Selections from: A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER FAMILIES OF MISSOURI BY WM. S. BRYAN AND ROBERT ROSE
1876: HOCKADAY, Isaac and AMELIA Hockaday, of Clark Co., KY., had the following children, Irvine O., Philip B., Edmund, Isaac N., Jane, and two other daughters, one of whom married THOMAS MOORE, and the other JOHN H. FIELD. All except Jane, settled in Callaway Co. at an early date. Judge Irvine O. Hockaday received a good English education, and at an early age, manifested good business qualifications. When quite young he was appointed to the important position of cashier of the Clark Co., KY., Bank, and discharged his duties to the entire satisfaction of his employers. He was married in 1829 to EMILY MILLS, daughter of DR. JOHN AND LUCY MILLS, of Winchester, KY., and in 1821 he resigned his position as cashier of the bank and came to MO. He settled in Callaway Co., and was appointed the first circuit and county clerk, also Treasurer, which offices he continued to fill for 18 years, to the entire satisfaction of the people of the county. He was also Probate Judge of Callaway Co. one term, and President of the Weston Bank, in Fulton, for some time. Judge Hockaday was a man of superior talents, and associated intimately with such distinguished men as EDWARD BATES, THOMAS H. BENTON, BEVERLY TUCKER AND HAMILTON R. GAMBLE. He was an influential member of the Presbyterian church for a number of years, and enjoyed the respect and confidence of his brethren and fellow citizens in the highest degree. He died in 1864, leaving a widow, who still survives, and a large family of children. One of his daughters married JAMES L. STEPHENS, a wealthy and influential citizen of Columbia, Mo. Another married J. H. VANMETER, of Lexington, KY., and died since the decease of her father. The names of his other children are Isaac, who lives in Columbia, Mo., MRS. R. B. PRICE, Irvine O., Jr., also of Columbia, Mo. MRS. J. M. MCGIRK, of Lexington, Mo., MRS. DR. A. WILKERSON, of Fulton, Miss Lizzie, of the same place, and Hon. J. A. Hockaday, the present able Attorney-General of MO. Philip B., brother of Judge Irvine O. Hockaday, was an eminent attorney. He married MARIA HANSON, a daughter of JUDGE HANSON, of Winchester, KY., and came to MO. in 1821. He settled first in Boone Co., but afterward removed to Montgomery, where he died. The names of his children were, S.H., Amelia S., Martha J., Isaac, Philip B., Jr., Serena, and R. W. Isaac N. Hockaday also settled in Callaway Co. at an early date, and resided there many years, but he now lives in Pleasant Hill, MO. He married CATHARINE SHORTRIDGE, of Callaway Co., by whom he had 3 children. Mr. Hockaday is an excellent and most highly esteemed citizen. Judge George, E. O., John and James Hockaday, cousins of the above family, settled in MO. in 1838. Judge George Hockaday married LAURA HART, of Jefferson City, Mo., and raised a large family. He was a member of the county court of Callaway Co. for 6 years, and also represented the co. in the legislature one term. He was a good business man and a highly esteemed citizen. John Hockaday was a merchant in Fulton for many years. He married CAROLINE SCOTT, of Loutre Island, and they had 3 children. He stood high in the community as a man and citizen, and was respected by all who knew him. James Hockaday was a successful farmer, and prominent citizen. He married a MISS DILLARD, and they had 2 children.