Thomas Hudnall is the son of Joseph Hudnall, Jr. and Mary Ann Taylor.
NOTE: The Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots shows Thomas Hudnall buried in Union Cemetery in Hebbardsville, Ohio. This is not correct.
Thomas is 1 of 8 known children of Joseph and Mary Ann Hudnall. His siblings are:
• Elizabeth Hudnall Proctor
• William Hudnall
• Nancy "Lucy" Hudnall Day
• Molly Hudnall Williams
• Nathan Hudnall
• Benjamin "Ben" Hudnall
• Richard Hudnall
In 1782, Thomas Hudnall married Mary Ann Strickler in Virginia.
NOTE: The spelling of Mary Ann's surname has been reported as "Stickling" and "Strickler". Per Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications (Vol 33, Abstracted and compiled by John F. Dorman, page 80), the cousin of Thomas Hudnall's wife (Mary Ann) was William Stickler.
They are known to have 8 children:
• Elizabeth "Betsey" Hudnall Lathey (1783-1853)
• Joseph Hudnall (1785-1835)
• Susannah "Susan" Hudnall Spangler (1790-1855)
• Mary Ann Hudnall Bolin (1790-1875)
• Judah Hudnall (1792-1864)
• Drusilla Hudnall Gibson Carsey (1796-1845)
• William Hudnall (1798-1863)
• Thompson H. Hudnall (1801-1880)
Thomas Hudnall is found the following U.S. Census records:
1810-Fauquier Cnty, Virginia, shown as Thomas Hudnall
1820-Alexander Twp, Athens Cnty, Ohio, shown as Thomes Hudnel
1830-Alexander Twp, Athens Cnty, Ohio, shown as Thomas Hudnel
1840-Alexander Twp, Athens Cnty, Ohio, shown as Thos. Hudnal _________________________________________________________
American Revolutionary War Highlights
-October 1778 - Enlisted at Fauquier Court House, Virginia. Served as a private in Capt. Edmund's Company, Col. Thomas Marshall's Virginia Regiment; Discharged after one year due to sickness
• 1779/1780 - Enlisted in Richmond, VA, served in Capt. Ambrose Bohannon's Company, Col. Charles Harrison's Regiment of Artillery
• Battles - Fought in the Battle at Camden, South Carolina on Aug. 16, 1780, Guilford Courthouse, North Carolina on March 15, 1781, and Siege of Ninety-Six in South Carolina on May 22-June 19, 1781.
• August 1783 - Discharged in Richmond, Virginia
• 29 Oct 1784 - Awarded 200 Acres via Land Bounty Warrant 3489
• April 14, 1820 - After filing for a pension under the Pension Act of 1818, payment commenced for $8 per month
• 20 Nov 1820 - Placed on Pension Rolls per the "The Pension Roll of 1835, Vol. IV" of Athens County, Ohio. Received $96.00 per year
Abstracts of Rev. War Pension Files 1747 American Revolutionary War.
"Thomas or Thomas Hudnel, S41664, BLW #12197-100-6 Oct 1792 assignee Thomas Newton, Cont & VA Line, sol enl in Fauquier Co VA, he appl 14 Apr 1820 in Alexander Twnshp in Ohio Co OH, in 1820 sol had a wife aged 56 & a daughter Judah aged 30 also other children who were not named but were of age, in 1820 Joseph Hudnall of Kanawha Co VA also had srv in the Rev but his relationship wasn't stated."
