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25. Jeptha HOSKINSON (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born 1 in 1742/1743 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Jeptha married Sarah. Sarah was born about 1746.

They had the following children:

  57 F i Jemima HOSKINSON was born about 1771 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Jemima married John WATKINS on 2 Mar 1808 in , Monongalia County, Virginia.

26. Azariah Thomas HOSKINSON 1 (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born in 1744 in Rock Creek Hundred, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died in 1796 in Morgantown, Monongalia County, Virginia.

Azariah married Mary in 1770 in Prince George, Maryland. Mary was born in 1755 in , Monongolia County, Virginia. She died in 1823 in Wheeling, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  58 M i Jonathan R. HOSKINSON was born in 1771 in Prince George, Maryland. He died in 1830 in Newton Township, Licking County, Ohio.
+ 59 F ii Jane HOSKINSON
+ 60 M iii Jeremiah HOSKINSON
  61 M iv Isaiah HOSKINSON was born in 1776 in , Berkeley County, Virginia.
        Isaiah married Elizabeth TENNANT on 17 Mar 1803 in , Monongalia County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1783 in , , Virginia.
+ 62 M v Azariah HOSKINSON
  63 M vi Levi HOSKINSON was born in 1780 in Manallen Township, Fayette County, Pennslyvania.
  64 M vii Josiah HOSKINSON was born in 1783 in Manallen Township, Fayette County, Pennslyvania.
+ 65 M viii Ezekiel HOSKINSON
+ 66 F ix Lucy HOSKINSON
+ 67 F x Sarah HOSKINSON
  68 M xi Archibald HOSKINSON was born in 1789 in , Berkeley County, Virginia. He died on 8 Mar 1842 in Lee, Monroe County, Ohio.
        Archibald married Nancy KNIGHT in 1810. Nancy was born about 1790 in , , Virginia. She died in , Tyler County, Virginia.

27. Jeremiah HOSKINSON (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born 1 in 1744/1746 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died 2 in Sep 1820 in , Wayne County, Ohio.

Jeremiah married Elizabeth WITHERS 1 daughter of William WITHERS and Rachel in 1774 in , Berkley County, Virginia. Elizabeth was born about 1748.

Elizabeth was named Daughter of William Withers and Jeremiah was identified as her husband in the deed. Deed Book #12 page-90-91, Berkeley Co., Va

They had the following children:

  69 M i Basil HOSKINSON 1.
  70 F ii Mary HOSKINSON 1.
        Mary married John LEGGETT.
  71 M iii William HOSKINSON 1.
  72 M iv James HOSKINSON 1.
        James married Mary.
  73 F v Elizabeth Ann HOSKINSON 1.
        Elizabeth married Thomas LEGGETT.
+ 74 F vi Rebecca HOSKINSON
  75 F vii Catherine HOSKINSON 1.
        Catherine married Enoch GILBERT.
  76 F viii Judy HOSKINSON 1.
        Judy married William HAWKINS.
  77 M ix Isaac HOSKINSON 1.
        Isaac married (1) a RIGGS.
        Isaac married (2) Lucy TOMLINSON.

29. Isaiah HOSKINSON (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born on 27 Dec 1749 in Rock Creek Parish, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died 1 on 25 Aug 1836 in , Licking County, Ohio.

BIRTH: Birth from Church records

Isaiah was a Revolutionary soldier. First joining as a volunteer in Martinsburg, Va. in August 1777 or 1778 under Capt. John Baldwin for 6 months. Marched to Pittsburg and joined forces under General Hand, then to Wheeling (Fort Henry) on the Ohio river. Was discharged in the spring and returned to Berkeley Co. In the following fall he again volunteered for another 6 months under Henry Ambrose. Marched to Mouth of Big Beaver Creek on the Ohio where they built Fort McIntosh. Came under command of Gen. McIntosh and marched 100 miles into Indian Country and built Fort Lawrence on the Tuscarora River. Later returned home after serving 4 months on this tour. did not again serve. In November 1832 Isaiah applied for a soldiers pension in Licking Co., Ohio, naming Basil as his brother. #S16157.

