Hudspeth, James

Born: 1809 Tennessee

Died: 1890-01-12 Menard County, Illinois

Flourished: Menard County, Illinois

By 1827, Hudspeth was living in part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. In 1835, he married Margaret "Maggie" Reynolds, and together they raised their family in Menard County. Hudspeth was a farmer; in 1860, he owned $3,000 worth of land and his household included two farm laborers.

Gravestone, Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 378; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 80; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 17 December 1835, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 70:7, 23, 58, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.