|Posted By:||john m arrington|
|Subject:||Re: HUSON family of Alabama and Texas|
|Post Date:||December 31, 2005 at 05:48:32|
|Forum:||Huson Family Genealogy Forum|
This may enlighten you about HUSON origination.
My Grandfather left Texas on Cattle Drive to Wyoming area. Met a Huson and married her. Resulted in my Father being born Sheridan, Wyoming. I have some Huson Pictures. Alan Bunner has more about Huson's than most researchers.
John M. Arrington
Arrington Family in America’
By John M. Arrington -- a working paper
Source - Alan N. Bunner, Huson Bible, Pattingill Bible, public records. Huson's of New York. "Annals of Wyoming", The Hole in the Wall by Thelma Gatchell Condit.
A legend. Cornelius Huson, born in Dutchess County, N. Y. October 31, 1772. Was probably a son of Thomas Huson, 1748-1778.³
A legend passed down in this branch of the family concerns a son who fought on the American side in the revolutionary war, while the Father sided with the British. The two died only a few months or years apart. The split in the family that occurred during the war led to the name change of Hughson, to Huson. (this reportedly the first surname of Huson in America. Cornelius (and some of the members of his family) appear to have shunned the U. S. census takers, for Cornelius cannot be identified with certainty in any but the 1800 census.
He married, about 1794, probably in Amenia or Northeast, Township, Dutchess County, Saran Wing, born quaker Hill, Dutchess County, December 1762, daughter of Edward Wing Jr. and his second wife Hannan Hoag of the Nine Partners Patent. Edward Wing, born 1727, was a son of Edward Wing and Sarah Tucker. Hannah Hoag was a daughter of David and Keziah Hoag.
The Wing Family were Quakers. In 1800 Cornelius and his family ( and possibly his younger brother John) were living in Half Moon Township, Saratoga County, N. Y.. (close to the Hudson River North of Albany) by 1816 or earlier. Cornelius and his family had settled in North Collins, Erie County, N. Y.. Cornelius died there March 24, 1826, age 55 years, 4 months and 24 days. Sarah lived later in Brant Township, Erie County, with her son Wing Huson. She died in Erie County July 24, 1843 at age 80. Both she and Cornelius are buried in the Stickney Cemetery, halfway between Brant and North Collins, N. Y.
Thomas 1796, Wing 1798-99, Stephen T. 1800, Jane 1801, John T. 1804, Edward ???. Thomas Huson, born Albany County, N. Y. March 28, 1796, married in Erie County, N. Y., February 1816, Rhoda Tucker born N. Y. November 8, 1795. Rhoda was probably a sister to Henry Tucker, their next door neighbor, and a daughter of either A. Tucker or N. Tucker, early settlers in Niagara (now Erie) County. The Tucker family were quakers and came to North Collins (probably from Dutchess County) in 1809, the first of settlement there, North Collins began largely as a Quaker settlement.
In 1820 Thomas and his family were living in Eden Township, Niagara County, N. Y.. In 1840 he may have been in the same household as his brother Wing, in Brant Township, Erie County. Thomas and Rhoda Move to Wisconsin: In 1841 Thomas and Rhoda moved their family farther west, to Green Lake County, Wisconsin, a truly pioneer frontier in those days. Thomas died there August 28, 1941. In 1860 Rhoda may have been living in Kingston, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, with her sons Edward and John. Edward Wing Huson, born in Boston, Erie County, N. Y. March 20, 1932, was living with his mother in Kingston, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, in 1860. He had trained as a young man to be a doctor, but he also had a yearning to move westward. He married in Wisconsin, March 30, 1862, Clarissa Anne Pattengill, born in Wisconsin March 30, 1847. Justice of the Peace, Schyler Dart, so united in marriage.
Edward and Clarissa Move to Iowa: About 1862-63 Edward and Clarissa moved to Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, where Edward began practicing medicine. In 1880 Edward and his family were living in Anderson City, Sidney Township, Fremont County, Iowa. Here he contracted typhoid fever and became very ill. A high, dry climate was needed so in 1881 the family arrived in Cheyene, Wyoming with eight children, 6 months to 18 years old.
