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James Robertson Hudgens was the son of James and Phiba Hudgens.  He was born in Cumberland County, Virginia, in 1773.  He later married Elizabeth Gibson, who also was born in Virginia. 


The 1850 census of District 15 of Robertson County, Tennessee, lists James (#2) as a farmer, and 80 years old.  Elizabeth was 78 in 1850. 


Children of James and Elizabeth include, William Louis (1797-1865), John Thomas (1804-1878), James (1805-1881), Mary (1805-?), Daniel (1807-1891), and Polly (1810-?).


The 1850 census indicates Mary and James (#3) were born in Tennessee and both at age 45, continued to live in their father’s household.  The census indicates that Elizabeth, Mary, and James could neither read nor write.


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Other family trees indicate that James (#2) died in 1858 in Cheatham County, Tennessee, and Elizabeth died in 1860.


James Robertson and Elizabeth Gibson Hudgens

James III was said to have been very tall. He never married. Both he and sister Mary are shown in 1850 still with parents at age 45. Probably, they were twins. There were many instances of twins in the Hudgens line.


Claire’s Chart Beginning with James #2

1850 Federal Census of Robertson County, Tennessee

1861 Map Showing Approximate Route Hudgens Family Took from Virginia to Tennessee