William Hedges

20 October 1833–22 December 1900 (Age 67)
Anderson Township, Warrick, Indiana, United States

The Life 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, Warrick, Indiana, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

22 November 1855
Warrick, Indiana, United States


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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.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 18

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hedge .

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

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Story Highlight

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 …

Sources (3)

  • William Hodges in household of David Hodges, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm Hedges, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Hedge, "United States Census, 1870"

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