My paternal grandmother was the daughter of Lewis Johnson Hedgepeth, son of Joel Hedgepeth, who was son of James Henry Hedgbeth (1769-1843. This James Henry married Ruth Jones in 1788 in VA. He was the son of Lemuel Hedgbeth. Lemuel lived from 1757-1840, was born in the Isle of Wight, VA, and fought in the Revolutionary War. He married a woman by the name of Lydia. His father was Henry Hedgbeth (1735-1779, and his mother's name was Mary. This is as far back as I have been able to trace them with certainty, although I did find a John Hedgbeth in the very early years of the 1700's. I haven't been able to link them, although I am fairly certain that it's the same lineage. John was given a land grant. One of his friends, a Henry Holland, lived on a land grant near by. The name Henry Holland Hedgepeth appears in the next generation or so of my family, leading me to believe that John Hedgepeth named his son or grandson after his friend. But I can't prove it with birth certificates, etc.
There is a document in my family, written by a Joel Hedgepeth (not the one in the above list), which says that a set of Hedgepeth brothers came over to the US from Anglesey, Wales. Do you know any information that would tell if these people were Welsh?
P.S. I don't know from your name, Robin,whether you are male or female.
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