James Hedgecock

19 October 1821–18 November 1902 (Age 81)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James

When James Hedgecock was born on 19 October 1821, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Hedgecock, was 46 and his mother, Grace Coffin, was 46. He married Patience Burton on 21 March 1845, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Harmony Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 18 November 1902, in Denver, Harmony Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Hedgecock
Patience Burton
Marriage: 21 March 1845
John A Hedgecock
Nancy Hedgecock
Naomi Hedgecock
Amanda Lavinia Hedgecock
Lucius M. Hedgecock
William Hedgecock
Grace Hedgecock

Spouse and Children

21 March 1845
Davidson, North Carolina, United States



    Nancy Hedgecock


    Naomi Hedgecock


    Amanda Lavinia Hedgecock


    Lucius M. Hedgecock


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 9

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.

Age 25

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Hitchcock , altered by folk etymology.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Hedgecock, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Hedgebook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James M Hedgecock, "United States Census, 1850"

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