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i Hon. William Alkxandkr Hoke, was born Oct., 1S51,
in Lincolnton, N. C. He completed his education in
his native town under Dr. H. H. Smith and Rev. W. R.
Wetmore, D. D., after which he read law with his
father and Judge Pearson. He represented Lincoln
county in the Legislature, and at the expiration of his
term was elected Judge of the Superior Court. He is a
member of the Episcopal Church.

ii. S.-VLLiE Badger Hoke was born in Lincolnton, April,
1854. She still resides there.

iii. Nancy Childs Hoke was born March, 1S56, and died
Jan. 10, 1894.

XXVIII. Nancy Harriet Hoke' (Col. John Hoke^
Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope') was born,
Sept. 5, 1823, at Eincolnton, N. C, and died Dec. 19, 1873.
She married L. D. Childs, a distant relative of the late

captain of the South Carolina Rangers. His grandmother was the
famous Hattie Barry, who acted as a scout for Gen. ^Morgan, and assisted
him in hunting up his patriot bands, and so recruiting his little army
with sufficient force to bring about the best fought battle of the Revo-
lution, the celebrated battle of Cowpens.

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George W. Childs, the Philadelphia, Pa., philanthropist.
They had issue as follows: —

65. i. William G. Chii.ds, b. Oct. 2, 1850; m. Alice Gibbs.

66. ii. Lysander Childs, b. July 6, 1855; m. Bessie Springs.

67. iii. D. Augustus Childs, b. Aug 12, i860; m. Minnie Gibbs.

XXIX. Capt. William James Hoke' ( Col. John Hoke',
Sabina (Swope ) Hoke,'' John Swope''', Yost Swope') was born,
Oct. 5, 1825, in L,incolnton, N. C. His preliminary educa-
tion was received in his native town; he was then sent to
Prof. Webster's Military School at Portsmouth, Va. He
entered the Confederate army as captain of the ' ' Southern
Stars," of lyincolnton; they were the first company of the
first regiment at the battle of Bethel. He was also in the
battle of Mechanicsville, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, etc.
He was wounded in the two last named, and suffered from
his wounds for years, Init dropped dead from heart disease in
Columbus, S. C, Oct. ir, 1S70. He married Georgianna
Sumner. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.
They had issue as follows: —

i. Sarah B. Hoke, b. March 15, 1852; died in infancy,
ii. Michael Hoke, was born Feb. 26, 1853. For several
years he was merchandising, but is now connected with
the Surveyor General's office at Olympia, Washington.
He married a Jones. They have children as follows: —
i. Herbert Sumner.
ii. Thomas Everett.
iii. Thomas Hunt Hoke, was born in Lincolnton, N. C, Oct.
3, 1854, and died Aug. 18, 1892. He married his cousin
Annie, daughter of Col. William H. Michal. (See
XXX.) She was born Feb. 26, 1857. They had issue
— besides two which died in infancy: —
i. William Michal.
ii. Catharine B.
iv. Mary Sumner Hoke, was born June 25, 1856, and died
May 28, 1891. She married, Sept. 17, 1879, her kins-
man, George L. Bartlett, who was born Feb. 21, 1850.
He resides in Lincolnton, N. C. They had issue:—
i. Georgiana C, b. June 20, 1880.
ii. Katie b. June 28, 18S1; d. Oct. 29, 1882.
iii. Orvis Boger b. March 11, 1883.
iv. Laura Sumner b. July 4, 1884.
V. Georgiana BoylESTon was born in Lincolnton, N. C,

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May 8, i860. She married, Nov. 16, 18S1, R. H. Tem-
pleton. They reside at Carey, N. C, and have the
following children: —
i. Georgianna.
ii. LiLiviAN Sumner.
iii. William Hoke.
iv. Mamie R.
V. Mary Wetmore.
vi. Thomas Hunt.
vi. John Hoke; died in infancy.
vii. Laur.a Hoke, b. Jan. 10, 1862.

viii. Nancy Eelen Hoke, was born May 3, 1864. \ She married,
Dec. 29, 1887, Dr. G. Alexander Ramsaur. They reside
at China Grove, X. C. They have issue:—
i. Mary Alexander.
ii. William Hoke.
iii. Thomas Michael.
iv. Xannetta.
ix. Virginia Swope Hoke, was born May 31, 1870. She
resides at Lincolnton, X'. C. She is greatly interested
in genealogy, and very kindly responded to frequent
requests for information regarding the Hoke family.

