Hedgpeth / Hudspeth and many variants ...


Our number one goal of this website is the exchange and sharing of genealogical data pertaining to all surname variants covered by the acronym of    H*D*P*TH    world wide ... i.e. hedgepeth, hedgpeth, hudspeth, hudspith and many other's ... come on in and join us !

Note that this website is still in the process of being re-organized & updated .... 02/09/08


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"a dweller on the path by the hedge"

Nope it's not the actual meaning ... but sure sounds good, doesn't it  :)

a home for ALL

the spelling variation's we connect up with

hadspeth, headspeath, hedgbeth, hedgepath, hedgepeth, hedgespeth,
 hedgpath, hedgpeth, hedgspath, hedgspeth, hudspeath, hudspeth, hudspith . . .

just to name a few ! 

want to see other's we have came across ... check out  spelling variant's


Real Genealogy - Not Just Links this is our 7th year 
on the net !
come join us and help make
the eighth even better ! 
Real Genealogy - Not Just Links 


News Flash ... the BIG picture we have created an org chart  showing the male lines of descent, down from Lemuel Hedgpeth 1757-1840 ...  come check it out and see if your line is represented, and/or you suspect it might be, also see  if you can help us out, in trying to fill in the missing family branches :)  that would be most appreciated by all of us ...

it's a little slow in loading up ... but those of you who are patient and want to still check it out, are in for a real treat !

It saddens us to report that we have lost our Centurion, Dee Hedgpeth at age 107 yrs., he passed away Wednesday, 29th of Sept. 2004  obit here

Do you know of other centurion's that we can recognize here, and pay a special tribute to them ?

The following are a few link's for those kid's who have been give a school assignment to do some type of a report on their families heritage and back ground ... if you know of additional links and or info, could you kindly share that with us :) 

Coat of Arms    
meaning & origin

a hdpth business directory ?

Typos are not typos ...
they are actually genealogical alternate spellings, 
while poor grammar ... is added for interest.

Greetings ya all ... Welcome to our home on the web, I am your host Kenny Hedgpeth This might seem like a one family surname study . . . but rest a sure there are as many spelling variations connected here, as there are colors in a rainbow !  and then some. To keep things simple, and not to give one spelling priority over the other's ... I will refer to this as the H*D*P*TH and or "hdpth" web site.  

We welcome any and all comments, questions, suggestions, and of course, any corrections, and most "importantly" any additional data you would like to share with us all, this is highly encouraged !  Please don't hesitate to contact us at anytime ... the paramount goal here is preservation and for prosperity of generations to come ... to enjoy !

In trying to clean things up a bit here, so that the meat of this project is not lost in my ramblings ... the balance of the original intro has been moved to this page .... Ramblings of the Webmaster  enjoy !

The Family Group Sheet Form is FINALLY working !

Those of you wishing to help us in building the data base for this web site, submit your information by filling out the form at this Link: 

Family Group Sheet Form   

We will accept gedcom and or "plain text" report files also, if you prefer, but please contact us , before submitting any emails with attachments ...

A family tree can wither if no one tends its roots -

for those who want to update our snail mail address, it's  
   P.O. Box 1584, Garden Grove, CA 92842 USA

also have a NEW email address ...
digmyroots2 [at] gmail [dot] com

the hdpth- DNA study group project

   testing is open to all "male" hdpth's !   

We are currently looking for participants to join us.  

check out this link   for additional info about this exciting adventure of locating the "gene in genealogy" ... our ancestor's passed on valuable clues that we can discover within the Y-chromosome, which is passed from father to son, generation after generation ! This can be a great aid in helping us to connect twigs, branches and limbs to the main family tree(s) ! 

   for the Latest News & Specials !     click here   

The following puzzle pieces represent each of the categories we have set up so far .... more will be added as need and time provide .....

Mailing List(s)

Message Board(s)

Families Database

Resources and Link(s)

NewsLetter Collection

Link(s) to other Websites
of Other's

Grave Yard data

& Obit's

Bible Record(s)

Family Album


Stories and Bio's

& Bio's

Land Record(s)


Census Record(s)

a NEW category has been added ! 
sorry we don't have a button [puzzle pieces] created for this one yet, 
but we got a NEW database currently being compiled ...

check it out here >>> Military Records

Tombstone Junction

 a photo essay of the headstone monument's 
for those who have gone before us ... check which cemeteries have been visited so far here

another new category !


this could be fun ! check it out here
we got  seven  items listed now ...

