Dear Bill, I hope that you will be reading this. I have a record of a George Washington Hodges and will share what I have with you. If you wish you can contact me thru firstname.lastname@example.org
and we can share other info. Will be grateful for anything I can get on this elusive Hodges clan. I am sending you my notes that cover both John and G.W. Hodges. Also I have that John was born 1765 (not a firm date) in Essex, VA, married Margaret Long abt 1786 (she dies 1790) and he married Frances Anderson (bn 22 Mar 1773 of Abbeville Dist. SC, in 1790 (mother of G.W.2d child and 1st son), she died 14 Mar 1844 Abbeyville, SC. This G.W. was born 3 Sep 1792 of Abbeyville Dist., marries Rebecca Douglass 15 Oct 1815, Abbeyville Dist., and dies 24 Mar 1876 Abbeyville Dist. If this is your G.W. read on.
This my note info:
Tombstone Inscriptions from Family Graveyards in Greenwood County, SC by Margaret J. and Louise M. Watson FHL 975.733 V3w Hodges Family burying ground. This burying ground is just over a mile north of Hodges on the south side of state road 374. Turn east from highway 178 onto road 374, cross the railroad and few yards beyond is the railroad crossing sign; opposite the sign is a logging road and about 200 paces down that rough trail the tombstones can be seen across a gully to the east, in the woods.
Mrs. Frances Hodges - wife of - Maj. John Hodges - who departed this life- 14th March 1844 - with a glorious hope of - a blessed immortality -aged 70 yrs 11 mos and 22 days.
Maj. John Hodges - who departed this life - 24th Dec. 1834 - aged about 78
and many others with last names of Cantey, Hart, Anderson, Smith, Stokes,and other Hodges.
There are indications of additional graves here.
(The Revolutionary War pension record of John Hodges shows that he entered service Apr 1, 1780 as a private at the age of 15 and served about 21 months. His title of "Major" may have come from state militia service later. He was twice married, first to Margaret Long, two children; and second to Frances Anderson, 16 children. George Washington Hodges was the oldest son of the second marriage and was a brigadier general in the state milita. The town of Hodges is named for Gen. G. W. Hodges.)
Hope to hear from you in the near future.
A possible cousin, Virginia Bartelt