Creator

Date Original

1846

Description

This letter was written by Thomas J. Hudson to his cousin Tennessee Hudson, a resident of Clark County, Arkansas, and discusses daily life and family news.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas J. Hudson, born in Tennessee in 1818, moved to Lamar, Benton County, Mississippi, while still ayoung man. He was a farmer and later owned a mercantile for thirty years. He married Eliza A. Reinhardt and had four children: Thomas J., Jr., Elizabeth, Waddie, and Mollie. Before the Civil War, he served as president of the Southern Cotton Planters' Association, and later, in 1882, founded the National Farmers' Congress, and served as it's first president. In 1886, he established the "Industrial Tattler," a newspaper devoted to promoting the National Farmers' Congress. He was editor of the newspaper until his death.Thomas J. Hudson's cousin, Tennessee Hudson (1826-1900) was born to Thomas C. Hudson and JemimaTatum in Tennessee. She was a resident of Clark County, and married Elias E. Dawdy on July 1, 1847, in Dallas County. She died in 1900.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Mississippi

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.009.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Thomas J. Hudson letter, SMC.009.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Thomas J. Hudson letter, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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