Isaiah married Hannah BEARD daughter of Andrew BEARD and Rachel. Hannah was born 1 on 1 May 1758 in , Frederick County, Virginia. She died 2 on 1 Nov 1836 in , Licking County, Ohio.

HANNAH BEARD was daughter of Andrew and Rachel Beard of Fredrick Co., Va. Andrew died and left a will 1 February 1765, bequeathing to his three daughters, Hannah, Lidia and Rebecca, 200 acres in Berkeley Co., next to John Beard, Lord Thomas Fairfax and others. Rachel Beard remarried to John Tate. Beards Will: Will Book #3, Page 263 in Fredrick County, Va. Inventory in WILL book #3 Page 429. Both are also in Richmond, Va. State Archives Library.

They had the following children:

  78 F i Hannah HOSKINSON was born about 1775 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Hannah married Armstead LAYTON. Armstead was born about 1775.
  79 F ii Jane HOSKINSON was born about 1775 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Jane married Thomas PARR. Thomas was born about 1775.
  80 F iii Rebecca HOSKINSON was born about 1775 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Rebecca married Anthony DUSTHIMER. Anthony was born about 1775.
  81 M iv James Madison HOSKINSON was born on 6 Feb 1781 in Rock Creek Parrish, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died on 23 Sep 1870.
        James married Nancy NICHOLS on 29 Jun 1812. Nancy was born about 1785.
  82 F v Rachel HOSKINSON was born about 1783 in Rock Creek Parrish, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Rachel married Samuel MCKELVEY. Samuel was born about 1783.
  83 M vi Andrew HOSKINSON was born about 1785 in Rock Creek Parrish, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Andrew married Sarah BEARD on 2 Nov 1813. Sarah was born about 1785.
  84 F vii Elizabeth HOSKINSON was born about 1787 in Rock Creek Parrish, Prince Georges County, Maryland.
        Elizabeth married John BEARD. John was born about 1787.
  85 M viii John HOSKINSON was born about 1789 in , Montgomery County, Maryland.
        John married Lydia PATTERSON on 29 Jan 1818 in , Licking County, Ohio.
+ 86 M ix Josiah HOSKINSON

30. Basil HOSKINSON (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born on 19 Mar 1752 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died 1 on 9 Sep 1834 in Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania.

Basil was a Rev. War Ve.t. #W753 (Nat.Archives film Serv. Micro Copy #804 Film Roll #1332 Enlisted near Martinsburg in Berkeley Co.,Va. about 1 Sept. 1777 or 1778, in the US Militia Under General Hand, Captain Baldwin and David Price. Marched to Oldtown, Md. and from there to Uniontown, Pa. and on to Pittsburg and from Pittsburg to Wheeling in Va. on the Ohio river. One soldier in the campaign was killed by the Indians. Then from Wheeling up river 12 miles to Beech Bottom Fort, where they remained. He remained there until discharged and then returned home to near Martinsburg in Berkeley Co. in March. This tour was with his brothers Isaiah and Ezekiel. Basil volunteered again in the fall of 1778 or 1779 for another tour of 3 months and was marched to Fort McIntosh, due to inclement weather and was discharged in January after entering. Applied for pension at Erie, Pa., 7 August 1832.

Basil married Eleanor DOWNS on 6 Jan 1803 in Brownsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Eleanor was born in 1781.

They had the following children:

  87 M i William HOSKINSON was born 1 on 3 Oct 1803.
        William married Eleanor PALMER Moore.
  88 F ii Elizabeth HOSKINSON was born 1 in 1807.
        Elizabeth married William HAMILTON.
  89 M iii James HOSKINSON was born 1 in 1812.
        James married Nancy DICKSON.
  90 M iv Ezekiel HOSKINSON died in his youth.

31. Ann Elizabeth HOSKINSON "Nancy" (James HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born 1 about 1757 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland. She died 2 about 1822 in , Muskingam County, Ohio.

Ann married Frederick GYER.

They had the following children:

  91 F i Ann Elizabeth GYER.
  92 F ii Mary GYER.
  93 M iii George GYER.
  94 M iv James GYER.
  95 F v Catherine GYER.
  96 F vi Ruth GYER.

33. John HOSKINS Sr. (Thomas HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born on 9 Mar 1743 in Rock Creek Parish, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died after 15 Jan 1819.

