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Descendants of Thomas BOYLSTON, Jr.

140. MATHEW8 GAGE (RHODA7 BOYDSTON, JAMES6 BOYDSTUN, JR., JAMES5, DAVID4 BOYDSTON, WILLIAM3 BOYLSTON, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1808 in "Matt" b. Hardeman Co, TN, and died Unknown in a gambler, got religion later in life.. He married DAUGHTER WOOD Abt. 1845 in Marion Co, AR, daughter of ABRAHAM WOOD and MIRIAM WILLIAMS. She was born Abt. 1825 in Arkansas, and died Unknown.

Notes for D

Also see notes at John William Gage, father of both Amos Warren and Mathew.
Children of M
  i.   MIRIAM9 GAGE, b. 1848; d. Unknown.
  ii.   MISSOURI GAGE, b. 1850; d. Unknown.

141. JAMES ELBERT8 GAGE (RHODA7 BOYDSTON, JAMES6 BOYDSTUN, JR., JAMES5, DAVID4 BOYDSTON, WILLIAM3 BOYLSTON, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 10 May 1809 in "Jim" b. Hardeman Co, TN, and died 04 May 1879 in Carroll Co, AR; d of pneumonia. He married LUCRETIA WOOD Abt. 1835 in Marion Co, AR, daughter of ABRAHAM WOOD and MIRIAM WILLIAMS. She was born 17 Oct 1817 in "Cresie" b. Lawrence Co, AR, and died 03 Sep 1911 in Cabanol, Carroll Co, AR.

Notes for J
Jim Gage was a blacksmith and a farmer. He served as County Treasurer. He served the Confederacy in Company B., Slack's Arkansas Cavalry.

Notes for L
Died at the home of her son, William B. Gage.
Children of J
  i.   TILFORD DENTON9 GAGE, b. 05 Mar 1839, "Tif" b. Marion Co, AR; d. 06 Mar 1923, Cabanol, Carroll Co, AR; m. (1) MARTHA WALL, Abt. 1862, Carroll Co, AR; b. 11 Mar 1843, Georgia; d. 12 Nov 1884, bd Brushy, Carroll Co, AR; m. (2) ARLENE J. ARMSTRONG, 18 Nov 1894, Carroll Co, AR; b. 03 Sep 1859, Madison Co, AR; d. 02 Apr 1932, Cabanol, Carroll Co, AR; bd Moore, Carroll Co, AR.
Tif Gage served the Confederacy in Harrol's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry. He was a farmer.

  Notes for MARTHA WALL:
Martha died after the birth of her 17th child.

  ii.   ABRAHAM GAGE, b. 1841, Marion Co, AR; d. Abt. 1861, between Berryville, AR & Springfield, MO.
  Notes for ABRAHAM GAGE:
"Abe" Gage died of measles in a Confederate camp during his military service in the Civil War. The camp was located between Berryville, Arkansas and Springfield, Missouri.

  iii.   MALINDA M. GAGE, b. 28 Oct 1843, Marion Co, AR; d. 06 Jun 1930, Grove, Delaware Co, OK; m. STEPHEN HOWARD, 10 Feb 1862, Metalton, Carroll Co, AR; b. 26 Nov 1840, Lauderdale Co, AL; d. 30 Jan 1930, Grove, Delaware Co, OK.
Steve Howard served the Confederacy as a private in Company B, Harrold's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry.

  iv.   RHODA ANN GAGE, b. 18 Feb 1845, Marion Co, AR; d. 07 Jul 1904, Green Forest, Carroll Co, AR; m. HENDERSON LAFAYETTE RAMSEY, Abt. 1865, Carroll Co, AR; b. 09 Oct 1844, Carroll Co, AR; d. 03 Sep 1913, Green Forest, Carroll Co, AR.
  Notes for RHODA ANN GAGE:
Rhoda is said to have had beautiful auburn hair.

  v.   WILLIAM BRITAN GAGE, b. 13 Mar 1848, Marion Co, AR; d. 04 Jul 1930, Cabanol, Carroll Co, AR; m. (1) MARTHA M. NEWTON, 13 Jul 1873, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1851, "Mattie" b. Arkansas; d. 21 Oct 1918; m. (2) SUSIE HALE, Aft. 1918; b. Unknown; d. Unknown; m. (3) SARAH SMITH HOUSTON, Aft. 1919, Berryville, Carroll Co, AR; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
William B. Gage served the Confederacy during the Civil War.

  vi.   JOHN THOMAS GAGE, b. 08 Sep 1849, Marion Co, AR; d. 23 Aug 1934, Paris, Lamar Co, TX; m. (1) SARAH ELZADA BURKS; b. 25 Mar 1868, Texas; d. 13 Feb 1906, Cabanol, Carroll Co, AR; bd Moore, Carroll Co, AR; m. (2) NANCY ISABELL DODSON, 20 Mar 1873, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1854, "Bell" b. Madison Co, AR; d. Jan 1876, Erath Co, TX; m. (3) POLLY SNEED, 23 Mar 1877, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1861; d. Abt. 1890.
  vii.   PHEBE CATHERINE GAGE, b. 30 Jan 1851, "Sis" b. Marion or Madison Co, AR; d. 25 May 1900, Berryville, Carroll Co, AR; m. WILLIAM SNOW; b. 18 Dec 1850, "Bill" b. Carroll Co, AR; d. 11 Jul 1927, Carroll Co, AR.
  viii.   JAMES ELBERT GAGE, JR., b. 1852, "Bud" b. Madison Co, AR; d. Aft. 1905, Texas; m. NANCY G. NEWTON, 24 Jul 1873, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1847, Mississippi; d. Unknown.
  ix.   CHARLEY DARRALL GAGE, b. 1855, Madison Co, AR; d. Abt. 1875, Texas or Arkansas.
Charley D. Gage is believed to have been murdered for his money and his saddle in the Arkansas River valley.

