S. HODGE

S. HODGE is a native of Crittenden County, and a son of Peyton R. and Sallie (Owen) Hodge; the father a native of North Carolina, and the mother of Oldham County, Ky. Henry Hodge, subject's grandfather, was born in Virginia; he left that State at a very early day, immigrating to North Carolina, and from there to Kentucky in 1804, settling in what is now Crittenden County, dying here in 1824, at the age of eighty-one years. Peyton Hodge was born March 28, 1799, and came to this State with his parents in 1804; he spent the remainder of his life in Livingston County, and died in January, 1864. Subject's maternal grandfather was David Owen, a native of Maryland and a man of State reputation. He was one of the earliest pioneers of Northern Kentucky, and served for a number of years in the State legislature, representing several different counties. He was a major in the American army in the war of 1812, and two years after that struggle came to Crittenden County, where he died in 1832; the county of Owen, in the organization of which he took an active part, was named in his honor. Subject's mother was born in Trimble County, in 1806, and died in January, 1864. She was the mother of twelve children; Alcander, Adalia (deceased), Carroll, Martha E., Maria, Singleton (subject), Anderson (deceased), James J. (deceased), Elizabeth (deceased), Peyton, Jr. (deceased), Octavius and Henry. S. Hodge was born June 22, 1834, and remained with his parents until he was eighteen years of age, receiving such an education as the schools of the country at that time afforded. He took a course in the Salem Academy, and in 1851 entered the circuit clerk's office of Crittenden County, as deputy, which position he filled for five years. In 1856 he was elected circuit clerk and served six years, reading law, in the mean time, under the instruction of R. G. Stewart, of Marion. He was admitted to the bar in May, 1863, and since that time has been practicing his profession in the courts of Crittenden County. He was a member of the law firm of Marble & Hodge in 1863, and in 1872 formed a partnership with J. G. Rochester, the present county attorney. He served as county attorney for three years, having been elected in 1867; also served two terms as common school commissioner. Mr. Hodge was married March 24, 1857, to Kitty Coleman, daughter of H. R. D. and Narcissa Coleman. Mr. Coleman came to Kentucky from North Carolina in 1804. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1850, and served as sheriff of Crittenden County, besides being its representative in the State legislature two terms. He died in 1867. Mr. and Mrs. Hodge have had eight children; their names are as follow: Henry A., at present county surveyor; Sue A., wife of R. H. Adams; Richard A., deceased; Peyton R., deceased; Narcissa, deceased; Sallie; Nannie E, and S. D. Mr. Hodge belongs to several secret societies, and in politics votes with the Democratic party.

 

Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 732.