1848: John Hudson to Thomas Hudson

This letter was written by John Hudson who born 25 December 1799 on Roanoke River, Virginia. He was taken by his parents to Wilson County, and from there to Rutherford County, TN. He married Nancy Pitts and moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, in the fall of 1829.

Mrs. Margaret Hudson died 2 October 1854, and John Hudson was remarried 21 June 1855 to Mrs. Grezelle McNew, who maiden name was Park.

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Addressed to Mr. Thomas Hudson, Loy’s Crossroads (now Loyston, Union County), East Tennessee


Dear Father and Mother,

I take my pen in hand to inform you that we are well at this time and I hope that these few lines may find you all well and doing well. We are living in Wayne County, State of Illinois. We would like to hear from you all and hear what doing. We have never hear anything from you since we have been in this state. We have wrote to you and never received no answer and we want you to write to us.

Health is good here and crops also. This is a good country to raise stock in. Market is on _____ strong, is hard to get property. I ….. and hard money.

John Hudson, Marget Hudson, Mary Ann Hudson, Mandy Mulving Hudson, Josephine Hudson, Frances Ann Hudson — A list of John and Margaret Hudson, grandfather and mother living children.

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