I am searching for info. on the patents and ancestors of Jane Scott Erwin (1814-24 November 1884). Jane was born in South Carolina and is descended from the Erwin family of Ireland whose ancestors were originally from Germany. Her family may have had a family relation to the Scott family of Ireland hence her middle name. Jane was married to John Carter Hodges (06 January 1809-28 March 1864)-I have no information about John Carter Hodges' parents and ancestors other than the fact that he was born in South Carolina. John Carter & Jane Erwin Hodges lived for some time in Jefferson County, Alabama before coming to settle in the Bobo community of northern Fayette County, Alabama. They and their family are first seen in the 1850 census of Fayette County, Alabama. Their son Joseph Stephen Hodges (29 July 1844-27 April 1920) is my paternal great great grandfather. John & Jane's descendants are buried in the old Hodges Family Cemetery and nearby Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. I am also searching for info. about the parents and ancestors of Jane Erwin's husband John Carter Hodges. Any help and information will be appreciated. Thanks.