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  • Name James HODGES 
    Born Abt 1725  Lunenburg County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN GNWB-QS 
    Will 19 May 1787  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Between 19 May 1787 and 5 Jun 1787  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 5 Jun 1787  Newberry County, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (1) The Hodges-Hodge DNA Project: Patriarchs <http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/hodges/pats>, citing Judy Osborne :

      James [Hodges] b c1725 Lunenberg Co. VA d 1787 Newberry Co. SC m Martha c1745 (b c1730 VA d 1784 Pendelton, SC).

      [Based upon Y-DNA tests of descendants of two of his descendants, James Hodges has been grouped in Lineage I in the Hodges-Hodge DNA Project, together with the following persons and their male Hodges descendants:

      • Moses Hodges b c1650 Kent, England.
      • William Hodges m Elizabeth Smith 4 Dec 1749 Addington, Kent, England.
      • Thomas Hodges b c1690 d 1749 Cumberland Co. VA.
      • Welcome William Hodges d 1772 Goochland Co. VA.
      • Bartholomew Hodges b 1752-1760 VA d aft 1831 Surry Co. NC m Elizabeth Cockerham[?].
      • William Hodges b 1764 VA m Elizabeth Neal.
      • Abel Hodges b 1769 m Sarah Woods (b c1769 SC)
      • Isham Hodges b c1750 VA d bef 10 Nov 1798 Marlboro Co. SC m Mary Gains Marlboro Co. SC.
      • Unknown Hodges m Sarah Ingle.
      • Thomas Hodges b c1775 NC d c1842; migrated to McMinn Co. TN c1803-32, then to Cherokee Co. AL.
      • Drury Hodges b c1778 VA d aft 1829 Scott Co. MO m Diana Griffith 23 Jan 1800 Franklin Co. VA (b c1780 VA d aft 1822 KY).
      • Jesse Monroe Hodges b 18 Dec 1788 Providence, Marlboro Co. SC m Catherine Stanley 25 Dec 1812.
      • John Hodges b 1770-1780 possibly Georgia; lived in TN in 1840.
      • Richard Allen Hodges b 19 Oct 1833 TN m Mary Ann Woodard, Anderson Co. TX.
      • John W. Hodges b 1834 Pike Co. MO d 1865 Union Army Prison Camp m Rachel Ann Hodge.
      • Joseph Hodges TN m Rosannah Jane Lafferty 13 Dec 1855 Daviess Co. IN (b 25 May 1832 IN).
      • John Thomas Hodges b 1835 Dorchester, England d 1921 Guernsey Island, United Kingdom.
      • Richard Samuel Hodges b 24 Mar 1854 AR m Mirah (Nettie) Lunett Trimble.

      See http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/hodges/pats. All of the persons in Lineage I have a common Hodges ancestor, although the compiler does not know who that ancestor was.]

      (2) U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011:

      Name: James Hodges
      SAR Membership: 79859
      Death Date: 19 May 1787
      Death Place: Newberry, South Carolina
      Spouse: Martha Hodges
      Children: Joseph Hodges

      (3) The following transcription of the application for SAR membership was made from a copy of the application furnished to the compiler by Dianne Ferrill :

      National Number 79859, State Number 359

      THE ALABAMA SOCIETY OF THE NATIONAL SOCIETY SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

      APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP OF JOHN BELTON HODGES, DESCENDANT OF JAMES HODGES
      Who served with North Carolina Troops

      Application examined and approved August 11, 1955
      /s/ Wm. T. Carpenter
      Wm. T. Carpenter, State Registrar

      Accepted the State Board of Management August 11, 1955
      /s/ Wm. T. Carpenter
      Wm. T. Carpenter, State Registrar

      DATES
      Application filed with State Secretary August 11, 1955
      Notification of election _____
      Fees paid August 11, 1955

      * * *

      TO THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE ALABAMA SOCIETY OF THE
      SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

      I, JOHN BELTON HODGES, being of the age 67 years, hereby apply for membership in this Society by right of lineal descent in the following line from JAMES HODGES who was born in _____ on the _____ day of _____ 17__, and died in Newberry County, S.C. the 19th day of May 1787, and who assisted in establishing American Independence.