Here the family met John R. Smith, who was already established at Trabing, Wyoming. In 1882 the Husons moved North and took up land on the Crazy Woman River just below present day Tipperary, in "Hole in the Wall Country". Here they became acquainted with Arapahoe Brown. They remained at this location until 1889, settling finally in Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Edward died in 1915, November 26. Buried Clearmont. Clarissa Anne Pattengill Huson died January 24, 1932 at Clearmont, Wym..
From "Annals of Wyoming",
The Hole in the Wall by Thelma Gatchell Condit. In 1881 the family arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with wagons and teams carrying their few worldly possessions. It was here the Huson met John R. Smith, who was already firmly established at Trabing, Wyoming, not withstanding the fact that the Indians weren't exactly peacefully inclined toward the few white settlers. In 1882 the Husons came on north and took up land on Crazy Woman right below present day "Tipperary" (where they stayed until 1889) [this does not match Bob Dalton's death in 1892].
It was here they became acquainted with Arapahoe Brown. They grew to be fast friends. Arapahoe Brown proved indeed "A Friend In Need" as they built a homestead cabin and set up residence in this wild, unpopulated area. ́(Minnie Arrington Brisendine told me of this home being near a cave, where ice was stored in winter, and storage of other foodstuff were kept) Dr. Huson and Arapahoe hunted buffalo and other wild game. It was then that the doctor learned the ways of the great western outdoors and gradually and completely regained his good health, Arapahoe and the doctor spent evening after evening in stimulating, social conversation, discussing events of the times, philosophy, poetry, books, etc.. It was very evident that Andrew Brown was a well educated man. He had by now grown a mustache and a small "goatee".
Shoshoni and Arapahoe Indians Move in: The Shoshoni and Arapahoe Indians used to camp on Crazy Woman below the Huson homestead, 1,000 at a time, to cut up and dry their buffalo meat and make the ever needed pemmican (dried food). This would have been indeed frightening had not Arapahoe Brown been there, for as Dr. Huson said, "he was quite an indian fellow and could get anything out of a bunch of indians". He used to spend quite a bit of his time with the indians when they were buffalo hunting.
Rap a Mystery to Huson's: But Rap, in spite of all this apparent sociality, was still mysterious and abrupt about his comings and goings. After days of enjoyable hunting and visiting he'd suddenly be gone, to appear weeks later just before the evening meal. Perhaps he'd come in all covered with snow, and unfastening his heavy buffalo coat and remark, "Well, Doc, I think we"re going to have a Chinook", and they did.
Dr. Huson's Patient appears from nowhere: It was while Arapahoe was doing a lot of visiting at the Huson's, and soon after a Deadwood Stage robbery, that on a dark night two strangers knocked at the door and asked if the doctor would set a man's leg. They were tired looking and heavily armed. Both were red eyed and dust covered to the point where it was hard to tell much what their faces were like normally. They were tall, well built fellows droopin with fatigue. One said, "Doc, this man'a needin' a doctor mighty bad. We're figuring on bringing him in". Dr. Huson didn't see how he could rightly refuse such a request (or was it and order??) and while looking them over it flashed through his mind that it was very odd indeed that they had called him "Doc". How had they known anything about him? How did they know he lived there? How had they found him? At the same moment he had a queer prickly feeling up and down his spine sensing that it would be unwise to refuse the request had he had such a notion.
Doc Accepts Patient: He told the men to bring the man in and go stable their horses and have a bite to eat, said he could put them up for the night. The fellow was in a bad way for sure, plumb used-up and suffering plenty, said his "horse had stumbled and fell on his leg". After the doctor and his wife, Clarissa, finished working with him, they looked around but no one was there-- the other two strangers, had vamoosed. Thinking maybe they'd bedded down in the barn, the Doctor investigated, but the only thing he found was a big longlegged brown horse tied to the manger, tiredly eating oats. It was plain to be seen that "he'd done some hard going", for he was sweat caked and muddy. To one side lay "the swellest silver mounted saddle and bridle a fella's ever care to see". "Odd, now wasn't it, if them fella's was in such a hurry to leave, why had they taken time to unsaddle that horse and give him some oats". How'd they know where them oats was, now you come to think about it".