Been here before, and just want to know if we got anything
else that's New, or that's been added since your last visit .... 

check out   What's New
an index of our ongoing  progress ... 

~ Latest updated was on 08 Feb. 2008 ~ 7 P.M. Pacific time ~

Do you need a look-up ? look and see what reference materials we have on hand,  and  give us a shout !  if you see something you want us to look up for you ...

like a smile ... genealogical kindness, causes 
a chain reaction ... give it a try :)

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We are currently looking for older photographs,  for the online Photo Album . If you happen to have any that are scanned already.  Please consider sharing them with us all, here ... even if you have some that are not scanned yet, contact us we might be able to help you through other avenues ... This is an excellent way to preserve those cherished originals, for the next generation on down the road ...

Please submit scanned photo's using .jpg or .gif format only ... 

Note: all the pages contained in this website have been indexed by the FreeFind's Search engine spider. And as NEW data is added, it too will be indexed. So if it doesn't find what you are searching for here, we just ain't got it .... yet ! <sigh>

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Here is another search engine I want to try out, by Pico Search, they appear to present results in a different format ... that some of you might like better :)


This site will inevitably be under construction
~ for as long as there is life as we know it ~

Compare, Learn and Share . . . and above all enjoy !

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and tell us your likes and dislikes, and what you would like to see added in the future ... 

note: when entering your email address in this guest book, in order to ward off those spam-bots / spiders, you might want to spell out your email address like this ...

example: digmyroots2 [at] gmail [dot] com

and if you want to take a peak first, 

to see what other's have said ...

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supplied FREE by RootsWeb.com

RootsWeb, the oldest and largest FREE genealogy site

[a subsidiary of Ancestry.com / MyFamily Inc.]

Award's are not what this web site is all about, or for us alone to personally boast about them ... but here are the ones that our many helper, helped this web site in winning ... check them out here


In closing, we wish you ALL much success in your research. And we look forward to hear from you any time, that you have a chance to drop us a line or two ... 

The search for our roots can take us down some fascinating paths, and can provide great satisfaction. But there are times when the search can be very frustrating. The purpose of this site is to share the information we [along with many other's] have collected; and perhaps, help you break through your own "brick wall". However, these pages may contain family legend and hearsay as well as other possibly inaccurate information. Genealogy is NOT an exact science ...  Always verify.

Material that is copyrighted by others appears with permission, or is used under the provisions of fair use. The copyrights of any contributor's material remain with the contributor.

Family history buffs and genealogists may use the information provided here freely for personal use only. These pages, and the information they provide may NOT be copied or link to for commercial use of any kind what so ever ...

We humbly pray, for God's Blessings on the USA ...

One nation under God ....

Copyright 2001-2008  H*D*P*TH           FrontPage 2000

This website is maintained by Kenny Hedgpeth          

Don't forget to email us any additions, correction, 
and don't hesitate to question anything posted here ...

this website was first created on 08 Feb. 2001
~ Last updated on 26 Dec. 2008 ~ 1:30 pm pacific time ~

spread the word, and come back and visit us again !

on or about 3rd of June 2005 this web site has surpassed 10,000  visitor's  !

currently the counter shows

visitor's of this web site ...

Note: each visitor's I P address is only counted once every 24 hours, so multiple visits 
within the same 24 hours only counts as one visit, while using the same internet connection :)

This web site is hosted on the RootsWeb.com server, supported by MyFamily Inc., now known as "The Generations Network, Inc." and the small (family friendly) ads that they place at the top and bottom of each page on this site, is at their discretion ...

Hey do you have your own personal web site ?

Maybe you would like to exchange a Banner Link with us, 
so your hdpth researcher's and visitor's 
would be able to find us here ?

for further info on our Banner Exchange check it out here


we wonder if in the 1800's they listed fuel prices like ?

straw .25 hay .75 oats $2.25


Hey check this out Previously published in RootsWeb Review: Vol. 6, No. 53, 31 December 2003. ... think our cousin Myra might have something here :)

1. NEWS AND NOTES. 1a. Sharing Your Family History

Make a new year's resolution to share your family history information with other genealogists. The RootsWeb spirit is all about sharing -- contributing what we know or have compiled so that others with similar interests may benefit from our research, information, and expertise. Of course, we always hope to learn from others' contributions in return .... 

click here to search/download past issues of RootsWeb Review: 

Hey we got a couple old friend back in the neighborhood !

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