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Hodgson Family Collection

Identifier: 2018.031

Scope and Contents

The Hodgson Family Collection includes a wide variety of family documents and photographs. The documentation includes personal and professional letters, copies of publications made by or pertaining to family members, school records, military records, and reports of family history. There are newspaper clippings, as well as copies of newspaper clippings, regarding wedding and death announcements as well as other assorted topics. There is an extensive amount of family research, such as pedigree charts, individual family lines, and family maps. There are copies of Civil War era military passes and family receipts as well. The dates of these documents span from the 1860's into the 1950's.

The photographs included portray the growth of the Hodgson family from the 1870's into the early 2000's. There are photographs documenting trips, houses, schools, and the growth of children. There is also a series of glass plate negatives and scrapbooks that portray family lines and individual portraits. Three CD's are included that hold copies of some of the photographs.


  • Majority of material found within 1860 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

In 2018, Jan G. Hodgson donated these materials to the Montgomery County Archives. The roots of the Hodgson family can be traced back to Leeds, England with the birth of Thomas Hodgson in 1790. Thomas married Maria Stead on November 24, 1811. The couple had nine children, many of whom grew up in England. Samuel Hodgson, Thomas and Maria’s eighth child, was the first to make his home in Montgomery County.

Samuel was born on October 12, 1830 and moved to Clarksville, Tennessee in the late 1840’s where he married Julia Kearney on October 4, 1853. Julia, the daughter of John Kearney and Margaret Ryan, was born on June 16, 1829 in Cashel County, Tipperary, Ireland. Julia arrived in Clarksville in 1850. Samuel worked as a marble craftsman and a merchant. Julia owned property in Idaho Springs and Florida. She also had substantial insurance policies that allowed her to bless a handful of family members with a large inheritance. Samuel and Julia had seven children. Samuel passed away on April 29, 1894 and Julia passed away on August 12, 1918.

Lee Maguire Hodgson was Samuel and Julia’s fifth child, born on July 5, 1869. He married Fannie Adella Miller in 1895. Fannie was born on October 20, 1873 in Baltimore, Maryland. Lee Maguire worked as a marble dealer and maker, following in his father’s footsteps. Fannie and Lee Maguire had two sons – Lee Miller and Samuel Kindley Hodgson.

Lee Miller Hodgson was born on July 12, 1901 and he died on July 28, 1967. He worked in the furniture industry and was married twice. His first marriage took place in Washington, DC. on June 24, 1925 to Mary Wilson Condon. They had one daughter – Albertine Hodgson, born April 13, 1928. Lee Miller’s second marriage was to Olivia Mosley in Clarksville, Tennessee. They had two sons – Frank McGuire and Samuel Fagan Hodgson, born November 13, 1941.

Samuel Kindley, Lee Maguire and Fannie’s second son, was born on May 1, 1904 and died on an unknown date in Dallas, Texas. Samuel Kindley was also married twice. His first marriage was to Ethel Sundbye. They had one son – Lee Kindley Hodgson, born May 1, 1948. Samuel Kindley’s second marriage took place on February 1, 1930 to Loree Lavonne Campbell. They had one daughter – June Kindley Hodgson, born October 24, 1932.

Frank McGuire Hodgson, the oldest son of Lee Miller and Olivia Moseley, was born on June 12, 1937 and died on July 21, 2018; he was affectionately known as “Mickey”. He developed German measles as an infant which developed into other ailments requiring a handful of operations that were conducted at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. Because of these ailments, his left leg was one inch shorter than his right.

Frank worked as a teacher for the Clarksville-Montgomery County school system where he founded the Education Foundation. He also worked as an adjunct professor at Austin Peay State University. He married Jan Gibson on June 22, 1968 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jan was originally from Chattanooga and was born on October 17, 1946. Frank and Jan had two children – Shannon Hodgson, born January 3, 1971, and Sean McGuire Hodgson, born August 12, 1974. Frank is responsible for collecting the materials contained here as he was interested in both his family history and the history of Montgomery County.

Members of the Hodgson family still live in Montgomery County today and are carrying on the Hodgson family legacy.


4.74 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Hodgson Family Collection contains documents and photographs pertaining to the members of the Hodgson family dating from the late 1860's into the early 2000's.


The materials in this collection have been seperated by documents, photographs, and glass plate negatives. Within each category, items were organized by subject, then chronology when applicable.

Custodial History

Before arriving at the Montgomery County Archives, the materials housed in this collection was under the authority of Jan Gibson Hodgson.

Related Materials

Frank M. Hodgson Collection (Acc. #2004.003)

Processing Information

The materials of the Hodgson Family collection were received in four large boxes. The contents of these boxes consisted of documents, photographs, and glass plate negatives. The materials were seperated by type and cleaned. The documents were organized by subject matter and put into chronological order when applicable. Documents were removed from their original folders and placed in acid free folders. During the foldering, duplicate copies of the documents were removed.

Photographs and glass plate negatives were cleaned and organized by subject as well. All photographs and negatives were scanned and placed in acid free enclosures. They were removed from the collection and placed with the Archives Photograph Collection.

Hodgson Family Collection
Bailey Darnell
August 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Montgomery County Archives Repository

350 Pageant Lane
Suite 101D
Clarksville Tennessee 30741 United States