Journal of Dr. John Howe Hoge 1877-1896. Robert H. and Judith Hetherington. Dr. John Howe Hoge was a doctor, minister, farmer and all round friend to most of Bland County during the last portion of the 19th century. This diary gives a personal insight into the marriages, births and deaths of many of the people of the county, since he was a part in one role or another with each of the persons. This volume contains information about Bland County not found anywhere else and is very personal. 2003, 185 pp.