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William Irvin Hudson

Male 1834 -


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  • Name William Irvin Hudson  [1, 2
    Born 21 Jul 1834  Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  DeKalb Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1857  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    and paid poll tax 
    Address:
    Cook's District 
    • 1857 Georgia Property Tax Digest
      Erwin Hudson - 1 poll, $275 personal property, taxable property $75, tax on poll 25 cents, total tax 31 cents.

      There is also a William E. Hudson listed.
    Misc 11 Oct 1858  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    was sworn for petit jury service 
    • Petit Jury #1, sworn Oct 11, 1858
      Juror No. 1. - Erwin Hudson
      Juror No. 7. - William Hudson

      William could be either of these people. There is an additional William J. Hudson in the records at this time that could well be confused with William I. Hudson.
    Residence 1859  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    and paid a poll tax 
    Address:
    Cook's District 
    • William paid a poll tax and had no taxable land or property in 1859.
    Misc 3 Oct 1859  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    was sworn for petit jury service 
    • Petit Jury #2, Sworn Oct 3, 1859
      Juror No. 5. W.I. Hudson
    Census 24 Jul 1860  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • The W.I. Hutson in this enumeration, I believe to be the correct one, but am not absolutely positive. He and his wife are both listed as born in SC, while I know that William Irvin was born in Fulton. However, he is the only Hudson in the district where I am confident that he lived.
    Residence 1 Jul 1867  Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1870  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1871  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1874  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1876  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1878  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1879  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Residence 1880  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Census 7 Jun 1880  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Residence 1881  Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Died Cobb Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Person ID I3787  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2012 

    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  [3, 21
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet

    Family Mary E.,   b. 1834, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hudson,   b. 1859, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F1576  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jul 1834 - Georgia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - DeKalb Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - and paid poll tax - 1857 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - was sworn for petit jury service - 11 Oct 1858 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - and paid a poll tax - 1859 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - was sworn for petit jury service - 3 Oct 1859 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 24 Jul 1860 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jul 1867 - Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1874 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1876 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1878 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1879 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Jun 1880 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - Atlanta, Fulton Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - - Cobb Co., Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • RESIDENCE: 1867 - In 1867, William, John W. and Wesley all signed loyalty oaths (by their mark). The loyalty oath that they signed is reproduced as follows: "I, William Hudson, do solemnly swear in the presence of Almighty God that I am a citizen of the state of Georgia;that I have resided in said state for 12 months next preceding this this day and now reside in the county of Fulton in said state; that I am 21 years old, that I have not been disfranchised for participation in any rebellion or civil war against the United States; that I have never been a member of any State Legislature, nor held any executive or judicial office in any state and afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States or given aid and comfort to the enemies thereof; that I have never taken an oath as a member of Congress of the United States or as an officer of the United States,or as a member of any State Legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state to support the Constitution of the United States and afterwards engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the United States or given aid and comfort to the enemies thereof; that I will faithfully support the Constitution and obey the laws of the United States and will to the best of my ability encourage others to do so. So help me God." Interestingly, even though all of these men (and most of the others who made these oaths) were educated and could read and write, the oaths were signed by their mark,presumably to maintain some level of plausible deniability.

      RESIDENCE: 1870 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as Rock St., at the southeast corner of Mangum. His occupation is listed as a train hand for the W&ARR.

      NOTE: 44 Victoria St. was near the corner of Victoria and Mangum St., just a couple of blocks north of Jones Ave. This is the area has been redeveloped and the streets have disappeared. It is just a few blocks north of the Georgia World Congress Center.

      RESIDENCE: 1871 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as Mangum St., his business address is Thurmond and Rock. His occupation is listed as a fireman for the W&ARR.

      RESIDENCE: 1874 - Irving W. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as 44 Victoria St.

      RESIDENCE: 1876 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as 44 Victoria St. and his occupation is listed as conductor for the W&ARR.

      RESIDENCE: 1878 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as 44 Victoria St. and his occupation is listed as conductor for the W&ARR.

