Hemis M. Hodges

Hemis was born in Erie County, New York and was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Utah on 8 August 1852; he received a Patriarchal Blessing from John Smith on the same day.  In the few available records recording these two ordinances his given name is spelled "Hemis," "Heman" and "Hemes."

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