Saturday, October 15, 2016


JOSEPH A. HUDNALL, Ohio County, was born in Warren County, Ky., March 4, 1826. He is the son of Renny C. Hudnall, a native of Virginia, who came to Warren County, Ky., when a small boy, and lived on a farm with his father until the year 1819, when he married Sallie, daughter of Joseph Taylor; she died in 1838, leaving a family of ten children: James E., Nancy, Elizabeth, Joseph A., William C., Mary J., Polly A., Isam C., John W., and Sidney Ann. Renny C. Hudnall's second marriage occurred in 1842, with Miss Leah Carroll, who departed this life in the autumn of 1869, leaving four children: Virginia, Catherine, Ellen and James. Joseph A. Hudnall was, at the age of fourteen years, bound to one Alfred Cherry, with whom he lived and worked on a farm for six years, and at the expiration of his "time" hired on a farm for one season; next year he boarded with a farmer and raised a crop; after which he kept "bachelor's hall," while he raised a crop of corn, and in the autumn, October 24, 1849, married Eliza Jane, daughter of Hardin Doolan, of Warren County, Ky. After marriage he continued to lease and rent land and farm until 1854, when he bought 125 acres of (Warren) County, which he sold in 1856, and bought 192 acres in Butler County, where he remained until 1869. In this year he removed to Ohio County, where he has ever since resided. He now owns 335 acres of well-improved land, with 150 acres fenced and under cultivation, and carries a yearly average of $1,200 in stock. Mr. Hudnall does not inherit any part of his possession, his energy and business tact having brought him to his present state of comfortable independence. Mr. and Mrs. Hudnall are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which Mr. H. holds the office of steward. He is also a member of Rochester Lodge No. 272, A. F. & A. M., in which lodge he has passed through all the honors. In polities Mr. H. is a Democrat, and takes an interest in the political issues of the day.  Mr. and Mrs. H. are the parents of three children: Leander J., Sarah A. (deceased), and Francis R.  Mr. Hudnall is temperate in habits but takes no position on the question of temperance.

Source: J. H. BATTLE, W H. PERRIN, & G. C. KNIFFIN 1895

Note:  Mr. Hudnall died 19 February 1927 at age 100 in Tallmadge, Summit County, Ohio and is buried there.  He apparently moved to Tallmadge to be near his daughter, Francis. His wife Eliza Jane had died in 1858 at age 28. He remarried Ann Catherine (Adeline) House 16 August 1899 in Ohio County, KY when he was 73 years old.

Joseph Allen Hudnall and wife Eliza Jane Doolan

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