Hoard of West Virginia


On December 25, 1878 at the A.B. Hoard Lock #9, Monongalia County, West Virginia, George Isaac Rudolph II married Anna Elizabeth Hoard.

Anna Hoard Photo

Aaron Brooks Hoard Photo

Hoard Family Photo

Anna Elizabeth Hoard, born May 9, 1858 in Monongalia County, West Virginia (then Virginia). She was the daughter of Aaron Brooks Hoard and Sarah Ann Pickenpaugh. Anna Elizabeth Hoard was the great granddaughter of John Hoard, born July 27, 1729 in King George County, Virginia, who served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War under General Hand, Virginia Militia. He served in Dunmore's War at the battle of Point Pleasant. Photo of "The House of Capt John Hoard" by Clifford Hoard, erected 1778. 

An 50th Anniversary article in December 24, 1928 Pittsburgh Press stated:

1. Annie Hoard was a descendant of one of the pioneer families of southern Virginia.

2. The Hoards moved from southern Virginia to Hoard Rocks, Virginia (now West Virginia). The Hoard homestead was built in 1774. In 1928, Annie’s brother owned the homestead.

3. Annie Hoard and George Rudolph were married at the Hoard homestead on Christmas day 1878.

An 50th Anniversary article in December 24, 1928 Morgantown Post stated:

1. In 1774, the Hoard family moved from southern Virginia to Hoard's Rocks, now Hoard Station, located nine miles north of Morgantown, W. Va.

2. Annie Hoard attended the Woodburn Seminary, conducted by Rev. and Mrs. Moore. It was a forerunner of West Virginia University.

3. A brother, William U. Hoard, and a sister, Elizabeth Hoard, lived at the homestead



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