It is said that after John Hoskins killed James Milligan in Washington Co. NC/TN, he and Ruth Lloyd Hoskins, five of their sons, nephew, Thomas Hoskins Sr., and Thomas Hoskins, Jr. moved into southeastern KY. They were also joined by other nephews and their families who had been living in the Washington Co. area in what is now Grainger, Union, Anderson, Campbell, and Claiborne counties in TN. Therefore, it is believed that, for the most part, descendants of Thomas and Ann Hoskinson, Jr. make up the Hoskinses who live in southeastern KY and northeastern TN. [John Hoskins was charged as an acessory in the death of James Milligan]

In the year 1782 Washington County, North Carolina, John Hoskins purchased 510 acres on both sides of Roane Creek, warrant number 17. In that same year Jessie Hoskins purchased 146 acres on the East side of Roane Creek, warrant number 239. Ninian (probably Ningg's son) and Thomas Hoskins also had taxable property in the years between 1790-1795. [This would have to be Ning since Ninian Jr. would have been only 13-15 years old. Thomas would probably be the eldest son of John Hoskins and Ruth Lloyd]
Our records state John Hoskins and Jessie Hoskins paid into the treasury fifty shillings for every hundred acres. When John Hoskins purchased his land, his wife Ruth also signed the deed of purchase.


DEED ISSUED
State of North Carolina, No 111 (117?)
To all to whom these presents shall come - greetings: Know you that we for and in consideration of fifty shillings for every hundred acres hereby granted, paid into our Treasury, by John Hoskins, have given and granted, and
by these presents give and grant unto the said John Hoskins a tract of land containing five hundred and two acres, lying and being in our County of Washington, both sides of Roan's Creek - beginning at a poplar on Wm Reynolds
line, North, 13ø west, thirty eight poles, crossing the creek to a mulberry on the bank of the Creek, thence north 48ø east, two hundred and ninety two poles to a white oak - thence north, 40ø east, one hundred and sixty poles, to a hickory and red oak - thence due east one hundred poles to a white oak, crossing the creek - thence due south, one hundred and sixteen poles to a stake on the mountains - thence south, thirty degrees west four hundred poles
to the beginning; as by the state here unto annexed - as appear together - with all woods, eater, mines, minerals ---datement and appurtunances(?) to the said land belonging or appertaining to hold to ......

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Much of the information on the Hoskins in Southeastern Kentucky is derived from the research of Raymond E. HOSKINS of Decatur, Tennessee. The following is from "Hoskins Cousins From Southeastern Kentucky - Part I":

In the early 1770's the frontier was along the Watauga River in what is now Tennessee. According to "Tennessee Cousins" the first settlement was on Roan Creek in what is now Johnson County, Tennessee. Among the early settlers were Joseph, Jesse, John, Ning (short for Ninian) and Josiah HOSKINS. It was thought that these were related, but, no connection could be found until 1992. Anthony HOSKINS of Chicago was researching his ancestry when he found the marriage of Thomas and Ann HOSKINSON and the birth of six of their children, Priscilla, John, Jesse, Ning, Josiah and Ann HOSKINSON. These records were in the "Index to the Vestry Proceeding of Prince George's Parish of Montgomery County, Maryland, 1719-1829" Based on the names, ages and circumstances, there can be little doubt that these four brothers came to what is now northeastern Tennessee in the 1770's. They had dropped the "ON" from their name as they immigrated westward. It now appears that most if not all the HOSKINS households that came into southeastern Kentucky before 1850 are descendants of Thomas HOSKINSON.

Research by James C. HOSKINS of St. George, Utah indicates that Thomas HOSKINSON Sr. came to "His Lordships County Maryland" in about 1700 as an indentured servant. He served a four year indenture for a "Gentleman" at the head of Biords (Birds) Creek in St. Mary's County, Maryland. He probably came to America from the British Isles since the practice, at the time, was to pay for passage by becoming an indentured servant. After serving his indenture, he moved to Prince George County, Maryland where he married Jane MOORE, daughter of James and Mary MOORE, in about 1708. It appears that they had a large family and that Thomas HOSKINSON Jr. born about 1715 was their son.

