The first definitive date we have for “Orphan George” Hodgson is his marriage to Mary Thatcher on February 21, 1729, in Old Swedes Church in what is now Wilmington, Delaware.
He was born, according to currently undocumented reports, January 6, 1701/02; he died, 1774, in Guilford County, North Carolina, and is presumed buried in an unmarked plot at Centre Friends burial ground, along with Mary.
Mary, my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, is the daughter of Jonathan Thatcher and Hannah Dicks.
She and George had six known children.
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George Hodson (1737 in Adams County, Pennsylvania-1813, Guilford County, North Carolina, where his will was probated in February) married Rachel Oldham ( – ) in a manner contrary to Friends discipline, as recorded in the minutes of New Garden Friends Meeting, Eleventh Month 27. While he is buried in the graveyard at the New Garden Friends meetinghouse in Guilford County, her burial location is unknown. Ten known children.
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William Hodson (1768- February 6, 1849) married, circa 1790, Diannah Saferight (1768-before May 17, 1852), the daughter of Henry (or Heinrich) Sigfred/Sigfried/Saferight. John K. Hodgin also lists a Nancy as the given name for Henry’s wife. William died intestate, Guilford County. Four or eight reported children, possibly ten.
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