Deposition for Pension Application, 25 Oct 1820
Thomas Hudnall, Pensioner
"District of Ohio Athens County. On this 25th day of October A.D. 1820 personally appeared in open court, being the Court of Record for the said district, Thomas Hudnall, aged 60 years, resident of Alexander Township in the County of Athens in same district, who being first duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath disclose that he served in the Revolutionary Way as follows. The said Thomas Hudnall in the month of October A.D. 1798 at Fauquier Court House in the State of Virginia enlisted as a private if the Company commanded by Capt. Elias Edmonds in Col. Thomas Marshalls Regiment for the term of three years. That I served against the common enemy principally in Garrison at Little York in Virginia for about one year at which time I was discharged by a written discharge (which by time & accident has since been lost or mislaid) by reason of sickness. Afterwards sometime in the year of 1779 or 1780 I enlisted at Richmond Virginia for during the War & served faithfully in the company commanded by Capt. Ambrose Bohannon in Col. Charles Harrison's Regiment of Artillery. I received a written discharge from Col. Wood of Winchester in the State of Virginia sometime in August 1783 which discharge was lodged by me in the Auditors office at Richmond Virginia when I obtained my land warrant & wages. I was in the Battle of Camden & Guilford in South Carolina and at the Siege of Seventy-six [sic:Ninety-Six]."
Virginia Revolutionary Pension Applications, Vol. 33, Abstracted and compiled by John F. Dorman, page 80
"2-17-1834, Athens County, Ohio. Thomas Hudnall of Alexander Township in said county, late a soldier of Capt. Ambrose Bohannan's company, Col. Harrison's artillery regiment, declares he was acquainted with Edward Elzy who was a soldier in the Virginia Legion, particularly at the siege of Yorktown. At the close of the war Edward Elzey married a cousin of the deponent's wife, William Strickler, was wounded by a cannon ball in his shoulder. He does not recollect being acquainted with Thomas Elzey, the brother of Edward Elzey."
1840 Ohio Census of Pensioners, 1 Jun 1840
-Name: Thomas Huderal [sic]
LAST WILL & TESTAMENT OF THOMAS HUDNALL
Will Written: 27 May 1835
Proved: 16 Oct 1843
"Be it remembered that I Thomas Hudnall of Alexander Township Athens County Ohio considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be Almighty God for the same do make and publish this my last will and testiment in manner and form following, (that is to say) first I give and bequeath unto my blessed wife Mary An Hudnall all my estate real and personal goods and chattels accepting as hereafter accepted. I do also give and bequeath to my eldest daughter Elizabeth Lathey my large bible and five dollars. I do also give and bequeath unto my son Joseph Hudnall and my son William Hudnall and my daughter Susan Spangler twenty five cents each. I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary An Bolin five dollars. I do also give and bequeath unto my daughter Drucilla Kersey five dollars. I do also give and bequeath unto my son Thomson one bed and beding. Be it further remembered that all I have given my beloved wife more than she shall need in her lifetime is given in trust for my daughter Juda Hudnall who is non compos mentis. My beloved wife Mary An Hudnall I hereby appoint executrix of this my last will and testiment with such other assistant as she shall choose."
"In witness whereby I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of September AD 1838."
Thomas Hudnall Seal
"Signed Sealed Published and declaired by the above named Thomas Hudnall to be his last will and testament in presence of us who at his request and in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses to the same."
Alexander Township Athens County Ohio, 21 February 1842
"Whereas in my written will I gave unto my beloved wife Mary An Hudnall all my estate goods and chattels (except the legacies therein mentioned) in trust for my daughter Juda Hudnall who is non compos mentis, and whereas my said wife has since deceased, now be it known that I give and bequeath unto Edward Dudley all that I gave to my said wife in trust for my daughter Judy Hudnall and also appoint him executor to my written will and guardian to my daughter Juda Hudnall, in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and date above mentioned."
Thomas Hudnall Seal
Attest: Robert D. Mitchell
William C. Mitchell
"Daniel Dudley and Robert D. Mitchell of lawful age being duly affirmed in open court, severally deposed and say that the paper writing now introduced in Court, and purporting to be the last will and testament of Thomas Hudnall who was at that time of lawful age of sound mind and memory and under no restraint and declared said writing to be his last will and testament, and they subscribed the same as witnesses in his presence and at his request."
Sworn in open Court Oct 16 1843
Wm. Dana Clerk
Robert D. Mitchell
Mary Ann Strickling Hudnall