XXX. Fraxcis Edward Hoke' (Col. John Hoke*,
Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost Swope^ was born,
Oct. 5, 1832, at Lincohiton, X. C. He married Catharine
Baker. They reside at lyincohiton, and had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. William Hoke.

ii. Fannie Hoke.
iii. Nancy Hoke.
iv. Dor.\ Hoke.

V. Marietta Hoke.
vi Alex.\nder Hoke.
vii. Alice Hoke; died,
viii. Charles Hoke; died,
ix. Lysander Hoke; died.

X. Georgiann.\ Hoke; died.
xi. John Hoke; died.

XXXI. Col. William H. Michal" (Jacob MichaP,
Sarah (Hoke ) Michal', Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope",
Yost Swope' ) was born Sept. 17, 1S20. He married Isabel
Ramsaur. They had issue: —

i. Annie Michal, who was born Feb. 26, 1857. She mar-

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ried, Nov. 17, 1879, her cousin, Thomas Hunt Hoke,
who was born Oct. 3, 1854, and died Aug. 18, 1892. (See
XXIX. ) They had issue — besides two children who
died in infancy: —

i. William Michal.
ii. Cath.\rine Boger.
ii. Catharine Michal was born June rS, 1865.
iii. William Michal; died in infancy.
iv. Robert M. Michal was born Feb. 9, 1869.

XXXII. Dr. George W. Michal'' (Jacob MichaP, Sarah
(Hoke) Michal', Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost
Swope'j was born, Oct. 19, 1825, in Rutherfordton, N. C.
He was educated with threat care, and in 1847 was graduated
from the medical department of the University of Pennsyl-
vania with honor. He began the practice of his profe.s.sion at
Marion, N. C, and while living there married, 1854, Mary,
daughter of William M. Carson, of McDowell county. His
wife dying a few years after their marriage. Dr. Michal
removed to his native town. In 1861 he entered the Con-
federate service as surgeon of the r6th North Carolina Regi-
ment. After the close of the war he continued to successfully
practice his profession until 1873, when his health failed and
he engaged in other purstiits. " Dr. Michal was in many
respects a remarkable man. His physiognomy was unique,
striking, and revealed at a glance the prominent traits of his
character — strength, honesty, firmness, courage, .self-reliance,
and kindness of heart. He had read much and was a clear,
deep thinker. His judgment once formed of men and things
was unerring." In faith he was an Episcopalian, and
loved his Church with unflinching lo3'alty and tenderness.
They had issue: —

i. William L. Michal; died in infancy,
ii. Catharine M. Michal; died in infancy.

Dr. George W. Michal married, .secondly, at Rutherford-
ton, in r86i, Martha, daughter of Hon. John McDowell,
and granddaughter of Col. Joseph McDowell, of Revolution-
ary fame, one of the heroes of King's Mountain. She sur-
vives, residing with her children at "Wayside," their home
near Hickory, N. C. They had issue: —

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i. Mary M. Michal.

ii. John McDowell Michal, who married, Oct. 17, 1889,
Mary, daughter of Col. Thos. Leuoin, and granddaugh-
ter of Col. William Lenoin, a Revolutionary hero. The
Lenoin family is one of the oldest and most distinguished
in North Carolina. They had issue —

i. Thomas IvEnoin, b. July 11, 1S90.
ii. George M , b. Oct. 4, 1892; d. May 27, 1894.
iii. John McDowell, b. Dec. 23, 1894.

