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Benjamin Bartholomew Hodges
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Birth: 1752
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: 1832
Surry County
North Carolina, USA

Parents:

Welcom William Hodges b ~1725 VA d 1789+ Hawkins Co.,TN
Mary Hubbard b ~1734

Siblings (all surnamed Hodges):

Rebecca b ~1748 m Edmond Wood b ~1748
Ambrose b ~1750
Charles b ~1753
Asa Amos b ~1754 d bef 1809 m Judith Gentry b ~1768
Kezia b ~1758 m John Dean b ~1756
Eleanor - Find A Grave Memorial# 29053103
William Welcome b ~1755 executed 16 Aug 1792 Jonesborough, Washington,TN m Agnes Gentry b ~1768

Children not linked below:

1)Sarah b ~1784 d Carroll Co.,VA m James Smith b ~1780
2)Martha b ~1785 d 1850+ m Wm Rainwater
3)Elizabeth b ~1792 m James Robinson
4)Mary B b 31 Mar 1799 Surry,NC d Mitchell Co.,KS m Joseph Gentry b 4 Sep 1797 NC d bef 1850 Greene Co.,IN
5)Son b ~1800
6)Rachel Rebecca b 1803 m William Hodges

1805 Used team of oxen to clear forest along Fisher River, built cabin. 2002 address was: 499 White Dirt Road, Dobson, NC.

"The Hodges House is one of the oldest and most architecturally significant houses in Surry County...The one and a half story, double-pen log house gains its primary significance from the log wall overhang with runs across east and west (front and rear) sides of the house above first-story level. This feature is both unique in Surry Co., and rare in NC's architectural history. Other details which are probably original are the tiny loft window next to the chimney in the south gable and the wood-shingled pent eave which once shltered the south wall beneath the gable. Alterations have included the replacement of doors and windows, the addition of the porches, and the addition of the rear ell ca 1916. The north end stone chimney is dated 1878, and the south end stone chimney is believed by the present owner to have been built ca 1914. This unusual house is still in Hodges family ownership."

The upper floor was built so that the logs protruded about a foot over the first floor. This allowed owners to remove a plank in the over hang and fire rifles down at marauding animals or Indians. The separate kitchen burned many years ago, and the hot blaze threatened the main structure as well. But it was winter, and the owners used snowballs to douse the flames on the house.

By transcription of the 1790 Surry Co, NC census, the name seems to be Bartholomus, but other records show Bartholomew. One undocumented reference indicates he was literate.

1815 Bk(N-137) Surry Co, NC
Bartholomew Hodges to Shelton Gentry somewhat more than 37 acres ... beginning on east bank of Fisher's River and extending northwesterly. Wit: James Jervis, George A. Jervis.

Will probated 1832 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Cockerham Hodges (1765 - 1832)*
 
 Children:
  Susannah Hodges Smith (1781 - 1883)*
  James C Hodges (1786 - 1862)*
  Drury Bartholomew Hodges (1794 - 1895)*
  Moses Hodge (1797 - 1877)*
  Tabbitha Hodges Potter (1802 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hodges Family Cemetery
Dobson
Surry County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie Schermer
Record added: Jan 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 82786166
Benjamin Bartholomew Hodges
Added by: Debi Hattorf Whitmire
 
Benjamin Bartholomew Hodges
Added by: Wayne Hodges
 
Benjamin Bartholomew Hodges
Added by: Wayne Hodges
 
 
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~ 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered ~ May You Rest In Heavenly Peace Dear Cousin ~
- Orval Lee Hodges
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016

- Cindy S Munson
 Added: May. 6, 2016

- Susan
 Added: Mar. 23, 2016
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