I recently went to Hodges South Carolina and I purchased this book.I have not been able to find a connection in my Hodges line, but hopefully this will help some of you!!
Greenwood County Sketches
Old Roads and Early Families
By: Margaret Watson
This comes from pages 259-267.
Several Hodges families were early settlers along Mulberry Creek, in the Walnut Grove community and near what would become the town of Hodges.The 1790 Census for Abbeville County includes John, James, William, Elizabeth, and Richard Hodges as heads of households.Their relationship, if any, to each other has not been established.Records are scanty on most of them, except John Hodges.
Elizabeth dated her will May 6, 1799 and it was probated in 1816 with her sons, Charles and John Hodges as executors.
William Hodges, Jr.; estate administered in 1824 by William, Richard and James L. Hodges, no mention of descendants.
William Hodges, Sr; estate administered in 1838, no mention of family.The citation was published at Tabernacle and Cokesbury, indicating residence in that vicinity.
Richard A Hodges: estate administered in 1843, he left a widow, "Phebe Dunn Hodges" and three children.In 1845 Andrew Dunn was made guardian of James R., John C. and Charles R. Hodges, minors of Richards A Hodges, deceased.
James Hodges, 1758-1828
As a youth James Hodges lived near Mulberry Creek.He served several different enlistments in the revolutionary War and in 1786 married Nancy Ware.His will dated Feb. 27, 1826 named his wife Nancy and these children: Betsy, Martha Weatherall, Polly, Nicholas, Ezekiel, Thompson, Reuben, James and Elizabeth Jones.
Charter members of Walnut Grove Baptist Church in 1826 included James, Nancy, and Thompson Hodges, and others of the family were among the early church members.
In 1830 church letters were granted to James Hodges and his wife Polly, "being about to remove to Alabama State."He was probably a son of James and Nancy Ware Hodges.The will of John Weatherall, probated in 1824, had named one of his children as Polly, wife of James Hodges Jr.Walnut Grove Church granted letter in 1833 to Nancy Hodges, Sr., (sic), Polly Hodges and Ezekiel Hodges who were leaving for Mississippi.
Nicholas Ware Hodges, 1797-1841, son of James and Nancy, remained in this section, became a Baptist preacher and educator.A cousin, Nicholas Ware, was lawyer in Edgefield and made Nicholas W Hodges his protégé, educating him to be a lawyer.Hodges took over the law office in Edgefield, and Ware moved to Augusta where he was mayor, 1819-21, and later elected to the United States Senate from Georgia.The family story was that when Nicholas W Hodges decided to become a preacher, his cousin Nicholas Ware wrote that he would have nothing more to do with the young man.
Hodges was ordained in 1828 and organized several Baptist churches in upper South Carolina.He was on the committee for Furman Academy which was operated for to years in Edgefield under Baptist auspices, and he was one of three men named by the State Baptist Convention to select a new site for the school, renames Furman Institute.Fairfield County was chosen as the location, and Hodges was enthusiastic over the manual labor plan for students.Another committee member, the Rev. Dr. William B. Johnson, was just as strongly opposed to students labor and in his argument against it is credited with this classic quote, " Ardor, sir, not perseverance, is our southern characteristic." Hodges won, as the manual labor feature was adopted, but Dr. Johnson was right too, for it lasted only three years.
In 1838 Hodges was made head of Furman Institute, but about two years later he moved to Greenwood and spent the last year of his life here.He is buried in Mount Moriah Baptist Church cemetery.When Baptists established a school for boys in Greenwood in 1846 it was named Hodges Institute in his honor.The Building was later part of Brewer High School and has since been torn down.
Nicholas Ware Hodges was twice married, first to Eliza Hughes of Edgefield, two sons: Charles W. and Edward Hodges.Name of his second wife is not known, children as named in his will swore:Mary H., Nicholas Ware, Jr., Belton O., James H. and Margaret (or Marguerite) Hodges.
John Hodges, 1765-1834
John Hodges, father of 20 children, was born in Essex County, Va., and according to family tradition, came to South Carolina before the Revolution with his father and several sisters.Their home site is not known, but is believed to have been near the Town of Hodges named about 1855 for John Hodges' oldest son.
A family legend is that the father of John Hodges was a Revolutionary soldier and while at home on furlough, his cabin was attacked by Indians, and he was killed.The legend continued that the Indians captured four Hodges daughters, bound them securely and put them inside the cabin, which they prepared to burn.However, an Indian warrior was reported attracted to one daughter, Dorothy, released her and took her with him, while the others perished in the flames.(Another version has it that the mother and two daughters died in the fire.)Many years later, Dorothy Hodges and her Indian son returned for a visit on her promise, the story went, that she would return to her Indian husband in Alabama territory.She yielded to pleadings of relative to remain and eventually married  Rosamond.Her son attended the neighborhood school, but in his late teens went back to his father and was never heard from.Mr. and Mrs. Rosamond had children, lived for a time in Pickens then went west, and South Carolina lost contact with them.
