W. D. Bostick
125 Indian Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
[email protected]
Rev. 12/2003

Madison County, Tennessee Families

HOGSETT

Migration History: From Scotland to Virginia to Kentucky
to Lauderdale Co., TN, to Madison Co., TN

Origin of the Name

Sue Patterson, in May the Circle Go Unbroken, writes: [265]

The Hogsett surname is sometimes spelled Hogshead, Hogsed, Hogshed or Hogsett. Said to be of Scotch-Irish descent, the families followed the traditional migration path from Pennsylvania (circa 1700), Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (circa 1729-30) to North Carolina and to Tennessee (See Tracy, Sherman Weld. The Tracey Genealogy. being some of the descendants of Stephen Tracy of Plymouth Colony, 1623, Rutland, Vermont, Tuttle Publishing, 1936, pp. 150-157). Common male given names of this family are John, David, Samuel, William, Walter, and Michael. It is possible that the Hogsetts mentioned here settled in Kentucky and then into middle Tennessee.

 

Jean T. Gillet (2000) in her edited compilation Three Hogshead Manuscripts, quotes a letter received by Mrs. Owen G. Jones from Mr. Everett Hogshead (1951):

He told me the Hogsetts were French and in the French were spelled Hogsette. He said they were French Huguenots and were driven out of France at the time of the Huguenot's Rebellion; and that they went to North Ireland and intermarried with the Scotch and the Irish and came to America as Scotch-Irish and settled first in Pennsylvania. I have since learned that there is a branch of the family in eastern Pennsylvania who still spell as in the French. Another branch in Augusta County, Virginia, have anglicized the name and spell it "Hogshead."

 

Generation 1 (Emigrant Ancestor):

Source: Three Hogshead Manuscripts Related to the Hogshead/Hogsett Family of Virginia, compiled by Jean T. Gillet (Update May 2000).

I. The Genealogical Record of the Hogshead Family of America, compiled by Mary Hakes Jones (1951) (Transcribed by J.T. Gillett, 1991)

John Hogshead (RN = 1), born Scotland; married Nancy Wallace in Ireland. Emigrated to Pennsylvania; moved to Augusta County, Virginia about 1740; died abt. 1756.

 

Source: An Historical Sketch of the Hogshead Family in America, Joseph Miller Hogshead (1887/1889)

Beginning with John Hogshead, the old Scotch Irishman, who married a girl by the name of Nancy Wallace in Ireland and emigrated to America in the early part of the 18th century and settled in the sate of Pennsylvania and lived there until they raised their family. They had eight children, five sons and three daughters. Their names were James, John, William, Mollie, David, Michael, Nancy and Rebecca, all of whom were born in Pennsylvania. In the Spring of 1740, John Hogshead with his family emigrated from Pennsylvania to Augusta County, Virginia (just two years after the County was organized) and settled on the tract his son James entered for him on Elk Run [near Staunton]. He died in 1756. We have no date of his wife's death, of their marriage, or the births of their children.

 

Generation 2

John Hogshead (Jr.) (RN = 3). Married (2) Rebecca Gordan; moved to present site of Monroe County, West Virginia; died abt 1798.

(Jones, 1951, p. 7):

John Hogshead, married first a Miss Progue [Poage]; they had one daughter, Sally. No record. His second wife was Rebecca Gordon. Dates of birth and marriages not known. Chalkley's say he was made a surveyor August 21st, 1781 and . . . was qualified Captain of Troop of Horse . . . Aug. 19, 1752 (Chalkey, v. I, p. 53).

 

Source II. Joseph Miller Hogshead (1887/1889), An Historical Sketch of the Hogshead Family in America:

John Hogshead (Jr.) was the second son of John Hogshead and Nancy (Wallace) Hogshead. John Hogshead was twice married; his first wife was a Miss Poge and his second wife was Rebecca Gordon. The dates of birth, marriages and wives deaths are not known. He died in the year 1798. From his first marriage there was one daughter, Sallie. From his second marriage there were three sons and five daughters: William, Nancy, Jane, Molley, Rebecca, Martha, John, Gordon. John Hogshead was the first settler on the farm that now (ca 1887) belongs to Capt. Thos. H. Dryden in Augusta Co., Va.

