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From: Lonna Jean Conroy <>
Subject: [GA-Roots] HUDSON in Georgia, Missouri and Tennessee
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 02:44:08 -0700
I am seeking information about my g-g-grandparents, Pleasant HUDSON and
Paulina/Plynia HUBBARD. Pleasant HUDSON was born about 1813 in Georgia
and died probably in Obion Co., TN sometime between 1861-1875. He
married Paulina/Plynia HUBBARD sometime before 1840 possibly in
Tennessee or Missouri. She was born about 1821 in Tennessee and died
unknown date or place, probably after 1880.
I recently had the opportunity to review the 1860 Obion Co., TN Census,
which gives the best information to date about Pleasant HUDSON and his
family. Source: 1860 Obion Co., TN Census, Civil Dist. 3, Troy Post
Office, Page 171-2. Record 1058, Film 805267 (SLC FHC). Hudson, P., age
47, m, farmer, real value $8,000, personal value $2,500, born GA cannot
r/w; P., age 39, f, born TN cannot r/w; J., age 20, m, farmer, born MO;
H., age 19, m, farmer, born MO; M.A., age 17, f, born MO attending
school; W., age 13, m, born TN attending school; M., age 11, f, born TN
attending school; T., age 9, f, born TN attending school; F., age 7, f,
born TN attending school; C., age 3, f, born TN
Record 1058 page 172, in the household of Hudson, P.:
Alexander, J. M., age 26, m, carpenter, real value $1,000, personal
value $100, born TN; E. (Hudson), age 16, f, born TN; married within the
In addition, the following information was supplied by the Hudson Family
Association: Source: Hudson Family Association, Bulletin 110, 15 April
2000, page 31-32.
snip: "Lonna, I think your Pleasant Hudson is the one located in the
1840 Census of Scott Co., MO. He and his wife are 20/30 years of age
with a male child under 5 years of age. Pleasant Hudson obtained 80
acres in 1844-45, Mississippi Co., MO. It's possible that Pleasant
married and had at least four children born in MO. Pleasant Hudson has
not yet been located in the 1850 Census in either MO or TN. In the 1860
Census (Obion Co., TN), the copy I located, does not give the state
where any of the family members were born. Yet, in the 1880 Census,
Obion Co., TN two sons are showing themselves as having been born in TN.
Pleasant Hudson was listed in the 1840 Census of Scott Co., MO (pg.
31) with James S. Hudson (pg 12), Wm. Hutson (pg. 7), Strong Hudson (pg.
24), Hall Hudson (and wife? 50/60 years of age, born c1780-90). Wm.
Hutson, 1850 Census Cape Girardeau Co., MO is 50 years of age and born
in Georgia. I have no proof that your Pleasant Hudson is related to any
of these Hudson/Hutsons.
In 1850 Census of Mississippi Co., MO is found Benjamin Hudson, 32
years of age and born c 1818 in MO, with a wife Sarah and two children.
In Benjamin Hudson's home is Hall Hudson, 60 years of age and born
c1790 in TN, plus two possible daughters, Caroline and Susan Hudson.
Benjamin was most likely the male 20/30 years of age in the 1840 Census
Scott Co., MO in the home of Hall Hudson.
Pleasant Hudson named one son John Benjamin and another Benjamin Waller
Hudson, which suggests to me a possible connection to this Hall Hudson.
Hall Hudson, [in] 1814, is listed with 300 mounted infantry, including
30-40 Shawnee Indians from Cape Girardeau, St. Genevieve, St. Charles,
St. Louis. . . . . In Cape Girardeau Co., MO land and property 1821-23,
Hall Hudson is listed. In 1830 Mississippi Co., MO Grant Book #4, page
733, Hall Hudson received 120 acres.
Note one Hall Hudson's Rev. War Pension Application, 17 Sept. 1833,
Lincoln Co., TN. He was born circa 1753 VA, enlisted in 1775 at
Pittsylvania Co., VA; enlisted again in Savannah, GA. Lived in
Pittsylvania, Henry and Patrick Co., VA [moved] to Morgan Co., AL, to
Giles Co., TN to Lincoln Co., TN. . . . . . Granger Co., TN 1799 Tax
List, Benjamin Hudson, father of Obediah, Ezekiel, John and James
Hudson. (If this Benjamin Hudson had a son, Hall, born in 1790, this
Hall Hudson would have been too young to pay taxes.) Then again in
Grainger Co., TN, 1805 Tax List, Benjamin Hudson, son of Hall Hudson."
