Job Siddle and Sarah Hudson


Job Siddall to Sarah Hudson
17 Aug 1791 (bond or marriage date)
Caswell Co., NC
North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Move to Robertson County, Tennessee

JFA Note: Sarah had possibly died by the time this move occurred.

Job Siddall of CC (Caswell County) about to remove to Tenn. to Thomas Donoho to sell tract of land in CC on Rattlesnake Creek adj James Montgomery, & widow Morton. 24 Oct 1812
Caswell County, NC Will Books, 1777-1843; 1784 Tax List; and Guardians' Accounts, 1794-1819
Book R, page 66


All children appear to have been born before the move to Tennessee, and Sarah was probably the mother of all, although it is possible Patsy may be the daughter of Job's second wife, Lydia. I have found no record of Sarah's death or of the marriage to Lydia. For all the children for whom I have good estimates of ages, the order named in the will appears to be from oldest to youngest, and I assumed this was correct for the others also.

Joshua H. Siddall/Siddle was born about 1792 [1850 Federal Census, Tippah Co., MS, page 528, listed as Joshua H. Siddle], about one year after parents' marriage. Many list him as Joshua Hudson, which is almost certainly correct, since his mother's maiden name was Hudson. Joshua married Nancy, probably in Robertson County, TN, but I have found no record of their marriage. Their children included: Job, Joshua, Elizabeth, Thomas, and Nancy. Four children on the 1840 census implies that there was a additional daughter since Thomas and Nancy were born after 1840.

Sally Siddall/Siddle was born about 1793, based on 1820 census and implied birth between Joshua and Esther. I have found nothing more about her.

Esther Siddall/Siddle was also known as Hester, and her family used Sidwell for the Surame. She was born about one year after Sally. Esther/Hester married James Alexander, either in Robertson County or across the border in Kentucky. I have addressed the family of James Alexander and Hester Sidwell and the family of James C. Alexander and Judith Siddle in some detail in my Alexander family history:

Judith Siddle/Siddall was born about 1795. Judith married James C. Alexander (double first cousin of James Alexander), almost certainly in Robertson County, although few records exist for such early Tennessee marriages.

Elizabeth "Betsey" Siddall/Siddle was born about 1797. She married Elijah Henly. Children include George, Joshua, Elijah, Job, John, and Elizabeth [1850 federal census, Fayette Co., TN, page 249B]. There may be children older than Joshua, who was born when his mother was 25 or 26.

Nancy Siddall/Siddle was born about 1798. I know no additional facts about her except she must have been unmarried in 1820.

Samuel Siddall/Siddle was born about 1800, and I have no addition data.

Job Siddall/Siddle was born about 1801. The Texas death certificate of son James Siddall [#7101 filed 12 Mar 1925, Johnson Co, TX] gives James's parents as Job Siddal and (First Name Don't Know) Steele. The 1850 census, when James was 6 years old, states that 49-year-old Jobe's 40-year-old wife was named Louvinia. [White Co., AR, page 451B] Job's and Louvinia's children included Elizabeth, James, John, Sarah Ann, Job, and Ira, born after the 1850 census. [1860 Federal Census, White Co., AR, page 846]

Patsy Siddall/Siddle was born about 1805. She was probably Sarah's daughter but may have been Lydia's.