Researching William H. Hudson, Jr., b. ca 1815-25, Amherst or Culpeper Co., VA., married Emeline Hooker on 17 Aug 1841 in Amherst Co., VA; living in Danville, VA in 1850 (per census) and in Putnam Co., West Virginia in 1880 (per census). Surety on his marriage bond provided by William Hudson, Sr., so that was probably his father. A Taliferro Hudson married in July, 1841, in same county with surety also provided by William Hudson, Sr., so I suspect that William and Taliaferro Hudson were brothers. Need names of their parents, grandparents, etc., and possible connection with descendants of Joshua Hudson, d. 26 Jul 1704 inWestmoreland Co., VA.
Also researching Hester Sanders, a widow with 5 kids in Caldwell Co., KY by 1819 (per tax list). She married Ephriam Harnsberger 28 Jul 1825. The 1840, 1850 & 1860 census, Trigg Co.
KY shows her living with son Thomas Sanders, b 24 Apr 1812, SC.
- Wedding picture of Mandaville & Rebecca Scott (86 KB)
This photo is the wedding picture of Mandavile J. Scott and Rebecca Cooper Scott. It was taken on their wedding day, Aug. 3., 1865.
- TWO TEXAN GRANDSONS (30 KB)
These two Texans are the sons of our daughter Pam. Eli, the oldest, is serious, well behaved, and owner of his own lawn care business. So, I think he is a millionaire-to-be. He loves to go to Lions Club meetings with me. Erich, a fun loving, prankster, is such a good athlete that the Ft. Worth newspaper featured a picture of him at bat int he Ft. Worth area little leagues. We are very proud of both of these guys.
- Grandparents (John M. Hudson & Letha Scott Hudson (188 KB)
This picture was taken in my grandparents back yard at Cannelton, West Virginia, during the 1940's. Grandpa was a mine foreman at Cannelton Coal and Coke Company.
- Miss TEXAS , 2010 (11 KB)
This is our beautiful granddaughter Emmy, daughter of our daughter Pam. She loves to sing and she's involved in gymnastics and piano lessons. And she loves to hear Pa tell ghost stories but her Mom doesn't allow Pa to tell ghost stories to her. She's as sweet as she is lovely, so she has captured our hearts.
- Gtgndfather, Charles Henry Hudson (129 KB)
Charles Henry Hudson was born Dec. 1854 at Danville, VA. His parents were William H. Hudson, Jr. and Emeline Rippetoe. Charles Henry married: 1)Marinda Ellen Chapman, 2) Maggie Lowe. He was the foreman of the mule stables at Cannelton Coal and Coke Co., Cannelton, WV. He died at Cannelton in Fayette Co., WV, on 30 Juen, 1924.
- TEXAS HUNKS (26 KB)
The HUNKS are our grandsons Sam Hudson (the huge one) and Jack Hudson, sons of our son Tom Hudson. Both of these guys are bass players, like their father. The ladies in the picture are Doris Hudson and Tom's wife Kathie.
- CALIFORNIA BOY (19 KB)
This is CHANDLER, son of our son David. When his grandmother asked him, a four-year old, about a program he was using, he replied, "Well, I could run this program better if I could read faster." And, he's as engaging and loving as he is smart.
- Scott Cemetery at Scott's Mountain (120 KB)
This is a photo of the Scott family cemetery on Scott's Mountain. It was taken in 1998 by Debra Hudson Tyler, daughter of Leon Hudson. Dorothy
Buckley's web page contains a list of our ancestors who were buried in this cemetery.
- MUSIC IS MY LIFE (23 KB)
During adolescence I played gospel music with a bluegrass flavor in churches all over southern West Virginia. I seldom played during my working life, but music again became my main interest after retirement. So, I now play in a bluegrass-gospel band and a country band. We play at churches, festivals and senior citizens dances. I play mandolin. I'm the one in the center. This was taken at the Baptist Church in grape Creek, TX
- NECTAR AMONG THE THORNS (58 KB)
Cactus plants galore decorate the landscape of West Texas. In late summer and early fall, the wild cactus bloom and produce an edible fruit. The cactus fruits, which are well protected within thickets of thorns, are very sweet and make wonderful jelly.
