William Hedge born 1842 in PA
You mention William Hedge born in 1842, but didn't say where.I ran across this message published in a magazine in February 1897.It says:
Wanted.To hear from or of some of the relatives of my father, Wm. Hedge.He was born in Franklin Co., near Chambersburg, Pa., in 1842.Jennie A. Hedge, Seneca, Ia.
I want to emphasize that I am NOT related in any way, but just wanted to share the information.