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Two War Orphans

Elias Hodges (1806-1880), son of Lemuel Hodges (1770-1830), had several sons that fought for the CSA in the Civil War. One was Mathew G. Hodges. He was never mentioned again in any census after 1860 when he was living in Sumter Co, GA and is assumed to have died during the war.
His widow Elizabeth died 24 Jan 1863 in Henry Co. and is buried at Tolbert Baptist Church Cemetery leaving behind several children who we find living with their grandfather in Henry County, Alabama on the 1870 census. One of those children was David Wynn Hodges (1861-1937).
One of Mathews brothers, Wiley Hodges (1834-?), lived nearby in Schley, GA in 1860 with his wife Martha and his daughter Offeliner. Wiley joined his 8 cousins at Tolbert Church in 1862 in joining the 3rd Alabama Infantry Battalion (Hilliard's Legion).

That was the last mention of Wiley on any census. I had moved on to other research when I had cause to look a bit more for Wiley. I came across his name in a book, he was only mentioned once but that was a big help. In an article written by Paul Quattlebaum in 1947 for the South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine he states "Matthis Quattlebaum was probably born in Henry County, Alabama about 1836....He married the former Martha Ann Poe, relict of Wiley Hodges." Now that caught my eye because I knew Matthis Quattlebaum.Paul Quattlebaum listed his children in the article but oddly he didn't list his oldest daughter Orpha Lynn. Also as odd, on the 1880 census Orphas father is listed as having been born in Georgia, the other children have their father being born in Alabama.
I knew Matthis Quattlebaum was because he was the father of Orpha Linn. Orpha Linn married David Wynn Hodges and had 7 children, 6 of whom died before their mother.

Hodges in Henry County Alabama 1900

White male head of households taken from the 1900 US Federal Census living in Henry County Alabama. All or nearly all are descended from Lemuel Hodges (1770-1830)

Thomas Hodges Line

Thomas Hodges b. 1683 Cumberland, Virginia d. 1750 Cumberland, Virginia m. Christian Hodges
 Johnson Hodges Sr b. 1730 Goochland, Goochland, Virginia d. 25 Nov 1771 Goochland, Goochland, Virginia m. Lucy Page 2 Feb 1758
  Johnson Hodges Jr b. 1760 Goochland, Goochland, Virginia d. 10 Jul 1815 Madison, AL m. Elizabeth Mullins 15 Apr 1785
   Pleasant J. Hodges b. 1799 Goochland, Goochland, Virginia d. 21 Dec 1865 Woodville, Jackson, AL m. Elizabeth Saddler 11 Apr 1821
    George R. Hodges b. about 1844 AL m. Louisa L Jones 1864
     Albert S Hodges b. Apr 1868 AL m. Mary B Hodges 1896
      Albert Sidney Hodges b. 1 Jan 1904 New Hope, Madison, AL d. 23 Jan 1990 Headland, Henry, AL m. Fannie Blanch Thompson

Francis Hodges Line

Francis Hodges b. 1720 d. 1775 in Davie, NC m. Frances Carruthers
 Joshua Hodges b. 13 Oct 1736 in Newbern, NC d. 5 Mar 1809 Bulloch, GA m. Ann Raiford in 1756
  Joseph Hodges b. 17 Jan 1763 in Bullock, GA d. 1828 Ray City, Berrien, GA m. Sarah Carr 13 Jun 1799
   Joseph Caruthers Hodges b. 7 Aug 1801 Bulloch, GA d. 7 Jun 1873 Bulloch, GA m. Mary Ann Alderman 4 Mar 1830
    Hardy Nathan Hodges b. 29 Mar 1855 Bulloch, GA d. Bulloch, GA m. Ida Turner 24 Dec 1879
     Leon Wilson Hodges Sr b. 5 Jan 1893 Bulloch, GA d. Nov 1976 Altamonte Springs, Seminole, FL m. Jo Ella Padgett 22 Jan 1917
      Leon Wilson Hodges Jr b. 13 Mar 1920 FL d. 27 May 2002 Asheville, Buncombe, NC

Hodges Boys

Hodges family reunion 1945.


Hodges Brothers


Left to right:

Charles Albert Hodges (1885-1967)

Dempsey Wyatt Hodges (1888-1957)

Jasper Gillespie Hodges (1874-1949)

Capt. W.C. H. Dawsey

Jay Alexander Hodges (1895-1985)

George Grady Hodges (1889-1945)


Lemuel Hodges pedigrees

Here are a few alternate pedigrees for Lemuel Hodges who I consider my family's patriarch. I eventually settled on the last one. Mine doesn't have a much better chance being the right one than the others, it just has less errors (sons born two years after father, etc) and makes more sense. Ultimately pretty much all of them have us in Virginia with Robert in the early 1600's.


                     /John HODGES b: 1693 d: 1775
             /Robert HODGES b: 1733
             |       \Patience JOYNER b: 1724 d: 1752
     /Howell HODGES b: 1742 d: JAN 1781
     |       \ WIFE?
Lemuel HODGES b: 1770 d: 1830
     \Elizabeth CHERRY b: 1726 d: 1795

Volume 1

Welcome to the first edition of the Hodges Family Newsletter.

DNA Test

The first results are in for my DNA test. Preliminary results indicate I belong to the HODGE / HODGES Lineage VII. There are two more test results coming to confirm that or not. I strongly encourage any Hodges family member with a tie to my line to go to the Hodges DNA Project home page and join the project, it is very easy and very much worthwhile.

Jesse Herman Hodges (1914-2000)

Professional football player. Herman played for Samford University during his college years before signing as an End with the Brooklyn Dodgers NFL team in 1939. He spent his entire professional career with Brooklyn playing four years (1939-1942) before joining the war effort as a 1ST Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps where he served from 1942-1946. 
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: Section Cbe Row 4 Site 163


Herman is the brother of Gerow Hodges.



I have been interested for some time in learning more about my family history. My Grandfather was L.C. Hodges and who Married my Grandmother Foye Heath in Chickasha OK. They were born in the early 1900's and both passed away in 1984.

My Grandfather had several brothers and sisters but was raised in the odd fellows orphanage. His brothers names were Charles, Baily, and Gene. All of whom are passed. Charles, Baily and L.C. all married three sisters Agnes, Vernus, and Foye Heath. Agnes is still living and is 103 years old.

They all moved from OK and Texas during the depression to California.

The best I know my family tree:

William Seaton Hodges (great grandfather who was a full blooded Cherokee Indian or at least I have been told)
Betty Hodges (great grandmother I do not know here maiden name)
L.C. Hodges (grandfather)
Michael Allen Hodges (father)Brothers: William Seaton Hodges and Burney Ray Hodges
Christopher Seaton Hodges (me)



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