Mary was born in Mar. 20, 1777 in Virginia. Her mother was Ann Allen.
Not sure who her father was. Charles is a guess.
[Hers and Abraham's birthdates are from an old Thomas family Bible. Their daughter, Nancy, married a Thomas.]
I don't know where the Allen family came from. Abraham and Mary were married in Bedford Co, Va. (Abraham had been born there in 1773.) But there were Allens back in Bucks Co, PA where the Huddlestons came from before then. One of them, Dr. Thomas Allen, bought Abraham's grandfather's place in Langhorne, PA. Dr. Allen was a descendant of Nathaniel Allen, William Penn's agent (though it's not likely he was related to Polly.)
Polly married Abraham Huddleston, Mar 2, 1793 in Bedford County, VA. The marriage license requested by Ann Allen (Mary's mother, because Polly was probably only 16), surety was Daniel Huddleston (Abraham's brother).
Bedford Co. marriages:
"Mar. 2, 1793; Abraham Huddleston & Mary Allen; Daniel Huddleston, Surety; Request from Ann Allen; Married by Nathaniel Shrewsbury, March 5, 1793."
Polly and Abe moved to Smith County, TN about 1794 (though several in his family had moved to Kanawah Co, WV). Probably his brother, Henry and his sister, Polly also went to Smith Co, TN with them.
About 1818/19 they moved to Pope Co, Ill where they were in the 1820 census. His brother Henry and a Peyton Huddleston were still in Smith Co, TN in 1820
1820 IL Census, Pope Co, Alexander twp, p 74:
Hudelston, Abram - 312001 - 0001 - 2
[1820 Legend: males 0-10 / 10-15 / 16-18 / 18-25 / 26-44 / 45> - females 0-10 / 10-15 / 16-25 / 26-44 / 45>]
Abraham - over 45
woman - over 45 [Polly]
2 boys 16-18 [John-18, Israel-17]
1 boy 10-15 [Nathan-15, William-13, Abraham-11]
3 boys 0-10 [Marshall-9, Jesse-6, Benjamin-3]
[Should also have 1 girl, Martha-5; Nancy, Charles, & Joseph were married]
Oct. 6, 1821 Abraham and all his children (except John who came later) left Illinois and settled in what is now Thomasville, Oregon Co., Mo. They were some of the first white families to settle in that county (others early ones were Smith, Thomas & Perkins). The Huddlestons settled on the Eleven Points River, about 3 miles below Thomasville. The area around Thomasville was a wilderness then and settlers were very sparse. At the time the area was included in Wayne Co, later Riley Co, and in 1845 it became Oregon County.
1830 Wayne Co, MO census (p 46):
Abraham Huddleston 50-60
woman 50-60 [Mary]
man 20-30 [William, 23]
3 boys 15-20 [Abe Jr 21, Marshall 19, Jesse 16]
boy 10-15 [Benjamin, 13]
girl 10-15 [Martha,15]
1840 Ripley Co, MO, p 336 (p1)
Abraham Huddleston .. 100010001 - 100000001
1 male - 60-70 [Abraham-67]
1 female - 60-70 [Mary-63]
1 male - 20-30 [Jesse-26]
1 male 0-5 [Jesse's son Henry-3]
1 female 0-5 [Jesse's daug Martha-2]
1850 Oregon Co, Mo census (p400)
Abraham Huddleston Sr. - 77, b Penn
Mary - 70, b Va.
Henry - 13, b Mo
Martha - 12, b Mo [Henry and Martha were grandchildren, children of Jesse. Their mother had died and Jesse remarried in 1842.]
Abraham and Polly had 12 children, 10 of them boys! Many of their descendants still live around Oregon County. Lots of Huddlestons!
Abe died in 1858, by then on 4 of his children were still alive (and one of them died 3 days after him).
It isn't known when Polly died, but was between 1850 and 1860.
Children of Abraham and Polly Huddleston:
All born in Smith Co, TN and died in Oregon Co, MO
Very few lived to old age: benjamin was 86, Charles was 76, Nancy was 66, most died in their 40s and 50s.
1. Nancy, b abt 1794 Tn, m William Thomas, d aft 1860 MO (age 66)
2. Charles, b 1796 Tn, m Milberry Wright & Mary Thomas, d 1872 MO (age 76)
3. Joseph, b 1800 Tn, m Annie Wright, Elizabeth Perkins, & Catherine Mahan; d 1857 Mo (age 57)
4. John, b 1802 Tn, m Mary Baty, d bef 1850 Mo (age 48)
5. Israel, b abt 1803 Tn, m Malinda Baty, d abt 1839 Mo (age 36)
6. Nathan, b 1805 Tn, m Margaret Perkins, d 1856 Mo (age 51)
7. William, b abt 1807 Tn, m Nancy ?, d 1834-40 (age abt 30) Ripley Co, Mo (later Oregon Co)
8. Abraham Jr, b 1809 Tn, m Jane Story, d 1858 Mo (age 49)
9. Marshall Milliner, b 1811 Tn, m Margaret L. Smith, d 1852 Mo (age 41)
10. Jesse, b 1814 Tn, m Harriett Huddleston, Rachel Bellah, & Camilla Bellah, d bef 1858 Mo (age 44)
11. Martha, b 1815, Tn, m Solomon Perkins, d abt 1855 Mo (age 40)
12. Benjamin A, b 1817 Tn, m Elizabeth Humphreys & Rodica Jane Darby, d 1902 Mo (age 86)
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