William Hoge of Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, born in 1660, died in 1745, of Berwickshire, Scotland, is the first of this family that we have immigrating to America. This happened in 1682. At that time, religious persecutions under the Stuarts caused many to find a way to America. William Hoge came on The Caledonia and settled at Perth-Amboy, NJ in 1689.
He was married to Barbara Hume. They went first to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1730, and then on to Kernstown, Virginia, accompanied by all of his children except John, his eldest, who stayed in Pennsylvania. William and Barbara's children were:
- John Hoge, b. 1685 in Perth-Amboy, NJ, d. 1754
- Margaret Hoge, b. 1688, d. 1764, married Dr. Robert White of the British Navy
- William Hoge, married a Quaker woman before going to Loudon County, Virginia. They had 1 child - Solomon Hoge, b. 1729 in Bucks Co., PA. By a second marriage, he had the following children:
- James Hoge
- William Hoge
- Joseph Hoge
- George Hoge
- Zebulon Hoge
- Nancy Hoge
- Alexander Hoge, b. Winchester, VA. He was a member of the Virginia Convention in 1776.
- James Hoge, b.1706
- George Hoge, b. in Virginia. He later moved to North Carolina
- Nancy Hoge, married Robert Wilson
- Solomon Hoge
- Zebulon Hoge
John Hoge, b. 1685, d. 1754, founded the town of Hogestown, Pennsylvania in 1734 from a large tract of land that he had purchased. He was married to Gwentheleen Bowen, who kept her maiden name after the marriage because she was descended from the Royal Family of Wales. Their children were as follows:
- John Hoge
- Jonathan Hoge, b. 1725, d. 19 April 1800, married Isabelle Armstrong. Jonathan Hoge was one of the associate judges for Cumberland County and a member of the Pennsylvania Convention of 1776. One child is recorded:
- Sarah Hoge, married John Carothers, b. 1770 in Cumberland Co., PA
- David Hoge, was Sheriff of Cumberland County, PA from 1768 to 1771. One child is recorded:
- Eliza Hoge, married Pastor Samuel Waugh 14 April 1783.
- Benjamin Hoge
- Mary Hoge
- Elizabeth Hoge
- Rebecca Hoge
- Abigail Hoge
James Hogg, a resident of Edinburgh, had 3 sons, James, Peter and Thomas, who settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1745. Peter, who died in 1782, and his wife Elizabeth, had 5 recorded children: James, Peter, Ann, Elizabeth and Thomas. Peter, the father, settled again in Kenawha, Virginia in 1775.