Sunday, June 15, 2014

52 Ancestors #24 - Isaac James Hodges: The Republic of Texas

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Amy Crow has posted a challenge on her blog "No Story Too Small".

My paternal 2nd Great Grandfather

Isaac James Hodges arrived in the Republic of Texas about December 10, 1839. His parents are Edmund and Sarah McClain Hodges. Isaac's father died in 1830 while the family lived in Hardeman County, Tennessee. Isaac came to Texas along with his Mother and siblings.

The year 1847 was very eventful for Isaac. He enlisted for the Mexican War on May 3, 1847, age twenty-four. That same year he married Alcinda Alexander Bryan. (Alexander is her middle name.) 

1. Texas State Library and Archives Commission; Austin, Texas; Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975; Collection #: CPA16526; Roll #: 433; Roll Description: Pension File Nos. 02913 to 09648, Application Years 1859 to 1900

Isaac and Alcinda had nine children:

  • Jacob W. Hodges m. Mary H. Vardy
  • Sarah Ellen (Sallie) Hodges m. John Andrew Sowders (my ancestors)
  • Abel James Hodges m. Bernetta Rasco
  • John Bryan Hodges m. Lydia Margaret (Maggie) Holland
  • Edmond D. Hodges m. Alice Virginia Johnson (I may be related to Alice too ??)
  • Benjamin Hodges
  • Mary E. Hodges
  • Drusilla Ann Hodges m. Julius Sheldon Johnson (I may be related to Julius too ??)
  • Parthena Jane Hodges m. William Jasper Hannah

Isaac enlisted in the Civil War. He was listed as sick in the Hempstead Hospital during March 1865.

The family eventually settled down in Leon County, Texas. Isaac collapsed while working on the Clear Creek Baptist Church. He never recovered and died at the age of forty-eight. The Clear Creek Cemetery was started when died and Isaac was the first person buried there.

Isaac James Hodges
b. May 31, 1822 in Franklin County, Tennessee
d. April 9, 1871 in Leon County, Texas
Age 48  Find A Grave Memorial# 27977154

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