We have a family history of one branch of the family, not Hodges, that includes some Hodges information.
My Great-great-grandfather, Fred Smith Hodges has his father listed as Ben Hodges born 1843. I cannot find anything about Ben. There is a story that when Fred was 2, Ben road off to Dodge to get medicine for typhoid or something, and never returned. A search for him the following spring came across a body (unrecognizable) on a dead horse wearing his saddle. The assumption was that it was Ben.
What we have for information was that Fred was born in Indiana in 1867 or 1868, and his mother was Cadellia/Cadelia Hodges nee Roberts.
If anyone has any information it would be greatly appreciated.