John Hofler & Christian King

Sally’s family neighbors and connections: Hofler/ Hoffler/ Hofflar

John Hofler 1760/64 – 1830/40 | his parents
& 1792 Christian King ca 1770 – bef 1830 | her parents
of Gates County, NC


This is my working hypothesis – the way I see it as of this moment!!


John Hofler took out a marriage bond in Gates County 22 Mar 1792 to marry Christian King.
She was the daughter of William King per this document found in Edenton District Loose Estates Papers by Stephen E Bradley Jr. Oct Ct 1803, Edenton Dist.
This petition of John Hoffler & his wife Christian, Simon King, John Hoskyns & his wife Mary, Norman King, Henry King, Sally King & Wm King by J. Hoffler his next friend. They stated that their father Wm. King died intestate owning 210 acres in Gates Co where he lived joining the heirs of Joseph Hurdle Jr. dec’d, the heirs of Austin Nixon dec’d, Wm Berryman, the heirs of Jacob Hobbs dec’d, Jacob Eason; 60 acres in Perquimans Co joining Reuben Stallings, Seth Riddick, the heirs of Danl Stallings dec’d, the heirs of Isaac Silby dec’d; 100 acres in Chowan Co joining John Hoskyns, Jas Bond & others. Petition for division . . . .
Commissioners: Thos Brownrigg, J B Walton, Timy Walton, Jessy Turin, Pat Hagerty, Wm ?. Thos Turin.

John Hofler first appears in the records of Gates County when he makes a purchase from Moses Blanshard that was proved by the oath of Kedar Hill in May 1786.
He does not appear in the 1786 state census for Gates County
but in 1790 Fed Census for Gates County:
John Hoffler 1 m >16, 1 m <16, 2 f, 0, 2 sl
1800 John Hoffler 3 <10, 1 10/16, 1 26/45; females: 2 <10, 1 10/16, 1 26/45 6 sl
1810 John Hofflur 4 <10, 1 16/26 1 >45; females: 2 10/16, 1 16/26, 1 26/45, 3 sl
1820 John Hoffler 4 <10, 1 10/16, 2 16/18, 2 16/26, 1 >45; f: 2 <10, 1 26/45 7 sl
1830 John Hoffler Sr 1 5/10, 1 10/15, 1 15/20, 1 20/30, 1 60/70; f: 1 5/10, 2 10/15 1 30/40

Children of John Hofler and wife Christian King:
1. William Hofler 1793/1800 – bef 1850
DOC. #1
Document is entitled “Expedition of the Militia in the Desert”, filed
with Gates County Miscellaneous Records (1780-1912)
State of North Carolina) Gates County) February County Court of Pleas & c 1817

No Person Named Days
21 William Hofflar
(of John) 4
? married Julia Phelps
from list in Sallie P Lassiter Hofler’s Bible: Uncle Henry Hofler’s wife was Julia Hawsley, Uncle Billie Hofler’s wife was Julia Phelps, and Uncle Willis Hofler’s wife was Patsey Speight.
a. Peterson Hofler ca 1825 –
married Martha S Hofler ca 1825 –
i. John H Hofler ca 1851 –
married Martha J ca 1855 –
1. Mary S Hofler ca 1876 –
2. Ida R Hofler ca 1877 –
3. Sarah E Hofler ca 1879 –
ii. Henrietta Hofler ca 1854 –
iii. Wilber Hofler ca 1861 –
b. Joshua W Hofler ca 1827 –
married Sarah ca 1821 –
i. Lucinda Hofler ca 1858 –
ii. Alice Hofler ca 1860 –