 

Generation 3

William Hogshead (Jones RN = 421); emigrated to Kentucky; married Miss Arnold.

(Hogshead, 1889): "William Hogshead, the oldest son of John Hogshead, by his second wife, Rebecca (Gordon) Hogshead, was born in Augusta County Virginia, date not known. He removed to the state of Kentucky, and married a Miss Arnold, no further account of him."

 

Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement of Virginia; Vol 2, by Lyman Chalkley:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~chalkley/volume_2/2court30.htm

William Hogshead about to remove to Kentucky, 9th April, 1793. Depositions William Hogshead and John Gardner at house of William Gilham, in Staunton, 21st April, 1789.

 

The account below continues the descent via William Hogshead (Hogsett), husband of Miss Sarah Arnold. I have attributed the wife of William Hogsett as being Sarah Arnold, based upon (1) the statements above; (2) marriage records from Franklin Co., KY, (see below); and (3) the later connections between son James Harrison Hogsett and the Arnold family (cited below).

 

Flint & Lee, Repeat After Me, Marriage Bonds 1795-1810, Franklin Co., KY, p. 32:

William Hogsett and John Arnold signed the bond Jan 14, 1800 for the intended marriage of William Hogsett and Sarah Arnold."

 

From the 1820 Census for Franklin County, Kentucky:

Hogshead, William 021001, 01211, 00, 03

(I interpret this to mean that the eldest male, William, was then age 45 & up (born before 1775) and the eldest female (Sarah?) was 26-46 (born 1775-1794).

 

Generation 4

K. J. Peters (ed), "Lauderdale Co. from Earliest Times," (1957):

p. 293: (confusing syntax!) Two of the earliest settlers in the Arp community included the Hogsett & Maynard families. Nancy Arnold (wife of John), or William Hogsett, and one brother came from Scotland, settled in Virginia, and later moved to Kentucky. The children of William Hogsett: William Granderson; John Arnold; Charles Todd; Thomas Paxton; Harrison; Sam; Jane; Rebecca; Polly."

Other notes: Apparently the family resided in that portion of Tipton County, Tennessee, that was appropriated in 1835 to make up the territory that would comprise Lauderdale County).

 

M. Fischer & R. Burns (1989), Tennessee Tidbits 1778-1914, Vol. III, Ram Press, Vista CA. P. 175.

Hogsette, William. Died bef 9-Sep-1829 when David Gilleland was appointed administrator with Marques Calmes & Thomas Thompson as security (Tipton County, Tennessee, County Court Minute Book A., p, 246).

Thomas J. Smith was appointed guardian of William G., Thomas P., James H. and Charles M. Hogsett on 12-Mar-1831, with James D. Ednry & John Barnes as security (Tipton County, Tennessee, County Court Minute Book B, p. 56).

 

More on Thomas Smith & Family, from Sue Patterson, The Circle Goes Unbroken:
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bearraid/circle/chap6.html

Nearby lived a Thomas I. (or J.) Smith who appears to be the 30 year old brother of Ann, John and Rhoda. It is reported that he married R. Hogsett. [Note: This appears to be Rachael Hogsett, born abt 1794 to William Hogsett.] His older sister, Polly, also married into this family. If this Thomas is the correct one, there were a wide variety of people in the family as there are four adult males, one in his forties, one in his thirties, two in their twenties as well as a teenage boy. There were also three younger boys. In this male dominated home there were only two females who were in their twenties. Not that they were without help as there were 10 slaves, including four males ranging from over 55 to under 10 and six females from 36 to under four years. The result was a large household of some 20 people. It seems likely that this was a combination of two families.

 

 

Robert H. Cartmell, Diary, volume 10, April 10, 1892:

          Rode over to Chas. Hogsetts to see old Aunt Jane. She has been feeble of late, having a bad cough, but is better now. She is or soon will be 92, born 1800 in Franklin Co. Ky., came with her father and mother to Tenn. in 1827. They settled in Lauderdale Co. near Ripley (and) there they died. Old Aunt Jane married a Mr. Lemon & lived a no. of years in Gibson Co. At his death about 1858 or 9 she has since made her home with her brother, Chas. Hogsett.
          August 28, 1892, the diarist makes similar statements about (Mrs.) Jane Lemon, noting as well that her father was a Revolutionary War soldier; her mother was a sister of Gen'l. Wm. Arnold, whose father, John Arnold was also a Revolutionary soldier.

