David Hudson was born on February 17, 1761 in Branford, Connecticut to David Hudson and Rebecca Fowler. Just a four years after David was born, the family moved to Goshen, Connecticut where he married Anna Norton (1783-1816) on February 22, 1783. They were the parents of nine children: Samuel (1785-1846), Ira (1788-1817), William Norton (1789-1863); Milo Lee (1791-1838), Daniel Norton (1794-1796), Timothy (1796-1871), Abigail Laura (1998-1860)l Anner Marie (1800-1892) and David Hudson Jr. (1805-1836). David Hudson later go on to marry Mary Polly Robinson Hudson (1771-1847) in 1817 in Hudson, OH.
Image: Portrait of David Hudson. Painted by James Henry Beard, June 1829. Hudson Library & Historical Society collection. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Eber Hyde (P.11.01.983)