XXXIII. Sarah E. Michal*^ (Jacob MichaP, Sarah
(Hoke) Michar, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope', Yost
Swope\) was born in Rutherfordton, N. C, Aug. 21, 1828.
She married there, Nov. 2, 1848, Orvis Bartlett, who was
born Feb. ir, 181 1. "She was a woman of the highest
order of intellect, of lovely. Christian character, and thought
to be one of the most beautiful women in that part of the
State." She died June 6, 1855. They had issue as follows: —

i. George L. Bartlett was born, Feb. 21, 1S50, in Ruth-
erfordton, N. C. He married, at Lincolnton, N. C,
where he now resides, Mary S. Hoke, his cousin. (See
XXIX.) She died in Rutherfordton, March 28, 1891.
They had issue —

i. Georgiana C, b. June 20, 1880

ii. Katie, b. June 18, i88[j d. Oct. 29, 1882.

iii. Orvis Boger, b. March 11, 1883.

iv. Laura S , b. July 4, 18S4.

ii. Annie Bartlett, b. March 17, 1852; d. Aug. 28, 1S53.
iii. William O. Bartlett, b. May 29, 1855; m. Ida Petty.

XXXIV. Mary A. Zimmerman" (Sarah (Michal) Zim-
merman', Sarah (Hoke) Michal*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^
John Swope", Yost Swope') was born Sept. 11, 1817. She
died Dec. 28, i88g. She married, at lyincolnton, N. C, Jan.
24, 1838, her kinsman, Col. Franklin A. Hoke. (See
XLV.) Hei life closed at Seneca, S. C, where most of her
family reside. They had issue —

i. Charles F. Hoke, b. Jan. 4, 1839.
ii. S.-vrah H. Hoke, b. Nov. 17, 1840.
iii. Annie L- Hoke, b. Feb. 19, 1845.
iv. Mary E- Hoke, b. May 15, 1847.



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V. Carrie W. Hokh, b. Sept., 1S50.
vi. Josephine Hoke, b. May 16, 1852.
vii. MaTTie L. Hoke, b. May 31, 1857.
viii. John Z. Hoke, b. Oct. 10, 1859.
ix. James P. Hoke, b. Jan. 13, 1862.

XXXV. Annie E. Zimmerman" (Sarah ( Michal) Zitn-
merman^ Sarah (Hoke) Michal^ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^
John Swope', Yost Swope') was born July 15, 18 15, and died
July 10, 1887. She married, Oct. 15, 1834, W11.LIS Peck,
who died July 3, 1884. They had issue as follows: —

i Sarah W. Peck, b. Oct. 24, 1835; d. Nov. iS, 1894. She
married, Aug. 8, 1854, Er Lawshe. They had issue —

i. John Z. Lawshe, b. Sept. i, 1S56.
ii. William P. Lawshe, b. June 9, 1859.
iii. Annie E. Lawshe, b. Oct. 25, 1863.
iv. Mary M. Lawshe, b. Aug. 11. 1866.

V. Er Lawshe, b. Aug. 7, 1872.

ii. Martha A. Peck was born Dec. 30, 1837, and died July
28, 1895. She married, Aug. 16, 1859, CoL John B.
Peck. They had one son — Er Lawshe Peck, who was
born June 24, i860, now residing in Atlanta, Ga.

iii. William F. Peck was born Feb. 22, 1840, and died Aug.
13, 1888. He married, May 18, 1864, Charlotte I. Ellis.
They had issue —

i. Annie E. Peck, b. March 10, 1865.
ii. Willis Peck, b. Jan. 26, 1875.

