Hudson Family Genealogy

This Hudson line begins here with John Hudson and Elizabeth Doris Allen.  But much of the information comes from the research of Jewell Norman Hudson during the 1950′s and 60′s, and documented in that cousin’s book, “Descendents of Jesse Hudson and Related Families”.  This geneaolgist has a letter from that relative to my grandmother written during that research. We are all very grateful for the hard work, careful investigation and documenting that Jewell did in that effort for the family.

Dyches Family Genealogy

This line of the Dyches family begins with:

Josiah Dyches and Lucinda (?)

Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Tammany Parish

Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Tammany Parish (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Josiah and Lucinda came from South Carolina to St. Tammany Paris Louisiana in the early 1800s.  It is believed that Joseph died before 1820.  Lucinda and most of her children came to Texas before 1830.  Their son Joseph Josiah Dyches, and at least one other son fought in the Texas Revolution.  One of their duaghters, Jerusha D. Dyches, married David Hutcheson McFadin, who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.  The McFadin home became a historical landmark, and some of the Dyches family were buried on their land.

Artistic interpretation of the Battle of San J...

Artistic interpretation of the Battle of San Jacinto. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Holliday Family Genealogy

This Holliday Line comes from the lineage of

John Henry "Doc" Holliday, dentist a...

John Henry “Doc” Holliday, dentist and gambler, an ally of the Earps at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Holliday and Anne Ayres of Wilkes County, GA.  The name Ayres runs deep through this family, used both for first and middle names.  It is from this line that John Henry (Doc) Holliday was born.  Doc Holliday was from the line of William Holliday, Jr – brother of Ayres Holliday.

Northcutt or Northcott?

So which is it – Northcutt or Northcott?

Well, the truth is…. it’s both.  Like many families before the times when legal birth certificates pretty much set things in stone, different family members would often vary their spelling of the names – and this certainly applied to the most literate of people as we (Soap, Soape and Swope, for example are all of the same line in this genealogy).

The family history of the Northcutt / Northcott line in these pages appears to begin with Hosea Northcutt, of whom we know almost nothing.  We have a little more information on his son William, on whom most of this genealogy is based.

William Northcutt and Sarah Williams had five children that we know of.

Sweazea Family Genealogy

This Sweazea (pronounced Sway-zee) line comes from Mathias Sweazea and Hannah Lucinda Stephenson.

One of their daughters was Elizabeth Sweazea, who married Nathaniel H. Wilson. He was the father of Belle Wilson Bingham. The Sweazea family has been traced by other researchers back to John Sweesy of England who was born before 1600.

Keith Family Genealogy

Willie Nelson and his guitar "Trigger"

Willie Nelson and his guitar “Trigger” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This Keith line begins with William Keith of Ireland. Two sons are known to him at this time; and so far only one (Nichodemus Keith) has been thoroughly researched. The line of this site comes through one of his sons – John Birden Keith.  Through this Keith line, some notable people can be traced, among which are singer\songwriter Willie Nelson and actress Lana Turner.

This screenshot shows Lana Turner in a carriage.

This screenshot shows Lana Turner in a carriage. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Keith was born probably between 1730 and 1739 in Ireland. It is unknown at this time who he married or when he died.

Children of WILLIAM KEITH

NICHODEMUS KEITH b. Abt. 1755, Ireland.
Gabriel KEITH b. unknown

Cartwright Genealogy

This Cartwright line begins with Thomas Peter Cartwright, Jr. and Elizabeth Shaw.

Their daughter Clarissa married John Thomas Blount.  Two of their other children, Matthew Winston Cartwright and William Peter Cartwright fought at the Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas Revolution.