William Reid Hudspeth

Male19 November 1850–10 October 1920

Brief Life History of William Reid

When William Reid Hudspeth was born on 19 November 1850, in Yadkin, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Hudspeth, was 47 and his mother, Sarah Weatherman, was 44. He married Nancy Jane Royal on 25 November 1877, in Deep Creek Township, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Boonville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Deep Creek Township, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 10 October 1920, in Yadkin, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Yadkinville, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States.

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William Reid Hudspeth
Nancy Jane Royal
Marriage: 25 November 1877
Miles Fletcher Hudspeth
Fletcher Holcomb
William Rowe Hudspeth
James Wilson Hudspeth
Julian R. Hudspeth
Henry Walter Hudspeth

Sources (22)

  • Reed Hudspeth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William R. Hudspeth, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Wm. Reid Hudspeth, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1877Deep Creek Township, Yadkin, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1853 · First State Fair

    Age 3

    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 20

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham): habitational name from Hudspeth in Elsdon (Northumberland), from an Old English personal name Hod (genitive Hoddes) + Old English pæth ‘path, track’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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