My father Josiah HOSKINS Jr. (1903-1962) was born in Bell County, Kentucky to Josiah HOSKINS Sr. (1857-1912) and Mary Jane HOSKINS (1858-1941). My grandfather's line goes back though William HOSKINS, Levi HOSKINS, Thomas HOSKINS, Josiah HOSKINS and possibly to HOSKINS (sic) son of Thomas HOSKINSON Jr. My grandmother's line goes back through John S. HOSKINS, Josiah HOSKINS and possibly to Ning/Ninian HOSKINS son of Thomas HOSKINSON Jr. My connections to Thomas HOSKINSON's sons is speculative and circumstantial since I have found no tangible evidence. However, I am satisfied, from my research that my HOSKINS lines do not go through Thomas HOSKINSON's sons John or Jesse since their descendants are reasonably well known. Jesse settle in Anderson County, Tennessee and recorded the names of his children in a journal. Jesse's descendants are documented in "JESSE HOSKINS TENNESSEE PIONEER AND HIS DESCENDANTS". While there is not contemporary record of John's children, there is enough circumstantial evidence to, as described below, name his children with some degree of confidence.

In 1772 Josiah and Ninian served in the Botetourt County, Virginia militia and both are mentioned in Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee) court and tax records in the 1770's and 80's. In 1782 Josiah was killed at the age of 33 by Indians at Kilgores Station north of Nashville, Tennessee and probably had several children. Ninian was living in Claiborne County, Tennessee in 1804 and appears to have had a son Ninian Jr. who lived in Knox County, Kentucky until about 1814 when he moved to Indiana. Some of Josiah and Ninian's children probably remained in southeastern Kentucky and others went to the mid-west. I would be grateful for any information about their children.

John is mentioned several tine (sic) in deeds, tax lists and court records in Washington County, North Carolina, now Tennessee, in the 1770's and 80's. By 1800 he came to what is now Claiborne County, Tennessee where he was named in an 1804 deed witnessed by John HOSKINS Jr. An 1805 Knox County, Kentucky deed to John HAUSKINS was witnessed by Mary, John and Ezekiel HAUSKINS. These witnesses appear to be the children of John HOSKINS Sr. Research by William W. HOSKINS of Bluefield, West Virginia indicates that John HOSKINS was known to have sons John Jr., Thomas and George. A 1812 Knox County, Kentucky deed by John HOSKINS gives his son George HOSKINS a Negro winch (sic) which is confirmed by tax records. John HOSKINS Sr. was a slave owner in Kentucky and Tennessee. In 1941 Carlo B. HOSKINS (1851-1945) of Leslie County, Kentucky told his son C. Walter HOSKINS that his grandfather was John HOSKINS who had brothers Thomas, Jesse, Ezekiel and Reuben. These are surely the sons of John HOSKINS Sr. Carlo did not mention George which might be explained by the fact that George moved to Lee County, Virginia around 1820. While none of this is proof in the usual sense it is probably the best information we will ever have....

DEATH: Although it is widely held that John Hoskins and Ruth Lloyd died in 1818 in Licking County, Ohio, that is now very clearly not the case. On 8 Oct 1818 James Claghorn, Ruthy Hoskins and John Hoskins signed as witnesses on a deed which Thomas Hoskins Sr. sold 50 acres of property to his son Thomas Hoskins Jr. for $100. On 15 Jan 1819 James Claghorn and John Hoskins again signed this document before the Court Clerk of Knox County.

John married Ruth LLOYD. Ruth was born about 1750. She died after 28 Oct 1818.

William Woodson Hoskins, 2432 Fairfield Avenue, Bluefield, West Virginia, stated November 1st; Mrs Sylvia Welch, now deceased, had in a letter to me in 1976 that John Hoskins of Jonesborough, Tennessee--wife was Ruth Lloyd. She was precise in her data- (very thorough).

John and Ruth had the following children:

+ 97 M i Thomas HOSKINS Sr.
  98 M ii Jesse HOSKINS was born in 1770. He died 1 in 1810.

BIRTH: Jesse appears on the Knox Co tax roll of 1800 indicating an age of 21 or greater.