- Mandaville Scott's Civil War Medal (129 KB)
This is the medal Mandaville Scott received for serving in the Union Army for Jan. 4, 1863 to April 8, 1865. He was a private in the 7th West Virginia Cavalry and he participated in many batles in the Kanawha Valley and in places such as
Cold Harbor, Virginia. This medal indicates that he served in the Grand Army of the Republic with honor and distinction.
- TEXAS' COLORADO RIVER SCENE (37 KB)
This picture, dated 30 Sept., 2001, was taken during a family outing to the Waldrip Bridge, a 100 year old bridge over the Colorado River of Texas. This 626' long bridge, which is on highway 322 near Doole, Texas, was considered a remarkable engineering achievement when it was built. It was recently declared unsafe and closed. This is a view of the Colorado river from the Waldrip bridge. After our foray to the old bridge, we went to Lake Ivy for a family picnic.
- Mandaville Scott's daughters (70 KB)
On viewer's left: 1st-Mary Scott Miller, 2nd from Left-LUcy Scott Markum. Far right-Letha Scott Hudson, 2nd from Right-Minnie Scott. Boy believe to be Leon Hudson. Picture thought to be from 1940's.
- 100 YEAR OLD BRIDGE, A W. TEXAS LANDMARK (39 KB)
This is the Waldrip Bridge, a 100 year old steel bridge spanning the Colorado River, near Doole, Texas. It was considered a great engineering achievement when it was built, but it was recently declared unsafe and closed.
- Mandaville & Rebecca Scott.......senior citizens (136 KB)
This is Mandaville & Rebecca Scott. Photo made in front of their home at Holly Grove, WV., which is on Paint Creek near Pratt, WV.
- Bert Hudson's former Home, Armstrong, MO. (50 KB)
This 12 room colonial house was built approximately 1870 by Major Joseph Finks, CSA. Barry Hudson owned the home from approximately 1900 to 1950. Then, his daughter, who married a MR. Batteron owned the house from 1950 to 1966. Bert Hudson bought the home in 1966 and moved his family there when he was serving in the USAF in Vietnam. The Bert Hudson family returned to this house when Bert retired from the USAF in 1972 and lived there for the next ten to twelve years. Our children still feel this is their home.
- LEVI SCOTT, SON OF MANDAVILLE JACKSON SCOTT (73 KB)
Levi Scott, born May 27, 1866, was the son of Richard Scott and Rebecca Cooper. Levi was the brother of my grandmother Letha Ann Scott Hudson.
Levi lived in Brownsville, PA., and was a railroad conductor. He married Elizabeth Burgers.
- These ladies descend from Blackburn Cooper. (143 KB)
these ladies are some of my Cooper Cousins. They are some of the many descendants of Bayless Cooper.
- Me with a brother & cousin at Scott Reunion, 2001 (63 KB)
On the left is my younger brother Robert Lee Hudson of Page, WV. I'm the guy in red shirt. Guy in light shirt is Harry Rhodes, grandson of Mandaville Scott's daughter Mary Scott Miller.
- Aunt Charlotte Cox at 2001 Scott Reunion (55 KB)
On left is my Aunt Charlotte Hudson Cox. Lady in middle is wife of Harry Rhodes. Guy on right is my uncle Lennie Cox.
- Cody, My Chocolate Labrador (72 KB)
This is Cody, my chocolate lab. He was born approx April, 2001. He is all muscle and love.
- Shooting Rapids on WV's New River (27 KB)
This is me and my granddaughter Kassandra in the whitewater on New River...summer of 2000. Kassandra, who goes by the nickname KC, loved it when the whitewater went completly over her head. We paddled like mad and didn't turn over a single time. I was totally exhausted at the end of the trip, but KC turned to me and asked, "Pa, can we do that again tomorrow?"
- New Cyclist (57 KB)
This is my granddaughter Kassandra, who recently learned to ride her bike. Learning to ride her bike was her big goal for the summer of 2001. This is one of her first rides.