[Jane Hogsett Lemon, 1800-1893] [Note: The Arnold and Hogshead families passed through Augusta County, Virginia before migrating to Kentucky and Tennessee. Could Cartmell have made an error in attribution of generation (i.e., was it actually Jane Hogsett's GRANDfather that fought in the Revolutionary War)?]

IBID., volume 11, page 90, Aug. 20. 1893:

Old Aunt Jane died this morning about 9 o'clock. . . . it seems strange that she, the oldest of 8 or 9 children should be the last except one, the youngest . . . Charles is the youngest.

 

There were several Hogsett (aka Hogshead) family members in Lauderdale Co., TN, in the mid 1850s:

1850 census Lauderdale Co, TN

34 347 347
35 348 348
36 348 348
37 349 349
38 349 349
39 349 349
40 349 349

Hogsett, Sarah A
Hogsett, John A
Hogsett, Thomas P
Hogsett, Wm G
Hogsett, Margaret
Hogsett, Ann L
Hogsett, Mary J

16
41
33
35
29
5
4

F
M
M
M
F
F
F


Farmer
Farmer
Farmer

Tenn
Ky
Ky
Ky
Tenn
Tenn
Tenn

 

Note for William Granderson Hogsett: Visions of Lauderdale Co. (TN), p. 52: William Granderson Hogsett & family settled in the upper part of what is now the Arp community before 1846 when their first dau. Mary Jane was born. Pashal Maynard family settled here about the same time. They started a family cemetery when a yellow fever epidemic hit the community.

Between 1840 and 1850, two brothers, James Harrison and Charles Todd, Sr., migrated to the neighboring Madison Co., TN.

 

1. Family of James Harrison Hogsett

In 1841, James Hogsett married Marietta Prewett in Madison Co.
James Hogsett, b. abt. 1818; d. bet. 1860-1870.
Marietta Prewett, b. abt. 1821; d. abt 1880.

Hogshead, James E.
Hogsett, Charles

Prewitt, Marietta H.
Sharp, Jamima C.

November 3, 1841
March 18, 1846

Marietta was a daughter of Joel Bird and Abigail Arnold Prewett.
Marriage Records of Franklin County, Kentucky 1790-1815 Volume I
Name: Joel Prewitt
Spouse: Abigail Arnold
Marriage Date: 05 Nov 1811

Abigail was a daughter of Major John Arnold (q.v.) and his wife Jane Scott. After the death of John Arnold’s daughter and heir, Abigail Arnold Prewett, James Harrison served as guardian for Marietta’s younger sisters, Martha C. and Eliza J. Prewett. (Eliza Prewett would later wed Levi Hall). See below; also note indifferent and inconsistent recording and spelling of individual’s names).

 

Deed Book 7, pp. 262-265.

In case held in Chancery Court, Carroll Co., Huntingdon, Tenn. styled JANE ARNOLD, JOEL B. PREWITT and wife, ABIGAIL, JOHN ARNOLD, complainants v BRYSON B. TROUSDALE and others, defendants. "This cause came on for final hearing upon the report of the Clerk and Master on this 6th day of August 1840 in the presence of counsel for the complainants as well as the defendants" and report was confirmed by the Court. SARAH HOGSETT, MARY SHANNON, SAMEUL ARNOLD, WILLIAM ARNOLD have received "by way of their ancestor /father/, John Arnold an amount more than equal to their respective shares of the estate real and personal of their said ancestor, after bringing into hatchpot all they have received with the estate real and personal now remaining, and to make a partition of the real estate remaining including the dower of Jane Arnold the widow of the deceased, between the said complainants John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt and fall the remaining personal estate between Jane Arnold, the widow and the said John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt would not make the latter equal to the advancements made to the former, the Clerk and Master therefore directed the commissioners appointed by the said interlocutory decree to make partition of the real estate mentioned in the Bill into two equal parts between John Arnold, Jr. and the said Abigail Prewitt and the negroes equally between Abigal Prewitt, John Arnold and Jane Arnold, three of whom after being duly sworn acted /and/ made report. . . ." B. B. Trousdale, adm charged the estate for filing answer to this Bill but Clerk and Master determined it was not valid as he had failed to make a settlement with the Madison Co. Court over a period of several years. The commissioners, Samuel Lancaster, Thomas Lacy, Clement R. Jameson divided the negroes and land to these hrs, including 300 acres assigned to Abigail Prewitt, wife of Joel B. Prewitt. Reg Nov. 5, 1840.

[Note: it is probable that "SARAH HOGSETT, MARY SHANNON, SAMEUL ARNOLD, WILLIAM ARNOLD" had all passed away by 1840; i.e., William Arnold is known to have died in 1833. Thus, they are not part of the estate claimants in the cited case.

 

Deed Book 9, pp. 137-139:

Circuit Court, Madison County, Tenn., Aug. 1843, Petition of JOEL PREWITT; JAMES H. HOGSETT and wife, MARTHA; MARTHA C. PREWITT; ELIZA PREWITT, the latter two having been minors, appearing by their grdn JAMES H. HOGSETT, MARTIN CARTMELL with HOGSETT also acting as adm of ABIGAIL PREWITT's estate. Acting under interlocutory decree of this court, April 1843 HOGSETT had laid off to WILLIAM N. GILLIS 91 acres for $409.50, to pay off the estate debts. The Court confirmed the sale to GILLIS. Aug. 25, 1843. Reg. Oct 7, 1843.

[If Joel Prewett is party to this suit, why is Hogsett appointed guardian to Joel Prewett's minor children Martha and Eliza? V.D. Greenwood, Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy., 3rd ed., p. 372: some states prohibit natural parents from being guardians to children left legacies, e.g., by a grandparent. If child is <14 years of age, may have court-appointed guardian instead.]

 

Deed Book 10, pp. 71-72

MARIETTA HOGSETT, JAMES H. HOGSETT, ELIZA H. HOGSETT by her grdn, JAMES H. HOGSETT, and MARTHA C. PREWETT, ex parte petitioners. "This cause coming on for further hearing upon the report of James H. Hogsett made on this 5th day of May 1845 in pursuance of the interlocutory decree made herein at August term 1843 and continued until this day. " The Madison Co. Circuit Court had ordered sale of lands of late ABIGAIL PREWETT, to pay her debts; this was done, 11 acres to GEORGE SNIDER for $66. Began at north boundary line of tract conveyed by Stephen Brevard to John Arnold and "crosses what is called the Jackson Turnpike now owned by Samuel McClanahan and William S. Wisdom." May 7, 1845. Reg June 24, 1845. No wits.

 

James and Marietta Hogsett in the Census Records

1840 Census Lauderdale Co, TN
Hogshead, James H. 00002-0 (2 M, age 20-30, b. abt 1810-1820), 2 slaves. L-16 (Lauderdale Co.)

1850, Madison Co., TN, p.281
Hagsett, J.H., 32 (b. abt 1818); Marietta 29 (b. abt 1821); Mary A. 6 (b. abt 1844); Catherine 4 (b. abt 1846); John 2 (b. abt 1848); Joel B. Prewett 66 (b. abt 1784); Martha C. 31 (b. abt 1819); Eliza 16 (b. abt 1834); KY KY, Ma-923-562.

1860, Madison Co., TN, p. 342 (District 8)
Hogshead, J.Harrison 42 (b. abt 1818); Mary 39 (b. abt 1821); Mary Ann 13 (b. abt 1847); Catherine 11 (b. abt 1849); Jno. 10 (b. abt 1850); Ellen 8 (b. abt 1852); Susan 6 (b. abt 1854); Charles 3 (b. abt 1857); Martha Prewett 42 (b. abt 1818); Ma-151-137.

