Hodge

Studio shots, no. 148: Cleora H.H. Barnes.

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Cleora Hodge Hagans Barnes (1922-1999).

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In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 809 Mercer Street, Alphonso Hodge, 26, cook at Taylor cafe; wife Lula, 24; and daughter Cleora, 7.

Charles Hagans, 21, son of Isaac and Essie May Hagans, and Cleora Hodge, 18 [actually, she was 14], daughter of Alphonso and Lula Hodge, married 24 October 1936 in Nashville, Nash County. Witnesses were Wilfred McCray and Lula Hodge.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 1002 Mercer Street, drugstore delivery boy Charles Hagans, 21; wife Cleora, 19; and daughters Therrol, 3, and Lula Mae, 7 months.

In 1940, Charles Hagans registered for the World War II draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born 4 August 1919 in Wilson; his contact was wife Cleo Hagans; he lived at 1002 Mercer Street; and he worked for Herring Drug Store, 211 East Nash Street.

Raymond Barnes, born 10 May 1923 in Wilson County to George Barnes and Pattie Williams, married Cleora Hodge Hagans, born 12 July 1922 in Wilson County to Alphonso Hodge and Lula Hunt, both residents of Wilson County, married 30 October 1964 in Nashville, Nash County.

Alfonza Hodge died 11 March 1965 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, Hodge was born 25 December 1902 in Wilson County to Lenwood Hodge and Nannie E. Young; was a widower; lived at 1009 Railroad Street, Wilson; worked as a cook at Star Cafe. Informant was Cleora Barnes, 206 North East Street, Wilson.

Cleora Barnes died 19 April 1999.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user PHILLYEVANS44.

Studio shots, no. 147: Alfonza Hodge.

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Alfonza Hodge (1902-1965).

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 309 Factory Street, Nannie Hodge, 40, widowed factory laborer, and children Flora, 12, Mary, 9, both factory laborers, and Alphus, 7.

On 21 August 1923, Alphonso Hodge, 25, married Lula Hunt, 22, daughter of Lem Hunt and Ora Hunt, in Wilson. Missionary Baptist minister W.M. Baker performed the ceremony in the presence of Willie Baker, Darkis Powell, and Henrietta Baker.

In the 1930 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 809 Mercer Street, Alphonso Hodge, 26, cook at Taylor cafe; wife Lula, 24; and daughter Cleora, 7.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 410 Jones Street, Alfonzo Hodge, 36, cook at Dixie Inn, and wife Lula, 35, housemaid.

Alfonza Hodge died 11 March 1965 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, Hodge was born 25 December 1902 in Wilson County to Lenwood Hodge and Nannie E. Young; was a widower; lived at 1009 Railroad Street, Wilson; worked as a cook at Star Cafe. Informant was Cleora Barnes, 206 North East Street, Wilson.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user PHILLYEVANS44.

Married 55 years.

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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.

Perry-Hodge marr

It is likely that the Hodges were tenant farmers on Applewhite land, as suggested by the 1880 census of Stantonsburg township, Wilson County:

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