John Hodges joined Revolutionary forces when he was 15.His pension recorded shows that he entered service April 1, 1780 as a private and served about 21 months.He was later called"Major Hodges" and may have been an officer in the state militia.His descendents have fought in every conflict in which the United States has been engaged.A son was a lieutenant in the War of 1812; at least one grandson was in the Mexican War.There were 11 Confederate soldiers named Hodges from the town of Hodges alone, and others have served in all the later wars.
John Hodges married first Margaret Long, two children:
Lucy Hodges, born 1787, married Hugh Wardlaw.
Reuben Hodges, born Feb 1, 1790 and evidently died with out a family as neither he nor children are named in John Hodges' will.Margaret Long Hodges must have died shortly after the birth of Reubon.
In the autumn of 1790 John Hodges married second Frances Anderson, 18 children as named in his will.No records available on John Anderson Hodges, born 1801; Armstrong (or Armstead) Jones Hodges, born 1804; James Hodges, born 1806; and Absalom turner Hodges, born, 1812.Other children, with daughters listed first, were:
Maltida Hodges, born 1791 married  Sharp.
Druscilla Hodges, born 1795, married Donald Douglass.
Elizabeth Hodges, 1797-1826, named in her fathers will as Elizabeth Bowie with these children: Rhoda, Frances, Gracy, Matilda, John, and James Bowie.
Sarah Hodges 1798-1887, married first Burrell McGee; married second Agnew, no children
Margaret Hodges, born 1800 married  Leach.
Frances Hodges, born 1805 married  weatherall, probably a son of John Weatherall.Most of the Weatherall family removed to Mississippi.
Mary Hodges, born 1807, married Dr. John J Nash, who died in 1832, according to Abbeville records on administration of his estate. No children were listed.
Mahulda Chapman Hodges, born 1815 married F.R Davis, lived at Cokesbury.
Benjamin Hodges, born 1808, married Mary Ann Wardlaw, only daughter of Hugh Hutson Wardlaw; removed to Alabama.
Robert Henry Wardlaw Hodges, born 1813, married first Caroline Raiford, daughter of William and Susannah Montague Raiford; two daughter: Susan and Fannie Hodges. R.H.W Hodges married second  Dacus, lived in Williamston.
George Washington Hodges, 1792-1876
The oldest son of John and Frances Anderson Hodges was George Washington Hodges who became a brigadier general in the state militia.He had been a lieutenant in the War of 1812.
Cotton was replacing tobacco as the chief money crop in the upcounty when G.W Hodges starts farming for himself, and he was successful with that new crop.In 1822 he built his home in what would become the town of Hodges.He was elected sheriff of Abbeville District in 1826 for a four-year term and later served in the state legislature.He and his four brother, Gabriel and Samuel, and G.W Hodges was on the first board of trustees.
When the railroad was built near his home in 1852 there was a stop first called Cokeburry Junction, then Cokesbury Depot and, finally, Hodges, as a compliment to G.W Hodges.The village grew up around the depot.
In 1815 George Washington Hodges married Rebecca Douglas, 1798-1868, daughter of Archibald Douglas.They are said to have had 18 children, but half of them died in infancy.Nine who reached maturity were:
Elizabeth Hodges, born 1817, married in 1836 to Dr. Paul Woodfolk Connor.
Frances G Hodges, born 1820, married in 1838 to Francis Ambrose Connor.
Washington Ludlow Hodges, born 1827, served in both the Mexican and Confederate wars, married Ann Elizabeth Waring Parker, daughter of William Richard and Sara Ann Connor Parker; six children.One died young and a daughter, Georgia, did not marry; others were:
1. Annie Hodges married Walter Lindamood of Wytheville, Va., one son.
2. Frank Emory Hodges, Methodist minister, married a cousin Jennie Lou Hodges, daughter of Joseph W Hodges; seven children.
3. Bessie Hodges was the second wife of Dr. George Legare Connor of Cokebury, one daughter: Frances Legare Connor.
4. Ludlow Hodges married Janie Reid, four children.
Anna Rebecca Bowen Hodges, 1828-1858, married Joseph H Stokes, one child; Laura Josephine Stokes married George Thomas Reid of Chappells, four children.
Victoria America Hodges, born 1831, married Lawrence R. Dantzler, twin daughters died in infancy and three sons.
