Thomas Parks Hudson was a member of the Georgia General Assembly 1853-56;1861-62. He was Postmaster of Yellow River Post Office, Gwinnett County, GA from 1846-1862. The Hudson home is on the self-guided driving tour sponsored by the Gwinnett County Historical Society [Planatation Houses of Gwinnett].
[Note: Alfred Alexander Dyer, grandson of Thomas P Hudson, was Postmaster of Yellow River 1872-74, and was also in the Georgia Legislature. A.A. mother and father were Emily Caroline Hudson and Bluford Dyer].
Thomas P. Hudson is buried in a wooded area behind the home he lived in and which still stands across from what is now the Hudson-Nash Farm Park off of Five Forks Trickum Road in Lilburn, Gwinnett County, Georgia.
After Thomas' death, Lurinda, moved to Palmetto, Fulton County, Ga where her daughter Nancy lived. She is buried at Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery, Palmetto, Ga., where her daughter Nancy is also buried.
Children of Thomas and Lurinda:
1. Emily Caroline Hudson(1821–1880)
m. Bluford Dyer (1807–1864
2. James Manning Hudson(1825–1890)
3. George Bayliss Hudson(1823–1884)
4. William P Hudson (1828–1838)FAG #157215675
5. Pamelia Ann(Hudson)Ford(1830-31 d.1902)
6. Franklin Perry Hudson(1833–1917)
7. Sarah Evaline Hudson(1836–1838)FAG #157218161
8. Nancy Jane (Hudson)Thortnon (1839–1916
9. Thomas Pliney Hudson, Jr(1842–1917)
Thomas Hudson's 5-acres of land, situated across from the house he and family lived in is listed on National Register of Historic Places, and a grand-opening for the Hudson-Nash Farm was held in June 2012. Below is an article published regarding the park.
June 19, 2012, Newspaper Article, Lilburn, GA.
The Yellow River Post Office at Hudson-Nash Farm on Five Forks Trickum Road is a 5-acre historical tract that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved through the use of Gwinnett's SPLOST funds. The parcel was given to the county by Scott Hudgens.
The site is part of a 562 acre farm that was settled by Thomas P Hudson and his family in 1839. It includes the post office building, built in the 1840's, during which time he operated a general store that served travellers going from the railroad depot in Stone Mountain to Lawrenceville. There is also a wash house, a barn and a share-cropper or slave quarters.
After the Civil War, the property was sold to Lewis Nash in 1876; he served as postmaster of the post office from 1866-1867; he and his family were among those who organized Yellow River Baptist Church.
The farm was purchased by his cousin, William Thomas Nash in 1880 and remained in the family until 1996. The land was divided among their children who built houses on the property; the land war farmed through the 1950's.
Today, the site is a significant example of what farming and commercial activity was like in the mid-19th century thanks to the Gwinnet County Government Environmental and Heritage Center. Not only have the historic buildings been preserved, there are walkways and signage for self guided tours. Programs for school-age children will begin this fall.
The ceremony commenced with Presentation of the Flag, the Pledge of Allegiance and a brief prayer by Scouts from Pack 503 - The Blue Phoenis Patrol, Flaming Arrow Den, based out of Trinity Christian Church from Dacula.
Note by Creator of this Memorial: Many of the Hudson descendants were on hand for the grand-opening. Several cousins [myself included] visited the park a week after the opening, and spent several hours just thinking about our wonderful past, and the contributions made by the Hudson family to make this a better place to live.
Lurinda Green Hudson