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): Cathrine Alvord, married on April 21, 1852 in Lake County, IL
  • Children from 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
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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); 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 acred; Burgess died August 15, 1889; Burgess and Sarah are buried in Volo Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL; 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 on October 24, 1849 in Lake County, IL 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 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.