William Hedges

Male20 October 1833–22 December 1900

Brief Life History of William

When William Hedges was born on 20 October 1833, in Anderson Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States, his father, David Hedges, was 17 and his mother, Rachel Rhoads, was 16. He married Rhoda Jane Selby on 22 November 1855, in Warrick, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 December 1900, in Indiana, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Yankeetown, Anderson Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hedges
Rhoda Jane Selby
Marriage: 22 November 1855
George Eugene Hedges
Henry E Hedges
Antonetta B Hedges

Sources (13)

  • William Hodges in household of David Hodges, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Hedges, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • William Hedge, "Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1855Warrick, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 3

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1853: Warrick, Indiana, United States

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Hedge , from the plural or, with excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    William Hedges

    WILLIAM HEDGES, a prominent citizen and farmer of Anderson Township and a native of the township where he now resides, was born October 20, 1833, the eldest of a large family born to David and Rache …

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