An American Family History


The Hudson Family

  also spelled Hutson  
Carter County is in northeastern Tennessee. It was part of the Washington District of North Carolina organized in 1775. In 1777, the district became Washington County, North Carolina.

Unknown Hudson married Sarah (b. about 1775) in South Carolina,

Their children may have included:

Gabriel Hudson (1792),
Clarkey Hudson (1795, married Isaac Lacy),
Sarah Hudson (1802, married Reuben Lacy),
Miles Hudson (1803),
Clark Hudson (1805), and
Leasy Hudson (1809, married William Humphreys).

Unknown died before 1830.

Leasy Hudson married William Humphreys on June 7, 1827 in Carter County, Tennessee. According to the 1880 census, she was born in North Carolina and her mother was born in South Carolina.

At the time of the 1830 census

On the same page were Gabriel Hudson (b. 1792 in SC, in Sullivan TN in 1837, in Roane TN in 1850)

a man and a woman between 30 & 39- Gabriel
a girl between 10 & 14
2 girls between 10 & 14
2 boys under 5

Clark Hudson between 30 & 39 (b. about 1805)

a man and a woman between 30 & 39 - Clark
a woman between 20 & 29 - Clarkey?
2 girls between 10 & 14
2 girls and a boy between 5 & 9
a boy and a girl under 5

Sarah Hudson between 50 & 59 (b. about 1775)

a woman between 50 & 59 - Sarah
a woman between 40 & 49
a man between 20 & 29- Miles?
2 girls between 10 & 14
a boy under 5

In 1840,

Clarkey Hudson

a woman between 30 & 39 (b. about 1795)
a woman between 20 & 29
a boy between 10 & 14
2 girls between 5 & 9
a boy and a girl under 5


Clarkey Hudson b. 1800 in SC married Isaac Lacy in Carter County on September 6, 1851. Her sister, Sarah, married Reuben Lacy. Sarah was born in 18o2.

In 1880 Sarah Lacy was living in Carter County with her brother Miles. The household included:

Sarah Lacy 79
Hannah Lacy 44
Alice Lacy 15
Miles Hudson 77

Leasy died in 1896.



East Tennessee is part of Appalachia. At the end of the French and Indian War, colonists began drifting into the area. In 1769, they first settled along the Watauga River. During the Revolution, the Overmountain Men defeated British loyalists at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The State of Franklin was formed in the 1780s, but never admitted to the Union.












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