Col Edmund William Hodges, Sr

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Col Edmund William Hodges, Sr

  • Birth 7 Jul 1809 Twiggs County, Georgia, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1867 Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Burial Cotton Valley, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 14537518

In 1858, Edmund William Hodges Sr. brought his wife, Mary McGowen Hodges, his father, Matthew Hodges, eight children together with seventy-five slaves to Louisiana from Georgia, and settled at Cotton Valley. although
there is no trace of the first Hodges' home, it is said to have been a ten-room house with covered porch and
balcony. There were twelve children born to this couple, eight of whom lived to maturity.
Edwin Hodges also operated a general store as early as 1858. The U.S. mail was delivered there at intervals from
one to four times a month. The first mail route seemed to be from Shreveport by way of Belleview to Cotton Valley.
The post office was named Cotton Valley then.
Hodges also gained prominence in his arbitration of local grievances and disagreements.


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  • Maintained by: Brian Hodges
  • Originally Created by: Sandy Hodges
  • Added: 7 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14537518
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Edmund William Hodges, Sr (7 Jul 1809–24 Jul 1867), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14537518, citing Cotton Valley Cemetery, Cotton Valley, Webster Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Brian Hodges (contributor 47116130) .