Joseph Hotchkiss


Personal and Family Information

Joseph was born about 1814, the son of Edward Hotchkiss and Christian Hunter. The place is not known.

He died on 24 OCT 1872 in Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Agnes Love, who he married on 15 FEB 1835 in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Their four known children were William (1841-1915), James (c1842-1860), John (c1845-?) and Edward (c1847-<1851).

His second wife was Mary Cranston, who he married on 18 AUG 1850 in Old Monkland, Scotland. Their seven known children were Janet (1854-1933), Edward (1857-1918), Jean (1859-?), John (1860-1918), James Cranston (1862-1929), Joseph (1864-1917) and Michael (1867-1941).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Joseph Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Cornelius Hotchkiss


Edward Hotchkiss


Anne Hatton


Janet Stewart


John Stewart


Helen Miller


Christian Hunter



BirthABT 1814
Death24 OCT 1872
Place: Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA
Christening5 AUG 1815
Place: Bothkennar, Carronshore, Stirlingshire, Scotland
BurialABT OCT 1872
Place: East Palestine, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA




Note 1

!Notes: By my search, this is the only Joseph Hotchkiss born in Scotland up to this time. -- Rex Hotchkiss.

!Source: IGI & Dan Huffman's website,, which took it from: The Huffman Family taken from page 667 of some Beaver County, PA book. This source is quoted below:

!Quote: The Hotchkiss family had long been resident in Scotland and it was there that Joseph Hotchkiss was born in 1810, died October 24, 1872. His parents were natives of that country, coal miners in occupation, in religious faith Presbyterian.


His brothers and sisters were: 1. Edward, came to the United States, but returned across the ocean, settling in England. 2. John, proprietor of a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, where he died. 3. Michael, also came to the United States, but did not make his home here for any considerable length of time, recrossing the ocean to England, where he died. 4. Ellen, died in Scotland; married John Hodgett, who died in New York City, New York. Joseph Hotchkiss married [first] Mary Love; [second] Mary Cranston, born in England, April 24, 1828, died March 22, 1908, daughter of James and Jennie [Moffit] Cranston, both natives of Scotland, who afterwards moved to England. Jennie Moffit was a daughter of James Moffit, a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.


Children of James and Jennie [Moffit] Cranston: 1. Jane, married Thomas Sherry; they made their home in East Palestine, Ohio, where he was a miner. 2. Mary, of previous mention, the second wife of John Hotchkiss. 3. John, enlisted in the Union army at the time of the Civil War from Peoria, Illinois, and was never heard from thereafter, nor has any trace of him been found.


Children of the first marriage of Joseph Hotchkiss: 1. James, died aged eighteen years, the result of injuries received while engaged in mine labor. 2. John, died young. 3. Edward, died in boyhood. 4. William, a miner, lives in Darlington Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, with Michael Hotchkiss, his half-brother.


Children of the second marriage of Joseph Hotchkiss: 1. Janet, of previous mention, married John Thomas Huffman. 2. Edward, lives in Darlington Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, at the home of his sister, Janet; his occupation is that of coal miner. 3. Jennie, deceased, married Finley Rhodes. 4. John, a coal miner of Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. 5. James, baggage master in the Union depot in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he resides. 6. Joseph, a hardware merchant of Dillonville, Ohio. 7. Michael, a farmer of Darlington Township, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

!Source: -- Statutory Register Births

Son Joseph’s birth record shows parent’s marriage as 1852 Aug 4th, Manse, Old Monkland.

!Source: 1861 Census of Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland

!Source: OPR Births & Baptisms


!Source: Old Parish Registers Marriages 652/ 30 373 Old Monkland or Coatbridge] Page 373 of 587

1850 August 18

Joseph Hotchkis, Contractor, Langloan, and Mary Cranston, Dundyman, both in this parish.

!Source: 1851 Scotland Census

Name: Joseph Hodchkiss

Age: 34

Estimated birth year: abt 1817

Relationship: Head

Spouse: Mary Hodchkiss

Gender: Male

Where born: Falkirk, Stirling

Parish Number: 652

Civil Parish: Old Monkland

Town: Langloan

County: Lanarkshire

Address: Langloan

Occupation: Coal Miner

ED: 12

Page: 25

Household schedule number: 101


Roll: CSSCT1851_171

Household Members:

Name Age

Joseph Hodchkiss 34 Where born: Falkirk, Stirling abt 1817

Mary Hodchkiss 24 Where born: Sanguhart, Dumfries abt 1827

Wm Hodchkiss 10 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1841

James Hodchkiss 8 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1843

John Hodchkiss 6 Where born: O Monkland, Lanark abt 1845

!Source: 1861 Scotland Census

Name: Joseph Hotckies

Age: 47

Estimated birth year: abt 1814

Relationship: Head

Spouse's name : Mary Hotckies

Gender: Male

Where born: Stirling

Registration Number: 652/2

Registration district: Old Monkland Middle District

Civil Parish: Old Monkland

Town: Coatbridge

County: Lanarkshire

Address: Buchanan St

Occupation: Coal Miner

ED: 5

Household schedule number: 163

LINE: 18

Roll: CSSCT1861_118

Household Members:

Name Age

Joseph Hotckies 47, head, abt 1814, Stirling

Mary Hotckies 34, wife, abt 1827, England

Wm Hotckies 21, son, abt 1840, Old Monkland, Lanark

Janet Hotckies 9, daughter, abt 1852, Old Monkland, Lanark

Edward Hotckies 7, son, abt 1854, Old Monkland, Lanark

Jane Hotckies 2, daughter, abt 1859, Old Monkland, Lanark

John Hotckies 7 Mo, son, abt aug 1860, Old Monkland, Lanark

The 1861 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 7/8 April 1861.


Joseph Hotchkiss

Birth: 1812

Death: 1872


Family links:


Mary Cranston Hotchkiss [1825 - 1908]*



William Hotchkiss [1841 - 1915]*

Janet Hotchkiss Huffman [1854 - 1933]*

Edward Hotchkiss [1857 - 1918]*

John Hotchkiss [1860 - 1918]*

James Cranston Hotchkiss [1866 - 1929]*

Michael C. Hotchkiss [1868 - 1941]*

Joseph Hotchkiss [1869 - 1917]*


*Calculated relationship



Glenview Cemetery, East Palestine, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA


Created by: Audrey Allison

Record added: Apr 29, 2011

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