Sources for the Biography of Coleman Jarred (Jart) & Mary Jane Warrick Hudson
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The Hudson Family by Claude H. Moore (page 1 of 3)
The Hudson Family by Claude H. Moore (page 2 of 3)
The Hudson Family by Claude H. Moore (page 3 of 3)
The Hudson Family by Claude H. Moore (transcribed) (page 1 of 2)
The Hudson Family by Claude H. Moore (transcribed) ([page 2 of 2)
1846, 4-7 - DOB for MJ - Job Warrick Jr.' bible (excerpt)
1846, 4-7 - DOB for MJ shown in Job Warrick Jr.'s bible
2018 - Homestaed Farm Map by Billy Gene Coward (page 1 of 2)
2018 - Homestaed Farm Map by Billy Gene Coward (page 2 of 2)
The Family of Joel Hudson, SR.
To John Thomas Hudson from Sam F. Hudson
1992, 4-11 - Where Jart Hudson was Raised by George DEWEY Hudson Jr. (page 1 of 2)
1992, 4-11 - Where Jart Hudson was Raised by GDH Jr. (page 2 of 2)
Aerial View of CJ & MJ's Homestead Farm in Turkey Township, NC.
Aerial View of the Remnants of Coleman Jarred (Jart) and Mary Jane Warrick Hudson’s Homestead Farm
Thanks much to George DEWEY Hudson Jr. for providing this aerial view of the remnants of the CJ & MJ Homestead Farm. This photo was taken sometime after the mid-1960s, as Ma Mamie’s house was built in the early 60s. The CJ & MJ homestead dates from the mid-1890s.
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By the time of this photo, most of the outbuildings had disappeared. Remaining on the right (south) side of Old Warsaw Road, you can see how the old packhouse (A) was put together with cattle and hay shelters attached to the central barn almost all the way around. Between the packhouse and the Hudson Manor (B) are remnants of the west garden that once had rows of fruit trees with rows of vegetables planted between. Of the Hudson Manor (C), you can see how the three buildings were put together. The two-story part originally sat on the nearby James Kenan plantation and has a rich history.
Behind the house can be seen the south garden with remnants of the fruit garden (D) on the closer side, and the vegetable garden (E) on the further side. The square building at the top was the home of Mamie Ada Dudley Hudson (F), built for her after the death of her husband, George Washington Hudson (1958). The attached shelters of the old mule facility had been torn down and the central barn moved from this location in advance of the house being built there. The dirt path between the two houses (G) is a reminder that the “old” Old Warsaw road, back in the days when it was dirt and plank and maintained by neighbors, took the same path but turned away from the viewer after passing through the yard (H), and ran east past the family cemetery and the old Morisey house were CJ & MJ and children lived while the Hudson Manor was being constructed. When the main road turned right (south) to go through the yard, a simple dirt path (I) continued along the path of the current highway. Only one of several huge oak trees (J) which once surrounded the house is still standing. On the left (north) side of the highway, about half of the pecan orchard is surviving (K).
All of the above is portrayed by maps and photos and discussed in more detail on the History – Life (Homestead Farm) page on this website.
These biographical pages, which titles all start with CJ &MJ, contain newspaper clippings, land deeds, death certificates, and Civil War and other government records that illuminate the lives of CJ &MJ. You will see that they were vibrant and active people especially in Grantham of Wayne County, NC, before moving to Turkey Township, of Sampson County, NC. In Grantham, CJ served on juries, was a road overseer, paid for pauper burials, represented Grantham at conventions, won and lost libel and land lawsuits, and was involved in local politics and more. How did they manage these achievements if as reported neither CJ nor MJ could read nor write?
All of this information is being researched and collected by our genealogical team which currently includes: Adrienne Smith Stanley, Cathy Warrick Blow, Sue Jones Jordan, Daniel (Dan) Jones, Gary Alan Hudson, Toni Sanfilippo Hudson and Holly Carlton Byrd. Cathy is currently leading the work on a draft biography of the first twenty years, and Dan is leading the work on one about CJ’s soldiering in the Civil War.
This article was written by Gary Alan Hudson and Adrienne Smith Stanley on 3/10/2021.