Isham Hodges

1812–1849 (Age 37)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Isham

When Isham Hodges was born in 1812, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, Asa Hodges, was 38 and his mother, Chloe Marcum, was 40. He married Sarah Harvey on 30 November 1824, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. He died in October 1849, in Searcy, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 37.

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Isham Hodges
Sarah Harvey
Marriage: 30 November 1824

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Harvey


30 November 1824
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Josiah Hodges


    Isaiah Hodges




    Phebe Hodges


    Asa Hodges


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World Events (8)


Age 0

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

Age 0

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

Age 13

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: patronymic from Hodge .

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

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Sources (3)

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

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