Hi everyone, My g-g-grandfather was William Hedger. According to the family stories he came from England. I am nott sure if he can as an adult orchild. He wold have been born before 1838. We have a photo of him in uniform sometime during the Civil War. He was as the story goes a ships captain. We have just recently looked up the information and a William Hedger was an Acting Mastter on at least 3 ships. I still have gaps to research. He was married to a Mary McNeiry of Ireland . She died when their daughter Cecilia (b. 1857) was young. I do not know if there were other children.