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HUDSON, J. E. (1798–?). J. E. Hudson, Grayson County planter, was born in South Carolina in 1798. The 1860 census reported that he owned 105 slaves, making him one of the largest slave owners of the time. He raised corn and cotton on 250 acres of improved land.


Randolph B. Campbell, An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas, 1821–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989).

Art Leatherwood

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