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Hello my name is Jeanette Nancy Freeland I have just discovered my connection to the Hudson Clan a relative of mine is George Freeland married a Hannah Hudson and she was born in I am not sure of her parentage she was born in England and also Henry Freeland married Elizabeth Hays and her parents are George Hays and Elizabeth Budd could you see if there is any connections to me thank you for your time. Jeanette Nancy Freeland
Jeanette N Freeland <jnfreeland2002>
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 17:45:46 (EDT)
Magdeburg, Deutschland USA - Monday, August 08, 2011 at 13:54:52 (EDT
Just wanted to drop in and say hi...I am the granddaughter of Dorothy Lodean Davis who is from the Etta May Hudson line. :)
Marion Merrill <wildhavenymail.com>
oakley, CA USA - Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 20:43:51 (EDT)
Didn't even know this site existed till I saw it show up on FB! Thanks for all the hard work putting this together....
Stuart Koehler <stko98hotmail.com>
Santa Rosa, CA USA - Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 17:18:53 (EDT)
Seems I wrote in Oct 2010 then had one of those "senior moments". Ha Yesterday I got a query regarding Myrtle Stubblefield & Benjamin Franklin Irby. Started digging thru all my research. Made a connection FINALLY. I'm connected only thru a marriage and this is how it goes: Mary California Zinn (dau of Harrison Zinn & Lidia Woods) married Robert Munford Stubblefield. They had dau Myrtle. Myrtle married Benjamin Irby. They had dau Ruth Nadine. Ruth of course married Mirl Husdson (your grandparents). My aunt, Ruth Simon married Afton Zinn in Missouri. Ruth was born in Purdy, Barry Co, MO in 1908 but she and Afton married, I believe in McDonald Co, MO. Lots of Zinn people in Barry Co, MO. Ruth & Afton eventually moved to Oregon. Both are gone now. I'm still attempting to locate my info on that Irby connection . . . UGH At one point you mentioned (when you answered my first query) about sending photos but that my email address did not work. I know email looks at bit odd, but it is correct. Thanks. Joyce Simon Snell
Joyce Snell <jasmineladyq.com>
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2011 at 12:14:39 (EDT)
Let me correct that last statement. The picture of the 3 little boys had the names Ola, Harra, and Otto written on the back - in pencil.
Glenna Dooley <gdooley1124cox.net>
Harrah, OK USA - Friday, April 08, 2011 at 14:24:07 (EDT)
The photo had the names Ola, Harra, Otto written on the back.
Glenna Dooley <gdooley1124cox.net>
Harrah, OK USA - Friday, April 08, 2011 at 14:22:33 (EDT)
Dave, we have communicated before through email and so on last year when I was researching my Hudson genealogy. I have since found a lot more info and am excited to have found this site and read through the guestbook comments. Especially, the one explaining a recent trip through Crane by grandpas (Denzil) tire shop. If you remember, my great-grandfather was "Cricket." His son, Denzil, is my grandfather, and Donna Jo, is my mother. I have a son (Peyton Trace Angus, born 10-18-2004, that will make 7 generations on my line I believe. I also have a brother, Gregory Shane Angus(Born 10-15-1985, Married to Sarah Shelburn age 26, June 2010. I would love to share more information including letters my grandmother collected regarding "Uncle Grub." The site looks great. I look forward to future communication.
