I have a great story, tonight I got the results from two Hodgens researchers who are a perfect match!
John B Hodgens came here in 1785 after going to sea at age 7 from England.
Served his time & left the sea at age 19, married & raised a family in SC.
We have known for years of one son's name James Madison Hodgens and could never find the other sons counted in 1820. Without a name its near impossible to trace someone on census records that early.
A Hodgens family member was planning the annual reunion & mentioned to me that he had been contacted by a OK Hodgens who believed that he belonged to
our family. His GGG-grandfather Joseph B. Hodgens named his son James Madison & said his father b England and had the middle initial B, which made me believe he belonged. We all met last Oct in AL, but we could not find a single piece of paper that connected these families. John B Hodgens
did not leave a will & never anywhere is any family member written about.
Plus the family is not known for keeping in touch. Some have looked for 50+ yrs.
Our oldest member (85) did his homework on DNA & he & the OK man (35) took the test.
Tonight I got both test results...they match perfectly!!! I'm thrilled!! And I know they are..emails are flying.
We have also been contacted from Canada from a Hodgens Genealogy One Name Study group up there & they are talking about comparing our results within their group and possibly the England group also.
I only ask that before you close your mind to any DNA project that you go to the following web site & read. I honestly believe that you will be amazed.
If I offended you or any other person on the list I truly apologize. That was not my intention, it was just my way to remind some who had expressed a interest in testing and hopefully recruit others.
Derrell Oakley Teat
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