Violet Hodges

12 November 1856–13 January 1929 (Age 72)
Lowgap, Surry, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Violet

When Violet Hodges was born on 12 November 1856, in Lowgap, Surry, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Hodges, was 57 and her mother, Julia Bean, was 29. She married William Grant Carson in 1877, in Lowgap, Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Oldtown, Grayson, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Castleford, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1920. She died on 13 January 1929, in Lowgap, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

William Grant Carson
Violet Hodges
Marriage: 1877
Robert Buchanan Carson
Charlie Fergeson Carson
Lillian Mae Carson
Fred Cellon Carson
William Harvey Carson
Sissie Carson
Walter Gannon Carson
Odessa Carson
Hattie Lee Blanche Carson
Imo Violet Carson

Spouse and Children

    William Grant Carson



Lowgap, Surry, North Carolina, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Hodges





+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 5

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 6

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 21

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Hodge .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Violet Hodges in household of William Hodges, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Violet Carson in household of Fred Carson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Violet Carson in household of William G Carson, "United States Census, 1910"

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