Yes, there is a Hodnett Indian Connection.Cherokee to be exact.One place that the Hodnetts migrated to was the Inland Empire in California more than 130 years ago.They settled in a place called Landfair in San Bernardino County, California.Richard Wesley Hodnett, born in 1851 had four wives that I know of, and the last one was my great-grandmother, Susie Willis.
I have a partial family tree, as put together by my cousin Harriet Hodnett.She does not have all of the information, but she has quite a lot.The tree includes information on all four wives.
This is my specific geneology going backwards:Phillip L. Hodnett, Sr.(father), Leslie L. Hodnett, Sr.(grandfather), Richard Wesley Hodnett(great-grandfather). I believe we can go back farther. Some of the older ones have the needed information
Two factions of the family came to the Inland Empire (California) from Oklahoma, when it was still called "Indian Territory," and from Arkansas. One faction that came were Seventh-Day-Adventists and were very instrumental in bringing the religion to the region.
We need to know our history, and not lose each other again.We are starting to lose some of the older ones in my dad's generation to age.Harriet and my father, Phillip are both now in their 70's.We lost the last of Susie's children, Wesley Hodnett about 4 years ago.He was in his 90's when he passed.
Please contact me as I am trying to bring all of the factions together for a huge family reunion, so that we can try to add more information to the tree for the benefit of our children's children.God Bless.