Stephen Hodgden of Washington State
I'm looking for info on Stephen Hodgdon (var. Hodgsen, Hodgson, Hodgden) who settled in Washington State (orig. Oregon Territory, then Washington Territory) after he followed the gold rush west from Maine in 1849.He took a donation land claim near Tenino, Washington and ran a stagecoach station, and later became postmaster for the locality.This was in the 1850's and on.
I'm researching a book about stagecoach days in Southwest WA and would appreciate any info on Stephen, particularly his connection with staging.