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John Wesley Hudson

John Wesley Hudson

Male 1842 - 1925  (83 years)

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  • Name John Wesley Hudson  [1, 2, 3
    Born 3 Feb 1842  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    formerly Terminus, Dekalb Co., Georgia 
    • J.W. Hudson was born in Terminus, Georgia, which later became Marthasville and then Atlanta, Georgia.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  DeKalb Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 21 Jul 1860  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 21 Jul 1860  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    farmer 
    Military 31 May 1861  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • MILITARY: In John W. Hudson's service record, there is a small confusion as to exactly when and where he enlisted. There are cards in the service jacket for John W. Hudson, Co B, 7th Georgia Infantry and for John W. Hudson, Co F, 7th Georgia Infantry. I suspect that this is the result of a reorganization in the field.

      It appears that J.W. Hudson enlisted in Co. B, 7th Georgia Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Atlanta. The unit then marched to Virginia where it was reorganized in July of 1861. Consulting the regimental histories might be helpful in this regard.

      Served under General Lee in Civil War. Was at Appomattox. Member of Co. "B", 7th Georgia Regiment of Georgia Infantry. He enlisted in May 1861 and was paroled at Appomattox in April, 1865, having served the entire war.

      John W. Hudson enlisted in Co. B, 7th Georgia Infantry as a Private on 31 May 1861 at Atlanta, Georgia for a term of one year. (He ended up serving for the duration of the war.) On July 18, 1861, he was found in Co F of the same regiment, enlisting there in Winchester, Virginia.

      During July, August, September, and October 1861, he was recorded as Absent - Sick. He is listed on the register of the General Hospital at Orange Court House, Virginia on 21 Oct 1861 with remittent fever. On 25 October 1861, he is again found on a register of the General Hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia for intermittent fever but returned to duty on 4 Nov 1861.

      John W. Hudson is listed on the regimental return for Co. B, 7 Regt Georgia Infantry for November 1861.

      On a register of the Medical Director, Army of the Potomac at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 28 Nov 186, it is noted that if his disability is such as to warrant his discharge from the service, transfer him to the General Hospital at Warrenton for that purpose. He appears on the register of Chimborazo Hospital No. 1 in Richmond, Virginia, admitted on 29 Nov 1861 and transferred to Huguenot Springs. He returns to duty on 6 Dec 1861, on register of the C.S.A. hospital at Farmville, Virginia.

      He was recorded as Present for January & February 1862 and is listed as 2 Corporal.

      For March & April 1862, J.W. Hudson is listed as present and and promoted to 4th Sgt on 22 March 1862.

      For May & June 1862, he is recorded as present with Sergeant pay due until 12 May, but listed as a Private again.

      For the term June 30 to Oct 31, 1862, J.W. Hudson is listed as present, 4th Sgt, and promoted to 3rd Sgt on 1 Oct 1862. He is listed as present for Nov & Dec 1862. For Jan & Feb 1863, he is listed as absent, on furlough since 2 Feb., but present again for March & April 1863.

      John W. Hudson appears on a receipt roll for the third quarter of 1864 for clothing.

      On 21 Jun 1863, John W. Hudson was elected 3rd Lieutenant and is listed as present for May & June of that year. He is listed as present for July, August, September, October 1863, January-April 1864, July-October 1864. A roster dated 9 Oct 1864, near Chafin's Bluff, shows that J.W. Hudson was 2nd Lieut and was elected to that position on 21 Jun 1863.

      John W. Hudson is found on a hospital muster roll at the 2nd Division Hospital in Richmond, Virginia on 31 August 1863.

      He is found again in the same hospital, admitted on 29 August 1864 with a reason of "V.S. R. arm". He was furloughed for 40 days starting on Sept 15, 1864. Another register listing from the Jackson Hospital, Richmond, Virginia shows he was admitted on 28 Aug 1864 with "v.s. R. arm min B" and was furloughed for 30 days on 15 Sept 1864. A register of the Medical Director's Office, Richmond, Virginia shows him in Jackson Hospital until 17 Sept 1864 with a remark "Griffin, Ga". Perhaps a destination during furlough.

      Through November, December 1864, January, February 1865, he is listed as present on company muster rolls.