1. George Dantzler married Elizabeth Smith, two children to reach maturity: (1) Julis Dantzler married Marion Wardwell, three daughter; and (2) Annie Dantzler married Dr. Samuel W Page, live in Greenwood; two sons: Dr Samuel W Page, Jr., married Edrie Martin; and Dr. George D Page married Sarah Curry.
2. John Dantzler married Maggie Lumley, two children: Lucile and George Dantzler.
3. Lawrence Dantzler married Mary E Smith, six children: (1) Jennie Dantzler married Frank B Reynolds; (2) Gertrude Dantzler married John Ohlian Reynolds, no children; (3) Lewis Dantzler married Lessie Fuller, had one child Edith Dantzler; (4) Keitt Dantzler married Elizabeth Wise, one child: Lawrence Dantzler; (5) Howard Dantzler married Axille Bailes, no children; and (6) Mary Dantzler married J. Wister Wilson of Hodges, three children: Mary Wilson married Emmett Miller: William Wistar Wilson married Harriet Satcher; and Eugenia Wilson married Ernest Miller.
John Fletcher Hodges, born 1833,captain in the confederate army, married Mary Townsend, daughter of Joel Wilson Townsend; four children. A son, Frank Connor Hodges, did not marry, others were:
1. Rebecca Douglas Hodges married Jesse C. Ellis.
2. Fletcher Dantzler Hodges married Jessie Aiken, daughter of Augustus M Aiken.They lived first at Coronace, then in Roanoke, Ala., four children: Mary Gillam, Bob S., Rebecca and Rachel Hodges.
3. Bob Shiver Hodges was founder of the Bank of Hodges and widely recognized in the 1920's for progressive farming practices, married Janie Agnes Connor, daughter of George Legare and Ella Lander Connor of Cokesbury; two children (1) Ella Lander Hodges married s. Paul Hatcher, one daughter; and (2) Frank Connor Hodges, II, killed in World War II, had married Sarah McCormick and their only child, a son, was killed in an automobile accident.
Emory Edwina Hodges, 1839-1889, married E.J Wiss of Charleston who was associated with Maurice Strauss in his store at Cokesbury; two daughter: Rosa and Victoria Wiss of Meridian, Miss.
Gabriel Mitchell Hodges, born 1841, married Inogene Petronella Canty, five children: Gabriel M., Jr., Mary Canty, Bennett, Helen M. and Mitchell Hodges.
Gabriel Heyward Hodges, 1794-1874
Third child of John and Frances Anderson Hodges, Gabriel H Hodges was steward and farm manager for Cokesbury Conference school, married Phoebe Douglas, daughter of Archibald Douglas, 10 children, No data on Frances and William W Hodges, others were:
Sophronia Hodges married first Joseph Cantey; two children, Imogene and Mary J Canty.Sophronia married second George Allen of Cokesbury; two children: Lynn Allen who married Charles Lewis Smith and George C Allen.
Laura Hodges married Dr. Brantley C Hart who located at Colesbury, five daughters (1) Irene Hart married Charles Smith, one son;(2) Julia Hart married William Rosor Richey; (3) Emma hart married J.T.M. riser, two daughter; (4) Carrie Hart did not marry; and (5) Annie Hart married Hayward Moorer, seven children.
Rebecca Hodges married Richard Cunningham Bowen, one of the 11 children of George and Tabitha Conant Bowen of Waterloo.
Newella Hodges married first John Vance, second  Murray, no children.
Mattie Hodges married  Bull of Waterloo, three children.
Gabriella Hodges married Frank Anderson, one son: Cantey Anderson.
Harriette Jane Hodges married Thomas bolt Mahon, merchant at Cokesbury, five children. No data on Carrie Mahon, others were: (2) Mary Mahon married Dr. Wilson, dentist in Anderson; (3) Belle Mahon married Walter F Pickell' (4) Thomas McSwain Mahon, 1861-1846, lived in Williamston, married Susan gray of Cokesbury, four sons; and (5) Gabriel Heyward Nahon, merchant in Greenville, mayor of that city for three terms, married Mary Brown, 10 Children.
Joseph Wightman Hodges, 1842-1903. Lived in Orangeburg; married Annie Elizabeth Sistrunk, 1854-1922; The eleven children of Joseph Wightman Hodges and his wife Annie E Sistrunk Hodges were: (1) Newton D., died in infancy; (2) William Wightman Hodges married Mary M Culler; (3) Jennie Lou Hodges married a cousin, Rev. F.E. Hodges (4) Mary Agnes Hodges married Hampton H Culler (5) Ernest L Hodges married Daisy Robinson (6) Julia Hortense Hodges married  Smith
(7) Joseph Wightman Hodges, Jr. married (a) Agnes Culler, (b) Ethel Cromer (8) George Heyward Hodges (9) Annie Ruth Hodges married  Stewart (10) Edward Wimberly Hodges (11) Newel Vance Hodges married Austin Bull Salley.