Apparently, James died between 1860 and 1870 (absent from 1870 census):

1870, Madison Co., TN, p. 207 dwelling 88 (adjoining homestead of relatives, Levi and Eliza Prewitt Hall, dwelling 87). M. Hogsett, 50 (b. abt 1820) F, farmer, RE = 4,000, PE = 400. Others listed: J 21 M; E 16 F; L 14 F; A. 11 M at school; W 9 M; M 8 F; H 2 M; E 50 F B; E 3 F B; S 2 M B]

Marietta (Mary) Hogsett died abt. 1880, based upon data from Madison Co. Will Book A:
J. K. T. Smith (1994), Geneal. Abstr. Madison Co., TN Will Book A (1862-1894)
pp. 293-4: Mary E. Hogsett, Mar 27, 1880-Jan 1881. Divide estate among my 4 children: Charles Hogsett, William Hogsett, Ellen Hogsett, and Susan Hogsett. Charles and William Hogsett, execs.; wits: W. A. Hogsett, C.T. Hogsett, Jr.
(Note: did not find Mary Hogsett in B. Sistler (1984) "Tenn. Mortality Schedule for 1850, 1860, and 1880"; presumably, she died after the 1880 census enumeration).

 

Several members of the family of James and Marietta Hogsett are buried in HILL CEMETERY, located on the Campbell Lane about 1 mile from its intersection with its Steam Hill Ferry Rd in Madison Go, Tenn. (This information quoted from Family Findings Vol. VI, No. 1, January 1974, pp. 25-28.):

Charlie Hogsett 1858-1927
Susan E. Hogsett 1853- 1934
Ellen V. Hogsett 1852-1935
W. T. Hogsett 1860-1919 & Alice Hogsett 1870-1962
Alice Grace (d/o W. T. and A. A. Hogsett) 1912-1914.

 

Family of Charles Todd Hogsett, Sr.

Husband: Charles Todd Hogsett, Sr.(1816-1900)
Wife: Jemima Sharpe (1823-1855)
Married: March 18, 1846

Robert Cartmell Diaries, volume 17, page 10, Feb. 8, 1899:

Charles T. Hogsett died this morning 10 or 11 o'clock . . . born in Franklin Co. Ky. 25th Dec. 1816. . . . His parents moved to Lauderdale Co. about 1830. . . . An uncle living in this co. (Madison) brought 2 of (the) boys Charles and Harrison home with him. . . . Charles was taken by my father and lived with us until he was 28 years of age in 1846. He married Jennie C. Sharp a daughter of Alfred Sharp….She and Charles were married in 1846. She died in 1859 leaving 3 boys Will, Todd and John. one girl. Jena Wright.

 

Charles and Jemima Hogsett in the Census Records

1850: Hagsett, Charles T. 34 (b. abt 1816); Jemima 26 (b. abt 1824); William A. 2 (b. abt 1848); Charles T. 2/12 (b. abt 1850); James Hanna 16; Ky T, Ma-62-437.

1860: Hogsett, Charles T. 43 (b. abt 1817); William 12 (b. abt 1848); Charles 10 (b. abt 1850); Christiana 7 (b. abt 1853; d. 1935); Thos. Grant 24; Ma-12-213.

1870: Hogsett, C. T. 57 (b. abt 1813), Ma-318. Others in the household:
J 70 F ("Old Aunt Jane married a Mr. Lemon & lived a no. of years in Gibson Co. At his death about 1858 or 9 she has since made her home with her brother, Chas. Hogsett"), Wm 21 (b. abt 1849); M 22 (B); A 20 F; McClain N 35. [Note: there are several black "Hogsett" families in Madison County at this time, including the "M" living with the family of Charles Hogsett, and the "E" living with Mary Hogsett].

1880: Hogsett, C. T. (64), W. A. (31), C. T., Jr., 29; Ma-374.

 

Riverside Cemetery

Several members of the family of Charles and Jemima Hogsett are buried in the Riverside Cemetery:

Section 5:

LOT 191-L. WHITAKER:
Carrie W. Hogsett, 1883-1937

LOT 194. WRIGHT:
Christiana S. Hogsett Wright, August 28, 1853-October 30, 1935

 

Section 6:

LOTs 230-231. McCOWAT-CURTISS:
Mary Catherine Hogsett, 1851-1912
W. A. Hogsett, 1848-1897

 

Section 9:

LOTs 419-B. and 420-B. HOGSETT
Charles Todd Hogsett, Jr., 1850-1888
John Arnold Hogsett, 1851-1857
Mary Ann Hogsett, 1855-1856
Jemima S. Hogsett, 1823-1855
Charles Todd Hogsett, Sr., 1816-1900
Jane Hogsett Lemon, 1800-1892 /1893/

 

Notes for C. T. Hogsett

Sistler, 1998, Tennessee Land Grants: C.T. Hogsett recorded several land grants in Lauderdale Co.; 200 ac in 1849, 400 ac in 1850, 250 ac in 1856.