Sick Cowboy Took Heap of Watchin: For a week or more the cowboy took a "heap of watching", he was a sick man. He stayed there for over a month, "him and his horse". But the Huson's enjoyed the stranger's stay. As Harry Huson, then a boy of four, said, "He was the finest lookin man I ever saw--the pleasantest fella you could ever talk to--smart, and well raised and educated. He was a good hearted devil--had a smile a mile long. He was a southerner, and very dark complected, sure nice to us kids. We'd break our necks waiting on him. We'd do anything, just so he'd smile and tell us things in that fascinatin' southern drawl".
One day when he got so he could hobble around fairly well, the cowboy said, "Have the boys get my horse in the corral. I aim to be leavin' in the morning". Cowboy Pays for Doctoring, Moving on: So the following morning, sure enough, he saddled up and leading his horse back to the house, said, "Doc, how much do I owe you? For the extra special favors for me and my horse". "Well, you cowboys have a pretty hard life, have to work hard for your money--guess $25.00 'll do the job; although, rightly, boy, I didn't figure on chargin you a red cent. We've all enjoyed having you here, even if we do have a tough time wondering where the next grub'll come from. Tain't none of our business and ain't idle curiousity, just friendly interest, and if you're not sayin' won't matter. But how that you're leaving, do you mind tellin' us what outfit you work for generally? Hope it ain't to far away, so we'll be seein' you again soon".
Cowboy Reveals he is Bob Dalton: The stranger didn't answer for a moment or two--just stuck his hand in his pocket and pulled out a big roll of money and handed the doctor several hundred dollar bills. Then leaving his horse, he limped over and sat down on an empty nail keg nearby and slowly and very painstakingly rolled a cigarette. After carefully scrutinizing the finished job he lit a match and, loking up with that engaging smile of his, said, "Come on over here, you boys, and set down. I want to tell you somethin' I want you to always remember it. I'll tell you who I am--I'm BOB DALTON--just a plumb no good train robber and outlaw, and I've been doing this fer quite a spell; but mind you, I ain't advisin' you to do it. Get what you get honest. Do you hear? Honest, get it honest. Somethin' pretty bad happened to me awhile back, and for the life of me I can't seem to get it out of my head. All the time I been a layin here healin', it keeps poppin up and troublin me.
My Mother was on a stage I held up, she was comin' out here to find me, her son, cause she couldn't stand me never writin' and her never hearin or knowin where I was. So after the holdup I rode into Cheyenne and hunted her up. Hadn't seen her for ten years. She had no way of knowing I was one of them that took her money and scared her till she was fit to be tied. She was terrible upset. Tried to get me to come home and get away from all this wicked country. I gave her money and sent her back home promisin I'd come soon; I leave her think I was doin good and earnin money, I mean earnin honest money. Boys I lied to her and ain't atall proud that I had to tell them lies. Boys, dont' ever do nothin that'll keep you from lookin your ma in the eyes and knowin you've rightly earned that proud way she has a lookin at you, it ain't good for a fellow to have to lie to his own ma."
Stomping his cagarette out with a boot heel he mounted and rode off at a gallop, waving goodby, as he disappeared over the hill. And the Huson's never saw him again. Unconsciously the thought comes to our minds--did Arapahoe Brown have anything to do with this episode? It is known that he had "doings" with the James Brothers, Why not the Daltons? History Tells us Bob Dalton Died in a Robbery: Bob Dalton died at Coffeyville 1892 - took on dozen bullets - his brother also died. Brother Emmett took 23 slugs, mostly buckshot - he died 1936.