      I was born in Route No. 1, Winfield[,] County of Fayette[,] State of Alabama on the 2nd day of April, 1888.

      (1) I am the son of William Henry Hodges[,] born 12/25/1847[,] Jefferson Co., Ala., died 7/3/1911[,] Winfield, Ala.[,] and his (_____) wife Selestia Fendora Reeves[,] born 11/28/1855[,] Texas[,] died 10/23/1920[,] Winfield, Ala.[,] Married 1/13/1886[,] Fayette Co., Ala.

      (2) grandson of John Carter Hodges[,] born 1/6/1809[,] S.C.[,] died 3/28/1864[,] Fayette Co., Ala.[,] and his (_____) wife Jane Erwin[,] born 1814[,] S.C.[,] died 11/24/1884[,] Fayette Co., Ala.[,] Married 12/5/1833[,] Jefferson Co., Ala.

      (3) great-grandson of Joseph Hodges[,] born ca. 1770[,] S.C.[,] died ca. 1844[,] Jefferson Co., Ala.[,] and his (_____) wife Naomi Carter[,] born 1770-1780[,] died 1844-1850[,] Jefferson Co., Ala.[,] Married _____[,] S.C.

      (4) great-[great-]grandson of James Hodges[,] born _____[,] will [dated] 5/19/1787[,] Newberry Co., S.C.[,] and his (_____) wife Martha _____, born _____[,] died _____[,] Married _____.

      and he, the said JAMES HODGES (No. 4) is the ancestor who assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Private, 10th North Carolina Continental Line and with the Newbern District N.C. Militia.

      * * *

      Applicant affirms his adherence to the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence and his unqualified support of the Constitution of the United States of America, to the end that the inalienable rights of the citizen may be preserved and our ideal representative government perpetuated.

      ANCESTOR'S SERVICE

      SECTION 1. Any man shall be eligible to membership in in the Society who, being of the age of eighteen years or over, and a citizen of good repute in the community, is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who was at all times unfailing in his loyalty to, and rendered active service in, the cause of American Independence, either as an officer, soldier, seaman, marine, militiaman, or minute man, in the armed forces of the Continental Congress, or of any one of the several Colonies or States, or as a signer of the Declaration of Independence; or as a member of a Committee of Safety or Correspondence; or as a member of any Continental, Provincial, or Colonial Congress or Legislature; or as a recognized patriot who performed actual service by overt acts of resistance to the authority of Great Britain." - Constitution of National Society S. A. R., Article III, Section 1, adopted June 3, 1907, and as amended.

      * * *

      Membership (is based upon one original claim; when the applicant derives eligibility by descent from more than one Revolutionary ancestor, and it is desired to file additional claims, separate applications, to be marked "Supplemental Applications," should be made in each case and filed with the original.

      State fully such documentary or traditional authority as you found the following record upon, and also the residence of ancestors, with dates of birth and death, if known.

      By order of the Board of Trustees, May 3, 1911, the recipient of a certificate granted on this application agrees to surrender his certificate upon failure to pay his membership dues, unless his membership shall cease by reason of death or actual disability, to be determined by the Society of which he is a member.

      * * *

      My ancestor's services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the War of the Revolution were as follows:

      My ancestor JAMES HODGES enlisted as a Private in Lytle's Company, 10th N. C. Contrinental Line, on April 12, 1781 for 12 months. p. 133.

      North Carolina Army accounts, Vol. X, carries the name of James Hodges, No. 316, as having been paid for services in the Continental Line prior to January 1, 1782. p. 227.

      The Comptroller's List of North Carolina shows the name of James Hodges, No. 449, as having been paid in the Hillsborough District in 1785 for service in the Continental Line. p. 390.

      The Comptroller's List of North Carolina shows the name of James Hodges, No. 1526, as having been paid in the Newbern District in 1785 for Militia service. p. 411.

      Reference: "Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution", by the D.A.R. of North Carolina, 1932, pp. 133, 227, 310, 411.

      Ch. Jos., Jesse, Christina, Robt. Shaw, Hailey Shaw, Rebecca Shaw & Patty Shaw.

      Genealogy

      (1) Hodges Family Bible, Tombstones, Reeve Family Bible B., D., M.

