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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.

Edmund Hodges


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 Preston Hodges & Nancy Jane Forester [Dwyer Duporte] Hodges

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.

Emily Hodges b. abt 1854

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.

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