The November 1805 Knox Co sheriff's report concerning removals from the tax rolls stated that Jesse and Ninnion Hoskins had returned to TN.
+ 99 M iii John HOSKINS Jr.
+ 100 M iv Ezekiel HOSKINS
+ 101 M v George Henderson HOSKINS
+ 102 M vi Reuben HOSKINS
+ 103 F vii Mary HOSKINS

34. Jesse HOSKINS [scrapbook] (Thomas HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born on 29 Oct 1745 in Rock Creek Parish, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died on 17 Apr 1808 in , Anderson County, Tennessee. He was buried in on His Homestead, Anderson County, Tennessee.

BIRTH: Birth from Church Records

DEATH: Death date from "Jesse Hoskins Tennessee Pioneer and His Descendents" pg. 6

"Jesse and a small group of settlers arrived in the northeastern portion of Tennessee at about the time of the formation of the Watauga Association. When the first court was established in 1777 in Washington County, N. C., the names of Abraham Hoskins, Constable; Ning Hoskins; Elijah Hoskins; Jesse Hoskins, Constable; John Hoskins and Ruth Hoskins, his wife; Josiah Hoskins; and James Hoskins wer listed in the proceedings of the court. It is posssible that all or part of the above mentioned Hoskinses were related but the writers have found no proof of this." From Jesse Hoskins Tennessee Pioneer and his Descendants

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SERVICE
From the book "Jesse Hoskins; Tennessee Pioneer and his Descendants"
Jesse served in the American Revolution and was paid for his services by script signed by Landon Carter and John Sevier, Nos. 385, 1130 and 1187. These scripts were used to purchase his land grants, and are on file at the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina. (See Figure 1). These grants are also listed in Penelope Allen's "Tennessee Soldiers in the American Revolution" and Cartright and Gardiner's "North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee, 1778-1791".
Further proof of Jesse's military service is noted in "Tennessee During the Revolutionary War" by C. S. Williams and "Annals of Tennessee" by Ramsey ( p. 212).

"The next call upon the over-mountain men came in February 1780 from the North Carolina Council of State...at a meeting of sundry of the Militia Officers of Washington this 18th day of March 1780...
On the same page is a list of Captains. They are Captains McKnabb, Sevier, Hoskins, Been, Brown, Isbell, Trimble, Willson, Gist, Stinson, Davis, Patterson, Williams."

Even though the given name has been omitted the following reference will show that Jesse Hoskins held the rank of Captain. On page 23 of "Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Vol. 35", abstracted by John Frederick Dorran, it is stated that William Everette

"...went to the head of Holston in Virginia and there substituted in the place of John Paine who was a drafted militia man, and served under Capt. Jesse Hoskins against the Indians in 1782 for three months. He was stationed at Dotson's ford on the Holston River for some time. He was in no engagement with the Indians and returned and was discharged by Capt. Hoskins..."

Jesse married Mary A. (Hoskins). Mary died before Jul 1829 in , Anderson County, Tennessee.

DEATH: "Mary A----- Hoskins died before July 1829. In that same year her eldest son, George Hoskins, administered her estate." From "Jesse Hoskins Tennessee Pioneer and His Descendants" pg 07.

Jesse and Mary had the following children:

  104 F i Nancy HOSKINS was born on 13 Nov 1774.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
        Nancy married John PARKS son of William PARKS and Mary in Apr 1796.
+ 105 M ii George HOSKINS
  106 F iii Sarah HOSKINS was born on 10 Mar 1781.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
        Sarah married Wilkins KIRKPATRICK on 21 Aug 1801 in , Jefferson County, Tennessee.
+ 107 M iv John HOSKINS
  108 F v Mary HOSKINS was born on 4 Dec 1786.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
        Mary married Joseph CROSS.
  109 F vi Elizabeth HOSKINS was born on 10 Mar 1788.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
+ 110 M vii Jesse HOSKINS Jr.
  111 F viii Delilah HOSKINS was born on 15 Feb 1795.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
  112 F ix Susannah HOSKINS was born on 9 Jan 1798.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.
  113 M x Edah HOSKINS was born on 4 May 1801.

BIRTH: Birth date recorded in journal kept by Jesse Hoskins and later by his son John.

