|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1773|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 1858|
There isn't any definite proof of where Abraham is buried, but his land was right on the south side of Thomasville, very near Bellah Cemetery and Thomas/Lasley Cemetery (now defunct), so if he had a cemetery burial, it might have been in one of these cemeteries. It's likely that this is the closest we will get to where he was actually buried.
Abraham was the son of William Huddleston and Martha Myer(s). William moved from Bucks Co, PA to Bedford Co, VA in 1770, three years before Abraham was born.
Abe married March 5, 1793 in Bedford Co., Va to Mary Allen. Some of his family moved to Kanawha Co., (W)Va.
About 1794 Abe moved to Smith Co., Tn, probably with his brother Henry and sister Polly. Then about 1818/19 Abe and his children moved on to Pope Co, IL. They were there in 1820, but didn't stay long.
By Oct 6, 1821 Abe and family had moved south to the Missouri Ozarks, being one of the first four white families who settled in the area around Thomasville (the others were Smith, Thomas and Perkins). This area was originally part of Wayne Co. In 1833 it became Ripley Co., and in 1845 it became Oregon Co. and Thomasville was the original county seat. In 1859 (the year after he died) the county seat moved to Alton.
This area where he and his sons, a sister, and a few nieces and nephews lived was in 1858 called the Huddleston settlement. It was on the Eleven Point River, three miles
"below" Thomasville (probably east as the river runs). Abe outlived all but four of his twelve children (Nancy, Charles, Abraham, Jr. and Benjamin). Abraham had ten sons and many descendants are still in the county today.
I wonder if there was some kind of epidemic at his death. His son Joseph died 6 weeks before him, and son Abraham, Jr died three days after him. 1857-59 had one of the largest worldwide outbreaks of influenza, but I wonder if it could have reached Oregon County.
No burials places are known for any of his children, though it's likely they were all buried in the same cemetery.
Bio by Mary Jo Freeman
RELATIONSHIP: He is my 4th great-grandfather.
Nancy Huddleston Thomas (1794 - 1865)*
John W. Huddleston (1802 - ____)*
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Originally Created by: Mary Jo Freeman
Record added: Jan 15, 2013
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