George B. Hudson


GEORGE B. HUDSON, is one of the prosperous farmers of Brooke county, W. Va. The date os his birth was the year 1825, his birthplace being Waynesburg, Greene Co., Penn. His parents were Rev. Thomas M. and Jane E. (Jackson) Hudson. Mr. Hudson's boyhood was passed at home until he became seventeen years old, when he moved to Brooks county, W. Va. He attended school at Washington, Penn., and elsewhere, for the succeeding four years, at the expiration of which time, having acquired an excellent education, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church which was then known as the "traveling ministry". In 1856 he returned Brooke county and purchased the farm in Cross Creek township where he now resides. Since that time Mr. Hudson has operated his farm, and has also preached to quite a large following. Since 1848 he has been a member of the Pittsburgh Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, and still attends their meetings. In 1850 Mr. Hudson married Miss R. A. Scott, a daughter of Robert and Rachel (Gardner) Scott, residents of Brooke county. Jennie, deceased; Ella, RObert M., L. E., G. F., L. S. and W. H. are the children that have come to bless this union. At the close of the late war Mr. Hudson was elected and held for two terms the office of county supervisor. The elder Mr. Hudson, father of the above, was born in Huntingdon county, Penn., in 1799 and entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church early in life, joining the Baltimore conference, of which he was a member until the organization of the Pittsburgh conference, being in the territory of the latter he became a member of it. The Rev. Mr. Hudson was a preacher of much power, having held some of the most important appointments in the gift of his conference. He was located at various times at Wheeling, Pittsburgh, Uniontown and other prominent places. About 1852, having lived a life of great usefullness, he retired to his home in Brooke county, where he passed to his reward in 1881. His last charge was at Bridgeport, Ohio.

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