Josiah Hoke Farm
Tax Map Location, 25/0008
Located between Carpenters Run and
This property has remained as two tracts, one of 100 AC and the other 50 AC more or less from the beginning.
The original property came as 100 AC Land Grant from the
James Monroe was
James McDowell was
The 100 Ac Land Grant is transferred through an ancestral
relationship with the wife of Mathias McGlamery. Mathias (Mathew or Matt) married
There is a reference to Henry Hoke in the Land books at Monroe Co. Court House listing a deed in Book 3/347 and dated 1843. There are also many other references to Henry Hoke but not in this exact location.
Much more research needs to be pursued on Josiah and Henry Hoke.
I need a tie with Sarah(McGlamery)Wray and John Wray to the Robertson and Hoke families. Also Henry’s relationship with Anderson W. Hoke
A school record from the 1820-30 in Monroe Co. shows Christopher Hoke as having a son in school by the name of Anderson Hoke who is prominent later, as a deeded owner of this property. This same record shows him having also Charles and John in school. Also listed are the children of Henry Hoke(of Land Grant fame, at least the time frame is right?): Davidson, Henry, Josiah and Nancy. Josiah is listed as being 7 years old. With Josiah’s father holding the 50 Ac we only need to assertain the tie with the McGlamery family and Anderson who seems likely to be his cousin. Both Anderson and Josiah were the same age.
The first series of Deeds on this property is to transfer
the interest retained by heirs of Mathias McGlamry, (or his wife,
Deed Book and Names:
1914, Deed Book 52/25, J.A. Robertson & Ivy Robertson, S.P Robertson & Ida Robertson, H.A. Robertson & Laura Robertson To A.W. Hoke
1916, Deed Book 49/314, Mrs. George T. Brew To A.W. Hoke. (It is stated she is likely a daughter of John D. Hoke the son of Josiah Hoke.)
1922, Deed Book 57/136, James S. McMann & Birdie McMann To A.W. Hoke and Wife.
In 1914, there was a deed made between A.W. Hoke To J.A. Robertson for 14 AC described as being part of the 150 AC. Deed Book, 50/420.
1944, Deed Book 77/83 Anderson Robertson & Ivy Robertson, Silas P. Robertson & Ida M. Robertson, Henry A. Robertson & Laura Robertson transfer their interest in the 14 AC to Grover C. Lucas.
1945, Deed Book 81/188 The heirs of Anderson W. Hoke & Allice H. Hoke deed their interest in the 150 AC To E.B. Hoke.
Heirs Listed are: H.F. Hoke, Edith Mustain, J. Newton Hoke, Kate Hoke, R.D. Hoke, Rachel Hoke, Rev. J.O. Hoke, Hellen Hoke, James E. Hoke, Hazelle Hoke, George I . Osborne & Addie Osborne, G.L Hoke, Susan Hoke.
1958, Deed Book 100/285 E.B. Hoke (unmarried) deeds this property to Goldie L. Lucas (wife of Grover C. Lucas) (see footnote below)
1964, Deed Book 105/440, Grover C. Lucas and Goldie L. Lucas deeds the property to James M. VanMeter & Wilda B. VanMeter. This is presently on the tax books showing a resurvey at 146.562 AC.
Foot Note: It appears that Anderson Robertson, or an heir, contested the deed for the 14 AC to Grover C. Lucas as shown in Deed Book 77/83, stating that this was to be excluded from the 150AC rather then included as it is written. This is mentioned and accepted as correct in the deed of 1958, Deed Book 100/285, and the note corrects the acreage to 136 AC. However since no deed of correction was ever produced and recorded in the Court House the parcel is still considered to be 150 AC.