JUDSON M. HUSON

Judson M. Huson gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. December 28, 1819 in New York
D. November 15, 1854
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  • Father: Elijah Huson born August 8, 1792 in New York; married Alzada Tyler on October 23, 1815 in Columbia County, NY; Elijah died March 8, 1860 in Lake County, IL; buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL. An early settler of Lake County purchasing 80 acres in Avon Township, Section 29, Township 45N, Range 10E on October 13, 1842 for $1.25 per acre and 40 acres in Avon Township, Section 28, Township 45N, Range 10E on October 13, 1843 at $1.25 per acre
  • Mother: Alzada Tyler born August 5, 1796 in Columbia County, NY, daughter of Major Tyler (1754-1883) and Hanna (Brown) Tyler (1761-1848); Alzada died December 17, 1875 in Lake County, IL; buried in Volo Cemetery, Volo, Lake County, IL
  • Wife (1): Rhoda Ann Stafford born in Dundee, Yates County, NY; Rhoda died May 22, 1841 in Dundee, Yates County, NY; buried in Dundee Old Baptist Cemetery in Dundee, NY. She died ten days after the birth of her only child.
  • Wife (2): Mary Helen Marble, married June 30, 1849 in Lake County, IL. Mary was born December 1829 in Willoughby, Lake County, OH, daughter of Levi Marble (1790-1874) and Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble (1791-1878); (See section pertaining to Levi Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Elizabeth “Betsey” (Granger) Marble buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); Mary died March 18, 1850 of consumption in Lake County, IL; (See section pertaining to Mary Helen (Marble) Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Wife (3): Catherine B. Alvord born in 1820 in New Hampshire, married (1) Judson M. Huson on April 21, 1852 in Lake County, IL; married (2) Stephen Lawson (1809-1883) on February 23, 1858 in McHenry County, IL; Stephen was first married to Ann (Wray) Lawson (1820-1855); Catherine died February 22, 1913 in Zion, Lake County, IL; Catherine, Stephen and his first wife, Ann are buried in Wray-Imeson Cemetery, Spring Grove, McHenry County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, March 14, 1883, page 5:

“Mrs. Lawson, wife of the deceased Stephen Lawson, has departed from her many friends in this place, to live with her sister in Waukegan.”

According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, February 28, 1913, page 1:

FORMER WAUKEGAN
WOMAN DIES IN ZION

   Mrs. Catherine Lawson, a former well-known Waukegan resident, died Saturday in Zion City, aged 91 years.  She would have been 92 years old in next August.  Mrs. Lawson was a step mother of Mrs. Henry Roger of West street, Waukegan, her name formerly being Huson before her marriage to Mr. Lawson.  She was also an aunt of Judd Putnam of Waukegan.
   Mrs. Lawson for years lived on Fairview place, Waukegan, moving to Zion about two years ago after selling her home to Charles Rover.
   Funeral Tuesday at 9:30 o’clock in Zion City.”

  • Children of Judson M. Huson and Rhoda Ann (Stafford) Huson:
    1. Rhoda Ann Huson born May 12, 1841 in Dundee, Yates County, NY; married Henry Rogers (1837-1913) about 1856; Rhoda died October 29, 1926 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Waukegan, Lake County, IL

According to the Past and Present of Lake County, Illinois, 1877, Chicago IL, page 444:

“ROGERS, HENRY, general merchandise; P.O. Volo; owns 200 acres in Grant Township, worth $8,000; Rep.; Ind.; born in Rochester, N.Y., in 1837; married Rhoda Ann Huson in McHenry in 1856; she was born in New York in 1841; children – Millie, born Sept. 5, 1863; Nellie, born Aug. 21, 1865; Rhoda Ann, born July 24, 1967; Laura H., born Jan. 8, 1871; Henry Wellington, born July 16, 1877; Francis A. born Feb. 18, 1857, died Feb. 13, 1863; Judson H., born Nov. 18, 1859, died Feb. 7, 1863.  Mr. R. moved from New York to Michigan in 1852, and came to Lake County in 1854; has held office of Town Clerk and Collector; was Postmaster of Forksville, now Volo, from 1865 to 1867.”

  • Siblings:
    • Nelson Huson born July 21, 1816 in Starkey, Yates County, NY; married Alzada Tyler Truesdell (1818-1900) in 1836, daughter of Alzada H. Truesdell and Samantha (Tyler) Truesdell; Alzada married (2) William Edson Gabriel (1821-1886) in 1841; Alzada and her second husband are buried in Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, Yates County, NY; Nelson died May 31, 1838 in Starkey, Yates County, NY; buried in Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, Yates County, NY
    • Dr. Richard Huson born November 24, 1817 in New York; married Sarah Elizabeth Tyler; daughter, Adelia Ann Huson (1841-1926) married James Delizon Cleveland (1839-1914) on December 23, 1868 in Avon, Lake County, IL, son of John Milton Cleveland (1804-1891) and Mary Ann (Tyler) Cleveland (1818-1902); Richard died June 1, 1877; buried in Grayslake Cemetery, Grayslake, Lake County, IL

According to the Waukegan Weekly Gazette (Waukegan IL) Saturday, June 2, 1877, page 3:

   “The public will be pained to learn of the death of Dr. Richard Huson, which occurred at the family residence in Avon, about one o’clock on Friday morning.  Mr. Huson was an early settler, having come to Lake county more than thirty years ago.  For several years he practiced medicine here but afterward relinquished his practice and engaged in farming.  He was universally respected and his death will cause genuine sorrow in the hearts of all who knew him.”

