Throughout the centuries your name, Hodges, occurred in many records, manuscripts and documents but not always with your exact spelling. From time to time the surname was spelt Hodge, Hodges, and these variations in spelling frequently occurred, even between father and son. Scribes and church officials, frequently spelt the names phonetically. As a result the same person would be recorded differently on birth, baptismal, marriage and death certificates.
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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)
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