35. Ninian Ning HOSKINS Sr. (Thomas HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born on 5 Nov 1747 in Rock Creek Parish, Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died about 1808 in , Claiborne County, Tennessee.

BIRTH: Birth from Church Records

DEATH: Death information is unconfirmed

Dorothy Kessler, a researcher in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia sent a copy of a record from Botetourt County Circuit Court book of tithables, vol. 1, page 78 and the year was 1772. There were approx. sixty names of men that were formed into a company of Militia group for the protection of the local community against the
French and Indians. Captain Bledsoe and Captain Looney were in charge. In this group and listed next to each other were Ningg and Josiah Hoskins.
As this period of time was before the active war of the revolution points to the fact their groups were organized to fight the Indians, as this area was the Frontier then and each community had to defend its citizens. These groups
were formed by permission of the State of Virginia. Ningg and Josiah, as members of this Militia group, could be considered soldiers of the Revolutionary Cause.
This war fought between these backwoodsmen and the Indians was of greater significance than of mere winning the battles, It was a struggle for possession. After the war with the French, the British Government in the
interest of English Merchants had issued a proclamation to prevent the Colonists from making settlements West of the Alleghanies. This interest of English Merchants was the very profitable fur trade.
Among the brave and hardy pioneers, on the outskirts of these older settlements we have found our Hoskinson-Hoskins that failed to regard the order. They would not be helt back. Among the first to cross these mountains were the Scotch-Irish from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Soon after the close of the French war our ancestors pushed Southwest into the Shenandoah Valley and beyond into Western North Carolina. About that time, in 1769, Daniel Boone, famous hunter and Indian fighter, led the way with five companies through Cumberland Gap into the Blue Grass region of new Kentucky.
James Robinson, John Sevier and the Hoskinson-Hoskins and others who dared to face dangers of an unbroken wilderness settled in the valleys of the Clinch and Halston Rivers. These early ancestors that settled in Tennesee and Kentucky had a life and death struggle with the Indians. One of those daring backwoodsmen was Capt. Thomas Hoskins. Our records state: Captain Thomas Hoskins was in the Indian Wars with an expedition from North Carolina and fought in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The record states Captain Thomas Hoskins fought with an Old Indian Chief. The Old Chief had told of a dream in which he saw blood. Captain Thomas killed the Old Indian Chief. Due to evidence in our researched material, this Captain Thomas Hoskins was prob. a son or grandson of Thomas and Ann Hoskinson of rock Creek Parish, Maryland.
Much of this information is historical circumstances. A name is a name, yet the history that surrounds these ancestors is what brings them to life. Their beliefs and actions relative to events makes their personality evident.
Is this not what we are looking for?

He had the following children:

+ 114 M i Elisha HOSKINS
+ 115 M ii Thomas HOSKINS
+ 116 M iii Ninian HOSKINS Jr.
  117 M iv William HOSKINS was born before 1779 in , Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee).

BIRTH: In 1800 in Jefferson County, Tennessee William Hoskins was taxed for 200 acres and one Poll indicating that he was at least 21 years of age at this time.

William Hoskins was charged along with his father for hog stealing in Claiborne Co., TN in Sep 1802. They were found guilty in Dec 1802 and sentenced to 40 lashes.
        William married Elizabeth REEDY on 1 Jul 1801 in , Grainger County, Tennessee.

38. HOSKINS (Thomas HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ).

The inclusion of ________ Hoskins as a son of Thomas Hoskinson Jr. is HIGHLY SPECULATIVE. At this time, I lack sufficient documentary proof that he was a son.

I have gone back through a lot of old information concerning the father of Levi Hoskins, my third great grandfather who was born ca 1794/95. While I have not turned up anything of consequence, I have determined that Levi was (probably) not the son of a Thomas Hoskins Sr. Rather, the information that led to the belief that Levi's father was Thomas Hoskins had to do with an 1845 deed which stated that "Levi and wife Sally, Hiram and wife Polly, Thomas and wife Patsy and William Hoskins were sons of Thomas Hoskins".

