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As I mentioned on the homepage of  “My Findings”,

I have accumilated very much info, as is my custom to do, anything I put my hands to, I go hog wild about, so I will attempt to share my findings. The purpose of building this site is not necessarily to prove the authenticity of the information I have accumilated, but to get it to the people who are interested in doing that. Most all of the info and pictures I have posted here came from a trunk I have here at my house, can you imagine how many of these old boxes got discarded after the researcher passed away? I also have much on many other Hudgens/Hudgins families around the USA.

Please, If I have anything wrong or info needs to be updated, leave a comment on that post, I would appreciate it. Also, any photos and or stories that can be shared would be great! Thank you very much.

TONY HUDGENS June 8, 2012

  1. #1 by elizabeth parks on August 22, 2012 - 7:36 pm

    Your Liine is wrong, Four brothers came over here as Ship builders from England, Ambrose Hudgens who married Martha Pennington lived in Ark 1817 and they are both br there, His father is Ambrose Hudgens who married Joanna Elizabeth Henderson in 1800 she applied for his pension dated 1800 please correct you info.

  2. #2 by Carole Hudgens on February 3, 2013 - 7:37 pm

    Hi Tony,
    My Great Grandfater was CHAMBERS KORNEGAY Hudgens and my Great Uncle was Andrew Uell Hudgens…we called him Uncle Uell…he had a great farm and a wonderful pony who did tricks…anyway my father is William Ray Hudgens and his brother is Robert Hudgens. Their father was Fernie Ray Hudgens who was Uncle Uell’s brother. Andrew Uell was actually Chanbers Kornegay’s son and there were 4 or 5 more siblings. I’ll get with my dad tonight or this week and get you the names of Chambers Kornegays children.
    Thanks
    Carole Hudgens
    Greensboro, NC

    • #3 by Elizabeth Parks on July 3, 2013 - 3:08 pm

      Hello. I am related to the Hudgens as well as the Chambers and Kornegay. Each name here is a surname and a direct line.

      • #4 by Carole Hudgens on July 5, 2013 - 4:03 pm

        Hi Elizabeth
        My father William Ray Hudgens is 78 and very active. He has shared many interesting stories regarding our family. I also am working on the family tree on ancestors.com. We have a cousin Lynn Hudgens of Alabama who has more info about our tree.

  3. #5 by Gwen McCall on April 11, 2013 - 11:40 pm

    I am descended from Charlotte Campbell, daughter of Ambrose Hudgens and Hannah Austin. Charlotte died in 1894 and is buried in Friendship United Methodist Church cemetery, Oconee County, South Carolina.

    • #6 by Donna May on April 5, 2014 - 2:50 pm

      I am also descended from Charlotte Campbell. Many of my relatives are buried at Friendship. I am trying to locate Charlotte’s husband.

  4. #7 by Elizabeth Parks on July 3, 2013 - 3:05 pm

    Hello. Many people have been looking for Martha Pennington father and mother. It has been stated she was born in GA. Then I have seen where some where claiming she was born in KY. I have look for years. Like another researcher said ” I can tell you which Pennington she is not related too”. I am wondering now if Martha was a nick name or her middle name. Hope someone out there has any kind of information on her. I know she is buried in Ark.

  5. #8 by Elizabeth Parks on July 3, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    Please go to the internet and type Robert HUdgins and Charlotte Lewis Ancestry. This shows where the William who most are claiming that married Sarah Vaughn was married to two other women and the dates do not add up where he could have married Vaughn . His will does not name the children of Vaughn. I have not been able to find where William and Vaughon had married.

  6. #9 by Elizabeth Parks on July 5, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    Hello. The name Chambers could be a just a name. Kornegay is not. Both lines are out of N.C. Both lines are a well connected names to many things in History. Please Ask your father where the name Karnegay came from . I am related to Ambrose Hudgens who married Martha Pennington. He was born in 1790 Laurens Co. S. C. died in 1860 Severi Co. Ark. serve in war of 1812. His father is Ambrose Hudgens who was also born in Laurens S. C. died 1844 Laurens. S.C. He was married to Elizabeth Joanna Henderson. She died in 1839. Ambrose applied for his pension in 1828 in a hand written letter. Stated what poor health he was in and listed all his goods. His father Ambrose died 1799, His wife applied for his pension in 1800. Like his son they both fought in the Rev. War. So many people have these lines all mess up. They do not realize just because his name is ‘what ever” that might not belong there. They failed to read any information which a lot of times is on the right of the screen. Or to do any research. They have made a mess out of my Ark lines. Several of them never thought about there just might be other branches of Hudgens there. Which there is 4 different branches. My tree is on Ancestry.com and it is Private.

