities in the next spring, and advising every possible preparation to be made in anticipation thereof. In pursuance of the recommendations of this letter, a 'council of war' was held at Catfish Camp, now Washington, on the 28th and 29th of January, 1777. This meeting was attended by the several county lieutenants and field-officers of the three counties [of the District of West Augusta, to wit, Ohio County, Monongalia County, and Yohogania County], and by thirty-two captains of the militia [from those three counties]." SOURCE: Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at page 185.

 

   The field-officers included Colonel Silas Hedges, husband of Margaret Hoagland. The thirty-two captains of the militia from the three counties included "Henry Hogland" and "John Hogland." "At a Council of War held at Catfish Camp in the District of West Augusta the 28th day of January, Anno Domini 1777. Present, Dorsey Pentacost, Co'y Lieut. . . . Silas Hedge, Colo., David McClure, Lieut.-Colo. . . . Captains: . . . Henry Hogland. . . . John Hogland." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: Mr. Crumrine secured his transcription from the original document, which was in the possession of "D.T. Morgan, Esq., from the papers of his grandfather, Col George Morgan."

 

   The Council of War passed many resolutions in response to the recommendation "to prepair for Hostilities in the Spring, and to prepair to make Defense while we have time." The original document included, but Mr. Crumrine did not transcribe, plans "to Rendezvous at the following places and in the following Manner." These plans mention "the active officers, the places of Rendezvous in each County, . . . , the drafts and who heads them from each company, which is 15 Privates, one Sarjt. And a Commissioned officer, making in the whole about 1100 men." SOURCE: Certified record of the proceedings signed by David McClure, who was unanimously chosen clerk of the Council of War, transcribed in Boyd Crumrine, editor, History of Washington County, Pennsylvania with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men (L.H. Everts and Co.: Philadelphia 1882) at footnote 3 on pages 185-186. Curt Sytsma notes: If the full record could be obtained, we could very possible learn additional information regarding the service of Captains John and Henry Hoagland.

 

   1909 FAMILY HISTORY. "Silas Hedges, son of Solomon [Hedges] and Rebecca Van Meter, born December 2, 1736, South Branch Potomac, Frederick County, Virginia, died on his homestead on Buffalo Creek six miles west of Wellsburg, Brooke County, Virginia, May 17, 1811. Married (1) a Miss Mummy, (2) Margaret Hoagland, said to have been a sister of Capt. Henry Hoagland and Capt. Derrick Hoagland. Margaret born September 16, 1751 and died March 24, 1837 at McConnellsville, Ohio." SOURCE: Genealogical Research Notes by Joann Hoagland-Oldham, Notebook No. 11, shared with Curt Sytsma on September 8, 2001 (citing Samuel Gordon Smyth, Genealogy Duke - Shepherd - Van Metre Family (1909) at page 45).

 

   1916 HISTORY. "Col. Silas Hedges was born in Frederick County, W. Va., Dec. 2, 1736. About the year 1770 he removed to the Redstone region, and in 1773 settled on Buffalo Creek in Brooke County, W. Va., where he died at the family homestead, May 17, 1811. He was a cousin of Col. David Shepherd, whom he succeeded as colonel of militia when the latter was promoted, in 1778, to lieutenancy of Ohio County. Colonel Hedges participated in Dunmore's War; served on the Committee of Safety in 1776; was present at the siege of Wheeling in 1777; and aided in burying the dead after Foreman's defeat. During all the Indian wars he was useful in collecting and directing militia. He resigned his office in 1789 because of old age and infirmities. His wife was Margaret, sister of Derrick Hoagland. Two of their sons were eminent in the spy and ranging service. Dr. Draper interviewed several of the surviving descendants. See Draper Mss., 2S49-55, 9S122-64." SOURCE: Louise Phelps Kellogg, Frontier Advance on the Upper Ohio, 1778-1779, ed. with introduction and notes by Louise Phelps Kellogg (The Madison Society: 1916), at page 330, footnote 1.

 

   2001 FAMILY GROUP SHEET. "Silas7 Hedges (Rebecca6 Van Meter, John/Jan Joosten5, Joost Jan(sen)4, Jan Jooste(n)3 Van Meteren, Melchior2, Unknown1) was born December 02, 1736 in Frederick County, Virginia, and died May 17, 1811 in Virginia. He married (1) Margaret Hoagland. She was born September 16, 1751, and died March 24, 1837 in McConnellsville, Ohio. . . . Children of Silas Hedges and Margaret Hoagland are:

i. Joseph8 Hedges, born 1770; died 1793.

ii. Solomon Hedges, born 1772; died 1817. He married Susannah Miller.

iii. Catherine Hedges, born September 09, 1775; died December 19, 1845. She married Israel Robinson February 04, 1794; died May 12, 1845.

iv. Silas Hedges, born October 18, 1777.

v. Elizabeth Hedges, born 1779. She married Joshua Meek November 02, 1797.

vi. Rebecca Hedges, born 1781. She married Ezekiel Huyett.

vii. Isaac Hedges, born January 17, 1788 in Buffalo Creek, Virginia; died May 09, 1876. He married Mary Fouts October 03, 1809; born August 02, 1791; died November 03, 1876.

viii. Ruth Hedges, born May 1791.

ix. George Hedges, born November 22, 1793.

x. Joanna Hedges, born 1795. She married William Fouts." SOURCE: Message No. 917 submitted to the Van Meter Family Genealogical Forum on October 2, 2000. Message submitted by Nevada, cataholic@keyconn.net.