- Birth Date
- About 1806
- Death Date
Thomas was from Nottingham England. He crossed the Atlantic with his family on the ship Berlin in 1849. Thomas J., one of his sons, was re-baptized at Salt Lake City on 28 April 1850, proving that the family crossed the plains in 1849. The following may be found in the Journal History on 20 December 1851. It was written by Jonathan Grimshaw, a recent arrival in Salt Lake City: "The branch at Nottingham will be interested in learning that brother and sister Hodgkinson, with their two sons are here, and doing well. Brother Hodgkinson and his younger son brought two yoke of oxen with a wagon and provisions about thirty miles out to meet us; and I assure you it was a great help to me." In 1854 Thomas Sr. returned to England on a church mission, serving until 1857. Further research is needed to identify the name of the pioneer company with which the family first crossed the plains.
- Age at Departure: 43
- Head of Household
- 1850 Utah Census.
- Early Missionary Database
- Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1 January 1857, 1.
- Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19 August 1854, 1.
- Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 19 May 1854, 2,
- Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20 December 1851, 1.
- "Registry of Names of Persons Residing in the Various Wards as to Bishops' Reports, Great Salt Lake City, Dec. 28th, A.D. 1852" in Key to Migration Sources, Great Britain and North America: A Manual for Students Attending the Second Annual Priesthood Genealogical Research Seminar, June 19-23, 1967 (Provo: Brigham Young University Division of Continuing Education, 1967), edited by Norman Edgar Wright.
- Saints By Sea: Latter-day Saint Immigration to America
- Salt Lake Stake, Record of members collection, 1836-1970.