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Biographical Sketch of William Hudnall

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William Hudnall, of England, married Fannie McGeorge, of Ireland, and their children were John, Thomas, William, and Richard. The latter was a soldier of the revolutionary war. He married a Miss Cresey, and they had a son, Jack, who settled in Missouri in 1835. William was married twice. By his first wife he had Polly, Catharine, Lucy, and Elizabeth. He was married the second time to a widow, whose maiden name was Nancy Williams, and by her he had Jabez, Samuel, Patsey, Nancy, Parthena, Susannah, and William R. Catharine and Lucy married and settled in Howard Co., Mo. Samuel (now living in Callaway County) married Julia A. Hewett, and settled in Montgomery County in 1837. He got a good ducking in Loutre creek, one day, in the following manner. He was sitting on his horse, about the middle of the creek, talking to Ned Hudnall and William Elliott, who were engaged in a playful scuffle on the bank. Ned finally threw Elliot into the water, which amused Hudnall so that he became convulsed with laughter, and rolled off of his horse into the creek. He happened to roll into deep water, and had to swim to the bank, while his horse swam out on the other side. Mr. Hudnall says he will never for-get the first deer he killed. The weather was very cold, and the deer froze fast to him while he was carrying it home on his shoulder. When he got to the house he had to build a fire and thaw it before he could get away from it. Susannah Hudnall married William Elliot, who settled in Missouri in 1835.


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