Brandon Angus <brangus1111hotmail.com>
Crane, MO USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 02:03:45 (EST)
Downloaded the PDF file---see you have most of what I have, on Clarice Minerva HollingsHead family. Bruce Ford Garner, my father was b. 6/22/1917 d. 1/4/1980 Antioch, Contra Costa, California and is buried at Oak View Memorial Park-Antioch, Conta Costa, California. Larry Bruce, has also passed. Your link to the Hudson Rootsweb pages is either broken or something says page not there. What program did you use for your tree--Love the way the tree itself is color coded and it is not so compicated as most you come across. Sharon
Sharon Lee GARNER Lee <GenealogyProjectsGmail.com>
Mt. View, OK USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 13:57:56 (EST)
Great site. I am having trouble opening the other generations, though. Probably my computer, or do you need to be a member to enter further down than the first pages. I found the site looking for the parents of Clarice Hollingshead-William Spencer Hollingshead and Mariah Ann Hudson. My father was Clarice's first husband and father of her three children, I am from his second marriage. I can fill in alot of the down line. Need help with the Hudson and Hollingshead lines. Sharon
Sharon Lee GARNER Lee <GenealogyProjectsGmail.com>
Mt. View, OK USA - Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 09:37:01 (EST)
Hi! I had read all about John Brown "Grub" Hudson (my great-great-grandfather) in a small green booklet produced in the early 1970s (source unknown) that talked about the accident that cost him his leg. I remember as an early teen reading it with fascination. Sadly, I don't have a copy today. I am one of your extended cousins; my grandfather was Estel Hollingshead (son of Mariah and William Hollingshead). Most of us live in the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, although a few live in California that I've never met. Estel married Lura Swaim; they had four boys; of them, two are still alive. The oldest, Noel E. Hollingshead, my father, married Ruth Marie Belgard in Louisiana on April 22, 1951. They had seven children (I'm number 6), all still alive with kids and grandkids. Sadly, my mom passed from Alzheimers on Dec. 23, 2006; my dad, this past March 27. Miss them like crazy! Anyhow, once my move is settled in a couple of months, I would love to update your family tree with our information. I can probably tell you most of who married whom (sp?) from Estel on down. We have a family reunion each fall. It has gotten smaller, but a visit from others would be most welcome. If you have any questions, just contact me. Thanks! Nancy L. Hollingshead
Nancy Lurann Hollingshead <nancy.hollingsheadtulsaworld.com>
Collinsville (soon Sand Springs), OK USA - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 22:56:36 (EST)
Joyce - You definitely have the right family. Mirl and Ruth were my grandparents. Unfortunately, all the genealogical work my grandfather did before he passed away in 1980 was on the descendants of John Brown Grub Hudson. I don't have any info on Ruth or her ancestors. I will try to see what I can come up with, and let you know when I can. I have a few photos to send you but your email address below isn't working. Can you send me an email directly? Be sure to replace the "@" graphic with a real one. - Dave
Dave Hudson <davedwhudson.net>
Chiang Mai, Thailand - Friday, November 05, 2010 at 22:09:40 (EDT)
A outstanding website. Wonder if the Ozark Mountaineers are the same group with the same name that appeared at the Camp Pendleton Marine Rodeo in the mid-1960s ???
Bill Newsom <billnewsom2003yahoo.com>
Beeville, TX USA - Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 12:39:02 (EDT)
Hello Hudson Family, I am attempting to find out some info (for genealogy purposes ONLY): Who is the mother of Myrtle Irby. I know she married Frank Irby and they had 2 children: Ruth & George. I know Ruth married Mirl Clesson Hudson and they had son Gerald Dean Hudson. I'm not even certain I have the correct family . . . What little info I have states that Myrtle was born in MO in 1889 and in 1910 she and family lived at Jenkins, Barry Co, MO. Does anyone in the Hudson family have ANY info about Myrtle . . . ??? Thanks. Joyce Snell
Joyce Snell <jasmineladyq.com>
USA - Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 21:59:17 (EDT)
Hi Wendy and Dave! This is a great web site. I was just crying (but really laughing!) at some of the funny english. I'd be honored to be a guest on your guest book. May you be blessed abundantly today! You are an encouragement and blessing. Hugs from the Sonderegger 4 in Florida.
Kim Sonderegger <kwajteamtampabay.rr.com>
Seminole, FL USA - Monday, June 21, 2010 at 21:00:48 (EDT)
Dave you would not belive me if I told you that I was just in Branson last week and decided to take a drive up to see Ueal and Betty Harris who I call uncle Fuz and Aunt Betty in Billings. I had my wife June and my mother in law and her new husban in the car when we drove by the Hudson tire shop in Crane and said there is more family not thinking I was right. I'm the son of Jerry and Eula Mae Davis from California. Retha was the mother of my father and grandma Etta Smith was her mother. The last time I spent time with grandma was when she lived in Aurora. I can't tell you what this web site means to me it is awsome. I would like to send an update on the information after Jerry Davis with our family. Thank you so much. By the way I have the wooden leg. I will keep in touch.
