Hiddleson Family Genealogy Forum
Ms. Aviles, I just saw your posting re "David Hiddleston, 1750 Cumberland Co. PA." An 1879 History of Mifflin County (found in Mifflin Co. Historical Society; Mifflin having once been parat of Cumberland Co.) mentions on page 57 of Vol II a "Scotch-Irish" trapper named David Huddleston who arrived along the Juniata River during the winter of 1748-49 in Tuscorora Indian hunting grounds, along with several other men. The Indians sent a delegation to Philadelphia to protest that these men were in grounds guaranteed by treaty to the Indians. A delegation was sent out to investigate, a trial was held and the men were evicted; Huddleston's cabin south of the Juniata was burned down. Huddleston was quoted as saying, "I'll leave, but I won't go to jail." The history states that nothing further was heard of David Huddleston after 1753, although several of his companions returned to the area south of the Juniata.
It's interesting that a James Heddleston (later Hudelson) also lived south of the Juniata River in Mifflin County, according to the 1790 census. The same history says James was a "Additional name for 1772" (page 750). I have no info as to whether James and David were related to each other. (Jams was my ancestor; he moved to KY in 1796.) Dave Hudelson
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