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".