Jerry D Davis <jdavis5311sbcglobal.net>
Escondido, Ca USA - Sunday, June 13, 2010 at 17:11:22 (EDT)
Dave, I also meant to tell you that the picture of Uncle Mirl and my Dad in part 4 was taken in the living room at the farm near Osa, MO where Grandma was living when her husband died. That's when Uncle Mirl pretty much decided to stay with her. We had a great time together while they were living there and I think it was good for both of them. They were both in the country again and it seemed to suit them. One Saturday night we went down to visit and play music as we usually did but it started snowing while we were there and came down so hard and fast that by the time we got ready to leave for home, we just got out of the drive but couldn't go anywhere. And since it was a country road it was not one of the first to see a snow plow. So we ended up having to spend the night but to me this was an adventure and again, we had a great time. It was on this farm that Uncle Mirl made what he called his "Hee Haw movie". He just did silly skits he made up and used us in them too. He had a ball doing it. Your Dad made a copy of it for me back in the 1990s and sent it to me. I had called him and asked if he had it or remembered it. I sure appreciated him doing that. It was silly but fun. Barb
Barb Gordy <gordytownaol.com>
Lawson, MO USA - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 13:17:26 (EDT)
Dave, I just saw the photo on page 4 of Uncle Mirl's biography. It says that Uncle Mirl and a "friend" are playing together. That "friend" is my Dad, Charles Hampton and the woman in the background is my Mom, Lorene. Dad was growing a beard for the Aurora, MO centennial celebration that was held that year. The year being 1970. I was probably there with them somewhere as we used to get together nearly every Saturday night for many years at Grandma's house when Uncle Mirl was living with her, and play music. We used to have a ball. I adored your Grandpa and thought of him in many ways as the Grandpa I never had. He and I were very close. He helped me to get over my shyness in performing in front of others. And in fact years later I had a band of my own and played professionally. I was so shocked and excited to see the photo as I don't remember ever seeing that one before. Barb
Barb Gordy <gordytownaol.com>
Lawson, MO USA - Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 13:01:06 (EDT)
Dave, I did not know of your Dad's passing. I'm very sorry. I know you miss him still. My Dad, Charles Hampton, died in 1999 and I miss him everyday. I do have some updates on a lot of the family you have listed in the family tree if you'd like them. Let me know and I'll get on that when I can. I live in the country on the north side of Kansas City, MO. But I was born and raised not far from Crane, MO. where so many of the Hudsons are from. If you ever get the chance to come back this way, I'd love to meet you and take you to the Carney Cemetery where so many of our relatives are buried. Many of them are in the Crane Cemetery also. Barb
Barb Gordy <gordytownaol.com>
Lawson, MO USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 17:02:24 (EDT)
Dave, I was just looking at some of the old photos you have posted. The one with the 3 men being Uncle Aud, Uncle Cricket and you asked who was the man in the middle? It is of course Uncle Mirl. And the 3 little boys are Uncle Uda, Uncle Aud and Uncle Mirl. Grandma had the very same photos and I can remember them very well. I'm still checking on the bottom 3 photos. I'm enjoying checking out the site. Barb
Barb Gordy <gordytownaol.com>
Lawson, MO USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 16:54:53 (EDT)
I was so surprised just now to find this web site David, as I am a descendant of Grub myself. Uncle Mirl was my great uncle. His sister Etta, was my grandmother. I am Lorene's daughter. I don't know if you remember me or not but I do think we met once when you came back for a visit with your Dad I believe. If I remember right, your luggage went somewhere else or maybe I'm thinking of when your Dad came back by himself. I haven't read anything on here yet as I was just so excited to find something on Grub. So I'll check it out now. Barb
Barb Gordy <gordytownaol.com>
Lawson, MO USA - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 16:44:16 (EDT)
My great grandfather was John W.Husdon and his father was James, right before my last aunt died on grandma Hudson Gormans side she told me that john was at least half cherokee, have any Indian hertiage in your line? If I remember right his dad came from KY to Mo and he was from Mo he married an Upchurch Elsie
Elsie Retzer <cherakee1mchsi.com>
Red Bud, IL USA - Friday, February 12, 2010 at 16:33:59 (EST)
I'm not a member of the family, but through Facebook found the obituary for Carolyn Hursh Hudson. I was one year behind Carolyn and Steve in school, but ran with their "crowd." In fact, I believe I may have been one of her bridesmaids, but that was a long time ago. I do seem to remember a "rumpus room" and a player piano in her home. Thank you for posting the photo and biography. Carolyn was special to all of her friends in school. I'm so sorry I didn't find her sooner. She was one of the few school mates that I'd like to meet again.