142. GEORGE WASHINGTON8 GAGE (RHODA7 BOYDSTON, JAMES6 BOYDSTUN, JR., JAMES5, DAVID4 BOYDSTON, WILLIAM3 BOYLSTON, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1810 in Hardeman Co, TN, and died Abt. 1860 in in the 1860s; d of smallpox in Madison Co, AR. He married ELLEN CATHERINE JOHNSON Abt. 1832 in Warren Co, TN, daughter of WILLIAM JOHNSON. She was born 1811 in Warren Co, TN, and died Aft. 1900.
Children of G
  i.   SAMUEL9 GAGE, b. 1834, Tennessee; d. Abt. 1865; m. CATHERINE C. .., Unknown; b. 1836, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
  ii.   WILLIAM GAGE, b. 1838, Madison Co, AR; d. Unknown; m. ISABELLE JOHNSON, Abt. 1855, Madison Co, AR; b. Jan 1838, Tennessee; d. Unknown.
  iii.   SARAH GAGE, b. 1841, Madison Co, AR; d. Unknown; m. ALEX FOSTER, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
  iv.   NICHOLAS GAGE, b. 1843, Madison Co, AR; d. Aft. 1907, bd Drakes Creek, Madison Co, AR; m. AMANDA M. .., Abt. 1865, Arkansas; b. 1847, "Molly" b. Arkansas; d. Unknown, bd Drakes Creek, Madison Co, AR.
  Notes for NICHOLAS GAGE:
Nicholas Gage served in the Civil war for the Union. He was the Drakes Creek postmaster in 1907.

  v.   JOSHUA GAGE, b. 1845, Madison Co, AR; d. Unknown, served Union Army in Civil War.
  vi.   WASHINGTON WINFIELD GAGE, b. 1848, Madison Co, AR; d. Unknown; m. SOPHRONA .., Unknown; b. 1857, Arkansas; d. Unknown.
  vii.   FRANCES MELISSA GAGE, b. 1851, "Lishy" b. Madison Co, AR; d. 18 Feb 1907; m. ALBERT B. LEWIS, 1868, Madison Co, AR; b. 02 Oct 1849, Drakes Creek, Madison Co, AR; d. 20 Aug 1914, Roxton, Madison Co, AR; bd Drakes Creek, Madison Co, AR.

143. WILLIAM BRITTON8 GAGE (RHODA7 BOYDSTON, JAMES6 BOYDSTUN, JR., JAMES5, DAVID4 BOYDSTON, WILLIAM3 BOYLSTON, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 1812 in Hardeman Co, TN, and died 1892 in Navarro Co, TX. He married NANCY H. HUDSPETH 25 Oct 1832 in Crawford Co, MO. She was born 1815 in Hardin Co, KY, and died Aft. 1880 in Navarro Co, TX.

Notes for W
William Britton Gage served the Confederacy in the Civil War.
Children of W
  i.   JAMES9 GAGE, b. 1833, Madison Co, AR; d. Unknown.
  ii.   WILLIAM AYERS GAGE, b. 1836, Madison Co, AR; d. 26 Jun 1919, Navarro Co, TX; m. ADELINE PAGE, 27 Dec 1877; b. Bet. 1840 - 1855, Texas; d. Unknown.
  iii.   JEREMIAH GAGE, b. 1838; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865, died in Civil War.
  iv.   JOHN LOU GAGE, b. 1839, Arkansas; d. Unknown.
  v.   GEORGE WASHINGTON GAGE, b. 1841; d. Bet. 1861 - 1865, died in Civil War.
  vi.   ROBERT AHIJAH GAGE, b. 14 Dec 1844, Madison Co, AR; d. 31 Jan 1902, Austin, TX; m. LOUISE PENELOPE REEVES, Unknown; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
  vii.   LUCY GAGE, b. 1847, Madison Co, AR; d. Bef. 1852.
  viii.   ELIZABETH GAGE, b. 1850, Madison Co, AR; d. 1867, Texas.
  ix.   AUGUSTUS J. GAGE, b. 1852, Texas; d. Unknown; m. NANCY EVELYN JONES, Unknown; b. 28 Dec 1854; d. 06 Feb 1918, Illinois.
Dates of birth and death, and death location supplied by Evelyn Pierce in June 1999.

  x.   MARTHA GAGE, b. 1855, "Mattie" b. Texas; d. Unknown; m. HOWARD OLIPHANT; b. Bet. 1850 - 1855; d. Unknown.

144. SARAH ANN8 GAGE (RHODA7 BOYDSTON, JAMES6 BOYDSTUN, JR., JAMES5, DAVID4 BOYDSTON, WILLIAM3 BOYLSTON, THOMAS2, THOMAS1) was born 12 Oct 1813 in "Sally" b. Middle TN @foot of Greenwood Mtn., and died Aft. 1900 in Carroll Co, AR. She married LEWIS CALVIN HUDSPETH 29 Nov 1832 in Crawford Co, MO, son of GEORGE HUDSPETH and SARAH HARRIS. He was born 17 Jun 1810 in Kentucky, and died Abt. 1882 in Carroll Co, AR.

