Ruth (Hundley) Hodges
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Ruth (Hundley) Hodges

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Ruth A. Hodges formerly Hundley
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
Mother of [private son (1970s - unknown)], [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 27 Aug 2014
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MY BIOGRAPHY I started my journey into researching our family tree almost 20 years ago. My mom was placed in foster care at a very young age and was curious to know where her uncles and aunts had settled. I started this search with mom + 2 names, her mother and father. This search led to the search for more family info and I was hooked.

I believed then that once I tracked down some of her family that would be enough. NOT... I love the research, the history, tracking down military records in the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and other wars up to this point. Most people think I am crazy for digging through Historical Society's records, library books, census records and through graveyards searching for answers to our family.

I have always believed we are shaped by our ancestors and their belief systems. I honestly believe they have left a blueprint behind of their lives, their likes and dislikes, their religious beliefs, whether they loved the mountains, oceans, nature, animals and rather live in a city versus county. Were they farmers, seamen or people of commerce. Were they writers, artist, musicians, storytellers, homemakers or businessmen (or women)

Through the years this passes down to each of us in some way or another. A good example is my great grandmother "Cassie". Born in 1862 and died in 1954, she was known as stubborn, independent, a very strong woman in spirit, made her opinions known and was not afraid to speak her mind. This was so unheard of in the 1800's especially in her religion of Mennonites. Yet every girl child born in our family; these same traits get stronger and stronger.

My journey continues.

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Hi Ruth!

Thank you for adding your DNA to WikiTree. Getting the Best from DNA will tell you more about how DNA kits are used on WikiTree.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions or problems, let me know.

Take care

Laura ~ WikiTree Greeter

posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Laura DeSpain
Thanks Laura, Been out for long time due to family problems but hope to start getting my DNA matched up. Hope I downloaded it ok. I read thru the instructions and hope I got it right .

Thanks Ruth "Bobby" Hodges

posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Ruth (Hundley) Hodges
Welcome back! It is good to have you back. It is also good to hear that life situations have improved, that is always a good thing.

You have done your DNA and it has populated your ancestors' profiles. You can check your ancestors' profiles which now show your DNA details. Often as you get further back and have shared ancestors with other members yours and the others will show up on those profiles.

Have fun! Laura

posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Laura DeSpain
I would love to add info to the tree. How do I get a confirmed status?
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Courtney (Clemmons) Birkes
Thanks for all your hard work 7th cousin.
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Raymond Nichols DD
I can't find anything that tells me how to "join" or "volunteer" until a greeter has confirmed me?
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Denise Hillis
Not sure what I need to do to add to my tree, or "volunteer" appreciated!
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Denise Hillis
Thanks, Bobby. I'm sending the link by email, but will add it here as well. It is
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Gayel Knott
Hi, Bobby, I am trying to contact you so that Meador-596 and Meadows-16 can be merged (they are clearly the same person). However, the last name at birth for Meadows-16 needs to be changed to reflect the name he used and that appears in records at that time. I've asked to be added to the Trusted List for Meadows-16 so that I can make the change and complete the merge. However, if you would prefer to make the change and complete the merge yourself, that's fine, just let me know that you have done so.


posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Gayel Knott
Hi Bobby Lester and Maxey is also in our heritage as my husbands brothers wife was a Lester and Maxey is one of our grandparental lineage. Appreciate all the work you have done on wiki tree and I am amazed at the accomplishments done to it by everyone.
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Hi Bobby this is my grandparental lineage as well - Meadows-151 and Meador-96 appear to represent the same person because: they are one and the same.
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Andrea (Stawski) Pack
Thank you so much (-: ! OK, so the furthest I've been able to go back is the 1600's, and that information was all retrieved on I think it's correct b/c I cross referenced everything with birth/death/census records. My heart took a bit hit, though, when I discovered that we were not part Cherokee )-: . Apparently, that rumor was started b/c one of my ancestors, Sarah Rainwater, had an Indian-sounding last name, and she was tiny, very tan, and had black hair. I don't know if those are very legitimate reasons for saying that we're part Cherokee (-; , but it's what I was always told, nevertheless.

I will give you any information you would like that I have! Thank you so much for contacting me (-: !!

posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Ziegler (Dick) Ziegler
Here is the category we can add to Old German Baptist Brethren profiles:
posted on Lester-1232 (merged) by Anonymous (Wiggins) W

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