      (2) Hodges Family Bible, Tombstones, 1850 Census Jefferson Co., Ala. Jefferson County Marriage Record, Vol. 1, page 417.

      (3) 1830 and 1840 Census Records of Jefferson Co. Ala. Will "Jefferson County Orphans Court, South Carolina Book" 1841-1844, page 584.

      (4) Will of James Hodges of Newberry County, South Carolina 19th May 1787 - Proved June 5th, 1787. Photostat Copies Vol. 1, Date 1776-1814, A, page 3.

      Full maiden name of applicant's wife[:] Mittie Lou Lee[,] born 12/16/1888[,] married 5/10/1914

      * * *

      NAMES OF CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN OF APPLICANT
      (Added to blank by order of Trustees. July, 1915)

      Name: Sara Hodges Chamberlain
      Date of Birth: 10/23/1916
      Residence: Piper City, Illinois
      [She m. Henry H. Chamberlain 7/26/1943 - They had Henry Hodges Chamberlain, b. 3/30/1945, resides at Piper City, Illinois.]

      Name: Jean Hodges Bentley
      Date of Birth: 4/29/1919
      Residence: 1308 Bond Street, Kinston, N.C.
      [She m. Clarence Hagan Bentley 5/19/1944 - They had Joseph Hagan Bentley, b. 9/24/1946, resides Kinston, N.C.; Jean Hodges Bentley, b. 10/30/1948, resides Kinston, N.C.; John Hodges Bentley, 3/31/1950, Kinston, N.C.]

      Name: Virginia Anne Hodges
      Date of Birth: 6/13/1929
      Residence: Hamilton, Alabama

      * * *

      Statement of applicant of services if any, in the Military or Naval forces of the United States of America: _____.

      * * *

      The following are references to the authorities for the record of my ancestor's service and for the genealogical data contained in this application: Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution, pp. 133, 227, 390, 4aa.

      * * *

      Nominated and recommended by the undersigned members of the Society:

      /s/ Wm. T. Carpenter
      /s/ John Whitfield Moore [?]

      Signature of applicant (Name in full)

      /s/ John Belton Hodges
      John Belton Hodges
      Marion County Banking Company
      Hamilton, Alabama
      Occupation: Banker

      * * *

      The following form of acknowledgement is required

      STATE OF Alabama )
      COUNTY OF Marion ) ss:

      August 9, 1955

      Personally appeared Mr. John Belton Hodges

      (4) History of Echols Family by Milner Echols, 1850 <http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nwilliams/genes/ech ols.htm>:

      Old Abraham [Echols] had one daughter who married James Hodges a very worthy man, his family moved to Tennessee. He had one son named Jessee and he [Jessee?] had a son named James who was a commanding officer in Tennessee and got drowned in Cumberland River near Cairo.

      (5) Hodges, James of Newberry County, Will Typescript (MSS Will: Estate Record Book A, Page 2) (2 Frames):

      WILL OF JAMES HODGES

      I James Hodges of the State of South Carolina and Newberry County being in a low state of health - But in a sound and perfect Memory Do will and Bequeath to my son Joseph Hodges one feather Bed and furniture.

      I will and Bequeath to my well Beloved Wife Martha Hodges one feather bed as also one red Cow and her increase.

      I will and Bequeath to my son Joseph one Pide cow and her increase.

      I will that my Stock of Hoges Be Aqually Davided Between my son Joseph Hodges and my wife Martha.

      I will that my son Joseph Hodges have all my iron tools of Every kind.

      I will one Cotton wheel and Cards Likewise one small Pot now in Hailey Shaws Pofsesfion to my wife Martha Hodges.

      I will and Bequeath to my sone Joseph Hodges one Dutch oven also one Large black walnut Chest as also one flax Wheel.

      I will to my Daughter Christiana Two Pewter Basons and one Pewter plate.

      I will and bequeath to my son Joseph Hodges one Pewter Dish one Bason and Two Plates.

      I will to my son Joseph Hodges one Roan Mare About fourteen hands high with a Large Star in her forehead and one White foot not Branded.

      I will and bequeath to my Daughter Rebeckah Shaw one small bay horse with with [sic] a Star in his forehead about Thirteen hands high as also my saddl and bridle & big Pot.

