Lewis Hedgepeth fought as a private in the War of 1812, Co. H 4th. Reg't. Virginia Militia. Enlistment January 4, 1814, expiration April 11, 1814 at a Camp near Fort Norfolk, Va. 280 miles from home and 14 days allowed for returning home. Pay was $29.88.
It is believed that Rebecca is his oldest daughter and about 10 years old at this time. On the 21st. of Nov. 1825 in Pittsylvania County Va. we find her marriage to George S. Dotson/Dodson;
Know all men by these presents, That we George S. Dodson and Greensville P. Dodson are held and firmly bond unto James Pleasant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and his successors, in the sum of ONE HUNDRED and FIFTY DOLLARS, to which payment, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of November 1825.
The condition of the above Obligation is such that whereas a marriage is intended to be solemnized between the above George S. Dodson and Rebecca Hedspeth of Pittsylvania County: Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above Obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
WITNESS George S. (his X mark) Dodson (Seal.)
Greensville P. Dodson (Seal.)
Nov. 21st - 1825
_____ ______ to certify to you that George S. Dodson comes with _____ of our request for you to grant him lisons to marry my daughter Rebecky Hedspeth (sic) to the Clerk of Pittsylvania Co. William Tunstel
Lewis Hedspeth (sic)
Greensville P. Dodson
George S. Dotson/Dodson apparently returned to Virginia because his father, George was living and preaching in Wayne County Kentucky several years prior to the marriage. It is believed that George and Rebecca removed to Green/Taylor County shortly after their marriage. Lewis apparently removed there several years later. In Green County Ky. deed book 18 page 196 we find:
"I Lewis Hedghspeth do solemnly swear that my removal to the State of Kentucky was with intentions of becoming a citizen thereof and that I have brought with me no slave or slaves with intention of selling them so help me God."
"I do further swear that I was ignorant of the act of 1833 to amend the law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the state until the 26 of this instant so help me God."
Subscribed 27th. Febrauary 1841.
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