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Elizabeth Skiles had at least one child, Mahulda (Mahala or Malinda?) Skiles when she married Jacob Hunter probably in Owen Co. KY in the early to mid 1800's. Her daughter Mahulda (Hulda) was married to Wesley Hudson in Dec. 1838 in Owen Co. KY. I am looking for information on Mahulda's father and the parents of Elizabeth. I do not know what her maiden name was.
John Mehaffey was possibly born in Ireland in 1785 and possibly died in N. Carolina in 8/1873. His wife may have been Margaret Clugston (? died in 1867 in Ireland). They had three daughters, Margaretta (born 1/26/1840), Sarah Anne (born 10/15/1844) and Jane (born 7/6/1851). James Mahaffey was born in N. Carolina 11/4/1805 and died 10/5/1840 in Clay County, KY. I am not sure who his mother was. His wife was Ela Crawford born 4/5/1807 possibly in S. Carolina and died 1/28/1884 in Rockcastle, KY. Their daughter Matilda was born in KY 9/12/1830 and died 6/7/1919. She was married to Phillip Rector in Owsley County, KY in 1849 and had several children. She was widowed and married John Oakes Durham in Rockcastle County, KY on 3/17/1863 (children Nancy Jane, Ella Belle, Luella, and Joseph Newman. She married twice more, John Norris then William D. Gooch.
Ela Crawford was the daughter of John Crawford (born 1785 in Fauquier, VA, died 1848 in Laurel County, KY) and Matilda Benson (born 8/13/1789 in Fauquier, VA, died 7/28/1858 in Laurel County, KY). They married in 1806 in Greenville, SC. John Crawford's parents were George Crawford and Rachel Stringfellow (no other information). Matilda Benson's parents were Robert Benson and Nancy Ann Stringfellow (no other information).
Wesley Hudson was listed in the 1850 US Census as living in Owen County, KY at age 40 years with his wife Mahala or Mahulda with children Mary, John, Lucinda, James, William and Thomas. Their marriage date is possibly 12/28/1838. They had another son born in 1861 or 1862 named Warner. Mahala or Mahulda was listed on the 1870 US Census in Owen County, KY as Hulda, head of household with Warner age 9 years. I do not have a death date or place for either Wesley or Mahala (Mahulda). I have some sketchy information about Wesley's father, possibly named William who lived in Virginia before bringing his family to KY. I believe Wesley may have been born in Virginia. Mahala or Mahulda's maiden name was possibly Skiles. I have been unable to determine which Skiles family in Owen County, KY to which she belonged. She was Wesley's third wife, he and his first wife Sarah Bohannon of Shelby County KY (marriage date 2/22/1827, having divorced. His second wife was Martha Thomas with whom he also had children (Benjamin Franklin, Margaret and Sallie). I do not know what happened to Martha.
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