My great grandmother's family name is Hedgpeth (Hedgspeth). Her name is Melinda, born approx. 1890 in or near Wake County, NC. The family is of mixed race origin, mainly black and Indian. I have found records of the mixed race Hedgpeth's as far back as 1750, but nothing specific about the late 19th century. I don't know if our Hedgpeths are the same family, but it seems likely as we are all using Wake County as a reference. She married Charles Seate approx. 1910, they lived outside of Durham and had at least 10 children. Mabel Seate Beale (my grandmother) b.1913 d.1987, Kathereen Seate, Charles Seate, and Aaron Seate are the only names of the children I know.