Isham Hodges

Brief Life History of Isham

When Isham Hodges was born in 1812, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Asa Hodges Sr., was 39 and his mother, Chloe Marcum, was 40. He married Irena C. "Rena" Horn about 1835, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in October 1849, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 37.

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Isham Hodges
Irena C. "Rena" Horn
Marriage: about 1835
Asa A. Hodges
Missouri Hodges
Howell Hodges
Harmon Willis Hodges
Chloe Hodges

Sources (6)

  • Isham Hodges, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"
  • Isham Hodges in entry for Meredith Allen, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Isham Hedges, "United States Census (Mortality Schedule), 1850"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

1812 · War of 1812

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.

1825 · The Crimes Act

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hodge with genitival or post-medieval -s. Occasionally, however, the name may be topographic for a person who lived or worked at the house of someone named Hodge or Roger.

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

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