Notes for S
Sara moved with her family from Hardeman County, Tennessee, to Gasconada County, Missouri, in the early 1830s, according to Gage family records. Most of these Gage and related families moved to Kings River Township east of Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, about 1833. The Lewis C. Hudspeth family was listed in this township in the 1840 census dated August 25, 1940. The Lewis Hudspeth family and several Gage families moved to the Osage Township of Carroll County, Arkansas, in the 1840s and lived there when the 1870 census was taken on July 30, 1870. Before 1880 the Hudspeths and some of the Gages settled in Piney Township near present day Metalton.

Sara is listed in the US Census of 1900 living in Carroll County, Arkansas, in the home of her son, John Franklin Hudspeth, who is a widower at this time. The daughter of John F., Mary Angeline Hudspeth Webb, confirmed in an interview with Randy Hudspeth in 1967 that her grandmother lived with them during this time and that she died shortly after the turn of the century and before Mary A. married Bee Webb and before her father married Perlinda Bottoms.

Notes for L
Randall Hudspeth ( provided a lengthy outline of the descendants of Sarah Ann Gage and Lewis Calvin Hudspeth in July 2002. It was filled with narrative information. Most of what he sent is included in this outline which follows.

Prior to hearing from Randall, I had a birth date of 1809 for Lewis C. Hudspeth.

Sarah Ann Gage was born 12 October ca 1813 in Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Gage and Rhoda Boydston. (8)

Shortly after the marriage of Lewis Hudspeth and Sarah Gage, and the marriages of two of Sarah's-brothers, John G. Gage to Lydia Clement and William Gage to Nancy Hudspeth, in Crawford County, Missouri, (9) the Gage family and Lewis Hudspeth migrated into Arkansas with Sarah's family. The fact that all three of These Gage marriages occurred from March 1832 to November 1832 indicates that the Gage family lived in Crawford County, MO for at least part of 1832. In checking the land records on the Internet, there was a William Gage who was given a land grant on 4 June 1819 for service in the "...late Army of the United States, passed on and since the sixth day of May, 1812." (10) This land was located in the counties of Carroll and Saline. Both of these Missouri Counties were part of the Original District of the Missouri Territory in 1812. (11) This William Gage was probably Sarah Gage's father and Lewis Hudspeth's father-in-law.

According to the 1830 Missouri Census record, many Hudspeth families lived in close proximity of each other in Washington County, Missouri.(12) Anna G. Ford, who wrote the Family History, "Through the Years With the Hudspeths," stated that in 1818, Ahijah W. Hudspeth and George Hudspeth, both from Green County, Kentucky, bought land in Washington County, Missouri. (13) There is also a transcribed copy of a land sale included in Ford's manuscript that describes a sale made on 15 June 1821 between Ahijah W. Hudspeth of Washington Township of Belleview, State of Missouri and William Hudspeth for $800. The sale was witnessed by George Hudspeth. (14)

One of these three men, Ahijah W, George or William Hudspeth was probably Lewis Hudspeth's father and Warren Hudspeth's grandfather. Because these three all traveled from Kentucky to Missouri in the 1820s, (15) and because Lewis was listed as being born in Kentucky in the census records in Arkansas from 1850 to 1880, (16) and Lewis was married in Crawford County which is the next county directly west of Washington County where George, Ahijah and William Hudspeth lived and owned land. It is possible that Lewis was the son of one of these men. It is also possible that he was orphaned, adopted or illegitimate. Until a direct link between Lewis and one of these three men is found, Lewis cannot be connected to any of these families. It is interesting that on the 1880 Carroll County census record, Lewis' parents' birth place was recorded as North Carolina. (17) This information about Lewis' parents may eventually help sort out who Lewis' parents were. Until then, Lewis will remain for this researcher, unconnected to a father.

Shortly after their marriage, Lewis and Sarah Hudspeth moved to Arkansas. The next official record of Lewis was on the census records. Lewis was listed as head of his household and living in the Kings River Township in Madison County, Arkansas, along with many Gage families, by the 1840 US Census. (18) It is important to note that in the Arkansas 1840 Census Index, Lewis' name was misspelled. He is listed as "Jonis C. Hudsptol."(19) The fact that this person is listed directly under the other Hudspeths from different families and different counties in the index. (20) and the fact that this person is in Madison County, Kings River Township and listed on page 37 of the actual Arkansas 1840 census record where Lewis C. Hudspeth is listed, it is fairly certain that Jonis C Hudspeth and Lewis C. Hudspeth are the same person The name was just transcribed incorrectly.

Arkansas became part of the United States in 1836. The actual land survey of Madison County began one year later in 1837. It is interesting to note that two of the land surveyors in 1837 and 1838 were Hudspeths, John C. Hudspeth and James M. Hudspeth. (21) These may have been uncles or cousins of Warren.

The 1850 Arkansas Census enumerates the Lewis Hudspeth family in Osage Township, Carroll County, with six children. The 1860 Arkansas Census shows the Lewis Hudspeth family in Piney Township, back in Madison County. One of the boys, Ahijah, who was listed in the 1850 census isn't listed in this record, (he may have enlisted in the army) and two other children, James Larry, and Jeremiah were now in the household. Warren was listed as "Amos W" and he was shown as being fifteen.(23)

On the 1850 and 1860 census records for the Hudspeth family, Lewis was listed as a farmer. (24) On the 1870 census, his listed occupation was a miller. (25) Since Lewis wasn't listed as being a miller until 1870, it is possible that Lewis hadn't acquired the sawmill yet, or that it was an occupation secondary to farming. Although not proven, family stories indicate that Lewis and then Warren owned the sawmill where they worked. This occupation was passed down to his only son, William Rossen Hudspeth, (27) who also passed this profession down to his two sons, Clifford and Clell Hudspeth. (28)

The Lewis Calvin Hudspeth Family did not own slaves according to the census records.

