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Hodges Council, Sr
Birth: 1643
Devon, England
Death: Sep. 9, 1699
Isle of Wight County
Virginia, USA

The Isle of Wight County "Council Family Cemetery" is located on the property of the Old Council homestead in a field near Windsor and Carrsville, Virginia. It is not visible from the road. Stones are down flat and concrete has been poured around them to keep them intact. This land is the land that was granted to the Councils when they first settled in America.

The exact location of this cemetery is taken from a book by Judson Council in 1941 entitled "Hodges Councill of Virginia and Descendants." There is no marker that identifies Hodges. (There are many graves here with no markers.)

There is Judith Yeates (1802-1859), wife of Joseph G. Councill. There is Christian Councill (died in 1855 at age 42), daughter of Godwin & Pheraby Councill. There is Media Ann (died 1849 at age 23), wife of Jesse D. Councill. There is Jesse Councill (1820-1901). There are other Councills.

The marker for "Joseph G. Councill" may identify Godwin Councill.

There is another key Council cemetery in Bladen County, North Carolina, located 1/4-mile west of the town of Council along Highway 211. It is on the south side of the road and located in the woods.

(The above written by Betty C. Richardson.)

Note: There are several sources to consider regarding the birth date and birthplace of Hodges Council, Sr. Find-a-Grave member #47928961, Roanna Dolan Griffin, provided the below information for your consideration. It appears likely that she may be referring to Hodges Council, Jr. not Sr. (Thank you, Roanna.):

"Hi, Hodges is my direct line 9th great grandfather. Below I have provided the record of his birth. He was born in Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia.

Hodges Council in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
Name: Hodges Council
Birth Date: 1650
Birthplace: Virginia
Volume: 35
Page Number: 187
Reference: Colonial fams. Of the southern states of Amer. By Stella Pickett Hardy. Baltimore. 1958. (643p.):261"
Family links: 
  Lucy Hardy Council (1650 - 1699)*
  Christian Council Bryan (1670 - 1743)*
  Lucy Council Wooten (1676 - 1735)*
  Hardy Council (1678 - 1750)*
*Calculated relationship
Council Family Cemetery
Isle of Wight County
Virginia, USA
Plot: un- numbered
Maintained by: Mark
Originally Created by: Betty C. Richardson
Record added: Feb 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5222312
Hodges Council, Sr
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