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Adam Hodgins

Male 1799 - 1885  (86 years)


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  • Name Adam Hodgins 
    Born 1799  Dromineer, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1885  Biddulph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. James Anglican, Clandeboye, Mdsx, Biddulph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I95725  My Genealogy

    Father John Hodgins,   b. 1756, Of Ballinderry And Dromineer, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Prittie,   b. 1763, Of Kilmore Parish, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1853  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1 Sep 1785  Modreeny Church Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F42454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Haskett,   b. 21 Mar 1813, Blackhall, Borrisokane, Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1848, Biddulph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1834 
    Children 
     1. "Long" John Hodgins,   b. 23 Aug 1835, Lucan, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1907, Biddulph, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Thomas Haskett "Long Tom" Hodgins,   b. 8 Aug 1837, Lucan, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1866, Port Edwards, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     3. Elizabeth Hodgins,   b. 1839, Lucan, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1860  (Age 21 years)
     4. Adam Haskett "Long Adam" Hodgins,   b. 24 Aug 1842, Biddulph, Ontario, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1889  (Age 46 years)
     5. James "Butcher Jim" Hodgins,   b. 3 Dec 1844, Lucan, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1915  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F42402  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • "Reckless, rugged, adventurous type"

      Served in Royal Irish Constabulary under older brother Colonel James. "Proved to be a problem and a worry to the colonel because he was headstrong and impetuous".

      Accused of either shooting or knowing who shot someone in a riot between Protestants and Catholics in June 1821 in Borrisokane, Ireland. His brother the Colonel feared for his safety afterwards and arranged for him to leave the country with
      his brothers Tom and John. Some sources claim he was smuggled out of the country in a coffin.

      Trip across the Atlantic was in very rough weather andthe ship was blown off course, took 17 weeks to reach Montreal.

      Worked on Rideau Canal project with brothers near Ottawa. His brothers settled near Ottawa.

      Helped survey town of Biddulph, Ontario.

      In 1831 when the remaining members of the Hodgins family emmigrated, Adam directed them to Middlesex County because of his experience as a surveyor.

      Settled in Lucan, Ontario in 1832.

      Said that the spirit of Adam lives at least once in every generation of his descendants.