2. John Hofler 1800/10 –
1830 John of John 1 20/30; f 1 <5, 1 15/20, 1 20/30

3. Henry Hofler ca 1801 – aft 1880
married Julia Hawley ca 1802 – aft 1880
DOC#2
a. John W Hofler ca 1825 –
married Gates Co 4 Dec 1856 Mrs Sarah A Brooks ca 1826 –
[Joseph Brooks married Gates Co 24 July 1849 Sarah Vann]
i. Elisha Hofler ca 1853 –
ii. Lucurgus Hofler ca 1857 –
married 18 Feb 1886 Sallie A Hunter ca 1864 –
iii. Henry C Hofler ca 1862 –
iv. Martha Hofler ca 1865 –
married Gates Co 22 Oct 1882 Martha Blanchard
dau of Curry and Sallie Blanchard
b. Martha E Hofler 16 June 1829 – 1 July 1911 ts Gatesville cem.
c. Riddick Hofler 4 June 1834 – 12 May 1921
married 31 Jan 1869 Martha E Hunter ca 1844 – 9 Aug 1891
daughter of Timothy Hunter and Sallie his wife
i. Ella R Hofler 2 April 1870 – 2 July 1870
ii. Charles T Hofler 27 July 1872 –
iii. William T Hofler 2 Oct 1875 – 11 Oct 1880
iv. Cecil R Hofler 23 Aug 1878 – 23 Dec 1959
married Lillian Zurline Hofler 10 July 1879 – 10 Dec 1954
both buried in Easton Blanchard Cemetery, Gates Co NC

v. Oscar S Hofler 23 April 1882 – 7 Oct 1900
vi. John Lewis Hofler 22 June 1886 – 20 April 1959
married 20 Sept 1906 Erma M Baines 7 Feb 1888 – 26 Aug 1958 age 70
daughter of K E Baines and Kate his wife
d. Elizabeth Ann Hofler 1 Apr 1837 – 23 May 1890
married 21 Jan 1858 Peter Parker 4 Oct 1818 – 15 Apr 1883
i. Harriet Ann Parker 9 Oct 1859 – 21 Dec 1879
ii. Charles Thomas Parker 8 Aug 1861 – Nov 1880
iii. Indianna Riddick Parker 4 Sept 1862 – 3 Sept 1924
married 1882 Harrison L Brown
son of Daniel and Louisa Brown
1. Bedford Horton Brown 18 Apr 1884 – 6 Feb 1949 Wecoughton VA
married Marietta Spivey 7 July 1905 – 17 Dec 1971
2. Lycurgas Edward Brown 1896 – 22 Dec 1966 Suffolk VA
3. Edgar Harrison Brown 1899 – 6 Feb 1967 Norfolk VA
4. Minnie Lee Brown 1866 – 14 Nov 1962 Edenton NC
married A D Ward 9 Aug 1886 – 17 Aug 1940
5. Elizabeth Etta Brown 1892 – 29 Oct 1952 Chowan Co
iv. William Ambrose Parker 7 Sept 1864 – 21 May 1890
v. James Edward Parker 1 Oct 1866 – 30 Sept 1939 no issue
married 10 Feb 1897 Elizabeth (Lizzie) A Jones ca 1876-
vi. Stephen Arnold Douglas Parker 4 July 1869 – 1 Sept 1948 no issue
married Florence Burnett 6 Dec 1874 – 25 Dec 1973
vii. Julia Etta Parker 20 Jan 1873 – 29 May 1890
viii. Sallie Mary Parker 15 Aug 1876 – 22 Jan 1947
married 1899 Rach Walter Outland Aug 1876 –
1. Elizabeth Outland 1908 – dec 2 or 3 children
married Bill Wright
2. Robert Wendell Outland 1914 – Aug 1946 Norfolk VA
3. Edward Parker Outland 1918 – dec Norfolk VA
ix. Louis Claiborne Parker 10 Apr 1881 – 7 Oct 1948
married Nellie Almira Waggener 25 Nov 1896 – 3 Aug 1968
she was born Kansas City, MO (Parker Bible)
1. Louis Claiborne Parker Jr 31 May 1920 – 20 Aug 1923 Norfolk VA
2. Elizabeth Jane Parker 1922 –
married 1944 Charles Henry Boettner 1924 – 1974
3. Julia Vernon Parker 1929 –
married 1956 Frank Story Pace
4. Eunice Claiborne Parker 1934 – 1977
married 1956 George William Fesler Jr
e. Rebecca Hofler ca 1839 –
f. Charles Hofler ca 1843 –
g. Mary F Hofler ca 1845 –
h. Henrietta Hofler ca 1849 –

