James Abel Hodge

1 November 1756–12 May 1826 (Age 69)
Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of James Abel

When James Abel Hodge was born on 1 November 1756, in Woodbury, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, James Calvin Hodge, was 36 and his mother, Alice Abell, was 36. He had at least 2 sons with Lucy Kent. He lived in New Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 12 May 1826, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 69.

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James Abel Hodge
Lucy Kent
James Abel Hodge
Joseph Harvey Cable Hodge

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World Events (6)

Age 20
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 25
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 38
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk and Suffolk): from the Middle English personal name Hogge, a rhyming pet form of Roger . In The Canterbury Tales, Chaucer's cook, ‘highte Hogge of Ware’, is invoked ‘Now tell on, Roger …’. Since Middle English spellings of the personal name are often impossible to distinguish from the nickname Hog(ge) ‘hog’, some early examples may be variants of Hogg .

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

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Sources (9)

  • Abel Hodge, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Abel Hodge, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Abel Hodge, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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