XXXVI. Gex. W1L1.1AM H. Forney*' (Sabina (Hoke)
Forney', Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope^
Yost Swope') was born, in Lincoln county, N. C, 1823, and
married Eliza Woodward, of Alabama. He took the clas-
sical course of the University of Alabama, after which he
read law with his brother, Daniel P. He was a lieutenant in
the Mexican War, captain of the loth Alabama Volunteers,
June 4, 1861; major, lieutenant-colonel, and colonel of the
loth Alabama Regiment; brigadier-general of the 8th, 9th,
loth, nth, and 14th Regiments, Alabama Volunteers. He.
surrendered at Appamattox, and was wounded at Drainsville,
Va., WiUiamsburg, Va., and Gettysburg, Pa. He was a
member of the Alabama Legislature from time to time. He

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was a Congressman-at-large from Alabama, 1.S73, and after-
wards represented the district in Cono^ress until 1893. He
was never defeated when offering for office. He died a mem-
ber of the Gettysburg Battlefield Commission, 1894. The}^
had children as follows: —

i. Mary Avery Forney; m. Richard Baker, of Baltimore,
Md. The Bakers, of BaUimore, were very kind to the
Confederate prisoners, and Gen. Forney, while a pris-
oner there, gave his little daughter. Wary, to Richard's
brother for a sweetheart. This was the beginning of an
intimacy which resulted in two marriages. They had
issue —

i. Forney.
ii. Charles.
iii. George.
iv. Carey.

V. Avery.

ii. Joseph Forney.

iii. Fannie Forney.

iv. Ida Forney; m. Frank Baker, of Baltimore.

V. George Hoke Forney; was graduated from the Uni-
versity of Alabama, and is now merchandising with the
Baker brothers, in Baltimore.

vi. John C. Forney; was graduated from the University of
Alabama, classical course, and afterwards law course.
He was admitted to the Bar, 1S94, and is now practicing
in Birmingham, Ala.

vii. Carrie Forney.

XXXVII. Barbara Ann Forney'"' ( vSabina (Hoke)
Forne^'^ Daniel Hoke', Sabina ( Swope ) Hoke'\ JohnSwope',
Yost Swope') was born, 1826, in Lincoln county, N. C. She
married Maj. Peyton Rowan, and resides in Jacksonville,
Ala. They had issue as follows: —

i. Dr. John F. Rowan; was graduated from the Medical
School of the University of Virginia, and was after-
wards connected with one of the hospitals of New York
cit}-. He married I\Iamie Carroll, of Xew York. They
have four children,
ii. Sallie Rowan.

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iv. George HoKR Rowan; was graduated from the Scientific
School of the University of Virginia. He is unmarried.

XXXVIII. Gen. John H. Forney'' (Sabina (Hoke)
Forney', Daniel Hoke\ Sabina (Swope) Hoke^ John Swope'^
Yost Swope') was born in Lincoln county, N. C, 1829. He
entered the U. S. Military Academy as a cadet in 1848; brevt.
lient. U. S. A., 1852; brevt. lieutenant light infantry and in-
structor in U. S. M. A., i860; he resigned from U. S. Army
Jan. 23, 1861; aid to Governor of Alabama, 1861; was colonel
of artillery of the Army of Alabama, March, r86i; he resigned
from the Army of Alabama to accept the captaincy of artillery,
C. S. Army, and inspector-general, staff of Gen. Bragg, Pen-
sacola, Fla ; he was colonel of the loth Alabama, mustered for
the war, June 4, 1861 , commanding a brigade composed of the
9th, loth, and nth Alabama, 19th Mississippi, and 36th Vir-
ginia Regiments, in Gen. Joe Johnson's Army. In 1862 he was
made brigadier-general, commanding the Department of the
Gulf, stationed at Mobile. Later in the same year he became
major-general, commanding a division in the Vicksbtirg siege.
He was captured at Vicksburg, paroled, and sent to the trans-
Mississippi Department to bring a division to this side. This
division was composed of four large brigades concentrated
at Hempstead, Texas, preparing to run the blockade from
Galveston, Texas, to St. Mark's, Fla., when Gen. Lee sur-
rendered. The division was disbanded at Hempstead. Gen.
Forney was paroled at Galveston in June, and reached home —
Silver Run, Ala. — ^July 4, 1865. He married vSeptima
Sexta Rutledge, great granddaughter of Arthur Middle-
ton and Edward Rutledge, signers of the Declaration of Inde-
pendence. The General thus facetiously describes his court-
ship: " I met this young woman when on a cadet furlough
in 1850, and kept up the approaches for thirteen years, when
the citadel finally yielded to a wounded Confederate soldier."
The General is now a resident of Jacksonville, Ala. They
had issue as follows: —

i. Emma Ruti^edge Forney.
ii. Jacob Forney; is president of the State Normal School

at Jacksonville, Ala.
iii. Mary C. Forney.

