My grandmother, Josepha Hodges, was born in that house in October, 1899. Her father, Joseph Hodges (my great grandfather) was married to Minnie (my great grandmother), and he died before Josepha was born. Minnie later married Edward Brown and they had three daughters, Anglessia, Naioma and Edith. Edith's son, Harold Brown lives in a nursing home in Martinsville. My mother, Tronette Isenhower Hetts, fondly remembers spending summers in the Paragon house. My grandmother, Josepha, married Tron Isenhower from Martinsville and they divorced. She then married Bernard Guettier and they owned the house in the late 1940's and early 1950's. I have a photo of the house when it was red brick with painted white shutters. My mother is still living at age 96 1/2.
Hi. My wife and I just purchased this home in hope of restoring it to its former glory. If anyone has any original pictures of the the home that would aid in the restoration we would appreciate it if we could have a copy.
I'm doing family history research & discovered the "Blankenship--Hodges--Brown House" in Paragon, Ind. My maternal grandmother was Hope Blankenship, youngest sister of Cordelia, Ruth & Lois. My mom & I visited Paragon in 1994 to bury grandma's ashes in the family cemetery there & stayed with my 2nd cousin, Milicent Duckworth (Lois Blankenship Duckworth's daughter)--I think we were directly across the street from the house listed above. Is it still owned by a Blankenship? My mother & I are putting together a family album that starts with photos of Harriet Milicent Sterling & Mr. Benedict--their daughter, Minnie Enola married Perry Magnus Blankenship, Jr., then they had my grandma Hope in 1900. If you have info going farther back than Perry Magnus Blankenship, Sr., I'd love to see it. Also, do you have a picture of the house listed above? I want to compare it with the family photos that I have.
Thanks for any info you may have, Cynthia