Richard C. Hudson
Richard C. "Dr. Dick" Hudson (twin to Martin), was born 1827 in North Springs, District 4,
Jackson County, Tennesse. He died January 19, 1893, Gatewood,
Ripley County, Missouri. He married about 1846 in Macon County,
Tennessee, Nancy Adaline "Adie" Pipkin. Adie was born 1825 in
Macon County, Tennessee. (Her parents were Lewis Pipkin and Susanna
Dick and Adie traveled from Macon County, Tennessee to Ripley
County, Missouri in a covered wagon and settled at Gatewood in
time for the 1850 census. In Ripley County Richard was active
in community affairs, an early County Judge, a large landholder,
and a Pioneer Doctor as well. He was dubbed, "Dr. Dick."
Dr. Dick wrote his last will and testament on October 21, 1892.
He appointed his younger brother, "Easy Obe," and his son, Miles
P., to be executors of his will. In settling his estate, his real
property was assessed at a little over $2,000 and his personal
property at about $800. His will was probated in Ripley County
on January 24, 1893.
Except for his town lot in Gatewood and some personal property,
including a cow called, Mollie, which were to go to Mahala, his
estate was to be divided equally among his nine children. Dr.
Dick also had several hundred dollars in accounts receivable "for
value received," apparently from treating patients, most of which
were determined uncollectable.
Nancy preceded him in death and the date of her death is not known.
Richard is believed to be buried in Gatewood Cemetery without
a headstone. His funeral expenses were $14.48. Most of Richard
and Nancy's children were married in Ripley County.
Children of Dr. Dick and Adie Pipkin Hudson
|Susan Elizabeth Hudson
||2 Feb 1848, TN
||William Augustine Lowry, Jr.
|Mary "Polly" Dewitt Hudson
||Oct 1849, TN
||Wiley Barton Hudson
|Smith Barlow Hudson
||7 Mar 1852, Gatewood
||Melinda Tennessee Foshee
|Sarah "Sally" Emmaline Hudson
||30 Mar 1855, Gatewood
||John Thomas Smith
|Nancy Jane Hudson
||14 May 1857, Gatewood
||George Washington Banks
|Miles P. Hudson
||28 Jul 1859, Gatewood
||Lucinda "Cindy" ???
|Young P. Hudson
||18 Aug 1861, Gatewood
||Nancy C. Smith
Cora N. L. McKinney
Dora M. ???
|Roseann Arilla "Rosa Riller" Hudson
||14 Mar 1866, Gatewood
||Dr. John Calvin Cochran
|Mahala "Haley" Parthenia Hudson
||26 Jun 1868, Gatewood
||Pleasant "Ples Levi" Smith
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Lucinda Hudson was born May 10, 1834 in North Springs, District 4, Jackson County,
Tennessee. She died January 7, 1892, near Gatewood, Ripley County,
Missouri. She Married Ezekiel "Zeke" D. Smith March 3, 1850, in
Gainesboro, White County (now Jackson Co.), Tennessee. Zeke was
born May 10, 1826, in White County, Tennessee and died May 26,
1913 in Ripley County, Missouri. His parents were William Thomas
"Tom" Smith and Sarah "Sally" York(?).
Her family graves and markers are in the Ezekiel Smith Cemetery
located on private land owned in 1977 by Homer Smith. It is situated
behind Tucker Store in Tucker, Ripley County, Missouri and no
longer in use. Only two markers remain.
"Lucinda (Hudson) Smith...,was the sister of Obediah Hudson. They
lived in Macon County, Tennessee until...they came to Ripley County,
Missouri in 1868. They lived in her brother's (Obadiah, Obe Hudson),
cabin until they could take up land and build their own home.
Their first eight children were born in Tennessee and two others
in Missouri. Ezekiel was a Union Soldier during the Civil War.
"Zeke Smith and Dobson Barton, husband of Rebecca Ann Hudson,
were half brothers, but the maiden name of their mother is unknown." (Valda Hudson Raugh) Possibly, Sarah York.
"William Avry and Ezekiel Hudson, grandsons of Lucinda (Hudson)
Smith, who was a sister to Eliza's dad, Obediah, had businesses
there (Oklahoma). Avry was a blacksmith and Ezekiel operated a
general store. Alma Hudson, their sister, also lived there and
was married to Bedford Griggs. Many Hudson descendants still live
in the central portion of Oklahoma." (Donald Smith)
Children of Lucinda Hudson and Ezekiel Smith
||17 Aug 1851, Macon Co., TN
Bishop Lewis Lowry
|James Thomas "Tom" Smith
||27 Nov 1853, Macon Co., TN
Susan A. (Paatterson) Fouchee
|Melissa S. Smith
||Oct 1855, Macon Co., TN
||William "Bill" Louis Hudson
|Martha Catherine "Kate" Smith
||9 Feb 1857, Macon Co, TN
||Marmaduke, "Duke" D. Smithson
|Nathan "Nath" Smith
||12 Jul 1862, Red Boiling Springs,
Macon Co., TN
|Winfield Scott Smith
||22 May 1863, Red Boiling Springs,
Macon Co., TN
|Nancy "Nanny" L. Gholson
|Malinda "Linda" Ann Smith
||1866, Macon Co., TN
||Samuel "Sam" D. Lowry
|Sarah Elizabeth Smith
||abt 1868, Ripley Co., TN
|William Obadiah "Obe" Smith
||Oct 1878, Ripley Co., MO
||Susan "Sousa" Harris
|Susan Addieville Smith
||17 Sep 1880, Ripley Co., MO
||Ambrose Dee Mercer, Sr.
