At Least 1/256 Scot


I’m a descendant of William Hoge and Barbara Hume Hoge who both immigrated from Scotland to America in 1680. They were my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents.

UPDATE—When a couple of my aunts (my mother’s sisters) were doing genealogical research so they could join the DAR, they discovered that they were descended matrilineally from Elizabeth Hoge, the daughter of James Hoge, Sr. (William and Barbara’s grandson) who served in a Pennsylvania militia at Valley Forge.  My father was a descendant of James Hoge, Jr., which means that my parents were fifth cousins and that I’m my own sixth cousin.

Because I Have a Life …


… that I try to live mostly in the real world, I spent the afternoon enjoying a nice drive in the country. I wound up in Northern Virginia just south of Winchester. My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather settled in that area. He had previously lived near what is now Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania,  and New Jersey after coming from Scotland in 1680.

That William Hoge and his wife Barbara are buried at the Opequon Presbyterian Church.WJJH+7

The spots on the marker are from raindrops. It wound up being a rainy day, but was still a beautiful drive.