#I Natahiel was born in 1728. Took a while but I have put down how his son Nathaniel Hodge IIof 1776 is the same Patriarch as yours. Nathaiel II fought in the battle of 1812 with Benjamin Perryman. He married a native american Sarah Fields. He and Sarah and their children which included William Fields b. abt 1800 who is my ancestor and Nathaniel III Born 1803. Nathaniel married the granddaughter of Benjamin Perryman, Nancy McKellop,mother of Alvin T Hodge,Joanna, and another Nathaniel! I am not sure wherre john Hodge went from Texas..
William Fields owned land in what is now Austin, Travis County and Nathaniel owned land in what is now Houston. William Fileds son William Nathaniel moved back to his families homeland in Alabama , and marriedmy great great grandmother Frances Gertrude Smith Hodge (Fannie)who was 1/2 BB Choctaw. Nathaniel stayed out westand the rest is distant history!