Saturday, January 20, 2007

Descendants of James & Rebecca Hodges née Pask

This information relates to the red-icon tree - descendants of Isaac PASK who lived in Llanvihangel-ystern-Llewern, Monmouthshire.

In February 2006, Kay M Hodges contacted us regarding information on James & Rebecca Hodges née Pask. He has extensively researched this family and have amassed a considerable amount of additional information. At that time we in the process of moving from Germany back to the UK, and unfortunately the information was not included in the database.

James and Rebecca had five children, although only one survived. Probably the strain of losing four children in the first few months of their lives was too much for Rebecca. She was hospitialised in June 1864, and died in April 1865. She is buried together with her parents Isaac & Elizabeth Pask née Stephens in Llanvaches, Monmouthshire.

James, and Rebecca, were baptised into the LDS church by Rebecca's father Isaac Pask on 11 August 1850. On 17 March 1851 James was ordained. After Rebecca's death in 1865, James decided to immigrate to Utah. Unfortunately during the journey to Salt Lake Valley James died on 25 September 1866 near Farson, Wyoming, America, at the age of 38.

Their eldest and only surviving son James in 1871 immigrated to Utah, where he later married Emma Steddar. James died on 6 September 1910 in Lewiston, Utah, America, at the age of 59.

Many thanks to Kay (Kermit) for providing us with this very interesting information. I have finally included this in the database, and this will be available on the website in the next update.