Smith, Reported Council Minutes of the city of Jackson, TN, 1871-1878. Charles T. Hogsett was an Aldeman at this time (occupation: saddler).

From Beverlye (2004), re: guardianship papers. "These documents were from old microfilm and really not readable. When I scan them, they seem even worse. They appear to be dated 1854 and to be concerning the guardianship of Sarah Ann Hogsett and Thomas A. Hogsett. It looks like a Charles T. Hogsett was appointed guardian by the Lauderdale Co. Court, and that he was taking receipts before the court to be repaid for their care?

 

Correspondence Records

Notes (5/2002) from Mrs Mary Hogsett Smith (b. 19-Dec-1910)
(Correspondence of 15-May-2002 to W.D. Bostick)

          Daddy, William Thomas Hogsett, his mother and father are buried in a private family cemetery, located where was Daddy's house. The cemetery probably is on land that one time was owned by the Hogsetts. There is no fence - only a row of canes on one side of the graves. Hubert Williams, my friend and neighbor brought me some pictures of the cemetery. There is only one other person buried in the cemetery. It was a drifter - in 1930. [Ms Smith forwarded a photo of the field — no markers — in August, 2002.]
          My mother's death — 1962
          In my book on the line also was my grandmother, my mother's mother Anna Elizabeth (Haskins) Stedmore, (who) died in 1927.
          My Daddy's brother Charles, and sisters Ellen and Susan, were all single.
          My Daddy died in 1919 — a cancer on his face.
          Mama built a house next to ours on the Steam Mill Ferry Road for Uncle Charles and Aunt Ellen when they need(ed) help. When Uncle Charlie died, Aunt Ellen came and lived with us.
          I will be glad to correspond letters with you. Hope to see you again.

Sincerely, Mary

 

Other notes:

Charles H. Buntin, Jr.
939 Skyline Dr.
Jackson, TN 38301
Tel 668-5244

          Charles' great grandmother was Christiana (Hogsett) Wright. She was a sister (cousin?) to my grandfather. She lived on Johnson St., Jackson, TN.
          You might want to write to him (Mr. Buntin) or call him — he probably could give you some information on the Hogsett family.
          Since the older ones have died, I have not seen Charles, Jr.

Always, Mary

 

Note: This author spoke with Mr. Charles Buntin in June, 2002.

Mr. Buntin's ggm was Christiana Snyder Hogsett Wright. She was d/o C. T. Hogsett, Sr. (b. 25-Dec-1816, d. 23-Jan-1900) and Jemima Sharp (b. 23-Mar-1823, d. 16-Sep-1855). Per Mr. Buntin, the Hogsetts were from Todd Co., KY. In his recollection, the grandmother of C. T. is believed to be Mary Todd Arnold.(*) The father of Jemima was Alfred Sharp of Madison Co.; the sister of Alfred was ggm of Cartmel Townes.

Other Hogsetts known by Mr. Buntin include John Hogsett and wife Bobetta. From an obituary dated 18-Sep-1996, John was age 88 at his death (b. abt 1908), and was s/o William Thomas and Alice Stagman (Stedman?) Hogsett. (Thus John would be a brother to Mary Hogsett Smith). John was a district manager for Alice ChalmersTtractor Co. John was buried at Hill cemetery.

(*)His recollection of the family tradition has a connection to the Arnold family via "Mary Todd Arnold" of Todd Co., KY. Todd is a family name (e.g., Charles Todd Hogsett), but this attribution may be confounded with Mary Todd Lincoln?