4. Levin Hofler 1805 –
married Rachel Parker ca 1810 –
DOC#3
a. Robert Hofler ca 1835 –
married Penelope ca 1842 –
i. Mary E Hofler ca 1874 –
b. Richard Hofler ca 1837 –
c. Margaret Ann Hofler ca 1840 –
d. Emma L Hofler ca 1843 –
e. Martha E Hofler ca 1847 –

5. Willis Hofler 1808 – 1860/70
married Gates Co 18 Aug 1830 Martha [Posy] Speight 1810 – 1880
DOC#4
a. Leonard Hofler 1831 –
married 1st 3 Jan 1855 Sarah Blanchard
i. Eugenia [Nancy] Hofler ca 1856 –
ii. Sarah S Hofler ca 1859 –
iii. Anna Hofler ca 1862 –
iv. Fitzhugh Lee Hofler ca 1865 –
living with Uncle Willis and grandmother in 1880
married 2nd Margaret ca 1846 –
i. John Hofler ca 1868 –
b. Elias Hofler ca 1832 – bef 1900
married Gates Co 2 Jan 1867 Sarah [Laura] J Cross 12 Dec 1848 – 12 Feb 1917
widow living with all her living children in Washington, Dist 43, Norfolk, VA 1900 Census
i. Alice Gertrude Hofler Feb 1869 – 1955
married 4 Feb 1886 Isaac Langston Aug 1858 – 1930
buried at Harrell’s Methodist Church
ii. Juan T Hofler [f] ca 1871 – bef 1900
iii. Willis R Hofler July 1873 –
iv. Cadimus Hofler Dec 1876 –
v. Earle V Hofler May 1882 –
c. Alfred Hofler 1834 – 4 June 1918 Gates Co NC
married 23 Aug 1860 Francis [Fannie] Bagley 1836 –
i. Lucious Franklin Hofler 18 Sept 1861 – 23 Feb 1929
married 19 Feb 1885 Helena Frances Elbridge Blanchard 23 Dec 1860 – 4 Aug 1929
1. Irma Hofler
married Wallace Lassiter
2. Lucille [Lucy] Hofler 21 Mar 1894 – 1 Jan 1971
married James [Jimmy] Walter Spivey 12 Jan 1891 – 28 Jul 1975
a. Charlie Hofler Spivey 26 May 1920 – 12 Mar 1998
3. Charles W [Charlie] Hofler 26 Mar 1888 – 10 Oct 1918 died as soldier in WWI
NOTE: Wallace Lassiter and wife Irma were buried in Gates County at the James (Jimmy) Walter Spivey [ 12 Jan 1891- 28 Jul 1975 ] and Lucille (Lucy) Hofler Spivey [ 21 Mar 1894 – 1 Jan 1971 ] homeplace. Lucile was Irma’s sister. Lucy and Irma’s brother, Charlie died as a soldier in WW I. Irma Hoffler’s parents were Helena E. Hofler [ 23 Dec 1860 – 4 Aug 1929] and Lucius F. Hofler [18 Sep 1861 – 23 Feb 1929.] Jimmy and Lucy’s son, Charlie Hofler Spivey [ 26 May 1920 – 12 Mar 1998 ] researched the genealogy of the Spivey family. Charlie Hofler Spivey had four children. Gloria Spivey Wurster  husband Richard deceased, [children Tami, married Matthew Griffin  great-grandson Timothy, Amy married Robert Halloran  great-grandson Ryan, of De Forest, WI; Dr Sheila Spivey Hume of Laurel, MD; Armecia Spivey married Dr. Eugene Medlock grandchildren Ian & Taylor, of Westlake Village, CA; Charlie Hofler Chuck Spivey and his wife Karen [children: Jacob, Erika, Carlin, Robin] of Eldersburg, MD. [There have been two additions to our “tree”. Amy Halloran, my daughter had added two more “twigs”. Rebecca in 2000 and Nicolas in 2002.]

