Joseph HudgensJOSEPH HUDGENS
8 thTENNESSEE (DIBRELL'S) CAVALRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 25 April 1836 in White County, TN
Died: 31 May 1917in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Williams Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: William and Mary Ann (Hethels) Hudgens

1st Married: Caroline Williams on 11 Dec 1856 in Putnam County, TN
Born: 12 March 1835 in White County, TN
Died: 19 May 1899 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Williams Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Washington F. and Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Williams

Children:

  1. Charles L. Hudgens
  2. William R. Hudgens
  3. Mary Hudgens
  4. Louvernia Hudgens
  5. John Hudgens
  6. Joseph Hudgens
  7. Louvernia Hudgens
  8. Bird Hudgens

2nd Married: Clarinda Williams on 18 Nov 1899 in Putnam County, TN
Born: Mar 1833 in White County, TN
Died: 15 Jul 1906 in Putnam County, TN
Buried: Williams Cemetery, Putnam County, TN
Parents: Washington F. and Elizabeth (UNKNOWN) Williams

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Crocket Hudgens - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: David Farley - 13th Tennessee (Gore's) Cavalry Regiment

MILITARY INFORMATION

13 th(Gore's) Tennessee Cavalry
(also known as 8 thTennessee Cavalry)
Company D

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted 2 Aug 1862 at Sparta
  • 12 Oct 1862: Present

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S7941

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed February 17, 1906
  • Accepted
  • Resident of Cookeville, TN
  • Member of Co H 8th TN Cavalry
  • Disease: Rheumatism
  • Enlisted: 1862 in the 8th TN Cavalry, General George G. Dibrell, Companies J & H, Barnes Captain
  • Married: Wife is 73, 1 son who is 49
  • Born: Putnam County
  • Attest: D. T. Smith & H. M. Sims

Supporting Documents:

  • Rutledge Smith (21 Oct 1906) - The events happened just has H. M. Nicholas stated. When JH was at home, he was ordered killed, his house was burned by Stokes men. He had to keep in hiding while disabled as to keep them from killing him. Some men did find him and beat him with pistols.
  • Joseph Hudgens (26 Oct 1906) - JH requests status of his pension
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (29 Oct 1906) - returns status
  • H. M. Nicholas (6 Nov 1906) - Stokes gave orders to kill JH and his brother if they went to Sparta to take the oath.
  • War Department (17 Dec 1906) - sent Service Records
  • Joseph Hudgens (22 Jul 1907) - JH requests status report
  • Joseph Hudgens (25 Jul 1907) - JH enclosed an affidavit
  • Joseph Hudgens (25 Jul 1907) -
    • JH enlisted in September 1862 in Co H of the 8th TN Cavalry; Captain James Barnes; Col. George G. Dibrell
    • Served continously in the army until Fall 1864
    • General Dibrell came to Sparta Expecting to stay several days
    • Several Soldiers went to their homes
    • General Dibrell unexpectedly received orders to move East
    • Men who went to their homes in Overton County, Putnam County, and White County returned to find Dibrell gone.
    • They were unable to get back to their command and joined Colonel Hughes command
    • They fought Stokes men
    • JH received a flesh wound at the Matlock fight in White County
    • In September 1864, the men stopped at a threster in Dry Valley Putnam County to rest
    • JH sat on a thresher to rest.
    • JH got up as the thresher started, the seat of his pants caught in the thresher and jerked him backwards.
    • Two big cogs caught the back of his legs and tore the flesh off to the bone.
    • He was continuously menanced by threats and attacks by Federal bushwhackers
  • H. M. Nicholas (2 Nov 1908) - In the Fall of 1864, JH was on a scouting expedition under Lt. Hill and passed the Hunter Farm where there was a thresher in operation. The men got off their horses to talk to workers. His pant leg got caught in the thresher and his leg was drawn in the cog. The muscle was mashed from the knee to the fool.
  • H. C. Martin, M. D. (3 Nov 1908) - is treating JH
  • Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners (12 Dec 1909) - requests Service Records

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 116B
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 20
  • 1870 Census:
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 103A
  • 1900 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 29A
  • 1910 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 8A

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
7 June 1917
Vol. XV, No. 23, Page 1

  • Joseph Hudgens Passes Away: Joseph Hudgens died at the home of his son, B. M. Hudgens at Algood last Thursday, May 31, 1917, aged 81 years. He has been in poor health for some time. Mr. Hudgens was a gallant Confederate soldier serving in Dibrell's famous regiment. He was widely known and highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was laid to rest in the family lot at Williams graveyard on Friday beside his beloved wife, who preceded him to a better world several years. One by one boys of '61 are passing away, but few of the gallant band being left in Putnam county.

WILL

Putnam County, TN
Will Book 6
Page 273
Online at FamilySearch

  • Name: Hudgens, Joseph
    Page(s): 273
    Date the Will was Written: Mar 25, 1913
    Date the Will was Recorded: Jun 4, 1917
    Other Information: C. L. Hudgens, Virgil Bohannnon and Rosa England $5; Pauline Hudgens, Franklin Hudgens, Joe Fowler Walker, Rush Hudgens, John Hudgens, B. M. Hudgens, Minnie Bohannon, Ridley Hudgens, B. M. Hudgens (Executor); Attest A. Algood & Richard C. Tucker

ADDITIONAL DATA

Photo Source: Stray leaves from Putnam County history : pioneer families, sights and sounds from the past, old school groups, Civil War soldiers, Page 233