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William Norton Hudson began this record book and it was continued by his descendants for approximately 100 years. He writes the following:

"It is also my desire that each of my descendants who may be able to write (and I would hope that none of them may arrive at an adult age, not able to write) and who may be so disposed, should copy all that is written in this scrap and the foregoing sketch of family history, in their own proper handwriting in a small book prepared for that purpose and so carefully preserve the same to posterity.” 

 “Chester,  Meigs, Ohio , November 12, 1846”

  (signed) William N. Hudson

William N. Hudson (1789-1863)

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HUDSON ANCESTRY From Henry Hudson to Children of William N. Hudson (7 pages)

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