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"Kanawha County Connections"
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"Article I, Section 2, of the Constitution requires an "Enumeration" of the population of the United States every ten years.  The first census began on the first Monday in August, 1790, barely a year after the Inauguration of President Washington.  There have been twenty-one censuses since the first, the most recent one taken on April 1, 2000."   Info from the University of Virginia Library

A critical examination of (unless noted)
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia
census and tax records for the descendants of

Joseph HUDNALL, Jr. and Mary Ann TAYLOR

1. JOSEPH8 HUDNALL, JR. (JOSEPH7, JOHN6, JOHN5, JOHN4, JOHN3, THOMAS2, HENRY1) was born February 08, 1738 in Prince William County, Virginia, son of JOSEPH HUDNALL AND MARY WITHERS. He married MARY ANN TAYLOR November 29, 1759 in Fauquier County, Virginia, daughter of BENJAMIN TAYLOR and ELIZABETH WALTERS. She was born Abt. 1739 in Lancaster or Prince William County, Virginia.

More About JOSEPH HUDNALL, JR.:
Burial:
1835, Bolin Cemetery, located 1500' off route 82 in southern Alexandria Township, Athens County, Ohio.
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+, page 205B line 3, shown as Hudlin, next door to son William and son-in-law & daughter John and Elizabeth (HUDNALL) Proctor, last known Kanawha County record.
Census b:
1820, No Record Found
Census c:
1830, No Record Found
Note:
Most Hudnall researchers have Joseph Hudnall, Jr. and his wife Mary Ann Taylor living into their mid 90's. in Athens County, Ohio where they also list their place of death in 1835. To date, 1/31/2003, have found no census or tax records for Joseph or Mary Ann in Athens County, Ohio. There in 1820, Joseph and Mary Ann's son Thomas is listed with two females above the age of 45 indicating that one could be his mother. No other related families in Athens County in either 1820 or 1830 show a male or female old enough to be Joseph or Mary Ann.

More About MARY ANN TAYLOR:
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia age 45+, with husband
Census b: 1820, No Record Found
Census c: 1830, No Record Found

                             Known children of JOSEPH HUDNALL and MARY TAYLOR are:
                       i. THOMAS9 HUDNALL, b. 1760, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. October 1843, Athens County,                                 Ohio; m. MARY ANN STRICKLIN OR STRICKLER, Abt. 1782, Fauquier County, Virginia:
                             b. Abt. 1764
Shenandoah County, Virginia; d. Bet. 1841 - 1842, Athens County, Ohio.
                             More About THOMAS HUDNALL:
                             Burial: 1843, Bolin Cemetery, Alexandria Township, Athens County, Ohio.

                             Census a: 1810, Fauquier County, Virginia, age 45+,  page 245 line 12
.
                             Census b: 1820, Athens County, Ohio, age 45+, page 112 line 5 , shown as Thomes Hudnel.

                             Census c: 1830, Athens County, Ohio, age 60-70, page 196 line 1, shown as Hudnel.
               
                             Census d: 1840, Athens County, Ohio, age 80-90, page 342 line 16, shown as Hudnal.

                             Military service: October 1778, Enlisted at Fauquier County court house, again in 1879/90 at                                      Richmond, served at Valley Forge and the Battle of Yorktown during the American Revolution.
                                     
More About Mary Ann Stricklin:
                              Census a: Fauquier County, Virginia, age 45+, with husband.
                              Census b: Athens County, Ohio, age 45+, with husband.

                              Census c: Athens County, Ohio, age 60-70, with husband.
                              Census d: Athens County, Ohio, age 70-80, with husband.

ii. ELIZABETH HUDNALL, b. Bet. 1762 - 1769, probably Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Aft. 1830; m. JOHN E. PROCTOR, SR., December 21, 1786, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. February 10, 1751 or 1752, Stafford County, Virginia; d. January 11, 1856, Elkart County, Indiana.
 More About ELIZABETH HUDNALL:
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+, with husband.
Census b: 1820, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+, with husband.
Census c: 1830, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 70-80, with husband.
            More About JOHN E. PROCTOR, SR:
Burial: 1856, Washington Township, Elkart County, Indiana.
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia age 45+ page 11 line 4.
Census b: 1820, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+ page 19 line1.
Census c: 1830, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 60-70, page 207 line24.
Census d: 1840, No definitive record found.
Census e: 1850, Bowie County, Texas, age 98 VA, District # 8 Page 360 # 179/179, farmer, shown as John, living next door to his widowed daughter in-law Sarah (Smith) Proctor (Nathan).
Military service: Abt. 1778, American Revolution Veteran.
Tax list: 1796, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, with one white male over age 21.

