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.
I wrote previously about finding information that Adam P. Hocker, son of George and Margaret (Prevost) Hocker of Buckingham County, Virginia, had served in the Company E of the 20th Virginia Infantry (Lee’s Guards) during the Civil War and died at the Battle of Rich Mountain. However, information I’ve recently located calls that into doubt…. read more
In working through my Hocker family research, I eventually come to George Hocker of Slate River Mills and his family. George’s two eldest sons have provided me with more than their fair share of speculation and frustration. The 1850 census for District 2, Buckingham County includes George and his family: The household was comprised of:… read more
Johan Adam Hocker, son of Johan George and Anna Margaretha (Weidman) Hacker, died suddenly on 4 Feb 1847 at Slate River Mills, Buckingam County, Virginia. How do I know this? Apparently, after his death there was a disagreement in the family over which will was the correct will to be entered into probate.
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 1847 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