ii. Safronia [Sophia] Hofler 1863 – 1939
iii. Martha S Hofler 1865 –
iv. Willis W Hofler 18 Oct 1868 –
married 12 June 1892 Davette Julia Lassiter 1 April 1874 –
v. William Alfred Hofler Oct 1870 – 1959
vi. Pastoria E Hofler 1874 –
married 2nd 1 June 1878 Elizabeth Lovey [Lovie] Pearce 1853 –
vii. Marmaduke A [Tobe] Hofler 16 Oct 1879 – 9/10 Jan 1947
Tobe pronounced like robe – he was a carpenter and farmer. their home was to the west of the property of James [Jimmy] Spivey and wife Lucille [Lucy] Hofler
married Sallie Penelope Lassiter 18 Apr 1892 – 20 Sept 1977
both buried at Damascus Church near Sunbury
1. Nora Glenn Hofler 30 Oct 1913 – 17 April 1974
buried Spivey plot Warwick Baptist Church on route 32 Chowan/Gates Co line
married 1st McCoy Spivey d. 1961
a. Jean Hofler Spivey 1934 –
married Thomas Fred Winslow
b. Carolyn Vaughn Spivery 1936 –
married Sherlon Cale Layton
c. Ann Paige Spivey 1940 –
married Robert William Lovegreen
married 2nd Emmett Blanchard b Gates Co – worked Portsmouth Shipyard lived in Portsmouth
his mentally retarded sister Sallie Mary Blanchard died 4 April 1975
2. Elton Stanley [Cooper] Hofler 15 Feb 1915 – dec WWII vet
married Lois
a. Barbara F Hofler 1947 –
b. Beverly K Hofler 1949 –
c. Constance B Hofler 1951 –
d. Linda J Hofler 1953 –
3. Marvin Philip Hofler 15 Dec 1916 – dec WWII vet
married Margaret Taylor
a. Julia Ann Hofler 1953 –
b. Philip Marvin Hofler 1954 –
c. Marvin Ray Hofler 1959 –
currently resides at the home-place of Marmaduke and Sallie
d. Virginia Hofler 197x – ca 1990
received liver transplant mid 1980’s and died a few years later
4. Armie Vaughan Hofler [a girl] 18 Oct 1918 – 6 July 1926 dy
viii. Mary E Hofler Mar 1882 –
ix. Julia [Julie] Estelle Hofler Oct 1884 – 15 Jan 1962
she was wheelchair bound much of her adult life suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
married Asa Cooper
d. Benjamin F Hoffler 21 Dec 1835 – 1906 Hunter’s Mill twsp
married 26 Nov 1866 Lucy Ann Lassiter [Blanchard] Feb 1837 – 1923
dau of Josiah Lassiter [son of George III] and Elizabeth Andrews
ii. Joseph Benjamin Hofler 12 Mar 1868 – 15 June 1952
married 17 Dec 1893 Indie A [Indiana] Pearce ca 1872 –
iii. Jacob H Hofler 1870 –
iv. Beatrice E Hofler ca 1877 –
v. Delila A Hofler ca 1877 –
vi. Sallie Dora Hofler 11 Jan 1879 – 19 Aug 1949
Lucy Ann married 22 Mar 1860 1st Elbridge Blanchard ca 1838 – 1865
died at Point Lookout Prison – Civil War

i. Helena Frances Elbridge Blanchard 23 Dec 1860 – 3 Aug 1929
married 19 Feb 1885 Lucious Hofler 18 Sept 1861 – 23 Feb 1929

e. Sallie Ann Hofler 16 Jan 1838 – 2 April 1916
married 10 June 1863 Townsend Hofler ca 1842 –
f. Henry C Hoffler 16 Oct 1839 – 25 May 1919 ts Gates Co
both buried Blanchard Family Cemetery in Hunters Mill twsp Gates Co NC
married 23 Dec 1869 Emily Suzanne Blanchard 21 Mar 1850 – 11 Jan 1924 ts
daughter of Easton Blanchard and Absilla White
i. Samuel Wyckliff Hoffler 15 Aug 1870 – 28 June 1931-
married Sallie Margaret Reed 9 Dec 1874 – 6 Feb 1932
1. Wycklief Reed Hoffler 31 July 1902 – 18 June 1979
married Fannie Elliott Hoffler 1 July 1904 – 20 Feb 1984
daughter of Lucious Franklin Hoffler and Helena Frances Elbridge Blanchard
2. Henry Barton Hoffler 14 Sept 1904 – 21 Sept 1947