iii. WILLIAM HUDNALL, b. Bet. 1765 - 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1848, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia; m. ROSANNA COCKRELL, February 14, 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1775, Fauquier County, Virginia.
 More About WILLIAM HUDNALL:
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia age 26-45, page 11 line 2, shown as Hudlin.
Census b: 1820, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia age 45+ page 8 line 20, shown as Hedlin.
Census c: 1830, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 60-70 #194-17 listed as William Hudnell.
Census d: 1840, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 70-80 #14-18.
Tax list: 1840, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia.
            More About ROSANNA COCKRELL:
Census a: 1810, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+, with husband.
Census b: 1820, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 45+, with husband.
Census c:
1830, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 50-60.

Census d: 1840, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 70-80.
Census e: 1850, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 76 VA, living with son John #1096-1103.

iv. NANCY "LUCY" HUDNALL, b. Bet. 1766 - 1772, Fauquier County, Virginia; m. JOHN DAY, Bet. August 23, 1789 - 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1765.
 More About NANCY HUDNALL:
Census a:
Fauquier County, Virginia, age 16-26, with husband.

        More About JOHN DAY:
Census a:
Fauquier County, Virginia, age 16-26, page 264A line 13.

v. MOLLY HUDNALL, b. Bet. 1768 - 1774, Fauquier County, Virginia; m. RICHARD WILLIAMS, December 27, 1790, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1766, probably Fauquier County, Virginia.

vi. JOHN HUDNALL, b. Abt. 1769, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1824; m. (1) ELIZABETH GREENWOOD, December 19, 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1775, probably Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1813, probably Fauquier County, Virginia; m. (2) MARY COWAN, September 02, 1813, Fauquier County, Virginia; b. Abt. 1792, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1852, Fauquier County, Virginia.
 More About JOHN HUDNALL:
Census a: Fauquier County, Virginia, age 26-44, Page 264 Line 10

vii. BENJAMIN HUDNALL, b. Abt. 1773, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Abt. 1871, Kanawha County, West Virginia; m. NANCY RILEY, February 14, 1795, Mason County, Kentucky; b. Abt. 1774, Virginia.
 More About BENJAMIN HUDNALL:
Census a: 1810, Mason County, Kentucky, age 26-45, page 256 line 8, shown as Hudlin.
Census b: 1820, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 26-45, page 5 line 19, shown as Hudlin.
Census c: 1830, Kanawha County, West Virginia, age 50-60 page 195 line 7, shown as Hudlin.
Census d: 1840, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, no definitive record found.
Census e: 1850, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, no record found.
Census f: 1860, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 86 VA #1922 living with son-in-law Michael Elswick.
Census g: 1870, No Record Found.
Tax list a: 1799-1815, district 3, Mason County, Kentucky.
Tax list b: Bet. 1823 - 1838, Kanawha County, (West) Virginia
       
More About Nancy Riley:
Census a: Mason County, Kentucky, age 25-44, with husband.
Census b: Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 25-44, with husband.
Census c: Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 40-50, with husband.

viii. FRANCES HUDNALL, b. Abt. 1777, Fauquier County, Virginia; d. Bef. 1812, in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, m. Aaron Kelly June 1, 1802 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia. He was b. abt. 1775 probably in Fauquier County, Virginia and d. February 1855 in Kanawha County, (West) Virginia.
More About FRANCES HUDNALL:
Census a:
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 16-26, with husband.

        More About AARON KELLY:
Census a:
Kanawha County, (West) Virginia, age 25-45, page 205B line 1.

Other possible children of JOSEPH HUDNALL and MARY TAYLOR are:
ix
 NATHAN HUDNALL, b. Abt. 1770, Fauquier County, Virginia.
     