Lewis Calvin Hudspeth is shown on the Carroll County, Arkansas, tax list for 1834.

Before 1870, Lewis Hudspeth was a farmer. The 1840 and the 1850 census do not reflect slave ownership of slaves. Some family records do reflect slave ownership. In 1870 Lewis was listed as a miller with $600 in real estate and $409 in personal property. He was again listed as a farmer in 1880.

Upon his death his sawmill and grist mills were passed to his sons, John Franklin, (who passed his to one of his sons, most probably Joseph D.) and Amos Warren Hudspeth.

US Census 1850
Carroll County, Arkansas
Osage Township
September 29, 1850
Page 140, 258-258
Lewis C. Hudspeth, 40, farmer, born Kentucky, could read and write
Sarah, 30 (or 36), born Tennessee, could not read nor write
John F., 11, born Arkansas, attended school within the year
Ahijah, 9, born Arkansas, attended school within the year
William, 7, born Arkansas, attended school within the year
A. Warren, 7, born Arkansas, attended school within the year
Nancy, 3, born Arkansas
Lucinda, 7/12 (7 months) born Arkansas

1 Feb 1860, Hudspeth purchased 40 acres in Carroll County, Arkansas: Section 25, Township18, Nrng25W

A National Archives document search from ( shows eleven criminal cases in Arkansas for men named Hudspeth. Eight are criminal cases brought before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas, Fort Smith Division:

Charles Hudspeth, 1871, Assault
James Hudspeth, 1871, Assault
John Hudspeth, 1871, Assault
Joe Hudspeth, 1899, Rld (?)
Lewis Hudspeth, 1869, Liquor
Warren Hudspeth, 1869, Liquor
One Hudspeth, 1876, Liquor
Thomas Hudspeth, 1877, Larceny

From notes of Dena Lewis Hunt:

Arkansas did not keep death records until 1914 and no official record of the death of Lewis has been found as of yet. Much of the information that has been already compiled by Hudspeth family researchers about Lewis came from his granddaughter, Necie Way Hudspeth Meskimens. Since the last time Lewis was mentioned in census records was 1880 and he was reported to be 70, it is a possibility that he died in 1882 as Necie's letters to her brother, William Rossen Hudspeth, state. It is also possible that Lewis didn't die at this time. The 1890 Reconstructed Census for Carroll County, Arkansas taken from the 1890 Head of Household Personal Tax Records showed a L.C. Hudspeth living in Piney Township in the same School District as all the other Hudspeths of Carroll County. If this was the same L. C. Hudspeth then he lived at least until he was 90 and maybe even longer.

Sometime after June 12, 1900, Warren's mother Sarah, died. (66) She had been living with John F. Hudspeth, Warren's brother, in Omega Township. (67) The census record states that she was 86 in 1900. Sarah was supposedly buried next to Lewis Calvin Hudspeth, her husband, in Lower Piney, Brushy Creek Cemetery. Their plots are supposed to be next to the grave of Lucretia Wood Gage. (68)

I had been told how difficult it was to get to Brushy Cemetery, and in July of 1995, I traveled to Carroll County and attempted to locate the cemetery and the graves of Lewis and Sarah Hudspeth. The attempt was not successful. Another attempt was made to find this cemetery in May of 1999. This time, the cemetery was located. It was very hard to find and required crossing Brushy Creek, which was full of very slippery river rock, and following a two-track road that led up into the hills. The cemetery was overgrown with vines and large trees and full of deer ticks. There were many markers but none of them were of Lewis and Sara Hudspeth's. The Carroll County Historical Society has a list of markers for Brushy. Lewis and Sarah are not on it. (69)

Included in the group that located the cemetery were: this writer Dena Lewis Hunt, one of Lewis and Sara's great-great great granddaughters; Carole Ann Watson Allen, one of Lewis and Sarah's great-great granddaughters; Johna Simone Allen Gitsham, one of Lewis and Sarah's great-great great granddaughters; and Skyler Dawn Robinson, one of Lewis and Sarah's great-great-great-great granddaughters. This writer's husband, Scott Hunt, was vital to the location of the cemetery. It is good to know that Brushy Cemetery does exist. It is just difficult to find.
Children of S
  i.   SON9 HUDSPETH, b. Bet. 1833 - 1835, Madison Co, AR; d. Bef. 1850, Madison Co, AR.
  ii.   SON HUDSPETH, b. Bet. 1833 - 1835, Madison Co, AR; d. Bef. 1850, Madison Co, AR.
  iii.   JOHN FRANKLIN HUDSPETH, b. 01 Jun 1839, Madison Co, AR; d. 15 Oct 1920, Marble, Madison Co, AR; m. (1) LUCILLE JANE HOWARD, 13 Aug 1861, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1845, Lauderdale Co, AL; d. Abt. 1896, Carroll Co, AR; m. (2) MARGARET PERLINA .., 24 Aug 1902, Carroll Co, AR; b. 12 Nov 1842, Missouri; d. 04 Apr 1920, Marble, Madison Co, AR.
Record from Confederate Register, State of Arkansas

