An American Family History


Hodge/Hodges Families


On April 11, 1796, John Hodges, Sr. purchased 330 acres in Washington County on the south side of the Watauga River.

William Hodges (1756)
Roland Hodges (1769)

In 1814, during the War of 1812, John Hodge was on Captain William King's muster.


Roland Hodges

James Hodges(1802, married Mary Kitzmiller),
Elinor Hodges (1805, married Robert Alison, Jr.),
Susannah Hodges (1806, married John Alison)

Washington County Tenn Will Bk 1 p 363,
Will of Roland Hodges,
Prob May term 1849
Names Wife, Hannah,
Son, James,
Daus Susannah Allison, Elinor Allison, dec and daus of Elinor, Polly and Susannah.


William Hodges (1756):

Allen Hodges (1771, married Sarah Alison),
Howell Hodges (married Sarah Anne Crouch),
Barbara Hodges (1792, married John Sanders),
Micajah (Michael) Hodges (1795, married Elizabeth Gray),
Rollen Hodges (1796, married Margaret Ellis),

John Hodges (married Mary Acuff),
William Hodges, Jr.,
Edmund Hodges (married Susanna Duncan),
Anne Hodges (1810, married William J. Ensor),

Robert Hodges (1810, married Elizabeth Isenberg)
Anson L. Hodges (1811, married Amanda Dyer and Harrett Gray)





James Hodges was born about 1802.

John Kitzmiller Hodges (1826),
Martin Kitzmiller Hodges (1828),
Henry Kitzmiller Hodges (1830),
Canada A. Hodges (1830),
Rolen P. Hodges (1832),
Joseph K. Hodges (1837 ,
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hodges Smith (1839, married William Smith),
Hannah Hodges (1842)



Children of Michael Hodges and Elizabeth Gray.

Robert Hodges (1818),
William Hodges (1822),
Nancy M. Hodges Cox (1824, married James Cox),
Mahlon Meade Hodges (1827, married Susannah Adams),
Emily V. Hodges (1829),
Elizabeth Minerva Hodges (1832, married Elkanah Milhorn),
John Christopher Hodges (1833),
George Washington Hodges (1836),
Edna P. Hodges (1838),
Orleana Josphine Hodges (1840).

The Holston River flows from Kingsport to Knoxville.
map by Kmusser

Francis Hodge was born about 1745.

He married Martha (Sally) Sproat.

They emigrated from County Antrim, Ireland, about 1772. At first, they settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania then in York County, Pennsylvania. From there they moved to Taneytown, Frederick County, Maryland where they were probably members of the Piney Creek Presbyterian Church.

Ambrose Hodge (1766),
Francis Hodge Jr. (1769),
Martha Hodge (1770, married John Alison), and
James Hodge.

About 1778 they moved to the Holston/Watauga area of Tennessee.

Francis received a grant for 500 acres on the north side of the Watauga River. His log cabin was built at the head of Sugar Hollow near Pickens Bridge.

Francis was ordained as one of the first ruling elders of the New Bethel Presbyterian Church by the Reverend Samuel Doak in 1782.

Francis died in 1798 and was buried at New Bethel Church in Piney Flats.


Francis Hodge (1769-1855) married Elizabeth (or Sarah Martha) Ferguson (1771-1860)

Francis Hodge (1799, married Priscilla King),
John Hodge (1800)
Josiah Hodge (1801),
Samuel Hodge (1802),
Joseph Hodge (1811).

Francis Hodge was one of the first ruling elders of New Bethel Presbyterian church.


Francis Hodge (1799 -1863) married Priscilla King (1802 -1857)

In 1829 Francis Hodge, Jr. witnessed John Smith's will.




Samuel Hodge was born about 1802. He married Sarah Easley

Julia Ann Hodge (1839, married Franklin McCorkle),
Rosalie Elizabeth Hodge Everett,
Josephine Eleanor Hodge (1840, married Franklin McCorkle),
Samuel W. Hodge,
Alexander H. Hodge,
Francis N. Hodge,
Vincent Hodge, and
Elbert Hodge.


Martha Hodge (1832, married Daniel Wilcox),
Barsheba Hodge (1834, John Bowery).
James Hodge (1836),
Sarah A. Hodge (John A. Torbett),
Lucinda Hodge (1843),
John M. Hodge (1844, married Lucinda Gross),
Henry Hodge (1846),
Elizabeth Jane Hodge (1850, married James Anderson King ).








from History of Meigs County, Tennessee

W. Hodge, M. D., is a native of East Tennessee, and ws born in Sullivan County July 11, 1823. His parents were Francis and Priscilla (King) Hodge. The father was of Scotch-Irish descent, and the mother of English descent; both were natives of Sullivan County, Tenn. The parents were married in their native county, where they spent their lives. The father was by trade a wagon- maker, and an old line Whig, and a worthy member of the Old School Presbyterian Church. The mother was a member of the same church. Our subject is one of seven children.

He secured a liberal education in his youth at Blountville, Sullivan County. After completing his education, he was engaged for two years in teaching school in Sullivan County, at Paperville. While teaching he read medicine under Dr. William Hammer, of Paperville. In 1846 he came to Decatur and commenced the practice of his profession, and since that date to present has followed this occupation. After he had practiced four years in Decatur, he went, in the fall of 1850, to the University of Pennsylvania, at Philadelphia, where he received his diplomas as Doctor of Medicine, having stood his examination on entering the graduating class. In October 7, 1847,

he married Miss Evaline McCorkle, a native of Meigs County, and the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Allison) McCorkle, deceased. To this union were born seven children, four daughters and three sons, three being dead, two sons and one daughter.

Our subject is a Democrat, and a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. His wife is a member of the same church.

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