Frommes, etc. . .

James Hudgens was the son of Robert and Martha Parker Hudgens.  Official documentation of the lives of James and Phiba Hudgens is scarce.  Mom (Claire Hudgens Fromme) left several hand-drawn charts which provide hints about our earliest Hudgens ancestors.

 

The American Geneological-Biographical Index (AGBI) lists a James Hudgens born in Virginia in 1750.  Several other family trees indicate he was born in Cumberland County and married Phiba (maiden name unknown) in 1771.   According to these family trees, children born to James and Phiba include, James Robertson (1773-1858), Edward G. (1775-1841), Gabriel (1780-1839), Holloway (1786-1853), and William (1786-1863).

 

Several family trees show that he married Susanna Miles in 1802, and they had three children, Rebecca (1803-1850), Sarah (1804-?), and Elizabeth (1807-1860).  

 

Ran Raider’s website provides the following insight into the life of James Hudgens, Sr.:

                         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James died in Robertson County, Tennessee, in 1814.

 

 

James and Phiba Hudgens

Robert Hudgens grantor to James Hudgens, five shillings, 175 acres, adj. Horn Quarter Creek, Witness: Moses Hudgens, Maurice Langhorne, Joseph Caldland, 27 February 1771, Cumberland County, Virginia Deed Book 4, pp. 457

On 3 November 1794, James Hudgens sold the 175 acres to Notley Maddox. Phiba Hudgens was examined and released her dower rights. This is the only document that I have found naming Robert Hudgens son James’ wife name. This deed also contains the names Gabriel Hudgins and Holloway Hudgins as witnesses. The land was located on Horn Quarter Creek and Run and it is the same land Robert sold to James for five shillings

James Hudgens: 1787 to 1809, 1814. From Cumberland County in 1787. Bought: 1795 – 73 and 1/2 AC from Randolphs. Sold: 1810 – he and Gabriel Hudgens sold 94 and 1/2 AC to William Adcock Jr., 1814 – 37 AC to Joshuay Smith. From: Roger G. Ward. Buckingham County, Virginia Records Land Tax Summaries and implied Deeds 1782-1814. V.1, Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1993, pgs. 161-162.

James Hudgens, Jr.: 1800 to 1809. Bought: 50 AC from John Carner. From: Roger G. Ward. Buckingham County, Virginia Records Land Tax Summaries and implied Deeds 1782-1814. V.1, Athens: Iberian Publishing Co., 1993, pgs. 161-162.

James Hudgens, Sr. moved to Tennessee sometime after 1800.
Spouse 1: Phiba/Phila ____
Proved by Cumberland County, Virginia Deed Book 7, pg. 365.

Documentation:

Claire’s Chart Beginning with James #1

Decendents of James Hudgens, Sr.

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