married Hazel Verna Baker
3. Edward Staley Hoffler 8 June 1907 – Aug 1978
married Edna Rice
4. Rachel Rogata Hoffler 1910 – 1990
married Paul Owens Jr.
ii. William Whittington [Bud] Hoffler 1873 –
married Mildred [Minnie] Byrum ca 1877 –
1. Clement Hoffler ca 1902 –
iii. Emily C Hoffler 1875 –
married Wakefield
iv. Adrian V Hoffler [f] 1877 –
married McGann
v. Lillian Zuline Hoffler 10 July 1879 – 10 Dec 1954 ts
married Cecil R Hofler 23 Aug 1878 – 23 Dec 1959 ts
vi. Johnnie Belle Hoffler 27 Mar 1882 – 13 May 1919 ts
married Wallace L Rice
1. Claude Rice
2. Vernon Rice
3. Donald Rice
4. Emily Alethia Rice
married James E Tribble Jr
vii. Inez Madeline Hoffler 30 Aug 1889 – Nov 1983
married Milton Byrum
brother of Minnie
viii. Rosetta Hoffler 13 Aug 1892 – Apr 1976
married Boyce

HofflerFamily
The Henry Hoffler family 1902 – Gates Co, NC
The people listed (left to right) are: Wycklief Reed Hoffler (1902-1979) (baby);
Samuel Wyck Hoffler (1870- 1931); Sally Margaret Hoffler (Reed) (1875-1932);
Henry Hoffler (1839-1919); Emily Suzanne Hoffler (Blanchard) (1850-1924);
?;
Johnnie (1882-1919) ; Rosa Hoffler Boyce (1892 -1969 ?) [young girl in front];
Emily C. Hoffler ( Wakefield) (b 1875 ); Inez Hoffler (Byrum) (1889-1983 );
Adrian Hoffler (McGann) (b 1877); Lillian Zuline Hoffler (Hofler) (1879-1954);
Cecil Hofler (1878-1959); Bud Hoffler (1873); Clemet [? Clement] Hoffler (other baby);
Minnie Hoffler (Byrum)[Bud’s wife and sister of Milton Byrum, Inez’s husband]
The “Hoffler Family” portrait. Info on back from Emily Elizabeth (1994)
says it was probably taken around 1900, and that the house now resided on
the Edward S. Hoffler farm next to the old Ward House [down the road perhaps
300 yards from the Store-House position], but it originally was in what
became H. Barton Hoffler’s garden. Submitted by Colleen Haynes