Note: No definitive records found in Athens, Fauquier or Kanawha counties.

x. JOSEPH HUDNALL, b. April 08, 1774, Northcumberland County, Virginia.
   
 Note: No definitive records found in Athens, Fauquier or Kanawha counties.

xi. RICHARD HUDNALL, b. Bet. 1760 - 1780.
   
 Note: No records definitive found in Athens, Fauquier or Kanawha counties.

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The parents of my family's ancestor Thomas HUDNALL are undefined. We can be "almost" certain that Thomas is a direct descendant of Joseph HUDNALL, Jr. and Mary Ann TAYLOR (the progenitors of the Kanawha County, (West) Virginia HUDNALL line), most likely a grandson. Prior to 1850, census records did not list a spouse or children by name thus Thomas does not appear by name until 1850 where he is shown as head of household with his wife Mary. The first known record of Thomas in Kanawha County is that of his marriage on December 06, 1849 to Mary Jane GOFF. The hand written record clearly shows Mary’s name as GOFF while family tradition states her name as POFF. During my research I have looked for any evidence leading to Mary’s name as either GOFF or POFF playing an impartial role. I have found nothing absolute but am quite certain that Thomas’ wife is Mary POFF as family tradition dictates. I further believe that Mary’s parents are George POFF and Lucy TRAIL who married in Montgomery County, Virginia October 15, 1825 but again, no real proof. Most POFF researchers have George and Lucy as being deceased by 1850 (with three known children named Lewis, Margaret and Julia) as they do not appear on any 1830 or 1840 census records. Ironically in 1850, a George and Lucy POFF show up in Kanawha County and on the census are living next door to our Thomas and Mary HUDNALL. Furthermore, two of their children marry into the HUDNALL line in Kanawha County. Eliza POFF (born in Floyd County, Virginia) married a John HUDNALL, Jr. May 21, 1857 and George POFF, Jr. (born in Floyd County, Virginia per his marriage record to 1st wife Almira FOSTER February 9, 1860) married a Rosanna HUDNALL June 16, 1867. Finally, a Cynthia Ann POFF married a Joseph HUDNALL October 31, 1848 but I am unsure if this might be another daughter of George and Lucy as she is married prior to the 1850 census. My heart tells me that she probably is, as George and Lucy are the first and only POFF family in Kanawha County in 1850. On a closing note, a Henry TRAIL and Catharine KINNETT were married on October 02, 1831 in Floyd County, Virginia, which was part of Montgomery County until 1831, where George POFF and Lucy TRAIL were married. From 1840 to 1880 there is a Henry and Catharine TRAIL (often transcribed as "Frail) in Kanawha County with a son John who married Eliza A. HUDNALL in KCWV on December 01, 1871, daughter of our Thomas and Mary (POFF) HUDNALL...Chuck Jennings revised 11/27/2002
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To view individual descending KC(W)V records for certain children of Joseph HUDNAL, Jr. and Mary Ann TAYLOR, "Click" next to the individuals name to see information separately rather than collectively as it appears on this page. Please note that uncertain HUDNALL surname spellings as well as all children’s names shown 1810-1840 are probable and speculative at best, based on post 1840 census info from Kanawha County, (W)V.

Individuals ages on census records are erratic and inconsistent making a study of these records extremely challenging. The following information was collected in part to help identify the parents of my great, great grandfather Thomas HUDNALL. To date, his parents are still a mystery. Some Hudnall researchers have suggested that his parents are William and Rosanna (COCKRELL) HUDNALL "Click"or Benjamin and Nancy (RILEY) HUDNALL "Click" while another has said his parents are probably Anderson and Janette (LATHEY) HUDNALL. Because Thomas claimed to be born in Ohio on the 1880 Kanawha County census and again when he married his second wife in 1887, Thompson [s/o Thomas and Mary Ann (STRICKLIN or STRICKLER) HUDNALL "Click"] and Sabrina (GRINSTEAD) HUDNALL should also be considered and "are the most likely candidates" in this researcher’s eyes. All information is from Kanawha County, (West) Virgina except as noted by heading in "GREEN", personal annotations and fellow researchers additions/changes in "RED"

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