There are a lot of John's and Charles' Hedgpeth's .... not too many Andrew's ..... could you narrow it down a bit by supplying some dates even if approximate, and a location or two .... there is a lot of territory covering southern Missouri .....
The only Marion that I know of .... is that Debonaire Bandit !.... In the Hedgpeth / Hudspeth NewsLetter vol.1 iss.5 pg.51 is a short paragraph about this Marion C. Hedgpeth born 14 April 1856 at Prairie Home, Cooper Co., MO ... he became an outlaw about 1890 .... there is reported to be quite an article about him in Mr. Pinkerton's books about his most famous criminal cases !
In vol.1 iss.7 pg.74 Fran Nelson mentioned him again .... apparently he was an only child, and never married !Fran had typed up the 13 pages of the Pinkerton report .... sorry I don't seem to have a copy of it on hand yet :-(
In the Cross-Kin's NewsLetter Hedgpeth Facts and Findings vol.1 iss.3 pg.57 -1900 Missouri soundex lists a Marion Hedgpeth in Cole Co., Jefferson Twp., Jefferson City born 10-1864 .... with a note (St. Penn -- prisoner) most likely the same guy as above ....
By the way I have all of Fran Nelson's NewsLetter, and Ann Arnold's also .... still looking for a close relative of Ann, that would give permission to post her NewsLetter to the website that I am creating :-)
"a dweller on the path by the hedge"
Ken Hedgpeth ~ Arcadia, CA ~ USA Email: jokenot at earthlink dot net Clearinghouse forH*D*P*TH covering ALL spelling variations Note: major up grades to this website coming soon ..... stay tune ! http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hedgpeth/http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hedgpeth/