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Carol Hodges (#47991724)
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I am a retired teacher and now have time for researching my family trees. My main interests are the Walkers, Reeds, and Taylors of Jackson Parish Louisiana. I have also found information for Stovalls, Peppers, and Branchs from Jackson and Winn Parish, Louisiana. I am trying to take pictures of tombstones for family members in Ebenezer and Transport Cemetaries and make them available as they are helpful research tools. As I find tombstones for people without a Find a Grave memorial, I have added memorials for them.
I am also researching my husband's Hodges family in Caldwell Parish and Vernon Parish.
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Sue Wells Smith
RE: Mary Walker Pepper
Could be..the lineage of Ezeriah O. Pepper, Jr.
Added by Sue Wells Smith on Oct 28, 2013 10:27 PM
James and Tommie Watson
Thanks so much Carol for adding grave photos for my relatives. I don't live near the cemetery, so your efforts are deeply appreciated and make their memorials more complete. Caretaker
Added by Caretaker on Oct 07, 2013 9:42 AM
sandi hinton
Peppers 41624753
I am interested in the Nettie peppers family
Added by sandi hinton on Aug 06, 2013 6:28 AM
HODGES Effingham and Screven Counties, Georgia II

Oops - the wife of William Hodges the J.P. was Martha W. COLSON (married 1833, her mother was a SHEPPARD)(I erred when I used the name Hannah COLSON in that message, Hannah had married his uncle William HODGES Jr.).

Naturally, there are many intermarriages between the several families that lived in the adjacent 259th and 36th Georgia Miliia Districts (G.M.D.) of Screven County and the adjacent 12th G.M.D. of Effingham County.

The on-line trees for HODGES to which you referred largely rely on "inherited" genealogies and don't try to "build up from zero" using primary sources as much as possible - they DO provide avenues of research to look into (but rarely cite sources), an enormous and confusing job for this clan and its allied families.

An excellent resource is Isaac HODGES' Bible Record, which gives the birthdates of Isaac's siblings but does not identify his parentage, but I've never seen the original, only various transcriptions. Isaac was another son of John HODGES Sr. & Sarah, "Sally;" his wife was Flora GRAHAM, the sister of Samuel's second wife.
Added by jrpv on Jun 11, 2013 7:06 AM
HODGES Effingham and Screven Counties, Georgia

Dear Ms. Carol HODGES,

The only link that I can provide to you is very much a secondary source, my memorial for Samuel HODGES; I hope that the material which I've added to it will be somewhat helpful (my children are descended from the daughter Sarah Jane HODGES SHEPPARD - my own HODGES ancestry is from the unrelated? Bulloch County clan which came from North Carolina). A John HODGES with a wife Tabby passed through the area and had a deed in 1790; there may have been no relation to any of our HODGES at all, but on this deed, and the coincidence that our John HODGES Sr's son's Bible Record begins his siblings' births in 1791 and ends them in 1819, is built the entire John-Tabitha myth (incidentally, that same pair may have divorced in Putnam County in 1818-1821).

I cannot answer all of your questions regarding Samuel's first wife, Jane BLACK NEYLAND (varies) HODGES CHARLTON. She seems to have drawn in the Georgia Land Lottery of 1805 as Jane NEELAND, widow. The earliest marriage records of Screven and Burke Counties are gone (they were not likely married in Effingham County). Her use of her first married surname at her third marriage and her listing by her second married surname in 1850 and 1860 are all odd.

The Effingham-Screven Counties HODGES clan was very close in proximity (the 259th G.M.D.) and in personal relations (Hardy and William the J.P. are sons of John HODGES Sr. & Sarah, "Sally") before and after the divorce (one gets the feeling that Samuel and Jane had a tempestuous relationship). Jane did not live after 1862 (administration of her estate as Jane CHARLTON, with an heir Phillip R. HODGES of Louisiana). Samuel's second wife already had a natural daughter by a TUTTLE, and that daughter is recorded with the surnames of GRAHAM, TUTTLE and HODGES at various times (until she married a JAMES).

The marriage of the son, your Phillip R(____) HODGES, in Louisiana in 1827, officiated by a Robert HODGES, is interesting - I do not see the name Robert used in the Effingham-Screven Counties clan before three instances in about 1840 (son of Ambrose I), 1843 (son of William the J.P. & Hannah COLSON) and 1845 (son of Hardy); I don't think that my Bulloch County clan uses it at all.

May God Bless You and Your Family,
Robert ><>
Added by jrpv on Jun 10, 2013 11:15 PM
Carol Ann Neeley Kilgore
Gaar Family
Thank you so much for your time and effort in getting photos of the graves of Dalton, Alice Esther Gaar and Buelah Douglas Gaar Hall. I appreciate it so much
Added by Carol Ann Neeley Kilgore on Jun 02, 2013 11:55 AM
RE: Multiple Photos
Thank you!
Added by Anonymous on Jun 02, 2013 8:10 AM
Multiple Photos
Thank you so much for posting all of the headstone pictures that I requested, as well as, your effort to find the ones that weren't in the cemetery!
Added by Anonymous on Jun 02, 2013 12:43 AM
Sharen Shultz Bowers
Pvt. Franklin W. Walker headstone picture
Yes, you have my permission to use my photo. :)
Added by Sharen Shultz Bowers on May 21, 2013 9:39 PM
RE: Walker Family
Well, I really appreciate your work! I'm a direct descendant of the Stovalls. My Stovalls married into the Walker family and ironically a man in my neighborhood is related to these Walkers!
Added by Anonymous on Feb 21, 2013 8:36 PM
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