Cathie (Weddle) Jones <cmj1047verizon.net>
Apple Valley, CA USA - Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 20:13:53 (EST)
Dave ... Thank you for diligently putting together this information. I'm not sure whether or not we are related. However, I have started putting together our genealogy and my dad's family is from Parthenon, Arkansas but later moved to northern Missouri for work. As I gather more information, is it possible to communicate further with you? I know we are related to Hudsons who moved to Arkansas from Tennessee. One relative, in particular, who is still living in the Parthenon/Jasper area was a long-time school teacher (Sam Hudson). I am named after my grandfather (John Graden Hudson) but not certain where he was born. I do know that Yelville is not that far away from Parthenon and Jasper (which is where Diamond Cave is - discovered by Hudsons). I have more information but want to first make a connection with you before I continue. Please let me know if you are available to discuss some of this information and possibly willing to collaborate. Sincerely - John Hudson Papillion, Nebraska
Dr. John Graden Hudson II <jghudsoniiaol.com>
Papillion, NE USA - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 01:27:37 (EDT)
cool site ;-)
skye hudson <skyelouise80yahoo.com.au>
sydney, nsw australia - Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 22:24:39 (EDT)
Ni Hao!! Hello. I found your old site years ago when I was searching for info on Nanning. I used to check out your site. You had a file for download for information that you had posed on Nanning also on Baise or is it spelt Boise? The info on Nanning was great. The map on Nanning was great. I had used it countless times to locate streets and places. Is that Nanning file available anywhere anywhere on the internet? Have you done away with your old site completely? I am not that computer literate so I never downloadedthe file. I just accessed it. I enjoyed your old site because it dealt with China and specifically Guangxi. Your family stay in China seemed to be 5 or 8 year ahead of the times. There couldn't have been so many foreignors there when you first were there. My first trip to Nanning was in 2000. It has changed so much even since then. I contacted you thru this link because I wasn't sure what address to use. I hope I am not invading your family history page. If I am I apoligize. Family's history can be very interesting. I suspect you can remove my post. If you can't I will be happy to remove or edit it. Thank You for any info you can help me with. Danny B
Danny B <danb21hotmail.com>
Springfield, Mass USA - Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 13:39:25 (EDT)
Thanks for putting together a fantastic site! I am bookmarking it to share with my children and other family members. My husband Tom is the grandson of Aud Jr. and Valda Hudson mentioned in Mirl's story. There are a couple photos on the site we had never seen, so that was particularly fun for us. Also the recent photo of you with his Aunt Barbara and Uncle Eric was pretty special since we haven't seen them in years. In the mid 90's Tom was in the army and stationed in Missouri (CMSU at Warrensburg teaching military science). We traveled through some of the towns noted in the family history, Marionville, Crane and finally after driving a narrow road winding through woods, near Galena, MO, we came upon a small park along a creek and had a picnic. There was a small church and cemetary nearby and I remember our children who were 11 and 13 at the time being fascinated and wondering if perhaps they had ancestors buried there. Unfortunately, we were trying to get to Table Rock Lake and couldn't stay to look at headstones. We took a few photos at the creek, thinking if not that exact creek, surely Hudson's had visited nearby. If it opens up to a vote, Tom and I would love to see Missouri as the reunion site. Not only is it in the middle of the country, it's kind of where the John Brown "Grub" Hudson story begins. It also happens to be a beautiful part of the country, Branson and Table Rock Lake are nearby for anyone wanting to make a longer vacation of it, and the Grand-Daddy of all Bass Pros is in Springfield. I don't think I've ever met a Hudson that didn't appreciate fishing, hunting, and the outdoors. Please add us to your mailing list!
Siobhan Hudson <siobhanhudsonhotmail.com>
Lilburn, , GA USA - Sunday, August 16, 2009 at 23:56:37 (EDT)
I am doing research about my family tree and found your site. Not sure if we could be related from long ago, but any help would be greatly appreciated. -Wes Hudson.
Weslee Willis Hudson <wes_hudsonhotmail.com>
Port Isabel, TX USA - Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 11:56:52 (EDT)
Thanks to all who have uploaded comments.

I just added a new feature to the Guestbook that should thwart the guestbook spammers that have been attacking for the last two weeks! You now have to enter a number code when you post a message, so hopefully this will take care of the problem.


- Dave

Dave Hudson <davedwhudson.net>
Chiang Mai, Thailand - Friday, June 12, 2009 at 03:27:09 (EDT)
Thanks for finding me Dave. Will gather my info and send it on. Couldn't believe it when I saw Lorie's message. I haven't seen her since she was a little girl in Eureka,Ca. Also, I was at the WAC Center in Anniston in 1957 and again in 1960. Hi! Lorie. Small world. Cousin Judy
Judith (Judy) Hudson Hume <jhudh@earthlink.net>
Austin, TX USA
- Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 14:23:40 (EDT)
I am married to Minnie Hudson Hilton Couch's grandson Roy Edwin Dooley. I love this site. I'll be back frequently . . . Way to go, Dave!!!!
Glenna Jean Hartzell Dooley <gdooley1124@cox.net>
Harrah, OK USA
- Friday, May 15, 2009 at 12:17:45 (EDT)
What a nice website - will be back often. My given name is Lorraine Hudson -everyone calls me Lorie. I'm Aud, jr and Valda's youngest. Barbara, Leroy and Richard are my sibs. Thanks for taking the time with our history
Lorie Burks <lburks16@gmail.com>
Anniston, Al USA
- Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 18:55:47 (EDT)
Cool website. I love your talent!
Karen Goodell <mimedance@ibnjc.net>
Cedar Rapids, IA USA
- Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 12:05:46 (EDT)


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