end snip from Dolores L. Hudson, Corresponding Secretary & Data Base
Death certificates for children of Pleasant add some controversy
regarding Pleasants name and birthplace. Death certificates for two of
his children state he was born in TN; one specifically claims Henry Co.,
TN. A third child claims he was born in England. A fourth child claims
he was born in Virginia. Three claim his name was Pleasant or Pleas and
a fourth claims his name was Henry. Information for these death
certificates was provided by a friend/minister and grandchildren. I
tend to go with the information in the 1860 Obion Co., TN Census
believing this information was provided by either Pleasant or his wife
and reflecting more accurate knowledge than a friend or grandchild may
have known in the 1900's. Unfortunately, the enumerator for the 1860
Obion Co., TN Census used initials in the record, but it seems
reasonable that the P for the head of household and the P for his
wife would indicate that his name was Pleasant and hers some form of
Paulina or Plynia. This record clearly lists Georgia as the birthplace
for Pleasant and Tennessee as the birthplace for Paulina/Plynia. Their
first three children were born in Missouri which fits with the 1840
Scott Co., MO Census. I am at a loss as to where they lived in 1850,
but they may have been somewhere in Tennessee during this time as the
fourth through ninth children were apparently born in Tennessee.
A land record shows up in Obion Co., TN. Source: Tennessee Land Grants:
P. Hudson received land grant #8495 in Obion Co., TN in 1849 for 270
acres, western district. A deeper search of land records at the FHC in
Salt Lake turned up the agreement regarding this land. It was dated 1
September 1853; state tax of 23 cents and clerk's fee of 25 cents was
received and filed 7th Oct. 1853 at 10 1/2 O'clock AM; the deed was
filed at 3 O'clock PM, 8 October 1853 and registered 10 October 1853.
This record shows this purchase was actually 262 1/2 acres, purchased
for $500 from William A. Blount. While the land was in Obion County,
this record indicates the agreement and deed was recorded in Madison
County, Tennessee. Madison County was probably were the land office was
Pleasant and Paulina had the following children:
1. JOHN BENJAMIN HUDSON, b. 18 January 1840, Missouri; d. 16 July 1916,
Village of Crystal, Obion County, Tennessee; married MARY LOU CROCKETT
2. HENRY HUDSON, b. 1841, Missouri; d. April 1862, Shiloh, Tennessee.
3. MARY ANN HUDSON, b. 29 January 1843, Obion County, Tennessee; d. 28
June 1940, Cape Girardeau, Girardeau County, Missouri; married John
4. E. (ELIZABETH) HUDSON, b. 24 October 1844, Tennessee; d. 14 February
1924, Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., Texas; married John Marion ALEXANDER
5. WALLER BENJAMIN HUDSON (also known as Benjamin Waller), b. 30
January 1847, possibly Antioch, Davidson Co., Tennessee; d. 20 May 1907,
Taft, Butler County, Missouri; married 1) Alice M. CALHOUN; 2) Sarah
Penelope WRAY Cooper Cook; 3) Nancy Jane MORROW Hall; 4) Laura DODD
Elder, Murphy, Hudson, Knight.
6. M. (MOLLIE) HUDSON, b. 1849, Tennessee.
7. TENNESSEE ADALINE HUDSON, b. 18 February 1851, Obion County,
Tennessee; d. 30 May 1939, Hornbeak, Obion County, Tennessee; married
Joseph Salvonus HAYES.
8. F. (FANNIE) HUDSON, b. 1853, Tennessee.
9. CORA HUDSON, b. 1857, Union City, Obion County, Tennessee; d. 1939,
Unknown; married Thomas Marion Hampton.
In the 8 October 2000 Hudson Family Association Digest V00 #73, there
was a message referencing HUDSON lookups in Early Deaths in Savannah, GA
1763-1803 by GHS. A message made mention of the first Isaac HUDSON,
whom the person authoring the message thought belonged to Hall HUDSON.
Mention of the Hudson's Ferry on the Savannah River was also made. It
seems reasonable to me that this Hall and Isaac HUDSON may be related to
the Hall HUDSON referred to in the HFA Bulletin 110, 15 April 2000, page
31-32 mentioned above. My Pleasant HUDSON was apparently born in
Georgia according to the 1860 Obion Co., TN Census. Pleasant HUDSON
appears in Scott and Mississippi Co., MO records in the 1840-44 time
frame where other HUDSON/HUTSON'S including Hall HUDSON are found. This
seems to be strong circumstantial evidence that warrants further
I would appreciate input from anyone who may be able to shed light on
these people. I would be happy to supply a short report that gives more
detail including sources for my research. My database (a working file
without notes or sources) is located on World Connect at the following
url. I welcome corrections and additions.
Thanks very much,
Lonna Jean Conroy (HFA #1214)
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