Bosby-Hoffler-Store
Bosby Hoffler Store and home

g. Jacob Hofler 1842 – 3 Nov 1863 died at Ft Delaware DE
h. Jobe Hofler 15 Oct 1842 – 16 Aug 1918 ts
married 16 Aug 1883 Cora A [Cody] Lassiter 3 Oct 1862
i. Walter Linwood Hofler 9 June 1884 – 12 Feb 1974 1 child
married 24 Mar 1901 Selma Craft [Brinkley] 3 children
ii. Arthur Van Buren Hofler 3 Nov 1886 – 29 Sept 1983 5 children
married Vera Thelma Morris
iii. Willie Hurley Hofler 1889 – 6 children
married Lucy Byrum
iv. Sallie Daisey Hofler 2 Mar 1891 – 24 Sept 1988 4 children
married 16 Aug 1912 Moses Casper Byrum 25 Dec 1884 – 17 Apr 1944
i. Thomas Alex Hofler 24 July 1844 – 7 Jan 1936
married Gates Co 12 Oct 1864 Sarah E Powell ca 1842 –
i. Patarick H Hofler ca 1865 –
ii. Josephine T Hofler ca 1866 –
iii. Willis Judson Hofler ca 1868 –
married Annie Mae Cotton
iv. Robert G Hofler ca 1871 –
v. John Powell Hofler ca 1876 Gates Co NC – 4 Dec 1965 age 91 Portsmouth VA
married Mary Ferguson bef 1965
1. Rachel Hoffler of Portsmouth
2. Helen Hofler of Portsmouth
married Alexander
3. Pauline Hofler of Portsmouth
married Hewitt
4. John P Hofler Jr of Portsmouth
5. Frank O Hofler of Baltimore
married Portsmouth VA 2 June 1892 Martha V Matthews
j. Emeline Hofler June 1846 – 14 Aug 1915
married ca 1875 Charles R Howell
k. Esther Hofler 1848 –
l. Willis Hofler 29 Mar 1850 – 30 Apr 1925
m. Marmaduke A Hofler 1852 –
6. eldest daughter 1785/90 –
Christian Hofler
married Gates Co 1807 George Freeman
7. second daughter 1794/1800
8. third daughter 1794/1800 –
9. Thomas D Hofler 1810 – bef 1885
married Gates Co 17 Dec 1877 Alice Montgomery Blanchard 21 Dec 1853 – 29 June 1904

Date Applied: Dec. 8th 1877
HOFLER, Thos. D. (67 w) md BLANCHARD, Alice (23 w)
on December 17, 1877 by Jno N Hofler, JP
Parents of the Male: John & Christian Hofler
Parents of the Female: Palaitah & Mary Blanchard *
Witness: C R Howell, D H Hobbs, J. T. Coffield

 

note: trying to place these folks –

1870 Hall, Gates page 10 [20b]
68 68 Ann Lawrence 68 f farming
Ann Carter 28 f
John Hofler 12 m
Sally Hofler 10 f
Mary Hofler 9 f
Cornelia Carter 2 f

1880 Hall, Gates, North CarolinaPage 166C
John L. HOFLER Self M M W 21 NC Occ: Farmer Fa: NC Mo: VA
Martha HOFLER Wife F M W 20 NC Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
Charles J. HOFLER Son M S W 1 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
Nancy LAWRENCE G Mother F W W 79 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: NC
Martha A. CARTER Mother F M W 43 NC Occ: At Home Fa: NC Mo: VA
F. C. CARTER Sister F S W 10 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC
Sarah A. HOFLER Sister F S W 19 NC Fa: NC Mo: NC

Mintonsville, Gates, North CarolinaPage 230D
Mccowper SPIVEY Self M S W 23 NC Occ: Laborer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Thadeous SPIVEY Other M S B 21 NC Occ: Laborer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Jacob MORRIS Other M S W 22 NC Occ: Laborer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Asia HOFLER Other M S W 24 NC Occ: Laborer Fa: NC Mo: NC

1880 Hunters Mill, Gates, North CarolinaPage 216A
Thomas D. HOFLER Self M M W 67 NC Occ: Retail Grocer Fa: NC Mo: NC
Alice M. HOFLER Other F M W 26 NC Occ: Keeping House Fa: NC Mo: NC
James E. GRAY Other M W 18 NC Occ: Laborer Fa: NC Mo: NC

Wm H Hobbs age 27 Mintonville tsp by John M Trotman JP
married Gates Co 27 May 1885 Alice M Hofler age 27

2 thoughts on “John Hofler & Christian King”

  1. To whom it may concern,
    My father, Philip Marmaduke Hofler has been passed away for 7 years now and I am very curious about our family history. I know there are ALOT of different Hofler’s in Gates County of which I have no known relations to. My only known relatives in the county are Marvin Ray (Monkey) Hofler, Julia Hofler, Margaret Hofler, and my dad, Phil Hofler. If anyone has any insight, please reach out to me! My email is kirbyhofler@gmail.com

  2. I am searching for Levin and [Rachel Parker] Hofler, who are my great,great,great, GrandParents. I see that you have noted them in your work here. they come from my grandmother’s side. I need more on where they came from. any help would be appreciated. thanks

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