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Mary DeJarnette McGehee Hodnett
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Birth: 1737
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1817
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA


Married 04/19/1760 in Cumberland Co., VA to Ayres Brooks Hodnett.

Their issue:



Pittsylvania County Will and Deed Bk. 11, pg.488:
Will of Mary Hodnett
In the Name of God Amen November 28, 1817 I Mary Hodnett being very sick but of sound memory and calling to mind the mortalityof the body that it is appointed for all once to die and knowing not when it may Please the Almighty God to call me unto eternity do Constitute Ordain this my Last & Testament and first of all I give my Soul unto the Almighty God that gave my body to the Earth from whence it came to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executor. And what worldly goods the Almighty has been pleased to bless me with I do distribute in the following manner. Item I give and will to my daughter Lucy Davis, wife of Joseph Davis . her lawful heirs of her body forever all my part that is coming from my son James Hodnett's Estate together with what I had on hand at the time I went to live with the said James Hodnett, my son.Given under my hand the day and the year above written.
Witnep: her
Jr. White Mary X Hodnett
Jepee Woodson mark

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 19th day ofJanuary 1818 The within Last Will and Testament of Mary Hodnett Dec. d was presented in Court and proved by the Oaths of the two Subscribing Witneses and ordered to be recorded. And at another Court held for said County the18th day of May in the Year aforesaid the Same was again presented in Court and Upon the motion of William Davis who made Oath thereto accordingto the Law and together with Joel Willis and Ayres Hodnett his securities entered into acknowledged their bond in the penalty of $500 conditioned as the Law directs Certificate is granted for obtaining the letters ofadministration and the Estate of Mary Hodnett with her Said Will annexed in due form.
Teste: Will Tunstall C .P.C.

Pittsylvania County Records.
Court Record Book.
Record Book 34, pg. 184:
Dated July 12, 1838

Satisfactory evidence being produced to the Courtof Pittsylvania County now sitting it is ordered to be certified that Mary Hodnett, widow of Ayres Hodnett, deceased, late of Pittsylvania Co. State of Virginia, was formerly Mary MeGeehee and sister to the late William McGeehee of Boulden County, State of Georgia; that she departed this life in the year 1817; that Benjamin Hodnett, Sally Terry now the wife of John Terry, Lucy Davis now the wife of Joseph Davis; John Hodnett, Daniel Hodnett,Nancy Davis now the wife of John Davis, James Hodnett, and Ayres Hodnett were the children of the said Mary Hodnett; and only children; that Benjamin Hodnett her son removed to the State of Georgia, that John Hodnett departed this life in the year 1807 and left 5 children, to wit, James, Elizabeth, John, Asa and Philip; that all of them are above the age of twenty-one years; that James Hodnett son of Mary Hodnett departed this life about the year 1816 and left no child or widow; that Daniel Hodnett departed this life in the year 1825 and left 8 children to wit: Letty now the wife of Jeremiah White, Mary, William, James, Jincy now the wife of Morton McHodge, Nancy, Philip and Daniel, and that they are the heirs, and only heirs of the said Mary Hodnett deceased.

Excerpt from:

(Copy of a letter written by Mrs. George L. Corbin, 3 Oak Lane, Hampton Gardens, and Richmond, Virginia to Mildred Keeling, Keeling, Virginia).1939

"This couple must have spent most of their lives in Halifax but mama and Aunt Mary Sue remember their grandmother telling them of howshe and her mother and brother, went back to see her people in Cumberland. They went back on horseback and only intended staying a short while but Lucy,the daughter, must have had a good time for she spent the better part of a year with her relatives. The McGehees were reputed very wealthy. I think they owned a lot of land and left the biggest part to the sons as was the old English custom. Mama said her grandmother used to talk about having slaves to do everything needed so she did not have to work. Unfortunately the Cumberland Court House records have been burned to we arenot able to secure copies of old wills, etc.there. The McGehees have always been important people in their communities. The family which went to Mississippi were fabulously rich. At the time Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation Edward McGehee of Mississippi, owned a million dollars worth of slaves. He built the fifth railroad in the United States. He also built the first cotton mill in the South and operated it with the labor of his own slaves. He was a friendof Zachary Taylor and was offered a cabinet post by him, but declined it because he had too vast an estate of his own to look after. Through a cousin of Stark Young I have come into possession of papers which prove that the McGregors who called themselves McGehees were descendants of royalty, coming by directline from Robert Bruce of Scotland, and, through him, from Alfred I of England. Oh we have a lot to be proud of!"

Family links: 
  Edward McGehee (1699 - 1771)
  Elizabeth DeJarnette McGehee (1709 - 1783)
  Ayres Brooks Hodnett (1733 - 1779)*
  Benjamin Hodnett (1761 - 1820)*
  John H. Hodnett (1767 - 1807)*
  Micajah McGehee (1730 - 1811)*
  Mary DeJarnette McGehee Hodnett (1737 - 1817)
  Elizabeth McGehee Wright (1739 - 1821)*
  Mumford McGehee (1744 - 1816)*
  Daniel McGahee (1747 - 1802)*
  William McGehee (1749 - 1829)*
  Jacob McGehee (1751 - 1805)*
  Samuel McGehee (1759 - 1821)*
*Calculated relationship
Hodnett Cemetery
Pittsylvania County
Virginia, USA
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Originally Created by: Hank Rogers
Record added: Dec 27, 2011
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Mary DeJarnette <i>McGehee</i> Hodnett
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paying my respect to a grandmother
- Robin Hensley-Smoot T054739
 Added: Mar. 7, 2016
From the descendants of your brother, Samuel McGehee (88074664), also a Revolutionary War Soldier, interred in Amite Co, MS
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
6X Great Grandmother
- Stephanie Nichols
 Added: Aug. 2, 2014
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