"Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"

Marvin J. Hudson ca. 1958.

Thanksgiving, Wellington, KS ca. 1982

Hudsons ca. 1995

North to Alaska

Near Juneau (at the glacier), ca. 1997.

England Tour

Marilyn A.Hudson, Marvin J. Hudson c. 1995.

Hudson Men, Mustang,Ok 1985

Jeremy Hudson, Marvin J. Hudson, and Cullan Hudson.

High School Graduation, Blackwell, OK

Cullan Hudson, Virgina Mae Hudson, Jeremy Hudson, Charleen Hudson, and Marilyn Hudson (early 1990's).

Cousins:Kin and Faith

Michael Conner (L) and Marvin J. Hudson (R) were cousins and both became clergy in the United Methodist Church. Michael serving primarily in Nebraska and Marvin in Oklahoma. Their fathers were half brothers.

1977 Kansas - You know who you are.


Hudson Family ca. 1964 (Seeley, Ca)

Pictured are Uncle Marvin Hudson (Big Marvin), Roy Hudson, Virginia Hudson, and Marvin J. Hudson (Little Marvin). Note the 8x10 of Curtis Hudson, brother of Marvin and father of these children, in his WW2 uniform.


Roy with Horses

Roy with William (Barry Co., MO)

Wedding Day: Velma Cochren and Roy Terry

MAT age 4

Velma D. Cochren ca. 1930, Reno Co., Kansas

Cochrens, Browns, Buggln Children

Brown SIsters and children (Cochren & Buggln)

Kansas Harvest Time with the Cochrens

P.P. Brown wearing G.A.R. Medal of membership

Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Veterans Organization.
Ptolemy Philadelphus Brown (son of Isaac H. Brown and Mary Brown) was born August 30, 1829 in Warren County, TN, and died November 02, 1903 in St. James, MO. He married Martha Ann Womack on February 07, 1850 in Warren County, TN, daughter (?) of Burgess Harrelson Womack and Sarah Webb. Family legend states he was opposed to slavery and that placed him in opposition to his wife's family and led to a disenfranchisement of them with her family. He served in the Civil War while living in northern Arkansas and may have been a scout. It is said in a letter that the Confederates has a rope ready if they ever caught him.
He signed the letter in "F.C. and L" significant to the G.A.R.
Children of Ptolemy Philadelphus Brown and Martha Ann Womack are:
+Mary Lavonia Brown, b. November 09, 1850, Warren County, TN, d. October 08, 1945, Phelps County, MO.
+Burgess Franklin Brown, b. August 05, 1854, TN, d. January 19, 1942, Hutchinson, KS
+Sarah Lavinia BROWN,
+Isaac Denton BROWN,
+Harold Lycurgus BROWN,
+George Mithrio BROWN,
+Clinton Marcellus BROWN,
+Felix Grundy BROWN

A note about the name: The name from records and family records is "Ptolemy Philadelphus" and he was named for the famous Roman. Many of the children of Issac Brown bear strikingly classical names indicating the family was well-educated and well read.

Velma Cochren (L) Elva Cochren (R) - Reno Co., Ks

Victoria Waters Hudson with 2nd Husband

ca. 1917, Poplar Bluff, Mo. He may have died in the Influenza epidemic of that day because by the 1920's she is caring for the her daughter's orphaned children and a brother or son of her second husband.

Cochren Girls: Elva and Velma, Kansas

Elva on the right; Velma on the left.

Velma D. Cochren, Plevna, Ks

Ruhama Issadora Fenton Brown ca 1880, Kansas

Hutchinson , or Sylvia, KS newspaper ca April 20, 1929 (exact date of clipping unknown):

Ruhama Issadora Fenton was born September 11, 1858, and departed this life April 20th, 1929, age 70 years, 7 months and 9 days.

She was married to B.F. Brown, Nov. 10, 1880. To this union were born six children two of whom died in infancy, and one son, Frank , departed this life December 17, 1917. Those left to mourn her loss are her husband, B.F. Brown, Sylvia, Kans; one son, J.D. Brown, Ottawa, Kans.; two daughters, Mrs. Annie Cochren of Plevna, Kans.; and Mrs. Ethel Buggeln of Slyvia, Kans; also fourteen grandchildren and six brothers and one sister. Mrs. Elsie Brown, a sister, of Mountain Home, Idaho; R.W. Fenton and P.M. Fenton of Dodge City, Kans.; F.E. Fenton of Sublette, Kans.; E.E. Fenton of Hutchinson, Kans.; W.M. Fenton of Ottawa, Kans.; and L.E. Fenton of Lebo, Kans.

Sister Brown was baptized about 1884. She has been a member of the Church of Christ of Sylvia for the past eight years. She lived a faithful, consistent Christian life. Faithful to her God and a loving wife and mother. Her influence was ever for the right.

The funeral services were held from the Church of Christ Monday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Thornhill of Hutchinson. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F Cemetery."

Burgess Brown, Reno Co., Kansas

Burgess Franklin Brown (b. August 05, 1854, d. January 19, 1942) . Burgess Franklin Brown (son of Ptolemy Philadelphus Brown and Martha Ann Womack) was born August 5, 1854 in TN, and died January 19, 1942 in Hutchinson, KS. He married Ruhamah Isadora Fenton on November 10, 1880.

Note: My mother and aunt said he loved saltine crackers and would make a cup of hot tea and eat a plate of crackers as a treat.

Velma D. Cochren, ca. 1920, Reno Co., Kansas

Annie B. Brown Cochren Willard & Dan Willard

Marcus Brown Children

Marcus Sabinus Brown

Lavenia Campbell Brown


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