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Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1190072787000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hudson Craig
I am looking for the ancestors of James Henry Hudson (b. Dec. 17, 1861 - d. June 12, 1945).

Here is what pieces I have:

Mother of ? Hudson was Nancy ? Hudson (b. about 1816 – after 1880) was living as head of household in Mount Carmel district of Halifax County, Virginia in 1880.

1. ? (b. about 1834 – d. before 1880)
2. Sarah/Sallie Hudson (b. about 1845
3. Martha Hudson (b. about 1847
4. Harriett Hudson (b. about 1850

?. Hudson (b. 1834? –d. before 1880) of Franklin County, Virginia married (1) ? (Hudson) (b. about 1834? – d. before 1880). Their children were:

1. Lou Hudson 26 (b. about 1854
2. Beckey Hudson (b. December 17, 1861)
3. James Henry Hudson (b. December 17, 1861).
4. Sterling Hudson (b. about 1863)

James Henry Hudson (b. Dec. 17, 1861 - d. June 12, 1945) married (1) Mary Lutie Craig (Hudson) (b. January 9, 1868 – d. August 1, 1905) about 1885 were the parents of:

1. Charles Oscar Hudson (b. Mar 26, 1886 – d. 1962)
2. Lester Harry Hudson (b. 9-22-1887 – 09-18-1932)
3. Euby Hudson (b. Aug 1889)
4. Mary Emma “Emmie” Hudson Robertson (b. July 16, 1891 – d. Feb 19, 1968)
5. William T. Hudson (b. June 1893)
6. Frank Hudson (b. July 1895)
7. Elliott Hudson (b. Aug. 1897)
8. Elsie F. Hudson (b. November 1899)
9. John H. Hudson (b. 1902)
10. Lula V. Hudson (b. 1904)

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Re: Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1366243938000
Classification: Query
Here is what I have from the Franklin County Cemetery Book:
You can try ordering some of these obits from the Roanoke Library, , they will take 10 at a time and they are free as of last I checked,but it may take them a few weeks to get them to you. If they don't have them ,you might try calling the Franklin County Library as they have newspapers on reels from 1940 onwards and they look the up for a small fee. Their phone number is 540-483-3098, ask for Dorothy Hodges, genealogist.

Here are what burial dates I could find:

James Henry Hudson June 12, 1945 ( it says husband of Anna Maud)
Anna Maud Hudson Sept. 10, 1962
L.M. Hudson ( Lou?) birth 10-14-1856 died Mar. 7, 1934
Charles Oscar Hudson June 11, 1962
Lester Harry Hudson, book shows AUGUST 18,1932
That's all I could find,perhaps some of those obits will help you to trace backwards in time! Good luck

Re: Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1366249538000
Classification: Query
Thanks for your reply. Just a few weeks ago I found some of my answers. James Henry Hudson was born in 1861. Thus not on census of 1860. It turns out his Father died in 1862 in the Civil War. I now have his name, dates, and wife. She was Head of Household in 1870 and my Great GF shows there. By 1880 she was remarried, and he was living and working on a neighboring farm.
His parents were Henry C "Harry" Hudson 1836-1862 and his Mother Elvira Basham (b. 1834). Her line is well established. Henry's Father however is somewhat cloudy. All in Franklin County. I feel that his Father was born elsewhere and moved there sometime before his son's birth.
Thanks again,
Chaz Robertson

Re: Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1366252012000
Classification: Query
Great, I am glad you had such good luck!!

Re: Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1366306614000
Classification: Query
It was a 10 year search.

Re: Hudsons of Hardy area Franklin County...

Posted: 1366307856000
Classification: Query
I don't doubt it one bit, been there, done that!!
Good luck to you!
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