      I will to my son Joseph one butter pot flat iron and Looking glafs.

      I will to my Wife Martha Hodges Jugs one Large and one Small.

      I will that my table Knives be Equally Devided Between My son Joseph Hodges and my wife Martha Hodges.

      I will to my son Joseph Hodges one Seting Chair Likewise one to my wife Martha Hodges.

      I will to my son Joseph Hodges one flax Hackel Course and one fine.

      I will to my son Hailey Shaw one Great Coat.

      I will to my daughter Patte Shaw one frying pan likewise one Six hundred Stay.

      I will to my Son Joseph Hodges one mans Saddle.

      I will to my wife Martha Hodges all my water and Milking Vefsels as also my hat to my Son Robert Shaw as also three pounds in William Carrs to my son Joseph Hodges as also one bond of Twenty pounds on John Smith.

      I will that one Rifle be sold to pay debts.

      I will that two pounds nine Shillings in the hands of Amos Hodges be collected ten shellings to my son, Jefse Hodges also ten Shillings to Tabby ten Shillings to Sarah glafs ten Shillings to my Daughter Rebeckah Shaw nine shillings to patty Shaw.

      I will to my son Joseph Hodges one Large Bible one hymn Book one pair of Stippiards and one half Bushell.

      I will that Rebeckah Shaw have my pen knife also one candle Stick and house shears to my son Joseph Hodges forever.

      Signed Sealed and Delivered as my last will and testament in presence of

      Ross Golding
      George x Ellott
      Haley x Shaw
      Jofeph Hodges

      19th May 1787
      James Hodges

      To my son Joseph Hodges and also one white sow and six shouts and one Grind stone halay share Joseph Hodges to be my holy excekator.

      At a court held for Newberry County June the 5 1787 and of the Twelfth Year of American Independence.

      Recorded in Will Book (A) page 2
      (Proven Jun 5th 1787)
      T. Malone CLK. C.

      (6) In August 1798, William CARR filed a chancery case in the County Court of Halifax County, VA against the heirs of James HODGES, deceased, namely, William GLASS and Sarah (HODGES) GLASS, husband and wife; Robert SHAW and Patsey (HODGES) SHAW, husband and wife; Hailey SHAW and Rebecca (HODGES) SHAW, husband and wife; Jesse HODGES; Joseph HODGES, Chainey HODGES; and James HODGES. [The compiler believes that Chainey HODGES was the same person as Christina HODGES.] In May 1800, the court entered a default judgment in that case, which judgment reads as follows:

      The defendant Jesse having been duly served with the subpoena in this cause and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court, that the former Order of the said Court requiring the defendants William Glass and Sarah his wife, Robert Shaw and Patsey his wife, Hailey Shaw and Rebecca his wife, Joseph Hodges, Chainey Hodges, and James Hodges to appear and answer the bill of the plaintiff hath been duly published, and the defendants failing to appear and answer the same Therefore on the motion of the said plaintiff by his counsel, It is decreed and Ordered that the defendants do convey to the plaintiff by deed duly executed the fee simple estate in the lands and premises in the bill mentioned agreeable to the prayer thereof - and that the plaintiff recover his costs by him in this behalf expended.

      * * *

      Based on this case, it appears that the children of James HODGES who survived him were:

      • Sarah (HODGES) GLASS
      • Patsey (HODGES) SHAW
      • Rebecca (HODGES) SHAW
      • Jesse HODGES
      • Joseph HODGES
      • Christina HODGES
      • James HODGES

      These children are not listed in age order, and James HODGES may have had other children who predeceased him.
    Person ID I26928  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 

    Family Martha (HODGES),   b. Abt 1730, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1745  VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James HODGES,   b. Abt 1752, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jesse HODGES, Sr.,   b. 11 Feb 1754, Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1842, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Sarah HODGES,   b. Abt 1756, Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1820, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     4. Rebecca HODGES,   b. Abt 1758, Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jun 1830, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     5. Patsey HODGES,   b. Bef 1760, Halifax County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Christina HODGES,   b. Abt 1764, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph HODGES,   b. 1770, SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 May 1844, Jefferson County, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 74 years)
    Last Modified 9 May 2021 
    Family ID F11705  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart