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Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 24 Apr 2008 5:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hodgen / Pierson / Gibson
I'm interested if anyone has information on my family names. My grandfather was Abraham Hodgen from Port a Down. My grandmother was Edith Pierson. All I know at this time was she was born in Tandagee. The immigrated to Canada in 1927. I know my grandfathers cousin's also came to Canada. The names I remember are Leslie Gibson, Johnny Gibson.

I appreciate any information that someone might know.

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 24 Aug 2008 10:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Aug 2008 8:35PM GMT
Surnames: Pierson, Hodgen
Hi

Glad I found your message. Edith Pierson was born during the 1st Quarter of 1898 and died in the Niagra Falls area of Canada in 1962. The 1911 Census for Northern Ireland records that she was aged 13 and was a scholar. On 5 August 1926, at Ballymore Parish Church, Edith Pierson, a dressmaker and spinster of full age, from Brackagh, married Abraham Hodgen, a farmer and bachelor of full age, from Brackagh. Edith was the daughter of James Pierson, a farmer, and Abraham was the son of Joseph Hodgen, a farmer. The witnesses were Joseph Hodgen and Annabella Hodgen. There is no trace of any children born in Northern Ireland to this marriage. In 1927 Abraham (30) and Edith (28) Hodgen sailed from Londonderry to Halifax, Canada. Abraham, who was born in 1895, died in 1982 in Canada. Abraham and Edith are buried in Lundy’s Cemetery, Niagra Falls.

I have a lot of information on Edith's family tree. It would appear that you and I are related. I would love to know about Edith and Abraham's descendants. Perhaps you would email me directly.

Kindest regards

Richard

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 25 Nov 2008 7:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh
Hi Richard,
Sorry for the delay in replying to your message. I gave up my membership in Ancestry as I could not find out any information on my grandparents and their ancestors. I'm still a registered guest so I have not logged in for a few months. I can certainly fill you in on my grandparents after they came to Canada.

Abraham Hodgen and Edith Pierson are my mothers parents. I will list her siblings below.

Jean - born 1929
Joseph- year born , I think 1931
Edith - born 1933
Elizabeth - born 1935 (this is my mother).

All are still living. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and I'm going to Niagara Falls for Christmas and will see my Mom and her sisters. My uncle does not live in Niagara Falls so I never see him much.As I read in your email that you know when my grandparents passed away. I did not know my grandmother as she died when I was 15 months old. When they came to Canada my grandmothers brother Harry and his wife Iris also came to Niagara falls. Sadly Harry was killed in an accident at work around 1930 or 1931. My grandmother also had a sister that came here and she was married to a Gibson I think. At least I know we are related to the Gibson family somehow. I beleive my grandfather had a cousin living in Canada and his name was Abbey. The names of my grandparents parents names is all the information I have. I could not find anything. It's like they did not exist. I know my grandfather was in a soldier in World War I. My grandparents married late as my great-grandmother was ill and my grandmother looked after her until she died. Both my grandmother and her mother died of Breast Cancer.

I will give you my personal email and you can contact me further. If we are related, let me know how we are connected. My email is kim26@telus.net

Hope to talk with you soon

Kim

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 3 Apr 2009 1:10PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hodgen
Hi My ancestor John Hodgen went to New Zealand in 1863, He was born in 1836 and died in 1914. Quite possibly Abraham was a grand nephew as he is about my grandfathers timeline. The family was from Brackagh, His father was Arnold Hodgen. Arnold (father) and siblings are buried in Mullavilly church yard. I would say we are related and would be very interested in sharing any family data. I have a very extensive tree of John Hodgen's descendants. My name is Ken Myers. John was my gggfather.

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 3 Apr 2009 8:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HODGEN PIERSON TROTTER
Hi Ken
Many thanks for replying. My interest is in the Hodgen/Pierson side of the family. On 5 August 1926, at Ballymore Parish Church, Edith Pierson, a dressmaker and spinster of full age, from Brackagh, married Abraham Joseph Hodgen, a farmer and bachelor of full age, from Brackagh. Abraham was the son of Joseph Hodgen, a farmer, and Jane Hodgen. The witnesses were Joseph Hodgen and Annabella Hodgen. Abraham, who was born in Portadown on 10 September 1895, died in Niagara Falls, Canada, on 20 May 1982. He served during the First World War with the Royal Irish Fusiliers (Army Service No. 14249) and was wounded. Edith Pierson was born at Ballymore, Tandragee, on 9 March 1898 and died in Niagara Falls, Canada, on 30 March 1962. She was the daughter of James Pierson, a weaver from Portadown and Isabella Trotter, from Ballyknock, Tandragee. In 1927 Abraham (30) and Edith (28) Hodgen sailed from Londonderry to Halifax, Canada.

Abraham's brother also served in the First World War, i.e Private William Henry Hodgen, 14277, ‘B’ Coy., 9th Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers, who was born at Brackagh about 1890. He was a weaver by trade and a member of the Church of Ireland. He was married to Susanna and they lived at 28 Union St., Portadown. He enlisted at Belfast on the 16th September 1914, aged 24 years and 9 months, and was discharged on the 24th April 1915 as he was suffering from rheumatism.

You will note from the message board that I have made contact with a descendant of Abraham and Edith Hodgen. I have alerted her to your message as she would be better placed to exchange information on the Hodgen family.

I am familiar with the name Arnold Hodgen as some of your family's descendants lived near Clare, Tandragee, and my parents used to buy potatoes from them on a regular basis. Arnold seems to be a much used christian name in the family. I assume you know that the inscriptions on the headstones at Mullavilly can be viewed online thanks to Bob Sinton?

I have a few more more scraps of information on your side of the Hodgen family in my notebooks which I will dig out and email to you in a few days.
Regards
Richard

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 5 Apr 2009 7:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hodgen
Hi Ken,

I think it is possible that we are related. My Grandfather was Abraham Joseph Hodgen son of Joseph and Jane Hodgen. He was from Brackagh. My grandparents emigrated to Canada in 1928 which is where I'm from. My grandmother was Edith Pierson (also from Brackagh). My ancestors were also buried in the Mullavilly Church yard. I'm still in the process of researching information on the Hodgen side. Being in Canada I have found it difficult trying to find some types of data from Ireland. I will give you an invite to see my family tree and you can read what is there. I would very much like to view what you have. A relative I connected with on line who lives in Ireland has been providing me with some information. Richard is from my grandmother's side so most information is of my grandmother's side and not the Hodgen. I hope to hear from you soon.

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 5 Apr 2009 8:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hodgen
Hi Ken,

I tried to send you an invite to view my family tree on Ancestry but is states that you have not activated your community account. Until that is activated I cannot send you the invite.Are you a guest and/or member of Ancestry?

Oh by the way my name is Kim Olmstead

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 6 Apr 2009 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: HODGEN PIERSON
Ken

My email address is Huntingdale06@btinternet.com
if you care to contact me I will forward the additional information on the Hodgen family.

Regards
Richard

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 18 May 2009 10:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Not sure how to do that.

Re: HODGEN / PIERSON from Armagh

Posted: 18 May 2009 10:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kim, I am happy to send you what I have. my email is kenmyersglobal@gmail.com

I am travelling to Ulster about the end of June, and plan to look up the info on the Hodgens, visit the Mullivilly Churchyard, and meet some Hodgen relatives.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Ken
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