Albert Harrison HODGE

Male 1858 - Bef 1912


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  • Born  Jun 1858  ,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  07 Jun 1865  Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  09 Jun 1870  Canastota,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  22 Jun 1880  Auburn State Prison, Auburn,Cayuga County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census  07 Jun 1900  Dannemora State Prison, Dannemora,Clinton County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died  Bef 1912  [5
    Notes 
    • Albert Harrison HODGE went by the name of Harrison. He was in and out of jail and prison from the time he was fifteen until his final release from prison at the age of 46. The following his a summary of his crimes:

      April 1872 - He entered the residence of N.D. Kiser and stole a watch. Committed to the House of Refuge, a juvenile reformatory, on June 18, 1872. He escaped from the House of Refuge, date unknown. There is no record of his re-capture.

      April 1874 - He was re-arrested after an escape from the Canastota jail. He was original arrested for stealing a watch from Mr. Richmond. Failed to obtain bail and was taken to the county jail in Morrisville.

      March 1875 - Arrested for breaking into the ticket office of the N.Y.C & H.R. Railroad at Weedsport. When arrested, in addition to a number of weapons, such as knives, slingshot, etc., Hodge had a number of railroad tickets on his person. He had markedthe tickets to represent the agent's stamp and had used some in riding on the cars. He was taken to Weedsport for trial. In April he escaped from the Auburn jail while awaiting the grand jury verdict. There is no record of his re-capture.

      August 1879 - Robbed the Herman Eddy's dwelling, near Durhamville, and Lockhart's store at Lenox Basin, the latter place of $150 and the former of male and female wearing apparel, bedding, furs, etc. He was convicted in January 1880 and sentenced to 10years, 6 months. The morning he was sentenced, he was not returned to his cell but taken directly to Auburn State Prison. After he was gone the jailer found, in Hodge's cell, a sling-shot which he undoubtedly intended to use on the officers, if opportunity permitted, and make his escape. He served six years.

      February 1887 - Eight month after he was released from prison, he was arrested at Lenox Basin for complicity in burglarizing and attempting to burn a grocery store, the same store that he burglarized in 1879. While awaiting trial he made two keys, one out of a comb and the other out of a soup bone. After the keys were discovered, he was shackled with a chain two feet long to the floor of his cell. After being manacled to the floor he assumed insanity. He picked every hair out of one side of his head. He imitated a man with acute delirium tremors. He got himself into such shape that he could make every nerve in his body twitch, and his tremblings were carried on to such an extent that they continued involuntarily while he slept. In June he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. At the time a person convicted for a second offense had to be sentenced for the longest term possible for the first offense. The punishment for burglary in the first degree is "not less than ten years" making themaximum life. In December 1904, after eighteen years, he received a pardon from the Governor.

      Failed to find him in the 1910 or 1920 census records. He is not mentioned in his brother's, John, obituary, therefore he may have died before 1912.
      [S. Griffiths - November 2010]
    Person ID  I13496  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  1 May 2018 

    Father  Lemen HODGE,   b. Abt 1822, ,Otsego County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1890 
    Mother  Lucretia E MILLER,   b. 1833, ,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1895 
    Married  Abt 1842  ,Madison County,New York,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F201  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah UNKNOWN 
    Married  Bef 1880  [6
    Family ID  F7580  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1858 - ,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 07 Jun 1865 - Sullivan,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 09 Jun 1870 - Canastota,Madison County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Jun 1880 - Auburn State Prison, Auburn,Cayuga County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 07 Jun 1900 - Dannemora State Prison, Dannemora,Clinton County,New York,USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1900 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2004, (www.ancestry.com)), Dannemora, Clinton, New York, ED 148, p. 7 (penned), 217A (stamped), dwelling --, family 612, Harrison Hodge. Image 13/22..

    2. [S20] 1865 New York State census, population schedule, (1865 New York State census, population schedule, Madison County Historical Society, 435 Main St., Oneida, NY.), Sullivan, Madison, NY, p. --, dwelling 40, family 47, Lyman Hodge Microfilm # ---..

    3. [S17] 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1870 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2003, (www.ancestry.com)), Canastota, Madison, New York, p. 24 (penned), -- (stamped), dwelling 212, dwelling 226, David Tubbs. Image 24/30..

    4. [S18] 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc Provo, UT, 2005, (www.ancestry.com)), Auburn, Cayuga, New York, ED 5, p. 56 (penned), D (stamped), dwelling --, family --, Harrison Hodge. Image 58/69..

    5. [S570] E-mail Message, (Mark Hodge, (mnhodge@q.com>), To Stephen Griffiths (Westerville, OH), November 18, 2010, Subject: Virtual Cemetery.

    6. [S569] E-mail Message, (Hal Eaton, (Haleaton@aol.com)), To Stephen Griffiths (Westerville, OH), November 21, 2010, Subject: Sarah is Mrs. Harrison Hodge.


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