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Obadiah "Easy Obe"* Hudson IV was born April 25, 1839 in Jackson County, Tennessee and died
February 7, 1911, at Ponder, Ripley County, Missouri. On April
6, 1866, in Perryville, Perry County, Missouri he married Miss
Parthenia Ellen Robertson. Parthenia was born January 13, 1846,
in Perry County, Missouri and died September, 29, 1925, in Ripley
County, Missouri. Both are buried in Ponder Church of Christ Cemetery,
Ponder, Ripley Co., Missouri. Her parents were William Abner Robertson,
and Jane Ellen Erwin.
Obadiah, with his brother, James, came from Tennessee to Perry
County, Missouri to visit with their brother, Dr. Dick, about
1860. He filed for land in Ripley County, but was unable to proceed
because of the Civil War. After the war and marriage, he returned
to Ripley County and gained title to his homestead in January,
On April 30, 1864 he joined the Union Army, as a private in Company
B, 64th Regiment of the Missouri Militia. He was a member only
a few months when he incurred an illness.
He was conveyed to the William Abner Robertson home on Cedar Fork of the Saline River, near Cedar Fork Methodist
Church, and attended by Parthenia, Robertson's daughter. In such
close proximity, they apparently fell in love and later married.
He was discharged after his recovery on December 1, 1864.
"Easy Obe" and Parthenia made their home and farmed in Saline
Township, Perry County, Missouri. They relocated about 1874 and
settled in the vicinity of Ponder, Ripley County, Missouri. Near
Ponder, Obadiah owned about a half section of land, plus other
properties, on which he farmed and raised live stock.
A Christian man, he was an Elder of the Church of Christ and built a Church
of Christ at Dry Fork, one half mile west of Ponder, where the
road forked. According to Olin Hudson, his grandson, Obadiah was
a man of considerable size, at least six feet tall. He had blond
hair, blue eyes, and shaved clean. On the occasion of his death
he had the distinction of being the first man interred in Ponder
Church of Christ Cemetery.
The Last Will and Testament of Obadiah Hudson was sworn in Ponder,
Ripley County, Missouri, July 26, 1910. In it he appointed his
son, S. P. Hudson, as executor. He bequeathed all his real and
personal property to his beloved wife, Parthenia E. Hudson.
Upon her death the remaining properties should be divided among
his children: Mellie M. Hudson, to receive most of the land; J.
M. Hudson, Silas P. Hudson, and A. G. Hudson, the remainder of
the estate; horses and farming tools, divided jointly. Nancy J.
Wilson, Eliza A. Smith, Martha E. Smithson, and W. F. Hudson five
dollars each. Melly M. Hudson and Minnie M. Elmore were bequeathed
all the cattle, hogs, sheep, household items, and all other property
* In reference to the nickname "Easy Obe," I assumed it must have
been his disposition. Many of the older people I knew coming from
that part of the country were, as we now call it, "laid back,"
not in too much of a hurry, and took things as they came.
I knew Scott Smith, the great-grandson of Obe's sister, Lucinda
(Hudson) Smith and he was as slow in action as they come. They
tell the story of when a wagon rolled up on his foot and it took
him five minutes to tell the gentleman, "please move your wagon,
it's on my foot." He owned a small store and bought cream in the
little town where I grew up, Carney, OK. (Don Smith)
Children Obediah Hudson IV and Parthenia Robertson
|James Martin Hudson
||17 Jun 1869, Perry Co.
|Nancy Jane Hudson
||27 Nov 1870, Perry Co.
||David L. "Booge" Wilson
|Eliza Ann Hudson
||19 Dec 1872, Perry Co.
||James "Jim" A. Smith
|William "Will" Franklin Hudson
||Jan 1875, Ripley Co.
||Esther Irene Samp
Myrtle Ann Williams
|Martha "Matt" Ellen Hudson
||13 Apr 1876, Ponder, Ripley Co.
||Alonzo Stephen Smithson
|Silas "Si" Philbert Hudson
||17 May 1878, nr Ponder, Ripley Co.
||Elba Ann McKinney
|Ananias Gilbert Hudson
||26 Mar 1880, Ripley Co.
||Mollie E. Raney
|Minnie Mae Hudson
||5 Feb 1882, Ripley Co.
||Albert Tilden Elmore
||1884, Ripley Co.
||d. at age fourteen
|Mellie May Hudson
||6 Feb 1889, Ponder, Ripley Co.
||Marion "Jack" Glass
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