Huddleston in Virginia

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Huddleston in Virginia - day generation You man came m« to Cause...
day generation You man came m« to Cause Yesterday And Today around Washington unoccupied. By SHIRLEY DONNELLY 'Mrs. Eve Huddleston-Barnett of Beckley, and the step-daughter step-daughter of the late Rev. Thomas H. Fitzgerald (Nov. 30, 1854-Jan. 16, 1952), has presented me a copy of a book of genealogy entitled "Huddleston Family Tables." This 289-page volume was compiled by George Huddleston Huddleston of Birmingham, Ala., and published in 1933. It has much information information on the births a n d deaths of this numerous clan. It is a monumental monumental work of vital statistics statistics of t h i s -- _._ family of sturdy folks whose surname has been spelled in many ways since it started out as "de Hodelston." This name originated in Yorkshire, England. England. * The first Huddleston to hit American soil was Valentine Huddleston who came to Maryland Maryland about 1563. He married Katherine. a Quakeress, who had been cruelly persecuted in Boston. It was from this union of Valentine and Katherine Huddleston Huddleston that the Huddlestons in America sprang. OF PARTICULAR interest in this book is the extensive chapter chapter on "The Huddlestons of the Kanawha Valley." About 1785 Daniel and William Huddleston migrated to the Kanawha Valley, Valley, coming there from Bedford County, Va. These two brothers had married in Bucks Countv, Pa. and some--maybe all--of their children were "born there. At the time Daniel and William Huddleston came to the Kanawha Kanawha Valley it seems some of their adult children were married married and had families of their own. Some of this latter group came to -the valley about the same time Daniel and William arrived. Census records of Ka- nawh* for 1810, a ad 1830 show numerous Huddlestons in the valley. Shown in the book are the fourth generation of Valen- tine and Katherine Huddleston. Among these is John (Paddy) Huddleston, (Nov. 7, 1771-Nov 9, 18«2), who lived and died at Falls View near Montgomery. Paddy Huddleston married Miriam Miriam jarrett (1781-July 15, 1865), This couple lived on the site now covered by the West Virginia Virginia National Guard Armory that is used by the State Guard company at Montgomery. Paddy Paddy Huddleston and his wife Miriam were the parents of thirteen children. Paddy Huddleston Huddleston and Daniel Boone were good friends. Boone often visited visited in the Huddleston home, a big two-story log structure, which stood where the armory is today. Boone was there on his trapping tours. He and Paddy Paddy Huddleston trapped the last beavers that were taken on the upper reaches of the Great Kanawha River around Kanawha Kanawha Falls. AMONG THE Huddlestons in early Kanawha Valley days the name "John" was a favorite. It started out with John (Paddy) (Paddy) Huddleston. Then there was John (Boomer) Huddleston from which naiue the town of Boomer Boomer got its name. Also, there was another John (Valley) Hud- dJeston, so named because of his Kanawha Valley origin. One of the sons of John (Paddy) Huddleston became sheriff of Fayette County. He was George P. Huddleston (1806-1859) who served as sheriff during the two-year term of 1850 and 1S51 when Fayette was still a part of Virginia. Sheriff Huddleston was married three times. His wives were Mary Huddleston (1812-1830): Nancy Windsod (born 1830), and Nancy Harvey, Harvey, who was born iu 1835. After coming to Oak Hill in 1923 I ran into a lot of Huddles- tons, some of whom ' are still around. Those found in this area in 1923 were the children of the seventh generation of Valentine and Katherine Huddleston, Huddleston, founders of ths Kud- dleston families in America. Those I knew in 1923 werr th* children of Jackson B. Huddles' Clan ton, one of the sixth generation. Jackson B. Huddleston (18401916), (18401916), who married Sarah E. Painter who was born the year after the close of the Civil War Their children whom I knew were Alethia L. Huddleston, who married Joseph H. Thurmond Thurmond (May 9, 1855-March 19, 1934), son of Capt. W. D. Thurmond Thurmond and a former speaker of tie West Virginia House of Delegates. Also, there was Lillian Lillian C. Huddleston ((March 20. 1869-July 13, 1930) who married P. S. Burkholder (Nov. 26, 1861- Feb. 9, 1940). MRS. BURKHOLDER -vas a teacher in Fayette County. In the course of her years she wrote some poetry of considerable considerable merit. Donald D. Burkholder Burkholder of Central Avenue, Oak Hill, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Burkholder. Older employes of the New River Co. will remember remember P. S. (Ped) Burkholder Burkholder as the company's livestock livestock agent. I also knew Minnie B. Huddleston (March 11, 1879- Jan. 21, 1960), who married Fred 1 Wiseman (1837-May 2, 1933). and Sarah E. Huddleston Huddleston (born 1850), who became the wife of E. R. Fletcher of Alderson. Alderson. That "B" in "the name of Jackson B. Huddleston stood for "Burle," the name by which he was commonly addressed-- Grain as his wife. Dennis Duff's partner, also was married married and expecting his first offspring. Ben Alexander, father to Dennis, had a wife at too. ' BEFORE THE SERIES got on the air it went through another name change (to The Heavy Squad), all of the wives were scrapped and, as Duff describes it, "The show was turned into a regular get-off- your-behind'-and-get-'em cops and robbers story." »thV?h ppos ?,:" he adds ' **' mat the other version, which was kind of like Peyton ^lace with all those wives, looked on paper. I really don't know what happened to change their minds. As I told you before don't ask questions any more . One reason for Duff's in this case was his not for sure if he was to still Detective Sgt Sam Stone. He already had been knocked from lieutenant to sergeant, after ABC sold the series to Liggett Myers Tobacco for half sponsorship, Duff heard might be out entirely. "I'd done a couple of TV commercials for Old Gold--just Burle Huddleston. Sheriff I George P. Huddleston's son, Thomas Huddleston, a Confederate Confederate soldier, was killed in the battle of Scary Bridge in Putnam Putnam County on July 17, 1861. He was killed in a tragic mistake mistake by his own men. He the first West Virginia soldier to give his life in defense of the Lost Cause of 1861-1865. the small society A IT MUST AMSTAK6...

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 04 Jan 1967, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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