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Re: Nathan Hodges-1772-1848, NC-GA, and descendants
Posted by: Joe Spann (ID *****1265) Date: May 05, 2003 at 07:20:20
In Reply to: Nathan Hodges-1772-1848, NC-GA, and descendants by Stephanie Grohol of 504

Nathan Hodges registered for the first Georgia Land Lottery as a resident of Screven County in 1803. At that time he was unmarried. By 1805 he had removed to Tattnall County and appears on the Tattnall County Tax Digest of that year. Nathan had evidently purchased the rights to a 200 acre tract on Battle Creek in Tattnall County about 1805 from Marmaduke Etheridge, a resident of Baldwin County. At the time of the transaction the grant was still pending and title was not issued to Etheridge until 1807. Nathan traded or sold this tract of land before 1810 to his brother William Hodges. The same tract was in the possession of Cordy Whitehead by 1811.

Nathan Hodges served in the local Tattnall County Militia during the War of 1812.

In 1813 Nathan Hodges had two Tattnall County land grants in his own name along Beardís Creek. These properties joined lands of the Dees family. By 1815 Nathan appears to have sold these lands and in fact may have never lived on them.

By 1815 Nathan was living at Cedar Creek in Tattnall County. He had acquired 500 acres of land from George Fletcher, a former resident of Liberty County, Georgia. In 1816 Nathan added a 200 acre grant of his own joining the Fletcher properties. He continued to live on this land until departing Tattnall County in 1827 for a new home in Lowndes County. The properties then came into the possession of James A.Tippins. Today the old Nathan Hodges homestead is located near the Evans-Tattnall County line and in the vicinity of Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

Nathan Hodges purchased his new Lowndes County homestead from his brother William Hodges on 13 October 1827. It consisted of 490 acres in the 12th District of Irwin County being Lot #85.

On 14 August 1830 John Hodges, William Hodges, Samuel Hodges, Nathan Hodges, Mary Hodges and John Dampier made a deed to Joseph Cohorn for 200 acres in Screven County on the waters of Reedy Branch, Ogeechee River. The 200 acre tract was an original grant to William Hodges of 4 December
1788. The form of the deed suggests that these persons were heirs of William Hodges and were selling the land in settlement of his estate. (See Screven County Deed Book L, page 299)

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