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Family gathers for 80th Hudson-Jones reunion

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The descendants of The Rev. Silas Alexander Hudson will meet Sept. 4 for the 80th consecutive year. This is thought to be the oldest documented consecutive family gathering in Kentucky.
Lilly Hudson Cooke organized the first reunion in 1932, and the family has met on the Sunday before Labor Day every year since.
The 80th Hudson-Jones Reunion will convene at 1 p.m. for a potluck lunch at the old New Columbus schoolhouse, which is now the private residence of Bill and Faye Prewitt. It is located at 16065 New Columbus Road/KY Rt. 607.
Hudson was born near the Franklin County community of Switzer in 1819, but moved to Owen County in 1844 where he lived until his death in 1907. Organizers of the event are hopeful that representatives from each of Hudson’s nine descending lines will attend. All descendants, and others interested in the history of the Hudson family, are urged to attend.  
Georgia Green Stamper is president of the 2011 reunion. Contact her at (859) 264-0465 or at georgia@georgiagreenstamper.com for additional information.