Alfred L. Hodge
NOTE: These documents do not present a pretty
picture of my great great grandfather Alfred L. Hodge, but we have to take
what we find in the records. There is quite a bit of genealogical
information included in these documents, so try not to judge them too harshly.
Jim Powell Jr.
We believe Alfred Hodge was born 13 June 1859 in Alachua County, FL.
He married Civil Fowler 2 February 1881 in Alachua County. In December
1928, he applied for a pension for service in Captain Underwood's Home
Guard. This pension was approved. Sometime around October 1930,
there began to be testimony that he was not entitled to the pension.
In February 1931 he made testimony that he was entitled to the pension
and made application to retain his pension. He pension was shortly
thereafter canceled. Alfred died 16 November 1937 and Civil applied
for a widow's pension on December 29, 1937. Believe it or not, it
The scanned images of most of the documents in this pension file are online
at the links below.
Alfred Hodge's First Pension Claim (Form A) and
Report of County Commissioners
Affidavits (Forms D through F)
Letter that started Investigation of Alfred
Affidavit by Aaron Fowler against Alfred Hodge's
Pension Document listing many Gilchrist County
Affidavit by W. C. Lindsey against Alfred Hodge's
Affidavit by Mary Jane Colson for Alfred Hodge's
Affidavit by Wiley Hines for Alfred Hodge's
Alfred Hodge's Second Pension Claim Form
Report on Investigation of Alfred Hodge's Pension
Civil Hodge's Widow's Pension Claim Form
Pension Documentation from Florida Archives / Submitted by Jim
and Debbie Powell
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