THis is a transciption of part of a newspaper clipping, name of paper and date unknown althought I do believe it to be Grundy Co, IL:
William Hoge, 1st to settle here permanently
History of family is indicative of Toil, Hardships of All County pioneers
The story of the migration of the sons and daughters of Joshua Hoge from Loudoun Co, VA to Grundy Co, IL is merely an episode in the history of the Hoge family, a repetion of the similar migration of old Petruus de Haga, the first British ancestor, from Normandy to Scotland, and of William Hoge, from Scotland to PA to VA. It is a story of adventure, of hardship and privation, of industry, thrift, and achievement. As such, it is typical of the history of many families and because of this it is worthy of recording.
The name itself, derived, according to tradition, from that of a minor promontory on the Norman coast, Cape de la Hauge was subsequently modified drom de Hagato Haig, Hogg and Hoge. The family coat of arms was registered in the Royal Record Office at Edinburgh in 1646 and the three boars heads on the shield undoubtedly were intended to depict graphically the name of the family entitled to use it.
William Hoge, who founded the American branch of the family was the son of Sir James Hoge of Musselburgh, Scotland, and came to the US in 1682 to escape the religious persecution of the Stuarts. Among his fellow passengers on that three months voyage was a family by the name of Hume with whom young Hoge became well acquainted. Pestilence broke out on the ship, The Caledonia, shortly after it left Scotland and numbered among its victims first Mrs. Hume and then her husband. The latter, when he realized that his death was imminent, entrusted the care of his daughter Barbara to Mr. Hoge and she remained in his charge until she joined her uncle in New York. William Hoge journeyed on to Perth Amboy but soon returned to NY where he married Barbara Hume. He and his wife then moved to Delaware for a short time and finally settled in PA where he and his sons later established the village of Hogetown. In 1754 they moved again , this time to Frederick Co, VA where his remains are now buried in the Opiquon Churchyard.
The Hoge's of Grundy Co, IL trace their ancestry from the 4th son of William (1), also named William (2), who moved from Frederick Co, VA to Loudoun Co, VA. William's (2) son Solomon, the oldest son of William (2), and then Solomon's son Joshua. Joshua was born 08 Feb 1779 in Loudoun Co, VA and was the father of 10 children. I have the rest of the family tree here if anyone is interested.
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