There may be a connection to your James and my Daniel Hedgpeth:(1740-1808) Dobbs and Wayne Cos.,NC. 1759-MARRIAGE-Ann Brewer, NC, ca 1759. *1761-CHILD-John-born in Dobbs Co.,NC. 1763-CHILD-Noah-born in Dobbs Co.,NC, ca 1763. 1765-CHILD-Ann-born in Dobbs Co.,NC, ca 1765. 1767-CHILD-Ezekiel-born in Dobbs Co.,NC, ca 1767. I cannot make a link at this time.