  7. #10 by Pamela DeShields Buchanan on July 25, 2013 - 7:30 pm

    Hello, I am the grand daughter of Elizabeth “Lizzie” Johnsey whose parents are Martha Hudgins & George Johnsey. Elizabeth Johnsey married Verner King and they are both buried in the Letohatchee, Alabama cemetary.

  8. #11 by Elizabeth Parks on July 26, 2013 - 11:27 am

    Hello. Thank you for your repley. I have seen the name Johnsey several times. But not on the Hudgens or spelled Hudgins. My Ambrose Hudgens who married Martha Pennington and they are both buried In Ark. Their daughter Mary Hudgens born 1817 married Nicholas Hunter born 1816 Tenn. They are both buried in Howard Co. Umpire, Ark. They had 22 children and 17 lived. Does the name Hunter ring a bell. I need to be have my information available when I answer these e mails. Sorry. I am finding lots of conflicting information on the Hudgens or Hudgins. Lines. I am wondering if the lines have gotten mix up with other lines.

  9. #12 by Jeffrey W. Hudgens on October 30, 2013 - 4:30 am

    Hi,

    Interesting site. It’s a tour de force.

    I am Jeffrey W. Hudgens, son of Claude Ray, grandson of Claude Brian, great grandson of Zachariah — and other Zachariah’s back to John. My line has five generations buried at Fountain Cemetery–including my brother, who died too young at 58.

    I have numerous pictures and memories of S. IL. including a picture of 4 generations (3 Hudgens & 1 Fly) from 1922. I can remember when Fountain Church was two stories high instead of the one it is today. My Dad (chemist who knew 7 languages) and my uncle John Robert (fantastic professional trumpet player–buried next to my brother) were born up the street from Fountain Cemetery in Hudgens.

    So, how can I share some of these pictures, linage, and other items?

    Sincerely,
    Jeffrey W, Hudgens

  10. #14 by Elizabeth Parks on January 10, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Ambrose Hudgens or Hudgins, who died 1860 who is the son of Ambrose Hudgins who died 1844. .Son Ambrose Information that he was in Red River, TX. and was never heard of again incorrect, He is buried by his wife Martha Pennington IN ARK. Have grave markers to prove it. As far as his daughter Mary she was born 1817. She married Nicholas Hunter Hempstead and Howard Co. Ark. THey had 22 children 17 lived. Would like to see PROOP on statement Ambrose who married Martha Pennington was in TX. and never was heard from again.

  11. #15 by Anita Sharpe on August 8, 2014 - 2:56 am

    I am working on proving my decendency from Francis Bell for DAR. I need to find proof that James Beverly Hudgins was the father of Iverson Delapiere Hudgins. Do you have will, estate or land records that connect the father and son? I would very much appreciate your help.

  12. #16 by Carol Weldy on October 19, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    Have a correction on my great-grandfather LaFayette Hudgens (#42). He and his wife only had 3 kids (Claude, James, & Iva). Mildred was the daughter of LaFayette’s sister who passed young. Mildred’s parents were John B. Orman and Eula Hudgens. Mildred was taken into LaFayette’s household after Eula died giving birth to Mildred. John B. Orman’s older sons stayed with their father.

  13. #17 by Jean Jackson on October 23, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    Looking for Ambrose Hudgins that married Elenor Cannon. I found pension application for several Ambroses, but no Elenor to prove that is MY Ambrose. Need proof that he was in Rev War.

  14. #18 by John Wright on January 11, 2015 - 11:21 pm

    By Chance do yo know if the Susanna Hudgins, daughter of Lewis Hudgins married a John J Parham in 1831? I am trying to find the mother of Lucinda Parham as I am tracing my family tree. Here is the link to my tree: http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/68348110/family

  15. #19 by Janet Hudgens on March 21, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    For Elizabeth Parks; I am descended from Ambrose Hudgens and Martha ? Pennington.
    I would like to see their grave markers in Howard County, Arkansas. I have searched for years for
    Martha’s ancestors.
    Janet Hudgens
    Pueblo CO

  16. #20 by Paula Camenzind Carter on May 25, 2015 - 7:27 pm

    Wow – wonderful work – thank you. I am Paula Camenzind Carter – daughter of Ella Julia Hudgens and Enno Camenzind. Please correct the spelling on Camenzind – there is not an “o” at the end. My mother was known by friends and family as Peggy – Is it possible to put that in parentheses?
    Thank you again for the amazing work you’ve done –

    Paula Camenzind Carter

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