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iv. Sabixa Swope Forxev.
V. AxxiE RowAX Forxev.

XXXIX. Emm.\ Eliza Forxev" ( Sabina (Hoke) For-
ney", Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope"
Yost Swope' ) was born in Lincoln county, X. C, 1832, and
accompanied her parents to Jacksonville, Ala., three years
later. She was graduated from St. Mary's Hall, Burling-
ton, X. J. She married Bexj.^.mix Rice, of Alabama, who
died. She married, secondly, the Rev. Thomas A. Morris,
of Buncombe county, X. C. They had issue —

i.; Morris; died.

ii. Ida ^Iokris; ni. Frank Jervey, now dead. They had
issue —

i. Axx'iE.
ii. Thomas.
iii. An infant, 1S95.

iii. Thom.\s Morris; is a Coosa River planter.
iv. Axxie; m. Capt. C. C. Pinkney, of Charleston, S. C.
They had two children — Charles C. and an infant.

XL. Amelia Catharine Forney'^ (Sabina (Hoke) For-
ney\ Daniel Hoke*, Sabina ( Swope) Hoke^ John Swope",
Yost Swope') was born April 10, 1838. She was graduated
from St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, X. J. She married, Oct.
31, 1858, in St. Luke's Church, Jacksonville, Ala., Maj.
John McGehee W'vly, who died May 4, 1896. He was a
lineal descendant of John Sevier and Gen. Benjamin Cleve-
land, of Revolutionary fame. Major W'yly was educated at
the Frankfort, Ky., Militar}^ Institute, and at the time of
his marriage was a thriving young planter. In the begin-
ning of the late war he entered the Confederate army in
which he served with distinction. The reverses of war dissi-
pated the large fortune once at his command, and he with-
drew from cotton raising and turned his attention to railroad-
ing, in which service he continued until death. Mrs. \V\ly is
a " Daughter of the American Revolution," taking her line
from her father, who was a son of Gen. Pi.'ter Forney, of the
Revolutionary War. She resides in Montgomery, Ala.
Thev had issue —


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i. Annie M. Wyly was born in Jacksonville, Ala., Feb. 28,
i860, and educated there. She married, Nov. 7, 1S82,
David F. Lowe, of Montgomery, Ala., a buyer and ex-
porter of cottoti. They had two children: —

i. NoR.\ C.\STLKM.\N b. Oct. 12, 1883; d. Nov. 23,

ii. Annik Wyi.y b. Dec. 12, 1884.

ii. Benjamin Forney Wyly was born in Jacksonville, Ala.,
Jan. 22, 1S62. He was graduated from the East Ten-
nessee University, Knoxville, Tenn. On leaving col-
lege he entered the R. R. service, and is now general
agent of the Atlanta and West Point R. R. at Atlanta,
Ga. He married, Jan 26, 1887, Ellie, daughter of W.
F. and J. C. Peck, of Atlanta, Ga. They had issue:—
i. Lottie Peck b. Feb. 12, 1888.
ii. Catharine AmeIvIA b. July 18, 1894.

iii. Nora CasteEman Wyey was born July 28, 1S64, in Jack-
sonville, Ala. She was in the graduating class of Rome
Female College, Rome, Ga., when she contracted an
illness that terminated her life, in Selma, Ala., Jan. 16,

iv. George M.acon Wyey' was born Sept. i, 1866, in Jack-
sonville, Ala. He distinguished himself with honors at
East Tennessee University, Knoxville, Tenn. On leav-
ing college he joined his father in the R. R. business,
holding a responsible position until the following sum-
mer, when he contracted a fever, and died July 19,
1883. " His life was short but brilliant."
V. Henry Forney Wyly was born July 22, 1869, at Jack-
sonville, Ala. Having completed the course at the
State Normal School at that place, he entered the Uni-
versity of Alabama at Tuscaloosa in 1887. He remained
there two years taking a commercial course, after which
he entered the R. R. business, and is now commercial
agent of the Norfolk & Western R. R., with head-
quarters at Montgomery, Ala.

