Family horsepower

Leroy and James Hodson sit in a buggy drawn by a horse that has to be Prince. In family lore, the wonder steed was first purchased by their brother Samuel, who later sold it to Leroy, and since the photo's from 1918, the proud owner would have been James.
Leroy and James Hodson sit in a buggy drawn by a horse that has to be Prince. In family lore, the wonder steed was first purchased by their brother Samuel, who later sold it to Leroy, and since the photo’s from 1918, the proud owner would have been James. From the neckties and white shirts, we may assume it was Sunday.

Prince occupies a special place in my Hodson history, as I detail in other chapters here. As I’m finding, he wasn’t the horse, either.

This photo of Joshua Hodson with team Dick and Harry includes a notation, "Hauled gravel for roadmaking. Barn carpenter."
This photo of Joshua Hodson with team Dick and Harry includes a notation, “Hauled gravel for roadmaking. Barn carpenter.”
It's one of those photos without identification, other than someone's guess of Prince and Joshua.
It’s one of those photos without identification, other than someone’s guess of Prince and Joshua.
Well, despite the guess accompanying this shot, I'd say it's neither Prince nor Joshua. But the photo was still in Joshua's possession.
Well, despite the guess accompanying this shot, I’d say it’s neither Prince nor Joshua. But the photo was still in Joshua’s possession.

 

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