Ezekiel Arrington III arrives in Wyoming. Ezekiel Arrington III was a cowboy working as a cattle driver in Sheridn County, Wyoming. On December 8, 1889 he married Sadie Clarissa Huson. Ezekiel was 27 years old and Sadie was 16 years old at this time.
Oren Willis born Wisconsin Dec. 27, 1863, Hattie Katy (Ford) born Iowa June 15, 1966, died Dec. 17, 1889, Carrie Belle born Iowa Nov. 15, 1867, TWINS-Asa, and Sattie born Iowa July 27, 1869, Asa and Sattie died Sept. 16, 1869, Sadie Clarissa (Arrington) Born Iowa Jan. 16, 1873, died May 25, 1901, burried Clearmont, Wym., Lizzie born Iowa Mar. 15, 1875, Jennie B. (Weeden) born Iowa Jan. 8, 1876, died June 15, 1899, burried Buffalo, Wym., Gracie born Iowa Aug. 11, 1877, died Aug. 11, 1879, burried Iowa, Harry Henderson born Tabor, Iowa Aug. 16, 1879, Frederick G. born Tabor, Iowa Sept. 13, 1880, died April 1, 1928, Clearmont, Wym., Edith M. born Buffalo, Wyoming Sept. 16, 1883, Julia born Carazywoman, Wyoming Dec. 2, 1885, died Dec. 17, 1885, burried Crazywoman, Edward Wing born Clearmont, Wyoming Nov. 7, 1886, died Nov. 26, 1915, burried Clearmont, Wym., Francis Lee (Fannie) born Clearmont, Wyoming Jan. 25, 1892, Samuel T. Huson born Clearmont, Wyoming Dec. 25, 1892, died Sept. 3, 1932, burried Clearmont, Wym..
Huson Children Marriages: Hattie K. Huson and E. W. Ford Nov. 15, 1882, Carrie B. Huson and Wm. Hunt July 4, 1883, Oren Willis Huson and Florence Dec. 27, 1887, Jennie B. Huson and T. H. Weeden Nov. 17, 1888, Saddie Clarissa Huson and Ezekiel Arrington III Dec. 8, 1889, Lizzie Huson and Thos. Avant Nov. 27, 1891, Edith M. Huson and Fred Patton March 26, 1902, Harry H. Huson and Mae Chase Sept. 24, 1927, Wing E. Huson and May Golden Feb. 29, 1909, Frances Lee (Fannie) Huson and Wm. Donaldson Jan. 30, 1908, Fred G. Huson and Esther Ely Sept. 16, 1910, Samuel T. Huson and Alma Larson Mar. 16, 1931.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS FROM FAMILY BIBLE IN POSSESSION OF LOIS HUSON, DAUGHTER OF SAMUEL T. HUSON AND ALMA LARSON. 1985. CONFIRMED OR ADDED TO FROM CLARISSA ANNE PATTENGILL'S OWN BIBLE FROM SCOTLAND.
Sadie Huson Married Ezekiel Arrington II¡ Sadie Clarissa Huson born in Iowa, January 16, 1873, married Exekiel Arrington III, December 8, 1889 in Wyoming. Ezekiel Arrington III born June 10, 1862, Laward, Jackson County, Texas. They had five children in Wyoming. Sadie Huson died May 25, 1901, Clearmont, Wyoming.
Ezekiel Arrington III and five children moved to Mesquite (Dallas), Texas about 1902. They stayed with Aunt Bettie [Arrington] Lynd. Sadie and Ezekiel III Children: Minnie Lee (Brisendine), born April 19, 1890, died April 18, 1977, Ca., Ethel Pearl (Potter), born July 2, 1892, died 1979 in Mesquite, Tx., Hilliard, born 1895, died 1960 in Tx., Exekiel IV, born July 31, 1897, died January 8, 1980, Raymond, born 1899, died 1918 in Tx.. Ezekiel Arrington IV was father of John M. Arrington B . 1925.