vi. Sarah Swope Wyey was born June 23, 1872, at Jackson-
ville, Ala. She was graduated from the Normal School
at that place, 188S. Returning to her home in Mont-
gomery, Ala., she was married, in .St. John's church,
Oct. 31, 1894, to Fay McCullough Billings, of Mont-
gomery, a leading banker of that city. A son, Wyly
McGehee, was born March 2, 1896.

XIvI. Maria Eloise Forney" (Sabina ( Hoke) Forney",
Daniel Hoke', Sabina (Swope) Hoke''', John Swopt', Yost

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Swope^ ) was bom, Ma>' lo, 1841, at Jacksonville, Ala. She
was baptized Maria Eloise, but has always been called Ida.
She was graduated from the Female Seminary at Tuscaloosa,
Ala. She married, Dec. 19, 1865, Richard D. Williams,
a planter of Alabama, who was born Jan. 10, 1839, and died
Dec. 19, 1SS2. They had issue as follows: —

i. Sadie Williams, was born Oct. 11, 1866.
ii. Xaxcv Williams, was born Sept. 12, 1S6S. She married,
Aug. 15, 1SS9, Jesse T. Dugger, of Chattanooga, Tenn.
They have one child, Richard, born June 4, 1891.
iii. Thomas R., was born Nov. 14, 1870.
iv. Forney Williams, was born June 9, 1873.
V. Augustus Williams, was born June 3, 1875.
vi. Frances Willi.\ms, was born Oct. 18, 1877.
vii. Emma R. Williams, was born Feb. 19, 1S80.

XLII. Mary Ann Hoke" (Alfred Hoke\ Daniel Hoke*,
Sabina (Swope ) Hoke^ John Swope", Yost Swope') was born
Aug. 7, 1840, and died May 9, 1873. She married, Sept. 5,
i860, William Morgan. They had isstie as follows: —

i. Sus.\N C. Morgan; died in infancy.

ii. Fannie Morgan, was born June 23, 1S62. She married,
Feb. 28, 1884, Robert I\I. Middleton. They had issue:—

i. M.\RiA Virginia, Ix March 29, 1885.

ii. Hugh Graves, b. Sept. 4, 1887.

iii. GUSSIE Dean, b March 17, 1S92; d. June 10, 1892.

iv. Robert F., b. July 15, 1894.

iii. John Hoke Morgan, was born May i, 1S64.
iv. Joseph Morgan, was born Dec. 19, 1866.
V. Henrv Morgan, was born April 5, 1869, and died Oct. 6,


XLIII. Sallie Hoke' (Alfred Hoke\ Daniel Hoke',
Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope') was born
July 21, 1853. She married, Sept. 7, 1870, William Crow.
They reside in Kendricks, Idaho. The>- had issue as fol-
lows: —

i. M.\ME Crow, was born Oct. 6, 1871. She married, Jan. 2,
1895, Bregman.

ii. CoR.A. Crow, was born .Vpril 6, 1873.
iii. George Crow, was born July 6, 1877.
iv. Annie Crow, was born .\ug. i, 1883.

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V. Alfred Crow, was born March 15, 1886.
vi. Eddie C. Crow, was boru July 18, 1892.

