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Elnathan Davis Hudgins and Rebecca Chastain
Posted by: Caleb G. Teffeteller (ID *****4419) Date: October 01, 2002 at 09:11:55
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Rebecca Chastain was born March 18, 1816 in Pickens County, South Carolina, and died May 26, 1875 in Gordon County, Georgia. She married on January 24, 1833 in Habersham County, Georgia to Elnathan Davis “Major” Hudgins. He was born December 29, 1812 in Habersham County, Georgia and died December 10, 1890 in Gordon County, Georgia. He was the son of James “Judge” Hudgins and Margaret Williams.

Obituary of Rebecca Chastain Hudgins:

Calhoun Times, (Gordon Co. GA) Wednesday, June 2, 1875:
“Died---Mrs. Rebecca Hudgins, wife of E.D. Hudgins, died at her home near this place last Wednesday, of heart disease. Mrs. Hudgins was a sister to Hon. E.W. Chastain, of Fannin County, who net an untimely death by drowning in Holly Creek last summer.”

Children of Rebecca Chastain and Elnathan Davis “Major” Hudgins:

1. Martha A. Hudgins, born abt. 1834 Habersham County, Georgia. She married
Jesse Martin.

2. Lafayette Alonzo Hudgins, born abt 1835 Habersham County, Georgia. He
died November 24, 1898 in Gordon County, Georgia.

Calhoun Times, (Gordon Co. GA) December 1, 1898:
"LaFayette Hudgins died at the home of his brother, Mr. E.W. Hudgins, Thursday last."

3. Napoleon Bonaparte Hudgins, born December 29, 1836 Habersham County,
Georgia. He died July 16, 1905 in Gordon County, Georgia. He is buried at the
Old Land Cemetery, Gordon County, Georgia. He married Laura Carter on
December 5, 1882 in Gordon County, Georgia.

Calhoun Times, (Gordon Co. GA) July 20, 1905:
"Mr. Bone Hudgins died at his home at Fairmount Saturday night and was buried at the Land Graveyard near town Sunday afternoon. Mr. Hudgins had been in bad health for some time and his death was not unexpected. He was an old citizen of Gordon County and everybody knew him and liked him. He lived for many years near Calhoun and his death will be deeply regretted by all those who knew him."

Calhoun Times, (Gordon Co. GA) September 7, 1905:
"A Tribute---One by one the champions of the south in her days of grand endeavor answer to the last roll call and our hearts go with them to the gate through which they pass to join the commands whose warfare is over.
Readers of the Times and many friends of the Confederate Soldier element will learn with regret that Capt. N.B. Hudgins is dead. This sad event occurred at his home in Fairmount, July 16, 1905. The reveille sounded for our dear old comrade, and in death, as in life, he answered promptly.
Capt. Hudgins was born in Clarksville, Habersham County, Ga., Dec. 29, 1836. He enlisted in the Confederate service at Calhoun in Capt. Kinman's Company, 21st Georgia Regiment in the spring of 1861, Cook's Brigade, Rhode's Division, Jackson's Corps., Army of Northern Virginia, and was severely wounded at Seven Pines, near Richmond, Va., was in the principle battles of the valley of the Shenandoah, again wounded at Williamsport and Fredericksburg and at Gettysburg for gallantry was promoted to captaincy. Was in the battles of the second Wilderness, Newburn and Plymouth, N.C. and many others. As a subordinate officer, his steel blue eyes had flashed with their fighting fire over some of the most important and bloody battlefields of the Civil War. He surrendered with his regiment at Appomattox, April, 1865. ----H.C. Hunt."

Because Napoleon Bonaparte Hudgins' grave marker was in danger of falling over, Caleb G. Teffeteller paid Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun, Georgia to straighten it up in October 2001.



4. Margaret Rebecca “Maggie” Hudgins, born abt. 1842 Gordon County, Georgia.
She married John H. Craig on November 28, 1882 in Gordon County, Georgia.

5. Mary Jane “Minnie” Hudgins, born October 22, 1845 Gordon County, Georgia.
She died April 2, 1927 in Gordon County, Georgia. She married John Henry
Dodd on October 9, 1866 in Gordon County, Georgia. He was born December
25, 1821 Rutherford County, North Carolina, son on John Dodd and Charlotte
Earle. He died April 27, 1897 Gordon County, Georgia. Both he and Mary Jane
Are buried at the Dodd Family Cemetery, Gordon County, Georgia.

6. Benjamin Taylor Hudgins, born abt. 1847 Gordon County, Georgia. Died
1863.

Benjamin Taylor Hudgins was killed at the battle of Chancellorsville during the Civil
War.

7. Amanda B.C. Hudgins, born July 1, 1852 Gordon County, Georgia. She died
In March 1932, Eastpoint, Georgia. She married John Weston Spencer on
January 21, 1872 Gordon County, Georgia. John Weston Spencer was born
December 4, 1847 in Gordon County, Georgia and died September 20, 1919
In Gordon County, Georgia. Both are buried at Fain Cemetery in Gordon
County, Georgia.

8. Sarah Hudgins, born abt. 1853 Gordon County, Georgia.

9. Elijah Webb Hudgins, born December 14, 1853 Gordon County, Georgia. He
Died July 1, 1913 Gordon County, Georgia. He married Sallie A. Jones on
December 16, 1877 Gordon County, Georgia. She was born April 14, 1853
and died January 30, 1907. Both are buried at Oostanaula Cemetery in
Gordon County, Georgia.

Calhoun Times, (Gordon Co. GA) July 3, 1913:
"E.W. Hudgins died at his home Tuesday morning at three o'clock, after an illness of several weeks.
He was well known throughout the county where he has spent most of his life.
He was a consistent member of the Baptist Church and a devoted father of six surviving daughters, all of whom were at his bedside during the last illness.
Rev. M.L. Keith conducted the funeral service Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock.
The remains were carried to Oostanaula Cemetery for interment."


10. Ellen Juan Hudgins, born abt. 1857 Gordon County, Georgia. Died in March
1887 Gordon County, Georgia. She married November 10, 1878 in Gordon
County, Georgia to James Bartow Addington. He was born October 29, 1855
in Fannin County, Georgia and died February 8, 1928 in Gordon County,
Georgia. Both are buried at Fain Cemetery, Gordon County, Georgia.

11. Clara Isabella “Jeff” Hudgins, born October 23, 1862 Gordon County,
Georgia. She died November 30, 1936 Bartow County, Georgia. She was
first named Jefferson Davis Hudgins, but changed her name. People still
Called her “Jeff.” She married on February 15, 1878 Gordon County,
Georgia to James Alexander Shelton. He was born January 20, 1848 in
Monroe County, Tennessee and died December 19, 1923 Bartow County,
Georgia. Both are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Bartow County, Georgia.


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