Also known as 17th Bn Ark Cav. Microfilm Roll #35 Ark (The officers and men of this unit enlisted in Aug 1862 in the infantry under Col. C. W. Adams which was disbanded and the men transferred to the command of Gen. Cabell, of which this is a part.)
Commanding Officer: HARRELL, JOHN M. - LTC - Apt 20 Apr 1864 Age 27, born TN



HUDSPETH, JOHN, PVT - 2 Mar 1863 - Madison Co, AR           
      (? brother to Warren & William)
HUDSPETH, JONATHAN H., PVT - 2 Mar 1863 - Madison Co, AR     
      (unknown relationship)
HUDSPETH, WARREN, PVT - 2 Mar 1863 - Carroll Co, AR            
      (? brother to John & William)
HUDSPETH, WILLIAM, PVT - 2 Mar 1863 - Carroll Co, AR            
      (? Brother to Warren & John)

John and Lucy lived in Osage Township, Carroll County, Arkansas, in 1870, but before 1880, they moved to Piney Township along Piney Creek. John was a farmer and a sawmill operator. It appears he worked with his father, Lewis, who also owned a sawmill.

After John's father died about 1882, his mother lived with them, and John operated his father's sawmill. John was a Confederate soldier and received a pension beginning in 1901. He was listed among Confederate veterans of Carroll County in news articles in the 1910 issues of Green Forest paper. His brothers Ahijah and William Amos also served the Confederacy.

Lucy died about 1896 in Marble, Arkansas, and John is listed in the 1900 US Census as a widower living in Marble with his mother, Sarah Gage Hudspet, age 86, his youngest daughter Mary, and his son Cleveland.

In 1902 he married 57 year old Margaret Perlinda Bottoms in Carroll County, Arkansas. By this time, his mother had apparently died, his daughter Mary married, and son Cleveland had become a hired farm labor worker.

Article in Green Forrest, Arkansas Tribune dated August 11-12-13, 1910:
"Carroll County Confederate Veterans Reunions" 19 August 1910 issue.
John C. Fletcher Camp, No. 638 United Confederate Veterans-19th annual reunion
Held at Green Forrest, attended by Mr. J F Hudspeth, Mr. A W Hudspeth.

In the 1920 US Census, John is living with his widowed son-inlaw, Rev. Jerry Gage, in Marble, Arkansas. He died in late 1920 and is buried with Lucy at Brushy Cemetery (also known as Lower Piney). Randy Hudspeth reports that their graves could be found in 1967 by a temporary wire enclosure near the east edge of the cemetery, but in 2002, no identification of the graves was possible.

The October 29, 1920, edition of the Green Forest Tribune newspaper contains the following card of thanks: "We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their help and kindness during the illness, death and burial of our father and grandfather, J. F. Hudspeth. Tom Grigg and family, A. O. Hudspeth and family, J. W. Gage and family, J. D. Hudspeth and family and Mrs. G. W. Benton and family."

In an article dated August 19, 1921 detailing the 31st reunion:
"25 Civil War soldiers out of 65 attended the reunion."
During the past years the following veterans had died: Mr. John F. Hudspeth, Marble, Arkansas.

Lucille's parents were natives of Alabama and moved to Arkansas when their children were young.

  Notes for MARGARET PERLINA ..:
Perlina/Perlinda was the widow of Thomas Bottoms, who is shown in the 1900 US Census of Marble, Arkansas. They were married 37 years, but apparently had no children. She is buried next to her first husband.

  iv.   JOHN AHIJAH HUDSPETH, b. 1841, "Hige" b. Madison Co, AR; d. Abt. 1871, Carroll Co, AR; m. (1) MARY HENRY, Abt. 1861, Carroll Co, AR; b. Unknown; d. Abt. 1870, Carroll Co, AR; m. (2) MARY JANE HOWARD, 13 Aug 1871, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1845, Tennessee; d. Unknown, Carroll Co, AR.
Hige Hudspeth served the Confederacy and was discharge as an invalid in 1862. He was a Wagoneer in the Civil War.

The original outline seems to indicate that Hige Hudspeth married Mary Henry, daughter of George and Mary Henry, in about 1867. She is buried at Brushy, Carroll County, Arkansas.

Mary Henry does not appear to be the mother of John Abe Hudspeth, although Randy Hudspeth shows him as her child.

  v.   WILLIAM AMOS HUDSPETH, b. 1843, Madison Co, AR; d. Aft. 1943, Springfield, Greene Co, MO; m. SARAH E. .., Abt. 1860, Carroll Co, AR; b. 1842, Arkansas; d. Unknown.
William A. Hudspeth served as a private in the Confederate army during the Civil War, apparently in Harrell's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry, Company B. He enlisted 2 Mar 1863 from Carroll County, Arkansas.

  vi.   AMOS WARNER HUDSPETH, b. 15 Mar 1845, "Warren" b. Fairview or Osage, Carroll Co, AR; d. 10 Nov 1926, Tulsa, Tulsa Co, OK; m. (1) REBECCA J. HUDSON, 16 Jan 1870, Carroll Co, AR; b. 05 Mar 1847, "Becca" b. Marble, Madison Co, AR; d. Abt. 1880, Carroll Co, AR; m. (2) MARY JANE HOLLOWAY, 06 Mar 1884; b. 25 Sep 1864, Carroll Co, AR; d. 21 Apr 1914, Metalton, Carroll Co, AR.
Amos W. Hudspeth was a carpenter, miller, farmer and a lumberman. He made most of the caskets for his Piney (Metalton) neighbors and relatives. He served the Confederacy during the Civil War in Company I, 3rd Arkansas Infantry, under General Shelby. He died in an automobile accident.