That deed, found by Carlo Brittain Hoskins in the early 1900's, led persons such as James and Raymond Hoskins to believe that Levi's father was a Thomas Hoskins. The deed was actually referring to the sons of Thomas (Jr.) and Elizabeth Brewster Hoskins. His sons: Levi married Sarah (Sally) Burns, Hiram married Mary (Polly) Hendrickson, Thomas married Martha (Patsy) Knox and William Hoskins, settled the deed in 1845 when William reached the age of 21. Levi and Sarah Burns Hoskins remained in Harlan/Bell Co. while Hiram and Polly Hendrickson Hoskins went to MO where he died during the Civil War. Thomas and Pasty Knox Hoskins traveled to MO then on to KS where he fought for the Union in the Civil War. I do not know what became of William Hoskins but he and brother Thomas were in Pulaski Co., KY for the 1850 census.

A friend sent me microfilm of the Knox Co. tax rolls for the years 1800-1830. There was never more than one Thomas Hoskins listed in Knox Co. until Thomas Hoskins Jr. appeared in 1817. That older Thomas Hoskins was the son of John and Ruth Lloyd Hoskins. His listing in the 1810 Knox Co. census listed only one male over the age of 10 which was Thomas Hoskins Jr., age 10-16. There were no other Hoskins households in that census with male children over the age of 10. Levi Hoksins first appeared on the Knox Co. tax rolls in 1817 when he paid tax on 20 acres on Pucketts Creek. The following year he paid tax on property on Brownies Creek. The earliest record I can find for Levi was his marriage to Sarah Miracle on 20 June 1816 in Knox Co., KY.

I still believe there is some connection between John A., Josiah and Levi Hoskins. There are tax entries for Elias/Elisha Hoskins in 1787 Washington Co., NC, 1799 in Grainger Co., TN and 1802 in Anderson Co., TN. In 1806 an Elisha or Elijah Hoskins appeared on the Knox Co., KY tax rolls. This Elias/Elisha Hoskins married an Elizabeth Kellums and some of his descendants ended up in Illinois using the Hauskins spelling. That was how Jesse Hoskins originally spelled the name until the birth of his son Jesse in 1792 when he changed to Hoskins. I do not know if it is coincidence but Ninian Hoskins Jr. married a Sarah Kellums and his nephew, William married a Rebecca Kellums. If this Elias/Elisha was with the other Hoskins in 1777/78 in Washington Co., NC assessing taxes then he was probably born 1750/55.

It would appear that Levi Hoskins was not counted in a Hoskins household during the 1810 Knox Co. census so I am wondering if he may have been listed in the home of a stepfather. Part of that reasoning is that there was a Moses Hoskins b. ca 1798/99 who married in Clay Co., KY in 1819 to a Margaret Clements (Helton), a widow. His permission to marry was signed by a Robert Williams, his stepfather. I found this Robert Williams in Knox Co. on the 1809 tax rolls. So far I have not found him in an 1810 census but there were several other Williams families listed in Knox Co. for that year.

There is evidence of other Hoskins, traveling with John, Jesse, Ninian and Josiah Hoskins in the 1770's and 1780's in Washington Co., North Carolina. In 1783 a Thomas Hoskins witnessed a deed for John and Ruth Hoskins when they sold property to Samuel Tate in Washington County. Thomas, the son of John and Ruth Hoskins was born ca 1768 and, at age 15 would probably have been too young to be a valid witness to such a deed. Anthony Hoskins, a well known Hoskins researcher, speculates that Thomas Hoskinson Jr. accompanied his four sons to Virginia and Washington County, North Carolina. This may well be the case. However, in 1787 a Thomas Hoskins was taxed for one poll in the same county, indicating a birth date of at least 1766 or before. Again, this Thomas Hoskins would be too old to be the son of John and Ruth Lloyd Hoskins and Thomas Hoskinson Jr. would more than likely have been exempt from the tax due to his age. In 1787 an Elisha Hoskins paid tax on 100 acres and one poll in Washington County. In 1778 a C. S. Hoskins paid a poll tax also in Washington County.

