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Trying to locate my Hodges branch

Trying to locate my g-grandfather, whose name may have been Alfred, born in Petersburgh, Ga. My grandfather was a Wesley Hodges who was born in December 1863, supposedly in Georgia. He was married to a Lelia Deloach (pronounciation questionable). They had two living sons that I know of: Dewey, born March 1895-1898, and James, born March 1900.

As we are a biracial mix, it is really difficult to locate anything concrete, due to slavery. If anyone can provide any information, I would be appreciative. Alfred died and my g-grandmother remarried, possibly to a Thomas Hodges? Who knows...

Thanks for your help.


This popular legislator was born in Sugar Loaf county, Choctaw Nation, in 1850,the son of Joseph Hodges, a white man, and Cebelle Wall, of the Koonchas and Imoklusha's. In 1868, in his eighteenth year, he was elected county judge of Bok-tuk-kal'o county, and two years afterward filling the unexpired term of circuit judge. This was followed by his appointment as revenue collector and succeeded by that of circuit clerk. In 1882 he creditably filled an unexpired term in the Council, and in 1883 was elected inspector of revenues. Before the lapse of two years he was elected to the House, and re elected four years in succession, in 1888 he went to the Senate with a large majority, and the following year was chief commissioner of the Net Proceeds Claim, nearly one million of money passing through his hands during the distribution. In 1890 he was once more elected member of the Lower House. On the adoption of the freedmen in 1885, the subject of this sketch was one of the commissioners.

D.W. Hodges

D.W. Hodges

This gentleman was born in Towsen county, Choctaw Nation, in 1859, the son of Joseph Hodges, a white man, and Cebelle Wall, a Choctaw of the Koonchas and Imok-lu-shas. In 1868 he went to school at Wheelock and left there in 1874, after which he assisted his father until 1879, when he embarked in the cattle business in Atoka county (first on a small scale) and afterward in creasing until he sold out in 1884, and purchased half interest in his brother's mercantile business at Lehigh.

John W. Hodges

I am looking for more info on John w. Hodges. He is my great great grandfather. I know he was married to Esther hodges not sure of her madien name. They had a daughter named Grace Ellen Hodges. I know he was a Choctaw Indian and has a roll number. Any information would be great please and thank you.

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.

Hargrove 67 Marker YDNA Test proven to be Hodge/Hodges

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.

2013 Conference - August 24 and 25, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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.
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Blanche Hope Byrd Hodges (1924-2013)

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.

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