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English Cemetery ~ Balinda Jane Hedgepeth ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Hedgepeth, Balinda Jane
MAIDEN NAME: Woods AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 18 Feb 1853 DIED: 3 Apr 1926 BURIED:  ~ English Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Arkansas
DEATH PLACE: Tillamook, Tillamook Co., Oregon
[Note-dau of Francis & Melana Wood, DLC #990 of Benton Co.; sis of Melissa Hastings, Susan Hockenberry & William Wood] 
MARRIAGE - "Joel Hedgepeth of Benton Co. & Belinda Jane Wood, m 12 Oct 1873 at house of John Vanderpool; T.V.B. Embree, M.G. Wit: S.E. Rhodes & Grene B. Simpson Bk B p 192
1880 OR CENSUS - Jane Hedgepeth (27y, b MO), enumerated with her was husband J.C. (29y, b MO, farmer), and 2 daughters, L. (5y, b OR) and J. (3y, b OR)
1900 OR CENSUS - Jane B. Hedgepeth, age 47, mother of 4 children 3 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Feb 1853 in Arkansas, is enumerated with her husband of 27 years, Joel, age 48, occuaption farmer, b. Jun 1851 in Missouri, along with Delmer E., age 12, b. Jul 1887 in Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - Name spelled Balinda on marker, Belinda in marriage record, 1900 census record, and obit.
Belinda Jane (Wood) Hedgpeth, member of a pioneer Polk county family and long a resident here, died on April 3 at the home of her daughter, Mrs Anna Wheeler of Tillamook. Mrs Hedgpeth was 73 years old at the time of her death. She was born on February 18, 1853, in Arkansas and started across the plains when six weeks old with her parents. The family settled in Polk county where she spent the greater part of her life. She was married on October 12, 1873, to Joel Hedgpeth, who died over 20 years ago. She is survived by four children, Mrs Lettie Anderson, Portland, Mrs Anna Wheeler, Tillamook, Delmer Hedgpeth, Olympia, Wash, and Mrs Wade Williams, a foster daughter, of Airlie. There are seven grandchildren and and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Airlie and she was buried beside her husband. Mrs Hedgpeth was a member of the South Methodist church from early womanhood and a minister of that church from Corvallis conducted the services.
Polk County Observer, Thursday, April 8, 1926, 5:5-6
Balinda J. Hedgepeth
Feb 1853 - April 1926
Saucy/Tolle Survey & Photographs
1880 OR CENSUS (Wasco Co, ED 125, Prineville, Page 301)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 2B)
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1879, pg 61
Polk County Observer, 8 Apr 1926, 5:5-6
ROW: 26-3  

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