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      96. ABRAHAM HODGE, born Abt. 1740 in North Carolina; died January 29, 1808 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was the son of 192. JOHN MILES HODGE and 193. Mary Jane ? Hodge. He married 97. MARY MILES.

      97. MARY MILES, born Bef. 1755.

Abraham became the father of James Hodge Abt. 1760. Abraham became the father of Elisha Hodge Abt. 1775. Abraham became the father of Bithol Hodge Abt. 1776. Abraham became the father of John Hodge Abt. 1790. Abraham became the father of Mary Miles Hodge Abt. 1795. Abraham died 1/29/1808 in Sumter Co., SC, at 67 years of age. The 1790 census Edgecomb County, NC, Halifax District shows Abraham's household as follows: 1male over 16, 4 males under 16, and one female. Also on their census it shows Miles Hodge living next door to Abraham. The1800 census shows in Abraham's household 2 males under 10, 2 males 10-16,2 males 17-26, 1 male 45 and up, 3 females under 10. On 12/10/1806 Abraham bought 258 acres on Tare Coat Branch from Wm. Taylor. Death date rec. from Lonne Heath.
Listed as an early pioneer & leading citizen of Halifax County , NC. The earliesr settlers in this area will be found in Abermarle County.*refer to "Halifax County History"--geneology page--
(According to the late Dr. McDowell there were "fifteen children, most of whom lived to grow up." ("Our Home," p. 533). One of these children, William (18), in the memorandum before referred to, simply said: "John and Eleanor had children, to wit: Samuel, who moved to the State of Ohio, where he died, leaving several children on the Great Miami. William, John and Andrew, who moved to North Carolina to their uncle, Abraham Hodge, the State Printer. Abraham Hodge during the Revolution conducted the Whig Press of Samuel Lowdon of the City of New York, and just before the close of the Revolutionary war he conducted General Washington's traveling press while the army was stationed at Valley Forge. Most of the daughters of John and Eleanor Boylan are married and live in and about Pluckemin, except Margaret, the wife of James Shaw, the late sheriff of the city of New York, and Lydia, who married Jacob Suydam, who removed to the Great Miami in Ohio. He died, and she married Robert Lawrence, of Cincinnati, merchant."
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Somerset County Historical Quarterly Vol VI
Record tracing the ancestors of Somerset families who mostly emigrated from Scotland.

The northernmost part of Halifax County, North Carolina, is just six miles from the Virginia state border. About 60 miles long and twenty wide, it is roughly triangular in shape and contains 681 square miles, bisected by I-95. Starting at its uppermost point and continuing clockwise, it is bounded on the north and east by the Roanoke River, by a diagonal line running NE-SW it shares with Martin County, then by Fishing Creek on the south, and finally by a roughly north-south line shared with Warren County on the west.

The earliest settlers in this area will be found in the records of Albemarle County. In 1722 the Bertie precinct was formed, and ten years later efforts began to create Edgecombe County out of it. Two Episcopal church parishes existed: St. Mary's south of Fishing Creek, and Edgecombe Parish north of it. The latter is the geographic area which came to be known as Halifax County. In 1758 the present-day county was formed, and named in honor of Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax, and President of the British Board of Trade.

Modern-day cities and towns include Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Littleton, Enfield, Halifax (the present county seat), and Scotland Neck. It is noteworthy that Enfield was the seat the judicial district including Northampton, Granville, and Edgecombe County, before Halifax was carved out of it.

Southward from Virginia, and westward from the coastal region, migration patterns aided in the early settlement of Halifax County. Many families established themselves and remained here, while multitudes passed through on their way to other counties and states. The first settlers made their homes on the Roanoke River, Conoconara Swamp, and Quanky Creek about 1723. Land grants of the Province of North Carolina and the Granville District of North Carolina, compiled works by Mrs. Margaret M. Hofmann, document ownership from the middle-seventeenth through the late eighteenth century in Halifax County and surrounding areas.

Merely a footnote in some textbooks, the Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776, enabled county residents to boast of being "First in Freedom." Just over two months later the Continental Congress acted on this resolution by the Province of North Carolina, and the rest, as they say, is history. The state government was organized in the town of Halifax in November of that eventful year, and most sessions of the North Carolina General Assembly met here until 1782.

Early pioneers and leading citizens include these men, most with families and many with slaves who helped them to achieve remarkable success in their efforts:
Joseph Montford John Baptista Ashe Willie Jones
William R. Davie James Hogan Samuel Weldon
John Haywood Willis Alston Willis Alston, Jr.
Nicholas Long Orondates Davis John Bradford
John Paul Jones Abraham Hodge John Branch
Hutchings G. Burton Joseph J. Daniel John R. J. Daniel
Jesse A. Bynum Robert Potter Bartholomew F. Moore
Andrew Joyner Lawrence O'Bryan Branch Edward Conigland
Junius Daniel Francis M. Parker Spier Whitaker
Walter N. Allen Thomas L. Emry Richard H. Smith
George Green Lynch Peter Evans Smith Robert O. Burton, D. D.
Robert O. Burton, Jr. William T. Shaw, Jr.

-adapted from History of Halifax County by W. C. Allen, 1918.
**Deed Bk 4-43 & 4-535 Thomas GADDY 23 December 1786 paid 50 pds. current money for 164 acres in Coneto on Balahack Swamp adjoining Abraham Hodge, Robert Knox, Hillery Manning, Stancil Barberee and the Bear Garden.

(Source: Joseph W. Watson, Abstracts of Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, NC 1772-1788, II, 17-256.)

Children of ABRAHAM HODGE and MARY MILES are:
  48 i.   ELISHA HODGE, born 1775; died August 05, 1827 in Sumter County, South Carolina; married MARTHA ALLSTON March 09, 1791 in SumterCounty, South Carolina.
  ii.   Bithel Hodge, born Abt. 1776; married Sylvy Windom.

