The Herbert Branch Hudson family of Kissimmee

Researched and written by Lisa Slaski, member of the Genealogy Club of Osceola County.

This is not intended to be a complete family genealogy, but rather a short outline of the genealogy of family members who resided in Osceola county found through online resources. There may be errors and are likely omissions. Please use this as a guide for researching this family and feel free to send in corrections or additions to this site.

All sources are from online databases, primarily from and from's prototype database.

1. Richard Rush Hudson was born 29 Jul 1831 in Ohio. His father was William Hudson who was born in Connecticut as well as his wife (name unknown). Richard was married on 23 May 1852 in Meigs county, OH to Lucy Maria/Marie Branch. Lucy was born Dec 1832 a daughter of Josiah Branch and Orinda W. Crippen who were married on 29 Nov 1846 in Athens county, OH. Her father was born in OH and her mother in NY.

Richard Rush Hudson and Lucy Maria Branch had at least the following children:

  1.1.  William Hudson, b. abt 1853 in OH.
  1.2.  Charles Hudson, b. about 1855 in OH.
  1.3.  Arthur Healy Hudson, b. 27 Dec 1864 in Middleport, OH.
 +1.4.  Herbert Branch Hudson, b. Aug 1865 in OH.

Richard and his son, Arthur Healy, eventually moved to Salt Lake City where Richard died on 18 Nov 1910, Lucy died on 29 Oct 1910 and "Healy" died on 24 May 1939. Arthur was married to Winifred Saxton. Richard's Son Herbert eventually moved to Kissimmee, Florida (more info on him below).


  • 1850 US Federal Census: Salisbury, Meigs, OH (Josiah and Orinda Branch)
  • 1860 US Federal Census: Salisbury, Meigs, OH
  • 1870 US Federal Census: Middleport, Meigs, OH
  • 1880 US Federal Census: District 115, Middleport, Meigs, OH
  • 1900 US Federal Census: District 51, Ward 5, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah
  • Salt Lake County Death Records, Utah, for Richard Rush Hudson, Lucy Marie Hudson, and Arthur Healy Hudson
  • Ohio Marriages for Josiah Branch, and Richard Hudson

    1.4. Herbert Branch Hudson was born in Aug 1865 in Ohio (likely in Middleport, Meigs county). He completed the eigth grade. By 1895 he had moved to Hodgeman county, Kansas, where he was likely married. He was married about 1889 to Margaret A. Love, born 7 Aug 1865 in Rankin, IL, a daughter of John Love (see Love biography below) who moved to Kansas from Illinois. They moved about 1920 to Kissimmee, FL where they both died. Margaret died on 20 Dec 1935 and Herbert died in Oct 1952 (buried 6 Oct 1952). Both were buried in Rose Hill cemetery in Kissimmee.

    St. Cloud Tribune, 26 Dec 1935

    Mrs. Margaret Hudson Buried in Rose Hill

    Mrs. Margaret Hudson, 70, resident of Kissimmee for twenty-five years, passed away at her home in Kissimmee December 20. Funeral service was conducted from the Eiselstein funeral home in St. Cloud, Dec. 26, at 2:30 p.m. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. velma Tanner and Minnie E. Hudson, of Kissimmee: three sons, Charles D., Kissimmee, Richard R., Hollywood, and Ernest J., Lake Worth; and two brothers, Samuel L. and John Love, Jetmore, Kans.

    Herbert Branch Hudson and Margaret A. Love had the following children:

      1.4.1.  Ernest John Hudson, b. 22 Jul 1889 in Jetmore, KS.
      1.4.2.  Richard Rush Hudson, b. 22 Feb 1894 in Jetmore, KS.
      1.4.3.  Charles David Hudson, b. Oct 1897 in KS or OK.
      1.4.4.  Nellie Velma Hudson, b. abt 1902 in KS, m. Willie Oscar Tanner.
      1.4.5.  Minnie E. Hudson, b. abt 1907 in KS.


  • 1895 Kansas State Census: Benton, Hodgeman, Kansas
  • 1900 US Federal Census: District 95, Benton, Hodgeman, KS
  • 1905 US Federal Census: Benton Hodgeman, Kansas state census
  • 1910 US Federal Census: Benton, Hodgeman, Kansas
  • 1920 US Federal Census: Kissimmee, Osceola, FL
  • 1930 US Federal Census: Kissimmee, Osceola, FL
  • 1935 US Federal Census: Kissimmee, Osceola, FL
  • 1945 US Federal Census: Kissimmee, Osceola, FL
  • WWI Civilian Draft Registration for Ernest and Richard Hudson
  • Florida Death Records for Margaret A. Hudson
  • Florida Marriage Records for Nellie Velma Hudson

    Parents of Margaret A. Love Hudson

    1. John Love was born in Jan 1832 in Ireland. He immigrated about 1859 and was married Elizabeth Smith. Elizabeth was born in either Ireland or Scotland. She died between 1895 and 1900 in Hodgeman county, KS. She had a brother Joseph Smith who is said to have been born in Scotland, his parents in Ireland or England and came to this country in 1848 or 1850. He lived with John's son, John Jr., for quite a while in Kansas, while John Sr., lived with his daughter, Margaret Hudson, for a number of years in KS. By 1895 the family had moved with the families of their son, John, and daughter, Margaret Hudson, to Benton, Hodgeman, KS. Apparently both John and Eliza died in Hodgeman county, KS.

    John Love and Elizabeth "Eliza" Smith had at least the following children:

      1.1.  Mary Love, b. abt 1869 in IL
      1.2.  Elizabeth "Minnie" Love, b. abt 1861 in IL
      1.3.  John Love, b. abt 1863 in IL
      1.4.  Margaret Love, b. abt 1865 in IL, m. Herbert Branch Hudson (see biography above)
      1.5.  Samuel Love, b. Mar or Apr 1870 in IL.


  • 1870 Butler, Vermilion, IL
  • 1880 District 205, Butler, Vermilion, IL
  • 1895 Benton, Hodgeman, Kansas, state census
  • 1900 District 95, Benton, Hodgeman, KS
  • 1905 Benton Hodgeman, Kansas state census
  • 1910 Benton, Hodgeman, Kansas

    Copyright 2010: Lisa Slaski

    Donated to the Genealogy Club of Osceola County for posting on their website