Biography - Thomas Hodges

Thomas F. HODGES, farmer, was born in Jersey County, Ill., September 29, 1851, son of E. M. and Nancy (DAVIS) HODGES, he born in Missouri in 1820, and died in 1875; she born in Kentucky in 1821. They had nine children, Thomas F. being the fourth child in order of birth. Our subject was raised to the life of a farmer, and attended the common schools, receiving such an education as they afforded. In 1872, he removed from Greene County to his present place. He owns two shares in 370 acres of fine land, which belongs to the heirs of his father's estate. In September 1875, he married Miss Mary SHERER, born in 1857, daughter of John and Nancy (PETERS) SHERER, all natives of this State. Three children have been born to them - Arthur, Gracie and Walter. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and he is a Democrat.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 203.

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