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John Hodges

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Taunton,Bristol,Massachusetts,USA
Death: May 27, 1719 (69)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Hodges and Mary Hodges
Husband of Elizabeth Hodges
Father of John Hodges; Nathaniel Hodges; Samuel Hodges; Capt. William Hodges; George Hodges and 2 others
Brother of Henry Hodges
Half brother of Samuel Pitts; Mary Hathaway; Peter Pitts; Capt. Ebenezer Pitts; Alice Wilbor and 1 other

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About John Hodges

From "Genealogical record of the Hodges Family in New England", at

John Hodges was bequeathed (under certain conditions) by his grandfather, Henry Andrews, "a certain dwelling house with a garden adjoining to it and a parcel of land belonging to it, scittuate and being in Taunton aforesaid near unto my [Henry Andrews] dwelling house. The conditions were that the house should belong to Mary, John's mother, and her heirs; if Mary should die before Henry Andrews' wife (who was made life tenant), then John was to have it. This house must have been on Dean street, not far from the Unita- rian Church (First Church) towards Taunton River. John Hodges was a baby when his grandfather willed the property, and never made this his home, but lived a short distance west of Taunton Green on the old Providence road. His house stood on what is now the east comer of Tremont and Granite streets. It was torn down and a new one built on the same site by his son William as early as 1730, it is thought, and perhaps earlier. The house and lot have been owned and occupied by his descendants until the present time. They descended from father to son to the sixth generation : — John to William to Abijah to William to William Chandler. On the death of the last, unmarried, they passed to his mother and then to his sister, Mrs. Mary Chandler(Hodges) Dean, who sold them to the present owner, Lewis Hodges Goward, son of Eliza (Hodges) Goward, daughter of Josiah son of Josiah son of Nathan son of John Hodges.

John Hodges was a man of enterprise and accumulated a large amount of real estate. He was one of the original purchasers, Nov. 26, 1672, of Taunton South Purchase (Dighton) which was bought of King Philip. He was on a Coroner's Jury at Plymouth Court, Sept 20, 1672. The roster of April 8, 1682, shows that he was then in the 2d squadron of the Taunton Military Company. There were 4 squadrons which took turns in bringing "their Armes to meeting on every Sabbath day untill the last of October, according to Court order." On June 3, 1684, he was appointed Constable of Taunton. On Jan'y 5, 1709/10, he gave an acre of land, as an inducement to settle, to the first minister who should settle in Taunton North Pre- cinct (Norton). His will was dated May 27, 1719, and proved Oct 1, 1719.

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John Hodges's Timeline

April 5, 1673
Age 23
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
April 2, 1675
Age 25
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
May 20, 1678
Age 28
Taunton, Bristol, MA
June 6, 1682
Age 32
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
November 27, 1685
Age 35
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
March 13, 1688
Age 38
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
October 23, 1690
Age 40
Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts
May 27, 1719
Age 69