I am a brand new member here and I was hoping that someone might be able to provide some much needed information
My 5th great grandfather is Edmund Hodges Sr. (1744 - 1805) who was married to Rachael Godfrey.
According to what I have, they had a son also named Edmund Godfrey Jr.(1775 - 1828) (my 4th gerat grandfather) who was married to Nancy Dils.
Edmund and Nancy had a son named Samuel Hodges (1810 - 1891)(my 3rd great grandfather) who was married to Mary Ann Stewart.
What I am seeking is some sort of actual proof that Edmund jr. was the son of Edmund Jr. According to all the information I have seen, they are father and son, but I cannot seem to find any actual documents - birth certificate, marriage certificate, wills etc. supporting this.
The reason I am asking is that my Hodges line may go all the way back to Stephen Hopkins and the Mayflower. I am just trying to gather some documents to support this and Edmund Sr and Jr seem to be my "brick wall".
Samuel P. Hodges' third wife was NANCY JANE HODGES nee FORESTER.
Samuel 1842-1907 Evidently married Nancy 1857-1940 about 1878, and they bore seven children.
I seek contact with any living descendant of Nancy Jane 1857-1940.
Nancy Jane is my father's Aunt. My Grandfather is Nancy's elder brother, William Francis Forester 1852-1939. I know much about his progeny.
i have a fair understanding of the lives of most of Nancy Jane's siblings, but know little of her life and times. I thirst to correspond with any descendant.
Nancy used several Forester names for her Hodges sons. Peter Rush is named for Nancy's brothers Peter Edward and Rush Montgomery Forester; Lincoln for her brother in law Lincoln Cook; William Jefferson for her brother in law William Jefferson Forester; Hester for her nephew Hester Forester, the son of her brother Peter E. Forester. I see no link with the names of her daughters.
The 1870 census of Henry Co., Ala. list Emily Hodges, age 16, in the household of Floyd and Rebecca Hodges as a "domestic servant". Was it a common practice to list ones own child as a domestic servant? A better question would be, is Emily a child of Floyd and Rebecca?
I have been unable to find her in the 1860 census.
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
Brantley Hodges - 10 children
Henry Stephen Hodges - 10 children
Frances Adelle Hodges (Married O. C. Rice) - 1 child (can u believe it?)
Carolyn Rice (my Mother)
John C Williams (Me)
It has always made me laugh to think that my Grandmother Adelle (Sally), who came from such a large family would have just ONE child. Thank Heavens she had the one! lol