Hello Christina I am from the same line and also looking for John Hodges the father ofyour Meshack. My Grandfather was Edmund, a brother of Meshack. Thier fathers name was John. Some of the children were born in Knox, Kentucky, The family then moved to Taney Cnty. that area was later called Douglas Cnty. in Missouri. Your Meshack had siblings Edmund, Drury,Andrew Jackson,Margaret,and two others only identified as D and S Hodges. I did find a marriage list for Knox Kentucky with John Hodges marrying Rachel Riply on July 19 1822. He may have been married twice. I also noted a later census from Missouri where my grandfather Edmund and family was listed. In that census he gave his fathers place of birth as Tennesee and mothers as North Carolina, But be careful I think around that time the state lines were redrawn in that area and may be different. Hope this helps. contact if you want more info.