So nice to hear from one of the Arizona Cousins . . . I would be very interested in see this document by Joel Hedgpeth on the Wales connection ? ? I had always been told we were Irish/Dutch or at least the name was. And that they came from England ? ?
Did you know a Duncan Hedgpeth from Glendale, AZ. He was the only descendant of Lewis Johnson that I have ever met . . In the early 80's he and his son Elmer came to Palm Springs, CA for the annual Thanksgiving Reunion one of my Dad's cousins has every year out there.
As for the little saying "dweller's on the path by the hedge" I had either heard it or read it back in the early 70's or before, as being the meaning of the name HEDGPETH
Did you know that Lemuel spelled Hedgpeth as I do . . . check out his signature in the document where he gave consent for his daughter Sarah to marry Isaac Romans in 1807.
As soon as I get all my data in to that FTM program I would like to share and compare further . . . I would be interested in how your Lewis Johnson Hedgpeth came to being in Arizona ? ? Didn't he go up to the Fresno area of California with the rest of the family of Joel ? ? My Thomas Riley Hedgpeth as you might already know return to Missouri, when the rest of the family made their second try to cross the Colorado River . . . .
I love rereading those old stories of the wagon train trip . . .