John Turner Hudson - Troup County, GA
John Turner Hudson
Submitted by Carla Miles

Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II, Atlanta, Ga., page 923
Published by The Southern Historical Association in 1895


John Turner Hudson, farmer, Long Cane, Troup Co., Ga., son of Roland and Telitha C. (Bennett) Hudson, was born in Troup county in 1844. A sketch of his immediate progenitor will be found his these memoirs. Mr. Hudson was reared on the farm and educated in the common schools of the county. In 1862 he enlisted in Ferrell�s battery, which formed a part of Gen. Roddy�s command, and while with it saw much hard service and participated in very many engagements of more or less importance, among them that at Bear creek. Later he was transferred to Gen. Forrest�s command, and was with it in the battles at Tupelo, Miss.; Athens, Ala., and Pulaski, Tenn., and at the capture of Gen. Strait at Round Mountain. He remained in the service to the end, enduring all the hardships and privations of soldier-life, but was so fortunate as to escape both capture and casualty. When the war closed he had not attained to manhood, the youngest of six brothers in the same company, but returned home without a dollar to the old homestead where he was born and which is now his home. He is now the possessor of a good farm, well-improved and under good cultivation, a nice home, and the good will and sincere esteem of his neighbors and fellow-citizens. Mr. Hudson was married in 1872 to Miss Dora Boyd, born in Troup county, daughter of Henry and Susan (Heard) Boyd, by whom he has had four children: Idus, Bennett, Susan and John Turner. Himself and wife are members of the Baptist church.

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