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Seeking father of Hudson Beach, name change to Hudson Lawson (sometimes written Lauson). Hudson b. about 1854, according to obituary, in Hubbard, Trumbull, Ohio, but lived in Venango County, PA most of his life. Hudson's mother was Hannah (nee Luce or Luse) and she remarried before 1860 to David Hoobler, and they lived in Sugar Grove, Mercer. PA. Hudson's last name is shown as Beach in the 1860 Census. I know there were Hudson families living in the area, and I assume his first name was maybe an ancestors maiden name. Family tradition says Hudson lived for a short time in Punxatawny, Mercer County, PA, and that at one time he worked for a railroad. Hudson married Ellen Florence Hovis. He appears in 1870 census as Hudson Hoobler, but that's an error. He lived in Franklin, Venango Co., PA in 1900 and died there in 1929 intestate. He is not mentioned in the will of his step father, David Hoobler, nor his step grandfather, Daniel Hoobler. Info on Beach Family of Trumbull Co. can be found in "Geneological Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files." It discusses Elihu Beach who came to Trumbull Co. from Litchfield, CT, and also Ezekiel Beach who came from same place. Perhaps Hudson was a descendant. Any help at all would be appreciated.