New York Age, 9 January 1937.
John Perry married Susan Hodge on 28 December 1881 in Stantonsburg. J.H. Applewhite, a wealthy farmer and justice of the peace, performed the ceremony. His brother William H. Applewhite and Susan’s parents Jack and Gillie Hodge were witnesses.
It is likely that the Hodges were tenant farmers on Applewhite land, as suggested by the 1880 census of Stantonsburg township, Wilson County: