|Posted By:||Bill Willis|
|Subject:||Re: John Hoge and Gwentholyn Bowen Davis|
|Post Date:||September 08, 2010 at 15:47:28|
|Forum:||Hoge Family Genealogy Forum|
Most of the data available to me suggests he died in PA, as you describe, but a few sources seem to think he moved to Kernstown. I suspect this is a confusion of some sort. The following apparently comes from "Colonial Families"
John HOGE, Sr., born 1699 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey; died October 1754 in Cumberland County, Pa.; married Gwentholyn Bowen Davis 1722. John went with his father to the Three Lower counties and there married Gwenthleen Bowen (spelled Gwentholyn in some references) a native of Wales. He and his wife moved to East Pennsboro Twp., then to Lancaster, now Cumberland Co., Pa. about 1730 and purchased land. Founded Hogetown and a church there in 1734. Only one of William's children to remain in Pa.. Referred to as Sr., Served as 2nd Lieutenent in Revoluntionary War. He and his wife are buried in Silver Springs Churchyard, Pa. Branch. All of the old stock of the Hoges and their connections, the Walkers, are buried in the graveyard at Silver Springs church, near where they lived. WFT vol. 7
I've no real reason to doubt this.
The use of the middle name "Bowen" is something I find unusual. In most of the lines I've looked at (Scot Irish, English) the use of a middle name is rare prior to about 1760. That's not true though for people of German heritage, (though using a surname as a middle name seems rare among them). I don't have enough experience with Welsh lineages to say its not also true of them. At this point, its just a curious point.
As you suggest, I'll check for the will, and/or grave records.