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Hudson, Robert, jr., Vergennes, was born in Brandon, Vt., in 1850, and settled in Vergennes, Vt., in April, 1885, when he commenced his stove, tin, and plumbing business. He was married in 1877 to Bridget Ryan, of Orwell, Vt. Robert Hudson was a son of Robert and Eliza (McCadden) Hudson, who were born and married in Ireland, and settled in Brandon, Vt., in 1850. Robert Hudson enlisted in the Fifth Vermont Regiment in 1861, and was killed in the battle of the Wilderness, and buried on the field. He left a widow and eight children, six of whom are now living — Robert, Edward, James, Eliza, Mary A., and Nellie.