      98. JOSIAS ALLSTON, born 1731 in Berkeley County, South Carolina; died September 27, 1776. He was the son of 196. JOHN ALLSTON and 197. DEBORAH SIMONS. He married 99. ANN PROCTOR May 01, 1755 in Charleston, South Carolina.

      99. ANN PROCTOR, born Abt. 1735; died 1773. She was the daughter of 199. ANN SIMONS.

Children of Ann Proctor and Josias Allston are:
- John4 Allston, born 1756.
-Francis Allston, born Abt. 1757.
- William Allston, born 1759; died 1776.
- Joseph Allston, born Abt. 1764.
- Hannah Allston, born Abt. 1765. She married Joseph LaBruce February 3, 1780 in Orangeburg, Santee, South Carolina.
-Benjamin Allston, Sr., born October 6, 1765 in All Saint's Parish, Waccamaw, SC; died November 26, 1847 in Charleston, SC. Nancy Ann Allston, born Abt. 1766.
- Martha Allston, born 1768 in Brunswick, NC. She married George Simmons June 14, 1787 in Charleston, SC.
- Mary Steed Allston, born 1773 in Cape Fear area near Brunswick, NC; died 1807.

  49 i.   MARTHA ALLSTON, born February 08, 1768 in Brunswick, North Carolina; died May 24, 1842 in Sumter County, South Carolina; married ELISHA HODGE March 09, 1791 in SumterCounty, South Carolina.

      100. ABNER BROADWAY, born 1713 in Virginia; died Bet. 197 - 1810. He was the son of 200. EDWARD BROADWAY and 201. MARY POOLE. He married 101. MARY GARDNER.

      101. MARY GARDNER, born Abt. 1737.

Abner Broadaway born 1713 VA., died 1809 S.C. His father was Edward Broadway born1647 Del., died 1738 VA., married a Mary Pool born 1685 Maryland, died in S.C. Abner had four brothers, Edward, William, Nicholas 1722 VA died 1790 S.C married a second wife Martha Regan, Charles born 1720 VA. died 1793 S.C. married Elinoir Allison; and a sister Mary no data

  50 i.   WILLIAM POOLE BROADWAY, born May 12, 1785; died February 02, 1839 in Clarendon County, South Carolina; married MARY POLLY JAMES.

      112. JOSEPH PACK, born 1748 in England; died December 10, 1827 in Sumter County, South Carolina. He was the son of 224. Duke of Cumberland WILLIAM AUGUSTUS OF CUMBERLAND and 225. MARY ANN PACKARD. He married 113. LOUISA ALEXANDER Abt. 1770.

      113. LOUISA ALEXANDER, born 1752 in England; died 1836 in Sumter District, South Carolina.

Notes for JOSEPH PACK:
served 35 days in militia during 1782.
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Subj: Re: Joseph Pack
Date: 98-08-01 17:10:46 EDT
From: (Barbara Pate)

I do have some information on Joseph Pack. He married Louisa Alexander and they had 12 children. On the Benjamin Pack born about 1835, he died in Warrinton,VA on 18 Sept.,1862. He had a badly infected arm from the 2nd. battle of Bull Run. I have a copy of a letter to his wife that someone wrote from VA after he died. I also have a copy of his pay record that also tells this.
This Benjamin married Salina S. Dorrity daughter of John Dorrity and Mary Boykin. Ben and Salina had a son named Benjamin. This Benjamin married Jessie Pauline Hodge. Ben and Jessie had a
daughter named Mary Salina(Mamie). Mamie married William May Hodge. Mamie and William had a daughter named Lilburn, and Lilburn married 1st. Earl Marley and second Charles Barwick. Lilburn and Earl had a daughter named Earline and this is my Mother. Do you have any information on Joseph's daddy. We have him as
William (no last name) son of English king. He married a commoner named Mary Packard. When Joseph needed a last name he took part of his mother's. Needless to say William was not of the legal marriage. This will show you how I fit in. Thank You for all the other information that you included with yours. A lot of this I didn't know . I have visited in the house of William and Mamie many times. My Mother was raised by Mamie in the house. No inside toilet until early 1960's. Hope to talk to you later.
Seeking parentage of Joseph Pack ca 1748 married Louisa Alexander who along with Kelley and Bird founded Paxville [Packsville] in Clarendon county, SC.

Carolyn Bagnall (Carolyn B. Garrett)
Date: 98-09-07 09:44:07 EDT
From: (Carolyn B. Garrett)

Thanks for your input to my quarry on the Pack name I have been
corresponding with Barbara Pate but no new information. My information I
have comes fron the Bagnall Clan and menbers of this Clan.

Emigration: 1770
Military service: 1782, SC Militia/Revolutionary War
Will: December 10, 1827, recorded-will book SIGNED 8/5/1816
\\ Children of JOSEPH PACK and LOUISA ALEXANDER are:
  i.   Sarah Pack, born Abt. 1792 in South Carolina.
  56 ii.   BENJAMIN PACK, born December 08, 1801 in Sumter District, South Carolina; died October 18, 1856 in SOUTH CAROLINA; married (1) REBECCA WEEKS Abt. 1823; married (2) Eliza Ann Broadway Aft. 1837.
  iii.   Alexander Pack, born Abt. 1805 in ? South Carolina.
  iv.   Nancy Pack, born Abt. 1806 in South Carolina; married Martin Bird.
  v.   Martha Pack, born Abt. 1808.
  vi.   William Pack, born Abt. 1810 in Paxville, South Carolina.
  vii.   Rebecca Pack, born Abt. 1811 in South Carolina.
  viii.   Mary Pack, born Abt. 1812 in South Carolina.

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