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John W. Judkins

JOHN W. JUDKINS is the son of Robert B. and Mary C. Judkins, natives, respectively, of South and North Carolina, They were married in this county in 1830, and to them were born nine children; Mary J., William S., John W., Martha A., Amanda C., Thomas D., Sarah M., Harriet V., and Enoch L. Our subject was born November 12, 1836, in Giles County, and received a liberal education in the common district schools of that county. In 1861 he wedded Tennessee C. Hopson, daughter of Renix and Rachel Hopson, natives of North Carolina, and this union resulted in the birth of one daughter, Tennessee C. Mrs. Judkins died in 1862, and in 1867 Mr. Judkins took for his second wife Mary F. Rains, daughter of William and Mary Rains, of Kentucky. By the last union our subject became the father of seven children: George A., Mary P., Martha O., Margaret E., Julia R., Lela J. and Robert R. In 1872 Mr. Judkins engaged in the grocery and general merchandise business in Pulaski, and still continues that business in connection with farming. He has a good farm of ninety-eight acres, all well improved, lying near the town of Pulaski. Mr. Judkins has been quite successful in all his undertakings, and is regarded as a prosperous and industrious farmer.

From: Goodspeed's History of Giles County