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.
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.