William Alexander Hogshead was born in April 1748 in Augusta County, Virginia. He served in the Revolutionary War as a member of Captain John Dickey's Company of Virginia Militia.
William's father, James Hogshead Sr., also served in the Revolutionary War. He was a member of Captain James Trimble's Company, Augusta Militia. William's mother was Elizabeth Davis.
William was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Davis. After she died he married Sarah Jane Robertson, daughter of James Robertson Jr. and Elizabeth Crawford. His second marriage took place May 25, 1779, in Rockingham County, Virginia.
William and Sarah Jane were the parents of five children, two daughters and three sons. The second son, William (1788-1871), married Christiana McNair Hawkins, who was an ancient grandmother of the compiler of this journal.
Other Hogshead children include the following:
- Elizabeth "Betsy", born 25 February 1784 in Rockingham, Virginia; married William Phillips on 28 November 1809. Death date unknown.
- Mary "Polly", born 25 March, 1786 in Rockingham, married in Augusta, Virginia, on 22 October 1812, husband's name unknown. She died 2 April 1850 in Rockingham.
- Silas Hart, born about 1787 in Rockingham; married on 7 February 1845 in Augusta, Virginia; died 12 Nov 1867 in Montgomery, Illinois
- James, born about 1790 in Rockingham; married Elizabeth Munce in 1815.
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|John Hawkins||John Hazard||Martin Hazard||John Hogshead||William Hogshead|
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