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.
Daddy born 1932 adopted 1935 adoption and birth cover up Still searching for fathers biological family in Decatur County Georgia
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)
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.
Brantley Hodges - 10 children
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
Stephen Starks Hodges (1812-1900)
Adelia A Hodges (1838/41-1894) b.New York d.Fall River, MA m.Isaac Ray (1834-1884) b.Maine d.Swansey, MA, buried Tiverton, RI
Letty Belle Ray (1858-1884) dau.Adelia, adopted by Isaac, m. Fisher Church 1875
Ernest F Church (1876-1941)
I have more on Stephen's ancestors and will post as time permits.
Glenda Gail Hodges Morris
Glenda Gail Hodges Morris, 73, of Dothan, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, October 8, 2012 at her residence.
Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday, October 11, 2012 at First United Methodist Church Dothan with Dr. Jim Sanders and Rev. Allie Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Robert Byrd directing. The family will receive friends from 7-8 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to "In Christ's Name Fund" or the "Building Fund" c/o First United Methodist Church, 1380 W. Main Street, Dothan, AL, 36301.
I am the great granddaughter of Phillip Bartow Hodges of Claxton, GA. His daughter Ellen Inez Hodges Hollingsworth was my paternal grandmother.
I have traced the Hodges back to Northamptonshire, England to Henry Reed Hodges who was b. 1473 and d. 1555. I love to research my heritage.
I am excited to explore this site and learn more about the Hodges.
Teresa Hollingsworth Morgan
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