Amos Warner Hudspeth By Dena Lewis Hunt (great great granddaughter)
January 2000

Much of what is known about Amos Warner "Warren" Hudspeth (1) comes from his Civil War pension application file. Included in this file is a questionnaire from the Arkansas History Commission that was given to over 1700 Confederate soldiers who were living in Arkansas in 1911(2). Warren's questionnaire, along with the other Confederates that participated was later transcribed and published in Arkansas 1911 Census of Confederate veterans of the Civil War.(3) Warren probably dictated the answers to his questionnaire because it was filled out in the same handwriting as the Carroll County Assessor's signature that appears at the end of the pages.

On the questionnaire, Warren said that he was born 15 March 1845 in Fairview, (now Osage), Osage Township, Carroll County, Arkansas, and that his parents were Lewis Calvin Hudspeth and Sarah Ann Gage. (4) On the 1850 Carroll County census, there was an "A Warner" living in the household of Lewis C. Hudspeth, and Sarah.(5) This census record supports the questionnaire information and places Warren in the Hudspeth family home.

Warren stated in the questionnaire that his father, Lewis, was born in Kentucky.

The 1850 census record also shows Lewis' birthplace as Kentucky and since his age is recorded as forty, Lewis' birthdate was probably ca 1810. (6) Sometime between his birth and his marriage to Sarah Gage in 1832, Lewis traveled to Missouri. It isn't known at this time if Lewis grew up in Missouri or Kentucky. There is much confusion among current researchers of the Hudspeth family as to who Lewis' father and Warren's grandfather was because the first official record found so far of Lewis Hudspeth is the record of his marriage on 29 November 1832 in Crawford County, Missouri. (7)

When Arkansas seceded from the Union, Warren enlisted in the Confederate Army at Marble, Madison County, Arkansas. He would have been sixteen if he enlisted before March and seventeen if he enlisted after his birthday. It is my guess that he enlisted before March and falsified his age. Or the required age was 18 instead of 17 and he gave himself a year. On the 1911 Veteran's Census, he stated that his birth date was 1844.(29) It would be difficult to prove which date, 1844 or 1845 is the correct birth date for Warren. It seems that the 1850 census records which indicated 1845 for a birth date would make more sense. There would be little reason for his parents to hide their son's birth date. On the other hand, Warren would have all the reasons in the world to be untruthful if he wanted to enlist in the Confederate army and they only took boys of a certain age.

There is some confusion about Warren's Civil War activities. His records have been very difficult to sort out. According to Wayne Van Zandt's Chapter of the Military Order of the Stars and Bars out of Little Rock Arkansas, most Arkansas Civil War research is confusing. Van Zandt explains the shortages of supplies, including paper after the summer of 1862, kept many Arkansas Confederate regiments and companies from keeping complete records. Another problem was that the Confederate regiments used a repeating numbering system that was used for several totally different units. There were also so many casualties in combat that the regiments often consolidated two or more regiments which would also change the numbers originally assigned to a unit. (30)

The main source of information I have used for piecing together Warren's military records is the 1911 Veteran's Census discussed earlier. In the Veteran's Census, Warren stated that he was a Private in Hindman's Command, company I, 3rd Arkansas Regiment and that he served from 1861 to 1865 and was then paroled. Another source of information of Warren's military record can be found in the unpublished family history of the Hammons Family written by Bob Hammons in 1994. Hammons' book states that Amos served in Company 1, and Company B, in Harnells Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry. (31)

The National Archives did not find a copy of Warren's records in Company I or B in the 3rd Arkansas Regiment as of 25 September 1998. This may have been because the 3rd Arkansas Regiment was not part of the state militia, but the Army of the Confederate States of America. This group didn't stay in Arkansas during the war, but participated in battles throughout the South, even fighting under General Robert E. Lee all the way to Virginia. Since there were only 150 survivors out of the 1353 men that served in the Third Arkansas Infantry, Warren would have been very lucky to have survived if he did indeed serve with that group. (32)

A recent Internet check turned up a record of a Warren Hudspeth, a private who enlisted on 2 Mar 1863 in Carroll County in Harrell's Battalion, Arkansas Cavalry CSA, Company B. The officers and men of this unit enlisted in August 1862 in the infantry under Colonel C. W. Adams, which was disbanded and the men transferred to the command of General Cabell which was a part of this Battalion. It was also known as the 17th Battalion. (33)

A copy of Warren's Pension Records revealed that Warren fought in the Battle of Prairie Grove in Arkansas. (34) In May of 1999, I took a trip to the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park near Fayetteville, Arkansas and spoke with the Park Historian, Don Montgomery. He explained that the Third Arkansas Infantry was actually the 3d Trans- Mississippi Infantry. When a tenth company was added to fill out to regimental size, the unit was renamed the 26th Arkansas Infantry Regiment when it was transferred to Confederate service on 23 July, 1862. (35) The actual Battle of Prairie Grove took place during December of 1862 and was fought by Thomas Hindman's First Corps of the Army of the Trans Mississippi.

It is probable that Warren enlisted with several different groups within the Infantry and the Cavalry during his military career. More research will need to be done before a complete explanation of Warren's Confederate service can be established.

