Saturday, September 5, 2009

Hudsons of Fannin Co., TX

(NOTE: I am now back at school and currently don't have much time to write new posts so I'm cleaning up some of the drafts I've built up over the months and posting them now.  This post was originally written in April of 2009)

One of my favorite branches of my family to research are the Hudsons. They came to Virginia in the 17th Century and relocated to Pulaski Co., KY not long after the Revolutionary War. My last Hudson was Sarah Elizabeth who married John Chapple Wellons and left for the west in 1850 (they eventually settled in Iowa). Most of Sarah's family remained in the South though, especially Kentucky. One of her 1st cousins, however, ended up in Oklahoma and then Fannin Co., Texas.  Patrick Henry Hudson was the son of Vincent Jackson Hudson and Pamela (or Permela) Vaughn, one of nine children.  Patrick's siblings are a bit of a mystery, though I think most of them died young.  So far, Patrick has been the only one of Vincent Jackson Hudson and Permela Vaughn's children that I've been able to conclusively track.  I'm hoping that by posting this someone connected with this branch will find this post and be able to supply me with some info on Patrick's family and possible siblings.

Patrick, nicknamed "Dobe," was born on 19 Feb 1840 in Somerset, Pulaski, Kentucky.  He was married twice, first to Elizabeth J. Senter around 1867 in Flora, Clay, Illinois (where Patrick had moved to with, I believe, at least one of his brothers).  Patrick and Elizabeth had two children, George M. Hudson (b. circa 1870 in Illinois) and William Hudson (b. 7 May 1872 in Wayne Co., Illinois- d. 18 Nov 1873 in Wayne Co., Illinois).  Elizabeth died not long after William's birth on 12 Nov 1872 in Wayne Co., Illinois.  She and William are buried in Rinard, Illinois in Bunker Cemetery.

Patrick married secondly Elizabeth's cousin, Julia Adeline Senter in April of 1875 in Flora, Clay, Illinois.  He and Julia had Charles Wayne Hudson (b. 19 Sep 1877, Flora, Clay, Illinois- d. 12 Mar 1957 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas), David Frederick Hudson (b. 23 Dec 1880, Clay Co., Illinois- d. 11 Apr 1948, Bonham, Fannin, Texas) and Bertha Ellen Hudson Saunders (b. Oct 1885, Texas- d. 15 May 1973, Bonham, Fannin, Texas).  Patrick and family moved first to Oklahoma and then crossed the border into Fannin Co., Texas around 1885.  He died in Bonham on 11 April 1911 and is buried in Hampton Cemetery in Edhube.  Julia died in 1934 and is also buried in Hampton Cemetery.

Thanks to FamilySearch I've been able to find death certificates for several members of the family.  In my experience, Texas has a lot of great online resources, I only wish I had more branches from there so that I could take advantage of the online offerings for the state more!

1 comment:

  1. Charles Wayne Hudson was my great grand father. I have information on several branches from his children. I have not found much on P. H. Hudson until I read this post. But I do have a bit on his wife Julia. Do you have any info on the Vaughns or Vincent Jackson Hudson?

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