Samuel Anderson Hodges, 1802-1871
Samuel A Hodges was the ninth child of John and Frances.He was sheriff of Abbeville District as had been his older brother, G.W. Hodges, and also was district tax collector.He loved at Cokesbury where he was postmaster from November 1841 to January 1848.In 1832 Samuel A Hodges married Mary A.D. Connor, daughter of Francis Connor, 11 children.Gabriella, John Francis, Julia Drucilla, Henry (Hal) and Leila Virginia Hodges did not marry, others were:
Mary Ann Dorothy Hodges, 1837-1874, married James A Bailey.
Anzelle (Annie) Fletcher Hodges, 1842-1914, married William Yancey Sherard who was killed in the Confederate War, three children. One Samuel Hodges Sherard did not marry, others were:
1. William Yancey Sherard Jr., married Annie Frances Holloway seven Children to reach maturity: (1) William Hale Sherard married first Minnie Belle Still, no children; married second Sophie Kinard, five children; (2) Samuel Hodges Sherard II severed in the state legislature from greenwood, married Lewise Lipscomb, three daughters; (3) John Frank Sherard married Addie Walls, two Children; (4) William Leake Sherard married B.D Hughes, six children;(5) Mary Sherard married Elting L Chapman, twosons; (6) Julia Aloha Sherard married Robert Crossin Roof, Six Children; and (7) Ella Lee Sherard marreid Francis Asbury Townsend.
2. Julia Sherard married William H Gilkerson of Laurens, six children.
Samuel Benjamin Hodges, 1844-1936, located in Greenwood, married Harriet Louise Baily. Two of their eight children died in infancy, others were:
1. Samuel Connor Hodges founded Hodges Drug Store in greenwood, was state senator for one term, a long time school trustee married May Lily Blacke, one child; Louise Hodges married L. Kimberly Hartzog, two daughters.
2, Annie Hodges married James E Crymes of Greenwood, three sons (1) James E Crymes, Jr., married Constance Quandt, one son; (2) Frank Crymes married Mary Speake, two children; and (3) George Neel Crymes married Lillias Park, three children.
3. Harriet (Hattie) Louise Hodges did not marry, for nearly 50 years she was secretary to James C Self, founder of Greenwood Mills.
4. James bailey Hodges married Margaret Marbert, two daughters;(1) Mary Hodges married William H Harrison; and (2) Marjorie Hodges married Harold Norman West.
5. Lee Hodges, pharmacist with Hodges Drug Store, married Emily Burnside, two daughters: (1) Rosalie Hodges married Samuel Stribling, one daughter; and (2) Harriet Hodges married William H Marley, two children.
6. John Frank Hodges, pharmacist with Hodges Drug Store, married Georgia Traxler, two children: (1) John frank Hodges, Jr., died young, and (2) Julia Burd Hodges.
Sophronia Rebecca Hodges, 1846-1891, married W.Z. McGhee.
George Connor Hodges, 1851-1925, was a teacher at Cokesbury and Ninety Six, later a Greenwood businessman, married Corinne Waldrop of Cokesbury. A son, Hal Hodges died young, other children were:
1. George Connor Hodges, Jr., treasurer of Greenwood County, 1952-64. Married Elize Smith, daughter of Landon Smith; three daughters: (1) Eleanor Hodges married Hal Tribble, five children; (2) married Christopher FitzSimons, two children.
2. Susie Hodges married Judge W.T. Harrison of Palmetto, Fla., two sons.
Ella Belinda Hodges, 1835-1936, married A St. Clair Lee, 1851-1913, of greenwood.Three of their 10 children died in infancy, others were:
1. Fitzhugh Lee, druggist in Greenwood, married Ann Green, two children:(1) Fitzhugh Lee, Jr., married Margaret Ellen Derrick; and (2) Ella Claire Lee married Calhoun Allen Mays, Jr.
2. J. Alison Lee, longtime editor of the Laurens Advertiser, married first Sadie Sullivan, married second Kathleen Lander; one child by first marriage: J. Alison Lee, Jr., married Kathryn McConnell.
3. Arthur Lee, 1886-1960, Greenwood businessman and longtime general manager of The Index-journal, did not marry.
4., 4. And 6. Stephen D., Lawrence and Julia Lee did not marry.
7. Ella Hodges Lee married Whitfield Carlisle Wharton, four children: (1) W. Carlisle Wharton, Jr., married Joyce Browning; (2) Dorothy Lee Wharton married first Henry Baker, killed in World War II; married second J. Carr Gamble, Jr.; (3) Martha Wharton married Payne Henderson Barnette; and 94) Julia Wharton married G.E Cushing.