    • George T. Huson born about 1821 in Starkey, Yates County, NY; married Maria Gabriel; George died April 23, 1887 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 27, 1887, page 5:

“GEORGE HUSON, who formerly lived at Volo, died in Chicago last week, and his remains passed through here on their way to Volo, where they were intered on Monday.”

    • Burgess Truesdell Huson born December 30, 1823 in Yates County, NY; married Sarah E. Gale (1832-1911) on February 17, 1852 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Francis Gale (1805-1888) and Patience (Scott) Gale (1805-1964); Burgess died August 15, 1889; Burgess and Sarah are buried in Volo Cemetery,  Wauconda, Lake County, IL

According to the Illinois, Public Land Purchase Records, 1800-1990:

“Burgess T. Huson purchased 40 acres in Section 34 (Goodale/Grant Township), Township 45N, Range 9E at $1.25 per acre”

According Ancestry.com contributor Susan McCannon of a letter from Lisle Allen Huson date in August 1891 to her family in Vermont:

“there have five been taken from this family in the last two years. Father (Burgess), Albert (Kepple), baby Kepple, Hubert and Frank”

    • Louisa (Huson) Booth born about 1826 in New York; married Marshal H. Booth (1829-1906) on October 24, 1849 in Lake County, IL, a son of Andrew Booth (1775-1873) and Hester (Hurd) Booth (1780-1842) and a former retail dry good merchant in Richmond, McHenry County, IL; Marshal was born in 1822 in New York and died November 14, 1906 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; Marshal was appointed postmaster of Forksville (Volo), Lake County, IL on May 12, 1851; Louisa died February 12, 1883 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; Louisa and Marshal are buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, November 22, 1906, page 5:

“Mr. Marsh Booth of Elgin, was buried in the Volo cemetery Saturday. Booth formerly resided here.”

    • Elijah Lafayett Huson born about 1827 in New York; married Laura M. McKey or McKee (1830-1913); Elijah died in April 20, 1895 near Volo, Lake County, IL; Elijah and Laura are buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Wednesday, April 24, 1895, page 5:

“E. L. Huson died at his residence near Volo, on Saturday last, age about 68 years. He had been sick nearly a year but was able to be around until within a week or two before his death.  He was an old and highly respected citizen of that place and his death will be deeply deplored by a large circle of friends.  His funeral took place from the M. E. Church Volo, on Tuesday afternoon, and was conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which he was an honored member.”

    • Samantha M. (Huson) Torrance born August 29, 1829 in New York; married Gabriel D. Torrance (1823-1899); Samantha died February 6, 1918 in Rochelle, Flagg Township, Ogle County, IL; Samantha and Gabriel are buried in Franklinville Cemetery, McHenry County, IL

According to the History of McHenry County, Illinois, Volume II, 1922, Chicago, pages 903-904 (in regards to George L. Torrance, son of Samantha (Huson) Torrance and Gabriel D. Torrance:

“George L. Torrance, one of the prosperous farmers located five miles southwest of Woodstock in Seneca Township, was born at Volo, Lake County, Ill., July 19, 1849, a son of Gabriel D. and Samanatha M. (Huson) Torrance, natives of New York state. George L. Torrance was reared on his father’s farm, remaining at home until he was about twenty years of age, at which time he came to the vicinity of Crystal Lake with his parents, and purchase was then made of a large tract of land on which he lived for fourteen years.  Later removal was made to Ogle County, Ill.  In the meanwhile George L. Torrance clerked for a year in a general store at Crystal Lake, and when his father bought 200 acres of land in Seneca Township, he went with him and spent a year on the farm.  The father then retired and lived at Woodstock for five years, when he went into a drug business in Rochelle, Ill., with his son-in-law, and remained for three years.  In the spring of 1891, he returned to Woodstock, and his health failing, lived with his son, George L., until his death, in August, 1899, when he was seventy-six years old.  His widow survived him until February, 1918, when she died at the age of eighty-eight years…”

Additional Information:

According to the Illinois, Public Land Purchase Records, 1813-1909:

“On November 15, 1845, Judson purchased 40 acres in Section 26 (Goodale/Grant) Township), Township 45N, Range 9E at $1.25 per acre.”

According to the 1850 U.S. Census for Town of Wauconda, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“M. H. Booth, age 27, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Louisa Booth, age 24, born in New York; Judson M. Huson, age 33, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Ann Huson, age 9, born in New York”

According to the Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1772-1999, Lake County, Town of Goodale Tax Receipt:

“Received of J. M. Huson the sum of eight dollars and seventy seven cents, in full for State, County, Town, Poor, School and Road Taxes, assessed for the year 1854…” for 40 acres in Section 40 and for 160 acres in Section 26.