      John W. Hudson, 2nd Liety, Co B, 7th Ga Inf, is shown on a list of signatures and on a list of prisoners of war paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, 9 April 1865 and in camp at that place on 20 Apr 1865.
    Military 18 Jul 1861  Winchester, Winchester (city), Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    transferred to Co F, 7th Georgia Infantry 
    Military 18 Jul 1861–31 Dec 1861  Richmond, Richmnd City, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    absent from his unit and in hospital with intermittent fever 
    Military 22 Mar 1862  [8
    was promoted to 4th Sgt 
    Military 1 Oct 1862  [8
    was promoted to 3rd Sgt 
    Military Sep 1863–OCT 1863  [8
    was listed as absent, sick at the Divisional Hospital 
    Military 21 Jun 1863  [9
    elected 3rd Lieutenant 
    Military 25 Aug 1864  Reams Station, Dinwiddie Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    was wounded in battle and furloughed 
    • Severe wound to his arm in the battle at Reams Station.
    Military 1861–1865  [10
    served in Co. B, 7th Georgia Infantry, CSA 
    • John W. Hudson applied for a Confederate Veteran's pension in Arkansas. Veteran # 24724 on 19 Aug 1915. Apparently, he applied with John W. Gann since applied the same day and have sequential veteran numbers.
    Military 31 May 1861–9 Apr 1865  [8
    7th Georgia Infantry, CSA 
    Military 9 Apr 1865  Appomattox Court House, Appomattox Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    paroled as a prisoner of war at the conclusion of the Civil War 
    Residence 1866  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    • Found in 1866 Paulding County tax list - 1 poll, poll tax $1
    Residence 1867  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    • Found in 1867 Paulding County tax list - 1 poll, $1 poll tax
    Residence 19 Aug 1867  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    Residence 1868  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    • Found in 1868 Paulding County tax list - 1 poll, poll tax $1
    Residence 1869  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    • Found in 1869 Paulding County District 1087 tax roll - 1 poll, poll tax $1
    Residence 1869  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    and paid a poll tax 
    Address:
    District 1087 
    • 1869 Georgia Property Tax Digest
      J.W. Hudson - 1 poll
    Residence 1870  Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    found on tax roll 
    Address:
    Pumpkinvine District 
    • Found on the 1870 Paulding County, District 1087 tax roll - no land, 1 poll, $1 poll tax.
    Census 19 Jun 1870  Cedartown, Polk Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • John W. Hudson appears to be in the household of James Hudson, who has a son named Wesley. My supposition is that this may be a cousin, but we need to establish a family to connect Wesley to the father of James.

      Additionally, there is a 14 year-old Martha Morris, who might also be related.
    Occupation 19 Jun 1870  Cedartown, Polk Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    farm laborer 
    Residence 1875  Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Census 22 Jun 1880  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Occupation 22 Jun 1880  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    farmer 
    Census 14 Jun 1900  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Occupation 14 Jun 1900  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    farmer 
    Census 17 May 1910  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Occupation 17 May 1910  Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    farmer 
    Census 14 Jan 1920  Missouri Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Died 13 Jun 1925  Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 24, 25, 26
    Address:
    Cora Donnell Hospital 
    Obituary - J.W. Hudson
    Obituary - J.W. Hudson
    Buried Abt 14 Jun 1925  Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [24, 25, 27, 28
    Address:
    Laneburg Cemetery 
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson -2
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson -2
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson - 1
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson - 1
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson - Veteran
    Headstone - John Wesley Hudson - Veteran
    Person ID I3754  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 

    Father Wesley Hudson,   b. 19 Feb 1808, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1889, Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Landers,   b. 16 Mar 1816, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1884, Paulding Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1831  Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 29
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet

    Family Millie Lucinda Almand,   b. 1 May 1861, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1902, Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [30
    Married 21 Jan 1877  Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [31
    Children 
     1. George Wesley Hudson,   b. 5 Mar 1879, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1953, Delight, Pike Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Charles Robert Hudson,   b. 21 Jan 1880, Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1963, Dumas, Moore Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Oscar Hudson,   b. Abt 1882, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1883, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     4. Pearl Hudson,   b. 15 Dec 1884, Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1971, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Carol Hudson,   b. 26 Jan 1887, Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1973, Springdale, Washington Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Bessie Hudson,   b. 29 Nov 1893, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1963, Monticello, Drew Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     7. Gladys Hudson,   b. 10 Oct 1897, Nevada Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1980, Detroit, Wayne Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    formerly Terminus, Dekalb Co., Georgia - 3 Feb 1842 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - DeKalb Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 21 Jul 1860 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 21 Jul 1860 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 31 May 1861 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - transferred to Co F, 7th Georgia Infantry - 18 Jul 1861 - Winchester, Winchester (city), Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - absent from his unit and in hospital with intermittent fever - 18 Jul 1861–31 Dec 1861 - Richmond, Richmnd City, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - was wounded in battle and furloughed - 25 Aug 1864 - Reams Station, Dinwiddie Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - paroled as a prisoner of war at the conclusion of the Civil War - 9 Apr 1865 - Appomattox Court House, Appomattox Co., Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    Pumpkinvine District - 1866 - Paulding Co., Georgia
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    Pumpkinvine District - 1867 - Paulding Co., Georgia
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    Pumpkinvine District - 19 Aug 1867 - Paulding Co., Georgia
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    Pumpkinvine District - 1868 - Paulding Co., Georgia
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    Pumpkinvine District - 1869 - Paulding Co., Georgia
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - and paid a poll tax - 1869 - Paulding Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - found on tax roll - 1870 - Paulding Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 19 Jun 1870 - Cedartown, Polk Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farm laborer - 19 Jun 1870 - Cedartown, Polk Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1875 - Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Jan 1877 - Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 22 Jun 1880 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 22 Jun 1880 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jun 1900 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 14 Jun 1900 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 May 1910 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 17 May 1910 - Albany Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 14 Jan 1920 - Missouri Twp, Nevada Co., Arkansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Address:
    Cora Donnell Hospital - 13 Jun 1925 - Prescott, Nevada Co., Arkansas
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    Laneburg Cemetery - Abt 14 Jun 1925 - Laneburg, Nevada Co., Arkansas
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  • Photos
    John Wesley Hudson
    John Wesley Hudson
    John W. and Cindy Almand Hudson
    John W. and Cindy Almand Hudson
    Serepta Springs Civil War Veterans
    Serepta Springs Civil War Veterans

