Could your Joseph and my Samuel be kin? Sam's father was Jeremirah, G-F was John and GG-F was Daniel of Wayne Co., NC.
Samuel McDaniel Hedgpeth:(1817-18785)
1817-BIRTH-Lincoln Co., TN, 22 Jul 1817.
1820 Census, Lincoln Co., TN.[With parents].
1830 Census, Lincoln Co., TN.[With parents].
1840 Census, Lincoln Co., TN, # 74.[With parents].
1841-MARRIAGE: Lincoln Co, TN, MR, V-A, P-56, 16 Dec 1841.
1850 Census, Lincoln Co., TN, # 768.[ Listed as a farmer].
Note:1850 Madison Co., AR, P-11, has a Samuel Hedgpeth listed.
1852, 1856-Deeds in LCT:[ Some records show Samuel's middle name to be "McDowell"]. 1856-SMH&wife joined the Leatherwood Church in Lincoln Co., TN, Source: LCT Pioneers, V3/P26.
1856-Carroll Co., AR, Will Book, 26 Sep 1856.
1860 Census, Madison Co., AR, #476.[ Note: Lists him as Physician and a widower with 5 children].
1875-DEATH- Kingston, Madison, AR, 31 Oct 1875.