In 1865, Warren was paroled from military service. (36) He most probably continued to work at the sawmill with his father, Lewis, but evidence found in the National Archives shows that Warren , Lewis, and Warren's cousin, Tilford Denton Gage, had another little business on the side. In the summer of 1869, the three were involved in "carrying out the business of distillers of Spirituous Liquors." and warrants from the President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant, to the Marshal of the Western District of Arkansas were issued for their arrest. The case title reads: "United States vs. Illicit Distiller Warren Hudspeth, Lewis Hudspeth and Tilford Gage." A Deputy was dispatched to find the three, but they were not found. The deputy A.B. Thomas, wrote, "I certify that the within defendants could not be found. The case file, dated 23 September 1869 does not show for certain if the three were ever brought to justice.(37)

Of the three witnesses that were subpoenaed for the case, one of them, "Mrs Rebecca Hawkins," is of great interest. (38) On 16 January 1870, four months after the warrant was issued for his arrest, Warren married Rebecca J. Hawkins. (39) Rebecca was the daughter of Gilbert Hudson and Anna Moore. Before her marriage to Warren, she was married to John A. Hawkins ca. 1861. (40)The marriage certificate shows that Warren was twenty-five and Rebecca was twenty-three. The 1870 census of Omega township lists eight-year old Franklin, (Rebecca and John A. Hawkins's son), living in Warren's household. The census also shows that Warren is a "Miller" and that he can read, but he cannot write." A family story told by Evelyn Watson Hudspeth, Warren's granddaughter, was that one of Warren's index fingers was shot off during the Civil War. (42) Warren's 1904 Pension Application File somewhat supports this story. On the Evidence of Physician form, J.W. Poynor reports that he had made an examination of Warren's physical condition and found that Warren had a "slight gunshot wound of the right index finger received at the Battle of Prairie Grove." (43) This wound might be the reason Warren could not write.

Warren's first wife, Rebecca Hawkins died ca 1880 leaving three young children. She was buried in the Lower Campground Cemetery in Madison County (46).

On March 6,1884, Warren re-married. His second wife was Mary Jane Holloway. There seems to be no record of this marriage in Carroll County. A search of the Carroll County Courthouse marriage records was done by Shirley Doss, County Clerk, on March, 1998, without success. This writer is a descendant of this second marriage between Warren Hudspeth and Mary Jane Holloway. It has always been puzzling me that not only is there no record of Warren's marriage to Mary Jane Holloway in Carroll County. There is also no mention of Mary Jane Holloway in the 1911 Census of Confederate Veterans. It seems odd that Warren was married to Mary Jane at the time of the survey and he did not mention her or their three children, one of which was Warren's only son William Rossen Hudspeth.

The 1880 census record shows Mary Jane Holloway in the household of her father, Charles Calvin Holloway from Alabama, and her Mother, Elizabeth Hammons, who was born in Tennessee. (51) The 1880 census also shows the Holloway family living six houses away from the Lewis Calvin Hudspeth family. (52) Warren has not been found in the 1880 census. By 1900, he was listed on the census with Molly J (Mary Jane) and their three children. (53)

Between 1884 and 1887, possibly two children were born to Warren and Mary Jane. Both probably died in infancy. (54)

On 4 April, 1894, Warren purchased 131 acres of land in Carroll County in the Harrison Arkansas Land Office. The Bureau of Land Manager of the Eastern States, General Land Office Land Patent Report shows Amos W. Hudspeth as the Patentee but no Warrantee is given. It is a Cash Entry Sale by authority of April 24, 1820. Warren's signature is said to be present but the copy of the document is filled out by President Grover Cleveland's Secretary, M. McKean, and doesn't seem to have another signature on it. (62)

The 1900 Carroll County census shows Amos W. with Mary Jane and all three children together. The census showed that Warren was 55 and had been married for 15 years and could read and write. He also had a sawmill and rented his house. (65)

In 1904, Warren Hudspeth applied for a pension from the State of Arkansas for his service in the Civil War. But it wasn't until 1915 that he received any checks. These checks were sent to Cabanal in Carroll County until his death 1926. (70)

The family was living in Metalton, Carroll County in 1909 (71) , and in 1910, the census showed that Warren was 64, had been married for 29 years and was a farmer. His son William R. was nineteen and was still working in what was probably the family sawmill. (72)

When the 1920 Census was taken, Warren was living alone in Omega Township. He was seventy-five years old and widowed and still listed as a farmer. (79)

Amos Warner Hudspeth died in Tulsa Oklahoma on 10 November 1926. The death certificate informant was W.R. Hudspeth (William Rossen Hudspeth) who said that Amos Warner Hudspeth was born in 1841. This is probably an error because had he been born in that year, the 1850 census would have shown him as nine years old and not five years old. He might have lied about his age to get into the military during the civil war, but I do not believe he would have had a reason to add three years to his age. I believe Will was mistaken on his father's birth date. The cause of death listed on the certificate was "Acute Arlitalion-heart following auto accident - 15-20 minutes." (87)

Warren's obituary dated 1 December 1926 states that "Warren and his grandson, Jesse Wade, were in a car that collided with another car near Tulsa, but none of the occupants of either car were seemingly injured, as they were able to walk to a nearby filling station to summon aid. The grandson returned to the wrecked car and during his absence, the aged man fell unconscious, death resulting from heart failure."(88) Evelyn Hudspeth told me that Warren had also been robbed of all the money he had in his wallet.

Amos Warner Hudspeth's funeral was conducted by Reverend T. R. Keen, and was held 12 November 1926 (89) He was buried in the Gobbler Cemetery, near Metalton, Arkansas, (90) and across from his second wife, Mary Jane Holloway, his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Holloway Hammons, (91) and his granddaughter who died as an infant, Neoma Marie Hudspeth (92). Warren's Confederate Soldier's headstone reads, "A.W. Hudspeth, Co 1, 3rd ARK INF, C.S.A." (93)

There are many family stories associated with Warren Hudspeth. That he was a "moonshiner" has been proven through court records housed at the National Archives, showing that there was a warrant out for his arrest for the making of "Spirituous Liquor."

