I am researching my paternal great grandmother's--Ethel Odell Hege Bowles (1894-1970)--family.
I have traced her line back to Jacob Hege (1793-1881). Jacob was born in Rowan County, NC and died in Forsyth County, NC. Jacob married Catherine Wesner (1791-1857) in 1818 and Elizabeth Wesner (1811-1887) in 1832. However, I am confused about who Jacob's parents were. In other family trees listed on Ancestory, there seems to be different opinions on who his parents were. Some have listed his parents as Valentine Hege (1769-1852) and Barbara m.n.u., while others have listed his parents as Jacob Hege (1775-1842) and Sarah Clodfelter (1773-1843). If Jacob's (1793-1881) father was Jacob (1775-1842), then his father was only 18 and his mother 20 when he was born.
If anyone has information or sources that will help clear up my confusion on who Jacob Hege's parents were, I would appreciate the information.