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Re: Sylvia Hedgpeth m John Mickels in 1792
Posted by: Murlene Johnston (ID *****8283) Date: March 28, 2007 at 13:01:58
In Reply to: Re: Sylvia Hedgpeth m John Mickels in 1792 by Joe Turner of 298

Hudspeth name may have originated from Hex tildspeth in 1160 A.D., the name of the granddaughter of Donalbane, King of Scots. It is a very old name, some historians say it means "Hedge Path" & possibly was spelled Hedgepeth or some variation when they lived in Northumberland, England in 1400. There is a Hudspeth coat-of-arms; there were knights in old Scotland & in England who bore the name Hudspeth. By early 1700's they came across to the American colonies & settled in Virginia, before dispersing into North & South Carolina, Georgia, KY., Tenn., & ARK. where my line came from to TX. The line that came from Ralph of VA decided to spell their name Hudspeth, which is my line.

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