 

Letter received 8/2002 from:
Hubert Williams
1880 Steam Ferry Rd
Jackson, TN 38301

Mr. Bostick,

          Thanks for the information you sent Mary H. Smith and me. The Hogsett has little or no information on their family or land which one farm joins my farm on the North.
          I am the president of the Hill Cemetery, in charge of the Johnson cemetery and my parents and one set of grandparents are buried in the Hall-King Cemetery. So when you are in Jackson I would be happy to carry you to either one.
          By chance this Hall information came to me last year from Linda Higgins — for further information you may contact her. You may have her report.
            Thanks for the Hogsett information. I will pass it on to my next-door neighbor Mr. & Mrs. Mike Hines.

Yours
Hubert H. Williams

P.S. The James Harrison Hogsett graves are on my cousin's farm 2 miles north of Jackson.

Note: Enclosures included photocopies of family records from the C. B. Haskins Bible (1872); this is the family of Mary H. Smith's grandmother. It has several very early photographs (ca. 1860's onwards, all unlabeled) of handsome, but unidentified, persons.

 

The Jones and Smith families of Madison County, Tennessee, and vicinity are also kin to Hoghead/Hogsett.

Select excerpts below are from: Sue Patterson, The Circle Goes Unbroken: Some of Rev. Guy Smith's Descendants on America's Frontiers (archived on RootsWeb as cited).

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bearraid/circle/chap8.html

            In 1822 a group of 70 Tennesseans formed the Texas Association of Nashville, Tennessee, and petitioned the Mexican government for a contract to settle colonists in Texas. Among those signing were Sam Houston of later Texas fame, and Abram S. Hogsett. Since Hogsett is an unusual name, it is likely that Abram S. Hogsett was related in some way to the Hogsett spouses that Thomas Ingles Smith and Polly Smith married. . . .
            The Hogsett surname is sometimes spelled Hogshead, Hogsed, Hogshed or Hogsett. Said to be of Scotch-Irish descent, the families followed the traditional migration path from Pennsylvania (circa 1700), Shenandoah Valley of Virginia (circa 1729-30) to North Carolina and to Tennessee (See Tracy, Sherman Weld. The Tracey Genealogy. Being some of the descendants of Stephen Tracy of Plymouth Colony, 1623, Rutland, Vermont, Tuttle Publishing, 1936, pp. 150-157). Common male given names of this family are John, David, Samuel, William, Walter, and Michael. It is possible that the Hogsetts mentioned here settled in Kentucky and then into middle Tennessee.

 

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bearraid/circle/chap6.html

          By the middle of this decade Guy Smith, 38, left Madison County and moved slightly farther west settling in Lauderdale County, where in 1836, he was selected to be the first sheriff. Lauderdale County had been formed out of parts of Haywood and Tipton Counties in 1835. Guy served as sheriff until 1838. [208] In 1832 a letter from Guy's brother Abram indicated that Guy had moved to "Hogshead old place." Abram also told Guy to give their sister Polly his love, which indicates that she was living nearby. Polly may have been one of those children "selected" by her parent(s) to take care of them when they grew old. These children frequently did not marry until after the last aged parent died, if they married at all. Often they became the "maiden aunts" who used to be so common in families. Since the mother, Rhoda Ingles Smith, had died in 1829, it is possible that Polly then married the Mr. Hogsett (Hogshead) shown in family records. With Guy moving to the "Hogshead old place" there exists the possibility that Polly was already a widow. Another possibility is that Guy, for whom no marriage records have been found, decided to live with the Hogsheads, a common arrangement of the time. . . .
          Nearby lived a Thomas I. (or J.) Smith who appears to be the 30 year old brother of Ann, John and Rhoda. It is reported that he married R. Hogsett.[215] . . . [Note: this appears to be Rebecca Hogsett.]
          [215] Papers of Gertrude Hennigan Parks in possession of author. The surname "Hogsett" is found spelled in a variety of ways, including "Hogsette" and even "Hogshead." There were two Hogshead/Hogsett families living in Lauderdale County in 1840, a John A. (30-40) and a James H. (20-30).

