JAMES HUDGENS II (1773-1858)

JAMES3 HUDGENS (JAMES2, ROBERT1) was born Abt. 1773 in Cumberland Co.Va., and died 1858 in Cheatham Co.TN..

Migration from North Carolina

mkater11added this on 15 Jun 2011

It is stated in “Uncle Ham’s” Alexander Hamilton Hudgens (1854-1934) Bible which was passed to Grace Hudgens Davis, that the Durham family came to Tennessee from North Carolina in the period 1800 to 1809. It was at about the same time that the Hudgens’ clan moved from Cumberland County, Virginia to Robertson County, Tennessee. One hand-written Bible statement claims the Hudgens came in 1809; other people say they came in 1811.

He married ELIZABETH GIBSON.  She was born Abt. 1775 in VA or TN, and died Abt. 1855 in TN..


i.     WILLIAM LEWIS4 HUDGENS, b. 30 Jan 1797, Cumberland Co.Va.; d. 1865, Williamson Co.IL.

ii.    JOHN THOMAS HUDGENS, b. 08 Jun 1804, Cumberland Co.Va.; d. 29 Dec 1878, Williamson Co.IL.

iii.   JAMES HUDGENS, b. 1805, Cumberland Co.Va.; d. after 1860 Cheatham County, Tennessee

***It is said that James Hudgens III, died a batchelor


iv.    DANIEL HUDGENS, b. 12 Jul 1807, Cumberland Co.Va.; d. 1881, Cheatham Co.TN..

v.     MARY HUDGENS, b. 10 Aug 1807, Cumberland Co.Va.; d. 13 Jul 1854, Cheatham Co.TN..

vi.    POLLY HUDGENS, b. 1810, Cumberland Co.Va..

3 Responses to JAMES HUDGENS II (1773-1858)

  1. Mary Katherine Maxwell Russell says:

    Could it be that Polly and Mary are the same person? Polly was a common nickname for Mary in that era.

  2. There is no tombstone for James Hudgens III in the Hudgens Cemetery on Floyd Hudgens Rd that was established by his brother, Daniel Hudgens. However, my mother said that he was buried in that cemetery. He died an elderly bachelor, still doing farm work, and living with an elderly, spinster, first cousin, Delilah Hudgens, on her farm in the 1880 Census. He does not appear in any other documents/records after that date. It is believed he died around 1881, like Daniel.

  3. Mary Russell says:

    In the 1850 Census, James III is living with his parents and his sister Mary “Polly” Hudgens. He and Mary are both listed as 45 yrs old and born in VA. Hence, the reason some have thought they were twins.

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