      RESIDENCE: 1879 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as 44 Victoria St. and his occupation is listed as conductor for the W&ARR.

      RESIDENCE: 1880 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as 44 Victoria St. and his occupation is listed as conductor for the W&ARR.

      RESIDENCE: 1881 - William I. Hudson appears in an Atlanta City Directory. His residence is listed as boarding at 178 Luckie St. and his occupation is yard conductor for the W&ARR.

      Irvin Hudson is listed in the 1860 census as a schoolteacher. By 1880, he is listed as working for the Western & Atlantic RR. He is also called William more frequently than Irvin by this point.

      Garrett's Necrology lists him as a railroad man in Atlanta and says that he died in Cobb Co.

      Assuming the William I. Hudson who lives very near to Wesley is this William, in 1880, he is shown with an additional daughter and a John R. Pair who is listed strangely in the house. I am more inclined to believe this family is the right one than the 1860 family.

      THIS IS NOT OUR WILLIAM. In the 1910 census, William J Hudson is listed as boarding in the home of Joseph Lee in Marietta, Cobb Co.,GA. The home is located on Locust St., near Church St. William is listed with a wife, Virginia. There are some inconsistencies between this and previous census records. The recorder lists William and Virginia as having been married 40 years and having no children.However, in an earlier census, I find William and a wife identified as Mary E in the home with several children (not yet recorded here). I would expect that the data provided to the census enumerator in 1910 was in error and provided by someone besides William and his wife.

      Since William I kind of disappears, perhaps we should check railroad records.

      Since in his last known residence, William is shown as a boarder,perhaps his wife has died between 1880 and 1881.

      There is a William J. Hudson in Cobb County, buried in Citizen's Cemetery in Marrietta - Capt in the 7th Ga Inf, Co I. Tombstone says 1834-1911. That fits with William I., but it is not likely to be him. There is no evidence that William Irvin is really William J or that William Irvin was an officer. On the other hand, William died in Cobb County. And his brother John W. served in the 7th Ga. Inf.

      Throughout 1862, a W. I. Hudson is listed as tax receiver and tax collector for Fulton County in the Atlanta Weekly Intelligencer. Either he served in the Confederacy or he served as tax collector, but not both, since they overlap.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Necrology of Atlanta and Environs, Roll 5, Frame 307.

    2. [S39] Reconstruction Registration Oath Books, Volume 203, Fulton County, p. 140.

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

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

    5. [S807] Georgia Property Tax Digests 1793-1893, 15 October 2012; Fulton County, Cooks District, 1857, Erwin Hudson.

    6. [S482] Garrett's Necrology - Fulton Jurors, p. 207.

    7. [S807] Georgia Property Tax Digests 1793-1893, 15 October 2012; Fulton County, Cooks District, 1859, William Hutson.

    8. [S482] Garrett's Necrology - Fulton Jurors, p. 213.

    9. [S532] 1860 US Federal Census, Fulton Co., GA, Cooks District; page 917; dwelling 1475, family 1579; W.I. Hutson.

    10. [S44] Returns of Qualified Voters under the Reconstruct, Volume 116, District 479, p. 30.

    11. [S365] Hanleiter's Atlanta Directory - 1870.

    12. [S366] Hanleiter's Atlanta Directory - 1871.

    13. [S367] Beasley's Atlanta Directory for 1874.

    14. [S368] Atlanta and West End Directory for 1876.

    15. [S369] Sholes Directory for the City of Atlanta - 1878.

    16. [S370] Norton's Directory of the City of Atlanta for 1878.

    17. [S102] Sholes Directory of the City of Atlanta - 1880.

    18. [S602] 1880 US Federal Census, Fulton Co., GA, Atlanta Ward 1; ED 101; page 12; dwelling 105, family 124, 44 Victoria St.; Hudson, W.I.

    19. [S450] Sholes Directory of the City of Atlanta - 1881.

    20. [S38] Necrology of Atlanta and Environs.

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


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