Valerie, I too am looking for the Hefners and Hodge. My gr gr grandmother was Abigail Hefner that married Alexander England. I believe I may have some records on the Hefners from Pa. My ggggrandfather was Philip Hefner which was from N.C. but moved to Winston Co., Ala.
Robert Hodge was my ggggrandfather from Livingston Co., Ky. He owned 9,000 acres in Lincoln Co. until they split it up to be Lincoln Co., and Crittendon Co., Ky. Is your Hodge line from Ky. and other parts?