When James Osbourne Hedgepeth was born on 3 January 1870, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Petrie Hedgepeth, was 30 and his mother, Frances Virginia Colvin, was 27. He married Frances Idaline Brazzel on 16 February 1898. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Police Jury Ward 7, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States in 1910. He died on 6 June 1925, in Union, St. James, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Saint Rest Cemetery, Ruston, Lincoln, Louisiana, United States.
English: variant of Hudspeth , altered by folk etymology. This name is particularly common in NC.