D.A.R. #428612____He served in the Revolutionary War from Frederick County Maryland, in the company of Captain Ward Coomb. Regiment of Foot Continental Troops commanded by Colonel Oliver Spencer. He helped drive Indians from Maryland.
Maryland Records by Brumbaugh_____Plot 11, December 22, 1741, Thomas Eothrop, 100 acres with Charles Hedges Senior, as tenent in profession. Leased on life of Peter Numbers age 40 if alive.
Lutheran Church Organized
"FOREBEARS OF FOUR DUNBARS" BY CARL AND LORENE DUNBAR
Charles Hedges and Mary Stille Hedges: 1743
The year 1743 was the Historical Year of the German settlement along the
German Monocacy Road. The people built the Evangelical Lutheran Church a short mile from Michael Heisner's Plantation. Peter Candler became the new pastor in the year 1749.
Charles and Mary Hedges lived about a mile south of Pastor Candler's
Lutheran Church and this same year - 1743 - they were blessed with the arrival of a new son.. Joseph. Who was destined to become the groom of Sarah Biggs 27 years later.
The lands on the Monocacy River, surveyed as "Monocacy Manor" was land set
aside for settlement, whereupon a community could be built by the settlers, who would pay rentals directly to the agents of Lord Baltimore. The lessees and tenants in 1741 were: John Biggs, Casper Devilbiss, Joseph Wood, William Wilson and John Bell. The Leasees of 1742 were Thomas Elrod, Christian Creagor, Charles Hedges, Peter Hedges, Frederick Clapbaugh, William Handle, Christian and Johannes, In 1743 Peter Evelant, Frederick Baker, John Christian Smith and Handel Hann were added to the list. Of these only the families of Wood, Devilbiss, Baker and Hedges survived until after the Revolutionary War.
John Biggs II in 1760 entrusted his friend Stephen Rassburg, to oversee his estate. Biggs and his wife, Mary (Stille, a Widow) were the parents of Sarah, who married Joseph E. Hedges in 1770, by his former wife, Eva Dolderbrink John Biggs had: John III, Henry, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Mary.
(From the records of Mrs. John Randolph, 102 N. McCombs, Rich Hill, Missouri)
Charles Hedges, son of Joseph, b 1712, England, d 1785 in Frederick County Md; m 1736 to Mary Stille of Pennsylvania. They had issue: Jacob, Moses, Rachel, Susannah, Charles Jr. (b 1749), Joseph, Absolom, Shadrack.