On 13 Mar 1842, my 3x great grandfather James Benjamin Houdeshell was born in Hardy County, Virginia (now West Virginia) to Adam and Mary (Sine) Houdeshell.
Fold3.com is providing free access to their Confederate records this month. My confederate ancestry is verrrry limited, but I thought I’d check it out. I found the enlistment papers for my 3x great grandfather James Benjamin Houdeshell.
Johan Adam HOCKER, son of Johan George and Maria Margaretha (WEIDMAN) HACKER, was born 19 Dec 1763 in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and died 4 Feb 1867 in Slate River Mills, Buckingham county, Virginia. He married on 4 Mar 1797 in Germantown, Montgomery county, Pennsylvania Ann DILLET.
Slate River Mills in Buckingham county, Virginia was once the home of Johan Adam and Ann (Dillet) Hocker and their children. Born and raised at Erdenheim, outside Philadelphia, Johan Adam went to Virgina about 1795 to construct mills. He purchased Slate River Mills after his father’s death in 1821. He died in 1847, his wife… read more