 

Forwarded by John Morrel (12/2003):
From My Riverside Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions Scrapbook Part II, by Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1992

HOGSETT LOT, NO. 419B
[Lots 419-B and 420-B in Tombstone Inscriptions]

ONE TOMBSTONE, evidently replacing several older stones:

HOGSETT

Chas. Todd Sr.
1816-1900
Jemima S.
1823-1855
Chas. Todd Jr.
1850-1888

Jno. Arnold
1851-1857
Mary Ann
1855-1856
Jane Hogsett Lemon
1800-1892 (should read: 1893)

Robert H. Cartmell, Diary, volume 10, April 10, 1892:

Rode over to Chas. Hogsetts to see old Aunt Jane. She has been feeble of late, having a bad cough, but is better now. She is or soon will be 92, born 1800 in Franklin Co. Ky., came with her father and mother to Tenn. in 1827. They settled in Lauderdale Co. near Ripley (and) there they died. Old Aunt Jane married a Mr. Lemon & lived a no. of years in Gibson Co. At his death about 1858 or 9 she has since made her home with her brother, Chas. Hogsett.

Later, August 28, 1892, the diarist makes similar statements about Jane Lemon, noting as well that her father was a Revolutionary War soldier; her mother was a sister of Gen'l. Wm. Arnold, whose father, John Arnold was also a Revolutionary soldier.

IBID., volume 11, page 90, Aug. 20. 1893:

Old Aunt Jane [Lemon] died this morning about 9 o'clock. . . . it seems strange that she, the oldest of 8 or 9 children should be the last except one, the youngest . . . Charles is the youngest.

 

From My Riverside Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions Scrapbook Part V, by Jonathan K. T. Smith, 1994
Robert H. Cartmell, Diary, volume 11, page 90, Aug. 20. 1893:

old Aunt Jane /Lemon/ died this morning about 9 o'clock. She was taken rather violently ill last Monday night with something like cholera morbus, caused Charles /Hogsett/ thinks from eating some cabbage. She was very prudent about her eating. when one attains to the age of 93 life is suspended by a slender thread….August 21. Old Aunt Jane was buried this morning. Services at the house by Mr. Anderson. She was buried by the grave of Todd Hogsett….

 

IBID., volume 17, page 10, Feb. 8, 1899:

Charles T. Hogsett died this morning 10 or 11 o'clock…. born in Franklin Co. Ky. 25th Dec. 1816…. His parents moved to Lauderdale Co. about 1830. both of them died within a few years leaving a family of 6 boys and 3 girls. An uncle living in this co. (Madison) brought 2 of the boys Charles and Harrison home with him….Charles was taken by my father and lived with us until he was 28 years of age in 1846. He married Jennie C. Sharp a daughter of Alfred Sharp….She and Charles were married in 1846. She died in 1859 leaving 3 boys Will, Todd and John. one girl. Jena Wright.

 

{Re: Rev War: does this refer to the father or grandfather of "Aunt Jane"?

"William Hogshead" appears in the 1820 Census for Franklin County, p. 154:

Hogshead, William 4(?)-2-0-0-0-1;  0-1-2-1

This suggests that the eldest male was 45 & up (born before 1775) and the eldest female was 26-46 (born between 1775-1794).

 

Flint & Lee, Repeat After Me, Marriage Bonds 1795-1810, Franklin Co., KY, p. 32:

William Hogsett and John Arnold signed the bond Jan 14, 1800 for the intended marriage of William Hogsett and Sarah Arnold."

 

From the 1820 Census for Franklin County, Kentucky:

Hogshead, William 021001, 01211, 00, 03

(I interpret this to mean that the eldest male, William, was then age 45 & up (born before 1775) and the eldest female (Sarah?) was 26-46 (born 1775-1794).

 

The Genealogical Record of the Hogshead Family of America (compiled by Mary Hakes Jones, 1951, as transcribed by Jean Gillett, May 2000)

[Fam 00-39] Children of Number (3):

John Hogshead[2], of John[1] and 2nd wife Rebecca (Gordon) Hogshead

3 gen. (421) I William Hogshead, emigrated to Kentucky; married Miss Arnold.

(Several siblings also moved to Kentucky, including Jane Hogshead McKitrick, Mollie H. Loftin and Rebecca Hogshead Paxton)

William was the eldest child of (3) John Hogshead and his 2nd wife, Rebecca Gordon, who settled in Virginia. John was son of (1) John Hogshead and his wife Nancy Wallace.

 

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