XLIV. Mary Amelia Abernathy" (Anna (Hoke) Aber-
iiathy\ Daniel Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke'', John Swope",
Yost Swope') was born Dec. 29, 1847. She married, Dec.
19, 1866, Hon. Horace Iv. Stevenson, who was born June
28, 1843. They are residents of Jacksonville, Ala., and had
issue as follows: —

i. Macon A. Stevenson, was born Nov. i, 1867. He is a

merchant of Montgomery, Ala.
ii. Dr. Forney Caldwele Stevenson, was born June 20,

1873. He is a graduate of one of the New York Medical

Schools, and is now practicing in Montgomery, Ala.
iii. Annie Luciee Hoke Stevenson, was born Jan. 13, 1876.
iv. Fannie Francis Stevenson, was born Jan. 23, 1878;

(lied Jan. i, 1881.
V. Alberta Chapman Stevenson, was born April 15, 1880.

She is a graduate of the Jacksonville Normal vSchool.
vi. Mary Caroline Steven.son, was born June 15, 1882.

She has been adopted by her aunt Fannie, Mrs. Major

vii. Julia Florp:nce Swope Stevenson, was born Oct. 30,

viii. Sabina Eloise Stevenson, was born Jan 15, 1890.

XlyV. Col. Franklin A. Hoke'' (Peter Hoke\ Frederick
Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke', John Swope', Yost Swope')
was born July 7, 18 15. In 1S34, at the as^e of 19 years, he
went to Lincolnton, N. C, to assist his uncle, Col. John
Hoke, in the mercantile btisiness. After having been with
him for a j-ear and a half he was sent, in company with his
cousin, Joseph Michal, who was mercliandising in Spartan-
burg, S. C, to New York and Philadelphia to buy goods.
These northern trips he continued to make twice a year for
nine or ten years. As that was before the days of railroads, all
traveling was done by the stage-coach and consumed much
time. During his residence in Lincolnton he was elected
clerk of the Superior Court for two terms of four years each.
He was elected colonel of mihtia while living in I^incolnton.
He subsequentl}' drifted into South Carolina. At the com-
mencement of the war he was over conscript age, but served

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the Confederacy as a member of the advisory board of enroll-
ing officers of his district, to pass upon the application of per-
sons for exemption from service. He married, at Lincolnton,
Jan. 24, 1838, his second cousin, Mary Zimmerman, who
was born Sept. 11, 18 17, and died Dec. 28, 1889. (See
XXKIV.) He was a member of the Episcopal Church. He
died Nov. 24, 1895, at his home in vSeneca, S. C, from paraly-
sis, after an illness of four days. They had issue as follows: —

68. i. Charlks F. Hoke, b. Jan. 4, 1S39; m. Louisa Austin.

69. ii. Sarah Helen Hoke, b. Nov. 17, 1840; m. Joseph

McCullough. She tn., secondly, James H. Gaines,
iii. Annie L. Hoke, b. Feb. 19, 1845.

70. iv. Mary E. Hoke, b. May 15, 1847; m. Samuel H. Owen.

71. V. Caroline W. Hoke, b. Sept., 1S50; m. Rev. H. R.


72. vi. Josephine H. Hoke, b. May 16, 1852; m. Vincent B.

vii. Mattie L. Hoke, b. May 31, 1857.
73 viii. John Z. Hoke, b. Oct. 10, 1S59; m. Kate Felder.
ix. James P. Hoke, b. Jan. 13, 1862.

XLVI. Col. Noah Isaiah Henkle'' (Catharine (Hoke)
Henkle', Frederick Hoke*, Sabina (Swope) Hoke\ John
Swope", Yost Swope') was born, Aug. 3, 18 14, in Lincoln
county. N. C. He was baptized by Rev. Philip Henkle, his
uncle, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Lincoln county. The
spon.sors were Louis Hoffer and his wife Elizabeth. On
reaching manhood he engaged in the mercantile business in
New Market, Va., until 1861. He then moved to Madi.son
county, Va., where he engaged in farming. He remained
there until five years before his death, when he moved to
Orange count}'. He was an active member of the Lutheran
Church, and was instrumental in building the church at
Rochelle, Va. He married, Nov. 8, 1836, Mary M. Zirkle,
of Rockingham county, Va., who was born Feb. 18, 18 16,
and died Jan. 3, 1896. She was buried by the side of her

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