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Hodges Family Bible Record


From the Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 1967

Transcribed to Electronic form by Jo White



Mrs..  Gerald Followwill, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has the loose sheets from her grandmother’s Bible.  A duplicate Bible with the same record is in the possession of Mrs. Elsie Harrison, Locust Bayou, Arkansas.  Assistance with information is also credited to Mrs. Hayle P. Hollis, Camden, Arkansas.



Jesse Hodges, born 11 February 1754, Halifax Co., VA, died 18 March 1842, McNairy Co., TN; married 18 October 1775, Pittsylvania Co., VA to Elizabeth Collins, born 28 August 1760, Virginia; died 6 January 1842, McNairy Co., TN




1.      James C. Hodges, b 17 Oct 1776, Pittsylvania Co., VA; m the daughter of James Wilson, Sumner Co., TN. James C. Hodges was a Maj. In the War of 1812.  He was drowned in the Cumberland River 8 Sept 1812.

2.      William C. Hodges, b 22 Sept 1778, Pittsylvania Co., VA.  He lived in Wilson and McNairy Cos., TN.

3.      Jesse Hodges, Jr., b 5 Oct 1780, VA

4.      Josiah Hodges, b 2 Dec 1782, Pittsylvania Co., VA; m 12 Nov 1807 to Mary Wilson.  She was born 25 April 1785 and died 10 Oct 1837.  She was the daughter of James Wilson.

5.      Jeremiah Hodges, b 17 March 1785, VA; married Peggy Brown, Wilson Co., TN in 1808

6.      Marcus Hodges, b. 20 December 1786, VA

7.      Frances Hodges, b. 6 July 1790; d. 28 June 1860; m. Micajah Hollis 10 April 1808

8.      Tabitha Hodges, b. 18 July 1792; m. Thomas Barton, Wilson Co., TN

9.      Elisha Hodges, b. 24 Nov 1794; m. Millie Ward, Wilson Co.

10. Eligah Hodges, b. 11 Feb 1796, VA; m. Hanna Hubbard, 1824, Wilson Co., TN.  He died 15 Sept 1835.

11. Thomas Hodges, b. 21 April 1799, Wilson Co., TN; d. 9 Aug 1834

12. Elizabeth Hodges, b. 14 May 1801, Wilson Co., TN

13. Harvy Hodges, b. 18 Sept 1803, Wilson Co., TN


Note:  Jesse Hodges removed from Pittsylvania Co., VA to Wilson Co., TN about 1797.  He lived there for 23 yrs., moved to McNairy Co., TN and died there in 1842.


(Mrs. Followwell’s Hodges line is from #4, son of Jesse and Elizabeth Hodges.)



Josiah Hodges, b. 2 Dec 1782; m. (1) Mary Wilson, b. 25 April 1785




1.      Harris Hodges, b. 22 Aug 1808; d. 1852; m. 30 Nov 1833 Mrs. Jane Holmes

2.      Cayson Hodges, b. 22 Sept 1809; d. 13 Oct 1826

3.      James Hodges, b. 20 Dec 1810; m. (1) 14 July 1832, Sarah Cunningham; (2) 5 July 1836, Elizabeth Dodd

4.      Lucendia Hodges, b. 18 May 1812; m. 8 Nov 1832, Adam J. Clement

5.      Martha W. Hodges, b. 27 Aug 1813

6.      Elizabeth Hodges, b. 27 Aug 1815; m. William J. Collins

7.      William T. Hodges, b. 18 Dec 1816; m. 26 March 1839, Harriet Shackleford

8.      Polly Hodges, b. Oct.; d. Feb.

9.      Josiah Hodges, b. 11 Dec 1819; m. 2 May 1844, Martha Ann Wagner

10. Harmon K. Hodges, b. 5 July 1822, TN; m. 30 Nov 1848 in Maury Co., TN, Nancy Johnston; he died 27 Oct 1873, Whitesboro, Texas.

11. Mary Hodges, b. 26 Feb 1824

12. Jesse Hodges, b. 2 Feb 1826; m. 1852, Lucinda O. Bellew

13. Marguis D.L. Hodges, b. 14 May 1828; m. Susan Tarbottom


Josiah H. Hodges, m. (2) 10 June 1839, Mrs. Mary P. Patton; 1 child


14. Eliza Hodges, b. 26 Sept 1840



DATA from Jesse Hodges Pension Record


Jesse Hodges was born 11 February 1754, Halifax Co., Virginia.  His family moved   to Pittsylvania Co., VA while he was still a small boy.  There he married, 18 Oct 1775 Elizabeth Collins, born 28   Aug. 1760.


October 1780, Jesse Hodges entered  the Revolutionary War as a volunteer soldier under Captain William Dick, Lt. William Wilkerson and Orderly Sergeant David Chism.  The company was organized and marched from Pittsylvania Co., where he volunteered, to Halifax old Court House.  There they joined a brigade commanded by Gen. Stephens and Col. Hayne Morgan, who were under the command of Gen. Green.  The Brigade was marched to various places in Virginia and North Carolina, eventually reaching Guilford County, North Carolina.


Jesse Hodges was at Guilford only a short time when the army realized a need for wagons and teams.  Learning that he had a team and wagon at home, the general sent him back to Pittsylvania County, Virginia, to get them.  He was accompanied by three guards.  He returned as soon as possible and was placed under Abner Wells, Wagon master.  Mr. Jamison was head wagon master.  It was February 1781 when he rejoined the army with his wagon and team.  He was with the army during the battles at Ramouis Mills and Guilford Court House and was ordered to drive his wagon and team to Troublesom Iron Works.  The army followed the British across Deep River into South Carolina, and Jesse returned to his home in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, with a discharge which ended his first six-months’ tour of duty.


Shortly after returning home, Jesse Hodges was again drafted for a six months’ tour of duty under Capt. Thomas Hudgens.  He was mustered into service at Bucklier Tavern, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  He served 21 days of this enlistment and hired a cousin of his (James Casey) to serve out the balance of this time.




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