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Re: Hedgpeth's in Illinois, 1880's - present
Posted by: Jane Hedgepeth (ID *****7754) Date: May 17, 2002 at 19:48:08
In Reply to: Hedgpeth's in Illinois, 1880's - present by Donald Peters of 298

I believe that we have found our North Carolina/Illinois family link. My husband's father, was Emmett Martin Hedgepeth born in Granville County, N.C. 1910. His father was William H. Hedgpeth b.1849 to James Hedgpeth and Martha Avery. Mother was much younger and William was older than her father. We always believed that he must have been married earlier with a family. Emmett was an only child and both William and his mother died of flu epidemic when he was a young boy. He was raised by a maternal aunt and knew very little about his family. However in 1932, Emmet attended Medical School at Northwestern in Chicago which always puzzed us and after his death we found a letter among his possessions from the Postmaster in Decatur,Ill. Postmaster was responding to a letter Emmet had written Aug. 16, 1932 requesting the address of his brother, John Hedgpeth. The Postmaster apologized and said the he was not able to give out that information. Another item that I have that may be the real clicker is a Christmas postcard written to Emmet Hedgpeth in Oxford,N.C. in 1921 from a Elmer Hedgpeth at 1164 E. Rogers Ave Decatur, Ill.. Do you think this may be possibly the true link of this family. I am excited. Jane Hedgepeth


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