"Jesse and a small group of settlers arrived in the northeastern portion of Tennessee at about the time of the formation of the Watauga Association. When the first court was established in 1777 in Washington County, N. C., the names of Abraham Hoskins, Constable; Ning Hoskins; Elijah Hoskins; Jesse Hoskins, Constable; John Hoskins and Ruth Hoskins, his wife; Josiah Hoskins; and James Hoskins wer listed in the proceedings of the court. It is posssible that all or part of the above mentioned Hoskinses were related but the writers have found no proof of this." From Jesse Hoskins Tennessee Pioneer and his Descendants

A summons to Washington County's first court in February on Monday the 23rd; 1778 was given and one of the first acts was the appointment of assessors who were to assess all the taxable property of the inhabitants on
the heads of families. These assessment returns were to be given to a collector. This 1778 list appeared to have had seven or eight assessors. Of these selected few assessors were, Jessie Hoskins, Josiah Hoskins and Elias (Ligh) Hoskins. February 26th; 1779, this court ordered that Richard Wilson serve as Constable in Captain Hoskins's district.

In the year 1778 Washington County, North Carolina, we found John and Ruth Hoskins. The second meeting of this County Court that was held in May, 1778 at the home of Col. Charles Robertson, there were selected twenty five men to form the first grand jury for the county. Of those empanelled and sworn were John and Ninian Hoskins. Other Hoskins in the area during this time period from 1778 to 1800 were, Abraham Hoskins, who was a Constable, Elijah Hoskins, Jessie Hoskins, who also was a Constable, Josiah Hoskins, Joseph Hoskins, and
Thomas Hoskins.

The Hoskinson-Hoskins and others who dared to face dangers of an unbroken wilderness settled in the valleys of the Clinch and Halston Rivers. These early ancestors that settled in Tennesee and Kentucky had a life and death struggle with the Indians. One of those daring backwoodsmen was Capt. Thomas Hoskins. Our records state: Captain Thomas Hoskins was in the Indian Wars with an expedition from North Carolina and fought in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. The record states Captain Thomas Hoskins fought with an Old Indian Chief. The Old Chief had told of a dream in which he saw blood. Captain Thomas killed the Old Indian Chief. Due to evidence in our researched material, this Captain Thomas Hoskins was probably a son or grandson of Thomas and Ann Hoskinson of Rock Creek Parish, Maryland. This leads me to believe that this Thomas Hoskins was of suffiecient age to have fought in these Indian Wars and probably born in the very early 1750's.

Collectively, these events indicate that there were, in fact, other Hoskins older than the sons of John and Ninian Hoskins living in the same area at the same time as were John, Jesse, Ninian and Josiah Hoskins. This is in NO WAY proof that these other Hoskins were sons of Thomas Hoskinson Jr.

I am confident that some of these other Hoskins were from the Maryland Hoskins Family. The exact relationship remains UNPROVEN but I have elected to show ________ Hoskins as a son of Thomas Hoskinson Jr. in order that John A., Josiah and Levi Hoskins and their descendants are included in this genealogy report. In addition, there is INSUFFICIENT PROOF that Josiah and John A. Hoskins were brothers of Levi Hoskins. On the other hand, they too are clearly related to the other Hoskins found in early Knox and Harlan counties. Since they are known not to have been sons of John and Ruth Lloyd Hoskins, they almost have to be the sons of the missing _____ Hoskins.

He had the following children:

+ 118 M i John A. HOSKINS
+ 119 M ii Josiah HOSKINS
+ 120 M iii Levi HOSKINS

41. George HOSKINSON (Charles HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born about 1751 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.

George married Mary before 1777 in , Prince George, Maryland, USA. Mary was born about 1756 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.

They had the following children:

+ 121 M i Thomas HOSKINSON
  122 F ii Grace HOSKINSON was born on 14 Dec 1781 in , Montgomery County, Maryland.
  123 F iii Ann HOSKINSON was born about 1783 in , Montgomery County, Maryland.
  124 M iv Norris HOSKINSON was born before 1785 in , Montgomery County, Maryland.
  125 F v Althea HOSKINSON was born on 27 Apr 1801 in , Montgomery County, Maryland.

42. Hugh HOSKINSON (Charles HOSKINSON , Thomas HOSKINSON , John , John ) was born about 1755 in , Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Hugh Hoskinson was listed in the 1810 Nelson County, Kentucky census.

Hugh married Nancy.

They had the following children:

  126 M i George HOSKINSON.
+ 127 M ii Charles C. HOSKINSON

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