Celeste The 1850 census shows Dnal (Daniel) Hodgdon age 28 living with Ira and Mary Jane Varney and his soon to be wife Mary Jane in Barnstead (Belknap Cty) New Hampshire. He is the son of Daniel b.1797 and Elizabeth (Coolis) Hodgdon. My line goes: Nicholas, Benoni, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Thomas, Daniel, Daniel, Franklin, Abbott, Frank and me (Jonathan) Ira was apparently married twice; once to Mary Jane, then to Mercy. The census looks like he ran an orphanage...I have spent several years on this..I have been trying to document these things for membership in the Mayflower society. I live in Gorham, Maine. Are you close enough for us to get together on this?