That he made all the coffins for family, friends and neighbors without accepting any pay for his work and materials is harder to prove, but since he operated a sawmill he would have had materials for coffins on-hand to do such a thing, and since this story was printed the obituary in the newspaper, it was probably a well-known fact to the people of the area. (94)

That he caught smallpox sometime immediately following the Civil War and hid out under Wagon Shed Bluff on Piney so he wouldn't infect his family would be almost impossible to prove.(95) But like any story from the memories of family members, it gives dry facts about ancestors depth and color and life.

As stated earlier, Necie Way Hudspeth Meskimens was the source of much genealogical information for researchers working on the Hudspeth and Gage lines. Although most of her information has been accurate, and agrees with the written records that I have checked, the information, as far as I can tell, was only from her memory. Great aunt Necie's memories, and those of my Grandmother Evelyn May Hudspeth and Great-grandfather William Rossen Hudspeth have given the researchers of the Hudspeth family history a solid place to start and I am very grateful to them. Their stories from their memories, with a little help from written records, have allowed Warren Hudspeth, Mary Jane Holloway and all the others discussed in this paper to be remembered.

Before the story of Amos Warner Hudspeth family can be complete, there is much more research to be done. Hopefully, in time the identity of Warren's grandparents will be discovered. And it is also possible that with diligence a more detailed picture of Warren's Civil War service will emerge. Also, questions about Warren's second marriage to Mary Jane Holloway will hopefully be resolved.

  vii.   NANCY ELLEN HUDSPETH, b. 1847, Madison Co, AR; d. 1919, Carroll Co, AR; m. JERRY CLARK, Abt. 1899; b. 1851; d. 1923, Carroll Co, AR.
Nancy Ellen Hudspeth was a school teacher.

  Notes for JERRY CLARK:
Jerry Clark had 6 children from a previous marriage when he married Nancy Ellen Hudspeth.

  viii.   FRANCES LUCINDA HUDSPETH, b. Feb 1850, "Lucy" b. Carroll Co, AR; d. 04 Dec 1931, Carroll Co, AR; m. DAVID CALVIN DANIEL, 08 Jun 1879, Carroll Co, AR; b. 23 Jan 1853, White Co, IL; d. 03 Jul 1925, Carroll Co, AR.
Randy Hudspeth provides Marilyn Daniel's notes:

Buried in Brushy Cemetery, Brushy Creek area of Carroll County, Arkansas. We visited this cemetery in April of 1999 and found that as the cemetery record notes indicated (found at the Historical Society Library in Berryville) there is no marker for Lucy's grave although we believe she is buried next to David.

Death date taken from Arkansas Death Record Index - 1924-1933 (OK. Hist. Soc. Lib.)

Randy Hudspeth's notes:

Notes from correspondence with Marilyn Daniel, spring 2000. She lives Yakima, WA.

David and Lucy were called "Mam" and "Pap" by the grand kids.

William W. Daniels thought David was Irish. Orva and Beulah Daniel say David may have been 1/2 Indian; he was 66 years old when he died; he died with, or as a result of, prostate cancer. (Note: We have done quite bit of investigation and research on the possibility he was part Indian. We can find no evidence of this at all.)

Orva Daniel said David's route was Tennessee - Plymouth, Michigan - Oklahoma - Arkansas. (Note: It seems that David's father was from Tennessee, his mother from Alabama, they were married in Illinois and that is where David was born. Where they went from there, we do not know other than that they were in Carroll Co., AR in 1870.)

Orva Daniel said "Pap" (David C.) and (her) Dad owned land in Oklahoma where oil was later found. (Note: We cannot find any of them in any Oklahoma census as of 4-15-99.)

Carroll County Personal Property Tax Records Omega Twp.

1909 -Dave Daniels $0
1910 - D. C. Daniels 1 horse ($40) 4 cows ($50) tax ?

Buried in Brushy Cemetery, Brushy Creek area of Carroll Co., AR. We found his grave in April of 1999. His stone is still in very good condition although it is in a part of the cemetery that is rapidly being taken over by the brush and forest.

Arkansas Death Record Index - 1924-1933 (OK Hist. Soc. Lib.) says death date for David Cal Daniel is July 3, 1925 in Carroll Co., AR. This is also the first note we have of his middle name being Cal or possibly Calvin.

  ix.   JAMES LEWIS HUDSPETH, b. 1852, Carroll Co, AR; d. Aft. 1931, California; m. LETTA JANE .., 1877; b. 1853, Kentucky; d. Unknown, California.
James and Letta Hudspeth lived in Missouri in the 1870s, but returned to Piney Township, Carroll Co., Arkansas, before 1880, where he was listed as a teamster in the census of that year. He could read and write.

  x.   AMANDA HUDSPETH, b. Aft. 1856; d. Unknown, died at age 2-1/2.
  xi.   JEREMIAH MONROE HUDSPETH, b. 04 Jan 1856, "Jerry" b. Carroll Co, AR; d. 04 Jan 1949, Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS; m. LUVICE WILSON, 23 Dec 1882, Carroll Co, AR; b. 03 Sep 1866, "Vice" or "Vicey" b. Rule, Carroll Co, AR; d. 28 Jun 1941, Ft. Scott, Bourbon Co, KS.
Jerry Hudspeth was in the lumber and milling business and a farmer.

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