- MY RETIREMENT HOBBY, THE W. TX BLUEGRASS BAND (187 KB)
Although a heart attack and stroke forced me to retire, I still needed something to do. So, I rekindled my interest in Bluegrass Music, which was one of my main interests as a teenager. This is my band, the Western Skies Bluegrass Band playing at the annual bluegrass festival in Big Lake, Texas. Our band is devoted to preserving bluegrass music. The roots of this music were brought to America by our Scotch-Irish ancestors. Our Appalachian ancestors then developed that music into bluegrass music.
- Graves of Mandaville & Rebecca Scott (82 KB)
These are the graves of Mandaville Jackson Scott and Rebecca Cooper Scott, parents of my paternal grandmother Letha Scott Hudson. These graves are located in the Sawmill Cemetery, which is at Winifrede, WV. This picture was given to me by Harry Rhodes, grandson of Mary Scott Miller, daughter of Mandaville Jackson Scott.
- John McConnihay Hudson, age 18 to 22 (166 KB)
This is my grandfather John M. Hudson, my hero and role model. He was the best grandpa ever.
- Storm On The Texas Plains (4 KB)
This is a thunderstorm on the plains of Texas. I took this picture near Ballinger, Texas as we were driving along highway 67 one evening in July, 2001. The sun was trying to peek out under a big thunderstorm and I thought the play of colors was interesting. Hope you like it.
- Gerald Wise, Hudsons * Naomi- Vandalia Days, 2002 (20 KB)
This is a photo of my cousins Gerald Wise, Naomi LaMaster and us (me-BertHudson & wife Doris) at WV's Vandalia Days in May, 2002. We were watching the mandolin competition, which featured some of the best mandolin players in the country.
- KIDS AT THE CARBONDALE SCHOOL....1920'S? (187 KB)
This photo, which was provideed to me by Mrs. Sally Fish, a descendant of my greatgrandfather's second wife, shows the kids at the Carbondale Elementary School, probably during the 1920's . Mrs. Fish says one of the kids in this photo was my uncle Charles M."Toots" Hudson. AS you can see, folks in the Carbondale-Cannelton area were very poor. Matter of fact, during that time the coal companies were oppressing the miners, paying them only starvation wages and using everything from blacklists, gun thugs, and "bought" police forces and courts to keep the unions out of the area. So, thse kids show the results of the unchecked, predatory capitalism that was the rule in America at that time.
- GRANDSON'S JAIL BREAK (28 KB)
This is David Arthur Hudson, son of my son Scott V. Hudson and wife Michel. David was born in Dec., 2000, and Scott and Michel adopted him in Jan., 2001. He is a super friendly, very outgoing, even tempered little guy. WARNING: those dark eyes and great smile capture the heart of everyone who dares look upon them! Of course, we think the sun rises and sets in him.
- MY SIBS, JOHNNY HUDSON AND CHARLES V. HUDSON (176 KB)
This is my brothers Johnny Hudson (the taller one) and Charles V. Hudson. This picture was taken at Charlie's home in South Carolina during the period May to July, 2002.
- Grandaughter from India (35 KB)
This is Nikita, the adopted daughter of our son David. Nikita was born in India but she's very glad to be an American now. She's very bright and she loves to play with Pa's Christmas train. Actually, she likes to play "Train off tracks," and get Pa to put the train back on the tracks and make it go again. She's very outgoing and it doesn't take long for her to capture your heart.
- My Mother's Grandmother, Mary E. Manley (82 KB)
This is My great grandmother Mary E. Manley. She was born in March, 1855, in Virginia. Her husband was William H. Cyrus. They lived in Summer's County, West Virginia. her daughter, Lenora Dove Cyrus, was my maternal grandmother.
- My Maternal Grandparents (478 KB)
This is my mther's parents.
- Great Uncle John Cyrus (96 KB)
This picture of my maternal grandmother's brother, John Cyrus. I believe this picture was taken on Uncle John's farm in Summr's County, WV, during the early 1900's. My mother loved to visit Uncle John and she loved the self sufficiency and tranquility that Uncle John derived from his laid back lifestyle and his remote, rural location.