Name: William HUDDLESTON
Birth: 1702 in Bucks Co, Pa
Death: 3 AUG 1776 in Bucks Co, Pa
Change Date: 10 MAY 2014
Named for both his grandfathers-- his mother?s father, William Cooper, who was also a good friend of Henry Huddleston Sr., and his father?s father William Huddleston.
Marriage license issued Nov 14 [New Jersey Marriage Records] in Burlington Co, NJ, but says both bride and groom were from Bucks Co., Pa.
He was probably the William who "was an early settler of Bucks Co. where Langhorne now stands; he was a shoemaker" [from Bucks County Pioneers].
William inherited the bulk of his father's estate and was said to have had considerable amount of wealth.
Four years after his marriage is this record from:
"Bucks County Criminal Papers 1697-1786 - Court of Common Pleas" - [Abstracted
by Terry A. McNealy, Computerized and Indexed by Frank Lancaster Lore, Edited
by Frances Wise Waite for the Bucks County Historical Society]
111 - 1731 Sep 18 - Petition of Wm. HUDDLESTON that court designate term that
Eliz. THOMAS should serve him (she a minor indicted for murder of child of
Robert DAVIS and was left with William HUDDLESTON by sheriff Timothy SMITH on
trial until she was put out by order of court).
This family may have been Presbyterian since several of the children were married in the Presbyterian church in Churchville, (Bucks Co.) Pa.
- Churchville Presbyterian Church Marriages Records 1738-1810 :
1768, Aug. 17, Huddleston, Henry, and Elizabeth Bennet.
1768, May 8, Huddleston, Joseph, and Margaret Thomas.
1762, Oct. 11, Huddleston, Sarah, and James Price.
1763, Aug. 26, Huddleston, Thomas, and Elizabeth Slygar
"3 Apr 1743, William & Dorothy Huddleston, cordwinder, of Middlestown, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania to William Blakey, yeoman, of same, L12.1, 100 acres, line of James Dilworth, purchased 1706, of William Hayhurst by Henry & Elizabeth Huddleston, (parents of said William and said Elizabeth later married Thomas Davis) and said Thomas and Elizabeth, sold 1729 to said William. Signed William Huddleston and Dorothy Huddleston. Wit. John Cawley and Euetydus Longshore." [from Bucks County, Pennsylvania Deed Records 1684 - 1763 , p159, by John David Davis, 1997 by Heritage Books]
In 1779 his 5 sons were in Middletown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.
In 1790 4 of his sons were still in Bucks Co.; Joseph was in Chester Co., Pa.
Many of his descendants adopted the spelling "Huddleson."
"At an early date the descendants of William adopted the spelling Huddleston and generally use same to the present." [from Huddleston Family Tables, by Geo. Huddleston, 1933, p 57.]
Father: Henry HUDDLESTON b: ABT 1660 in probably England
Mother: Elizabeth COOPER b: ABT 1673 in Yorkshire, England
Dorothy WALSH b: 1704 in Penn.
14 NOV 1727
in Burlington Co, NJ
- Hannah HUDDLESON b: 1728 in Bucks Co, Pa
- William Jr. HUDDLESON b: 1730 in Bucks Co, Pa
- George HUDDLESON b: 1735 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Henry HUDDLESON b: 1740 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Joseph HUDDLESON b: 1742 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Thomas HUDDLESTON b: 1744 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Elizabeth HUDDLESON b: 1746 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Sarah HUDDLESON b: 1747 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Rebecca HUDDLESON b: 1749 in Bucks Co, Pa
- Agnes HUDDLESON b: 1750 in Bucks Co, Pa