  • Notes 
    • J.W. Hudson served on first Bodcaw school board, 1896

      J.W. Hudson was appointed to the church committee at Pumpkinvine Baptist Church, Paulding County, Ga. on 23 Mar 1867. He was listed in the church minutes as CC, conference chair, until 25 Jan 1868. It is possible that this is a reference to his father, but typically in these church minutes, his father his noted as Wesley or W. Hudson without any other initial or name. However, there are notable exceptions to this.

      Around 1870, John Hudson and his best friend, John Gann, came west from Paulding County, Georgia to Nevada County, Arkansas. In Arkansas, the two friends married aunt and niece (Millie Almand and Charlotte Armour, half-sister of Millie's mother).

      According to his obituary, J.W. Hudson was a member of the Masons in Arkansas. Perhaps his father was as well in Georgia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] Family Record of the Hudson Family, Mildred Wren W.

    2. [S38] Necrology of Atlanta and Environs.

    3. [S39] Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, Volume 236, Paulding Co., p. 34.

    4. [S40] Personal Letter from W.H. Hudson to John Wesley an.

    5. [S485] 1850 US Federal Census, Dekalb Co., GA, Casey's District; page 155; dwelling 92; Wesley Hudson.

    6. [S532] 1860 US Federal Census, Fulton Co., GA, Cook's District; page 907; dwelling 1410, family 1574; Wesley Hutson.

    7. [S444] Compiled Service Record - John Wesley Hudson, 2 Lieutenant, Co. B, 7 Reg't Georgia Infantry.

    8. [S658] Civil War Service - Fold3.com, 5 July 2012; John W. Hudson, 7th Georgia Infantry.

    9. [S444] Compiled Service Record - John Wesley Hudson.

    10. [S905] Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, p. 199.

    11. [S453] 1866 Tax Digest, Paulding Co., Georgia.

    12. [S472] 1867 Tax Digest, Paulding Co., Georgia.

    13. [S44] Returns of Qualified Voters under the Reconstruct, Volume 126, p. 37.

    14. [S473] 1868 Tax Digest, Paulding Co., Georgia.

    15. [S474] 1869 Tax Digest, Paulding Co., Georgia.

    16. [S807] Georgia Property Tax Digests 1793-1893, 15 October 2012; Paulding County, 1869, J.W. Hudson.

    17. [S475] 1870 Tax Digest, Paulding Co., Georgia.

    18. [S722] 1870 US Federal Census, Polk Co., GA, Cedartown; page 297; dwelling 727, family 760; John W Hudson.

    19. [S626] Wren Family Papers, Pioneer Nevada Citizen Died Here Today; John Wesley Hudson; Obituary; 1925; 2012.

    20. [S600] 1880 US Federal Census, Nevada Co., AR, Albany; ED 214; page 36; dwelling 288, fami.y 309; John W Hudson.

    21. [S587] 1900 US Federal Census, Nevada Co, AR, Albany; ED 75; sheet 10A; dwelling 165, family 167; John W Hudson.

    22. [S579] 1910 US Federal Census, Nevada Co, AR, Albany; ED 98; sheet 14B; dwelling 237, family 238; John W Hudson.

    23. [S570] 1920 US Federal Census, Nevada Co, AR, Missouri Township; ED 129; page 9A; dwelling 171, family 176; Christopher C Purtle.

    24. [S626] Wren Family Papers, June 18, 1925 - Laneburg News; John Wesley Hudson; Obituary; 1925; 2012.

    25. [S703] Arkansas Death Certificate, John Hudson; Prescott, Nevada Co, Arkansas; 675-33; 14 June 1925.

    26. [S707] Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950, 26 February 2017; John Hudson, Nevada County, 13 Jun 1925.

    27. [S641] Find A Grave, 27 November 2014; John Wesley Hudson; John Wesley Hudson; 8432851; Annie202.

    28. [S891] U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006, 26 February 2017; John W. Hudson, died 13 Jun 1925.

    29. [S78] Cemeteries of Paulding County, GA.

    30. [S940] Texas Death Certificate, Charles Robert Hudson; Dumas, Moore Co., Texas; 171-01-2, 79403; 15 December 1963.

    31. [S606] Arkansas County Marriages Index - 1837-1957, 13 August 2012; John W. Hudson to Millie L. Almand, 21 Jan 1877.


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