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Re: Looking for Info on Family History.
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: June 06, 2011 at 12:08:18
In Reply to: Looking for Info on Family History. by Cynthia Torres of 786

This gives you first name for "Mr." Hodges and married name for daughter Mary.

TX Dth Idx thru 1976:

Name: Mary Elizabeth Dedmon
Death Date: 22 Nov 1972
Death Place: Balch Springs, Dallas, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 66 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 10 Nov 1906
Birthplace: Edgewood Texas
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Goodhew Hodges
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Emaline Woods
Mother's Birthplace:
Place of Residence:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2242089
Digital Film Number: 4005483
Image Number: 02948
Reference Number: 81645
Collection: null

1880 census Milam Co, TX:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
David HODGES Self M Male W 39 AL Farmer SC GA
Elizabeth HODGES Wife M Female W 33 TX Keeps House TN TX
Henrietta HODGES Dau S Female W 5 TX AL TX
James HODGES Son S Male W 4 TX AL TX
Goodhue HODGES Son S Male W 2 TX AL TX
Edna HODGES Dau S Female W 1 TX AL TX
Daniel HODGES Nephew S Male W 19 AL Farm Laborer AL AL

By 1900 David and family (including Goodhew) are in Van Zandt Co, TX.

Go to Rootsweb's WorldConnect site -- -- I typed in Hodges, David, born 1838 + or - five years, spouse Elizabeth. Someone has more on this line. Maiden name for Elizabeth is Zellner, and submitters has tons of information on her father. At first I didn't see much in the way of sources for the information, but when you get back to Elizabeth's father, you'll see plenty. Contact that person, share what you know about your branch, such as wife and child for Goodhew etc.

Looks like Emaline remarried:

Name: Emaline Elizabeth Gaston
Death Date: 31 Mar 1934
Death Place: Mc. Sprodlen, Van Zandt, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 45 years 6 months 22 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 09 Sep 1888
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: R.L. Gaston
Father's Name: Alonzo Truman Woods
Father's Birthplace: Ill.
Mother's Name: Mary Matlock
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: House Wife
Place of Residence:
Burial Place: Elle... Chappel
Burial Date: 31 Mar 1934
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2115988
Digital Film Number: 4165961
Image Number: 2444
Reference Number: cn 15525
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Name: Truman Eddie Woods
Death Date: 24 Sep 1959
Death Place: Edgewood, Van Zandt, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 63 years 9 months 6 days
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1895
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Lonzo Woods
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Mary Medlock
Mother's Birthplace:
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Residence: Edgewood, Van Zandt, Texas
Cemetery: Ellis Chappel
Burial Place: Wills Point, Texas
Burial Date: 25 Sep 1959
Additional Relatives: X
Film Number: 2115953
Digital Film Number: 4165963
Image Number: 00002139
Reference Number: cn 53093
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Alonzo and Mary are on the 1900 census in Van Zandt Co, TX, and in the household are two of Mary's children from her previous marriage.

On WorldConnect if you just enter Woods, Alonzo, born 1856 + or - five years, no spouse or anything else, up comes two matches for an Alonzo, right year of birth and birth locaion, but no wife or children, just parents and on back. You might contact those submitters see if they know anything more about Alonzo so you could tell if they are one in the same.

On the 1930 census Van Zandt Co, TX you can find Robert L. Gaston, wife Emaline and 4 children. Next door is William Dedman, wife Mary E. and one daughter.

Happy Hunting (^_^)

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