John Hudnall, II

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John Hudnall, II

Birthplace: (St Stephens Parish), Northumberland County, Virginia
Death: December 19, 1683 (40-41)
(St Stephens Parish), Northumberland County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hudnall, I and Mary Thomas
Husband of Alice Shaw Palmer
Father of Joseph Hudnall; John Hudnall, III; Richard Hudnall, Sr. or I and Deborah Hudnall
Brother of Partain Hudnall; Thomas Hudnall; Mary White; Elizabeth Cottman and Henry Hudnall
Half brother of Edward Saunders, Ill

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About John Hudnall, II

John's first wife was Margaret and it is not known which children came from this union. John's second wife was Alice (?) Genesis and the same situation exists as with Margaret. More research is needed. John's mother was named Mary?

From VIRGINIA COLONIAL EXTRACTS: John Hudnall(2) was given a land grant from Sir Wm. Berkeley (Colonial Governor of Virginia) on July 25, 1665 of 250 acres on the South side of Wiccomico River (Northumberland County). It adjoined land of Mr. Nicholas Morris, land of Daniel Crosby, land of William Thomas and land of Jorvas Dodson. "Said land being formerly granted unto John Hudnall, deceased by Patent dated the 14th of August 1656 and now becomes due John Hudnall (2) aforesaid son and heir to the said John Hudnall deed". On June 5,1677 John Hudnall and Alice his wife, sold the above to Joseph Palmer, cooper, except a small parcel which "I sold to my brother Partin Hudnall which he sold to John Palmer. Witnessed by Henry Mayes, James Montgomerie. On January 20, 1666 John registered the mark for his cattle.

John served as a Sergeant during the Susquehannock Indian War.

More Info on this line comes from the approved DAR application of Cora Ann Proffitt Teel. Fleet, Virginia Colonial Abstracts, v. 19, Northumbria Collectanea (1971), pp 84-85; Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, v. 1 (1974), pp. 463, 507.

Institute of American Genealogy in Chicago, Illinois; listed as John Hudnall,


Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol. 19, 1645-1720 by Beverly Fleet, Northumbria


  1. Event: Deed 25 JUL 1665 250 ac Northumberland Co, VA 1
  2. Event: Deed 4 MAR 1661/62 500 ac Northumberland Co, VA 1
  3. Note:

From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol 1, page 463: "John Hudnall, 250 acs. N'thumberland Co., 25 July 1665, p 213, (115) . S. side gr Wiccocomico Riv, 150 acs, N.N.E. upon sd. River at a place c alled the Island, W.N.W. upon land of Mr. Nicholas Morrice &c. 100 acs. N .N.E. upon sd. Riv., W.N.W. upon land of Daniell Crosby, E.S.E. toward la nd of Wm. Thomas & S.S.W. towards land of Gervase Dodson. Granted to Joh n Hudnall, dec'd., 24 Aug. 1658 & now due the patentee as son & heire." Notes for JOHN HUDNALL: Information provided by Jim Hamlin: 25 Jan 1670 John and Margaret Hudnall sold 100a to Partin Hudnall o n South side of Wicocomico River. (Northumberland Co D&W 1670-72 by RS2 ; p151 ) 5 Jun 1677 John and Alice Hudnall sold 250a, except part sold to Part in Hudnall, to Joseph Palmer. (Northumberland Co D&W 1670-72 by RS2; p28 - 9) From Hudnall gram in Western Ky University Library-Genealogical Files: John Hudnall 2nd was born circa 1642. In 1663 he made a deposition in dicating that his age was 20, but before the year was out he was conducti ng his own business in court, indicating that he was then 21 years of age . By 1670, he was married to Margaret, whose last is unknown. In 1675, after an Englishman was killed by Indians, the militia retal iated by killing a number of Indians. However, they mistakenly killed fri endly Susquehannocks, resulting in those Indians taking to the warpath, s o that it was necessary to raise a body of Militia from the Northern Nec k of the County. Records show that John 2nd served as Sergeant during thi s Susquehannock War. By 1677, Hudnall was married to Alice who might have been the daughte r of Ezekiel Genesis. This speculation is based on the information that A lice Hudnall petitioned for and was granted administration of the estat e of Genesis. The will of Genesis is not extant, but order book records s how that he made a bequest to Partin Hudnall and to Ezekiel Hill. Circums tantial evidence of a relationship between Genesis and Hudnall is support ed by the fact that Richard Hudnall (grandson of John and Alice) named hi s oldest son Ezekiel. (This Ezekiel Hudnall, who removed to Georgia in th e late 1700's, also named his son Ezekiel.) St. Stephen Parish Register n ames four children born to John Hudnall 2nd. It has been speculated tha t after the death of John Hudnall 2nd in 1683, his widow Alice married (2 ) Joseph Palmer. Also there is circumstantial evidence that she might hav e married (2) Charles Nelms. [Subnote:John Hudnall, son of John Hudnall deceased. In his minorit y petitions that William Downing be his guardian. 20 January 1661; take n from Virginia Colonial Abstracts by Beverly Fleet] It is not certain that Mary Partain was his mother, although she wa s definitely the mother of all the other five children of John Hudnall, 1 st. ALICE: Mrs. B. P. O'Brien said that Alice _____ (Hudnall) m. (2) Joseph Palm er and had 6 children by him. Joseph Palmer d. by 1710/11 when on 15 Marc h, Alice Palmer re-recorded a deed of 5 June 1677 (Bk. #850, p. 85) Bk. # 2717. Northumberland Co. Wills: The will of Alice Palmer was probated Sep t 1736 with Isaac and Thomas Palmer as execs. The will was apparently los t as it is not in the book. The fact that Hudnalls were not involved in t his will appears to rule out Alice m. (2) Palmer. Mrs. Carolyn Jett speculates that perhaps Alice m. (2) Charles Nelm s as Partain devised to Patience Nelms daughter of Alice Nelms. Neither theory is proven or disproven by data in hand. The fact tha t Alice Hudnall did not leave a will or an estate settlement does lend cr edence to the speculation she married a second time to somebody. Note: Alice almost has to be the daughter of Ezekiel Genesis. Alice H udnall was exec. of Ezekiel Genesis when his will filed 17 October 1684 ( will dated 2 Apr 1684). Will bequeathed to Ezekiel Hill and Partin Hudnal l. Women were very seldom executors unless they were the widow or daughte r.

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John Hudnall, II's Timeline

(St Stephens Parish), Northumberland County, Virginia
February 4, 1675
April 10, 1679
Wicomico, Northumberland, Virginia, United States
November 1, 1680
(St. Stephens Parish), Northumberland County, Virginia
November 7, 1682
St. Stevens, Northumberland, Virginia, United States
December 19, 1683
Age 41
(St Stephens Parish), Northumberland County, Virginia