I would love to add more to the Hodges genealogy, but unfortunately, I know little. Leona Hodges was my great-grandmother. Her father, Dr. Andrew Elton Hodges, and his father, Elbert Hodges, are fairly well pinned down, but I am having trouble finding any good documentation beyond there.
My name is Larry Burke Hargrove, my wife Sandi has been doing family genealogy for 30+ years. We have been a member of Ancestry since they began. We have a pretty good documented paper trail of the Hargrave/Hargrove Family back to Yorkshire, England. I was totally ignorant of how genetic genealogy could be useful so when Ancestry offered all members the Autosomal DNA Test, I thought it might be useful in identifying some family on my mother’s side (Barclay/Barkley). I took the test and when my results were posted there were “0” matches with any Hargrave/Hargrove names!. I waited for two more months with still no matches. I was really unhappy because I know that some Hargrove somewhere had to have been tested. I called the Ancestry DNA folks(they were very nice & helpful) and they looked at my results and very politely told me that I should look at clusters of the same surname, there were no definite matches so my first thought was they got the test wrong.
The society enjoyed a successful and enjoyable conference in Charleston in October 2012. Attendees voted to hold the 2013 conference in August in Fort Wayne, Indiana in conjunction with the meeting of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. The 2014 conference will be held in Richmond, Virginia in May in conjunction with the National Genealogical Society meeting.
Blanche Hope Byrd Hodges, a resident of Greenwood Place, Geneva, and formerly of Dothan, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013. She was 88.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Byrd Funeral Home Chapel with her nephew, Warren Byrd, officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Cemetery with Byrd Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Saturday prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Alacare Hospice, 3379 W. Main St., Dothan, AL 36305.
Mrs. Hodges was born September 23, 1924 to James P. and Lula Byrd in Hartford and lived her early life in Hartford and Geneva. She married George Lloyd Hodges in 1946 and they lived in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze, FL. They then moved to Dothan in 1966 where she lived the remainder of her life.
Birth 1790 Abbeville Dist., SC 2]
Died 1862 Guntown, Lee Co., MS
Person ID I208 Lineage I - Descendants of Isaac Hodges b 1790 SC
Dennis Newton Hodges
Birth 10 Dec 1831 Coffee Co., TN
Died 18 Jan 1887 Buried at sea, Seattle, King Co., WA
Person ID I014 Lineage I - Descendants of Isaac Hodges b 1790 SC
Brought our family to Texas
Benjamin Franklin Hodges
Birth 17 Jan 1861 Itawamba Co., MS
Person ID I037 Lineage I - Descendants of Isaac Hodges b 1790 SC
Benjamin Eugene Hodges
Birth 17 Apr 1881 TX ]
Died 19 Apr 1943 Palacious, Matagorda Co., TX
Daddy born 1932 adopted 1935 adoption and birth cover up Still searching for fathers biological family in Decatur County GeorgiaSubmitted by Katie Hodges Tucker on Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:20
Okay, for 9 years now I have been searching and trying to find my fathers biological parents. Much to my surprise, I have been told by 4 different reliable sources that my fathers birth was there at his home and made to look like an adoption and that his adopted father was his real father after all and that his mother who may still be living by the way was a young 16 or 17 year old girl who was a close friend of the family so to protect her reputation and the fathers, they made it look like an adoption. This could have been a surrogacy type situation which was probably not easily accepted back then seeing how my grandparents were in their 40's when this occured and have never been able to have children of their own. I love my daddys parents regardless if they are the biological parents or the adoptive parents,they loved and spoiled my father and he had the best childhood any little boy could dream of. i just have an unending curiousity to find out for sure.
I have been trying to connect Abner Hodges to Burrell Hodges who married Rachel Matilda or Castilda Capshaw. Several family histories make the connection, but I cannot find definite proof. Burrell and his descendants are in the DeKalb Co TN census from the early 1800's. I have found what I believe to be two Burrell Hodges in this family (if indeed Abner is father of my Burrell) of about the same age---one ca 1800 in VA and one ca 1819 in DeKalb Co TN. I do not believe they are the same man. I would love to hear from anyone from this line or anyone who has information about Burrell. My line from there goes:
Burrell Hodges (ca 1819-LIV in 1900c DeKalb Co TN)
John Robert Hodges (1848-1927) Buried in Potter Cem, McMinnville,Warren Co TN
John Milton Hodges (1876-1966) Buried in Riverside Cemetery, McMinnville, Warren Co TN
William Austin Hodge (1912-1979) Buried Shellsford Cemetery, Warren Co, TN (my father)
To Budd -- Over the holiday, I saw for the first time your posted question dated 4/23/07 -- The parents of Thomas Hodges married to Elizabeth James were James Hodges married to Katherine Swartz -- I don't have any birth dates/places for them.
Wish you and your families well -- We both hope to hear from you. Love -- Bud & Jen