Wednesday, December 30, 2015

WEDDING WEDNESDAY ~ Elijah Hudson & Margaret Deaver ~ 1828, Pocahontas County, Virginia


married on 28 Feb 1828 in Pocahontas Co., Virginia

Elijah and Margaret are my 4th great granduncle and aunt.  He is the son of Richard H. Hudson and Elizabeth Redding/Redden.  She is the daughter of James Deaver and Sally (maiden name unknown) or Catherine Bird.  There is conflicting evidence as to her name.

According to the West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971, they were married in 1828, in Pocahontas County in what would have been Virginia at the time.

NOTE:  West Virginia separated from Virginia and became it’s own state in 1863.
West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 
Name:Margarett Deaver       
Spouse's Name:Elijah Hudson       
Spouse Gender:Male       
Marriage Date:1828       
Marriage Place:Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States

Here is the image from the marriage register.

HUDSON_Elijah marriage to Margaret DEAVER_1828_annotated

Elijah & Margaret are indicated in red.  I do notice that two other surnames (indicated in green) from our family show up on this page.  McClintick and another Deaver.  I need to find out if they are connected.

Elijah and Margaret had 11 known children: William, Harriet, Laura, Warwick B., Davis, Geo. M.D., Nancy Jane, Isabella Susan, Paul McNeel, John Lechter and Sarah.  I have a LOT more research yet to do on this branch of our family.

I have information (not verified), that Elijah died in 1881 at the age of 79, and Margaret died in 1889 at the age of 82.  They may be buried in the Hudson Cemetery, Green Bank, Pocahontas, West Virginia.  Here are links to the memorials, Elijah #41809590 and Margaret #79239034

One source used for some of this information is the book Historical Sketches of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, by William Thomas Price, published in 1901.

If you think you might be related to anyone mentioned in this blog, please contact me.

Happy hunting,

Michigan Girl

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  1. They are my great-great-grandparents, through their youngest child John Letcher Hudson. How may I help. You may email me at

    1. Hello Thank you for your comment. I'll be in touch.


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