Person:George Hudson (11)

George Washington Lee Hudson
d.3 Aug 1894 Benton Co, TN
  1. George Washington Lee Hudson1811 - 1894
  2. Albert Jefferson Hudson1818 - 1884
  1. Edward Henry Hudson1838 - 1878
  2. Lucinda Hudson1841 - 1932
  3. Thomas B Hudson1842 -
  4. Josephine Hudson1846 - 1877
  5. James Knox Hudson1848 - 1912
  6. Willis Orville Hudson1850 - 1922
  7. Mary Francis Hudson1853 - 1876
Facts and Events
Name[1] George Washington Lee Hudson
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 15 Jun 1811 Humphreys, Tennessee, USA
Marriage to Elizabeth Rushing
Death[2][4] 3 Aug 1894 Benton Co, TN
Burial[5] Rushing Creek Cemetery, Benton Co, TN

Notes for George Washington Lee Hudson: (1) "Hudson of Benton County" notes by J. K. Smith

He was an enterprising early settler of BentonCounty; served as its first registry of deeds, 1836-1840. He had served as second-major in the 116th Militia Regiment of Humphrey's County (commenced March 27, 1833) for a 5 year period. As early as May of 1825 he bought a 20 acre tract (just east?) of the headwaters of (Brownsville?) Creek; then he acquired more land until by 1868 he claimed 540 acres thereabouts and where he died, in old civil district 5. He cleared a small tract, near his homeplace, to the (?) of the LibertyMethodistChurch, for its use as a place for a school and worship-meeting house, November 9, 1858. This was where his family attended church and from time to time, he taught school there.

James V. Drake, journalist and local historian, visited and talked with G. W. L. Hudson on Tuesday, June 23, 1878 and from this learned significant events in the early histroy of BentonCounty, which account influenced later local heritage research.

The prominent old gentleman, who wore a beard but would never have his picture taken, died a respected citizen (...?) in his comfortable log dwelling about 2 1/2 miles north of Camden at the age of 83. His remains were buried, as would most of those of his wife and children, in the WillisRushingCemetery on Rushing's Creek.

G. W. L. Hudson married Elizabeth Rushing, a daughter of Willis and Mary Rushing, pioneer settlers of the county. Her father died the month after her, leaving an in cumbered estate. Hudson thought it necessary to sue the estate administrator to procure an equitable portion for his own children. In January of 1857, the case was sent on to the Superior Court in Jackson, Tennessee, where in April of that year that court ruled in favor of the Hudsons, stating the Rushing estate had to be more openly and equitably apportioned among the several Rushing heirs.

  1. Melissa Key's Genealogy Site
    Descendants of William Rushing.
  2. 2.0 2.1 OneWorldTree. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA;)
    Database online.

    Record for George Washington Hudson

  3. Melissa Key's Genealogy Site
    Descendants of William Rushing.
  4. Melissa Key's Genealogy Site
    Descendants of William Rushing.
  5. Melissa Key's Genealogy Site
    Descendants of William Rushing.