James & Juliette Hudson Cazier

Descendants
of
James Cazier
and
Juliette Catherine Hudson
1817 to 2009
Compiled and Written
by
James R. Cazier
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James Cazier Juliette Catherine Hudson
(1817 - 1891) (1819-1899)


FORWARD
To the descendants of James and Juliette:
This history of James and Juliette is the culmination of 18 years of research. It has been a labor of love. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it.
I also hope that it will inspire you to do research on your own family, from the latest one included in this book down to the newest members. Collaboration with your parents, uncles, aunts and cousins is a good way to do this. Be sure to talk with the oldest living members of your family near the start of your research, that way you won't lose valuable imput before their death.
I have some information on the descendants of the latest individuals covered in this book, and am more than willing to provide you with it and to assist you in any way I can. I can be contacted by email at shlrdick@comcast.net.
James R. Cazier
Author

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I would like to thank the many friends and relatives who have aided in the creation of this family history and genealogy.
First, I would like to thank Fern Rutledge, Gail Cazier and Ivan Cazier. These friends are the authors of "The Descendants of William Cazier and Pleasant Drake, 1794-1988". Without that book, my efforts to write the history of James Cazier and Juliette Hudson and their descendants would never have occurred. Prior to reading their book, I had no knowledge of my ancestors beyond my grandparents and a few of their brothers and sisters. It was the finding of my great-grandfather James in that book, and the story written about him, that inspired me to search for more information about him and his descendants and to write this book.
I would also like thank my older brother Bill, and his gracious wife Jane, for their continued support throughout the research for the book. Without them opening their home to me, I would have never been able to afford the travel to central Illinois over an 18-year period to do the research. And without their encouragement, I would have given up the effort very early in the project. Thanks, Bill and Jane. And, I would like to thank my younger brother, Harold for his encouragement and support. Thanks Hal.
I would like to thank my teacher and mentor, Betty Kaufman, for the excellent training classes she provided, in 1992, on conducting genealogy and family history research.
I would like to thank all of my friends and relatives who contributed to the information included in this book. They are too numerous to mention all of them by name. But among them, I would especially like to thank Sherri Halliburton of Hobbs, New Mexico. Without her willing and able research, the section on the descendants of Jeremiah Cazier would never have gone beyond that which I found in the William Cazier book. Also, thanks to Jay Cazier, Fannie Cazier Price, Pearl Cazier Rhodes and Zelma Tayor Davis, members of my father's generation. Without their support and the sharing of their family information, I would never have found most of the leads to cousins and their family data.
For all of those cousins who sent me family group sheets which provided leads to sources and those who shared information about their families, Thank You All very much.
Thanks to the members and the people who staff the Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society Library in Sullivan, Illinois, for all the assistance they have given me in my research efforts. They helped me find and review the volumes of material in their library. Without their support and encouragement from the onset on this project, it would probably never have gotten off the ground. And, their subsequent response to letter and email inquiries for specific information has been terrific. Thanks to all of you.
I would also like to thank the many County Clerks and County Court Clerks and their staffs for opening the county records to me. Although helping genealogists with research is not in their public service job descriptions, they graciously helped locate records and provided leads that were invaluable. Foremost among them, is retired Moultrie County, Illinois, County Clerk Richard Purdeu, who helped me learn how to search courthouse records and effectively work with county employees. Thank, Richard.
And I would like to thank all of the genealogists and computer experts, all over the country, who have contributed time, money and energy to the creation of the myriad of computer web sites where I have found leads to and information about the family that I would otherwise never have found. Name searches took me to records in parts of the country where I would never even have thought to look. Foremost of these web sites are Roots Web, the US GENWEB Project, FamilySearch (the LDS Church genealogical site) and Ancestry.com.
Finally, I would like to thank two dear friends and fellow genealogists, Carol Cazier Reynolds and Sally Andrews Neely, for their encouragement, support and great editorial skills. Without their assistance, I'm, afraid this book would never have turned out as well written as I hope it is. And without their suggestions for content, it would probably have been boring for anyone to read. And, to Carol, thanks for agreeing to publish it on her website (www.CazierCuzins.info). Thank You Carol and Sally.
I am sure that I have overlooked some who have aided in making this book come to fruition. There is no intent to slight anyone who helped. So, to all of you who contributed in any way, you have my heart-felt thanks.
This book is written to document the history and genealogy of James Cazier, eldest child and son of William and Pleasant (Drake) Cazier. Before beginning this endeavor, it is worthwhile to record what is known about the ancestors of James Cazier.

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THANKS - CAROL
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Cheri Reynolds,
May 11, 2012, 6:28 PM
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