Martha Shirley and Samuel Hodges were married 204 years ago – November 17, 1807 – in Albemarle County, Virginia. Samuel was the son of William W. Hodges. Martha was the daughter of Thomas Shirley and Mary Yates of Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Samuel and Martha had 11 children: Porterfield Harrison, Emily Jane, John Tolbert, Thomas P., Henry Albert, William S., Samuel Harvey, Benjamin Addison, Lafayette W., Lewis Waller and Jefferson P. Hodges. The family eventually moved to Nelson County, Kentucky.